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July

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival July 06, 2015

The 45th Season of the
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival*
Comes to Greenville’s Fine Arts Center
Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director


Monday, July 6
Program 1
Family Affair
Music of Robert and Clara Schumann and Brahms

Season tickets for all 5 Greenville concerts cost $100. Individual concert tickets are $25 but only available in mid June for
the Greenville location as space is available

For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit:
www.SCM-Festival.com

or

Call 828.771.3050, E-mail info@scm-festival.com
For more information about the Fine Arts Center, visit
www.fineartscenter.net.

Peace Center: "Weird Al Yankovic" July 08, 2015

"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour
July 8th, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Tickets start at $45


Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic brings his Mandatory World Tour to the Peace Center on July 8.


“Weird Al” is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammy® Awards (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.”


His latest album, Mandatory Fun, includes parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”) and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”). It set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first four spots. “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making “Weird Al” one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).







THE MANDATORY CZAR EXPERIENCE
$260 PER TICKET PACKAGE – VIP1



  • One (1) Premium Reserved ticket in the first five rows

  • Meet and greet with Weird Al

  • Invitation to a pre-show party at the Mandatory Lounge including cash bar

  • Personally Autographed Limited Edition Mandatory World Tour Poster

  • Complete Set of Weird Al Trading Cards (including brand new cards from Mandatory Fun – over 125 cards in all!)

  • Additional exclusive Weird Al merchandise gift

  • On-site concert concierge


THE MANDATORY VIP EXPERIENCE
$129 PER TICKET PACKAGE – VIP2



  • One (1) Premium Reserved ticket

  • Invitation to a pre-show party at the Mandatory Lounge including cash bar

  • Limited Edition Mandatory World Tour Poster

  • Complete Set of Weird Al Trading Cards (including brand new cards from Mandatory Fun)

  • On-site concert concierge


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/weird-al-yankovic-the-mandatory-world-tour

GLOW: "The Hot Mikado" July 09-18, 2015

The Hot Mikado 


July 9th | 7:30 PM
July 11th | 7:30 PM


July 18th | 3:00 - 5:30 PM



Tickets: $15 - $45

The Hot Mikado 
Celebrating the artistry of 1930s African-American entertainers like Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong, The Hot Mikado  puts a big band, jazz inspired spin on Gilbert and Sullivan's comic masterpiece The Mikado. It contains all of the hits from The Mikado including “Three Little Maids,” and “A Wand’ring Minstrel, I" as well as swinging dance numbers!  The Hot Mikado weaves a hilarious tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting.  Come see the hottest, hippest show in town this summer! Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea. Christian Elser conducts the GLOW Jazz Orchestra.




Gunter Theatre
Peace Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC

GLOW: "The Wiz" July 10-19, 2015

The Wiz


July 10th | 7:30 PM
July 11th | 11:00 AM (Special Family Matinee)


July 11th | 3:00 PM
July 12th | 3:00 PM
July 18th | 7:30 PM
July 19th | 3:00 PM



Tickets: $15 - $45

The Wiz 
A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.  A story about the coming of age of a strong, imaginative young woman, The Wiz is told from the perspective of Dorothy,  a 12 year old African-American girl. The Wiz  debuted on Broadway in 1975, winning seven Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.”  It was subsequently released in 1978 as a motion picture starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.  Hits include: “Ease on down the road,” “Everybody rejoice” and “Home.”   This timeless adventure through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly musical. 



Gunter Theatre
Peace Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC

Peace Center: "Jim Quick & the Coastline" July 10, 2015

Jim Quick and the Coastline
July 10, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $20


With an unmatched stage presence and a chill, grab-me-another-beer vibe, Jim Quick and the Coastline might be the most fun you’ll ever have hanging out by the Reedy River. He has been touring the Southeastern United States for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his latest, Down South. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band – a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out – the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick and the Coastline. Quick has been named the Carolina Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year Award nine times.






Concessions and free shag lessons provided by Carolina Shag Club start at 7:00 PM in the Wyche Pavilion.



http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jim-quick-and-the-coastline


 


Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival July 13, 2015

The 45th Season of the
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival*
Comes to Greenville’s Fine Arts Center
Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director


Monday, July 13
Program 2
Hungarian Flavors
Music of Haydn, Bartok and Dohnanyi

Season tickets for all 5 Greenville concerts cost $100. Individual concert tickets are $25 but only available in mid June for
the Greenville location as space is available

For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit:
www.SCM-Festival.com

or

Call 828.771.3050, E-mail info@scm-festival.com
For more information about the Fine Arts Center, visit
www.fineartscenter.net.

Peace Center: "Robert Randolph & The Family Band" July 16, 2015

Robert Randolph & The Family Band
July 16th, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets Start at $35


Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of the album Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The band followed with three studio recordings over the next eight years –Unclassified, Colorblind and We Walk This Road – which, together with tireless touring and unforgettable performances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won them an expanding and passionate fan base. Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and also attracted the attention of such giants as Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, who have collaborated with him on stage and in the studio.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/robert-randolph-and-the-family-band

Swannoanoa Chamber Music Festival July 20, 2015

The 45th Season of the
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival*
Comes to Greenville’s Fine Arts Center
Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director


Monday, July 20
Program 3
Mostly Russian
Music of Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Bridge, and Rachmaninoff

Season tickets for all 5 Greenville concerts cost $100. Individual concert tickets are $25 but only available in mid June for
the Greenville location as space is available

For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit:
www.SCM-Festival.com

or

Call 828.771.3050, E-mail info@scm-festival.com
For more information about the Fine Arts Center, visit
www.fineartscenter.net.

Peace Center: "Dailey & Vincent" July 30, 2015

Dailey & Vincent
July 30th, 2015 | 8:00 PM


Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America. They have won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including three Grammy® Award nominations, 14 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as 3-time “Entertainer of the Year,” 3-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year;” and four Dove Awards for “Bluegrass Album of the Year” and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.”






Genevieve’s tickets include access to the restaurant starting at 5:15 p.m. for drinks and small plates. For larger groups and special requests, please call 864.679.9231.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dailey-vincent

August

Peace Center: "Chris Botti" August 01, 2015

An Evening with Chris Botti
August 1, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $45


As you listen to the beautiful music effortlessly flow forth from the bell of Chris Botti’s trumpet, you may find yourself thinking something like, “Yeah. I could do that! That doesn’t look difficult at all!” But that’s not because playing the trumpet is simple. Not by any means. Botti is just one of those musicians who tends to make what he does for a living look easy.


A master trumpeter - who first picked up the instrument at just 12 years old - Chris Botti has been surrounded by music for the majority of his life. Over his prolific career, he has worked with a wide variety of major artists including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra.


Botti's 2012 album, Impressions, earned him a Grammy®, and a much-deserved spotlight in mainstream music. To date, he is the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His unique style, sound and stage presence have earned him a loyal international audience, and his music is adored by everyone from Jazz aficionados to less-serious music appreciators.


Now, he’s heading to the Peace Center on Saturday, August 1, to make beautiful music for Upstate audiences. Don’t miss out.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/chris-botti

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival August 03, 2015

The 45th Season of the
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival*
Comes to Greenville’s Fine Arts Center
Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director


Monday, August 3
Program 5
The Great Masters
Music of Schubert, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn

Season tickets for all 5 Greenville concerts cost $100. Individual concert tickets are $25 but only available in mid June for
the Greenville location as space is available

For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit:
www.SCM-Festival.com

or

Call 828.771.3050, E-mail info@scm-festival.com
For more information about the Fine Arts Center, visit
www.fineartscenter.net.

Peace Center: "Cinderella" August 04-09, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
August 4 - 9, 2015 | Times Vary
Tickets Start at $55


Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony®Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.


*Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one intermission


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/rodgers-hammersteins-cinderella

Peace Center: "Gipsy Kings" August 15, 2015

The Gipsy Kings
August 15th, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $35


After 25 years, there are very few places that haven’t been touched by the Gipsy Kings' ground-breaking music. They’ve played the streets of Cannes, toured in countless countries, and reached the top of American and World charts with hit songs like the highly loved (and highly recognizable) “Bomboleo.”


The Gipsy Kings' music- described as a blend of traditional Flamenco styles with Western Pop and Latin rhythms- has earned them a Grammy® and been featured in top entertainment like The Big Lebowski, Toy Story 3 and Glee.


The Gipsy Kings' influences span many different genres, from Bob Marley to The Eagles, and their performances are brilliantly infused with cues from Brazilian and Carribbean culture. Their newest album, Savor Flamenco, brings the band back to the United States with infectious rhythm, traditional sound and exceptional musicianship.


We’re lucky to have the Gipsy Kings performing at the Peace Concert Hall, Saturday, August 15.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/gipsy-kings

Peace Center: "Band of Oz" August 21, 2015

Band of Oz
August 21, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $20


Formed in 1967, the eight-piece Band of Oz brings an easy listening Beach sound to stages across the South. The group has been a guest at most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. Featuring a full horn section, the band performs well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/band-of-oz

Peace Center: "Drew Holcomb" August 27, 2015

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
August 27th, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets Start at $25


The words down-to-earth and rock star don’t generally go together. That is, unless you’re Drew Holcomb, the singer/songwriter heading up Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Because no matter how big they get, Holcomb and his band stay humble- making sure the show remains about the music, and most importantly, the fans.


Formed in 2005 and based in Nashville, Tennessee, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors have made a name for themselves by doing what they do best. Playing music. With an extensive touring schedule that never seems to stop, Holcomb has opened for some of the biggest names in music like Ryan Adams, Marc Broussard, Los Lobos, The Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen and more, and their music can be heard on hit TV programs like How I Met Your Mother, House MD, in the 2011-12 NBA season promo video, and most recently, Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are taking their newest album, Medicine, around the US for the 2015 “Tour De Compadres” tour with bands like Needtobreathe and Switchfoot.


Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are stopping off at the TD Stage on August 27, 2015, to help Greenville and the Peace Center Rock the River. You don’t want to miss out.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/drew-holcomb-and-the-neighbors

September

Peace Center: "Kinky Boots" September 01-06, 2015

Kinky Boots


Winner of Six 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Musical


KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.


Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.


With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony®Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles),KINKY BOOTS is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony®Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.


Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/kinky-boots

Centre Stage: "The Odd Couple" September 10-26, 2015



THE ODD COUPLE






Two Bachelors, One Apartment, a Great Evening of Fun





by: 


Neil Simon




Directed by: 


Chip Egan




Show Dates: 


September 10, 2015 to September 26, 2015







Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak newswriter is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar's problems - careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food - he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him.

http://centrestage.org/show/odd-couple



GLT: "Little Women, The Musical" September 18-October 03, 2015


Little Women The Broadway Musical


Book By Allan Knee      Music by Jason Howland     Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein


Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott


September 18 - October 3, 2015





Sept 18-19, 24-26, Oct 1-3 at 8 pm


Sept 20 & 27 at 3 pm


Six generations have read the story.  This one will sing it!  The story of growth, discovery, and love is woven through the lives of four young women: the rebellious Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and tempestuous Amy.  Led and anchored by the gracious matriarch, Marmee, these “little women” are in for great adventures as they navigate new experiences with their tightly woven family. This Broadway sensation brings the story to life through the incredible music of Jason Howland.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



Peace Center: "Dirty Dancing" September 29-October 04, 2015

Dirty Dancing
September 29 - October 4, 2015


Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.


Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”


Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theater sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dirty-dancing

October

GLT: "Little Women, The Musical" September 18-October 03, 2015


Little Women The Broadway Musical


Book By Allan Knee      Music by Jason Howland     Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein


Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott


September 18 - October 3, 2015





Sept 18-19, 24-26, Oct 1-3 at 8 pm


Sept 20 & 27 at 3 pm


Six generations have read the story.  This one will sing it!  The story of growth, discovery, and love is woven through the lives of four young women: the rebellious Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and tempestuous Amy.  Led and anchored by the gracious matriarch, Marmee, these “little women” are in for great adventures as they navigate new experiences with their tightly woven family. This Broadway sensation brings the story to life through the incredible music of Jason Howland.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



Peace Center: "Dirty Dancing" September 29-October 04, 2015

Dirty Dancing
September 29 - October 4, 2015


Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.


Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”


Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theater sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dirty-dancing

Peace Center: "Jackson Browne" October 08, 2015

Jackson Browne
October 8th, 2015
Tickets start at $55


Who is Jackson Browne? Well most of us know him as a musician. Well, not just a musician. California born Browne is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (inducted in 2004), a member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (inducted in 2007) and the brilliant mind behind fourteen studio albums and four live performance collections. His career began about 50 years ago, but it isn’t letting up anytime soon. The latest album from Browne, Standing in the Breach, is a ten-song collection that explores his thoughts on love, hope and the uncertainties we’re faced with in everyday life. Browne has a unique way with words and a deep understanding of the human condition, and he pours both into each and every track.


Though his success can be measured by musical hit after musical hit, some of Browne’s most important work happens outside the studio and off-stage. Turns out, Browne is known widely for being a proponent for arts education, the environment and human rights. He’s a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org, has received Duke University’s Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts Award, numerous humanitarian awards, and in 2002, Browne became the fourth recipient of the John Steinbeck Award.

Browne returns to the Peace Center to rock the Concert Hall with his band and special guests Larry Cambpell and Teresa Williams on October 8.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jackson-browne

Peace Center: "Audra McDonald" October 13, 2015

Audra McDonald
October 13, 2015
Tickets start at $35


Chances are, Audra McDonald is a name you already know quite well. With an unprecedented six Tony® wins, two Grammy® Awards and multiple Emmy® nominations, she is unstoppable in the entertainment world.


McDonald began acting at only seven years old, and the skillset definitely stuck. She later attended Juilliard where she studied classical voice under distinguished voice teacher, Ellen Faull. By the time McDonald was 28, she had already won three Tony® Awards for her performances in Carousel, Ragtime and Master Class.


You may also recognize her from ABC’s Private Practice, where she played the role of Dr. Naomi Bennett for three seasons, or NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!, where she took on the part of Mother Abbess. Now she’s heading to Greenville, SC to perform in the Peace Concert Hall. If you love live music, can’t get enough Broadway, and want a chance to see a living legend, this is the show you’ve been waiting for.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/audra-mcdonald

Peace Center: "Jersey Boys" October 27-November 01, 2015

Jersey Boys
October 27 - November 1, 2015


Theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its premiere in Greenville in July 2013. Worldwide, more than 22 million people have seen Jersey Boys. And now, the show that thrilled audiences will return to Greenville!

Jersey Boys is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” proclaimsThe New York Times.


The Jersey Boys creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.


Jersey Boys is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and authentic “profane Jersey language.”


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jersey-boys

GLT: "The 39 Steps" October 30-November 14, 2015


The 39 Steps


Adapted by Patrick Barlow


From the Novel by John Buchan


October 30 - November 14, 2015





Oct 30-31, Nov 5-7, 12-13 at 8 pm


Nov 1 & 8 at 3 pm


Based on the novel by John Buchan, this adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film is fast, funny, filled with intrigue and a touch of romance.  The forces of “The 39 Steps” are out for Richard Hannay, the unsuspecting target of a ring of spies.  Hannay is forced to go on the run and encounters plane crashes, train chases, and romance, until finally he must save his own life. All 150 characters are played by 4 actors in a lightening-speed comedy that will leave you wanting more.  The 39 Steps is a TONY Award- winning comedy, and is a must for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



November

GLT: "The 39 Steps" October 30-November 14, 2015


The 39 Steps


Adapted by Patrick Barlow


From the Novel by John Buchan


October 30 - November 14, 2015





Oct 30-31, Nov 5-7, 12-13 at 8 pm


Nov 1 & 8 at 3 pm


Based on the novel by John Buchan, this adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film is fast, funny, filled with intrigue and a touch of romance.  The forces of “The 39 Steps” are out for Richard Hannay, the unsuspecting target of a ring of spies.  Hannay is forced to go on the run and encounters plane crashes, train chases, and romance, until finally he must save his own life. All 150 characters are played by 4 actors in a lightening-speed comedy that will leave you wanting more.  The 39 Steps is a TONY Award- winning comedy, and is a must for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



December

Centre Stage: "Let it Snow" December 03-19, 2015



Let It Snow






The American Premiere of a New Christmas Tale





by: 


Peter Quilter




Directed by: 


Myra Greene




Show Dates: 


December 3, 2015 to December 19, 2015







Centre Stage presents the American premiere of this charming play with music from the pen of Peter Quilter, writer of the worldwide hit comedy "Glorious!" and the Broadway smash "End of the Rainbow". Set during the holliday season in England in the 1950's, "Let It Snow" follows the stor of an eccentric theatrical family who perform more at home than they do on the stage. Jack is a cabaret star, as in love with his piano as he is with his silk dressing gowns. His parents, Charlie and Beatrice, are old Vadeville stars, full of hilarious tales of life on the road. Maggie performs with Jack in the evenings and regularly visits his house to rehearse, drink tea, and tell the sorry tale of her latest romantic disaster. If only she and Jack realized that their true love was right in front of them.

The sudden arrival of Charlie and Beatrice, asking to stay with Jack for a few days, throws his and Maggie's lives into chaos. Jack's butler and general housekeeper, Graham, copes masterfully with the ensuing disruption, but then Beatrice unexpectedly disappears. It seems that this was not a simple visit, but an opportunity for her to leave Charlie and run off to an alaternative romantic liaision in France. The question is, will anyone find their true love? Do Christmas wishes ever come true? And what on earth do performers do with themselves once the spotlight goes out?

This is a very funny and touching show business comedy that is bursting with one-liners and lovable characters. The show features a dozen classic Chistmas songs, including Winter Wonderland, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Buon Natale, and of course, Let It Snow. Comedy, nostalgia, music, and plenty of Christmas spirit all wrapped up, just for you.

http://centrestage.org/show/let-it-snow



GLT: "A Christmas Carol" December 11-20, 2015


A Christmas Carol


Adapted by Adrian Hall
December 11 - 20, 2015




Dec 11-12, 17-19 at 8 pm


Dec 13 & 20 at 3 pm


As the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future force Scrooge to see his life from another’s view, he must make the decision to stay the same or choose a different course.  Impressed by his mistakes, Scrooge sees that life, however hard or dark, is meant to be shared with others.  In Adrian Hall’s adaptation of this classic tale, you will come face to face with a little pride and sorrow, but above all, joy.  Rewind the clock and rediscover your own Christmas Spirit with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchet, and Scrooge himself.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



GLT: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" December 16-19, 2015


'Twas the Night Before Christmas


December 16 - 20, 2015
 




Dec 16-18 at 10:30 am


Dec 19 at 10:30 am & 2 pm


And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. It's Christmas Eve and Clem has no money to give his family presents or even to pay his rent. He puts his children to bed, believing there is hope for a Merry Christmas. Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, and a truly magical night begins that Clem and his family will never forget. See Clement Clark Moore's poem brought to life on stage.  It's pure Christmas magic.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!about1/c1b97



January

February

GLT: "And Then There Were None" February 19-March 06, 2016


And Then There Were None


By Agatha Christie
February 19 - March 6, 2016




Feb 19-20, 25-27, Mar 3-5 at 8 pm


Feb 21, 28 & Mar 6 at 3 pm


Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery, this story is sure to leave the audience thrilled.  Ten guests arrive on remote Soldier Island to find their host and hostess missing. A mysterious recording accuses each of them of murder, dooming them to demise in the method described by a nursery rhyme.  The ten figurines on the mantel fall one by one as the guilty succumb to justice. With nine gone and one left, will the nursery rhyme find completion? Left in the hands of an avenger, will there be any survivors?


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



March

GLT: "And Then There Were None" February 19-March 06, 2016


And Then There Were None


By Agatha Christie
February 19 - March 6, 2016




Feb 19-20, 25-27, Mar 3-5 at 8 pm


Feb 21, 28 & Mar 6 at 3 pm


Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery, this story is sure to leave the audience thrilled.  Ten guests arrive on remote Soldier Island to find their host and hostess missing. A mysterious recording accuses each of them of murder, dooming them to demise in the method described by a nursery rhyme.  The ten figurines on the mantel fall one by one as the guilty succumb to justice. With nine gone and one left, will the nursery rhyme find completion? Left in the hands of an avenger, will there be any survivors?


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



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Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Summerworks" July 07-31, 2014

Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Summerworks"
FROZEN
2 Day DANCE CAMPs


Come in and cool off during the hot summer days with our "Frozen" two-day dance camp. Dancers will learn dance routines to music from this popular soundtrack. We will have fun arts and crafts, story time and snack time. Tuition $75 for new enrollees. Full payment due with registration. Limited to 15 students per camp.

• Ages 4 & 5 - three options

o Monday & Wednesday, July 7 and July 9 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 8 and July 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM

o Monday & Wednesday, July 28 and July 30 from 9:30 to 12:30 PM

• Ages 6, 7, & 8 - three options

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 8 and July 10 from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM

o Monday & Wednesday, July 7 and July 9, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 29 and July 31, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

To register: http://carolinaballet.org/in-the-community/summer-dance-camps

AGGG: "Silent Auction!" July 08-26, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N Main St, Greenville is kicking off its annual fundraiser for Foothills Search and Rescue with a SILENT AUCTION of original artwork by some of the areas finest artists.

The Silent Auction begins July 1st and will continue until July 26th. So come by the gallery and bid on YOUR favorite!


On July 26th the Gallery will be hosting a fun filled event from 11-4 which will include vendors who create "one of a kind" gifts and treats for your special pets, A raffle featuring gift baskets donated by local merchants, a chance to meet the volunteer handlers, trainers and canines of Foothills Search and Rescue and members of Greenville County Canine unit.

 This is a DOG and Child friendly event!

JOIN US AND HELP SUPPORT THIS AMAZING AND DEDICATED GROUP OF DOGS AND HANDLERS FROM FOOTHILLS SEARCH AND RESCUE.

http://artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com/news.html

GCMA: "Ben Nixon: Native State" July 09-September 07, 2014

Ben Nixon: Native State


Opens in Gallery 4 on July 9th and continues through September 7th.

Using the 19th-century wet-plate collodion process, artist Ben Nixon creates landscape photographs of exceptional beauty. By focusing his lens on unfamiliar terrain, he invites viewers into a mysterious, dreamlike world. Nixon is an expert technician in the collodion process, and when shooting in the field he relies on his car as his darkroom, where he develops the glass-plate negatives on site.

A native of Spartanburg, Nixon attended Sierra Nevada College in the Lake Tahoe region and studied photography at Rockport College (now Maine Media College). Following his studies, Nixon relocated to California, where he worked for more than five years assisting photographer Jack Welpott. Nixon has also assisted Arno Rafael Minkkinen and printed for Arthur Tress, William Heick, and Art Rogers.

Nixon's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Bolinas Museum, and many private collections.

Join the artist for a gallery talk on Sunday, July 13.

Centre Stage: Shout! The Mod Musical July 10-August 02, 2014

Shout! The Mod Musical

This Musical tracks five women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960s that really made England swing. This non-stop journey provides infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads from the likes of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. Experience the progression of many of your favorites from 1960 to 1970 as these five ladies face some tough situations as the music motivates them to persevere.

 

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Downtown Alive! "Tyler Boone Band" July 10, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.


Music


Find a more genuine, harder working musician than Tyler Boone. Actually, just go ahead and give up because it is not going to happen. Growing up in the Lowcountry, Boone first became enamored with the subculture of Charleston's punk/metal scene, before eventually expanding his musical palette to include the blues/pop-laced influences that are sprinkled throughout his more recent releases. Boone released his first ever King City Records release, (October 12, 2012) Changing Pace, (producers Jeff Leonard Jr. and Eric Rickert) which demonstrates a unified, confident sound that can only come from a heavy dose of touring and a band that has become comfortable exploring the boundaries of their collective sound. Changing Pace was featured on "What's New" on Spotify the week of it's release and recently featured in Performer Magazine as an Editor's Pick. Opening up for such acts as Grammy award winning artists Hootie & the Blowfish, & Christopher Cross with Platinum record selling artist Edwin McCain. American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze, American Idol Finalist Elise Testone and other artists such as The Old Crow Medicine Show, Alpha Rev, I-Nine, Ben Rector and The Dirty Guv'nah's. Boone is well on his way to becoming a major act himself. Boone's new release "Changing Pace" is now featured on 105.5 "The Bridge" in Charleston, SC and 92.1 "The Palm" "WUSC 90.3 FM" “Rock 93.5” FM “WXRY 99.3 “ FM in Columbia, SC and "Z 93.1 The Lake" in Lexington, SC , Rock 95.5 in Augusta, GA, Rock 106.1 in Savannah, GA and Rock 93.3 "The Planet" in Greenville, SC - WSGE 91.7 FM in Charlotte, NC - KPRI 102.1 FM in San Diego, California.
www.tylerboonemusic.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Most Wanted Bluegrass Band" July 10, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Most Wanted Bluegrass Band


Most Wanted Bluegrass is a band of award winning musicians that bring a toe tapping, solid bluegrass performance to the stage. Their driving instrumentals coupled with strong vocals and beautiful harmony assures a performance that you do not want to miss.

Music by the Lake: "Matt Olson Jazz Quartet" July 10, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 10th

The Matt Olson Jazz Quartet
Matt Olson, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

The Ward: "Uncensored Truth" July 10, 2014

The Uncensored Truth


Inspired by local artist, Gracie Holtzclaw's recent interviews, this art exhibit deals with two very controversial subjects: Violence Against Women and Censorship.

Please join us as we all learn to open our hearts, our eyes and our minds. Come see Gracie's now infamous piece, "RAPE CULTURE" and all of the other beautiful art...and perhaps, (fair warning) the not-so-beautiful art.

Many of the pieces in this show have actually been officially CENSORED from other local exhibits. Some are therapeutic creations of women as they worked through a personal or traumatic experience. Others are works by local artists who were inspired by the strength and courage of women who have endured "unspeakable pain.

Participating Artists:
Gracie Holtzclaw, Allison Anne Brown, Jennifer Lynne Ziemann, Jackie Shapiro Rosen, Suzanne Vitti, Kay Larch, Peggy Tanner Day, Kymberly Day, Lindsay Louise McPhail, Liz Lynch, Jeff Lynch, Pat Prince Kraemer, Rebecca Romanek Johnson, Carey Morton, Kelly Lunch Murphy.

20% of the proceeds from art sales will go to Safe Harbor, Inc.

July 10th from 6 - 10 pm

The Ward Artist Studios

2nd Stage: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse July 11-20, 2014

Lilly's Puprle Plastic Purse
July 11-20, 2014


The last 2nd Stage show of the 2013-2014 Season is coming soon. Directed by the talented Lauren Imhoff and starring Lila Smith, who also played the role of PINKALICIOUS, this show is a must-see and only $7/person.

Click here to buy online. http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/2nd-stage/upcoming-productions/lillys-purple-plastic-purse

Meet Lilly – “Queen of the World” and Lover of Everything! Lilly loves cheese snacks, her new red boots, her best friends Wilson and Chester, her new teacher Mr. Slinger, and especially her brand new purse that plays music whenever it’s opened.
In fact, she loves her new purse so much that it gets her into trouble – and she learns that making mistakes is all a part of growing up.

At SCCT Headquarters
153 Augusta Street

Main Street Fridays: "Hot As a Pepper" July 11, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Hot As A Pepper is not your run-of-the-mill cover band churning out the same old tired songs from this music genre or that, with little or no emotion. Hot As A Pepper brings high energy, fun, funky and upbeat music to your venue or event and plays what YOU want to hear. A variety of genres and generations are covered including some originals.
www.hotasapepper.com/ | Listen

TD Stage: "Marc Cohn" July 11, 2014

Marc Cohn


 

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 7:30 PM


After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis", Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and be able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales.

Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s. at which point TIME magazine called him "one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade" and Bonnie Raitt declared, "Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for." Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn's early records for Atlantic, as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow.

In 1998 Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join The Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, "Parade" is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date. About his latest album Listening Booth: 1970, Rolling Stone said, "Cohn has one of rock's most soulful croons - a rich immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own."

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

MarcCohn.net

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/cohn

Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" July 12, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



July 12th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Trailblazer Park: "Blazing Arts July 12, 2014

Blazing Arts


See the arts come to life in this extraordinary festival of performing, visual, literary and culinary arts. Join us we celebrate our rich and diverse local arts culture with ongoing performances, tastes, sights and sounds brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Trailblazer Park: "Creative Ways to Enjoy Art Everyday!" July 12, 2014

Creative Ways to Enjoy Art Everyday!


Saturday, July 12th
5pm - 9pm

Trailblazer Park
Travelers Rest, SC

Guest speaker: Mary How, MA, ATR-BT, nationally registered board certified art therapist and owner of Angelfishcreative.com

Cooking is an Art - Get Creative!Aromatherapy - Discover your Scent
Restoring Body and Mind Through Art
Easy Ways to Add Art in Your Home
Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces

This program is brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance

There will also be food trucks, craft beer and wine, and artists demonstrations.

Taylors Mill: "Drawing Figures" July 13, 2014

FIGURE DRAWING


-THIS SUNDAY-
JULY 13th, 3-5pm
And all the rest of the Sundays in July as well.



We have better air-circulation: 4 fans, open windows & FREE bottled water!

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at our NEW venue — TAYLOR’S MILL @ STUDIO 5F, work from a live model. Plenty of FREE parking and grab a deeelish coffee or brewski from DUE SOUTH on your way upstairs. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gestures, longer poses are 15–60 min. BYOB, easel, drawing board & supplies. Chairs provided. A sink & bathroom across the hall is available if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy.

WHEN
Sundays, 3-5pm



JULY 13, 20, 27

WHERE
Taylor's Mill, 250 Mill Street



(Take 4th right off Mill St, past William Felton School of Craft)




2nd Floor, Studio 5F
Taylors, SC 29687
Click here for map


COST
$10 / session

QUESTIONS
Call/Text Jessie: (843) 817-5295





Email: jessiekendall@gmail.com
Tumbler: drawing-figures.tumblr.com
Find us on Facebook


 

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "Antony and Cleopatra" July 15-August 03, 2014

Antony and Cleopatra

July 10 - August 3


Thursday through Sunday at 7:00 pm

Free!

At the Ampitheatre in Falls Park on the Reedy

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival is Presented by Bank of America and supported in part by a grant from The Metropolitan Arts Council.

If you are interested in auditioning, click here.

Check us out in Falls Park! Photo Credit: Derek Eckenroth

Centre Stage: "Shout! The Mod Musical" July 15-August 02, 2014

Directed by Terri West Poore
If you liked Beehive, then you will love

Shout! The Mod Musical!


This musical tracks 5 women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960's that really made England swing.

This non-stop journey provides infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads from the likes of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey and Lulu.

Sponsored by:
Rolling Green Village and
McKinney Dodge Chrysler Jeep Mazda, Inc.

Shout! The Mod Musical

July 10 - August 2
Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.
Sun. 3 p.m.

Tickets:
$30, $25, $20

http://www.centrestage.org/show/shout-mod-musical

 

Grand Opening for the Art Cellar July 16, 2014

Grand Opening for the Art Cellar


The Greenville community is invited to attend the gallery’s Grand Opening
reception on Wednesday, July 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., where they
will be able to meet many of the artists featured in the space. A ribbon
cutting ceremony with The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will also be held
on Wednesday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the gallery.

The Art Cellar is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m. The space is also available by appointment weekday mornings and
for private networking events on weekday evenings. To learn more, please
call (864) 419-5032.

