• Society tries to keep blues alive in Midlands

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    By Jared Owenby July 10, 2013 The Midlands has caught a case of the blues, and from smoky tunes to smoked barbeque, you can hear the blues and cheers coming from the Midlands Blues Society’s weekly jam session at Mac’s on Main. About a year ago, local musicians and blues lovers decided to revive...

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    Myrtle Fountain fills neighborhood with memories

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    By Isabelle Khurshudyan July 9, 2013 In the center of the cul-de-sac, at the end of Myrtle Court, is a gently flowing reminder to Wales Garden residents of times come and gone. The surroundings have changed, but the Myrtle Court fountain keeps bubbling on. What began as a community focal point is now a...

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    Carolina Music United seeks to promote unsigned bands

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    By Caitlyn McGuire July 9, 2013 On any given Friday night in Columbia, finding local live music isn’t too difficult. The independent, unsigned and open-mic music scene is booming more than ever with a range of genres and artists. But it still can be disorganized, so four S.C. musicians have taken matters into their...

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    For 40 years, USC’s U101 has stressed freshman success

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    USC’s U101 program has a track record of success in helping new students. But it’s still just an option, and that means some students remain ambivalent about it. (Above – a page from one of the workbooks to help students organize their time.) By Brantley Fortenberry July 9, 2013 USC freshmen have a decision...

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