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Earlier this month, Greenville County hosted the 2018 Duathlon National Championships, which brought an economic impact of $1.1 million. Photo by Joshua Kelly
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“You play a character like that and everybody has an idea of what he’s supposed to be.” Local actor Evan Harris on the character Hamlet, which he says has been his most challenging to portray
“I would watch it on TV and be like, ‘Oh yeah, I can do that.’ But then when I got into the environment, I was like, ‘Holy crap, these girls can play soccer.’” Kaleigh Kurtz, a Greenville native and USC alumna, on playing professional soccer with the North Carolina Courage
“Think Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.” Anne Tromness, director for the Warehouse Theatre’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” on the quarreling relationship between the characters Beatrice and Benedick
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Infertility: What You Need to Know Sat., April 28 • 9-11 a.m. • Courtyard Marriott, Downtown Greenville Paul Miller, MD, and Creighton Likes III, MD, MS, of GHS Fertility Center of the Carolinas, will share information about fertility preservation, general infertility and diagnostics. The event is free and a light brunch is provided, but registration is required. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Sat., April 28 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Multiple GHS facilities If you have old prescription medicines you no longer take, keeping them around the house isn’t safe. Take advantage of this opportunity to safely and easily dispose of unneeded prescription medicines at drive-thru dropoffs with GHS police officers at Greenville, Greer, Hillcrest and Oconee Memorial Hospitals. GHS Swamp Rabbit 5K Fri., May 4 • 6:30 p.m. • Gateway Park, Travelers Rest Join runners and walkers from across the Upstate for this popular, familyfriendly 5K along the Travelers Rest section of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Entry fee is $6 through April 28. Visit ghs.org/swamprabbit5k to register. Prediabetes Class Mon., May 7 • 7-8 p.m. • GHS Life Center® About 84 million U.S. adults have prediabetes—many don’t even know it! Learn what prediabetes is and how to avoid type 2 diabetes. Free; no registration needed. Call (864) 455-4003 for more information. Unless noted otherwise, registration is required for each event. To register, learn more or see a schedule of events, visit ghs.org/events.
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Junior Achievement is preparing the workforce of the future By Henry DuPre
“Thank you for helping me find my brand and career. I know what path I’m going to take, but it’s going to be a hard one and I need to study hard. First thing first. I need to get done with middle school and high school.” Greenville County eighth-grader to his Junior Achievement volunteer Imagine the difference in the quality of our workforce if all students who graduated from high school were already prepared for their future. Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina (JA) is partnering with the Greenville County School District, large corporations, small businesses, and community volunteers to accomplish just that. Employers here and all over the country are deeply concerned about the deficit of foundational workplace skills in the emerging workforce. At the same time, many of our young people are finding it difficult to transition from school into the workplace because they are unprepared for today’s challenges requiring teamwork, problemsolving, decision-making, communication, and collaboration. Many lack the sense of purpose and the confidence that could make them employable. Junior Achievement is part of the solution to fuel the workforce pipeline. At a cost of less than $34 per student, JA gives K-12 students opportunities to explore highdemand careers and to understand and map their individual paths to get there. JA programs concentrate on a “F.E.W.” things: Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Work Readiness Skills. Last year, JA provided 9,344 students in 49 Greenville County schools with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. An important ingredient in JA’s effectiveness is the unique combination of carefully developed programs, age-appropriate and relevant materials and syntax, and collaboration with the business community to procure volunteers to teach those programs who can share their knowledge of how the real world operates. These trained volunteers — the role they play and the manner in which they interact with students — make the messages stick. “Thank you for telling us to care about our future more. I was never really thinking about my future before this JA class. I thought I had known what job I wanted to do, but there are a lot more jobs than I thought.” Greenville County middle school student to his JA volunteer The students quoted participated in the JA It’s My Future program, a curriculum that all Greenville County middle schoolers will receive by the end of eighth grade. Students explore which professions match their skills and interests, which are highgrowth careers, what they need to do both in and out of the classroom to get there, how to get that job, and how to keep it. Before leaving middle school, each student reviews his career goals and makes a plan with the guidance counselor to achieve them. “You prepared me for things that will benefit me for the rest of my life, and for that, I cannot thank you enough.” Greenville County middle school student to her JA volunteer JA works. Pre- and post-test results so far show an average 84 percent increase in students’ ability to identify high-growth careers, 50 percent increase in defining soft skills, and 52 percent increase in those who agreed that “I know what careers will be
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Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis has been suspended by Gov. Henry McMaster after he was indicted on charges of misconduct in office and obstruction of justice. Former Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown has been appointed to serve as sheriff while the charges are adjudicated. Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett said in a press release his office was in contact with Lewis’ lawyers to coordinate a time for Lewis to turn himself in for booking, arraignment, and bond setting. Brackett said the State Law Enforcement Division investigation is active and ongoing, and additional charges are possible at some point in the future. Lewis’ former assistant Savannah Nabors filed a lawsuit in October 2017 alleging that Lewis sexually assaulted her on a March 2017 business trip to Charlotte. Lewis later held a press conference where he said he had a consensual encounter with Nabors and called Nabors’ rape and harassment claims false. McMaster’s executive order can be read at https://bit.ly/2qDzdNZ. –Cindy Landrum
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In 2014, a rupture in the Plantation Pipeline leaked about 370,000 gallons of gasoline and petroleum products near Lewis Drive north of Belton. Photo provided by Upstate Forever
Environmental groups continue fight against Kinder Morgan after Fourth Circuit revives federal lawsuit The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, April 12, ruled that Greenvillebased nonprofit Upstate Forever and the Savannah Riverkeeper can proceed with their federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. “Upstate Forever’s central mission is the protection of our region’s clean water, and this decision allows us to ensure that Anderson County’s clean water is protected from Kinder Morgan’s pipeline spill and any others that may occur in the future,” said Andrea Cooper, executive director of Upstate Forever, in a statement. Last year, Upstate Forever and the Savannah Riverkeeper filed a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan, claiming the Houstonbased pipeline operator had violated the Clean Water Act when a rupture in the Plantation Pipeline leaked about 370,000 gallons of gasoline and petroleum products near Lewis Drive north of Belton in 2014. The suit claims the spill has seeped into two streams that flow into Broadway Lake, Lake Secession, Lake Russell, and the Savannah River. In 2017, a U.S. District Court dismissed the suit, which calls for Kinder Morgan to pay more than $30 million in civil penalties. The case will now return to the U.S. District Court, according to Frank Holleman, a senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, the nonprofit law firm representing Upstate Forever and the Savannah Riverkeeper. “This decision is a win for clean water and a win for the Belton community in Anderson County,” Holleman said in a statement. “Local citizens can now ask the court to require Kinder Morgan to stop the petroleum pollution of Anderson
County’s waters that flow from Belton to the Savannah River.” Melissa Ruiz, director of corporate communications for Kinder Morgan, said her company is “certainly disappointed with the two-to-one ruling from the panel.” “This decision appears to conflict with other Appellate Court decisions, resulting in inconsistent interpretations of the scope of the Clean Water Act. We are evaluating our options on the best course of action going forward,” she added. Kinder Morgan currently submits monthly reports to the state and has spent more than $4 million for remediation and repairs, according to Ruiz. Last year, for instance, the company installed monitoring wells and recovery trenches in Brown’s Creek to prevent pollutants from migrating downstream. It also installed more than 40 biosparging wells at the spill site. The wells inject oxygen into the polluted groundwater and feed microorganisms that break down contaminants. Kinder Morgan has recovered more than 220,000 gallons of gasoline and excavated and disposed of more than 2,800 tons of gasoline-impacted soil offsite since the spill was discovered in 2014, according to Ruiz. Shelley Robbins, energy and state policy director at Upstate Forever, said the company’s cleanup effort has “failed” and that more than 100,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel remain in the surrounding soil, groundwater, and area streams. “Pumping air into the wells and then bubbling the stream is not doing the job,” Robbins said. “Unless effective additional action is taken, this spill will be polluting the river system for years to come.” –Andrew Moore
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Glass recycling returns to Greenville Greenville residents have not had any place to recycle glass since the city, county, and several other area municipalities stopped accepting it in its curbside recycle bins or recycle centers. That will soon change — and the glass that is recycled could end up being used for custom countertops. RAM Recycling started collecting glass from commercial clients this month and plans to add residential collection. RAM wants to have 100 commercial customers by the end of its first six months, said owner Rachael Martin. The company is in discussion with Greenville County and the City of Greenville to have glass collection sites at their convenience and recycling centers, Martin said. “An efficient glass recycling program will benefit the county at large and reduce costs for businesses and taxpayers,” she said. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its glass recycling business to neighborhoods if there are enough households willing to pay for collection, she said. RAM will offer business collections of up to six times per week. It will collect
residential glass five days a week. Chris and Elizabeth Fisher, owners of Fisher Recycling in Charleston, have provided setup and operations guidance to RAM. RAM will offer Fisher’s Glass Eco Surfaces products that use recycled glass in countertops, table tops, pool surrounds, fireplace surrounds, and other hard surfaces. RAM plans to build a similar manufacturing operation in the Upstate in late 2019. Martin estimates that 20 percent of the glass RAM Recycling collects will be used in custom surfaces. The rest will be recycled through a company in Atlanta, she said. “Glass is the only truly recyclable product,” Martin said. “On the residential side, it is a huge part of the waste stream. By weight, glass comprises about 30 percent of the waste stream. Being able to keep it out of the ground and reusing it would be big.” In some cities, recycled glass has been used in sidewalks and as a replacement for sand and gravel. Before the City of Greenville stopped accepting glass, it comprised between 12 and 20 percent of recyclable materials the city collected. –Cindy Landrum
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Ordinance change would allow Spero’s Pete’s Original Too to rebuild Rebuilding of Spero’s Pete’s Original Too, a restaurant left in ruin by an explosion that followed a 2014 flash flood, would be possible under a proposed change to Greenville’s stormwater ordinance. Members of the Greenville City Council on Monday, April 9, gave initial approval to amending the city’s stormwater ordinance to allow reconstruction of structures located in a regulatory floodway under certain circumstances. A storm in August 2014 parked over parts of Greenville County and dumped up to 6 inches of rain in a matter of hours, bringing flash floods that destroyed businesses, damaged homes, shut down a portion of Interstate 85 for hours, and caused the deaths of two people who were swept away by floodwaters. Spero’s Pete’s Original Too was subsequently leveled because of the damage from the explosion. After the August flood, the Federal Emergency Management Agency changed the designation of owner Spero Conits’ and surrounding property from floodplain to floodway. When Conits sought a permit to rebuild, it was denied because the city’s stormwater ordinance prohibited new construction in a floodway and reconstruction of a damaged building if the damage is greater than 50 percent of the building’s market value. The amendment, which must receive one more vote before it takes effect, allows a preexisting structure destroyed by casualty to be rebuilt if denial would result in unreasonable hardship, and if no piece of the property was located within a regulatory floodway at the time the owner purchased the property or the building was originally constructed, and the building was continuously in use until it was damaged or destroyed. Greenville’s Engineering Services Manager Dwayne Cooper said the change would affect a handful of properties, including Conits’ property. The rebuilds would still have to meet FEMA regulations, Cooper said. Conits appealed the building permit denial. His attorney, Pat Paschal, had said there were no encumbrances or ordinances preventing either construction or modification, and the
Spero’s Pete’s Original Too was destroyed by an explosion that followed a 2014 flash flood. File photo
restaurant was destroyed through no fault of Conits. Denying Conits the ability to rebuild amounted to a regulatory taking of property without compensation, Paschal had said. At the time of the flood, experts said decades of growth, much of it predating stormwater regulations, contributed to the flooding. As rooftops, roads, and paved parking lots have replaced green space, there’s less ground for the water to seep into. Instead, rainwater is sent straight into streams, creeks, and rivers. Richland Creek, which runs behind the property on which Spero’s Pete’s Original Too stood, overflowed during the storm. Since 2005, the city has spent more than $15 million on stormwater projects in floodprone areas of the city: the Henderson basin in the Parkins Mill area, Chick Springs, White Oaks, Broad Street, and near McAlister Square. In some areas, such as an area up from Bennett Street, flood elevations were reduced by 5 feet and quite a few houses were removed from the floodway, Cooper said. The city is now working on Stormwater 2.0, a new plan that looks at regional detention as well as focuses on water quality. Streambankbank erosion reduction is also a priority. –Cindy Landrum
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DOLLARS Sports tourism in Greenville relies as much (if not more) on youth tournaments, amateur adult events, and nontraditional championships WORDS BY CINDY LANDRUM PHOTOS BY JOSHUA KELLY
With more than 1,100 athletes from 48 states and five countries competing over two days, the U.S. Duathlon National Championships poured about $1.1 million into Greenville’s economy.
