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July 14, 2013 

Nations Wilkes-Davis and Kota Fuijishima


This month the Columbia Museum of Art celebrates 15 years of its location on Main Street. On Thursday, the museum will offer free admission and guided tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also save $15 on general membership during July.

The museum moved to Main Street in 1988, and developed into a regional cultural attraction as well as a catalyst for the revival of Main Street.

Details: www.columbia museum.org

Two dancers affiliated with Columbia Classical Ballet have won top honors in a New York ballet competition.

Nations Wilkes-Davis, a Classical Ballet company member, and Kota Fuijishima, who will join the company next season, have won top prizes in the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition.

Wilkes-Davis, only 14, won the second place award in the student division and Fuijishima won the silver medal in the senior male division.

The competition in late June included 100 dancers from 30 countries.

The Classical Ballet season starts in September and will include productions of “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Don Quixote.”

Summer Sets continues at the Township Auditorium with Robert Gardiner, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $5 and sold at the Township Auditorium box office.

“Doctor Doolittle” continues at Workshop Theatre. The musical is about a doctor who speaks to animals. His non-human friends come to his defense and help prove his innocence when the doctor is accused of murder. Doctor Doolittle then goes on a journey to find the wise Great Pink Sea Snail. Lee O. Smith stars as the friend of talking animals The musical continues Wednesday-July 21 and July 24-27. Showtimes: 8 p.m., except 3 p.m. July 14, 20 and 21. Workshop is at 1136 Bull St. $12-$22; (803) 799-6551 or workshoptheatre.com

“Tarzan – The Stage Musical” continues its run at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St. The story of the jungle boy is set to music by Phil Collins. Performances continue through July 28. Tickets are $25; seniors 65 and older, active duty military and full-time college students, $20; age 17 and younger, $15. (803) 799-2510; http://www.towntheatre .com

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