Artist Minute – Connor Lock, S E V E N {a visual craftsman}

 

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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Hauling Up Water

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The cold water hurt my teeth, and it didn’t come from a cooler. Nor a faucet. There was no faucet. My grandparents cranked a windlass, lowering…

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Viruses and Virtual Classrooms

 

By Tammy Davis   Corona went viral so my school went virtual. We had about a week of Zoom training and a few days to do test runs with the…

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Spoleto Festival USA announces unprecedented cancellation of its 2020 season

 

In compliance with civil authorities and guidelines for health and safety to stop the spread of COVID-19, the annual performing arts festival will not take place. For 43 years, Spoleto…

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ColaJazz launches online tip jar

 

A new virtual tipping website for artists has launched. Since most of us can’t go out to our favorite jazz venue and more and more musicians are turning to streaming their…

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The Artist Minute – Kirkland Smith, 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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The Wonder Of Woods And Waters

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Remembering & Thanking Harry Hampton Fall 1980, a St. Andrews Columbia office park known as Dutch Plaza teems with activity. We’re packing up files, desks, cameras,…

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All SC Philharmonic concerts and events are postponed through April 30, 2020 to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The South Carolina Philharmonic is committed to the health and safety of our audience and musicians at our concerts. In coordination with The Koger Center for the Arts, Historic Camden,…

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South Carolina ETV reimagines mission-driven partnership with S.C. Department of Education in response to COVID-19

 

Network to modify programming three days each week beginning March 24 South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced a plan in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) to broadcast…

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Main Street District – Here’s How You Can Help

 

From the City Center Partnership: Dear Friends, The safety and health of Main Street District workers, residents, and patrons is very important to us at City Center Partnership. We encourage everyone…

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S.C. Arts Awards postponed because of COVID-19 concerns

 

Official statement from the South Carolina Arts Commission: COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Arts Awards scheduled for May 6, 2020 are being postponed until further notice. With the ongoing uncertainty…

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The South Carolina Philharmonic: A statement in advance of Saturday, March 14 concert – Phenoms & Schumann

 

Public Health Update: The South Carolina Philharmonic The South Carolina Philharmonic is committed to the health and safety of our audience and musicians at our concerts and events. We are…

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Five Points Association to Postpone St. Pat’s in Five Points

 

  Statement from Kelsey Hennighan, Executive Director, Five Points Association:   It is with a profound sense of disappointment that the Five Points Association has agreed to postpone the 38th annual…

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A Genuine Barber Shop

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   My great uncle cut my hair when I was growing up in Lincolnton, Georgia. That would be Waymon Walker, Granddad’s brother. Walker’s Barbershop of white concrete…

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Roll With the Changes – A Night with REO Speedwagon

 

By Tammy Davis   Sometimes you’re a rock star. Sometimes you are a 68-year-old man with the flu. Recently at Columbia’s Township Auditorium, REO Speedwagon lead singer Kevin Cronin was…

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Families can experience free ballet performance at Richland Library

 

Richland Library is once again partnering with the Columbia City Ballet for a family-friendly performance. Join us for Beauty and the Beast from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 15…

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Chemo Mondays

 

By Tammy Davis   My friend’s cancer is back.  Stage 4. He has a three-day treatment every other week.  He gets the chemo on Monday, wears a pump and tubes…

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The Dignity Found In Abandonment

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   As you drive from here to there in a rush, how many times have you turned around to stop at an abandoned store? I do that…

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Explore Facing Race Together exhibit at Richland Library

 

A new exhibit explores the meaning of inclusion and racial equity in our community through the eyes of local artists. Facing Race Together goes on display Thursday, March 5 in…

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The Hartsville Museum celebrates National Youth Art Month

 

The Hartsville Museum will showcase student artworks from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) March 5- March 31, 2020 in conjunction with National Youth Art Month.…

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Columbia Museum of Art April 2020 Calendar

 

    EXHIBITIONS Notes from the Underground: Poster Design from the Hippie Era On view through April 26, 2020 Each of these ephemeral objects represents an event — a musical…

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Artist Minute – Miranda Barnett, Actor

 

