Arts & Entertainment

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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Midlands Media Group introduces FIZZ, internet radio site

Click for link to FIZZ Radio The owners of 94.3 The Dude, and ColaDaily have incorporated another media outlet. Link to FIZZ Radio – The Sound of Soda City FIZZ – The Sound of Soda City, is a local internet radio format that is specifically geared toward the Columbia area. The type of music FIZZ offers is “Album Adult Alternative,” similar…

South Carolina Philharmonic fundraiser held at State Museum

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort breaks ground on substantial expansion

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Crowds flock to Tartan Day South

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Marshall Tucker, Columbia’s blind piano tuner, not the band

His name has been around the world

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Greater Lexington Chamber’s 9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast is Thursday

The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Board’s 9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast is from 6 pm. until 10 p.m. Thursday at The Grove on Augusta (formerly Harmon’s Tree Farm.) The Annual Spring Oyster Roast, presented by Lexington Medical Center, is one of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center’s signature spring events you don’t want to miss. While you eat…

USC’s Rudy Mancke hosts nature talk on the first day of spring

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ROCKETMAN concert results in $24,000 donation to children’s shelters

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Big 5 Points St. Pat’s Festival is Saturday!

Click to enlarge Saturday thousands of people from in, and out, of town will be pouring into Columbia’s Five Points decked out in green for the 36th annual St. Pat’s Festival. According to the Five Points Foundation, this is the Midlands’ largest street festival, and one of the largest St. Patrick’s day celebrations in the Southeast. Five Points welcomes over…

Tartan Day South holding events in 4 different Midlands cities, March 22-25

Tartan Day South The River Alliance’s eighth annual Tartan Day South Celtic Festival is set for March 22-25. The festival will have four different events, each being held in a different Midlands city. This year’s newest attraction will be “Osceola,” a rescued Bald Eagle that will be on display at two of the events in Cayce and Lexington. All funds…

St Patrick’s Day celebrated in Lexington Saturday with a parade

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Town of Lexington to close roads Saturday for St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade

There will be several road closures in downtown Lexington on Saturday, for the St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade, according to Police Chief Terrence Green. The road closures and detours will begin at noon with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street, along with Haygood Street and part of Meetze Street, to allow those involved in…

City of West Columbia releases rendering, announces open date, of park for children of all abilities

City of West Columbia rendering of new park- click to enlarge. The City of West Columbia is planning an all-inclusive enabling playground and parking area near the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater. The expected opening date for the park is in the Fall of 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles and the West Columbia City Council received a $250,000 special grant,…

New 10,000-sq. ft. “Steel Hands” production brewery coming to Cayce

1/4Groundbreaking Wednesday morning Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Steel Hands Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Steel Hands 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Steel Hands 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Plans for Steel Hands Brewing were announced Wednesday morning groundbreaking at 2350 Foreman St. in Cayce. The new business is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018. It is described as…

Iranian hot tea, falafel featured at food fair in South Congaree – Pine Ridge

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Palladium Society’s Chili Cook-Off held Saturday, photos

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Springdale plans to install new splash pad beside town hall

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Cayce’s Soiree on State, Cayce Festival of the Arts is April 14

Cayce’s Soiree on State and the Cayce Festival of the Arts is scheduled for April 14. New this year, the City of Cayce has partnered with the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association to combine the Cayce Festival of the Arts with Soiree on State. The partnership will expand the Soiree on State to include more artists, a larger kid’s area, variety…

Winners of Lexington County Chili Cookoff announced

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Lexington County Chili Cook Off held under warm and sunny skies, Sunday

Cook off 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Cook off 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Cook off 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Cook off 1 Show Caption Hide Caption The 3rd Annual Lexington County Chili Cook Off was held at the IceHouse Amphitheater Sunday in the Town of Lexington. Proceeds from the chili cook-off benefit First Responders, 911 Remembrance Foundation of…

West Columbia’s “Taste on the River” a highly anticipated good time

“Taste on the River” is the West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s signature event. This year it is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Stone River in West Columbia. Melissa Sprouse Browne leads the WCBF and she said “Taste on the River” is one of the most-anticipated events of the year. “We’re very excited. It was so…