Aimee Crouch

1686 Violin Played in Charleston

By Aimee Crouch

Bekker and Fuller

This past spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performed a concert that was accompanied by a very special, unique, and OLD violin. In fact, this violine is over 300 years old and it one of the world's most celebrated instruments. South Carolina Public Radio’s Bradley Fuller talked with Yuriy Bekker to learn more.

The Organs of L’Organo

By Aimee Crouch

pipe organ

Since 1979, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival held in Charleston has featured a series of pipe organ recitals each day for two weeks beginning on Memorial Day weekend. This year, there are 12 recitals featuring seasoned professionals and gifted young organists from across the U.S.  David Kiser, host of S.C. Public Radio's "On the Keys" and producer of "Pipe Organs of S.C." gives us a sampling of instruments heard in the series that are housed in some of Charleston’s most historic churches.

Sustainability at Sierra Nevada

By Aimee Crouch

Sierra Nevada bottles

Sierra Nevada helped launch the craft beer movement decades ago with the business model of reduce, recycle, and reuse. We visited their second location right over the S.C. border to see how that business model is still being used today.

Virtual School Helps Young Singer

By Aimee Crouch

Shelby Shealy

South Carolina educational options continue to grow with the addition of charter and virtual schools. And some students are beginning to see that traditional brick and mortar schools might not be the best fit for them.

Shelby Shealy, an aspiring country music star, is one of those students.
 

A Biltmore Christmas

By Aimee Crouch

Banquet Hall

On Christmas Eve of 1895, the public got its first look at America’s Largest Home when owner George Vanderbilt opened the doors for all to see.  And still today, many Americans flock to The Biltmore during the holiday season to step back in time and experience the spirit Christmas.

Biltmore Floral Designer, Lizze Borchers, gives us a tour of some of her favorite rooms decorated for the season.

*Additional Video Provided By The Biltmore Estate
 

S.C. State University - The Marching Band

By Aimee Crouch

band

In South Carolina football is king, but for many schools in the state it's a time when fans get to experience spectacular half-time shows. We visited SC State’s marching band a few years ago to see what it’s like to be the best of the best.

This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative. We will continue to highlight the people and places that make up the historically black colleges and universities in our state.

S.C. State University Great, Willie Jeffries

By Aimee Crouch

Coach Willie Jeffries

Willie Jeffries, a legendary football player and coach, broke barriers and records throughout his career, which began at S.C. State University in Orangeburg.

This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative. We will continue to highlight the people and places that make up the historically black colleges and universities in our state.

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