When the U.S. Duathlon National Championships were held in Greenville County earlier this month, the venue for the running and biking event included a baseball park, a softball park, and a toll road. Bringing running and cycling into a baseball and softball facility, and arranging for part of the race to “run up and down the Southern Connector,” made it “a unique event for all parties,” said Madison Turrentine, sports tourism manager for Greenville County Rec. The duathlon was an event that went widely unnoticed by the general public. Especially when compared to the first- and second-round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament played in Greenville in March 2017, which received widespread coverage, in part because of removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds made it possible. But the duathlon had a comparably significant economic impact. With more than 1,100 athletes from 48 states and five countries competing over two days, the event poured about $1.1 million into Greenville’s economy. The duathlon will return to Greenville again in 2019. While marquee events such as the NCAA tournament and the Bassmaster Classic generate headlines, hosting youth and amateur adult tournaments and championships generate most of sports tourism’s economic impact in Greenville County. “We’ll continue to pursue the NCAAs and the SECs of the world. We’ll continue to bid on the U.S. Karate Championship and Bassmaster, but those all do rotations,” said Robin Wright, a senior sales manager for VisitGreenvilleSC who specializes in sports tourism. “Having large events that are high media and ‘sexy’ is important, but you have to be able to get tournaments the rest of the year.” That’s where youth and amateur adult tournaments and championships come in.
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In December 2006, Greenville County approved a $50 million plan to build new parks and upgrade and expand existing parks across the county. Since then, sports tourism events at Greenville County Rec facilities have had an economic impact of more than $95 million.
In 2017, sports events held at Greenville County Rec venues generated an economic impact of $29.5 million, said Jeff Poole, the department’s sports manager. That $29.5 million doesn’t include sports tournaments and events held at other venues in Greenville, such as Fluor Field, the Kroc Center Tennis Complex, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, the TD Convention Center, Furman 2007 $1,790,363 University, or Sirrine Stadium. With those, there are about 70 2008 $4,694,599 different venues that sports tour2009 $7,145,182 ism officials in Greenville County can market. 2010 $5,257,517 Last year, there were 71 unique 2011 $10,864,727 tournaments held in Greenville County Rec venues, most run2012 $10,198,451 ning from March until November. Those events included youth 2013 $12,727,184 baseball, softball, lacrosse and 2014 $24,792,186 soccer, adult softball, ultimate Frisbee, and swimming. 2015 $17,864,433 Poole wants to increase that 2016 $28,494,052 number, but only if it can be done while maintaining quality and 2017 $29,543,454 uniqueness. The duathlon was a good fit, he said. Lakeside Park is big enough to handle the number of competitors and spectators, and the park’s baseball field cloverleaf setup could be utilized. Plus it was close enough to the Southern Connector, which was closed on Sunday for the race. “It was a big deal this year. It’s the first thing of that nature that we’ve had. We want to bring in more events like that. We’ve seen we can do it. We know it’s possible,” Turrentine said. In 2018, the department expects to have between 80 and 90 events, she said, including the U.S. Youth Soccer President’s Cup and the Prospect Select Black Bear Classic baseball tournament in June. Part of the increase will come from adding foot and bike races, she said. “We’re reaching the point where we can’t say yes to everything. Our staff and our resources are stretched. Wear and tear on the facilities, staff, and volunteers are considered in the equation,” she said. Rather than try to host several major events, the county is focused on medium-sized events that fit with its amenities. “We’re not trying to be Rock Hill,” Turrentine said.
Rock Hill was one of the first cities in South Carolina to embrace sports tourism when it built Cherry Park, a 68-acre softball and baseball complex, in 1985. The facility was the second sports venue to be inducted into the National Softball Association’s Hall of Fame. Greenville County got into the fray two decades later after a $50 million plan to build new parks and upgrade and expand existing parks across the county. The idea behind the Tourism, Recreation, and Athletics Coalition (TRAC) plan was that the new and improved parks and athletic fields would bring in tourists, who would help pay for the improvements through taxes on the dollars they spent here. Local residents benefited because they could use improved parks and facilities during the week. Since the TRAC plan was approved, sports tourism events at county facilities have generated $95 million in spending. But the competition for sports tourism dollars, estimated to be $9 billion nationwide, is intense.
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2017 Team Greenville Dash and Splash swimming meet
2017 U.S. Karate Junior National Championships
In years since Cherry Park was built, Rock Hill has added a soccer complex, a tennis center, a BMX Supercross track, a criterium course, and a velodrome. Last summer, Rock Hill hosted the BMX World Championships, an event attended by nearly 20,000 people with an economic impact of more than $19 million. Currently, a private developer is building an indoor sports complex featuring multiple courts for basketball and volleyball, and a championship court with stadium seating for 1,200 is under construction that the city plans to lease and operate. Rock Hill expects the indoor facility to impact its economy by at least $13 million per year. Wright said Greenville lacks a large indoor field house-type facility that would have multiple basketball or volleyball courts in one location, an Olympic-style track-and-field facility, a dedicated cross-
2016 U.S. Youth Soccer Region 3 Championships
$20 million 2018 Bassmaster Classic
country course, and baseball and softball complexes with more than five fields. “If you don’t have the facilities, you’re not going to be in the consideration stage,” she said, “and if you’re not in consideration, you’re not going to be picked.” Wright said Greenville can get around its lack of certain facilities by teaming up with adjoining counties. For instance, Greenville doesn’t have a lake, so it has teamed up with Anderson to host the Bassmaster Classic. Spartanburg has a multiuse indoor-outdoor athletic facility in the Upward Star Center, and Greenville has the needed hotel rooms, so the two cities could work together to host an event, Wright said. “Greenville is a hotbed for sports right now,” she said. “With private-public investment, we could take it to the next level.”
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National Christian College Athletic Association national championships that will be held in Greenville during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years number of athletic venues in Greenville County estimated economic impact of hosting the 2018 Duathlon National Championships held April 7-8 money put into Greenville’s economy when the city hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March 2017 economic impact of events at Greenville County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism facilities in 2017.
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A LOVE FOR THE GAME
Greenville native signs with pro women’s soccer team North Carolina Courage MELODY WRIGHT | EDITORIAL INTERN
Climbing the ladder — that’s how Kaleigh Kurtz describes her career. Not the corporate ladder. Think soccer. Kurtz describes the theme of her athletic career as a stepping ladder that just keeps going. “I get to the next step, and then I’m at the bottom of that step. And, I have to slowly build so that I can get to the next step,” Kurtz says. “Then once I’m there, I don’t get complacent. I just try to figure out how I get to that next step.” No doubt, that determined, never-stop mindset helped Kurtz get to where she is now — a defender for North Carolina Courage, a U.S. women’s pro soccer team. After playing soccer at the University of South Carolina for three years and playing one season of pro soccer in Sweden after graduation, Kurtz decided to come back home and try out for a U.S. women’s pro team. During that time, she spent many hours training extensively with 11.11 Training and Knight Performance Factory in Greenville. With the help of her USC coach, Jamie Smith, Kurtz’s soccer skills got the attention of several National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) coaches. She received calls from North Carolina Courage, Chicago Red Stars, and Sky Blue FC. Ultimately signing with North Carolina Courage, Kurtz knew she would have the opportunity to learn from some of the best players in the world in her position. She plays the center back position, which serves as the last line of defense before the goalkeeper. Two Courage defenders who Kurtz is learning directly from are Abby Erceg (New Zealand national team) and Abby Dahlkemper (U.S. women’s national team). Kurtz’s competitive spirit began at a young age — constantly keeping up with her sister. When her sister, older by three years, started playing soccer at the YMCA, so did Kurtz. Then, she continued to develop her soccer skills by playing with Greenville County Rec.
During her time at USC, Kurtz received accolades including the 2016 SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Photo by Lewis Gettier
The Greenville native started playing competitive soccer at the age of 9 when she made the premier travel team at Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA). Kurtz’s “Rec” coach recommended she try out for the team. “I went into tryouts without any expectations — nothing,” Kurtz says. “I thought I was absolutely terrible. It was one of the scariest moments of my life.” To her and her parents’ surprise, Kurtz made the CESA premier team. Kurtz reminisces on those early soccer days and her first practice with Coach Andrew Hyslop. “My coach was asking us to juggle with our feet, and so I’m sitting in the corner so that no one can see me. Because I had never juggled before, and I was hitting like two. I was the worst player on the team,” Kurtz explains. After one of the starting players was injured, Kurtz had her time to shine in this new position. “And then it turned out that I could play that position,” she says. Kurtz spent much time practicing by herself and with her dad at home to improve her soccer skills and add extra touches. “Mainly, I had to work my butt off. I don’t like being bad at things, especially in front of other people,” Kurtz says. “So, when I couldn’t juggle, I went home the next day and every single day after that I would juggle by myself for 15-30 minutes until I could do that.” Soccer continued to be her passion throughout high school as she contributed to Riverside High School’s winning the state title her freshman year. She also was awarded MVP several times and All-State in South Carolina All-Region every year. During her time at USC, Kurtz started every game during her last two seasons and received United Soccer
Coaches First-Team All-America honors in 2016, was named the 2016 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and qualified as a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. “I still haven’t lost the love for the game,” Kurtz says. “I love the competitive aspect of soccer. Even if I am at the bottom, hard work does go a long way. And, I can work my butt off so that I can get to that next step.” Her biggest competitor and inspirer is herself. “I don’t want to be cocky, but I think it’s me,” Kurtz says with a humble laugh. “At the end of the day, it’s can you beat yourself from day to day. Can you make yourself better? So, it’s just having a strong mental capacity to be able to make yourself better. If you rely on someone else, what if they get burned out?” Fitness and mental toughness are what Kurtz relied on to better herself as an athlete. And, that’s what she relies on now to continue improving as a professional soccer player. “I would watch it on TV and be like, ‘Oh yeah, I can do that.’ But then when I got into the environment, I was like, ‘Holy crap, these girls can play soccer,’” Kurtz says of playing with North Carolina Courage. Pushing the boundaries and fighting complacency, Kurtz never stops striving to improve. “As you get more into it, you learn how to get comfortable being out of your comfort zone,” she says. So, what’s the next step on the ladder for Kurtz? The whole next level would be going to play with the U.S. women’s national team. But right now, she plans to absorb all she can from North Carolina Courage and get as much playing time as possible. One step at a time.
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Community news, events, and happenings
The Cliffs at Glassy has joined ART OF THE HORSE public art project as title sponsor
Butt” competition, which entails the barbecue cookers making anything that is not pulled pork. On Saturday, the barbecue cookers’ pulled pork competition and tasting will take place and end with the awards at 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will be live music, food trucks, and children’s games. On Friday night, the live music will be LOZ and Hot Yoga, and then Saturday will be West End String Band and Matthew Phillips.
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Barbour Bordogna designed the Cliffs at Glassy’s horse. Photo provided
The Cliffs at Glassy has joined Art of the Horse public art project and fundraising campaign as the title sponsor. The project was made possible by Our Carolina Foothills to support the neighboring communities of Landrum, Tryon, Columbus, and Saluda. Art of the Horse is a community artsbased project that is happening for the second time. Life-size painted horses are showing up in the aforementioned foothills towns and surrounding areas. They will remain on public display until October, when they will be auctioned off at the Auction Gala Event held at the Cliffs at Glassy. Thirtytwo horses are part of this year’s project and half are already on public display. The Cliffs at Glassy’s horse, titled “A Horse of a Different Color,” is designed by Barbour Bordogna of Spartanburg and was unveiled on April 15. NONPROFIT
Project Host to hold ninth annual BBQ CookOff & Festival Project Host will hold its ninth annual BBQ Cook-Off & Festival on April 27-28. The event is held in conjunction with the South Carolina BBQ Association and City of Greenville at the site of the future City Park at 320 Hudson St. The festival will include Friday night’s “Anything
On Thursday, April 5, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County raised the wall of the 2018 Faith/Golden Strip Church Coalition Build home. This is the 21st home built by this partnership. The home is being built for the Beard family. Jacob Beard joined the Navy in 2001 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His wife, Danielle, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November 2006 and has had two major brain surgeries to date. They have overcome many obstacles to get where they are today. Like all other Habitat owners, the Beards have completed 25 hours of homeownership education classes and will complete 250 hours of sweat equity building their home and the homes of others. The Beards will pay an affordable mortgage for their home as well. The construction was made possible by the support of numerous churches around the Upstate.
