6A – Entertainment

Click below to read page 6A.

The Mountaintop, Performed by Charleston, S.C.’s PURE Theatre, Unveils The Final

Evening of MLK Jr.’s Life, Nov. 8, 2014 at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Audiences will be transported to 1968 Memphis during The Mountaintop, a drama produced by Charleston’s PURE Theatre at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:30p.m.

Regarded by the Charleston City Paper as “Charleston’s go-to for the best in contemporary theatre,” PURE Theatre will bring The Mountaintop to Harbison Theatre’s stage during its tour as the inaugural production of a new statewide touring circuit, developed this year in an initiative led by Harbison Theatre with other presenting theatres in the South Carolina Presenters Network. By collaborating with producing theatres like PURE, Harbison Theatre hopes to expand and ensure access to excellent, professional theatre in all South Carolina communities. Read more

SCE&G Columbia Museum of Art present Solar Exploration Station

Today representatives from SCE&G and the Columbia Museum of Art along with a group of first through third grade students from Logan Elementary School gathered in the Museum’s atrium to unveil a new, interactive solar display.  The Solar Exploration Station allows visitors to take the power of the sun into their hands and learn more about solar energy and the Museum’s rooftop solar panels in a fun and creative way.

Since 2011 the Columbia Museum of Art has harnessed renewable power from 177 solar panels positioned on top of its roof. Working with SCE&G, the South Carolina Energy Office and Sunstore Solar, the museum secured a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to implement the renewable energy project.

Read more

Disney Live! Presents Mickey’s Magic

In a captivating combination, Master Magician Mickey Mouse and the always-dazzling Minnie Mouse join forces with professional illusionist Zach Williams for a magical production on stage.  Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt features grand illusions and favorite Disney characters, including Donald Duck and Goofy; Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother; Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter; and beloved Disney princesses Jasmine, Belle and Snow White.

Disney Live! Presents Mickey’s Magic Show visits Columbia on February 20, 2015 for one performance at Colonial Life Arena at 7p.m.

Read more

Our Most Electrifying Poet Has Gone to Sleep

Amiri Baraka, a brilliant light that shined brightest when in the middle of battling for his people’s rights, has taken the eternal sleep. His manifest destiny was to make racial criminals and political thugs angry and uncomfortable. This is why the poems he wrote agitated the establishment and made him a righteous defender of human freedom. He was a free man and in that freedom he was free to be bold, to be wrong, to be strong and to be adventurous, and to be right. Always capable of self-correction, Baraka’s ability to take the dagger of his words and strike the blow for truth as he saw it was uncanny and a part of his genius. We will miss him and his poems and plays and essays that provoked a generation. Nothing anti-African passed him without a comment and nothing was so close to him as his battle with his own intellect.

Read more

Young Africans Choir Coming to Columbia

Hosted by: Brookland Baptist Church
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Brookland Foundation
1066 Sunset Blvd
Columbia, SC 29202
Tel: (803) 744-7914

The Young Africans are a gifted group of singers, musicians and dancers who were all once a part of the world-renowned African Children’s Choir.

Read more

Cola-Con is back with The Foreign Exchange & Dead Prez!

Cola-Con is the only hip-hop and comic book convention in America. Part festival, part “con,” this family-friendly, two-day confluence of hip-hop and alternative culture features live concerts by top national hip-hop artists, as well as comics vendors from as far as New York, Chicago and Minneapolis.

Read more

Defying the Quiet: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina

October 4, 2013 – January 17, 2014
McKissick Museum
2nd floor, South Gallery


This exhibit will highlight the many civil rights campaigns across the state of South Carolina during the early 1960s, giving voice to many of the students who participated in them. Exploring the movement through photographs by Cecil Williams, David Wallace and the staff photographers of the State Newspaper, the show will set these against moving images of protests, marches, and bombings, as well as documented interviews of those South Carolina students who organized, gathered and stood up against segregation and racial discrimination.

Five-Day All Black Classical Musicians Festival

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble, in association with Buster-Elsie Productions, is pleased to announce the Colour of Music Festival, October 23-27, 2013, a five-day all-black classical musicians festival featuring black musicians, vocalists, and orchestra leaders performing piano, organ, and voice recitals, chamber ensembles and orchestra and a newly formed Colour of Music Chorale. Over twenty performances will showcase the breadth and influence of blacks on the classical music world past and present.

Read more

Booker T. Washington Auditorium to host Generations of Gospel

The University of South Carolina announces a special performance by the University Gospel Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Carl R. Wells, the Gospel Choir will present A Musical Showcase of the Evolution and Development of Black  Music in America on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., in the Booker T. Washington Auditorium of the University Of South Carolina School Of Music.

Read more