Koger Center Arts Roundup
On Koger Center Arts Roundup, Nate Terracio interviews influential members of the arts community in Columbia, South Carolina. The podcast covers fine arts, arts management, production, and much more! Koger Center Arts Roundup is hosted by Nate Terracio and produced and edited by Lauren Smith; the theme music was written by Steve Borders.
Episode 12: Famously Hot New Years Eve Columbia
Nate talks with the crew at Famously Hot New Years Eve on how this years virtual celebration will bring old traditions to a new light!
Episode 11: Adam Epstein
Adam Epstein is the CEO and Founder of Innovation Arts and Entertainment (IAE). IAE, partnered with the Roberts Group, are responsible for bringing live music back to Columbia with the new, COVID-safe outdoor event venue, ColaConcerts.
Episode 10: Brooklyn Mack
Brooklyn Mack is an American ballet dancer hailing from South Carolina. He is currently a freelance dancer and previously danced with the American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, and won a silver medal in the USA International Ballet Competition.
Episode 9: Dr. Tish Oney — Singer, Composer, Author
Dr. Tish Oney joins the Arts Roundup to talk about the release of her new book, Peggy Lee: A Century of Song. She is a profound singer, composer, and author with an extensive repertoire list of jazz tunes.
Episode 8: Catherine Walworth: Head Curator for the Columbia Museum of Art
Catherine Walworth talks with Nate about what she does as head curator at the Columbia Museum of Art and the immersive "Visions of India" exhibit that will be open through January 10, 2021.
Episode 7: Brad Shank, E.V.P. of the Columbia Fireflies
Brad Shank, executive vice president of the Fireflies and Segra Park, joins Nate to talk about their shift from baseball stadium to event venue. Segra Park has a newly founded partnership with the Koger Center as the Columbia arts scene begins to program for our "new normal."
Episode 6: Anita Floyd and the Columbia Film Society
Anita Floyd, director of the Columbia Film Society, join the Arts Roundup to talk about the importance of supporting local film makers in South Carolina and what programs the Film Society has created over its lifetime. Floyd also talks with Nate about the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina's premiere indie film house.
Episode 5: Marty Fort
This episode of the Arts Roundup features Marty Fort, founder and CEO of the Columbia Arts Academy and Lexington Music School. Marty is a distinguished musician who has been performing all of his life. Nate Terracio talks with Marty about his personal history with music and how it led him to create the music academies that hundreds of students across the Midlands call home.
Episode 4: 1593 Runners Up
During the Koger Center's closure, we created a project titled the "1593 Project: A Call for Art." We challenged artists of all mediums from all genres to submit work that they created during quarantine. Our runners up, Bob Jolly, Janet Swigler, and Jesse Quales talk with Nate about the processes behind the creation of their interdisciplinary pieces. If you would like to see their works, go to KogerCenterForTheArts.com.
Episode 3: USC Press with Mackenzie Collier and Aurora Bell
Established in 1944, the University of South Carolina Press is one of the oldest and most distinguished publishing houses in the South. With well over 1,000 books available in print and digital formats, and publishing approximately 50 new books annually, the Press enhances and expands the scholarly reputation and worldwide visibility of the University of South Carolina. Mackenzie Collier and Aurora Bell talk about what USC Press does, the history of the Press, and the books they are planning on releasing in the near future! Browse all of the offerings of the USC Press online at www.USCPress.com!
Episode 2: 1593 Project Winner — Kimberly Case
During the Koger Center's closure, we created a project titled the "1593 Project: A Call for Art." We challenged artists of all mediums from all genres to submit work that they created during their quarantine. Our winner, Kimberly Case, talks with Nate about the process behind her whimsy-inspired photography and how she came to create her winning exhibit, "In the Time of COVID." If you would like to see some of her work, go to KogerCenterForTheArts.com.
Season 2, Episode 1: History of the Koger Center with Steve Borders
Although the opening night of the Koger Center was in January of 1989, the building was not complete until after those opening night performances. Listen while Nate Terracio, director, and Steve Borders, Koger's original employee, talk about the ups and downs of the history of the Koger Center for the Arts and what is to come for the future.
Episode 37: Sandy Rupp with the Hampton III Gallery
The Hampton III Gallery is the longest running gallery in South Carolina and is located in Greenville, S.C. Sandy Rupp, owner and director, describes how the gallery forms relationships with artists and clients and outlines what a visual arts manager does in her position.
Episode 36: Jane Przybysz and the McKissick Museum
The McKissick Museum lives at the heart of the University of South Carolina's campus. Join Jane Przybysz as she talks with Nate about the mission of the museum, future exhibits, and much more in this episode of the Koger Center Arts Roundup. Links about the collections and exhibits available for home enjoyment: mckissick.pastperfectonline.com and https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/mckissick_museum/exhibits/index.php
Episode 35: Public Art in Columbia, S.C.
Driving around Columbia, you may have noticed all of the public art, but did you know that One Columbia has an online database of all of the public art installations? Lee Snelgrove, the executive director of Arts & Culture for One Columbia, talks through how murals and sculptures come to life throughout the city. He also explains how you can use the online database to curate your own walking tour of the art! Check out everything One Columbia has to offer at https://publicart.onecolumbiasc.com/.
