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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

Local and State News: Former SCGOP Director Defends His Twitter Antics

The Playlist: The Whig Starts Local Music Listening Series

Nibbles and Sips: No Pigs Allowed

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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

FT Happenings: Brett Favre; Robert Newton Memorial; Steely Dan

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Photo Gallery: Club Life | Nightcaps

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Side Line: The Internet Asked Stephen Garcia Anything. Here’s What We Learned.

By Patrick Wall | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This Just In: Homeless Receiving Services Spikes in Columbia Area

By Dan Cook | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Playlist: The Whig Starts Local Music Listening Series

By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, July 23, 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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Doors Open

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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Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:

Terra
100 State St., 803-791-3443
West Columbia
terrasc.com

Il Giorgione
 Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2406 Devine St., 803-521-5063
Columbia


ilgiorgione.com

Cafe Strudel

300 State St., 803-794-6634

West Columbia

cafestrudel.com

The Southern Belly BBQ

1332 Rosewood Dr., 803-667-9533

Columbia

southernbellybbq.com

Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St.
, 803-799-3838

The Vista, Columbia

bluemarlincolumbia.com

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