Arts & Culture

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

January 7, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Farmer

Kerry Frazier grew up on her family’s farm in Bishopville, SC. Like any child she enjoyed the open spaces, but after high school she swore to never return to her hometown or to live on the farm. Tragedy stuck last year when Frazier lost her brother in a farming accident...

2013 Governor’s Carolighting At The State House

December 13, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Carolighting

This year marked the 47th Annual Carolighting at the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. There were ensembles and choirs, both young and old, Columbia Mayor Benjamin, Governor Haley and even Santa attended. But who sets all this up? There is a lot that goes into making...

Children’s Shelter Changing Lives…One at a Time

December 11, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Palmetto Place

Since 1977, the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter has provided over 5,800 Midland's abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens with a safe, home-like place to go. They provide a home until an appropriate foster family is located. “The shelter is open 24 hours...

Dabo Swinney is All In

December 9, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Dabo

Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney, along with his wife Kathleen, have seen first-hand the tragedy breast cancer can bring into a family’s life. To play their part in the fight against breast cancer, they founded the All In Team Foundation , which donates thousands of...

Bayler Teal: USC Baseball’s Inspiration

December 6, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Teal

Bayler Teal, a young boy who was fighting cancer in 2010, was considered the Gamecock baseball team’s number one fan during their national championship season. But in the end, Bayler was the real hero and will always be remembered as part of the team. To watch the full Chad...

South Carolinians Determined to Stop Domestic Violence

December 5, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Domestic Violence Walk

According to the Violence Policy Center’s annual report, South Carolina leads the nation in the rate of women killed by men, up from number two the previous year. The state’s rate of 2.54 women killed per 100,000 people in 2011 was more than twice the national average...

Northeastern University Experiences Civil Rights in South Carolina

December 4, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Civil Rights

Thomas Mullikan is not only a Camden attorney, but he travels back and forth to Boston to teach a class on Southern Politics at Northeastern University . Several weeks ago, he brought his class down South to get a first-hand look at our past and future regarding civil...

Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

December 3, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Holbrook

In 2004, USC Head Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook and his wife, Jenn, found out their then two year old son, Reece, had cancer. Reece eventually won his battle with cancer. After this difficult experience, the Holbrooks decided to focus their efforts on helping others going...

Annie Leibovitz--Surprising Answer from Lisa Marie About Graceland

November 22, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. Leibovitz sat down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her latest exhibit. Pilgrimage is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January...

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

November 14, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Slave Home

Down a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-...

Annie Leibovitz Talks About Touring with The Rolling Stones

November 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. On the latest episode of Palmetto Scene, she sits down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her exhibit, Pilgrimage, that is now showing at The...

The Iconic Upstate Restaurant Still Serving Smiles “A-plenty”

November 1, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by W. Richardson
Beacon

Beacon Drive-In opened in 1946 and is now a Spartanburg landmark. John B. White founded The Beacon. The Beacon's large menu features an entire selection of "a-plenty" dishes such as beef a-plenty and chili-cheese burger a-plenty. The "a-plenty" dishes are served with french...

Nationally Renowned Chef Matt Lee Makes Loquat Liqueur

October 31, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Lee Bros

Charleston's amazing history and outstanding food is a haven for visitors. Two brothers who grew up in Charleston are now offering a “taste” of the coastal town in a new cookbook, The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen . According to NPR, "In addition to highlighting...

Coach John McKissick: The Winningest Coach in the Nation

October 23, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country can only dream about achieving. In 2012, he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. Coach McKissick currently holds the record for the most wins by a football...

An Interview with Lunch Money, the S.C. Indie Rock Band

October 17, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Lunch Money

The band Lunch Money is making waves with audiences everywhere with songs about dollhouses, balloons and pushing buttons. These audiences aren’t just pint-sized people either. Parents are finding this indie music fun, too. “I love it when adults tell us, 'I find myself...

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