Thursday night’s Crawl featured music by the CHS Marching Band and Bluegrass legends, The Spots. The Spots caused quite a raucous stir with their rambunctious rendition of Beerrun. The newly opened Skip’s on Third Ave. had a good crowd. As for the hoola-hoops, we don’t know why but they were fun to watch.
The Live Oak Art & Music Fest is held in conjunction with City of Conway's Fall Festival and features fine arts and crafts for sale and live music from Blues to Rap and Caribbean Country to Alternative Rock.
Theatre of the Republic (TOR), the name conjures memories of L’il Abner, Mark Twain, Jesus Christ Superstar and 9. This is not your run of the mill little theater. The talent pool at TOR runs deep and wide. These folks are serious about their craft and it shows.
The latest offering is Hairspray, a musical comedy set in segregated Baltimore in the early sixties. It delves into race, women’s weight and forbidden love. Yep, lots of room to be a tacky, preachy bore. But wait, on the horizon, coming to save the day and make this funny and entertaining is the Theatre of the Republic! And boy, do they!
From newcomer to seasoned pro, the cast draws you into their world and makes that world real. No wooden monotones to be found, the dialog and emotions are solid and convincing. No easy trick when so much of the show is campy.
Of special note is Emily Ann Martel who plays our heroine, Tracy. The only word that comes to mind is spitfire. Don’t let her near a gas station, her energy might cause an inferno.
Newcomer Reggie Bromell has solid chops and is a performer to watch. Chase Clark turns in a commendable performance while keeping his “Elvis do” perfectly balanced.
Kudos to Chuck and Diane DeVaughn Stokes. They could very easily just phone it in but they are top drawer every second of every scene. They are the backbone of the cast.
Brandon Shoemaker’s performance is worth the price of admission alone, if for nothing else than the ability to dance in those shoes.
The music is first rate but just when you think you’ve heard it all, Latreece Hilly takes the stage as Motormouth Maybelle and lets loose with “Big, Blond and Beautiful”. By the end of the song, the audience was in love with this woman.
TOR’s Hairspray is sassy, rascally, campy fun. It’s talented people having fun and bringing the audience along for the ride. This is a solid four tiger paw show.
For ticket and more info: Theatre of the Republic Website
As a way to bring our neighbors together in some common fun and nostalgia, Stan started a FaceBook page called; You’re Probably From Conway, SC if…
We thought it would be fun and some folk’s would get a kick out of it. Well sir, we have a hit on our hands! In less than a day the group has over 600 members and more are coming every hour. Topics of remembery range from cruising the mall to used to be stores and restaurants to “submarine races”. Take a minute and come on over to FaceBook and check us out. No telling who you might meet…
Conway Middle School Teacher, Mrs. Kelly Moran's 6th grade science students used mobile technology to learn about weather forecasting. Sean Junkins, an HCS Instructional Technology Coach, and Class of 2011 Apple Distinguished Educator recently posted this video on YouTube. Check out some of the great things happening inside our kid's classrooms. Thank you Sean and Kelly, keep up the good work.
Another great night for fathers and daughters in Conway, SC. Big thanks to City of Conway Parks & Recreation Dept., Graham Golf Cars, Sanders All-State Insurance, and The Trophy Place.
Imagine a family with no electricity in the house, cooking on a wood stove, washing clothes by hand, creating soap, butter, and household needs by hand, and no air conditioning! These were dedicated, hard working people, who lived off the land.
See how it's all done at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm. Located at 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, Hwy. 701 N, Conway, SC. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am till 4:00pm. Any size groups are welcome; church, scout, childcare, youth groups, 4-H, tour bus, family reunions, Red Hat, etc...
Just call the Farm in advance to set up a tour for your group.
In 2009 Clemson Extension partnered with the local Chamber of Commerce, Main Street USA and business leaders to host a seasonal farmers market in downtown Conway. Initially located under the historic Main Street Bridge, the reinvigorated Downtown Conway Farmers Market realized tremendous success in its first season.