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In normal seasons, the weeks leading up to the start of the Festival are some of the most anticipated: when artists bound for Spoleto begin to arrive in Charleston and the city swells with a vibrant artistic energy. This year however, artists are tasked with […]

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Usually, these weeks leading up to the start of the Festival are some of the most anticipated of the season. Just as the fragrant tea olive starts to blossom on downtown streets, artists bound for Spoleto begin to arrive in Charleston and the city swells […]

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For months, we’ve created customized itineraries to help Festivalgoers plan the perfect Spoleto experience. Now that 2020’s Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19, those best-laid plans have gone awry. What to do now? Well if you’re like us, you’re hunkered down at home with […]

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To learn more about Omar Ibn Said and the commercial, cultural, and spiritual connections between his native West Africa and slavery in the Carolinas, check out the materials listed here. For more information and to hear directly from many of the experts cited below, attend […]

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“I’m an early adopter; I love to get in on the ground floor of a hot new thing. What can I see at Spoleto before anyone else?” Who doesn’t love a premiere? It’s a special treat to be among the first to see a new […]

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