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By Renee Prola, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts There was a mantra going around earlier today…Rain, Rain Go Away! Unfortunatley, for the first Ordway Summer Dance of the 2014 season the rain continued. The festivities were moved inside to the Marzitelli Foyer at the Ordway. The Foyer provided a lovely dry replacement on this […]

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By Michael D. Bolden, Knight Foundation Hattie Mae Williams, a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for her Miami Sites Project. The first component, of the project, a site-specific dance and film at historic Miami Marine Stadium, is scheduled for July, she said. Williams hopes to raise $4,000 for to […]

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By Peter E. Leggett, Walker West Music Academy On Saturday, June 7 Walker West Music Academy opened the doors of its new facility at 760 Selby Avenue. The 26 year old non-profit community music school has spent the last year developing the 5,938 square foot space on Selby Avenue in Saint Paul’s Summit-University community. The […]

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By Nicholas Mirra, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia The evolution of bicycle parking in Philadelphia is poised to take a big step forward this month as City Council considers a bill codifying the process for the installation of bike corrals (news articles here and here). Bike corrals are collections of bike racks placed in the […]

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By Nicole Chipi, Knight Foundation This weekend, Knight Foundation grantee O Cinema will open ‘Hellion’, a feature film written and directed by Kat Candler. Candler, whose past directorial credits include ‘Black Metal’ and a ‘Hellion’ short, was in Miami this March, sharing her trials and triumphs in filmmaking at a Knight-funded Sundance ShortsLab at Cosford […]

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By Serlin Quah, ZERO1 ZERO1 is excited to announce the line up for our summer-long 
BRING IT! Performance Art Series, supported by the Knight Foundation. We’ll be featuring six innovative performances by artists who are pushing the boundaries of digital culture. Performances take place at the ZERO1 Garage located at 439 S. 1st Street, San […]

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By Stephanie Fritz, Macon Arts Alliance Amplify, a program that supports the professional development of creative entrepreneurs in central Georgia, held a Creative Professionals Mixer at the Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee. This mixer brought together 25 different artists from the community. “This was a wonderful opportunity for artists to meet with one […]

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By Suzie Graham, Downtown Akron Partnership Downtown Akron has never been so chic. Beautiful people, beautiful weather and beautiful music rounded out an evening of trend-setting style at the NOTO Summer Fashion Show – A Downtown Live and Local event co-sponsored by the Downtown Akron Partnership. The not-to-be-missed event included a restaurant round up with […]

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By Susan Tranbaugh, Creative Capital Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program (PDP) helps artists develop a system for using strategic planning and goal setting to attain career success and stability. This year, PDP offered two workshops to Spanish-speaking artists, generously funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in Charlotte and Philadelphia. Above, workshop […]

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Opening a dialogue

Published on June 8, 2014 by in Charlotte

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By Dias Dobson, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture   On Sunday June 15, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture will say farewell to its three current exhibitions, I See You: The Politics of Being; Question Bridge: Black Males; and African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives […]

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