Performing arts center
This sort of space has a long history extending to the Roman Colosseum and Greek amphitheatres. The modern version of this came into being only in the 1960s, an example of this type of PAC is the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. which contains nine distinctive performance spaces. Examples of this practice is the Celebrity Series of Boston renting venues in Bostons Boch Center, pACs became a draw for touring shows and eventually included visual art in their facilities. Today, these centers are valuable resources that provide education, exchange of creative discourse, opportunities for cultural expression. List of concert halls List of contemporary amphitheatres List of opera houses
Donald John Trump is the 45th and current President of the United States. Prior to entering politics he was a businessman and television personality, Trump was born and raised in Queens, New York City, and earned an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He took charge of The Trump Organization, the estate and construction firm founded by his paternal grandmother, which he ran for four. During his real career, Trump has built and managed numerous office towers, casinos. Besides real estate, he started several ventures and has lent the use of his name for the branding of various products. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and he hosted The Apprentice, as of 2017, Forbes listed him as the 544th wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $3.5 billion. Trump first publicly expressed interest in running for office in 1987. He won two Reform Party presidential primaries in 2000, but withdrew his candidacy early on, in June 2015, he launched his campaign for the 2016 presidential election and quickly emerged as the front-runner among 17 candidates in the Republican primaries.
His final opponents suspended their campaigns in May 2016, and in July he was nominated at the Republican National Convention along with Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate. His campaign received unprecedented media coverage and international attention, many of the statements he made at rallies, in interviews, or on social media were controversial or false. Trump won the election on November 8,2016, in a surprise victory against Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. His political positions have been described by scholars and commentators as populist, Trump was born on June 14,1946 at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York City. He was the fourth of five born to Frederick Christ Fred Trump. His siblings are Maryanne, Fred Jr. Elizabeth, and Robert, Trumps ancestors originated from the village of Kallstadt, Germany on his fathers side, and from the Outer Hebrides isles of Scotland on his mothers side. All his grandparents, and his mother, were born in Europe and his mothers grandfather was christened Donald.
On a visit to his village, he met Elisabeth Christ. He died from the flu pandemic of 1918 and Elizabeth incorporated the family real estate business, Elizabeth Trump and Son, which would become The Trump Organization. Trumps father Fred was born in the Bronx, and worked with his mother since he was 15 as a real estate developer, primarily in the New York boroughs of Queens and he eventually built and sold thousands of houses and apartments
Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people. The International Fire Code, portions of which have adopted by many jurisdictions, is directed more towards the use of a facility than the construction. It specifies, For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms and it requires that every public venue submit a detailed site plan to the local fire code official, including details of the means of egress, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating. Once safety considerations have been satisfied, determinations of seating capacity turn on the size of the venue. For sports venues, the decision on maximum seating capacity is determined by several factors, chief among these are the primary sports program and the size of the market area.
Seating capacity of venues plays a role in what media they are able to provide, in contracting to permit performers to use a theatre or other performing space, the seating capacity of the performance facility must be disclosed. Seating capacity may influence the kind of contract to be used, the seating capacity must be disclosed to the copyright owner in seeking a license for the copyrighted work to be performed in that venue. Venues that may be leased for private functions such as ballrooms and auditoriums generally advertise their seating capacity, seating capacity is an important consideration in the construction and use of sports venues such as stadiums and arenas. The seating capacity for restaurants is reported as covers, a restaurant that can seat 99 is said to have 99 covers, seating capacity differs from total capacity, which describes the total number of people who can fit in a venue or in a vehicle either sitting or standing. Use of the term public capacity indicates that a venue is allowed to more people than it can actually seat.
Again, the total number of people can refer to either the physical space available or limitations set by law
WYRD, known on-air as ESPN Upstate, is a sports-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Greenville, SC, the programming on WORD is simulultaneously broadcast on 950 AM Spartanburg and W246CV-FM97.1 MHz, Spartanburg. Its studios and transmitter are located separately in Greenville, on December 9,1932, The Federal Radio Commission approved transferring the license for WFBC from Virgil V. Evans to the Greensville News-Piedmont Company. At the time, WFBC operated on 1200 kHz with 50 W power, on January 8,1935, the Federal Communications Commission approved increasing the stations power to 5 KW. Years later, WFBC was known for its top-40 format, the call letters continue to be used by WFBC-FM. WYRD and WORD added 106.3 as an FM simulcast in 2008
WYRD-FM, known on-air as News Radio WORD, is a news/talk-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Simpsonville, SC, until February 24,2014, it simulcasted with WYRD1330 AM Greenville and WORD950 AM Spartanburg. Its studios are in Greenville and its transmitter is located east of Five Forks, the station featured an adult contemporary format under the name Mix 106. Over time, the station adjusted itself toward CHR under the name Hot Mix 106.3 and it was the intent to move the station into the Columbia radio market, but the plans to do so never materialized. Ratings for the station during this time were extremely poor, by the end of 1993, WNMX had changed to urban Contemporary and had boosted the signal to its present 25,000 watts, with little change in audience or advertising revenue. In 1994, WNMXs format was changed again to country under the handle Big Bubba 106.3, for a time, the station actually did very well, but listenership started to drop as the audience started to drift back to the areas other country stations.
