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FT Family - Feature: Why I Never Tell My Kids “We Can’t Afford That”

On Tap: Enforcement of State Law Could Hinder Festivals

This Just In: Quite a pair: Steve Taneyhill buys Group Therapy

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Boulevard of Ambitious Dreams

Trustus Theatre hopes for a big score with Green Day’s American Idiot
Twenty-two actors performing on a stage flanked with more than 20 television screens flashing various politically charged media, while still leaving room for images from a pair of projectors.

Events in Columbia

8 Days - 4th of July Activities, Glenn Jones, Peach Festival

In addition to the day’s special holiday events, the City of Columbia’s Summer Concert Series continues with dependable R&B singer Glenn Jones...

Music + Nightlife

Concerts in Columbia: June 30 - July 6

“If you ever see me fighting in the forest with a grizzly bear / Help the bear!” howled the former No Limit Records rapper Mystikal during a 2012 freestyle.
Where It's At: Columbia SC Club Calendar: June 29 - July 6
Club Life: Brook Stunner at Craft and Draft
Music Reviews: A Prolific Electronic Artist Goes Long, and Four Other Local Records For Your Holiday Week

News + Opinion

Penny Watchdog Group Wants Independent Monitor

A citizens’ oversight committee wants to hire an independent contractor to help it monitor the finances of the embattled Richland County Transportation Penny Tax program.
USC & Higher Education: USC Approves Raising Tuition By 3.25%
City Watch: Pastides’ Pitiful Proclamation On Pledging Policy
Local and State News: With Water Rate Hike Sidelined, Council Politics Continue to Shift

Arts + Lifestyle

Four Local Gallery Displays to Take in This Fourth of July Week

“Good things come in small packages” and “the bigger, the better” are sayings that represent opposite ends of the value meter.
8 Days a Week: 8 Days - 4th of July Activities, Glenn Jones, Peach Festival
Arts Feature: Broadway Veteran Gillian Albrecht Leverages Her Experience to Train Others
8 Days a Week: 8 Days - Five After Five; Krafty Draft Brew Fest; Hairspray JR


The Nick’s Six-Gun Summer and the Prickly Potency of Westerns

“I believe in white supremacy...” John Wayne said it in a well known 1971 Playboy interview.
Tales from the Script: McAvoy and Fassbender Face Off Once More in X-Men: Apocalypse
Tales from the Script: Who You Gonna Call for The Conjuring 2?
Movie Times: Movie Theaters and Showtimes in Columbia, SC
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