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    Call for Entries: Riverbanks Zoo is Looking for Outdoor-Friendly Art for Their New Children’s Garden

    Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens is the largest gated attraction in South Carolina, with over 1 million visitors annually to its 170-acre wonderland. And they’re expanding. Plans for a new chldren’s garden are already in the works, and the Zoo is calling for artists and craftsmakers to submit ideas to “enhance and embellish” the space [...]

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    Preview: Abraham.In.Motion’s Pavement at Harbison Theatre

    by Guest Writer and Visual Artist Michaela Pilar Brown. Fresh from a MacArthur Genius Award win, acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, present Pavement, an urban-contemporary dance performance which tells the story of two historically black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and their cultural ebbs and flows, this Saturday, March 28th, at 7:30pm at the [...]

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    Review: Trustus Theatre’s Godspell

    By Jillian Owens Trustus Theatre surprised me when they announced they would be mounting the often-produced Godspell this season. For a theatre that I associate with being new, raw, and edgy, this seemed a milquetoast choice. I mean, your church (if you’re of the church-going sort) has probably done a production of this show. Middle [...]

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    Spotlight on Mollie Williamson and Girls Rock

    By Erika Ryan Girls Rock is perhaps one of the most empowering and educational outlets for young girls in Columbia, and Mollie Williamson is just one of the many ladies that makes it as powerful as it is. If you’re not familiar with Girls Rock, it’s a camp that uses music education as a platform [...]

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    Columbia’s Cabaret Scene

    By August Krickel Theatre people like to perform. They also like to socialize, sometimes with a cold beverage in hand. Cast parties often evolve into spontaneous performances of favorites from the top 40 or from Broadway. More and more, local theatres are finding a way to formalize this trend by presenting cabaret performances featuring some [...]

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    Review – Palmetto Opera’s La Boheme

    By Kyle Petersen We tend to think of opera as high-brow entertainment, far removed from our modern culture by the passage of time as much as the language barriers which make the music sound alien and strange. But that really isn’t the right attitude. Yes, opera singers tend to be virtuosic, and the songs they [...]

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    Lunch Money – Gingerbread Man

    Lunch Money’s Molly Ledford is the March 2015 centerfold.

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    Q&A with Singer/Songwriter and South Carolina Native Marshall Chapman

    One of the advantages of having Lee Smith as our One Book, One Columbia author is she has a lot of cool friends—like South Carolina native Marshall Chapman, one of the state’s most significant musical figures of the last 40 years. Chapman has been a songwriter and performer in Nashville since the 1970s, and her [...]

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    What’s New in Dance? Six Questions for CCB Artistic Director William Starrett

    1. Columbia City Ballet has a show called Body and Movement Explored opening this Friday night at the Columbia Music Festival Association – how is this performance a departure from your regular season of dance? It follows a mixed repertoire format with many different ballets within one evening, with many different choreographers. It is not [...]

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    Review – Father and Son: The Legacy of Randy and Lyon Hill

    By Kara Gunter Lyon Forrest Hill, who’s been with the Columbia Marionette Theatre for the better part of two decades, is well-known in Columbia as a maker and animator of puppets; but Hill is also a trained painter and printmaker, and son of the late artist Randy Lee Hill. Now until the end of February, [...]

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Call for Entries: Riverbanks Zoo is Looking for Outdoor-Friendly Art for Their New Children’s Garden

Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens is the largest gated attraction in South Carolina, with over 1 million visitors annually to its 170-acre wonderland. And they’re expanding. Plans for a new chldren’s garden are already in the works, and the Zoo is calling for artists and craftsmakers to submit ideas to “enhance and embellish” the space [...]

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Preview: Abraham.In.Motion’s Pavement at Harbison Theatre

by Guest Writer and Visual Artist Michaela Pilar Brown. Fresh from a MacArthur Genius Award win, acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, present Pavement, an urban-contemporary dance performance which tells the story of two historically black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and their cultural ebbs and flows, this Saturday, March 28th, at 7:30pm at the [...]

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Review: Trustus Theatre’s Godspell

By Jillian Owens Trustus Theatre surprised me when they announced they would be mounting the often-produced Godspell this season. For a theatre that I associate with being new, raw, and edgy, this seemed a milquetoast choice. I mean, your church (if you’re of the church-going sort) has probably done a production of this show. Middle [...]