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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Unbound to present “(in)FINITE”

  August 1, 2022

August  26 & 27 Eighty-one dancers will take the stage for “(in)FINITE,” a show to be presented by the Columbia dance collective Unbound on Aug. 26 and 27. Performances will…

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Boneyards

  July 28, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Their name belies their beauty, though its definition rings true. “Boneyard, | ˈbōnyärd |Noun, informal, a cemetery.” A cemetery they are, the resting places of maritime…

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A Peach Of A Summer

  July 20, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   From my orchard of memories a lonely peach tree stands in the front yard of my youth. The tree looked sickly and produced fruit a tad…

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Porch Sitting

  July 14, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   It’s a vanishing art, porch sitting. There was a time, though, when folks retired to the porch just to pass the time. As a boy, I…

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Flavia B. Harton appointed to S.C. Arts Commission board

  July 12, 2022

The South Carolina Arts Commission welcomes Flavia B. Harton of Greenville to its nine-member board of directors after her appointment by Gov. Henry McMaster effective July 1. Harton has extensive…

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S.C. Arts Commission names FY2023 fellowship recipients

  July 8, 2022

Program changes reinforce the arts’ influence in the creative economy A diverse group of four South Carolina artists working in different artistic disciplines are the latest recipients of new-look $10,000…

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The Rocky Shoals Highway

  July 7, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Come May-June I burn the Rocky Shoals Highway up. I drive from Irmo, South Carolina to McCormick County and on into Georgia. My mission? Visiting two…

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Folk Medicine Remedies

  June 30, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Like the Black Crowe’s “Remedy, and its line, I need a remedy”, folks of yesteryear needed remedies and they came up with them. We call their…

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Through Broken Glass

  June 16, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The old church just wanted to be left alone, but that didn’t happen. Someone shot out her windows. Some kid’s BBs shattered panes, leaving sharp jagged…

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Upcountry History Museum is a 2022 Blue Star Museum

  June 13, 2022

The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University has joined museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to museums for the nation’s active-duty military…

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IAAM adds PR and community relations manager

  June 10, 2022

The International African American Museum (IAAM) has added Keisha Kirkland as the public and community relations manager. In this role, Kirkland will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive…

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A Creek Runs Through It

  June 9, 2022
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Writers title works and often they fail to come up with a good one. Half Asleep In Frog Pajamas comes to mind. Sometimes a gem of…

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Arts Grow SC to expand, first executive director named

  June 8, 2022

The South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Department of Education announce the expansion of Arts Grow SC as a permanent fixture in the state’s arts learning landscape. An…

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Trustus Theatre presents First Date the Musical

  June 1, 2022

The perfect date night show comes to Trustus Theatre this summer. First Date, Broadway’s musical comedy, opens on the Thigpen Main Stage on Friday, June 17th and runs through July…

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International artists to visit Jazz Combo Camp

  May 31, 2022

Jazz Combo Camp Charleston Jazz Academy June 6-10, 2022    |   June 13-17, 2022 9AM-3PM Grades 7-12 $210 Register: CharlestonJazz.com The award-winning Charleston Jazz Academy is offering youth grades 7-12 the…

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“In Flux” to open at GCCA’s Main Gallery

  May 24, 2022

Exhibition begins First Friday, June 3rd, 2022 Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) is excited to announce the opening of their Main Gallery exhibition, In Flux. The exhibition features the…

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