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Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

  Kurt Cobain royalty check from 28 years ago found in record store

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

Guide: What to do in Columbia with kids

Alex Trebek is back at work on ‘Jeopardy!’

  Maker of one of Prince’s most-iconic guitars fights to keep his design

  Ultimate guide to Gamecock football season

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Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

Things to do this weekend: August 23 - 25

Alabama postpones 50th Anniversary Tour due to lead singer’s health

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

Days after canceling Myrtle Beach show, country star Drake White reveals battle with debilitating brain condition

Country music star Drake White is breaking his silence on a medical condition that led to his canceling a weekend show in Myrtle Beach.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Women: Opera’s Domingo abused power to sexually harass them

‘Friends’ is coming back (in theaters) for its 25th anniversary

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

Hootie & The Blowfish to release new music

  Richland Two school kicks off the school year with parody of hit ‘Old Town Road’

Each year, schools in Richland Two come up with creative ways to kick off the start of a new school year.

  Try It Tuesday: self-care and holistic wellness at new spot ‘The Well Collective’

The newest hot spot on Rosewood Drive, The Well Collective offers a place for all women to experience self-care through workshops, fitness, pampering and more.

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

Dee Gallant was out hiking late last month when she “felt a funny feeling.” She turned around to find a big cat stalking her and her dog Murphy.

Rare, 1st edition Harry Potter book sells for $34,000

The rare book had just been sitting - half-forgotten - in a closet until its owner realized she might be able to sell it to pay for a new bathroom.

  ‘It started as a joke’: Sumter man speaks about viral video of donkey singing along to ‘The Lion King’

A Sumter man who is achieving internet fame for a viral video of his donkey singing along to The Lion King’s “Circle of Life,” said the entire video started as a joke with his friends.

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd." He won 21 Tony Awards,

  Have you tried all the spots on Columbia’s Margarita Mile?

Try 5 deliciously distinct margaritas in 1.2 miles!

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

The artist is nearly 30 years sober. He posted a picture of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to social media.

Lil Nas X sets new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1

Lil Nas X sets a record this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

  PHOTOS: West Columbia restaurant gets major interior remodel

Take a look at the fabulous new interior photos of Terra in West Columbia.

Things to do this weekend: July 26 - 28

Wine scavenger hunts, baseball games and rodeo family fun!

  S.C. man recreates iconic ‘The Lion King’ intro with donkey named Nathan

With the release of the live action version of 'The Lion King,' almost everyone is familiar with the iconic intro to the 'Circle of Life' ballad. But you've never heard it like this.

Rutger Hauer, known for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Ladyhawke,' dead at 75

The Dutch actor died at his home in the Netherlands.

  Watch: Billy Joel invites blind, 14-year-old pianist to join him on Madison Square Garden stage

Ahead of his July 11 concert at The Garden, the pop star invited Logan on stage to play his piano.

  Meal Prep 101: Easy tips before your family goes back-to-school

Make meal prep fun and affordable for your family this year.

  Where to wander this weekend: July 19 - 21

Family fun, beer fests, food trucks and more await you this weekend!

  Historic 124-year-old mansion for sale in South Carolina

The interior boasts 4,931 square feet with five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a stately outdoor pool.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

Where to wander this weekend: July 12 - 14

A festival all about local tomatoes, reggae music and so much more in this weekend's event guide!

DMX Doppelganger, rapper DMX says it’s no coincidence that sketch looks like him

Rapper DMX has responded to the Columbia Police Department’s sketch of the Blossom Street shooting suspect, recognizing the uncanny resemblances found in the sketch.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals to shop for

The best things to shop for and what to avoid!

  Terry Crews looking to be cast as King Triton in live action “Little Mermaid”

Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter to campaign himself for the role of King Triton in the remake of "The Little Mermaid" after African-American singer Halle Bailey was announced to star as Ariel.

Garth Brooks announces ‘Dive Bar’ tour. Anyone surprised?

Garth Brooks announced a surprise, seven-city “Dive Bar” tour this week. It’s inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton of the same name.

  Where to go this weekend: June 28 - June 30

Fireworks shows, free yoga classes and more are all happening this weekend in the Midlands!

