Art of Conversation: Mentally Stimulating Game Night

  February 14, 2021

Prime & Prim Studio of the Arts will be hosting a mind-stimulating game night on March 20, 2021 at the Landing Event Center. Festivities begin at 7:30 PM and conclude…

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Tough Guy, Soft Heart

  February 11, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Jack Palance—A City Slicker The book world brings interesting people my way. Some are nobodies. Some are famous. Jack Palance was famous, a Hollywood tough guy,…

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Greenville Theatre announces 2021 Board of Directors

  February 4, 2021

The Greenville Theatre Board of Directors has named Christi Mobley as the  2021 Chairperson. Mobley will lead an 18-member board. Additional executive committee members are: Gray Morgan, CFO of Windsor…

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See Life In An Old Way

  January 28, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Along A Back Road My sister, Brenda, gave me a cool shirt for Christmas, “Take The Back Roads,” one of those Life Is Good shirts. That…

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Mystic Soul

  January 26, 2021

Creating stamped silver & brass jewelry sprinkled with heartfelt magic since 2011. Made in Laurens, SC

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A Mess of Collards

  January 21, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Last week an email from my friend, Pat Branning, known for her gorgeous Shrimp, Collards, & Grits cookbooks, sent me on a quest. Pat and I…

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“Invisible Man” publishes book everyone wants to see

  January 15, 2021

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — You might refer to Steve Ellwood as the invisible man. That’s because when he’s shooting his favorite avian subjects along South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, that’s exactly how…

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The Illusion—Looking Young Forever

  January 13, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Late, late afternoon it was. She walked into the restaurant and lit it up. A beautiful woman will do that, light up a place, but she…

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Artist Minute – Scott Gould, Author

  January 11, 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 – Adrian Rhodes, Visual Artist

  January 11, 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…

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Laurens County Chorale Rehearsals Resume

  January 7, 2021

The Laurens County Chorale welcomes new singers as the choir begins rehearsals of its spring 2021 repertoire. The initial rehearsal will be Monday, January 25, 2021, 7:00 pm, at Westminster…

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Insignificant Treasures

  January 6, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The things we collect. When I am gone my daughters will think their dad was a bit touched. Just why did he hang onto a rusty…

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SC Philharmonic 2021 Live Series at the Koger Center

  January 4, 2021

We are excited to announce our upcoming “Philharmonic Live Series” virtual subscription. This series consists of five streaming concerts from the Koger Center for you to enjoy from the comfort…

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Laurens County Chorale Releases the 2020 Christmas DVD

  December 30, 2020

The Laurens County Chorale announces the release of the 2020 Christmas DVD, now available for purchase on the Laurens Chorale website.  Click here to purchase the DVD. Due to the…

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Smut or Soot?  Either Way It’s Dirty

  December 21, 2020

By Tammy Davis     This dirty little Christmas story happened to a friend of mine, a single mother named Dee. Her kids were young and still believed in Santa.…

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Winter Is Upon Us

  December 21, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   As I write it’s 38 degrees and rain is falling. We always seem to be just a few degrees away from snow. This winter a light…

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Newberry Opera House 2021 updated schedule

  December 21, 2020

The Newberry Opera House would like to thank you for your flexibility and understanding with the many date changes they’ve had during this season of living with COVID-19. Please check…

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SCETV to air BJU performance of Handel’s Messiah 

  December 21, 2020

South Carolina Educational Television will air Bob Jones University’s December 2019 performance of Handel’s Messiah on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, at 8:30 p.m. Under the direction of Dr. Warren Cook,…

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Richland Library guides families through winter break

  December 17, 2020

Winter break is right around the corner for tens of thousands of students in Richland County, but learning doesn’t have to stop. Richland Library has some suggestions for staying engaged…

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Six emerging artists to receive inaugural S.C. Arts Commission grant

  December 17, 2020

Visual artists working in ceramics, sculpture, and photography and performing artists working in dance and music are inaugural recipients of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s new Emerging Artist Grant. For…

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My Favorite Christmas Books

  December 16, 2020

  By Tammy Davis   Angela and the Baby Jesus, by Frank McCourt, author of best seller Angela’s Ashes Angela and the Baby Jesus is based on the true story…

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If Another Earth Exists

  December 16, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility…

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Christmas and Corona

  December 10, 2020

  By Tammy Davis   Part 12 of a Very, Very Long Series – The Corona Chronicles When Covid-19 hit back in March, we lost our routines. Quarantine wiped out…

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Shifting Gears, End Of The Road

  December 10, 2020

By Tom Poland   Driving a straight means real driving. Need to pass a slowpoke? Down shift to third and hit it. By 5th gear he’s in the rearview mirror.…

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Hartsville artist wins 701 CCA Prize 2020

  December 8, 2020

The winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2020 is Adrian Rhodes of Hartsville. The winner was announced this past Thursday, December 3, during a live Facebook broadcast from 701 Center…

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Wando’s yearbook earns national recognition

  December 8, 2020

Students who work on Legend, Wando High School’s yearbook, have established a tradition of excellence. That tradition continued today as the Warriors learned that the 2020 edition of Legend received…

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Lander receives grant for Race and Identity Dialogue series

  December 8, 2020

Lander University will present a Race and Identity Dialogue series of virtual presentations and discussions beginning in January. The series is supported by funds from the National Endowment for the…

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Lander University faculty, students prove arts flourish even in pandemics

  December 6, 2020

Throughout history, artists have found ways to continue their work during plagues and pandemics. Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch, famous for “The Scream” painting, survived the Spanish flu. The illness…

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No Crying At Christmas

  December 3, 2020

By Tammy Davis   As a first-year teacher, December found me worn out and looking forward to the Christmas break. That last day of school was a cold, dreary one,…

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Amazon announces 2020’s Best Books of the Year

  December 3, 2020

On November 19, Amazon announced 2020’s Best Books of the Year, selecting Brittany K. Barnett’s “A Knock at Midnight” as the top pick. The inspiring true story is a brilliant…

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Nature’s Engineers

  December 3, 2020

By Tom Poland   Back when I worked in wildlife cinematography, I tried to film the beavers on an old woodland pond back home. I’d get up before dark and…

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College of Charleston Arts Dean Valerie Morris exits the stage

  December 3, 2020

For 22 years Valerie Morris, dean of the College of Charleston School of the Arts, has sat in the audience at music and dance performances, theater productions and art lectures and presentations. She has served…

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