Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Museum of Art’s renovations make room for bigger, better Arts & Draughts

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Trustus to stage first SC production of Tony-winning play

Beck Chandler (right) rehearsing his role of Christopher with other cast members. Images courtesy of Trustus Theater. The book sold more than 2 million copies and won numerous awards. The stage adaptation added many more trophies, including the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Now, Trustus Theatre will produce South Carolina’s first performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog…

Denim meets classic at SC Philharmonic’s Beethoven and Blue Jeans

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Free admission to Riverbanks Zoo for Richland, Lexington County residents

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden released a list of events being offered during the first few months of 2019. One of the listed attractions is called “Free Fridays.” According to the announcement, every Friday in January and February, residents of Richland and Lexington counties will receive free admission to the zoo and garden. Guests must provide a valid driver’s license, property…

The Grand on Main to unveil historic 105-year-old sign

Boutique bowling alley and restaurant, The Grand, will unveil a small piece of Columbia history next week at their one-year anniversary celebration. The original Grand Theatre sign will be revealed to the public after being in the dark for 105 years.  According to Vice President of Marketing Joe Nester, the sign was discovered by workmen underneath the floor during renovations…

State Museum showcasing Hall of Heroes: interactive superhero exhibit

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Chefs battle for Golden Noodle trophy at Mac and Cheese Fest

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Kayakers race Columbia rapids in Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships

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Behind-the-scenes tour scheduled for historic 1920s Five Points building

Claussen’s Inn, located at 2003 Greene St. Karamie Sullivan photo. Historic Columbia released their January schedule of events Wednesday.  One of the upcoming activities will be a behind-the-scenes tour of the long-standing Five Points landmark, Claussen’s Inn. The historic building was originally built as Claussen’s Bakey in 1928 for George Frederick Claussen, the grandson of a German immigrant who previously…

Brent Johnson debuts new morning radio show on 93.1 The Lake

Brent Johnson spoke to listeners the first day of his new morning show on 93.1 The Lake. Karamie Sullivan photo. Award-winning radio personality Brent Johnson returned to local radio Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. on 93.1 The Lake.  Johnson, who has spent most of his 40-year radio career in Columbia, joins the station as program director and morning show host…

Moving train set in Columbia business window drawing in crowds for 12 years

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Funeral service information announced for Columbia TV Sports Director Bob Shields

Bob Shields. Photo from Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. Funeral service information has been announced for Bob Shields.  Shields, the longtime WLTX-TV sports director who covered high school and college sports in the Columbia area for 30 years, died late last week. Shields, 59, had been battling cancer for about a year and a half. Obituary from Caughman-Harman Funeral Home Robert Arthur…

West Columbia restaurants offer New Year’s Eve dining at its finest

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Richland Library releases list of year’s most checked-out items

The Richland Library had more than 200,000 library card holders in 2018.  The most-trending items of the year, according to the library’s announcement, covered a variety of genres.  Associates were able to compile a list of the 10 most popular books, music, and movies that were checked out or downloaded throughout the year. Richland Library’s 2018 most-popular items: Adult books…

State Museum’s Winter Fest continuing for another week

SC State Museum photo. The South Carolina State Museum is providing festive winter activities for the whole family to enjoy. Winter Fest is the museum’s holiday celebration that will continue through Jan. 6. “Enjoy snowball fights, igloo building, hands-on activities like scavenger hunts and holiday crafts and more,” reads the announcement. All Winter Fest activities are included in the museum…

Columbia’s Bourbon soon to undergo transformation for annual “tiki week”

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Historic Columbia offering holiday tours through end of month

Historic Columbia photo provided. Historic Columbia is inviting guests to see a variety of holiday decorations and experience traditions in both of their historic buildings through December 30.  Tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained guests during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Robert Mills House will offer guests…

Columbia’s lantern parade celebrates “shortest” day of year

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Capital City Cloggers selected to dance in London New Year’s Day Parade

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Thousands turn out for Blythewood Christmas parade (photo gallery)

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Bierkeller Columbia serves up beer by the river

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Cirque du Soleil performing acrobatic show in Columbia, part of North American tour

Photos from Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo video. It was announced Wednesday that Cirque du Soleil’s latest production, Corteo, will be making a stop in Columbia during its North America tour in 2019. The show will visit the Colonial Life Arena from July 10 to 14, for a limited run of seven performances. The show first premiered in Monteal in April…