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The City Paper’s intrepid team of reviewers and commentators were blanketing the city last night, capturing premieres of every major Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto show that opened. As soon as we’ve compiled them all and removed all the catty remarks and gratuitous flattery (some people will do anything for a free ticket), we’ll post them up here for your entertainment and erudition, and of course they’ll also appear in next Wednesday’s mid-fest issue of the paper. The great thing about having them here, though – and in fact the brilliant part of this whole online enterprise – is that it’s a two way street: we can bring our own hyperdeveloped frontal lobes to bear on the shows we see, and through the miracles of HTML, Javascript, AJAX, RSS, and your neighbor’s unsecured wifi signal, you, too, can opine in this space to your heart’s content on what you saw or hope to see.

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Speaking of feedback, at last night’s post-Rene Marie party at the CofC’s Simons Center, hosted by the School of the Arts within spitting distance of the Cistern (not that anybody did), the Lowbrow ran into one of the most articulate of last year’s Spoleto Buzz commentors, Theatre Department faculty member Susan Kattwinkle, who – bless her – is once again blazing a smart trail across this year’s blog with her thoughtful punditry. Susan paused for a moment between sips of chardonnay for a quick description of what she’s looking forward to in this year’s festival: here it is, but you’ll have to provide your own chardonnay:

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