Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

Applications available for 2017 Commissioner’s Cup BBQ cook-off

COLUMBIA – Barbeque grill masters and backyard enthusiasts are invited to compete for the State Championship Title at the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival, March 24-25, at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia. This year, children of the cookers will have the opportunity to compete in the inaugural Kids’ Que. They will…
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Family Fun Night at EdVenture in Columbia on Feb. 24

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Little Gym of Columbia, the experiential learning and child physical development center, will sponsor a Family Fun Night at EdVenture in Columbia on Friday, February 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees can purchase admission for $1 to EdVenture, a not-for-profit educational institution in Columbia. During Family Fun Night, families will…
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Columbia native publishes book to prepare children for air travel

(Columbia, SC) A new children's book has just hit the market and it's already taking flight.  Zoey's First Plane Ride, written by airport marketing consultant, Kaela Harmon, was created to give children a guide for their first trip through an airport. Beginning with Zoey’s last-minute packing, the book follows the young girl and her parents…
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City of Columbia’s Black History Extravaganza Feb. 20

WHAT:  The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to celebrate Black History Month at the Black History Extravaganza on Monday, Feb. 20 at Greenview Park. The event will include exhibitors, live entertainment and more! WHO: The Black History Extravaganza is open to youth, adults and seniors age 55 and older. WHERE: …
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R. Kelly to perform at Colonial Life Arena on March 10

(February 1, 2017) – R&B legend R. Kelly will bring The After Party Tour to Colonial Life Arena on Friday, March 10. Tickets starting at $53 are on sale and available at ticketmaster.com, the Arena Box Office, and by phone 800-745-3000. Known as one of the most successful R&B artists of all time, R. Kelly…
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Historic Columbia honors Black History Month

COLUMBIA, S.C. – During the month of February, join Historic Columbia in honoring Black History Month and learn about important local African American people, places and moments in Columbia and Richland County's history. Attend a variety programs throughout the month, tour the Mann-Simons Site and the Woodrow Wilson Family Home and become a volunteer at…
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Mardi Gras Columbia Parade & Music Festival at City Roots on Feb. 25

The Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya is proud to announce the 7th Annual Mardi Gras Columbia Parade & Music Festival at City Roots, Saturday, February 25, 2017 , benefitting the Congaree Riverkeeper. More information about the event is available at http://www.mardigrascolumbia.com. Events and details are as follows: ●    5K Race sponsored by River Rat Brewery, registration at…
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USC History Center film series to continue discussion on Reconstruction

The History Center at the University of South Carolina continues its film series, “America’s Reconstruction Era and Its Legacies,” through March 31. The Feb. 6 screening of “Freedom Riders” will be at 6 p.m. in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Room 106. It is free and open to the public. The film series…
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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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