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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.

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 […]

Smith Ready for NCAA Regional

Smith Ready for NCAA Regional

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senior Emily Smith (Rock Hill, S.C.) is set to compete in the NCAA Track & Field East Preliminary, which will be contested May 24-26 on the campus of North Florida in Jacksonville. Smith, who will compete in the high jump Friday at 5:00 p.m. won the indoor and outdoor titles in the high jump at the Southern Conference Championships earlier this year. Smith is part of a group of 48 athletes from the east region that will compete for 12 spots to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa. The NCAA is have a video stream of the meet that can be access by clicking on a link on […]

Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short As CofC Loses To Elon, 14-12

Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short As CofC Loses To Elon, 14-12

GREENVILLE, S.C. – College of Charleston scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and put the tying run in scoring position, but could not overcome Elon in a 14-12 loss in an elimination game in the Southern Conference Tournament at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. In a game that last three hours and 54 minutes, the longest nine-inning CofC game this season, the two conference rivals combined for 26 runs on a tournament-record 39 hits. Elon built a 7-2 lead after three innings and eventually led 11-5, but the Cougars battled back with a three-run ninth inning nearly setting a new SoCon record for the largest ninth inning comeback. The loss eliminated the College of Charleston from […]

Lee Greenwood to Appear on FOX News’s “FOX & FRIENDS”, GAC’S “GREAT AMERICAN SALUTE,” DAYSTAR’S “JONI”

Lee Greenwood to Appear on FOX News’s “FOX & FRIENDS”, GAC’S “GREAT AMERICAN SALUTE,” DAYSTAR’S “JONI”

APPEARANCE ON LIFETIME’S “THE BALANCING ACT” FOLLOWS ON MAY 30 NASHVILLE, TN – This Memorial Day, May 28, tune in to catch Lee Greenwood perform his signature song, “God Bless the U.S.A.,” and discuss his compelling new book, “Does God Still Bless the U.S.A.: A Plea For a Better America,” on “Fox & Friends” (6:00 am/EDT), Daystar’s “Joni,” (check local listings) and GAC’s “Great American Salute” (check local listings). Additional holiday-week appearances include Greenwood’s performance and interview on Lifetime TV’s, “The Balancing Act,” on Wednesday, May 30 (7:00-8 AM EDT & PDT, 6:00-7AM CDT). A Presidential Appointee serving on The National Endowment for the Arts Council, Greenwood was honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal […]

BAMAJAM 2012 Welcomes Stars of CMT’S “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Southern Nights”

BAMAJAM 2012 Welcomes Stars of CMT’S “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Southern Nights”

Register to Win a Chance to Meet Reality Show Stars Devin, Cody and Bubba Enterprise, AL – BamaJam 2012 is pleased to welcome the stars of CMT’s hit reality shows “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Southern Nights,” Devin, Cody and Bubba. Stay tuned and make sure you like BamaJam 2012’s Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for more information on how to enter to win an opportunity to meet Devin, Cody and Bubba. BamaJam 2012, slated for June 14-16 in Enterprise, Ala., performers include Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, NEEDTOBREATHE, Casey James, Gov’t Mule, Uncle Kracker, Yelawolf, Ronnie Milsap, Jamey Johnson, Third Day, Stryper and more. (A full line-up can […]

Hank Williams, Jr.’s New Album “Old School, New Rules” Set for July 10th Release

Hank Williams, Jr.’s New Album “Old School, New Rules” Set for July 10th Release

New single “That Ain’t Good” going to radio Duet tracks with Brad Paisley & Merle Haggard highlights of album   NASHVILLE, TN – Blaster Records, in association with Warner Music Nashville, announces the details of the upcoming Hank Williams, Jr. album set for release on July 10, 2012.  The twelve-song package, available for pre-sale now at HANK JR., will include a duet with Brad Paisley on “I’m Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams” as well as a new duet with the legendary Merle Haggard on his classic “I Think I’ll Just Sit Here and Drink.” Williams’ first single in several years, “That Ain’t Good”, has just been shipped to radio with a companion video being produced in coming weeks. […]