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Spoleto 2015 Review: Music In Time, The Book of Sounds

Spoleto 2015 Review: Music In Time, The Book of Sounds

Art Mag's Exclusive Spoleto Festival Coverage My very first Music In Time performance was a initiation by fire of sorts, as it was marvelously challenging. Director and Host John Kennedy introduced the evening's program as a musical expression of minimalism by European descent, drilling further to German origin, by Hans Otte ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: Dianne Reeves

Spoleto 2015 Review: Dianne Reeves

Art Mag's Exclusive Spoleto Festival Coverage Dianne Reeves and the quartet of Peter Martin on piano, Peter Sprague on guitar, Reginald Veal on bass, and Terreon Gully on drums gave us everything we could want in a performance at the Cistern last night. Martin, Sprague, Veal, and Gully opened the night ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: Trisha Brown Dance Company

Spoleto 2015 Review: Trisha Brown Dance Company

Art Mag's Exclusive Spoleto Festival Coverage The Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a performance that is both visually and intellectually stimulating. Their ability to move between static and fluid forms brought a creative focus to watch their movements rather than focusing on a narrative. The New York based company ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: What Moves You

Spoleto 2015 Review: What Moves You

  Art Mag’s exclusive Spoleto Festival coverage What Moves You was Spoleto Festival’s risk and reach to modernity this year, and the show pushes the limits of and breaks classical boundaries. Ashley Bathgate, a solo cellist, and Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles, a ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: Madeleine Peyroux

Spoleto 2015 Review: Madeleine Peyroux

Art Mag's Exclusive Spoleto Festival Coverage As jazz singers go, Madeleine Peyrox is remarkably self-aware. She confided that she really only has three types of songs: love songs, the blues, and drinking songs...and often all three appear in one song. She had something for the cynical heart and for the hopeful ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: Chamber Music V

Spoleto 2015 Review: Chamber Music V

Art Mag's Exclusive Spoleto Festival Coverage I've been doing it wrong, all these years. How did that happen? I got caught up in the glitz and glamor of big theatrical productions, seduced by world premier operas, distracted by jazz singers, or unusually ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

Spoleto 2015 Review: Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

Art Mag's Exclusive Spoleto Festival Coverage The Spoleto Festival USA Orchetstra performed their one show last night, to a full house inside the lovely Sottile Theatre at College of Charleston. Resident Conductor John Kennedy expertly led this troupe of exceptional ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: Romeo and Juliet

Spoleto 2015 Review: Romeo and Juliet

Art Mag’s exclusive Spoleto Festival coverage The essential Shakespearean romance-tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, has come to Charleston, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA and the Globe. Shakespeare's Globe. As a lifelong fan of Shakespeare, perennially trapped in the colonies, seeing a production by the Bard's own Globe is a ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: Mônica Salmaso

Spoleto 2015 Review: Mônica Salmaso

Art Mag’s exclusive Spoleto Festival coverage Mônica Salmaso is regarded as one of the best voices of her generation in Brazil. She has won Brazil’s most prestigious awards for popular music, best singer, and best music DVD. With these accolades, a larger than life, over the top performer may ...
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Spoleto 2015 Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Spoleto 2015 Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Art Mag’s exclusive Spoleto Festival coverage “STELLA!” The Scottish Ballet took the Tenneesee Williams drama A Streetcar Named Desire and created a heart wrenching ballet. If someone asked me to go to a ballet, I would admittedly ...
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