A Glimpse into Belly Dancing in Spartanburg | Student Media Project

By C. Lowe and B. Simmons

BellydancingGeorgia Burnett has been belly dancing since 2005. She now has her own studio, Bella Dance Studio in Spartanburg, where she offers a wide range of belly dancing classes. Burnett spoke with us on the benefits, styles, and history of belly dancing. It is believed belly dancing began as a way to make childbirth easier, considering there were no hospitals and pain medications then. Mothers would teach their daughters the moves and ways of belly dancing, and then the daughters would do so for their daughters. There are many different styles of belly dancing, but one of the more well-known styles...

SC Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Talks about the Piece of Music that Inspired Him

By Tabitha Safdi

SC PhilharmonicMorihiko Nakahara has served as music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2008. He's known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. In this clip, he talks about the piece of music that captured his attention as a young boy in Japan. To learn more about Morihiko Nakahara and the South Carolina Philharmonic, watch Palmetto Scene on Thursday May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

By William Richardson

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year, and South Carolina ETV and the Sons of the American Revolution are collaborating with them to tell the stories of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Eight five-minute video segments will anchor an online curriculum that will be made available to South Carolina teachers via Knowitall Media and ETV StreamlineSC.

Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse Dedicated

By William Richardson

Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, but on March 13, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C., the National Military Park dedicated the Crown Forces Monument, to recognize all of the British soldiers who fought and died in the Battle. The Monument acknowledges their sacrifice in war but will also better enable the park to educate its visitors.

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner and Jean Laney Harris Folk Awards Given

By Kristina Rackley

Hootie and the Blowfish receive awardThe South Carolina Statehouse lobby was full of flashing cameras Wednesday as avid onlookers congratulated the 2016 recipients of the South Carolina Arts Awards. The South Carolina Arts Commission has taken pride in recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina since 1972. The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor's Awards and the Jean Laney Harris Folk Awards were both given at the ceremony. The Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards are the highest honor the state gives in the arts, while the Folk Heritage Awards recognizes lifetime...

Music Entrepreneurship Program Inspires Artists to Think Outside the Box

By Marina Ziehe

Pianist playing on a truckMore and more, music schools and institutes are incorporating entrepreneurship classes, organizations, clubs, seminars and workshops into their programs. Why is that? In order to explore the truth behind this fact, Carolina Money reached out to David Cutler, Director of Music Entrepreneurship at USC , and some of his former students who decided to approach their art in innovative ways. Cutler is the author of the book The Savvy Musician , designed to help musicians in the 21st century "build a career, earn a living, and make a difference." He is also behind The Savvy Musician in Action , a '...

South Carolina ETV Wins Telly Awards for Museum Film

By Glenn Rawls

The Carrier Will LeadThe Telly Awards has named South Carolina ETV as a Silver and Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “The Carrier Will Lead.” “The Carrier Will Lead” is a documentary film produced by ETV for the USS Yorktown in Charleston. The film won a Silver Telly award for Non-Broadcast Motivational, and a Bronze Telly award for History/Biography. It is used at the Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum as a part of the USS Yorktown’s visitor experience. Don Godish was the executive producer and writer, Tabitha Safdi was producer, director, and editor, and Mark Adams was...

South Carolina Public Radio Wins Awards for “Song Travels”

By Glenn Rawls

Host Michael FeinsteinSouth Carolina Public Radio’s production Song Travels has been recognized by the industry. Two episodes—with guests José James and Barbara Carroll—have won an Award of Distinction in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards, which honors creative excellence for communications professionals . Song Travels ’ episode with Justin Kauflin has been honored with a 2016 Catholic Academy Gabriel Award , which recognizes the best in artistic, creative, and inspirational media presentation. Song Travels , in its third season on NPR, is hosted by multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy...

"Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina" to air on ETV

By Glenn Rawls

Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland.South Carolina ETV is celebrating the state’s Pulitzer Prize winners in a new three part series From the Jazz Age to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina , airing Thursday nights beginning May 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. on ETV. The first program features South Carolina’s living Pulitzer Prize commentators and columnists, Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland, both of The Washington Post . The second program, airing May 12, features South Carolina’s living Pulitzer Prize winning reporters: Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry-Hawes and Natalie Caula-Hauff, whose series with Doug Pardue on...

SC Grabs Top Ten Spot for High Number of Fast Food Restaurants

By K. Blackwell

Fast Food RestaurantEvery now and then, fast foods just grab you. You duck in for a quick burger and fries and are on your way. Fast food has been around for decades, starting in the 1920s when White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas . Taverns and coffee houses had been around since the 17 th century, but the founding of places like White Castle and McDonalds brought a food to the public that typically had been considered fair or low-quality food: the cheeseburger. Over the years, the popularity and variety of what is considered to be fast food has multiplied. Drive down any highway and there are many signs...