Episode 34: Joelle Ryan-Cook and the Columbia Museum of Art
The Columbia Museum of Art has an online collection of resources called Museum at Home. It is filled with educational videos, home projects, and so much more. Joelle Ryan-Cook talked with Nate about how the CMA is planning to reopen soon and what things might change with your museum experiences. Enjoy the Museum from Home here: https://www.columbiamuseum.org/visit/museum-home
Episode 33: Moving Image Research Collections
Did you know that the University of South Carolina has one of the largest collections of film in the world? Lydia Pappas, director at Moving Image Research Collections, joins Nate to discuss how UofSC came to lead the preservation of films of all genres. The University of South Carolina's Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) preserves films and videos produced outside the American feature film industry to make them available to present and future audiences. You can watch some of their preserved film available on YouTube.
Episode 32: Kayla Olive, M.F.A
Kayla Olive, an artist and dancer, talks with Nate about switching her exhibit from an in-person gallery experience to a virtual gallery experience. Kayla's exhibit "Capering" can be enjoyed virtually through the UofSC School of Visual Art & Design at svadprojects.com/mcmaster-gallery.
Episode 31: Aldric Morton, M.F.A
Aldric Morton meets (virtually) with Nate to talk about the switch from in-person gallery curation to virtual gallery exhibitions. Aldric Morton's exhibit "Empathetic Translation" can be enjoyed virtually through the UofSC School of Visual Art & Design at svadprojects.com/mcmaster-gallery.
Episode 30: Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" Listening Guide with Nisan Ak
Nisan Ak joins the Arts Roundup to provide a listening guide for Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale." Learn about the story, the music, and the history behind the piece originally performed in 1918.
Episode 29: Behind the Scenes — Get To Know the Koger Center Staff, Part 2
Get to know the people who put it all together! This episode will continue to interview the Koger Center Staff and see what they do in their different positions.
Episode 28: Behind the Scenes — Get To Know the Koger Center Staff
Get to know the people who put it all together! This episode will center around the Koger Center Staff and what they do in their different positions.
Episode 27: Part 2 of the The 1593 Sonnet Series
In partnership with the Full Circle Theatre, the Arts Roundup is asking artists to participate in reading Shakespeare Sonnets during this trying time that the arts community is feeling throughout the world. This is the second part of the sonnet series. We will continue to persist and create in anticipation of the curtain rising once again. More information can be found online at KogerCenterForTheArts.com
Episode 26: The 1593 Sonnet Series
In partnership with the Full Circle Theatre, the Arts Roundup is asking artists to participate in reading Shakespeare Sonnets during this trying time that the arts community is feeling throughout the world. We will continue to persist and create in anticipation of the curtain rising once again.
Episode 25: Robert Richmond with Shakespeares’ Playhouse
Robert Richmond, professor at UofSC and creator of Shakespeares’ Playhouse discusses what the Playhouse means for the University and what he plans to do to bring beloved Shakespearian works into a modern scope.
Episode 24: Cormac Cannon and the UofSC Bands
Producer's Note: This episode was recorded in October of 2019.
Cormac Cannon is the director of bands at the University of South Carolina and joins the Arts Roundup to talk about the plethora of band performance opportunities and concerts that are on campus. He also gives insight on the creative programming for the university bands and how they continuously strive to reach new genres of music and support young composers.
Episode 23: Verner Award-Winning Artist Philip Mullen
Philip Mullen came to South Carolina in 1969 and is one of the most renowned artists in the state. From the Whitney Museum to the San Francisco Museum of Art, Mullen’s pieces have showcased his abilities all across America and the Arts Roundup was happy to have him in studio to discuss his newest works.
Episode 22: Simms Oliphant with the Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries
Simms Oliphant joins the Arts Roundup in the studio to talk about the Columbia Museum of Art and what the Contemporaries board does for the Museum and the greater Columbia community.
Episode 21: Michael Eleazer and the Banff Mountain Film Festival
The Banff Mountain Film Festival began in Alberta, Canada over 40 years ago and came to Columbia, SC 13 years ago. Half-Moon Outfitters brings the world traveling festival to the midlands community and Michael Eleazer talks with the KCAR about the history of the festival and the relationship between the Banff and Half-Moon.
Episode 20: Ellen Schlaefer and Opera at UofSC
Ellen Schlaefer, Director of Opera at UofSC, shares her personal experience with opera management and how she became to love the art form. In this episode, she explains the process of choosing the shows that are performed and talks about the unique opportunities that come with directing operas within the University of South Carolina.
Episode 19: Karen Alexander-Banks with the Auntie Karen Foundation
Karen Alexander-Banks (aka Auntie Karen) joins the Arts Roundup days before the 2020 “Legends Of…” Concert featuring R&B legends Stephanie Mills and Peabo Bryson. The Auntie Karen Foundation fosters opportunities for students to grow in their love for the arts while empowering them to build entrepreneurial skill sets.