About The Art Cellar
The Art Cellar is an eclectic fine art and craft gallery located in
downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The salon-style gallery features a
number of local artists with talent across wide variety of mediums,
including paintings, photography, ceramics, fiber arts and other inspiring
forms of artwork. Located at 123 B South Main Street, the gallery offers a
relaxed and approachable atmosphere to experience the thriving art community
in the Upstate.
Connect with The Art Cellar on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/greenvilleartcellar on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/theartcellar , on
and visit the company’s website at
www.greenvilleartcellar.com

GCMA: "Content of Our Character..." Exhibit July 16-September 21, 2014

 Exhibition: "Content of Our Character: From States Rights to Civil Rights"


Feb 12, 2014 — Sep 21, 2014

From John C. Calhoun to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., state history, slavery, economics, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement come to life in this powerful exhibition drawn from the GCMA permanent collection.

Artwork from:
George P.A. Healy
John Ross Key
Thomas Satterwhite Noble
Luther Terry
Hilda Belcher
Frederick Brown

 http://gcma.org/content-of-our-character/

Downtown Alive! "The Get Right Band" July 17, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.


Music


The Get Right Band is a three-piece with the musical energy and power of The Police,” says Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle. The Transylvania Times writes that the band “takes the stage with a palpable sense of energy.” The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. With the addition of JC Mears, a powerful and dynamic drummer, the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force. The Get Right Band has been touring the East Coast and the Caribbean heavily since their inception in April, 2011. The band has rocked hard and jammed relentlessly every step of the way. The Get Right Band’s debut CD, Shake, was released in February, 2013. Hittin’ The Note Magazine says the disc is “fun, full of energy and excitement, and should be listened to with the volume turned all the way up.” The rock n’ roll album features stripped down but creatively layered and produced performances of the band’s original tunes. It’s “groove with rock melodies built on funk attitudes,” says The Mountain Xpress. From the seductive blues of “Voodoo Doll” to the dance party vibe of “Chromaticize” to the Caribbean influenced “Touch The Holy,” (inspired by the band’s Caribbean tours) Shake’s “impressive stylistic range manages to all fit within the band’s distinctive image” (WNC Magazine). The Grateful Web writes that the disc is a “tasty mix of hip-swinging selections that leaves the listener thirsty for more. The members of The Get Right Band have played with many of the East Coast’s greatest acts, including Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, Woody Wood, Josh Phillips, The Artimus Pyle Band, Scrappy Hamilton (now Truth & Salvage Company), Afromotive, and Royal Trux (Virgin Records), and have shared the stage with national acts such as Galactic, Victor Wooten Band, Mike Dillon Band, Jeff Sipe Trio, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Jeff Coffin’s Mutet, Larry Keel, and Bobby Lee Rodgers.
www.thegetrightband.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Southern Crescent" July 17, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Southern Crescent (Variety)


Southern Crescent is one of the most versatile variety bands in the upstate of South Carolina. Mixing a variety of music including oldies, beach, pop, and rock, the band adjusts their broad song selection to each audience’s particular tastes.

www.southerncrescentband.com

Music by the Lake: "Bluegrass Night" July 17, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 17th

Bluegrass Night
The Andy Carlson Band
7 p.m. prelude: SC Suzuki Institute Fiddlers, Anna Joiner, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

TD Stage: "JJ Grey and Mofro" July 17, 2014

JJ Grey and Mofro


Over the course of six albums and a decade of touring, JJ Grey's grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. Beating the streets on nearly every continent, he and his band Mofro have sewn a continuous thread of laying-it-on-the-line shows that move folks to dance and at times to tears.

This event will be at the Peace Center's TD Stage amphitheater located along the Reedy River in beautiful Greenville, SC.

7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 for the lawn, $35 for Genevieve's

More information

The Film House: "Zombieland" July 17, 2014

Zombieland


A shy student trying to reach his family, a gun-toting tough guy trying to fine the Last Twinkie, and sisters trying to get to an amusement park join to travel across a zombie-filled America.

2009   88min   Rated R.   Reuben Fleisher

July 17
7:00pm
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Fridays: "Deja Nue" July 18, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Deja Nue featuring the Nue City Horns is a nine piece band which includes a four piece horn section, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, and multiple vocalists. The group is made up of seasoned musicians who have performed with a variety of local, regional, and national acts. The band plays a variety of music including Beach, Classic Soul, Funk, Rock, and Country. You can follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/dejanueband and hear live performances on YouTube by searching for "Deja Nue Band."
www.dejanueband.com | Listen

Pendleton St. Village Arts District: "Music for Kids!" July 19-30, 2014

Music Adventure!


Music Adventure is a new independent business taking off in Greenville at The Wheel in the Pendleton St Village Arts District. It's a fun time for little ones to explore music with other children in a "play-date" that flows between improvisation and structured activities. Groups are led by Greenville native Lynne Holcombe, a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter with over 15 years of experience of playing music with children and a degree in music therapy. Lynne has also worked with children with special needs, specifically on the autism spectrum since 1999 and welcomes children who may require special and creative attention to the adventure.

Let's play some music! Music Adventure can travel to you for birthday parties and other kids events (parent's day out groups, day cares, preschools, church functions, home school groups, etc) It also takes place Monday-Wednesday mornings and some Saturdays at The Wheel. The next Saturday adventures are July 19th. The Wheel is a great new multi-use space where we can have our Music Adventure sessions until a more permanent location can be obtained. There's comfy chairs and tables (and WiFi) for relaxing while your child is playing music (unless it's a group where the adult needs to participate*). The room is spacious and we will be the only ones using it when we are in session. Parking is available on the street or in the lot right across the street. And be sure to check out the community garden next door!

The Wheel: 1288 Pendleton st, Greenville, SC 29611 check them out online at www.facebook.com/thewheelgreenville

Music adventure sessions are 45 minutes each for ages 18 months-3rd grade. A parent/guardian MUST be on the premises and available at all times. Some music adventures require the adult to participate with the child. Indicated by *.

Scroll down for the July Schedule.

$15/session/child

START UP SPECIAL! $5 for each additional child from one family attending in the same week.

***You can pay for sessions one at a time or purchase a series. Prepay for 3 music sessions and the 4th one is free!

There is no deadline for using music sessions purchased in a series.

*****Please arrive 15 minutes early if you still need to pay or if you haven't filled out an info/liability release form.

Cash and checks accepted. Credit card and pay-pal options are soon to come as well.

Email musicadventureforkids@gmail.com and RSVP for classes you are interested in attending. You can pay when you get there but, it will be very helpful to know how many kids to expect. Music adventure session sizes will be small. We are going to try a max of 10 kids to start. Drop-ins are welcome,if there is space. To be sure, reserve your spot NOW! :)

Music Adventure sessions cover a wide range of concepts and topics including exploration of rhythm, melody, tone, dynamics, tempo, harmony, texture, theory, history, world cultures and other basic music elements through age appropriate use of songs, instruments, stories, puppets, dance, listening, interacting with props, fellow music lovers and adventure!

Music Adventure Schedule for July 30, 2014

Mondays
10am 2-3 yrs *
11am 4-5 yrs

Tuesdays
10am 18mo-2yrs *
11am 4 yrs (and near)

Wednesdays
10am 3 yrs (and near) *
11am 1st-3rd grades (flexible ages)

Thursdays
For the future. Vote for what you want!

Saturday July 19th
9:30am 18mo-2yrs *
10:30am 2-3yrs *
11.30am 4-5yrs
12:30am 1st-3rd grades (flexible ages)

Why "(and near)" and "(flexible ages)"? Kids vary so much in maturity, ability and interest during this time of growth. If you think your child would be interested in a group music adventure with varied ages please give these sessions a try. Please tell us about your child when you RSVP. Background info is super helpful for facilitating a great adventure for everyone.

* Indicates parent/guardian and child paired adventure. (adult participates)

Let the adventure begin!

Please "like" us on facebook and see what we are up to www.facebook.com/musicadventureforkids

Learn more about Lynne and hear her music www.lynneholcombe.com

plus hear some of her original kids songs at www.soundcloud.com/nightlightofstars

The Film House: "Jurassic Park" July 19, 2014

Jurassic Park


A theme park suffers a power breakdown that allows its dinosaurs to run amok.

1992   127min   Rated PG-13   Stephen Spielberg

July 19
6:00pm at Swamp Rabbit Cafe
205 Cedar Lane Rd.

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

GCMA: "Shakespeare at the Museum" July 20, 2014

Jul 20, 2014

Sundays at 2: Shakespeare at the Museum


2 pm - 3 pm

Greenville Shakespeare Company presents an abridged version of the classic comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Enjoy the madcap antics of four young lovers, Athenian royals, amateur Thespians, and a band of woodland fairies.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e128&DateOfEvent=07/20/2014

Centre Stage: Love, Loss and What I Wore July 22-29, 2014

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron

July 22nd and 29th, 2014

Providing that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss and What I Wore has become an international hit. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that ll women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatregoing experiences domestically and overseas.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Downtown Alive! "The Whiskey Gentry" July 24, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.


Music


Amongst many attempts to describe The Whiskey Gentry, perhaps the best take was from Paste Magazine who called them a “toe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass…with a punk-inspired kick drum.” The Whiskey Gentry’s catchy tunes reel in listeners spanning from music novices to mainstream audiences, while their musical mastery garners the professional praise and respect of those with the most sophisticated of musical palates. Two albums in, both co-produced by John Keane (R.E.M., Uncle Tupelo), they recently gained official recognition as a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at MerleFest. From local haunts to the Nashville music industry’s elite, the band’s burgeoning followers and supporters have quite literally set the stage for nationwide venues and air waves. Initially a quintet formed by husband and wife duo Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow, the band’s debut album in 2011 Please Make Welcome became a critically-acclaimed success, quickly launching the Atlanta-based band into markets from Tampa to NYC, and at festivals priding themselves as the first to showcase the next best thing. They have since expanded on both a physical and geographic level, becoming a septet comprised of Chesley Lowe on banjo, Sammy Griffin on bass, Price Cannon on drums, Michael Smith on mandolin, and Rurik Nunan on fiddle. Their most recent album Holly Grove is another leap in the band’s ongoing evolution on a musical and social scale. In early 2013, The Whiskey Gentry rallied fans to raise funds for studio sessions through a Kickstarter campaign, which ultimately far surpassed their goals and expectations. Local artists and established pros alike pitched in as well, creating a true ensemble effort on songs such as a duet with Butch Walker on “One Night in New York,” and cameos throughout the album by Les Hall, the Dappled Grays, and Radiolucent. Mastered by Glenn Schick (Indigo Girls, Drive-By Truckers), Holly Grove infuses elements of country, bluegrass, folk, rock, and punk with a mix of poppy and poignant lyrics, fiery and heartfelt vocals, traditional and avant-garde sound, honesty, edginess, and entertainment all around. Luring listeners in, capturing their ears, hearts, and minds, and blazing new trails in Americana music and beyond, The Whiskey Gentry is only just warming its heels. Hunter S. Thompson wrote that “the whiskey gentry” was “a pretentious mix of booze, failed dreams, and a terminal identity crisis.” Though they are never lacking offers from fans for a shot of whiskey, their dreams are becoming reality, their identity is distinct, their future on a steady crescendo.
www.thewhiskeygentry.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Sean and the Boogie..." July 24, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Sean and the Boogie Children (Funk/Blues Rock)


Sean Cronin is backed by a power trio called Boogie Children, bringing a funky, bluesy, rockin' music show to the upstate and beyond. Playing several festivals this summer and fall, Sean and his Boogie Children will be also backing legendary blues acts such as Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Pop Ferguson, Cool John Ferguson and Gaye Adegaboloa. Boogie Children looks forward to playing this years' Reedy River Concert Series. See you there! www.reverbnation.com/seancronin

 

Music by the Lake: "Phantom of the Opera" July 24, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 24th

“The Phantom of the Opera”
Lisa Barksdale, Bruce Schoonmaker, Grant Knox, vocal soloists
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

John Hiatt and the Combo & The Robert Cray Band July 24, 2014

John Hiatt and The Combo & The Robert Cray Band come to the Peace Concert Hall stage July 24, 2014! 

Show Dates
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 7:30 PM

John Hiatt 
Over thirty-five years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America's most respected and influential singer-songwriters. With seven solo albums under his belt, Hiatt's A&M debut, Bring The Family (1987) was his breakthrough. With rootsy, rock-country-blues fusion, Hiatt was named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone's annual Critics Poll.
Fan favorites include "Thing Called Love", "Memphis In The Meantime", and "Have A Little Faith In Me", and many others, which have all been covered by many other diverse artists such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, and Iggy Pop. John Hiatt has been honored with his own star on Nashville's Walk of Fame, in induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.

Robert Cray
Widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time, The New Yorker recently called Robert Cray "one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades." He has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Riatt to John Lee Hooker, and in 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Robert Cray has produced over 17 studio albums and has earned 5 Grammy Awards (and 15 nominees). He is one of his generation's great musical storytellers with down-home sound and rich emotion, yet never straying far from his incomparable guitar mastery.

Tickets on sale to Peacekeepers. Public on-sale is this Saturday, May 24th at 10:00am!

Tickets: $45, $55

The Film House: "Mad Max" July 24, 2014

Mad Max


A vengeful policeman sets out to avenge his partner, wife and son who were murdered by a motorcycle gang in retaliation for the death of their leader

1980   88min   Rated R   George Miller

July 24
7:00pm.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Fridays: " Zataban" July 25, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Zataban is a group of seasoned professional musicians that share a love of Southern music in its many permutations, as well as similar music backgrounds and a respect for each other’s abilities and ideas. What we hope to accomplish is to put a twist on the typical idea of Southern music by fusing blues, soul, jazz, and New Orleans funk with a relaxed, but intense style of playing. In addition to our original music, all material is carefully hand-picked with an emphasis on the less often heard, and bears our personal stamp. In each note played, we hope to express our passion for the music. Thanks to each of you for your support of Zataban and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy performing for you.
www.zataban.com

Trailblazer Park: "Blazing Arts" July 26, 2014

Blazing Arts


See the arts come to life in this extraordinary festival of performing, visual, literary and culinary arts. Join us we celebrate our rich and diverse local arts culture with ongoing performances, tastes, sights and sounds brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

TRAA: "Art of Imagination" July 26, 2014

Travelers Rest Artist Alliance presents:
Art of Imagination


Saturday, July 26th
4:00 - 9:00 pm
at Trailblazer Park

SEE.  An entertaining evening of performances by musicians, actors, artists and other on the amphitheater stage. Take a walk through the workshops that will take place on the festival lawn.

TRY.  Alongside artists, musicians, and performers learn more about their craft. Discover what it takes to create literary art, play a favorite rhythm or move like an animal

DO.  Art in action with your imagination! Take part in musical happenings, magic at your finger tips, a colorful stage performance and much MORE!

The best part... it's FREE!

Food Trucks - Craft Beer - Art in Action

For more information visit ArtinTR.com

GCMA: "Gallery Talk with Katie Walker" July 27, 2014

Jul 27, 2014

Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk: Katie Walker


2 pm - 3 pm

Greenville artist Katie Walker creates work using personal imagery that is both thought-provoking and humorous. Come listen as she shares her observations about her work and creative process in her exhibition at the GCMA.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e129&DateOfEvent=07/27/2014

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "Jacki Newell" July 29-September 01, 2014

Jacki Newell's Exhibit and Reception at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery


Join us for the Artist's opening reception including wine and cheese and a viewing of Jacki's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery.

July 1st through September 30th

Exhibit Reception:
Thursday, July 31st
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Street Real Estate Gallery
428 S. Main Street
Downtown Greenville

Anderson Arts Center: "SC Watermedia Society" July 29-September 12, 2014

South Carolina Watermedia Society
37th Annual Exhibition

The Anderson Arts Center and our Sponsor, South State Bank, Invites you to the opening reception for the SC Watermedia Society.


Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 2, 5:00pm

Exhibition:
August 2 - September 12, 2014

Anderson Arts Center
110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625
864.222.2787

Gallery Hours:
9:30am - 5:30pm, Tuesday - Friday

Centre Stage: "Create @ Centre Stage" July 30, 2014

Enjoy some wine while artists from Vino and Van Gogh teach you how to paint your favorite Greenville scene. Proceeds support Centre Stage!

Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Tickets: $50 per person $75 per couple

Purchase tickets at centrestage.org
(864) 233-6733
kirsten.floyd@centrestage.org

Downtown Alive! "Reggie Sullivan Band" July 31, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Reggie Sullivan Band delivers a high energy show with rock to jazz influences and has become one of the most sought after bands in the Midlands of South Carolina. The upright bass may seem like an unusual lead for a band, but Reggie's inspired musicianship and melodic vocals will have you changing your mind, tapping your toe, and singing along before the next song. This seasoned 5 piece brings the heat of entertainers that have been touring for years and never disappoints. So pull up a seat and tap into the tunes!
www.facebook.com/TheReggieSullivanBand | Listen

 

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "Chasin the Blues" July 31, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


Chasing the Blues (Blues)


Chasing the Blues is a groove and rock infused blues band from Greenville, SC. The band is made up of two members of Greenville’s own Side Alley Blues Band, a member of Chocolate Thunder’s band and the Soul Connection, as well as master guitarist and friend who’s played in classic rock and, lately blues bands all his life. These characters’ names would be Jimmy Stenhouse on guitar, Scott Illderton on drums, Kurt Young on guitar and vocals, and Leigh Stenhouse on vocals and bass. Each offer a unique and different flavor to the melting pot of jam that they cook up each and every time they play. From down in delta blues to classic crock jams to groovy songs of nostalgia, Chasing the Blues does it all.

GLOW: "La Bohème (Puccini)" July 31-August 03, 2014

La Boheme (Puccini)


July 31 and August 7 at  7:30 pm
August 3  &  August 9 at 2:30pm

Enjoy the classic 1895 operatic  adaptation on Henri Murger’s 1851 novel La vie de Bohème by Giacomo Puccini.

In an attic apartment in the Latin Quarter of Paris, a group of young artists are living together in poverty. Their neighbor, the poor and ailing seamstress Mimi, introduces herself to the poet Rodolfo and they fall in love. Later that Christmas Eve at the Café Momus, Rodolfo presents Mimi to his friends  Meanwhile, the singer Musetta abandons her elderly rich lover Alcindoro in order to join Marcello, the painter.  Time  passes and  Mimi moves in with Rodolfo.  They quarrel  because of his apparent jealousy, but in reality due to his inability to care for her  in her failing health.  They end their relationship.  Weeks later Musetta returns to Rodolfo’s attic apartment, bringing with her the dying Mimi.  They attempt to find medicine and comfort her, however, she dies despite their best efforts. The score has provided some of the most beloved arias and ensembles in the operatic repertoire, particularly the Rodolfo’s Che gelida manina, Mimi’s Mi chiamano Mimi, and Musetta’s Waltz, Quando me’n vo’.  Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea.  Christian Elser conducts the GLOW Festival Orchestra.

The Gunter Theatre • Peace Center
300 S. Main St, Greenville, SC
Click here to purchase tickets
or call the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or (800) 888-7768

Music by the Lake: "The Pies who Came in the Cold" July 31, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 31st

“The Spies Who Came in from the Cold”
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

The Film House: "12 Monkeys" July 31, 2014

12 Monkeys


In a future devastated by disease, a convict goes back in time for information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

1996   129min   Rated R   Terry Gillam

July 31
7:00pm.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Fridays: "Bad Popes" August 01, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Based out of Greenville, SC, The Bad Popes are a five-piece ensemble consisting of Jef Chandler (guitar, vocals), Charles Hedgepath (guitar, vocals), Chris Garrett (bass), Mike Bagwell (pedal steel, vocals), and Joe Cash (drums). All veterans of the South Carolina music scene, The Bad Popes have been playing as a unit since 2002, with Joe Cash coming on board in 2010. Adept in many different styles of music that fall under the umbrella term Americana, the band plays everything from western swing in the manner of Bob Wills to rock in the spirit of the Allman Brothers to straight up country material like Hank Williams, Sr. Featuring original material as well as select covers, The Bad Popes released their eponymous debut CD in 2009, followed by their second CD Town and Country in 2012. Town and Country was voted by listeners of popular Americana station WNCW as one of the top 100 albums of 2012. The band is currently working on their third CD and touring in the Carolinas.
www.badpopes.com | Listen

GLOW: "Rent (Larson)" August 01-09, 2014

Rent (Larson)


August 1, 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9 at 7:30pm
August 2 at 2:30pm

99 years after Puccini, Jonathan Larson re-adapted the Murger novel for the American Musical Theatre, creating the Broadway smash Rent.  Based  on Murger’s novel and Puccini’s La BohèmeRenttells the story of a group of friends struggling with love, drugs and AIDS. Among the group are the narrator – nerdy filmmaker Mark; his former lover, Maureen; Maureen’s public interest lawyer lesbian lover Joanne; Mark’s roommate HIV+ former drug addict, Roger; Roger’s lover the HIV+ drug addicted exotic dancer, Mimi; their former roommate HIV+ computer genius Tom Collins; Collins’ HIV+ drag queen street musician lover Angel; and Benjamin Coffin III a former member of the group who, after marrying a wealthy woman, has since become their landlord and the opposite of the group’s Bohemian values. The second act is filled with tragedy as Angel dies and couples break up. But at the very end, when Mimi is about to die, Roger is able to sing one song that brings her back to life and leaves the audience with a sense of hope. GLOW’s production is complete with four piece rock band led by NYC based composer-in-residence, Karl Johnson.  Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea.  Music directed by Christian Elser.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl August 01, 2014

Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both.

First Fridays Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.

www.firstfridaysonline.com Check monthly for updates to artists and gallery information.

Simpsonville Arts Foundation: "The Flying Saucer" August 01, 2014

The Simpsonville Arts Foundation, Inc. is proud to present the Flying Saucers this Friday at the Tater Shed.  Listen to the sounds of hits from the 1950's and 1960's including genres like Rock-n-Roll, early County, Motown, Doo-Woop, Shag and Surf! View their complete song list here: http://www.theflyingsaucers.net/songlist.php

We hope to see you there at 8:00pm!  Free and family friendly!

(The Tater Shed is located behind the Simpsonville Arts Center, 110 Academy Street, Simpsonville, SC)

GCMA: "Family Art Adventure" August 03, 2014

Aug 3, 2014

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure


2 pm - 3 pm

For more than 20 years, master weaver Nancy Basket has shared her basketry and storytelling. Join us at the GCMA as we explore Cherokee culture and heritage through traditional and contemporary weaving and stories.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

Upstairs Artspace: "Barbara Rehg & Owen Riley Jr." August 04-September 12, 2014

Riley, Rehg Exhibits Open at Upstairs August 2


Upstairs Artspace is pleased to announce the opening of a show that offers gallery visitors the opportunity to see, through different mediums and with two distinct philosophies, what an artist sees beneath the façade of a person or object. Mixed media artist Barbara Rehg and photographer Owen Riley Jr. bring attention to the detail that defines what lies beneath the surface with the intention of opening our eyes to new understanding. The opening reception for the revelatory exhibits takes place at the Upstairs, Saturday, August 2, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

“Both Riley and Rehg are interested in processes that result in revelation, most especially Riley, who embraces the extremely laborious, dirty and imperfect 19th century process of wet-plate colloidon photography,” said Nancy Holmes, who is a member of the Upstairs exhibit committee chaired by artist, Margaret Curtis.

Riley is a Greenville, South Carolina based artist and teacher. He holds a 2010 MFA in Visual Arts/Photography from Clemson University, did post graduate work in journalism at The University of Georgia’s Henry Grady School of Journalism and received his bachelors degree in Art from Berry College.

“I execute my work with a raw and haphazard disregard for the surface and with a worship of what lies beneath the façade,” says Riley. “I intentionally ignore the rules of the photographic process I employ. It is a method by which I defy perfection and embrace transformation. My recent work is a reaction to the overbearing, omnipresent and instant perfection of the digitally captured image.”

He has titled his exhibit at the Upstairs, “Owen Riley: Transformations.”

Rehg’s “Woven Earth” series was inspired by digging in newly turned earth and uncovering layer after layer of roots.

“As I dug down,” Rehg says, “my shovel kept encountering a system of roots that seemed to have no end. Long, thick, tenacious rhizome resisted my efforts to loosen, while some of the light, slender threads came free with barely a tug. Pulling on the roots simply churned the dirt and brought other hidden roots to the surface. The more I strove to clean out my garden bed, the more obvious it became that that was never going to happen. There were far too many roots woven into the dirt to ever be clear.

“The next day I found myself sketching page after page of images that reminded me of my day in the dirt. I found myself cross hatching my images and realized I was mimicking the intricate tangle of the roots. It felt right to use this specific technique of drawing for these images, as if this language was meant to portray what was. Once I began, it seemed natural to use multiple media to create layers of cross hatching.

“When I find an idea or series of images that captivates my imagination, I often obsessively sketch variations of the forms, over and over. Usually it’s because my mind has started creating symbolic meaning with my images. In this series, “Woven Earth,” the roots have become the connection of ideas in my head, the soil represents the fertile ground for new ideas. This is not a private sort of experience but is instead a realization that the connections are alive, deep and vibrant because they are connected to a whole underlying world.

“Once the idea took hold, making larger works was inevitable. The substrate, Terra Skin, was a serendipitous choice. For years I have been fascinated by rocks and rock walls (barriers). Terra Skin is made of crushed rock, crushed eggshell and crushed marine shells. It was the rock that decided this had to be a part of the work. Here I had been creating work for years dealing with how to scale or work around metaphoric walls and now, rock was crushed and I make my mark on it. The symbolism couldn’t have made me happier. “

Rehg has taken a circuitous journey to discover her art, abandoning the call for multiple years to pursue other interests, but eventually returning to it after losing a job.

Proving that when a door closes, a window opens, she says, “I was sent home to the lost dream, my lost identity,” and credits fellow artists at the Women’s Caucus of Art, Georgia for helping her find the thread again.

In addition to the two exhibits upstairs, the downstairs gallery will have “On the Mark: a Drawing Marathon” that includes drawings from drawing marathons organized by Rehg. Although there are many variations on this theme, the marathons are multi-artist events that focus on the various processes of drawing. These events can go for hours or days. The Upstairs Artspace will host such a marathon during the exhibit, with time to be determined. Watch this space for further information.

The three exhibits run until Friday, September 12.

The Upstairs Artspace is a non-profit art gallery whose mission is to develop an understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and craft forms through exhibits, programs and educational activities that enrich the cultural life of the region. Its free programs are made possible through the support of the Polk County Community Foundation, the North Carolina Council of the Arts and the generous support of its members. The gallery is located at 49 South Trade Street. For additional information: 828/959-2828.

 

AGGG: "Outsider Art, SC" August 04-30, 2014

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery and Outsider Art SC present:


An evening of outsider art featuring local artists: Douglas Knight, Dumah, Andy Finkle, and Karen Leigh.

Live blacksmith demonstration by Jody Durham

Welcome New Resident Artist John Moore

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For more details see our website at http://www.theartistrygallery.com/

Front Porch Arts Collective: "POTLUCK" August 06-09, 2014

Front Porch Arts Collective presents: "POTLUCK, a Community Arts Festival"

August 6th - 6:00pm
KICKOFF PARTY
Souther-style music, food, drinks, and merriment

August 7th - 7:00pm
PORCH LIGHT PLAYWRIGHTS
South Carolinian playwrights, actors, and coffee

August 8th - 7:00pmTHE MILL PROJECT
Greenville's history through original music, dance and film

August 9th - 7:00pm
OPEN HOUSE
Bring your stories, your creativity and your family

For Tickets, locations and more information, visit:
www.frontporchartscollective.com

Downtown Alive! "Emily Lynch" August 07, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Emily Lynch is an artist and songwriter from South Carolina who is making a name for herself in the songwriting community of country music. She has written over 300 songs, performed in front of audiences across the southeast, and works full-time as a musician and songwriter. She is active in the Nashville and Atlanta songwriting communities, writing with veteran hit-makers such as Rob Crosby- Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum Kelly Archer (Jason Aldean) Shane McAnally-(Lee ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood) and Marcus Hummon (Dixie Chicks, Alabama) among many other songwriters and artists.
www.emilylynch.com | Listen

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "Mystic Vibrations" August 07, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


Mystic Vibrations (Reggae)


The strong roots of Mystic Vibrations began in Little London, Westmoreland, Jamaica and brought to the US in 1992 by Ric Williams. Credited to their name are two self released studio albums (People Get Ready and Busy Street) and one live recording (Live In Finlay Park). A busy schedule keeps the band constantly on the road touring the eastern US from New York to Florida. The band is a four-piece rhythm section of exceptionally talented musicians; Andrew Whitaker (drums), Frank Mitchell (bass), Trescott James (keyboards and backing vocals) and Ric Williams (guitar and lead vocals). The band has established a large fan base that has steadily grown over the years. Their music speaks of love, unity, peace amongst all mankind, and the trials and tribulations of oppressed people. www.mystikmuzik.com

Music by the Lake: "Come Dance with Me" August 07, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

August 7th

“Come Dance with Me”
The Greenville Jazz Ensemble: John McClimon, director
(Not your Grandfather’s Big Band)

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

Main Street Fridays: "Mac Arnold..." August 08, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Mac Arnold was born in Ware Place South Carolina, one of 13 children born and raised on a sharecropper's farm. His musical journey began in the 1950's when he and his brother Leroy fashioned a guitar from a steel gas can, wood, nails, and screen wire. His early career included working with a young James Brown in the band, J. Floyd & the Shamrocks. Arnold moved to Chicago in 1965, where he worked with A.C. Reed prior to joining Muddy Waters' band in 1966. Arnold appears on the November 1966 live recording with Muddy released in 2009 as Muddy Waters - Authorized Bootleg. He formed the Soul Invaders in 1967, finding work backing up BB King, The Temptations, and others. His studio work in the 1960's includes playing bass on several notable blues albums, including Otis Spann's "The Blues Is Where It's At", and John Lee Hooker's "Live At Cafe Au Go Go". He performed in various session work after moving to California in the 1970's. Arnold's distinctive bass line can be heard on the theme for the TV show "Sanford and Son". His TV work also included a four year gig as part of the set band on "Soul Train". Mac's back at it with Plate Full O’ Blues.
www.macarnold.com | Listen

Warehouse Theatre: "Strange Snow" August 08-30, 2014

Strange Snow


Aug 8 - 10, 14 - 17, 21 - 24, 28 - 30

By Stephen Metcalfe
Directed by Chip Egan

Sponsored by Greenville Health System

David is a Vietnam vet covering his memories with alcohol. His sister, Martha, is a shy high school biology teacher yearning for connection. Their worlds are transformed by the arrival of Megs, David's Vietnam buddy, a brash and charming redneck with a need to fish for more than trout. As something deeper than friendship develops between Martha and Megs, David fights his demons and struggles with the past.

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/

GCMA: "Jazz in the Galleries" August 10, 2014

Aug 10, 2014

Sundays at 2: Jazz in the Galleries


2 pm - 3 pm

Explore the work of Jazz Age artists in the new exhibition Arlie Kuntz, Marsden Hartley and American Modernism, then relax to the smooth sounds of popular jazz duo Scotch & Soda.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e131&DateOfEvent=08/10/2014

Port City Java: "Art Exhibition" August 11-September 30, 2014

Port City Java Art Exhibition, July 28 - September 30.


