Culture

Barbara Cook on Piano Jazz

By Alfred Turner

Barbara Cook at the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall gala, MOMA, New York City. (April 12th 2011)

Barbara Cook at the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall gala, MOMA, New York City. (April 12th 2011) Credit Joella Marano [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr This week Piano Jazz remembers Barbara Cook (1927 – August 8, 2017), the Tony and Grammy Award-winning lyric soprano who was a favorite of audiences around the world.

Bluegrass Music is a South Carolina Tradition

By Tut Underwood

The mandolin is a central of many Bluegrass groups.

Bluegrass music has always been popular in South Carolina, but Willie Wells thinks it’s about to break out to a new, mass popularity.  Every Friday night, Wells holds a bluegrass jam at his store, Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor.  Fans and musicians enjoy a performance before getting out their guitars, banjos and fiddles to play country, gospel and bluegrass tunes with each other. 

C.T. Summer Hardware Store

By Tabitha Safdi

C.T. Summer Hardware

If you can't find it at the C.T. Summer Hardware Store, you probably don't need it. The Newberry tourist's magnet is equal parts hardware store, antiques store and museum. This fifth generation store is even hammering into homes across the country with appearances on national TV shows.

The Organs of L’Organo

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.S.  David Kiser, host of S.C. Public Radio's "On the Keys" and producer of "Pipe Organs of S.C." gives us a sampling of instruments heard in the series that are housed in some of Charleston’s most historic churches.

See the Keepers (Full Episode)

By Sara Kaye Larson and Joann Self Selvidge

Richard Meeks

With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo, See the Keepers gets up close and personal with big cats, penguins, snakes, Komodo dragons, and their human caretakers. When Kofi the giraffe faces an uncertain future, the film bears witness to the complexity of caring for animals in captivity, and the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them. 

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

Royal Wedding Watch airs on SCETV

By Ty Moody

Marriage of Prince Henry of Wales and American Meghan Markle

Go behind the headlines with host Meredith Vieira for the history, ceremony and traditions shaping the wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle. Experts, commentators and guests join Vieira and U.K. host Matt Baker, while Anita Rani reports from Windsor.

The ROYAL WEDDING WATCH schedule is below:

May 14, 2018 at 10 pm 

Episode 1: A Wedding is Announced

Narrative: Turning Up All the Stones

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, James William Howard, who was a "one in a million" father to Brooke and her siblings. Here, Brooke asks her mom to share some memories from the early years in their relationship.

Next on PBS MASTERPIECE

By Ty Moody

Little Women

Little Women

As engaging today as in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s story follows sisters Jo (Maya Hawke), Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Beth (Annes Elwy) and Amy (Kathryn Newton) who, together with Laurie (Jonah Hauer-King), journey to adulthood. The cast also includes Emily Watson, Angela Lansbury, Dylan Baker and Michael Gambon.

This new adaptation of Little Women premieres Sunday, May 13th, 2018 on SCETV.

Driven Blind (Full Episode)

Drone shot of Dan Parker

Dan Parker, a world champion drag racer, struggles to adjust to his new reality after he is blinded in a fiery racing accident. Though visually impaired, Dan has not given up his love of working with his hands, or his love of racing. Driven Blind follows Dan’s single-minded quest to find meaningful work and to get back behind the wheel.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

62 Days (Full Episode)

By Rebecca Haimowitz

Marlise Muñoz

Marlise Muñoz was 33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she suffered a pulmonary embolism and was pronounced brain-dead. Due to a little-known Texas law, the Muñoz family was forced to keep Marlise on life support against her wishes. 62 Days follows the Muñoz family’s journey from tragedy to activism as they fight to change this law, revealing the human toll behind a growing political trend.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

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