Arts & Entertainment

Tickets on sale Friday for 2 Hootie and the Blowfish Charleston reunion shows

S.C. Arts Award winners, with former Gov. Nikki Haley. Hootie and the Blowfish announced a July 21, reunion show in Atlanta earlier this month. The band has added two  reunion concert dates and the shows are in South Carolina. Hootie and the Blowfish will play the annual Homegrown Concert at Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston, Aug. 10…

Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday in West Columbia – excitement building

Kinetic Derby Day float in Baltimore. West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day will commence on State Street in West Columbia, Saturday. As the day gets closer, the anticipation is mounting. Kinetic Derby Day is free and includes a kinetic sculpture parade, soapbox car racing for adults and children, art, food, and family fun. “West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day will be a…

Artista Vista, celebration of art, begins Thursday

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Poke Bros set to open in Vista, offers unique sushi dish

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Lexington Police holding Special Olympics fundraiser at 2 Chick-fil-A restaurants, Wednesday, Thursday

The Lexington Police Department will begin fundraising efforts to benefit Special Olympics athletics with two days of “Cops on the Coop” events at both Chick-fil-A restaurant locations in the Town of Lexington on Wednesday and Thursday. Lexington Police Department officers, with help from Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members, will be at Chick-fil-A Lexington located at 5560 Sunset Blvd. in…

Kids Day Superhero Challenge is free, and at Finlay Park, May 5

Calling all superheroes. Put your superpowers to the test with a variety of games and activities to challenge your mental and physical strengths at the Kids Day Superhero Challenge on Saturday, May 5 at Finlay Park. It’s a  Columbia Parks and Recreation Department event. This free, fun and interactive event will feature a Tiny Titans Fun Zone, Superhero Training Camp…

Heart and Sole Run is Saturday, to create female heart disease awareness

Women from all around will come to Columbia’s Finlay Park Saturday to participate in Lexington Medical Center’s 17th Heart and Sole Run. According to Race Director Jeanne Moffett, the purpose of the race is to create awareness about heart disease in women, which is the number one killer of women today. Moffett said this is the type of race any…

First Rhythm on the River concert of 2018 played Saturday

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Columbia International Festival going on Saturday, Sunday – Photo gallery

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Cayce’s Soiree on State – Photo gallery

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Cayce’s Soiree on State is Saturday, music, art, food, and kids events

Cayce’s Soiree on State this Saturday offers something for everybody, according to Cayce Mayor Elise Partin. She said there will be lots of live music, an area for kids, food vendors, food trucks, a trolley for convenience, and more than 40 artists. The Soiree on State begins at noon and lasts until 8 p.m. The City of Cayce has partnered…

They were “all drunk” at USC in 1844, part of archivist’s tour

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New baby giraffe fitting in at Riverbanks Zoo

1/3Giraffe 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Giraffe 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Giraffe Show Caption Hide Caption The newest animal to arrive at Riverbanks Zoo was not brought in from miles away. She is a baby giraffe, born April 2, at the zoo. According to Director of Animal Care and Welfare John Davis, the calf was 5’ 7”, weighing 93…

McDaniels Automotive Group raises $507,370 for 3D mammography at LMC

The 2018 McDaniels Automotive Group Gala and Golf Classic raised $507,370 for Lexington Medical Center to expand the 3-D mammography initiative throughout our hospital’s network of care. Pictured are Former USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier;  Suzanne Pucci; Bill McDaniels of McDaniels Automotive Group;  LMC’s Barbara Willm, and LMC’s Tod Augsburger

Boutique Hotel Trundle offers “sparkle” to Columbia

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Lexington 2 students create sign for City of Cayce

Several Lexington School District Two senior-level welding students from Airport High School and Brookland-Cayce High were recognized at Tuesday’s City of Cayce Council meeting. The students created a sign for use at city events and other activities. The sign will be featured at the Saturday’s Soiree on State Street. The students recognized at the council meeting were: Chance Harrelson, Bryson…

Kinetic Derby Day participants get a practice run in West Columbia, Sunday

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Underground Columbia reopening; what are the chances?

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Capital City Women’s Expo held at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Saturday

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Kinetic Derby Day practice run set for Sunday in West Columbia

Kinetic Derby Day Practice Run Who: City of West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day Practice Cars Kinetic Derby Day Race Participants What: Center Street from State Street to Shuler Street will be closed from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. City of West Columbia Staff and Kinetic Derby Day race participants will gather to practice run Soap Box…

Five Points Foundation donates a total of $49,000 to local nonprofits

St. Pat’s in Five Points 2018 has come and gone, but its impact lasts much longer than green dye. Thursday, the Five Points Foundation donated a total of $49,000 from the festival proceeds to 33 local nonprofit organizations. The nonprofits supplied volunteers to help make St. Pat’s a success, handling tasks including recycling more than 5,000 pounds of trash and…

Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series begins Saturday

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