SC Film Director Competes on “Project Greenlight”

By David Travis Bland | Thursday, October 16, 11:04 pm
"I loved being in Columbia and I loved being in South Carolina. But I didn’t want to be the big fish in the small pond. I wanted to kind of go out and prove myself in a bigger market."

Arts Commission Seeks Verner Award Nominees

By Amanda Ladymon | Wednesday, October 15, 9:16 pm
The S.C. Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the 2015 Verner Awards, deadline Nov 3.

The Arts Get Gritty at EdVenture’s STREET Program

By David Travis Bland | Wednesday, October 15, 11:23 am
STREET, the latest event in EdVenture’s After Dark series happening Oct. 16, will bring together some of the most energetic arts this town can produce to knock off the mid-size city drag.

Finally, Columbia Gets Its 500-Seat Performance Hall

By David Lowry | Wednesday, October 15, 10:11 am
The School of Music, across Greene Street from the Darla Moore School of Business, has invested in a relationship with the business school to enjoy a 500-seat hall for music performances.
8 Days a Week

Legends of Hip Hop Tour Brings Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane

Plus: Skrillex at the Township
By Free Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
EPMD, whose early songs “rarely varied from two themes: dissing sucker MCs and recounting sexual exploits,” according to, comes to Columbia as part of the Legends of Hip Hop tour.
Theater Review

Fast Pace, Excellent Performances Mark SC Shakespeare’s King Lear

By August Krickel | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I didn’t think it was possible. King Lear has never been among my favorite Shakespearean plays, or characters, but the South Carolina Shakespeare Company’s production, running through this weekend in Finlay Park, has made me reconsider
Arts Feature

Kathy Griffin Headlines SC Pride Event

By Anne Postic | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
When Kathy Griffin met Prince Charles at the invitation of her late friend Joan Rivers, he asked her, “Without comedians and newspapers, who would keep us honest?”
S.C. Authors, S.C. Books

Stoopid Cancer, Strength Comes From Within, Harold’s Favorite Aunt

By Charlie Nutt | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Twenty-six essays, photos and journal entries mark Sheryl Maffett’s cancer journey in what the authors call “an interactive memoir.”
Cultural Season

Cultural Season 2014-15

Comprehensive Calendar of the Arts in Columbia
Columbia has long been home to a vibrant local arts community, and it’s only getting more active.

Tales From the Script

“The Book of Life” Depicts the Afterlife as an Endless Fiesta, At Least for Some

By James Scott | Saturday, October 18, 11:53 am
Del Toro offers a visually stunning romance, as it celebrates Mexico's seasonal Day of the Dead.

Pitt Shares Screen, and Glory, with Vintage Armor in “Fury”

By James Scott | Friday, October 17, 11:48 am
World War II is the war that will never end -- at least, in Hollywood.
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