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Spoleto pulls in nearly $3 million at box office

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Festival officials say Spoleto means about $50 million in economic impact for the Charleston area. Festival officials say Spoleto means about $50 million in economic impact for the Charleston area.
CHARLESTON, SC -

This year's Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston took in nearly $3 million at the box office.
    
The festival also said Wednesday that about 63,000 tickets were sold for the 160 events staged during the 17-day run of the festival.

Spoleto festival offers wide variety of performances
    
Festival officials say Spoleto means about $50 million in economic impact for the Charleston area.
    
The festival was created in Charleston in 1977 by the late composer Gian Carlo Menotti as a companion to his Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
    
This year's Spoleto Festival USA concluded Sunday evening with fireworks following a concert by the Red Stick Ramblers - a Cajun, honky-tonk and swing ensemble - at Middleton Place Plantation.

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