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Fireworks illuminated the Lowcountry sky throughout the weekend as both Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA said good-bye to their respective 17-day carnivals of art and culture. The temperature crept past the point of swelter and a dash of mild drama — in the form of a gentleman who booed a dance performance (and thus sparked debate far and wide) — livened up the homestretch of Spoleto, but hearty patrons of the spectacle populated the final performances and parties with giddy abandon. The pathos! The applause! The cheese! The champagne! Get your final fix of all things Spoleto-fabulous by logging on to www.spoletoscene.blogspot.com.

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1. Steven Profit, Jennifer Dyer-Buddin, Brandy Sullivan, Charles Ross, and Colleen Reilly at the Cabaret Kiki performance 2. Illustrating how art has gone to the dogs, Jack and Beauregard attend John Paul Huguley's beam and post opening on Thursday night

3. Bobbie and Curly Greenbaum use Spoleto as a reason to dine out with friends

4. Gilbert Johnson and Nelle Woodruff swap travel stories at the Blacklock House on Friday night 5. David Whitt at the Spoleto finale 6. Fans and hats were a prerequisite for the steamy Sunday finale 7. Several generations of the Bauer family worked on their homemade boat 8. David Burn — his shirt says it all 9. Joshua Rosenblum and Warren Peper sample homemade ribs while judging the various picnic spreads 10. A musical interlude amidst the nudes at John Dunnan's gallery 11. Mike Lata and Julia Santen out on the town 12. These boys make a garden party look good: Scott Sowell, Ryan Roberts, Jeffrey Rhodes 13. Karen Jones congratulates David Lee Nelson on his Skinny White Comics performance 14. Jane and Tom Hardy build a wooden boat at the Maritime Festival to enjoy with their three children 15. Five-time Spoleto finale picnic champion Fran Taggart celebrates as the winners are announced from the stage 16. The "Geepsie" camp won the Silver Fork (second place) in the picnic competition 17. Annie Stone, Sue Soderlund, Eva Magyar, Graham Stone, and Ted Soderlund toast Eva's performance in Tristan & Yseult at a Spoleto party in honor of the play 18. Baze Duckworth checks out the Maritime Festival art gallery 19. Stacy Johnson, assistant producer for Spoleto, with boyfriend Kyle Stock at a post-performance party

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