Susan G. Komen South Carolina Laugh for the Cure to be held at a new location Susan G. Komen South Carolina announced that the fifth annual Laugh for the Cure comedy event will take place at a new location, the Old Cigar Warehouse, 912B S. Main St., on April 26. The show will feature Mike Armstrong and Katherine Blanford opening for him. Additionally, Carole Walker will return as auctioneer. The doors will open at 5 p.m. with light food, drinks, and the silent auction. At 7 p.m., the live auction will happen, and then the comedians will perform. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.KomenSouthCarolina.org or contact the Greenville Komen office at 864-234-5035.
Duke Energy awards $30K to Peace Center’s Field Trip Performance Series The Peace Center has received a $30,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of the 20172018 Field Trip Performance Series, which is one of the Peace Center’s community impact initiatives. On April 9, the Duke Energy staff members were at the Peace Center to greet local fourth- and fifth-grade students attending ArcAttack: Electricity. Duke Energy South Carolina President Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe and Senior Vice President of Economic Development Clark Gillespy presented a check to Peace Center board chairman Lynn Harton. The Duke Energy Foundation grant will fund scholarships to performances for students who may not normally have access to them. SPORTS
CDS Hockey Night with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits raises over $11K The 2018 CDS Night with the Swamp Rabbits raised $11,247 for the Center for Developmental Services. Families enjoyed the game and many pregame activities, such as the puck drop and being benchwarmers. The event was sponsored by the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and SANDLAPPER Securities LLC. Proceeds from the game included a special jersey auction, donations, ticket sales, and a percentage of the Chuck-a-Carrot sales. Submit community news items to www.greenvillejournal.com/submit.
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OBITUARIES & MEMORIALS Jerry Allen Davis
DEATH NOTICES FOR MAR. 9-19 Elizabeth L. Houghton Kiraly, 64, of Simpsonville, passed away on Monday, April 16. Thomas McAfee, SE, is assisting the family. Ruth Poole, 95, passed away on Monday, April 16. Mackey Mortuary is assisting the family. Robert Capell Mann, 63, of Easley, passed away on Sunday, April 15. Thomas McAfee, DT, is assisting the family. Lillian Reid Walker, 101, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, April 15. Mackey Mortuary is assisting the family.
Kenneth Blakely, 91, of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, April 15. Thomas McAfee, DT, is assisting the family. Arlene Ruth Shick Bellis, 90, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, April 14. Mackey Mortuary is assisting the family. Inez Gertrude Duncan, 90, of Greenville, passed away Friday, April 13. Thomas McAfee, NW, is assisting the family. Ella Grace and Nora Joy Aho, infant twins, of Taylors, passed away April 10. The Wood Mortuary, Greer, is assisting the family.
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He was the son of the late Joe and Margaret Davis of Greenville, SC. Jerry devoted his life to the Greer Community where he was loved by many. He recently retired from Greer CPW. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a proud graduate of Parker High School in Greenville.
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Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of Agnes Coggins Masters and the late Benjamin Frank Masters.
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A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Fairview Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Eddie Leopard, Rev. Chet Andrews and Mr. James Hill. Visitation was held after the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to one of the following charities that were close to Jerry’s heart: The Meyer Center for Special Children, 1132 Rutherford Road, Greenville, SC 29609 or The Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville, SC 29601. Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com
JUNE 20, 1938 ~ APRIL 11, 2018 (AGE 79)
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Donald Frank Masters, 79, husband of Judy Langston Masters, of Greenville, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
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Jerry Allen Davis, 62, husband of Ana Davis, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
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a son, Greg Masters; a daughter, Carol Soto; five grandchildren, Grace and Benjamin Masters, and Lindsay, Morgan, and Adam Soto; and a sister, Linda Bean (Bill). A visitation was held Friday, April 13, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The funeral service followed at 10:30 a.m. in the Downtown chapel. A private burial was held in M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veteran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Carolina Autism Society, 5 Century Dr. Ste. 130, Greenville, SC 29607.
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Up in the Branches Books to inspire your backyard treehouse
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The Perfect Treehouse: From Site Selection to Design & Construction Paperback, Popular Woodworking Books, by Django Kroner, $26.99 I had a great treehouse as a kid. It had two levels of decking with a fireman’s pole, a slide, a ladder and a swing set all attached. It had a tire swing hanging from a limb too; it was a bit of a menagerie, more accouterment than architecture and a whole lot of fun. Kroner’s book, on the other hand, is big on design. These are treehouses worth moving into as a tiny home in their own right or as a guesthouse, office or party pad. The book does a stellar job of providing functional information and visual inspiration. It’s by far pretty enough to leave out on a coffee table for guests to peruse and if you decide to read it for reference, you’ll learn to take the long-view when it comes to tree health and structure maintenance.
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ecently I’ve noticed that many of my customers (myself included) are interested in simplifying their possessions and lifestyles. This trend explains the amazing popularity of Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up (not to mention all those Tiny House TV shows). I’m also seeing a lot of books published about simplicity, being present and rediscovering the joys of nature. All of these trends seem to come together in Home Tree Home: Principles of Treehouse Construction and Other Tall Tales by Peter Nelson. Whether you want to be present with your kids enjoying the treehouse of their dreams, want to create a private sanctuary for yourself, or just want to live a simpler life more attuned to nature, Nelson is here to help. He explains the basics of picking out and
Custom builder Peter Nelson, of Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters,” and his wife Judy turn their passion for the “deliberate folly” of treehouse design, and explore it in beautiful pictorials and intentionally plain language in “the treehouse book.” Equal parts instructive and inspirational, the Nelsons’ book showcases everything from the exquisite to the eccentric in projects that span the country, coast to coast. From the metrics that make them safely inhabitable to identifying (in word and illustration) the specific canopies that are most accommodating for treehouse construction, this coffee table-style book is chock full of ideas and innovations to get you started on your dream above-ground build.
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caring for the right tree while interspersing stories of the people he’s met and helped in his career. Nelson’s first design maxim is to allow the tree to dictate the design rather than trying to fit a pre-conceived design onto a tree. He advises building your first treehouse on a small scale and to involve kids in the design and construction. You should do as much of the actual building work on the ground as possible, so it should be safe to include the your kids or grandkids. Still, once you get ready to leave the ground make sure you have safety gear and know how to tie the bowline and prussik knots described in the book. I have no carpentry experience myself but Peter includes so much detail that even I think I could build the treehouses he describes. Once you’ve conquered a children’s treehouse and are interested in something more ambitious you need to do a little extra planning and setup: research your county’s zoning/permitting requirements, consult an arborist and scavenge for materials if you have a low budget. Most of us are not quite ready to move lock, stock and barrel into a house that is ten or more feet off the ground (and without running water), but I do love the idea of a treehouse office or potting shed; just imagine sitting in such a setting, feeling the sunlight, hearing the wind through the leaves and looking out on a gorgeous view. Even if the closest you get to a treehouse is flipping through this book, it’s worth taking a moment to do so to reawaken the young kid inside us all, who always wanted one.
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Donnald Dobbins Joins Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the addition of Realtor Donnald Dobbins to the company. Owner and CEO Joan Herlong said, “Donnald’s years of appraisal experience in Greenville and Charleston has given him a vast knowledge of the real estate market in this state. He understands the intricacies of appraising high value homes; whether they’re historic or a new build, he’s done it all. He will be an amazing asset to our clients and we are thrilled to have him join our team!” Donnald Dobbins was born and raised in Greenville, a fourth generation Greenvillian. He began appraising homes here in 1997, and a career opportunity moved him to Charleston in 2008, where he appraised historic homes and beach and resort homes for a top appraisal firm. He also obtained his state insurance license for property and casualty lines during that time. He recently returned to his roots in Greenville and decided that the obvious next step in his career was to expand on his real estate experience by becoming a REALTOR with Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. Says Dobbins, “I have had a professional relationship with Joan for years, that has also become a personal friendship. I have admired her way of doing business, so it was no question for me when I decided to become a REALTOR that I would join her company. I am thrilled to be able to combine my years of experience in residential appraising and insurance with Joan’s years of experience in residential real estate to offer the highest level of service to our clients.”
Amie Kazawic Joins The Garlington Road Office of C. Dan Joyner, Realtors Berkshire Hathaway Home Services C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is pleased to announce that Amie Kazawic has joined the company’s Garlington Road Office as a sales associate. A recent transplant to Greenville, Kazawic moved here from New Jersey, along with her husband and their three school-aged daughters. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree in EducaKazawic tional Leadership from New Jersey City University. Kazawic’s spirit, energy and enthusiasm are evidenced by her twelve years as a cheerleading coach, and she is currently coaching varsity cheerleading at J.L. Mann High School. “I am delighted to welcome Amie to our office,” said Donna O. Smith, Broker-In Charge of the Garlington Road Office.
million in listing or closing volume, or four units listed or closed. The distinction also celebrates Coldwell Banker Caine’s Team efforts listed below. Circle of Excellence agents achieving $1 million in listing/closing volume or four listed/closed units include: Alicia Waynick Amy Bridwell Andrew Little Angela Reid Beth Beach Brian Hurry David Seaver Donna Morrow Francie Little Greg Norris Heidi Putnam
Hilary Hurst Holly West Jacob Mann Jordan Corbett Kiersten Bell Lori Thompson Marshall Jordan Norell Mitchell Grissett Pat Loftis and Brett Smagala Phil Ziganto Rhonda Porter
Circle of Excellence Groups (2-3 agents) achieving $1.5 million in listing/closing volume or six units listed/closed include: Cheves Mussman Ouzts Group
Coldwell Banker Caine Hosts an Open House Extravaganza Coldwell Banker Caine will host an Open House Extravaganza Sunday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. During the event, Coldwell Banker Caine agents will open their listings to the public. Guests will enjoy touring the homes and receiving helpful information from on-site Caine agents. For more information, please visit cbcaine.com.
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Tim Callahan Joins The Easley Office of C. Dan Joyner, Realtors Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is pleased to announce that Tim Callahan has joined the company’s Easley office as a sales associate. Callahan has been a real estate salesperson for the last few years with a small family-oriented firm. The satisfaction that comes with a job completed correctly will continue in his new role, but the addition of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS’ powerful tools will give his clients a distinct level of service. Callahan has owned several successful businesses and seeks to bring that experience of knowledge to his real estate practice. Callahan “Tim comes to us with a vast array of life experiences including real estate investment, specifically flipping homes. Call Tim Callahan to assist you for all your real estate needs,” said Rusty Garrett, Broker-In-Charge of the Easley office.
Coldwell Banker Caine Names March Circle of Excellence Recipients Coldwell Banker Caine recently recognized its top producing agents in property sales and listings from March through the Circle of Excellence program. The Circle of Excellence distinction is awarded to agents within the company’s five offices – Easley, Greenville, Greer, Seneca and Spartanburg – and celebrates $1
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WORDS MATTER Governor’s School student among 16 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Gold Metal Portfolio winners SARA PEARCE | STAFF
Vicky Brown is a 17-year-old writer who is already among the ranks of her biggest idols. Brown remembers reading Truman Capote’s nonfiction work, and now she has been given the same award that he — as well as many other writers and artists, including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, Lena Dunham, and Zac Posen — won as a student. Brown is among the 16 recipients of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Gold Medal Portfolio. The prestigious awards, open to creative teenagers in grades seven through 12, were first founded in 1923 and are administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, which awards some of the nation’s most talented youth artists and writers with recognition and scholarships. This year, a record-breaking 346,000 pieces of art and writing were submitted. The Gold Metal Portfolio is the program’s highest national honor and includes a $10,000 scholarship. Brown, who is from Florence, currently attends the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities in Greenville to study creative writing. “I actually forgot I had applied with the portfolio,” she admits. “I had applied last year and did pretty well with a few gold medals, but I couldn’t attend the ceremony, so I wasn’t sure what to expect this year, especially with submitting an entire portfolio.” Brown’s portfolio theme is “Life Cycles of Things We Hold on To,” which in her own words “is focused on things not willing to change or reacting against change. I was interested in liminal spaces and transitory periods. I guess the middle-ground between one stage and another and not wanting to move forward but also not content with the past.”
