Artist Minute – Gavin Smith, Trombone

  September 24, 2020

The Who’s on the Move, 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 of the…

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Lockdown Comes To Town, Part Three

  September 23, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Bistro’s Before & During Tale Some Normalcy Returns I stopped by on another Friday evening. A cloudless evening gave the Bistro On The Boulevard’s columns…

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A Mess On My Hands, Part Two

  September 23, 2020

  By Tammy Davis   A Story About The Volunteers Who Helped Clean Up Columbia’s Big Mess Part Two in a Series, Looking Back at the Thousand Year Flood The…

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Lockdown Comes To Town, Part Two

  September 23, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Bistro’s Before & During Tale Restaurants Close First A lot of moving parts make up a restaurant. Operating a restaurant is complex. Bistro On The…

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Richland Library releases 25th edition of Kids in Print

  September 21, 2020

Showcasing the talents of young people across the Midlands, Richland Library is releasing its annual literary magazine, Kids in Print 2020, and marking a special anniversary with the 25th edition.…

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Freeway Music School expands virtual services, offers scholarships

  September 21, 2020

Columbia, South Carolina’s locally owned, premier music school — has launched new virtual and socially distanced technique lessons, showcases, recitals, studio time and music videos, along with new scholarships, positively…

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Artist Minute – John Pursley, Poet

  September 17, 2020

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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Lockdown Comes To Town, Part One

  September 16, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Bistro’s Before & During Tale During this cool strange spring there comes to me a blistering afternoon in 2019 when a train locked down Lake…

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Guys & Dolls Jr. – Sept. 25 & 26

  September 14, 2020

T3 Presents Guys & Dolls Jr. “What’s in the daily news? I’ll tell ya what’s in the daily news!” Town Theatre is over the moon excited to produce Guys &…

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Classroom Cameras and Wooden Stars

  September 10, 2020

By Tammy Davis     Even In Pandemic, We Need To Connect Part Ten of the Corona Chronicles Shopping the Classroom Teachers call it shopping the classroom. When one teacher…

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An Atlantis Of Our Own

  September 10, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Atlantis sank into the sea around 380 B.C. So said Plato. Its founders were half god and half human. Its lush islands contained gold and silver…

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Charleston Jazz

  September 8, 2020

Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow a local and global community for jazz through performance, education and outreach while celebrating and preserving Charleston’s rich history…

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Trustus Theatre

  September 4, 2020

Trustus Theatre is the most unique theatrical experience in town. Bringing you world premieres, fresh new voices in the theatrical landscape, the brightest talents in Columbia, and all of the…

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A Hero On and Off The Battlefields

  September 2, 2020

By Tammy Davis     Part Two of a Series About Bishopville, SC Native, Major James Capers, Jr. In the 1970s, he was the face of the Marines. Literally. The…

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Highway 79, A Historic Route

  September 1, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Driving north on Highway 79 you see beautiful country in a region rich with history yet a tad poor looking. Don’t let the lack of development…

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6th Interval Designs

  August 30, 2020

I am a woodworker. I love working with reclaimed and locally sourced wood. I am always trying to learn to make new stuff. I have made musical instruments, furniture, cutting…

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Virtual Art Exhibit Laments, Celebrates That Nothing Lasts Forever

  August 28, 2020

“Everything That Was Forever,” featuring work by South Carolina artist Christopher Rico, will be on exhibition online from September 3 to November 20. The art exhibit includes Rico’s recent abstract…

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Home Town Heroes

  August 27, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland     Ware Shoals, SC Has One I wish every small town had a hero, someone who walks onto the national stage and stays untarnished by changing…

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Artist Minute – Sarah Blackman, Author

  August 27, 2020

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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Nominations being taken to honor S.C.’s arts luminaries

  August 26, 2020

• Governor’s Awards for the Arts recognize arts achievement, influence, and support • Nomination window closes Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 The South Carolina Arts Commission is once again seeking to…

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Lessons for Us All

  August 19, 2020

By Tammy Davis   We all want our children in school, and we all want to be safe. Nobody is quite sure how to make that happen, but we do…

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Mr. Clifford’s Wild Turkey Heaven

  August 19, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   In a place called Childhood, Georgia, I worked for a country store grocer, Clifford M. Goolsby, who loved to hunt turkeys. Each spring the small town…

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Charleston Jazz announces new CJO member

  August 19, 2020

Charleston Jazz announces a new member of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Gavin Smith will join the trombone section, replacing Jay Jehl, who has moved back to Indiana to begin a…

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Bad Hair Days and Lessons from a Blow Out

  August 13, 2020

By Tammy Davis   Some call August the dog days. Women call it something else: bad hair days. SC humidity and hair styles don’t get along. Women hate their hair…

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The Roadside Stand

  August 13, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Two words say it all. “Delicious simplicity.” No register. Cash and carry. Paper bags to hold jewels polished by the farmer’s hands. A friendly face. Produce…

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The Mystery of Huguenot, Georgia

  August 6, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I grew up unlettered as Huguenots go. That changed much later after I moved to South Carolina. There I drove along Huger and Gervais Street and…

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Tyler, Dustin, and the Streets Of New York City

  August 6, 2020

By Tammy Davis   Go ahead. Call me a bad mother. Back in 2019, I watched every single episode of The Bachelorette with my fifteen-year-old daughter. I knew it was…

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Unrestricted $5,000 grants to reward eligible S.C. artists

  August 5, 2020

S.C. Arts Commission opens applications for FY22 Fellowships Open to artists in visual arts, craft, media production & screenwriting Deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 Resident South Carolina…

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The Newberry Opera House prepares for opening night

  August 3, 2020

The Newberry Opera House will officially raise the curtain on Saturday, August 15, 2020, with Black Jacket Symphony and their tribute to Prince’s “Purple Rain” album!  The Board of Directors along…

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All The Stories

  July 31, 2020

By Tammy Davis   A timeline. Every social studies classroom has one. Mine was up high, where the wall met the ceiling. The teacher before me, or maybe the teacher…

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Stonecutters’ Beautiful Legacy

  July 31, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Stonecutters’ Beautiful Legacy I love back roads’ and their fading vestiges of yesteryear. Bull Durham and Coca Cola ads painted onto brick and old Camel cigarette…

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