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On September 17 th and 20 th, the Beacon Stadium Cinemas will feature the beginning cinematic masterpiece where its associated trilogy in my opinion will never be surpassed. As much as I adore the … more
STAFF REPORT Fritz Hamer, who retired from the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia where he served as curator of history and archivist, will speak at the next membership meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society at … more
Denzel Washington deserves the accolade of being one of the greatest actors of our cinematic generation. Any project he is associated with, to the best of my memory, never ventured into any viable territory of declining quality. I cannot think of a … more
A murder, a playbill list of well-rounded actors and a standing ovation - all the clues you need to rate Sumter Little Theatre's season opener a success. For its opener, the local theater invited audiences on a private dinner date. What's on the … more
Don't stop believin' in good music and a good time because that's all the Sumter Opera House has to offer. The historical venue just added a new show to its 2023-24 season lineup. Ryan Christopher, former lead singer of Resurrection - A … more
Sumter County Gallery of Art will welcome one of its former students and an award-winning artist to its venue for the opening of two new exhibitions on Thursday, Aug. 31. HEYWARD and 'About A Dream' Clarence Heyward, a native of Brooklyn, New … more
After 40-plus years on the scene, the Sumter Community Concert Band will play its tune to the tempo of a new maestro during the upcoming concert season. Founded in 1982, SCCB made its debut Nov. 14 of that year underneath the stage lights of the … more
On Sept. 10 and 13, Flashback Cinema will distribute a feature that became an unexpected classic within the science-fiction action genre. This review is a special one particularly for several reasons. First, without Arnold Schwarzenegger, I would … more
The City of Sumter will be a hub of style and grace as models, fashion designers and more flood the streets for the 6th-annual Sumter Fashion Week. Sumterite Donna "Bellah" Anderson, Sumter Fashion Week organizer and owner of Bellah Modeling … more
During my formative childhood years are memories of being accepted into the circle of "cool children" after weeks to months of pleading with my mother, who purchased one of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" action figures. If someone had one of the … more
Sumter Little Theatre has a fresh face stepping into the executive director spotlight. Alison Pulcher, a Sumter transplant of a year and two weeks, has called many places home. The military wife and mother of two has traveled near and far, from … more
They joined for the name, but they stayed for the love. Moving - no matter how far it may be - comes with its fair share of excitement, anxiety and an eagerness to explore hidden gems and carve out your newcomer's nest among a sea of natives … more
Do you know your five Ws? Let's start with "Who?" Sumter Little Theatre, that's who. The local theater will open its 2023-24 season with the 1985 Paramount movie-Hasbro board game-inspired production "Clue." Broadway places "Clue" at the … more
Every so often there are cinematic releases prompting the viewer to enter the theater with the lowest of expectations. The trailer for "Talk to Me" brought that very reaction of not expecting anything other than the standard jump-scare affair, … more
Visionary director Christopher Nolan arrived onto the scene as an unknown in the world of cinema with small and modestly successful films. It was not until he began his take on the "Batman" mythology with his Dark Knight trilogy offerings that he … more
Nearly a year has passed since the Palmetto Voices Spiritual Ensemble returned to a Sumter stage. The ensemble spent more than two years departed from its hometown as March 13, 2020, was the last time it took the stage because of COVID-19. That … more
From writing monologues to full-length plays, a Bishopville woman spent more than a decade perfecting and sharing her craft of writing with the community. Now, she will do it again - on a much larger stage - this Saturday. Jennifer Johnson Cook … more
On July 23 and July 26, the Beacon Stadium Cinemas 12 - as part of the continuing Flashback Cinema - will feature a horror classic from 1980. Before I venture into the details of this film, I figured I would provide some interesting facts before the … more
Sumter County Museum will host two free book talks and receptions in July as part of its Meet the Author series. Former Sumterite Glen Browder will speak on Tuesday, July 18, at 6 p.m. in the museum's McKenzie Hall about his late wife, Rebecca … more
Angel Productions has made an impact in releasing films intentionally venturing away from the normalized formulaic storytelling. Its sole concept is providing authentic, inspiring, realistic-driven stories that have a way of opening the mind, heart … more
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