SC Features

30 Years Later, the Legend of the Lizard Man Lives on in Bishopville

June 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Scape Ore Swamp.

The tale goes something like this: a young man gets a flat tire late one night in 1988 while driving near Scape Ore Swamp, and gets out of his car to change it. Then, from the shadows emerges a creature that’s green, wet, seven feet tall, with three fingers, red eyes and...

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

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

Distinguished Artists Play Southern Sound Series in York

May 31, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
The Steel Wheels playing the Southern Sound Series

The Southern Sound Series is an annual event hosted by the Culture and Heritage Museums at McCelvey Center's Lowry Family Theatre in York, South Carolina. The musical acts this year included Nikki Lane, The Steel Wheels, Mark O’Connor Band, and Rhiannon Giddens. While each...

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...

Narrative: A Family Reflects on the Significance of Adoption

May 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Patty Lozon, Amanda Lozon, and Bill Lozon, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Amanda Lozon spoke with her...

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...

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...

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab Interviews Columbine Massacre Survivor

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Lindsey O'Donell is interviewed.

The Parkland high school shooting on February 14th, 2018, sparked a movement. It encouraged teenagers all over the country to become activists for gun reform. On April 20th, 2018, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre , many high school students...

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...

Daring, WWII "Doolittle Raid" Began in Columbia

April 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
USS HORNET of an Army B-25 on its way to take part in first U.S. air raid on Japan. Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

76 years ago (April 18 1942) 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew army bombers off a U.S. aircraft carrier on their way to bomb Tokyo. The attack, which has become known to history as the Doolittle Raid, was America’s first strike back at Japan after...

Easter Regatta Highlights Midlands Crown Jewel

April 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Easter Regatta 2018

For years, Lake Murray has been home to one of the world’s most popular and enduring sailing events...the Easter Regatta . The Columbia Sailing Club 's Commodore talks about this Midlands mainstay, a world class competition that bringis a solid helping of southern...

Historic Hangar Gets New Life

April 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Curtiss Wright hangar

When it comes to preserving a building on the National Register of Historic Places, time, money and effort are always part of the challenge. If restoration is possible, then history can teach, inspire and help to revitalize a local community.

"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...

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...

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