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arts and culture

  • “D” is for Davis, Gary (1896-1972). Musician. A native of Laurens, Davis was a highly accomplished and innovative guitarist who influenced numerous blues and folk musicians.
  • The composers of the much-anticipated opera—which premiered on the opening day of the 2022 Spoleto Festival USA—describe how their choices about melody, harmony, rhythm, style, and lyrics work together to bring the story of Omar ibn Said to audiences in a new way.
  • “K” is for Kitt, Eartha (1927-2008). Actress, singer.
  • “K” is for Kitt, Eartha (1927-2008). Actress, singer.
  • “D” is for Davis, Gary (1896-1972). Musician. A native of Laurens, Davis was a highly accomplished and innovative guitarist who influenced numerous blues and folk musicians.
  • “D” is for Davis, Gary (1896-1972). Musician. A native of Laurens, Davis was a highly accomplished and innovative guitarist who influenced numerous blues and folk musicians.
  • The modern oboe most likely originated in France in the 1600's. The word oboe, which is the instrument’s name in both English and Italian, comes from the French name, hautbois, meaning “high wood,” or “loud wood.”
  • The modern oboe most likely originated in France in the 1600's. The word oboe, which is the instrument’s name in both English and Italian, comes from the French name, hautbois, meaning “high wood,” or “loud wood.”
  • Jonathan Green says that he creates his art for a purpose: to educate and inspire. He describes the newly published collection of his paintings, Gullah Spirit, as a kind of call for a community of mothers working together like those who raised him. He believes mothers are better together raising children.
  • A Los Angeles visual arts space wants to display a South Carolina statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun as part of an art exhibit. But members of a city panel have raised concerns about the political nature of such a display. The Charleston Commission on History on Wednesday voted to delay making a recommendation to city council until more information could be provided. A nonprofit wants to move the Calhoun monument to Los Angeles to create an exhibit on Confederate imagery. Walker said the statue would be a valuable addition because Calhoun had "a pivotal role in the expansion and protection of slavery in the United States."