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Video: NCAA March Madness bounces into the heart of Greenville
MAR 15, 2017

Video: NCAA March Madness bounces into the heart of Greenville

Fans get an opportunity to see all the teams playing in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Basketball tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center at a free practice Thursday from noon-7: 30 p.m. The Friday and Sunday games are sold out.

The Greenville Fan Fest will be held downtown at the corner of Main and Broad Street noon-5 p.m. Saturday. A full-length basketball court will be assembled in the middle of the party.

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'Hamilton' is making its way to Greenville
FEB 23, 2017

'Hamilton' is coming to Greenville for the 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center.
 

The national tour of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” will play Greenville’s Peace Center in 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway season.

Tickets become available first as part of the season subscription for the 2017-2018 Broadway season, which will be announced on March 28.

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Mills, Garrett get Greater Greer Chamber honors
FEB 20, 2017

Left to right: Lindsay and Scott Stevens and Erin and Perry Williams pause for a photo at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.
 
 

Jane Mills was named the Margaret Burch Educator of the Year and Brent Garrett the Sud Paget Volunteer of the Year at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner last Thursday at the Verdae Embassy Suites.

Mills is principal of Chandler Creek Elementary School, and Garrett is senior vice president at Citizens Building and Loan in Greer.

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'Mutts Gone Nuts' is canine comedy partnering with adoption of rescued animals
FEB 8, 2017

'Mutts Gone Nutts' is a four-legged canine comedy scheduled Saturday at Flat Rock Playhouse with an opportunity to adopt a rescued animal.
 

A four-legged canine comedy is scheduled Saturday at Flat Rock Playhouse with an opportunity to adopt a rescued animal.

“Mutts Gone Nuts” is a performance that is promoted as action packed with amazing mutts unleashing havoc and hilarity in a spectacular featuring some of the world’s most talented four legged performers.

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Leadership Greer hosts Oyster Roast to revitalize a community playground
FEB 6, 2017

Leadership Greer hosts Oyster Roast to revitalize a community playground

The 13th Annual Cypress Internal Medicine Oyster Roast (shrimp boil and pig pickin’), might look a little different this year. The Leadership Greer Class XXXVII has adopted the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s annual event to benefit their class project, Play it Forward.

The event will be held on Friday, February 24th from 6-9pm at 113 Berry Ave in Greer.

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American Red Cross of Upstate hosts annual gala
JAN 30, 2017

The American Red Cross of Upstate South Carolina held its annual Black Tie Gala Saturday.
 

The American Red Cross of Upstate South Carolina held its annual Black Tie Gala Saturday at Greenville’s Hyatt Regency.

The event was held to help fund the Upstate chapter to help aid victims of natural disasters through its emergency response organization. The Red Cross serves the community with health and safety, safety to the armed services, and volunteer services.

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Lake Robinson Duathlon showcases recreational gem on Veterans Day
JAN 30, 2017

The route for the standard and sprint duathlon scheduled on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
 

The inaugural Lake Robinson Duathlon is scheduled Nov. 11, Veterans Day, featuring a standard and sprint race.

• Standard duathlon includes a 10k run, 40k bike and 5k run.

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2017 Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival is discontinued
JAN 20, 2017

The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce has canceled the 2017 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival.
 
 

Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce has canceled the 2017 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival because of decreased attendance, lack of funding, and ongoing contract negotiations.

The recommendation to cancel the longstanding community festival came Wednesday during a BBQ Festival Committee meeting. The Festival’s primary purpose has been to raise funds for the Chamber of Commerce through a nationally recognized family-oriented two-day event.

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'Book of Mormon' ticket lottery will be held each night of performance
JAN 18, 2017

'Book of Mormon' ticket lottery will be held each night of performance

When “The Book of Mormon” returns to a one week engagement, Jan. 31 – Feb. 5, a pre-show lottery will be held at the Peace Center box office, making 20 tickets available at $25 each.

Entries will be accepted in the Peace Concert Hall lobby beginning two and a half hours before each performance. Each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided.

