Arts & Entertainment

Historic Columbia’s homes decorated for holiday tours, beginning this week

Historic Columbia photo. Who doesn’t love seeing a house decked out in holiday decorations? Historic Columbia will be kicking off the holiday season with festive house tours, beginning Friday at the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion. According to their announcement, guests are invited to see a variety of holiday decorations, and experience traditions in both historic homes from…

Annual Christmas in Cayce events announced

Click to enlarge It’s that time of year! The City of Cayce  announced this year’s annual “Christmas in Cayce” events. Kicking off Nov. 29, several holiday events will be taking place. Thursday, November 29, 6 PM – 41st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Cayce Proceeds from the sale of lights are given to God’s Helping Hands….

Weather-delayed Run for Our Troops combines observances of 9/11 and Veterans Day

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Holiday shoppers get head start on presents at Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic

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Adoption Day brings dogs to Soda City

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Jackson Pollock’s 20 ft. mural to be displayed at Columbia Museum of Art

Photo from CMA Facebook page. The Columbia Museum of Art announced Wednesday that artist Jackson Pollock’s 20-ft.-wide iconic mural painting is coming to the CMA.   The piece catapulted the artist into the spotlight, brought out the experimentation of Abstract Expressionism, and broadened the spectrum of modern art.  The exhibition will be on view Wednesday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, May 19….

Saluda Shoals Holiday Lights on the River opening in two weeks

Photo retrieved from Saluda Shoals Facebook page. It’s almost that time of year… when bright and colorful arrays of holiday lights are put on display at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. The Holiday Lights on the River will begin Nov. 21 (the day before Thanksgiving).  According to Saluda Shoals’s information, more than one million lights will be incorporated into the…

Cayce Historical Museum showcases artifacts from Congaree River locks system

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Midlands Media Group reveals plans for “The LAKE” on WZMJ 93.1

Five days after closing on the purchase of WZMJ 93.1 FM and insinuating that a new music mix was coming, Midlands Media Group, LLC, has chosen to “remake” the LAKE. The station previously programmed an eclectic mix of 60s and 70s songs. Keith Stover, managing partner of Midlands Media, said: “We have some amazing lakes in the Midlands. They are…

Columbia’s Holiday ICE opening Thanksgiving Day at new location

Columbia’s ice skating rink from former years on Main Street. Photo courtesy of Howard Hunt. City of Columbia officials announced Columbia’s Holiday ICE (formerly known as Main Street ICE), will kick off ice skating season Thursday, Nov. 22, at Columbiana Centre (155 Columbiana Circle). The new location is being set up in the overflow mall parking lot across from Dave…

Holiday season begins in Columbia as wreaths go up on Gervais Street

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Thousands walk to end Alzheimer’s at Spirit Communications Park

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West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest one of many upcoming community events

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A ‘Boo-tiful’ Halloween night in Five Points

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Fort Jackson band to perform free concert for Veterans Day

Fort Jackson will celebrate the centennial of the Armistice ending World War One on Nov. 11 with a Veterans Day concert free to the public. The performance will include a choir with bass and percussion, accompanied by organist, Debbie Bauer. The featured band, The Fort Jackson 282nd Band, will perform music by J.S. Bach, Aaron Copland, Marcel Dupré and Maurice…

Country artist Devin Dawson performing first headlining show in Columbia

Devin Dawson. Photo provided. The Senate in Columbia will be welcoming country music artist Devin Dawson Thursday night for his first headlining show in the Midlands. Dawson is traveling across the country on his Stray Off Course Tour, and provided an exclusive phone interview with Cola Daily to discuss his show. Although Dawson and his band perform country songs, he…

Country band Parmalee to close 2018 Vista After Five concert series

Photos from Parmalee Instagram. Carolina-native band, Parmalee, will close out the 2018 Vista After Five concert series Friday, Nov. 9. Their hit, “Carolina” was released in 2008, re-released in 2013, and then the band released an album in 2017.  Most recently, Parmalee released an EP called “Party Pack” in April that includes six summertime-feel tracks. Lead vocalist, Matt Thomas said…

State Museum offering free admission in celebration of 30th anniversary

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the South Carolina State Museum will be offering free general admission to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. According to the museum’s announcement, there will be a variety of special activities taking place over the weekend. “This Free Anniversary Weekend will be packed full…

West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest is Friday

Click to enlarge The City of West Columbia invites you to the 3rd Annual Fall Back Fest on the 100 Block of State Street, West Columbia, Friday, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The event features live music from Rian Adkinson, food and beverages from Cha Cha’s Food Truck, Cafe Strudel West Columbia, State Street Pub, @116 Espresso and Wine…

The Honor Project raises nearly $26,000 for local charities at WildMayhem Golf Tournament

Check presentations to Happy Wheels and SCAS. Photo provided. The Honor Project’s fourth Annual WildMayhem Golf Tournament took place September 6 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club. This year’s tournament benefited two local charities: Happy Wheels, a non-profit organization providing books and toys for inpatient children, and the South Carolina Autism Society, a charitable organization promoting solutions for the needs of…

Free family-friendly Halloween events in Columbia

Historic Columbia’s provided photo. It’s almost that time! Halloween is only one week away. Three Columbia organizations are offering a few different options instead of traditional trick-or-treating, that might peak the interest of some candy-hungry children. Historic Columbia will be hosting Trunk-or-Treat at the Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday. “Children will enjoy trick-or-treating with a twist, in a safe,…