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By Anne Younan, City Lights Theater Company of San Jose “Why?”  “To what end?”  If you are not asking yourself that, you should.  I have recently become a huge fan of “strategic thinking.”  I personally do a lot of what I do from instinct, or “gut feeling,” trusting that my accumulated experiences continue to strengthen […]

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By Anne Younan, City Lights Theater Company of San Jose I can’t tell you how excited I am about Amadeus at City Lights.  I underestimated the size and scope of the overall project, but experience tells me that the projects that are the hardest – that pose the most challenges, are ultimately the most fun and fulfilling. […]

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By Brandon Harris Back for the 31st time, the Miami International Film Festival, presented by Miami Dade College’s MDCulture program, will unfurl 120 films over 10 days starting Friday, March 7, and running through March 16 at locations all over Greater Miami. It’s a rich smorgasbord of cinema from around the world. The festival opens […]

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By Bill Powell, Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Imagination games were the first seeds which spread throughout the eighty one sites in Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation (PPR)  afterschool programs.  Watching the children interact with one another in a series of three to five minute games quickly led to laughter, movement & unexpected quirks and twists that […]

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By Satori Shakoor, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Satori Shakoor, creator, producer and curator, was caught off guard when Dana Lynn Cleveland presented The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers with a “Spirit of Detroit” Award on November 15, 2013. We thank the City of Detroit for acknowledging our event as worthy. We are eternally […]

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By Satori Shakoor, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Thanks to the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge grant, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers is continuing to fulfill its mission to connect humanity, heal and transform and provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience that is unique through the art and craft of storytelling. In November […]

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By Andrew Simonet, Artists U I’m a choreographer. And I run a program called Artists U, a grassroots, artist-run planning program. And I have two sons. So I started an Artists Raising Kids project. The Artists Raising Kids Compendium is a collection thoughts and tactics from artist parents. We surveyed 130 artist parents, interviewed a group […]

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By Cinetopia Festival Staff This story is cross-posted from CinetopiaFestival.org. Read an excerpt below & click here to read the complete story. Planning for the 2014 Cinetopia Film Festival is well underway. Today, we met with the volunteers of the Detroit Film Theater at the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) to discuss the expansion into […]

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By Jane Hart, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood was extremely pleased to present internationally acclaimed artist Andrea Zittel as the third speaker in its 2013/14 Hot Topics lecture series, which has been partially funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. On Saturday, February 8th, […]

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By Bonnie Marshall, American Composers Forum Over pints of beer and baskets of French fries, lovers and listeners of music gather at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St. Paul to hear directly from people who write music. Celebrated composers, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning John Harbison, are there to talk about their creative process […]

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