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Restoring Lowertown’s “ghost signs”

St. Paul // March 2, 2015

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By Thomas F. Surprenant, Stahl Construction Company Receiving a grant from the Knight Foundation to restore and conserve some of the historic “ghost signs” in St. Paul’s Lowertown has been enjoyable and rewarding, though it also brings challenges that have kept me awake at night. Where do I find the matching funds? How does Stahl […]

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Soprano Sydney Mancasola makes her Florida Grand Opera debut

Theater // March 2, 2015

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Florida Grand Opera’s The Pearl Fishers.

The Florida Grand Opera’s elegantly executed version of George Bizet’s generally lackluster The Pearl Fishers features two up-and-coming singers performing the role of Leila—sopranos Sydney Mancasola (who performed February 28 and March 1, and has two more performances on March 3 and 6) and Emily Birsan (who will perform the role on March 7, 12 […]

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Drink and Ink at the 567 Center for Renewal

Macon // March 2, 2015

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In this day and age, the process of creating art is not just left to the professionals. Many organizers are producing public and private paint parties all over the place. These painting soirees have the coolest names, like Drink and Ink, Whimsy & Wine, and Sip & Stroke to name a few. The fundamental concept […]

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Our fleeting piece of paradise

Miami // March 2, 2015

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“Still, Paradise Is Ours (Igual el paraiso es nuestro)” is such a perfect exhibit for Miami, and not just because of the title. The Argentine artist, Silvia Rivas, whose solo show is up at Diana Lowenstein Gallery, has captured an idea, a dream, as well as a physical reality with her fascinating, small, multimedia sets […]

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Corrie Baldauf and Rose DeSloover in colorful conversation at 9338 Campau

Detroit // February 27, 2015

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  This past Thursday, February 26th, artists Corrie Baldauf and Rose DeSloover participated in an artist talk and open discussion that I moderated for Essay’d, Detroit’s premiere location for short, in-depth articles on key members of the Detroit art scene. The discussion was fluid and far-ranging, highlighting a number of similarities between these two artists, […]

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Ballet Excel Ohio brings back “Snow White”

Akron, Dance // February 27, 2015

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It seems like only a couple of years ago that Ballet Excel Ohio, a Knight Arts grantee, mounted its version of “Snow White,” as commissioned by the company and created by choreographer Laszlo Berdo. So it came as quite a surprise to Mia Klinger, the ballet’s artistic director–and me, when sitting down for an interview and […]

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It’s time to roll the dice

Miami, Theater // February 26, 2015

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Rude Mechs. Photo Credit: Jeremy M. Lange.

I entered curious and vaguely intrigued, but reserved about going in. On an uncharacteristically chilly Miami night, I invited my husband to watch “Now Now Oh Now,” an interactive theater experience from Rude Mechs, an Austin-based theater ensemble made up by Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht and Shawn […]

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McColl resident artist Robert Karimi promotes wellness through food stories

Charlotte // February 26, 2015

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This Saturday, join Robert Karimi, artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Art+Innovation, for a lively event at the 7th Street Public Market in Uptown Charlotte. The event, Viva La Bicycle Parade + Progressive Food Party, will be filled with high-energy activities using performance, food samples, humor and interaction to promote healthy eating and wellness. Participants will […]

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The scientific and the transcendental in crystals at Esther Klein Gallery

Philadelphia // February 26, 2015

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Human beings have had a long and complex history with crystals, but some of these faceted formations dwarf even the timescale of our species. Others, like salt or ice crystals, may take shape so quickly, they practically grow before our eyes. At the Esther Klein Gallery, part of the University City Science Center, the exhibit […]

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Reading Terminal Market: February update

Philadelphia // February 25, 2015

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market The Reading Terminal Market’s Knight-Foundation-funded performance series is called Music @ the Market, but it includes other forms of performing arts, including dance. The Philadelphia community is lucky enough to have access to a portable, modular dance floor owned by Dance USA Philadelphia. Since last spring, this floor has […]

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