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  • Marking 10 years of its artistic residency at the USC School of Music, the chamber group is partnering with Historic Columbia to perform all 16 of Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartets—and the composer’s visionary Grosse Fuge—across six venues in the capital city.
  • Mak Grgic brings impeccable technique and a deeply personal touch to his playing. Both are on full display in his Grammy-nominated albums Mak|Bach and A Night in Upper Town: The Music of Zoran Krajacic.
  • Wonder, environmentalism, and a deep appreciation of the expressive and technical possibilities of the piano shape the South Carolina composer's three-part series, receiving its full premiere tonight in Columbia.
  • Aliyah Boston of South Carolina and Caitlin Clark of Iowa are unanimous choices for The Associated Press preseason women's basketball All-America team. Both were selected on every ballot by the 30-member national media panel that chooses the Top 25 each week. Seniors Haley Jones of Stanford, Ashley Joens of Iowa State and Elizabeth Kitley of Virginia Tech were also selected as well as sophomore Aneesah Morrow of DePaul.
  • South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is set to receive the Billie Jean King Leadership Award at the Women's Sports Foundation's annual dinner in New York. Staley's busy offseason after winning a second NCAA basketball title has included savoring the victory, lining up team-wide NIL deals and supporting coaches of color. Nearly 80 Black coaches have received pieces of the 2017 winning nets from Staley, and she plans to hand out the 2022 winning nets to Black sports journalists. On Wednesday night, she'll be on the receiving end of more accolades.
  • The Anne Frank Center at USC celebrates its first anniversary, acquires an important collection and praises Ken Burns's new documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust
  • Claire Bryant’s technical prowess and deeply affecting expressivity as a soloist are on full display in Whole Heart. But the performer and UofSC professor is quick to point out that her first album is as much a collaborative effort as it is a personal labor of love.
  • A Chicago donor has given USC's Cooper Library a collection of William Shakespeare's plays published in 1664.
  • The South Carolina Senate appears to have a different idea on how to revamp the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. The Senate's plan approved Thursday by a subcommittee still kicks all the trustees off the board at the end of June 2023 and trims the number of seats similar to the House version. The version of the bill passed Thursday by a Senate subcommittee would no longer have the trustees come from districts. Instead, the plan cuts the current 20-member board to 17 voting members. The House version trimmed the board to 13. Lawmakers are upset at how some trustees have interfered in athletics and other daily affairs.
  • Five University of South Carolina trustees who some powerful lawmakers feel are responsible for interference in daily affairs won't be allowed to run for reelection next month. The legislative board that screens university trustees is refusing to send chairman C. Dorn Smith as well as trustees Thad Westbrook, C. Edward Floyd, John von Lehe and Charles Williams to a May 4 election by the General Assembly. The decision comes as the state Senate prepares to review a House-approved bill that would fire all current trustees at the end of June 2023 and redraw their districts, cutting the board from 20 members to 13.