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Arts Feature: The Year in Theater

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S.C. Authors, S.C. Books: One Dead Black Man — And Many

Special Sections

Holiday Guide 2014

Bites & Sights Columbia SC Visitors Guide Winter 2014-15

Events in Columbia

8 Days - Kevin Hart at the Township Auditorium

“Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work.” That’s from the Twitter bio of Kevin Hart, who is doing the work and has 14.7 million followers for his efforts.

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Holiday Happenings and New Year’s Eve Events in Columbia

Welcome to the craziest week of the year. If it’s Wednesday, and you just picked up a Free Times to start your Christmas Eve: We hope you’ve already completed your all of your shopping.

Music + Nightlife

Mindful of the Past, Mike Collins Jr. Forges His Own Brand of Traditional Folk Music

“It takes a worried man to sing a worried song / I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long,” Mike Collins Jr. warbles during the first song on his first LP under his own name, Tryin’ to Stay Ahead.
Music Feature: Best of the Rest

Arts + Lifestyle

The Year in Theater

There were at least 60 theatrical productions mounted locally in 2014, not counting cabaret and burlesque performances, children’s plays and church-affiliated shows.
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