Brown’s portfolio is composed of several pieces, including poetry and short stories, and she says fiction remains her favorite genre. “I think everything is fiction in a way, because if there’s a story then there’s a tendency to change certain details and fictionalize certain parts even,” she says. “With nonfiction, that seems like kind of a controversial idea, but I definitely like fiction the most because I like creating characters and stories.”
relationship issues set in a bleak, vaguely Latin American city. “I felt like I was using language as a crutch sometimes and overdramatizing the beauty of the scenery instead of delving into the emotions of a character,” Brown says of the story’s development. “I decided to challenge myself not only with breaking away from that but also into a different genre that I hadn’t tried before. It’s more science fiction or speculative that I haven’t really done before that I was interested in, but I still tried to bring in some cultural elements.” Brown hopes to pursue a future in international relations and peace and conflict
Vicky Brown’s work will be among the pieces publicly displayed in the Art.Write.Now.2018 National Exhibition from June 1-10 at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School, and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City. Will Crooks/ Greenville Journal Brown is inspired by the things she has known her entire life, especially from her travels and cultural background. Her mother is originally from Costa Rica, where she travels often to visit family. Brown is fluent in both English and Spanish, which inspires her to bring worlds together. Brown says, “I guess my goal is to bridge gaps between myself and other people. ... Some writers write in rejection of other things, but I’d like to think of myself more as creating a bridge between things.” Within her portfolio, Brown is most proud of her short story “Self-Made Man,” which tells the story of a future where robot-like humans help real humans learn and solve their problems. The tale also follows two young adults trying to solve their
studies, using her talent in writing to help others and continue bridging gaps. “I’m hoping to use what I’ve learned in writing, because I think it can cross a lot of disciplines,” Brown says. Brown’s work will be among the pieces publicly displayed in the Art.Write. Now.2018 National Exhibition from June 1-10 at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School, and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City. On June 7, Brown, along with Gold Portfolio, Gold Medal, and Silver Medal with Distinction honorees, will be recognized during a ceremony at Carnegie Hall. To learn more about the scholarships, winners, and more, visit www. artandwriting.org.
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course in like ninth grade because I thought it would be an easy A, and the instructor was a speech teacher who they conned into doing a semester of theater. She would give us scene work to do from one of those standard theater books, and I enjoyed it, but I didn’t give it much thought after that. I actually wanted to play guiWORDS BY tar in a band for the rest of my high VINCENT HARRIS school career. But right after I graduPHOTO BY ated, my friend Sabrina was auditionWILL CROOKS ing for a show at the Warehouse Theatre, and she brought me along. So I went and I used a monologue from a theater book that directors have seen a thousand times and are so tired of seeing. But I got an understudy role in “The Foreigner,” and I was also a Klansman, so you couldn’t even see my face. As an understudy you’re supposed to be keeping up with everything the actor in front of you is doing, but I was young and didn’t give a crap, so when the producer came up to me and said the guy was going to be out and they needed me to cover his role in the rehearsal, I was terrified because I didn’t know any of his lines. So I recorded myself on a blank tape and spent the next 48 hours going through every scene, every second of the day, to the point where I did it pretty well, and I think that’s where I started to think I might want to continue to do it, and I started auditioning everywhere I could. Evan Harris has come a long way from his hooded extra
A Q&A with actor Evan Harris
role in a Warehouse Theatre production of “The Foreigner.” From there, he’s played both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Hamlet, and Black Stache in “Peter and the Starcatcher,” in addition to roles in “The 39 Steps,” “A Christmas Story,” “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Twelfth Night,” and “The Elephant Man.” He’s part of the Greenville Little Theatre’s resident actors company, an in-demand voiceover actor, and co-host of the popular podcast “The Bearded Ones.” Harris is also in rehearsals for the Little Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast,” which opens in June and features him as Maurice, Belle’s father. Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, he’s my younger brother, the only Harris of average height, and totally the instigator of that big water gun fight we had that ruined my mom’s carpet.
When did you first become involved in acting, and when did you know this is something you wanted to do long term? There are two different answers. I took a theater
two hours out of it, and it was outside so there were distractions all over the place, and I was shocked that they wanted me to do it.
What has been your most enjoyable role and why? I’ve enjoyed just about everything I’ve ever done, either because it took me out of my comfort zone, or it was a fun character. But we did “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Little Theatre last year, and I got to play this character named Black Stache, who was Captain Hook before he becomes Captain Hook. He winks at the audience, he has a lot of modern references that don’t fit in, and it’s a very physical role. You’re constantly running around, but he was such an over-the-top character, and it’s just hilarious. It was so much fun to do. I was exhausted in a good way and got to play this really fun character.
What’s your favorite play? Probably “The Crucible” as far as dramas are concerned, maybe “All My Sons.” My favorite musical is “1776” bar none because it’s just gorgeous.
Which actors inspire you? I’ve been very lucky because the Greenville theater scene is primarily run by professionals. It’s not like “Waiting for Guffman”; it’s people who have worked professionally. Allen McCalla is the artistic director of the Little Theatre and a fantastic actor; I really look up to him. As far as big-time actors, I’m going to go out on a limb: Daniel Day-Lewis is a freakin’ genius. He’s amazing. He could’ve been the handsome leading man and he chose the route of character actor. He completely immerses himself in his characters. He’s fantastic.
What do you most enjoy about Greenville’s theater scene? We have so many different types of theater here. Al-
What has been your most challenging role and why? most every type you could ask for, we have it. The Little Again, there are different answers. The most challenging role I’ve done had more to do with the circumstance than the role. A few years ago, I had auditioned for “The Foreigner” again, also knowing that I wanted to audition for a role at Centre Stage in a play about Sherlock Holmes. I ended up getting in “The Foreigner” and told them I couldn’t do the Sherlock Holmes show. Well “The Foreigner” closed, and “Sherlock” was opening in a week. I got a call from the director telling me that for whatever reason, their Sherlock was no longer in the show and they wanted me to do it. So for six days, I worked my ass off just getting off book. It ended up going fine and the director, who I’d never worked with before, was over the moon about how well it was going. That’s the most challenging role. But the most challenging character has to be Hamlet, because of all the weight that was on that character. You play a character like that and everybody has an idea of what he’s supposed to be. Everybody knows those speeches. We had to cut
Theatre, which specializes in bigger shows, the Warehouse that can do more cutting-edge stuff, Centre Stage which is somewhere in between, and you’ve got Cafe & Then Some, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre — there’s a kind for everybody, and they’re all run by people who care and know what they’re doing.
How has Greenville’s theater scene changed since you became involved? The biggest thing about the scene is that a lot more people are coming to Greenville with theater training. As Greenville has grown, the arts scene has grown with it.
What is your hope for the future of theater in Greenville? I just hope to stay involved with it. I want to continue making a living doing it. And we have room for types of theater we don’t have now. Seeing smaller, more intimate, more cutting-edge stuff would be cool, but the scene in general needs to keep growing and building its audience.
Backstage is a recurring series that appears in the Greenville Journal’s culture section that is designed to bring the theater community and the community at-large closer together through Q&As with local actors, directors, and designers who are instrumental in shaping our performing arts scene.
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GLITZ & GLAM ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ looks to Old Hollywood for inspiration NEIL SHURLEY | CONTRIBUTOR
Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is, at heart, a comic romance of reluctant lovers, malicious gossip, and witty repartee. Yet while the relationship of the young lovers Claudio and Hero may be the central focus of the play, the most memorable portions concern the “merry war” between two secondary characters. “Beatrice and Benedick are the prototype for every screwball comedy couple known for their ‘erotic quarreling,’” says Anne Tromsness, director of the production opening at Warehouse Theatre this weekend. “Think Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.” With that in mind, Tromsness developed a setting for her production that would help emphasize the link. “I wanted to place it somewhere that the audience could relate to,” she says. “I like to give contemporary audiences a vocabulary, a way to understand the archetypes — or sometimes the stereotypes — and the rules of the world, because sometimes the language can be a barrier. So I chose old Hollywood — late ‘40s, early ‘50s — and instead of Messina, Italy, it’s Messina Pictures.” Nakeisha Daniel, who plays Beatrice, loves this setting. “The heightened world of Shakespeare and the heightened world of Hollywood do match kind of perfectly,” she says. Daniel prepared for her role by watching old films, such as “The Philadelphia Story,” and seeking inspiration in actresses like Katharine Hepburn, Lena Horne, and Dorothy Dandridge. “There are a lot of things about Beatrice that are inherently similar to Hollywood actresses of that era, especially with Katharine Hepburn,” Daniel says. “Hepburn didn’t want to be pinned down to a specific style of dress or whether or not she was going to get married. She was very silent about her personal life. And the same with Beatrice — she’s defiant with her uncle, she doesn’t want to get married, but she’s in this world where she knows eventually she will have to. So she plays with that and plays with Benedick and strings everyone along to see what her decisions will be.” Tromsness thinks the setting helps un-
Thomas Azar as Benedick and Nakeisha Daniel as Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing.” Photo by Wylder Cooper
derscore some of Shakespeare’s themes. “For me, the play is a lot about what we seem to be and what others expect us to be versus who we are and who we want to be.” She sees similar dichotomies in the lives of glamorous movie stars. “Hollywood is a place filled with big personalities. It’s full of romance, full of gossip, full of rumor, full of suspicions and big drama,” she says. “The world behind the scenes was messy and sometimes just heartbreaking and sometimes really funny and sometimes a mixture of both.” For Thomas Azar, who plays Beatrice’s foil, Benedick, the Hollywood concept has also helped him find additional levels to the play as a whole. “I’m starting to clue in that it’s not just a comedy, that there’s a heavier element to it,” he says. “As we’re going through this rehearsal I’m really thinking about Benedick as a movie star and the persona that comes along with that, and then who is the person beneath the persona, how many people get to actually know him, and why is he hiding. And this is just making him so much more of a real person to me. Not that Shakespeare didn’t write a real person, because he cer-
tainly did; I just hadn’t figured it out for myself before having the benefit of this great cast who are working so well together, and Anne’s concept that just every night is sparking more and more.” Along with Daniel and Azar, other performers include David Bean, Tim Brosnan, Burke Brown, Shelli Delgado, Amy M. Dunlap, Angelina Mussro, Christopher Paul Smith, and Jayce T. Tromsness. “Everyone has jumped in and brought so many ideas,” Tromsness says. “The idea of this world for the play has just — I’m humbled by the level of collaboration and creativity and the vibe in the room. People are jumping in with all kinds of great ideas and things to try, and it’s exactly what you would want from a rehearsal process. So I think it’s going to be really great, and I can’t wait to share it.”
“MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING” WHEN April 20-May 5, times vary WHERE The Warehouse Theatre, 27 Augusta St. TICKETS $35 general, $40 reserved INFO www.warehousetheatre.com, 864-235-6948
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GREENVILLE LITTLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 SEASON LINEUP and eventually ends up working with the FBI. It’s based on a terrific movie, and the musical is a wonderful adaptation. It’s very funny, has high-energy dance numbers, and takes you on a nice trip through disguises, ups and downs, and near misses with the law. It’s a great story with great music, and I think our audience will love it.”
NEIL SHURLEY | CONTRIBUTOR
Three hit musicals, a masterful thriller, a heartwarming comedy, and a beloved holiday classic headline Greenville Little Theatre’s 2018-2019 season, recently announced by Executive Artistic Director Allen McCalla and Producing Director Suzanne McCalla. In addition to the MainStage productions, GLT’s season includes two concert shows and two shows in its Theatre for Young Audiences series. We spoke to Allen McCalla about the season and asked him to give us a few comments about each of next year’s shows.
