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Vote now for the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award

Detroit, KAC Detroit // August 1, 2014

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In Detroit, we’re seeing art and artistic performances pop up all around us.  Some of them have long been fixtures in the community and yet previously unrecognized outside of small circles.  Some of them are entirely new, attracted to a Detroit artistic scene and opportunity that is becoming nationally and internationally known. At Knight Foundation, […]

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Graduate students test the limits of ceramics at The Clay Studio

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // August 28, 2014

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For a decade, The Clay Studio has awarded $15,000 to 30 emerging ceramics artists through its annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition. Fourteen of these participants have gone on to become residents artists at the Clay Studio, a Knight Arts grantee. Now in its eleventh year, the exhibition draws from some of the best […]

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Miami group uses art to refresh art song

KAC Miami, Miami, Music // August 27, 2014

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Mix a display of sculptures by a major West African artist with an art song recital, and what do you get? Something, perhaps, that’s half art exhibit and half concert, or maybe something that glides between the two worlds ably enough that an audience member would be unaware of any obvious joins between the two. […]

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First Friday September calls for bluegrass by Recycled Grass

Dance, Macon, Music // August 27, 2014

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E Everybody looks forward to First Friday in downtown Macon. There’s a plethora of fun to enjoy including food, music and spirits. A lot of the venues book live musicians for this once-a-month event because it’s an extraordinary night that generates an economic boost to the community. Many cities around the United States have a […]

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Tpt’s Rewire seeks video submissions for a third season of “Are You MN Enough?”

St. Paul // August 27, 2014

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Twin Cities Public Television’s Rewire (a Knight Arts grantee) is bringing back its charming YouTube video series this fall. “Are you MN Enough” is in the midst of a call for entries, in fact. They’re seeking original shorts “on a quintessentially Minnesota topic,” two to six minutes in length, from Twin Cities video-makers (amateurs and professionals, […]

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Rock and roll with Wilco at Akron Civic Theatre

Akron, Music // August 27, 2014

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Follow up the Labor Day weekend with rock and roll by going to see the group Wilco (with warm-up act Bahamas) at the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. Wilco is an award-winning Chicago sextet led by founder and singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, with bassist John Stirratt , drummer Glenn Kotche, guitarist Nels Cline, […]

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Free from labor, free to visit PAMM

Miami // August 26, 2014

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The forecast for Labor Day: still pretty hot and humid. It may be best to make plans indoors during the day and delay the picnic till evening. So it would be a good day to take advantage of PAMM’s Labor Day special. There will be two free tours, at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., of […]

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Curator profile: art hero Andrew Thompson

Detroit // August 26, 2014

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I recently met up with artist Andrew Thompson (a.k.a. Andy T) during a visit to Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, where he was in the process of hanging and lighting “Break With Tradition,” a show curated by Thompson and featuring an array of local artists. Besides this practical demonstration of Thompson’s chops […]

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Mindful meltdown at Crane Arts Icebox begins with you

Philadelphia // August 26, 2014

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As daunting a space as The Icebox at Crane Arts is, Ryan McCartney and Tim Belknap seem to have the process of exhibiting in it down to some sort of science. Along with artist and curator Anna Neighbor, the three have set up an exhibition that is as contemplative as it is expansive, the former […]

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Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida

Miami, Poetry // August 26, 2014

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Reading Queer Executive Director Neil de la Flor and Program Director Jose Portela. Photo by JeanPaul Mallozzi

I founded Reading Queer to promote queer literary culture in South Florida. One way we are doing this is through our first annual Reading Queer Literary Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, which drew a large, enthusiastic crowd to its Inaugural Reading at B Bar at The Betsy hotel. Writers Jan Becker, Sandra Simonds and Julie […]

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Hear the signature sounds of jazz greats Jamal, Shearing and Peterson

Charlotte // August 25, 2014

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will pay tribute to jazz piano greats Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson next month. Preforming on September 5th at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in the museum lobby, the Ziad Jazz Quartet, along with pianist Noel Freidline, will play jazz standards like “Poinciana,” “Lullaby of Birdland” and […]

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