Photography by Nancy Riley and Colin Harper.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 6:30 - 10pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 11pm

Port City Java
11 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 979-9041

Downtown Alive! "Retro Vertigo" August 14, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Partygoers find this explosive, high-energy cover-band irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member's history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life.
www.retro-vertigo.com | Listen

Artist Tent


Blain Owens

Chris Bruner

Reedy River Concerts: "The Soulfeathers" August 14, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


The Soulfeathers (Southern Rock)


Homegrown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, The Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past. Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, The Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, The Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time. Check out their debut album “American Soul.” Follow The Soulfeathers on Facebook

Main Street Fridays: "Citizen Mojo" August 15, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Seasoned musical veterans combine to make soulful, creatively compelling interpretations of eclectic blues, funk, and soul---suffused with a rock 'n' roll sensibility. Original material fills out the always engaging...and danceable repertoire. High energy grooves; on-point musicianship; this Western North Carolina all-star cast promises a *FUNKY* good time for all! Club, festival, or private function.
www.reverbnation.com/citizenmojo | Listen

Centre Stage: "Vivien" August 15-17, 2014

Centre Stage presents a special 3-day performance of Vivien - with GVL native CBS star, Judith Chapman.


August 15 - 17

CBS start Judith Chapman returns to her hometown of Greenville, SC - channeling the talent, triumphs, turmoil, loves and beauty of screen icon Vivien Leigh!

3-Year national tour celebrating the centennial of Vivien Leigh (2013) and the 75th Anniversary (2014) of screen classic Gone With The Wind

Three Performances Only!
Friday, August 15th -8pm
Saturday, August 16th - 7pm
(includes VIP reception + Meet & Greet)
Sunday, August 17 - 3pm

Centre Stage
501 River Street, Greenville, SC 29604

Tickets and Information
Centre Stage
864-233-6733
www.centrestage.org

for more information on VIVEN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vivientheplay
Twitter - @viventheplay

Janina Tukarski Ellis: "Play and Rest" August 15, 2014

Janina Tukarski Ellis: "Play and Rest"


Opening event for a new body of work
"I am pleased to announce an Opening Event for my new body of work. I am taking a hiatus from the topic of travel and forward motion. In this series, I am focusing on the interaction of people in a new and more relaxed setting. Please, join me for an evening of art, wine and conversation."

For any further questions or a sneak peak of Janina's work, visit
www.janinaellis.com

Janina Tukarski Ellis
Gallery and Studio
The Flat Iron Building
1207 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Urban Digs: "Fotini Christophillis Paintings" August 16, 2014

New Paintings by Fotini Christophillis


Join Urban Digs for an art exhibit of new paintings by Fotini Christophillis. Wine, coffee, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Saturday, August 16, 20145:30 - 8:30 PM

For more information please contact:
fotinipaintings@gmail.com
www.fotinichristophillis.com
www.facebook.com/urbandesignshomefurnishings

Urban Digs
215 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre: "Audition Workshop" August 16-19, 2014

Spartanburg Youth Theatre hosts an audition workshop for Pinkalicious The Musical this Saturday, August 16th. 9am - 12pm
"Receive guidance on how to "get that role"

Spartanburg Youth Theatre will perform Pinkalicious The Musical in October, and it's currently looking for talented student actors to fill the roles!

Before auditions, there will be a workshop to help shake off those pre-audition jitters. This Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.- Noon, participating students will receive one-on-one guidance from the Director--Leah Wren--on techniques that will help them "get that role." Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a mock audition.

The workshop is a great way to experience the audition process without the pressure!

Workshops fill up quickly, so call today to reserve your spot. Pre-registration and a $25 fee is required.

Call (864) 585-8278 to sign up! Read below for information on the auditions.

___________________________________________________________________

Auditions for Pinkalicious The Musical will be held the following Monday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Auditioners will need:
• sheet music or a karaoke version of a song on CD,
• clothes to dance in,
• and a comedic monologue, preferably memorized.
Each auditioner will be required to sing and learn a dance routine. The song needs to be an upbeat Broadway or Disney song; auditioners cannot sing a cappella. Only a selected few will be asked to perform the comedic monologue.

Whereas this Saturday's workshop costs a small fee, auditions are free.

For more information, contact Deana Neibert via email or at (864) 583-4891.

200 East Saint John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306
ChapmanCulturalCenter.org
(864) 542-ARTS

GCMA: "Gallery Talk with Judy Verhoeven" August 17, 2014

Aug 17, 2014

Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk: Judy Verhoeven


2 pm - 3 pm

Creating collages that reflect peace, tolerance, love, and gratitude, Greenville artist Judy Verhoeven will discuss her work, inspiration, and process in her exhibition at the GCMA.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e132&DateOfEvent=08/17/2014

TRAA: "Etsy Workshop" August 19, 2014

Travelers Rest Artists Alliance
Artists Forum Invitation
ETSY Workshop Series - Part 2


WHERE:  Travelers Rest Library - 17 Center St
WHEN: Tuesday, August 19th - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
INSTRUCTORS: Dan Taylor & Beth Sicignano


Session 2, in our ongoing Etsy Workshop Series will begin with a brief review of the first Etsy Workshop and will cover some of the recent changes to the Etsy website. Next, we'll get into the nitty-gritty of fine-tuning your Etsy Shop.

We’ll cover topics such as:

  • Listing items - Make your listings sizzle

  • Google analytics & shop stats - It's all in the numbers

  • Search ads - Standing out from the crowd

  • Shipping & shop policies

  • PayPal & other ways of getting paid

  • ASK US – Send us an email with your questions prior to the event. We'll come prepared with answers!


This will be the second in a series of Etsy Workshops that you will not want to miss!
The ETSY Workshop Series is FREE but to Help us Plan Please…

RSVP to Beth@ARTinTR.com

We look forward to seeing you all soon!
TRAA Board Members

Downtown Alive! "Swingin' Richards" August 21, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Swingin’ Richards (TSWR) are diamonds in the rough. They have a surprisingly BIG sound, despite their only tools being Hans and Rodney’s thundering guitars, dirty soul vocals provided by Hans and the unique drumming style of Don Gillmer. TSWR have a large catalog of music comprised of both covers and amazing originals, covering a wide range of genres and styles, so there is something for everyone. TSWR strive to not just be another cover band, putting their stylistic spin on each song. The audience gets the songs they know and love, done in a way they never thought possible. All of this makes TSWR one of the most talented, creative and entertaining band in Greenville and the upstate of South Carolina.
www.tswrband.com

Artist Tent


Jewelry by Stephanie Sullivan

Info on Arthaus, featuring Harlan Lovestone.

Reedy River Concerts: "The Bent Strings" August 21, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


The Bent Strings


"This young group from Greenville, SC wows crowds with a unique blend of progressive folk rock, jazz, and americana. Influenced by groups such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Acoustic Syndicate and The Strokes, The Bent Strings launch out where these groups leave off, offering audiences tight and energetic covers and fresh originals. Not afraid to experiment, these guys leverage their backgrounds in rock, folk and jazz to fuse and genre-bend to the delight of all who listen. With this group, there’s never a dull moment. It’s always “art-in-the-making” and “creativity-on-demand.” It’s always fresh, it’s always new – and the crowds always go away smiling." Follow The Bent Strings on Facebook

TD Stage: "Swingin' Medallions" August 21, 2014

The Swingin' Medallions


A 52 year Southern musical tradition based in Greenwood, South Carolina are best known for beach, frat rock, R&B, and shaggin' music.

The group's signature high-energy style delights audiences of all ages. Their act, as well as their music, is indeed timeless. The band was founded in 1962 by John McElrath and now includes his oldest son, Shawn. Original members, Jimmy Perkin and Larry Roark are also back traveling with the band. Featuring an ever-popular horn section, the group effectively blends the sounds and music of yesterday and today. The band has performed throughout the nation in thousands of venues.

August 21, 2014 | 7:30pm
TD Stage
Behind the Peace Center

Tickets: $20 Lawn; $30 Genevieves

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/swingin-medallions

Chamber of Commerce: "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" August 21-29, 2014

Steve Garner and Diane Hopkins-Hughs Exhibit, "From Ordinary to Extraordinary"


July 9 - August 29, 2014

Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland StreetGreenville, SC 29601

http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/mac-featured-galleries-2/

Main Street Fridays: "Eric Weiler" August 22, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Eric Weiler is a blues influenced guitarist /singer /songwriter who was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. Now an adopted son of Greenville, SC Eric has enjoyed tenure in the past 7 years playing with The Dirty Audibles, The Big Jar of Jamm, and now The Eric Weiler Group. September 7th 2013 marked the release of Eric's first solo album New Day. The album is a mixture of rock, catchy pop choruses, and memorable roots songs all sprinkled with a little bit of that blues guitar style he has become known for. Songs like "Home To Me" bring back a little of that 90's college rock vibe, "Falling For You" is a tip of the hat to a gentlemen we all know as Eric Clapton, "A Million Miles" takes you on a 3:00 am ride on an open highway and "Fade Away" will take you back to the old days while closing out with a touch of that southern gospel sound. The Eric Weiler Group includes many of the areas most talented musicians. Kebin Ahrens (The Jaywalkers/Honey and The Hotrods) is known throughout the area as a go to bass player when it comes time to laying down the grooves. Matt Morgan (Red Against Green/Smash The Radio) of Sit-N-Spin Studios really needs no introduction. Matt rounds out with the group on second guitar. Kevin Mavis drums/percussion, is an amazing in demand drummer here in the Upstate and also plays with Mountain Homes and The Frankness. In one minute The Eric Weiler Group can conjure up the vibe of B.B. King, morph the sound into a Clapton-esque vibe and then eerily summon the soul of Jimi Hendrix lighting up the stage every time. The band's repertoire includes unforgettable originals as well as pulling out their own style on some old numbers. If you dig the blues, if you dig the guitar, you’re going to love listening to the Eric Weiler Group!
ericweilermusic.com | Listen

Greenville Ballet School: "Coppélia" August 23, 2014

Coppélia


The Greenville Ballet will present Coppélia with music by Léo Delibes and staging by Andrew Kuharsky on Saturday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Peace Center's Gunter Theatre.

Coppélia is the story of a doll maker and his beloved doll, a young couple who think the doll is real, and the villagers who witness the whole affair. The ballet premiered in Paris in 1870 and has been a mainstay of the classical ballet repertory ever since.

Tickets are $25 and are available at the Peace Center Box Office or by calling 467-3000. For further information call the Greenville Ballet at 234-5677.

GCMA: "Family Art Adventure" August 24, 2014

Aug 24, 2014

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure


2 pm - 3 pm

Discover the light and color of Impressionism with the stroke of a brush in this hands-on painting activity. Families can explore the exhibition Legacy of Impressionism before creating a masterpiece of their own. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e133&DateOfEvent=08/24/2014

 

Reedy River Concerts: "True Blues" August 27, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

True Blues (Blues)


True Blues has become a Greenville and Upstate South Carolina mainstay since its inception in 1990. They started as a power trio with Joey Gunter on guitar and vocals, Pete Cash on bass, and Pete's brother Joe Cash on drums. In 2003, they added Bill Pappas from Athens, GA on keyboards and guitar. Members of the band write about half of the material they play, which ranges from straight-ahead blues, to rockin' Texas style blues, to jazzy blues, to songs that can be categorized only as original "True Blues". In addition, they cover songs by B. B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others. trueblues.homestead.com

Downtown Alive! "The Work" August 28, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Work is a funky, horn-driven, rock-n-soul band from Greenville, SC that keeps feet moving, faces smiling, and fans guessing what’s next. Drawing on influences from Curtis Mayfield to Miles Davis, with a micro-dose of the Grateful Dead in the mix, The Work’s material is upbeat and uplifting with a sound that picks up where 70’s funk and R&B left off. Originally performing weekly as an informal improv ensemble, The Work grew up fast and began writing memorable songs and melodies. With the guidance of acclaimed producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls) the sound of the band further matured with 2005's release "Bring Back The Good". Now veterans of the stage and popularly known for their live shows, The Work has been moving thousands of feet since 2001.
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Work

Artist Tent


Alexia Giannopoulos's Jewelry

El TRESome

A Mexican performance Poet, A Peruvian printmaker, an American emotional expressionist artist, and a Mexican surrealist painter come together to create art at Downtown Alive in Greenville this Thursday, August 28th at 6 PM.

Palmetto Luna Arts will host its unique initiative EL TRESome at Downtown Alive this Thursday. El TRESome is a creative challenge, a unique art experience involving three artists getting together for ninety minutes to create three different perspectives of a common theme. During this challenge, the artists gather to choose a common theme, provide their input about the topic and then create an art piece in the allotted time. Materials can be presented separately or as a collective production.

“We are spicing up Greenville’s Downtown Alive!” said Diana Farfán, Member of the Board of Directors of Palmetto Luna Arts. “We have selected 4 very talented artist and are bringing lots of Latino feeling and flavor to this event. If you want to experience great art produced at the speed of light, you have to be there!”

Participating artist for this EL TREsome include: Vera Gomez, Mexican, Performance Poet; María José "Majo" Gutierrez, Peruvian, printmaker; Laura Lesslo, surrealist and abstract painter; and Adam Schrimmer, American, emotional expressionist artist.

Palmetto Luna Arts mission is to is to foster an understanding of the Hispanic/Latino culture by promoting artistic creation and providing opportunities for cultural expression for the community in South Carolina. EL TRESome at Riverbanks Garden is part of Palmetto Luna’s Latino Arts in Motion initiative and has the support of the SC Arts Commission, and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties. To learn more, please visit: www.palmettoluna.org or facebook.com/palmettoluna.

Arthaus: "Sea Change Exhibit" August 28, 2014

THE ARTHAUS  INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR
ART OPENING THIS THURSDAY 8/28 FROM 6-9 P.M.
FOR THE GROUP EXHIBITION " SEA CHANGE "
AT THE ARTISTRY WORKSHOPS AND GALLERY


LOCATED AT 12 ANDREWS STREET ( ACROSS FROM  ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL)

FEATURING EXCITING TIMELY WORKS BY

Adam  C. Schrimmer  ,Carole Knudson Tinsley, David Gerhard , Harlan Lovestone, Jeffrey Paul Martell, Michael  Smith , Suzanne Vitti , and Terry Butler.

EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH  SEPTEMBER 25TH

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS 1-5 P.M .ON FRIDAYS

PLEASE VISIT  WWW.ARTHAUSGREENVILLE.COM

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

Main Street Fridays: "Soul Intent" August 29, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Formed in 2011, Soul Intent is composed of five talented and dedicated musicians from Spartanburg, SC. It is a cover band that plays classic R&B, Funk and Rock. The band covers anything from Sly and the Family Stone to Mother’s Finest. Spartanburg’s Jazz in the Park is quoted as saying “Motown/Sly and the Family Stone cover band = Good Times” when it promoted the band for its show. The Band’s purpose is to bring a good time to any event with its high energy and commitment to bringing a professional sound to the stage. The musicians that form Soul Intent are seasoned and very talented; Jesse Madden on drums and vocals, Chuck Wilson on bass and vocals, Mark Kennedy on guitar, Bomar Jackson on keyboard and vocals and Erica Moore, vocalist.

TD Stage: "Rusted Root" August 29, 2014

Rusted Root


Famous for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock and world music and formed over twenty years ago, Rusted Root have recorded eight albums and sold over three million records worldwide. They have played countless nights on the road supporting bands like Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead.

Now, touring to support the release of their newest album, "The Movement", see them live on the TD Stage! Rusted Root founder and front man, Michael Glabicki says, "The Movement is an extremely joyous recording with seriously deep undertones. It is a culmination of everything we have learned. It is truly a career record for us."

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/rusted-root

August 29th, 2014 | 7:30 PM
TD Stage
Behind the Peace Center
Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

McAlister Square: "Multicultural Fesitval!" August 30, 2014

JOIN US FOR THE 3rd ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL!



SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2014
McALISTER SQUARE, GREENVILLE
3-8pm

The 3rd Annual Multicultural Festival in Greenville SC highlights the cultural diversity of our community through music, dance, art, storytelling and more. Everyone can enjoy great food from different cultures, information on our sponsors and organizations that promote cultural diversity, along with arts & crafts that represent various cultures.

VENDOR SPACE: $60.oo Vendor space now available for small or large businesses, nonprofit organizations and merchant sells including food! Each vendor space purchased includes table and 1 chair. Please contact us through link below if you are interested in vending at this awesome event. Display your culture FREE of charge! No fee for cultural displays!

ARTISTS: If you draw, paint, sculpt, etc. Please take advantage of our FREE set up space for artists! We only have 3 spaces left so contact Traci Fant asap if you are able to set up and display.

SPONSORSHIP: $40.oo Business or Patron Sponsorship includes company or individuals name/logo printed as sponsor on all print material including website and also displayed on banner day of event.

For more info please call Traci Fant 864-325-3592


 

 

Joe's Place: "Exhibit Reception" August 30, 2014

Opening Reception for local artist Hallie M. Gillet


Joe’s Place welcomes you to local artist Hallie M Gillett’s Opening Reception on Saturday, August 30th from 2-5pm. Her collection, “Faerie Tale Feet”, is on display in the children’s book section of our store. In addition to this collection she will also bring some of her other art, including jewelry for the opening. The collection will be on display at Joe’s Place for the next 6-8 weeks.

Also on August 30th, we will offer a wine tasting event hosted by Vidalco Wine Distributors. For this event we will taste 6 wines, with a cheese & cracker small plate.
Joe’s Place also has a fabulous selection of used & new books including a great selection of art books. All art books will be discounted 20% during this event.

Chamber of Commerce: "Kara Bender" September 03-November 07, 2014

Recent Works by Kara Bender


September 3 - November 7, 2014


Artist Bio
:
Kara Bender received her BFA in 2008 from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and her MFA in Visual Arts in 2013 from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. Most recently, Bender exhibited her work at the Artist for Artists Project Galley in Simsbury, Connecticut as a William’s prize finalist (2014), was included in the juried exhibition entitled “A Fine Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition” at the Claypool-Young Gallery in Morehead, Kentucky (2013), and was featured in a solo exhibition in the Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Juried Exhibitions Series (2013). She currently teaches design at Greenville Technical College and an Intro to Drawing class at the Spartanburg Art Museum. Her work focuses on issues concerning ethnography and social justice.


Artist Statement:
In recent works I have been focusing on various disparate elements working together to form a narrative space.  It all started with the “Standard Deviation” series, 70 printed works from the combination and reorganization of roughly 350 linocuts. These works juxtaposed human elements and object representations to form a single environment that was a snapshot of everyday human mythologies and experiences. This process evolved to form the ongoing “This Proverbial Life” series, large ink drawings that use these combined elements to relay old proverbs from a contemporary point of view. The insight for this work was found from the interactions and observations among the underrepresented within my community and gave shape and form to various issues including healthcare struggles, media bias, femininity and sexual representation.

Main Street Fridays: "Encore" September 05, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Since 1998, ENCORE, an eight-piece party band based in Greenville,SC, has specialized in playing for wedding receptions, corporate functions, outdoor festivals, and private affairs. Their energetic showmanship gets the crowd involved and fills the dance floor! From Dinner music to Beach Music, Disco, Dance, and Pop, Encore will provide musical entertainment that will guarantee your event or party will always be remembered.
www.encoreband.net/ | Listen

Collage Workshop with Judy Verhoeven September 05-07, 2014

Weekend Workshop with Artist Judy Verhoeven

Friday, September 5 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, September 6 - 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, September 7 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost is $139 and includes a box lunch on Saturday.


Join artist Judy Verhoeven as she leads this three-day workshop in collage making. Students will experiment with painting, drawing, tearing, and cutting images to compile into dynamic collages. Students will use a variety of recycled papers, including maps, books, sewing patterns, magazines, and photocopies. In addition, students will learn how to use acrylic paint to make unique textured paper. Color theory and composition will be emphasized throughout the class. 

Register for this workshop:  http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c11/e137&DateOfEvent=09/05/2014

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570
www.gcma.org

Centre Stage: "Edith McBee Hardaway: Textile Impressions" September 05-October 17, 2014

Edith McBee Hardaway: "Textile Impressions"


September 5 - October 10, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00pm

Gallery 17: "Jasper Johns Presentation" September 05, 2014

You are invited to a slide/talk presentation/reception on Jasper Johns, by John Temple Ligon, a noted speaker & former architect from Columbia, SC. Temple is also an award-winning writer on Jasper Johns.

This presentation will be held at Gallery 17 at 17 W. North St. (next to Rush Wilson's mens store).

Friday Sept. 5th. 6-8pm.

Two of Jasper John's prints will be on view and discussed.

All are welcomed.

This is sponsored by Kayli Hibbard, gallery director, Carole Tinsley, and Neil Mahoney.

Blood Connection: "Carlon Stellar" September 05-November 14, 2014

The Blood Connection presents Greenville artist Carlon Stellar
Now through November 14th, 2014


Carlon's art:
carlonstellarart@etsy.com
Facebook: StellarART
carlonstellar@yahoo.com

The exhibit is open to the public during these hours:
Monday: 8am-6pm
Tuesday & Friday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 9am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am-5pm

Woodruff Road Center
435 Woodruff RoadGreenville, SC 29607
864.239.2937

Little House Art Studios Open House September 05-December 06, 2014

Little House Art Studios Open House!


Come by and visit the Little House Art Studios the first Saturday of each month until December! Check out the new artworks of Susan R. Sorrell and Anne K. Taylor. Plus, April Ortiz will be there playing with Who Doo Dolls!

Open House Dates:
Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 8 and 9 (Open Studios) Dec. 6

Little House Art Studios
602 Strange Road
Taylors, SC 29687

www.littlehouseartstudios.com
www.creativechick.com

susan sorrell
www.creativechick.com
www.weddingsinaflash.com
sorrell@creativechick.com

Gallery 17: "Jasper Johns Lecture" September 05, 2014

Gallery Seventeen presents John Temple Ligon's lecture on Jasper Johns


Friday, September 5th
6:00 -8:00

17 West North Street
Downtown Greenville, SC

www.gallery-seventeen.com

AGGG: "Anne Barry" September 05-30, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents their September guest artist, Anne Barry.


Meet the Artist! Friday, September 5th, 6-9pm

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, located in the Ivey Square building at 200 N. Main Street.

The gallery features 17 local artists specializing in various mediums from acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings, to works in mixed media, photography, and pastels.

AGGG hours:
Monday - Saturday, from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, from 1-5pm
(864) 239-3882
www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

10 Central Avenue: "yART Sale" September 05, 2014

10 Central Avenue Studios is having a yART Sale!


It's time to clean out our studios and make room for new work!

Come see us Friday from 6-8:30
September 5th

Julia Peters
Jeannie Blinkoff
Blaine Owens Photography
Laura K. Aiken Studio
Patty Stewart
Georgia Pistolis
Clint Greene

10 Central Avenue Studios
10 Central Avenue
Greenville, SC

Art & Light Studios: "Magnetic Collision" September 05, 2014

Art & Light: "Magnetic Collision"


Friday, September 5 (First Friday)

6-9pm

16 Aiken St., Greenville SC  29611

Art & Light Studios is located in the Village of West Greenville, just two blocks before the Flatiron Building

Magnetic Collision is a group exhibit featuring 18 artists.  Nine artists chose a partner to work with.  Each person will start an artwork and then pass it on to their partner to complete the work.

The artists include:
Judy Verhoeven
Eileen Powell
Paul Flint
Tim Speaker
Greg Flint
Blake Smith
Michael Marks
Jessie Kendall
Suzanne Bodson
Miranda Sawyer
Kiah Bellows
Becky Bassinger
Hannah Jarvie
Matthew Diomataris
Teresa Roche
Kent Ambler
Kevin Isgett
Jon Andrews

Riverworks Gallery: "Exploration/Resolution" September 05, 2014

Exploration/Resolution features the recent paintings of Tom Dimond and recent fiber art of Terry Jarrard-Dimond. Exploration/Resolution implies achieving an end though investigation and process. That does define both Tom’s and Terry’s works but the resolution applies only to individual works. For them the exploration does not lead to a single destination but possibly the end of a cycle or series. That resolution then opens other avenues of investigation and process traveling toward yet more resolutions.

Their exploration is both personal and process oriented. Of his paintings Tom says, “The geometric figures and interplay between positive and negative forms reflect this dialogue between the inner and outer consciousness.” Terry comments, “I have long considered the finished artwork as documentation of my inner thoughts and feelings and often refer to my work as interior landscapes.” Both artists’ works are inner conversations between a unique individual and the many processes and found objects each employs. Tom applies watercolor, comic pages, washes, acrylic mediums, inkjet transfers and more to watercolor paper to build his paintings. Terry utilizes traditional dying techniques and sewing on fabric, but also adds drawing, staining, or silk screening to finalize her works.

Exploration/Resolution is a single exhibition on view in two Greenville Technical College locations, RIVERWORKS Gallery in downtown Greenville and in the Benson Campus Galleries in Greer. Tom and Terry will give a gallery talk at the Benson Campus on Thursday, August 28 at 4:30 p.m. They will also be on hand First Friday, September 5 at RIVERWORKS Gallery 6-8pm. The exhibition and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Tom is Emeritus Professor of Art at Clemson University since 2006. Terry worked as a sculptor and teacher for 15 years and then a designer in the textile industry. Tom and Terry live in Clemson. Tom has been included in numerous group and one-person regional and national exhibitions. During the last three years, Terry has been included in several major national and international competitive fiberart exhibitions, often winning awards.

RIVERWORKS Gallery and the Benson Campus Galleries are operated by and for the faculty and students of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Greenville Technical College. RIVERWORKS gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, SC. The Benson Campus Galleries are located at 2522 Locust Hill Road (Hwy 290) in Taylors, SC.

SC School of the Arts: "Diane Kilgore Condon" September 05-October 03, 2014

Recent Paintings by Diane Kilgore Condon


August 25th - October 3rd, 2014

Gallery Talk
September 4th, 6:00pm
Reception to follow

Vandiver Gallery
Thrift Library
Anderson University

Brian Kelley Photos + MAC Arnold Music September 05, 2014

Brian S. Kelley Photography + Music from MAC Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues


"MAC Arnold is a blues legend, organic farmer and my friend. I would like to honor him through a scholarship fund in his name at USC Upstate. The Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarship Fund has been created to provide financial assistance for students seeking a degree in the arts, while keeping Mac Arnold's legacy of supporting music and art education alive.

In coordination with the I Can Do Anything Foundation, I have donated an entire photography exhibit documenting Mac Arnold to this cause. The exhibit is currently on display at Mac's Restaurant in the Village of West Greenville. All profits will benefit the scholarship fund."

-Brian Kelley

September 5, 2014
Exhibit opens at 6 - show starts at 8
Free to the public

1237 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 558-0747
drmacarnoldsbluesreataurant.com
briankelleyphotography.com

Trailblazer Park: "The Shag Doctorz" September 06, 2014

The Shag Doctorz


We're having a Beach Music Party!!! Up for a little "Saturday Night at the Beach" music? Visit old memories and make some new ones as you enjoy sounds from days past and a few original songs created by one of South Carolina's most celebrated beach bands, The Shag Doctorz. Make plans now to bring your beach chair and the one you love to Trailblazer Park for an evening of shagging, fun and memories.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

SPARK: "Public Festival" September 06, 2014

SPARK: A free public festival featuring artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, makers and creators


-Local artists selling their work
-Start-up buisnesses-Live music and entertainment
-Food vendors
-Beer garden
-3D Sidewalk artist
-Creativity challenges

Saturday, September 6th 11am-5pm

N. Liberty Street between Chapman Cultural Center and the George.

chapmanculturalcenter.org

Centre Stage: "HANDS ON A HARDBODY" September 11-27, 2014

HANDS ON A HARDBODY


Who will you be cheering for?

Book by Doug Wright, Lyrics by Amanda Green, Music by Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green

Show Dates:
September 11, 2014 to September 27, 2014

Ten contestants compete for a new truck at a Texas dealership and the last person with their hand on it wins! The drama and antics that come with these characters make for one wild ride. Come see who wins this brand new truck in the hit Broadway musical Hands On A Hardbod

"You can hear the sound of America singing in Hands On A Hardbody" New York Times

"Broadway finally got itself an all-American musical in Hands On A Hardbody." Variety

http://www.centrestage.org/show/hands-hardbody

TD Stage: "Ana Popović" September 11, 2014

Ana Popović


Memphis, Tennessee-based Serbian blues guitarist and singer, Ana Popović comes to rock the TD Stage to conclude our 2014 Summer Nights performances on September 11, 2014.

In 1995, she formed the band Hush with Rade Popović (guitar, vocals), Milan Sarić (bass guitar) and Bojan Ivoković (drums), performing rhythm and blues, but also incorporating elements of funk and soul into their sound. In 1998 Hush disbanded and Ana turned to dedicating herself to studying guitar and dedicating herself to performing.

In 2012, Popović moved to Memphis, Tennessee and released her ninth full-length album entitled Can You Stand the Heat in April 2013. The album produced by Tony Coleman, was recorded with John Williams on bass guitar, Harold Smith on rhythm guitar, Frank Ray Jr. on organ and Tony Coleman on drums.

Popović has won and been nominated for numerous awards in the US and overseas, including Best Singer, Guitarist, and Album at the French Blues Award, Best Overseas Artist at the British Blues Awards in 2010, and Winner of the award Best Blues DVD at the Blues Matters Awards, UK. Ana continues to play around the world at music festivals and venues, as well as perform with some of the best musicians in the industry.

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/ana-popovic

September 11, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets: $20 Lawn; $30 Genevieve's

Main Street Fridays: "Wanda Johnson" September 12, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Wanda Johnson, a natural-born singer, began her professional musical career in South Carolina’s Upstate Region in 1995. Since that time, she has garnered national and international success. Known for her sultry voice and clever songwriting, Wanda has taken her music to many well-known festivals, including the Chicago Blues Festival (Illinois-USA), Poconos Blues Festival (Pennsylvania-USA), Cognac Blues Festival (France) and the Eutin Blues Fest (Germany). With many successful tours abroad, including Italy, China, Poland, Germany, and France, Wanda has particularly become well known for wielding an uncanny ability to intimately connect with her audiences.
www.reverbnation.com/wandajohnson | Listen

BRAC: "Friends of BRAC United in the Arts" September 12-October 31, 2014

The Blue Ridge Arts Center is pleased to announce.

"Friends of BRAC- United in the ARTS"
Arts Exhibition


September 12th - October 31st, 2014

Open to all regional artists working in any media, 2D or 3D

Art Drop off Dates-
September 5 & 6, 2014 12-5pm

Hosted by the Art Connection
Join us for fine art, wine and heavy appetizers

111 E. South Second Street
Seneca, SC 29678

For further information contact:
melodyjoydavis@charter.net
727-457-5274
senecablueridgeartscenter@gmail.com

Exhibition Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 1-5pm
Other hours by appointment

SC Cello Choir: "Cellobration!" September 12-13, 2014

The 35th annual South Carolina Cello Choir weekend, “Cellobration,” will be held on the Furman University campus Friday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 13.


Cellobration is open to the public. Registration is required for workshops and master classes. Regular registration is $30. Registration for Saturday only is $20.

Concerts featured in Cellobration are also open to the public:   Friday evening’s performance is 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The recital is free to Cellobration registrants. For other guests, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

The Friday evening recital features guest clinicians Melissa Kraut, Professor of Cello at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Alan Weinstein, Professor of Cello at Virginia Tech and cellist for the Kandinsky Trio.

Furman’s Christopher Hutton, Professor of Cello, will also join the clinicians.

In addition to Friday’s recital, a Cello Choir mass concert will be performed Saturday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman campus. It is free and open to the public.

Established in 1980 at the University of South Carolina, Cellobration is a regional music festival hosted each year by the South Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association (SCASTA).

Although mostly held at Furman and USC in its 35-year history, the annual two-day event is rotated among four South Carolina colleges. Cellobration features rehearsals, master classes, recitals and clinics for all ages and skill levels, and culminates with the Saturday afternoon mass concert.

