Muralist Erbriyon Barrett paints Five Points

  October 6, 2021

Bang Back Pinball Lounge Gets a Mural on the Alleyway Between Them and Gibson’s African American Artist, Erbriyon Barrett has been commissioned by UofSC’s School of Visual Art and Design…

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Tall Tales—Truth Can Be Elusive

  October 6, 2021

By Tom Poland   The last time I wrote about the nightlife, my late mom gave me a reading. She upbraided me about the evils of alcohol and told me…

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You’ve Got To Feel the Food

  September 29, 2021

By Tom Poland   A few years back on a fall day I attended a wild game dinner on the grounds of Hobcaw Barony’s Bellefield Stables. I sat among folks…

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Lidsgraphix

  September 24, 2021

Lidsgraphix is a graphic design company that creates visual communication materials for clients such as logos, music cover art, marketing materials and advertising. We work with our clients to identify…

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The Good Old Days Are Gone

  September 22, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Last Friday night some grandparents went to watch their grandson play in a high school football game. They were in for a shock. Paying for the…

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Acclaimed 30 Americans headed to the Columbia Museum of Art

  September 22, 2021

Hugely popular and historically important exhibition opens October 9 The Columbia Museum of Art announces its major fall exhibition 30 Americans, a dynamic showcase of contemporary art featuring many of the…

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Freeway Music School celebrates 10-year anniversary

  September 20, 2021

South Carolina’s fastest growing music school continues its commitment of delivering high-quality music lessons and giving back to the community Freeway Music —Columbia, South Carolina’s locally owned, premier music school…

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Peace Center announces partnership with Fine Arts Center

  September 16, 2021

To deepen the partnership between the two organizations, four weeklong artist residencies for Fine Arts students have been announced. Each week will serve the shared goal of the two organizations…

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Who’s The Queen Of Flowers?

  September 15, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Orchids. There were days I wore them in my lapel for formal events, but those days are gone. I’ve not seen many in the wild, but…

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Where They Sleep, While They Sleep

  September 8, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I visit old cemeteries quite a bit. Lest you think death thoughts consume me, understand that readers tell me of near-forgotten cemeteries. It’s my duty to…

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42nd Street at Town Theatre

  September 4, 2021

Come and meet those dancing feet! It’s time for some toe-tapping as Town Theatre presents the paramount show-business musical, 42nd Street! Audiences will be drawn to the “Lullaby of Broadway”…

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The Rose Ball announces new safety requirements for attendance

  September 2, 2021

The Rose Ball, Greenville’s longest-running charitable event, will continue as scheduled this year as an in-person evening gala on Friday, September 24 with new requirements for attendance. Guests of the…

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We Really Do Need Each Other

  September 2, 2021

By Jeff Becraft   In my address book for my email is a folder labeled: BROTHERS. It is 9-10 guys whom I have known for about 40 years.  They are…

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A Southern Writer

  September 2, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Mississippi’s Willie Morris Several years back, I attended Edgefield’s Camellia Tea. As I was leaving, a lady in a red blazer walked up. “You’re that fellow…

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Long Lost Treasures, Heirloom Seeds

  August 26, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Metal detectives seek old coins and treasure, and many folks look for arrowheads. A rare breed seeks long-lost seeds. Old coins and arrowheads won’t make you…

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Artist Minute – Renwick Price Shealy, Potter

  August 25, 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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A Haunting Postscript

  August 19, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Missing Caskets Recently I wrote about finding my great granddad’s old farmhouse, but I left out an eerie aspect that would be suitable for a Halloween…

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My Family Quest

  August 12, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Discovering a Homeplace The past means much. As family property goes, however, no one or anything remains from my childhood. Fires, real estate deals, and a…

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For The Birds

  August 5, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   This makes the second time I’ve used “For The Birds” as a title. “Contacting the dead through a Ouija board? That’s for the birds.” No flippancy…

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What’s The Big Rush?

  July 28, 2021

By Tom Poland   My back-road trips of late have been good but not as pleasant they usually are. Too many people. They drive like madmen. They pass on hills.…

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Historic Columbia announces August 2021 events and programming 

  July 26, 2021

Historic Columbia’s slate of events for August will center on women’s history in a nod towards National Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26). HC is welcoming guests for a variety of themed activities, including a Historic Water Balloon Battle that links to stories…

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Ensemble Eclectica’s Comeback: “Symphony of Life”

  July 21, 2021

Ensemble Eclectica’s new production “ENSEMBLE ECLECTICA’S COMEBACK: SYMPHONY OF LIFE!” An intimate journey through music, dance, songs. Ensemble Eclectica is thrilled to present its new interdisciplinary production “Symphony of Life!”…

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The Dog I Loved With My Whole Heart

  July 21, 2021

By Tammy Davis Part Two – Something’s Not Right Part One, Click here. August 2014. My husband moved out. August 2015. I had a new boss. August 2015, the second…

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The Parking Lot Of The Dead

  July 21, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Even in death they cling to dignity. Left to rust, they bless the rare visitor with awe and mystery. Just how did old trucks and cars…

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PURE Theatre announces return to live performances

  July 16, 2021

After more than a year of producing theatre virtually, PURE Theatre will return to live performances for the company’s 19th season. Performances in the 2021-2022 season will take place at…

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Bimbos and Venmos

  July 15, 2021

By Tammy Davis   Old people and dating and technology.  Not a good mix. This is a story about my friend Sue* and her date, Woody.* Things were going well…

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My Mother’s Bible

  July 15, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   After Mom died, my sisters and I began to go through her and Dad’s belongings. Quite a task that surprised, amused, and puzzled us. Lots of…

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Artist Minute – Mark Batory, Potter

  July 13, 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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SC Philharmonic draws sellout crowd of 5,000 at Segra Park

  July 12, 2021

  Sporting a Columbia Fireflies jersey, Music Director Morihiko Nakahara lead the orchestra through a spectacular evening of patriotic music, as Segra Park – home of the Columbia Fireflies –…

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Dixie Michelle, The Dog We All Hated

  July 8, 2021

By Tammy Davis     Part One of a Series, The Dog I Loved With My Whole Heart Before I can tell the story of the best dog in the…

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Ospreys—Nature Never Quits

  July 8, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Noon sharp, a hot, humid Monday. Just twenty yards away a tremendous crash like a rock hitting water got my attention. There sat an osprey with…

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