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Springboard for the Arts’ Laura Zabel arrives at We Day

St. Paul // November 26, 2014

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By Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts This month I had the opportunity to give a short speech at We Day in Minnesota. We Day is “an annual series of stadium-sized events, We Day brings together world-renowned speakers and performers with tens of thousands of youth to kick-start a year of action through We Act. […]

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Corner Concerts initiate high spirits with music and location

Dance, Macon, Music // November 26, 2014

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  There’s an interesting concept going on around town with the Corner Concerts. Just imagine going to a show every month at a different location where indie artists are the headline acts. Some of these events may occur on the top floor of a parking deck, while others may take place in a huge warehouse. […]

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Olympic choreographer Shen Wei takes over Miami’s Freedom Tower

Dance, Miami // November 26, 2014

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Shen Wei.

Art Basel is one of the most adrenalized and splendidly exhausting art events of the year. It’s the Black Friday of the art world, and the unofficial launch of the ‘season’ in Miami. The Miami Beach Convention Center alone receives about 75,000 visitors over five days, and that doesn’t include the tens of thousands of […]

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Ballet Theatre Of Ohio’s much beloved “Nutcracker” coming to Akron Civic Theatre

Akron // November 26, 2014

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Under Christine Meneer, artistic director of Ballet Theatre of Ohio, the annual and much loved “Nutcracker” will be performed for the 22nd year in a row at the Akron Civic Theatre November 29 through December 7. Meneer’s run of this production is uncanny for its continuing popularity. As Meneer as often said, “Nutcracker” has the […]

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A farewell plus a shortlist of St. Paul arts organizations to be thankful for this holiday season

Dance, Music, Poetry, St. Paul, Theater // November 26, 2014

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After more than three years covering the city’s cultural scene for Knight Arts, I’m moving on. Beginning in December, my friend and colleague Levi Weinhagen will cover St. Paul’s arts and culture beat for you here, and I couldn’t be leaving my spot in better hands. But before I go, in the spirit of the […]

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Diana Lowenstein celebrates a silver anniversary

Miami // November 26, 2014

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Diana Lowenstein opened up a gallery 25 years ago in Buenos Aires, originally called Der Brücke (named after the early 20th-century German Expressionist movement); it opened up in Miami 15 years ago, first in Coral Gables and now in Wynwood. She has featured many artists from her homeland through the ages, being the first to […]

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Multimedia artist MK Guth presents “Advice Station for Miami Beach” at Aqua Art Miami

Miami // November 26, 2014

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By Daniel Peabody, director Elizabeth Leach Gallery Advice Station for Miami Basel is the latest project by multimedia artist MK Guth. Advice Station will be presented at Aqua Art Miami December 3-7 2014. Advice Station is part psychiatry office and part information booth where visitors can sit and talk about their experiences and offer their […]

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Miami Jazz Institute immerses students in America’s music

Miami // November 26, 2014

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By Mark Hart, executive and artistic director Community Arts Program, a Knight Arts Challenge South Florida winner to create the Miami Jazz Institute  Since its inception in the early 20th century, jazz has been a reflection of American culture and is widely considered the truly original American art form. Yet many graduate from high school with […]

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HNAF Poster Auction kicks of a season of great value for art collectors

Detroit // November 25, 2014

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Saturday, November 22nd was a banner night for the arts in Hamtramck. There was a packed house for the Ben Hall/Andrew Mehall artist talk at Popps Packing, as well as a lively crowd on hand at 9338 Campau for the poster auction benefiting the Hamtramck Neighborhood Art Festival. The evening also featured a reprisal of […]

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Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is a reliquary for contemporary wooden iconography

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // November 25, 2014

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If the third time is the charm, then the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym‘s “Process: Wood III” show is surely the enchanted culmination of its two predecessors. This Knight Arts grantee acts as the reliquary for a number of artifacts, many of which seem to cast a spiritual slant on one of the most time-tested mediums. Even […]

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