Arts & Entertainment

60th Annual Peach Festival draws thousands to Gilbert

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USC student Davia Bunch crowned Miss South Carolina, Saturday night

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9-year-old’s National Anthem rained out twice, invited to sing on radio instead

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Berkley Bryant crowned Miss Teen South Carolina Friday night

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Riverbanks Zoo draws 1.4 million annually, “Top 5” zoo in the country, says Stringfellow

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Freddy’s Steakburgers in Irmo planning to open next month

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“The American Way” Lake Murray Dam Bike Run is Saturday to aid PTSD cure

The American Infidels Veterans Motorcycle Club will host a fundraiser Saturday to help Range 2.14 build a facility in the Midlands for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The event will take place from noon until 11 p.m. and will include multiple raffle prizes, free food catered by Belly’s Southern Pride BBQ, and country music provided by Jesse Moore. “We’re…

Dr. Rudy Mancke talks snakes, and other summer creatures of nature

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Secrets of Columbia’s Elmwood Cemetery revealed with night time tours

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Fundraiser held Thursday for Friends of Sesquicentennial State Park to revamp park’s spillway

SESQUI 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Sesqui Show Caption Hide Caption SESQUI 3 Show Caption Hide Caption SESQUI 2 Show Caption Hide Caption It was a good time for a great cause. A fundraiser was held Thursday for Friends of Sesqui at Columbia Craft on Greene Street. Sesquicentennial State Park encompasses 1,419 acres at 9564 Two Notch Road Those attending…

Free party, with the movie Super 8, Friday night at Icehouse Amphitheater to thank Meals on Wheels

It’s Father’s Day weekend, and Friday you can take dad (or anyone else) to see a movie, grab some popcorn, pick up some great comics, enjoy a live DJ, compete in an 80s trivia contest and support a great cause. Best of all, every bit of it is free. Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater is the place to be for the Star*Struck pop culture…

City of Cayce offering a guided tour of historical Ft. Congaree this Saturday

City of Cayce image. The City of Cayce is offering a Guided Historical Walking Tour of Fort Congaree beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek.  The 12,000 Year History Park is at 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce.  Tours are 60-to-90 minutes long, focusing on local history. National Park trained volunteers Gary and Sue Kelly lead…

Midlands’ Modern Southern Food Arts is Columbia’s Shrimp and Grits champ again

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Columbia represented in the first Carolina food festival at Carowinds

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The Baked Bear creating artisan ice cream sandwiches in Five Points

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Rodeo is a hit in Blythewood

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Ft. Jackson celebrates 101 years with big party, concert

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Big Fort Jackson concert with Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins is Saturday, and it’s free

From last year’s concert featuring Kellie Pickler. Allen Wallace photo. A free concert featuring Sara Evans and Rodney Atkins is scheduled for Saturday, at Fort Jackson’s Hilton Field. Fort Jackson celebrates its 101st anniversary this year. Gates for the celebration open at 3 p.m. and the venue opens at 4 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. …

Artist Pharrell Williams’s summer camp being held in Columbia

From One Hand to Another image Musician, singer and producer Pharrell Williams established a non-profit organization in 2008 called From One Hand to Another. According to the website, the organization exists to provide educational tools needed for the future success of children. His non-profit holds summer camps across the country for elementary and middle school students to have fun in…

The Aristocrat offering a fresh, Southwest take on bar food

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Rhythm on the River concerts dubbed “special” as spring season ends

Travelin’ Kine from Saturday finale. The shows were held at the Riverwalk Amphitheater at  West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater with the rush of the Congaree River in the background. The last one of the spring was Saturday. The shows are emceed by Marty Hall, of 94.3 The Dude and the next series of concerts will be held in the fall. With…