Arts & Entertainment

“Piece by Piece” exhibit opens at McKissick Museum, showcasing quilts 150 years old

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Tribute for Trees raises $50,000 for West Columbia Beautification Foundation – Photos of event

Anna Huffman, Joe Pinner Show Caption Hide Caption Christie Unthank, Anastasia Manos Show Caption Hide Caption Deloris Farr, Lisa Mckaughan, Suzanne Carver, David Carver Show Caption Hide Caption Jacque Buck, William Thompson of Keep the Midlands Beautiful Board Show Caption Hide Caption Jennifer, Jimmy, Austin Brooks, and Mike Green Show Caption Hide Caption Bill Mooneyhan, Ronny Burkett Show Caption Hide…

Entries open for second Doko Film Fest

Photo from Doko Film Fest Facebook page. Entries are now open for the second Doko Film Fest for high school aged filmmakers from South Carolina and beyond. Students ages 14 to 18 can submit two-minute to 10-minute productions in short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation or pocket studio categories. Pocket studio entries must be shot and edited entirely on…

Nashville songwriters making appearance at Steel Hands Brewing to benefit local cause

Image from Steel Hands Facebook page. Steel Hands is located at 2350 Foreman St., Cayce. Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing will be hosting some special guests Wednesday to help raise money for a worthy cause. Songwriters in the Round will be an evening of entertainment, where four of Nashville’s top songwriters will share stories behind some of their hit songs. Brent…

West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s 5th Annual Tribute for Trees is Tuesday

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation will hold its 5th Annual Tribute for Trees Fundraiser, on Tuesday, at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. The gala is from 5:30 p.m.until 7:30 p.m. Funds raised at the event will be used to plant trees around the City of West Columbia, beautifying the roadways on Meeting Street and Augusta…

Ribbon is cut on West Columbia’s Interactive Art Park

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Discounted tickets, ride vouchers now available for South Carolina State Fair

A view of the SC State Fair from the top of the Ferris wheel. Karamie Sullivan photo. Representatives from the South Carolina State Fair announced Wednesday morning that discounted admission tickets and ride vouchers are now available. They can be found through Oct. 8 at participating Circle K stores, and scstatefair.org. The South Carolina State Fair’s roving ticket booth, FRED,…

Five new food items to be offered at this year’s South Carolina State Fair

kettle corn Show Caption Hide Caption double dog corndog Show Caption Hide Caption chili mac attack sundae Show Caption Hide Caption SC State Fair 2018. Karamie Sullivan photo Show Caption Hide Caption Chili Mac Attack Sundae – food images from South Carolina State Fair website. One of the biggest reasons thousands of people travel to the South Carolina State Fair…

Chapin residents celebrate Labor Day at annual parade (photo gallery)

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Recap features bounce-back victories for local high school football teams

Jack Crayne Photography. CAMDEN 33 LUGOFF-ELGIN 20 The 40th edition of the Wateree River rivalry went to the Bulldogs of Camden. It was their second straight win in the series and 32nd overall. The Bulldogs got over 170 yards rushing again from electric running back Willis Lane. But it was also a big night for sophomore Anthony Lyles who caught…

Big announcement coming at Tribute for Trees Gala, Primal Gourmet food, too, on Sept. 10

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Whole Arted Studio to open in Chapin, welcoming artists of all ages

Clonts with two of her children Show Caption Hide Caption Judah making art Show Caption Hide Caption Mercy Clonts, owner of Whole Arted Studio Show Caption Hide Caption Whole Arted sign Show Caption Hide Caption Whole Arted’s sign is visible from the road – the studio is positioned down the driveway (second building). Photos provided. It’s time to make some…

SC State Museum to offer $1 admission Sunday

Families looking for a fun (and educational) activity for Labor Day Weekend will have the opportunity to visit the South Carolina State Museum at a significantly discounted rate. General admission to the museum is only $1 for guests on ‘First Citizens Sunday,’ Sept. 1. Included in general admission, guests have the opportunity to explore four floors of permanent and changing…

Women share experiences at #SheDid storytelling event

Allen Wallace photos. “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” An event Sunday in Columbia brought those words from the novelist Patrick Rothfuss to mind, as courageous women shared their stories to help build their community. The…

Olé! Latin Festival takes over Main Street

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Appetite for new business is strong in West Columbia

Chayze Lounge Show Caption Hide Caption Mooneyhan’s is expanding. Show Caption Hide Caption Black Rooster Show Caption Hide Caption Fountain-in-Triangle-City Show Caption Hide Caption Chayze Lounge available for private functions. Show Caption Hide Caption The level of activity in the City of West Columbia’s business community is robust. There are 2,547 businesses in West Columbia. And from January until August,…

ALABAMA postpones tour, including stop in Columbia, due to lead singer’s health

Images retrieved from ALABAMA’s website, Facebook page. Country Music Hall of Fame group ALABAMA announced they will be postponing the remainder of their 50th Anniversary Tour, which included a stop at the Colonial Life Arena Oct. 3. The reason for the postponement was due to Randy Owen’s ongoing health complications with cluster migraines and vertigo. According to representatives, the group…

Cayce seeks artists to paint 2 State Street murals, proposals due Sept. 9

The City of Cayce is working to implement an Arts District on State Street, the original heart of Cayce. Public art is essential to this vision and the City is commissioning artists to design and paint two murals that will be visible to the public as they are walking and driving along State Street. The City is requesting proposals from…

Former Vista bar, The Woody, to reopen on Columbia’s Main Street

Photo obtained from The Woody Facebook page. The beloved local bar and restaurant The Woody, formerly located in Columbia’s Vista on Lady Street, closed its doors at the end of June. However, the closure was only intended to be temporary as the owners searched for a new location. It was announced Wednesday that The Woody is set to reopen at…

Dave Koz & Friends bringing sounds of jazz to Columbia’s Koger Center

Dave Koz (center) with Gerald Albright, Aubrey Logan,  Rick Braun, and Kenny Lattimore. Photo provided. Lovers of jazz music will soon be traveling to Columbia’s Koger Center to hear the smooth saxophone sounds of Dave Koz, along with other featured performers. The Summer Horns show will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. Koz has been a musician for more than…

Transitions Homeless Center showcasing former residents’ art at Columbia airport

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Last Friday Night Laser Lights of the Summer is at the S.C. State Museum, this Friday

The State Museum has expanded Friday Night Laser Lights to now include even more musical and visual experiences. In addition to exciting laser shows, guests can now immerse themselves in a full dome musical experience featuring eye-catching visuals set to the music of legendary bands and world-class musicians. The last Friday Night Laser Lights of the Summer is at the S.C. State Museum, this…

Water balloons fly as Historic Columbia offers creative lesson in military tactics

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New Blythewood Country Club replaces former Windemere Club, adding amenities, upgrades

Left to right: Fred Layman – General Manager Blythewood Country Club; Jorge Martinez – President L&J Acquisitions, Principal Partner Blythewood Country Club; David Biscan – COO L&J Acquisitions, Regional Director Golf Operations. Photo provided. The Windermere Club in Blythewood is undergoing significant changes. So significant, in fact, that it is not even called ‘The Windermere Club’ anymore. The facility is…