The Arts

The Most Influential 20th-Century Southern Novel?

September 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Noel Polk, Tudier Harris, and Walter Edgar, taping "Take on the South."

This month, a PBS series, The Great American Read , celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. Celebrities, authors, and book lovers reveal the novels that have affected their lives. And, the national vote gets under way, to decide America’s Best-Loved Novel. Back...

Mary Alice Monroe Featured in First "By The River" Episode

September 13, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Holly Bounds Jackson
Mary Alice Monroe featured in first By The River Episode

The first episode of SCETV’s latest show, By The River , features one of The Palmetto State’s most beloved authors. Mary Alice Monroe, author of The Beach House series, shares some of her neighbors’ greatest passions: a love for the rich beauty found in the Lowcountry. One...

SCETV to Premier "By the River" Thursday, Sept. 13

September 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Holly Bounds Jackson and Dr. Caroline Saywer

South Carolina is blessed with gifted writers. To celebrate this gift, a new program, By the River , premieres on ETV Thursday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. Produced by ETV and USC-Beaufort, the show will feature in-depth conversations with Palmetto State authors and poets set...

Gene Harris on Piano Jazz

August 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz logo

Pianist Gene Harris (1933 – 2000) was an integral part of the well-known group The Three Sounds trio, with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. After a brief hiatus in the 1970s, he teamed up with bassist Ray Brown to form a new group and also made his way as a...

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

August 7, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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...

1686 Violin Played in Charleston

June 27, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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This past spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performed a concert that was accompanied by a very special, unique, and OLD violin. In fact, this violin is over 300 years old and it one of the world's most celebrated instruments. South Carolina Public Radio’s Bradley...

An Artist’s Haven

June 26, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Artist Co-op

The West Main Artists Co-op is an open environment that allows artists from all over the Upstate to have a space to create. The co-op houses over 50 artists, all in different disciplines. Artists here specialize in sculpting, photography, painting, printmaking, performance...

The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy at Piccolo Spoleto

June 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
A projected "apparition" of the Carolina Parakeet, part of the installations "Carrion Cheer."

Artist Christian Orendt talks with Jeanette Guinn about The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy an installation at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on Calhoun Street as part of Piccolo Spoleto. Orendt is half of the Germany-based duo Böhler & Orendt who have...

Bassist Reggie Workman Shares Perspective, Life Experiences with Students of Charleston Jazz Academy

June 7, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bradley Fuller
Reggie Workman at the Charleston Jazz Academy.

Working with jazz legends like John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, and numerous others has given double bassist Reggie Workman more than a little perspective on music-making. On Monday, June 4th, the eighty-year-old exponent of hard bop and avant-garde jazz shared...

Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor John Kennedy Conducts 'Tree of Codes' Premiere

June 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
John Kennedy, conductor in residence at Spoleto Festival USA.

John Kennedy talks with Jeanette Guinn about the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, and about the U.S. Pemiere of the opera, Tree of Codes . Australian composer Liza Lim dissolves boundaries to create holes in the world—perforations in which audience members might encounter...

Finding Humor in a Life with Cancer

June 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
David Lee Nelson

A comedy. About cancer. From award-winning solo performer David Lee Nelson ( Elephant in My Closet ) brings Stages to Piccolo Spoleto - a new play about finding hope in the most unlikely of places. Nelson talks with Jeanette Guinn about life with cancer, the play, and his...

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk Works Its Magic on the Actors as Well as the Audience

June 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Daisy Maywood and Marc Antolin in The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.

Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall—the flying lovers of Vitebsk—are immortalized as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history. Cornish theater company Kneehigh, whose...

U.S. Premiere of Donzietti Opera at Spoleto Sets 19th Century Drama in Facist Italy

June 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
Lidiya Yankovskay

Lidiya Yankovskaya is the music director of Chicago's Opera Lyric Theater. At Spoleto Festival USA she is conducting the U.S. premiere and Spoleto production of Donizetti's Pia de Tolomei . She talks with Jeanette Guinn about the opera, its production, and about learning...

Spoleto Backstage: the Conductors

June 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
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In this episode of Spoleto Backstage, Jeanette Guinn sits down with Spoleto's busiest conductor John Kennedy who will be involved with three of this years performances: Music in Time , Tree of Codes , and You are Mine Own . We also get to hear from the conductor of Pia de...

Chamber Music Series' First Trombonist Changing Common Perceptions of his Instrument

June 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
Peter Moore

With string quartets, piano trios, and woodwind quintets often receiving the spotlight, the trombone is seldom a contender for pride of place among instruments featured in chamber music programs. If included at all, it’s often sharing the stage with four other instruments...

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