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Kemp is grand marshall for Greer Christmas Parade
DEC 4, 2018

Kyndra Kemp is the grand marshal for the Greer Christmas Parade.
 

The 2018 Grand Marshal for the Greer Christmas Parade is Kyndra Kemp, the chairperson for the annual parade. Kemp and her daughter, Kyra, will lead the parade on Sunday, Dec., 9 at 2:30 p.m.

The “Classic Christmas Stories,” will feature almost 100 units including businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, schools, dignitaries, and two marching bands.

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McKaela Rowland debuts as main ballerina in L'Automne
NOV 15, 2018

McKaela Rowland has leading role in L'Automne.

By GEORGIA GAY

Walking into International Ballet, instructors can be heard shouting typical ballerina jargon. As ballerinas dance around the room, perfecting their pirouettes, the music plays loudly, shaking the room. Moms with their younger children wait for their dancer to finish practice, eager to go home to finish homework and eat dinner. One of these moms is Tonya Rowland, whose daughter, McKaela Rowland, has just finished practice for her starring role in L’Automne.

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Time to register for Christmas Parade
NOV 7, 2018

The Greer Christmas Parade,

The Greer Christmas Parade, "Classic Christmas Stories", is scheduled Sunday Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

The parade route is 1.1 miles beginning at Poinsett Street and Memorial Drive and ending at N. Main Street and Cunningham Drive. Parade lineup starts at 1:15 p.m .Proceeds benefit Greer Relief.

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Christmas at Biltmore opens Saturday
NOV 2, 2018

Christmas at Biltmore opens Saturday

 A 35-foot Fraser fir tree arrived at the Biltmore House for the holidays. Christmas at Biltmore, the estate’s annual holiday celebration, formally begins Saturday and runs through Jan. 6.

Santa Claus rode aboard a horse-drawn carriage to usher the tree to the front door of Biltmore House. It took more than 40 staff members to hoist the tree onto their shoulders and carry it into the Banquet Hall, where a system of ropes secured the tree in place.

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Spirit Week for Greer Middle College Charter HS set
OCT 31, 2018

Spirit Week for Greer Middle College Charter HS set

By SARA KATE ALEXANDER
GMC Student Government Representative

I am a Student Government Representative from Greer Middle College Charter High School. Our Spirit Week is quickly approaching, and we want to make sure the community is aware of the exciting events we have planned for the week.

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Chili Cook-off scheduled for downtown
OCT 26, 2018

Chili Cook-off scheduled for downtown

The Greer Station Chili Cook-off will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5 - 8 p.m. on Trade Street in downtown Greer.

The public will have the option of purchasing food tickets to taste the competitors’ chili – $1 per tasting or $3 per bowl. 

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Foothills Philharmonic next symphony features Dvorak's Symphony No. 8
OCT 24, 2018

The Foothills Philharmonic is an all-volunteer orchestra made up of non-professional musicians from the Upstate. Kory Vrieze is the orchestra’s artistic director and conductor.
 

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra continues its season at the Riverside First Baptist Church, 1249 S. Suber Road on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

All of Foothills’ concerts are free. 

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Clanton, renowned musician, conducts free concert at NGU
SEP 15, 2018

John Clanton, renowned conductor, music director, and pianist, will conduct the North Greenville University Concert Band in a free concert on Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at NGU.
 

John Clanton, renowned conductor, music director, and pianist, will visit North Greenville University in October to visit with students in the Cline School of Music and direct the Concert Band.

Clanton will conduct the Concert Band on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Peeples took non-traditional route to follow his passion
SEP 7, 2018

Graham Peeples's itch for the music writes often takes him to coffee shops and venues.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guthrie moving on to semifinals of 'America's Got Talent'
AUG 22, 2018

Greer’s Noah Guthrie will be moving into the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent”.
 

Greer’s Noah Guthrie will be moving into the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent”.

