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12 - MARCH 27. 2009 Events THE COLUMBIA STAR SC Contributed by Columbia board member and Vista Music Festival Association Guild liaison, working with SC Artist, Susan Lenz, Columbia Music Festi- explored avenues to uncov- val Association (CMFA) will er and showcase this talent. present Edge of the Vista, a They found a youthful weekend of art and music, dynamic in the photogra- April 23-25, 914 Pulaski phy of Brett Flashnick. Street in Columbia's Vista. Working as an award The event will open Thurs- winning photojournalist day, April 23 from 4-9 pm for the past decade, Flash- with a free reception for nick has taken this oppor- Brett Flashnick's Symbolo- tunity to delve into a new g'A, a fine art photography world of fine art photogra- exhibition, phy by exploring concepts This is one of several of symbols, cultural identi- visual art shows taking ty, and expressions ofpatri- place during Artista Vista, otism, faith, love, and even the Midlands largest gallery socioeconomic status. crawl. Friday night will fea- Approximately fifteen, ture All Walks ofLife, a local 16" x 20" format images acoustic rock band starring will communicate how Cody Brock and Bobby people desire connection Regalia. It is the first time with the larger world. His CMFA's Artspace will be artistic approach is that of included in this annual a visual storyteller. Sym- spring happening, bology continues at CMFA's With the CMFA's par- Artspace on Friday, April 24 ticipation, the Board want- from 10 am-5 pm and ed to introduce new and again on Saturday, April 25 emerging talent together from 11 am-3 pm. It is free with the collaboration of to the public. (www.bret- the visual and performing arts. John Whitehead, On Friday evening, CMFA executive director April 24, from 7 pm until and Steve Dingman, CMFA closing, All Walks of Life All Walks of Life Confederate by Brett Flashnick Ha rle y He a by Brett Flashnick will be performing signa- ture songs like Lately and Crazy Free. Singer/guitarist Cody Brock describes AWOL as "a band that can appeal to an ,one who enjoys music." Tickets are $10 and will be available in advance at CMFA or at the door. Other band members include Bobby Regalia and Nick Fogel. They are excit- ed to share their music from the Edge of the Vista. (http: // /allwalksoflife) and awol- musicbandC For additional infor- mation, contact CMFA, 914 Pulaski Street, Columbia, 29201 or call 771-6303. Contributed by Town Theatre Town Theatre Youth will present Treasure Island, The Musical March 28, at 3 pm and 7:30 pm. The Robert Louis Stevenson classic has been adapted into a musical for the stage with 40 area youth following the treas- ure map to an island of adventure. For tickets or informa- tion call the Town Theatre box office at 799-2510 or visit Photo by Donna Harvey Anthony Harvey as Long John Silver -ANIMALS Pet Project will host Bade To The Park April 18 at Finlay Park. www.baxktothepark, com -ART University of South Carolina will host an exhibition of Southem folk-art materials and culture at the McKissick Museum through August 1. 777-2876. Palmetto Painters will hold its April meedngApri111, 10 am, at Green Hill Baptist Church. The program will be an acrylic landscape project, www.pal- Columbia Design League has extended the "Call for Entries" for its 2nd Annual Runaway Runway:. A Recycled Fashion Showthrough April 9. Them is no fee to enter, but a limited number of entries will be accepted. entries -BOOKS Book Makers Festival workshop with l cole Blowers will be April 7 & 9, 6:30- 8:30 pro; April 11, 11 am-2 pro, at ARI rks. The cost is $80 + materials. -O-RIRCHI Church will hold its weekly lunch and speaker series Wednesdays, at 11:30 am-12:50 pm, 1324 Marion St. Soup and salad $5; hot meal, $6. Free parking available. 799-9062. West Columbia Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held April 12, 6:57 am, at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. -CtiR REN IMVenture will present Nano Days April 4, 9 mn-5 pm, at 211 Gervais St. -DANCE Capital Senior Center will hold Columbia's second Salsa Social Saturday; March 28, 7 pm-1 am, Capital Senior Center Maxcy Gregg Park, 1650 Park Circle. SalsaCafibeEnterprises@ yahoo.corn or 206-0324. GMGMusic Center has partnered with the USC Dance Department to offer an 8-week creative dance class to youth ages 4--17. The Greater Columbia chapter of USA Dance, Inc. is holding a Salsa Workshop April 19, 1 pm-3 pm, at the Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center. or 407-0132. The Spring Big Band Dance will be April 3 at Maxcy Gregg Park. The cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 786- 4884. The Grater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers A mciafion will hold a Silver Fox ot workshop on April 11, 1:30 pm- 3:30 pro, at the sam sa0 Cherokee Lane. - 'q'II ff.qNMl ff The Capital City Music Feat & Wing Fling will be held April 11, at the Capital City Stadium. Tickets will be available $8 in advance. The 12 annual NatureFest at Congaree National Park will be April 18--19. -EASTER The 40th annual Cottontail Festival will be,April 4, 10:30 am-l:30 pm, at Sesquicentennial State Park. The Lower Richland Ruritan Club will hold the 48th Annual Easter Sunrise Service April 12, 7 am, at Greenlawn Cemetery & Garners Ferry Rd. Free coffee and doughnuts. -FUNDRAISER UU Evening of Music and Poetry Fundraiser will be April 4, 8 pm-10:30 pm, at 2701 Heyward St. Admission is $8.00, $5.00 for seniors and students. 