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is famous for its unique culture, which blends traditional 

Southern U.S., English, French, and West African elements. The downtown 

peninsula is well known for its art, music, local cuisine, and fashion. Spoleto 

Festival USA, held annually in late spring, has become one of the world's major 

performing arts festivals. It was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning 

composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who sought to establish a counterpart to the 

Festival dei Due Mondi (the Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy.


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