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Most cinematic franchises rarely reach 10 installments without having a passionate and loyal audience of some sort. There are certain anomalies, for example horror icons such as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Pinhead, that have … more
You may see a local face on the big screen on your next visit to the movies. Mayesville native Rakeem Massingill walked into an audition hoping to score a role as a background actor in the film "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." Once on set, … more
With Swan Lake serving as a beautiful backdrop, members of the Inspire! Festival committee presented a check to Sumter's art organizations for their hard work during the 2023 festival. The Inspire! Festival was created to honor the life and … more
Sumter Little Theatre is ending this season of shows with a production filled with adventure, adversities and a whole lot of young talent. Written by Norton Juster and adapted for the stage by Susan Nanus, "The Phantom Tollbooth" follows the … more
If you enjoy outdoor garden spaces, The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter's Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, May 20, is where you need to be. Visit five gardens, each uniquely styled but with two things in common - relaxation and water. Three gardens … more
The Marvel Cinematic Universe featured releases have experienced significant declines in revenue, lukewarm to divisive reception and swirling questions about whether it is possible to recapture that lightning-in-a-bottle spark of excitement. I … more
Talent of all ages will grace the stage this Thursday as the Sumter Community Jazz Band and Sumter High School Jazz Band take the stage. Sumter High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Sean Hackett, will begin the night with jazz favorites … more
More than a week after the joyous Festival on the Avenue, Sumterites gathered once again outside the Manning Avenue Free Studio to celebrate the creativity of local art flowing through South Sumter. The Manning Avenue Free Studio was founded by … more
Community contributorThe Sumter County Gallery of Art, 200 Hasel St. in Sumter, will present Twisted Eden - A Conversation with Artist Emma Knight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11.There is no mistaking Emma Knight's quirky artistic style. … more
Looking to liven up your Friday nights? Well, look no further than downtown Sumter. Fourth Fridays returns on May 26 in a new location with more space to have more fun! With the help of sponsor Yahnis, this year's lineup includes talented … more
The Sumter Community Concert Band invites the public to go on a movie-musical ride at its spring concert on Sunday, May 7. Since Nov. 14, 1982, the band has hosted concerts to fulfill its four major purposes: to provide an opportunity for … more
Coming-of-age stories create a specific gateway for the audience to experience fond reflections of their childhood. Curiosity, wonderment and a form of harmless envy reside in my mind when I think of how my parents lived through the full extent of … more
For two days, April 28-29, Patriot Hall swelled with the sounds of taps, claps, laughter and cheers for the Freed School of Performing Arts 43rd Reunion Concert. Andrea Freed-Levenson, the school's owner and artistic director, beamed about this … more
For its final concert of the 2022-23 season, the Sumter Civic Chorale will take a trip down memory lane to the tunes from the 1950s to the 2000s. "Singing and Grooving Through the Decades" is the theme for this year's Sumter Civic Chorale spring … more
Community contributorThis Saturday, May 6, from 5:30-9 p.m., 241 Manning Ave. will be the place to be. The first fundraiser for the Manning Avenue Free Studio will be held with all proceeds going to MAFS. Tickets are $25 per person and can be … more
As hundreds lined the historic Manning Avenue, eyes locked on the foot of its iconic bridge, the single whir of a police siren signaled that the good times had begun. For many, this annual festival was what it always is - a good time. For this … more
Growing up on an assortment of horror cinema ranging from "Nightmare on Elm Street" to "Halloween," "Friday the 13th," "Hellraiser" and "Child's Play," I have learned an important lesson relating to the genre. Certain films related to the concept … more
Thank God for Fridays and Homegrown. Get ready to get down with the Sounds of Grace for its first-ever Homegrown Friday Night. Homegrown is a benefit concert for The Sounds of Grace, a nonprofit group of volunteers whose mission is to "provide … more
Manning Avenue will be a site for food, fun and fellowship as Festival on the Avenue returns.Inspired by the Bimbé Celebration, a West African Festival of Harvest, the festival celebrates … more
The annual Striped Bass Festival was held in Manning on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, with rides, food, live music, car show, children’s art show, vendors and food trucks around the … more
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