Now, more than ever, Trustus needed a leader. And on Jan. 4, they got one, as the theater announced that Jessica Francis Fichter was named its new executive director.
Across eight rings and languages, a declaration of peace was made to mark the latest public art installation in Columbia’s Vista district.
Columbia’s premier theater named Jessica Francis Fichter as its new executive director.
Columbia comic book illustrator Sanford Greene has been unimaginably busy.
Columbia’s Museum of Art’s “22 South Carolinians” showcases the work of local Black artists and the influence of calling South Carolina home has had within their work.
Christmas is a magical time for all, and some of that magic can be captured live on stage, as annual performances of Yuletide favorites strike a chord with both old and young.
A major takeaway from Part 2 of the 2021 CCA Biennial might very well be that the twelve artists whose work are at the top of their game in both medium and intention.
Bluetile Skateboards has been a hub of skateboarding in Columbia and of its accompanying culture.
Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel," running through Nov. 27 at the Vista's Trustus Theatre, is an endearing play about quaint little moments in people’s lives, some of which have lasting impact.
"Anastasia launches the 2021-2022 season of Broadway in Columbia, which includes "Disney's The Lion King" and more.
"Tiny Beautiful Things" is a hybrid creation of warmth, wisdom, despair, forgiveness, consolation and redemption.
Kenny used her own phone to capture the officer violently pulling the classmate out of her desk and out of the room. Two days later, Kenny was arrested and charged with “disturbing a school.” The charges were soon dropped, but Kenny left the Richland Two high school and completed her GED.
As Maureen Heffernan prepares to direct “Tiny Beautiful Things” at the University of South Carolina, she’s carrying on the legacy of a deeply personal work.
USC poet Nikky Finney and the famed Kronos Quartet are previewing their work "At War With Ourselves - 400 Years of You" on Nov. 7.
“Surrealism: The Unusual & The Subversive.” opened on Oct. 29 and re-opens for viewers on Nov. 4 - Nov. 6.
Yasmin Angoe never thought she could make a career out of being an author. Now her debut novel "Her Name is Knight" is set to blow up in a big way.
"One" is the first production by Unbound Dance Company in 11 years. It runs between Oct. 27 and 28.
Spooky season is here, Columbia.
Arischa Conner had appeared in Trustus Theatre and other local productions. In 2019, she left the city to pursue acting full time.
The popular LGBT festival returns through Oct. 22 - Oct. 23, with an entertainment lineup that includes performers from "RuPaul's Drag Race."
Christofer Cook's latest production is his first under the Theatre Mysterium banner. The original work "Amityville 1925" debuts on Oct. 21.
DéLana R.A. Dameron and her husband Curtis Caesar John, the head of Luminal Theatre, purchased Saloma Acres last month. With it, they launched their new Films at the Farm series.
A physician takes a patient’s pulse to tell how well the heart is working. In the world of the arts, there is an equivalent with large-scale juried exhibitions.
The Neil Simon play opens on Oct. 15 in Drayton Hall Theatre and features a whimsical crew of yuppies thrown into a chaotic situation.
The South Carolina State Fair makes its triumphant return on Oct. 13.
On Sept. 25, the theater launched “The Grain” a podcast about big issues on a local level.
The Trustus's "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" features fast-paced action, impeccable timing, and spot-on characterizations.
The stunning size of "30 Americans" belies a deep diversity in its works, not a monolithic Black perspective. The touring exhibit opens Oct. 9 at the Columbia Museum of Art.
How does an actor survive being in one of the worst movies ever made? It’s a question that Greg Sestero has dealt with since 2003.
Cult bands are often difficult for outsiders to understand.
Two local theaters. Two small casts of veteran performers. Two plays that open Oct. 1.
Kay Thigpen, co-founder of Columbia’s most provocative and progressive theatre, passed away on Sept. 20.
In Nunsense, The Arts Center of Kershaw County leans on a comedic staple to debut their new Black Box Theatre amid trying times.
Columbia's Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture returns for its 43rd year this week, and like one might expect for an event with that kind of longevity, the programming for this outing looks both forward and behind.
The Carolina Film Network and the Spotlight Cinemas Capital 8 have started a partnership with the hopes of creating “Columbia’s Newest Arthouse Theater.”
Essentially a show within a show, “42nd Street” recounts the efforts of a once-successful producer to stage a comeback with a musical extravaganza starring a past-her-prime prima donna.
The centerpiece of the festival will feature the one and only Vanessa Williams, the former Miss America and singer/actress who has sung with some of the most preeminent pops orchestras in the world.
The Columbia Film Society, the body that oversees the Nickelodeon Theatre and its Indie Grits festival, has named a temporary leader.
The impressive show crams all the museum’s first-floor galleries with a veritable feast for the eyes and mind.
Dogon Krigga’s pieces focus on the spiritual realm of the Black experience.
In addition to remaining closed for most of last year due to COVID-19, the organization continues to address cultural issues after a June 2020 open letter from former employees cataloged allegations of systemic racism.
"People (UN) Seen,” the current exhibition at Tapp’s Outpost by emerging artist Siri Cortez, features simple portraits of homeless folks she has befriended around town.
“We've seen most of our earned income initiatives, like beer, wine and ticket sales, completely curtailed.”
The debut full-length from Aim High is infectiously audacious.
The 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s Young Artists Festival returns this week.
2020 has spawned pandemic-informed albums, paintings and other forms of art, so why not a pandemic-themed ballet?
It’s a more natural transition than one might think. And a logical career move for a well-known local theater artist who is still just midway …
The leader of both the Nickelodeon Theatre and the associated festival and media education organization Indie Grits has resigned.
“We didn’t know where it would go — we just knew we wanted to do a show.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit every part of the arts community hard, but it’s been a particularly trying time for the fledgling alternative co…