The Arts

Staccato

March 30, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Minute with Miles

Staccato is the Italian word for “separated,” or “detached.” Staccato notes are notes that are not sustained for their full rhythmic value: they come to a short stop, which separates them from notes that follow. They also usually have a clean, sharply articulated start ...

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

February 26, 2020 - Posted in Local by Libby Dallis
The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

The Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles...

Beethoven's First Piano Concerto with Phillip Bush

February 17, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Not long after his arrival in Vienna in late 1792, a young Ludwig van Beethoven was beginning to make an impression in the musical city. The Austrian capital had only a year prior lost one of its other famous residents—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—and Beethoven showed promising...

Fine + Street Artist Cedric Umoja | Original SC

February 10, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Cedric Umoja is a hybrid--Western and Southern. He was born and partly raised in California but moved to South Carolina after hi

Cedric Umoja is a hybrid--Western and Southern. He was born and partly raised in California but moved to South Carolina after high school. He was drawn to art at an early age with hip-hop and comic books being his biggest influence. Today, his work is influenced by graffiti...

Porgy and Bess: The Untold Stories

February 7, 2020 - Posted in Local by Ricky Taylor
Porgy and Bess

Though it premiered in the 1930s, the world-famous opera "Porgy and Bess" did not receive its debut production in Charleston, South Carolina–the city of its birth–until 1970, due to segregation laws. "When Porgy Came Home" offers a glimpse at the people and the culture that...

David Drake aka “Dave the Potter” | SC Hall of Fame

February 6, 2020 - Posted in History
Dave the Potter

David Drake was an enslaved African American in Edgefield, South Carolina during the first three quarters of the nineteenth century. He’s known today for the magnificent quality of the pots he made, the size of the pots, and he wrote poems on some of his pots—during an era...

Carolina Music Museum Brings History to Life in an Instrumental Way

January 31, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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It’s not the harpsichord just inside the entryway of the Carolina Music Museum that comes as such a surprise, but the sign on top of it. “Play Me,” it reads—two words seldom seen on keyboards in public spaces unless preceded by “Please Do Not.” Dr. Thomas Strange, Artistic...

Artist Jim Victor | Original SC

January 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Jim Victor

Jim Victor is an abstract painter living in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He started drawing and painting during his school years when he became intrigued by the works of the world's greatest artists. When a local department store had a sale on art books Jim "bought them all!" Victor...

Dawson's Fall

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson Credit Beowulf Sheehan/Post and Courier Books In Dawson’s Fall (2019, MacMillan), a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, the author tells a story of America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston...

Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Charleston

November 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
Silk alligator designed by Zigong Lantern Company to reflect Lowcountry wildlife

America's oldest gardens will blossom this winter with an ancient Chinese tradition; a lantern festival. A glowing 20 foot dragon will greet visitors as Magnolia Plantations and Gardens opens at night for the first time since becoming a Charleston tourist attraction in 1870...

Six Receive Prestigious Humanities Awards

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
2019 SC Humanities Award Winners

Six people across South Carolina recently joined the ranks of recipients of two prestigious state awards; the SC Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award. In 1991, SC Humanities started honoring people who have made a career working...

Warrick McZeke finds his love in Country Music

September 30, 2019 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Warrick McZeke

Growing up in Loris, S.C. Warrick McZeke was always around music and family. That’s where his interest in performing began, whether R&B, jazz, or soul. But today, he’s found his love in country music. It all began in a dorm on the campus of Clemson University and with a...

The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe

September 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Cleveland, in 1913.

In his new novel, The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe (2019, Chickadee Prince), Granville Wyche Burgess imagines Shoeless Joe Jackson, the outfielder disgraced in the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal, living in Greenville, South Carolina, and finding that sports history has one more...

Spartanburg Songwriter Made His Mark in Nashville with Country Music

September 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
David Ball (second from left) and his band.

Country music has made and broken careers for close to a century now. David Ball of Spartanburg is one of the survivors, enjoying a long career in the field. In high school he joined the legendary acoustic trio Uncle Walt's Band, playing a blend of bluegrass, blues, swing...

Columbia Native's Country Music Dream Lasts a Lifetime

September 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Bemo Prince, at the mic, with some of his band members.

Country music finds fans in a variety of ways, most often by either hearing the music on the radio or seeing country artists play live. That's the way Bemo Prince of Columbia became a country music fan. "My daddy took me to hear...Snuffy Jenkins and the Hired Hands, and I...

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