Supporters of Cellobration include Bernhardt House of Violins (Greenville), Jim Clinton Violins (Taylors), Cellos2Go (Columbia), William Harris Lee (Chicago), Stephanie Voss Violins (Atlanta), and Carriage House Violins (Boston).

For more information about Cellobration, visit this link. Or contact Christopher Hutton, at (864) 294-2019, or christopher.hutton@furman.edu.

Trailblazer Park: "The Derrick Dorsey Band" September 13, 2014

The Shag Doctorz


We're having a Beach Music Party!!! Up for a little "Saturday Night at the Beach" music? Visit old memories and make some new ones as you enjoy sounds from days past and a few original songs created by one of South Carolina's most celebrated beach bands, The Shag Doctorz. Make plans now to bring your beach chair and the one you love to Trailblazer Park for an evening of shagging, fun and memories.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Susan Sorrell: "Who Doo Doll Workshop" September 13, 2014

Who Doo Doll Workshop


Students will be painting their own fabrics and designing their own Who Doo Doll. Susan will provide the fabric, paints, thread/needles, stuffing and fabric scraps. Students will need to provide charms, yarn for hair and buttons for eyes... since this will personalize their Who Doo Doll even more!! Plus, bring beverages and snack/unch...Susan will have sodas and coffee...bring wine for Toddy Time.

10 person limit

Early Sign ups $50.00 until August 25th, $60.00 regular price
September 13th, 10am-4ish (Or when we finish)

www.creativechick.com

Little House Art Studios
602 Strange Road, Taylors, SC 29687

 

 

Palmetto Statesmen Chorus: "How the West Was Sung" September 13, 2014

The Palmetto Statesmen Chorus: "Fifitieth Annual Show- How The West Was Sung"


The Palmetto Statesmen Chorus will present its fiftieth annual show entitled “How The West Was Sung” on September 13, 7:00 PM at the Fine Arts Center, 150 E. Main St., Duncan, SC 29334. Gold Medalist quartet Vocal Spectrum will be the featured guest.

Vocal Spectrum was the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Champion in 2006 and continues to actively represent the best of the barbershop style both in concert and recording. It is with great pride and pleasure that the Statesmen bring Vocal Spectrum to our Upstate audience.

The Statesmen Chorus and Quartets have chosen familiar tunes from the Old West set in a scripted performance. In chaps and hats, the Chorus will sing Happy Trails, How The West Was Won, Ragtime Cowboy Joe and many more. Chapter quartets will offer Don’t Fence Me In, Shenandoah, The Y’All Come Back Saloon, and Ridin’ Down The Canyon. One Accord quartet, always well received on stage, will open the show after intermission.

Tickets are $20 each and are available at (864) 877-1352, by email at robertlee10@bellsouth.net or at www.palmettostatesmen.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door and each ticket may be placed in a door prize drawing at the theater.

Men who sing are invited to attend Chapter meetings at Duncan United Methodist Church, 139 W. Main St., Duncan, SC Mondays at 7:00PM or call 322-0165. The Society and Chapter are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

Centre Stage: "Young Negress Stepping out of the River at Dawn" September 16-24, 2014



Young Negress Stepping out of the River at Dawn







"You cannot live in both worlds, Alyze. Someday you must choose."




by: Dean Poynor



Directed by: Clark Nesbitt




Show Dates:


September 16, 2014 to September 24, 2014



2013 Centre Stage New Play Festival winner Young Negress Stepping Out of the River at Dawn by Dean Poynor

Young Negress Stepping Out of the River at Dawn tells the story of Alyze and Martin, Rwandan immigrants living in New York City, as they make plans to marry but struggle with balancing their Rwandan traditions and their new American culture. Questions become even more complex with the arrival of Edmond, Alyze’s brother and a priest with the Anglican Church in Rwanda. This drama incorporates, Rwandan song, dance and poetry as it questions the need for tradition in a modern world.

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/young-negress-stepping-out-river-dawn

Peace Concert Hall: " Keb' Mo' " September 16, 2014

Keb' Mo'


Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb' Mo' and his band take to the Peace Center stage this fall!

Playing on his recent release of 'BLUESAmericana', his twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut 'Keb Mo,' an album and tour both a signpost of artistic and personal growth. The tour has been named as one of Keb's most extensive in years and reflects Keb's life.

After going through a personal transformation beginning in 1984, Keb worked to get recording and publishing deals, establishing himself as a studio musician playing blues gigs with saxist Monk Higgins and guitarist Charles "Charlie Tuna" Dennis. Through that experience, he was able to develop a sound that blended that of historic blues artists with pop, R&B, rock, jazz, and soul.

"I never set out to be a 'blues guy' , he explains, "but the blues is very powerful and fuels what I do. The blues puts the 'realness' in it for me."

Over the past two decades Keb' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated  excellence of his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Crocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb' Mo' Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar.

September 16th, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $35

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/keb-mo

 

SAM: "Whimiscal Toy Workshop" September 17-October 08, 2014

CERAMIC WHIMSICAL TOYS WORKSHOP WITH DIANA FARFÁN


Are you too old to play with toys? Would you like to experience being a child again?

So, come to my class and play with clay. Join my "Ceramic Whimsical Toys" workshop where you'll be challenged to create serious toys...

Toys for old souls but, sharp minds!

 

Diana Farfán
www.dianafarfan.com
www.ahandoflove.com
Get art * Give love * Feel touched

September 17th - October 8th, 2014
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

SAM -Spartanburg Art Museum
Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

For more info and to register:

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/spartanburg-art-school/244/Ceramic+Whimsical+Toys

Main Street Fridays: "Underteaux" September 19, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


UnderTeaux is rock band from Clemson, SC that plays a mixture of classic rock and blues based rock that is appealing to both and younger and more seasoned listeners. Rather than focusing on the most common hits, UT plays an eclectic mix of songs by the most popular acts of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90’s. Influences include Allman Brothers, Cream, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, REM, Pearl Jam, and Stone Temple Pilots. The band is centered around guitarist/vocalist Walt Ligon’s Louisiana blues style, including a number of original tunes in the band calls “Swamp Rock” style. This is augmented with the solid bass of Radar Martin and guitar stylings of Sam Ingram, both SC natives. Finally, Andrew “Dr.D” Duchowski’s drumming ties the band together. UnderTeaux was formed in summer 2012 but the members of UT have been playing together since 2005 as part of the blues band The Hoodoo Hounds. They have performed together about 100 times across the upstate in clubs, at festivals, and charity events. Notable events include Greenville’s Reedy River Concert and Friday Night Live Series, blues festivals in Greenwood, SC and Clemson, SC and the SC Botanical Garden Concert Series.
www.facebook.com/underteaux | Listen

GLT: "Legally Blonde the Musical" September 19-October 04, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Legally Blonde the Musical"


An upstate premiere of the Broadway hit! Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self discovery. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde stays true to form with a peppy score and a playful book.

September 19 - October 4

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Art & Light: "Two Shows - One Night" September 19, 2014

Art & Light: Two Shows-One Night


Two great artists produce two different shows on one night in one location

Mixed Signals: An Interactive Exercise in Meaning
Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers

You are invited to select from a group of Jo Carol's panels, and combine them to create a unique diptych.

Placing One's self


Sy Bodson
Discover the emotion and curiosity of color and lines that resonate through Sy's newest works.

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Art & Light
4 Aberdeen Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturgay 10am -3pm
(864) 363-8172
artandlightgallery.com

Trailblazer Park: "Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues September 20, 2014

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues


Mac Arnold must have known at an early age that his music career would read like a “Who’s who” of Blues/R&B Legends. His high school band “J Floyd & The Shamrocks” were often joined by none other than Macon, Georgia native, James Brown on piano. In late 1966, at age 24, Mac joined the Muddy Waters Band and the rest is history. In this highly-anticipated performance, Mac and will serve up a mess of Blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists Austin Brashier on guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, guitar, bass, and vocals, Tez Sherard on drums and vocals, and Mac Arnold on vocals, bass and Gas Can Guitars.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

GSO: "Miracle and Grandeur" September 20-21, 2014

Miracle and Grandeur


Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Elena Urioste, violin

Tickets: $16-$57

Elgar: Violin Concerto, Op. 61, B minor

Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Op. 78, C minor (Organ Symphony)

We open our 67th season with a triumphal sound of the majestic Organ Symphony of Camille Saint-Saens followed by the Greenville premiere of Elgar's enchanting, ultra-romantic Violin Concerto performed by the young and charming virtuoso, Elena Urioste.

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including Miracle and Granduer; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2014-2015 season!

http://www.greenvillesymphony.org/concerts/view_event.aspx?event_id=163

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall. These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes. Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience. Come join us!

Peace Center: "Once" September 23-28, 2014

ONCE


Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for "Best Musical Theatre Album," ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

September 23 - 28, 2014

OnceMusical.com

www.peacecenter.org(864) 467-3000

Furman Universtiy: "Faculty Chamber Music Series" September 23, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Faculty Chamber Music Series"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 23
Faculty Chamber Music Series
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Hampton III Gallery: "Leo Twiggs" September 25-November 08, 2014

Leo Twiggs: "Toward Last Flags"

September 25 - November 8
Reception: Thursday, October 9, 7-9pm
Coffee and Conversation: Satuday, October 11, 11-Noon

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 10 - 5pm
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email: sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
phone: (864) 268-2771
Follow Hampton III Gallery on Facebook and Instagram

Main Street Fridays: "Wine Down September 26, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.


Music


WINE DOWN is a four piece band based in Greenville, South Carolina, playing Blues/Rock/R&B/Soul/Jazz. They perform unique versions of covers from artists like: Joss Stone, Adele, Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James, John Mayer, even Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse, as well as some Classic 80's Rock. Plus original Blues based songs.
www.reverbnation.com/winedown | Listen

Trailblazer Park: "Piedmont Boys" September 27, 2014

Piedmont Boys


Join us for a evening of "Southern American Blue Collar Music" from The Piedmont Boys. Originating in Greenville SC in 2007 the boys have been touring extensively ever since and building a loyal underground fan base across the country. With three studio albums and another in the works these guys are the definition of American Original, staying true to the outlaw movement. Influenced by Hank, Cash, Waylon, Haggard, Coe and gritty southern rock with a hint of bluegrass The Piedmont Boys have put together a sound unique and distinctive.  They are currently planning an international tour for the summer of 2014 which includes the Amphitheater at Trailblazer Park so plan to come and have some fun. Giddy Up!

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Centre Stage: "New Play Festival" September 28-October 02, 2014

Centre Stage’s 12th Annual New Play Festival
Sunday, September 28 through Thursday, October 2


ABOUT THE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Centre Stage's annual New Play Festival features the works of three finalists selected from submissions of playwrights. These plays will be presented in staged readings that begin each evening at 7 p.m.. Admission to the readings is free and open to the public.


Each performance will be followed by an in-depth discussion of the work, led by the guest Playwright-In-Residence.  On the last evening of the Festival, Centre Stage will present the latest work in development by the Playwright-In-Residence.


During the week of the New Play Festival, Centre Stage will visit select high schools in Greenville and present educational sessions with our guest Playwright-In-Residence. A workshop for adult students of script writing will also be offered. Details coming soon!


http://www.centrestage.org/content/new-play-festival-2

Albino Skunk Music Festival October 02-04, 2014

Albino Skunk Music Festival


October 2-4
Greer, SC

Featuring:

Willie Sugarcapps
The Duhks
Della Mae
Shinyribs
I Draw Slow
Dangermuffin
Frank Solivan &Dirty Kitchen
I See Hawks in L.A.
Foghorn Stringband
T-Bird & The Beaks
D.B. Rielly
Front Country
The Barefoot Movement
Dead Winter Carpenters
Jacob Johnson
Billy Strings & Don Julin
Mipso

Tickets available now
www.albinoskunk.com

Pickens County Museum: "World of Readers" October 02, 2014

Join Dr. Thomas L. Johnson for an Informal Walk Through of A World of Readers At the Pickens County Museum of Art & History


The Pickens County Museum of Art & History and Dr. Thomas Johnson invite you to a walk through and informal discussion about his collection of fine a decorative art, “A World of Readers”, now on display at the museum. Please join us at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2nd for this entertaining and sure to be jovial event.

Some four dozen pieces, chiefly fine-art works on paper—including watercolors, drawings, engravings, monoprints, lithographs, linocuts, and photographs—all depict persons (or other creatures) in the act of reading. The figure may be shown reading a book, newspaper, letter, map, or billboard. The venue may be a home, office, library or other public building, the street, the beach—or no particular place at all.

Also represented in the exhibition are a number of three-dimensional works in wood or clay, such as North Carolina potter Ann Gleason’s tall statue of “The Poet”; and a modern wooden polychrome figure of a young boy reading a book, created by an anonymous Italian craftsman. Display cases will show samples of “readers” appearing on domestic objects used for decorative, utilitarian, or celebratory purposes. The motif appears on mass-produced or limited-edition plates, cups, bookends, pencil holders, paper weights, aquarium statuary, figurines, Christmas ornaments, and other household items.

In addition to works by such nationally or internationally known artists as Robert L. Barnum, Bernard Brussell-Smith, Pierre Garcia-Fons, Ray Gloeckler, Barry Kite, Carl Kronberger, Eduard Kurzbauer, J. H. Schell, and Art Werger, the exhibition showcases those of a good number of well-known regional artists, including Jane Yarborough Creech, Daniel Cvammen, Bill Davis, Beth Regula, Sara Dame Setzer, Doris Turner, Suzanne Zoole, Joel Wilkinson, and Patti Wright.

Spartanburg and Asheville resident Tom Johnson, retired librarian emeritus and English instructor from the University of South Carolina (Columbia), has long been interested in books and reading, as well as in the visual arts. He has collected both books and art for over half a century. For many years he was a member of the advisory board of the Hub City Writers Project in Spartanburg, where he also served on the board of directors of the Spartanburg Art Museum. He continues to serve on the governing boards of Pickens County’s Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife and the statewide South Carolina Academy of Authors. He has edited and published several books, and as a printmaker currently maintains a studio at the West Main Co-op in Spartanburg.

The inspiration for this show has come from Johnson’s experience as the curator for the exhibition PEOPLE READING: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DONALD AND PATRICIA ORESMAN, which was featured at the Spartanburg Art Museum in 2008 during its relocation to the Chapman Center there. The New York attorney and his wife, who may possess the world’s largest collection of fine art organized around the theme of “the reader”, loaned some sixty works of art from their Manhattan collection for the South Carolina showing. The exhibition went on to travel to art museums in Myrtle Beach and Hickory (North Carolina).

A World of Readers” is sponsored in part by South State Bank, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963 or visit us at www.pickenscountymuseum.org.

For this and many more events in Pickens County visit www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar .

Henderson: Art on Main Festival October 04-05, 2014

Art on Main Fine Art/Fine Craft Festival


The 55th annual Art on Main festival will be held October 4-5, 2014 from 10-5 pm both days on Historic Main Street in Henderson, NC

Go to acofhc.org Home Page for more information.

Centre Stage: "The Letters" October 04-12, 2014



THE LETTERS







Menacing head games in Stalin's Russia.




by: John W. Lowell



Show Dates: 


November 4, 2014 to November 12, 2014



At the start of the action, we meet Anna (Fry), some kind of editorial apparatchik within some unspecified Soviet bureaucracy, whose job seems to be censoring the correspondence of others. Anna has been called into the office of her boss, The Director (Mark L. Montgomery). It's not clear why. Perhaps The Director is offering her a promotion. Perhaps he is abusing his position of authority to make a sexual pass in this young widow's direction. Perhaps this is a political prosecution. Perhaps he is just looking for information, or a confidante, or a mother confessor, or a lover, or a victim.

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/letters

FAC: "Greenville Dance Festival" October 04, 2014

The Greenville Dance Festival


The Greenville Dance Festival will be held at the Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton High School on Saturday, October 4th and is open to the community as well as students and teachers in Greenville County Schools. The ages for the Festival are from grades 4-adult and the goal is to offer many styles of dance including Modern/Contemporary, African, Salsa, Classical Indian, Stage Combat, Slavic Folk Dance, Alexander Technique, Graham Technique, Pilates with Props, and of course Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Improvisation among others.

5-6 classes will be offered during each of the 5 one-hour sessions.

Professional Development for Teachers with Greenville County Schools is available for several of the classes.

For more information visit:
www.greenvilledancefestival.com<http://www.greenvilledancefestival.com/
or email Jan Woodward: jwoodwar@greenville.k12.sc.us

Class Descriptions-2014 

Classes and times Faculty Biographies

Greenville Dance Festival 2014 flyer website

Dabney Mahanes & Denise Waldrep: "The Journey" October 04, 2014

"The Journey"


Dabney Mahanes and Denise Waldrep

Reception: Saturday, October 4th 6:30 - 10:30 pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 6-11, 11:00-3:00
or by appointment
(864) 915-4237

Music by guitarist, Bryan Mahanes

New Studio Address:
5 Smith Street
Greenville, SC
The Village of West Greenville

Riverworks Gallery: "Toys and Games Exhibit" October 06, 2014

Toys and Games
October 3 - November 14, 2014
Toys and Games
is an exhibition of interactive sculpture designed to debunk the myths of art as unapproachable, untouchable, and incomprehensible. These sculptures of David Detrich, Todd Stewart, and Travis Wood invite tactile experience. They are best comprehended through play, manipulation, and curiosity. They are fully functional devices. Most are constructed with common materials, easily thrift store or Home Depot found. Others are extruded from a 3D printer. These sculptures are not devices you might find in your kitchen, workshop, or office. They are devices of the imagination encouraging questions, creating sensations and the "aha" of irony.

These sculptures are probably closet kin to music boxes, the old, possibly extinct "Hop Scotch", as well as current computer games. So Toys and Games also presents a history of play from the elegant drawing room to the bygone street play to the current rec room video game. David Detrich in his artist statement records a definition of artist "as a trickster that employs sleight of hand." David, Todd, and Travis embody that definition. Referencing his sculpture, Todd says "By creating functional devices designed for interaction, passive viewing is transformed into an active, full body experience." According to Travis, "I make toys with my friends."

David Detrich is Professor of Art, Sculpture and Graduate Program Coordinator at Clemson University, Clemson, SC. Todd Stewart, a recent Clemson MFA graduate is Project Manager, Public Art for the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, NC. Travis Wood, alumnus of Greenville Technical College and recent Magna Cum Laude, BFA graduate of Clemson, is co-owner of Gemini Minds.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Greenville Technical College.

300 River Street, Suite 202,
along the scenic Reedy River
Downtown Greenville, SC.

 

The Writers Block: "Didn't See it Coming October 07, 2014

Didn't See it Coming - Book Release Event


October 7, 2014
7:00PM

The Loft at Falls Park
(located above Ford's Oyster House)

Featuring readings of work from The Writers Block, an advanced creative writing workshop at Perry Correctional Institution.

Books available for sale, Event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by October 2 to akfreeland@me.com

 

Peace Concert Hall: "Ron White" October 09, 2014

Comedian Rob White's Nutcracker Tour will be arriving at the Peace Center October 9th!


First rising to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Ron White has now established himself as a star in his own right. A classic storyteller, his stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life as one of the most successful comedians in America.

All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years has been named one of the top stand up comedians on tour in America.

Ron White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison and Jeff Foxworthy. After eventually becoming a comedy club headliner, in 2000 White was asked to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. The show toured over three years to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities and grossed more than $35 million.

As an actor, Ron White had supporting roles acting in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2. He also had a principal role in Jayne Mansfield's Car (written/directed by Billy Bob Thornton), slated for a theatrical release late 2013. He is co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth-Thomason documentary, which debuted at the 2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award.

Advisory: Intended for mature audiences.

October 9, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $45

Warehouse Theatre: "Evil Dead the Musical" October 10-November 01, 2014

Evil Dead the Musical


Oct 10 - 11, 16 - 18, 23 - 25, 30 - 31, Nov 1

Nominee: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical

By George Reinblatt

Sponsored by Susan and Steven Bichel

Blood. Limbs. Evil demons from hell. Just a day in the life of Ash, a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero. It’s up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day when five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and are transformed into brain-hungry zombies. Blood splatters and brains fly in Evil Dead, The Musical!

Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/evil-dead-the-musical

GVL Tech Benson Campus: "Student Show" October 16-November 07, 2014

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College’s Benson Campus is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Annual Art Exhibition on view from October 1 – November 7.


The gallery will exhibit all fine and applied art disciplines taught as part of the Visual and Performing Arts curriculum. This year’s jurors, Alice Ballard and Polly Gaillard are well known professional artists that have exhibited both nationally and internationally and have also taught a broad range of studio courses. Ballard and Gaillard selected from over 100 works to include in the exhibition including a “Best in Show” designation to be announced on October 30th. Please join us from 7 – 9 p.m. for this traditional costume gala and awards presentation that gives special recognition to the many exemplary works by our community’s young artists. Works are exhibited in our 2nd floor galleries and offered for purchase, making this a unique opportunity to view challenging, thoughtful art and to support this exceptionally talented group of students. Awards will also be presented on the second floor including cash donations, gift certificates, and art supplies made possible through local businesses and private donors. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and remember thatcostumes are encouraged!

 Gallery Location:  Greenville Technical College Benson Campus, Hwy 290, 2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – November 7.

Reception and Awards:  Thursday October 30th ; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition is free and open to the public   

Steve Brown Book Signing & Charleston Artist Exhibit October 16, 2014

Author Steve Brown Book Signing and Charleston Artist Art Exhibit by Sandra W. Roper
October 16, 6-8pm


The Frame Warehouse and Gallery, 2454 Hudson Road, Greer, will feature a book signing by SC author

Steve Brown and new paintings by Charleston artist Sandra W. Roper October 16, from 6-8pm. The books and paintings creatively depict historical events and locations of the South.

A versatile author, Steve Brown wrote the Belle family saga which begins when Catherine and Nelie Belle arrive in Charles Towne just in time for Nelie to be kidnapped by Blackbeard and carried off to the Outer Banks. The novels continue with historical events including the outbreak of the Civil war, moonshine feuds in the Carolina foothills, life during the roaring twenties, the effects of the panic of 1929 on those living south of Broad to the mid-sixties summer’s on Pawley’s Island.

Sandra’s painting of Charleston and Southerners reflect the creativity and brilliance of centuries old architecture and southern traditions. The uniqueness of each building and the eclectic mix of architectural styles make Charleston’s buildings so intriguing. In the paintings of southerners, Sandra tries to portray the passion for their work. The crack of dawn, dimly lit room or late night hours further illustrate the worker’s dedication.

Steve lives with his family in Greenville, SC. His books include “The Pirate and the Belle”, “The Belles of Charleston”, “The Old Maids Club”, “Charleston’s Lonely Heart Hotel”, “Charleston’s House of Stuart”,

“Charleston on the Potomac” and “Carolina Girls”.

Sandra is a graduate of USC and worked in advertising for several years. Her paintings of southern scenes have won several awards. Sandra is a Member of Excellence in the SC Watermedia

Society. Her work can be seen at The Frame Warehouse and Gallery in Greenville and Greer and in corporate locations throughout the southeast. More of Sandra’s work can be viewed at www.sandraroper.com.

Steve and Sandra will be at The Frame Warehouse and Gallery October 16 from 6 to 8pm.It is open to the public and all are welcome. For inquiries, please visit www.framewarehouseandgallery.com or call Debbie Beauchemin, gallery manager at 864-322-1218 – (2454 Hudson Road, Greer, SC, 29650).

Furman University: "Furman Symphony Orchestra" October 17, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Symphony Orchestra"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17
Furman Symphony Orchestra
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
Learn More

 

Greer Children's Theatre: "Shrek" October 17-26, 2014

The Greer Children’s Theatre proudly presents…Shrek the Musical


Oct 17-19, 24-26, 2014
J Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street, Greer
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Purchase Tickets at www.greerculturalarts.com

Shrek The Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Combination of Broadway and US National Tour Version

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.


Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities including costumes, sets, puppets ( there is a fire-breathing dragon after all), and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

 

Greenville Chorale: "Peace and Hope" October 18, 2014

"PEACE AND HOPE"


Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Peace Center Concert Hall

Joined by Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Bingham Vick, Jr., conducting

 Johannes Brahms - Nänie ("Even the beautiful must die....")

 Dan Forrest - Requiem for the Living

 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem

 Gustav Mahler - Finale from Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html

Peace Concert Hall: "Alton Brown Live" October 22, 2014

Alton Brown Live - Incredible Edible Tour


"We have combined science, music, food, and a few other things on one in his right mind would allow me to do on TV, into a two hour extravaganza that's fun for the whole family," says Brown. He has been cultivating the show's material for about a decade and wrote most of the musical numbers which all take a comedic look at food.

Alton Brown, author of seven books including the James Beard award winning "I'm Just Here for the Food" and New York Times bestselling sequence "Good Eats," has hosted numerous food series including "Iron Chef America." He currently serves as host on the game show "Cutthroat Kitchen" and as a mentor/judge on "Food Network Star," which premiered its 10th season on June 1st. Brown created, produced and hosted the Peabody award winning series "Good Eats" for 13 years on Food Network, which still can be seen on the Cooking Channel.

Although Brown spent plenty of time in his mom's kitchen growing up, his real interest in food sparked in college when he discovered that girls who said "no" to dates sometimes said "yes" if he offered to cook for them. His social life may have not ignited, but the food spark did, and after spending a decade behind the camera in the commercial industry, he headed to culinary school in hopes of one day creating a new kind of cooking show. Good Eats, the show that Brown would go on to write, produce and host ran for 13 straight years on Food Network before making the jump to Cooking Channel where it airs today. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking, and the occasional belching puppet, Good Eats has millions of fans and garnered a coveted Peabody award for broadcast excellence.

October 22, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $55

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/alton-brown-live-incredible-edible-tour

Centre Stage: Suzanne Bodson: "Within a Space" October 23-November 17, 2014

Suzanne Bodson: "Within a Space:


October 16 - November 17, 2014


Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.


Centre Stage

501 River Street

Greenville, SC 29601

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.


http://www.centrestage.org/event/suzanne-bodson-artist-reception


Peace Concert Hall: "Kathy Griffin" October 24, 2014

Two-time Emmy Award-winner and NY Times bestselling author, Kathy Griffin brings her multi-faceted performance to the Peace Concert Hall this October!


After starting her career as a guest on various TV spots, Kathy Griffin began gaining notice as a stand-up comedienne and landed her own "HBO Half Hour Comedy Special." Comedy has been at the forefront of Kathy's life and she has been making audiences laugh for years with topics such as Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders.

In 2005, Kathy's reality show, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," debuted on Bravo to rave reviews and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program and the second season of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" won Kathy her first Emmy in that same category.

In 2009 Kathy wrote a tell-all autobiography entitled, "Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin," which topped the New York Times Best Sellers List as well as The Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly lists.

Kathy currently hosts a weekly nighttime talk show on Bravo called "Kathy," which first aired on April 19, 2012 and is currently in its third season.

Advisory: Intended for mature audiences.

October 24, 2014 | 8:00pm

Tickets start at $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/kathy-griffin

Warehouse Theatre: "Evil Dead the Musical!" October 24-November 01, 2014

Evil Dead: The Musical
October 10th -- November 1st

Blood, guts, singing zombies, a splatter zone, and midnight shows just in time for Halloween...
Sponsored by Susan and Steven Bichel


The Warehouse Theatre Main Stage season is sponsored by The Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation and supported by The Harriet Wyche Endowment for Professional Artistic Excellence at The Warehouse Theatre.

The Warehouse Theatre collects non-perishable food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank of Greater Greenville. Bring an item or two with you to the theatre, and we will make sure it gets to the right place! Learn more about Harvest Hope at http://www.harvesthope.org/.

www.warehousetheatre.com

The Snope Family Band October 24, 2014

The Snopes Family Band!


The Snopes Family Band is at it again!

  We're bringing our dixie-tonk blues and rock and roll to Mac Arnold's Blues Restaurant on Pendleton St. in West Greenville this Friday the 24th at 8:00pm. 


Food by Asada!  We'll have the Captain with us blowing his harps, plus a new bassist/tuba player.  Don't miss it!

Furman Thompson Gallery: "Rebecca Gieseking" October 24-25, 2014

Thompson Art Gallery in the Roe Art Building : "Rebecca Gieseking"

Reception for the Artist: Friday, Oct. 24. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Gallery talk: 7 p.m.
Exhibit through October 25

Rebecca Gieseking (Furman alum ’09)
Intersections:  The Art and Science for Folded Paper Origami

Peace Concert Hall: "Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz" October 25, 2014

In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz featuring Samson Grisman, Alex Hargreaves, and Nathaniel Smith






Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their initial performances (on Austin City Limits and at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series) have been widely heralded for the seamless harmony of the three singers, the unassailable virtuosity of the players, and the obvious if uncommon chemistry the young artists have found with one another. This Fall, they are presenting it, fully realized for the first time, in a limited tour of some of the country's finest symphony halls and performing arts theaters.

SARAH JAROSZ: A multi-Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who hails from just outside of Austin, TX and makes her home in New York City.  Now 23-years-old, she graduated in 2013 from New England Conservatory with a degree in contemporary improvisation in the same month her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, was released. Jarosz, who fits comfortably where contemporary folk, Americana, and roots music intersect, has long been embraced for the depth and maturity of her songwriting, her pure and nuanced vocals, and her instrumental mastery—switching between octave mandolin, banjo, guitar, and mandolin as the songs dictate. Build Me Up From Bones received two Grammy nominations and appeared on NPR’s Top Ten Folk and Americana albums for 2013.  She has appeared on Conan, Austin City Limits twice, A Prairie Home Companion, and the BBC Series The Transatlantic Sessions.

THE MILK CARTON KIDS: Grammy-nominated flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. An understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike. Garrison Keillor has called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony.” The Los Angeles Times lauds their latest Anti- Records release, The Ash & Clay, as displaying “absolute mastery of their craft” while Paste emphasizes the “intellectual sophistication of their songs, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre.” The band has appeared on Conan, A Prairie Home Companion, Austin City Limits, and the Coen Brothers’ & T Bone Burnett’s “Another Day/Another Time” concert film.

October 25, 2014  | 8:00pm

Tickets start at $20

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/milk-carton-kids-sarah-jarosz

Ftn Inn Symphony Orchestra: "Masterworks 1" October 25, 2014

The Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra presents: "Masterworks 1:

October 25, 7:30pm
Tickets: $12, $10, $5
(864) 409-1050
yountscenter.org


Caleb Borick, 11, studies piano with Ran Dank at the College of Charleston and is homeschooled. He is a former student of Eunjoo Yun and Enrique Graf. He has performed at Piccolo Spoleto Rising Star Series, TEDx Charleston, Bishop Gadsden, the Garden Club of Charleston, SC Regional Arts Alliance Annual Meeting, CSO Design Showhouse, MUSC Hollings Center, the Young Artist Series at Fountain Inn and many local nursing homes and hospices.

Caleb was the Grand Prize Winner in the Philadelphia International Music Festival Concerto Competition which took place on July 2, 2014 at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. He was chosen among young musicians of all ages and instruments to appear as soloist with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra in New Jersey next year.

He was the winner of the S.C. Music Teachers Association Division II Concerto Competition and the “Amidon-Hatfield Piano Award” from the Charleston Music Club. Caleb was able to participate in the Philadelphia International Music Festival this summer thanks to a scholarship awarded to him by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League.

