Arts & Entertainment

Colonial times return to Cayce with 12,000 Year History Park Event

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Columbia literary festival opens with award-winning author

IMG_5458 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5460 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5459 Show Caption Hide Caption Dorothy Allison holding her Southern Truth Award. Allen Wallace photos. The fourth annual Deckle Edge literary festival opened Friday night with perhaps its most famous guest yet. Dorothy Allison, author of the best-selling and award-winning novel “Bastard Out of Carolina,” delivered the festival’s keynote address…

Junior Cotillion director teaches students life skills, ballroom dancing for 25th year

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Tens of thousands turn out for St. Pat’s in 5 Points

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Denim and Diamonds Gala raises money to cure Type 1 diabetes

IMG_5309 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5308 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5311 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5310 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_5312 Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. Sometimes it’s difficult or impossible for those who donate to a good cause to see the results of their generosity. That was not the case Saturday night at the JDRF Palmetto Chapter…

Speedway becomes theater for The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Historical mystery and crimes tour in West Columbia, Friday

J.R. Fennell, Lexington County Museum Director photos. Looking for something fun to do, to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend? The Murders and Mysteries West Columbia Walking Tour is at 8 p.m. Friday until 9:30 p.m. It begins at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, 121 Alexander Rd. The tour is hosted by the Lexington County Museum. “Every…

New Columbia event venue opens in BullStreet District

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Lexington goes Irish for early St. Pat’s celebration

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Girls Block puts women’s talents in the spotlight

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Hundreds party at Kemopalooza to help kids fight cancer

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Shamrock Parade celebrates St.Patrick’s Day – photo gallery

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Great Gatsby-themed party to be held at Historic Seibels House

Seibels House photos from Historic Columbia website. Columbia’s Trustus Theatre will soon be hosting a party that may feel like a step back in time, at the Historic Seibels House (1601 Richland Street), March 23. The Great Gatsby-themed event will kick off the theatre’s production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, running on their main stage April 5 through…

Columbia City Ballet’s performance bringing art to life in Off the Wall

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Dyeing of the fountain kicks off St. Pat’s season in Columbia

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Keep dancing: UofSC students raise $1,038,156 for children

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It’s time to build your Kinetic Derby Day Parade sculpture – Kinetic Derby Day is April 27

Sharpe Creations built this float. The City of West Columbia will host the 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on Saturday, April 27. It is a unique celebration that includes a parade of kinetic sculptures. The parade, beginning at 11 a.m. is followed by an afternoon of adult and child soapbox derby racing. Kinetic Derby Day sculptures – featured in the…

Riverbanks Zoo announces names of newest lion cubs

Photo from Riverbanks Zoo website. Riverbanks Zoo representatives announced the names of the two newest lion cubs Monday morning on their Facebook page. They were born in October to mother Lindelani, and father, Zuri. According to the announcement, the cubs have been named Cleopatra, and Suki: “These sisters have already begun to live up to their names. Cleopatra, means father’s…

Five Points fountain to be dyed green this weekend at St. Pat’s official kick-off

Photo from St Pat’s in Five Points Facebook event page. The most talked-about annual Five Points event is less than three weeks away. Gregory Electric and the Five Points community will welcome the “season of green” Saturday at the Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s, centered around the Five Points fountain (at the intersection of Harden and Greene streets). Guests of…

UofSC Dance Marathon mentors next generation with high school mini-marathons

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Shuckin’ for the Law and Pig Pickin’ raises money for law enforcement

Allen Wallace photos. A group dedicated to celebrating and supporting the Richland County Sheriff’s Department did just that in style Saturday. The Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation’s second Annual Shuckin’ for the Law & Pig Pickin’ drew a packed house at Hay Hill Events on Bluff Road in Columbia. Old South Catering provided the barbecue to go along with oysters from…

Hundreds race to help Columbia’s homeless families

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