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 By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer “Ah, music!… From the very first note it penetrates the soul. We are no longer of this world!” sighs Alice Herz-Sommer, a pianist who at age 110 is the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor and, literally, the soul of the outstanding documentary Refuge in Music, by Dorothee Binding and […]

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Getting Inside the Music

Published on January 11, 2014 by in Miami

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By Hilary Saunders, New World Symphony In late December, the New World Symphony brought a MTA train to Miami Beach. Sounds of train doors opening and clanking closed, winter boots thudding along the metal grates, and buskers performing underground flew through the 167 individually customizable speakers in the Miami Beach SoundScape. So, at least it […]

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By Jackie Rivera, The Project [theatre] At just past the one year mark of being awarded with the challenge of matching the generous $25,000 from The Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge we stand humbled by our successes and grateful to the foundation for allowing us the funds to grow and achieve the progress in storytelling […]

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By Erica Hawthorne, Campus Philly Campus Philly held their Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 5 at WHYY in Philadelphia, where 240 stakeholders gathered to learn about the organization’s focus and progress on accelerating internships and connecting Philadelphia college students to community.  The meeting highlighted Campus Philly’s newest connector initiative: Open Arts, a program that builds […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer People who still insist that Miami is synonymous with no-culture will have to change their tune. It may never be Paris, London or New York – and why should it? – but the compass is slowly moving in a direction that is hard to ignore. This multifaceted town […]

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By Sarah Hricko, DANCECleveland Each year, DANCECleveland makes sure to bring the best of the best to Akron, OH for not only a fantastic performance, but a week long residency for The University of Akron’s dance students. The booking process starts long before the curtain opens. This year, DANCECleveland snatched up BalletX to perform at E.J. […]

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Dreaming of Sugar Plums

Published on December 19, 2013 by in Miami

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By Emily Parkinson, Miami City Ballet Sugar Plums have been dancing in the heads of ballerinas everywhere — and for many more nights than just the night be for Christmas;-) Whether it’s the moment a little girl puts on her first pair of ballet slippers, or sees the Sugar Plum Fairy work her magic onstage, […]

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By Kimberly Niemela, COSACOSA art at large, Inc. Following a year of community planning and art-making, COSACOSA art at large, Inc. opened the first of three new Site and Sound Gardens in North Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood.  Funded by the Knight Arts, the project is transforming abandoned city lots into public green spaces with visual and […]

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By Peter Leggett, Walker West Music Academy Walker West Music Academy is moving to a new home just across the street from its current location on Selby Ave. in St. Paul. The 25-year-old community music academy plans to create a vibrant new center for music education in a building owned by Mytana Corporation at 760 […]

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CBS Miami takes a closer look at the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge and its People’s Choice winner Teo Castellanos. Castellanos and Knight Foundation VP/Arts Dennis Scholl visited the network to talk Miami stories, the Challenge and the “work that makes a difference.” Click here to watch the video.  

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