He has participated in multiple masterclasses and private lessons with Ilana Vered and Svetlana Smolina, and master classes with Andrew Armstrong, Sasha Starcevich, Luz Manriquez, Paolo Gualdi, andRaquel Boldorini.When not playing the piano, Caleb enjoys reading, hiking, bike riding, swimming, fishing and science.

Art Wall Music Hall: Music and Art event October 25, 2014

Art Wall Music Hall presents,


Co-Headliners Little Gold from Athens, GA and SUSTO of Charleston, SC, will play a show opened by the Greenville local band Spry Old Men. Featuring the art of Karen Leigh and Sunny Mullarkey!

Date: Saturday October 25th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Station, 1172 Pendleton St. (https://twitter.com/thestationgvl )
Cover: $8
BYOB

Little Gold- www.littlegold.bandcamp.com

SUSTO- http://www.reverbnation.com/susto

Spry Old Men- www.spryoldmen.bandcamp.com
Event page: https://m.facebook.com/events/415069388642041?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A5%7D&aref=5&refid=17&__tn__=H

Peace Concert Hall: "Susan Boyle In Concert" October 27, 2014

Grammy® nominated singing sensation Susan Boyle is embarking on her first US tour, which includes a performance at the Peace Center this October!


Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on Britain's Got Talent on April 11, 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. Boyle's first album,

I Dreamed a Dream (2009), was the most pre-ordered album worldwide of all time at Amazon before its global release, and debuted as the #1 best-selling album on charts around the globe. It instantly became the UK's best-selling debut album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. Boyle had sold over 19 million albums worldwide and received two Grammy Awards nominations.

Susan is arguably the most intriguing, not to mention instantly recognizable character yet to be produced by the reality talent medium, the decade’s defining TV genre. Her singing voice has a raw combination of strength and fragility, beauty and solitude. Her story demonstrates a fearlessness to dream about something other than the lot life has handed you. The chance to escape. The pivotal role of music as a conduit to go to another place, sometimes lodged at the outer recesses of your imagination, and to allow that new place to blossom. Susan’s tale has connected with so many unsuspecting people across the world because, if she can dare to dream, so can you.

Monday, October 27, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $65

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/susan-boyle-in-concert

GLT: "Steel Magnolias" October 30-November 15, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Steel Magnolias"


It's the hilarious and poignant story of the ladies who frequent Truvy's beauty salon in a small southern town. You'll laugh and cry with these strong, funny, and wise women in this American classic.

October 30 - November 15

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Centre Stage: "A Flea in Her Ear" October 30-November 15, 2014

A FLEA IN HER EAR


I think it's her nerves. Well, hose her down with some seltzer!

by: Georges Feydeau, Adapted by David Ives

Show Dates:
October 30, 2014 to November 15, 2014

An inquiring wife, an eager friend, and a trick to uncover an affair that leads to a hotel called THE FRISKY PUSS will have you falling out of your seat in laughter. Frequently called the greatest farce ever written, A Flea In Her Ear promises to be a hilarious performance for all.

"...[a] crisp, delightfully ridiculous translation..." Time Out Chicago

"...a hilarious evening of classic comedy." Chicago Critic

"Ives' adaptation maintains the original's dazzling plot while communicating Feydeau's playful use of language to an American audience." Backstage

http://www.centrestage.org/show/flea-her-ear

Vandiver Gallery: "Double Vision" October 30-December 13, 2014

Vandiver Gallery | Thrift Gallery at Anderson University: "Double Vision" Photography by Jane Dorn and Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers. 


October 29 - December 13, 2014

 

FIREside Radio: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" October 31, 2014

FIREside Radio Presents The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
October 31, 2014 7:30 P.M.
ONE NIGHT ONLY


Set in the hazy, haunted hills surrounding the Hudson River, a legend comes to life as schoolteacher Ichabod Crane learns the secrets that Sleepy Hollow holds.

As with all FIREside Radio shows, the performance will be recorded in front of a live audience and made available for download through the Younts Center website.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644
October 31, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12,$10,$5 (864) 409-1050

Generously Sponsored by Palmetto Bank

Mill Town Players: "Dark of the Moon" October 31-November 02, 2014

Mill Town Players: "Dark of the Moon"


By Howard Richardson and William Berney
Directed by Will Ragland

Friday, October 31 - 8pm and 10pm
Saturday, November 1 - 8pm and 10pm
Sunday, November 2 - 3pm

Tickets $10
864-947-8000
www.milltownplayers.org

Historic Pelzer Auditorium
214 Lebby Street
Pelzer, SC 29669

GSO: "Tchaikovsky's Swan Song" November 01-02, 2014

Tchaikovsky's Swan Song


Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Tickets: $16-$57

Grieg: Piano Concerto, Op. 16, A minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Op. 74, B minor (Pathetique)

Vadym Kholodenko is back!  The 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist returns to Greenville to shine in Grieg's Piano Concerto.  Next, the greatest, most dramatic and powerful symphony ever written, Tchaikovsky's No. 6, became the composer's "swan song" and is the signature piece in the repertoire of Edvard Tchivzhel that is connected in many ways to the Maestro's personal life experience.

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including Tchaikovsky's Swan Song; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2014-2015 season!

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall.  These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes.  Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience.  Come join us!

http://www.greenvillesymphony.org/concerts/view_event.aspx?event_id=164

The Ward Artist Studios: "Day of the Dead" November 02, 2014

The Ward Artist Studios: Day of the Dead Art Show and Fiesta
Sunday, November 2, 4:00 - 9:00pm


The Ward Artist Studios
110 Wardlaw Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Come celebrate the lives of your loved ones who have died.

The Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, is an ancient holiday that focuses on remembering and honoring the lives of our dead ancestors and loved ones. It's a day of Joy and Celebration! A day to clean their graves and bring flowers, enjoy the foods they enjoyed in life, listen to the music they loved and recall fond memories of good times with them.

A unique blend of ancient Aztec celebrations and Catholic beliefs, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is steeped in rich history, traditions and customs. Come experience it...with us!

Collecting colorful Day of the Dead folk art and displaying it in our homes year-round, is becoming as popular in the US as it is in Latin America and around the world.

- Entertainment by Wasted Wine featuring Discordia Arts at 7pm. Gypsy jazz trio,The Carousers, will play at 6:00.

 

- Sugar Skull Face Painting Booth by Debi Kittle

 

- "Donation" Nacho Bar by Gringos

 

The Ward Resident Artists:
Kymberly Day
Peggy Tanner Day
Christi Garland
Kay Larch
Karen Leigh
Jeff Lynch
Liz Lynch
Lindsay Louise McPhail
Chadd Moore
Kim Sholly
Steffi Stockton
Suzanne Vitti

Guest Artists:
Andy Finkle
Allison Anne Brown
Carey Morton

Kevin Anderson

Jessica Wilson

$5 admission at the door

 

For more info, please "Like" us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWardArtistStudios

Peace Concert Hall: "Ray LaMontagne- Supernova" November 04, 2014

Tickets on sale to Peacekeepers Monday, Aug. 18 at 10am.
Public on-sale Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10am.


Ray LaMontagne has one of the most remarkable stories in music's past decade. Since leaving his job in a Maine shoe factory to pursue his calling as a musician, he has released five studio albums and two live EPs, won awards and topped critic's polls internationally, and has established himself as one of the most distinctive talents of his generation. His songs have been featured in numerous films and television shows and his music career has allowed him to tour around the world in live performances fronting a variety of ensembles.

Coming off the success of 2010's God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Digital Album chart. This marked a personal-sales best for him and tied his debut chart position at #3 with Gossip in the Grain. The album garnered three Grammy Award nominations including the coveted Song of The Year category for "Beg Steal or Borrow" and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

LaMontagne released his fifth studio album, Supernova in April. The album bursts with a spirited bonhomme and a rocking, technicolor-tinged energy that's different from its four predecessors. The title track and first single is a grooving, Nuggest-style burst of neo-psychedelia in which LaMontagne's high register sounds hoarse with pleasure over the explosive power of love.

Ray LaMontagne's tour will feature songs off his newest album and old favorites. He's put together a new band, and he anticipates a new wrinkle for his performances as well. "The give me a chance to play more electric guitar, which I love to do," LaMontagne says.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $65

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/ray-lamontagne

Peace Concert Hall: "Christopher O'Riley" November 06, 2014

From the Top, with Host Christopher O'Riley


In it's thirteenth year on air, From the Top, with Host Christopher O'Riley, is one of the most popular weekly music series on public radio and has been heralded as "contemporary culture's feel-good success story" (San Francisco Chronicle).

From the Top has taped more than 260 radio broadcasts in America's premier concert halls - reaching more than 200,000 live audience members in 141 U.S. cities and 2 international cities. It has produced two seasons of its Emmy Award-winning PBS television series, which was praised by teachers and parents as "accessible, educational, and entertaining," with "real kids" and "real value."

Based in Boston, From the Top is an independent non-profit organization that celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people, reaching more than one million people each year.

As a preeminent showcase for young musicians, From the Top shines a light on diverse young people ages 8 to 18 by sharing their stories and performances and engaging them as leaders in national broadcasts, live concerts, and outreach events across the country.

From the Top celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people:

  • Unleashing the potential of young musicians as leaders in the arts

  • Trumpeting the role of music to impact and enrich lives

  • Inspiring and building new audiences with a deeper appreciation for classical music.


November 6, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $5

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/from-the-top

GLT: "Steel Magnolias" November 06-15, 2014

Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
October 30 – November 15, 2014 



It’s the hilarious and poignant story of the ladies who frequent Truvy’s beauty salon in a small southern town. You’ll laugh and cry with

these strong, funny, and wise women in this American classic.

Greenville Open Studios November 07-09, 2014

Greenville Open Studios!


Greenville Open Studios is a weekend event which opens the studios of local visual artists to the public. The event is held annually on the first weekend in November, and showcases artists at work in their studios. Now entering its 13th year, Greenville Open Studios began as an idea cast about during a casual conversation between a small group of artists several years ago; they discussed doing something to raise awareness in the greater community of the tremendous creative energy in the area. The idea has evolved into a full-fledged annual event.

The 2014 self-guided tour features 130 artists and their studios. Studio locations vary throughout a 15-mile radius of downtown Greenville with Easley, Greer, Travelers Rest and Dacusville included. Open Studios catalogues can be found at all the studios as well as here at MAC.

November 7th, 8th and 9th 2014

http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/open-studios/

Younts Center: "Fountain Inn Chorale" November 08, 2014

Join the Fountain Inn Chorale as they return to the Younts Center stage for their first concert of the season. Under the direction of Jane Birmingham Morlan, the Fountain Inn Chorale presents an evening of choral favorites by Bach, Brahms and Beethoven as well as a remembrance of World War I in honor of the 100th anniversary of the war's start in 1914. The program also features songs of peace and friendship by Z. Randall Stroope and Allan Naplan.

Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $12, $10 & $5

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Peace Concert Hall: "Natalie Cole" November 09, 2014

Natalie Cole


Eight-time Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole makes her Peace Center appearance November 9 at 7:00 PM!

Daughter of music legend, Nat King Cole, Natalie rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" and her first two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Natalie soon expanded her success with her own TV special in 1977. It was one of more than 300 major television appearances in her career, including dramatic roles on "Law and Order" and "Tourched by an Angel" as well as guest spots on talk shows with Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Larry King.

Cole marked a career milestone in 1991 with the release of Unforgettable... With Love, featuring the celebrated duet with her late father, Nat King Cole. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts, earned six Grammy awards, and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.

An eclectic mix of classic pop, r&b and rock tracks, her newest album mixes Natalie's stunning vocals with a list of classic songs from the likes of Fiona Apple, Aretha Franklin, Kate Bush, Sting, and others, as well as a new song, "5 Minutes Away," a writing collaboration between Cole, Austin, and keyboardist Chanz Parkman. She has worked on the album with Verve Records and Grammy Award winning producer Dallas Austin, a combination which has produced one of Natalie's most dynamic recordings to date.

November 9, 2014 | 7:00pm

Tickets start at $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/natalie-cole

Peace Center: "The Book of Mormon" November 11-16, 2014

The Book of Mormon


The New York Times calls it "The best musical of this century." The Washington post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: The funniest musical of all time." Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "A crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." It's the Book of Mormon the nine-time Tony Award winning best musical from the creators of South Park. Contains explicit language. For more information, visit...bookofmormonthemusical.com

November 11 - 16, 2014

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Alumni Exhibit" November 12-January 23, 2014

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Alumni Exhibit
November 10th - January 23rd

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

 

Furman Unviersity: "Faculy Chamber Music Series" November 13, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Faculty Chamber Music Series"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13
Faculty Chamber Music Series
Daniel Recital Hall

Tickets
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Furman: "Faculty Chamber Recital" November 13, 2014

The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Thursday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.


The recital is open to the public, and is part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth.

Hosted by Furman music professor Dr. Christopher Hutton, the concert features an enjoyable program with a wide variety of music for different combinations of performers. The performance will feature a trio by Robert Fuchs, a set of waltzes by Dmitri Shostakovich, several songs by Robert Schumann, and entertaining newer works by Jan Koetsier and American composer Libby Larsen. The recital will be performed by these Furman faculty members and guests:

Rebecca Ashe, flute and piccolo
Mark Britt, trombone
Robert Chesebro, clarinet
Bruce Cox, trumpet
David Gross, piano
Christopher Hutton, violoncello
Anna Barbrey Joiner, viola
Thomas Joiner, violin
Matt Olson, alto saxophone
Paula Riddle, horn
Bruce Schoonmaker, baritone
Dewitt Tipton, piano

Hutton is an avid performer and is the cellist for Greenville-based Poinsett Piano Trio. A native of New Zealand, Hutton has performed worldwide and worked with a number of orchestras including the New World Symphony and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of Boston University and the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, Hutton taught at the University of Rochester, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Delaware before coming to Furman in 2003.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086. Tickets may be ordered by calling the same number, or purchased online at this link.

http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/11/furman-music-professors-present-concert-nov-13/

GLOW: "Hugo Vera" November 14, 2014

GLOW Lyric Theatre presents: Hugo Vera for one night only!

Metropolitan Opera tenor Hugo Vera, last seen on the Younts Center stage in GLOW's production of Scenes de Carmen, returns for a one-night-only concert.

Friday, November 14 at 8 pm 

Tickets: $15

Click Here for Tickets

More Info

FAC Black Box Theatre: "Richard Smith Jazz" November 14, 2014

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Richard Smith Jazz Concert
November 14 - 7:00pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Joe's Place: "George Singleton & John Warley" November 15, 2014

Joe's Place welcomes authors George Singleton and John Warley to our store Saturday, November 15th.  


George Singleton will be here from 2-5pm and John Warley will be here from 6-8pm.

We will also have a free wine tasting and food samples.

Use #sitsipread to connect with us on Facebook (Joe's Place) and Twitter (@JoesPlaceLLC)

Joe's Place LLC
640 S. Main St.

Greenville, SC 29601
864-558-0828

Duncan's Hardware: "Annual Bowl Sale" November 15, 2014

Annual Bowl Sale: Found in a Tree Wood Turnings by Jack Macauley

Saturday, November 15, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Duncan's Hardware
1506 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605

Dozens of one-of-a-kind, handmade bowls as well as cutting/serving boards.

All in various sizes and wood types in a wide range of prices for gifts or your personal collection.

Follow them on facebook

Furman University: "Timothy Olson, Organ with Judith Saxton, Trumpet" November 17, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Timothy Olson, Organ with Judith Saxton, Trumpet"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17
Timothy Olsen, Organ with Judith Saxton, Trumpet
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Tickets
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Peace Concert Hall: "So You Think You Can Dance" November 18, 2014

So You Think You Can Dance


*Public On-Sale Friday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m.*

So You Think You Can Dance's eleventh-season Top 10 finalists will be hitting the road this fall!

So You Think You Can Dance, the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America's fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall - live on tour! Celebrating its momentous 11th season, So You Think You Can Dance's Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America performing the season's most popular routines as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour.

The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askey, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart.

19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions will present audiences around the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to expect from their favorite dancers.

November 18, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $45

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/sytycd

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Opening Reception" November 18, 2014

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Alumni Exhibit: Gallery Reception
November 18th - 6:00 PM

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Art & Light: "Ric Standridge" November 20, 2014

The paintings shown at our November 20th opening combine the old master skies Ric is well known for, yet some of the works will be significant departures.  There's one thing for sure  - it will be a Ric Standridge art experience that will touch a collector, another artist, a child with a box of fresh crayons or maybe even you!

Join us for the opening reception of AIR, A Survey of Skyscapes by Ric Standridge. Thursday, Nov. 20th, 6:00-8:00 pm.  

ART & LIGHT
4 Aberdeen Drive (Just one block from the historic Lewis Village)
Greenville, South Carolina 29605

The Art Haven: "Annual Art Sale" November 23, 2014

Support a Local Artist. Buy Local Art.


November 23rd

This weekend, the Art Haven will open its doors for the annual Fall Art Sale. Come see the beautiful work the students of the Art Haven have created and maybe even take home a painting or two for yourself or for Christmas gifts. The sale will last from 2-5 pm and will coincide with an open house showcasing the recitals for music and theater students of the Academy @ Younts Center. Admission is free.

www.yountscenter.org/

315 N. Main Street     Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Phone: (864) 409-1050   Fax: (864) 409-3360

Box Office Hours: (M – TH 8:30 – 5:00; FR 8:30 – 12:00) and 1 hour before show

Gunter Theatre: "Los Angeles Guitar Quartet" November 24, 2014

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet





For three decades on the concert stage, the members of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations.

Popularly known as LAGQ, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, is recognized as one of America's premier instrumental ensembles. As one of the most charismatic groups performing today, their critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground.

The LAGQ's CD, "Guitar Heroes," released on Telarc, won the group their first Grammy Award in 2005. It is a heartfelt salute to the great players who inspired the quartet, as individuals and as a group. It has received raves for its unique ability to capture the feeling and fervor of diverse musical styles such as jazz, bluegrass, rock, and flamenco. Recent recordings include "Interchange", a CD featuring concertos by Rodrigo and Assad, and a DVD of "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote: Words and Music from the Time of Cervantes" with guest actor, Phil Proctor.

For more information about the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, visit their official website.

November 24th, 2014 | 7:30pm

All Ticket $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/lagq


Younts Center: "Marilyn & Dean" November 28, 2014

Younts Center for Performing Arts presents: "Marilyn and Dean, the Crooner and the Bombshell"


November 28, 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25, $20

Featuring such well known songs as That's Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, I Wanna Be Loved by You, Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, and a charming rendition of Baby It's Cold Outside, this pair will bring Marilyn and Dean to life in both story and song.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Little House Art Studios: "Sparkle Art Saturday" November 29, 2014

Little House Art Studio presents, Sparkle Art Saturday!


November 29th, 2014

Is Black Friday depressing? Don't want to fight the crowds and want unique gifts? Come check out the cool artwork of Anne Taylor, Susan R. Sorrell, Tina Zukaitis and April Ortiz. (paintings, art dolls, steam pink jewelry, photography, mixed media, floorcloths and more!)

603 Strange Road
Taylors, SC 29687

www.creativechick.com

Emrys Special Reading Room November 30-December 02, 2014

Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble presents THE MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS


Sunday, Nov. 30, Greenville County Museum of Art, 2:00 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 2, Furman University Daniel Chapel, 7:30 pm

 

http://www.carolinabronze.net

 


 

GCMA: "Margaret Peery Exhibit" December 01-February 02, 2014

"Up The Chimney"


Margaret Peery will offer insights into her career, inspirations, and techniques as a painter here at the museum on Sunday, December 7 at 2pm. As part of the GCMA's Sundays at 2 programs, this gallery talk is free and is presented by Duke Energy.

FREE ADMISSION

Wed - Sat, 10am - 6pm
Sun, 1pm - 5pm

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

gcma.org

GCMA: "Local Talent - Alice Ballard" December 01-January 04, 2014

Greenville County Museum of Art presents Local Talent, Alice Ballard.
Nov 15, 2014 — Jan 4, 2015


A native of Florence, South Carolina, artist Alice Ballard (born 1945) received her master's degree in painting from the University of Michigan in 1969. She then moved to Charleston, where she served as the first curator of education at the Gibbes Art Gallery. It was while she was in Charleston that she discovered her passion for working in clay.

Ballard received a Fulbright Grant to study in India, and she was one of eight ceramic artists invited to the International Ceramic Colony in Resen, Macedonia. The artist regularly teaches workshops at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Tennessee.

Presently an art teacher at Christ Church Episcopal School, Ballard is recognized throughout the region for her hand-built work inspired by such found natural objects as seed pods, petals, leaves, and bulbs. Her work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery, the home of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's craft and decorative art program, and the Greenville County Museum of Art, among others.

The artist will present a gallery talk in her exhibition on Sunday, November 16. As part of the GCMA's Sundays at 2 program, this event is free and is sponsored by Duke Energy.

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
864.271.7570
gcma.org

GCMA: "Raúl Colón" December 01-28, 2014

Tall Tales + Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón
Oct 4, 2014 — Dec 28, 2014


Award-winning children's book illustrator and artist Raúl Colón combines watercolor painting, etching, and drawing techniques to create vivid colors and rich textures. Featuring 68 works of art from such popular books as Tomas and the Library Lady and The New York Times bestseller Angela and the Baby Jesus, this exhibition invites both young and young at heart to explore themes of family, freedom, and heritage. The exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature.

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
864.271.7570
gcma.org

GCMA: "Andrew Wyeth Exhibit" December 01-February 01, 2014

Just 2 Months Left to See Andrew Wyeth's Work at GCMA
Sep 28, 2013 — Feb 1, 2015


Andrew Wyeth (1917 - 2009), regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, launched his career in 1937 with a sold-out exhibition of his watercolors in New York. On the occasion of the young artist’s remarkable debut, his father and mentor, noted illustrator N.C. Wyeth wrote him a congratulatory letter prophesying, “You are headed in the direction that should finally reach the pinnacle in American art.”

Wyeth’s subjects focused on two locations: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, his birthplace, and Cushing, Maine, his second home since childhood. Drawing inspiration from the distinctive characteristics of these locations, he revealed universal attributes in his depictions of landscapes, objects, and people. The Museum’s collection emphasizes Wyeth’s preference for painting intimate subjects, including his family, his homes, his memories, and his favorite models. He once said, “I am an illustrator of my own life.”

Greenville’s Andrew Wyeth collection encompasses the full scope of the artist’s extraordinary career, including significant decade-by-decade examples, from the 1930s to the 21st century. Wyeth himself described it as “the very best collection of my watercolors in any public museum in this country.”

GCMA: "William H. Johnson Exhibit" December 01-February 01, 2014

2 Months Left to See "William H. Johnson: Gifts of the Wayne and Carolyn Jones Charitable Foundation"
Sep 28, 2013 — Feb 1, 2015


Andrew Wyeth (1917 - 2009), regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, launched his career in 1937 with a sold-out exhibition of his watercolors in New York. On the occasion of the young artist’s remarkable debut, his father and mentor, noted illustrator N.C. Wyeth wrote him a congratulatory letter prophesying, “You are headed in the direction that should finally reach the pinnacle in American art.”

Wyeth’s subjects focused on two locations: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, his birthplace, and Cushing, Maine, his second home since childhood. Drawing inspiration from the distinctive characteristics of these locations, he revealed universal attributes in his depictions of landscapes, objects, and people. The Museum’s collection emphasizes Wyeth’s preference for painting intimate subjects, including his family, his homes, his memories, and his favorite models. He once said, “I am an illustrator of my own life.”

Greenville’s Andrew Wyeth collection encompasses the full scope of the artist’s extraordinary career, including significant decade-by-decade examples, from the 1930s to the 21st century. Wyeth himself described it as “the very best collection of my watercolors in any public museum in this country.”

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

gcma.org

Centre Stage: "Holiday Classic Radio Shows" December 04-20, 2014

HOLIDAY CLASSIC RADIO SHOWS


Christmas Carol or It's A Wonderful life - why choose?

by: Charles Dickens & Joe Landry

Show Dates:
December 4, 2014 to December 20, 2014

Our radio shows have been extremely successful with audiences of all ages. Come and be entertained while you watch the talented cast perform these live radio shows while also creating all of the sound effects as you would have heard them back in 1940. These shows will run in reperatory during the holiday season.

It's A Wonderful Life is a beloved American holiday classic telling the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. With the help of all of his friends, he finds the true meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas Carol is the classic tale of what comes to those whose hearts are hard. In a series of ghostly visits, Scrooge visits his happy past, sees the difficulties of the present, views a bleak futre, and in the end - well you know the end.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/holiday-classic-radio-shows

EMRYS: "Marcia DeSanctis Book Talk" December 04, 2014

At an event co-sponsored by Emrys and Fiction Addiction, New York Times bestselling travel author Marcia DeSanctis will be discussing her new travel book 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (fravelers' Tales, paperback, $19.95), at Fiction Addiction on December 4th at 6:30pm. 


*Tickets are $10 (ticket admits one to the event and may be redeemed on a purchase that day) or $21.15 (ticket admits two to the event and includes a paperback copy of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go). Told in a series of stylish, original essays, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, for the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and for those who love crisp stories well-told.
I!JM.ru.o.s.nau Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on when flying to Paris. Award-winning writer Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of travels and living in France to lead you through vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. These 100 entries capture art, history, food, fresh air and style and along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating women who changed the country's destiny. Ride a white horse in the Camargue, find Paris's hidden museums, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and buy raspberries at Nice's Cour Saleya market. From sexy to literary, spiritual to simply gorgeous, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion for the smart and curious traveler to France.

The book also features two Greenville women- Anna Kate Hipp, Emrys member and Emrys Board Member, Carol Young Gallagher, Please sign up on the Fiction Addiction website early and pre-order a book to be sure they have a copy for Marcia to sign. It will be a great Christmas present! Marcia DeSanctis is a former television news producer who has written essays and articles for numerous publications including UJgue, Marie Claire, Town & Country More, Departures, The Christian Science
Monitor, and The New York Times Magazine. Her essays have been widely anthologized and she is the recipient of three LoweU Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism, as well as a So/as Award for best travel writing. She holds a degree from Princeton University in Slavic Languages and Literature and a
Masters in Foreign Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She lived and worked for several years in Paris and travels as much as possible to France. She lives in northwest Connecticut with her husband and two children.

100 places

GVL Tech Theatre: "A Christmas Carol" December 04-07, 2014

Greenville Technical College Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol


The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College will present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol December 4-7 in the Technical Resource Center Auditorium (Building 102) on the Barton Campus. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. December 4-6 and 3 p.m. on December 7. The production is free of charge and open to the public.

Director Dan Robbins’ adaptation of Dickens’ beloved masterpiece features a cast of more than two dozen actors including three faculty members. With Christmas carolers performing traditional songs between scenes, this play is perfect for the whole family. Come watch as mean-hearted Scrooge journeys with the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas.

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About Greenville Technical College
Greenville Technical College is a four-campus system where nearly 30,000 students are annually preparing for the strongest careers of today and tomorrow. For more information about the college and its programs, professors and partnerships, visit www.gvltec.edu.

Pickens Co Museum of Art: "Cross, Flint & Flint" December 04-February 05, 2014

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning December 4, 2014. Please join us from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m., TONIGHT, Thursday, December 4 as we host a reception to meet the printmaker, Sydney A. Cross, who through her work addresses the value we impose on living things and how that makes us treat each other, as well as Paul Flint & Greg Flint, who through their work share contemporary stories with the combination of historical imagery and modern techniques. Both exhibitions will continue through February 5, 2015.

Both of these exhibits are sponsored in part by South State Bank, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963 or visit us at www.pickenscountymuseum.org. For this and many more events in Pickens County visit www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar .

Furman University: "Christmas @ Furman" December 05, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Christmas @ Furman with the Furman Singers and the Furman Symphony Orchestra."


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5

Christmas @ Furman
Furman Symphony Orchestra
Furman Singers
Men's and Women's Chorales
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
Learn More

SCCT: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" December 05-14, 2014

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


December 5 - 14, 2014
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by ages 3 and up

They're baaaaaack! The Herdman kids are known as the rowdiest, most awful kids in the history of the world...so what do you think happens when they are cast in the annual Christmas pageant? The whole town is horrified, but the spirit of the season comes alive in the Herdmans, making this pageant the best one yet!

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-best-christmas-pageant-ever

FIRE: "A Charlie Brown Christmas " December 05-14, 2014

Fire presents: "A Charlie Brown Christmas"


December 5-7 & 12-14
Tickets: $15 and $10

Based on the iconic 1965 television special, this story follows Charlie Brown as he attempts to find the true meaning of Christmas. Be a part of an American classic as Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the gang come to vivid life on the Younts Center stage in a Christmas celebration for the whole family.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Hampton III Gallery: "Q & A with Edward Rice and Luke Alsbrook" December 05, 2014

WHAT: Q & A with artists Edward Rice and Luke Allsbrook

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 5:30-6:30pm

WHERE: 101 W. McBee Ave, Grace Church (formerly Downtown Baptist)

Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 268-2771

CBT: "The Nutcracker" December 05-07, 2014

Carolina Ballet Theatre present: "The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville"


Friday, December 5th, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 6th, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 7th, 2:00pm

The Peace Center
(864) 467-3000
Go to www.peacecenter.org for tickets.

Chicora Voices: "Holiday Concert" December 05, 2014

Chicora Voices Holiday Concert


Friday, December 5, 2014 | 7:30pm

$20 for Adults / Free for Students

Pendleton Street Baptist Church
1100 South Main Street, Greenville

$20 for Adults / Free for Students

864.255.9596
www.chicoravoices.org

Riverworks: "30 Awards Exhibition" December 05, 2014

30 Awards is an exhibition of the award winners from The 2014 VPA Annual Student Exhibit at Greenville Technical College.


The VPA Annual Student Exhibit marks the culmination of a year of studio practice by recognizing the best works created by Greenville Technical College's visual art students. 119 works were juried into the exhibition. 30 Awards were chosen by the jurors and are now on view at RIVERWORKS Gallery. These award winners represent the many courses of study offered by the Visual and Performing Arts Department including sculpture, advertising design, computer animation, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and website design. Photography was prominently featured in this year's show. Joy Hart's black and white pigment print, The Woods, was awarded Best in Show.

"30 Awards encourages our students and provides them a professional venue to celebrate their talents. This exhibit also offers the public the opportunity to enjoy the best of the best from Greenville Technical College's Department of Visual and Performing Arts." according to Shane Howell, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Enid Williams, Professor of Art and Gallery Director of the Benson Campus Galleries noted "This year there were 141 works submitted for consideration. Jurors Alice Ballard and Polly Gaillard are well-known artists and art educators whose artistic orientations vary considerably. Ballard is a ceramist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Gaillard is an established photographer, currently teaching at Anderson University. Their diverse artistic outputs created an ideal partnership in jurying a broad ranging exhibit like our student show."

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College.  The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Manager
RIVERWORKS Gallery
(864) 271-0679 or email
fleming.markel@gvltec.edu
or visit   www.gvltec.edu/vpa/

AGGG: "Annual Holiday Show" December 05-January 02, 2014

Annual Holiday Show at Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville


A collection of fine art jewelry, fabric arts, ceramic sculpture, artistic metalsmithing and decor.

Reception: December 5, 6-9 PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10 - 6 PM
First Fridays 'TIL 9 PM
Sunday, 1-5 PM

200 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29681
(864) 239-3882

www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery located in the heart of Greenville at 200 North Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC. Over twenty local artists are represented in the gallery along with various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork and sculpture. One or more of the artists is in the gallery at all times, demonstrating throughout the day and always ready to discuss their art with visitors.

