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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education

 

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concurrent exhibits, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color by Andrew Feiler and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES, on view at City Gallery August 23 through October 6. The two distinct shows examine race, privilege, and the power of education through…

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Team additions, senior staff changes to improve S.C. Arts Commission service

 

The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is announcing additions to the agency’s team of arts professionals and changes to senior staff designed to improve and streamline the constituent service experience. New Executive Director David Platts is making these changes as part of plans being implemented to improve responsiveness to increasing demand for the agency’s services.…

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You See It; You Own It, Part I

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Things weren’t going well and my boss called me into his office. “If you see a problem, you own it.” Great advice. You see a piece of litter; you own it. Pick it up. What a blight plastic bottles and fast food containers are. What a curse. What sorry, lazy, no…

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Getting Busted For Bruce

 

By Tammy Davis   My parents get the credit or the blame for my love of live music.  Maybe they wanted to expand my horizons.  Maybe they had an extra ticket and no babysitter.  Either way, I’m thankful that I got hauled around to shows at an early age.  My best friend begged me not…

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Hello, Dolly! at Town Theatre

 

It’s the turn of the century when we meet the bold and beautiful widow Dolly Levi who has found herself in the role of matchmaker. Working to pair her latest client, the miserly half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, with the young Irene Molloy, proves interesting as Dolly finds herself eager to connect with Horace (and Horace’s money).…

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Greenville Theatre announces young performers initiative

 

Greenville Theatre announced a new young performers initiative, the Greenville Theatre Junior Players.  The Junior Players will be a troupe of young performers between the ages of 10 – 15 who are interested in learning more about acting and what it takes to be a professional performer.  This will be an auditioned ensemble of young performers who…

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David and Goliath and Ike

 

By Tammy Davis   Most Junior Counselors love rest time.  They get a break while the kids are napping.  Not, Ike, one of my newest helpers.  Ike cannot deal with the quiet.  Ike knows his strengths and weaknesses. It took me a while, but I finally figured out what this boy needed.  He needed to…

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Paradise Lost

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The flowers you see here need no introduction. Nonetheless, I will give them one. They are stargazer lilies. Their fragrance is a subtle floral trace yet intoxicating and if their pollen touches a white blouse or shirt a yellow stain results, one impossible to remove. I rescued the flowers from my…

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$4.4 million in new S.C. Arts Commission grants to provide citizens, visitors arts access across the state

 

Funding ‘vital’ for arts experiences, arts education programs South Carolina communities will benefit from $4.4 million in fiscal year 2020 grants to their artists, arts organizations, and schools announced today by the South Carolina Arts Commission. See the list of grant recipients by program. See the list of grant recipients by county. As they return…

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City’s Summer Concert Series extended to August 24

 

Two additional concerts have been added to the lineup for the City of Columbia’s live outdoor summer concert series at Finlay Park, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced. R&B group Shai and Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene will perform at the City’s free annual concert in the park. Concerts will be held from 7…

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