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October 26, 1993 | TIM PAGE, NEWSDAY
As he has on several occasions in the past, composer Gian Carlo Menotti, founder and artistic director of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C., launched a personal attack on its administrators and board of directors and threatened to take what he called "my" festival elsewhere.
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January 30, 2014 | By David Ng
Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey and New York art titan Jasper Johns come from different sides of the country and the contemporary art world, but they are similar in at least one respect: They both hail from South Carolina. The artists will be the subject of a retrospective starting in May in Fairey's hometown of Charleston coinciding with the 2014 Spoleto Festival. The exhibition, "The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns," will feature new work by Fairey and a survey of prints by Johns from 1982 to 2012.
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May 26, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Spoleto Festival USA, the 17-day music and arts extravaganza in Charleston, S.C., opened this weekend with a sold-out performance of Richard Strauss' opera "Salome," prompting festival officials to predict financial success for the festival. Charles Way, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Spoleto '87, said the festival had more than $1 million in ticket sales before the first performance, putting the event $250,000 "ahead of where we were last year at this time."
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May 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Spoleto Festival USA renewed ties Friday with the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, amid brass fanfares, jazz, tumbling acrobats and a shower of white confetti. "Today we begin again a process of mutual benefit to share and collaborate, engage our communities and our festivals," Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. told about 2,000 people gathered in front of City Hall for the opening of the Charleston festival. "Our family is back together."
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May 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Spoleto Festival USA renewed ties Friday with the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, amid brass fanfares, jazz, tumbling acrobats and a shower of white confetti. "Today we begin again a process of mutual benefit to share and collaborate, engage our communities and our festivals," Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. told about 2,000 people gathered in front of City Hall for the opening of the Charleston festival. "Our family is back together."
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February 29, 2004 | Ellen Melinkoff
Louisiana -- Highlights of this year's Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 24-28, include performances of "The Glass Menagerie" and "A House Not Meant to Stand," workshops for writers, poetry readings, discussions of author Zora Neale Hurston, burlesque and New Orleans cooking. Friends of Williams will reminisce about the playwright. The festival will end with the popular Stella and Stanley Shouting Contests in New Orleans' Jackson Square.
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January 30, 2014 | By David Ng
Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey and New York art titan Jasper Johns come from different sides of the country and the contemporary art world, but they are similar in at least one respect: They both hail from South Carolina. The artists will be the subject of a retrospective starting in May in Fairey's hometown of Charleston coinciding with the 2014 Spoleto Festival. The exhibition, "The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns," will feature new work by Fairey and a survey of prints by Johns from 1982 to 2012.
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February 23, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nigel Redden, general director of the Spoleto Festival USA, understands the dilemma faced by artists scheduled to perform at his event in May and June. The famed Charleston, S.C., music, dance and theater gathering is a natural target in the state's Confederate flag controversy, he concedes. Which is why he wasn't surprised when choreographer-dancer Bill T.
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June 2, 1990 | GREGG WAGER
After nearly canceling their appearance, the financially troubled Joffrey Ballet will perform as planned at the 14th Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in Charleston, S.C. Festival officials made the announcement at a press conference Friday morning in Charleston, where the Joffrey is scheduled to perform next weekend. The Joffrey board had reportedly voted last week to cancel the engagement, which surprised and angered the board and management at Spoleto.
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February 29, 2004 | Ellen Melinkoff
Louisiana -- Highlights of this year's Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 24-28, include performances of "The Glass Menagerie" and "A House Not Meant to Stand," workshops for writers, poetry readings, discussions of author Zora Neale Hurston, burlesque and New Orleans cooking. Friends of Williams will reminisce about the playwright. The festival will end with the popular Stella and Stanley Shouting Contests in New Orleans' Jackson Square.
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February 23, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nigel Redden, general director of the Spoleto Festival USA, understands the dilemma faced by artists scheduled to perform at his event in May and June. The famed Charleston, S.C., music, dance and theater gathering is a natural target in the state's Confederate flag controversy, he concedes. Which is why he wasn't surprised when choreographer-dancer Bill T.
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October 26, 1993 | TIM PAGE, NEWSDAY
As he has on several occasions in the past, composer Gian Carlo Menotti, founder and artistic director of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C., launched a personal attack on its administrators and board of directors and threatened to take what he called "my" festival elsewhere.
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May 19, 1991 | TIM PAGE, Tim Page is music critic for New York Newsday. and
The personality of Gian Carlo Menotti does not translate well to the printed page. In the transcript of an interview, the composer, director and founder of the Spoleto Festivals in Italy and Charleston, S.C., may seem sullen and embittered. Yet such is not the impression he leaves during a personal encounter. Menotti, now in his 80th year but looking at least a decade younger, is charming and full of energy, and he laughs easily and often.
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May 19, 1991 | SUSAN REITER, Susan Reiter is a New York-based free-lance writer.
David Gordon cites "the asking of questions" as a primary force guiding his work, which has charmed and provoked the dance world since his emergence amid the experimental heyday of the Judson Dance Theater in the 1960s. Those who seek specific answers may not be attuned to his method of constructing works (the term he prefers to choreographing ) out of the questions and conflicts--from the mundane to the profound--that he observes people confronting and wrestling with.
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May 19, 1991 | TIM PAGE, Tim Page is music critic for New York Newsday. and
The personality of Gian Carlo Menotti does not translate well to the printed page. In the transcript of an interview, the composer, director and founder of the Spoleto Festivals in Italy and Charleston, S.C., may seem sullen and embittered. Yet such is not the impression he leaves during a personal encounter. Menotti, now in his 80th year but looking at least a decade younger, is charming and full of energy, and he laughs easily and often.
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April 16, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
"We see that the classical music (radio) station, as we have known it, is a dead art form--either losing ground or going out of business," says Wallace A. Smith, president of USC Radio, the new umbrella title for KUSC-FM and its affiliate stations. "This is because the traditional stations have not kept current with the newer people who are interested in classical music." Also, he says, "While we weren't looking, two generations of potential listeners have been deprived of music in the public schools, and have grown up without that exposure."
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June 2, 1990 | GREGG WAGER
After nearly canceling their appearance, the financially troubled Joffrey Ballet will perform as planned at the 14th Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in Charleston, S.C. Festival officials made the announcement at a press conference Friday morning in Charleston, where the Joffrey is scheduled to perform next weekend. The Joffrey board had reportedly voted last week to cancel the engagement, which surprised and angered the board and management at Spoleto.
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April 16, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
"We see that the classical music (radio) station, as we have known it, is a dead art form--either losing ground or going out of business," says Wallace A. Smith, president of USC Radio, the new umbrella title for KUSC-FM and its affiliate stations. "This is because the traditional stations have not kept current with the newer people who are interested in classical music." Also, he says, "While we weren't looking, two generations of potential listeners have been deprived of music in the public schools, and have grown up without that exposure."
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