August Alsina is a New Orleans native who blends R&B and hip-hop into his own soulful sound. Enduring a childhood plagued by drugs and alcohol, he used music as a coping mechanism and began to stir attention with his Youtube video uploads. His cover of Lyfe Jennings "Hypothetically"earned millions of views in just over a month, but real life tragedies diverted Alsina's musical journey. Following his father's fatal overdose and his brother's death by gunfire, he relocated to Atlanta and hunkered down to focus on his music. Alsina released a series of emotionally driven mixtapes before signing to Def Jam records and dropping his debut studio album Downtown: Life Under the Gun, in 2014.
The Ira & Nancy Koger Center for the ArtsDecember 21, 2014 3:00 PM
1051 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201
This world-renowned production tells the story of a nutcracker who comes to life, taking its owner, Clara, on a fantastical journey through a magical world populated by the rose queen, sugar plum fairies and an army of evil rats. The enchanting tale is performed by companies large and small during the holiday season, as a beloved tradition. The spectacular dances and incomparable score by Tchaikovsky have cemented themselves in the hearts and imaginations of popular culture, enduring for decades as a classic.
The University of South Carolina is a public research facility located in Columbia, South Carolina that was founded in 1801. The Gamecocks are the sports teams that compete for the school in the National CollegiateAthleticAssociation's Division I. The name "Gamecock" is a moniker that pays respects to Thomas Sumter, a SouthCarolinianwar hero who was given the nickname "The Carolina Gamecock" during the Revolutionary War for his impressive fighting tactics that didn't rely on his physicality or size of company.