The Spoleto Festival USA box office at Gaillard Municipal Auditorium will open for in-person ticket sales on Monday.

Tickets are sold during regular box office hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Handling fees are not charged for in-person sales. Beginning May 24, box office hours will be extended. Hours will be 9 a.m.-8 p.m. through June 9, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 10.

The Gaillard Auditorium is located at 77 Calhoun St.

Elise Testone got it on with the “American Idol” judges — and not in a good way.

The 28-year-old teacher from Charlestonclashed with the panel after performing Alicia Keys’“No One” and Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” during an evening of old and new tunes on the Fox talent competition.

Randy Jackson challenged Testone’s song choices, while Jennifer Lopez called her out for not showing enough emotion when she’s singing on stage. Testone relented, admitting she is trying to achieve that during her minute-and-a-half “Idol” performances.

The seven remaining finalists face elimination tonight.

Ted Nugent said he will meet with the Secret Service to explain his comments about President Barack Obama that some have interpreted as threatening.

The rocker said it will be obvious when he talks to agents today that he didn’t make any threats. Nugent spoke to radio interviewer Glenn Beck about the controversy.

At last weekend’s National Rifle Association convention, Nugent referred to what he called Obama’s “evil, America-hating administration” and urged NRA members “to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”

Nugent said if Obama were re-elected, “I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

Two black men are taking “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are blocking contestants of color from starring roles.

Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville on Wednesday. It says the popular TV shows are engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination.

The men say that after 10 years and 23 seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” neither has featured a single person of color in a central role. The Nashville residents applied unsuccessfully last year for the leading role in “The Bachelor.”

The suit names Michael Fleiss, creator of the shows, ABC, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment and NZK Productions. Calls and emails to Fleiss’ publicist and an email to an ABC publicist were not immediately returned.

Staff, wire reports

Officials have accused a Justin Bieber impersonator in Canada of threatening and sexually abusing a 12-year-old New Jersey girl on a video chat site.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said 34-year-old Lee Moir of Toronto posed as the pop star on Facebook. Authorities allege he threatened to harm the girl’s family to force her to perform sex acts online. Authorities say the girl realized it wasn’t the singer during the video chat. He was arrested after an undercover officer posed as a 14-year-old girl online.

Staff, wire reports