Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Benedict College to host Black History Month events

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 HARAMBEE FESTIVAL COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT—FEBRUARY 26, 2017 The Invitation:  You are invited to sing with the nation award-winning Benedict College Gospel Choir on what will be one of the most amazing choirs in South Carolina, featuring Minister Darryl Izzard as resident clinician, and guest…
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Harbison Theatre offers show and dinner packages

Whether it’s jazz or big-screen romance that sets your heart aflutter, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College and local restaurants are offering two great opportunities to design your perfect night on the town. Judy Carmichael, a Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and vocalist, will bring her talents to the Midlands for the first time on Saturday, February…
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Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet, opens at Trustus Theatre on Feb. 3

COLUMBIA, S.C—Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet, comes to the Thigpin Main Stage at Trustus Theatre from February 3-18. Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet tells the story of a sixteen year-old boy living in the fictional projects of San Pere, Louisiana. His close-knit community plays a big role as he navigates through the currents…
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Historic Columbia honors Black History Month in February

[caption id="attachment_7445" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mann-Simons Cottage, c. 1977. Shown here during the early stages of the Mann-Simons Cottage rehabilitation are, from left to right, Dixon Durham, Augustus Rodgers, J.S. Dial, Franchot Brown, Robbie F. Atkinson (a family descendent), James Clyburn, Harrison Reardon, Moses H. Clarkson Jr. and I. DeQuincy Newman. Today, the site is known…
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State Museum exhibit to explore prehistoric world of sea creatures

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina State Museum is excited to announce its brand new blockbuster exhibit, Savage Ancient Seas and planetarium movie Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, both opening Saturday, February 4.   Savage Ancient Seas will transport guests to a North America of 80 million years ago, when the last of the great dinosaurs…
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Vandervelde Gallery to host Valentine’s Art and Dessert opening Feb. 11

COLUMBIA, SC – Pamela Ann Vandervelde Gallery is offering lovers of art an unconventional Valentine’s Art and Dessert Opening, Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The gallery in Five Points, located at 631 Harden Street, upstairs in Suites H and I is infusing Love into this event with a question, which…
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Karamu Statewide Black History Parade and Festival to be held Feb. 4

WHAT:    Celebrate Black History Month at the 13th Annual Karamu Statewide Black History Parade and Festival, which will feature the National Buffalo Soldiers. The festival will be held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and will include contemporary history makers, live entertainment and more. WHEN:    Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 12-5 p.m. WHERE:  The parade…
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Exhibit space available for Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show

Limited exhibit space is  available for the 51st Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show to be held March 10-12, 2017 at the SC State Fairgrounds. The locally produced Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show is the largest home and garden exhibition in the Midlands. Over 250 construction, home improvement, and outdoor products exhibits fill the…
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Friday night jazz and dancing at the Ballroom

[caption id="attachment_7119" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shannon Pinkney, Travis Shaw, and Margaret Ward Knight will jazz it up at So You Want To Dance on January 20th.[/caption] So You Want To Dance Ballroom has another evening of jazz and dancing coming up on Friday, January 20th. Come hear (and dance to) some fine music in a nightclub…
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