In early 1995, WNMX was issued a cease and desist letter from WBUB, WNMX changed its name to Dixie 106.3 under the WDXZ callsign, but kept the format. By 1996, WDXZ was in trouble as the ratings had bottomed out as well as problems with advertising support from the community. The station went off the air for a few months, which during that time was reorganized and it returned to the air in early September, but with a bare-bones staff. Eventually, it entered into a marketing agreement with a church group that took the station to a southern gospel format. Although it had a small, but loyal audience, the station suffered through several major setbacks, in late 1999, the station signed back on the air under new ownership as WGVC, adopting a satellite-fed Jammin Oldies format under the name Groovin 106.3. In 2002, WGVCs city of license was changed to Simpsonville which paved the way for the station to be moved into the Greenville-Spartanburg radio market, WGVC was sold to Barnstable Broadcasting, which at the time owned rock stations WROQ and WTPT in the market.
The format was changed to oldies under the name Oldies 106-3 and slogan Motown, Soul. In 2005, Barnstable sold its Greenville-Spartanburg radio properties to Entercom Communications.3 The Walk, in late November 2006, a computerized countdown was broadcast on 106.3. The countdown lasted about a week and its purpose was to count down until a new station would emerge. During the countdown, some phrases and quotes from many sources were played every 30 seconds for the duration. The new format was Greenstone Medias female-oriented talk, known only as 106.3 WGVC, on August 6,2007, it was confirmed that Greenstone Media, the main provider for WGVCs programming, would cease operations on August 17,2007. On August 20,2007, at 12,00 noon ET, the first song played was What I Like About You by The Romantics
North Greenville University
The institution awards Bachelor and Doctoral degrees. In the 2016 edition of U. S. News & World Report Best College Rankings, the Department offering the 24-hour concentration determines whether the degree is a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Most courses are offered both online and physical classroom formats. NGU was founded in 1892 as a non-government school by private individuals and named North Greenville High School, land for the school was donated by Benjamin F. Neves. It was operated by the North Greenville Baptist Association, and was set up to expand offerings in the mountainous northern portion of Greenville County. The school received a charter in 1904. It was taken over by the Southern Baptist Conventions Home Mission Board a year later, the North Greenville Baptist Association reassumed control of the school in 1929. In 1934, the academy was expanded to include a junior college, in 1949, it was transferred to the South Carolina Baptist Convention, which renamed the school North Greenville Junior College a year later.
In 1957, it was accredited as a college. It was renamed simply North Greenville College in 1972, NGC began offering its first junior- and senior-level classes in 1992, in Christian studies and church music and added a teacher education program in 1997. NGU assumed university status in 2006 and began granting masters degrees as well, U. S. News & World Report ranks North Greenville University as #30 among Regional Colleges. In 2009-2011, Forbes list of Americas Best Colleges has included North Greenville University in its annual list of the top 650 public and private colleges nationwide. North Greenville was listed as the 5th in the nation for best professors according to the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, North Greenville Universitys rules are listed in a document called the Enlightener. The Enlightener outlines the terms of the contract between the student and the institution, students reside in houses in and around the campus. Alpha Psi Omega Alpha Psi Omega is an American recognition honor society recognizing participants in collegiate theatre, membership is open to those who are active in their college theatre.
Most casts/chapters use a point system for determining eligibility of membership, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development—NGU ASCD Chapter. An international Education professional education organization chapter for students interested in matters of education, supervision, the chapter was founded in 2006 by Drs. Richard NeSmith and Sheila Marino, and Profs. Mike Butler and Jo Ann Garrett, the chapter is active at the state and regional levels
Furman University Asian Garden
The Furman University Asian Garden is an Asian-style garden located on the campus of Furman University at 3300 Poinsett Highway, South Carolina. It is open daily without charge, Furman University has a long-term exchange program with Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Japan. The Japanese garden reflects this relationship, and includes a teahouse. List of botanical gardens in the United States Furman University Campus Map
Roger C. Peace
Roger Craft Peace was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Greenville, he attended the schools and graduated from Furman University in 1919. He was a reporter, sports editor, business manager. During the First World War he served as an instructor in the United States Army at Camp Perry in 1918 and he was a colonel on the Governor’s staff from 1930 to 1934 and a trustee of Furman University from 1938 to 1948. At the time of his death, he was chairman of Multimedia, Peace died in Greenville in 1968, interment was in Springwood Cemetery. He is succeeded by his two grandsons, Roger C, biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Confederate States Army
The Confederate States Army was the military ground force of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. S. Military Academy and colonel of a regiment during the Mexican War. In March 1861, the Provisional Confederate Congress established a more permanent Confederate States Army, the better estimates of the number of individual Confederate soldiers are between 750,000 and 1,000,000 men. This does not include a number of slaves who were pressed into performing various tasks for the army, such as construction of fortifications. Since these figures include estimates of the number of individual soldiers who served at any time during the war. These numbers do not include men who served in Confederate naval forces, although most of the soldiers who fought in the American Civil War were volunteers, both sides by 1862 resorted to conscription, primarily as a means to force men to register and to volunteer. In the absence of records, estimates of the percentage of Confederate soldiers who were draftees are about double the 6 percent of Union soldiers who were conscripts.