 

The Station: "Holiday Flee" December 05-06, 2014

Holiday Flea @ The Station


Art
Vintage
Decor
Music
Food

Friday, December 5th from 6-9
Saturday, December 6th from 10-5
1172 Pendleton Street

The Station ladies are at it again, hosting a Holiday shindig you won't want to miss!

Holiday wreaths, garlands and ornaments by Suzie Lombardo Bunn of Statice Floral Couture, hand printed holiday cards & prints and other fine art by Sunny Mullarkey Studio, a popup shop of fabulous vintage finds by Kate DiNatale Vintage and Shindig Furnishings, and live music from WireWood. Thoroughfare Food Truck will be there with their delicious wares!

https://www.facebook.com/events/815793648481440/

Polly Gaillard Studio Sale December 05-06, 2014

Polly Gaillard Studio Sale


First Friday, December 5th from 6 to 9pm
Saturday, December 6th from 10am to 2pm

The Village Studios
1278 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611
Studio #4 (Above Clemson Center for Visual Arts)

Preview work at:
http://pollygaillard.com/studiosale/

Art Crossing: "Holiday Party" December 05, 2014

ART CROSSING holiday party

Friday Dec. 5th, 6-9pm
Please join us for some holiday cheer and meet the artists. Fill your stocking this year with art from local artists including jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculpture, glass and much more:


www.artcrossing.org/artists.html

Kent Ambler and Alberta Pottery Dec. Show December 06-07, 2014

December Show and Sale: Kent Ambler and Alberta Pottery
Printmaking - Pottery - Painting


Saturday, December 6, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, December 7, 1pm - 6pm

265 Phillips Trail
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 608-1260

www.kentambler.com
www.albertapottery.com

Phil Garrett: "Paintings, Prints & Works on Paper" December 06-07, 2014

Phil Garrett Open House: Paintings, Prints & Works on Paper


December 6 & 7

Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, Noon to 6pm

Selected monotypes from the King Snake Press Collection
Including works by Patti Brady, Katie Walker, Ed Rice, Paul Yanko, Enid Williams, Mary Gilkerson, David Yahgjian, Mary Walker and others.

131 Woodland Drive, Greenville, SC 29617
864-561-5208
phillipmgarrett@charter.net
www.philgarrett.com

GCMA: "Indie Craft Holiday Fair" December 06, 2014

Dec 6, 2014


Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair


10 am - 6 pm

Inspiration meets inspiration at the GCMA! Join us for the annual Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair, celebrating artisanal goods created by 30 handpicked makers. Shop in the Study Galleries from 10 am until 6 pm. Enjoy delicious, heartwarming fare from local food trucks, which will be on site beginning at 11 am. Take time to explore the GCMA's exhibitions, too!

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
864.271.7570
gcma.org
indiecraftparade.com

GCMA: "Gallery Talk with Margaret Peery" December 07, 2014

Dec 7, 2014


Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk with Margaret Peery


2 pm - 3 pm

Drawing from her inspiring environment in Charleston, watercolor artist Margaret Peery shares urban architectural paintings in her exhibition at the GCMA. This gallery talk will offer insights into her career, inspirations, and techniques as a painter.

All Sundays at 2 events are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

gcma.org

Carolina Youth Symphony: "@Furman & Ice on Main" December 07-16, 2014

The Carolina Youth Symphony is an independent, non-profit youth orchestra which exists to provide an opportunity for individual growth of musically talented youth and to encourage artistic excellence in a nurturing environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12.

Annual Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 7th at 3:00pm
Furman’s McAlister Auditorium

The Symphony Orchestra will perform the Nutcracker Suite byPyotr IlyichTchaikovsky.  The Concert Orchestra conducted by Mr. James Kilgus will perform, Stille Nacht by Mannheim Steamroller and the Repertory Orchestra conducted by Mrs. Ginger Greer, will perform Polar Express  bySilvestri/Moore.  Both orchestras will play several more delightful Holiday favorites.  We will end the concert with an audience Sing-a-Long of seasonal favorites.

Tickets are available at the door the day of the concert and are $10

for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
This concert is sponsored by Bernhardt House of Violins and KEMET.

Under the baton of Mr. James Kilgus, CYS will perform at Ice on Main
Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30pm

What better way to get into the Holiday Mood than to be ice skating and listening to some wonderful music of the season.  More than 70 musicians will enchant you with such favorites as Sleigh Ride, The Bells of Christmas and Stille Nacht by Mannheim Steamroller.

There is no charge for this concert which is sponsored by Rosenfeld Einstein.

For more info on the Carolina Youth Symphony:  http://carolinayouthsymphony.org

Peace Concert Hall: "Aaron Neville" December 08, 2014

Start your holiday season December 8 at the Peace Center with Aaron Neville!


Aaron Neville has had an incredible career that has seen him move seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers. His first hit single was the landmark "Tell It Like It Is," which held the Number One spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967.

Aaron went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, and reached the Country charts with the title track of 1993's The Grand Tour. A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Neville's latest album, My True Story, revisits classic doo-wop numbers including "Tears on My Pillow," "Under the Boardwalk " and "This Magic Moment."

Join us this December for a night to remember as Aaron brings his holiday favorites and R&B hits to the stage!

December 8th, 2014 | 7:00PM

Tickets start at $35

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/christmas-with-aaron-neville

Centre Stage: "Sleeping Indoors" December 09-17, 2014

SLEEPING INDOORS




Homeless does not mean it wasn't his choice.




by: Jim Holt



Show Dates: 


December 9, 2014 to December 17, 2014



When literary reviewer Paul and his wife Nora invite a homeless man, Dwain, into their home for Christmas dinner, they don't expect to be so charmed by him -- or that his journal will be the incredible literary masterpiece that it is. But can Dwain, whose art thrives in anonymity, be convinced to give up the only life he's known for such comforts as sleeping indoors?

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/sleeping-indoors

Peace Concert Hall: "Brian Setzer Orchestra" December 09, 2014

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Christmas Rocks Extravaganza!


The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His concert will include Setzer's legendary guitar magic on hits such as "Rock This Town," "(She's) Sexy +17," "Stray Cat Strut," and "Jump, Jive and Wail" and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics.

Don't miss this legendary musician this holiday season!

December 9th, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/brian-setzer

The Blood Connection: "Artist Showcase" December 11, 2014

The Blood Connection presents an art reception for: Duffy Brown, Muriel Hill-Rowley, Carole Lavash and Elaine Norwood.


Thursday, December 11th from 5:30 to 7:00pm

The Blood Connection Donation Center

435 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC  29607

864.751.3031

Blood Connection: "Artist Showcase" December 11-February 13, 2014

The Blood Connection presents an art reception for:
Duffy Brown, Muriel Hill-Rowley, Carole Lavash and Elaine Norwood.


ARTIST RECEPTION:
Thursday, December 11th from 5:30 to 7:00pm

The Blood Connection Donation Center
435 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC  29607
864.751.3031

GLT: "A Christmas Story" December 12-21, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "A Christmas Story"


"You'll shoot your eye out kid!" The beloved Christmas movie comes to life in this delightful stgae adaptation which fetures Ralphie's quest for that Red Ryder BB gun. We "triple-dog-dare-you" to join us for this Christmas classic!

December 12 - 21

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Greenville Chorale: "Christmas with the Chorale" December 12, 2014

"CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE"


Friday, December 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM

McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
Collaboration with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Bingham Vick, Jr. & Thomas Joiner, conducting

OPEN SEATING

The Greenville Chorale unites with The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra to perform joyous holiday music, from Gloria to Nutcracker to “Most Wonderful Time of Year”. The audience will be treated to many favorite sounds of Christmas cheer. The Greenville Chorale is proud to partner with Harvest Hope during this holiday season. Please bring your non‐perishable food items to the concert to support those less fortunate.

FAC Recital Hall: "Alumni Concert" December 12, 2014

Fine Arts Center; Recital Hall
40th Anniversary Alumni Concert
December 12th - 7:00pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

 

Bon Secours Arena: "Eric Church" December 12, 2014

Bon Secours Wellness Arena: "Eric Church" 


Friday, December 12, 7:00 pm

Tickets: $25-$65

Country music's bad boy is heading to the Upstate during this leg of "The Outsiders" tour, bringing along comrades Dwight Yoakam and Halestorm. Church's decade-long career has seen countless chart-topping singles that include "Give Me Back My Hometown," "Hell on the Heart," and the international anthem for getting down at the bar, "Drink in My Hand." So put on your aviators and tug on those cowboy boots; it's time to get a little down and dirty with these outlaw musicians.

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650 N. Academy Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 241-3800
bonsecoursarena.com

if ART Gallery: "Steven Chapp" December 12-January 10, 2014

if ART Gallery presents, "Steven Chapp: Running With Crows"

December 12, 2014 - January 10, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, December 12, 6-9 pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, December 13, 2:00 pm

if Art Gallery
1233 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
(803) 238-2351 / wroefs@sc.rr.com

Mill Town Players: "A Christmas Carol" December 12-21, 2014

The Mill Town Players production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas opens Friday, December 12, and runs for 7 performances through December 21.


This unique version of the Charles Dickens classic is an Upstate premier, featuring veteran actor Peter Haloulos as Ebeneezer Scrooge as well as 26 local actors.

Tickets are only $10, and the show runs two weekends, evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call 864-947-8000 or visit the website www.milltownplayers.org.

Mice on Main: "A Christmas Play" December 12-13, 2014

Mice on Main: "A Christmas Play"


December 12, 7:00 PM
December 13, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Tickets: $7 Each

Fred Collins Performing Arts and Worship Center
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Purchase Tickets Online at: krocgreenville.org

NOSTALGIA: Big Band Celebration December 12, 2014

Jean Calvert and Dale Burke Swing Band


This coming Friday, December 12th, 9 till 11 pm, at Grille 33 at 535 Haywood Road. This is an eight piece band with a dynamic horn section and two female vocalists, Jean Calvert and Deana Mah, celebrating the music of the Dorseys, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and with the vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day.

DANCING IS ENCOURAGED!

Jack Roper is our emcee for the evening.

For those of you who don't know Dale's history, he is a composer and arranger who has traveled the world. He has arranged for and played with The Tonight Show band when Johnny Carson and Doc Severensen were on it. He was on Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas talk shows. He has been on the road with the Dorseys, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and has backed up many of the vocalists whose music we will be belting out.

Tickets are $25 and are available through Eventbrite here: http://goo.gl/LjCrWM

You'll also be able to purchase tickets at the door.

Grille 33 has excellent food and drink for a separate charge.

 

 

GCMA: "Holiday Party For Children" December 13, 2014

Dec 13, 2014


Holiday Party for Children


2 pm - 4 pm

Bring the whole family to join us for our free annual holiday event. Our program features master puppeteer and storyteller, Hobey Ford, with a selection of stories from around the world. Show times are at 2, 3, and 4, with limited seating. And while you're here, you can Get Creative & Make Art and stop by to see our children's book illustrator exhibition, Tall Tales + Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón.

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
864.271.7570
gcma.org

Bon Secours Arena: "The Black Keys" December 13, 2014

Bon Secours Wellness Arena: "The Black Keys"

Saturday, December 13, 8pm.
Tickets: $35 - $65

Although they've been embedded in rock's underground scene since the early 2000's, it wasn't until the release of 2010's Brothers  that Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney found mainstream success. Now celebrating the wildly popular success of this year's release of the same name, the Ohio duo is taking to the Streets on the Turn Blue tour, delivering a rip-roaring evening of finger-licking blues music. We can't say for certain, but fingers crossed the set list includes "Girl Is On My Mind," "Lonely Boy," and "Set You Free"

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650, N. Academy Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 241-3800

bonsecoursarena.com

International Ballet: "The Nutcracker" December 13-14, 2014

International Ballet presents, "The Nutcracker - A Greenville Holiday Tradition"

December 13, 8pm
December 14, 3pm

Live accompaniment by Carolina Youth Symphony

Peace Center Concert Hall
For tickets, contact the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or visit www.peacecenter.org

Book Signings at BookQuest December 13, 2014

Book Quest Independent Bookstore: "Book Signings"


Saturday, December 13th

from 3-5 pm

MELINDA LONG, author of How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers has a new book The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina. It is a really cute illustrated book that promises to become a Christmas Classic.

Also on Saturday, December 13th BookQuest will host KATE SALLEY PALMER.  She will be signing copies of all of her titles that include Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox, Palmetto: Symbol of Courage, and her newest title - Hostie, based on a story about her husband's favorite cow.  Her illustrations are delightful in all of her books.

We have many other signed books in stock from Pat Conroy, Jimmy Carter, Robert Penn Warren, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Eugenia Price, Tasha Tudor, William Styron, Anne Rice, Barry Goldwater, Julia Peterkin, Lee Smith, Patricia Cornwell, C. S. Lewis, and Archibald Rutledge to name a few!

So come to Fountain Inn and see what's INN store.  Remember the Carriage Rides are going on now in the evenings as well as offerings from the Younts Center and ice skating and Santa.  Check the Fountain Inn website for details: www.fountaininn.org.

BOOKQUEST USED BOOKS
108 South Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC  29644
phone 864.408.9747
www.bookquestusedbooks.com

 Tuesday - Saturday:  11am - 5pm, or by appointment

Peace Concert Hall: "Kenny Rogers Christmas Show" December 16, 2014

Come celebrate the holidays this year with Kenny Rogers on his annual holiday tour!


Kenny Rogers will celebrate the holidays the same way he has for the past 34 years - on the road with fans on his annual tour. Fan's attending the show will be treated to a mix of Rogers' biggest hits like "Lady," "The Gambler," and "Islands In The Stream," along with Christmas favorites like "Joy To The World" and "White Christmas."

Marked by strikingly fresh musical and vocal arrangements, Kenny Rogers' albums are warm and inviting. He consistently intertwines country, R&B, gospel, bluegrass, and choral music to create an artistic blend for a stirring collection of songs.

Known for instantly identifiable sweetly raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his storied 52 years in show business.

Rogers has received hundreds of awards for his music and charity work, including three Grammys, 11 People's Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards, and five Country Music Association awards. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, Rogers, voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People, still loves touring and recording new music.

Get in the Christmas spirit this year with Kenny Rogers for a homespun holiday experience.

December 16th, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $55

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/kenny-rogers

Younts: "Christmas at the Center" December 16, 2014

Younts Center for Performing Arts: "Christmas at the Center"


December 16, 2014 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $12, $10, $5

Be a part of a Fountain Inn Christmas tradition! Join the Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra and the Fountain Inn Chorale as they present a concert of orchestral and choral arrangements of Christmas favorites for the whole family.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/christmas-at-the-center1

FIREside Radio: "Old-Time Radio Christmas Revue" December 18, 2014

FIREside Radio presents: "Old-Time Radio Christmas Revue"


December 18, 2014 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $12, $10, $5

FIREside Radio returns in 2014 for an all new edition of the Old-Time Radio Christmas Revue. Featuring a cast of FIREside favorites, this collection of songs, comedic sketches and stories will be recorded in front of a live audience and made available for download through the Younts Center website.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/old-time-radio-christmas-revue

Warehouse Theatre: "A Streetcar Named Desire" December 19-January 10, 2014

A Streetcar Named Desire


Dec 19 - 21, 26 - 28, Jan 2 - 4, 8 - 10

Pulitzer Prize for Drama
By Tennessee Williams

Sponsored by Wyche, P.A. and Elliott Davis, LLC

Post WW2 New Orleans: booming, hot and dangerous: the perfect setting for Tennessee William’s beloved classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche DuBois, an aging southern belle in fading silk gloves, arrives to stay with her sister, Stella, in the steamy French Quarter. She instantly clashes with Stella’s brash and violent husband, Stanley. When the veil of pretense falls, truth is revealed, and Stella must fight to stay alive.

Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/a-streetcar-named-desire

GLOW: "Amahl and the Night Visitors" December 19-21, 2014

GLOW Lyric Theatre presents: "Amahl and the Night Visitors" 


December 19 -21, 2014 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $25, $15

Glow Lyric Theatre presents this holiday performance of a classic Christmas opera. Giancarlo Menotti's operetta follows the story of a disabled young boy who witnesses a magical star shining in he heavens and plays host to three very famous travelers.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/amahl-and-the-night-visitors

Peace Center: "Holiday at Peace" December 19-21, 2014

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents: "Holiday at Peace"


December 19 - 21
Friday-Sat, 7:30 pm
Sunday, 3 pm

Tickets: $17-$38.

Between all the gift-wrapping, tree-trimming, and attempts to get those outdoor lights to glow at the same time (If Griswald can do it, why can't you?), the holidays can get a little chaotic. Take a load off at this signature Greenville event, Symphony Orchestra along with footwork of the International Ballet company. This year's merry and bright performance also features standout singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway.

The Peace Center
300 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC

(864) 467-3000
peacecenter.org

Greenville Ballet School: "The Nutcracker" December 20, 2014

The Greenville Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be presented at 3:00pm on Saturday December 20, 2014. Tickets are on sale at Furman University's Box office, Ticket Master or at The Greenville Ballet. Ticket prices are $25, $23, or $21.

For more information call 234-5677.

www.greenvilleballet.com

Peace Center: "Beauty and the Beast" December 23-28, 2014

Beauty and the Beast: The Smash Hit Broadway Musical


Disney's Beauty and the Beast the smash hit broadway musical, is coming to Greenville! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35-million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Peace Center!

December 23 -28, 2014

beautyandthebeastontour.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

Gunter Theatre: "Hoffman & Reiko" January 08, 2015

Miles Hoffman


"He was superb... Hoffman was at his best when the music assumed the eloquence of a passionate, pleading human voice. The rich tone of his instrument was modulated so delicately at times that it almost seemed about to form words." - The Washington Post

Miles Hoffman has been named one of the most outstanding violists  of our times with over 30 years experience. Appearing frequently in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, he has earned glowing reviews in repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary.

With the chamber ensemble he founded, The American Chamber Players, he has toured throughout North America, engaged and re-engaged by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia.

He has written artivles for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wilson Quarterly, among other publications, and his book, The NPR Classical Music Companion, is now in its tenth printing from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Miles Hoffman lives with his family in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he is Associate Professor of Viola at the Petrie School of Music of Converse College.




Reiko Uchida


First prize winner of the Joanna Hodges Piano Competition and the Zinetti International Competition, pianist Reiko Uchida has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Greenwich Symphony, and the Princeton Orchestra, to name just a few. Ms. Uchida made her New York solo debut in 2001 at Carnegie's Weill Hall under the auspices of the Abby Whiteside Foundation.

She has performed solo and chamber music concerts throughout the world, including the US, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Finland, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic, in venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Kennedy Center, as well as at the White House in Washington, D.C., and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Thursday, January 8th | 7:30PM

All tickets $20

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/miles-hoffman

Peace Concert Hall: "STOMP" January 10, 2015

STOMP


STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows.

The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, "STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places."

STOMP holds an eccentric cast that do not utter one word yet perspire individually. With the combination of facial expressions, body movements, along with a few things that one can easily find around their house. The cast communicates scenes in the universal language of rhythm and sound. They are constantly in motion, sweeping floors, and swinging from above the stage as they hit and bang on everything in sight.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 4:00PM

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 8:00PM

Tickets start at $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/stomp

Younts: "Rick Alviti-Tribute to Elvis" January 10, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts: "Rick Alviti, A Tribute to Elvis"


January 10, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25

Back again by popular demand, Rick Alviti brings his Elvis tribute act to Fountain Inn for an unforgettable night with the King. Performing a set of Elvis' greatest hits, Alviti's energetic show features songs spanning Elvis' entire career.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/rick-alviti1

Chautauqua: "All About Eve" January 11, 2015

“All About Eve” – a Chautauqua classic film showing

Sunday January 11 at 2:30 pm
FREE


Fasten your seat belts. You're going to have a great time! We’re showing the classic tale of ambition and betrayal that returned Bette Davis to stardom and showed that turning 40 was not a woman's death knell. “All About Eve” was nominated for 14 Academy Awards (a feat unmatched until the 1997 Titanic.) See a classic film with an audience that loves talking back to history. Rated PG.

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Artists Guild Gallery: "Pastel Workshop" January 12-February 16, 2015

PASTEL WORKSHOP


In response to numerous requests The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to host a workshop on “SOFT PASTELS AS A PAINTING MEDIUM.” This course, conducted by internationally acclaimed pastel artist Erin Cronin-Webb, is designed for people with little or no experience with pastels.

Erin has been creating art with pastels for over thirty years. She is a member of The American Society of Portrait Artists, The Pastel Society of America, The Southeastern Pastel Society and the Piedmont Pastel Society. Her work is in corporate and private collections in Europe, Asia and the United States and can be seen at the Spencer Gallery in Charleston, SC, The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville and on her website www.erincronin-webb.com

As a former educator she has been able to successfully tailor her workshops to the skill level of the participants while providing a fun, supportive and informative atmosphere.

The workshop will take place at The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville located at 200 N. Main St, Greenville, SC beginning Monday, January 12th 2015 from 11:00 to 1:00 and continue each Monday for six weeks. The cost of the 6 week workshop is $125 per participant. A $50 deposit is required..

Class size will be limited to 6 in order to ensure individual attention. Materials are to be provided by the participants. You may receive further information, as well as a list of the essential materials and supplies, and where to send the deposit, by contacting Erin by email at the2webbs@charter.net or phone (864) 878-0221

Peace Concert Hall: "Martha Graham Dance Company" January 13, 2015

The Martha Graham Dance Company brings its unparalleled choreography and dynamic artistic style to the Peace Center this January!


The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance since it's founding in 1926. Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Martha Graham, the Company brings to life a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences. Graham and her Company have expanded the contemporary dance vocabulary of movement and forever altered the scope of the art form by rooting works in contemporary social, political, and psychological contexts, deepening their impact and resonance.

Today, the Company continues to foster Graham's spirit of ingenuity. It has embraced a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Grahm, her contemporaries, and her successors, alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists inspired by Graham's legacy. The Company actively works to create new platforms for contemporary dance and multiple points of access for audiences.

January 13th, 2015 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $15

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/martha-graham

Chautauqua: "America at the Movies" January 15, 2015

America at the Movies – a Chautauqua History Alive Discussion


Tuesday January 15 at 7pm

FREE

Chautauqua kicks off its 2015 Season “America at the Movies” at a free interactive discussion of how “going to the Picture Show” influenced the audience's formative years and the impact of movies on American culture. It's an introduction to the life and vision of Chautauqua's season characters – Walt Disney, Orson Welles, Mary Pickford, Gordon Parks and Bette Davis.  Come and share your experience of "America at the Movies" – an industry born in the Industrial Revolution controlled by businessmen that produced entertainment – and sometimes, Art.

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Furman University: "Faculty Chamber Music Series" January 16, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Faculty Chamber Music Series."


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16
Faculty Chamber Music Series
Daniel Recital Hall

Tickets
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GCMA: "Gallery Tour of South Carolina Icons" January 18, 2015

GCMA Sundays at 2: "Gallery Tour of South Carolina Icons"


Consider the work of three African-American artists from South Carolina, David Drake, William H. Johnson, and Merton Simpson. Their work echoes the stories of slavery, the struggle for equality, and the Civil Rights movement.

Sunday, January 18th at 2:00PM

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC

www.gcma.org

Thompson Gallery: "Karina Noel Hean" January 20-February 13, 2015

Drawings by Karina Noel Hean will be on display Jan. 14-Feb. 13 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus.


Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The exhibition, a storm, a structure, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman University Department of Art.

In an artist’s statement, Hean says, “The drawings revel in the visual pleasure of moments in the landscape and a connection with place, both real and invented. Selecting, recombining, and embellishing specimens from nature’s complexity interests me as a means to present emotional metaphors while also enjoying the beauty of light, pattern, form, and land. These imagined landscapes are untraversable spaces but are drawn from moving through and observing terrain.”

Originally from Mayo, Md., Hean is based in Santa Fe, N.M. and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the New Mexico School for the Arts. She has served on the faculty of the University of Montana, Fort Lewis College, and New Mexico State University and holds a BA from St. Johns College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Studio Art Centers International, and an MFA from New Mexico State University.

She has received an American Artist Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland, and has completed several artist-in-residence opportunities in the US, several at national parks. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the US and exhibits at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, N.M., Gallery Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas, and Zia Gallery in Winnetka, Ill.

For more information about Hean’s work, visit www.karinanoelhean.com,  or contact Furman’s Department of Art at (864) 294-2074.

Art Cellar: "Printmaking Exhibition" January 21-February 21, 2015

Christopher Johnson's Printmaking Exhibition will be at the Art Cellar from January 19th - February 21st, 2015


Intricate, large-scale woodcut prints on display from January 19 through February 21

Greenville, S.C. – Guest artist Christopher Johnson will be on display at the Art Cellar for the company’s first feature exhibition on unique printmaking mediums. The exhibit will run from January 19through February 21.

Johnson’s intricate woodcut prints are as large as 4’ x 6’. Inspired by communication rituals and traditions, narratives are depicted by a blend of contemporary and esoteric symbolism visualized through patterns.

Johnson is a South Carolina native with a bachelor of fine arts from Clemson University and master of fine arts from the University of South Carolina.  Johnson has been teaching across South Carolina and Georgia for five years, and he is currently theAssistant Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Visual Arts Program at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga.

First Friday Reception: February, 6 from 6-9pm

The Greenville community is invited to meet many of the gallery artists at the open reception on First Friday, February 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm at the gallery.

The Art Cellar
123B South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

www.greenvilleartcellar.com

Centre Stage: "Rock 'N Roll" January 22-February 14, 2015

ROCK 'N ROLL


The best ROCK show in Greenville!

Show Dates:
January 22, 2015 to February 14, 2015

Who knew these classics could get even better? You'll be sure to get up and dance by the end of the night to the tune of these classic hits. This original concert at Centre Stage showcases the best talent in the Upstate - you'd think they were the originals. These shows sell out fast so don't delay in ordering your tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/rock-n-roll

GSO: "The Youth Titans" January 22-25, 2015

The Youth Titans


Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $16-$57

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Op. 10, F minor
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1, Op. 13, D minor

Dmitri Shostakovich was nineteen years old when he composed his whimsical "Mahlerian" First Symphony to graduate from the Leningrad Conservatorium and Sergei Rachmaninoff was twenty-four years old when he composed his First Symphony which proved to be an amazing stroke of young genius.  Welcome to the great discovery!

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including The Youth of Titans; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2014-2015 season!

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall.  These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes.  Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience.  Come join us!

http://www.greenvillesymphony.org/concerts/view_event.aspx?event_id=165

Furman University: "David Higgs, Organ" January 22, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "David Higgs, Organ"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22
David Higgs, Organ
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Tickets
Learn More

FAC Recital Hall: "Pan Harmonia Concert" January 22, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Recital Hall
Pan Harmonia Concert
January 22nd - 7:30 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Arts Center of Clemson: "Juried Exhibition" January 22-March 06, 2015

The Opening Reception of The Arts Center of Clemson's Juried Exhibition


January 22, 2015

Date(s) - Jan 22, 2015 - Mar 06, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

http://explorearts.org/events/the-2015-art-center-of-clemsons-juried-exhibition/

 

FAC: "Pan Harmonia & John Ravnan" January 22, 2015

40th Anniversary Concert


Pan Harmonia & John Ravnan at FAC


Pan Harmonia is an independent repertory company based in Asheville, NC, directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck. Now in its 15th season, Pan Harmonia, has been nationally recognized for its unique work and superb artistry. They will perform as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration series of performances at The Fine Arts Center, Thursday, January 22, at 7:30.

The program will include the riveting contemporary Sonata for viola and piano by American Jennifer Higdon, a work that will feature Fine Arts Center Chamber Music teacher and violist, John Ravnan. Following will be music of Serge Prokofiev, his epic Sonata for flute and piano, with Ms. Steinbeck playing the flute and Ivan Seng playing the piano. The evening will conclude with the ethereal Prelude, Recitative and Variations for flute, viola and piano by Maurice Duruflé.

As we are fortunate that this project is being supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council we are suggesting that those attending consider a donation of $15 to go the fund that supports student scholarships and faculty development.

102 Pine Knoll Drive | Greenville, SC | 29609
864.355.2550
www.fineartscenter.net

Younts: "The Artie Shaw Orchestra" January 24, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts: "The Artie Shaw Orchestra"


January 24, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25, $20

Lead by clarinetist Matt Koza, the Artie Shaw Orchestra continues the Big Band tradition begun by their namesake. Performing swing-era arrangements mad famous by Shaw himself, this performance whisks the audience back to the golden age of swing.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/the-artie-shaw-orchestra

GCMA: "Sketching in the Galleries" January 25, 2015

GCMA Sundays at 2: "Sketching in the Galleries"


Join local artist Christina Laurel for a relaxing hour of sketching in the exhibition Sidney Dickinson and the Alabama Suite. Sketchpads and pencils are provided, or you may bring your own.

Sunday, January 25th at 2:00PM

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC

The Peace Center: "WICKED" January 28-February 15, 2015

WICKED


Back by "popular" demand. Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon," and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of more than 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times)

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, tow girls meet in the land of Oz. One--born with emerald green skin--is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of teh West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete--and completely satisfying--musical in a long time" (USA Today).

January 28 - February 15, 2015
WickedTheMusical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

SCCT: "Fancy Nancy The Musical" January 30-February 08, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "Fancy Nancy The Musical"


January 30 - February 8, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by all ages

Don your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join us for the most elegant musical of the year! Nancy and her friends are excited to dance in the school recital, but when she is denied the role of her dreams, the story takes an unexpected twist. Nancy realizes that when she uses her imagination, being fancy comes in many forms.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/fancy-nancy

Winter Chautauqua: "Bette Davis" January 30-February 01, 2015

Winter Chautauqua: Bette Davis portrayed by Leslie Goddard


Friday, January 30th | 7:30 p.m.
SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Tickets: $30

Saturday, January 31 | 2:00 p.m.
Wade Hampton High School
FREE

Sunday, February 1 | 2:00 p.m.
Wade Hampton High School
FREE

http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/characters/bette-davis/

Chautauqua: "An Evening with Bette Davis" January 30, 2015

"An Evening with Bette Davis"  – a Chautauqua History Alive Benefit Show


Friday, January 30 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $30

Opening night of Winter Chautauqua – fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance of Bette Davis by Leslie Goddard. Reception starts at 7:30p with the private show at 8:00p in the Smith Recital Hall of the SC Governor’s School of the Arts. Tickets: $30 – can be purchased by phone or online.  Funds raised support our free community events. Limited seating. Reservations required.

SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
Smith Recital Hall
15 University St
Greenville, SC 29601
Tickets and Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Curtis R. Harley: "Shifting Plates Exhibit" January 30-February 20, 2015

CURTIS R. HARLEY GALLERY EXHIBITS PRINT EXHIBITION, “SHIFTING PLATES”


January 16-February 20, 2015

Shifting Plates, the second print exhibition directed by Steven Chapp of Black Dog Press and Studio, is a two part print exhibition consisting of 32 original prints by 16 South Carolina printmakers. The exhibit was in part funded by a matching grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville. It is Chapp’s intention not only to get a great body of work together for an exhibit but to help inform the general public to gain some insight into the complexities of the printed image. Chapp invited each artist to produced two works for this traveling exhibit. The smaller 11 x 15 inch format prints were produced for a print exchange among the group.  A portfolio exchange is an opportunity for printmakers to receive a body of original prints.  An edition of twenty-five prints in a variety of printmaking media was produced by each artist and exchanged, 1 for 1. The first sixteen prints are for the exchange and the seventeenth print is framed for the exhibit.  The remaining prints are available for sale. Chapp gave the group a second task to produce a full sheet print in the dimensions of 22 x 30 inches. This print could be from an edition or a singular print meaning a unique image such as a monotype.

