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    SPARTANBURG — Artist Michael Mitchell of Florence, South Carolina, won first place in the Artists Collective — Spartanburg fourth annual Juried Exhibition that showcased the diversity of works within a five-state region.

    FLORENCE – Florence Little Theatre’s 2020-23 season will be the first full season since the pandemic. It opens Friday night with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Cinderella,” directed by Robin Thompson.

    North Carolina-based artist Marcus Dunn explores the history of boarding schools used to assimilate Native American children in a series of paintings in “Re/educated,” a new exhibit at the Florence County Museum Waters Gallery.

    NEW YORK (AP) — "A Strange Loop," an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway's most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice. Michael R. Jackson's 2020 Pulitzer Prize drama winner is a theater meta-journey and also won for best book. Many of the night's Tonys were spread over several productions. "A Strange Loop" beat "MJ," a bio musical of the King of Pop's biggest hits for the top prize, although that Jackson musical nabbed four Tony Awards


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    NEW YORK (AP) — Set designer Scott Pask was asked to create a roomful of junk on Broadway and somehow he turned it into something sublime. Tasked with designing the resale shop for a starry revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo," Pask filled, layered, built and made space for some 4,000 pieces strewn across the stage at the Circle in the Square Theatre, work that has earned him a Tony nomination. There's a hanging planter made of seashells discordantly holding a pair of boxing gloves, an Agatha Christie novel oddly nestled in a toaster and a box of unused baseballs resting in their original box.

    FLORENCE, S.C. -- Florence city officials and staff are walking on a tiny rail with danger lurking on both sides. One misstep and Florence could be sent spiraling into environmental and neighborhood decay or stifle development and growth for the city.

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