SC Features

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...

Cat Cafes Provide Fun, Therapy for Patrons, Homes for Needy Cats

March 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Emily Hughes cuddles with one of the  two-to-three dozen friendly felines to be found at the cat cafe in West Columbia.

Cats are beloved pets by millions, but many people can’t have them because they live where pets aren’t allowed or are subject to other restrictions. However, over the last decade, a national phenomenon has sprung up to help cat-less cat lovers get their feline fixes: the...

Poison Ivy is a Year-Round Threat of Misery

March 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A three-left cluster is an easy way to spot poison ivy.

Poison ivy is a common plant in South Carolina that can make people miserable for weeks. Naturalist Rudy Mancke said the vine can both grow on the ground and can climb trees, which it likes to do. The itch and rash poison ivy (and its cousins, poison oak and the rarer...

USC's International House Aims to Build Careers, Cultural Understanding

March 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Students from Oman, the United States and Italy share an Omani dinner at the University of South Carolina's International House.

The halls of the University of South Carolina’s Maxcy College reflect the voices not only of many students, but of many languages. Maxcy houses the University’s International House, a living-learning experience for approximately 200 American and international students. The...

Massive, Seldom-Staged Bernstein Work Comes to SC

February 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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With musical influences as diverse as jazz, Broadway, rock, and the liturgy of the Catholic Church, Leonard Bernstein’s MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers is a work that demands versatility from its scores of performers. The range of music genres in...

Blue Cheese and Indian Legend Mark Two S.C. Mountain Attractions

February 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Issaqueena Falls.

The Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina are full of stories, both historic and legendary. The history of Clemson Blue Cheese began in Stumphouse Tunnel. The tunnel is near another popular tourist destination in Oconee County, Issaqueena Falls, named after a legendary...

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