The popular series follows Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators as they work missing persons cases By W. Thomas Smith Jr. “Missing: Dead or Alive,” a NETFLIX documentary series featuring the Richland County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Department has been renewed for a second season with filming beginning in central South CarolinaContinue Reading

With a career spanning three decades, pop artist Taylor Dayne will headline the LRADAC Foundation’s fourth annual Rock 4 Recovery concert on September 29 from 6 – 10 pm. The event will be presented by Dominion Energy at the Icehouse Amphitheater located at 107 W Main Street, Lexington. Proceeds fromContinue Reading

Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board (CCLMC) announced the official date of the Southeastern BBQ Showdown (SEBBQSD) August 31. The inaugural Southeastern BBQ Showdown will be held June 14 and 15, 2024 at Segra Park. “This inaugural event will be the first ‘Food Sport Competition Event’ ever to beContinue Reading

Midlands Light Opera Society will present their inaugural production, a double bill of one-act comic operettas August 18-20 at The Living Room at 6729 Two Notch Road, Columbia.The performances are directed by Michael T. Brown, accompanied on keyboard by Ashleigh Morse, and produced by Evelyn Clary. “Trial by Jury” isContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo held an Independence Day Laser Show on Monday, July 3rd in the Community Park of Irmo. A large crowd gathered for the show which included free hot dogs provided by Capital Building Services and fireworks.. Gates opened at 7 pm and the show started at 9Continue Reading

Capping off the season for the South Carolina Jazz Masterworks Ensemble, “An Evening with Kurt Elling” answers the group’s theme of the season, “What is jazz?” Known for his combination of robust swing and poetic insights, Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists, said Dr. RobertContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum is set to celebrate summer with new and returning shows and events. MARS 1001 takes viewers away from planet Earth, into space, and across the solar system to Mars. Debuting May 27, the planetarium experience follows the fictional story of the Mars IRIS 1 mission,Continue Reading

Columbia Music Festival Association will present Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream April 28 at 10 am and 7:30 pm at the Township Auditorium. The production of William Shakespeare’s classic is one of the signature ballet works of Carolina Ballet. The production was originally choreographed byContinue Reading

First interview is with Midlands karate legend Mike Genova, other interviews are with Loren Avedon and Cynthia Rothrock By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Two years ago I met with several good friends – martial arts champions all – over lunch at Travinia’s in northeast Columbia, where I pressed them forContinue Reading

Clouds of cherry blossoms are a sign of the arrival of spring. The 6th annual Irmo Cherry Blossom Festival honors these exuberantly flowering trees that remind us of the beauty and the preciousness of life. The official celebration takes place Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am-5:00 pm (Rain Date, March 26)Continue Reading