701 CCA Announces Prize 2014 Finalists

By Amanda Ladymon | Sunday, September 28, 8:36 pm

Brooklyn Rider Tears It Up at USC School of Music

By Dan Cook | Friday, September 26, 11:35 pm
8 Days a Week

“Grease” at Village Square Theatre

Plus: Jack White; A Night at the Opera; Grease; Brooklyn Rider; The Wood Brothers
By Free Times | Wednesday, September 24, 2014
“Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion. Grease is the way we are feeling.” Yeah, we don’t know what that means, either.
Book Review

The Master of Cool

A review of Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1970s (Library of America, $35)
By Rodney Welch | Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The trusty chronology at the end of this excellent volume says Elmore Leonard was on the cover of Newsweek in April of 1985, thus dating the beginning of my own long addiction.
Classical Review

Zuill Bailey Astounds in USC Symphony Performance

Cellist Performed Fiendishly Difficult Prokofiev Piece
By David Lowry | Sunday, September 21, 2014
Without question, he is at the top of the ladder of brilliant cellists. More to the point: there are very, very few cellists in the world who can play this intensely difficult 40-minute work.
Arts Feature

¡Fuerza! Confronts Domestic Violence Through Art

Exhibition in Community Gallery at Columbia Museum of Art
By David Travis Bland | Sunday, September 21, 2014
¡Fuerza! — which means force, strength or power in Spanish — is more than just a show of strength for Columbia’s Hispanic artists. It’s a show of strength against the hideous force of domestic violence.
Arts Feature

Catawba Pottery a Highlight of Southeastern Native Artists’ Exhibition

By Tom Mack | Wednesday, September 24, 2014
When Hernando De Soto explored what is now the American Southeast in 1540, the Catawba controlled much of the land that is now South Carolina.
Arts Feature

Brooklyn Rider Aims to Redefine String Quartet for the 21st Century

Quartet Plays Southern Exposure Series Friday at USC School of Music
By Dan Cook | Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In this age of democratized media, all a musical group needs to do to find out where it stands with its fans is ask.
Cultural Season

Cultural Season 2014-15

Comprehensive Calendar of the Arts in Columbia
By Free Times | Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Columbia has long been home to a vibrant local arts community, and it’s only getting more active.

Tales From the Script

Fuqua and Washington Resurrect TV’s “The Equalizer”

By James Scott | Friday, September 26, 2:38 pm
It would be nice if all bigscreen remakes of '80s TV series were as smooth and classy as this one.

More GEN XX-ers Fight to the Death in “The Maze Runner”

By James Scott | Friday, September 19, 6:58 pm
If you don't ask questions, you won't get answers you don't like.
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