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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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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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