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.
The 30th annual Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive is Nov. 17 through 21, just before the big Carolina-Clemson game.
All USC and Clemson University students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans are encouraged to participate.
In Columbia, you can donate blood 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Russell House on Greene St., plus other USC locations.
Check redcrossblood.org/sc for a full list of locations.
There’s no need to make an appointment – just walk in to donate.
All presenting donors will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a variety of free food from local business sponsors, plus prize giveaways from your favorite local businesses throughout the week.
A blood drive trophy will go to the winning team at the Nov. 29 Carolina-Clemson game at “Death Valley” (Clemson Memorial Stadium).
The Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive is one of the largest blood drives of its kind in the nation.
Over the past 29 years, the universities have collected about 100,000 pints of blood. That means fans have helped to save potentially 300,000 lives. USC fans alone have donated about 45,000 pints of blood over the years. Carolina took home the trophy last year with 4,124 presenting donors to Clemson’s 3,293 presenting donors. The University of South Carolina has won the competition the past six years in a row. USC currently leads the competition overall with 15 blood drive wins to Clemson’s 14 wins.
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.
Don’t miss your last chance to Run the Runway (legally - if you ddo it next year you will have guys with guns chasing after you)! The annual Runway Run first celebrated the re-opening of the main runway at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in 2010 after completing a seven-month reconstruction process
2014 Runway Run event on Saturday, November 22, at 10 a.m. will include:
• 5k Run (3.1 miles)
• Kids’ Fun Run
Registration and more info here.
Columbia, SC's largest outdoor oyster roast featuring steamed oysters for sell by the bucket brought to you by. PEARLZ Oyster Bar. Also enjoy oyster shooters, fried oysters, and oyster gumbo for purchase once inside the festival. If oysters are not your thing, choose from several other food vendors and ice cold beer for sale. Bring your chairs, blankets, oyster knives, and appetite to the 19th annual event. Enjoy the historic grounds of two of Columbia's most beautiful house museums. Admission fee includes entry to the grounds and live music all day on 2 stages. Arts and Crafts vendors will be on hand displaying their creations. Children under 12 are admitted free and can pay a nominal fee to enjoy amusements and games making for great day for the family. Don't miss our wine garden and reduced rates on museum home tours. Admission price does NOT include Oysters.
FEATURING MUSIC ON 2 STAGES BY: Mystic Vibrations, Moustache Brothers, Soul Mites, Josh McCaa, My Big Tomorrow, Analog Moon
Tickets and 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.