Columbia Free Times
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Local Guitarist and Teacher Robert Newton Passes Away at 58

By Kevin Oliver | Thursday, July 10, 12:58 pm
Through His Lessons, Newton Influenced Many of Columbia’s Best Musicians
On Tuesday, word filtered through the local music community that Robert Newton had died. The Columbia musician played in a series of jazz and funk bands but was best known as the guitar teacher to many of the town's brightest talents. He was 58.
This Just In

S.C. Supreme Court Says Harrell Investigation Can Continue

Plus, S.C.'s Rural Roads Have Highest Fatality Rate in Nation
By Eva Moore | Thursday, July 10, 10:44 am
The Playlist

Interview: Touché Amoré

Tonight at New Brookland Tavern
By Patrick Wall | Thursday, July 10, 9:08 am
Free Times spoke with the band's Jeremy Bolm about turning 30, growing older in the hardcore scene, and why punk rock is basically the best thing ever.
The Playlist

Music Farm at Tin Roof Looks Poised to Open By August

New Venue's Fall Calendar Is Starting to Fill Up
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, July 9, 3:09 pm
As work continues on the Music Farm at Tin Roof, the 1,000-plus-capacity room that will soon become Columbia’s largest rock club, the venue’s fall calendar is coming into clearer focus.
FT Happenings

Richard Buckner; Midlands Grown Restaurant Week; Riffnado

What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
By Free Times | Tuesday, July 8, 9:42 pm
The Playlist

Under the Radar: Sea of Storms, Close Talker

Tonight at New Brookland Tavern
By Dade Driggers | Tuesday, July 8, 4:09 pm
Peppered with forceful shouts and smooth harmonies, Richmond, Virginia’s Sea of Storms glides effortlessly atop meaty rhythms and simple leads.
This Just In

Mayor Benjamin No Longer at Parker Poe Law Firm

Also: Viewers Protest WIS' Decision Not to Renew Ben Hoover's Contract
By Dan Cook | Monday, July 7, 1:24 pm
Arts Beat

Vicky Saye Henderson Named Acting Fellow

Also: Kress Lecture Series at CMA, Broadway Actress at Tri-DAC
By Amanda Ladymon | Sunday, July 6, 9:27 pm
This Just In

Benjamin Responds to Pinson Verdict, Stripper-Trip Testimony

By Dan Cook | Thursday, July 3, 10:33 pm
The Playlist

Under the Radar: Bob Strickland and Freestyle

Saturday at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
By Kevin Oliver | Thursday, July 3, 3:37 pm
With bands like this, Bill's is forging its own brand of old-school country entertainment; come out and dance or just sit and listen.
This Just In

Jury: Pinson Guilty on 29 Charges

By Dan Cook | Thursday, July 3, 3:31 pm
The Playlist

Under the Radar: LUCiD

Tonight at Social
By Dade Driggers | Thursday, July 3, 12:01 pm
Concluding the night is the DJ duo LUCiD, boasting tracks that lope through looped vocal samples, bent pitch frequencies, and dubstep’s thundering bass.
Tales from the Script

“Exorcist” Meets “Law & Order: SVU” in “Deliver Us From Evil”

By James Scott | Thursday, July 3, 9:28 am
The film works because these same characters could carry a non-supernatural police procedural just as well.
Featured Messages

Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:

Cafe Strudel

300 State St., 803-794-6634

West Columbia

Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St.
, 803-799-3838

The Vista, Columbia

Il Giorgione
 Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2406 Devine St., 803-521-5063

100 State St., 803-791-3443
West Columbia

The Southern Belly BBQ

1332 Rosewood Dr., 803-667-9533


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