Shifting Plates II consists of a range of printmaking media and techniques that makes for a very informative exhibit. You will see woodcuts and engraving, dry point, stone lithography, reduction linocuts, screenprinting, intaglio from photopolymer, & metal plates and monotypes.

The artists in the group are: Kent Ambler, Jim Campbell, Marty Epp-Carter, Kevin Clinton, David Garhard, Catherine Labbé, Mark Mulfinger, Chris Koelle from Greenville; Jim Creal,  Andrew Blanchard from Spartanburg, Steven Chapp  from Easley, Katya Cohen and Robert Spencer form Clemson, Barbara Mickelson from Belton, J.P. Tousignant from Central  and Mary Gilkerson from Columbia.

The Curtis R. Harley Gallery will present a PANEL DISCUSSION with 4 of the artists (Andrew Blanchard, Jim Campbell, Steven Chapp, and David Gerhard) from the exhibition and ARTISTS’ RECEPTION on January 29, 2015 , at 4:30 PM at the Curtis R. Harley Gallery located in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center on campus. The Exhibition runs from January 16 through February, 20, 2015. This is a free event and the public is invited to attend.

FAC Black Box Theatre: "Steve Watson" January 31, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Steve Watson CD Release Concert
January 31 - 7:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Patti Brady: Monoprinting Class January 31, 2015

Monoprint Class with Patti Brady


Saturday, Jan 31
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
$145.00


Create many multiple small prints using the new Gelli Plates and the Golden OPEN.

You will learn how to create your own stencils, create unique patterns, simple and unique registration techniques.

Create elegant prints with lustrous Iridescent OPEN on black paper with simple but elegant techniques to create 10-20 prints during the workshop.

Learn how to choose transparent or opaque layers. We will enhance the prints by using markers filled with gorgeous High Flow Fluorescent Inks, and QoR watercolors.

These prints can be used for Mixed Media applications, journals, or framed as a single piece.

Monoprints are a great way to explore your own imagery and expand your ideas as an artist. These simple and fun techniques can be applied directly to canvas, to fabrics and to paper.

This class is for all levels. No, you don’t have to draw anything!!

All materials and lunch are included in tuition.

http://www.vinoandvangogh.net/

GCMA: "Art in the 21st Century" February 01, 2015

GCMA Sundays at 2: "Art in the 21st Century"


Join us as we examine the unique creative process of mixed media artist Leonardo Drew through video, observation, and conservation. Drew's work is currently on view in the GCMA exhibition  A Material World. Art:21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging audiences with contemporary visual art.

Sunday, February 1st at 2:00PM

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC

www.gcma.org

Art Cellar: Christopher Johnson Woodcuts February 05-21, 2015

The Art Cellar Announces Feature Exhibit for Artist Christopher Johnson


Intricate, large-scale woodcut prints on display through February 21 with an opening reception Friday, Feb. 6.

The Greenville community is invited to meet many of the gallery artists at the open reception on First Friday, February 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm at the gallery.

Guest artist Christopher Johnson will be on display at the Art Cellar for the company’s first feature exhibition on unique printmaking mediums. The exhibit will run from January 19through February 21.

Johnson’s intricate woodcut prints are as large as 4’ x 6’. Inspired by communication rituals and traditions, narratives are depicted by a blend of contemporary and esoteric symbolism visualized through patterns. Johnson is a South Carolina native with a bachelor of fine arts from Clemson University and master of fine arts from the University of South Carolina.  Johnson has been teaching across South Carolina and Georgia for five years, and he is currently theAssistant Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Visual Arts Program at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga.

AGGG: Yelitza Diaz & Aldo Muzzarelli February 05-28, 2015

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
Welcomes February 2015 Guest Artists
YELITZA DIAZ & ALDO MUZZARELLI          


Exhibition Dates:  February 1 - 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6, 6 - 8 p.m.

Join AGGG member artists at a welcome reception for artists Yelitza Diaz and Aldo Muzzarelli on February 6th.

Yelitza Diaz is a native-born sculptor and ceramist of Venezuela.  She is passionate about exploring the human figure with her sculpture and ceramics.

With her work "The Little Beings",as she calls this series of sculptures, she seeks to convey existential ambits of a human being trapped in various personal circumstances; their hopelessness, apathy, and their inner struggle to achieve and over come obstacles.

Aldo Muzzarelli is also a Venezuelan born artist.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas.   "My paintings are primarily mixed media, created by the use of acrylic paint, oil, graphite, canvas, wood, iron, gold and other metallic leafs."

They currently reside in South Carolina and divide time and work between Venezuela, United States and Spain.

Update:   Note reception time change.  Feb 6, 6 - 8 pm

200 North Main Street, Greenville, S. C.

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Community Exhibit" February 06-March 23, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Community Exhibit
Feb 6th - Mar 26th, 2015

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Denise Waldrep & Faye Jones Exhibit February 06, 2015

That Figures: A Valentine's Show


Life paintings in sienna by Denise Waldrep and clay torso sculptures by Faye Jones

Friday February 6, 2015 6-9 pm

Studio of Denise Waldrep and Dabney Mahanes
5 smith St
Pendleton arts district

Join us for wine, chocolate and art!

The Asylum: Art Benefit for Safe Harbor February 06, 2015

 Join Syprian Harvey and Jennifer Lynne Ziemann at


THE ASYLUM, 547 Perry Ave in The Village of West Greenville across from the Flatiron building (we have the smurf mural).

This Friday we ask what is love all about? Did you know that South Carolina is 2nd in the nation in which women are murdered by their intimate male partners? We want to help change that. Home should be a place of love not violence. This Friday we will be raising money for Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. 25% of the sale of any paintings or sculpture will be going to Safe Harbor. There will also be a donation box available.

GCMA: "Family Art Adventure" February 08, 2015

GCMA Sundays at 2: "Family Art Adventure"


Share this art-making activity with the ones you love! Create a one-of-a-kind Valentine print for someone special. All ages are welcome.

Sunday, February 8 at 2:00 PM

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

www.gcma.org

Dabney Mahanes: "A Woman's Journey" February 11-March 20, 2015

Dabney Mahanes | A Woman’s Journey
February 11 – March 20, 2015


Artist Statement:
This body of work, which spans over years of focusing on the female figure, has unfolded as a journey through the many stages of a woman’s life from her youth to her mature years. A large part of myself is in this work yet these images are archetypal, universally symbolic. The three archetypes I have explored are The Maiden, The Mother, and The Wise Woman. These paintings express a moment in time through the image of a single figure, or a figure in relationship to another, or the archetypal figure accompanied by her companions of the natural world. Of course there is a negative aspect as well as a positive aspect to the archetypes. Also these feminine archetypes travel through as male’s life as well. The Raven is the symbol that has accompanied me through darkness, transformation, and birthing into this time of discovery and creativity. This is depicted in my painting “The Ascension of the Animus”. My hope is that the viewer can leave with a deeper awareness of the paths these feminine images weave through his of her life and a higher respect for the wisdom carried by the mature woman.


Artist Bio:
Dabney Mahanes was born in Virginia, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Graphic Arts, worked as an illustrator for McGraw Hill and did freelance advertising and book illustration while married and raising 3 children. She now lives in Greenville, South Carolina where she works out of her own studio at 5 Smith Street in the Village Art District as a professional artist and has exhibited her drawings and paintings in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.

FAC Black Box Theatre: "Planet Radio Concert" February 13, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Free Planet Radio Concert
Feb 13 - 7:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Mill Town Players: "Alice in Wonderland" February 13-22, 2015

Alice in Wonderland


Mill Town Players’ production of Alice in Wonderland opens Friday February 13 with nine public performances with matinees on Saturdays at 10am and 3pm.  Tickets are $10.

Take a tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and follow her adventure through Wonderland.  With a cast of 25 local actors, including Brian Coker as the White Rabbit, Shane Willimon as Humpty Dumpty, Katie Halstensgard as the Queen Hearts, and introducing Maegan Willimon as Alice, this production will feature black light effects, shadow puppetry, and all the zany Wonderland characters you know and love.

The play is directed by Will Ragland with scenic, costume, and puppet design by Ryan Bradburn. 

For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call 864-947-8000 or visit the website www.milltownplayers.org.

 

GLT: "Emile Pandolfi in Concert" February 14, 2015

Emile Pandolfi in Concert 
February 14, 2015 



We are thrilled once again to have Emile Pandolfi share Valentine’s Day with us! An evening of romance, music, and laughter are in store!



GCMA: "Artist Talk with Owen Riley" February 15, 2015

GCMA Sundays at 2: "Artist Talk with Owen Riley"


Greenville photographer Owen Riley focuses his lens on the familiar in a series of black-and-white portraits, landscapes, and still life images. Learn more about his background, inspirations, and creative process.

Sunday, February 15 at 2:00 PM

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

www.gcma.org

Furman University: "Miami String Quartet" February 19, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Miami String Quartet"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19
Guest Artist Recital
The Miami String Quartet
Daniel Recital Hall

Tickets
Learn More

Warehouse Theatre: "Whipping Man" February 20-March 07, 2015

The Whipping Man


Feb 20 - 21, 26 - 28, Mar 5 - 7

Winner: Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award Nominee: Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best New Play

By Matthew Lopez
Sponsored by Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. and Claire & Joe Blake

It is the end of the Civil War. Ravaged and torn, Southeast America is desolate after years of bitter conflict. Caleb DeLeon, a badly wounded Jewish Confederate soldier, returns to his battle-scarred home to find his former slaves, Simon and John. It is Passover and as the men struggle to find stability in the detritus of the bloody war and renegotiate their positions in the new world, race, faith, and history collide and more than their lives are at stake.

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/the-whipping-man

FIRE: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" February 20-March 01, 2015

Fire presents, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"


February 20-22, & February 27-March 1, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $18, $15, $10

Get yourself a golden ticket to the most fantastic show in town! Charlie Bucket, a boy with a poor family and a dream, is whisked off to ttour the factory of the elusive candy maker Willy Wonka. This musical adaptation of the famous film is sure to be one of FIRE's most visually stunning productions yet!

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/willy-wonka

Guild of GSO: "Legends: February 20-March 07, 2015

The Guild of the Greenville Symphony Presents: "Legends"


March 7, 2015
6:00 PM
The Westing Poinsett

To benefit the Greenville Symphony

Cocktails - Hors D'oeuvres - Dinner
Silent & Live Auctions - Top Hat Band
Valet Parking - Black Tie

RSVP by February 20 - Limited Ballroom Seating
370-0965 or office@guildgso.org

 

Chamber of Commerce: "Grace Scherer | Faces & Places" February 20-April 24, 2015

Grace Scherer | Faces and Places


Artist Bio: 
This exhibit includes recent works in watercolor and oil by Grace Scherer of Greenville, South Carolina. A native of Fredonia, New York she received her BFA degree from Syracuse University in 1958. She has taught public and private schools as well as watercolor workshops in galleries and museums. She was also a part of the artist in residency programs in West Virginia. She has studied watercolor under Tony Couch, Tony van Hasselt, Frank Webb and Edgar Whitney. She has taught watercolor in the FULIR program at Furman University and also at Greenville Tech. Presently she works with the TAG painters at Trinity United Methodist Church. The founder and member of the Western Maryland Watercolor Society, she has held memberships in the Baltimore, Maryland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Georgia and South Carolina Watercolor Societies and in Greenville was a member of the Upcountry Plein Air Artists.

The artist founded and operated Gallery 128 in Cumberland, Maryland for eleven years. Her works are in public and private collections across the United States. Her studio is in her home at 36 Tilbury Way and may be viewed by appointment only.

TD Bank Gallery
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Greenville, SC 29601

 

Thompson Gallery: "Art-In-Progress" February 20-March 19, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C.—An ongoing drawing exhibition by Furman art professor Glen Miller will be on display Feb. 19-March 20 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In the exhibition, Black and White,Miller will be creating a 185-square-foot charcoal drawing on the walls of Thompson Gallery. The work-in-progress will be open to the public for observation and for interacting with Miller Feb. 19 through the work’s completion set for March 19. A closing reception and gallery talk with the artist is scheduled Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. In addition to the ongoing exhibition, Miller will show other recent works in charcoal.

Miller’s childhood experiences in the rural Appalachian Mountains, the immersion in nature, and the people and places he has encountered along the way continue to influence his imagery. In a statement he says, “In this exhibition, I will be composing fictional settings from real elements of the natural world around me and incorporating the human form into these settings. Rather than the landscape as a particular place in time or where human events are acted out, I am interested in the natural elements as actors themselves in the composition where they perform as shape and texture, as metaphor, and sometimes as characters in the narrative.”

Miller is native of Northeast Tennessee, and has taught in South Carolina since 1979. He relocated to South Carolina for a teaching position in Greenville County and taught secondary art in public schools until 2000. Resigning full-time public school to devote more time to working and showing professionally, Miller staged his first solo exhibition in 2003 at Hampton III Gallery in Taylors.

Miller teaches drawing at Furman in addition to working with individual students and teaching figure drawing workshops. Among his previous projects are Ruminations with a Charred Vine, a large-scale drawing installation at Greenville’s Fine Arts Center, Story, Song, and Image, a collaborative project merging musical performance and narrative painting, and more recently, The Nature of Things, a solo painting and drawing exhibition.

Miller holds a BFA in drawing and painting from East Tennessee State University and an MA in art and education from the University of South Florida. He is represented locally by Hampton III Gallery.

Learn more about Glen Miller. For more information about the exhibition, contact the Furman University Department of Art, (864) 294-2074.

FAC: "A Taste of the Fine Arts" February 21, 2015



A Taste of the Fine Arts


A Taste of the Fine Arts is a sumptuous evening of fine food and entertainment hosted by the Fine Arts Center Partners and designed to increase recognition and support of the Fine Arts Center of Greenville County Schools. This year's event will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015. We'll be celebrating 40 years of FAC within the stylish, art-gallery atmosphere of the Hyatt’s Studio 220, so join us for delectable fare, world-class entertainment, an exhibit of student artwork, a silent auction brimming with local art and other goodies, and an open bar. It’s a venue and an event at which to see and be seen. Cocktail attire suggested.


Tickets are $75, and the Fine Arts Center receives 100% of the proceeds. Tickets may be purchased with Cash or Check at the Fine Arts Center (in person or mailing the form below)


For more info:  http://www.tastethearts.com/


Sunflower: "Morning Photography Class" February 21, 2015

Saturday Morning Photography Class at Sunflower

With Corey Pelton
Saturday, February 21st: 9:00-11:00am
Fee: $45 For more information: http://thesunflowerclassroom.com/events-list/15600539634/

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Watch Local Artists Make Art! February 21, 2015

Watch Local Artists Make Art!


Help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary of South Carolina’s first specialized arts school. Come watch local artists create artwork at the Fine Arts Center from 9AM-1PM on Saturday, February 21.

Their works will be auctioned later that evening at the Downtown Hyatt to help fund student scholarships and faculty development. Circa Doughnuts will be there to provide doughnuts ($3).​

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Taste of the Arts visit http://www.tastethearts.com/​​

Greenville Chorale: "Sacred Music for a Sacred Place" February 22, 2015

"SACRED MUSIC FOR A SACRED PLACE"


Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 3:00 PM

St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Chamber Ensemble 18th

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the New Sanctuary

Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

OPEN SEATING

The Chamber Ensemble 18thAnnual Winter Concert will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the new sanctuary at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral with a program that can only be described as divinely inspired. The program will feature choral chamber music by Bruckner, Duruflé, Hassler, Tallis, Stanford, Miskinis, Fleming, Orbán, Arlen Clarke, Paul Mealor, John Tavener, and Greek sacred selections.

http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html

Peace Center: "Jackie Evancho" February 22, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, "Jackie Evancho"




  • Feb 22 , 2015

  • Tickets start at $45

  • On Sale Now


Jackie Evancho's first performance on America's Got Talent in 2010 left audiences astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10-year-old girl. Now 14, the best-selling classical crossover artist continues to impress and inspire, whether performing Puccini or pop.


In a little over 2 years, Jackie's unique voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music charts. Jackie has garnered the support of legendary music producers like David Foster and filmmakers such as Robert Redford. In 2011 BillboardMagazine named her to their list of music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21 and again in 2012 because her "spellbinding, operatic vocals possess a power and poignancy that often moves listeners multiple times her age to tears."


Most recently, Jackie has ventured into acting and modeling. She made her acting debut in "The Company You Keep." Legendary actor/director/producer Robert Redford cast Jackie to play his daughter in the thriller which came out in theaters April, 2013.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jackie-evancho

GCMA: "Jazz in the Galleries" February 22, 2015

GCMA Sundays at 2: "Jazz in the Galleries"


Greenville photographer Owen Riley focuses his lens on the familiar in a series of black-and-white portraits, landscapes, and still life images. Learn more about his background, inspirations, and creative process.

Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 PM

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

www.gcma.org

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "Edith Hardaway" February 23-March 31, 2015

Edith Hardaway Exhibit at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery


Join us for the artist's opening reception including wine and cheese and a viewing of Edith's art currently on display at the Main Street Reat Estate Gallery.

January 1st - March 31st, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

428 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Buddy Wakefield: "Riled Up and Wasted on Light" February 26, 2015

February 26th, 8pm at Independent Ale House. Greenville.

On Thursday, February 26th at 8pm in the performance space of The Independent Ale House at 101 Poinsette Hwy, Wits End Poetry presents HBO Def Poet and Spoken Word World Poetry Slam Champion, Buddy Wakefield, on his ‘Riled Up and Wasted on Light’ World Tour. This will be Wakefield's only appearance in South Carolina!

Other stops on the tour include Iceland, Germany, the Netherlands, NY, Chicago, Michigan State University, Boston University and other prestigious venues across the country.

Doors will open at 7:00 pm for a reception, followed by opening act Unifyed Sol Poets and other surprise musical and performance acts at 8:00 pm. At 8:30 Buddy Wakefield will take the stage with his unique blend of humor and poignant observation.  A Q&A session with the audience will follow the performance. An informal reception will also take place after the show with opportunities for audience members to mingle with the performers.

While in Greenville, Buddy Wakefield will also perform for the 8th graders at Northwest Middle School as part of Wits End Poetry's community outreach. In addition, there is a public workshop for adults on Friday 2/27 at 6pm. Please email witsendpoetrysc@gmail.com to sign up for the workshop.

Tickets are for sale via Eventbright at:






Buddy Wakefield: ‘Riled Up and Wasted on Light’ World Tour

February 26th, 8pm at Independent Ale House. Greenville.

On Thursday, February 26th at 8pm in the performance space of The Independent Ale House at 101 Poinsette Hwy, Wits End Poetry presents HBO Def Poet and Spoken Word World Poetry Slam Champion, Buddy Wakefield, on his ‘Riled Up and Wasted on Light’ World Tour. This will be Wakefield's only appearance in South Carolina!

Other stops on the tour include Iceland, Germany, the Netherlands, NY, Chicago, Michigan State University, Boston University and other prestigious venues across the country.

Doors will open at 7:00 pm for a reception, followed by opening act Unifyed Sol Poets and other surprise musical and performance acts at 8:00 pm. At 8:30 Buddy Wakefield will take the stage with his unique blend of humor and poignant observation.  A Q&A session with the audience will follow the performance. An informal reception will also take place after the show with opportunities for audience members to mingle with the performers.

While in Greenville, Buddy Wakefield will also perform for the 8th graders at Northwest Middle School as part of Wits End Poetry's community outreach. In addition, there is a public workshop for adults on Friday 2/27 at 6pm. Please email witsendpoetrysc@gmail.com to sign up for the workshop.

Tickets are for sale via Eventbright at:








Buddy Wakefield "Riled Up and Wasted on Light"
www.eventbrite.com

More information online at www.witsendpoetry.com.

This program is funded by The Humanities Council SC; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with literature, history, culture and heritage. Visit our Web site,www.schumanities.org.

BUDDY WAKEFIELD is the three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO's Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals (in Greenville, SC), which launched his career. Then he successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch.

Since winning numerous other high-profile slams and bringing his unique style of stand-up spoken word - he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship again and has gone on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in 2000+ venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe's Shoko Festival and Scotland's Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, and House of Blues New Orleans.

Wits End Poetry is a 501 C 3 Charity whose mission since 2002 is to make poetry as familiar to people in Greenville County, as it is to people in New York, LA, and Chicago. The power of poetry lies in its appeal and relevance to diverse audiences and youth.
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Furman: "Chinese Environmental Film Festival" February 26-28, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Seven filmmakers from China and the United States will converge at Furman University Thursday, Feb. 26 through Saturday, Feb. 28 for the university’s first Chinese Environmental Film Festival.

The festival features three days of experimental, documentary and feature films with environmental themes, together with expert commentary and question-and-answer sessions following each film. All films are free and open to the public. Showings will be held Thursday and Friday at Furman University’s Burgiss Theater at the Trone Student Center, and on Saturday at McEachern Lecture Hall, Room 214, Furman Hall.

Films, which range from short, 12-minute films to full-length features, include up close and personal interviews with Chinese families, discussing the effects of tourism, development and pollution on their way of life. The films also highlight little known aspects of Chinese culture, such as the Na ritual specialists from the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of southwest China and their use of incantations to protect the environment.

Filmmakers participating in the event include: Onci Archei and Ruheng Duoji of Moso Folk Museum, Yunnan, China; Jenny Chio of Emory University; Fuji Lozada and Antonia Giles of Davidson College; Emily Yeh of the University of Colorado-Boulder; and Asian Studies Assistant Professor Tami Blumenfield of Furman University.

“This dynamic festival will provide a unique opportunity to bring filmmakers and scholars together to share newly completed works with both Furman students and the Greenville community,” says Blumenfield, also the festival’s organizer. “With China having some of the most serious environmental problems in the world, expanding discussion about the issues and spotlighting some solutions is extremely important.”

The festival is supported by Furman University and a Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment grant, designed to encourage innovative interdisciplinary teaching, research and programming on Asia’s environment.

 

For more information, contact the Asian Studies Department at (864) 294-2545. A schedule of showings follows.

 

Chinese Environmental Film Festival Schedule
February 26-28, Furman University


Thursday, Feb. 26:  “Narrating Environmental Challenges,” Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center, Furman University.

 

  • 7 p.m. Film screening of Ying Liang’s The Other Half, a brutally frank portrait of the social and environmental problems plaguing contemporary China. An opening night reception follows.


 

Friday, Feb. 27:  “Resource Transitions: Food, Energy and Livelihoods,” Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center, Furman University.

 

  • 9-10:30 a.m. Film screening of Gary Marcuse’s Waking the Green Tiger, the story of an extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the Upper Yangtze River, featuring archival footage never seen outside China.

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. Film screening of Beijing Besieged by Wasteby Wang Juliang, a documentary showing hundreds of legal and illegal landfills around China’s capital city and the migrant workers who rely on garbage-picking to survive.

  • 3-5 p.m. Film screening of Food and Sustainability in China: Documentary Shorts (works in progress) with commentary by two of the filmmakers Fuji Lozada and Antonia Giles of Davidson College on their food and sustainability journey to Shanghai.

  • 7-8:45 p.m. Film screening of Peasant Family Happiness, the story of two rural ethnic tourism villages in contemporary China, including commentary by the filmmaker Jenny Chio of Emory University.


Saturday, Feb. 28: “Filmmaker Showcase: Native Media and Rituals,” McEachern Lecture Hall, Room 214, Furman Hall, Furman University.

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Film screening of Badzu Village with commentary by filmmaker Tami Blumenfield of Furman University and Onci Archei and Ruheng Duoji, both of the Moso Folk Museum in Yunnan, China, followed by Shielding the Mountains with commentary by filmmaker Emily T. Yeh of the University of Colorado-Boulder. http://tibetsacredmountain.org/

  • 10:45-11:45 a.m., Film screening of Environmental Protection Values in Daba Rituals, a look at the environmental consciousness of Na ritual specialists who beseech ancestors and spirits of the mountains, trees and waterways in southwest China. Commentary by filmmakers Onci Archei and Ruheng Duoji of Moso Folk Museum.

GLT: "Jesus Christ Superstar" February 27-March 14, 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

February 27 – March 14, 2015 



The greatest story ever told comes to life in the incredible score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Centering on Jesus’ final days and his betrayal by Judas, this passion play featuring contemporary music illuminates Jesus’ transcendent power.


Centre Stage: "James Gregory" February 27, 2015

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Centre Stage presents: "James Gregory"


James creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a Southern accent and universal story-telling. The ridiculous, the common and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this master storyteller and world-class comedian.


for more information, click here

We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before showtime to find parking, pick up your tickets, and buy concessions.


Centre Stage Box Office
Phone: 864.233.6733

FIRE: "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" February 27-March 01, 2015

Four more chances to see FIRE Presents ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA.
February 27@7:30 p.m. February 28@3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sunday March 1@3:00 p.m.

Tickets $18 adult/$15 senior/$10 students
www.yountscenter.org for details or call (864) 409-1050.

SCCT: "Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" February 27-March 08, 2015

The South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley"


Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, every day, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That's just the problem...for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls - right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat...really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond. And whether he's thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or 'hanging ten' off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.


Based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown Book by Timothy Allen McDonald, Music by Johnathan K. Weller & David Weinstein, Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald & K. Weller


http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/2nd-stage/upcoming-productions/stan

GLT: "Jesus Christ Super Star" February 27-March 15, 2015

Feb 27-28, Mar 5-7, 12-14 at 8 pm and
Sundays Mar 1, 8, & 15 at 3 pm 


From the composer of Phantom of the Opera and Cats, this passion play features live contemporary music and  illuminates Jesus' transcendent power. The incredible score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice includes:


 


"I Don't Know How To Love Him"


"Gethsemane"


 "Heaven On Their Minds"


"Superstar" 


 Call the Box Office 864-233-6238 or


order online: TICKETS

GSO: "Fairytales and Legends" February 28-March 01, 2015

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents: "Fairytales and Legends"


Saturday, February 28, 8pm
Sunday, March 1, 3pm

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, Op. 35
Bizet: L'Arlesienne: Incidental Music for Alphonse Daudet's play
Rossini: William Tell, Overture

Enjoy musical fairytales and exciting adventures! From the thrilling and poetic Arabian Nights of Scheherazade to the heartbreaking love story of The Girl from Arles to the dramatic legend about the brave Swiss marksman as he is pictured in the brilliant Opera of Rossini - we are going to take you on a breathtaking journey.

Peace Center Concert Hall
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 467-3000

Chautauqua: "Buster Keaton's The Cameraman" February 28, 2015

Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman – A Chautauqua classic film and discussion


Saturday, February 28 at 2:00pm
FREE

You're not going to believe a movie can be this funny without sound! Buster Keaton is a brilliant comedian, and "The Cameraman" made during the end of the silent era is among his best. Here, Buster is cast as an aspiring, but lousy, newsreel cameraman, in quest of the perfect shot and of course, the requisite pretty but oblivious Keaton ingenue. It's hilarious but also rather melodramic and touching. You'll laugh until you cry. You don't want to miss the monkey!

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864-244-1499

GCMA: "Artist Demonstration - Intaglio" March 01, 2015

GCMA Sundays at 2: "Artist Demonstration - Intaglio"


Greenville photographer Owen Riley focuses his lens on the familiar in a series of black-and-white portraits, landscapes, and still life images. Learn more about his background, inspirations, and creative process.

Sunday, March 1st at 2:00 PM

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

www.gcma.org

Chautauqua: "When Movies Were Silent" March 03, 2015

When Movies were Silent – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00pm
FREE

A chance to discuss the time when stories were told in moving pictures with “text” size messages and music played live. Join an audience that loves talking back to history in this discussion led by Dr. Scott Henderson, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Education and the Director of National and International Scholarships at Furman.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864-244-1499

Art & Light: "12 Friends-Bit by Bit" March 06, 2015

Please join us for the Opening Reception of 12 FRIENDS - Bit by Bit.

(12 local and established artists make work consisting of two or more surfaces with combined materials)

Friday, March 6th, from 6-9pm

Art & Light Gallery
16 Aiken St. (NEW LOCATION)
Greenville, SC  29611
The Village of West Greenville - The Creative Hub of the City
864-363-8172

www.artandlightgallery.com
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Indie Craft Parade: "Makers Summit" March 06-07, 2015

Makers Gather Around The Art of Business
Annual business conference connects creative entrepreneurs


On March 6-7, creative entrepreneurs will gather in Greenville, SC for the third annual Makers Summit. This year, the event has expanded to two days and will be held in the Clemson ONE space in downtown Greenville. Consisting of keynotes, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and one-on-one time with business experts, The Makers Summit is a source of inspiration and learning for small business owners across the country.

This year's keynote speakers are notable entrepreneurs including Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, author and social entrepreneur Jeff Shinabarger, and Nathan Bond of Rifle Paper Company, who was just named among Forbes 30 under 30.

The Makers Summit is an initiative of Indie Craft Parade, an arts organization whose goal is to support and promote makers. Attendees from 18 states came to Greenville in 2014 for The Makers Summit. "The online creative community is so generous and helpful, we wanted to create an event where that could happen in person," said co-founder Erin Godbey.

She adds, "The event can be customized to fit your specific business needs, because you choose which workshops and expert sessions best apply to your situation." This year's workshops cover topics such as Creating the Perfect Pitch, Small-scale Manufacturing, Selling Wholesale, and Pricing Strategies. Conference tickets are $225 and include both conference days and admission to The Best Craft Party Ever — a progressive party featuring food, drink and craft activities taking place throughout Greenville.

Visit www.themakerssummit.com for more details or to purchase tickets.

The Makers Summit is funded by both local and national sponsors including MailChimp, Squarespace, Dapper Ink, and others.

Contact:
Elizabeth Ramos
elizabeth@indiecraftparade.com
864-561-3497

The Warehouse Theatre: "The Whipping Man" March 06-07, 2015

THE WHIPPING MAN | February 20 - March 7


Written by Matthew Lopez | Directed by Brian Clowdus

Sponsored by Claire & Joe Blake, Sharron & Norman Glickman, Scott & Beth McMillan, and Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

For more information and to purchase tickets:  www.warehousetheatre.com.

Call with questions:  864-235-6948

The Warehouse Theatre Main Stage season is sponsored by The Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation and supported by The Harriet Wyche Endowment for Professional Artistic Excellence at The Warehouse Theatre.

The Warehouse Theatre collects non-perishable food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank of Greater Greenville. Bring an item or two with you to the theatre, and we will make sure it gets to the right place! Learn more about Harvest Hope at http://www.harvesthope.org/.

Younts: "Comedian James Gregory" March 07, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts presents: "James Gregory-The Funniest Man in America"


March 7, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $35, $30, $25

Back on the Younts Center stage for another night of side-splitting observational humor, James Gregory is a plain-spoken comedian for everyman. With his animated face, home-spun musings and audience rapport, it's sure to be an evening of laughs that harkens back to a simpler time.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/james-gregory

GSO: "Smiling and Dancing" March 07, 2015

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents: "Smiling and Dancing" Part of the GSO Spotlight Series


Saturday, March 7th at 2pm and 7pm

The tuneful melodies of C.P.E. Bach, the playful exuberance of Mozart, and a work originally composed for a dance troupe are the ingredients of this delightful program.

