Charleston SC

Charleston, SC: Second largest city in South Carolina. Home to the College of Charleston Cougars, Charleston Battery (professional soccer), Charleston RiverDogs (MILB baseball), and more.

Janie Fricke set For PBS’s Janie Fricke Set For PBS’s “Song of the Mountains”

Janie Fricke set For PBS’s Janie Fricke Set For PBS’s “Song of the Mountains”

CMA and ACM “Female Vocalist of the Year” Returns to CMA Music Festival Nashville, TN – On June 2, Janie Fricke with bluegrass duo The Roys, will headline “Song of the Mountains” at The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. The show’s host, Tim White, and his band the VW Boys will join Janie with their special brand of music, magic and comedy. The following week, Janie will return to CMA Music Festival in Nashville for performances and signings on June 7-8 at various places including, the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Nashville Palace and the WSM Acoustic Stage. Janie Fricke will share her bluegrass tunes from her current album, Country […]

Hank Williams, Jr. Surpasses 1 Million “Likes” on Facebook

Hank Williams, Jr. Surpasses 1 Million “Likes” on Facebook

Celebrates by offering free download of new single, “That Ain’t Good” during Memorial Day weekend NASHVILLE, TN – Hank Williams, Jr.’s fans continue to show their loyalty to the living legend by following his activities on Facebook.  Hank Jr.’s Facebook page has now surpassed one million “likes”.  To celebrate, Hank, Jr. is offering a free download of his new single “That Ain’t Good.”  The free download is available now through midnight on Memorial Day at HANK JR. “I have the most loyal fans and that’s what make my job so easy,” Williams said.  “I only do 20-25 shows a year and my fans love the music.  The best way to celebrate with them is to offer a free download of […]

Smith Concludes Season at NCAA Regional

Smith Concludes Season at NCAA Regional

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senior Emily Smith (Rock Hill, S.C.) wrapped up her season as she competed in the high jump at the NCAA East Prelim Friday. Smith, who won the indoor and outdoor titles in the high jump at the Southern Conference Championships finished 39th in the competition with a clearance of 1.67 meters (5.47 feet). Smith cleared the opening height on her first attempt, but could not clear the next height of 1.72 meters. The winning height was 1.81 meters. “It was wonderful being here these last few days,” Smith said. “I always enjoy the competition and if you’re going to be the best you have to compete with the best.” Smith also talked about her last year on […]

Charleston Battery defeat the LA Blues 1-0

Charleston Battery defeat the LA Blues 1-0

Charleston, S.C. The Charleston Battery defeated the Los Angeles Blues by a score of one goal to none on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 4,344 fans. Captain Colin Falvey scored early in the match to lift the Battery to a victory. “Our defense did well, you can see the guys weren’t as sharp as we have been because of that nine day lay off,” said Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser “but we will take the three points.” The deciding goal came in the 14th minute when the Charleston Battery was awarded a free kick 40 yards out. Jose Cuevas bent the ball onto the top of the box to find captain defender, Colin Falvey who fired a […]

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Charleston Battery takes on NY Red Bulls in third round of the Open Cup

Charleston Battery takes on NY Red Bulls in third round of the Open Cup

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery takes on Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday evening at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM ($10 – $18, www.charlestonbattery.com / (843) 971-4625).  The Battery advanced to the third round by defeating PDL side Reading United AC 2-1 in a second round match played last Tuesday night.   This will be the third time that the Battery has played New York in the Open Cup.  The Battery defeated the NY/NJ MetroStars 4-1 in 2001.  Then in 2004 the Battery knocked the Metrostars out of the Cup for a second time winning a fourth […]

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College of Charleston to Host “Transit of Venus” Viewing

College of Charleston to Host “Transit of Venus” Viewing

Charleston, SC – The College of Charleston Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public viewing of rare event involving the planet Venus and the Sun on June 5, 2012. On that day, Venus will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again. The next one is not expected until the year 2117. During the “transit of Venus”, the planet can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours. The College will have telescopes available to view the planet Venus crossing in front of the Sun. Safe solar filters will […]

Ronnie Dunn to Visit CBS’s Good Morning and Late Show With Jimmy Fallon

Ronnie Dunn to Visit CBS’s Good Morning and Late Show With Jimmy Fallon

“SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Ronnie Dunn” to Air Live from the SiriusXM Studios in New York City on May 24 Ronnie Dunn concert from The Stage in Nashville to air on SiriusXM’s Prime Country on May 25 NEW YORK, NY – Country music superstar Ronnie Dunn released his new album, Ronnie Dunn – Special Edition, on Monday, May 21. The new release is available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project™. In support of the release, Dunn will appear on CBS This Morning and on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, May 24, 2012. In addition to his televised appearances, Sirius […]

Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” Named to the National Recording Registry by Library of Congress

Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” Named to the National Recording Registry by Library of Congress

Nashville, TN – Dolly Parton’s self-penned song “Coat of Many Colors” added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.   Each year the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings that are “historically”, “culturally”, or “aesthetically significant” and are at least 10 years old to be added to the National Recording Registry, with selections that are being added to the registry now bringing the total number of recordings to 350. The autobiographical song, “Coat of Many Colors,” affectionately recounts an impoverished childhood in the hills of Tennessee that was made rich by the love of her family. The song was instrumental in establishing Parton’s credibility as a songwriter. Her voice uplifts the song with emotion and tender remembrances of her close-knit […]

Battery ready for Blues

Battery ready for Blues

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery (4-2-0) takes on the LA Blues (3-2-1) Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM ($10 – $18, 971-4625 / www.charlestonbattery.com).  The Battery enters the match on the back of a 2-1 win versus Reading United in a second round US Open Cup match played Tuesday night at Blackbaud Stadium.   Saturday’s game is the Battery’s Family Night presented by Charleston Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and fans can purchase special Family Packs that include: 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 sodas all for only $30 ($68 value).  To purchase tickets please call (843) 971-4625 or visit www.charlestonbattery.com.   This is the only regular season […]

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Newman Named ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Award Winner

Newman Named ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Award Winner

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – College of Charleston’s Caroline Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) has been named the national women’s winner of the prestigious 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship – the first national award ever bestowed on a male or female tennis student-athlete out of the Southern Conference.   Dating back to 1982, it is the highest award presented by the ITA annually to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. The national winners are honored during a special ceremony hosted by the USTA during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day which will be held in conjunction with […]