Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

The First Ladies of Hip-Hop are Coming Home to Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC (March 27, 2018) – In the late 1970s, as young Angela “Angie B” Stone, Cheryl “The Pearl” Cook, and Gwendolyn “Blondy” Chisolm came up in Columbia, SC’s Saxon Homes Projects, rap was hardly even a thing in what was then a sleepy southern city. But in far off New York City, the sounds…
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Love, Peace & Hip-Hop Festival Line-Up and Event Calendar

Columbia, SC (March 16, 2018) – With this year’s theme of All Hail the Queens, Love, Peace & Hip-Hop proudly announces its full talent line-up and 4-day festival calendar. Supporting legendary headliner MC Lyte on Saturday, April 14 for World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day is an all-female lineup featuring DJ Cocoa Chanelle and B-Girl Honey…
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Lexington County Students Express the Art of Healing

West Columbia, S.C. – Ten Lexington County high school students have received prizes and awards in the 9th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students sponsored by Lexington Medical Center Foundation in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art. The students created drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures that each…
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Musical History Course at the Lourie Center

“The Big Band Serenade” Wednesdays, 1:30-3 pm, April 4- May 30 Retired Impresario Arnold Breman will lead us on a historical journey through six decades of incredible Big Band music. Starting with 1910, the course will cover The Bands, The Band Leaders, the Crooners and Canaries who became famous singing with the great bands, and…
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Two Shakespearean Mischief-Makers Appear on Screen at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire star in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead The hilarious comedy straight from the classic tale of Hamlet – Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead brings audiences two supporting characters who take their own spotlight in this original play. Filmed in the revered Old Vic Theatre in London, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will screen at Harbison Theatre at…
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Tartan Day South Celtic Festival, Mar. 22-25, Spans Four Cities Across Midlands

Major Midlands event soars to new heights across the region and benefits the River Alliance; Osceola the bald eagle makes feature appearance March 12, 2018 (Cayce, S.C.) – The Tartan Day South Celtic Festival, March 22-25, 2018, continues to spread its wings figuratively and literally in its 8th annual installment. Benefitting the River Alliance, the event will…
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Arts & Draughts returns to the Columbia Museum of Art

WHAT: Program: Arts & Draughts The Columbia Museum of Art hosts the next installment of its quarterly Arts & Draughts series on Friday, March 23, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. In celebration of Soda City Suds Week, The Whig offers a cash bar and beer tastings from breweries around Columbia including Cottontown Brew Lab, Bierkeller Columbia, and Conquest Brewing…
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Join Historic Columbia for the 2018 Gardening Symposium

Gardening Symposium returns to examine South Carolina’s horticultural history COLUMBIA, S.C., Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Join Historic Columbia at their spring Gardening Symposium South Carolina’s Early Horticultural Historyfrom 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Starting in the early 19th century, South Carolina was a hotbed of horticultural experimentation and mastery. Many of the South’s most treasured and…
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Examining The Truths Of Our Past

Tony Award-Winning Fun Home opens at Trustus Theatre March 23 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Trustus Theatre continues its dedication to bringing important theatre to Columbia with their production of Fun Home, an acclaimed and award-winning Broadway musical to their Thigpen Main Stage this spring. The musical play is a masterful expansion of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir…
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Brand New Stormwater Studios Hosts ArtFields Winners 2013-17

[caption id="attachment_13803" align="alignleft" width="278"] Steve Jobs by Kirkland Smith, on display at Stormwater Studios as part of ArtFields Winners 2013- 17.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 2, 2018) – Stormwater Studios, the artists’ studios and gallery space formerly known as Vista Studios/Gallery80808, will host “ArtFields Winners 2013 – 17,” its first art show in its brand new…
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