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By Stephanie Fritz, Macon Arts Alliance Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, is offering a new development program for creative professionals in Macon and central Georgia. “Amplify” supports creative entrepreneurs and professionals with resources, training, and networking opportunities to advance their careers. Phase One began in March. An online survey was distributed to assess […]

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By Maura Guyote, Creative Capital Foundation In February, the Queens Museum partnered with us to host a Spanish-language workshop underwritten by Tequila Herradura. The workshop was led by Ela Troyano along with guest hosts Chemi Rosado-Seijo and Gonzalo Casals. Chemi Rosado-Seijo is a 2013 Emerging Fields Awardee of Creative Capital who attended two of our workshops in […]

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Music @ the Market

Published on April 30, 2014 by in Philadelphia

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By Reading Terminal Market Six horn players walk through the crowded aisles of the Reading Terminal Market, making music. Two drummers await them in the Market’s Center Court. Led by one of Philadelphia’s icons of jazz, music director/tenor saxophonist Sam Reed, they play a tight, intense version of Sonny Rollins’ iconic Tenor Madness for a […]

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By Davis Rivera, Philadelphia Film Festival Andrew Gitomer’s Past Present Future is a feature-length film about two close friends who had had an on-again, off-again relationship since high school, and meet up for the first time after three years apart. The film is structured so that the audience is able to see the course of […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer “It makes a little sound, like music,” the toddler whispers in her mother’s ear as she gazes, wide-eyed, engrossed, at El Anatsui’s gigantic piece, which seems about to devour her. And that gaze, which perceives the secret flutter, which sees better than any adult, is perhaps the best […]

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By SPCO This past weekend, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra continued its tradition of championing new works and supporting modern composers with the premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’s Viola Concerto. Co-commissioned by the SPCO, with the leadership support of Linda and Stuart Nelson, Idlyllwild Arts Academy, Chautauqua Institution, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the […]

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Hard questions for writers

Published on April 28, 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Kira Obolensky, Ten Thousand Things Writers are often asked impossible questions. We might nod when we hear an impossible question. We might shrug or mumble an incoherent answer or remark upon the question-asker’s spiffy shoes. Impossible questions are almost always connected to the source of the creative work at hand. Every writer I know […]

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By Silas Munro, Miami : Open : Source Miami : Open : Source, a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge winner, has been granted co-working space and mentorship services at the Center for Social Change in Coral Gables as we raise funds, connect to partners and refine our business strategy. Our project seeks to cultivate the use of […]

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By Uri Sands, TU Dance Dear Friends, For me, one of the highlights of this 10th anniversary season has been the chance to collaborate with an artist I have long admired, master wood block print artist Hiroki Morinoue.  The result is a new work, Hikari, which has been commissioned by the Ordway for the upcoming […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts & culture writer Those who argue for the transformative power of the written word will be hard pressed to find a more potent, or moving, argument than the life of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. His childhood story suggests a Dickensian tale set in the American Southwest. Baca was born in […]

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