VideoA short profile of many popular musicians who got their start in Spartanburg, S.C., including Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones, Paul Riddle, the Marshall Tucker Band, Pink Anderson (from whom Pink...
African American Music Appreciation Month
The month of June provides a time to appreciate and celebrate African American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters. This observation began on June 7, 1979, when President Jimmy Carter decreed June to be Black Music Month.
Spartanburg Musical History | ETV Upstate
Part 4 - Costuming | The Magical Theater of Music
VideoLesson four is concerned with costuming the singers and the use of wigs and special stage make-up.
Part 1 - Bringing the Characters Alive (Dramaturgy) | The Magical Theater of Music
VideoThis lesson is an introduction to The Magical Theater of Music. Little advance preparation is necessary for the viewing. Since the generic name "opera" has pejorative connotations in the minds of many...
Part 5 - Secret Marriage | The Magical Theater of Music
VideoThis final lesson is a continuation of The Magical Theater of Music and the finale or conclusion. It is a condensed 3O-minute performance of Domenico Cimarosa's comic opera, "The Secret Marriage."...
Part 3 - Creating Stage Sets | The Magical Theater of Music
VideoLesson three is a continuation of The Magical Theater of Music and will be concerned with the elements which make up a "stage setting"--the style and design of the stage set, its construction and its...
Part 2 - Musical Setting | The Magical Theater of Music
VideoThe lesson will be concerned with the musical elements which go into a production.
Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins | Walter Edgar's Journal
AudioIn this first segment on Civil War piano music, Dr. David B. Thompson briefly discusses the life of African American composer Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, and plays one of his works.
O Little Town of Bethlehem | Stories Behind the Carols We Love to Sing
VideoAlec gives the story behind the carol and The Palmetto Center for the Arts Pop, Broadway and Jazz Ensemble performs O Little Town of Bethlehem.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen | Stories Behind the Carols We Love to Sing
VideoCorinna gives the story behind the carol and The Sumter High School Concert Choir performs God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.
Away in the Manger | Stories Behind the Carols We Love to Sing
VideoTori gives the story behind the carol and The Junior Stinger Singers of Irmo Middle School sings Away In A Manger.