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Spoleto 2014 Review: Keigwin + Company

Spoleto 2014 Review: Keigwin + Company

Keigwin + Company gave my favorite Spoleto 2014 performance to date. It was performance of five movements, all choreographed by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin. Keigwin's take on contemporary dance is strongly rooted in ballet, but has a decidedly fresh take on dance, an evolution I've be ...
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Spoleto 2014 Review: Kat Edmonson

Spoleto 2014 Review: Kat Edmonson

Under the oaks of the Cistern Yard, a spot where she once studied during her freshman year at College of Charleston, Kat Edmonson serenaded a rapt audience last night, as part of the Wells Fargo Jazz Series of Spoleto Festival USA. Edmonson left ...
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Preview: Palette and Palate Stroll

Preview: Palette and Palate Stroll

Going into it's ninth year, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Assocation's Palette and Palate Stroll will feature some of the very best restaurant and gallery pairings to date! Taking plance on Friday, July 18th from 5:30pm-7:30pm, guests will have the ...
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Spoleto 2014 Review: My Cousin Rachel

Spoleto 2014 Review: My Cousin Rachel

We asked guest reviewer Matt Mill his thoughts on The Gate Theatre's return to Spoleto this year with My Cousin Rachel. "The play that was billed to the Spoleto SCENE Steering Committee as a benchmark to measure what is really good theatre. While not a lot actually happened in the play, ...
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Spoleto 2014 Review: Hubbard Street Dance

Spoleto 2014 Review: Hubbard Street Dance

I went into Sunday’s performance from Hubbard Street Dance with a blank slate. All I knew about the company was that they were featured prominently on the Calhoun Street side of the old Millennium Music building. I imagine that most casual Spoleto-goers, like myself, don’t have a ton of modern ...
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Spoleto 2014 Review: El Niño

Spoleto 2014 Review: El Niño

John Adams’ El Niño is a richly layered operatic presentation of the birth and early childhood of Christ. The opening scene is set by a Greek chorus adorned in muted work-life clothing against a backdrop of familiar cross-rhythmic musical ...
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Spoleto 2014 Review: Rene Marie Turned ‘Evil’

Spoleto 2014 Review: Rene Marie Turned ‘Evil’

Jazz singer and total bad ass René Marie returned for her third Spoleto Festival USA performance last night with a one-night only engagement for the Wells Fargo Jazz Series. It was the final performance of her spring tour, and Marie and her band left it all ...
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Review: First Flush Festival

Review: First Flush Festival

After an unseasonably chilly winter, Charlestonians and out-of-towners a like welcomed the spring season with open arms at the 8th Annual First Flush Festival on Saturday, May 24, presented by Music Farm Productions and 105.5 The ...
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Gibbes Museum of Art’s Annual Meeting

On Monday, May 19, the Carolina Art Association, who you know better as the Gibbes Museum of Art, hosted their 136th Annual Meeting. The Gibbes is the oldest art museum in the South, and is owned equally by the City of Charleston and the Carolina Art Association. The storied history of ...
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Review: Hollis Hammonds’ Worthless Matter

Review: Hollis Hammonds’ Worthless Matter

A whirlwind of found objects swirled through the exhibit space at Redux Contemporary Art Center on May 16 as artist Hollis Hammonds’ exhibit Worthless Matter officially opened to the public. The art ...
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