The Arts

Spoleto Backstage: Previewing Spoleto Festival USA 2019

May 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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The Spoleto Backstage podcast returns for 2019 to introduce you to the artists and people who make things happen at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston. Join host Adam Parker of the Post and Courier as we speak to key figures and artists about their performances before they...

City-wide Greenville Art Project | PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs

May 6, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Butterflies

Artist Yuri Tsuzuki created The Butterfly project, which is an art project that emcompasses the entire City of Greenvile, and which took her five years to complete. It was just finished last year. Tsuzuki mentions how the City of Greenville used to be a textile community,...

Living, Breathing Earth: Warshauer's First Makes Musical Case for the Planet

April 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
Meira Warshauer

For many composers, getting started on a symphony can be a serious challenge. Johannes Brahms famously spent some twenty years completing his first such work. But for South Carolina composer Meira Warshauer, inspiration was a bit easier in coming. She found it in the world...

New Music Series Kicks Off with Birthday Salute to Marian McPartland

March 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Diana Krall was one of the many guests Marian McPartland welcomed to Piano Jazz over its long run.

For many years, jazz great Marian McPartland welcomed some of the biggest names in - and out of - jazz to her NPR program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz . March 20, on the 101st anniversary of her birth, an evening of McPartland's music inaugurated a new music series, Live...

Art Reinvents Tiny South Carolina Town

February 12, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
ArtFields

Once a booming bean-farming community whose fields eventually went bare, Lake City has a new story to tell. In 2013, ArtFields started with a simple goal in mind…to honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a...

Greenville Man Worked with NASA as "First Artist of Space"

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time.

In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time. Here he readies his materials to paint one of the launches. Credit Courtesy of the artist. Greenville artist Renato Moncini is a native of Italy, but between his journey...

Columbia Native Brings Stories to the Big Screen

January 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Actor Jeremy Irvine portrays William Pitsenbarger in The Last Full Measure.

The film producer, actor, and Columbia Native Julian Adams joins Walter Edgar to talk about his new film, The Last Full Measure , and to talk about his journey into the world of filmmaking. Adam’s previous features include Phantom (2013) and Amy Cook: The Spaces in Between...

Casual Classical: SC Philharmonic’s "Beethoven & Blue Jeans" Concert Wearing Well after Twenty Years

January 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Traditionally, a night at the symphony has entailed dressing up. For performers and audience members alike, the sight of a sharply-dressed crowd is nearly as much of a given as the sound of orchestral music. But the move toward a more casual concert experience is becoming a...

Historic Theaters of South Carolina

January 11, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ricky Taylor
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South Carolina is full of history and you can find so much in theaters across our state. Take a tour as we visit some of the oldest theaters in the state which include: Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC Abbeville Opera House, Abbeville, SC Dock Street Theater, Charleston,...

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

November 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Detail from Art Studio, by Thereas Pollak.

Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, The Johnson Collection’s new exhibition and its companion book, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection, examine the particularly complex challenges Southern women artists...

Literary Classic "Frankenstein" Turns 200

October 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
An illustration from the frontispiece of the 1831 edition, Colburn and Bentley, London 1831.

Halloween brings out the ghoul and monster in both kids and adults, and a perennial favorite is Mary Shelley's ground-breaking character, Frankenstein. Acknowledged as the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein has hit another milestone this year: first published in 1818...

Art for Paws

October 15, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Xiao Yu
Art for Paws art exhibition

Greenville art dealer Rob Rowen and his wife Suzanne Golden are ardent animal lovers. They approached Greenville County Animal Care, South Carolina’s largest open admission animal facility where Suzanne volunteers, to jointly present a unique art exhibition Art for Paws...

ORIGINAL SC | Recording Artist Kevin “Big Redd” Felder

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Kevin Felder

“Whatever you want to happen in your life, help make it happen for somebody else…and it will happen for you.” Columbia native, Kevin Felder, started writing songs as a middle-schooler. Today, his music can be heard internationally. Through the ministry of Christian rap, Big...

Me, Myself and I

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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The arts are important throughout our lives, but especially in the early stages. This summer, the Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation in Charleston hosted a special day, where children with autism learned to express themselves using self-portraits.

Grammy-Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux Talks Chamber Music

October 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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The expressive capabilities of a lone guitar are not lost on Jason Vieaux. In 2015, the guitarist’s recordings for the album Play (Azica Records) won him that year’s Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. But for this versatile artist, it’s not all about solo...

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