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Spoleto 2016 Review: Porgy and Bess

Spoleto 2016 Review: Porgy and Bess

By Stacy Huggins | Images by Julia Lynn Photography, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA There are so many reasons that presenting Porgy and Bess at this particular festival is exceedingly special, and to do it justice, every aspect of the production ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: René Marie

By Matt Mill | Images by William Struhs, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA Lights dimmed and the only sound that filled the Gaillard Center was the bold and intoxicating voice of René Marie as she slowly sang the names of the nine ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: La Double Coquette

Spoleto 2016 Review: La Double Coquette

By Matt Mill | Images by William Struhs, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA Strange and very entertaining, the French comic opera La Double Coquette makes its US premiere at this season’s Spoleto Festival USA.
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Spoleto 2016 Review: The Little Match Girl

Spoleto 2016 Review: The Little Match Girl

By Jenny Ferrara | Images by Julia Lynn Photography, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA The Little Match Girl, with music and libretto by Helmut Lachenmann, made its US premiere last night at Memminger Auditorium. It’s a performance that, when the lights go up and ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: 40th Season Celebration Concert

Spoleto 2016 Review: 40th Season Celebration Concert

By Stacy Huggins | Images by William Struhs, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA The Spoleto Festival USA 40th Season Celebration Concert was an incredible evening of orchestral magic, hosted by Joseph P. Riley, Jr., our fair city's long-time Mayor ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Spoleto 2016 Review: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

By Marjorie Rawle When approaching Bill T. Jones’ Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music, I prepared as I normally do for a performance, wondering what world the dancers would transport us to over the course of the ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Ada/Ava

Spoleto 2016 Review: Ada/Ava

By Stacy Huggins | Images by Yi Zhao and Howard Ash, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA Recently, someone remarked to me that they thought Spoleto had gone a little more mainstream to gather broader appeal and sell more tickets. Respectfully, I must disagree, and ...
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Spoleto 2016 Review: Old Crow Medicine Show

Spoleto 2016 Review: Old Crow Medicine Show

By Elizabeth Bulwinkle | Images by Julia Lynn Photography, courtesy Spoleto Festival USA There is nothing quite like experiencing a performance sitting under rows of huge live oaks and a nearly 200 year old beautiful building as a backdrop. The lights dancing ...
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Natalie Royal comes to Charleston

Natalie Royal comes to Charleston

For better or for worse, we live in a world that is constantly categorizing and defining boundaries between anything from artistic genres to political parties. In one respect, they’re helpful in smoothing things out, allowing us to make sense ...
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