arts and culture

Charleston Artist Honors Our Nation's Veterans

December 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
"Bunker" depicts homeless veteran Dennis of California as if he is surrounded by gunfire.

Charleston artist Mary Whyte secretly scoured the country painting portraits for seven years as part of her latest project, "We the People". Her ambition is as extraordinary as her subjects; our nation's veterans. "I really believe our truest Americans really are our...

Made Here | Hand-made Quilts

May 3, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
The Quilted Rose Co.

The Quilted Rose Co. is a company that specializes in the creation of hand-made quilts. Business owner Ruth Hong began quilting when she was thirteen years old, and opened her quilt shop shortly after graduating from high school. One of her customers, Shelley Boomhower,...

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...

Made Here | Haute and Baubled

January 8, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Haute and Baubled gemstones

Melissa Turner's jewelry business Haute and Baubled is a play on the popular phrase "Hot and Bothered." When discussing how she makes her jewelry, Melissa says, "When I'm picking out gemstones, I like to say that they speak to me when I pick them out...I've got to be able...

Narrative: Turning Up All the Stones

May 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Brooke Howard and Barbara Howard, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Barbara Howard spoke with her daughter, Brooke Howard, about her late husband,...

Columbia-Area Conductor Highlights Local Talent, Artistic Diversity in Two Ensembles

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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For conductor Suzanna Pavlovsky, keeping younger audiences engaged in the world of classical music doesn’t require a complete overhaul so much as a repackaging. “We don’t need to change the repertoire. We don’t need to change the music itself,” Suzanna says. “But we need to...

Grammy Award-Winning Mark O'Connor Band Plays in Southern Sound Series

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Mark O'Connor Band

The Grammy Award-winning Mark O’Connor band was featured in the 2018 Southern Sound Series . This series is an annual event hosted by the Culture & Heritage Museums at McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theatre in York, South Carolina. The Mark O’Connor Band consists of 6...

Winthrop Student Creates Hip Hop Foundation in Honor of Her Father

April 19, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Karina Young
Alisha Sweatt at one of her Hip Hop Makes me Feel Presentations

Lover of Hip Hop, Alisha Sweatt , uses her personal experiences to make new connections within herself and with others. Sweatt developed a strong, deep passion for Hip Hop when her father, DJ and producer, passed away in 2005 at a young age. To cope with his death, she made...

Violinist Brings Sound of Seventeenth-Century Stradivarius to Charleston

April 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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When the celebrated maker of string instruments Antonio Stradivari put the finishing touches on the violin now known as the Ex-Nachez, Bach and Handel were barely into their toddler years and the invention of the piano was still more than a decade away. The rare violin has...

Narrative: "Oh, Those Were Yummy Days!"

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Ann Edwards and Thomas Edwards, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Thomas and Ann Edwards sat down to talk about their marriage and the family they made together...

Narrative: "It Was Like We Hit Lightning in a Bottle"

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Hippie Torrales in his early days as a DJ in New Jersey.

This edition of Narrative features an interview with Columbia resident Hippie Torrales , who came of age in New Jersey with the dream of becoming a professional DJ. By age 20 he was mainstay of the New Jersey club scene, opening one of the biggest clubs of the era, Zanzibar...

Gil Goldstein on Piano Jazz

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Gil Goldstein

Composer and arranger Gil Goldstein came to the piano by way of the accordion, which he has rediscovered and added to the jazz lexicon. Collaborations with Jaco Pistorius and Bill Evans fostered his career and led to work with David Sanborn, Michael Franks, and Al Jarreau,...

If Spring Came but Once a Century...

March 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares some of Longfellow's poetry, "If Spring Came but Once a Year."

Narrative: Remembering Marian McPartland as a Mentor and Friend

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Alicia Keys with Marian McPartland in 2003

This edition of Narrative features an interview by Christian McBride , host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America . He had a conversation with South Carolina Public Radio’s own Shari Hutchinson , who produced Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for more than 25 years. This year, March...

Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

March 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville counts numerous musicians among its inmates. Such is their talent that they have attracted the attention of DeCoda, a New York-based chamber music group. For four years now, the prison has sponsored a program with the group in...

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