Karl Staven: Resident Animator

Published on August 17, 2014 by in Miami

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Although I grew up in Georgia, since I graduated from high school I’ve spent most of my time in the northeast. When I was accepted into the AIRIE program more than a year ago, I was excited to return to the deep south, about as deep as you can get (Key West is its own […]

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By Coming Home to Music staff Nearly a year into this adventure called Coming Home to Music, we’re excited to see the pieces coming together. And we’re really thrilled to be sharing our vision of creating an intimate, engaging series of concerts that rotate through the homes of Detroit and surrounding area, and feature diverse […]

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By Minnesota Opera staff From the Italian master who wrote Madame Butterfly and Turandot comes a romantic portrait of America’s iconic Golden West. Puccini’s gorgeous melodies and blazing orchestral colors are set against a backdrop of a gold-mining frontier town, where a poker-playing, pistol-wielding saloon owner finds herself in a love triangle with a handsome […]

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By Carolina Wilson, Miami-based freelance writer Tarrell Newell, a rising senior at Miami Jackson Senior High School, wants to attend Full Sale University in Winter Park, Fla., to study music management and sound engineering. It’s an aspiration that’s been nurtured by The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit after-school program that uses the arts to inspire youth […]

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By Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation This week, we launch “Knight Cities,” a new weekly audio interview series that focuses on the people and ideas shaping our cities. Theaster Gates – Chicago-based visual artist, actor, singer, restaurateur, activist, academician and all-around urban transformer – is our first guest. The conversation with Theaster embodies all the reasons […]

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By Nicole Rupersburg This story was originally published in the Knight-funded Creative Exchange. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. The hardest thing about making a life as an artist is actually making a life as an artist. That’s where Artists U comes in. Andrew Simonet is […]

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By The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra staff The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), American Composers Forum (ACF) and Minnesota Opera are pleased to announce the third season of the Composer Conversation Series, events of which will take place at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in downtown Saint Paul (6th & Wabasha) February […]

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By Bonita Buford, Harvey B. Gantt Center In 1974, on a sweltering day in late August, an outdoor festival heralded the launch of a concept to celebrate and recognize the historical, cultural and societal contributions of African Americans in Charlotte, North Carolina. This Afro-American Cultural and Service Center represented the unwavering determination of its founders, […]

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By Kelly Wilson, Pennsylvania Girlchoir The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, is collaborating with young female singers from the Philadelphia area (and beyond!) to present this two-day choral festival on October 17-18, 2014 titled GETMusic! (Girls Empowered Through Music). Director Vincent Metallo pursued illustrious female composers and poets to to create a […]

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By Anna Clark, Creative Exchange This story was originally published in Creative Exchange and was produced in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and the Aspen Institute Arts Program. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. This story is the first in a three-part series about urban […]

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