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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Down South

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Window To The Past The old window looks out on Highway 25. The view at best is limited. Standing behind the window, you’d peer through iron…

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Mardi Gras Columbia Festival and Parade set for February 22 at City Roots

 

The 10th annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at City Roots urban farm in Columbia’s Rosewood neighborhood. Hosted by the festival’s…

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ColaJazz Festival 2020 announcement

 

The Third Annual ColaJazz Festival will bring three of the world’s foremost jazz musicians to The Senate Columbia. Master saxophonists Tia Fuller and Don Braden will headline the April 4,…

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Fifth annual African American History Month art exhibition now on display at Greenville Technical College library

 

An art exhibition at the Greenville Technical College library, in celebration of African American History Month, is on display through February 29, 2020. The library is located in the Beattie…

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Greenville Theatre

 

Greenville Theatre is a large professional theatre in downtown Greenville. Performing for people than any other producing theatre in South Carolina, our home is a beautiful 600 seat proscenium theatre…

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Lost In Amethyst Country

 
Tom Poland

  By Tom Poland   Another world entire hides along lesser-traveled roads. Do yourself a favor. Look for it.   The day after Christmas I drove to Tignall, Georgia, to…

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I Love It When…

 

By Tammy Davis   “I Love It When” started as a simple craft activity. It has turned in to one of my favorite Valentine’s Day traditions. This is a simple…

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One Columbia seeks artists for Boyd Island public art project

 

Request for Qualifications Open until February 28 In partnership with the Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation, One Columbia for Arts and Culture (a non-profit organization formed to support…

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Greenville Theatre announces sensational 94th season

 

Greenville Theatre donors, sponsors, and advertisers were treated to a musical ‘season reveal’ at the annual announcement party on January 26.  Executive Artistic Director Allen McCalla thanked the attendees for their…

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Executive Director Rhonda Hunsinger selected to become a Riley Fellow

 

Rhonda Hunsinger, Executive Director at the S.C. Philharmonic, joins other leaders selected from across the Midlands and surrounding area to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s 13th class of Diversity…

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Furman English Professor Joni Tevis awarded NEA Fellowship

 

Joni Tevis, the Bennette E. Geer Associate Professor of English at Furman University, has been awarded a 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The…

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Witness Creation of Art during First Thursday at Richland Library – February 6

 

Get ready to expand your perimeter during First Thursday on Main. Richland Library is joining in the festivities by introducing a new program series that captures the formation of art.…

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World-class flutist to perform at CSU on Sunday

 

Flutists and woodwind players from beginner through professionals and music lovers will have a unique chance to attend a recital and masterclass featuring world-class flutist Demarre McGill Sunday, Jan. 26…

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Greenville’s limited premiere engagement plays Feb. 12-23 at the Peace Center

 

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney’s Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Greenville at the Peace Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12 for a limited, two-week engagement…

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Invisible People

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Clothes make the man, and when it comes to camouflage, it must make the man, woman, boy, and girl too. Seems everyone wears camouflage year-round, but…

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Patrick Davis, How Sweet The Sound

 

By Tammy Davis   I first saw Patrick Davis in Columbia. The skirts were short, the heels were high, and the bar was open. The women crowded the stage to…

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Celebrate Black History Month Early with Richland Library

 

Richland Library is starting the celebration a little early. Please join us for Black History Month Fair 2020: The Jubilation Begins from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 25…

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$20,000 NEA grant awarded to Spartanburg Philharmonic

 

Spartanburg Philharmonic has been approved for a $20,000 Art Works grant to support Discovering The Banjo. This project will improve the awareness within Spartanburg, and surrounding communities, of the banjo…

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EngenuitySC to conclude Competitiveness Week 2020 with a celebration of creative entrepreneur Mark Rapp

 

EngenuitySC, the local nonprofit that works with area leaders to make the Columbia, S.C., region a standout choice for top talent and competitive companies, will close out its annual Competitiveness…

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The Lindler House, Beautiful Survivor

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   It’s high noon at High Noon gift shop in Ballantine, South Carolina. I’m signing books when a lady approaches. “You write about old homes don’t you?”…

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Uncut Gems – A Movie Review

 

By Tammy Davis   One Man’s Many Rock Bottoms Uncut Gems opens with a chaotic Ethiopian mining scene where a worker has been badly injured. At first, the opening didn’t…

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Top Grossing Movies – January 13, 2020

 

Theatrical grosses from comScore   Week of 01/10/2020 to 01/16/2020 Rank Title Weeks Weekend Gross Cumulative 1 1917 3  $37,000,200  $39,721,479 2 Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker 4  $15,187,034…

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Local Artist Dances into New Role at Richland Library

 

A local artist, who has served as a Columbia College dance professor for nearly 35 years, is ready to share her talents with Richland Library over the next four months.…

