The Cedars Of Philomath

  May 19, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Long ago it was, in the late 1980s. I was in a hurry to get back to South Carolina. Thus did I take Georgia Highway 22,…

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A New Broom Sweeps Clean

  May 18, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   “A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners.” Mom pulled out this old saw when a new preacher attempted wholesale change or…

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Ce Scott-Fitts promoted to deputy director

  May 17, 2022

The South Carolina Arts Commission is announcing the promotion of Ce Scott-Fitts, previously artist development director, to its executive leadership team as deputy director. The Detroit native joined the SCAC…

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Rediscovering An Old Friend

  May 12, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland March 3rd is a day I’ll long remember. A bit earlier I had given a talk to the Kiwanis Club at the Darlington Country Club. Returning home…

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An Old Tree, An Old Academy

  May 5, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   A Magnolia and a School of Consequence As you top the Edgefield County rise, that fine word “copse” comes to mind. Copse, a small group of…

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Sumner Bender named executive director of The Nickelodeon

  April 29, 2022

Sumner Bender, an educator in Lexington-Richland School District 5 and president of the board of Trustus Theatre, will become the new executive director of The Nickelodeon arthouse theater on June…

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Cotton Pickin’ Memories

  April 27, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   My jaunts around the South take me past old haunts, a cotton gin now and then. I’ve seen gins in Salters, Bishopville, and other rural places.…

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Announcing the new Artist in Residency

  April 21, 2022

We are excited to announce that Adrian Rhodes is our new Artist in Residence. The 701 CCA Prize 2020 winner received a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; and a solo exhibition…

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Trustus Theatre presents regional premiere of Dance Nation

  April 21, 2022

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist runs on the Thigpen Main Stage through May 14th Trustus Theatre’s 37th season continues with the regional premiere of Dance Nation, Clare Barron’s award-winning play…

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Miss Emily’s Oak

  April 20, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   She planted the oak some sixty-eight years ago. Miss Emily was around twenty-six then. The years passed, the tree grew, and today it’s a setting Normal…

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Live on Lincoln presented by LS3P

  April 11, 2022

Koger Center for the Arts is proud to present the third annual Live on Lincoln as the finale to Artista Vista 2022. Live on Lincoln with presenting sponsor LS3P, will…

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Arts & Draughts is back – April 22

  April 11, 2022

Beloved museum party returns to the Columbia Museum of Art The Columbia Museum of Art announces the epic return of Arts & Draughts, Columbia’s most creative party, on Friday, April…

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Masters Memories

  April 11, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   There comes a memory from long ago when Georgia had yet to win 1980 and 2021 national champions. No worries, Georgia was and is an annual…

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Celebrate poetry with us!

  March 30, 2022

Come celebrate poetry with us! Kershaw County high school students are invited to take part in a poetry competition! All participants will be invited to recite their poems at a…

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T.A.G. The Art Group of Clinton, S.C.

  March 28, 2022

TAG is a community of talented local artists who offer a variety of styles & subjects to customers looking for paintings, jewelry, Indigo textiles, and unique hand-crafted gifts for themselves…

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The Riviera announces upcoming concert with The Wallflowers

  March 28, 2022

Grammy Award-winning American rock band coming to downtown theater this April  The Riviera, Charleston’s 1930s Art Deco theater, is excited to announce its upcoming concert next month with The Wallflowers…

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Wild Horses

  March 24, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   When I hear some determined soul say “wild horses couldn’t pull me away” thoughts race through my mind. First, I think of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. You’d…

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Quest for Quasi!

  March 16, 2022

Youth Production Opens at the Arts Center of Kershaw County The Arts Center of Kershaw County and the Kershaw County Theatre Guild will present the youth production of Quest for Quasi! written…

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The Best Drink Of Water

  March 16, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland Seems to me, as the old folks would say, an aluminum dipper delivered the best drink of water. You’d sink that dipper into a wooden bucket. And…

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Bright Star at Town Theatre

  March 15, 2022

March 18 through April 3 From Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star comes to Town Theatre. Be transformed by a sweeping…

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Read The Fine Print

  March 10, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Note: For Non-Offended Eyes Only Some say we are what we eat and that what we eat these days is killing us. Down in Australia, some…

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