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Seven days remain in the 43rd Spoleto Festival USA, but there’s still a full week jam-packed with performances in opera, theater, physical theater, dance, music, and jazz. And while Festival staffers are hard at work behind the scenes, we’re also just as eager as you […]

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Spol·et·i·quette (noun): the customary code of polite behavior to ensure the ultimate performance experience among Festival-goers Time: Very Little Serving size: Everyone Ingredients: 1 cup punctuality 2 cups silence 4 cups respect 3 teaspoons patience 3 tablespoons consideration 6 tablespoons self-awareness ¼ cup courtesy ½ […]

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Whether it is your first or 43rd season attending Spoleto Festival USA, how well do you really know it? The 2019 Spoleto Festival USA is currently underway, featuring world-renowned artists and emerging talents in more than 150 performances of opera, theater, classical music, jazz, and dance. […]

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We invited Charleston’s local business community to help celebrate the 2019 Festival season by dressing up their storefronts using the 2019 poster as inspiration. This year’s poster features painting Untitled (2016, oil and screen printing ink on linen, 20″ x 15″) by Los Angeles artist […]

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Looking for a pre-show beverage or an after-show refresher? Spoleto Festival USA has partnered with 23 Charleston restaurants to create Spoleto-inspired cocktails that will appear on menus through June 9. Stop by any of these hot-spots to get an elevated Spoleto experience with these cleverly […]

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