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Freshfields Village to host internationally-acclaimed artist Benjamin Walls for exhibit and film screening

 

Freshfields Village in partnership with the Benjamin Walls Gallery will host a weekend-long art exhibit and exclusive pre-release screening of the award-winning film, KIFARU on the Village Green. The Art…

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Spoleto Festival 2020

 

General Director Nigel Redden announced details of the 44th season of Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 22 – June 7, 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. For 17 days and…

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Face Jugs

 

By Tom Poland   Bulging whites with snake-eye slits for pupils and yellow teeth like chipped piano keys radiated light as if shadows could never exist. Its gruesome expression captured…

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GRAMMY-nominated Ranky Tanky brings renowned Gullah sound to Harbison Theatre @ MTC on January 18

 

This Charleston, SC-based quintet performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the Southeastern Sea Islands. Their debut album was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the TODAY…

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Trustus Theatre welcomes the revival of Coker College’s stirring production of We Are Proud to Present […]

 

In preparation for presenting the 2019 Pulitzer Winner Fairview, Trustus Theatre is partnering with Coker College to revive their stirring production of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About…

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Storyboard future careers in film industry at Richland Library

 

Fast-forward and visualize how to secure a job in the film industry. Join Richland Library for Careers in Film from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, January 11 at our Main…

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Local artist’s costumes emulate cherished characters in mini-exhibition

 

Prepare for non-human subjects to come alive during a mini-exhibition at Richland Library, and no, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Gijinka goes on display Friday, January 3…

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The Warehouse Theatre

 

The Warehouse Theatre is committed to creating high-quality professional work that is vital, diverse, and adventurous. We aim to inspire and challenge our audiences and artists alike through cutting-edge productions…

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Walmart invests in arts education

 

Lisa O’Connell, VP of Resource Development, (far right) & Brad Wright, Corporate Giving Manager, (2nd from right) accept check from Dorman Centre Walmart associates on behalf of Chapman Cultural Center…

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Deck The Halls

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   You know the lyrics … “Deck the halls with boughs of holly …” Sadly, songs like “Deck the Halls” fall victim to commercialism. This time of…

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Travel abroad through the eyes of a local artist

 

As we prepare to travel into a new decade, experience a new exhibit that paints the journey of a local artist’s travel abroad. Bitácora/Travelogue goes on display Friday, December 20…

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Carols, Candlelight Tours, and Carriage Rides at Christmas

 

By Tammy Davis   If you love history and want to get in the Christmas spirit, take a holiday tour with Historic Columbia. For the Candelight and Carriage Tour, we…

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Charleston Jazz announces new Executive Director

 

Charleston Jazz announces Tatjana Beylotte as the new Executive Director. Tatjana Beylotte was hired in July 2018 as the Director of Development at Charleston Jazz. Ms. Beylotte has held a…

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Families Helping Families, Families Helping Me

 

By Tammy Davis   Before the flood, I loved working with organizations that provided Christmas for families in need. Angel Trees, Red Cross, Families Helping Families, we did them all.…

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The Chapel In The Vale

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I spend more time photographing country churches than attending my own country church. Not sure what that says about me, but I’ll go with it. The…

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Southern artist Harrison Blackford launches latest collection of individually hand-painted throw pillows

 

Harrison Blackford, a Charleston, S.C. based abstract and impressionist artist, is launching her latest throw pillow collection: HARRISON HOME COLLECTION. The collection launched on Tuesday, December 10th on her website at 11:00 a.m. EST. Harrison’s studio is located at…

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Federation of Families of South Carolina to hold statewide art contest for the South Carolina Children’s Mental Health awareness poster

 

The Federation of Families of South Carolina will hold a statewide Art Contest in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Month. This year’s Art Contest theme is “Messengers of Hope.” During…

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Emma Rice’s Romantics Anonymous to run the length of Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season, May 22 – June 7

 

The charming musical will open at Dock Street Theatre on May 22, 2020  Spoleto Festival USA announces Romantics Anonymous, a musical theater production set to run during the 2020 season. Produced…

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The Magic Light Bulb

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   You probably think an ordinary light bulb is boring in this era of LED lights. Well, the ordinary light bulb holds a special place in my…

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Van Gogh, Far From What He Wanted to Be

 

By Tammy Davis   Van Gogh’s work is valued in the billions of dollars, and, yet, he died a failure. He tried to be a preacher like his father. That…

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Holiday sales show opens Friday, December 6-14

 

The Arts Center of Kershaw County is counting down the days until the popular Holiday Sales Show opens in the Douglas-Reed House. This year, the Holiday Sales Show will take…

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Home for the Holidays

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Join Town Theatre Sat., Dec. 14 at 7:30 PM and Sun., Dec. 15 at 3 PM for a special holiday event, Home…

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