Concert Series “The Sounds Of Summer” Aug. 9-12
Beach Boys tribute group plays more than 30 familiar hits while also telling the story of The Beach Boys. Allen McCalla’s comment: “They were here a few years ago and they were wonderful and a huge hit. They’re these young guys from Ohio that perform all over, and they’re just great. It’s like seeing The Beach Boys on stage. They’re funny and charming and they nail all those complicated harmonies.”
On the MainStage “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Sept. 7-30
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers, and the coat of many colors is told entirely through song and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Allen McCalla’s comment: “It’s a really joyous musical. I’ve always loved it, ever since the original album came out. So I just couldn’t wait to put it back on the season. It’s hard to go wrong with it — a great, dynamic, biblical story with all that wonderful music, and I think Webber and Rice were really at the peak of their creativity through this and ‘[Jesus Christ] Superstar.’ Kimberlee Ferreira is directing it, and it’s all music so she’s perfect for it.”
“Wait Until Dark” Oct. 26–Nov. 11
This spine-tingling thriller — originally a Broadway hit, then a smash Audrey Hepburn movie — centers on a blind woman who is unwittingly at the center of a sinister plot. Allen McCalla’s comment: “Never been done before at GLT, but, boy, it’s just one of the best on-stage thrillers ever. It’s just a fascinating little character study, and it will make the audience gasp at least once — at least once.”
“It’s A Wonderful Life” Dec. 6-16
Based on Frank Capra’s classic movie starring Jimmy Stewart, it’s the unforgettable story of George Bailey, Mary, Mr. Potter, and an angel named Clarence as they face the trials and joys of life. Allen McCalla’s comment: “This is a really great stage adaptation. It’s like seeing that wonderful old film that’s in all of our heads come alive on stage. We have done this one before, but it’s just a uniquely American Christmas story.”
March 1-17, 2019
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s timeless musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist.” Allen McCalla’s comment: “This is a musical master-
“Let’s Hang On” May 2-5, 2019
Allen McCalla. Photo by Will Crooks / Greenville Journal piece. It’s really a precursor to shows like ‘Les Mis.’ Incredible music and it’s fun, it’s funny, it’s dark, it’s difficult, you laugh, you cry. … It takes you on this wonderful journey, the life of this child. Very Dickensian and just a real musical masterpiece.”
“Leaving Iowa” April 12-28, 2019
If you liked “Over the River and Through the Woods” — or have ever taken a family vacation — you’re sure to love the hilarious and touching “Leaving Iowa.” Allen McCalla’s comment: “This is the real hidden treasure of the season. I’m directing it, and I’m really excited about it because it’s one of those rare plays that really makes you laugh hysterically, but it’s very touching at the same time. It’s like a memory play, so it’s very episodic, bringing back all these memories of childhood and taking family trips in the car, so all that is very funny. And I think our audience will just eat it up.”
“Catch Me If You Can: The Musical” May 31-June 23, 2019
Tony-nominated musical comedy based on the 2002 Steven Spielberg film that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, with a score by the same team that wrote “Hairspray.” Allen McCalla’s comment: “We love to do new musicals, and this is one that’s been on our radar for a while. It’s a true story about a conman who basically kites checks
This live band and theatrical production bring the songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to life. Allen McCalla’s comment: “My gosh, they sound just like Frankie Valli — which is hard to do! It’s a fairly big band, I think 10 people with the band and singers, and they just nail it. They weave the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons through it. I’m looking very forward to it.”
Theater for Young Audiences “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” by Catherine Bush Dec. 11-15
A delightful and heartwarming comedy about a lively second-grader who loses her two front teeth right before she is set to whistle in the school talent show. A Christmas adventure that will fill the whole family with holiday cheer!
“Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook” by Allison Gregory March 14-16, 2019
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook — or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. Six-play full-season subscriptions are on sale now with the ability to add on the concert series. Subscription packages offer savings off single ticket prices, exclusive benefits, and personalized customer service. Theater for Young Audiences shows also tour to local schools. For more information about touring productions or season subscriptions, visit greenvillelittletheatre.org or contact GLT’s box office, 864-233-6238. Single tickets go on sale in early July.
NEW ON THE MENU WORDS BY ARIEL TURNER
nication with the developer, Centennial American Properties’ owner Brody Glenn, about potential options. The restaurant group, which opened Rick Erwin’s West End Grille in 2005, has steadily added to its own lineup with Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood in 2010, Rick’s Deli & Market in 2013, Rick Erwin’s Clemson in 2014, Rick Erwin’s Eastside in 2015, and the newest additions within the last year — The Standard and Level 10 in Spartanburg. The group also runs a full catering operation out of the Avenue event space. “Any time we look at a new concept or a new location of a current concept, we want to give the customer a high-end experience and a great value,” Erwin says. “Just recently, with Level 10, we wanted to give Spartanburg an experience they haven’t seen yet — small plates, incredible views, international menu, and a pair of the most talented chefs in the area with
executive chef positions have come from California, Charleston, and D.C. This has increased our exposure to new techniques, food preps, and expanded our culture of diversity.” Just recently, they added Daniel Lovelace as the director of community relations and business development, a new position created for him in the corporate office to help improve the overall guest experience in all of the restaurants as well as help launch an expanded catering business out of the Deli. This also means making changes within the current restaurants when necessary. Both the West End Grille and Nantucket locations, for example, underwent interior renovations and menu changes over the last year and a half. The Deli is on the verge of a similar change — with a menu reworking that will include some favorite items from other restaurants within the group.
“It’s a very exciting time for us, as we could potentially be adding two or three restaurants to our group within the next few years.”
– Rick Erwin
The Double-Prime Cheeseburger served at the bar at Rick Erwin’s West End Grille will also soon be available at Rick’s Deli & Market. Photo by Alex Reynolds
Rick Erwin Dining Group looking to expand while Deli undergoes full-scale update As the Upstate’s restaurant roster undergoes frequent changes — openings of new restaurants and seemingly as many closings — one of the mainstays of Greenville’s downtown dining scene, Rick Erwin Dining Group, has not only weathered the sometimes hostile climate but also has plans for future expansion while updating its current seven locations. “I won’t give any specifics, but you will see a new restaurant in the Greenville market announced within the coming months and potentially open in 2018,” founder
and owner Rick Erwin says. “It’s a very exciting time for us, as we could potentially be adding two or three restaurants to our group within the next few years.” Erwin says he’s been traveling over the last few months, looking for growth opportunities in and out of South Carolina. One such local location that has been the subject of speculation is the Camperdown development across from the Peace Center. Erwin says while he can’t give a definite answer on this yet, they are in commu-
Mark Grasso and Bryan Lindsay.” Continuing to grow and remain relevant has been strategic for the leadership, which also includes Michael Ivey, CFO and partner, along with various staff members who have risen within the ranks to leadership roles. “We’ve remained focused on one major thing since we’ve opened — creating an exceptional experience for our customers so they can focus on what really matters — the people across the table,” Erwin says. “Our customers know that our food, service, and overall experience is not only consistent, but we’re investing into our teams to make that experience even more special. We study people and brands like Thomas Keller, Ritz Carlton, and Disney Hospitality to give our teams exposure to the type of restaurant we want to be.” Having grown as much as it has in the last 13 years, RE Dining Group has hired leaders in every major area of the company, from chefs to the corporate office, who are responsible for steering the company culture and shaping the future of the restaurant group. “This is no knock against local talent, but we have had to look outside of our region to find new leaders in our company,” Erwin says. “Most of our recent hires for
“We have been proud to be one of Greenville’s favorite downtown lunch spots for five years now, and we have been incredibly grateful to our community for that. However, we do not want to take that for granted,” Erwin says. “New options are popping up every time you look around, so we have to prove to our customers that we can continue to serve menu items worth getting excited about. The goal is for people to come in a large crowd and everyone find something they want to eat. We are removing and/or improving the items on our menu that we felt like our customers weren’t ordering or, to be quite honest, weren’t special.” Two such changes include removing the Traditional Cheeseburger from the menu and replacing it with the Double-Prime Cheeseburger served at the bar at West End Grille, along with adding the Prime Meatloaf, which is a best seller from The Standard. Another way Erwin says the restaurant group remains a local leader is through a commitment to food quality. “Even as food and labor costs increase, we will never sacrifice quality,” he says. “We have recently changed our beef program because we found a better product, and we are dedicated to serving the best.”
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Three more words: Tater Tot Bar. Yup. It’s happening on a Tuesday in the near future at LTO Burger Bar after the popculture-themed burger joint undergoes a renovation to divide the dining room from the bar to create two separate identities for the space. Co-owner Chad Gangwer says FOOD NEWS this has been the plan all along since LTO & EVENTS opened last summer. So let’s talk tater topBY ARIEL TURNER pings: chili, cheese sauces (not just one!), flavored ketchups, barbecue sauces, bacon, and all the fixins’ piled atop fried potatoes. I’m not drooling; you’re drooling. Gangwer says the bar side will also host tater tot eating contests. That should be entertaining. Keep an eye on their social feeds for a launch date.
Holy crepe I’m sure no one has ever used that expression before. Kidding. But not joking, Barista Alley in Greer just built a new bar at the back of the coffee shop where the French pancakes will soon be available. No word yet when that will be, but social media will likely have all the answers in due time.
Kids in the kitchen One of the most entertaining events of 2017 euphoria was the Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown finals that featured four Greenville County Schools students cooking their own recipes on the culinary stage, assisted by Michelin starred chefs, for a chance to have their creations added to the Greenville County Schools menu. It was an adorable scene to watch three high schoolers and an elementary school student be innocently unaware they were throwing down with three of the best chefs in the entire world. Bless. Meanwhile, the audience full of foodies was fan-girling hard at chefs Dominique Crenn, Michael Mina, and Curtis Duffy. The 2018 contest just kicked off last week with an event including 2017’s champion, Nayha Hussain, and her winning dish Gobi Manchurian, which she served that day at Riverside High School. “Gobi Manchurian is a vegetarian dish,” she says. “It’s sort of an Indian, South Asian, Chinese fusion dish. I came up with it because I wanted sesame chicken and we didn’t have any Nayha Hussain, 2017 Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown champion chicken. So I used cauliflower instead. I threw it in the sauce and served it over rice, and it turned out to be pretty good.” Any Greenville County Schools students between the ages of 8 and 18 can now enter the 2018 euphoria Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown until Sept. 7. The recipes will be judged on whether they are original, healthy, affordable, and delicious, and finalists will be chosen to cook during the final event on Sept. 23. during euphoria. Submit recipes to euphoriagreenville.com/kidsrecipe.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28 FORMALLY KNOWN AS ROCK THE RIVER
Rosé all day This event isn’t until May 12, but tickets will go fast. What better way to spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day than at a Rosé Social at Community Tap, 2-5 p.m. This event will feature 24 different wines by the Tap’s favorite rosé producers representing six continents, 12 countries, and four states. And tacos. Yes, chef Tobin Simpson of Project Host will be keeping us (because I will be there) fed with carnitas tacos and roast pork tamales with a veg option too. Olé. Cost is $45. COMMUNITYJOURNALS.COM
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT APR. 21 COMMUNITY
Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival
Chapman Cultural Center will host the fifth annual Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival. Residents are encouraged to bring their kites if they have one, and there will also be kites for sale from the Chapman Cultural Center booth. Free kites will be distributed from the GreenvilleSpartanburg International Airport booth while supplies last. Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Club will be at the festival, led by master kitemaker and local enthusiast Chuck Holmes. “Members will be assisting as ‘kite doctors,’ safety directors, and flying kites during the festival,” Holmes says. “Our local group will be joined by members from kite groups located in Charlotte, Atlanta, New Jersey, and Denmark! We’re looking forward to lots of people coming out to fly kites with us.” In addition to kite flying, live music will play throughout the day from local artists, including The Accidentally Irish Lads and Lassies, TJ Jeter, Abbey Elmore, The Thunder Road Band, and more. Local food trucks, such as Herb N Eats, Pig on Fire, Hub City Scoops, One Love Fusion Foods, and Growler Haus, will also be at the event. Jennifer Evins, president and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center, says this annual event is so special because it officially kicks off spring for Spartanburg residents. “This year, we have even more for every member of the family, and we’re looking forward to seeing you in the flying fields,” Evins says. –Robert Hull
WHEN April 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. WHERE Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. St John St., Spartanburg ADMISSION Free INFO www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/spartanburg-soaring/
Vintage Market at the Park Vintage Market at the Park is holding its annual shopping event for enthusiasts of all things vintage, handmade, and upcycled. Vendors of handmade, repurposed, and antique goods from around the area will set up unique displays and shops in the park. Items for sale will include jewelry, furniture, and artwork. Dozens of vendors, such as 4 Ever Furniture, A Dapper Sandlapper, Abee Artistry, Antiques on Church, and Ballew Woodworks, among others, will be at this year’s event. There will also be plenty of food from local trucks, such as Paradox Coffee, The Chuck Truck, The Gravy Train, The Chillwagon, and the Bootleg Bakery. –Robert Hull
Every Wednesday in
Located at Falls Park • Movies start at dusk
ANIMATION, COMEDY (1996) starring Michael Jordan
COMEDY, ROMANCE (1940)
starring Cary Grant & Rosalind Russel
16 23 30
MYSTERY, ROMANCE (1958)
starring Kim Novak & James Stewart
ADVENTURE, SCI-FI (1960)
starring Rod Taylor & Yvette Mimieux
ADVENTURE, COMEDY, FAMILY (1985) starring Paul Reubens & Elizabeth Daily
WHEN April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. WHERE Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest ADMISSION Free INFO www.vintagemarketgreer.com
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100% ORGANIC AND FRESH The seventh annual Mutt Strut benefiting the Greenville Humane Society will be held in downtown Greenville, beginning and ending in Falls Park. After the race at the finish line, there will be a Mutt Market at Falls Park with festival-style activities including caricature artists, face painters, balloon artists, live music, vendors, and other entertainment. Free pizza will be served from Papa John’s, the presenting sponsor of Mutt Strut. This event is great for the entire family, including our four-legged friends. Those who sign up early will receive free items, including a swag bag and a T-shirt. –Robert Hull
WHEN April 28; 8 a.m.-noon WHERE Falls Park, 601 S. Main St. ADMISSION Registration: $25; day of event, $35 INFO www.ghsmuttstrut.com/
Lunch Specials: $8.50 1124 North Pleasantburg Drive, Dinner Specials: $12.50 Greenville | 864.292.7002 All entrees include soup, rice, beans, Tuesday - Friday 11am - 3pm; chips, and salsa. Try our wide range of Wednesday - Friday 5pm - 9pm vegan entrees with organic vegetables! Reservations suggested.
