8 Days a Week
Plus: Gallery 80808/Vista Studios and City Art Open New Exhibitions Thursday
The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition opens Friday at Columbia College, where all its weekend concerts are held, but it hits full swing tonight when The Maharajah Trio takes the stage. Its performance last year was the highlight of the festival, and there’s no reason to expect any different this year. Led by killer flamenco guitarist Silviu Ciulei, the trio rips through traditional flamenco tunes and its own top-flight originals.
What's Happening Today: Wednesday, June 19
Columbia City Jazz Summer Dance Intensive,
Prime Time in the Park,
Prime Time in the Park,
By Amanda Ladymon | Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:46 am
By James Scott | Saturday, June 15, 2013 6:50 pm
By James Scott | Friday, June 14, 2013 8:44 pm
By Amanda Ladymon | Friday, June 14, 2013 3:56 pm
By Al Dozier | Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Columbia Museum of Art will receive $702,372; the Historic Columbia Foundation, $270,143; and EdVenture Children’s Museum, $108,057. For each, that’s a 2 percent increase over last year. Other funding that was approved included $300,000 for the Township Auditorium, $100,000 for the Renaissance Foundation and $125,000 each year to the next two years for the Nickelodeon Theatre.
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, June 19, 2013
As for the songs themselves, it’s hard to deny their enigmatic power — for instance, opening cut “Never Going Back” tells the tale of a woman escaping a bad relationship with powerful images and a simple, fiddle-led country strum that evokes the songwriter’s Oklahoma upbringing. “For the Miners” is an “ambiguous reply” to the late Jason Molina that is also reminiscent of one of their shared heroes, Neil Young.
Columbia Style Week wrapped up its week of high fashion with this Finale Showcase at the Richland Fashion Mall. Along with the standard runway fair, electro-pop band Death of Paris rocked the crowd and local vendors sold their stylish fashions. Photography by Thomas Hammond.
By April Blake | Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Downtown Columbia is a veritable milkshake mecca, where people in oppressive business suits clearly need plenty of icy cold liquid refreshment. At a restaurant on Sumter Street that advertised shakes on the door, I was advised to cross the road to Higher Grounds Books & Beans, a cafe in the First Baptist Church — an unlikely spot for shaken milk, but praise Jesus, they have an entire milkshake menu that boasts over 80 flavors including holy good concoctions like Toasted Marshmallow White Mocha. The shakes are made with 80 percent real ice cream and are flavored with frozen concentrate.
By Rodney Welch | Wednesday, June 19, 2013
“If I offend anyone tonight, I apologize,” he says at the start of a recent comedy special. “I’m not going to guess what your personal line of decency is. I cross my own from time to time. It’s how I know I still have one.”