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Bennetts make new home in Nashville, carving new musical career
FEB 21, 2019

Arvie Bennett and his wife, Bunny, cashed in their retirements, gave away most of their earthly possessions and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in search of that “Neon Rainbow”.
 

Two and half years ago, Arvie Bennett and his wife, Bunny, cashed in their retirements, gave away most of their earthly possessions and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in search of that “Neon Rainbow”.

"I guess we looked at the situation like this,” Bennett said. “The band had just broken up, our children were older, and we sure weren’t getting any younger. There was no better time than the present to give Nashville a shot.”

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Confluence, international print exchange, at Benson Campus Galleries
JAN 16, 2019

Confluence is an international print exchange of 22 Contemporary Print Collective (CPA) artists with 22 Ideas Creation Studio artists in Taipei, Taiwan.
 

Confluence is an international print exchange of 22 Contemporary Print Collective (CPA) artists with 22 Ideas Creation Studio artists in Taipei, Taiwan.

Size was the only rule for the 44 participating printmakers. Each printmaker submitted two prints, one for exhibition within the U.S. and the other overseas. The artists were invited to create images addressing any personal ideas and concerns utilizing any printmaking techniques.

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Evan Duke: Thank you from Foothills Philharmonic for a wonderful season
DEC 20, 2018

Kory Vrieze conducts the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

By Evan Duke

On December 15, Foothills Philharmonic held its annual Christmas Concert. This has become one of the biggest events of the year as we host our Annual Toys for Tots Drive to collect toys for needy children and their families here in the upstate of South Carolina. In addition, as our final event of the year, it opens the door for reflection on how the year went, and what we were able to do for our wonderful city of Greer. Most importantly, what also must be emphasized that none of this would have been possible without the support and interest of all of our patrons and the entirety of the City of Greer.

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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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