That Legendary Everlasting Plant, Rabbit Tobacco

  November 30, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   She smoked it as a kid. Said she smoked grapevines too but it was Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium, one of the everlastings, she talked about most. She and…

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Erika DeRoberts launches Cherry Lane Art

  November 30, 2021

Former Real Estate Executive Turned Creative Releases First Collection  Erika DeRoberts announced the formal launch of her new fine art business, Cherry Lane Art, in November of 2021. A resident…

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Grandmom’s Fabulous Fried Pies

  November 17, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   She dried sliced apple, peaches, and pears on a slanted wooden table facing the sun. Nails prevented the fruit from sliding to the ground. Once it…

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Upcountry History Museum receives SC Humanities Grant

  November 15, 2021

The Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, announced that it has been awarded a $13,500.00 Growth Grant from South Carolina Humanities. Funding for the Growth Grants has been provided…

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Artist Minute – Matt Dingledine, Jazz Guitarist

  November 14, 2021

The Who’s on the Move, UpstateBizSC, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One…

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Elusive Butterfly Of Fall

  November 4, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   December 1965, that’s when a catchy tune debuted. Bob Lind’s “Elusive Butterfly” used a butterfly as a metaphor for love. Some of you survivors of these…

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Upcountry History Museum ushers in the holidays with Norman Rockwell

  November 4, 2021

Join the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, as it ushers in the holiday season with Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays exhibition and four of Rockwell’s full-sized original…

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Black artists focus of new S.C. Arts Commission program

  November 2, 2021

The needs of South Carolina’s entrepreneurial Black artists are the focus of a new program announced by the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC). Together, the SCAC and South Carolina Artists…

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Elf The Musical

  November 2, 2021

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loudly for all to hear.” Buddy, the elf, is coming to Town! After discovering he is not actually an elf, Buddy…

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Star Light, Star Bright

  October 27, 2021

By Tom Poland   Back in the late 1980s and early ’90s, I’d leave on a Friday afternoon and head for the mountains, the Blue Ridge species. My monthly drives…

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Artist Minute – Adam Schrimmer, Muralist

  October 25, 2021

The Who’s on the Move, UpstateBizSC, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One…

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Magic In Some Alien World

  October 21, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   On a hot, windless Sunday, I found a place where wind swept up and over a cliff to pour through pines. The cooling torrent felt like…

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Unbound reschedules “One” for October 27 & 28

  October 14, 2021

The Columbia dance collective Unbound will present One, a multi-genre show featuring dance, live music and singing  on  Oct. 27 and 28 at 701 Whaley. The show was originally scheduled…

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Proud Mary Theatre Company

  October 12, 2021

The mission of the Proud Mary Theatre Company, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and non-professional theatre, is to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community through the Arts by presenting LGBTQ+ voices…

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Muralist Erbriyon Barrett paints Five Points

  October 6, 2021

Bang Back Pinball Lounge Gets a Mural on the Alleyway Between Them and Gibson’s African American Artist, Erbriyon Barrett has been commissioned by UofSC’s School of Visual Art and Design…

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Tall Tales—Truth Can Be Elusive

  October 6, 2021

By Tom Poland   The last time I wrote about the nightlife, my late mom gave me a reading. She upbraided me about the evils of alcohol and told me…

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You’ve Got To Feel the Food

  September 29, 2021

By Tom Poland   A few years back on a fall day I attended a wild game dinner on the grounds of Hobcaw Barony’s Bellefield Stables. I sat among folks…

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Lidsgraphix

  September 24, 2021

Lidsgraphix is a graphic design company that creates visual communication materials for clients such as logos, music cover art, marketing materials and advertising. We work with our clients to identify…

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The Good Old Days Are Gone

  September 22, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Last Friday night some grandparents went to watch their grandson play in a high school football game. They were in for a shock. Paying for the…

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Acclaimed 30 Americans headed to the Columbia Museum of Art

  September 22, 2021

Hugely popular and historically important exhibition opens October 9 The Columbia Museum of Art announces its major fall exhibition 30 Americans, a dynamic showcase of contemporary art featuring many of the…

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Freeway Music School celebrates 10-year anniversary

  September 20, 2021

South Carolina’s fastest growing music school continues its commitment of delivering high-quality music lessons and giving back to the community Freeway Music —Columbia, South Carolina’s locally owned, premier music school…

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Peace Center announces partnership with Fine Arts Center

  September 16, 2021

To deepen the partnership between the two organizations, four weeklong artist residencies for Fine Arts students have been announced. Each week will serve the shared goal of the two organizations…

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Who’s The Queen Of Flowers?

  September 15, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Orchids. There were days I wore them in my lapel for formal events, but those days are gone. I’ve not seen many in the wild, but…

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Where They Sleep, While They Sleep

  September 8, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I visit old cemeteries quite a bit. Lest you think death thoughts consume me, understand that readers tell me of near-forgotten cemeteries. It’s my duty to…

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42nd Street at Town Theatre

  September 4, 2021

Come and meet those dancing feet! It’s time for some toe-tapping as Town Theatre presents the paramount show-business musical, 42nd Street! Audiences will be drawn to the “Lullaby of Broadway”…

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The Rose Ball announces new safety requirements for attendance

  September 2, 2021

The Rose Ball, Greenville’s longest-running charitable event, will continue as scheduled this year as an in-person evening gala on Friday, September 24 with new requirements for attendance. Guests of the…

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We Really Do Need Each Other

  September 2, 2021

By Jeff Becraft   In my address book for my email is a folder labeled: BROTHERS. It is 9-10 guys whom I have known for about 40 years.  They are…

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A Southern Writer

  September 2, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Mississippi’s Willie Morris Several years back, I attended Edgefield’s Camellia Tea. As I was leaving, a lady in a red blazer walked up. “You’re that fellow…

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