Mayor Joe Riley to raise curtain on his final Spoleto

May 21, 2015 1792

by Bruce Smith

It will be a poignant scene on Friday when the new season of the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA opens with a brass fanfare and speeches on the steps of Charleston City Hall. 

It will be the last time that Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who helped bring Spoleto to Charleston almost four decades ago, proclaims the opening of the performing arts festival that runs through June 7.

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