Metropolitan Arts Council has record year

If Greenville’s Metropolitan Arts Council were a singer, reviewers would have noted that the nonprofit hit all the high notes in 2016.

Must see shows this week: Toby Mac, Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters and Faces Unturned

Toby Mac, Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters and Faces Unturned

Paul Taylor’s ‘Book of Beasts’ playfully toys with the audience’s expectations

The music for “Book of Beasts” is a compilation of classical orchestral works transcribed for electric harpsichord — such as Saint-Saëns “The Dying Swan” and selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”

Passport to Dance benefits International Ballet

In its second year as a fundraiser, the evening features a signature cocktail and internationally inspired foods along with pop-up performances of dances representing five different countries.

City seeking requests for new West End sculpture to replace Shoeless Joe

The City of Greenville’s Public Art Committee is soliciting request for qualifications (RFQ) for designs of a 3D sculpture that will replace the Shoeless Joe Jackson statue previously located at the corner of South Main and Augusta and River streets.

Award-winning film about Syrian refugees coming to Greenville March 26

“Salam Neighbor” follows the lives of Syrian children and others in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. “Salam” means “peace” in Arabic and is a common greeting, like saying “Hello.”

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Must see shows this week: Toby Mac, Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters and Faces Unturned

Toby Mac, Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters and Faces Unturned

Must See Shows This Week: Flower$ feat. $amson, The Mantras and Calvin Get Down

Flower$ feat. $amson, The Mantras and Calvin Get Down

Downtown Alive, Main Street Fridays begin March 16 and 17

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, one of the city’s two outdoor music series, opens Thursday, March 16, with a performance by last year’s Gimme the Gig Contest winner, Brooks Dixon Band.

Must-see shows this week: Motel Radio, Pierce Edens and The Pinx

Motel Radio with The High Divers Gottrocks Friday, March 17 9 p.m. $10 Usually, when a band is from New Orleans, you can hear it in their music in one way or another. But the blurred, atmospheric rock of Motel Radio is far different from the jazz, funk, or blues you expect from a Big […]

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Award-winning film about Syrian refugees coming to Greenville March 26

“Salam Neighbor” follows the lives of Syrian children and others in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. “Salam” means “peace” in Arabic and is a common greeting, like saying “Hello.”

And the Winner Is…

All of this year’s Oscar-nominated live action, animation, and documentary shorts will be screened Feb. 17–19 at the Peace Center.

Film Fest Reels In Talent

Networking, collaboration primary goal of second annual Reedy Reels Film Festival

Harsh truths in a sympathetic eye

Three documentaries show German filmmaker Werner Herzog’s sincerity and empathy

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Warehouse stages Miller’s war-profiteering tale ‘All My Sons’

Warehouse stages Arthur Miller’s tale about family secrets, lies, and war profiteering

Greenville Little Theatre announces ’17-18 season

Greenville Little Theatre Executive Artistic Director Allen McCalla knew he had to go big in 2017-18 season — the theater’s 50th year on Heritage Green and the 25th year McCalla and his wife, Suzanne, who serves as GLT’s producing director, have been at the helm.

GLT’s Peter & the Starcatcher tells Pan’s origin story

Most of us know Dave Barry as a good-natured newspaper columnist who pokes fun at the weird, wacky and downright senseless aspects of American life. But fewer may know that Barry is also a children’s book author, and quite a successful one at that.

Talent and Tapestry

The smash Broadway musical ‘Beautiful’ tells the story of songwriting great Carole King.

Shirley Sarlin remembered as ‘theater mom,’ arts supporter

Shirley Sarlin was the ultimate “theater mom.”

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Metropolitan Arts Council has record year

If Greenville’s Metropolitan Arts Council were a singer, reviewers would have noted that the nonprofit hit all the high notes in 2016.

City seeking requests for new West End sculpture to replace Shoeless Joe

The City of Greenville’s Public Art Committee is soliciting request for qualifications (RFQ) for designs of a 3D sculpture that will replace the Shoeless Joe Jackson statue previously located at the corner of South Main and Augusta and River streets.

Upcountry Museum offers a look at Dr. Seuss during his adman, editorial cartoonist days

The Upcountry History Museum’s current exhibit, “The Art of Dr. Seuss,” traces the writer and illustrator’s entire career, from his days an editorial cartoonist, adman, and author.

Designing a Life

From home renovations to national design features, lifestyle blogger Lindsay Lark Jackman patterns her world with purpose

Artisphere juried exhibit accepting local submissions

The show is open to artists 18+ living within a 35-mile radius of Greenville. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three years and can be in any medium.

Artisphere announces artists, programming

The 135 artists selected for Artisphere’s Artist Row include an artist from Cuba who escaped in a boat he built himself, an artist whose watercolor and colored pencil drawings are smaller than a thimble and an artist named beer.

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Ode to Joy

Appalachian author David Joy pushes into the darkest parts of humanity in search of the light

That ’70s Game

Era of Borg and Connors is the backdrop for Judy Fogarty’s debut novel “Breaking and Holding”

Tales of Tigers and Cadillacs for Clemson and USC fans

You don’t necessarily have to bleed orange to appreciate this fascinating collection of “tales behind the tails.”

Fero tells tales of boomers on the road

“I had this story in my head for a long time and I said, ‘I need to see if I can write this,’”

Greenville bookstores to conjure up magic with ‘Harry Potter’ release

Fans still waiting for a Hogwarts acceptance letter to arrive in the mail can experience the magic of “Harry Potter” once again.

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