Culture

South Carolina's The Nickelodeon More Than a Theater

August 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaisha Young
The Sign at Nickelodeon Theater

Andy Smith understands the importance of having a safe space to get creative. He's the executive director of the Nickelodeon , South Carolina’s only non-profit art house cinema. The theater is located on Main Street in Columbia and has become an anchor of activity for the...

Epic Water Balloon Battle is Hoping to Bring History to Life in Columbia

August 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Man throwing a water balloon

South Carolina is famously hot for its warm temperatures this time of year and Historic Columbia wants to help folks beat the heat. Historic Columbia’s second annual Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle is from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 on the grounds of Robert Mills...

The Pros and Cons of Social Media

August 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaisha Young
Social Media

Across the state, families are preparing to send their kids off to college. For many students, school is only a few miles away, but for University of South Carolina sophomore Savannah Willis, it’s much farther. Despite this, Willis manages to find a way to minimize the...

The Birthplace of Sweet Tea

August 5, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Sweet Tea in a Mason Jar with lemon

In the late 1700s a French botanist landed on Middleton Place in Summerville, South Carolina bringing the first tea plants to the United States. The Lowcountry is also home to the only tea plantation in America, the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island.

Glass Art Studio Making Waves in Midlands River District

August 3, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaisha Young
Glass Art in the window of Glassie Ladies

Glassie Ladies is a glass art studio located in the River District of the Midlands. Its founders, Pat Stone and Julie Blinder, have been creating glass art for years. “My dad was an artist and my mother was an interior decorator, so I grew up having art all around me all...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2016

August 1, 2016 - Posted in ETV
I Miss Downton Abbey

Dear Viewers and Listeners, As we draw closer to the November election, the award-winning series American Experience brings you in-depth portraits of our recent past presidents. From August 8 through August 17, viewers will get an inside look at their leadership decisions...

Conserving Art for the Future

July 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
artist

Not all artwork can withstand the test of time; luckily, a local art conservator has the skill and knowledge to help preserve these historical items for generations to come.

Shagger's Hall of Fame

July 18, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Shagger's dancing in Myrtle Beach

Derived from the jitterbug, the Shag is a legendary dance that grew up the Carolinas. The Shagger's Hall of Fame is located in North Myrtle Beach. Thousands flock to the area every year to enjoy this original Southern art form.

Book Based on SC Public Radio Interviews Wins Award

July 7, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Dr. Walter Edgar and his award-winning book

SC Public Radio host Dr. Walter Edgar’s book Conversations with the Conroys has won a Bronze Award from the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The book explores the family of South Carolina-based author Pat Conroy, who was best-known for The Great Santini and The...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, July 2016

July 1, 2016 - Posted in ETV
PBS Newshour

Dear Viewers and Listeners, This month SCETV is proud to air A Capitol Fourth , the time-honored all-star salute to our country’s birthday. Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the inspirational program features top musical guests, with special segments...

Statewide Celebrations this 4th of July

June 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
fireworks

As Independence Day weekend draws closer, South Carolina prepares to celebrate its patriotism across the state with a variety of fireworks displays, festivals, parades, and more. From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal Lowcountry, a host of exciting...

Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary

June 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
farm animal

Most people are aware that dogs and cats are in need of a good home, but farm animals are often neglected, as well. Palmetto Scene visited Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary in Leesville to meet Jan Alber-Senn, a woman who is doing her part to help these animals.

“Daufuskie Memories” Displayed at Columbia Museum of Art

June 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
Daufuskie Island

The Columbia Museum of Art is hosting the exhibit “Daufuskie Memories” through August 7. “Daufuskie Memories” is a photography exhibit that tells the story of Gullah culture on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina . The collection of more than 60 photographs, which were taken...

LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL on ETV

June 24, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Edwin McCain, Live at the Charleston Music Hall

After an audio premiere on South Carolina Public Radio, LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL moves to South Carolina ETV for two Thursday nights beginning June 30th. Hosted by Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish, LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL showcases two artists in two...

New Exhibit at SC State Museum Explores Race

June 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaisha Young
Photo of Race Exhibit Poster

Last June, the Charleston A.M.E. shootings sent a shockwave through South Carolina. The tragedy shed light on the fact that race is unfortunately still an issue in this state. In response, the South Carolina State Museum has recently opened a new exhibit that hopes to...

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