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February 2016

Throughout the last 40 seasons of Spoleto Festival USA (2016 included), thousands of accomplished singers, songwriters, and musicians from across the globe have graced Festival stages with captivating performances. Many of these artists are recipients of prestigious awards, such as the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” the National Endowment for the Arts […]

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Who was Fats Waller?

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller’s life and musical career is being honored this year when pianist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship recipient Jason Moran brings his Fats Waller Dance Party to the College of Charleston Cistern Yard on Saturday, June 4. Here are some Fats Facts to […]

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When combing through the list of nominees for The 58th GRAMMYs, you will find NINE Spoleto Festival USA artists/ensembles (past and present) in EIGHT different categories. FOUR of those nine artists/ensembles are nominated in more than one category. Congratulations to all nominees listed below! The GRAMMYs air on Monday, February […]

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