Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

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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Alpha Media Columbia adds Rock 99.7 to radio station group

COLUMBIA, SC – Alpha Media, Columbia announced the addition of Rock 99.7. The Contemporary Rock station hit the air waves yesterday, December 27th. For the first time in several years, listeners in Columbia will hear artists such as Green Day, Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink 182, and the Foo Fighters on their…
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Historic Columbia announces January events

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Historic Columbia has an exciting calendar of events to kick off the new year in January –  ranging from a Second Sunday Roll of Lower Richland to a historic marker dedication at the Beth Shalom Cemetery to a presidential trivia themed Historic Happy Hour to a Behind-the-Scenes Tour in the Robert Mills…
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29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Jan. 16

The City of Columbia’s 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street. The City of Columbia and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation announced that Claflin University President Dr. Henry…
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USC announces community events to commemorate legacy of MLK

The University of South Carolina will host a series of public events in commemoration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 12 – 15. This year marks the 34th year for the university’s annual celebration to honor the civil rights leader. The 2017 commemoration will include a panel discussion, a community…
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The listening-room experience: January Jazz at the Ballroom

[caption id="attachment_7024" align="alignleft" width="300"] Amanda Mayo[/caption] COLUMBIA, SC, January 2, 2017: Tired of straining to hear the music above the bar crowds? Columbia is about to get a new, true listening room. Mark Rapp will kick things off on Tuesday, January 17th, from 7 to 10 p.m. when he brings ColaJazz artists Nick Brewer (keys),…
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