Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

CMA Chamber Music on Main fills fall with beautiful music

[caption id="attachment_11823" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Pianist and USC School of Music professor Phillip Bush will grace the CMA Chamber Music on Main stage. Photo provided.[/caption]   Columbia, S.C. – The farewell season of CMA Chamber Music on Main continues with its second concert on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Featuring world-renowned cellist and artistic director Edward Arron and intimately…
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Experience drumming traditions as FOLKFabulous wraps up

FOLKFabulous, McKissick Museum’s signature folk life festival, runs each day in the Rosewoods Building at the South Carolina State Fair. Friday’s focus is multicultural drumming traditions including Caribbean steel pan music and West African, Puerto Rican and Native American drumming. Concerts begin at 4 p.m. and wrap up with a drum circle at 7:30 p.m. The 12-day festival offers an…
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ZZ TOP cancels S.C. State Fair concert

COLUMBIA – Oct. 16, 2017 – Due to matters beyond the South Carolina State Fair’s control, Rock group ZZ TOP will not perform in the Pepsi Grandstand this year. The band was scheduled to perform Oct. 18, but the band’s management informed fair officials Monday that the group was cancelling its current tour. All ZZ…
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You’re invited to a North Columbia Community Open House & Bar-B-Que

Join Uptown Rising Founder Gareth Fenley on the afternoon of October 28th as she introduces the organization to the entire Midlands community! We will gather at Six Points Columbia, 1218 Miller Avenue, Columbia, S.C. 29203 from 2-7pm on Saturday the 28th - drop by to meet Gareth, tour the newly renovated facility, hear some great music and eat delicious food. There will be a ribbon cutting…
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2017 S.C. State Fair welcomes 31,000 on opening day

COLUMBIA – Oct. 11, 2017 –  The South Carolina State Fair welcomed 31,821 guests on opening day, Wednesday, Oct. 11, with a special $1 gate admission. Country artists Brothers Osborne entertained guests in the Pepsi Grandstand, while the fair kicked off the first of 12 pay-one-price ride promotions. “We are excited about the start of another…
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An African Experience at the Lourie Center

The Lourie Center, in partnership with Columbia’s Gye Nyame Ensemble, presents “Echoes of the Past, Present, and Future: An African Experience”, on Saturday, November 18, 2017,  6-7:15 pm. Queen T, leader and principal dancer for Gye Nyame Ensemble, has assembled an incredible roster of local and regional dancers, drummers, and storyteller talent for this one-night-only event.  “Echoes…
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2017 S.C. State Fair – Ready for Countdown

COLUMBIA – Oct. 6, 2017 – The 148th South Carolina State Fair in Columbia opens Oct. 11 and runs through Oct. 22 at Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard. Here are a few things patrons need to know. Last day for discounts on tickets, rides Tuesday (Oct. 10) is the final day to buy discount…
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