You are welcome to bring your own beer or wine.
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APR. 20 -26
Main Street Friday
Soul Service Apr. 20 ~ 232-2273 Peace Center
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Apr. 20 ~ 467-3000 Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Works by Nadia Barbotin & Harlan Lovestone Through Apr. 20 ~ 242-1050 SC Children’s Theatre
Dragons Love Tacos Apr. 20-21 ~ 235-2885 Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Humans and Animals Apr. 20-22 ~ 467-3000
The Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is more or less what it sounds like, with performers onstage banging spikes into their sinus cavities, lying on beds of nails, lifting bowling balls with their earlobes, and doing it all with a combination of vaudeville flair and punk attitude. And they don’t do it in a tent out on the edge of town; they do it onstage paired up with loud, Photo by Webb Photos hard, and fast rock bands. “It does provide some staging challenges,” says the Sideshow’s Zak Crouch (stage name Captain Darron von Awesome), who runs the production with his partner Kayti McMyermick (aka Miss Trashique), “as far as working around music gear onstage and figuring out set times.” The Sideshow emulates a tried-and-true old-school performance called a “10 in one,” which simply refers to the number of breathtaking feats the audience might witness. “You’d see 10 or 11 different acts under one tent for one ticket price,” Crouch says. “As sideshows in midways and carnivals started to lose popularity, the term got used less and less, but we built our show on a very traditional style, so we refer to our show as a 10 in one. We do stunts like the human blockhead, where I drive a nail into my nose and pull it out with no injury, or sword swallowing and fire eating, skills that took years to learn.” –Vincent Harris
The Warehouse Theate
Much Ado about Nothing Apr. 20-May 5 ~ 235-6948 Younts Performing Arts Center
Fountain Inn Chorale Spring Concert Apr. 21 ~ 409-1050 SC Children’s Theatre
Tell Me a Story Theatre Apr. 24 ~ 235-2885 Downtown Alive
James Radford Band Apr. 26 ~ 232-2273 Greenville County Youth Orchestra
Spring Orchestras Concert Apr. 26 ~ 467-3000 Younts Center for Performing Arts
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Apr. 26-29 ~ 409-1050 Greenville Little Theatre
Perfect Wedding Through Apr. 29 ~ 233-6238 Metro. Arts Council @ Centre Stage
Works by Nathan Bertling Through Apr. 29 ~ 233-6733 Greenville County Museum of Art
Carl Blair: GCMA Collection Through May 20 ~ 271-7570 Greenville Center for Creative Arts
Material Transformation Through May 23 ~ 735-3948 WXYZ @ Aloft Hotel
Works by Marian and Melanie Pouch Through May 31 ~ 313-5708
Keeping our ARTbeat strong w w w.greenvillearts.com
16 Augusta Street
Radio Room | 110 Poinsett Highway | 8 p.m.
A R T S C A LE N DA R
Tinderbox Circus Sideshow w/ American Pinup
SCCT’s Caribbean Crush 2018
South Carolina Children’s Theatre Zen | 924 S. Main St. | 7-11 p.m. The night will bring together Caribbean steel drums, fantastic food, beach drinks, and a silent auction. 864-235-2885 | www.scchildrenstheatre.org CONCERT
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Peace Center | 300 S. Main St. | 8 p.m. | $45-$75 Two-time Grammy Award-winner Jason Isbell and his mighty band, the 400 Unit, welcome special guest Richard Thompson. 864-467-3000 | www.peacecenter.org MUSIC
Clarinetist Michael Lowenstern
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Smith Recital Hall | 15 University St. 7:30-9 p.m. | FREE Composer, advertising executive, and preeminent bass clarinetist of his generation Michael Lowenstern brings his unique blend of creative electro-acoustic music to Greenville as part of the Pathways Guest Artist Series. 864-282-3945 | www.scgsah.org CAUSES & FUNDRAISING
Fit for the Cure campaign
Belk at Haywood For every bra fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen. For every Wacoal or b.tempt’d item purchased during the event, Wacoal donates an additional $2 Susan G. Komen. CAUSES & FUNDRAISING
One Main Roar
Clemson MBA Student Association 5th floor 1 N. Main Street | 6-9:30 p.m. $50/student; $85/individual; $135/couple One Main Roar, the MBA Student Association fundraising event, will raise money to support the Greenville Health System ALS Clinic and the Upstate patients and families living with ALS. The evening will consist of speakers from the ALS clinic, dinner, beverages, a silent auction, and music. firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Big Town: The Breakers Tour
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St. | Tickets start at $15 Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town brings their critically acclaimed harmonies to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. 800-745-3000 | www.ticketmaster.com www.LittleBigTown.com FRI-SAT
FREE The Better Business Bureau of the Upstate and AARP will host Shred Day, a national event created to promote awareness about identity theft and protection at Simpsonville City Park, April 20, and at 408 N. Church St., April 21, in Greenville and at the Anderson Mall. www.bit.ly/ShredApril2018 PERFORMANCE
“The Great Gatsby”
Ballet Spartanburg | Chapman Cultural Center 200 E. Saint John St. Ballet Spartanburg presents “The Great Gatsby” as part of its 2017-2018 performance season. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s well-known novel is brought to life in this new ballet with original set design and choreography by Carlos Agudelo. 864-542-ARTS | www.balletspartanburg.org www.chapmanculturalcenter.org FRI-SUN
Humans and Animals
Greenville Symphony Orchestra The Peace Center | 300 South Main St. $45-$55 We close our Chamber Orchestra season and welcome spring with the sunny music from three Mediterranean composers. Contrasting moods fill the hall, from the passionate drama of “Carmen,” to the sparkling humor and satirical take of Saint-Saens’ famous musical zoo, “Carnival of Animals,” featuring Lisa Kiser and David Gross on piano, and narrated by Furman University’s Music Department Chair, Hugh Floyd. 864-232-0344 | www.greenvillesymphony.org
“James and the Giant Peach”
Mauldin Cultural Center | 101 East Butler Road $6-10 Come for Mauldin Youth Theatre’s production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach, Jr!” When James chops down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach. 864-335-4862 www.mauldinculturalcenter.eventbrite.com email@example.com PERFORMING ARTS
“The House Without Windows”
Electric City Playhouse | Anderson “The House Without Windows” is an original one-act written by Montessori school of Anderson senior Katie Homer-Drummond. It deals with the topics of depression in college students and the struggle with handling mental health issues when you’re on your own for the first time. There will be a talkback with the author, director, and actors after the show. firstname.lastname@example.org PERFORMING ARTS
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
MUSE | 134 S. Main St., Woodruff | FREE Join us for the 32nd annual Stone Soup Storytelling Festival. This year’s festival includes a “Finding Your Voice” workshop with master story performer, Leeny Del Seamonds. Other featured storytellers include Pat Nease, Norm Brecke, Laura Packer, and Mary Lou Williams. www.stonesoupsc.com THRU SAT
“Dragons Love Tacos”
South Carolina Children’s Theatre The Salvation Army Kroc Center 424 Westfield St. | $9 Adapted from the New York Times best-seller, “Dragons Love Tacos” is a deliciously funny tale of new friends and the perfect snack, and is full of fiery fun for your entire family. 864-235-2885 | www.scchildrenstheatre.org email@example.com PERFORMING ARTS
“The Shadow Box” by Michael Cristofer Furman University | The Playhouse 3300 Poinsett Hwy. $18/adult, $15/senior, $10/student In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, three terminally ill patients, family members, and friends gather at a hospital where the patients agree to participate in a psychological protocol. This is a compelling and compassionate play about the empowering act of self-realization – about the act of living one’s last days with courage, love, and dignity. 864-294-2125 | www.bit.ly/2uLBbkd Mickie.firstname.lastname@example.org FASHION & BEAUTY
Greenville Fashion Week
H Factor LLC The Village Green | 50 W Broad St. $75 A fashion festival featuring local and national designers, models, photographers, hair and makeup artists. The festival is comprised of several events including fashion brunches, black tie parties, runway shows, and much more. 864-360-4556 | www.gvlfashionweek.com email@example.com
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Nile & Soulfly
The Firmament | 5 Market Point Drive | 7 p.m. | $11-$28
Nile is a technical death metal band with dizzying instrumental and compositional skills that has spent 15 years essentially touring nonstop, and they’ve developed a large following, particularly overseas. But the native Greenville band hasn’t been able to play their hometown in years, primarily because they haven’t been able to find the right venue. “Not being able to play in your hometown, that’s a drag,” says Nile singer/guitarist Karl Sanders. “We did a show at Gottrocks a few years back, which sold out, and friends of mine who wanted to come to the show couldn’t get in the door! And now we Provided by Nuclear Blast Records have a great new place, and I think we should support it. I really believe that Greenville benefits from having a venue like The Firmament.” As for Nile’s pairing with Soulfly, led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, Sanders says the concept is simple. “Hopefully, on a good day, it combines the audiences of both bands and we have a large community of metal fans having a great time,” he says. “It’s a simple philosophy: Metal shows are better when your friends are there.” –Vincent Harris SAT
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First Time Spring Local Artisan Pop Up Shop
The Art House of Greenville | Studio Unknown 914 Easley Bridge Road | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Art House of Greenville art group will be hosting their first spring pop-up shop. There will be live art along with refreshments for everyone plus a dynamic group of artists excited to share their art with you. www.facebook.com/thearthouseofgreenville/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Xscap3 Louder Than Love Tour
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St. 7:30 p.m. $182, $152, $122, $112, $96, $65 The Xscap3 Louder Than Love Tour with special guests Anthony Hamilton, Joe, and Zonnique comes to Greenville. 800-745-3000 | www.ticketmaster.com www.BonSecoursArena.com
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Furman University Lyric Theatre McAlister Auditorium | 3300 Poinsett Hwy. 8 p.m. | $25/adult, $20/senior, $15/student Furman professor of voice Grant Knox directs an all-student cast in Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera “Hansel and Gretel.” Accompanying Furman Lyric Theatre is the Furman Symphony Opera Orchestra conducted by Furman’s Thomas Joiner. The opera ends with a hymn-like ensemble performed by Chicora Voices. 864-294-2086 | www.bit.ly/2Jz92Qw firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Street | 7:20 a.m. The 41st TD Bank Reedy River Run consisting of a 10k, 5k and Youth Mile. The start line is at South Main Street between Broad Street and Court Street. The post-race festival will take place at the TD Stage at the Peace Center and includes a post-race experience with race vendors, give-a-ways, a food truck, and awards. www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com
Furman University & Notre Dame Club of Western Carolinas Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University 3300 Poinsett Hwy. 7-8:15 p.m. | FREE Guest lecture by Walter J. Nicgorski, Ph.D, on “The Morality of the Liberal Arts” with discussion on differences between learning, expertise, the liberal arts, and the humanities. 864-280-3407 | email@example.com
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Illustrator Show and Tell
Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 11 a.m. | FREE Have you ever wondered how illustrators work? Come and see for yourself at our illustrator show-and-tell. We will be hearing from Alice Ratterree, Bonnie Adamson, and Lina Maslo. RSVP to Fiction Addiction. 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org BOOK SIGNING/READING
Davis & Kathleen Horner Launch Party
Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Rd., Ste 5 2-4 p.m. | FREE Come and celebrate the launch of “Tales of Astro Cat,” written by Davis Horner and illustrated by Kathleen Horner. The event will feature a live reading by the authors. 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com email@example.com
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OUTCRY: Spring 2018 Tour
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St. | 7 p.m. | $64.95/Experience; $99.95/Collective; $26.95/registration; $22.95/group & 4 pack; $35 at the event Featuring a unique combination of artists and worship leaders, OUTCRY: Spring 2018 Tour provides a rare opportunity to worship with a wide variety of artists and hear a message from one of the renowned speakers of the day. Artists teaming up for the OUTCRY: Spring 2018 Tour are Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, Mosaic MSC, and Vertical Worship, with speaker Christine Caine. www.outcrytour.com CAUSES & FUNDRAISING
Taste of the Upstate
