Monday, May 13, 2013
Looking for a camp to send the kids this summer? Clemson has a huge range of options to choose from.
Clemson University has released its list of summer camps, and its a doozy. The university will be offering at least 36 different camps, many of them on campus, but also at sites throughout the Upstate and the rest of South Carolina. The camps, for children through high-schoolers, include a multitude of sports camps, camps aimed at the outdoors, and, of course, academic camps. For more information, and to see the complete list, click here.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Haley makes the proclamation in honor of the American Idol finalist, who is in the state for a celebratory weekend.
It's been quite a week for Candice Glover. First, the St. Helena Island, SC, native made it as a top 3 finalist on American Idol on Thursday night, Second, this weekend she's in her native Lowcountry to perform a celebratory concert and appear in a parade in her honor in Beaufort. And on Saturday, Gov. Nikki Haley officially proclaimed "Candice Glover Day" throughout the state. In the proclamation (attached), Haley urged the state to watch and vote for Glover as she attempts to win the Idol contest. Glover, who auditioned twice before making it on the show on her third attempt, has been performing since the age of 4. "I can't believe this is happening," Glover said of the 125 or so fans who showed up for her arrival Friday night in Hilton …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Congrats to these few folks who will be going to the Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday!
Jaquelyn Garcia of Columbia, Shannon Badger of Griffin, GA, Anita Burgos of Easley and Hayley Robinson of North Charleston were the lucky winners of the Kenny Chesney tickets to this weekend's concert in Columbia. Stay with your local Patch for more contests.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Legendary rock band will hit Simpsonville this summer as part of its 2013 Monster Tour.
Blood, fire, and pyrotechnics will blast the Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville later this summer when the legendary rock band, KISS, brings its 2013 Monster Tour to town, it was announced Friday. Original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, along with long-time members Eric Singer (drums) and Tommy Thayer (guitar/vocals), will hit the stage on August 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at the Charter Amphitheatre ticket office from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The concert is in support of the band's 20th studio album, "Monster," set to be released in October. The 12-song (plus bonus track), straight-ahead rock 'n' roll album, …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Rep. Trey Gowdy looking for local high school student artwork to compete for national honor.
Rep. Trey Gowdy invites Upstate high school students in South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. The winner’s artwork, selected by a panel of experts, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. High school students (grades 9-12) may submit one piece of artwork. Artists should bring their submission to either office location between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 25; Friday, April 26; or Monday, April 29. Office locations: Greenville 104 South Main St. Greenville, SC 29601 Phone: (864) 241-0175 Spartanburg 101 West St. John St. Spartanburg, SC 29306 Phone: (864) 583-3264 A ceremony will be held to display all submissions and announce the first, …
Classic tragedy will be performed May 1-2.
Bob Jones University (BJU) will present one of William Shakespeare’s best known tragedies, “Macbeth,” in Rodeheaver Auditorium at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Directed by Ron Pyle, the production features Philip Eoute as Macbeth and Shawn MacDonald as Lady Macbeth. “Macbeth” is the last of Shakespeare’s four great tragedies and one of his shortest, most concentrated plays. A drama of vaulting ambition and overpowering conscience, it moves swiftly and inexorably from the mysterious opening appearance of the three witches on a foggy heath to Macbeth’s final desperate encounter with his nemesis, Macduff, on the battlefield. Last performed at BJU in 2003, “Macbeth” will be performed for the eleventh time…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Starting Sunday, filming of Cinemax TV series will shut down the toll road through April 24.
Commuters who use the Southern Connector toll road will need to search for an alternate route come this Sunday when the Cinemax cable TV series Banshee comes to the area for a film shoot. Connector officials confirm the nearly 18-mile toll road will shut at 10 pm. Sunday until 10 p.m. April 24 to film a segment for the pay-TV series, WSPA reported. The road, also known as Interstate 185, will be barricaded and secured by law enforcement officers. The closure could affect as many as 14,000 drivers daily, the station reported. Banshee premiered on Cinemax earlier this year and is about an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own interests. Original …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Song has stirred up controversy in recent weeks.
It’s been talked about on The View and Conan, spoofed on Saturday Night Live and lit up message boards for the better part of two weeks. It’s the song by country music star Brad Paisley called “Accidental Racist.” Paisley is joined in the song by rapper/actor LL Cool J as they both reference symbols of racism, such as the confederate In interviews such as the one above, Paisley has said the song is a plea to make racism a thing of the past. But critics say it trivializes slavery and that Paisley is in no position to discuss matters of race. What do you think? Here are the lyrics: To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand When I put on that t-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I'm a Skynyrd fan …
Former Clemson star and NFL running back records voice-over for the popular Fox TV show.
Fans of former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller and the TV show, "Family Guy," will get a special treat this upcoming season. The Buffalo Bills rusher said he recently recorded a voice-over for the often raunchy and popular Fox TV animated show, according to a report by TigersNow.com. Spiller recorded the voice-over Tuesday morning. “I haven’t really watched the show,” Spiller said during a chat with WGR radio in Buffalo, N.Y., on Tuesday. “So I guess since I’m doing that one I’ll watch and see how it turned out.” Spiller said he got asked a week or so ago to read what he said was "a little thing that they'll use in a scene." The report failed to mention when the episode might air. More here.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The chart-topping artist brings his "good kid, m.A.A.d city" tour to Simpsonville's Charter Amphitheatre June 21.
Tickets go on sale this morning for the upcoming Simpsonville show by chart-topping Rap/Hip-Hop star Kendrick Lamar. Tickets are available beginning on Friday, April 12, at 10 a.m. by visiting ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. The "good kid, m.A.A.d city World Tour" launches May 21, with a stop in Simpsonville at the Charter Amphitheatre on Friday, June 21. Accompanying Lamar on all of the good kid, m.A.A.d city World Tour U.S. dates will be ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. Lamar's debut album, "good kid, m.A.A.d city" was released in October by Top DawgEntertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope. The gold album debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B Hip-Hop Album and Rap Album charts and as No. 2 on the …