The Pull Of The Macon Music Scene

  September 29, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I find my mind drifting back to Macon, and then I find myself driving kudzu-bordered roads. Macon, Georgia sits in the middle of Georgia. It’s not…

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The Rocky Horror Show returns to Trustus Theatre

  September 27, 2022

Let’s do the Time Warp again. The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Thigpen Main Stage just in time for Halloween. Running September 30th through October 29th, this spooky, sensual…

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Columbia Museum of Art traveling exhibition to make hometown stop

  September 23, 2022

European Splendors: Highlights from the Kress Collection opens October 1 The Columbia Museum of Art announces featured fall exhibition European Splendors: Highlights from the Kress Collection, on view Saturday, October…

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Book Event Season Is Upon Us

  September 21, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   She asked, and I told her. “What’s the writing life like?” “It’s a sentence to solitary confinement. You work in isolation for long periods, and that’s…

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The Power Of Moonlit Imagery

  September 15, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Herman Melville created Moby Dick, the great white sperm whale that bit off Ahab’s leg. James Dickey had a 12-point white buck that swam from island…

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Columbia Museum of Art’s Binder podcast wins gold

  September 15, 2022

Southeastern Museums Conference technology award received in recognition of innovative use of media production The Columbia Museum of Art is pleased to announce it is a recipient of the 2022…

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Original Fine Art Print Fair at GCCA on Oct 14-15

  September 15, 2022

Original Fine Arts Print Fair at Greenville Center for Creative Arts on October 14-15, 2022 Don’t miss the Printmaking Fair where you can chat with artists, watch printmakers demonstrate making…

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The Music Man Comes to Town – September 9-25

  September 13, 2022

When a con man tries to swindle an entire town out of their money to start a boys’ band, it leads to an old-fashioned love story. It’s Meredith Willson’s The…

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Peace Center announces two new music venues and more

  September 13, 2022

Major renovations underway for live music club, listening room, and more! The Peace Center announced a major renovation project designed to diversify Greenville’s live music scene like never before. Dubbed…

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5th Annual ColaJazz Fest, Mark Rapp

  September 13, 2022

Mark Rapp, the Executive Director of the ColaJazz Foundation, talks about the upcoming ColaJazz Fest – September 24, 25. Saturday night’s gala features two intimate concerts inside the main lobby…

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SOJazzy to perform on Third Thursday during Sweetest Week

  September 9, 2022

The jazz will be sweet as ever in Summerville on Thursday, Sept. 15, when Summerville Orchestra’s (S.O.) jazz ensemble, SOJazzy, performs a free concert during the “Sweetest Week Ever” in…

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The National Park Nearest You

  September 8, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Here in the classic South, we have two choices when it comes to national parks. We have the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and…

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Nominate S.C.’s best artists, advocates for arts awards now!

  September 6, 2022

Nominate S.C.’s best artists, advocates for arts awards now! • Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Folk Heritage Awards recognize arts achievement, influence, and support • Nomination window closes Sunday,…

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Botanical Beauty—For Women Only

  August 31, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   What’s behind a name? Lots most of the time. Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes it’s a mystery, but often it’s botanical. I’ve not met a woman named…

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S.C. Arts Commission expands team of arts professionals

  August 26, 2022

The South Carolina Arts Commission is announcing that four skilled professionals joined its team so far in 2022, creating two departments, expanding another, and providing critical support for a growing…

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The Gospel. Sunday Piano Memories

  August 25, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The old book and instrument of wood and ivory need each other. In fact, they share what biologists call a symbiotic relationship. In my recall of…

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Summerville Orchestra announces 2022-23 Subscription Series season

  August 22, 2022

Performances to include works by Bizet, Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Dvořák and more The Summerville Orchestra is excited to announce concert dates and repertoire, including an impressive lineup of guest…

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Harry Potter celebration brings out the kids (in all of us)

  August 22, 2022

They came in with capes, brandishing wands, toting white owls and wearing Harry Potter’s trademark round-eyed glasses. Young and old alike were enchanted by the combined talents of the S.O.…

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Ferns, Nature’s Colonists

  August 18, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Ferns bless us with classic Southern settings but doing so isn’t always easy. Random winds pick up fern spores and scatter them, their destiny determined by…

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Boeing doubles giving to IAAM with additional $1M investment

  August 11, 2022

The International African American Museum (IAAM) has received an additional $1 million donation from The Boeing Company. This contribution will help thousands of underserved children experience the educational aspects of…

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Prime & Prim Week in Columbia, SC

  August 11, 2022

Pretty Pennies, Every Penny Counts will be partnering with its parent company, Prime and Prim Studio of the Arts to sponsor a week dedicated to the arts. Known as Prime…

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Vintage Enamelware

  August 10, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I was visiting the past at the Lincoln County History Park when I spied a graceful blue enamelware pot sitting among fire logs. Warm memories came…

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JerryFest returns to Five Points this October!

  August 9, 2022

In honor of what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 80th birthday last week, the Five Points Association announces the return of JerryFest on Sunday, October 2, 2022. A FREE outdoor concert annually held…

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Thistles, A Prickly Subject

  August 4, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   We’d be walking to a farm pond in quest of bream when Grandmom Poland would spot a thistle. “Watch out for that nettle.” She’d hardly break…

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