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Local Photographer Celebrates Release of Gamecock Football Collection

By David Travis Bland | Wednesday, October 1, 9:45 pm
Launch Party at Café Strudel on Oct. 3
The images he captured show the energy of game day in Columbia, memorializing the traditions and defining moments of USC football and its fans in all their colorful and, at times, debauched glory.
Arts Beat

ArtFields is Back, Already

Also: Columbia Children’s Theatre Holds Costume Sale, Traveling Library Hosts Online Fundraiser
By Amanda Ladymon | Wednesday, October 1, 9:22 pm
ArtFields, an art competition and festival for Southeastern Artists, has announced its new round of call to artists, with a deadline of Nov. 14.
The Playlist

Pete Rock and Black Milk to Headline Cola-Con Dance Party

Oct. 30 Shindig Will Fund Next Year’s Comics and Hip-Hop Convention
By Patrick Wall | Wednesday, October 1, 3:17 pm
While there won’t be a Cola-Con this year, it still lives on in name: the convention's founder and organizer Preach Jacobs is hosting a Cola-Con Dance Party & Art Show at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art.
The Playlist

Columbia Blues Festival Delayed Until 2015

Organizers Hope Postponement Will Help Them Make 20th Festival Special
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, October 1, 1:18 pm
After 19 years of anticipated free concerts, the Columbia Blues Festival has postponed its 20th outing until next year. As of now, no date has been set.
FT Roundup

Client Remained Handcuffed After Being Shot by Police, Rutherford Says

Also: West Columbia Rejects Strong Mayor Proposal
By Dan Cook | Wednesday, October 1, 9:12 am
Speaking on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, attorney Todd Rutherford said his client, Levar Jones — who was shot by a police officer at a gas station while reaching for his driver's license — remained handcuffed after he was shot.
This Just In

Gov. Haley Up Again in Latest Poll

Likely Voters Feel Good About S.C. Economy
By Eva Moore | Wednesday, October 1, 9:12 am
The latest Winthrop Poll shows Republican Gov. Nikki Haley with a strong lead over Democrat Vincent Sheheen and her three other challengers.
FT Roundup

Former Chapin Town Clerk in Hot Water with Ethics Commission

Plus, Violent Crime Down, But Murder and Rape Up in South Carolina
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, September 30, 8:48 am
A look at what's happening in the Midlands and across the state.
Nibbles and Sips

Columbia Resident Vying for Big Dough in Sandwich Contest

By April Blake | Monday, September 29, 9:39 am
Ever think that maybe there’s a better sandwich out there?
FT Roundup

Harrell Due in Court Monday Morning

Plus, Residents Asked to Help Name Baseball Team
By Chris Trainor | Monday, September 29, 9:13 am
A glance at what's going on across the Palmetto State.
Arts Beat

701 CCA Announces Prize 2014 Finalists

Also: Literacy Leaders Awards, Academy of Authors Fellowships
By Amanda Ladymon | Sunday, September 28, 8:36 pm
The 701 Center for Contemporary Art has announced three visual artists chosen as finalists for its 701 CCA Prize 2014 Exhibition, which will open on Oct. 30.
The Playlist

Under the Radar: The Mike Dillon Band

Monday at Conundrum Music Hall
By Patrick Wall | Sunday, September 28, 11:59 am
The native Texan, a member of avant-garde groups Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin, may play vibraphone, but he thinks like Captain Beefheart
FT Happenings

Happiness Bomb Takes Over Tapp’s; Swampfest; Bar Stool Classic

What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
By Free Times | Saturday, September 27, 10:23 am
What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
Arts Beat

Brooklyn Rider Tears It Up at USC School of Music

A review of Brooklyn Rider's Sept. 26 performance at the USC School of Music
By Dan Cook | Friday, September 26, 11:35 pm
The performance earned the quartet a well-deserved standing ovation, but it was far from the concert's only highlight.
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.
FT Roundup

Everyone Talking about Video of S.C. Trooper Shooting Unarmed Man

Plus, Gameday Broadcasts from USC Saturday
By Eva Moore | Friday, September 26, 9:10 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
This Just In

A Recall Initiative for South Carolina?

By Eva Moore | Thursday, September 25, 11:29 am
The American Party announced Thursday that it’s launching a petition drive to ask lawmakers to create a recall provision in state law.
The Playlist

Live Review: Jack White

Former White Stripe Remained Thrilling and Irreverent in Columbia
By Jordan Lawrence | Thursday, September 25, 9:18 am
Whether it was old or new, White and his backers shaped and sharpened each of their songs to best suit the mood of the night, displaying an uncommon mastery of their material.
FT Roundup

Video Released of Trooper Shooting Man

Plus, Chinese Company Opening Textile Plant in South Carolina
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, September 25, 9:00 am
A look at things going on in Columbia and across the Palmetto State.
The Playlist

Interview: The Wood Brothers

Sept. 24 at Music Farm
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, September 24, 12:37 pm
It’s hard to write about The Wood Brothers without mentioning Chris Wood’s prominent role in progressive jazz/jam rock hybrid Medeski Martin & Wood. But it shouldn’t be.
The Playlist

Interview: Torch Runner

Sept. 24 at Foxfield Bar and Grille
By Corbie Hill | Wednesday, September 24, 10:39 am
Next week, Torch Runner, a blackened grind trio based in Greensboro, North Carolina, releases its second LP, Endless Nothing, on powerhouse heavy label Southern Lord.
FT Roundup

Weak Regulations Attract Puppy Mills to South Carolina

By Dan Cook | Wednesday, September 24, 9:30 am
South Carolina has become a "magnet for puppy mills," according to WMBF-TV.

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