Music

4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival Celebrates Family, Culture and the Youth

A highlight of the 4th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival is the Family Jazz Day featuring many of Charleston’s up and coming youth artists and teachers. The annual festival brings together hundreds of jazz lovers from across South Carolina for four days of jazz performances by award-winning artists. The festival will take place January 18 – 21,…

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Self-taught pianist and baby rocker show meaning of giving

By Helen Adams Jakarl Frasier, a composer who taught himself how to play the piano by watching tutorials on YouTube, now plays so beautifully that within a ten-minute window, two strangers stop to videotape him in the Ashley River Tower at the Medical University of South Carolina. “It’s very rewarding, just to bring peace,” he…

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Lowcountry Voices In Demand For Christmas

Some of the most beautiful, uplifting, and inspiring music ever written is the music of the Christmas Season. No matter the religion, the denomination or even non-believers, people can’t help but react to the familiar Christmas carols and the many other classic tunes of the season. Many churches are in preparation for their own Candlelight…

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Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter for Culture-Defining “Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap”, Achieves Goal Early

The Smithsonian launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign October 17 for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a powerful cultural statement told through an unequaled combination of music, text and stunning visuals. The compilation, to be produced and released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, includes nine CDs, more than 120 tracks and a 300-page book with extensive…

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