Charleston: Week One Recap

It’s been a crazy first week here in Charleston covering Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival for The Post and Courier. Here’s a quick rundown of my adventures and clips since my last update!

Early in the week, I turned in my story about Piccolo’s “Traditional Music of the Old South Series,” which ran in Friday’s paper. That same day, all the AJs’ bios appeared in print:

AJ bios

Friday, I worked double time. I covered the festivals’ open ceremony in the morning, to start. I interviewed the mayor, the surprise festival performers, and several locals in attendance. Plus, I pumped out  three Vines while was there: one of the opening orchestra, and these two (here and here) of the surprise performers, Compagnie Kafig. The story was on page A1 the next morning, which was really cool:

A1

Friday evening, I also went to Memminger Auditorium for Compagnie XY’s performance of Le Grand C, which was incredible!

Le Grand C

Here’s a video promoting the same performance, though at a different venue, which I found on YouTube, just to give you an idea of what I witnessed:

I wrote my review (which you can read here!) in 30 minutes after the show in order for it to make it into print the next day. Mission accomplished. I’m actually really proud of the piece, and I think it came out great, particularly considering the short deadline.

On Saturday, I saw Compagnie Kafig‘s performance at TD Arena. This was for pleasure, not work, but fellow AJ Paige Cooperstein wrote this sweet review for the Spoleto blog!

Today, I went to the Piccolo Spoleto Farmer’s Market and Outdoor Art Exhibition and shot a series of photos which were turned into a gallery for the Spoleto blog. Check them out here!

Because I was chosen as the social media manager for the trip, I’ve also been running several Twitter accounts, updating Facebook, pinning to Pinterest, editing blog posts and more. Here, you can check out the nine blogs I’ve already written.

And, just for good measure, here’s a cool photo that fellow AJ Paige managed to snap while I was reporting Friday, talking to the guys of Compagnie Kafig at the opening ceremony:

Reporting

Until next time.

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