The Red Velvet Cake War

  January 22, 2022

Mix three cups of family drama, two tablespoons of zaniness, a pinch of summer heat & what do you get? The Red Velvet Cake War at Town Theatre! Any way…

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Remembering Smokehouses

  January 20, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I wrote about old hand-dug wells not long ago. Many old wells had a companion nearby, smokehouses. I’ve written about these farm icons before, but a…

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Artist Minute – Aimee Wise, Visual Artist

  January 20, 2022

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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South Arts Southern Prize & State Fellows 2021

  January 19, 2022

An exhibition series that in 2019 originated at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., and is rapidly becoming the most important annual show of contemporary art made in…

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2022 Cottontown Art Crawl returns in March

  January 19, 2022

CARTER REALTORS is proud to support the fourth annual Cottontown Art Crawl as a Gold Level sponsor. During this safe, totally outdoor event, visitors can stroll the beautiful, historic Cottontown…

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Chapman Cultural Center announces its newest President & CEO

  January 19, 2022

After an extensive search, Chapman Cultural Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Mayer as its next President and CEO. He will lead the organization beginning February 10th,…

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Trustus Theatre presents tick, tick… BOOM!

  January 13, 2022

The rock musical returns to the Thigpen Main Stage in February Trustus Theatre brings back the rock musical tick, tick… BOOM! to the Thigpen Main Stage for the first time…

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2022 Cottontown Art Crawl

  January 13, 2022

The fourth annual Cottontown Art Crawl will welcome 115 artists to show and sell their original work in the downtown Columbia neighborhood. The event will be held on Saturday, March…

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The Old Hand-Dug Well

  January 12, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Driving a country road, I passed an old well house. It didn’t look like a wishing well. It looked rustic, more like a shed, a practical…

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Executive Director at The Nickelodeon

  January 10, 2022

The Nickelodeon is looking for an inspiring and innovative leader dedicated to positively transforming the community through the arts. Understanding that art house cinemas and arts education programs play a…

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The Allure of Barbed Wire & Cedar

  January 6, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Out in the country skinny metal fence posts rule pasturelands nowadays. I seldom see old cedar-barbed wire fences, but when I do they unleash a flood…

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Trustus Theatre hires new Executive Director

  January 4, 2022

Trustus Theatre announced that their new Executive Director, Jessica Francis Fichter, will start on January 4th, 2022. Fichter has a rich theatrical background including a B.A. in theatre education, an…

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Black music series to launch at Columbia Museum of Art

  December 16, 2021

The Columbia Museum of Art announces the launch of More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series, hosted by ethnomusicologist Dr. Birgitta Johnson and debuting Saturday, January 15, 2022, during closing weekend…

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No Gas, No Batteries, No Electricity Required

  December 16, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   All it requires is a steady hand. It doesn’t disturb the peace on Saturday mornings. So quiet is it, I doubt it’d suffer banning in ever-vigilant…

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2021 Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award

  December 15, 2021

One Columbia Recognizes Morihiko Nakahara with 2021 Award One Columbia for Arts and Culture has announced Morihiko Nakahara, the Music Director and Conductor of the South Carolina Philharmonic, as the…

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S.C. Arts Commission selects five for Emerging Artist Grant

  December 9, 2021

Up to $1,500 grant includes mentorship, more A ceramicist, a dancer, a painter and fiber and installation artists make up the five #SCartists receiving South Carolina Arts Commission Emerging Artist…

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A Vanishing Coastal Icon

  December 8, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Photographers love to shoot them at sunrise. Riding a glittering golden sea, shrimp boats strike a classic silhouette with that orb of fire rising behind them.…

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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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