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Sundance comes to #KnightCities

All Communities // October 21, 2014

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By Nate von Zumwalt, editorial manager for Sundance Institute. Discovering and supporting independent artists is what Sundance Institute is all about. We believe that providing an inclusive space for artists to create and thrive encourages diverse stories and greater understanding.  In 2013, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation joined us in support of […]

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Voting is open for the South Florida Peoples Choice Award!

KAC Miami, Miami // October 20, 2014

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Starting today, all you need is a cellphone to help a local artist’s dream project come to life. We just launched the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award in South Florida, where you, the public, helps decide which of six local arts organizations receives $20,000 for their idea. It’s a text-to-vote campaign: pick your favorite […]

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Terrific exhibition called “Transtions” on display at Summit Artspace

Akron // October 24, 2014

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An artist friend not too long ago lost her father. She dealt with the intense feelings she was having by (of all things) making art. It was not just therapy for her; it was also a way to embody the experience, to capture such a monumental change in her life. That kind of idea informs […]

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Weekend preview: a bag full of October treats!

Detroit // October 24, 2014

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Tonight, Friday, October 24th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. is the opening for the second annual exhibit of “Ofrendas” for Día de los Muertos, a group show hosted by the DIA. Twenty-eight artists have contributed ofrendas to this colorful special exhibit, which will run from through November 2nd, concurrent with the traditional Mexican holiday that takes place […]

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Little gems of history of the last 100 years

Miami // October 24, 2014

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The Wolfsonian-FIU is in a transition period, awaiting to see what imprint the new director will have after the departure of longtime head Cathy Leff; with the downtown expansion; and anticipating the big Art Basel-timed exhibit “Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture,” which will open 100 years after the start of […]

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Design, dialogue and modular ceramics by Bobby Silverman

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // October 23, 2014

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Bobby Silverman at The Clay Studio presents an extensive body of work composed of the industrially produced ceramic tiles made commercially popular by his company Alsio Design. This Knight Arts grantee showcases Silverman’s work, which resides in a multitude of creative domains including painting, design, philosophy, language and, of course, ceramics. Through his layered approach […]

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“Moment Mile”: a unique panorama of the urban core

Charlotte // October 23, 2014

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On November 1, 2014 at 6:15 p.m. in Uptown Charlotte, a groundbreaking photograph will be taken. One hundred and fifty photographers will gather on Tryon Street and line up every 36 feet to take simultaneous photos that will capture both sides of the street in one unique panorama of the Queen City’s urban core. This […]

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Italian superstar Ligabue comes to Grand Central

Miami, Music // October 23, 2014

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Ligabue. Photo: Chico De Luigi.

The Rhythm Foundation’s 27th Season opens with Italian superstar Luciano Ligabue, one of Italy’s most popular contemporary musicians (and filmmakers) who broke a European concert attendance record when 165,264 diehard fans showed up. Ligabue comes to Grand Central on Sunday, October 26th to celebrate the release of his 10th studio album, Monodovisione. Born in Correggio, […]

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A busy weekend as classical season takes off

Miami, Music // October 22, 2014

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And suddenly, the season is full flower. This weekend is one of the many overbooked ones between now and April, and here’s a look at the reasons why: Miami Music Festival From Around the World: Newly renamed in its third season, Adolfo Vidal’s four-concert series opens Friday night at Florida International University’s Wertheim Concert Hall […]

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BareBones’ “Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Spectacular” marks the turn of the seasons

Dance, Music, St. Paul, Theater // October 22, 2014

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This weekend, BareBones Productions will open the first of five showings of “Metamorphosoup,” the 21st iteration of the performing arts nonprofit’s “Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza.”  Billed as a “community-created spectacle” the all-ages production is as much a ritual pageant marking the waning of the year as it is an entertainment – like a fall […]

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The hip hop legend Slick Rick performs at the Cox Capitol Theatre

Dance, Macon, Music // October 22, 2014

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If you were born in the 1970s, more than likely, your teenage life was touched by music from Slick Rick. Nevertheless, many people of all ages and from different backgrounds have rocked out to the tunes of Slick Rick, also known as MC Ricky D, Rick the Ruler and Uncle Ricky. All of these nicknames for […]

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None Too Fragile’s “On an Average Day” coming to Akron Civic Theatre for one-night only performance

Akron, Theater // October 22, 2014

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The first production ever by the talented group of actors and play bringers at None Too Fragile was “On an Average Day,” John Kolvenbach’s deeply riveting and psychologically chilling drama about two emotionally fraught brothers. The play, which is currently being performed at the theater’s spot in Pub Bricco, is coming for a one-night-only performance […]

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