Dance Company Delivers Impassioned Performance at the Koger Center

By Amy Overstreet | Thursday, October 23, 10:13 am
In 2005, dance critic Nancy Dalva wrote of Taylor’s style: “We don't have to try to understand Paul Taylor. Paul Taylor understands us.”

Portnoy, Orchestra Perform to Perfection on American Classics

By Greg Barnes | Wednesday, October 22, 3:31 pm
In all of this, the orchestra was spectacular, switching effortlessly from sumptuous and sultry to brilliant and brassy.

Parker Quartet Wows Audience in New Johnson Performance Hall

By David Lowry | Wednesday, October 22, 10:41 am
A review of the Parker Quartet's Oct. 19 performance at the Johnson Performance Hall, located in the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
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?”
Arts Feature

Paul Taylor Dance Company Returns to Koger Stage

At 84, Taylor Widely Considered America's Greatest Living Choreographer
By Amy Overstreet | Monday, October 20, 2014
The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to Columbia on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to present three popular masterworks from the Taylor repertoire.
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

“John Wick” Creates Mayhem for Pretty Near 101 Minutes Straight

By James Scott | Saturday, October 25, 9:38 am
As someone once said, "unclouded by delusions of morality."

Toy Threatens Bored Teens in “Ouija”

By James Scott | Friday, October 24, 7:14 pm
Unfortunately, some Americans really believe that a board game can open the Gate to Hell.
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