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Steinway repeats for coveted 'Partners in Performance'
NOV 3, 2022

Gavin English, President, Steinway & Sons – Americas (left) and Ben Steiner, CEO, Steinway & Sons (right), congratulate Allison Love and Katherine Love of Steinway Piano Gallery – Carolinas.
 

Steinway Piano Gallery Carolinas, with locations in Greenville (743 Congaree Road) and Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C., has been awarded one of four coveted "Partners in Performance" dealer of the year awards from Steinway & Sons. This is the third consecutive year Steinway Piano Gallery – Carolinas has won the award.

This Partners in Performance accolade recognizes the top Steinway dealers from among 65-plus showrooms across North America. Nomination and selection are based on dealer performance in categories including sales, customer service, technical service, concert and artist activities, among other divisions. The award was presented to Steinway Piano Gallery – Carolinas during the Steinway & Sons annual dealer meeting in New York City in October.

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Greer Arts & Eats Festival reset for Oct. 29
OCT 13, 2022

The Greer Arts & Eats Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in downtown Greer. The event was originally planned for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 but was postponed for anticipated impact from Hurricane Ian.

“Last year was our first Greer Arts & Eats festival and the event was a great success. This year we’ve secured more artisan and food vendors, we have a fantastic music lineup and lots more of the community involved, so it’s set to be a great day and event. We are also back on Trade Street, which makes for a beautiful backdrop and setting for people to enjoy all of the artisan vendors,” said David Merhib, President / CEO Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

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Pro wrestling features Monster Mash event
OCT 8, 2022

Family-friendly, Upstate-based entertainment outlet Pro Wrestling TURBO will team up with Brewery 85 to present Monster Mash on Friday night, Oct. 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Matches start at 7:30 p.m.

Food trucks will be present to serve dinner on the Orchard 85 patio, and Brewery 85 will have a selection of beer and wine for the adults.

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Christmas Parade registration, sponsorships available
OCT 2, 2022

 

 

 

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Hurricane Ian forces Greer to postpone weekend festival
SEP 29, 2022

Hurricane Ian forces Greer to postpone weekend festival

The Greer Arts & Eats Festival, scheduled this weekend, has been postponed because of Hurricane Ian's projected path to deliver heavy weekend rain and winds, according to the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

Vendors, volunteers, emergency workers and the safety of the public combined to cause for the decision to postpone the event that had been re-branded after the Spring festival, typically scheduled in early May.

Festival officials reportedly are trying to reschedule the event.

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Foothills Philharmonic opens season Sept. 17
SEP 9, 2022

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 2022-23 concert season atRiverside Baptist, Saturday, Sept., 17 at 7 p.m. with the Opening Night: Masterworks I Concert.

All Foothills’ concerts are free.  Refreshments are provided following the performance at a greet and meet the performers. Riverside Baptist is at 1249 S. Suber Road in Greer.

The program includes an annual art sale for local artists, beginning at 6 p.m.

Featured works include Alexander Borodin's Symphony No. 2 and Gounod's Ballet Music from Faust.

Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community.

Kory Vrieze is the Orchestra’s Artistic Director and Conductor.

The orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra made up of accomplished non-professional musicians from the Upstate. Orchestra membership includes individuals from part-time musicians, teachers, lawyers, business professionals, and homemakers. Membership in the Foothills Philharmonic is open to amateur and professional musicians.

Training in youth orchestra, college orchestra, or professional orchestra, in the Greenville Concert Band or an equivalent band is suggested as necessary experience. Contact personnel manager at [email protected].

For more information about Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra, visit foothillsphilharmonic.org. or call(864) 326-5780. 

Fall Series

Sept. 17, Opening Night - Masterworks I, Riverside Baptist Church, 7-10 p.m.
Oct. 14, Spotlight Chamber Series: RecitalRAMA, at Riverside Baptist Church, 7-9 p.m.
Nov. 5, Mainstage Orchestra Series: Masterworks II, at Riverside Baptist Church, 7-10 p.m.
Nov. 19, Spotlight Chamber Series: Brass Quintet Concert at City of Greer Center for the Arts, 7-9 p.m.
Dec. 2, Ambassador Series: Greer Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, At Greer City Park, 5-8 p.m.

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Tryon Film Festival offers free public filmmaking workshops
SEP 8, 2022

Tryon Film Festival offers free public filmmaking workshops

The Tryon International Film Festival is opening up its filmmaking workshops to the general public for free this year, Oct. 7-9.

During the three-day weekend in Tryon, there will be 12 workshops and discussion groups, covering topics from screenwriting to acting. You do not have to be a Film Fest ticket holder to attend the workshops and discussion groups.

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Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp
JUL 5, 2022

Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp

The Carolina Panthers return to Wofford College for training camp with 12 practices scheduled, beginning July 27. See practice dates and times here.The league-wide Back Together Saturday event with an evening practice and special events is scheduled July 30.

