It’s the setting for the start of spring in South Carolina, a place where 60,000 people gather – men in their white linen pants, bow ties and blue blazers; and women showing off their colorful dresses and big floppy hats. It’s the iconic Carolina Cup steeplechase races in the horse country of Kershaw County. But […]
Ask even the most casual art observer about surrealist artwork and they’ll likely to point to the paintings of Salvador Dalí. Images of melting clocks and stork-legged elephants come to mind – well-known works of art from an eccentric artist. “Dalí continues to intrigue people. He doesn’t go away. Why is that?” wonders Will South, […]
Approximately 73 percent of Americans go online on a daily basis according to a recent survey. With this much dedication to screen time, it’s no surprise that many nonprofit organizations are now accepting online donations. Although nonprofits still make a majority of their money the old fashioned way, online fundraising is certainly on the rise. […]
It didn’t take long for Noel Freidline to realize Columbia was hungry for jazz music. In the midst of its third full season, the CMA Jazz on Main series at the Columbia Museum of Art is entertaining sell-out crowds with its diverse programming and world-class performers. Credit for the idea goes to Dr. Stephen Serbin […]
As the owner of Columbia Arts Academy and the Lexington School of Music, parents often ask Marty Fort whether their soon-to-be college student should major in music. With both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in guitar performance, Fort is well versed in the academic side of music education. But that doesn’t mean he […]
Since 2011, the craft beer scene in South Carolina has all but exploded. Breweries, festivals, seminars and tastings – once an occasional occurrence – are now commonplace here in Columbia. Celebrate the city’s brewery scene at the weeklong Columbia Craft Beer Week. The event is organized by KW Beverage, which represents the Anheuser-Busch family of […]
Sponsored by: Central Carolina Community Foundation Living in a community you love is just as important as loving the home where you live. So, what makes a community desirable? Outstanding schools, affordable healthcare and safe streets are a plus, but what makes people want to put down roots and establish a life in a […]
Parents can’t help but beam when their daughter completes a flawless violin recital or when their son masters a complex piano solo. They have every right to be proud. Learning a musical instrument is part skill and part discipline. It takes practice and devotion to confidently play an instrument – whether as a soloist or part of an orchestra or high school marching band.