•ART South Carolina artists working in visual arts, craft, media production and media screenwriting may apply for a 2013-2014 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Up to four fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded. Fellowship awards can be used by the artists with no restrictions. The deadline to apply is November 1. Applications and guidelines are […]

Hallelujah Singers to kickoff 2012 Palmetto City Classic

The 2012 Palmetto City Classic will be launched with a Gospelfest Sunday, September 9 at 6 p.m. at Saint John Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Avenue. The Gospelfest will featuring Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers, USC Gospel Choir, Men of Praise, and the Saint John Baptist Church Men’s Choir. In its fourth semester of existence, the USC Gospel Choir […]

Fellowship Awards coming up

Artists thrive on inspiration, encouragement, and support, no matter what medium they choose for expression. That’s the basis for the South Carolina Individual Artist Fellowship Award, a grant in the amount of $5,000 given to deserving creative persons each year. Up to four of these grants may be given by the South Carolina Arts Commission, and specific areas are named […]

Berofsky and Bush perform Beethoven Violin Sonatas at Columbia Museum of Art September 7-9

The Baker and Baker Concert Series of the Columbia Museum of Art will present violinist Aaron Berofsky and pianist Phillip Bush in a three-concert series Friday September 7, Saturday September 8, and Sunday September 9, performing all ten of the Sonatas for violin and piano written by Ludwig van Beethoven. Each concert begins at 7 p.m., and all will take […]

Fall into step with The Music Man at Town Theatre

The Music Man kicks off Town Theatre’s 94th season Friday, September 14 and runs through October 5. Come join the band as Harold Hill works to convince River City, Iowa, of the horrible trouble they face with the introduction of a pool table to their town. The entire community falls victim to Harold’s scheme – everyone, that is, but Mayor […]

Workshop Theatre goes Legally Blonde this September

Workshop Theatre will present the trials and tribulations of Elle Woods, the strikingly blonde heroine of Legally Blonde on stage September 14 through 29, under the direction of Scott Blanks. Musical direction is by Jonathan Eason with choreography by Joy Alexander. Evening shows are at 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday with matinees on Sunday September 16 and 23 at 3 […]

Star Chefs

End of Garden Stew 3 cups tomatoes,diced1 cups onions, diced1 cups green peppers, diced3 cups zucchini, diced2 cups beans, snap2 cups tomato juice put everything into a pot and simmer until tender. End of the Garden Casserole 1 pound mediumpotatoes, thinlysliced1 medium zucchini,thinly sliced1/2 pound mediumonions, thinlysliced1 small eggplant,peeled and sliced1 pound mediumtomatoes, sliced 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces)shredded partskim mozzarellacheese1/4 […]

Slow Gardening

Stopping to smell the flowers

When well-known and witty garden writer Felder Rushing came to Columbia last spring, he drove into town in his pick-up truck. By his side was his dog, Rusty, and in the bed of the truck was a container garden planted in flowers and vegetables interspersed with bottle trees, rooster, and pink flamingoes. The scene was a miniature version of Rushing’s […]

Do you remember?

Uncle LeGrand Guerry

One of my memories I cherish is of my Uncle Legrand Guerry. He was a surgeon right here in Columbia. He had a host of friends, but his patients always recognized his talents as a surgeon. He became known worldwide for his discovery of a technique to treat people who had appendicitis. When I was a sophomore in college at […]

Catherine Leigh Hunter

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Catherine Leigh Hunter, 47, was held at 11: 00 a. m. Friday, August 31, 2012, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. A reception followed the service in Satterlee Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Leigh passed away Friday, August 24, 2012. Born in Columbia on June 18, 1965, she […]