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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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In 2012, Miami Dance Mecca, run by Brazz Dance Theater, was awarded a $45,000 Knight Arts Challenge Miami grant to build Miami’s reputation as an emerging center for contemporary dance. Brazz Dance & MDC set out to create new works, help dancers develop professionally and launch a Brazilian dance festival. This month, part of that […]

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By Peter Leggett, Walker West Music Academy Walker West Music Academy has a developed a new website at WalkerWest.org. Thanks to the support of Thomsen Reuters, the Academy engaged a team of web developers from Thomsen Reuters FindLaw. This team worked with Academy administration for several months and provided more than 200 hours of in-kind […]

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By Valerie Ricordi, MOCA Over the last decade and a half, the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, has grown to be the second most prolific in the world, after India’s Bollywood. Its acclaim was initially restricted to Nigerian and African audiences but as an English language art form, its productions are now widely-distributed in the UK, […]

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By Lori-Anne Williams, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts On January 16 & 17th more than 300 students and educators attended the 2014 Dance to Learn Kick-Off performances. Dance to Learn is a multifaceted dance education program of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Partnership with the Arts Education Partnership and Multicultural Voices […]

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By Caitlyn Swett, Triptych Collective In their seventh season, the Triptych Collective will be continuing their mission of developing and performing socially engaged performance art in the Charlotte, N.C. community.  With assistance from a Cultural Innovation grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Triptych Collective will be creating socially relevant work by […]

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By Nicholas Mirra, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia One of the goals of our artistic-designed bike rack project is to use the same stretch of the street twice. We want to increase the amount of available bike parking in the city; Center City Philadelphia sees some of the highest rates of bicycling in the country, […]

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By Hilary Saunders, New World Symphony One week before the members of United Nations convened in Switzerland for the Geneva II conference about the Syrian Civil War, hundreds of New Yorkers began to amass in Carnegie Hall. They, along with musicians representing some 70 orchestras, ensembles, and freelancers, came to the famed institution on a […]

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By Cathy Leff, The Wolfsonian-Florida lnternational University  Cathy Leff is director of The Wolfsonian-Florida lnternational University in Miami Beach. Below, she writes about “Power of Design 2014: Complaints,” a multidisciplinary event slated for March 20-23. The festival is sponsored by Knight Foundation and curated and organized by The Wolfsonian in partnership with WLRN and the Miami Herald. Everyone has complaints, […]

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By Cammy Richards, WPBT Knight Foundation supports WPBT2/Community Television Foundation of South Florida to produce original content about the regional arts scene. Below, Cammy Richards, director of communications for WPBT2, writes about the anniversary of the series “Art Loft,” which first aired Feb. 5, 2013, and a new series of profiles. Funding from Knight Foundation, […]

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