When The Apothecary Worked Magic

  November 10, 2020

By Tom Poland   Remember the old drugstores? Most have faded into the night. They retreated to a place called “Obscurity” but I recall them with fondness and I feel…

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Latin Night comes to Firefly Distillery!

  November 9, 2020

For the remaining 2020 Charleston Jazz Orchestra Season 12 performances, Charleston Jazz, REV Federal Credit Union and Firefly Distillery are excited to partner together to present the CJO LIVE AT…

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Christmas at PC to Continue Virtually this Year

  November 6, 2020

Three months ago, it looked like the pandemic would end 21 consecutive years of Christmas at PC, the Presbyterian College Department of Music’s annual Christmas program. Because of concerns about…

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Fall Fun for the Family in Laurens this Weekend

  November 4, 2020

Fall is in the air! Join us downtown for a fun two days as we celebrate Fall, Family and Laurens! (Please see the safety guidelines below) FRIDAY, November 6th: 11:00…

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 Names, Let’s Get Them Right

  November 4, 2020

By Tammy Davis   This is not a story about politics. It’s a story about good manners and respect, something we all seem to be lacking right now. I’ve been…

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A Page Right Out Of Americana

  November 4, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   My excursions along backroads always reveal two nostalgic sights: the rusting tin and decaying wood of crumbling barns and old pickup trucks beneath sheds. They’re going…

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Local artist Julia Deckman opens studio and retail space

  November 2, 2020

Local artist Julia Deckman has opened a studio and retail shop in the Riverland Terrace neighborhood. In this unique space, Julia will create her art, teach workshops, and host collaborative…

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Things That Scare Us

  October 29, 2020

By Tammy Davis   Halloween has always been a stress-free holiday. Until 2020. To trick or treat or not? That is the question. Like most 2020 issues, there is no…

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Black Cats, Bad Luck, & Worse Luck

  October 29, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Was it left to right, or right to left? When a black cat crossed the highway in front of Dad, he made a sweeping “X” movement…

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Charleston Jazz Orchestra Season 13 announced

  October 27, 2020

Charleston Jazz announced Season 13 for the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO). 2021 CJO Season 13 will feature a lineup of performances to include a musical timeline of the history of…

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2021 CJO Season 13 announced

  October 26, 2020

Charleston Jazz is excited to announce Season 13 for the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO). 2021 CJO Season 13 will feature a lineup of performances to include a musical timeline of the history…

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All Kinds of Heroes

  October 22, 2020

By Tammy Davis   Part Three of a Series on the Life of American Hero Major James Capers, Jr. Part Two here. He finally convinced the girl of his dreams…

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Prime & Prim Studio of the Arts

  October 20, 2020

Prime & Prim Studio of the Arts was founded in 2013 by former model and entrepreneur, Shaka Pope. With a Master’s degree in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College…

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S.C. Arts Commission grants eclipsed $5.5 million in FY20

  October 19, 2020

• Emergency relief assisted 346 artists and arts organizations • Grants distributed in 44 counties In recently completed FY2020, South Carolina Arts Commission grants totaling $5.59 million went out into…

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Strange, Promising Life Forms

  October 19, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Here I am biking along a nature trail, when a juvenile delinquent squirrel shoots across my path with a cigarette in his mouth, only it wasn’t…

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The Epitome Of Elegance

  October 12, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Not that many years ago I wrote about Cape Romain Refuge in Aida Roger’s original trend-setting volume, State of the Heart South Carolina Writers on the…

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Mary Poppins returns to Town Theatre

  October 11, 2020

After a 6-month hiatus, WE’RE BACK! Mary Poppins will return to the Town Theatre stage October 23 through November 14. Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, October 14 at 12…

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Picnic in the Park with Town and Forest Acres

  October 9, 2020

There’s nothing better than great music and great company – in the BEST neighborhood around! This month Town Theatre will present three mini-concerts by some fantastic performers that have graced…

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Masks, A Review

  October 8, 2020

  By Tammy Davis   Part Eleven of the Corona Chronicles Before Corona, I loved writing reviews about movies, restaurants, and concerts. I never thought I would write a review…

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Down South – Sheltering Along The Back Roads

  October 8, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   March 13, 2020 seems an eternity ago. That day my niece, Benton, got an unwelcome big 4-O birthday gift—a national emergency courtesy of COVID-19. “How lucky…

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Live Jazz + Firefly Cocktails + Lowcountry scenery

  October 2, 2020

Limited number of tickets available for the CJO live performances at Firefly Distillery CHARLESTON, SC – For the remaining 2020 Charleston Jazz Orchestra Season 12 performances, Charleston Jazz, REV Federal…

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Remembering 911

  October 1, 2020

By Tammy Davis   The Museum Came to Us Any other year, I would have taken the kids on a field trip to the museum. In 2020, the museum had…

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Shelter Rock, Rock of Ages

  September 30, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   DATELINE NORTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY—Boulders loom over land, gray and long like sperm whales. One, like some stallion’s back, seems ready for a colossal saddle. Massive rocks…

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Artist Minute – Gavin Smith, Trombone

  September 24, 2020

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 the…

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Lockdown Comes To Town, Part Three

  September 23, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Bistro’s Before & During Tale Some Normalcy Returns I stopped by on another Friday evening. A cloudless evening gave the Bistro On The Boulevard’s columns…

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A Mess On My Hands, Part Two

  September 23, 2020

  By Tammy Davis   A Story About The Volunteers Who Helped Clean Up Columbia’s Big Mess Part Two in a Series, Looking Back at the Thousand Year Flood The…

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Lockdown Comes To Town, Part Two

  September 23, 2020
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The Bistro’s Before & During Tale Restaurants Close First A lot of moving parts make up a restaurant. Operating a restaurant is complex. Bistro On The…

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Richland Library releases 25th edition of Kids in Print

  September 21, 2020

Showcasing the talents of young people across the Midlands, Richland Library is releasing its annual literary magazine, Kids in Print 2020, and marking a special anniversary with the 25th edition.…

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Freeway Music School expands virtual services, offers scholarships

  September 21, 2020

Columbia, South Carolina’s locally owned, premier music school — has launched new virtual and socially distanced technique lessons, showcases, recitals, studio time and music videos, along with new scholarships, positively…

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Artist Minute – John Pursley, Poet

  September 17, 2020

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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