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The Arts Captivate Charleston

By Linda Tancs

Internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival, Spoleto Festival is the American counterpart to Spoleto, Italy’s Festival of Two Worlds.  Set in Charleston, South Carolina, the event was founded in the United States in 1977 by Spoleto’s organizers in Italy, among them Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti.  50 more words


"Veremonda" worldpremiere

Raffaele is about to do his US operatic debut at the 39th edition of the Spoleto Festival USA. He will interpret the lead male role of Delio… 94 more words

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Essentials for visiting Charleston

By Bruce Smith

CHARLESTON, S.C. — In decades past, Charleston was largely unknown to visitors from the wider world. But this city of pastel buildings, quiet alleys and picturesque gardens has been discovered. 814 more words


Spoleto's ups, downs, close shaves

The 2015 Spoleto Festival USA beat out the New York Times’ Arts and Leisure section by announcing in December that the ultra- imaginative, dance-culture -changing Trisha Brown Dance Company would perform in Charleston  May 29, 30, 31. 229 more words

Spoleto Festival announces 2015 lineup


It may be chilly outside, but many arts lovers have spring on their minds with the recent announcement of the… 424 more words

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Custom Jewels for Beautiful People

I was lucky to meet such beautiful people this summer. I was also lucky to have Anne Carolyn Bird as a spokesperson! Here are three custom orders I filled before we all parted ways and Spoleto Festival USA 2014 finished with a bang! 71 more words


A Chakra Necklace for an Opera Star

Last week I was wearing my naked-dress-necklace while working wardrobe here at The Spoleto Festival (See former post Necklace for a Naked Dress). Wardrobe people wear “blacks” so they can blend into the darkness, the theater world’s uniform for anyone working backstage. 348 more words