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Join us, South Florida, to learn about the Knight Arts Challenge

KAC Miami, Miami // January 20, 2015

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  The Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida opens in less than a week. And if you’re interested in applying for funding, we hope you will join us for one of our upcoming events where you can learn more about the challenge and get your questions answered. RELATED LINK “Knight Arts Challenge launches Jan. 26” […]

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Coming soon: The Knight Arts Challenge!

Akron, Detroit, KAC Akron, KAC Detroit, KAC Miami, KAC St. Paul, Miami, St. Paul // January 13, 2015

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If you live in South Florida, Detroit, St. Paul, Minn., or Akron, Ohio, we hope you’re getting those ideas ready. The Knight Arts Challenge will open in those cities in coming months, and we’ll be looking for the best ideas for the arts. RELATED LINK “Join us South Florida to learn about the Knight Arts […]

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Mark your calendar: Artist Nicole Cherubini discusses George Ohr at PAMM Jan 29

Miami // January 24, 2015

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Mark your calendar! On Thursday, Jan 29 artist Nicole Cherubini, whose newest body of sculptures are currently on view at PAMM, will speak about the works of the revolutionary ceramicist George Ohr and his artistic process, including his inventive experimentation with clay. The discuss is free with admission, but space is limited (first come, first seated). […]

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Short shots of exhibits at the Bakehouse

Miami // January 23, 2015

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There seems to be a trend at galleries these days, to throw weekly events or happenings, to keep movement flowing. Gallery Diet, Emerson Dorsch and now the Bakehouse Art Complex are examples. The Bakehouse has been giving a platform to emerging artists since the 1980s, when its location seemed far off the grid – today […]

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Frederick Wiseman discusses “National Gallery” at the DFT

Detroit // January 23, 2015

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I had the privilege of joining a member of the DIA’s educational department for the Detroit Film Theatre’s first screening of the documentary National Gallery by filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Wiseman was in attendance for a discussion following the three-hour film, which details the inner workings of London’s National Gallery. As a gesture to the relevance […]

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Dramatic genius on view in “Einstein” at Actors’ Summit

Akron, Theater // January 23, 2015

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You don’t have to be a genius to catch onto what’s happening in “Einstein,” the play currently being shown at Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee. The one-act drama, written by playwright Willard Simms, ostensibly captures Albert Einstein at his home office in Princeton, N.J. in 1946. The audience is treated as invited guests – […]

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The North Carolina Dance Festival makes a stop in Charlotte

Charlotte // January 22, 2015

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The North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) is back in the Queen City on January 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall. This performance will feature five touring choreographers selected by Dance Project, as well as two local artists. Dance Project, a non-profit organization under the direction of Jan Van […]

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MUSAIC, a musical meeting house for the world

All Communities // January 21, 2015

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It’s a place where, a few keystrokes away, you can find cellist Yo-Yo Ma offering insights about the structure and interpretation of Bach’s “Suite No. 5 in C minor” for unaccompanied cello; have a former principal flutist at the Boston Symphony Orchestra give you some pointers on practicing scales; or just simply listen to a […]

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Detroit Teams with Miami to deliver storied book fair to national PBS audience

Detroit // January 21, 2015

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By Rich Fahle, Detroit Public Television The 31-year legacy of the Miami Book Fair International has played a key role in Miami’s continued cultural resurgence, and is perhaps the country’s most shining example of the power that books and literacy have to fuel urban renewal and community engagement. Detroit Public Television, recognizing the national importance […]

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FilmGate: inspiring Miami filmmakers to create

Miami, Theater // January 21, 2015

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FilmGate Interactive, a Knight Arts grantee, returns with another week-long event “at the crossroads of film, technology and interactive storytelling.” The festival, which runs from February 1-8, is the brainchild of Executive Director Diliana Alexander. Alexander, whom I interviewed last year, spoke with me again about the creative value the festival will generate for local […]

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Raheem the Dream performs his retro hip hop music at Bar 41

Dance, Macon, Music // January 21, 2015

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There was a time when Georgia was booming with the sounds of Miami bass music. Many rappers were influenced by Uncle Luke, also known as Luther Campbell. One of those lyrical geniuses was Raheem the Dream. His rap style was smooth, and he didn’t rush his flow. In a lot of his music, Raheem talks about […]

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Books & Bars is a show inside a book club

St. Paul // January 21, 2015

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Way back in early 2004, Jeff Kamin started a book club. There’s nothing terribly remarkable about a book club. At its most basic, a book club is a group of people coming together to discuss a book they’ve all read, sharing their likes and dislikes. If you poll a room full of people, it’s likely […]

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