Arts & Entertainment

American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina – contact info.

American Pickers, Mike and Frank want to pick in S.C. – American Pickers photo. Mike and Frank from The History Channel show American Picker are coming to the south, and South Carolina, this winter. The picking team is in search of picks, warm weather, and Southern hospitality. In addition to South Carolina, the pickers will be in Georgia and Florida…

Columbia’s Famously Hot New Year with Elle King begins Sunday night

You’re invited to S.C.’s free party of the year!  Join tens of thousands of guests on Sunday night in downtown Columbia, for South Carolina’s largest NYE celebration, with a free, full-length concert starring GRAMMY-nominated Top 40 artist Elle King, along with alternative Southern rap quartet Nappy Roots and local hip hop hero FatRat Da Czar! End the night reveling under…

City of Columbia schedules New Year’s Eve Party for Kids

WHAT: Celebrate the New Year with the entire family at the City of Columbia’s New Year’s Eve Party for Kids. This family-friendly event features games, karaoke, prizes, face painting, ice skating and more! WHERE: The party will be held at Main Street ICE, corner of Main and Hampton streets WHEN: Sunday, December 31 from 2-6 p.m. WHO: Open to children…

Food’s important, but family is special at Christmas in West Columbia

Delucca’s staff: Mike Hicks; Callie Wessinger; Lynn Raley; Irvin Prioleau; Ella Lee; Tom Maynard; and Matt Mitchell. From the traditional to adventure cooking, Christmas meal perpetration in West Columbia varies. And getting together with the people you love is as important in West Columbia as the turkey or the oysters. Mike Hicks is the owner of the popular Delucca’s restaurant…

“Richland Renaissance” – a massive project is unveiled Tuesday by Richland County Council

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New restaurant coming to Columbia’s Cottontown, redeveloped property available

Rendering provided by Cason Development Group. Cason Development Group has acquired 2202 Sumter Street in Columbia’s Cottontown Commercial District. The building is the former Columbia offices of Loomis Armored US. Also in the cluster are three buildings, at Sumter and Jefferson streets, that housed Dave’s Transmission.  The Dave’s Transmission site includes 2150, 2146 and 2144 Sumter Street. Cason also acquired a nearby…

Carolina Panthers owner says he’ll sell team, after NFL misconduct investigation announced

Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson said Sunday, he will sell the team. Richardson’s announcement came a few hours after the NFL announced the investigation of the claims of workplace misconduct made against Richardson. “I believe it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson wrote. “We will not begin the sale process, nor will we…

S.C. State Museum’s Jingle Days begin Saturday

South Carolina State Museum-ColaDaily photo The holidays are in full swing at the South Carolina State Museum. Jingle Days is a two weeks celebration packed with holiday fun for the whole family. From Holidays around the World and an exclusive Nutcraker performance and meet and greet to a Kid’s Holiday Spa Workshop, guests of all ages will experience the joy…

Purple Martin Grille and Cellar – New fine dining restaurant opens in Chapin

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Riverbanks zoo’s “Lights Before Christmas” a must-do holiday tradition – with photo gallery

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Historic Columbia’s Annual Candlelight Tours, Carriage Rides, Friday

Historic Columbia photos Experience the holidays in the Robert Mills Historic District at Historic Columbia’s annual Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides on Friday (Dec. 15.) Get into the holiday spirit and explore the decorated halls and candlelit grounds of the historic Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion, visit with Santa, enjoy holiday music, check off your holiday shopping list…

Columbia City Park Rangers host lantern parade, history walks

On the Columbia Canal- ColaDaily photo. The City of Columbia’s Parks Rangers will host a variety of activities to encourage the public to explore the outdoors and celebrate the first day of winter during the month of December. Both youth and adults can participate in the following free activities sponsored by the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department: Schedule Canal History…

Cayce-West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights in photos

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Reminder: Cayce – West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights is 5:30 p.m., Saturday

The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights is Saturday at 5:30 p.m. And remember, the parade begins in Cayce, not West Columbia, like before. This year, the route will begin in front of the Cayce Municipal Complex at 1800 12th Street. According to Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Director of Operations Cory Harrison, the lights parade…

The Eagles to play Columbia in April

The Eagles have added Columbia to their list of 2018 tour dates. “An Evening with the Eagles” tour stops in Columbia on April 16. It will beat Colonial Life Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 15 at 10 AM through ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena or at 1-800-745-3000. American Express® Card Members will have the opportunity…

“Jesus is His Name,” Christmas play, begins Friday, in South Congaree

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, Fisher and US Rep. Joe Wilson. By Karamie Sullivan “This Man Called Jesus,” ran for 25 years every December in the Midlands area. The last “This Man Called Jesus” play was presented  in 2012. Since it is no longer presented,  some of the play’s fans have been disheartened.  That is why a new version of the…

Artists, food vendors celebrate Sustainable Midlands Holiday

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Town of Lexington to close roads Sunday for Christmas parade

Lexington  Police Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community of preferred parking areas, road closures, and detours that will be in effect during the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade on Sunday. The annual parade will use the route of Haywood Avenue to West Main Street to North Lake Drive to West Butler Street. Roadways on…

Saturday’s Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade in pictures

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“A Starry Night” to kick off the season in 5 Points

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“Christmas in Cayce” kicks off Thursday night with tree lighting

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The signs of West Columbia’s Riverwalk reveal local history

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Reminder: Cayce’s Annual Tree Lighting is at 6 p.m., Thursday

Cayce’s 40th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. It’s at the Municipal Complex, 1800 12th Street, Cayce. WLTX will televise the tree lighting live. This event is sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Cayce and includes greetings from city officials, holiday thoughts, musical selections, and a visit from Santa. Proceeds from the sale of…

Columbia’s Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade is Saturday

Photos by Taylor Ann Fiber from 2016 parade. The 64th Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade is scheduled for Saturday (Dec. 2.) The parade features entries from “A Superhero’s Holiday” from all across the state of South Carolina! The parade will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Gervais and Bull Streets and proceed west on Gervais. It will pass in front of…