  All the bars in Columbia celebrating Negroni cocktail week

Grab a cocktail and give back to some great causes!

‘The Office’ is leaving Netflix for NBC’s streaming service

This may be worse than the time Kevin spilled an entire pot of chili.

Ariana Grande coming to Columbia in December

The concert will be held at Colonial Life Arena

Carrie Underwood’s baby loves her singing. Dad’s, not so much

Jacob Bryan, the 5-month-old baby of singer Carrie Underwood and former NHL player Mike Fisher, clearly prefers one parent to the other when it comes to singing.

District 12 of ‘The Hunger Games’ is now a historic place

The mill village that filled in for District 12 in 'The Hunger Games' is now on the National Register of Historic Places

  Previewing summer trends with Columbia Fashion Week

Columbia Fashion Week kicks off with a slew of fabulous events.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

Where to Wander this weekend: June 14 - 17

From Father's Day brunches, to Shrimp & Grits festivals, to cornhole tournaments - this weekend guide has it all!

Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight on Twitter

The 25-year-old singer tweeted the challenge to the 56-year-old actor on Sunday evening.

  New luxury apartments in Five Points open in Claussen’s Bakery space

The new apartments are available for leasing and for tours.

  New Orleans musician Dr. John dies at 77

Dr. John had a Top 10 hit with “Right Place, Wrong Time,” collaborated with numerous top-tier rockers, won multiple Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  Dolly Parton wears her makeup to bed: Here’s why

The country star sleeps with her makeup on, just in case.

  Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime were told by Cook County prosecutors a deal with Smollett could include a $10,000 fine and community service.

  Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman

Variety said the star of the “Twilight” series is the top choice for the new film based on DC Comics’ Caped Crusader.

Disney executive says it would be ‘difficult’ to keep filming in GA after ‘Heartbeat Bill’

One of Walt Disney's top executives is considering pulling production out of Georgia over the state's new abortion law.

Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69

Leon Redbone, a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69.

  Southern Living magazine names S.C. favorites on their ‘South’s Best Bars’ list

The lifestyle magazine included 7 bars in South Carolina in their "The South's Best Bars 2019" list.

  Banner hanging from home on Charleston’s Battery blasts Thomas Ravenel

Former “Southern Charm” star Thomas Ravenel apparently has a new critic.

  Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Netflix is rethinking production in Georgia after the state's heartbeat bill was signed by the governor.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  Columbia man uses woodworking skills to make special engagement ring box

"I wanted something different than just the typical engagement ring box - I wanted mine, for her, to be a little more special than that.”

PLAYLIST: Beat the heat by blasting this playlist all summer long

If you’re sitting by the pool, on your porch, at the beach, or on the lake with friends, you should definitely take some music with you.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

Louisiana’s Laine Hardy crowned next ‘American Idol’

Laine Hardy is the next American Idol.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

  Summer 2019 Books: The hottest reads you need for summer

Books for everyone in the family to bring on vacation.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

  SC State Fair celebrates 150th anniversary with free daily circus, other new ‘prize-winning moments’

The South Carolina State Fair is making its way back to Columbia, marking its 150th anniversary of showcasing the state’s agricultural roots.

  Comedy actor Tim Conway dies at age 85

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work. In 1989, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mr. Ratburn from ‘Arthur’ comes out as gay and gets married on season premiere of PBS Kids show

The 22nd season of the PBS show kicks off with a memorable episode.

  Disney takes over Hulu in deal with Comcast

Disney may bundle Hulu with its upcoming kids-focused streaming service, Disney Plus, and its sports service, ESPN Plus, executives said last week.

Ohio parody account captivates social media with Travis Tritt post

A parody page for Portsmouth, Ohio police had the best of intentions, we’re sure, when they posted about a fake scam.

  SC man files suit vs. ‘LIVE PD’ network, sheriff’s department, says he was racially-profiled on-camera

A South Carolina man has sued the A&E Network and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department after he claims he was racially-profiled on the network’s popular show Live PD during a 2017 arrest.

McExtreme Bacon Burger? McDonald’s bringing global menu items to US

Ba Da Ba Ba Ba, you’re going to be loving it, — or so McDonald’s hopes.