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JACK Brings Chamber Music's Cutting Edge to Charleston

May 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
JACK peforming a section of Darmstadt Kindergarten.

Coordinated playing is essential for the members of an internationally-recognized string quartet... coordinated choreography, not so much. Unless that quartet is taking on Mark Applebaum’s Darmstadt Kindergarten . Watch JACK peform Mark Applebaum's Darmstadt Kindergarten...

Pulling Strings to Stage an Opera

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
Conductor Marco Seco

With its humorous situations, tangle of love interests, and recognizably-flawed characters, Domenico Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage) is an emblematic example of eighteenth-century opera buffa. A feel-good production of its day, Il Matrimonio Segreto...

Spoleto Backstage: The Backstage Scoop

May 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
Nigel Redden

To kick off Spoleto Festival USA , we interviewed key figures and artists about their performances before they go live. Let us take you backstage to get the inside scoop from Spoleto’s general director, Nigel Redden; the mayor of Charleston, John Tecklenburg; and the...

The Organs of L’Organo

May 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
pipe organ

Since 1979, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival held in Charleston has featured a series of pipe organ recitals each day for two weeks beginning on Memorial Day weekend. This year, there are 12 recitals featuring seasoned professionals and gifted young organists from across the U...

Charleston's Tourist Season is in Full Swing in the Spring

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Runners and walkers wait in line for bridge run bibs at Charleston Convention Center

You know it’s spring in Charleston when the cars are thick with yellow pollen, as well as a colorful array of out of state license plates. Porta- Potties line the streets, novice runners sport bright, new shoes and college kids seeking sun and warmth stretch out behind the...

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...

"This Old House" Rehabs Classic Charleston Home

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
This house on Hassel Street in Charleston got a makeover for the popular PBS program "This Old House."

The popular series "This Old House" has been a fixture on PBS since 1980. It has filmed in many locations across the country, and now it has come to South Carolina. The show recently shot the renovation of a classic single-wide home in Charleston for broadcast beginning...

An Archaeology of Life in Charleston

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Trowel at an archaeological dig.

(Originally broadcast 12/01/2017) - In Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community (2016, University Press of Florida), Martha Zierden, Curator of Historical Archaeology at The Charleston Museum; and, Dr. Betsy Reitz, University of Georgia Athens, weave...

Charleston's Chief Resilience Officer Fights Flooding and Sea Level Rise

March 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston's lower battery wall following Hurricane Irma

Mark Wilbert has been the man the city of Charleston has turned to in case of emergencies. He helped people prepare for Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. He was there after 9 parishioners at Mother Emanuel were killed. Last August, he planned for a crowd of thousands in town for...

Solicitor Says Family Randomly Targeted in Child Kidnapping

February 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg holds a press conference in the search for Heidi Tod

Charleston's top prosecutor confirms what many in the community have wanted to know. Did the family of a little girl kidnaped have ties to the suspect or were they randomly targeted? "To be crystal clear: there is NO CONNECTION between the victims in this matter and the...

Former Charleston Mayor Teaches Class on the Making of the International African American Museum

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Crowd listens to author Edward Ball speak at the Citadel

There's no slowing down for Former Charleston City mayor Joe Riley. The 75 year-old is as ambitious as ever, finalizing plans for the city's new International African American Museum. He's even teaching a class about it this semester at his Alma Mater, The Citadel. "I work...

Walter Scott's Family Hopes Officer Sentencing Sends a Message

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Judy Scott holds a picture of her son Walter

It was a rare sentencing following a string of officer involved, racially charged killings across the nation. Thursday, a federal judge gave former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager 20 years behind bars for killing an unarmed man as he fled a 2015 traffic stop...

Tony the Peanut Man

November 28, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Tony the Peanut Man

A few years ago, right in the heart of Market Street, you could hear the echos of Tony the Peanut Man. He was an iconic figure, not only for his enthusiastic personality, but for his boiled peanuts. The town of Charleston, as well as the visitors that passed by, enjoyed...

Edgar Allan Poe's Time in Charleston

October 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
A view from Gold Bug Island.

Whether you're walking down Raven Avenue or biting into a Gold Bug Burger at Poe's Tavern, you are certain to find plenty of Edgar Allan Poe treasure on Sullivan's Island. The elusive 19th Century writer has direct ties to the island. But they weren't discovered until...

South Carolina's Cooper River

March 7, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Cooper River

The Cooper River has made a huge impact on the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The river, known as the "cradle of history," still makes a huge economic impact as an important commercial waterway for Berkeley County.

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