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By Bryan McGovern Wilson, AIRIE On October 1st, 2013, the Federal government initiated a series of closures for the entire United States, suspending and furloughing many federally run programs, institutions and their employees.  The National Parks fell within the crosshairs of this government shutdown. Access was cut off to the Everglades National Park and the […]

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Theatre Bizarre grabs headlines

Published on October 20, 2013 by in Detroit

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Knight Arts grantee Theatre Bizarre nabbed a big headline this month as the Detroit Free Press reports on the performance project. Theatre Bizarre won a $100,000 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit grant to inspire performers and audiences  through a large-scale, immersive art installation blending local artists, including acrobats and circus sideshow artists. Click here to read […]

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By Jonathan Morschl, Art in the Square + PorchRokr Porches aren’t just for rocking; sometimes they’re for rocking-and-rolling. That spirit filled the neighborhood of Highland Square in Akron this past weekend when more than 130 musical acts lined the streets to treat thousands of visitors to an eclectic mix of music. A chamber orchestra here. […]

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By David B. Devan, Opera Philadelphia In November, Opera Philadelphia is once again expanding our civic footprint and diversifying operatic experiences for Philadelphia audiences by launching an annual series that will offer fully staged operas in unexpected venues around the city. Opera in the City, which brings the art form outside of traditional opera houses […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer A catastrophe. That’s how Alex Ross described the untimely death of Patrice Chéreau. The critic’s description could not have been more accurate.  A screen and stage actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film producer and magisterial stage director. Chéreau was perhaps the last in a tradition that connects Jean Louis Barrault, […]

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By David Devan, Opera Philadelphia On Saturday, September 28, nearly 4,000 attendees filled the lawn in front of Independence Mall to see the HD broadcast of our season opening production of Verdi’s Nabucco, the result of record-breaking registration and attendance numbers that confirmed the increasing public demand for our civic offering. Our guests for the […]

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By Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, MACLA At MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana), we see youth as cultural innovators on their own terms.   They are the next generation and the voice of the future.  We have an awesome responsibility to construct a safe space for them to gather and create.  Perhaps most importantly, we offer […]

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By Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE), proudly announces the 2014 AIRIE Fellows. This year, AIRIE boasts a creative group of local, national and international artists across several disciplines including painters, installation artists, new media artists, photographers, and writers, who will live and work in the Everglades for a […]

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By Charo Oquet, Edge Zones This year local performance artists participated in large numbers in the second annual Miami Performance International Festival from June 1– 30, 2013, M/P ’13 thanks to the support of a newly received John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant to support their production cost.   More than 30 artists from Miami […]

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By Janet Batet, Miami Arts Journalist Existence -as a conscious coexistence and survival- implies a constant redefinition of our condition as a subject amidst the human flow in which we imbricate or not. And this dilemma looms from the overwhelming pariah status that, one way or another, marks us every day. Existence, therefore involves a […]

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