Horrible Girl wants to teach you to date a severed head

No one will ever sound more heartfelt singing “I love you like dogs love antifreeze” than Amelia Taylor Hall.

Vote for your local artist in Artisphere exhibition

The number of artists at this year’s Artisphere presented by TD Bank who entered but did not get their work into the fest’s Artists of the Upstate exhibit speaks volumes about the growth of the Greenville area’s arts scene.

Wider sidewalks coming to Augusta

Work on a streetscape project designed to bring the vibrancy of Main Street to Augusta Street will begin in May. The project will widen the sidewalk on the east side of Augusta from Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe and install a mid-block crosswalk, something merchants and city officials said will make the area more pedestrian friendly. Ornamental trees will also be planted on both sides of the street.

Makeover Mile: Could Laurens Road become the city’s newest redevelopment success story?

Laurens Road’s success as one of Greenville’s leading commercial corridors once rested on the automotive industry and big-box stores. But as automotive dealerships merged and big-box stores left, the state highway’s significance in Greenville’s commercial landscape plummeted. While it may not look like it yet to motorists, Laurens Road is once again becoming a hot spot all the way from Interstate 85 and the Motor Mile to Washington Street and Interstate 385 — interest that Greenville Mayor Knox White said will turn the area into one of the city’s biggest redevelopment success stories.

Carolina Ballet Theatre’s 2017-18 season seeks out ballet newbies

On the heels of its most successful season in 45 years, Carolina Ballet Theatre’s 2017-18 season announcement reflects the company’s continued effort to appeal to a wider demographic than the traditional dance community.

Tipper Gore praises Greenville for helping mentally ill

Gore: “People in Greenville are doing more than what a lot of communities are doing, and they should be praised for that fact.”

Despite the cheery exterior, Those Lavender Whales’ latest is inspired by dark times

The music of Columbia’s Those Lavender Whales is so beguiling, so effortlessly melodic, that it’s easy just to get lost in the music.

Scott Gould mines his SC childhood for his new book

“Strangers to Temptation” is a collection of 13 short stories about a quirky Southern town and its quirky residents in the 1970s.

Together we can make Greenville healthier

The Healthy Greenville 2036 grant initiative will make Greenville County the No. 1 best place to live, work, and be healthy by 2036.

Sanford opposes health care exemptions for Congress under new GOP plan

“Whatever health care law is deemed good for the American people should also be good enough for Congress.”

This Week in UBJ: The Hub City at the Crossroads

Commercial real estate in downtown Spartanburg, United Community Bank, Monaghan redevelopment — plus, stop wasting everybody’s time in meetings. All in this week’s Upstate Business Journal.

Billy Strings wants you to read

Strings, Vilai Harrington, and My Girl My Whiskey & Me are set for a May benefit show for the Greenville Literacy Association.

The Texans select Deshaun Watson at No. 12 in NFL Draft

Deshaun Watson is heading to Houston.

The Chargers select Mike Williams at No. 7 in NFL Draft

Mike Williams is heading to Hollywood.