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By Charo Oquet, Edge Zones This year local performance artists participated in large numbers in the second annual Miami Performance International Festival from June 1– 30, 2013, M/P ’13 thanks to the support of a newly received John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant to support their production cost.   More than 30 artists from Miami […]

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By Janet Batet, Miami Arts Journalist Existence -as a conscious coexistence and survival- implies a constant redefinition of our condition as a subject amidst the human flow in which we imbricate or not. And this dilemma looms from the overwhelming pariah status that, one way or another, marks us every day. Existence, therefore involves a […]

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Ranjana Warier is a 2012 winner of Knight Arts Challenge Miami. Below, she writes about her project, which showcases classical Indian dance through adaptations of Western fairy tales.  By Ranjana Warier How would you describe cultural fusion in a word? “Magical” and “exotic” were among the adjectives used by those who attended the recent staging […]

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The beat returns to Broward

Published on October 2, 2013 by in Miami

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By Steven S. Klotz, Embrace Music Foundation The musical journey known as Rhythms of Africa / Music Around the World achieves its destination when 35 children, all musical novices, perform at Bailey Hall on the Davie campus of Broward College, Sunday afternoon, October 27th.   A capacity crowd is anticipated. This iteration of the program features […]

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Beginning the Journey

Published on October 1, 2013 by in Miami

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By Emily Parkinson, Miami City Ballet Miami City Ballet’s opening night of the 2013-2014 Season is just weeks away! Over the years, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has been instrumental in helping the ballet bring new works to the stage, keep the magic of the orchestra alive at performances, and create unique […]

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By Brandon Nixon, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture As The Kinsey Collection comes to a close at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, all talk is centered on the new exhibitions slated for the fall. Question Bridge: Black Males — one of three new exhibits — will […]

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By Barbara Johnson Ross, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art                 In conjunction with the exhibition Shearwater: The Christopher and Kristen Hogan Collection at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Dr. Hogan gave a presentation and slide show about the history of Shearwater Pottery.  The event on September 27, 2013 was […]

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By Mary M. Chapman, Detroit Journalist Like many other urban centers, Detroit years ago pared arts from its public school budget, reducing the exposure of students to disciplines like classical musical. But Sphinx, a Detroit-based national nonprofit, is doing its part to change that. Since 1997 the organization has been working to diminish cultural stereotypes […]

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By David Guinn, Freewall Freewall kicks off the season with an opening reception for Desiree Bender’s new wheat-paste mural, The Fawn On Friday September 27th, on the west side of Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St. Philadelphia.  Enjoy a time lapse video of the mural’s installation above. The mural’s inspiration comes from Desiree’s recent adventures into […]

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By Bill Haugen, VocalEssence It’s that time of year again—lovers and supporters of the performing arts are buzzing about the upcoming performers at Cocktails & Cabaret, the third annual benefit event hosted by VocalEssence. The event supports the organization’s community engagement programs, ¡Cantaré! and WITNESS, which educate and enrich the lives of thousands of students […]

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