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SUMTER COUNTY Splash around at the Sumter Aquatics Center. The center offers classes and activities and a free water aerobics class. You can also rent the center for parties, which includes use of the new lazy river. Usual admission for all … more
Summer of 2010 was an interesting point of discovering the unique elements of the innovative television experience. For years, cinema has been the dominating force within our entertainment spectrum. What emerged from the innovative medium evolved … more
The sunny afternoon of Friday, May 31, marked the beginning of a new chapter for the arts in South Sumter. Folks from across the county gathered at the Manning Avenue Free Art Studio for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the … more
Still images have been a source of wonder and mythology in the films of Jeff Nichols. "Mud," Nichols' Twain-soaked Mississippi fable, seemed derived from the magical sight of a boat held aloft by a … more
The American Double Dutch League hosted its 51st Invitational World Double Dutch Competition this June, bringing teams from across the country back to league headquarters in Sumter. Originating in the 1930s in New York, double Dutch gained … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Sutherland, the Canadian actor whose wry, arresting screen presence spanned more than half a century of films from "M.A.S.H." to "The Hunger Games," has died. He was 88. … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Since the beginning of time or, at least, pop music, only a few have earned the designation of "song of the summer." These are the earworms that lodge deep into the brain, … more
Sumter Little Theatre will end its 2023-24 season with the Tony award-winning “Love/Sick.” Opening Thursday, June 20, “Love/Sick” takes a singular moment in time and the … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday and is accused of driving while intoxicated on New York's Long Island, authorities said. Timberlake was expected to be … more
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Outsiders," a gritty adaptation of the classic young adult novel, became the essence of a Broadway insider on Sunday, winning the Tony Award for best new musical on a night … more
To make a submission to our events list, email pressrelease@theitem.com with EVENTS in the subject line. SUMTER COUNTY Splash around at the Sumter Aquatics Center. The center offers classes and activities and a free water aerobics class. You … more
Sumter County Gallery of Art is gearing up to usher in its most popular exhibit next Thursday. June 20 will mark opening day of the Sumter Artists' Guild Exhibition at SCGA, which will be open through Aug. … more
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney asked a federal appellate court to dismiss its lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, a day after his appointees approved a deal with the company on … more
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z is putting his weight behind an effort to fund private school vouchers in Philadelphia. The entertainment mogul's Roc Nation announced it is funding a campaign this … more
There is only one way to celebrate the greats of local music, and that's with great food, great music and a great time. Fond friends and family members of local musicians who have passed within the decade gathered on Saturday, June 8, within the … more
"Let your children tell their children" reads the film poster for "Bull Street." And the phrase seems simple. But its meaning is profound. Let your children tell your children derives from the need to foster transparency among the generations. … more
NEW YORK (AP) — "Bad Boys: Ride or Die," the fourth installment in the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence action comedy series, opened with an estimated $56 million in theaters over the weekend, … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway has had great success with "Hello, Dolly." Now get ready for "Hello, I'm Dolly." Dolly Parton is writing new songs to go along with some of her past hits and co-writing … more
Idris Elba narrating a National Geographic series about the millions of soldiers erased from World War II history and the action-comedy-romance "Hit Man" landing on Netflix are some of the new … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Inspired by an 18th century Scottish philosopher and the modern scourge of misinformation, Suzanne Collins is returning to the ravaged, post-apocalyptic land of Panem for a new … more
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