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  • Bottoms Up: Lynchburg Lemonade at Moosehead Saloon (+ video)

    Posted on February 24, 2015

    How to make Lynchburg Lemonade

    The Lynchburg Lemonade features one of the staples of Southern liquor – Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.

    The drink, named in part after the home of the Jack Daniel’s distillery, actually features no lemonade whatsoever, but it’s hard to know that when drinking it.

    Moosehead Saloon, in Five Points, not only has the atmosphere of a Jack Daniel’s-serving establishment, it has the mechanical bull to go with it.

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  • Longtime fans happy rocker Webb Wilder is coming to Columbia

    Posted on February 25, 2015

    Rock-’n’-roller Webb Wilder never became a household name.

    But with a larger-than-life, retro space-age persona and a booming baritone voice – not to mention a collection of expertly crafted rock and pop songs and a world-class backing band – Wilder was a critic’s favorite who more than scratched the surface of mainstream appeal.

    And along the way, from the early to late 1990s, pockets of intense Webb-mania sprang up in college towns and music scenes across the U.S. and beyond.

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  • Go Red Fashion show Friday: A stylish statement on heart disease

    Posted on February 25, 2015

    Catt Sadler of E! News participates in the Go Red show on Feb. 12 during Fashion Week in New York. The Fashion Week event helped inspire Columbia’s Go Red fashion show.

    Prominent women of the Midlands will take to the runway on Friday, March 20 in the city of Columbia’s first Go Red Fashion Show, intended to raise awareness and funds for heart disease in women and the American Heart Association.

    The show was originally planned for Feb. 27, but winter weather delayed the delivery of some dresses to be used in the show. The city decided to postpone the show until March 20, then next available date at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

    The fashion show is a new addition to the city of Columbia’s ongoing support for the Go Red campaign, begun by the American Heart Association to increase awareness and raise funds for heart disease in women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women.

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  • Nuns on the run: ‘Sister Act’ comes to Koger

    Posted on February 25, 2015

    Sister Act

    At 9, Sarah Michelle Cuc played one of the featured nuns in “Sister Act” as part of a third-grade talent show.

    Twenty years later, Cuc is reprising the role of Sister Mary Patrick on a national tour of the musical comedy coming to Columbia for performances Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Direct from Broadway, “Sister Act” received five Tony Award nominations in 2011, including for best musical, best original score and best book of a musical. It is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in the movie version as Sister Mary Clarence but – just to be clear – does not appear in the stage version.

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  • Music in the Midlands Feb. 26-March 4: Maze, Harpeth Rising, Blue Dogs

    Posted on February 25, 2015

    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will perform Friday at Township Auditorium.

    Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly

    This American soul band was started by the Philadelphia-born Beverly in 1970 and has had several ranking albums and songs. Most of their singles – including “Back in Stride Again,” which hit No. 1 in 1985 – climbed the U.S. R&B charts. This funky performance was scheduled for Jan. 17, but was rescheduled, meaning tickets already purchased can be used at the new date, and tickets still remain. Klass Band Brotherhood and Terence Young are also scheduled to perform.

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  • Francis Marion comes to life at living history event near Summerton

    Posted on February 25, 2015

    Francis Marion

    How big was Francis Marion in our country’s early history? Seventeen states have counties named Marion, most named for the South Carolinian whose early guerrilla warfare exploits befuddled the British during the Revolutionary War.

    Want to learn more about the Swamp Fox? Head to Camp Bob Cooper near Summerton this weekend for the Gen. Francis Marion Revolutionary War Living History Encampment. Organizers say it will go on regardless of the weather.

    The events begin Friday, Feb. 27, at 6:15 p.m. with guided lantern walks, when re-enactors will explain how Marion’s troops spied on the British and Loyalists by moving through the wetlands at night.

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  • What’s Good Here? Bellis House of Pizza in Lexington

    Posted on February 25, 2015

    While Bellis House of Pizza’s menu offerings range from a pork chop dinner to lasagna to subs and sandwiches, the 13 specialty pizzas are the restaurant’s most popular order. In addition to the Mediterranean, Bellis features a popular house special supreme, a Tuscan with prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts, a Grecco with gyro, feta, spinach and fresh tomato slices, and a Kota with grilled chicken, spinach and garlic.

    What’s good here?

    Don’t let the name fool you.

    Yes, Bellis House of Pizza is mainly known for its fresh specialty pizzas – such as the Mediterranean, topped with eggplant, garlic, Kalamata olives, tomato slices, spinach and feta on an olive oil base – but the restaurant also serves up primo Greek and Italian dishes such as spanakopita and veal parmigiana.

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  • How I Go Columbia

    How I Go Columbia – Chaka Khan contest entry

    Readers show us how they Go Columbia for a chance to win four tickets to Auntie Karen Foundation presents Chaka Kahn!

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