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By Hunter Franks, Neighborhood Postcard Project We’ve become terrible at talking to each other. You can be crammed on a bus, inches away from someone, and it is socially acceptable, socially preferable, to stare off into space or be zoned in on your smartphone scrolling through your Facebook feed. Park benches remain empty of conversation. […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer  “Many years ago, my sole intention was to create an oasis of good music on Sunday afternoons,” said the indefatigable Doreen Marx on the stage of the University of Miami Gusman Concert Hall when she announced her decision to close the Sunday Afternoons of Music series at the […]

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By Anna Rose Canzano, MOCAD Here at the MOCAD Teen council, we are learning what it takes to plan an event. We came up with an idea for our first event: a teen night “icebreaker” for Detroit-area high school students. It will be centered around a big blank wall on which guests can draw and […]

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DANCECleveland Feb 2014 update

Published on February 21, 2014 by in Akron

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By Sarah Hricko, DANCECleveland Earlier in the year, DANCECleveland and The University of Akron’s dance program presented a Blue Ribbon Panel to explore the idea of a National Center for Choreography to be established in Akron, Ohio.  The panel was comprised of Douglas Sonntag, Director of Dance at The National Endowment for the Arts, Neil […]

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By Michael Bolden, Knight Foundation editorial director Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, will serve on the board of trustees for the Ford Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit established by Edsel Ford in 1936. In an announcement, Ford said Lopez is the first artist to join the board. Lopez, who was born […]

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Support Puremovement Projects and dance with a master as Tony Award-nominated dancer Desmond Richardson hosts two master classes in Miami. The New York Times called Richardson “one of the greatest modern dancers of his time.” Now you’ll have a chance to dance with him.Each class begins with contemporary ballet barre, moving into the center and […]

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art Just under a month ago, the Bass Museum of Art installed two new artworks by Miami-based artists in Collins Park as part of tc: temporary contemporary. Christy Gast’s Self Portrait as the Barefoot Mailman (2013) is prominently displayed outside of the Bass’s front entrance, while Emmett Moore’s two […]

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By Max Kellogg, Florida Grand Opera One of the beauties of live theater is its unpredictability, and when you are dealing with one of the most-performed operas in the world, unexpected things are bound to happen.  Some things are minor incidents that are easily covered up, sometimes without anyone in the audience noticing.  Others tend […]

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By Jack Becker, Forecast Public Art Art heals. Whether it’s a creative chance to focus away from pain or to communicate suffering that has no words, art offers healing to both artists and audiences. Art that heals is not restricted to hospitals or medical centers; it’s happening everywhere, all the time. The theme of last […]

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By Ara Topouzian, Detroit HYE Times After months of preparation, I have launched my Kickstarter campaign to fund raise for my Detroit HYE Times film documentary project. Detroit HYE Times will be a 60-minute film documentary that highlights the history of Armenian musicians and music in Detroit, Michigan. The documentary will include rare interviews, photographs […]

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