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  1. The Agenda: Booze police crack down on beer fests; Wando port backups ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Charleston City Paper

    Dash cam video from a Forest Acres cop shows an officer firing seven shots into a moving vehicle driven by a black man as he drove away following a chase in the suburban Columbia community. Source: P&C, The State Following news that the Baltimore cop who drove van carrying Freddie Gray when he broke his neck and died was acquitted yesterday , the AP has this roundup: "Prison Rare in Cases of Blacks Who Die at Hands of Police."


  2. S.C. Film Institute finds new location, reopens after last year's flood damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Charleston City Paper

    The South Carolina Film Institute will host a grand reopening at their new location, 1016 Woodrow St. in downtown Columbia, Saturday following the loss of their previous location during the severe flooding experienced statewide in October. We reported in October that the nonprofit, which has been making films in the state since 2014, sustained approximately $30,000 in damages following the flood.


  3. The Agenda: Last day of session in Columbia; Roads bill passes; Haley targets Republican incumbentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | Charleston City Paper

    Gov. Nikki Haley is hitting the campaign trail this week to endorse Republicans challenging incumbents she wants to see out of the Statehouse Today is the last day of the legislative session in the Statehouse, and members of both chambers are scrambling to have their proposals heard. Source: P&C The House and Senate have agreed on bill that will spend $4 billion on roads repairs over the next decade, allowing some 400 S.C. bridges to be replaced.


  4. Live Music: Stefanie Santana, Luke Cunningham, Ben Folds with the CSO, The Peach KingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | Charleston City Paper

    Paige Wood and Steven Dies met in Los Angeles in 2010 and soon began making sultry rock together as the Peach Kings. Since then, the duo's tracks have appeared not only all over LA radio but also on films, commercials, and TV shows, including Shameless and Boardwalk Empire .


  5. USA Today podcast features local actsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Charleston City Paper

    USA Today music podcast Dad Rock name-checked a few South Carolina musicians yesterday on its weekly show, Tuesdays with Mary . Host Mary Nahorniak was joined by long-time friend, former USC classmate, and current Columbia resident Tug Baker, who described She Returns From War's Hunter Park as one of the best songwriters in South Carolina at the moment.


  6. Check out Redux Revival tomorrow nightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Charleston City Paper

    Redux's spring fundraiser, Redux Revival , is tomorrow night from 6-10 p.m. at the studio. Guests can look forward to entertainment from Diaspoura, the Charleston Guild of Gentlemen Puppeteers, Nameless Numberhead, and Great Yankee.


  7. Redux's new mural is an homage to the Emanuel NineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Charleston City Paper

    Yesterday volunteers began painting over Redux's current mural, begging the question: What's next? Stacy Huggins, Redux's executive director, filled us in on the details. The mural, expected to be complete by next Friday, is being painted by Tripp Derrick Barnes, a Columbia, S.C. native who currently lives in New York.


  8. Live Music: Pop-Up Charleston; Honeysmoke; Glass Lashes; Leave a Beautiful MemoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Charleston City Paper

    Glass Lashes' sound is best represented by their song "Hollywood Halloween." It's an intriguing ball of glitzy, gothy, riff-heavy chaos that pulls equally from punk's pure attitude, glam rock's sleazy shimmer, and the electronic pulse of dance music.


  9. The General Assembly returns to Columbia to do its worstRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Charleston City Paper

    Our General Assembly is back on the job in Columbia, overseeing the worst governed state in the nation, presiding over the collapse of our roads and infrastructure, burying ethics reform under a mountain of procedural obstruction, and making South Carolina as dangerous and unhealthy as possible for women and children. With the third-lowest percentage of female membership in the nation - 13.5 percent, or 23 out of 170 members - our legislature has shaped this state for generations with its high-testosterone, low-compassion agenda.


  10. Not much to improv uponRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Charleston City Paper

    Buckle your seatbelts for this laugh marathon featuring improv from three energetic Chapel Hill dudes, five very funny ladies, and two local guys who prove that reading the dictionary can be fun. Google improv group Black Ops, and you won't find much of a description to work with.


  11. The Agenda: On Yorktown, Trump talks plan for Muslims; Graham: 'Tell...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    At an event aboard the WWII aircraft carrier Yorktown on Pearl Harbor Day, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump drew a standing ovation when he doubled down on his proposal earlier in the day for a "complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S., including Muslims who are American citizens. The event drew thousands of attendees who waited in long lines outside the ship museum ahead of the Donald's arrival.


  12. 20 Questions with Biz MarkieRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    Nov. 27 $25 Omar Shrine Temple 176 Patriot Points Road Mt. Pleasant 971-0131 This is the latest installment in our Unlikely Encounters series, where a local musician interviews a big-name artist.


  13. In South Carolina, sexualized politics spreads like a diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    We will probably never know who sent out the anonymous mailer claiming to support Ginny Deerin in the recent Charleston mayoral race. It purported to endorse Deerin for her support of LGBT rights.


  14. The Agenda: Richland deputy fired; CSOL names prez; Graham gets laughs, Google searchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    After state email accounts turned up in a database of account information reportedly taken from the Ashley Madison matchmaking site, thirty-six S.C. agencies are reportedly investigating "potential misuse of state assets." Source: The Nerve The annual Silent Witness Domestic Violence ceremony takes place today in Columbia , a somber remembrance of those in South Carolina killed by domestic violence.


  15. A seminal exhibit on the centennial of Georgia O'Keeffe's South Carolina epiphanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    On view through Jan. 10, 2016 $12/adults; $10/seniors; $5/students Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main St. Columbia 799-2810 "O'Keeffe hated South Carolina. She called it 'deliciously stupid,' but she loved nature.


  16. South Carolina Film Institute damaged by floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    The South Carolina Film Institute , a nonprofit that provides budding S.C. filmmakers with a space to gain production experience, suffered approximately $30,000 in damages due to recent rain and flooding in Columbia. The office did not have flood insurance and up to three feet of water flooded the space, ruining most of the expensive camera and recording equipment.


  17. The Agenda: Trump's S.C. support dwarfs opponents'; State Fair opens; Spurrier on GameDayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's South Carolina support is beginning to dwarf his closest rivals, according to a new CNN survey. Trump is polling at 36 percent , way ahead of Ben Carson at 18 percent, who is well-ahead of other contenders below 10 percent.


  18. Artists create posters for films that don't existRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    Sat. Oct. 17 7 p.m. Free, with donations for musicians encouraged Tua Lingua 2701 W. Surrey Dr. Unit C North Charleston 303-3778 Tua Lingua's Nathan Petro is as much a cinephile as he is an art lover, maybe even more so. That would explain the North Charleston gallery's cinematic, off-kilter group shows like In Dreams: A David Lynch-Inspired Art Show from this past February, which showcased works drawing from Lynch's dark masterpieces of weirdness like Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks .


  19. Free admission offered for Georgia O'Keeffe opening day in ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    The Columbia Museum of Art is offering free admission to the opening day of their newest exhibits, Georgia O'Keeffe: Her Carolina Story and Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina on Fri. Oct. 9 fro 11 a.m.-5 p.m. In light of Columbia's recent flooding disaster the CMA wanted to offer residents a brief reprieve from flood recovery efforts.


  20. The Agenda: Parts of SC named federal disaster areas; Flood effects...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | Charleston City Paper

    President Barack Obama declared parts of the state a federal disaster area yesterday, making it possible for those affected to begin applying for assistance. Charleston County says people can begin applying at or by calling 800-621-3362.


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