Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Brevard Author to Read at Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival

‘The Art of the Reset’ Brevard Author to Read at Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival Brevard, NC-based author and speaker Ann Sharpsteen will read from her soon-to-be-published book -- The Art of the Reset -- Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. as a free event at Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival at West Main Artists Co-op in…
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Furman University Professor of Saxophone Matt Olson debuts new jazz CD ‘789 Miles’

[caption id="attachment_33438" align="alignleft" width="300"] Furman University Professor of Saxophone Matt Olson debuts new jazz CD "789 Miles"[/caption] Furman Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies Matt Olson has produced a new CD recording to be officially released June 21 on OA2 Records, part of Seattle-based independent jazz label Origin Records. The recording, “789 Miles,”…
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Visual Arts Exhibit Featured at Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival

Out of the Box Visual Arts Exhibit Featured at Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival As an added attraction to Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival, more than a dozen regional artists are showcasing their unusual creative works in the exhibit Out of the Box. Through June 29, the exhibit is open for free public viewing Tuesday through Saturday,…
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Down The Rabbit Hole! Upcountry History Museum to Showcase Iconic ‘Alice’ Art

Costumes from Tim Burton’s 2010 Movie Among Featured Works Greenville, S.C. – On June 15, 2019, Down the Rabbit Hole: Imagining Alice’s Wonderland opens at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, transporting visitors through an extraordinary journey of iconic images, as well as the imaginative costumes created for Tim Burton’s 2010 movie. It…
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Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival Kicks Off With Fashion Show

House of Mann Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival Kicks Off With Fashion Show Sparkle City -- Spartanburg, SC -- will shine bigger and brighter than ever when The House of Mann hits the catwalk on the opening night after-party of Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival Saturday, June 1, 2019, at West Main Artists Co-op. “This is going…
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Artisphere Announces 2019 Artist Awards

$18,000 Distributed to Winning Participants [Greenville, SC] The 15th Anniversary Artisphere festival presented by TD Bank features 135 artists from across the country selected from 952 submissions from 28 states. 36 of the artists are new to the festival this year. On Friday, May 10th artist exhibitors were judged by festival jurors Devyn Vasquez (Penland…
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Furman Music By the Lake Summer Concert Series runs May 23-Aug. 1

[caption id="attachment_32739" align="alignnone" width="920"] The long-running concert series has delighted Upstate audiences for over 50 years. Leslie W. Hicken conducts the Lakeside Concert Band. Admission is free.[/caption] As Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken enters retirement at Furman University, he will continue to lead the Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, which begins Thursday,…
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Furman University Librarian Jeffrey Makala co-authors new book about dogs in literature

[caption id="attachment_32434" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Furman University Special Collections Librarian Jeffrey Makala[/caption] Jeffrey Makala, Furman University special collections librarian and university archivist at the James B. Duke Library, has co-edited a new book about dogs in literature. The book, “In Dogs We Trust: An Anthology of American Dog Literature,” is co-edited by Jacob F. Rivers III…
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Are you ready to break something? Then SmashIt/AxIt has you covered

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Upstate’s first smash room, SmashIt/AxIt, is opening this weekend. SmashIt/Axit is part of a new wave of stress release where people can rent out a room to break things, said Chase Michaels, the founder of the SmashIt/AxIt. Or if they want to take a different kind of approach, they can do…
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