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Curtain rises Friday on eclectic Spoleto Festival's 28th season

...Spooky with his own "Birth of a Nation." Such an eclectic mix can only mean one thing: It's time for the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. The 28th season of the world-renowned arts festival opens Friday with the traditional brass fanfare and a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/25/art_416658.shtml
Arts
Curtain rises Friday on Spoleto's 28th season

...performance artist DJ Spooky deconstructing "Birth of a Nation." Such an eclectic mix can only mean one thing: Spoleto Festival U.S.A. Each spring the festival transforms Charleston as stages across the city light up with diverse performances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/24/met_416606.shtml
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Riley wins eighth term as Charleston mayor

...with leading a renaissance in Charleston, which attracts millions of visitors a year. He helped establish the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., revitalized the downtown business district and led the way in building parks and the South Carolina Aquarium...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/06/met_389009.shtml
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Charleston mayor running hard in "toughest campaign"

...leading a renaissance in this city, which attracts millions of visitors each year. He helped establish the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., revitalized the downtown business district and led the way in the building of parks and the South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/27/met_398603.shtml
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Digital corridor tries low-key approach to snagging high-tech firms

...life is superb, including the beach, the historic district, dozens of restaurants and attractions and the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. A recent survey found the average wage for workers at corridor companies is $71,000 per year. Industrial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/25/met_386061.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...festival offers about 700 events and has a budget of about $900,000. Some ticket prices compare to companion Spoleto Festival U.S.A., reaching $35. A few years ago, tickets generally were free or cost no more than $15. Several factors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/03/met_342502.shtml
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Charleston arts festival features actor

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Oscar nominee John Hurt wasn't sure he should make his American stage debut at Spoleto Festival U.S.A., the international arts event that opened Friday. Mr. Hurt, the British actor who last year starred in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/25/met_347499.shtml
Metro
Arts funding hits rebound

...was a big chunk for a state with an arts tradition that has included Charleston's Dock Street Theater, the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and a former music festival in Spartanburg that a century ago drew people from across the region. But as controversy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/07/met_272007.shtml
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Festival has better prospects

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Spoleto Festival U.S.A. opened its 22nd year Friday with a fanfare of trumpets and rainbow-colored balloons, and a concentration once again on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/23/met_229372.shtml
Metro
Politician sentenced to prison

...from Phil Lader, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Nigel Redden, general manager of the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. Also included were notes from Mr. Ravenel's Harvard classmates, a Gambian exchange student whom he helped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/06/met_201002.shtml
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