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23
Oct 2014

Sign up for our Email List to Register to Win a Pair of Tickets to the 7th Annual Celebration of Beer

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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.





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23
Oct 2014

Discover Mikki Ekko

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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.

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10
Oct 2014

Jam Room Music Festival is Tomorrow October 11th here on SC’s Main Street

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02
Oct 2014

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Spend $50 or more at these local businesses to be entered to win 2 tickets and backstage tour of Varekai by Cirque du Soleil on November 6!

In Five Points:   directions, store information at www.fivepointscolumbia.com

Steel Garden

2 G’s

Tic Toc Candy Shoppe

Good for the Sole Shoes & Accessories

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Copper Penny

Upstairs Audio & Video

Bombshell Beauty Salon

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On Devine Street: directions, store information at www.devinestreetcolumbiasc.com

Il Giorgione Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Bohemian Home

Blue Orchid Salon

Southern Pottery

KD’s Treehouse

The Crescent Olive

C Cycle Studio

No purchase necessary.  Entry available here.

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29
Sep 2014

Discover Colony House

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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.

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24
Sep 2014

Discover Elle King

Elle King is the stage name for Tanner Schneider. She calls herself a “banjo slinging baby.” Think of her as Meghan Trainor (“All About The Bass”) with a slightly naughty edge. Not that that is bad thing, at all, in our opinion. She’s the daughter of Rob Schneider, Mr. Deuce Bigelow.

“Ex’s & Oh’s” is the first single from her forthcoming album.

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22
Sep 2014

Watch it Here

His tour will bring him to Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta where he’ll do two shows on October 30th.

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22
Sep 2014

The Endless River To Be Released in November

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Hardcore Pink Floyd fans who hadn’t given up on the band after The Division Bell or grown out of getting stoned and listening to The Wall and watching The Wizard of Oz should be pleased by this announcement.

It’s clear that this release will be for their most hardcore of fans. It will be broken up in to virtual LP sides and will be all instrumentals save for one track, “Louder Than Words.”

The album will be released on Columbia Records on Monday, November 10, 2014 and is produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.

David Gilmour said:

“’The Endless River’ has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.”

The Endless River’s track listing runs across four sides, to invoke the album listening experience:

 

THE ENDLESS RIVER

SIDE 1

 

Things Left Unsaid

It’s What We Do

Ebb And Flow

 

SIDE 3

 

The Lost Art of Conversation

On Noodle Street

Night Light

Allons-y (1)

Autumn’68

Allons-y (2)

Talkin’ Hawkin’

 

SIDE 2

 

Sum

Skins

Unsung

Anisina

 

SIDE 4

 

Calling

Eyes To Pearls

Surfacing

Louder Than Words

 

 

 

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17
Sep 2014

We’ve Been Listening to this Song Over and Over

Tulsa/Norman Oklahoma’s Broncho just dropped their new album today. This is the official video fo “Class Historian” which not only is the first track from Enough Hip to Be a Woman, its an earworm that we just can’t get out of our heads.

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14
Sep 2014
Weekend Music Discovery: Ghost Beach “Miracle” @ The Music Farm Thursday 9/25

Discover Ghost Beach and Experience Them Live

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NYC’s Ghost Beach is on tour with Cherub (“Doses and Mimosas”) and will be making a stop in the Capital City at the Music Farm @ the Tin Roof on Thursday, September 25th. Their tour is beginning to sell out nationwide. You can get tickets here or win them from us starting Friday.

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    25
    Oct
    2014

    Kathy Griffin

    Koger Center
  • Mon
    27
    Oct
    2014

    Skrillex

    Township Auditorium
  • Wed
    29
    Oct
    2014

    Yellowcard w/Memphis May Fire

    Amos' Southend - Charlotte
  • Sat
    01
    Nov
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    Ray LaMontagne

    Ovens Auditorium - Charlotte
  • Sat
    01
    Nov
    2014

    The Drive-by Truckers

    The Fillmore - Charlotte
  • Wed
    05
    Nov
    2014

    Daughtry and Saints of Valory

    Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, SC
  • Thu
    06
    Nov
    2014

    Ryan Hemsworth

    Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia
  • Fri
    07
    Nov
    2014

    The Blue Dogs

    Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia (Vista)
  • Sat
    08
    Nov
    2014

    Chrissie Hynde

    Ovens Auditorium - Charlotte

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    01
    Oct
    2014
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    01
    Nov
    2014

    Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit

    Robert Mills House Gardens - Uptown Columbia (Historic District)

    Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! The free Scarecrows in the Garden exhibitfeatures handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week.

  • Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014

    Kathy Griffin

    6:30 amKoger Center for the Arts - Vista

    Two-time Emmy winner and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin will perform live as a fundraiser at Koger Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 25. Known for her rapid-fire wit and irreverent take on celebrity culture, Griffin brings her brand of comedy to Columbia for the first time to help SC Pride in fundraising for the positive exposure of LGBT in our state.

    Learn more here.

    Tickets online here.