Confederate casualty figures are incomplete and unreliable, one estimate of Confederate wounded, which is considered incomplete, is 194,026. These numbers do not include men who died from causes such as accidents. Other Confederate forces surrendered between April 16,1865 and June 28,1865, by the end of the war, more than 100,000 Confederate soldiers had deserted. The Confederacys government effectively dissolved when it fled Richmond in April, by the time Abraham Lincoln took office as President of the United States on March 4,1861, the seven seceding slave states had formed the Confederate States. The Confederacy seized federal property, including nearly all U. S. Army forts, Lincoln was determined to hold the forts remaining under U. S. control when he took office, especially Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. Under orders from Confederate President Jefferson Davis, C. S. troops under the command of General P. G. T, Beauregard bombarded Fort Sumter on April 12–13,1861, forcing its capitulation on April 14.
The Northern states were outraged by the Confederacys attack and demanded war and it rallied behind Lincolns call on April 15, for all the states to send troops to recapture the forts from the secessionists, to put down the rebellion and to preserve the Union intact. Four more slave states joined the Confederacy. The Confederate Congress provided for a Confederate army patterned after the United States Army and it was to consist of a large provisional force to exist only in time of war and a small permanent regular army. Although the two forces were to exist concurrently, very little was done to organize the Confederate regular army, the Provisional Army of the Confederate States began organizing on April 27. Virtually all regular and conscripted men preferred to enter this organization since officers could achieve a rank in the Provisional Army than they could in the Regular Army
Timothy Eugene Tim Scott is an American financier and politician who is the junior United States Senator for South Carolina. A Republican, he joined the Senate in 2013 when South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley named him to fill the U. S. Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint. Scott won an election in 2014 for the final two years of DeMints second term, and won election to a full term in 2016. In November 2010, Scott was elected to the United States House of Representatives for South Carolinas 1st congressional district, Scott, a fiscal and cultural conservative, was endorsed for the Senate by Tea Party groups. He served one term in the South Carolina General Assembly, prior to that, along with Democrats Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, Scott is one of three African Americans serving in the United States Senate. He is the first Republican African-American Congressman from South Carolina since 1897 and he is the first African American to have been elected to both the U. S.
House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate since P. B. S. Scott was born in North Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Frances, a nursing assistant and his parents were divorced when he was 7. He grew up in poverty, as his mother worked 16-hour days to support her family. His older brother is a sergeant major in the U. S. Army, Scotts younger brother is an air force colonel. Scott attended Presbyterian College from 1983 to 1984, on a football scholarship. He graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a B. S. in Political Science, in addition to his political career, Scott owns an insurance agency, Tim Scott Allstate, and works as a financial adviser. Scott ran in a February 1995 special election to the Charleston County Council at-large seat vacated by Keith Summey, Scott won the seat as a Republican, receiving nearly 80% of the vote in the white-majority district, which since the late 20th century has voted Republican. He became the first black Republican elected to any office in South Carolina since the late 19th century, by 1995 there was a new divide in politics.
In 1996, Scott challenged Democratic State Senator Robert Ford in South Carolinas 42nd Senate district, Scott won re-election to the County Council in 2000, again winning in white-majority districts. In 2004, he won again with 61% of the vote. Scott served on the Council from 1995 until 2008, becoming Chairman in 2007, in 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council approved the display, and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church, after an initial court ruling that the display was unconstitutional, the council settled out of court to avoid accruing more legal fees
Falls Park on the Reedy
Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32-acre park adjacent to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in the historic West End district. Considered the birthplace of Greenville, the park was founded in 1967 when the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed 26 acres of land that had previously used by textile mills. Renovation accelerated in the late 1990s under Mayor Knox H. White, prompting the formation of the Falls Park Endowment, each summer the park is home to the Upstate Shakespeare Festival. The parks most striking feature is a pedestrian bridge that curves around a waterfall on the Reedy River. Named the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy, the 355-foot long suspension bridge is supported by cables on one side. It was designed by Boston firm Rosales + Partners with German firm Schlaich Bergermann & Partner as structural engineers and it was awarded the Arthur G. Hayden medal for innovative design in 2005. The park features a collection of gardens and a wall from the original 1776 grist mill built on the site.
Official website Liberty Bridge engineering details Panoramic virtual tour of Falls Park from Liberty Bridge