Fall Lines – a literary convergence Call for Submissions is Open

Fall Lines – a literary convergence is a literary journal in its third year of publication based in Columbia, SC and presented by Jasper Magazine in partnership with the University of South Carolina Press, Muddy Ford Press, Richland Library and One Columbia for Arts and History. With a single, annual publication, Fall Lines is distributed in lieu of Jasper Magazine’s regularly scheduled […]

The Stone Necklace Sparks Multidisciplinary Arts Events

In celebration of the 2016 One Book, One Community selection, The Stone Necklace by Carla Damron (USC Press, 2016) a number of multi-disciplinary arts events are planned to more fully enjoy the community reading experience, including a three-person photography exhibit opening on Thursday, February 4th with a panel presentation by the participating photographers. In the […]


Next up in Jasper’s Nightstand – “There Exists an X, X Is a Sandwich” Discussion with Shige Kobayashi

Sunday, January 24th, 7 pm Tapp’s Arts Center For this session of Jasper’s Nightstand Shigeharu Kobayashi has chosen “There Exists X, X Is a Sandwich,” by Joel K. Jensen. This book promises some of the most evocative conversation we’ve had thus far, and Shige tells us that we don’t all necessarily have to read the […]

Midlands Arts Conservatory — Arts Charter School to Open in Columbia

A committee of arts professionals, educators, parents and community members is planning to open an arts charter school in Columbia. The Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC) will have a focus on the visual arts, theater, dance and music.  Two public informational meetings for parents and the community will be held on: Sunday, Jan. 24 from 2:30-4 in Benedict […]

2015 Jasper Artists of the Year

It was a beautiful night of revisiting the best of the Italian Renaissance at the Big Apple last night when we announced and celebrated the 2015 Jasper Artists of the Year. Without further ado, the winners are: Martha Brim pictured with Jasper Contributing Dance Editor Bonnie Boiter-Jolley MARTHA BRIM ~ 2015 JAY IN DANCE Julia […]

The Top Eight Films I Didn’t See This Year — By Wade Sellers

I watched a lot of films this year. Thanks to pay cable getting their streaming catalogs stocked with quality films, I may have watched more films than in any year prior. The frustration I have with myself is that I missed seeing many of these on a big screen. There is no substitute for a […]

Staged Reading of Composure by Jason Stokes

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Columbia where we lay our scene…   The year is 1903. The Tillman family, headed by the Lieutenant Governor for the State of South Carolina, and the Gonzales family, headed by the founder of The State newspaper, are in a known feud. This ancient grudge (that began in the […]

Columbia City Ballet Hosts Ballet Uncorked

When the 75 plus attendees at Columbia City Ballet’s Uncorked Ballet Preview on Saturday night first arrived at the CCB Studios at Taylor and Main we knew we were in for a dance treat. Much of the choreography for the company’s upcoming performance of Aladdin comes from challenging classical ballets with time-tested variations such as La Bayadere. Seeing the dancers […]

Trustus Theatre Welcomes New Executive Director Leila Ibrahim

The new face you see at Trustus Theatre may seem young and enthusiastic, and Leila Ibrahim is both those things and more, but most of all she’s completely confident that she is taking over the job she has always been meant to have—executive director of a ground-breaking regional theatre that is on the verge of making itself known to […]