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Recent visitors on Main Street might have noticed a huge mural rapidly appearing on the side of the City of Columbia building. This giant mural, by virally-appreciated artist Ija Charles, features the rich history of Columbia.
There is a world of administrative complexities behind every piece of public art. In Columbia, one has to understand how the local government handles arts and culture to best understand this process.
With National Women’s History Month coming to a close this March, how can a music fan not stop and appreciate all the female talent that has been so impactful to our world?
Movie: Sound of Metal
Street art is a ubiquitous part of the city around us, and there is a deep struggle behind the scenes in the creation of these colorful pieces. The "struggling artist" is already a common cliché — one that Columbia artists are already familiar with, especially in the COVID-19 era.
In the past few months, visitors at Soda City might have been drawn to a funky DJ stand setup. From the bumping tunes to the sign featuring a skull wearing a top hat, the attraction can be hard to miss. This is the work of DJ Voodoo Child.
With a new, socially-distanced tour announced, Mt. Joy plans to perform at the Columbia Speedway on May 15. The Daily Gamecock sat down with Matt Quinn, the lead singer, guitarist and one of the two original founding band members, to discuss what has been going on since the band's tour with The Lumineers was canceled last March.
A chalk drawing of “In Pizza We Trust,” #LegalizeMarinara in illuminated neon, bold lettering on the wall adjacent to a big Warhol-esque wall of black, red and white prints, fill the inside of Stoner’s Pizza Joint.
In an over-saturated world of internet talent, South Carolina native Cooper Lightsey, or Lost Coop, makes original music that stays true to his values as an artist while experimenting with his style.
An artist of the fantastical and mathematical, and the original illusionist, M.C. Escher, is an artist that encompasses all of these things and more. An exhibit of his illusion art and other works, "The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher," is on display at the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) until June 6, 2021.
The Palmetto State is known for a variety of things — its rich history, its popular tourist destinations and its tropical climate — but there is another, less-spoken quality of South Carolina: its music.
Chicago, Nashville, New York and New Orleans are just some places known for their musical impacts. One normally wouldn’t think about South Carolina as having a popular music scene, but there is a surprisingly historical and large musical heritage here.
With over 1.5 billion total downloads, TikTok has become an undeniable face of the internet and a surprisingly monumental platform for new artists.
USC student Gabe Turner has appeared at local libraries with creations made of air and rubber and inspired by a childhood interest.
Walking down the sidewalk behind the Hub, one might notice a little corner shop with two grinning cartoon Greek men staring back at them. This restaurant, with its outside tables in the shade of the Sumter Street Parking Garage, is called Greek Boys.
Wooden bullseyes line the walls of lanes that are padded with wood and metal inside a center nestled in the Vista, but it isn't darts or arrows that customers are throwing — it's axes.
Earlier this year, a documentary about a civics engagement program in Texas premiered on Apple TV. "Boys State," the name of both the documentary and the program it follows, discussed many of the characteristics and social commentaries that I related to during my experience at Boys State.
When thinking about art, the mind typically falls toward paintbrushes, famous artwork or beautiful historical pieces, but probably not feet. Toes, an artistic expression of the dancing world, are exactly what artist Kayla Olive is using for her work.
Movie: Project Power
Show: “Little America”