A Seashell Tradition

  April 14, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   There it was. A grave covered in seashells. It’s as close to a burial at sea as an inland dweller will get. My sister, Deb, told…

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Artist Minute – Patricia Kilburg, Visual Artist

  April 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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A Chapel and a School

  April 8, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Historic Sweet Easy Smith Chapel found me Sunday. Though it’s on Smith Chapel Road and sounds like a no brainer, directions for my first attempt…

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Historic Columbia and Wideman Davis Dance present Migratuse Ataraxia

  April 6, 2021

Performances April 15-18 will interpret the Black experience at historic locations  Historic Columbia will host nationally renowned Wideman Davis Dance (WDD) to present a reimagined “Migratuse Ataraxia,” a performative art installation that centers Black experience and embodiment in…

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The Clothesline

  April 1, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland     The Gentle Cycle A neighbor suggested I join a community website where people post about restaurant openings and closings, shady repairmen, and snakes. “What kind…

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Jazz icon Wynton Marsalis comes to Columbia

  March 30, 2021

A monumental moment for arts and culture in the Midlands is here! A #supportlocal themed night of the 2021 ColaJazz Fest showcases Columbia’s best in jazz and artists who have…

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The Warehouse Theatre raises the curtain on a new look

  March 29, 2021

The Warehouse Theatre, a premier professional theatre located in the historic West End of Greenville, SC, unveiled a new logo today, introducing a new look for the 47-year-old regional theatre.…

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The Flower World’s Beautiful Blonds

  March 25, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Daffodils. They’re the beautiful blonds of the flower world and if it’s possible for a flower to smile, daffodils do. They bring to mind young women…

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Could’ve danced all night!

  March 24, 2021

The delightful lifelong recital of South Carolina’s Kerri Grimsley Roberts By W. Thomas Smith Jr. KERRI GRIMSLEY ROBERTS’ FACEBOOK PAGE DESCRIPTOR simply says: “I love Jesus! I love my family!…

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Artist Minute — Bill Mitchell, Billiam Jeans

  March 22, 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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Artist Minute – Charlton Singleton, Musician

  March 19, 2021

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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Winter’s Lush Green Carpet

  March 17, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   It’s an unusual plant. No flowers. No roots, but what a green velvety plant. Green moss mystifies me. When I come across it I stare. Always.…

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The Art of Coffee and Books

  March 15, 2021

Looking for a hidden gem in Laurens County?  If so, head to Gray Court on the weekend to check out Arbitrary Art – A Chapter Left Behind Bookstore. Located at…

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Greenville 9th grader is S.C. Poetry Out Loud champ

  March 15, 2021

Greenville High School 9th grade student Emily Allison is the 2021 South Carolina Poetry Out Loud champion after winning the annual recitation contest’s first virtual competition. Allison’s body of work…

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National Smithsonian traveling exhibition now open in City of Westminster

  March 12, 2021

The City of Westminster has been selected as the only upstate stop for displaying the SC Humanities “Water/Ways” Exhibit. The Exhibit is now open at the Historic Westminster Train Depot,…

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Raya and the Last Dragon Showing at Capitol Theatre

  March 11, 2021

About the movie: Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the…

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A painting as part of a journey

  March 8, 2021

A review of artist Dawn Buskard Faber’s “Love Lifted Me” By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Art is a journey. Sounds vague, even cliché. But it’s true. And like music and…

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A Natural Motown Mystery-Miracle

  March 4, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   If you think this story is about Berry Gordy’s 1960’s record label that gave us “Baby Love,” “My Girl,” and “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” you’re…

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Harbinger.

  March 4, 2021

By Cathy Monetti ABOUT MARCH, I HAVE ALWAYS felt ambivalent. This admission comes as a surprise, even to me, for March is the month that relieves us from the coldest…

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Artist Minute – Susan Klein, Visual Artist

  March 1, 2021

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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Laurens County Chorale Rehearsals Resume

  February 26, 2021

The Laurens County Chorale is resuming rehearsals Monday night, March 8, 2021. Anyone interested in singing is encouraged to come; tryouts are not required and openings are available in all…

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The Stoves Of My Life

  February 26, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland     Early on, my grandmothers cooked on wood-burning stoves and, later, electric ranges. Cooking with electricity. That must have seemed a marvel to them. I never,…

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Tom & Jerry Coming to the Capitol Theatre Feb. 26th

  February 24, 2021

About the movie: A legendary rivalry reemerges when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of the wedding of the century, forcing the desperate event planner…

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Gallery test

  February 23, 2021

Here are the sample photos for the gallery.  

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Richland Library spotlights the power of reggae music

  February 19, 2021

Richland Library continues our celebration of Black History Month with a virtual performance from an incredible Roots Reggae band. Join us for Evening Arts: Mystic Vibrations from 7 – 8…

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The Badwell Trilogy

  February 17, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Faint, yet menacing, came the sound. I stood as still as the stones around me and listened. From woods northeast it came again. Coyotes. Well, it…

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Announcing the 2021 S.C. Governor’s Awards for the Arts recipients

  February 15, 2021

The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is announcing seven qualified recipients of South Carolina’s highest award for high achievement in practicing or supporting the arts. The South Carolina Governor’s Awards…

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