The Arts

Musican Strikes Right Notes with Jazz in Charleston

December 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Marina Ziehe
Duda Lucena playing guitar

Creativity, for Duda Lucena , is the fuel to his energy. As a trained musician and Brazilian native, Lucena can be seen throughout Charleston performing classical guitar pieces. Lucena is recognized as a pivotal force of Brazilian music on the jazz scene. Throughout his...

Obey and Slay: Interview with Shepard Fairey (2002)

November 17, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Obey

In 2002, Beryl Dakers interviewed artist Shepard Fairey for the series BEAT! (Aired Dec 18, 2002) when he did his Obey and Slay show at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston. Obey was Fairey's exhibit. Slay was an exhibit by Anthony Dominguez. Hulu...

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...

"There is no season..."

October 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rudy shares some words from Nathaniel Hawthorne's American Note-Books .

Jazz Festival Honors the Legendary Dizzy Gillespie in His Hometown

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
A statue of John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie outside his family home in Cheraw, SC.

Events are underway this week in the Chesterfield County town of Cheraw for the S.C. Jazz Festival . This year's festival, the 12th annual Jazz Festival, has special significance because on October 21, 1917 jazz great Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw. Although Gillespie...

Backstage from "Live at the Charleston Music Hall"

October 17, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Edwin McCain

Want to know how an Emmy-winning music series is produced? We take you behind the scenes of "Live at the Charleston Music Hall."

Understanding the Eclipse Through the Collection of Robert B. Ariail

August 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
ancient text with sun and moon

While many eyes were focused to the skies on Monday August 21, 2017, those at the University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections were focused on the past. The Irvin Department will be featuring an exhibition with highlights from the Robert B. Ariail...

Southern Lights: Highlighting History, Art, and Columbia's Rivers

August 22, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Southern Lights Art Instillation

Southern Lights , a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges. Southern Lights is a unique and one-of-a-kind artistic piece, largely because of its ambitious scale and...

Inmates Find Peace Through Writing

August 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
writing

Inmates at the Perry Correctional Institute, located in Pelzer, have found a way to connect with one another and express themselves through a writing program called The Writers Block. Through classes, writing, and sharing, they have a new outlook on life, and are, for many...

Catawba Pottery Tradition Withstands the Test of Time

July 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Catawba Potter Keith "Little Bear" Brown creates pottery.

“Catawba Pottery is the oldest Native pottery tradition east of the Mississippi River that’s been produced continuously throughout time,” Catawba Potter Keith “Little Bear” Brown explains. Catawba Pottery used to have solely utilitarian uses but is now modernly created as...

South Carolina Jazz Festival

June 13, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Jazz Festival

Jazz king John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in Cheraw in 1917. Dizzy was a founder of modern jazz, an innovative trumpeter known for his bent horn and bulging cheeks. The South Carolina Jazz Festival celebrates Dizzy and his accomplishments with performances from...

Another Way of Speaking (Spoleto 2007)

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Another Way of Speaking

Jazz singer Rene Marie sound checks at The Cistern at the College of Charleston. Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on this edition of Palmetto Scene .

The Club of the Unloved (Spoleto 2006)

June 8, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
The Club of the Unloved

Cornwall's Kneehigh Theatre present the Cornish legend of Tristan and Yseult as a theater art piece to an American audience. Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on...

Emio Greco is Dead (Spoleto 2005)

June 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
EMIO GRECO IS DEAD

Italian choreographer, Emio Greco jumps the boundary between classical and tribal dance to create a physical dialogue between mind and body. Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite...

The More You Give The More You Get (Spoleto 2002)

June 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
THE MORE YOU GET THE MORE YOU GIVE

The Dance Theater of Harlem is world-renowned for it's visually stunning performances of classical ballet. Co-founder Arthur Mitchell explains his approach to production and the need to challenge the stereotypes of the ballet world. Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 –...

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