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By Bonita Buford, Harvey B. Gantt Center As on many campuses in the early 1970s, students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) held sit-ins, demanding that the rich history and contributions of African-Americans be acknowledged. Campus leaders heeded the students’ rallying cry and launched what was to become the Black Studies Center at […]

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By Ceci Dadisman, director of communications Palm Beach Opera, a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge South Florida More than a year ago, we were excited to learn that we would receive an $80,000 Knight Arts Challenge matching grant from Knight Foundation. The funds from the Knight Arts Challenge were awarded to help subsidize […]

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Open Studio at the AIRIELAB

Published on November 20, 2014 by in Miami

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By Deborah Mitchell, AIRIE/Artists in Residence in Everglades Regina Jestrow is the AIRIE November resident. She has been walking the trails of the park, creating “rubbings” of her surroundings, and paintings about her research. Canoeing, slogging, visiting the archives and python lab, and hands-on fun in the Royal Palm Interpreters Room have nurtured her curiosity […]

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By Shellae Mueller, Penumbra Theatre On September 10, 2014, Over 200 people turned out at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, MN for Let’s Talk: Ferguson. This special program was created to invite the community to share in a conversation around the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the long-standing racial tensions in that community […]

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By Christopher Tiffany, Detroit School of Arts This fall, the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) began the school year with a burst of music. Through a program funded in part by the Knight Foundation, the DSA is able to bring in artists and groups from around the region to provide concerts, master classes, and one-on-one […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer In uncertain times, when the music world faces conditions more precarious than usual, it is important to recognize the young people who play important artistic roles in our city, a city that needs to make good use of their enthusiasm, impetus and energy if it is to attain […]

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By Logan McSwain, Charlotte Ballet Charlotte Ballet is incredibly proud of Associate Artistic Director Patricia McBride’s 2014 Kennedy Center Honor. To help celebrate, Charlotte Ballet is inviting the community to show its #PattiPride on social media. To participate, connect with Charlotte Ballet on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #PattiPride. This is your chance to share […]

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By Leigh Dyer, Mint Museum What a difference a month can make! Looking back to our first Knight Arts blog entry at the one-month point before our grand opening of the exhibition Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100, it seemed nearly impossible that all would be ready in time to invite the public […]

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By Dana Keith, Miami Beach Cinematheque The early films of Andy Warhol are a mystery to most people, mainly because he is so well known as a graphic artist as opposed to a filmmaker, and also partly because the later more narrative features of his career (actually directed by Paul Morrissey, in most cases) were […]

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By Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder and chair of the Miami Book Fair International Miami Book Fair opens Nov. 16, and for the 31st year in a row, the streets of downtown Miami will fill with books and the people who love them. With more than 600 authors in town, our city, for the next eight days […]

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