Music

Friday's at Bill's

By T. Safdi

Bill's Old Time Music Hall

"Friday At Bill's" is a story about music and it's also a story about a small business in transition. Bill Wells, founder of Bill's Music Shop and Pickin' Parlor, died in November 2011, and his son, Willie Wells, stepped up to run the family business, a musical institution for hundreds of bluegrass and traditional country fans throughout the Columbia area. Each week, Willie Wells shuttles between his wife and family in Nashville and the Pickin Parlor in West Columbia to help his mother Louise keep the shop running and the music playing on the stage.

SC Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Talks about the Piece of Music that Inspired Him

By T. Safdi

SC Philharmonic

Morihiko Nakahara has served as music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2008. He's known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. In this clip, he talks about the piece of music that captured his attention as a young boy in Japan.

To learn more about Morihiko Nakahara and the South Carolina Philharmonic, watch Palmetto Scene on Thursday May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

South Carolina Public Radio Wins Awards for “Song Travels”

By G. Rawls

Host Michael Feinstein

South Carolina Public Radio’s production Song Travels has been recognized by the industry. Two episodes—with guests José James and Barbara Carroll—have won an Award of Distinction in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards, which honors creative excellence for communications professionals.

The Palmetto Statesmen

By C. Lowe and B. Simmons

Palmetto Statesmen

The Barbershop Harmony Society, a nonprofit organization of more than 30,000 men, has a chapter in Spartanburg called The Palmetto Statesmen. These men love to dress up in tuxedos and deliver roses to unexpected sweethearts on and around Valentine’s Day. One could say it is a specialty of theirs.

Classical Radio Show Host Kate McKinney

By V. Ortiz

Radio

Kate McKinney is the host of the Classical Radio Show, broadcast from the ETV Radio studios in Columbia, S.C.

Music is part of everyone’s lives. It has the power to inspire people around the world. Kate is dedicated to providing this experience to her listeners, and to providing them with a good hour of classical music. The Classical Radio Show is transmitted every weekday at 11 a.m. on all the classical stations around the state of South Carolina. It is the only live classical radio show produced out of the ETV Radio studios since the mid- nineties.