Episode 18: Steve Quinn, Company Manager of the Wicked National Tour
Steve Quinn has been with "Wicked the Musical" for over a decade as their company manager. He took time to sit down with Nate to talk about what it takes to upkeep a Tony Award-winning show! He talks the technical and personal duties of being a company manager and the steps that he took to becoming a part of the Wicked touring team.
Episode 17: David Scott Purdy and Andy Richardson from the cast of "Wicked"
David Scott Purdy and Andy Richardson perform with the national tour of “Wicked” the hit Broadway musical. They join the Koger Center Arts Roundup to talk about what it takes to preserve a show that’s been performing for almost 15 years and the path that brought them to be a part of such a tremendous cast.
Episode 16: Karen Magradey
Karen Magradey joins Nate in the studio this episode to talk about her life on Broadway. Karen Magradey was a dancer on Broadway for 15 years and tells us of her lifestyle and various performances while dancing in New York.
Episode 15: Broadway in Columbia with Daniel Hampel
Have you ever wondered how a Broadway show is booked to perform in Columbia? Daniel Hampel joins the Arts Roundup to explain the lifecycle of a Broadway show as it begins in NYC and eventually becomes a traveling performance throughout the United States. Broadway in Columbia and the Roberts Group are integral parties that help bring Broadway’s most popular shows to Columbia, S.C.
Episode 14: Peter Barton and the Palmetto Opera
With a rich history in music, Peter Barton joins to talk about the timeline of opera and the important role that opera holds in the current musical age. Dr. Barton is the artistic director of the Palmetto Opera and gives us a glimpse into the intense musical genre.
Episode 13: Capital City Lake Murray Country
Nate interviews Vicki Davis on the vision and production of the Capital City Lake Murray Country website and tourism marketing!
Episode 12: Jim Brickman
On his Christmas Celebration Tour, Jim Brickman interviewed with the KCAR while on the road in Lincoln, Nebraska. This episode features an inside look into Brickman’s history as an award-winning performer and the busy life of touring with a holiday performance.
Episode 11: William Starrett and the Columbia City Ballet
The Nutcracker is a holiday favorite that is performed in thousands of theaters across the world. We spoke with William Starrett, artistic director of the Columbia City Ballet, about how he reinvigorates the ballet classic from year to year and the scale of the production itself.
Episode 10: Morihiko Nakahara
Morihiko joins the Arts Roundup in the studio to discuss his path to becoming a conductor and the scheduling it takes to be involved in multiple orchestras throughout the United States.
Episode 9: Tripping on Bricks
Local band Tripping on Bricks joins the Koger Center Arts Roundup in the studio to talk about their most recent album, Colorblind, and what it’s like to produce and promote an album in the Columbia music scene!
Episode 8: Omar Thomas
Join Nate as he talks with award-winning artist Omar Thomas about his inspirations and compositions in this week’s episode of the Arts Roundup. Thomas has a long history of composing going back to his middle school days and grabs inspiration through every moment in his life.
Episode 7: Paul Graham
Nate Terracio is joined by Paul Graham, a UofSC Professor with an extensive resume of managing both entertainment and sports professionals. Paul talks about his time spent being the Hootie and the Blowfish Tour Manager, running his own talent management company, and what it takes to manage professional golfers!
Episode 6: Mark Rapp and ColaJazz
Mark Rapp joins the Arts Roundup to talk about ColaJazz and the partnership they created with the Koger Center and UofSC School of Music to bring world-class jazz to an intimate audience. Nate and Mark will explain how the jazz series came to life and what they hope to see from their upcoming collaborative shows!
Episode 5: Scott Weiss & the UofSC Symphony Orchestra
Nate is joined by UofSC’s Director of Bands to discuss the upcoming Symphony Orchestra concert tonight, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Weiss has been an esteemed conductor at the University and shares his experiences and how the orchestras season is decided and planned.
Episode 4: Jennifer Deckert & Andre Megerdichian
This week, Nate is joined by two new members of the Dance faculty at the University of South Carolina. Jennifer Deckert and Andre Megerdichian talk about their history with dance, upcoming shows, and the interdisciplinary relationships that are built on campus with the theatre and dance departments.
Episode 3: Jaime Misenheimer & Lauren Chapman
On this week’s episode of the Koger Center Arts Roundup, Nate interviews Jaime Misenheimer and Lauren Chapman about their new art exhibit titled “Borders.” They discuss Jaime’s process of painting and creating paintings as well as the art of curating a gallery!
Episode 2: Anne Fowler and the Columbia Classical Ballet
On this special bonus episode of the Koger Center Arts Roundup, Nate meets with Anne Fowler to talk about the history and future of the Columbia Classical Ballet! They have an upcoming performance of Coppelia on Oct. 18, 2019.
Episode 1: Nisan Ak and the Bruch Chamber Orchestra
On the pilot episode of the Koger Center Arts Roundup, Nate is joined by Nisan Ak, Turkish conductor and Music Director of the Bruch Chamber Orchestra. Nisan provides a listening guide for the upcoming performances of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and discusses how the BCO came to fruition!