Every Halloween, many people look forward to participating in "frightful" festivities, such as costume parties and contests, but often wait until the last minute to come up with a costume.
A week of Halloween events began today at Greer City Park,
Lisa K. Bryant has been named the fourth Artistic Director in the 62-year history of the Flat Rock Theater. Bryant has been serving as the Playhouse's director since May.
"I love Flat Rock Playhouse and am thrilled to be its next artistic director," Bryant said. "I am a product of the incredible artists and stewards who preceded me, and I hope that each day ahead is a positive and meaningful testament to their influence and legacy."
The Blue Ridge Corps of Cadets and Greer G Force marching bands will compete Saturday in the state championship Class 3A competition at Batesburg-Leesville High School.
Blue Ridge won the Upper State championship last week and Greer finished fifth.
George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin nearly three weeks ago and Amal announced that she is changing her name to Amal Clooney.
While Amal opted to take Clooney as her last name, her age (36) and professional identity as an international lawyer are factors that would make one think that she would have kept her maiden name in some way (perhaps as a middle name).
Fright Night and Kids Comic-Con are scheduled at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate this weekend.
Middle School Fright Night is Friday from 7-9:30 with science experiment, costume contests and a dance contest recognizing the last contestant standing.
The North Greenville University Orchestra will present “Heroes – Music for those who gave that we might live” on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel. The concert is free and the public is invited.
The orchestra will perform works from revolutionary Italy, WWI England, and works representative of WWII Poland and the Czech Republic, and WWII Soviet Union.
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The Pride of Riverside Marching Band qualified for the state championships. It is the first time in the school’s history a Riverside High School marching band advanced to the state finals.
The magic of opening night for "Shrek The Musical" had more magical moments than the script could handle.
Talented and emotional performances, rousing musical numbers, convincing ogre makeup, and an impressive dragon all came together at the Greer Children’s Theatre production at the J. Harley Bond Center.
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Joada Hiatt, the preeminent authority of ghost stories in Greer, will host the annual frightening tour downtown on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Hiatt, the author of several books on Greer’s history, will conduct the walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the depot on Randall Street, up Trade Street and ending at the Heritage Museum on S. Main Street. The walk is about ¼ mile long.
Sixty years of pageantry will be celebrated Saturday as eleven young women will compete for the title of Miss North Greenville University 2015. The pageant will be the final event of the school's homecoming weekend.
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, today announced the 2014 American Music Awards nominees. The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, Nov. 23rd (8-11 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.
Iggy Azalea leads this year with six nominations. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams follow with five nominations each, while Lorde earns four nominations. Additionally, Beyoncé, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction were nominated for three awards. Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith each receive two nominations.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
The theme is "Spirit in Christmas" in Greer. The parade route, 1.1 miles, begins at Poinsett Street and Memorial Drive and ends at N. Main Street and Cunningham Drive.
Ford Emery celebrated his third birthday in a fashion few children have experienced – at the Greer Fire Department at 103 West Poinsett Street.
This week, Oct. 5-11, is fire prevention week.
The Oktoberfest will be held in nearly perfect weather Saturday for a day of food, drink and entertainment on two stages. It is the traditional end to Greer’s festival season.
Roads will be closed to vehicular traffic in downtown Greer from 6 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday for the annual Oktoberfest.
• Trade St. from Poinsett St. to railroad tracks