Arts and Entertainment

S.C. Philharmonic presents Titans and Outlaws

The South Carolina Philharmonic presented Titans and Outlaws Saturday, April 22 at the Koger Center for the Arts. This sixth and final concert of the 22|23 Masterworks Series welcomed the South Carolina Philharmonic (SCP) Youth Orchestra to the stage to perform Copland’s “Billy the Kid” side-by-side with the S.C. Philharmonic. The program closed with an epic performance of Mahler’s Symphony […]

Columbia painter to serve as Stormwater Studio’s first artist-in-residence

Malik Greene will join Stormwater Studios as the artist-in-residence in the organization’s inaugural BIPOC Residency Program. Funded by an anonymous donor and matched with funds from One Columbia for Arts and Culture, this one-year residency program was created to reflect the greater art community at Stormwater by building a more inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates diverse voices. “I’ve […]

Columbia Music Festival Association presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Columbia Music Festival Association will present Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Township Auditorium. This glittering, fanciful production of William Shakespeare’s immortal classic is one of the signature ballet works of Carolina Ballet. The production was originally choreographed by company founder and South Carolina dance […]

There’s more to know about Laura Spong

Laura Spong was a woman living in the mid-1950s conservative south when she embarked on a journey to international prominence in the initially male-dominated painting genre of Abstract Expressionism. Laura’s paintings comprise a visual journal of her life. And she painted the way she lived her life— in the moment, without limits, inviting challenges while striking a balance of chaos […]

Blythewood High School’s Bengals OnStage presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

The Blythewood High School Theatre Department, Bengals OnStage, will present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the BHS Auditorium April 7 at 7 p.m. and April 8 at 3 p.m. An upbeat show that brings the Peanuts characters and their childhood dilemmas to life, this musical is fun for all ages. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at […]

A.C. Moore Elementary awarded Arts in Basic Curriculum recertification

A.C. Moore Elementary School has been recertified as an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) School by the Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Institute. The certification is awarded to schools that show exemplary efforts in providing quality, comprehensive arts education to students. According to the ABC Institute, a school must apply to be certified or recertified. During the certification process, a […]

Creative hobbies can lead to personal and professional growth

Much has been made of the value of hobbies in providing a distraction from the daily grind. The value of escapism is hard to define, but many successful professionals find that having a hobby that has nothing to do with their profession provides a much-needed respite during those times when work becomes overwhelming. Hobbies might provide an invaluable escape for […]

Winners announced for Airport High’s Miss Aquila and Brookland-Cayce High’s Miss Bearcat

Lexington Two’s high schools recently held two popular annual pageants in front of packed auditoriums. Brookland-Cayce High School’s Miss Bearcat was held February 27. The winners shown above (l-r) are Spirit of Miss Bearcat, Zyon Robinson; Miss Freshman, Lydia Buhl; Miss Sophomore, Shianne Crout; Miss Bearcat, First Runner-Up, Jasmine Vanegas; Miss Bearcat, Caroline Hix; Miss Senior, Emily Kelly; Miss Junior, […]

Dreher High to hold annual BBQ Bash and Dancing with the Teachers fundraisers

Dreher High School will host a night of dinner and entertainment for a good cause. The school will host its annual BBQ Bash and Dancing with the Teachers fundraisers Friday, March 24 at the school, 3319 Millwood Avenue. The BBQ Bash will be held from 5–6:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. The dinner is hosted by the Dreher Foundation and […]

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