For tickets call (864) 233-6733
www.greenvillesymphony.org

Centre Stage Theatre
501 River Street
Downtown Greenville

GVL Concert Band: "With Strings Attached" March 13-15, 2015

Greenville Concert Band presents: "With Strings Attached"


Violinist Simone Little will be our guest soloist as the band plays some exceptional compositions with each having a connection to stringed instruments.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Greenville Technical College Auditorium, Barton Campus, Greenville, SC

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 3:00 PM - Younts Center for the Performing Arts - 315 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC

Admission is free

$10 adults (17 and up), $5 students (any age) $7 seniors (55 & up)

http://www.greenvilleconcertband.us

Furman Singers Tour Concerts March 16-17, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Singers Tour Concerts"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17
Furman Singers Tour Concerts
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Tickets
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Peace Center: "PIPPIN" March 17-22, 2015

PIPPIN


Join us...for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared "Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century." The 2013 Tony Award winner for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With ableoved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTS (Godspell, Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find the meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

March 17 - 22, 2015

Pippin the Musical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

FAC Black Box Theatre: "Adam Knight" March 20, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Adam Knight
March 20 - 7:00pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Younts: "Arturo Sandoval" March 21, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts: "Arturo Sandoval"



March 21, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $55, $50, $45

World renown Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval visits Fountain Inn for an intimate and memorable performance. Come spend an evening with the man who Dizzy Gillespe called "one of the greatest musicians I've ever heard"

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/arturo-sandoval

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Gallery Reception" March 24-26, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Co,,unity Exhibit: Gallery Reception
March 26 - 6:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

The Peace Center: "Joffrey Ballet" March 24, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, The Joffrey Ballet



  • Mar 24 , 2015

  • Tickets start at $15

  • On Sale Now


Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company and audiences. It's repertoire includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces, and contemporary works.


The Joffrey Ballet  has been hailed as "America's Company of Firsts." The Joffrey's long list of "firsts" include being the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy's invitation, the first to appear on television, the first classical dance company to go multi-media, and the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time Magazine.


For more than a half-century, The Joffrey Ballet's commitment to taking world-class, artistically vibrant work to a broad and varied audience has created a solid foundation that continues to support the company's unprecedented capacity for achieving important "firsts." The Joffrey continues to maintain it's high level of accessibility through an extensive touring schedule around the world.


Founded by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey in 1956 and guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under internationally-renowned Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron. The Joffrey Ballet has become one of the most revered and recognizable arts organizations in America and one of the top dance companies in the world.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/joffrey-ballet

FAC: "Chuck Loeb" March 25, 2015

"The Clark Kent of Jazz Guitar"


Grammy nominated guitarist, composer and producer, Chuck Loeb will be performing with Steve Watson.


Wednesday, March 25
7:00 PM | Fine Arts Center
102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

$15 Adults - $7 Students - $5 FAC Students

FIREside Radio: "The Rider from Nowhere" March 26, 2015

FIREside Radio: "The Rider From Nowhere"



March 26, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $12, $10, $5

Set in the town of Junction City, deep within the New Mexico territory, this tale brings the drama and suspense of the radio Western back to life.  As with all FIREside Radio shows, the performance will be recorded in front of a live audience and made available for download through the Younts Center website.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/fireside-radio-rider-from-nowhere

Centre Stage: "Jo Carol Mitchell Rogers Exhibit" March 27-May 15, 2015

South State Bank presents another great exhibit collaboration between Centre Stage and the Metropolitan Arts Council…

Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers
Kitchen Sink: A Random Collection of Paintings & Photographs


March 27 – May 15, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, March 27, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Be sure to catch Spamalot
Sponsored by: Pelham Architects, LLC
April 2-26, 2015
Call (864) 233-6733 for tickets
www.centrestage.org

Front cover image:

Oh Glory
Archival pigment print
42 x 28 inches

Chautauqua: "The Learning Tree" March 28, 2015

The Learning Tree – A Chautauqua classic film and discussion



Saturday, March 28 at 2:00pm Free First Hollywood studio film directed by an African American. Gordon Parks, internationally famous photojournalist, produced and directed “The Learning Tree.”  And wrote the semi-autobiographic novel on which the film based, the screenplay and the film music. Come of age with a young boy in a small Kansas town where, 90 years ago, the races lived in uneasy accommodation.

“The Learning Tree” was one of the first films to be selected for preservation on the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Rated PG. Greenville Technical College - UT Auditorium Building 104 506 S Pleasantburg Dr Greenville, SC 29607

Chautauqua: "Gordon Parks Discussion" March 31, 2015

Gordon Parks – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00pm
FREE

The life and movies of Gordon Parks, the groundbreaking "Life" magazine photojournalist and first African American Hollywood film director. It’s a chance to join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss the power and poetry behind Gordon Parks “pictures.” This discussion led by veteran Greenville journalist, E. Richard Walton.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Centre Stage: "Monty Python's Spamalot" April 02-26, 2015

SPAMALOT


A NEW MUSICAL lovingly ripped off from the motion picture.

by: Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Show Dates:
April 2, 2015 to April 26, 2015

Monty Python stalwart Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez adapt the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical featuring the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits, accused witches and other Python touches. Spamalot adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film's anarchic spirit.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/spamalot

Centre Stage: "Blackbird" April 07-22, 2015



BLACKBIRD






Sorting through the wreckage of a love most foul.




by: David Harrower



Show Dates: 


April 7, 2015 to April 22, 2015



Two people who once had a passionate affair meet again fifteen years later. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as they recollect their relationship when she was twelve and he was forty.

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/blackbird

The Peace Center: "Keith Lockhart & BBC Concert Orchestra" April 07, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, Keith Lockhart & the BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Apr 7 , 2015

  • Tickets start at $45

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Conductor Keith Lockhart returns to Greenville with the world-renowned BBC Concert Orchestra featuring pianist Charlie Albright.


Since Keith Lockhart's appointment as seventh Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, highlights of his tenure include two critically-acclaimed North American tours, conducting annual performances at The Proms, and celebrating the orchestra's 60th year in 2012. Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra embark on their most recent North American tour featuring pianist Charlie Albright.


In February 1995, Lockhart was named the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra since it's founding in 1885. Over the last 19 years, he has conducted over 1500 concerts and made 74 television shows, including 38 new programs for PBS's Evening at Pops and the annual July Fourth spectacular, produced by Boston's WBZ-TV and broadcast nationally for many years on the A&E and CBS television networks. He has led the Boston Pops on 38 national tours and in performances at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.


Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Maestro Lockhart began his music studies on piano at the age of 7, and holds degrees from Furman University and Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds honorary doctorates from the Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Northeastern University, Furman University, and Carnegie Mellon University, among others.


Keith Lockhart celebrates his nineteenth anniversary season this year as Conductor of the Boston Pops, and continues to serve as Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival in Brevard, NC.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/keith-lockhart-the-bbc-concert-orchestra

Curtis R. Harley Gallery: "PROCESS" April 07-24, 2015

Process


Artists' Reception: April 7, 7:00 PM

Please join Visual Arts as we showcase our graduating seniors in the Art Studio, Graphic design program when they present their undergraduate research projects in the Harley Gallery.

April 7th at 7:00 P.M.

The reception is free and open to the public.

The Peace Center: "Pilobolus" April 09, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, "Pilobus"


Pilobolus is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education, and consultation.


Pilobolus propels itself in a variety of directions to reach these multi-disciplinary goals. The original company has been touring its 115 pieces of repertory to more than 64 countries over the last 42 years.


Pilobolus has been featured across the world at the 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007), and on Sesame Street, Oprah, 60 Minutes, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It has been recognized with prestigious honors, such as the Berlin Critic's Prize, the Scotsman Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming.


Pilobolus holds the 2011 Guinness World Record for fitting the most people into a Mini Cooper (26); and in 2012, the company was nominated for a Grammy Award for its interactive music video collaboration with OK Go and Google Chrome Japan, "All is Not Lost." Recently, Pilobolus was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions to the field.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/pilobolus

Furman Jazz Ensemble April 10, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Jazz Ensemble"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 10
Furman Jazz Ensemble
Daniel Recital Hall

Tickets
Learn More

GLT: "Don't Cry For Me Margaret Mitchell" April 10-25, 2015

Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell


by Duke Ernsberger



April 10 – April 25, 2015 



The hilarious, outrageous, and mostly true comedy about the process of adapting “Gone With the Wind” from novel to movie. You will laugh until you are out of breath at the antics which produced one of the most beloved films of all time.


Pride of GVL Choruses: "The Great White Way" April 11, 2015

The Pride of Greenville Choruses present: "THE GREAT WHITE WAY: A Colorful Light on Broadway Favorites Old & New!"

Ticket pricing:
In advance through PoGMC.com
From a chorus member or at Out of Bounds or Red Ribbon Resale

$25 - Reserved Seating
$20 - General Admission
$30 - Day of Event at Door

Reception following concert

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 7:30 OM

West End Community Development Center
404 Vardry Street, Greenville, SC

FAC, Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Student Exhibit" April 13-May 14, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Student Exhibit
April 13 - May 14, 2015

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Warehouse Theatre: "Richard III" April 17-May 02, 2015

Richard III


Apr 17 - 19, 23 - 26, 30, May 1 - 2

By William Shakespeare
Sponsored by Tom and Debra Strange

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York. The War of the Roses is over. York wins and England finally enjoys peace under King Edward IV. When the King’s younger brother, the tyrannical and disfigured Richard, set his sights on crown and country, the people are thrust into chaos in this original game of thrones. This timeless exploration of power examines the disastrous consequences of a thirst for revenge overwhelming the needs of the people. With England herself at stake, can the country weather another war?

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/richard-iii

Furman Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band April 17, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Jazz Ensemble"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 17
Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band
Bob Chesebro, soloist and guest conductor
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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FAC Black Box Theatre: "Shakespeare" April 17, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Roy Fluhrer - Shakespeare
April 17 - 7:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

FIRE: "The Man Who Came to Dinner" April 17-26, 2015

FIRE: "The Man Who Came to Dinner"



April 17-19 & 24-26 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $18, $15, $10

When radio personality Sheridan Whiteside comes to visit the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Stanley after an Ohio speaking engagement and breaks his leg, he finds himself captive in the well-to-do family's home for a period of convalescence. The mayhem that ensues is a hysterical American comedy from the golden age of Broadway.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/the-man-who-came-to-dinner

Chautauqua: "Citizen Kane" April 18, 2015

Citizen Kane – A Chautauqua classic film and discussion


Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm
Free

Is this the Greatest Film of All Time? For his film directorial debut, a 25 year old baby-faced radio boy wonder is given an unheard of Hollywood contact to develop his own story, use his own cast and crew, and have "final cut." -- Oh wait, that's the background - not the story trailer! Rated PG.

Greenville Technical College - UT Auditorium Building 104
506 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29607

Chautauqua: "Orson Welles" April 21, 2015

Orson Welles – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00pm

FREE

The life and movies of Orson Welles, the boy genius who created what is often called the greatest film of all time, “Citizen Kane.” It’s a chance to discuss movie-magic, art and fakery with an audience that loves talking back to history. Discussion is led by Dr. George Fein who will perform as Orson Welles in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Warehouse Theatre: "Richard III" April 22-May 02, 2015

RichardIII

FAC-Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Gallery Reception" April 23, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Student Exhibit: Gallery Reception
April 23 - 6:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Furman University: "Spring Oratorio" April 24, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Spring Oratorio: Old Testament Heroes"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 24
Spring Oratorio: Old Testament Heroes
Furman Symphony Orchestra, Oratorio Chorus
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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SCCT: "The Cat in the Hat" April 24-May 03, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "The Cat in the Hat"

April 24 - May 3, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by all ages

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with SCCT as we bring the most mischievous cat in town from the page to the stage. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know they are in for a day of serious fun. With tricks galore, and Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat is never blue.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-cat-in-the-hat

Greenville Chorale: "Music's Power" April 26, 2015

"MUSIC'S POWER"


Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Sanctuary, First Baptist Church, Greenville

Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

OPEN SEATING

Three distinct programmatic sections will celebrate music’s power to proclaim belief, to offer comfort, and to guide prayer.

"Power to Proclaim” music by Górecki, Bruckner, Lauridsen, Stroop;

"Power to Comfort" music by Sirett, Henson, Tavener;

"Power in Prayer" music by Parker, Wilberg, Forrest.

http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html

GSO: "German Inspirations" April 28-29, 2015

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents: "German Inspirations"


Saturday, March 28, 8pm
Sunday, March 29, 3pm

Weber: Euryanthe, J. 291: Overture
Hind: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73, D major

This program presents masterworks written by great composers of three generations, but connected through glorious German musical traditions. The evening culminates with the warmest lyricism and striking passion of Brahms' invigorating Second Symphony.

Peace Center Concert Hall
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 467-3000

GLT: "Wild Thing" April 30-May 03, 2015

Wild Thing 
Music from the ‘60s 



April 30 – May 3, 2015


Travel back to the 1960s! An incredible local cast will thrill you with These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, The Beat Goes On, I’m a Believer, Wild Thing, and many, many more!


Hampton III Gallery: "Fantasia" April 30, 2015

Hampton II Gallery presents Philli Morsberger: "Fantasia"


Philip Morsberger: Fantasia  

Exhibition: April 30 - June 6, 2015

Lunch Reception: Saturday, May 16, 12-1
Coffee and Conversation, Saturday, May 16, 1-2 


 Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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Chamber of Commerce: "Works by Melinda Hoffman" May 01-June 05, 2015

Melinda Hoffman presents several collections of her work including...


Body Language... an ongoing series of paintings painted from personal pictures taken by US Soldiers… some during multiple tours of duty. US soldiers have deployed and lived 24/7 in remote regions of Afghanistan. This series, Body Language, seeks to remind us of the things we ask a soldier to do; the uniforms and gear we ask him to wear; and the way we train him to carry his weapons. Through my work I point to the human side of a soldier and the reality of it all.

My painting is simply placing globs of paint in such a way as to allow me to help you see what I want you to see. I am telling you stories and you are charged with interpreting these stories.

Artist Bio:
Melinda Hoffman is a graduate of Indiana University.  She studied an additional year recently with Sydney Cross in the Print Department of Clemson University.  While at Clemson, she developed an interest in “artistic voice” and the socio/political possibilities as an artist.

Melinda works in both oil and acrylics. Her first love is printmaking but evolved to painting as a therapy rehabbing from major surgery. Brush strokes and speed of painting contribute to a style that is simplistic, works from a limited palate and leads to a harmonious color story visible in her work.

Melinda has work in the athletic department of Clemson University, at the Visitor’s Center of Magnolia Plantation, at the Naval Base in Charleston, SC and in private collections throughout the region.  Her works from the series Body Language are available for display by groups supporting the US soldiers and our soldier’s efforts in far way places.  Themes that will continue to present art ideas include natural resources: Water, Wind and Sun, Graffiti, American Rodeo, athletes young and old, issues of guns and violence in America and cultures around the world.

Melinda’s studio is at home at 425 Mohawk Drive and works are on line at www.MelindaHoffman.com.

 

TD Bank Gallery
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Chautauqua: "Mickey Mouse & Walt Disney" May 02, 2015

Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney – A Chautauqua History Alive event

Saturday, May 2 at 2:00pm

FREE

An adventure in the life of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. Larry Bounds, assistant Artistic Director of Chautauqua, brings a magician's insight into the creative life of Walt Disney.  It's a perfect chance to bring the whole family. This event is NOT a costumed performance. Event is led by Larry Bounds will perform as Walt Disney in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

 

Full Moon Artists: "Spring Studio Sale" May 02-03, 2015

Full Moon Artists Spring Studio Sale!


More than 20 different artists in 4 studios.

Robin Cooper and Stan DuBose
his and her studios
End of the Road Studios
255 E. Bear Swamp Road
Walhalla, SC 29691
(864) 506-6116

Mike and Cindy Hart
a production studio in a farm setting
185 Dogwood Hill
West Union, SC 29696
(864) 557-2105
(864) 557-2106

Warren Carpenter
the "Dream" woodworking studio and gallery
234 Heartwood Drive
Seneca, SC 29672
(864) 882-0418

Chris Troy
a custom designed clay studio with lots of ceramic architectural details
210 Crestview Court
Seneca, SC 29672
(864) 985-1096

 

Younts: "Glenn Miller Orchestra" May 03, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts presents: " The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra"



May 9th, 2015 | 3:00 & 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25, $20

Playing from the song books of the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, this group breathes new life into the classic big band catalog. Toe-tapping soon turns to dancing in the aisles as the ensemble plays through such classics as In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade and many more!

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/glenn-miller-orchestra

Chautauqua: "Walt Disney Discussion" May 05, 2015

Walt Disney – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00pm

FREE

The life and movies of Walt Disney, who shaped the modern world of multimedia entertainment. Join an audience. It's a chance to join an audience that loves to talk back to history to discuss Disney's vision that “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Discussion is led by Larry Bounds who will perform as Walt Disney in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Artisphere Festival May 08-10, 2015

Vision Statement


ARTISPHERE is an annual signature event for Greenville, SC, showcasing the arts, reflecting the area’s international flair, and maximizing existing arts programs by providing a diverse menu of experiences that center around the arts visual and performing and Greenville’s multi-cultural offerings to appeal to visitors from throughout the world, as well as citizens throughout the region.



Mission Statement


ARTISPHERE is committed to celebrating the arts and this area’s rich international and multi-cultural flair by providing a high-quality event that attracts, entertains, educates, inspires, and enriches a diverse audience and thus brings the community together through the arts.


May 8, 9, 10, 2015!

http://www.artisphere.us/

Spring Fling Arts Festival @ the Farmer's Market May 11, 2015



Spring Fling Arts Festival @ the Farmer's Market


Celebrate Spring and all things creative at the Spring Fling Arts Festival at the Farmers' Market!  Artists, musicians, dancers, growers, crafters, food vendors and more, will line the market with fantastic things to delight all the senses!

  • Taste home-baked breads, local honey, and food from locally-owned restaurants

  • See local artists and crafters as they create amazing, original works of art in front of you

  • Touch hand loomed scarves and organically grown vegetables

  • Smell locally-made soaps and candles

  • Hear live music from the stage as musicians and dancers demonstrate their passion for the performing arts.


Where


  • City of Easley Farmers' Market in front of City Hall


    North West Main Street, Easley, SC, United States



When



  • Monday, May 11th 2015, 9:00 AM2:00 PM EDT


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Chicora Voices: "Chicora's Got Talent" May 14, 2015

Chicora's Got Talent


Chicora choristers perform a talent showcase!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.

Augusta Heights Baptist Church
3018 Augusta Street

$10 adults / $5 seniors
Free for students

Auditions for new singers will be held in May.
Call 864.255.9596 or email chicoravoices@yahoo.com

Hampton III Gallery: "Philip Morsberger" May 16, 2015

Philip Morsberger Reception and Conversation

Saturday, May 16th
Lunch 12 - 1
Coffee and Conversation 1-2

3110 Wade Hampton
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 268-2771
www.hamptoniiigallery.com

GCCA: Inaugural Exhibit May 18-28, 2015

The Greenville Center for Creative Arts: Inaugural Exhibit


This exhibit features the works of instructors, studio artists and founders of the recently opened Greenville Center for Creative Arts.

The exhibit will run through May 28th

Brandon Mill
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611
864

PNG Downtown Alive: "The Soulfeathers" May 21, 2015

The Soulfeathers



Thursday, May 21
5:30 - 8:30 PM

NOMA Square
220 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601



Home Grown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, the Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past. Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, the Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, the Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time.




Centre Stage: "A Time to Kill" May 28-June 13, 2015

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

Show Dates:
May 28, 2015 to June 13, 2015

Based on the John Grisham novel, this play is a suspense-filled drama about a man fighting a legal battle in a racist system. After his little girl was attacked, he killed her assailants and is now being tried for the death penalty.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/time-kill

PNG Downtown Alive: "Jacob Martin Band" May 28, 2015

Jacob Martin Band



Thursday, May 28
5:30 - 8:30 PM

NOMA Square
220 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601



Home Grown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, the Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past. Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, the Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, the Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time.


GLOW: "The Prodigal Son" May 29-30, 2015

GLOW Lyric Theatre presents: The Prodigal Son


by Claude Debussy

May 29, 30 at 7:30pm and May 31 at 3:00pm

Younts Center for Performing Arts
(864) 409-1050
www.glowlyric.com

Centre Stage: "Two Rooms" June 02-10, 2015

Two Rooms
by Lee Blessing


June 2, 3, 9, 10 - 7pm


All seats Only $15


read the Greenville News Preview Here!

The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut where an American hostage is being held by Arab terrorists and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Peace Center: "Poetry Workshop" June 03-09, 2015

Peace Voices Adult Poetry Workshop
June 2 - 9th, 2015
RSVP on the website or email skoonce@peacecenter.org









Blank Canvas Syndrome
/blangk kan-vuhs sin-drohm/

Noun: That intimidating, I'll-never-finish or I-don't-know-what-to-create feeling an artist gets when starting a new project. Also known as writer's block.

It doesn’t matter how long an artist has been honing their craft, a blank canvas is scary to anyone. That’s because the hardest part about being creative, is getting started being creative.


It’s a good thing Peace Voices is here to help!


On June 2, 4, and 9, from 6 – 8 pm, the Peace Center’s Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond will be hosting adult poetry workshops in the Ramsaur Studio! This is the perfect opportunity to study under a true poetry pro, learn from your peers, and to finally do what you’ve been dying to do - put pen to paper.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/peace-voices-adult-poetry-workshop

PNG Downtown Alive: "Craig Sorrells Project" June 04, 2015


Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!


Music: Craig Sorrells Project
The Craig Sorrells Project is a culmination of all of Craig's vast perferforming experiences that combines jazz, funk, reggae, soul, and traditional New Orleans second-line into one big steaming pot of musical gumbo! When asked how the band was formed Craig replied, " I remember hearing an interview with Miles Davis where he said he could only attribute his success to the musicians he surrounded himself with over the years, so I decided to get the absolute best players I know and make something happen." And make "Something" happen he did. The Craig Sorrells Project is a ensemble of the most proficient, and talented musicians around, and if Miles Davis was right then Craig has put himself in a position to be very successful.




Craig Sorrells Project Online

Arts Tent: 

Artist, Joan Huck and The Greenville Little Theatre.

 

Warehouse Theatre: "Boeing Boeing" June 05-27, 2015

Boeing Boeing


Jun 5 - 7, 11 - 14, 18 - 21, 25 - 27

Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
By Marc Camoletti
Directed by Anne Tromsness

Sponsored by Jackie and John Warner, Rogers Financial Group

The altitude and high jinks rise quickly in Marc Camoletti’s Tony Award-winning Boeing Boeing! This sexy, effervescent comedy centers on Bernard, a self-styled playboy and successful French architect. Life is good – with a flat in Paris and three gorgeous fiancées, all stewardesses, with no knowledge of each other. However, Bernard’s careful planning is turned upside down when an old school chum arrives and a new, speedier Boeing jet brings everyone together for the layover of a lifetime!

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/boeing-boeing

GLT: "All Shook Up" June 05-27, 2015

All Shook Up 


Book by Joe DiPietro


Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley



June 5 – June 27, 2015

Jun 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 at 8 pm; Jun 7, 14, & 21 at 3 pm

The  story is new, but the music is all Elvis! Joe DiPietro has crafted a funny and heart-warming story around the music of Elvis Presley, much the same way Mamma Mia! features the music of ABBA.


It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. You’ll jump out of your blue suede shoes as the 25 member cast sings Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Can’t Help Falling In Love, and many more.


(ALL SHOOK UP is not an Elvis tribute show (a la Scot Bruce).  It is a wonderful story of a changing America featuring music that changed us all, as well.)





First Fridays June 05, 2015

First Fridays

Greenville-area galleries open their studios the first Friday of each month from 6-9 PM.


https://www.facebook.com/firstfridaysGVL

GLT: "All Shook Up" June 05-27, 2015


All Shook Up 


Book by Joe DiPietro
Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley 


June 5 – June 27, 2015





The  story is new, but the music is all Elvis! A funny and heart-warming story around the music of Elvis Presley, much the same way Mamma Mia!features the music of ABBA.  It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. 


You’ll jump out of your blue suede shoes as the 31 member cast sings "Don’t Be Cruel", "Jailhouse Rock", "Heartbreak Hotel, "Can’t Help Falling In Love", and many more. 


(ALL SHOOK UP is not an Elvis tribute show - a la Scot Bruce.  It is a wonderful story of a changing America featuring Elvis' songs we all know and love).


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/



Centre Stage: "Dabney Mahanes" June 09-July 01, 2015

Dabney Mahanes
A Women’s Journey
May 22 – July 1, 2015



Check out Dabney Mahane's work @ Centre Stage!

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tues-Fri, 2:00-6:00 PM

GVL Tech: "Finding Voice Project" June 10-26, 2015

Finding Voice: Survivors of Sexual Abuse:


Community Awareness Project the Words and Photographic Images 

Former school counselor, administrator and teacher, Wanda Meade, combines her powerful photographic images with story lines from sexual abuse survivors to create the Finding Voice Project.

The Finding Voice Project seeks to raise community awareness about sexual abuse and promote prevention.
The Finding Voice Project will be on exhibit

The Gallery
Building 301
The Benson Campus
Greenville Technical College
2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors, SC

June 1 through June 26, 2015

Monday through Thursday, 10:00 until 5:00
Friday 10:00 until 1:00

With gratitude to the Fine Arts Department of Greenville Technical College for hosting this exhibit.

PNG Downtown Alive: "Lazer & The New Detroits" June 11, 2015


Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!




Music: TJ Lazer and the New Detroits
Lazer and the New Detroits is a southern "soul funkin'-rock band," based in Greenville, SC. Our sound is fun loving, up lifting, toe-tapping, groove-making music. We like to think of our performances as not just a great live show, but as a great experience.
The band consists of Mike Carroll- Vocals, Thomas McPartland- Bass, Niles McCall- Guitar, Abe Limbaugh- Guitar, John Taylor- Drums, Justin Johnson- Trumpet, Travis Hanson- Keys/Guitar, Derek Landers- Trombone/Percussion, and Chris Hammond-Sax.




TJ Lazer & the New Detroits Online




 

SCCT: "Sleeping Beauty" June 12-21, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "Sleeping Beauty"

June 12 - 21, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by ages 4 and up

One of the most popular princesses is back in this classic, once-upon-a-time favorite about a girl who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls into an enchanted sleep only to be awakened by true love's kiss.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/sleeping-beauty

FIRE: "Into the Woods" June 12-21, 2015

FIRE presents: "Into the Woods"



June 12-14 & 9-21, 2015 | 3:00 & 7:30pm
Tickets: $18, $15, $10

Playing from the song books of the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, this group breathes new life into the classic big band catalog. Toe-tapping soon turns to dancing in the aisles as the ensemble plays through such classics as In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade and many more!

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/into-the-woods

Chautauqua History Alive Festival - America at the Movies June 12-21, 2015

Chautauqua History Alive Festival  – America at the Movies


Friday June 12 through 21nd at various times
FREE

A ten-day – two-weekend festival of FREE shows performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. Outdoors evenings. Indoors daytime.

  • Fall in love with MARY PICKFORD

  • Be amazed the cinematic magic of ORSON WELLES

  • See poverty and joy through the lens of GORDON PARKS

  • Dream with WALT DISNEY whose empire started with a little mouse

  • Experience the MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND


Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal.  And it’s all Free!

Evenings Outdoors at 7:30p
Fri   12  WALT DISNEY, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Whitney Walters
Sat  13  MARY PICKFORD, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Don Shabkie
Sun 14  ORSON WELLES, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Magic Show
Wed17  WALT DISNEY, Travelers Rest Amphitheater – preshow Whitney Walters
Fri   19  WALT DISNEY, Falls Park, downtown – preshow GLOW
Sat  20  PARKS, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Moody Black
Sun 21  ORSON WELLES, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Magic Show

Daytime Indoors – Weekdays at 11:30a and Weekends at 2:00p
Sat 13   GORDON PARKS, Greenville Tech Bldg 104 UT-Auditorium (2p)
Sun14   MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p & 3:30p)
Mon15  WALT DISNEY, Younts Center, Fountain Inn (11:30a)
Mon15  GORDON PARKS, TBA (11:30a)
Tue 16  MARY PICKFORD, Centre Stage (11:30a)
Wed17  ORSON WELLES, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Thu 18  GORDON PARKS, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Sat  20  MARY PICKFORD, Greenville Tech Bldg 104 UT-Auditorium (2p)
Sun 21  MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p & 3:30p)

Discussions at Artist Guild Gallery at 9:00a

Sat  13            WALT DISNEY
Thu 18           ORSON WELLES
Fri   19            MARY PICKFORD
Sat  20  GORDON PARKS

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

PNG Downtown Alive: "Clay Page" June 18, 2015


Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!




Music: Clay Page
Clay Page is one of the most hardest working unsigned artist that Georgia has to offer. Check out his “What’s Going On” section to see upcoming shows, as well as, keeping up with what is new with Clay and the band.


Clay Page Online





 

Warehouse Theatre: "Boeing Boeing" June 24-27, 2015

Final Weekend of Boeing Boeing!


June 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 & 24-27, 2015


Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
By Marc Camoletti (translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans)
Directed by Anne Kelly Tromsness


This sexy, effervescent comedy centers on Bernard, a successful American architect. Life is good, with a flat in Paris and three gorgeous fiancées, all stewardesses, with no knowledge of each other. But his careful planning is turned upside down when everyone comes together for the layover of a lifetime!


The Warehouse Theatre
(864) 235-6948
www.WarehouseTheatre.com

PNG Downtown Alive: "The Sound Committee" June 25, 2015


Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!




Music: The Sound Committee
The Sound Committee rocks all types of music from Classic Rock to Modern Hits to Country to Reggae to Funk to Disco.


The Sound Committee Online





 

Sue Lile Inman Book Launch June 25, 2015

Meet Sue Lile Inman
Free Launch Party & Signing at Fiction Addiction
Year of the Snake: 1989


Greenville, South Carolina author Sue Lile Inman will be celebrating the launch of her debut novel, Year of the Snake: 1989 (paperback, $19.99) at Fiction Addiction. The book follows minister David Archer and his nemesis, the new associate minister Deborah Baker, during the time after the textile industry's demise and before the days of electronics.

This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit www.fiction-addiction.com or call (864) 675-0540

Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5
Greenville, SC 29607
info@fiction-addiction.com

GLT: "All Shook Up" June 25-26, 2015

The Greenville Little Theatre: "All Shook Up"


Jump up out of your seat and get your tickets to the FINAL WEEKEND of All Shook Up! With only Thursday, Friday, and Saturday left; you don't want to miss this show! 

Call 864-233-6238 for your ticket today.

PNG Downtown Alive: "Shane Pruitt Band" July 02, 2015

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!




Music: The Shane Pruitt Band
Living and breathing the blues and gospel, The Shane Pruitt Band embodies a regional tradition while bringing its original tone and flare to every performance. Finding itself ever-searching in musical traditions between Delta Blues, Gospel, and Southern Rock, The Shane Pruitt Band embraces in the Jam Band traditions of improvisation and an ever-evolving musical experience. Picking up momentum with every performance, Shane Pruitt and his trio are driving towards uncharted waters while wowing critics everywhere they play.


The Shane Pruitt Band Online




Greenville Chorale: "Patriotic Concert" July 03, 2015

"Patriotic Concert"



Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Furman Lakeside Amphitheatre

Bingham Vick, Jr. and Les Hicken conducting

Open Seating

The Greenville Chorale will perform at Greenville's popular Independence Day celebration, delighting guests with a twilight evening of entertaining and inspiring music to honor our country and our military. Bring a picnic and enjoy this free patriotic concert by the lake at Furman Univiersity