Arts & Entertainment

Hootie & the Blowfish add second Columbia show to 2019 tour due to overwhelming demand

Hootie & the Blowfish announced for the first time in more than a decade, the band will be releasing new music and embarking on the Group Therapy Tour in 2019. Fans of the group sold out the tour’s Columbia homecoming finale on Friday, Sept. 13 during the pre-sale and initial few moments tickets went on sale to the general public…

West Columbia Tree Lighting Friday, it’s a Christmas tradition

Children singing at Tree lighting in West Columbia, 2017. Get ready for the sights and sounds of Christmas. The City of West Columbia is hosting the 14th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m., on Friday. It’s at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12t Street. “It’s the city’s formally opening of the Christmas season. And the tree lighting always…

Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade of Lights postponed until Dec. 15

Photos from the 2017 parade. The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce 2018 Holiday Parade of Lights originally scheduled for Saturday (Dec. 8) has been postponed due to predicted adverse weather conditions. The Holiday Parade of Lights will now take place on Saturday, December 15. The parade will start at 5:30 pm, Saturday, December 15th at the intersection…

Excitement builds as Columbia City Ballet’s The Nutcracker premieres this weekend

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Brent Johnson, award-winning radio personality, joins 93.1 The Lake as morning host, program director

Brent Johnson. Photo provided. Award-winning local radio personality Brent Johnson has joined 93.1 The Lake as program director and morning show host. Johnson, who will make his on-air debut Jan. 2, at 6 a.m., has spent most of his 40-year radio career in the Columbia market, where he’s built a track record of broadcasting excellence and community service. Midlands Media…

Hootie & The Blowfish: Group Therapy Tour to play Columbia Sept. 13

Hootie & The Blowfish: The pop-rock band announced their return to full-time touring in 2019. The band was formed by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld during their time as students at the University of South Carolina.  They will visit 44 cities while on tour, kicking off Thursday, May 30, in Virginia.  The tour will wrap…

Santa dons raincoat for Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade – Photos

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Route changed for Saturday’s Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade in Columbia

2017 parade Columbia’s 65th Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade is Saturday. This year’s “Music! Magic! and Mistletoe! parade will begin at 9:45 a.m. Due to the USC Football Game, this years parade is moving locations to Sumter Street, moving south from Laurel Street to Gervais Street. With nearly 100 entries, last year’s Carillon featured a number of festive entries, including…

Town of Lexington announces road closings for Sunday’s Christmas parade

There will be road closings and detours during the afternoon of Sunday (Dec. 2) for the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade in downtown Lexington, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced Thursday. The road closings and detours will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the closing of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street. Additional closings include Haygood Avenue…

Jessamine Quilt Shop opens in Lexington

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Columbia outdoor ice rink makes debut at Harbison location

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Longcreek neighborhood collects cans for Harvest Hope on Thanksgiving Day

Jeanne Reynolds photos. Longcreek neighbors walk and run for Harvest Hope ​About 50 residents of Longcreek near Blythewood kicked off Thanksgiving by kicking up their heels at the 15th annual Gobble Go for Harvest Hope Food Bank. ​The group – ranging from retirees to toddlers in strollers, plus eight dogs – gathered at the Windermere neighborhood entrance early Thursday morning….

Oysters by the ton highlight annual festival

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Festival of Trees brings early Christmas to State Museum

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Thousands pack streets of downtown Columbia for annual Vista Lights

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American Pickers coming to South Carolina, seeking owners of unique collections

American Pickers Mike and Frank.  Photo provided. The History Channel’s American Pickers will be coming to the palmetto state in January to film episodes for the show. The show is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking.” Episodes follow Mike and Frank, two skilled pickers, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. The show is searching…

State Museum rings in holiday season with family-friendly events

Graphic provided by museum. Holiday fun is on its way at the South Carolina State Museum with plenty of events for the family, date night, or a night out with friends. SCSM’s annual holiday tradition continues with the 4D experience of the film The Polar Express. This experience includes sensory effects like the smell of warm hot chocolate, the feel…

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….