Monday, May 13, 2013
Acclaimed group from Atlanta area sets June dates in South Carolina.
From Spivey Hall Children's Choir: The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir will be performing concerts in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina during its 2013 Summer Tour. In Columbia, Dr. Martha Shaw will conduct the internationally recognized choral group in a joint workshop/performance with The Young Sandlapper Singers at St. Michael and All the Angels Episcopal Church. In Charleston, the singers will perform at four senior community centers, as well as during the prestigious Spoleto USA festival as part of the Piccolo Spoleto program. The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir’s June appearances in South Carolina are part of its “Give Back” program. During these regional tours, which occur every three years, the choir typically performs at assisted …
Patch is giving away two tickets to the Saturday performance of Compagnie Käfig.
Are you ready for Spoleto? Patch is giving away two tickets to the Compagnie Käfig performance on the night of May 25. So what exactly is Compagnie Käfig? According to the Spoleto website: When Compagnie Käfig first appeared at Spoleto Festival USA in 2002, the relatively unknown young troupe was an instant audience hit. Since then the innovative hip-hop ensemble, under the superb direction of choreographer Mourad Merzouki, has become an international phenomenon, touring the world with sold out performances. Inspired by an encounter with eleven young dancers from the shantytowns of Brazil, Merzouki created Correriaand Agwa, two heart-stopping works that showcase a sensational combination of athletic samba, hip-hop, and capoeira dance …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Congrats to these few folks who will be going to the Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday!
Jaquelyn Garcia of Columbia, Shannon Badger of Griffin, GA, Anita Burgos of Easley and Hayley Robinson of North Charleston were the lucky winners of the Kenny Chesney tickets to this weekend's concert in Columbia. Stay with your local Patch for more contests.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Song has stirred up controversy in recent weeks.
It’s been talked about on The View and Conan, spoofed on Saturday Night Live and lit up message boards for the better part of two weeks. It’s the song by country music star Brad Paisley called “Accidental Racist.” Paisley is joined in the song by rapper/actor LL Cool J as they both reference symbols of racism, such as the confederate In interviews such as the one above, Paisley has said the song is a plea to make racism a thing of the past. But critics say it trivializes slavery and that Paisley is in no position to discuss matters of race. What do you think? Here are the lyrics: To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand When I put on that t-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I'm a Skynyrd fan …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
A short video of a recent performance by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra.
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra comprised of volunteer musicians, recently posted this video of the group performing "Satchmo! A Tribute To Louis Armstrong" arranged by Ted Ricketts and conducted by Einar Anderson. The symphony orchestra, which performs classical, light classical and pop music, provides free concerts for the public. The next concert is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. April 28 at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College in Irmo. The Concertos & Cupcakes event will feature the performance invitational winners of the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. For more information on the orchestra and concert dates, click here.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Local artists open their studios to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Do you love art? Have you ever wanted to visit an artist's studio? If you answered yes, then keep reading. For two days, art lovers will have the opportunity to visit the studios of nearly 60 local artists in both Richland and Lexington counties through 701 Center for Contemporary Art's Columbia Open Studios. The free weekend-long tour allows the public to meet and interact with artists, and see their creative process. The tours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday. To help you determine which studio you want to visit, pick up a copy of the Columbia Open Studios guide at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley Street Columbia and in this week's issue of the Free Times or view it online here. Below is a …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
All you have to do is blog on Patch about your experiences.
Do you keep your family updated via blog? Why not blog through Patch and experience Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream at Colonial Life Arena on opening night one April 11! Patch bloggers will get the royal treatment with a special Q&A session before the show followed by a photo opportunity with a Princess. Participating is simple. All you'll have to do is post show information frequently and share your experiences at the show with other Patch readers via blog and social media! Ten to 15 parent bloggers will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to put on and be part of the newest thrilling show to hit the ice! Each participating parent blogger will receive two (2) tickets for them and their child to attend the preshow and main …
Monday, February 25, 2013
If you missed them the first time around there's still a chance to see some of this year's Oscar winners
Maybe you didn't have a chance to get to the theater when Sunday night's Oscar winners first hit the big screen, but you still have a chance to catch some of films that were nominated this year. Just plug the title into the Moviefone widget above to find the next showing. Here were the winners, in case you didn't stay up late to watch them all:
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Gov. Haley has suggested that the agency be rolled up into the State Museum, but critics say it would mean the loss of jobs and federal grant money.
Last year Gov. Nikki Haley de-funded the South Carolina Arts Commission when she vetoed its funding in the budget, saying it had bloated administrative expenses. At the time, Haley said that while she appreciated the importance of the arts, its funding was not one of the core functions of government. A massive protest at the Statehouse followed. Both the House and Senate overrode the governor's veto and the Commission was saved. This year, another fight looms. In her executive budget proposal, Haley has suggested the Commission be rolled into the operations of the State Museum, which would eliminate the position of Executive Director while keeping the grants program intact. One of the main functions of the Commission is to give grant money…