$5 mil for new performing arts center in Florence

Francis Marion University received another cash boost for its $30 million performing arts, part of the university’s ongoing plan to build up the school.

The State, Feb. 5, 2008

Augusta theater rediscovering what it’s good at

The Imperial Theatre finally has its budget in order after a period of bad leadership, poor budgeting, and failed sense of identity. Instead of a house that produces works, as it tried to do in the 2006-2007 season, it’s current board has settled on being a stage-for-hire.

Augusta Chronicle, Feb. 4, 2008

National Symphony Orchestra takes up residence in SC

A Feb. 10 concert in Greenville is part of the orchestra week-long stay in the Palmetto State.

Greenville News, Feb. 3, 2008

UPDATE: Charleston dates and more:

1- Feb. 13 at 12 p.m.: Woodwind Clinic

Wando High School Band, Mt. Pleasant

NSO members: Edward Cabarga, clarinet

2- Feb. 14 at 11 a.m.: Suzuki Master Class

Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School, Charleston

NSO members: Jan Chong, violin

3- Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m.: In-School Ensemble

Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School, Charleston

NSO members: Jan Chong, violin, and Glenn Donnellan, violin