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By Frany Cruz, AIRE Fellow Concrete houses made of paper and robotic soldiers at war against their enemies of heat and humidity surround me as they keep the indoors cozy. I sit somewhere in Mayami on a tiny patch of grass between cuboids made to shelter humans from the winged biomechanical vampiric beings with a […]

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By Brad Nathanson, Tosco Music Parties Tosco Music Parties, Inc. is a Charlotte-based non-profit organization that hosts quarterly concerts to raise money for youth music scholarships. Every Father’s Day Weekend we host a special Beatles Tribute Night, when the 15 or so musical acts all play Beatles songs, but in a variety of different styles. […]

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By Christopher Tiffany, University of Michigan School of Education On May 3, 2015, over 100 students from the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) performed for the 60th Annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit. The Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner, hosted by the Detroit Branch of the NAACP, was launched in April 1956, […]

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Now through the fall, Detroit will become the backdrop for artist Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date, including seven months of events and his first solo exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum, all funded by the Knight Arts Challenge. Here Cranbrook Curator Laura Mott writes about the launch of Cave’s exhibit at the museum, including his signature embellished […]

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By Darius V. Daughtry, bluapple Poetry Network As part of Louder Than A Bomb Florida, a youth poetry slam in South Florida, NBC6 decided to produce an original short documentary surrounding the efforts of one of the youth poets, Zoharian Williams. “The Changes of Zoharian Williams” aired during a commercial-free, 30-minute special on NBC6 in […]

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market June at the Reading Terminal Market saw two very different musical performances, and three site-specific performances that continued the new FringeArts in the Market series. This second series was developed as a direct result of the relationship the Market established with FringeArts because of the Knight Arts Challenge. On […]

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By Lindsay Mauck, Young Playwrights “Getting payback because of what happened isn’t going to benefit you at all. Closure? It’s not going to help you with closure… Tito… TITO! Come back! You better not walk out that… (she grabs her coat and car keys)… Each spring, Young Playwrights partners with InterAct Theatre Company to produce […]

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Detroit Workshop

Published on June 29, 2015 by in Detroit

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By Karen Wong, Deputy Director, New Museum In preparation for IDEAS CITY Detroit, which will take place in the fall of 2015, we held an invitation–only workshop in the Skyroom at the New Museum on Friday, May 29. The results and the questions raised by the workshop will serve to inform the approach, structure and goals of IDEAS CITY Detroit as well as IDEAS CITY Athens in […]

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By Thalissa Woodcock, Miami Dade College Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus hosted a lecture by the curator, Lexing Zhang of Art Lexing, on June 17, 2015. Lexing Zhang discussed the artist, Lu Chengxiang’s intent in producing his work and the history behind the work. These encapsulated fantasies, collectively called The Modern Utopia, are Chengxiang’s own […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The ancients had a saying that when opportunity comes at you headlong, you have to seize it by the whiskers, because it’s bald in the back. Once it’s gone by, there is nothing to be done. And Miami, a booming city that aspires to become a cultural destination, […]

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