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The Columbia Township Auditorium, also known as Township Auditorium, is a historic auditorium located in Columbia, South Carolina. It was built in 1930 and is a three-story, brick building with a Doric order columned portico in the Georgian Revival style. As of 2005 it has bee been a part of the National Register of Historic Places and has won awards for renovations of classic architecture.

Since the Township Auditorium is located in a state capitol city and the city of the flagship University of the state of South Carolina, it was a frequent stop for many musical acts over the decades. Acts that performed there stretch from pre rock icons like Duke Ellington and Count Basie & His Orchestra, to Rock pioneers like Elvis and James Brown, all the way up to more contemporaneity acts like Alicia Keys and Train. Comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle have performed as well.

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