Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

S.C. Arts Commission Announces 2017 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Awards Recipients

The South Carolina Arts Commission announces the 2017 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts (http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/verner/index.shtml), the highest honor the state presents in the arts. Established in 1972, the annual awards recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina. This year's recipients: * Lifetime Achievement:: * Laura Spong (http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/verner/2017/lifetime2.shtml), Columbia *…
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CMA Chamber Music and Jazz Concerts Play Us into Spring

Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art is ready to usher in spring with the fourth concerts of CMA Jazz on Main and CMA Chamber Music on Main. Both series feature world-renowned artistic directors and are intimately set in the museum’s gorgeous DuBose-Poston Reception Hall. CMA Jazz on Main Friday, March 24 | Happy hour…
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ColorMe ArtFields 5K Walk/Run — Color Splash Celebration

ColorMe ArtFields 5K Walk/Run is not your typical road race -- "Be the Canvas!" The race will begin and end with a color splash celebration in beautiful downtown Lake City, South Carolina on the Village Green! Come early and enjoy yoga, Zumba, and chair massages. For those just coming out to watch the race, bring…
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Congaree Riverkeeper to Host 2017 River Rocks Music Festival

The 2017 festival will be held along the banks of the Congaree River next to Founders Park March 14, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. – The seventh Annual River Rocks Music Festival will be held on Saturday April 1, 2017 along the banks of the Congaree River next to Founders Park. “The Columbia Floods of 2015…
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Lexington County Students Express the Art of Healing

[caption id="attachment_8197" align="alignleft" width="1185"] Third Place: Lindsay Hislop, “What Is Family”[/caption] West Columbia, S.C. – Nine Lexington County high school students have received prizes and awards in the 8th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students sponsored by Lexington Medical Center in partnership with the Columbia Museum of…
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Amanda & the Bebop Boys to play Blue Moon Ballroom

[caption id="attachment_8126" align="alignleft" width="3846"] Amanda & the Bebop Boys will be jazzing it up at Blue Moon Ballroom on March 14th.[/caption] Celebrate the Ides of March, St. Patrick’s Day, and the coming of spring on Tuesday, March 14th, at Columbia’s newest, truest listening room and dance space. This month, musicians will be Dustin Retzlaff, Gregg…
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Smith to succeed Goodman as S.C. State Fair general manager

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Fair has named Nancy L. Smith the fair's new general manager, effective Jan. 1 of 2018. Smith, the fair's assistant general manager since 2008, will succeed State Fair general manager, Gary Goodman, who is retiring in December after 33 years in that role. "I have loved this fair and…
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Historic Columbia announces March events

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Historic Columbia has an exciting calendar of events taking place throughout the month of March – from a Preservation Workshop focusing on energy efficiency, to a Second Sunday Stroll of Jewish sites in downtown Columbia, to a Happy Hour celebration on St. Patrick’s Day, to a Garden Workshop highlighting South Carolina’s tropical…
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