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Dogs strut downtown with fashionable wardrobes and pedicures
APR 30, 2013

Matilda was primped complete with color coordinated yellow toenails for

Sir Hamilton was the pick of the litter as Pet Idol Tuesday night as the pet most representative of abandoned and stray dogs to adopt wayward canines.

Jessica Monroe, of Saved by the Heart!” has made it a routine visit for dogs to be showcased on Tuesdays on Trade, a Greer Station Association promotion.

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Ridgefest, everything Blue Ridge, is May 17
APR 30, 2013

Ridgefest 2013 will be held on Friday, May 17 from 5 – 8 p.m. 

Ridgefest is an event where Blue Ridge High School opens the school to the community to celebrate everything Blue Ridge related.

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Artists get full day of workshops and demonstrations
APR 30, 2013

Artists get full day of workshops and demonstrations

“Carolina Artists Create: Getting Back to Nature H2,” a day of  workshops and demonstrations for artists and photographers, will be held June 1, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Hollywild Animal Park and Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve.

Workshops and demonstrations in photography, painting, jewelry making and pottery will be held throughout the day at both locations. Hatcher Garden offers flowers, trees, streams and the picturesque cypress pond while at Hollywild the safari, and exotic animals, waterfall and ponds offer creative inspiration.

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Furnell wins Best Singer in State competition
APR 28, 2013

Olivia Furnell of Simpsonville won the Best Singer in the State competition Saturday at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. She won $500 and a trophy and is scheduled to appear on Your Carolina.

Olivia Furnell of Simpsonville won the Best Singer in the State competition Saturday at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. She won $500 and a trophy and is scheduled to appear on Your Carolina hosted by Jack Roper and Kimberly Kelly on Thursday.

Brionah Pride of Greer participated in the competition.

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George Jones, country music megastar, dies
APR 26, 2013

George Jones, 81, a country music megastar, died today in Nashville.

George Jones, 81, a country music megastar, died today in Nashville. He had been hospitalized since April 18 for a fever and irregular blood pressure. The cause of death was not released.

Jones was in the middle of his final tour when he fell ill.

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NGU orchestra performs final concert of season Tuesday
APR 26, 2013

The North Greenville University Orchestra will present its season finale Tuesday April 30 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel on the NGU campus.

The North Greenville University Orchestra will present its season finale Tuesday April 30 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel on the NGU campus.

The concert is free and the public is invited to attend an evening of orchestral favorites, old and new, featuring North Greenville graduate and composer Brett Ensley, North Greenville senior flute soloist Constance Petersen, North Greenville piano professor Kuo-Pei Cheng-Lin, and North Hills Community Church children’s choir member and boy soprano soloist Ethan Byars.

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Jodan performs Friday at Travelers Rest Relay for Life
APR 25, 2013

Dana Jordan, 2011 Greer Idol, will perform Friday at 10 p.m. at Travelers Rest Relay for Life.

Dana Jordan, Greer Idol 2011, will perform for Travelers Rest Relay for Life Friday at 10 p.m. at the former Travelers Rest High School.

Jordan has been a much sought after artist through the years and is popular in greater Greer area communities performing at events.

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CPW Centennial celebration is one for the ages
APR 23, 2013

The commemorative manhole cover will seal the Commission of Public Works time capsule in the ground.

Farrah Lister still smiles at the mention that her job description ends with “other duties as assigned.” Officially she is Executive Secretary Assistant for CPW general manager Nick Stegal.

Lister has been planning the Greer Commission of Public Works Centennial Celebration for over a year. She has one chance to get it right and Lister is reminding people from Greer the free festival will live up to its hype.

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Southern Connector closing 72 hours for Cinemax production
APR 19, 2013

The Southern Connector will shut down for 72 hours next week to allow a television crew on site to film scenes for an upcoming Cinemax production.

The 16-mile toll road that runs across the southern portion of Greenville County between Interstate 85 and 385 will close to normal traffic on Sunday, April 21 at 10 p.m. and reopen Wednesday, April 24 at 10 p.m., said Peter Femia, executive director of the Southern Connector.

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Antoinette Hall has a dream of her own in the arts
APR 19, 2013

Antoinette Hall took advantage of a break during rehearsals to play acoustic guitar. She plays

Antoinette Hall doesn’t let time pass her by. She’s a student, theater performer, musician and business manager and works late shift at Quik Trip.

Thursday, during the final dress rehearsal for A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, which opens Friday night at the Cannon Centre, Antoinette was relaxing in a corner of a dressing room playing acoustic guitar.  She plays "Titania", the beautiful queen of the fairies in the play that marks the first time the Greer Children’s Theater will have a full production in the Cannon Centre.

