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If you're still looking for a different kind of gift for your Valentine, the Sumter Opera House has just the thing - an evening of laughter with stand-up comedian James Gregory. His storytelling and observational humor has drawn large crowds on or … more
Music by female composers will comprise the noon recital by pianist Jane Luther Smith on Friday, Feb. 19 at the University of South Carolina Sumter. Smith's lecture-recital is titled "Piano Music with a Feminine Touch: A Celebration of Eight Women … more
It's been almost a half century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He spent his last night there - April 3, 1968 -after delivering one of his best known speeches. The "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech was … more
Sumter Duplicate Bridge Club Winners for January were: Jan. 6: 1st - Kenneth Hamilton and Hon Keith 2nd - Jimmie Ann Anderson and Barbara James 3rd - Marie Mills and Hugh Cook Jan. 13: 1st - Larry Baum and Hon Keith 2nd - Gary … more
By Nick Thomas Tinseltown Talks Widely known for her role as Robert Young's eldest TV daughter on the series "Father Knows Best," Elinor Donahue was also a regular on other series such as "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Odd Couple." She … more
It's been four years since the Sumter County Gallery of Art and Covenant Place Assisted Living Facility began their collaboration that brings exhibitions by talented, local artists to Covenant Place's Mezzanine Gallery. SCGA Executive Director Karen … more
Two South Carolina artists with a passion for Native American culture and tradition will exhibit their work at Gallery 135 in Patriot Hall beginning Thursday, Feb. 11. The show by Dot Goodwin and Tari Federer is titled "Our Native Spirit" and … more
Who doesn't have a Patsy Cline record in their collection?She recorded for only eight years, but Patsy Cline's fame and popularity have increased continually since her death at 29 in a 1963 plane crash. Her records are played on jukeboxes more often … more
NEW YORK - When children's author-illustrator Don Tate works on a book about slavery, he keeps in mind that a smile must be more than just a smile. "A smile is the manifestation of human emotion, therefore enslaved people smiled, frowned, … more
Curator, USC HerbariumBe aware that before the onslaught of Western culture in the Southeast, there existed stunning forests of a particular pine - a pine that towered well over 100 feet high, with trunks seven feet in diameter, true southern … more
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