Or you may have noticed that your old stored bookmark for our stream doesn’t work. Here’s why.
We use several hosting companies to host this website and other Internet services, such as streaming. On the afternoon of the 6th, our Columbia based hosting service lost their server to a crash. It was a bad one. They were providing our audio streams and the processing for our searchable playlist. We scrambled to find another vendor for our stream and in less than 24 hours, we are back up and streaming live. It took a little longer for most of the other directories including TuneIn to pick up the changes, but they did pretty quickly. You’ll have to update your bookmark in your player, either using the Listen Now links above or Listen Live links to the right –>.
The playlist, on the other hand, remains down as long as our hosting services server is down. The news from them is that they are in the process of unpacking and reloading the backup. It’s 1TB in size, so it’s going to take awhile. Or so we are told. Once the playlist is back up, we’ll let you know here, on Facebook and Twitter. You are following us, right?
Avi Jacob is a folksinger from Boston city, currently living between Boston & Charleston, South Carolina. He’ll be our guest on WXRY Unsigned this week.
Chances are you’ll recognize all the locations in the video.
Chicago’s Ok Go have released another visually stunning video for “I Won’t Let You Down” which is the new dingle from their latest effort Hungry Ghosts. It features the band on Honda’s slef-balancing unicycles. Proof that sometimes the Japanese keep the best stuff for themselves. Check it out here:
The 7th annual World Beer Festival returns to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center January 17, 2015. This year, the popular “silent disco” returns plus an expanded South Carolina beer area.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, October 29th here. But you can win a pair before they go on sale by signing up for our email list below. We promise we won’t SPAM you or sell/rent our list.
Mikki Ekko is the stage name for John Sudduth a 29 year old songwriter and record producer from Shreveport, Louisana. He gained worldwide recognition for writing Rihanna’s smash “Stay” and singing with her on it. “Smile” is his latest solo single.
This Franklin, Tennessee bandis named after the hometown apartment complex where the trio’s members lived off and on at points in their lives. Formerly known as Caleb, this incarnation hit all the right buttons. They’ll be playing October 18th at the Evening Muse in Charlotte.
See why Lights Before Christmas has continued as a family tradition for more than 25 years!
Nearly one million twinkling lights, countless animated images, dazzling Music in Motion Lights Spectacular, nightly visits with Santa (on-site beginning at 6:00PM each night through December 23), warm memories and holiday cheer around the Jingle Bell Bonfire, hot cocoa, marshmallows and other festive foods available for purchase.
Learn more here.
Buy, Eat, Experience Local this holiday season and to support our work to find solutions that balance the needs of the community, the environment and the economy.
Join Sustainable Midlands on Monday evening, December 1st for a party at Historic 701 Whaley!
Meet your friends, enjoy great food and wine all while shopping for exquisite gifts handcrafted by over 40 local artisans. Embrace the holiday season…give gifts with meaning…shop-support-live local.
Join us from 4:30 to 8:30PM in the Grand Hall to shop for amazing gifts. Your $5 donation at the door supports our programs that educate, advocate and celebrate balanced solutions for our community.
Free food tastings offered by Whole Foods, Rosewood Market, Spotted Salamander, Oak Table, and Tazzo Kitchen. Cash bar by The Whig.
Join in the festive holiday fun at the Sustainable Holiday Celebration! Gather friends & family and carpool to the only Sustainable Holiday Celebration in town!
Learn more here.
The winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014 will be announced during a 701 CCA Prize 2014 Celebration event. This year’s Prize is the second installment of the biennial event.
The finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2014 are Andrew Blanchard of Spartanburg, Shannon Lindsey of Columbia and Karen Ann Myers of Charleston. The 701 CCA Prize 2014 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger.
“The jury panel selected three outstanding artists,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “They had to choose from a strong field. While we had hoped for more than the 15 applications we received for the contest, the high percentage of really excellent artists who submitted made the process extraordinarily competitive. With Blanchard and Myers, we have two artists who already have made considerable waves in South Carolina and beyond. Lindsey is a relatively new but exciting arrival on the state’s art scene. And it’s a nice coincidence that we have one artist from the Upstate, one from the Midlands and one from the Lowcountry.”
The three finalists were selected by an independent jury consisting of Barry Gaither, director and curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Boston, Mass.; Brad Thomas, director of residencies and exhibitions at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, N.C.; and Hannah Davis, gallery and exhibitions manager at Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, S.C.
The Prize’s purpose is to identify and recognize young South Carolina artists whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments and is of high artistic merit. “With the 701 CCA Prize, 701 Center for Contemporary Art has added a crucial component to the eco-system for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina,” Roefs said. “Prior to this 701 CCA initiative, the state did not have a prominent event to highlight the best young talent in South Carolina.”
The 701 CCA Prize winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; consultation services from a professional advertising and marketing firm; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; and an ad in a national publication.
Learn more here.
The burning of Columbia, S.C. was a major event in American history and the Civil War and a defining moment in the history of the state and city. Columbia, the site of the original Secession Convention and capital of the first seceding state, was seen by the Union army as a special political target to encourage the surrender of the remaining Confederate forces. Columbia surrendered to the Union Army under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman on February 17, 1865, and while the soldiers’ arrival signaled the imminent emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the city, the city suffered widespread destruction. The legacy of this physical loss is a pillar of the city’s common folklore and memories of the Civil War, and it remains hotly-debated today.
The Riverbanks Society hosts two evenings of its Lights Before Christmas party in the Ndoki Lounge at the Zoo.
It includes admission into ‘Lights,a festive catered menu, signature cocktail on drrival,DJ & dancing, and a farewell gift.
Learn more here.
Acclaimed singer Lucy Shelton, perhaps contemporary classical’s leading soprano, a “new music diva” with “musicianship, technique and intelligence that are unfailing,” (Boston Globe), Shelton has premiered more than 100 major works by composers that comprise a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music, including Elliott Carter, Oliver Knussen, Joseph Schwantner, Charles Wuorinen, Gerard Grisey, David Del Tredici and Ned Rorem. An evening with Philadelphia-based stars Dolce Suono, with a core group of artists from world-renowned Philly institutions like the Curtis Institute of Music and Philadelphia Orchestra, led by flutist Mimi Stillman, is certain to be equally astounding. This concert is comprised of two works that set ancient Chinese poetry, by Pulitzer-prize winner Shulamit Ran and USC’s own Fang Man, and will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. presentation by Joseph Lam, chair of the Department of Musicology at the University of Michigan.
Performed by a bevy of USC’s world-class faculty and superb students, these major works take on extra-musical topics relating music and society/politics – and, quite apart from any lessons that might be imparted, are masterful, mesmerizing pieces of music. Stephen Hartke’s “Sons of Noah,” featuring USC soprano Tina Stallard and three highly unusual quartets of instruments – classical guitars, flutes and bassoons – sets a short story written during the Crimean War, the first modern conflict between the Islamic world and Europe: a satirical imagining of three “missing chapters of the Bible.” Hartke’s music has echoes of old and new styles, from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to Igor Stravinsky, and strikes a powerful emotional chord. Dutch post-minimalist icon Louis Andriessen’s De Staat (which, while composed in an entirely different style than Sons of Noah, also owes something to the rhythmic legacy of Stravinsky) sets texts from Plato’s Republic. The big, robust work with a large number of singers, brass, woodwinds, strings, pianos and electric guitars onto the stage will blow the roof off of the new hall!