ARCHIVE December, 2012

Orchestra’s 2012 – 2013 Season Promises Variety and Excitement

October 30, 2012

The University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra brings back old friends and introduces new ones in what promises to be one of its most dynamic and diverse seasons ever. The season starts with the orchestra and Columbia welcoming home Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim, who grew up in Columbia. Other featured artists are Marina Lomazov, […]

Lexington’s Silver Homage

October 25, 2012

By William Thrift Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Dowden, Town of Lexington John C. Calhoun was an iconic figure in both the South Carolina and United States government.  Not only was he the seventh U.S. Vice President, he was also Secretary of State, Secretary of War, a U.S. Senator, and Representative of South Carolina’s sixth district […]

Beaufort Slaw

October 23, 2012

By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry   John Sparrow, owner of the Oyster Bar in the Vista, passes down this simply prepared dish featured at his restaurant. Beaufort Slaw can be enjoyed, of course, with a complement of Mother Shucker’s Original Cocktail Sauce.

Rosewood Market and Deli – A Columbia Icon

October 18, 2012

By James D. McCallister Photography by John Wrightenberry As he strolls a lush and shaded parking lot on a tranquil summer morning, Basil Garzia, proprietor of Rosewood Market and Deli, Columbia’s longstanding headquarters of natural foods, health supplements, and good vibes, has a twinkle in his eyes, which look upon his locally-owned grocery store and […]

Chateauneuf de Pape: Classic Wines from Southern Rhone

October 16, 2012

By Howard Jarrett Hot and sunny by day, Chateauneuf de Pape, in the Rhone Valley, is famous not only for its spectacular red, white and rose wines but also for its galets – fist-to-pumpkin-sized Alpine quartz rocks deposited in the area by the Rhone Glacier movement and rounded smooth over millennia by the Rhone River. […]

The Pearl of the Vista

October 11, 2012

By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry Before the twentieth century, pearls were very rare.  Skin divers, with their bodies greased against the frigid depths, used rocks to help them descend sometimes 100 feet to collect as many oysters as they could carry back to the surface.  A ton of oysters may have yielded 3 […]

Columbia Museum of Art Collection Emerges From Storage

October 9, 2012

The Columbia Museum of Art showcases Modern & Contemporary Art from the Collection beginning August 2012, featuring over thirty paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures that will remain on view indefinitely.

Baking and Brussels Inspire a Kitchen Renaissance

October 4, 2012

By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry Nancy Cassity Dunlap’s best-known culinary offerings are the cookies she bakes for friends and family around Christmas every year.  Select benefactors get to enjoy seven-ginger and macadamia nut cookies, and the exceptional old reliable – the chocolate chip made with Belgian chocolate.  In fact, Brussels, Belgium, factors significantly […]

Sharon Collings Licata Conversations With Stone

October 2, 2012

By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry One may think that talking to a stone is akin to talking to a brick wall – an exercise in futility – but not so for Sharon Collings Licata.  When she “talks,” the stone listens and then talks back in chips and fine, heavy dust.  A conversation ensues […]