• Members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dance during the opening ceremonies of the 40th Spoleto Festival USA in front of city hall in Charleston, S.C., on Friday May 27, 2016. The internationally known arts festival runs through June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    Spoleto Festival USA begins 40th season in South Carolina

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 40th season of the Spoleto Festival USA opened Friday amid tributes to the men who established the internationally known art festival and remembrances of the nine people fatally shot in a city church last year during a Bible study.