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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Charleston Symphony announces 2020-2021 line-up, dedicates upcoming season to Beethoven in honor of his 250th Birthday

 

Next season the Charleston Symphony will join orchestras around the world in celebrating the works of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, in honor of the 250th anniversary of his birth later this…

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Non Profit Minute – David Platts, South Carolina Arts Commission

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, Non Profit Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the amazing impact that local non profits have on our communities. We would…

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Busted Fences and Broken Hearts

 

By Tammy Davis   The storm came up fast. The bad ones usually do. A strong wind took out one of my trees and slammed it onto my fence. On…

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Doodling In the Dust

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Homes perch on rock piers in a forgotten land called Abandonment, but as that old Elton John song goes, they’re still standing. Now modern homes with…

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Celebrate South Carolina Rivers during Art Day

 

Celebration will feature art demonstrations, crafts and gallery tours, March 7 The South Carolina State Museum will celebrate art in South Carolina during Art Day, Saturday, March 7, from 10…

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Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery presents “BURD BRAIN” by Marius Valdes

 

Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, sponsored by the University of South Carolina Upstate,  announce s“Burd Brain”,  an exhibiton of paintings, garphics and illustrations by Marius Valdes. The exhibition opens on Feb.…

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The Joys of Practice

 

By Reba Hull Campbell   “Practice makes perfect.” Surely a mantra we all heard as children. Well-intentioned grown-ups who were just trying to help us learn echoed this standard line…

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701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Kent Ambler: Into the Wood

 

701 Center for Contemporary Art: 701 Whaley St., 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 12, 7 – 8:30 pm Artist Talk: Thursday, March 12, 6:30 pm Exhibition: March…

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The Artist Minute – Julia Deckman, Visual Artist

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, 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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Mary Poppins Flies Back in to Town Theatre March 13 – 29

 

Town Theatre – March 13 – 29 Things are not going well for the Banks family. Children Michael and Jane are out of control and have run off yet another…

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Columbia College – Edicts, Advice, and Change

 

By Tammy Davis   Truth be told, I didn’t want to go to Columbia College. I had Charleston on my mind. My father told me I could go anywhere I…

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Remembering A Journalist

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   He didn’t like to fly, but he traveled the world, missing the South always. When he was in some country afar and by chance heard a…

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Trustus Theatre Board of Directors names Chad Henderson Producing Artistic Director

 

On Monday, February 17, 2020, the Trustus Theatre Board of Directors voted to end the organization’s search for a Managing Director that began in September 2019, and named current Artistic…

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The Artist Minute – Quiana Parler, Ranky Tanky

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, 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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City Market kicks off Masters weekend with The Vista Open

 

City Market will kick off Masters weekend in Columbia with The Vista Open, a Masters-themed putting tournament and block party on Thursday April 9th at 5:30 pm. Proceeds from tournament…

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Cottontown Art Crawl – March 14

 

The second annual Cottontown Art Crawl (CAC) will take place in the historic neighborhood of Bellevue, commonly known as Cottontown, in downtown Columbia, SC on on Saturday, March 14 from 10…

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Camps Show Students Their Future

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland     Hands-On Learning, Real Learning, Fun Learning The blue lake, white sands, and green trees of summer camps live on as I recall days at Rock…

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A Valentine’s Day Story About My Daddy

 

By Tammy Davis     I Love It When – Part Two  (Part One here) In one of my recent stories, I mentioned that “I Loved It When” my daddy…

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Greenville Center for Creative Arts announces new Executive Director

 

Kim Fabian has been named Executive Director of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) following an extensive local and national search. Fabian brings more than 25 years of experience…

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The Artist Minute – Marcus Amaker, Poet Laureate of Charleston

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, 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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The Artist Minute – Mark Rapp, Jazz Trumpeter

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, 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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S.C. Arts Commission announces six recipients of 2020 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts

 

South Carolina’s highest award for achievement in the arts is to be presented to six uniquely qualified arts practitioners and supporters announced today by the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC).…

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“What Have You Done Did Now?” A Tale of a First-Year Teacher

 

By Tammy Davis   Isaiah Shaver* was what we called a two-for. Teachers would take on two kids to get a two-for off their roster. Isaiah’s reputation was so bad,…

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