Spoleto holding opening ceremonies

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The Spoleto Festival gets officially going tomorrow, May 22, when it holds its opening ceremonies at the Four Corners at Broad and Meeting streets -- and it's free.

Get more coverage in our Spoleto special section. This year's guest speaker will be former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and Tony award winner Jane Alexander. -- And the opening's surprise performance never disappoints.

So head on down Friday, May 22, at 12 noon to City Hall.

And with a forecast high of just 76 for tomorrow, you just might not come away from this year's soaked in sweat.

Oh, and don't forget that Piccolo Spoleto is kicking off with a couple of it's own free events at the Customs House.