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Colleen Clark, an assistant professor of jazz studies in the USC School of Music, performs at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Nov. 9 and 10, 2023. Clark is set to perform on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" as a guest drummer with the show's 8G Band starting on Jan. 29, 2024.

USC jazz studies professor to perform in 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' band

Colleen Clark, an assistant professor of Jazz Studies at USC, was invited to perform with "Late Night with Seth Meyers" 8G band. Playing on the late-night show has given Clark the opportunity, she said, to not only represent herself but to represent the University of South Carolina and its Jazz Studies program on a large, national platform.

Staff members work behind the bar at Smoked, located at 1643 Main St. in Columbia, South Carolina on Jan. 8, 2024. Smoked offers a variety of signature cocktails, in-house brewed beer and fine wines.

Restaurant Week is just around the corner. Here's what to expect

Local restaurants in the Midlands particpate each year in a week full of new creations and special deals. Restaurant Week, hosted by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging association, looks to help draw customers back into the eating-out scene after the holiday season. For some its a chance to try out new recipes or creations, but for others, it provides an opportunity for members of the restaurant industry to grow their own community.

Playlist: Messy, but in a cool indie way

Do you ever want to revel in the post-ironic enjoyment of mustaches and low-rise skinny jeans? While these 2013 era indie sleaze songs may be outdated for some, they are ahead of their time for others.