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A concert doesn’t have to sell out to feel important. Case in point: the January tour stop by Queens of the Stone Age at Columbia’s Township Auditorium.

Local and State News: City Votes to Ban Adults Without Kids from Some Playgrounds

Crime Blotter: Columbia Man Busted for Turtle Trafficking

The Playlist: The Whig Starts Local Music Listening Series

Arts Beat: Local Designer Takes Off with ReFashionista Blog

Latest

Nibbles and Sips: Greenville’s Brewery 85 Hosts Columbia-Focused Twitter Contest

By Tug Baker | Monday, July 28, 2014

This Just In: Stone Brewing Not Coming to S.C.

By Eva Moore | Monday, July 28, 2014

FT Happenings: National Chocolate Milk Day; Reelin’ in the Years; Draughty Friday

By Free Times | Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tales from the Script: Johnson Becomes the Screen’s Best Hercules by Destroying the Myth

By James Scott | Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Playlist: Under the Radar: Noctambule

By Corbie Hill | Friday, July 25, 2014

Nibbles and Sips: Soda City Says Aloha to Tropical Noodle Vendor

By April Blake | Friday, July 25, 2014

Lexington News Briefs: Lexington County Towns Added to Sunday Beer and Wine Sales Proposal

By Al Dozier | Friday, July 25, 2014

This Just In: Graham Leads in New Senate Poll, but His Approval Rating Is Low

By Eva Moore | Friday, July 25, 2014

The Playlist: Girls Rock Columbia to Celebrate a Second Successful Year With Showcase

By Kevin Oliver | Friday, July 25, 2014

Arts Beat: Local Designer Takes Off with ReFashionista Blog

By Free Times | Friday, July 25, 2014

Tales from the Script: Besson, Like “Lucy,” Gets Too Smart For His Film’s Own Good

By James Scott | Friday, July 25, 2014

The Playlist: Interview: Hip-Hop Event The Message Looks to Raise Awareness About Mental Illness

By Michael Spawn | Thursday, July 24, 2014

This Just In: DSS Needs 200 New Case Workers to Curb Problems

By Dan Cook | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Events

Remembering Local Musician Robert Newton

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Robert Newton III Musical Memorial will be held at the Five Points Fountain from 3 to 7 p.m., and it’s free.

News + Opinion

City Votes to Ban Adults Without Kids from Some Playgrounds

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Columbia City Council approved a new ordinance July 15 that will allow “minor child play zones” in certain public parks — areas that people older than 12 are restricted from entering unless they’re accompanying a child.

Music + Nightlife

The Lovely Few Tackle Hefty Themes and Daunting Concepts Through Minimal Electro-Folk

By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
For Columbia’s Mike Mewborne, the heavens and their attendant metaphors are enough to tell every story he has.

Food + Dining

Paper Masala Dosa at Bombay Grill

By Jonathan Sharpe | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
There’s something inherently captivating about the moment a plate of food arrives at a table.
Drink of the Week: Cynar at Morganelli’s

Arts + Lifestyle

Columbia (Finally) Celebrates Stanley Donen, Pioneer of Hollywood Musicals

By August Krickel | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Long before box-office success and critical acclaim in Hollywood, Stanley Donen was just another child growing up in Depression-era Columbia.
S.C. Authors, S.C. Books: Who Was James Woods Babcock?

Movies

Openings in Columbia SC: And So It Goes, Hercules, Lucy, Kick

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
An aging realtor and lifelong jerk softens when he’s forced to look after his precocious granddaughter.

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As the Township Ramps Up and the Music Farm Prepares to Debut, Columbia’s Live Music Scene is Full of Possibility
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A concert doesn’t have to sell out to feel important. Case in point: the January tour stop by Queens of the Stone Age at Columbia’s Township Auditorium.
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