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Once upon a time ... There was a stage musical that's a mash-up of several different fairy tales. Next week, the popular play can be seen here in Sumter. "Into the Woods," being produced by the choral department of Furman Middle School, … more
Monday marks the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Walk, a collaborative project of University of South Carolina Sumter, Morris College and Central Carolina Technical College. The 3-mile walk began in 2000, shortly after the King holiday … more
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ..." Duke Ellington asserted in 1932, but it was clarinetist-band leader Benny Goodman who was undeniably the King of Swing. He maintained his royalty for more than six decades with such hits as … more
On screen, she amused TV audiences as feisty nurse Maj. Margaret Houlihan for 11 seasons in the highly acclaimed late 70s/early 80s comedy war drama, M*A*S*H. But away from the cameras, Loretta Swit surrounded herself with paintbrushes and … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture is scheduled to start distributing tickets for April. To visit the museum, which opened in September, visitors have to get one of the free entry … more
Two Sumter Artists Guild members are winners in the 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Traveling Exhibit. The exhibit will share space at the Sumter County Gallery of Art with the Sumter Artists' Guild Winners exhibition, an annual … more
Don't be embarrassed if your Christmas tree is still up. Christmas isn't over until after Friday, which is Twelfth Night, also called King's Night, Epiphany or the 12th day of Christmas. Tradition has it that the Magi, or Kings, arrived at the … more
In an age when tawdry Hollywood reporting runs rampant, it's almost inconceivable that a contemporary 650-plus page biography covering Hollywood's Golden Age wouldn't resurrect salacious gossip and sensational scandals about long-dead stars in order … more
Are you afraid to tell people your New Year's resolution because of fear of failure? Apparently, many local people are, as most declined to talk about it. Resolutions have been around for centuries. According to extensive research, the New … more
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is all about genealogy. To become a member, applicants must prove beyond doubt that they are descended from an individual who aided in the American struggle for independence. Yet, in all its 116 … more
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