The next move launched way, way back in May 2008 — it’s hard to believe that it’s been nine years.

At this marker, we’ve realized the amount of time we’re able to put towards moderating and generating content has greatly diminished, so we’re putting the site into archive mode.

All user-generated content will be preserved and remain online. However in the coming days, no new content will be allowed and the daily briefing newsletters will cease.

TheDigitel began as a way to explore the future of local journalism, a future as a collaborative crowd-sourced effort that put the architecture of the web at the heart of the reading experience. That vision was partially realized but we weren’t able to furnish enough runway to truly get the idea to take off. Still, I’m very proud of what we did achieve, the voices we helped spread, and the relationships we fostered.

It was a great idea, great experience, and one that is close to my heart in its virtues and locals, but it’s time to free up efforts to focus on other ways to innovate.

Thanks to our readers, thanks twice over to contributors, and thrice to all those that personally dug in to push TheDigitel to be all it could.

Something to add? Would love to hear your thoughts:

— Ken Hawkins, May 13, 2017

The Long Bay Symphony



The vision of The Long Bay Symphony is to play a leading role in the Grand Strand's cultural growth in order to be recognized as a center of musical excellence and one of the best professional symphonies in the southeast.

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Recent posts

11:49 am on Friday February 26, 2016

Beethoven & Blue Jeans - The Long Bay Symphony

  You will experience popular favorites full of unfettered romanticism and dazzling virtuosity from Handel's glorious music written to accompany a royal fireworks display to one of the most famous violin concertos of all time.  And of course,...
1:20 pm on Friday August 21, 2015

Regional Influences - The Long Bay Symphony

Featuring Narek Arutyunian, clarinet.  There has been a wide spectrum of popular cultural influences on symphony music, from Mozart's use of Turkish military percussion to the use of nationalistic folk songs and dances by Czech composer Antonin...
12:30 pm on Monday July 27, 2015

Through a Child's Eyes - Long Bay Symphony, featuring Amanda Horton, soprano

Experience Mahler's Symphony No. 4, which was inspired by a child's view of the world and heaven.  Maurice Ravel offers his own view of a child's world in his familiar setting of the Mother Goose tales.  In our own tribute to youth, members of the...
12:17 pm on Wednesday March 25, 2015

A Tribute to John Denver "Back Home Again" -The Long Bay Symphony

Tom Becker (former member of the folk group The New Christy Minstrels) and his band, along with the Long Bay Symphony, present a tribute to the renowned singer/songwriter John Denver.  Go down memory lane: "Annie's Song," "Rocky Mountain High," "...
4:14 pm on Wednesday February 11, 2015

"Pomp & Circumstance:" English Splendour - The Long Bay Symphony

The Long Bay Symphony, featuring Jessica Lee, violin soloist. British music has its own distinct character, from the regal splendor of Edward Elgar marches to the delicate interweaving folk song by Vaughn Williams, a tribute to an earlier English...
2:53 pm on Friday February 6, 2015

Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

Wednesday, February 11 - 7:30pm Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center Adults - $10  Students - $5
1:58 pm on Monday December 22, 2014

Musical Postcards - The Long Bay Symphony

Internationally acclaimed pianist Daria Rabotkina is the featured soloist.  Composers' journeys into exotic lands and rituals have often served as a catalyst for masterpieces of the symphonic repertory, such as Emmanuel Chabrier's charming...
1:18 pm on Friday November 14, 2014

Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:30pm "Musics Descriptive Power"  A benefit concert for the Carolina Forest Rotary Club. Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center 3302 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach Adults - $10    Students - $5 Reservations...
11:27 am on Wednesday November 12, 2014

Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

Wednesday, November 19 - 7:30pm "Music's Descriptive Power."  A benefit for the Carolina Forest Rotary Club. Adults - $10   Students - $5            Reservations:  843-448-8379 or      Tickets will also be available at the...
11:16 am on Wednesday November 12, 2014

Musical Classics for the Holiday Season - The Long Bay Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, December 7 - 7pm Our Lady Star of the Sea 1100 8th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach A sampler featuring the greatest orchestral works of the holiday season by Bach, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and more!  Featuring the Carolina...