Snoop Dogg is one of those rare artists who is no longer beholden to the rules that govern other artists, whether they're actors, singers, or writers. He no longer has to release a new album to stay in the public consciousness. He doesn't have to star in another movie or a reality show to remind us who the D-O-Double G is.
Last Friday, the 40th season of Spoleto Festival USA opened with Porgy and Bess, and make no mistake the Gershwin-Heyward classic is a nearly four-hour marathon. But it's far from an endurance test.