Moving On, The Gift of Forgiveness

 

By Tammy Davis   A friend recently saw her ex for the first time in years. It was time to make peace.  Past time really. She saw his truck when…

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Ghost Stories

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Great Aunt Annie, long buried in some graveyard up Asheville way, told me ghost stories when I was a boy. I’d sit by a hissing wood…

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United Community Bank awarded 2020 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts

 

United Community Bank is pleased to have been recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) as a 2020 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts award recipient. The…

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Old Dogs, New Tricks

 

By Tammy Davis   I love it when the universe gives us what we need. Lately, I’ve been trying to grow my audience. I’ve asked several experts for advice, and…

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Saws, Maters, & Men Long Gone

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Growing up in eastern Georgia deep in pines, I wakened to the wail of chainsaws six days a week. Yellow McCullochs and red Poulans sliced through…

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Call for artists

 

The Arts Center of Kershaw County’s Bassett Gallery proudly announces their annual call for artists for the 2020-2021 Season. The call is open through August 31, 2020 and the exhibition participants are…

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Richland Library to showcase International Classical Guitarist in online performance – July 10

 

In partnership with the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition 2020, join Richland Library for Evening Arts: International Classical Guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre from 7 – 8 p.m., Friday, July 10 on…

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South Carolina ETV to launch ‘Palmetto Perspectives’ series with multi-platform racial injustice program July 8

 

Viewers encouraged to participate through live stream on social media South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that it will be launching a new, community engagement-focused series with a one-hour discussion…

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From Three Black Men to Two

 

By Tammy Davis   1990. Summer School, a place nobody ever wants to be. One of my first teaching assignments, and nothing from my education classes applied. The students fell…

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Fried Green Tomatoes

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   My back-road explorations take me to little eateries tucked neatly in the middle of nowhere, whistle-stop places. Country folks run these deep-fried, lonely roadside stops so…

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Artist Minute – James Busby, Visual Artist

 

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…

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Upstate Warrior Solution releases film on Wilderness Warrior Fellowship Program

 

A 15-minute film capturing the work of military veterans working to maintain wilderness trails is being released for the Fourth of July Holiday Upstate Warrior Solutions and GVLMedia came together…

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Ariail wins 70th annual Green Eyeshade Award for editorial cartooning

 

Veteran SC editorial cartoonist, Robert Ariail, has won the 70th annual Green Eyeshade Award for editorial cartooning. The awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, recognize the best in…

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Summer camps continue at Town Theatre – virtual AND in-person!

 

Summer Camps Continue at Town Theatre! Let’s go! Summer camp is in full swing ~ virtual AND in person options for ALL ages are available July 6-31. We offer a…

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This Is What We Like – Robert Gardiner, Jazz Musician

 

By Tammy Davis   January 2020. Date night, back when folks could actually leave the house. On that rainy evening, I showered, put on make-up, fixed my hair and wore…

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The Outhouse Flower

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I remember Mom talked of a flower with a strange name, hollyhocks. She talked flowers a lot mentioning dahlias, Cape jasmines, which go by jasmines, gardenia,…

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Charleston blended with Nashville equals Greed: an album about perseverance

 

Jesse Shafer’s summer release blends two great music cities with a focus on resilience It’s not unusual in Nashville, Tennessee for a child of 6 to begin creating music, as…

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Enjoy Some Cool Jazz on a Summer Night with Richland Library – June 26

 

With temperatures rising outside, enjoy a night of cool jazz from the comfort of your home. Join Richland Library for Evening Arts: Ara-Viktoria from 7 – 8 p.m., Friday, June…

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Artist Minute – Patrick Rice, Classical Guitarist

 

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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Grace Will Lead Us Home: A Compelling Guide to Understanding the Emanuel Church shootings

 

By Reba Hull Campbell   Rarely does a book appeal to all my “reading” senses – well written, important message, compelling story and human connections. “Grace Will Lead Us Home”…

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Sword Drills and The Devil, We’re All Scared to Death

 

By Tammy Davis   If you grew up Baptist, you know all about sword drills. At my little church in Bishopville, SC, it went like this: the Sunday school teacher…

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A Childhood, The Biography of a Place

 

By Tom Poland   The book is 9.25 inches long, 6.5 inches wide, and less than an inch thick. Its 182 pages present a world well-fed folks can only guess…

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Columbia native nominated for award from prestigious dance academy

 

The Royal Academy of Dance in London, UK has nominated Columbia, SC native Cooper Rust for their Community Engagement Dance Teacher Award. This award is considering nominees from all over…

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City Center Partnership unveils HOPE for Columbia

