John Philip Sousa. Independence Day is just around the corner, and time was when the venerable American institution of the concert band would play a free program of patriotic music for folks to enjoy while taking part in the holiday. It doesn’t look like there are too many such programs around this year, though there [...]
As movies and books and Mayan lore have warned us: the End of the World may be nigh, 2012 to be exact. Over at the expansive Miami Art Space, large-scale works with a tie to that apocalyptic year are on display in a one-off local show called, appropriately enough, “20(12): Twenty Twelve” (which opened on [...]
East Coast. West Coast. Dirty South…Montreal? That French Canadian city may be known for supporting the arts, but it’s not exactly the first joint that comes to mind for urban music and dance. But then Quebec’s own Blueprint Cru made it to the finals on America’s Best Dance Crew this season. And last Thursday at [...]
Have you heard anyone slip up and say “the hurricane in Haiti,” when they meant to say “the earthquake”? Hurricanes and earthquakes are both disasters, but could these words become interchangeable? Under the Sun, a new public radio series on WLRN takes a closer look at the linguistics and implication behind the language. Click here [...]
Thursday’s announcement of a $717,500 Knight Arts grant is front-page news in today’s Akron Beacon Journal. Read below for the highlights and click here for the full article.
It’s officially summer, the very sloooow season for art. So what is this great show doing opening up at the Bass today, “Human Rites”? Combining 14th-, 15th- and 16th-century pieces from its collection along with contemporary works donated for the exhibition from local collectors, this is a smart, clean show that has both intellectual heft [...]
By Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts and Miami program director I’m in Akron today, announcing more than $700,000 for arts projects that enrich and engage the community, as part of our national arts program. The largest grant – for $200,000 – is to renovate and expand the Summit Artspace, in order to strengthen it as a [...]