Music

Jazz Festival Honors the Legendary Dizzy Gillespie in His Hometown

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
A statue of John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie outside his family home in Cheraw, SC.

Events are underway this week in the Chesterfield County town of Cheraw for the S.C. Jazz Festival . This year's festival, the 12th annual Jazz Festival, has special significance because on October 21, 1917 jazz great Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw. Although Gillespie...

Backstage from "Live at the Charleston Music Hall"

October 17, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Edwin McCain

Want to know how an Emmy-winning music series is produced? We take you behind the scenes of "Live at the Charleston Music Hall."

Another Way of Speaking (Spoleto 2007)

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Another Way of Speaking

Jazz singer Rene Marie sound checks at The Cistern at the College of Charleston. Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some of our favorite performances on this edition of Palmetto Scene .

Rain Forest (Spoleto 2004)

June 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
 John Kennedy, director of Spoleto's Music in Time concert series,

John Kennedy, director of Spoleto's Music in Time concert series, talks about the origins and influences of the festivals more avante-garde musical offerings. Spoleto Festival USA 2017 is May 26 – June 11 in Charleston, SC. Visit the website for more information. Watch some...

Lee Correctional Facility Making Music

May 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Drums

For the last four years, a chamber music ensemble from Carnegie Hall in New York City comes to Bishopville to spend a week as part of a program through the S.C. Department of Corrections. The group, Decodas, works with inmates at the Lee Correctional Facility to compose...

SC Nonprofit Invites South Carolinians to Experience Opera

January 23, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
The Palmetto Opera

In 2001, a group of opera enthusiasts got together and formed The Palmetto Opera with the mission of presenting professional opera to the Midlands and South Carolina. The official debut of Palmetto Opera came in 2003, with the performance of “Love, Murder & Revenge.”...

Friday's at Bill's

June 3, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha 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...

ORIGINAL SC | Conductor Morihiko Nakahara

May 23, 2016 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Morihiko Nakahara

Since 1964, the South Carolina Philharmonic has been performing and promoting high-quality, professional symphonic music for the community. Morihiko Nakahara is known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. He’s the music director and conductor. A native of...

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

May 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha 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...

South Carolina Public Radio Wins Awards for “Song Travels”

May 3, 2016 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn 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...

Hip­Hop’s Master Teacher KRS­One to Headline 2016 Hip­Hop Family Day in Columbia, SC April 9, 2016

February 18, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
KRSOne

February 18, 2016 (Columbia, S.C.): KRS­One, Hip­Hop’s master teacher and international ambassador, will headline the FREE Hip­Hop Family Day in downtown Columbia on April 9, 2016, playing a full set of Hip­Hop classics that spans 20 years, live on Main Street. Presented by...

The Palmetto Statesmen

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program 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...

Classical Radio Show Host Kate McKinney

June 27, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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...