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VIDEO | 2016 Indie Grits' Artists Interpret the Flood’s Impact

By Marina Ziehe

Sign on the Nickelodeon Theater about Indie GritsThis year, the capital city’s very own film festival, Indie Grits, celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the theme had important meaning. After the October flood, organizers decided to focus the work on the impact the water had on the area and as a way to help the community to heal. Photographs retrieved from Indie Grits website and SCETV album .

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

By Aimee Crouch

camera lensIn the late 1990s, the Catawba Nation received federal recognition. Photojournalist and Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight set out to document the revival of the tribe. Her photo essay exhibit, at the Native American Center in Lancaster, gives us a glimpse of life as a Catawba Indian.

Sons of South Carolina: The Mobros’ Homecoming

By Kaitlyn Park

Image of Patrick and Kelly Morris on stageWith a catalog that wakes the spirits of the likes of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, vibrant harmonies, a lush wall of sound and often haunting lyrics, it is not surprising that the past few years have been good to the genre bending Mobros. Since 2013, the group was hand-selected by B.B. King to be the opener for his Southeastern Summer tour dates, released an album, “Walking With a Different Stride” in 2014, lived in Chicago for a stint, and went on several cross-country tours, traveling just about 12,000 miles. The group consists of brothers Kelly and Patrick Morris, guitarist and drummer...

Fahamu Pecou Featured at Columbia Museum of Art

By Aimee Crouch

Fahamu PecouColumbia Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, Remix, is a wide variety of works that look at what many African American artists practice – a retelling of ideas from their own perspective. One of the featured artists, Fahamu Pecou, looks at pop art through African American masculinity. Here, he talks about the art form of remixing in all forms. For more on Pecou, watch Palmetto Scene Thursday at 7:30.

The Mayor: Age of Riley

By Glenn Rawls

Mayor Riley in an early Spoleto film.The Mayor: Age of Riley, directed by Barbara Tranter and produced by Jennet Robinson Alterman, follows the career of Charleston Mayor Joe Riley’s remarkable four decade tenure. The film, four years in the making, features interviews with Mayor Riley and those who found favor (and disfavor) with his vision for the city. It premieres Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. on SCETV with re-broadcasts Sunday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. An inspiring story of a white, Irish Democrat in the American South who provided guidance and compassion to his community for an incredible...

Indie Grits Celebrates 10 Years

By Aimee Crouch

clapboardColumbia’s Indie Grits Film Festival opens in the Capitol City on April 14th and is celebrating their 10th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, all festival events will be free to attendees. There are approximately 60 films being screened. The theme this year, “Waterlines,” is an opportunity for artists to give their interpretation of the devastating floods that hit S.C. in October. Seth Gadsden, co-director of the festival said, “After the floods we experienced in South Carolina last fall, we knew that everything in Columbia had changed, and we wanted this year’s festival theme to...

SC Film Goes Nationwide

By AB Madden

women holding handsAn award- winning Christian film that was shot in Charleston and Greenville is headed to theaters across the nation. The film, Only God Can , tells the story of five College of Charleston alumni who have remained friends since graduation. Following a reunion between them, tragedy strikes and the women are forced to reflect and examine their own lives and faith, as they help one another. The uplifting movie has received two awards- the Indie Film Festival Award of Excellence in the Christian category, and the Inspired Faith Film Festival’s Sisterhood Award, which honors movies in which “women...

Cooper's Country Store | ETV Shorts

By Tabitha Safdi

Cooper Country StoreWhen you walk into Cooper's Country Store it's like walking back in time. The store was built in 1937 and not much has changed since then. It's located in Salters right off of highway 521 and has just about anything you could possibly need.

Thirsty for Some Homegrown SC Goodness? There's an App for That

By K. Blackwell

Milk from S.C. farms is featured on the new list of places to drink around S.C.With summer right around the corner, the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism wants to get people out, tasting the best drinks the state has to offer. The new campaign is sporting the slogan “Satisfy Your Thirst” and is costing the agency about $65,000. The hope is that it will cause people to go out and taste products from “fresh milk to the hard stuff,” according to an article in the Post and Courier . The campaign was announced at the Governor’s Conference of Tourism to kick off the summer season for which S.C. is well-known. The hope is that the campaign will bring awareness...

Sparkle City Mini Putt | Student Media Project

By C. Lowe and B. Simmons

photo of mini golfHUB BUB is a group located in Spartanburg, known for creating fun and exciting things for the people of Spartanburg to do. Through their Artists-in-Residence (AiRs) program, they were able bring a mini-putt course to downtown Spartanburg called Sparkle City Mini Putt. Robin Schwartzman, a 2015 AiR, is the creator behind the mini-putt course. She created this nine-hole course as the final product in her stay with the AiRs program. Each hole incorporates a different aspect of Spartanburg into it. One example of this is the cap and gown hole; this hole shows off the different colleges of...

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