February 9, 2018

Today I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Art's in Basic Curriculum Project's Peer-to-Peer Principal's Network where South Carolina's Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman as well as Dr. Earl Franks from the National Association of Elementary School Principals spoke. 

Molly spoke about her love for the arts ever since she was in school. She went on to receive her B.A. in Music Education at Lander College. Molly was even a music teacher for 18 years! She talked about the importance of the arts programs in our schools and how they will help students prepare for college and beyond. I even had a chance to talk with her after her presentation. I...

February 7, 2018

This past Friday I had the opportunity to attend a performance of Big Fish The Musical at Town Theatre in Columbia, SC. I was a little hesitant going to this performance not knowing much about it. I was pleasantly surprised with how touching the story was. The music was beautiful and there was some wonderful talent on the stage. 

I can't wait to attend my next show at Town! The shows coming up are The Game's Afoot which runs March 2-18 and then Hairspray which runs May 11-26! Congratulations to the cast and the crew of Big Fish for a wonderful performance! 


          Ali B. 

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November 13, 2017

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the 20th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast at the South Carolina Museum of Art.  This was the first time I have ever attended the film festival and I am so glad that I did. I am a huge advocate for art education and I was educated by these films that were shown.

The first film shown as the festival was called "More Than A Word". This film was all about the racial slurs used within the community and how the Native American culture is portrayed and made fun of in society. They mostly referred to mascots for sports teams. After watching this film I got a whole different perspective on this iss...

November 1, 2017

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the ballet Dracula: Ballet With a Bite at the Koger Center for the Performing Arts. This was the first time since I was little that I was able to see Columbia City Ballet's annual production. This is by far one of the most entertaining ballets out there. This production was so spooky but also kept the audience laughing at times. It was a wonderful night at the ballet and I can't wait to attend again next year. 


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