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Kristyn Winch

	“Quidam” features visually stunning live performances from acts like the Italian Banquine and silk aerialists.

Cirque du Soleil debuts in Columbia

Touring ‘Quidam’ show opens Wednesday at Colonial Life Arena Clowns, aerialists and acrobats are taking the place of basketball players, college graduates and country superstars at the Colonial Life Arena this week.

	French band Phoenix released its latest album, “Bankrupt!,” after a set on SNL.

‘Bankrupt!’ rings back to band’s glory days

When seniors were shipping off to college four years ago, this cool band called Phoenix was rocking our ears with tracks like “1901” and “Lisztomania.” Now, as we’re about to graduate, the French alt-rock quartet has released its latest disc, “Bankrupt!” The group gave its all during a recent musical guest spot on “Saturday Night Live,” and it delivers in a big way on the new album. “Bankrupt!” kicks off with “Entertainment,” the album’s current alternative radio hit.

Top artists heat up Carolinas this summer

B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band, crown list of local concert series Start saving your money now, folks. Summer’s right around the corner, and along with buying a new swimsuit and booking a hotel for your tropical vacation, you’re probably going to start digging deep into your pockets to secure some sweet summer concert tickets. ‘Tis the season to don your hippest sunglasses and pack into arenas to see your favorite artists up close and personal. If you’re making plans to stay in the South this summer, here’s a taste of who’s coming to a city near you — and how much you’ll have to spend to score a seat.

	The Band Perry’s second album does not pack the same punch as their self-titled debut.

The Band Perry explores new plain

The Band Perry is back with a new look and a bit of a new sound, too. On “Pioneer,” the family band’s second album, siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry bring their unique spin to the pop country world.

	Seth Meyers, a writer and cast member on “SNL,” tells students jokes that didn’t make the show Thursday night at the Koger Center.

Meyers shares NBC-censored jokes with USC

Seth Meyers brought the Saturday-night funny to a full Koger Center for the Arts audience Thursday. The “Weekend Update” anchor’s show, which was sponsored by Carolina Productions, touched on everything from studying foreign language to the war in Afghanistan. Students began lining up for the free performance more than an hour before Meyers was to start his set.

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