Youthful energy ruled the second weekend of Spoleto, with the colorful Friday night Soirée and a white party on Saturday night for the festival’s young professionals membership organization — known, coincidentally enough, as the Scene. Bon vivant personalities, bejeweled high heels, blue cocktails, and sultry tunes illuminated the myriad of parties this past week. Oh, and did I mention the drag queens? You can read it all at
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1. Lee Chin (violin), Ellen Moryl (director of Piccolo Spoleto), Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano), and Natalia Khoma (cello) at the Friday night concert held at the City Gallery at the Waterfront 2. Spoleto Festival USA’s Jennifer Harris at the Soirée 3. Tristan Sturrock and Katy Carmichael, actors currently appearing in Tristan & Yseult, enjoy a lunchtime respite 4. Diva divine Chandler Culbreth 5. The Pantheon drag show money shot 6. Jan and Jack Tracey work on their award-winning Piccolo Spoleto sand sculpture 7. Hanna Dorman, Victoria Savage, and Reilly Norton rock out at the Saturday night Piccolo Spoleto ’80s block party 8. High-energy dance moves at Pantheon 9. Casey Murphey, Cary Weber, and Lois Lane — the delightfully subversive trio at the Saturday night Scene White Party 10. Stan and Sunny Gray, with Pete Rerig, enjoy the Brazilian music at the Soirée 11. Soirée supporters Jan Lipov, Denise Barto, and Larry Lipov 12. Bill and Julie Medich with Ray Huff at the Saturday evening jazz pre-performance party 13. Ashley and Thomas Kennedy enjoy a light bite at Chai’s before heading to see Mike Daisey 14. Chamber music impresario Charles Wadsworth and Mindy Spar