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Workshop Theatre put on another sold-out production of "Hairspray" Friday, sponsored by AIDS Benefit Foundation of South Carolina. Directed by Cindy Flach, a professor in the USC Department of Theatre and Dance, the production ended the theater's show season on a high note.
"There's no better director for this production than our director," said third-year mathematics and statistics student Taylor Wilson, who played IQ, a member of the Teen Council.
Mast Store — a key tenant in Columbia’s ongoing Main Street renovation — opened its doors in an elaborate ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. Columbia leaders cheered the effort as a keynote sign of progress for the downtown district.
Brad Boultinghouse showed his entire 2011 collection last Thursday on the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center patio, a collection studying — among other things — fragility, scarab beetles and his own evolution. Attendees came out for a night of champagne, hors d'oeuvres, music by USC alumnus Blake Arambula and fashion with proceeds benefiting One Good Deed charity, based in Kansas City, Mo.
Beginning today, the Russell House will host events in an attempt to lighten the stress of exam week.
The Indian Cultural Exchange put on its fifth-annual Aag Ki Raat, “Night of Fire,” dance competition Saturday night in the Koger Center.
Sustainable Carolina members sat on the Russell House patio Wednesday afternoon and cheered for students who decided to recycle.
USC’s Department of Theatre and Dance opened a production of director Robert Richmond’s version of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” Sunday.
USC’s advanced photography class, ARTS 461, held the opening reception for its “Parallax” exhibit Thursday in City Art Gallery, showing a mashup of various concepts and ideas by 20 students.
Money was raised from ticket sales and a silent auction that included everything from hand-painted pianos and python bags to a sunset cruise and signed guitars. Bidding could be done at the event or online, and it reached $2,000 for a night of jazz by Mary Ann Hurst and dinner by Jimmy Stevenson for the buyer and 30 of their friends at The Millstone at Adams Pond.
Student Health Services displayed more than 200 T-shirts painted by students on Greene Street Wednesday in an effort to promote violence awareness.
Downtown area welcomes urban atmosphere
Last Wednesday the office of Off-Campus Student Services officially opened the Off-Campus Student Lounge in the West Wing of the Russell House.
After the simple pouring of a glass of water, Victor Holtcamp — an assistant professor in the Theatre and Dance Department— launched into a monologue indicting the American people as a whole on charges of reckless abandonment, rape, murder and theft. The play ran on Friday and Saturday at USC's Lab Theatre.
Two Russian anti-nuclear activists spoke in the West (Green) Quad Monday on behalf of Sustainable Carolina, giving their personal accounts of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster of 25 years ago.
Charleston Magazine hosted the fifth annual Charleston Fashion Week, transforming the city into a hub of local fashion and designers, Monday through Saturday of last week.
The 13th annual Birdcage drag show provided a night of glamorously opulent entertainment in the Russell House ballroom Tuesday night. Part of Carolina Creed Week, the event, a partnership between the BGLSA, Carolina Productions and PT’s Cabaret, featured a theme of Gods and Goddesses, but it was popular FOX television series “Glee” that stole the show. Songs from the “Glee” soundtracks accompanied performances from the reigning Miss Gaymecock Bambi La Blank and former Miss South Carolina Gay Pride winners Patti O’Furniture and Kiki Deville, a USC alumna.
Isabel Wilkerson, the first African-American winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, spoke at the Richland County Public Library Friday about her new book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”.
Partnering with nationally acclaimed fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, USC’s Center for Colon Cancer Research presented the Fifth Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala on Saturday at Coplon’s.
On Saturday, April 2, the Carolina Cup horse race will be held at the Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C. The annual event has held an important place in South Carolina culture since it began in the 1930s. Shopping Savage, a new Columbia style blog, has focused in on the event’s famous fashion.
The 55th annual USC Student Art Exhibition opened on March 1 at McMaster Gallery and will run through March 25, and consists of 72 works created by students in the graduate and undergraduate art programs. The works span a large array of medium, from drawings, photography and painting, to multimedia sculptural installations and video.