What’s The Big Rush?

  July 28, 2021

By Tom Poland   My back-road trips of late have been good but not as pleasant they usually are. Too many people. They drive like madmen. They pass on hills.…

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Historic Columbia announces August 2021 events and programming 

  July 26, 2021

Historic Columbia’s slate of events for August will center on women’s history in a nod towards National Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26). HC is welcoming guests for a variety of themed activities, including a Historic Water Balloon Battle that links to stories…

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Ensemble Eclectica’s Comeback: “Symphony of Life”

  July 21, 2021

Ensemble Eclectica’s new production “ENSEMBLE ECLECTICA’S COMEBACK: SYMPHONY OF LIFE!” An intimate journey through music, dance, songs. Ensemble Eclectica is thrilled to present its new interdisciplinary production “Symphony of Life!”…

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The Dog I Loved With My Whole Heart

  July 21, 2021

By Tammy Davis Part Two – Something’s Not Right Part One, Click here. August 2014. My husband moved out. August 2015. I had a new boss. August 2015, the second…

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The Parking Lot Of The Dead

  July 21, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Even in death they cling to dignity. Left to rust, they bless the rare visitor with awe and mystery. Just how did old trucks and cars…

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PURE Theatre announces return to live performances

  July 16, 2021

After more than a year of producing theatre virtually, PURE Theatre will return to live performances for the company’s 19th season. Performances in the 2021-2022 season will take place at…

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Bimbos and Venmos

  July 15, 2021

By Tammy Davis   Old people and dating and technology.  Not a good mix. This is a story about my friend Sue* and her date, Woody.* Things were going well…

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My Mother’s Bible

  July 15, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   After Mom died, my sisters and I began to go through her and Dad’s belongings. Quite a task that surprised, amused, and puzzled us. Lots of…

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Artist Minute – Mark Batory, Potter

  July 13, 2021

The Who’s on the Move, UpstateBizSC, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One…

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SC Philharmonic draws sellout crowd of 5,000 at Segra Park

  July 12, 2021

  Sporting a Columbia Fireflies jersey, Music Director Morihiko Nakahara lead the orchestra through a spectacular evening of patriotic music, as Segra Park – home of the Columbia Fireflies –…

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Dixie Michelle, The Dog We All Hated

  July 8, 2021

By Tammy Davis     Part One of a Series, The Dog I Loved With My Whole Heart Before I can tell the story of the best dog in the…

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Ospreys—Nature Never Quits

  July 8, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Noon sharp, a hot, humid Monday. Just twenty yards away a tremendous crash like a rock hitting water got my attention. There sat an osprey with…

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The Shoe Fits with Town Theatre’s Cinderella

  July 1, 2021

Don’t let the clock strike midnight before you can join us for Town’s summer production of Cinderella! This isn’t your mother’s Cinderella either – it’s the new Broadway adaptation of…

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Barriers and Distortions

  June 30, 2021

By Tammy Davis    2020-2021. A school year like no other. Plexiglass and masks put literal barriers between us all, making it harder than ever to connect. We had stickers…

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Hemp & Kudzu, A Good Summer Combo

  June 30, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   It was like stepping back into the 1960s, sitting in that cool, refreshing gazebo up North Carolina way. Its vines and emerald green leaves, translucent and…

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Fireworks with the Phil – July 3

  June 29, 2021

The SC Philharmonic and the Columbia Fireflies are partnering to bring the Midlands a full orchestral patriotic concert with a fireworks finale to Segra Park on Saturday, July 3 at…

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Artist Minute – Cat Galan, Musician

  June 29, 2021

The Who’s on the Move Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of…

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Years Lost To Time, The Silent Thief

  June 24, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Growing up I could hear the tick of my church’s old Regulator wall clock. I can’t hear it today, but my hearing’s good. All that keeping…

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S.C. Arts Commission announces FY2022 fellows

  June 22, 2021

South Carolina artists exhibiting hard work and exceptional ability in visual art, craft, and media production and screenwriting are recipients of fiscal year 2022 South Carolina Arts Commission fellowships. The…

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A Space to Heal (ASH) – July 10

  June 19, 2021

A Space to Heal Lowcountry July 10, 2021 @ 10:00AM — 2:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) A day of dialogue, advocacy, and movement created for Black, Indigenous, and People…

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Columbia City of Women unveils Architecture of Strength

  June 17, 2021

Architecture of Strength, new monument at corner of Main and Gervais Streets in Columbia, will celebrate the city’s legacy of remarkable women. At a press conference at the northwest corner…

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The Peace Center announces 2021-2022 Peace Broadway Series

  June 14, 2021

The 2021-2022 Peace Broadway Season at the Peace Center, sponsored by Gibbs Cancer Center, features Tony Award®-winners, fan favorites, theatrical takes on beloved films and reimagined revivals, representing the best…

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The Ironic Curtain brings Soviet nonconformist art to the CMA

  June 14, 2021

The Columbia Museum of Art announces its featured summer exhibition, The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground, an exclusive, CMA-organized show on view Saturday, July 3, through Sunday, September 12,…

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History Surrounds You

  June 10, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   History really does surround you. You just have to slow down a tad and open your eyes. It will help if you turn off the TV…

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The Gibbes Museum of Art announces new hires

  June 8, 2021

The Gibbes Museum of Art is proud to announce several new hires and promotions made over the past year. Please see below for the new additions to the team bringing…

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Lullabies~An Evening of Music for Cello and Organ

  June 8, 2021

  Westminster Presbyterian Church is pleased to present our next concert, “Lullabies, a Concert of Music with Organ and Cello” in our sanctuary on Saturday, June 26, at 7:00 pm.…

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Artist Minute – Taylor Faulkner, Visual Artist

  June 7, 2021

The Who’s on the Move, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of the…

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Every State Needs A John Mulhouse

  June 3, 2021
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Every state needs someone to record what it’s lost. Every state needs a John Mulhouse. I’ve never met John but we’re in touch and we share…

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Artist Minute – Katrina Garvin, Actor

  June 2, 2021

The Who’s on the Move Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of…

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