  • Thu
    30
    Oct
    2014

    Growl at the Moon

    7-10pSC State Museum - Gervais Street (Vista)

    Calling all werewolves, beer loving werewolves, that is. Growl at the Moon at the South Carolina State Museum’s after hours Halloween party featuring:
    Lunar observing in the museum’s new observatory
    Laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd in Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
    Live Music
    Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and craft beer
    Custom beer growler to take home
    Be sure to channel the Halloween spirit and come dressed up – werewolf and other costumes are highly encouraged. This event is for ages 21 and above.

    Tickets are $35 person ($28 for museum members) and include food, beer, admission to the laser light shows and a beer growler to take home. There are a limited number of tickets available so don’t wait to get yours!

    Learn more here.

  • Fri
    07
    Nov
    2014

    Arts & Draughts

    Columbia Museum of Art - Main & Hampton Streets SC's Main Street
  • Fri
    07
    Nov
    2014

    Jillian's Cure--A Hollywood Affair

    7:00 pmWingate by Wyndham--108 Saluda Point Ct. (Lexington)

    A Hollywood Affair, the 1st Annual Fundraiser for Jillian's Cure, is a night of glitz and glamour with prizes for best Hollywood look-a-likes and a celebrity auction of memorabilia and one-of-a-kind experiences!

    Jillian's Cure is a nonprofit founded as a branch of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation to raise money and awareness to fund research for Autosomal Dominant Optic Atropy (ADOA).   Jillian Nava, 4-years old, is battling this disease, which involves vision loss, hearing loss, disturbances in the nerves used for muscle movement and sensation, and muscle weakness.

    For tickets and to learn more, click here.

  • Fri
    07
    Nov
    2014

    Midlands Dancing with the Stars - American Lung Association Benefit

    7p-11:30701 Whaley Street

    The American Lung Association invites you to participate in a glitzy, glamorous evening among the stars!  The 4th annual ‘Oxygen Ball: Midlands Dancing with the Stars’ competition will be hosted by the American Lung Association in South Carolina at 701Whaley in downtown Columbia.

    The Oxygen Ball: Midlands Dancing with the Stars event is being presented by Land Rover Columbia again this year. In addition to great food and drinks, the entertainment for the evening features five local celebrities stepping out of their comfort zone and into their dancing shoes to perform a dance number for attendees.  Each celebrity has paired with a local UNBOUND Dance Co. professional dancer for several instruction and practice lessons at the Columbia Music Festival Association to ensure they put their best foot forward!

    This year’s celebrities will be:

     Anderson Chambers – General Manager, Travinia Italian Kitchen

    Ben Hoover –  Award Winning Anchor, Host, Producer

    Kortni Koutrakos – Midlands Personal Health Champion, Twisted Sister Boot Camp

    Clare Morris – CEO, Clare Morris Agency, Inc.

    Elizabeth Tuller – Midlands Community Advocate & Volunteer, Shine a Light Foundation

    The celebrity that receives the most “votes” will be the winner.  Votes may be purchased online at www.midlandsoxygenball.org leading up to the event, or the night of the Oxygen Ball as well.  Oxygen Ball tickets may also be purchased online.

    Each year, the American Lung Association in South Carolina area hosts events to raise money to support its mission:  to improve lung health and prevent lung disease through research, advocacy, community service and education.

    In our nation, lung disease is the single leading cause of infant mortality and is the third leading cause of death, affecting one in six people. Further, statistics indicate over 213,000 people were diagnosed in 2007 with lung cancer; 160,000 of whom died. That is more than melanoma, breast, prostate, kidney and colon cancers combined. In 2009, it was estimated that 13.1 million adults had COPD and 24.6 million Americans currently had asthma, including 7.1 million children.

    For ticket and voting information, as well as our celebrity and professional bios, please visit the event website: www.MidlandsOxygenBall.org.

  • Sat
    08
    Nov
    2014

    Fur Ball Moonlight Gala

    7pColumbia Metropolitan Convention Center - The Vista

    University of South Carolina College of Journalism and Mass Communications alum Leeza Gibbons is the special guest at the annual fundraiser for rescue group Pawmetto Lifeline.

  • Thu
    13
    Nov
    2014

    Contemporaries "Casino Gaming 101" Casino Night

    Columbia Museum of Art - Main & Hampton Streets SC's Main Street
  • Thu
    13
    Nov
    2014

    2014 Best of Philanthropy Awards

    5:00 am701 Whaley Street

    Best of Philanthropy Awards

    Each year, the Community Foundation hosts the Best of Philanthropy Awards to honor ordinary people in our community who are making significant contributions through their life’s work.

    Every day people in our community make a difference. The Best of Philanthropy Awards celebrate these people who make giving back a priority for themselves, their family or their business.

    Learn more.

  • Fri
    14
    Nov
    2014

    BjöRk: Biophilia Live

    10:00 amNickelodeon Theatre - SC's Main Street

    Biophilia live’ is a concert film by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia.

    Recorded live at Björk’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on ‘Biophilia’ and more using a broad variety of instruments – some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable.

    Tickets here.

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