In late 1956, over the course of several months, LIFE magazine published a series of articles about life in the segregated South, focusing on Greenville, SC. The series…, “ambitiously and simply titled The Background of Segregation, explored the emotionally and politically charged issue at a time when the Civil Rights movement was barely in its infancy.” Images and excerpts from the articles provide a direct look at everyday life under segregation.
Blumenthal Performing Arts brings you Time Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical featuring all new choreography.
This 2010 release, a deserved Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, may in fact not even be a documentary — or at least that’s what some folks have claimed since the film’s release. A Frenchman named Thierry Guetta contemplates making a film about street art, but the enigmatic British street artist Banksy opts instead to make a movie about Thierry. Thierry eventually transforms into a successful hack artist named Mr. Brainwash, but is he a real person or is the film an elaborate hoax by Banksy? It’s a mind-bender to match that same year’s Inception, but either way, the picture offers a delicious examination of haute monde hypocrisy as well as the subjective nature of criticism. (Matt Brunson) Free
Discover the secrets of stuff through chemistry and physics in this exhibit, which allows visitors to experiment with forces and materials that involve magnetism, electricity and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old