Some normalcy returns to camp with autographs allowed. Veterans Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore will return, with 2021 No. 1 Panthers pick Jaycee Horn, a defensive back from the University of South Carolina.

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Carter, Miss Greater Greer, wins preliminary
JUN 23, 2022

Miss Greater Greer, Rachel Carter, (left) won the Red Carpet/Social Impact preliminary Thursday night. Miss Greenville County, Sarah Kay Wrenn, won the Talent preliminary, performing a lyrical dance to

Four preliminary winners were announced at the Miss South Carolina/Miss Teen Pageant after the third night of preliminary competition on Thursday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

The final competition for the Teens is at 6 p.m. on Friday when the new Miss South Carolina Teen will be crowned. The final competition for the Miss candidates starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday when the new Miss South Carolina will be crowned live on FOX stations.

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4 more preliminary winners in Miss South Carolina/Teen pageant
JUN 23, 2022

Miss Hartsville, Jill Dudley (left) won the Talent preliminary, performing a vocal rendition of

Four preliminary winners were announced after the second night of preliminary competition on Wednesday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

Miss Hartsville, Jill Dudley, won the Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition. She performed a vocal rendition of “Never Enough”.

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Freedom Blast features fireworks Saturday in Greer
JUN 22, 2022

Fireworks will be featured Saturday at Greer's Freedom Blast.
 

Greer will host its annual Freedom Blast Saturday at City Park from 6-10 p.m. Admission is free.

Spartanburg based party band Back 9 will provide two sets of music sandwiched around festivities featuring army vehicles on display, Preston Johnson Veterans Walk honoring military who served, inflatables and crafts for children.

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Spring Break Magic Camp coming to Greer
MAR 8, 2022

Spring Break Magic Camp coming to Greer

The Spring Break Magic Camp returns to Greer during March 21-25 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Center for the Arts.

Each camp session is limited to 20 participants with curriculum for 7-13 year olds.

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Pro wrestling lures fans to Spinning Jenny
JAN 30, 2022

Bear and Ireland Davis are pictured with Fluff Man after Friday night's wrestling program at Greer's Spinning Jenny.
 

Pro wrestling TURBO made another appearance at a near-capacity crowd at The Spinning Jenny in downtown Greer on Friday night.

“The World is Yours” card featured about two and one half hours of wrestling in a family friendly show.

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Pro wrestling at Spinning Jenny on Jan. 28
JAN 3, 2022

Pro Wrestling TURBO will present its first event this year, “The World Is Yours”, at The Spinning Jenny in Greer on Friday, Jan. 28. Matches begin at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The main event features the villainous quartet “The Kingsgate” against the all-star team of Savannah Evans, TURBO Champion Joshua Cutshall, and “The Buff & Fluff Connection!”

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

Ed Asner, Jamie Farr perform at Flat Rock Playhouse
JUL 28, 2021

Television veterans, Ed Asner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H will star in the staged reading of Two Jews, Talking at Flat Rock Playhouse Sept. 2-4. 

Asner will take center stage on Labor Day weekend with another sidesplitting piece written by Ed Weinberger — this time with good friend Jamie Farr adding to the hilarity. 

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Fishers Orchard, Locust Hill Baptist celebrate 4th of July
JUL 7, 2021

BY SAMANTHA MARTIN

A belated Happy Fourth of July. 

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Jonathan King book signing today at City Park
MAY 21, 2021

Jonathan King is celebrating his first venture into publishing by hosting a book signing Saturday (May 22) at 10 a.m. in Greer City Park.
 

Jonathan King is celebrating his first venture into publishing by hosting a book signing Saturday (May 22) at 10 a.m. in Greer City Park.

“Morrigan” is King’s debut as a book author. The book is self-published through Amazon.

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Greer Christmas Parade is Sunday
DEC 6, 2020

Greer Christmas Parade is Sunday

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for 2:30 Sunday with a scaled down version because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme is “Christmas Melodies”.

A virtual grand marshal vehicle honoring frontline healthcare workers leads the 63-unit parade on its 1.1-mile route. A sensory safe zone is on the first block of the parade route on Poinsett Street between Memorial Drive and Hubert Street. The parade turns left at North Main Street and ends at Cunningham Road.

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Healthcare workers honored at Greer Christmas Parade
DEC 2, 2020

Healthcare workers honored at Greer Christmas Parade

The Greer Christmas Parade will honor frontline healthcare workers with a virtual Grand Marshal vehicle leading the parade on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

The festivities are held in conjunction with a weekend of activities organized by the City of Greer Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 4 and Greer Station Association.

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Junior Claus auditions Sunday in Greer
OCT 22, 2020

The Greer Children's Theatre Junior Claus auditions will be held Sunday, Oct.. 25, 2 and 3 p.m. at City of Greer Center for the Arts, 804 Trade Street, Greer.

Candidates should prepare 16 bars, 30 seconds, of a song and will be asked to do a cold read, and a short dance will be learned.

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