Judges gave Guthrie the thumbs up as the first act to advance during Wednesday’s show.

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Aretha Franklin 'memorial' boards featured by local ad agency
AUG 17, 2018

Two Aretha Franklin “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors.
 

Billboards along southbound I-85 near Pelham Road memorialized Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who died Thursday at age 76 of pancreatic cancer.

Two “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors. One featured Franklin with the text, “Forever & ever, you’ll stay in our hearts”. A second has the letters “r e s p e c t” with an image of Franklin between the s and p.

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Sam Bush bears his soul at Spinning Jenny
AUG 9, 2018

Sam Bush bears his soul at Spinning Jenny

Sam Bush bears his soul when he performs.

“I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that’s all music,” Bush said in his bio. “The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes – I just become part of the music.”

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Thumbs up! Guthrie makes it to live round
AUG 1, 2018

Noah Guthrie sang the Allman Brother’s Band’s “Whipping Post” in the judges cuts round Tuesday.
 

Greer’s Noah Guthrie made the judges cuts on Tuesday night’s “America’s Got Talent”.

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Guthrie to appear on 'America's Got Talent'
JUL 31, 2018

Noah Guthrie, 24, from Greer, will appear on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) at 8 p.m. (NBC) Tuesday.
 

Noah Guthrie will appear on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) at 8 p.m. (NBC) Tuesday.

It will be Guthrie’s second appearance on the show. Guthrie, 24, appeared June 12 performing his rendition of Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” during his audition. 

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Greer parade: Patriotic fashion, music. Neighbors celebrate July 4th
JUL 4, 2018

Children, all decked out in red, white and blue, line up at the start of the parade. 

It was a perfect morning for the annual Arlington-Davenport July 4th Parade.

Mayor Rick Danner, a parade organizer, introduced his first grandchild, Ruby. Police Chief Matt Hamby led the parade in a Greer Police Department vehicle blaring patriotic music along the one-mile scenic route and scores of children wore red, white and blue fashion while some showed off their wheels. Dogs walked patiently with their best friend and some were carried. There was barking, but none got entangled.

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Foothills Philharmonic sets 2018-2019 schedule
JUL 1, 2018

Kory Vrieze conducts the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

The Foothills Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Vrieze has set its 2018-2019 season schedule.

• Dec 15: Christmas Concert & Toys for Tots Drive. 7:30 p.m. Riverside First Baptist Church.

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Tonight: Freedom Blast at City Park is where the action is
JUN 30, 2018

Tonight: Freedom Blast at City Park is where the action is

Date

Saturday, June 30

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Small business owner exhibiting at Nashville Music Show
JUN 23, 2018

Cody Fields has a new line of three preamp and direct input pedals, one each for acoustic, bass, and electric guitars, is now available.
 

An Upstate small business owner is taking his next big step by exhibiting at the Summer National Association of Music Merchants Show in Nashville from June 28-30.

Cody Fields, a Lyman, native and owner of Noseminster, builds three guitar effects brands out of his home, going so far as to powdercoat in his laundry room. Each of his brands fills a different niche to both diversify his offerings and cast a wider net on the industry.

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Please don't meet us by accident this summer
JUN 19, 2018

BY T.J. MACK, BSN, RN, CEN

“Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System” 

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Benson Classic Car Show moves to August
JUN 18, 2018

Benson Classic Car Show moves to August

The 12th Annual Benson Classic Car Show benefitting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett St. The SC Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) is helping plan the event that raises funds for Meals on Wheels and other GCM programs.

The family-friendly event is free to the public. Car registration is $20 and is available online at gcminc.org under the events tab. Registration is also available on the day of the event. The Chuck Truck, Henry’s Hog Hauler, and Sno Hut have committed to be at the car show selling burger and barbecue plates and shaved ice. A free figure-8 inflatable obstacle course and carnival games for kids will be on site. DJ George Morrow will provide music and Greenville Health System nurses will offer free blood pressure checks and stroke education.

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