463-8297. Riverbanks Society will host the 6th annual Wine Tasting April 24, 7 pm-9:30 pm, at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. All proceeds will benefit ongo- ing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. -HEALTH St. David's Episcopal Church will dis- tribute information explaining tuber- culosis to the homeless every Saturday in March in downtown Columbia. -MEETINGS Grief and Loss support Group at Lutheran Hospice meets every second Thursday of each month, 11:30 am-12:30 pro, in the Conference Room at 1505 Blanding Slxeet- Free and open to the public. The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce members will meet for Business After Hotus at The Battery at Arsenal Hill April 8, 5:30 pm-7 pm. 414-3013. -MOVIE The University of South Carolina will , screen Boogieman, The Lee Atwater StoryMarch 31, 6:30 pm-8 pm, in Gambrell Hall. The event is flee and open to the public. 777-3109, -MUSIC The Animal Mission will hold its lOth annual Party Animals concert and silent auction March 27, 6:30 pm, at Clarion Town House. Music will be provided by Hootie 8/the Blowfish and Tootle & the Jones. Tickets for Party Animals are $100 per person. 779-2126. Eau Claire/North Columbia Rotary Club will host a Community Music Festival Sunda March 29, 3:30 pm at College Place United Methodist Church, 4801 Colonial Drive. 735-0555. North Trenholm Baptist Church pres- ents May We Never Lose The Wonder March 29, 6 pm, at 6515 North Trenholm Rd. 787-2133. University of Somh Carolina music faculty members will perform works for soprano, clarinet and piano March 31, 7:30 pm. at the School of Music recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The University of South Carolina's School of Music will feature virtuoso cellist Selma Gokcen March 29, 3 pm, in the school's recital hall. The concert is free and open to the public. 777-4280. -Nm'amON The Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center will host the nutri- tion series Lose It W~thout Losing It beginning April 1. 787-2023 ext. 210. -SPORTS/EXERCISE The 5th Annual 5KWalk-N-Roll Awareness Walk/Run will be March 28, 9 am, at Swansea High School. 603- 6852. American Heart Association will host Start! Midlands HeartWalk March 28. The Annual Soldiers and Vets Charity Golf Tournament will be April 4 at Fort Jackson Golf Course. 695-6780 or 736-3110 ext. 3481. Charity Golf Tournament will be April 20, 9 am, at Charwood Country Club. Richiand County Regulators Derby Team host March on ya' facet. March 29, 6 pm, at the National Guard Armory. 468-0088 -THF_AIT_ Town Theatre Youth will presem Treasure Island The Musical March 28, 3 pm and 7 pm, at 1012 Sumter St. Tickets are $10: 799-2510. -TRAINING/EDUCATION The South Carolina State Museum has been chosen to premiere a prestigious national touring exhibition on the his- tory of the American Red Cross. Our National Treasur~ The Ametica~ Red Cross will open March 14 and run through June 30. southcarolinastate- 1st Annual Exceptional Early Childhood Educator's Conference will be April 11 at the Clarion Townhouse Hotel and Suites. The cost is $75 per person. 254-0068. -VOLUNTEER Regency Hospice offers free training to adults willing to sit with patients, run errands for families, make phone calls, or help with related office tasks. 765-0099. Home Works of Amefica will hold a One-Day Blitz April 25. Volunteers are needed to repair homes for the elderly and disadvantaged. $25 donation requested, www.homeworksofameri- Photo by Burnie Flake Hoofie & the Blowfish drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld and Columbia City Ballet dancers. Contributed by Columbia City Ballet Columbia City Ballet will present the world pre- miere of The Hootie & the Blowfish Ballet at the Koger Center The unique multi- media dance and live music experience will open Friday, April 3, at 7:30 pm, with the last two perform- ances at 3 and 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 4 and will feature Hootie & the Blow- fish playing live at every performance. "I was first drawn to Hootie & the Blowfish's music because of its highly accessible listenability and the way it speaks to a vast cross section of people," said executive and artistic director William Starrett. "I wanted to do more than simply interpret their most popular sor/gs through dance but actually help people explore the mean- ings behind the music." The story, presented in two acts, begins with the band member's childhood years, showing the various influences that propelled them to pursue musical careers. The ballet then follows the four remarkable young men through their early college days playing as a cover band, then through their musical triumphs of winning two Grammy Awards and selling over 25 million recordings world- wide. All three performances of the ballet will showcase the Columbia City Ballet professional dancers per- forming with the famed band Hootie & the Blow- fish on stage. Executive and artistic director William Starrett, nationally renowned for creating the award-winning ballets Dracula: Ballet With a Bite and Off the Wall & Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green, has chore- ographed the ballet, which recreates the formative years and triumphs of South Carolina's most famous musical ambassa- dors, Additionally, Starrett's team including TechniCal Director BarrySparks, is designing sets reproducing familiar University of South Carolina dorms sqch as Snowden and area nightclubs such as Rocke- fella's and Elbow room. Large video screens on- stage will present live cam- era feeds of the action up- close, giving everyone the best seats in the house. "I feel so honored to be allowed to create a ballet that celebrates the amaz ing accomplishments and musical achievements of one of our state's greatest success story," Starrett said. "I want the audience to hear not only the hits they know but also discov- er many more of the gor- geous songs these South Carolina treasures have created." Tickets for the Hootie & the Blowfish Ballet are available at all Capitol tick- et outlets. For ticket details, call 803-251-2222, or check online at For more information, visit www.columbiacitybal-, or call the ballet offices at 803-799-7605 or 800-899-7408,