The Arts

SC Chamber Music Festival’s Sixth Season Offers Variety, Focus on Duos

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
pianist Paolo Gualdi

For pianist Paolo Gualdi, variety is an important part of being a well-rounded musician. According to the Francis Marion University professor, “It’s a great advantage to be open to many, many different kinds of music. It doesn’t matter what you’re listening to, as long as...

Narrative: A Daughter's Love Passed Down

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Tonya German and her mother Nancy Wegner, 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, Tonya German spoke with her mother Nancy Wegner about her early life, starting...

David Drake aka “Dave the Potter”

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Dave the Potter

David Drake was an enslaved African American in Edgefield, South Carolina during the first three quarters of the nineteenth century. He’s known today for the magnificent quality of the pots he made, the size of the pots, and he wrote poems on some of his pots—during an era...

USC Aiken Concert Showcases SC Composer's Works, Family Music-Making

February 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
SC composer Richard Maltz and his son, the Vienna-based pianist Daniel Adam Maltz

Like father, like son. SC composer Richard Maltz thrives on linking family relationships to his passion for creating music. His son, the Vienna-based pianist Daniel Adam Maltz, isn’t so different. Daniel will give the premiere performance of his father’s piano concerto on...

License Plate Artist

January 30, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
License Plate Art

Jim Lalumondier has been creating and teaching art for sixteen years. Recently, his new style of art has created a big stir by using something people see every day...license plates! According to Lalumondier, it's a piece of history with a story and he's creating it into...

SC Public Radio's Bradley Fuller Talks Sonatas and Soundscapes

January 15, 2018 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Tabitha Safdi
Fuller Hosting Sonatas and Soundscapes

Sonatas and Soundscapes explores the diverse and colorful range of classical (and not-so-classical) music. Every weekday host Bradley Fuller programs instrumental music from history’s repertoire—everything from baroque to experimentalism. Originally from Greenwood, South...

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

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

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...