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Spoleto Festival

For 17 days every spring, the arts become the most important activity in Charleston. As many as ten performances per day are given, with more than 100 performances offered each season by recognized artists from around the world. Audiences experience a broad range of styles and forms, including ballet, modern dance, opera, symphony orchestra, chamber music, jazz, theater, and the literary and visual arts. The festival has earned international acclaim for offering programs of the highest caliber, supporting new and innovative works, nurturing outstanding young artists, and expanding public appreciation of the arts. Founded in 1977, it is the American counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy.

Originally submitted by: Strom Thurmond, Senator.

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