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'Hairspray, The Musical' auditions for Greenville Little Theatre scheduled
JAN 16, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre is holding open auditions for “Hairspray the Musical” Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. 
 

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is holding open auditions for “Hairspray the Musical” Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. 

Roles are available for 6 – 8 African-American women, 8 – 10 white women, 4 – 6 African-American men, 7 – 9 white men, and a young African-American girl (age 12 to 15). Adult ages range from 16 to 65. 

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Big top is coming down, Ringling Bros., circus is closing after 146 years
JAN 16, 2017

Alexander Lacy is the Big Cat Trainer.
 

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it was closing after 146 years, citing falling ticket sales, high operating costs and changing public tastes in entertainment

Upstate residents can see the circus for the final time Feb. 2-5 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

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Tunes in the Park, Idol is in the past, International Festival, Railfest back on track for 2017
JAN 11, 2017

Railfest was the newest and among the most popular family-friendly event added to the City of Greer's entertainment schedule.
 

Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol have been eliminated from the Greer Recreation Department’s 2017 programs.

More popular events promoted by the city remain like the International Festival and Movies in the Park and Railfest.

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GSP is in the running to land horses for World Equestrian Games
JAN 8, 2017

Tryon Equestrian Partners (TEP) has invested over $125 million over the last two years developing the world-class equestrian center.

Horses coming from around the world for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, N.C., will either fly into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport or Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

“We’re actually about twelve months behind making the (transportation) decision,” said Jim Dutta of The Dutta Corporation. Dutta’s company specializes in transporting horses and has served clients in the Tryon area.

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Just like magic. A winter wonderland arrived overnight
JAN 7, 2017

Calvin Hanson photographed his son, Maddox, making tracks in the soft snow Saturday morning.
 

• Snow fun gallery

Maddox Hanson frolics in the soft snow (second photo) that fell on the Greer area overnight Friday into early Saturday.

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New Year's Eve Parties in Downtown Greer
DEC 27, 2016

New Year's Eve Parties in Downtown Greer

There are some great options for celebrating New Year's Eve in downtown Greer.

The Final Countdown NYE Bash with Randomonium
Location:  Grace Hall @ 108 Trade St.
Price:  $25 advance & $30 at the door
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Martin Luther King Day celebration is scheduled at City Hall
DEC 22, 2016

Rev. Curtis L. Johnson is the organizer of the Upstate Live in Peace Movement, which grew from the Greenville Alliance for Change initiative and WJMZ-FM (107.3 JAMZ). 
 

Tickets are on sale for the City of Greer’s 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Luncheon scheduled Jan. 16 at the Events Center at Greer City Hall. The event is an annual sellout.

The keynote speaker is Rev. Curtis L. Johnson, senior pastor of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church in Pelzer in 1993. A native of Greenville, Johnson served in the United States Air Force for four years and earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Gardner-Webb University. He founded MLK Dream Weekend, a community-wide celebration for the King Holiday that has, over the past decade, drawn more than 17,000 participants and raised more than $500,000 in scholarship funds.

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Documentary: Behind the scenes of Riverside cross country
DEC 21, 2016

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Top grossing holiday movie since 1980? 'Home Alone'
DEC 21, 2016

 Top grossing holiday movie since 1980? 'Home Alone'


According to Ebates, the top grossing holiday movie since 1980 is Home Alone, which made $285.8 million.

Here are some movie facts, trivia and background on holiday movies.

Top-grossing Christmas movies since 1980

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Greer area merchants make last-minute shopping easy and online
DEC 20, 2016

Barista Alley
 
 

Here are some last-minute gift ideas from greater Greer merchants that may be ordered online or by visiting the businesses before the holidays. Some merchants are offering special deals.

Barista Alley

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NGU School of Theatre nominated to compete in festival
DEC 18, 2016

NGU School of Theatre nominated to compete in festival

North Greenville University's theatre production of “Nora's House” has been invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) 47 at Georgia Southern State University in Statesboro, Ga., Feb. 8-11. 

The cast will compete on Feb. 9 and will also be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction, and performance. 

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