Remembering Spoleto 2008

Image by Spoleto/Jamie HewlettImage by 20080611monkey.jpg Monkey was one of this year's highlights of Spoleto.

With Spoleto over, it's time to look back at it. Particularly if you're like me and didn't get around to doing any of the events and want to see what you missed.

Charleston City Paper hits the the high notes:
The international arts festival has come to an end. We've seen a lot. The American premiere of a monkey headed for Broadway and beyond. The most cutting-edge theater about the devil and the sea. And the venerable Charles Wadsworth who will retire after next year's festival.

But more importantly, we've also seen a focus on African American artists at Spoleto Festival USA that was a long time coming. The festival strives to reflect its locale, and it has done so marvelously this year.

In the past, Charleston was a major hub of the slave trade. Today, thanks to Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto, the Holy City is a major hub of black cultural exchange.

Remembering the past and looking to the future. Glad the festival will be around so I can forget to do anything next year, again.