 

City Center Partnership (CCP) unveiled its new art installation project called HOPE for Columbia at First Citizens Green space on Main Street. About HOPE for Columbia Artists Danny Harrington and Brandon…

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The Bad Dream, the Book Bag, and the KKK

 

By Tammy Davis   1993 found me at an alternative school with a mixed bunch of students. Trashy kids and nice kids. Plenty of thugs and more than enough rednecks.…

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Just One Great Adventure

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   On my way back I crossed Clarks Hill Lake twice. In soft early evening light, the water lay like a mirror. Smooth as glass as we…

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The Soundtrack of the Pandemic – Those Voices in My Head

 

By Reba Hull Campbell Hearing someone’s voice encourages a connection that’s completely different than just exchanging a text, an email or even a handwritten letter. A voice is as distinctive…

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Add a little soul to your Friday evening with Richland Library – June 12

 

Fill your Friday evening with a little harmony. Join Richland Library for Evening Arts: IndigoSOUL from 7 – 8 p.m., Friday, June 12 on our Facebook Page. This live performance,…

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Ready or Not, It’s Back to Work.

 

By Amy Coward   When I came home from work a couple of months ago, I washed my thermos and stared at it. I wondered how long it would be…

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Disasters and Dreams

 

By Tammy Davis   It took two disasters to throw me into writing.  The first was a natural disaster:  the Thousand Year Flood that hit in 2015.  Thank you notes…

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Woods, Waters, and Flowers

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   A botanical superstar lives in the South. It’s exquisite, ephemeral, and periled, in that much of its habitat lies beneath lakes. I’m writing about the rocky…

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City Center Partnership announces plans for inspirational art installation in the Main Street District

 

City Center Partnership (CCP) announced a new art project called HOPE for Columbia that will be installed in the Main Street District to promote hope and positivity during the Covid-19…

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Virtual Theatre Camps with Town Theatre

 

Town Theatre online camps begin on June 1st and are scheduled through June 19. Prices are great and time online is limited, but we promise lots of fun! Please share…

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The Artist Minute – Morihiko Nakahara, South Carolina Philharmonic

 

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…

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FUEL’s Matthew Garvin appointed to the City of Greenville Arts in Public Places Commission

 

Matthew Garvin, Senior Developer at FUEL, a marketing agency in downtown Greenville, SC, has been appointed as a board member for the City of Greenville Arts in Public Places Commission.…

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Enjoy a Friday Night Dance Party with Richland Library

 

Richland Library’s current artist-in-residence is taking center stage in an online program, which is free and open to the public. Join us for Evening Arts: Martha Brim’s Dance Party from…

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Metropolitan Arts Council of Greenville establishes Covid-19 arts relief fund

 

In conjunction with the Graham Foundation and the Canal Charitable Foundation, the Metropolitan Arts Council of Greenville is distributing $275,500 to 28 local arts organizations.  “All of us at MAC…

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The Gibbes Museum of Art to reopen following COVID-19 related closure

 

The Gibbes Museum of Art will reopen to the public on June 1, after temporarily closing its doors on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gibbes has enacted…

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The Columbia Museum of Art to reopen its doors June 16

 

The Columbia Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 16, with cleaning and physical distancing practices in place to safeguard staff and visitors. Protective measures will…

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Quarantine Heartbreak

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Ten of The Corona Chronicles Part Nine here Part Eight here Part Seven here Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here After…

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If At First You Don’t Succeed

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Among my father’s passions were birds and woodworking. He made bluebird boxes in his workshop and mounted them around home. He loved hummingbirds and looked for…

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A Few Life Lessons for New Graduates

 

By Reba Hull Campbell   When May 23 rolls around every year, I put aside all the other renowned celebrations that fall on the same day  – Eliza Doolittle Day,…

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Friends and family of Anastasia Chernoff install sculpture

 

“Her Heart” by Clayton Wooten honors the artist’s love for Columbia and its artists.  On behalf of the family and friends of Anastasia Chernoff, One Columbia for Arts and Culture…

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Artist Minute – Heather MacQueen Jones, Oil Painter

 

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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Parties and Pandemics – Slowing Coming Out

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Nine of The Corona Chronicles Part Eight here Part Seven here Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here Nothing says…

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Junkyard Beauty

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. It’s true. We live in a throwaway society and junkyard junkies seek bargains. Making use of discards is frugal.…

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Looking Pretty in a Pandemic

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Eight of The Corona Chronicles Part Seven here Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   Week eight, and…

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The Pull Of Beauty

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Over the last five years, I’ve developed two traditions I plan to never break. Come March and come May, I drop everything and head to three…

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