Zen | Downtown Greenville 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $40 Taste of the Upstate is a Sunday jazz and gospel brunch benefiting Loaves & Fishes. Tickets include all-you-can-eat tastings from some of Greenville’s best restaurants, a silent auction, a raffle, and more. www.LoavesAndFishesGreenville.org
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2018 Hesburgh Lecture
“The Day The Crayons Came Home” by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
South Carolina Children’s Theatre 1200 Pendleton St. | 9:30 and 11 a.m. | $1 A chance for wee ones (Pre-K) to hear a favorite story read and acted out. Traysie Amick, SCCT’s principal teaching artist, brings her high energy and child-friendly interpretation of favorite children’s stories to you for a fun weekday performance. 864-235-2885 | www.scchildrenstheatre.org
HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST
Fiction Addiction 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 6-7:30 p.m. | $25 Store owner Jill Hendrix will be teaching a class on bullet journaling. Ticket price is redeemable on a purchase that evening. 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Smith Recital Hall | 15 University St. 7:30-9 p.m. | FREE The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Woodwind students culminate their semester-long study of chamber music repertoire with an evening of works for wind trios, quartets, and quintets. 864-282-3945 | www.scgsah.org
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Concertato String Orchestra
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Smith Recital Hall | 15 University St. 7:30-9 p.m. | FREE The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ Concertato String Orchestra brings together the talent and dedication of high school musicians from across the state. These gifted students will perform classic works by Mozart, Bloch, and a surprise American composer. 864-282-3945 | www.scgsah.org
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Woodwind Chamber Concert
Jean Grosser Exhibit
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Lipscomb Gallery | 15 University St. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Mondays-Fridays | FREE The Lipscomb Gallery is featuring internationally acclaimed artist Jean Grosser, whose work offers visual expression to issues of social and political conflict inspired by the artist’s interest in political activism. www.scgsah.org
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Sweet Sweet w/ Jill Sprague & The Lemons Gottrocks | 200 Eisenhower Drive | 8:30 p.m. | $5
The Myrtle Beach duo Sweet Sweet combines acoustic guitar and cello into lilting, delicate music that is at once uplifting and mournful, with Jeremy Dunham’s propulsive acoustic strumming serving as a foundation for Kerrine Gifford’s haunting cello melodies and the pair’s tight vocal harmonies. The two circled around each other in different projects for a while before they actually played a show together, and the chemistry was immediate. “Kerrine needed someone to play a wedding with her,” Dunham says, “and I liked the way it sounded. There was something really sweet about it, a calming mellow sound I liked, and I’d always wanted a female voice to sing with. After that, we’d jam and learn the songs of bands we liked. We honestly didn’t expect it to turn into a big thing, but it kept developing to the point where we thought maybe we should play a show, and then maybe we should write songs, and before you know it, more people were responding to it, and eventually it became our main focus.” –Vincent Harris THU
For Poetry’s Sake: Celebrating National Poetry Month
Huguenot Mill | 101 W. Broad St. | 6:30 p.m. | FREE The Peace Center’s 2017-2018 Peace Voices program presents For Poetry’s Sake: Celebrating National Poetry Month, featuring Cheryl Boyce Taylor, and Marcus Amaker. 864-467-3000 | 800-888-7768 www.peacecenter.org
Peace Center’s 2017-2018 Master Classes Ramsaur Studio at Huguenot Mill 101 W. Broad St. | 4:30 p.m. | FREE Master Classes give teens from the workshop series an opportunity to dig deeper into the nuts and bolts of the poetic process. Visiting poets will share pieces, dissect their own work, and hold an open forum. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about their
own poems. Master classes are held in Ramsaur Studio and the public is invited to observe. This class features Marcus Amaker. 864-467-3000 | 800-888-7768 www.peacecenter.org FAMILY
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Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 10:30 a.m. | FREE This week’s featured picture book “A HippyHoppy Toad” by Peggy Archer and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com email@example.com COMMUNITY
Community vision workshops
Boiling Springs First Baptist Church 3600 Boiling Springs Road Upstate Forever and Heart of Boiling Springs will host a series of public workshops in partnership with Toole Design Group. The workshops are part of a process to develop a shared, community-driven vision for Boiling Springs. Area residents, businesses, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend. www.heartofboilingsprings.com BOOK SIGNING/READING
Otiti Uwagbai-Wright Book Signing
Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Rd., Ste 5 3:30-5:30 p.m. | FREE Author and life coach Otiti Uwagbai-Wright will be signing copies of her book, “Smell the Roses While You Endure: 21 Days of Enduring Affirmations.” 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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The right place to adopt is Animal Care
If you’re looking to adopt a pet, choosing Animal Care is a no-brainer. First off, I am there. My name is Pluto and I’m basically a 6 year old puppy. I’m full of love and life but I also know my manners and can’t wait to learn. Awesome pets like me are waiting to be adopted from Animal Care. There, you are not only saving a life, you’re building a NO KILL community in Greenville County. The biggest impact you can make is by adopting! I know some of you out there want to help but just aren’t in the right place to add to your family. You can make a difference too by donating to the Second Chance Fund, which helps animals with special medical needs, provides spay/neuter surgeries, and more. Just visit GreenvillePets.org.
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“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Musical”
Artios Academies of Greenville The Younts Center for Performing Arts 315 N. Main St., Fountain Inn | 7 p.m. $12 before April1, then $15 Take a fantastic musical adventure with an outof-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Filled with amazing stage spectacle, a heart-warming story, and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family. www.artiosgville.eventbrite.com Crossword puzzle: page 42
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Passport to Dance
International Ballet Zen | 924 S. Main St. | 7-10 p.m. | $75 International Ballet’s signature fundraising event is an evening to remember for sponsors and guests. Passport to Dance takes guests on a unique tour around the world through the media of video, live dance, and delicious food expertly created by Cribbs Catering. internationalballetsc.org FRI-SAT
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The Joyful Garden Tour
Christ Church Episcopal 10 N. Church St. | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | $25 Please join us for the fourth Joyful Garden Tour. Tour seven private gardens in the beautiful Alta Vista/Greenville Country Club areas of Greenville, as well as the newly renovated church with a charming courtyard edition. Proceeds benefit the historic grounds of Christ Church Episcopal. www.ccgsc.org/gardentour.php CAUSES & FUNDRAISING
Hole In One Shootout
Eagle Zone Golf Improvement Center 8000 Pelham Road Come out for a chance to win $1 million in the Laurens Electric Cooperative’s 16th Annual Hole In One Shootout. All proceeds from the event will benefit Laurens Electric’s new Community Impact Initiative, which provides grants to community members through their local Chambers of Commerce for public charitable purposes that enrich the quality of life of citizens. www.laurenselectric.com SAT
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Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale
Roper Mountain Science Center 402 Roper Mountain Road | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | FREE Annual Plant Sale to benefit the Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Association, a nonprofit organization. www.GGMGA.org CAUSES & FUNDRAISING
Paw Paws USA Bark Bash
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Paw Paws USA | 651 Main St. Suite B 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | FREE Paw Paws USA is having a “Bark Bash” after the seventh annual Mutt Strut benefiting the Greenville Humane Society. Paw Paws will have vendors on site, doggie pools, snacks, and more. Get special discounts at Paw Paws USA, Marble Slab Creamery, and Great American Cookies the day of the party. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Greenville Humane Society. www.pawpawsusa.com
Vino and Verdi
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra The Peace Center | 300 S Main St. 6:30-9 p.m. | $55 Come celebrate the end of the season and sip primo vino and enjoy fabulous food. Guests will have the opportunity to experience a live rehearsal of “Verdi’s Requiem” from the upcoming “Majestic Verdi” concert. 864-232-0344 www.greenvillesymphony.org/event/vino-verdi/ FRI-SAT
Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest
Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Downtown Greer | 111 Trade St. | FREE With a rich history of providing family fun for all ages, the annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest promises to be better than ever this year, the 34th anniversary of the event. This twoday event features live music on the CBL State Savings Bank Main Stage and the Family Dental Health Community Stage, Mitsubishi Anne Helton Creation Station, Apple Seeds Pediatric Dentistry, and Carolina Family Orthodontics KidsZone, Greer CPW Rudy’s Restaurant Row, and more than 150 vendors throughout the festival. 864-877-3131 | www.greerfamilyfest.com email@example.com TUE
Charles Martin Talk and Signing
Fiction Addiction 1175 Woods Crossing Rd., Ste 5 | 2-4 p.m. New York Times best-selling Southern author Charles Martin will be discussing his latest book, “Send Down the Rain.” There are two ticket options for this event. The $28 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one, and includes a copy of his book. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and includes a $10 voucher that can be redeemed at the event. 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org WED
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Navy League Presents Dinner Program on Mission Accomplishment in Daily Life
Navy League of the US, Upper SC Council Poinsett Club | 807 East Washington St. 6-9 p.m. | $33 The Upper South Carolina Council of the Navy League is pleased to announce that Brigadier General James Walker, USMC (ret), will be the guest speaker at its May dinner meeting. General Walker will discuss how the sea services’ focus on mission accomplishment can be applied to positively impact our daily lives. The public is invited to attend this inspiring program. 734-730-1020 www.bit.ly/NavyLeagueReservationForm NavyLeague.UpperSCCouncil@yahoo.com SAT
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Tails & Trails 5K
Greenville County Animal Care Conestee Park | 840 Mauldin Road 8:30-10 a.m. | $25 Race the trails (or go for a casual stroll) at Conestee Park side by side with your best running partner - your dog. Whether you’re racing with
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COMMUNITYJOURNALS.COM or without your four-legged companion or just walking the trail to support a good cause, Tails & Trails is fun for everyone. Make a difference in the lives of homeless animals and help Animal Care reach the goal of making Greenville County a no-kill community. www.GreenvillePets.org FRI
Fresh Fridays on the Grand Lawn
Hartness | 3500 South Highway 14 6-8 p.m. | FREE Fresh Fridays on the Grand Lawn will be recurring the third Friday of each month, where local farmers and artisans will display and sell an assortment of products. Guests can enjoy family-friendly entertainment and activities with no admission fee. The first 50 guests at the first event will receive a free Hartness tote bag. www.hartnessliving.com/fresh/
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Peace Center announces 2018-2019 Broadway Season
The Peace Center | 300 S Main St. The 2018-2019 Broadway season at the Peace Center offers timeless stories of hope and history, a celebration of the undying human spirit, and moments of uproarious laughter. The productions in the nine-show season all come straight from Broadway and boast a combined 32 Tony Awards, including the 2017 winner for Best Musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” and the 2017 winner for Best Musical Revival, “Hello, Dolly!” The season also includes two previous Best Musical Tony Award winners, including the South Carolina premiere of “Hamilton.” The 20182019 Broadway season includes “The Play That Goes Wrong,” “Anastasia,” “Hamilton,” “Miss Saigon,” “A Bronx Tale,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Come From Away,” “Hello, Dolly!,” and “Dear Evan Hansen.” www.peacecenter.org FRI-SAT
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Gaither Vocal Band Reunion
