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Detroit: Submit your idea to the Knight Arts Challenge!

Detroit // March 16, 2015

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By Mary M. Chapman From video art that shines a light on darkened city streets to an arts incubator and Hip-Hop Mardi Gras Parade, Detroiters have dreamed big, submitting fresh ideas to the Knight Arts Challenge. With those projects taking shape in the city’s neighborhoods, the community-wide contest is now open for the third time […]

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In Miami, new funding and new beginnings in the arts

KAC Miami, Miami // March 8, 2015

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By Alberto Ibargüen  Each year, Knight Foundation’s trustees visit different Knight communities, to see and feel the work being done in the cities where Jack and Jim Knight once owned newspapers. This year, we put the spotlight on Miami, with a day that began in Wynwood and culminated in a community gathering at the Perez Art […]

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The Florida-France Festival runs every day in April

Miami // March 26, 2015

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Nadia Beugré in Quartiers Libres

The Florida-France Festival, or FLA-FRA, is a community-wide series of French-inspired events during the month of April. Produced by Tigertail Productions, FLA-FRA promises to bring elements of French culture to South Florida every day. Concerts, films, performances, pop-up culture clicks, food and a chasse au trésor (treasure hunt) will run throughout the month. Beginning on […]

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Kip Deeds goes on a boundary-breaking artistic expedition at Second State Press

Philadelphia // March 26, 2015

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Take a journey into the basement of the Crane Arts building to visit Second State Press, and you might find yourself on yet another expedition: into the artistic process of Kip Deeds. Outside of the Second State workshop, “Prints + Process: The Alasktic Series” is currently on display, providing a trail of prints, proofs, notes, […]

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Cleveland Orchestra closes residency with Orff, Bernstein

Miami // March 26, 2015

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The Cleveland Orchestra brings its Miami residency to a close beginning tonight and ending Saturday night with three performances of a 1937 blockbuster, German composer Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. In its own proto-minimalist way, this setting of medieval Goliard lyrics drawn from a collection in a monastery has been as influential as milestones such as […]

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When a house is an opera: Creating spaces for art in Detroit

Detroit // March 26, 2015

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By Mary Chapman, Detroit-based freelance writer The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Mary Chapman catches up with past winner Mitch McEwen. Many areas of Detroit, including downtown and Midtown, are flourishing. New eateries and other businesses are opening at a pace unseen in decades. Excitement […]

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The Miami Film Development Project presents “The Business of Filmmaking”

Miami // March 25, 2015

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By Verena Faden, The Miami Film Development Project On Saturday, March 28, the Miami Film Development Project will be presenting as part of it’s Film Education Initiative the award-winning screenwriter, film director and producer Verena Faden at the Coral Gables Art Cinema to lead “The Business of Filmmaking”; a workshop delving into the challenges of […]

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New American composers meet Miami’s Electro Funk: A genre bending debut for Nu Deco Ensemble

Miami // March 25, 2015

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By Conductor Jacomo Bairos, Nu Deco Ensemble What will live symphonic music look like in the future? What are the trends in the music world that will eventually find their way onto the classical stage? Can a classically-trained group influence the popular music world? These were questions my friend Sam Hyken and I asked ourselves […]

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Fresh Produce Records hosts a session in honor of hip hop

Dance, Macon, Music // March 25, 2015

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One of the most eclectic places in downtown Macon happens to be a Knight Arts grantee called Fresh Produce Records. Everything outside of the norm definitely happens at this business venue. You may be strolling down Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and witness an old school bus being transformed into a party bus in the […]

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“Self & Others: The Photographic Portrait” a dramatic exhibition at Summit Artspace

Akron // March 25, 2015

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When artist Don Parsisson came up with the idea for a photograph exhibit called “Self & Others: The Photographic Portrait,” he had a great idea going. He got together with gallery coordinator and handler Rob Lehr of Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, after which more photographers were added to the initial group organized for […]

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Hmong art is compelling part of new history exhibit

St. Paul // March 25, 2015

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger “We Are Hmong Minnesota,” the new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center developed in partnership with many individuals and organizations active in the local Hmong community, does an amazing job of letting visitors stand in the past and look through the present into the future. The diaspora of […]

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New American composers meet Miami’s Electro Funk: A genre bending debut for Nu Deco Ensemble

Miami // March 25, 2015

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By Jacomo Bairos, Nu Deco Ensemble What will live symphonic music look like in the future?   What are the trends in the music world that will eventually find their way onto the classical stage?   Can a classically-trained group influence the popular music world?   These were questions my friend Sam Hyken and I […]

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