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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...

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Charleston Renaissance

January 20, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
"The Reserve in Summer" from the series A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties, ca. 1935, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876 - 1958); Watercolor on paper;

In the years after WWI, art, poetry, historic preservation, and literature flourished in Charleston, SC, and the Lowcountry during what has been called the Charleston Renaissance. Angela Mack, Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston...

Of Red Eyes and Blue Skies: Thomas Palmer's Wind Chamber Works

December 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
photo of Thomas Palmer smiling

Late nights are a frustrating fact of life for many musicians. Too often, the time after sundown is all that remains for performing, practicing, working against an upcoming deadline, or agonizing over an artistic quandary. But for composer Thomas Palmer, a senior studying...

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 Business 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,...

Made Here | Haute and Baubled

January 8, 2019 - Posted in Business 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...

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

May 4, 2018 - Posted in Local 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 Local 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...

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 News 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...

Oyotunji African Village | ETV Shorts

February 6, 2018 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
The entrance of Oyotunji African Village

Oyotunji African Village is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina and was founded by the late Oba Efuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi in 1970. Today the village is promoted as an authentic Yoruba village and offers tours to the public.

Piedmont Perspectives: Catawba River Art Guild Exhibit

February 5, 2018 - Posted in Local by K. Young
Piedmont Perspectives Art Exhibition

White, blue, orange, green, yellow and more were all colors that collided into one to create the works of art that covered the wall in art exhibit. Naked trees, white rocky shoal spider lilies, and three-dimensional sculptures filled the room as questions roamed and deep...

License Plate Artist | ETV Shorts

January 30, 2018 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
License Plate Art

Jim Lalumondier has been creating and teaching art for sixteen years. Recently, his new style of art has created a big stir by using something people see every day...license plates! According to Lalumondier, it's a piece of history with a story and he's creating it into...