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St. The Gaither Vocal Band LIVE! will perform during an amazing weekend this fall. Artists include Bill and Gloria Gaither, Mark Lowry, Guy Penrod, David Phelps, Michael English, Wes Hampton, Larnelle Harris, Gary McSpadden, Russ Taff, Marsh Hall, Jim Mohr, Buddy Mullins, Adam Crabb, Jim Murray, Todd Suttles, and Reggie Smith.The weekend of events includes a concert on Friday at 7 p.m., a keynote convocation on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by an evening concert on Saturday at 6 p.m. www.bonsecoursarena.com
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Smart Pigments, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER & WINE at 541 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29607. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 29, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue ATTN: ABL;P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Chief’s Franchise, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 723 Congaree Rd., Greenville, SC 29607. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 29, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue ATTN: ABL;P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Midtown Partners LLC /DBA Fork and Plough intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER & WINE at 1629 East North Street, Greenville, SC 29607. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than May 6, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue ATTN: ABL;P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Craft Axe Throwing, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER & WINE at 1320 Hampton Avenue Ext. Unit 5A, Greenville , SC 29601. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than May 6, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue ATTN: ABL;P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) C/A NO: 2018-CP-23-00713 DEFICIENCY WAIVED Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. Karen A. Tardiff; Allen C. Tyree; Pamela N. Tyree; Half Mile Lake Homeowner’s Association, Inc., DEFENDANT(S) TO THE DEFENDANTS, ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, Hutchens Law Firm P.O. Box 8237, Columbia, SC 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master in Equity for Greenville County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff immediately and separately and such application will be deemed absolute and total in the absence of your application for such an appointment within thirty (30) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the
Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master in Equity in/for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. NOTICE OF FILING OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing Summons, along with the Complaint, was filed with the Clerk of Court for Greenville County, South Carolina, on February 8, 2018. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, (hereinafter “Order”), you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Hutchens Law Firm, P.O. Box 8237, Columbia, SC 29202 or call 803726-2700. Hutchens Law Firm, represents the Plaintiff in this action and does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date of this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY/ AGENT MAY PROCEED WITH A FORECLOSURE ACTION. If you have already pursued loss mitigation with the Plaintiff, this Notice does not guarantee the availability of loss mitigation options or further review of your qualifications. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that 1705 Grill LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/ permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 1705 White Horse Rd., Greenville SC 29605. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than May 6, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue ATTN: ABL;P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
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THE DESIGNATED LEGAL PUBLICATION FOR GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: RFP#71-05/10/18 – Uniforms for Sheriff’s Office, May 10, 2018, 3:30 P.M., E.D.T. Solicitations can be found at www.greenvillecounty.org or by calling (864) 467-7200. SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: IFB#70-05/15/18 – Construction of Summary Court, May 15, 2018, 3:30 P.M., E.D.T. Pre-bid meeting will be held on May 1, 2018, 9:00 A.M., E.D.T. at 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601. Solicitations can be found at www.greenvillecounty.org or by calling (864) 467-7200.
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: Timber Management Services, RFP #67-05/10/18, due at 3:00 P.M., E.D.T., May 10, 2018. Solicitations can be found at http://www.greenvillecounty. org/Procurement/ or by calling 864-467-7200.
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: RFP#66-05/09/18 – Broker of Record/ Fee based Consultant for Self- Insured Health Care Plans, May 09, 2018, 3:00 P.M., E.D.T. Solicitations can be found at www.greenvillecounty.org or by calling (864) 467-7200.
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SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: • Auctioneer Services for Tax Collector, RFP #68-05/08/18, until 3:00 PM, EDT, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. • Tree Maintenance and Removal Services, RFP #6905/15/18, until 3:00 PM, EDT, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Solicitations may be found at http://www.greenvillecounty. org/procurement/ or by calling (864) 467-7200.
NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE In the matter of ROSE MARY ZIELINSKI, deceased. Decedent’s date of birth: August 7, 1934. Name of Trust: THE ROSE MARY S. ZIELINSKI TRUST OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2001, as amended. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS The decedent, ROSE MARY ZIELINSKI, who lived at 275 Commonwealth Dr., Greenville, South Carolina 29615, died on March 16, 2018. There is no probate estate. Creditors of the deceased are notified that all claims against the trust estate will be forever barred unless presented to REGINA M. SCHLATTER, named Successor Trustee, within 8 months of the publication of this notice. Notice is further given that the trust estate will be thereafter assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it. REGINA M. SCHLATTER, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE 2980 ZURICH COURT, LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651
SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE FAMILY COURT 2017-DR-23-5232 Sherillyn Rose Bocchio, Plaintiff, -vs- Italo Bochio, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint upon the Subscriber at 2-B Cleveland Court, Greenville, SC 29607 within thirty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Complaint within that time, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Complaint filed 11/28/2017 at 4:23 pm in Clerk of Court’s Office, Greenville, SC. V. B. (TRIPP) ATKINS III (SC Bar No. 74697) Attorney for Plaintiff 2-B Cleveland Court Greenville, SC 29607 Telephone: 864-558-0512
PUBLIC HEARING There will be a PUBLIC HEARING before the GREENVILLE COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018 AT 3:00 P.M. in CONFERENCE ROOM –D at GREENVILLE COUNTY SQUARE, 301 UNIVERSITY RIDGE, GREENVILLE, S.C., for the purpose of hearing those persons interested in the petitions listed below. PERSONS HAVING AN INTEREST IN THESE PETITIONS MAY BECOME PARTIES OF RECORD BY FILING WITH THE BOARD, AT LEAST THREE (3) DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE SET FOR HEARING, BY WRITING THEIR ADDRESS, A STATEMENT OF THEIR POSITION AND THE REASONS WHY THE RELIEF SOUGHT WITH RESPECT TO SUCH PROPERTY SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED. CB-18-17 APPLICANT: SHARON HATFIELD TAX MAP#: 0559.01-01-023.00 LOCATION: 198 Rosa Lane, Simpsonville, SC REQUEST: Use by Special Exception to allow a home occupation for breeding 2-6 litters of labradoodles annually. CB-18-18 APPLICANT: GRACE CHURCH/ Kevin Gillenwater TAX MAP#: P015.03-06-001.00 LOCATION: 2701 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC REQUEST: Use by Special Exception for a partial change of occupancy for homeschool co-op to become a tenant within the facility for educational use CB-18-19 APPLICANT: GEORGE SINGLETON, QUEST LEADERSHIP ACADEMY/ CCAD, ENGINEERING LLC TAX MAP#: 0371.00-07-003.00 LOCATION: 29 Ridgeway Drive, Greenville, SC REQUEST: Use by Special Exception to allow an additional 8,000 SF Modular classroom building with 7 classrooms, 1 administrative room and a restroom facility CB-18-20 APPLICANT: PACOLET MILLIKEN ENTERPRISES I/Chris Hill, Scout Realty TAX MAP#: 0111.00-08-016.00 LOCATION: 11TH Street at Honor Street, Greenville, SC REQUEST: Variance requesting an 8 foot variance to the front setback requirements on A & B CB-18-21 APPLICANT: PACOLET MILLIKEN ENTERPRISES I/ Chris Hill, Scout Realty TAX MAP#: 0115.00-09-033.00 LOCATION: Fourth Avenue, Greenville, SC REQUEST: Variance requesting an 8 foot variance to the front setback requirements on A & B
CB-18-22 APPLICANT: PACOLET MILLIKEN ENTERPRISES I/ Chris Hill, Scout Realty TAX MAP#: 0116.00-01-001.00 LOCATION: N. Florida Avenue and Jasmine Drive, Greenville, SC REQUEST: Variance requesting an 8 foot variance to the front setback requirements on Lots 1 & 2 (fronting N. Florida Avenue) and requesting an 8 foot variance to the side setback requirement on Lot 1 along Jasmine Drive CB-18-23 APPLICANT: OLD PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH/Wayne Medlin TAX MAP#: 0550.03-01-008.00 LOCATION: 3540 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC REQUEST: Variance of 17 feet from left side setback and to allow a Use by Special Exception to allow a proposed building addition of the Fellowship Hall CB-18-24 APPLICANT: LAUREN MCGILL TAX MAP#: 0559.01-01-012.03 and 0559.01-01-012.04 LOCATION: 1000 Scuffletown Road, Simpsonville, SC REQUEST: Use by Special Exception for Recreation(private/public/non-profit) for the use of dog training
NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE FAMILY COURT C.A. NO.:2018-DR-23-1098 NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS TO KHALEL O. ABUTINEH You have been notified pursuant to SC Code Ann Sec.15-9-710, that custody proceedings have been initiated under the abovereferenced case number by Sherri D. Robinson. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED AS FOLLOWS: 1. That within thirty (30) days of receiving notice you shall respond in writing by filing with the Clerk of Court at 180 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg South Carolina 29306, notice and reasons to contest, intervene or otherwise respond; 2. That the Court must be informed of your current address and any change of address during the custody proceedings. 3. That failure to file a response within thirty (30) days of receiving notice will constitutes judgment by default rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Nathalie M. Morgan (69848) 201 West Stone Avenue Greenville, SC 29609 (864)242-6655 (864)242-6111 (facsimile) Attorney for Plaintiff
FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION SALE The Forfeited Land Commission (FLC) of Greenville County will begin selling assignments on properties not sold at the Greenville County Delinquent Tax Sale. This sale will begin Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Greenville County Treasurer’s office, 301 University Ridge, Suite 600. Random numbers will be drawn to establish place in line at 10:00 a.m. The FLC will accept offers-to-purchase equal to the published price for each property. Offers-to-purchase will be considered in the order submitted. Offer forms should be completed for each property to be purchased prior to the sale. The FLC reserves the right to reject any offer-to-purchase that does not meet these published requirements. Payment will only be accepted in the form of cash, cashier’s check or money order from a recognized financial institution and must be received at the time the sale is made. Property is sold “as is”. Tax accounts of buyers must be in good standing with the Greenville County Tax Collector. A list of the properties as well as an offer form can be obtained in the Forfeited Land Commission section of the Greenville County Treasurer’s web page –http:// www.greenvillecounty.org/ Treasurer/ or in the Greenville County Treasurer’s Office.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. COUNTY OF GREENVILLE FAMILY COURT LAWANA MICHELLE LITTLE V. JESUS MANUEL MORALES (CA NO. 2018-DR-23-0551) TO: JESUS MANUEL MORALES, DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint in the above entitled action was filed with the Greenville County Family Clerk of Court on February 7, 2018 at 12:13PM. The object and prayer of the Complaint is to obtain custody of the minor children identified in the complaint, child support, alimony, attorney’s fees and other relief as set forth in the Complaint. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint and to serve a copy of your answer to the pleadings upon the subscriber at the offices of Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler, P.A., P. O. Box l0828, Greenville, South Carolina 29603, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Complaint within that time, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Kristine Braswell-Amin of Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler, P.A., 900 E. North Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601.
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