Arts & Entertainment

Celebration of farmers and food at ninth annual Tasty Tomato Festival

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LEGO artists from across country displaying pieces at Columbia Convention Center

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State museum inviting artists to submit work for 30th anniversary exhibit, cash prizes awarded

The South Carolina State Museum is now accepting entries from artists for its 30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition, opening November 3. Artists’ work will have the chance to be selected for the exhibit and win cash prizes up to $1,500. The juried exhibition is open to residents of South Carolina who are 18 years old and older. Individual artists must…

Behind-scenes tour of Hennessy’s building, new restaurant tenant expected to open late fall

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S.C. State Fair concerts include Trace Adkins, Tokyo Joe/Rocketman, Temptations, Four Tops

The South Carolina State Fair has scheduled eight musical acts for the Pepsi Grandstand series during this year’s fair Oct. 10-21. This year’s lineup includes six paid shows and two free shows: Oct. 10 – Tokyo Joe/Rocketman-Elton John Tribute Oct. 11 – Scotty McCreery Oct. 12 – Bret Michaels Oct. 14 – La Poderosa Banda San Juan Oct. 15 –…

Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing looking for art to display

Steel Hands Calling all Cayce Area Artists. Steel Hands Brewing in Cayce announced last week that it is hosting an Artist Competition. Your work could be permanently displayed at the Brewery. The brewery is also giving away prizes. Click for link to register to submit art If you are interested in submitting art visit the Steel Hands Brewing website. You…

Hundreds of thousands of purple martins flock to Lake Murray’s Bomb Island

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One more Cayce 12,000 Year History Park tour in August

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Columbia Police Department holds annual National Night Out Kickoff

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Transitions Homeless Center residents’ artwork showcased at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

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35 tomato entries judged for Sustainable Midlands Tasty Tomato Festival

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Puppy Bar Crawl raises funds for Pawmetto Lifeline

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Second night of South Congaree Championship Rodeo is Saturday

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Planning underway for Columbia’s first Soda City Duck Race

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Midlands Media Group continues growth, acquires new radio station

MMG Show Caption Hide Caption The Dude sign Show Caption Hide Caption MMG sign Show Caption Hide Caption Karamie Sullivan photos. It’s been two years since Midlands Media Group was formed, and the company has been growing ever since. Within the first two years the business acquired 94.3 The Dude (WWNQ), Cola Daily, the e-commerce site ColaDailyDeals.com, and created an…

State Museum offers free general admission to children 12 and under

WHO: South Carolina State Museum WHAT: The South Carolina State Museum is providing *free general admission to children 12 years old and younger starting Saturday, July 28 through Sunday, August 12. Guests can explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits like Fill in the Gap, Eclipsing 50: The State Art Collection, 1967-2017 and South Carolina and Reconstruction, 1865 –…

USC Dance Marathon claims several awards at Miracle Network Leadership Conference

USCDM leadership team Indianapolis. Contributed by Miracle Network Dance Marathon.  University of South Carolina Dance Marathon claimed several national awards at the 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon Leadership Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The conference welcomed over 950 student leaders, university administrators, and hospital foundation staff involved in Dance Marathons that fundraise for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals all over…

Lexington Recreation Commission day camp offers summer fun for kids

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West Columbia’s Brookland, a first-class development, ready for first residents

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Midlands stay-at-home mom competing on ABC’s Jeopardy Thursday night

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Columbia’s Town Theatre bringing Beauty and the Beast to the stage

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Columbia presents free screening of Jumanji at Finlay Park

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Local artist, “The Chicken Man” thankful for his Columbia fans

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