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Gazie2

Gazie2

Symphony plays at Piccolo Finale. Gazie Nagle photo.


Gazie5

Gazie5

Philip Simmons. Gazie Nagle photo.


Piccolo fireworks

Piccolo fireworks

Fireworks at Piccolo Finale. Gazie Nagle photo.


Lion King actors

Lion King actors

At Piccolo Finale. Gazie Nagle photos.


Drummers

Drummers

Young drummers wait their turn at Piccolo Finale. Daniel Conover photo.


Orch2

Orch2

Daniel Conover photo.


Orch

Orch

Daniel Conover photo.


Party

Party

Adande brings its audience on stage. Daniel Conover photo.


African dance

African dance

Adande makes you appreciate drumming and dancing. Daniel Conover photo.


Dancegirl

Dancegirl

Everybody gets the feeling. Daniel Conover photo.


Clarence McDonald/Millennium

Clarence McDonald/Millennium

Musician Clarence McDonald sets out his tip jar and gets down to business as the downtown crowds ebb and flow on a rainy Friday. Daniel Conover photo.


Jane Monheit/Fans

Jane Monheit/Fans

Fans line up to meet jazz singer Jane Monheit at a CD signing, Friday, June 3, Millennium Music. Daniel Conover photo.


Jane Monheit and fan

Jane Monheit and fan

Jazz singer Jane Monheit talks with fans at a reception, Millennium music. Daniel Conover photo.


Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit

Jazz singer Jane Monheit meets with her fans at Millennium Music on a rainy Friday. Daniel Conover photo.


Millennium/Terrace Bar

Millennium/Terrace Bar

People in Charleston complained bitterly about the bar on top of Millennium music when it first opened. Personally, I think it's a welcome addition... and a good place to have a drink. Daniel Conover photo.


Field of flags

Field of flags

The "healing field" at Marion Square went up for Memorial Day and continues to add to the overall somber mood downtown on a rainy Friday. Daniel Conover photo.


Field of flags/eye level

Field of flags/eye level

Each of these flagpoles includes a yellow ribbon that bears the name of an American killed in our ongoing wars. Daniel Conover photo.


Under the tent

Under the tent

A dreary, rainy day in the Petite Performance Pavilion, which is more than enough aliteration for one day. Daniel Conover photo.


WO2 Andrew Todd Arnold

WO2 Andrew Todd Arnold

A tag in memory of Warrant Officer Andrew Todd Arnold, killed in action in 2003. Daniel Conover photo.


Clarence McDonald, musician and roadie

Clarence McDonald, musician and roadie

Multi-talented street musician Clarence McDonald pushes his gear down King Street. His set-up includes a stand-up bass, an alto sax and a xylophone, all of which he plays to accompany recorded tracks on a stereo. Daniel Conover photo.


Nathangrp

Nathangrp

The New Music Collective performs at The Humanities Foundation Sunday night. Joan Perry photo.


Alleymandj

Alleymandj

Marie Jacinto and Jennifer Harris, Bedon's Alley Spoleto party. Mindy Spar photo.


Charleston Ballet Theatre: Brown Bag and Ballet

Charleston Ballet Theatre: Brown Bag and Ballet

At the Brown Bag Performance today (Saturday, May 28).... Dancers Stephanie Bussell and Jessica Roan perform in Jill Eathorne Bahr's "Poetry with a Splash of Red Blood," dedicated to Robert T. Jones. The work is based on writings of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. Elaine Pope photo.


Drummers

Drummers

Young drummers perform. Janet Conover photo.


Belly dancers

Belly dancers

Belly dancers take a break in the shade. Janet Conover photo.


Flowers

Flowers

It's easy to forget that Marion Square is actually a farmer's market each Saturday. Flowers, organic produce, food and music are the draws most Saturday mornings, but the last weekend in May is always a special case. Janet Conover photo.


Dancers

Dancers

Young dancers make their way toward the performance tent. Janet Conover photo.


Purse

Purse

A belly dancer's colorful purse. Janet Conover photo.


Calhoun/kids

Calhoun/kids

Children climb on the base of the John C. Calhoun monument. Janet Conover photo.


Into the Green

Into the Green

An ice-cube's throw away from the Piccolo art walk lies cool green shade. Janet Conover photo.


Saturday lunch

Saturday lunch

Midday diners take their lunch within earshot of a singer/guitarist along the King Street side of Marion Square. Janet Conover photo.


Gala5

Gala5

Soul Train, Spoleto Gala. Mindy Spar photo.


Gala4

Gala4

Spoleto Gala dance party. Mindy Spar photo.


Gala3

Gala3

Conga line, Spoleto Gala. Mindy Spar photo.


Gala2

Gala2

Getting their groove on, Spoleto Gala. Mindy Spar photo.


Gala1

Gala1

Spoleto Gala. Mindy Spar photo.


Galayinyang

Galayinyang

Sweets. Spoleto Gala.


Galadrink

Galadrink

Drinks. Spoleto Gala. Mindy Spar photo.


Galatable

Galatable

Spread. Spoleto Gala. Mindy Spar photo.


May_27_05_spoleto_danc2

May_27_05_spoleto_danc2

Emio Greco/PC dancers, twirling. Daniel Conover photo.


May_27_05_spoleto_danc1

May_27_05_spoleto_danc1

Dancers from Emio Greco/PC entertain the crowd after the speeches. Too bad they didn't have more money for costumes -- ... Daniel Conover photo.


May_27_05_spoleto_crowd2

May_27_05_spoleto_crowd2

Here's the stock look at the opening ceremony. I didn't even put up the shot with the balloons. Daniel Conover photo.


May_27_05_spoleto_dog

May_27_05_spoleto_dog

Sometimes I wish I could do this. Daniel Conover photo.


May_27_05_spoleto_crowd

May_27_05_spoleto_crowd

We typically shoot the opening ceremony from behind, so that you see the banner and the balloons, yada yada, but this gives you a nice look at the crowd. Daniel Conover photo.


May_27_05_spoleto_shade

May_27_05_spoleto_shade

How is attending the opening ceremonies like attending a bullfight? Shade is at a premium. Festival fans back up Broad Street in the scant shade of the noonday sun. Daniel Conover photo.


May_27_05_spoleto_rick

May_27_05_spoleto_rick

Spoleto fans get a nice seat by hiring bicycle rickshaws, turning the 2005 opening ceremony into something like a drive-in movie. Daniel Conover photo.


May_27_05_spoleto_stahl

May_27_05_spoleto_stahl

Maestro David Stahl, Charleston Symphony Orchestra conductor, leads the CSO's brass ensemble just before noon on Friday. The group played a piece dedicated to P&C Spoleto critic Bob Jones, who died in November. Daniel Conover photo.


Alleycheese

Alleycheese

Cheese table, Bedon's Alley. Mindy Spar photo.


Nandini_1

Nandini_1

Nandini McCauley and Michael Haga of the School of the Arts. Mindy Spar photo.


May_26_05_dollin

May_26_05_dollin

Dock Street Theatre got the jump on the festival season with Thursday night's preview of Mabou Mines "DollHouse," beating the officially recognized start of the festival by a full 16 hours. Daniel Conover photo.


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