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Emanuel: A ballet for hope, love, and forgiveness

William Starrett joins Tyler Ryan to talk about his new ballet Emanuel

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–Columbia City Ballet’s William Starrett says that his ballet Emanuel was inspired by the need to do “something” to help bring people together, after the Charleston church shooting.  His original ballet was two years in the making, and opens in Columbia Friday and Saturday evening at the Koger Center. If you are interested in tickets, call the box…

SC Student-Designed Umbrellas Celebrate Commitment to Arts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The South Carolina Arts Commission is celebrating 50 years of bringing the arts to students. Wednesday, the agency will kick-off the anniversary with “April Showers Art Part.” More than 100 elementary schools have painted and donated umbrellas, that will be installed on the ceiling of the Grand Hall at 701 Whaley. The event runs from 7 p.m….

Is there a better butter? Just ask Abby.

Entrepreneur Abby Kircher shares her product, Abby's Better Nut Butter with Tyler Ryan

CHARLOTTE NC (WOLO)–When you are fifteen, you have a lot of options for your spare time.  Many teens rub their fingerprints off feverishly texting and snapping…others head out to the field for sports…and then for some, like Abby Kircher, start a small business. Kircher, who is now seventeen, got the idea to create options to peanut butter, citing the large…

Artists Open Studios for Weekend-Long Tour

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Mix and mingle with Midlands artists during this weekend’s self-guided, free Columbia Open Studios tour. The annual, weekend-long event takes families and friends along a trail of 64 artists’ studios through Richland and Lexington Counties. 701 Center for Contemporary Art has produced the studio tour since 2011. Studios will be open Saturday, from 10 a.m. to…

Good Behavior: Putting your best FACE forward

Tyler Ryan learns about creating the right head shot from Pamela Eyring

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–Head shots used to be most often found in the entertainment world.  It is the first thing that is asked for by a producer or director.  Social media, and professional sites like Linkedin have made head shots commonplace.  To ensure that you are putting your best YOU out there, Pamela Eyring from the Protocol School of Washington offers…