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Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, puts local singer-songwriters in the spotlight during its weekly Sundays Unplugged program, providing casual and cultural entertainment every Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Art galleries and the history museum are open with free admission while musicians perform in Zimmerli Plaza, weather permitting, 2-4 p.m. Genres and musicians vary from week to week, and Sunday, July 26, young pop artist Abbey Elmore will perform.
A Gaffney resident and lead of The Abbey Elmore Band, which formed in July of 2012, Elmore writes songs about love and angst. Her style is a blend of acoustic and rock sounds with pop elements. Guitarist and vocalist Elmore will be joined this Sunday by the band’s drummer Tyler Tullis, who will play the cajón, a box-like percussion instrument from Peru that is played by slapping the front and back sides. Other members of the band include Donnie Elmore and Nick Wells. The Abbey Elmore Band released a music video for “Us Undaunted” early in 2015, available for viewing on YouTube. Elmore’s influences include Ed Sheeran, Green Day, Taylor Swift, A Great Big World, Arcade Fire, and Imagine Dragons.
Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Student Galleries will complement the concert with free admission. Spartanburg Science Center will be open for a small fee.
For more information on Sundays Unplugged programming at Chapman Cultural Center, call (864) 542-ARTS or visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org.
Maestro Charles Evans will lead the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra (LBSO) in the presentation of Pomp & Circumstance: English Splendour on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. The Long Bay Symphony continues its 27th season – Great Masterpieces, Masterfully Performed –with the incomparable riches of the English classics. Be enthralled by the splendor of Elgar’s marches; relax and enjoy the delicate interweaving of Vaughan Williams’’ folk songs; get excited by Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” This concert also highlights returning guest artists Jessica Lee performing Walton’s Violin Concerto. Concert Preview with Maestro Evans at 3:15 pm. Dr. Evans discusses the musical and historical features of the works and their composers in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This educational event is FREE to all ticket holders. Program Details Dr. Charles Jones Evans, conductor Jessica Lee, violin soloist Purchase tickets for Musical Postcards by calling 843.448-8379 or online at www.LongBaySymphony.com. You may also visit the Box Office located at 1107 48th Avenue N., Suite 310-E, Myrtle Beach. Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $50, student discount available.
An Evening at the Opera (Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 4:00) Featuring Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano; Litchfield Dance Arts Academy and the Carolina Master Chorale Internationally-acclaimed mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez joins the LBS, Carolina Master Chorale and Litchfield Dance Arts Academy for a grand theatrical experience including beloved arias, ensemble numbers, ballet scenes and instrumental showpieces from popular operas. Program will include selections from: Verdi Il Trovatore, Aïda Saint-Saëns Samson and Delilah Bizet Carmen Mozart Marriage of Figaro, Magic Flute … and much more! Classical Series performances are held on Sundays at 4:00 in the Music & Arts Center of Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. A pre-concert talk with Maestro Charles Jones Evans is at 3:15 in the cafeteria. Gain insight into the music being performed in this concert. Tickets available for all concerts through the Long Bay Symphony office at 950 48th Avenue N., Suite 202, Myrtle Beach, by phone 843.448.8379 or online at www.longbaysymphony.com. The symphony is grateful for the following local media and corporate sponsors: Media Sponsors: The Myrtle Beach Herald, Carolina Forest Chronicle, The Horry Independent, The Sun News, WMBF, WBTW, Athens Publishing, Grand Strand Magazine, Dale Publishing, Natural Awakenings, Strand Media Group (Sasee) and The North Myrtle Beach Times. Online media sponsors: TheDigitel and GrandStrandHappening.com. Corporate Sponsors Symphony Series: HTC, Coastal Outdoor, WEZV/WYNA Radio, WFXB News, Stages Video, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow Individual Concert Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC; Merrill Lynch – The Wiggin Group; First Federal/SCBT; Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; Anderson Brothers Bank; and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank.
The Long Bay Symphony is closing the 25th Anniversary Season with an event for the whole family as it presents Disney in Concert - Magical Music from the Movies on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. Experience the Magic of Disney like never before. This enchanting concert features the Long Bay Symphony Pops and Disney vocalists, conducted by Dr. Charles Jones Evans.Relive memorable moments from Disney classics in this multimedia concert. Disney In Concert will transport the young and young-at-heart on a musical journey featuring songs from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lion King, and more. Listen and watch as favorite Disney stories come to life through memorable melodies, film clips, and more. Share in the magic of Disney and discover anew why these timeless motion picture scores continue to enchant us all. Come early and start this fun-filled, magical evening at 5:00 pm with the Pre-Koncert Kids Karnival! You will enjoy:
- Princess makeovers from Sparkles at Broadway at the Beach;
- Mermaid and pirate makeovers by Ripley's Aquarium;
- Princesses from Silver Lining Dance Studio;
- Hands-on animation activities through the Animation B.C (Before Computers) A History of Art in Motion exhibit presented by the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum (June 4- September 22 at the museum);
- Take part in a pirate adventure and learn about the Pirate exhibit at the Children's Museum of SC
- Tasty treats from many vendors available for sale before the concert
Songs & Stories of the South: a concert @ ARTworks in Beaufort, SC
Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 7 pm
Storytelling and guitars go together like biscuits and gravy, when you have these three artists together on stage: Big Frank Waddell, Carroll Brown, and Clay Rice. This gifted trio has performed around the country and across the world, together and separately in festivals and concert venues, bookstores, pubs and house concerts, because once upon a time, there was a story to tell and a song to sing.
Following his retirement from the US Air Force, Big Frank Waddell leads the pack, and entertains with his humor as much as his voice. His talent is bringing people together, and cherishing the moment: he pulls for both Carolina and Clemson, mustard- and vinegar-based BBQ.
Born and raised on a farm in rural South Carolina, Carroll Brown’s first music influences were church music and what scatterings he could pick up from the night time radio. His mother was the church pianist and taught him his first chords on the guitar. This gift of music became his constant companion in the business of music, from Nashville to South Carolina to Ireland.
Clay Rice is a performance artist both vocally and visually: he will also sign copies of his new children's book, Mama Let's Make a Moon. Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion”. Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His grandfather, Carew Rice, was described by Poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest Silhouettist”
Friday, May 24, 7 pm: $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. This performance is in the black box theater, surrounded by gallery exhibitions, workshops, and artists working in their studios, at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902. www.artworksinbeaufort.