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What’s your best idea for the arts in St. Paul?

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // April 4, 2014

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Today, Knight Foundation is opening an opportunity for everyone—and we mean everyone—in St. Paul with a great idea for the arts. The Knight Arts Challenge is officially accepting applications. Now through May 5, we will be looking for the most innovative arts ideas to share $1.5 million in funding. You can submit them here at […]

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NCDT preforms “Othello” and “Forgotten Land”

Charlotte // April 24, 2014

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Tonight the North Carolina Dance Theatre revives a dramatic ballet from its repertoire: Dwight Rhoden’s adaptation of “Othello.” Full of deception, desire and tragedy, “Othello” has not been performed by NCDT since 2009. Done in a musical theater style with original music by David Rozenblatt and featuring saxophone soloist Arun Luthra, “Othello” brings Shakespeare’s characters […]

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AIGA Space and a proxy exhibit of QR codes and GIFs

Philadelphia // April 24, 2014

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The AIGA Space in Old City seems strangely devoid of art this month, but that is not due to a lack of content. April serves as AIGA’s month to step outside of the cube of white walls and explore a slightly different method: an almost entirely digital, web-based show entitled “Animate!” Clearly the focus of […]

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Mainly Mozart returns for 21st season to Miami

Miami // April 24, 2014

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This weekend is a big one for Miami classical music, not least because it marks the return of the Mainly Mozart Festival for a 21st season, now fully under the direction of the Miami Chamber Music Society. Last year, the new group, led by the Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Radiushina and Coral Gables-based attorney Mike Eidson, […]

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Fired Works accentuates Macon’s history of pottery

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // April 23, 2014

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The ultimate purpose of the Fired Works Ceramics Exhibition and Sale is to raise funds, preserve history and support artists. This year commemorates nine years of almost 100 ceramic potters connecting with the Macon community via their presentation, products and skills. The event draws people from all over that flock to the southeast region to […]

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“Tony Feher” exhibit at Akron Art Museum a must see display of found object art

Akron // April 23, 2014

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If you drive by the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, you will notice three giant red balls hanging from three sides of the building. Dangling really, as if to guide you to come and see what’s going on there. That’s exactly what the artist, Tony Feher, whose name is the title of the […]

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Composer Torke evokes Miami, 10-piano style

Music // April 23, 2014

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There’s a relatively short list of music that pays tribute to the city of Miami, but this weekend at Barry University, the list will grow by 10 pianos at a single stroke. Michael Torke, whose accessible, melodic music has made him one of the most celebrated American composers of his generation, has written a new […]

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Inside April’s Site Specific at the Miami Design District

Miami // April 23, 2014

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By Aaron Glickman, SocialMiami.com The Miami Design District presented its April edition of Site Specific, a series that brings performance out of the traditional theater and into the venues in the Design District. The April edition featured four acts from local performers. In keeping with National Poetry Month, each act had a poetic element in […]

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Explore the future of urban life by way of “One Day in the Twin Cities”

St. Paul // April 23, 2014

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Remember the crowdsourced film, “One Day on Earth,” that came out a few years ago? Billed as a global “participatory media experiment,” the project invited video entries from amateur and professional filmmakers – documentation of individual, day-to-day lives around the world – captured over a single 24-hour period, October 10, 2010. From the vast pool […]

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What it takes to win the St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // April 22, 2014

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At six community Q&A sessions this month in St. Paul,  Arts Program Officer Tatiana Hernandez  shared tips to help applicants be more competitive in the Knight Arts Challenge, which is offering $4.5  million over the next three years to ideas that engage and enrich the city. Here’s are her tips for beefing up your 150-word […]

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‘Flat Rock’ at MOCA anything but flat art

Miami // April 22, 2014

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The main show at MOCA is the huge solo exhibit from Wangechi Mutu, and more on that amazing survey of works in a separate review. But tucked into the back of the museum is another gem, “Flat Rock” from Brooklyn-based Virginia Overton. When you leave the gray, wool-covered walls of the front space, you encounter […]

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