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Spoleto Festival USA returns for its 31st year from May 25 - June10, featuring
more than 120 performances by international artists in theater, dance, opera and
visual arts, as well as symphonic, choral, chamber and jazz music. For tickets
and information, call 843-579-3100.
Piccolo Spoleto also runs from
May 25-June 10 and offers a mélange of events focusing on
artists in the Southeast region. If you are planning a
visit to Charleston with children in tow, Piccolo Spoleto has a
variety of events ranging from sand sculpting to puppet shows
for the whole family. For more information, call (843)
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Championship golf and historic sailing take center stage
waterfront venues around Charleston this Spring. Tall Ship
Charleston returns May 17-20 with some of the world's greatest
sailing ships featured on tours in which visitors can board the
ships, meet the crews and experience the thrill of life at sea.
Held at Charleston's scenic Maritime Center, overlooking the
Cooper River and Charleston harbor, the festival will also
include free on-land displays of pirate camps, classic wooden
boats, and maritime art, as well as food, drink and music. The
watery weekend also features the start of the annual
Charleston-Bermuda race, as colorful sails and spinnakers grace
the harbor. For information and tall ship boarding passes,
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 30 minutes from downtown Charleston,
will host the 2007 Senior PGA Golf Championship from May 22-27.
A prestigious field that includes Tom Watson, Gary Player, Hale
Irwin and Greg Norman will compete on Kiawah's fabled Ocean
Course. The setting along windswept sand dunes and beaches of
this lovely barrier island resort will provide a "most memorable
spectator experience" according to Roger Warren, president of
The PGA of America and the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. For
tickets and information, contact www.pga.com, or call the PGA
ticketing center at 1-800-742-4653.
Spring is the perfect season for a visit to beautiful Cypress
Gardens, just 25
minutes from downtown Charleston off U.S. Highway 52.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2007, the serene swamp
gardens feature canopies of towering bald cypress trees under
which visitors can paddle through lush wetlands or wander along
azalea-filled trails. Once a rice plantation during
colonial times, the historic area now boasts some of the most
impressive nature and wildlife displays in the state, with an
aquarium and reptile center, a butterfly house, and a lively
crocodile exhibit, where live specimens in outdoor habitats
represent five continents. Cypress Gardens was backdrop in
a number of scenes from the movie "The Patriot", and shimmering
fresh-water forest basin is still a visual wonder. Protruding
from a water system that flourishes with catfish, great blue
herons, egrets, crawfish, turtles and alligators are seemingly
sculpted sections of wood known as cypress "knees".
Overhead, pileated woodpeckers and prothonotary warblers call
their cheerful sound as anhingas dry their wings on limbs rising
along 150-foot cypress trunks.
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For information about Cypress Gardens, contact
Charleston's nickname for centuries has been "The Holy City",
and although people can readily see the
abundance of church steeples along its downtown skyline, the
reason for such reverence goes back to the influence of one man.
In 1670, the colony of Carolina was established by eight English
noblemen known as the Lords Proprietors for their help in
restoring Charles II to the British throne. Being a proprietary
colony, which essentially was a private business enterprise run
by the eight Lords, rather than a royal colony run by the King,
Carolina would have to have its own separate rules. The great
English philosopher John Locke was commissioned to write the
Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, which stipulated
religious freedom rarely found in America at that time. As a
result, the new colony soon attracted Quakers, Presbyterians,
Jews, Catholics, Baptists, Congregationalists and Lutherans,
whose public practice of their beliefs gave the city its
CHARLESTON ARCHITECTURE - Featured home: Edmonston-Alston House
Edmonston-Alston House at 21 East Battery is one of Charleston's
museum houses and has long been
considered among the finest examples of Regency style
architecture in America. Built between 1817 and 1828, the
stucco-over-brick mansion features some eclectic additions in
its Greek Revival third-story piazza and family coat of arms
along the roof parapet. Inside, the exquisite woodwork is
unusual with ball shapes instead of dentils in the entablatures.
The house is operated for public display by the Historic
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