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Now through Nov. 15, five small South Florida arts organizations are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, offering a $20,000 prize. Below, Jan Mapou talks about why the Mapou Cultural Center should get your vote. To see the other nominees and to text to vote, visit knightarts.org/peopleschoice. Q. Why should your group win […]

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By Laura Quinlan, Rhythm Foundation Last Thursday, October 24th, Arcade Fire – one of the most popular rock groups in the world today – played a secret show at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.  For real!  Of course it wasn’t so secret because thousands of people turned out, even though they called themselves “The Reflektors.”   […]

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By Steve Murray, critic-in-residence with Art Matters: Engaging the Community through Embedded Arts Journalists Holding the neck of his cello in hand, Karlos Rodriguez explained to his young audience where they might have heard “The Goldberg Variations” before. You know the music during the opening credits for that gruesome, cannibal-psychiatrist TV series, “Hannibal”? No response. OK […]

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Now through Nov. 15, five small South Florida arts organizations are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, offering a $20,000 prize. Below, Jim Hammond talks about why The Puppet Network should get your vote. To see the other nominees and to text to vote, visit knightarts.org/peopleschoice. Q. Why should your group win the […]

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Now through Nov. 15, five small South Florida arts organizations are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, offering a $20,000 prize. Below, Ian Welsch talks about why The Motivational Edge should get your vote. To see the other nominees and to text to vote, visit knightarts.org/peopleschoice. Q. Why should your group win the […]

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By Bill Haugen, VocalEssence “You’ve got what you need inside of you,” explains WITNESS guest artist Melanie DeMore, modeling the art of body percussion in the middle of a circle of teenaged boys and girls at the Hennepin County Home School. “Just break it down into little pieces.” Timid and skeptical at first, the students […]

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Now through Nov. 15, five small South Florida arts organizations are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, offering a $20,000 prize. Below, author and playwright Teo Castellanos talks about why he should get your vote. To see the other nominees and to text to vote, visit knightarts.org/peopleschoice. Q. Why should your group win […]

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By Etain Connor and Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami More and more CEOs are looking at the arts to enhance employee engagement.  Business professionals who serve on boards or volunteer in the arts learn to be innovators from going behind the scenes and working directly with artists. Kaufman Rossin, one of the […]

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Knight Foundation heads west today as VP/Arts Dennis Scholl joins Cleveland’s NPR station WCPN to discuss his Oct 25 appearance at the City Club of Cleveland.  Click here to listen to the interview. Scholl is heading to the City Club of Cleveland to discuss what today’s audiences want from the arts. He’ll will give examples […]

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By Nicole Chipi, Knight Foundation Michael Kaiser – the man dubbed “the turnaround king” for his work reviving institutions like Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Royal Opera House – has released the third book of his popular trilogy on creating and sustaining arts organizations. “The Cycle: A Practical Approach to Managing Arts Organizations” […]

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