Rucker, Twiggs headed to S.C. Hall of Fame
Induction ceremony is Feb. 7[caption id="attachment_43813" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of WPDE and the Official South Carolina Hall of Fame Board of Trustees.[/caption]
Two winners of the state's highest arts award will further live in infamy as members of South Carolina's Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach. Darius Rucker (above, left) received the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates in 2016. Dr. Leo Twiggs (above, center) received it in 2017. Both awards were special awards for lifetime achievement. They will be enshrined with Evelyn Wright (above, right) on Feb. 7, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center (2101 North Oak St.). The event is free and open to the public. Fittingly, the accomplishments of all three inductees are almost too numerous to list, and neither Rucker nor Twiggs need to be introduced to Hub readers (but we'll provide brief ones anyway):
- Rucker is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist renowned for his ensemble and solo work.
- Twiggs is a visual artist, educator, and museum director who has also won the prestigious 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Arts.
- Read more about the inductees and the S.C. Hall of Fame here.