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Theatre at the Ridge Takes Adventurous Spin on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
APR 18, 2013

Theatre at the Ridge Takes Adventurous Spin on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

When faced with the task of selecting a show for his Advanced Drama class this semester, there was no doubt in Blue Ridge High School theatre teacher David Holland's mind that Shakespeare's classic tale of mischievous sprites, misplaced love, and an acting troupe trying way too hard would be the perfect offering.    

Opening on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., followed by matinee (2 p.m.) and evening (7 p.m.) performances on Saturday, April 27, Theatre at the Ridge’s production of "A Midsummer Nights Dream" uses the classic text to, in part, spoof popular teen soap operas that can be seen on such networks as the CW, ABC Family and The N.  

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Arms, Sligh performance benefits BRCA
APR 14, 2013

Dylan Arms and Chris Sligh, right, performed at a benefit concert for Blue Ridge Christian Academy Saturday night.

Dylan Arms, left, and Chris Sligh performed in a benefit concert for Blue Ridge Christian Academy Saturday night at Covenant United Methodist Church. Eddie Anders also performed.

Arms will be performing at the 29th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest May 5.

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'Eyes on Hollywild' web cam is launched
APR 11, 2013

Clarissa Ramirez of EarthCam with our Hollywild Animal Park curator, Jennifer DeCarranza coddle 3-month-old Syriana Nyeff.

“Eyes on Hollywild” was launched today at 11 a.m. in partnership with EarthCam, the Animal Park’s first web cam.

“Now people around the world will get a behind-the-scenes look at these amazing animals, from their home or schools right into the bear living room,” said David R. Meeks, Hollywild's executive director. “It's an amazing way to connect our animals to the public."

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Meet the 'Brat Pack
APR 11, 2013

The

They are affectionately known as the “Brat Pack”, four teenage girls, cast in Greer Childrens Theater’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – The Musical.  Taylor Abrahams and Kaytiln Cook, 14, and Katherine Sokol and Erica Trykowski, 13, have been in theater since their youth.

A parent was asked why the moniker “Brat Pack”. “Because they are girls and they are brats. They’ve been called that for a while. They are all really good kids.”

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Deep lineup of star power scheduled at BMW Charity Pro-Am
APR 9, 2013

Tom Merritt, founder and President of Oobe, presents Darrin McDonald, BMW Charity Pro-Am executive director with a $75,000 check to add to the tournament's fundraising efforts.

Darrin McDonald said this year's group of BMW Charity Pro-Am celebrities is "probably as deep as we've ever had as far as star power."

McDonald, executive director of the Pro-Am, announced 24 celebrities committed to the BMW Charity Pro-Am, May 16-19 during the tournament's annual media day at the BMW Performance Center.

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Stars, starlets, musicians, athletes headline BMW Pro-Am celebrities
APR 9, 2013

The BMW Charity Pro-Am celebrity commitments announced at the BMW Performance Center by Darin McDonald, Executive Director of the tournament.

The 24 celebrities with their credits in parentheses are:

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Rules for Greer Idol and Idol Teen
APR 4, 2013

The Greer Cultural Arts have announced its official rules for the 2013 Greer Idol and Idol Teen.

GreerToday.com, which previously reported auditions are at the 29th Annual Village Hospital Family Fest, will continue its award winning coverage of Greer Idol this season.

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Star-studded Percussion Showcase scheduled at Riverside HS
APR 4, 2013

Greg Bissonette, who toured with Ringo Starr, will be one of the drum and percussionists featured at Perc Up! Percussion Showcase at Riverside High School on Saturday, April 13.

Riverside High School is hosting Perc Up! Percussion Showcase at 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 that will feature some of the world’s best drummers, percussionists and locally famous performing groups.

The showcase, featuring percussive works and solos, is $10 and benefits music education. The Riverside High School Drumline will participate in the evening’s show.

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Greer Oldies reunion expands with events preceding the 'big party'
APR 4, 2013

The Greer High School Oldies have expanded with free lunch at McLeskey-Todd, storytelling, a golf tournament and an evening at the Cannon Centre and Greer city park.

• Memories: Last year's photo galleries are here and here!

 

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Tunes in the Park, Idol scheduled on Fridays in July
APR 3, 2013

Ryan Wilson won the 2012 Greer Idol 6 championship.

Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol 7 will have four weeks of performances this year – one less than 2012. The entertainment schedule, announced by Greer Cultural Arts, will be at Greer City Park’s amphitheater and take place on each Friday in July.

The entertainment will have alternate hours of Greer Idol Teen and Idol, 6 and 8 p.m., with the headline band performing at 7 and 9 p.m.

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