• Powwow culture

    USC Lancaster will celebrate the powwow culture of indigenous music, dance and drumming during its 14th annual Native American Studies Week from March 15-21.
    “While music and dance have always been a part of Native American culture, powwows, as we think of them today, are relatively new in Native culture, dating back not much more than a century,” said Dr. Stephen Criswell, USCL’s director of Native American studies.

  • Wingate choral group tops off double-header

    After a piano recital by award-winning pianist Gregory Knight on Sunday, the 35 voices of the Wingate University Singers top off a cultural double-header next Tuesday evening.
    The singers, who perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center on East Gay Street, enjoy both national and international recognition, but their home base is just across the state line in Wingate, N.C.

  • Piano concert kicks off CAC double-header

    Piano music is one of the most popular forms of musical performance in nearly any style, from classical to sacred to jazz.
    Kicking off a cultural double-header at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 17, is classical pianist Gregory Knight. He will be followed Feb. 19 by the Wingate University Singers, performing on their spring tour.
    Knight has a remarkable international reputation. He’s from right here in the Carolinas, and was something of a child prodigy.

  • Accessible Shakespeare: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ moving, modern

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is bringing an entertaining, exciting and emotive performance of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to the stage starting this weekend, with an intriguing cast of new and recurring actors.
    “I think audiences who are afraid of Shakespeare because of the language are going to be really surprised,” said Director Harold Skinner at rehearsal Tuesday night. “They’re going to come and see something that they really do understand and that they can be entertained and moved by.”

  • Versatile Lang, Rainwater duo in concert Feb. 3 at CAC

    Music brings people together in the strangest of ways. Just ask Will Lang and Anne Rainwater of the Lang-Rainwater Duo – a trombonist and a pianist from opposite sides of the country forming a duo – one from New York, the other from California.
    They will be performing Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center.

  • Dancing With the Stars

    Indian Land is known for its explosive residential and industrial growth, but now the Panhandle can also be known for its first-ever duo to take part in Lancaster County’s Dancing With the Stars.
    Archie Walker, owner of Archie Boy’s Texas Style Barbeque, and Melissa Prince, INSP vice president of corporate communications, are eagerly prepping for February’s competition, and have already enjoyed every minute with their student coaches.

  • Start the new year with a First Day Hike at AJSP

    from Andrew Jackson State Park
    Andrew Jackson State Park  is one of more than 30 state parks in South Carolina that will offer ranger-guided hikes, walks and special events Tuesday, Jan. 1, to help launch the new year (and to get resolutions off to a good start).
    Start your new year out on the right foot by hitting the Garden of the Waxhaws Trail. This one-mile trail loops the park’s 18-acre lake.
    The Andrew Jackson State Park hike begins at 2 p.m. at the fishing pier.

  • Del Webb Library hosts holiday events

    by Maggie Keeble/Del Webb Library at Indian Land
    As the year is coming to a close, the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway, invites you to enjoy these programs through the end of the year:
    Story Time

  • Holiday train display moves to SCCL Lodge

    by Joe Silien/Railroad Club of Carolina Lakes
    The big news from the Railroad Club at Carolina Lakes this year is that the annual holiday display will be at The Lodge at Sun City, rather than The Lake House. This move, to the community’s newest amenity center, is intended to be the centerpiece of a host of holiday activities at the new location at 2955 Sun City Blvd., at the intersection of Del Webb and Sun City boulevards.

  • 'Nutcracker' ballet launches holiday season

    “The Nutcracker” returned to Lancaster Nov. 19 with the Columbia City Ballet performing the Christmas classic about Clara and her adventures in the Land of Sweets with her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
    The magical ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” a story that has enchanted
    children and adults alike since it was written in 1816.
    William Starrett, executive and artistic director of the Columbia City Ballet, said this year’s performance was bigger and better than ever.