Amy Shumaker

Meet Stacey Millner-Collins

By Amy Shumaker

Stacey Millner-Collins Stacey Millner-Collins is the founder and director of City Yoga in Columbia, South Carolina. She first came to her yoga mat in 1994 as way to unite a dedicated physical discipline with a spiritual one, and she has studied with numerous respected teachers. The deepening of her practice impelled her to take a solitary “heroine’s journey” to Nepal in 1996 and, with her young family, to India in 1997 to study where the yoga tradition began. These experiences inspired Stacey to pioneer yoga in Columbia, SC, where she began teaching in kindergarten rooms, ballet schools, gyms, and church basements...

SCETV Presents Live at the Charleston Music Hall

By Amy Shumaker

Edwin McCain at microphone singing a song.Recorded live at the historic Charleston Music Hall, host Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish) brings audiences an impressive roster of musical talent in this new concert series. Packed full of soulful songwriting and award-winning music, the series shines through Mark's familiar, easygoing banter with the artists – giving viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their personalities and what inspires their work. Live at the Charleston Music Hall is a front row seat for some truly memorable performances. Artists featured in Season One include: Edwin McCain, Sam Bush, Elise Testone, Stop Light...

Man and Moment: Steve Flaherty - A Voice Returned

By Amy Shumaker

Image of Steve Flaherty coming out of plane in military jump school.Steve Flaherty was living in a Japanese orphanage when he was adopted at age 9 by American parents. He grew to become an All-American student and athlete in Columbia, South Carolina. Feeling fortunate for the life he was given in the United States, Steve felt a strong desire to give back to the country he now called home. Despite a promising baseball career, he volunteered for service to fight in Vietnam and joined the 101st Airborne Division. Like most soldiers, letters to and from home became a lifeline back home. Although Steve didn't want his family to worry, his final correspondence...

Gordon Getty: There will be Music

By Amy Shumaker

Image of Composer Gordon GettyGordon Getty: There will be Music introduces audiences to the iconoclastic composer — and the scion of one of America’s most fabled families — who has defied expectations and earned acclaim and acceptance in the rarified world of classical music. The son of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, once the richest man in America, Gordon Getty’s upbringing was anything but usual. Through interviews with friends and family members as well as archival footage, the film reveals the history of the Getty family, which has often been beset by scandal and misfortune including the notorious 1973 kidnapping of...

Circle Unbroken - A Gullah Journey from Africa to America

By Amy Shumaker

Circle Unbroken75% of all enslaved Africans coming to America came in through the ports of Charleston, Beaufort and Georgetown, South Carolina. The result of this mingling of slaves from West Africa with the plantation culture awaiting them in America became Gullah; the genesis and taproot of African American culture. The PBS special, Circle Unbroken – A Gullah Journey from Africa to America, portrays the history of these resilient people in music by The Gullah Kinfolk and narrative through the eyes of South Carolinian Anita Singleton-Prather – ‘The First Lady of Gullah™.’ Producer Ron Small and Anita...