By Eli Clarke, Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia) Since its inception in 2011, Freeway Music (FM) group has become nationally recognized, is the fastest growing music education center in the Carolinas, and has a partnership with a massive music store, Sims, where they feature rock bands in a showcase at least two times per year … Continue reading Freeway Music partners with Sims to provide space for musicians to grow
By Grace Butler, AC Flora HS (Columbia, South Carolina) Freeway Music Comparison On Friday, June 16 at Tin Roof, a Freeway Music School sponsored showcase featuring mostly teenagers and their small bands performed their work for an older audience, and everyone, from the bands to the spectators to the bartenders took fashion notes from the … Continue reading Freeway’s 90s grunge influence: Columbia taps into cool concert fashion trends through the ages
By Kate Marie Mattmiller, Lexington Catholic HS (Lexington, Kentucky) Six talented bands took to the stage at Tin Roof, a restaurant and music venue, on Friday, June 16 to showcase their sets they have been working on for the past several weeks. Tony Lee, creator of Freeway Music, conceived of this showcase for the community … Continue reading Freeway Music School fuels students’ passions for music
By Will Davidson, Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina) 1 Million Cups is a national organization that promotes entrepreneurs to educate, connect, and engage with other entrepreneurs. They meet every Wednesday morning. Meeting are open to the public to come in and listen to the entrepreneurs talk and sell their company for 6 minutes. After … Continue reading 1 Million Cups
By Aaliyah Outler, South Florence HS (Florence, South Carolina) In a blink of an eye, life changes. Buildings crumble, and new ones replace them, social norms buried in the sawdust of what was once the past. What was once outdated becomes outplayed, and history alters in the hands of new generations. Richland Library embraced this … Continue reading Built for a new generation
By Kinsley Thurston, South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, South Carolina) The Richland Library's main branch on Assembly St. plans to create a mural using bookmarks covered in doodles from members of the community. The plan is to use bookmarks submitted from the community along with bookmarks submitted from the project director and Richland Libraries resident … Continue reading Everybody is an artist in the eyes of Richland Library
By Kelly Fulford, Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia) New Thursdays The First Thursdays on Main event is a long standing tradition that Jeremy Becraft and One Columbia made possible to continue for the City and community of Columbia, South Carolina. One Columbia is a non-profit organization with a focus on the art history scene in … Continue reading Mast General Store – Columbia, S.C.
By Shailin Tisdale, Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina) One Columbia is an organization within Columbia that promotes art and events for Main Street and the Columbia area. It hosts many events such as One Book, One Community, Anastasia’s Fund, Fall Lines and even things as important as designing the new Columbia Flag. One event … Continue reading First Thursday on Main Street
By Mari Pressley, Blythewood HS (Columbia, South Carolina) One Columbia is the knot tying all of the arts and historical events of downtown Columbia. Specifically, the murals and sculptures of Columbia are what give downtown Columbia its character. The streets of columbia are lined with beautiful murals like those at the Vista Greenway tunnel. The … Continue reading Sculpting Columbia
By Katie Grace Upchurch, Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia) Katie Grace Upchurch created a website for her art gallery reviews. She reviewed City Art and Tapp's Art Gallery.