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A new arts initiative for Akron

Akron, All Communities // September 20, 2014

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Last year, Knight and the GAR Foundation released a survey on the arts in Akron that was telling. Related Link Akron arts community receives $6 million boost from Knight Foundation – KF Press release (09/21/14) Sign up for Knight Arts Challenge in Akron email updates We found a real hunger for arts and culture in […]

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N’Namdi’s fun times for fall, and an upcoming wildstorm of Detroit art festivities

Detroit // September 19, 2014

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The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art held the opening for its final program of 2014 on Friday, September 12th. All three galleries feature a new collection of works, with the main gallery dominated by the painted works of Herbert Gentry supplemented by works of his contemporaries, including Romare Bearden and Ed Clark. Gentry combines a […]

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DWNTWN Art Days are here again

Miami // September 19, 2014

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  The third annual DWNTWN Arts Days fair in downtown Miami starts today, running through the weekend, with almost 170 events (mostly free) taking place around Downtown in art galleries and cultural institutions, including bike and walking tours and family-centric programming. But running through Sept. 28 will be the latest installment of site-specific, temporary public […]

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Akron Symphony Orchestra was on [Francis Scott] Key in “O’er the Land of the Free” concert

Akron, Music // September 19, 2014

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There’s an old saying that if you want a standing ovation, play the national anthem at the end. Well, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, a Knight Arts grantee, did just that, but would have received a standing ovation in any case. At the September 13 concert, Akron Symphony Orchestra celebrated the 200th anniversary to the day […]

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Tiger Strikes Asteroid gets down and dirty

Philadelphia // September 18, 2014

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The urban landscape is littered – literally – with the discarded stuff of (mostly human) life. Food refuse, trash, industrial decay… bits and pieces, and odds and ends that have lost their meaning by way of their inglorious disposal. While it may be the ultimate cliché to say that one person’s trash is another’s treasure, […]

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A pop-up gallery and new space at the Mint Museum

Charlotte // September 18, 2014

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The Mint Museum announced the addition of a new, experimental space on level 5 of the Uptown location this week across from the Mattye and Marc Silverman Grand Room. This 15,000-square-foot expansion space was part of the original construction of Levine Center for the Arts, but it was left unfinished when the Uptown location opened […]

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Carolyn Dorfman sets “Odisea” on Dance Now! Miami

Dance, Miami // September 18, 2014

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Photo: Paula Lobo Odisea.

“Odisea” is part of choreographer Carolyn Dorfman’s The Legacy Project—her tireless exploration of the trials and traumas of the Jewish diaspora. In “Odisea,” Dorfman chronicles the persecution and odyssey (or odisea) of 23 Jewish refugees who fled Recífe, Brazil for America in 1654. Created in 2004, “Odisea” commemorates the 350th anniversary of this odyssey. “I […]

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GABBAfest 2014 attracts musicians and Allman Brothers Band fans

Dance, Macon, Music // September 17, 2014

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The Allman Brothers Band had a unique way of bringing all types of people together in the name of music. They were an essential force of crossing cultures and placing Macon on the global radar. The Allman Brothers Band planted a family tree that still stands strong, and you don’t have to be kinfolk to […]

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Crafty Planet, mnartists.org and Silverwood Park want to take you on a Field Trip

Music, Poetry, St. Paul // September 17, 2014

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The weather will be mild in the Twin Cities this Saturday, a lovely early fall sort of day perfect for a Field Trip. In Twin Cities’ Silverwood Park, visitors will find a full afternoon in store: more than 20 artist-led activities, a well-curated local craft fair, live performances of poetry and music, as well as […]

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Miami’s Rivera finds real thriller in writing score for Neeson film

Miami, Music // September 17, 2014

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When the new Liam Neeson thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones, makes its debut Friday, at least one Miami man will be watching with more than the usual interest. That’s because Carlos Rafael Rivera wrote the score for the film, and the University of Miami lecturer found his first experience writing music for a movie […]

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