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Announcing 69 finalists in Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // July 14, 2014

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We are excited to announce 69 finalists for this year’s Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul. This spring, we asked the community for their best ideas for the arts. More than 850 people shared their passion and projects with us. Our panel of 10 local readers — artists and arts leaders from a variety of […]

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Dive into our precious coral at MIA

Miami // July 29, 2014

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As annoying air travel is these days, the MIA Galleries at Miami International have been doing a great job in alleviating the tension-filled experience. Throughout the various terminals and even at specific gates, the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs at the airport have been planting permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, even site-specific performances, often […]

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The art of Dick Myers revived during Motor City Puppet Blast at the DIA

Detroit // July 29, 2014

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The DIA was jumping this weekend with the Motor City Puppet Blast, part of the 2014 Puppeteers of America Great Lakes Regional Festival, which took place all weekend, July 25-27, with a packed program for the delight of puppetheads, young and old. One highlight of the weekend was a recreation by performer and archivist Seth […]

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Black farmers past and present celebrated at African American Museum

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // July 29, 2014

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Agriculture has been the backbone of the United States since its inception and well before. Sprawling tracts of land tilled by tireless farmers is an image ingrained into Americana. Without their knowledge and labor, there would be no way to feed so many people across the far-flung corners of North America. The African American Museum […]

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Disco is the theme for this year’s Taste of the Arts: Studio 54

Dance, Macon, Music // July 28, 2014

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While some cities have a cultural arts department, the Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, partners with Macon-Bibb County as an arts agency that serves the same purpose. Each year, they hold a fundraiser where our 60 plus arts’ organizations are invited to prepare dishes for competition. This year’s theme is centered around disco, and […]

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Harvest time for the fall CSA is just around the corner

Charlotte // July 28, 2014

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It is time for the Community Supported Art (CSA) fall growing season. That’s right – shares to receive nine limited-edition works of art from local Charlotte artists go on sale this Thursday July 31st at 10 a.m. The Community Supported Art Program started in 2013 and is based on the concept of Community Supported Agriculture, […]

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Pablo Cano creates magic out of debris South of Flagler

Miami, Theater // July 28, 2014

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Fred Astaire by Pablo Cano. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

Behind a beautiful, Spanish-style home just a few blocks south of Flagler Street is the Cricket Theater. The Cricket is Pablo Cano’s small performance space (think the size of a large bedroom) filled with props, backdrops and rows and rows of the famous and the infamous—Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Princess Maha, Ukulele Lady, Piano Man […]

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St. Paul novelist Stephan Eirik Clark is the latest Hachette author to get the “Colbert bump”

St. Paul // July 28, 2014

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As of last week, one St. Paul author’s fortunes are definitely looking up: on the Monday, July 21 episode of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” author-turned-phenom Edan Lepucki plugged Stephan Eirik Clark’s new book, “Sweetness #9”. It’s a nod that’s already given the Twin Cities novelist’s pre-sales a coveted “Colbert bump”. Have you been following the stand-off […]

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Baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire announces 2014-15 season

Akron, Music // July 25, 2014

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Apollo’s Fire (a Knight arts grantee) has been in the business of making Baroque music for 23 years now, with 20 of those years featuring performance in the Akron area. Now it’s set to launch another big musical season. The musical troupe, led by founder and Music Director Jeannette Sorrell, also has managed to gather up […]

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A night of comedy with Brian Posehn and local comic Brad Wenzel at the Magic Bag Theater

Detroit // July 25, 2014

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Self-deprecation is a prime tool in the stand-up comedy arsenal, and it provides a strong counterpoint to the practice of making fun at the expense of others. However, comic Brian Posehn (best known for his turns on “Mr. Show,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” “The Comedians of Comedy” and a recurring appearance on “Just Shoot Me”) […]

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Talk about the true surfaces of artist Lynne Golob Gelfman

Miami // July 25, 2014

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The abstract paintings of Miami-based Lynne Golob Gelfman are all about surface. Surfaces that seem to shimmer and move, sometimes looking like waves rippling on the beach, or the shifting sand beneath them. At other times they can be reminiscent of topographical aerial images of a desert landscape, or a close-up of a rolling sand […]

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