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By Roofless Records Now that Roofless has reached the halfway point of raising money to match our grant, our wheels are greased like never before and there is seemingly no end to the momentum. Everything described below is either the direct product of The Knight Foundation’s support, or was greatly enhanced and better realized as […]

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By Sharon Gillberg, Downtown Akron Partnership Colorful art, music, dance, and even gumbo, came together at the Downtown Akron Artwalk on Saturday, March 2. All of this was possible through the help of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The sounds of Dixieland music along with jazz on flute and piano were heard […]

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Drumming up support

Published on March 20, 2013 by in Miami

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By Steven S. Klotz, Embrace Music Foundation Big Brother Big Sister of Miami’s annual fundraising gala attracts over 700 guests committed to improving the lives of at-risk youth in their community.  Going in, guests know the heartbreaking stories, the odds of survival, the yeoman efforts needed.  But what they don’t know is that this evening’s […]

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A Sit Down with the Maestro

Published on March 18, 2013 by in Miami

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By Alejandra Serna, Florida Grand Opera Florida Grand Opera is just days away from making its Design District debut with an out-of-the-box production between two tango-themed operettas presented at the popular music venue and bar The Stage. Opening March 21, 2013, the double bill features Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Tango, a one-man show that turns reality […]

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By Connie Shaver, Festival of Nations Festival of Nations, Minnesota’s largest multi-cultural celebration, returns to Saint Paul RiverCentre Thursday, May 2through Sunday, May 5. Thousands of students from around the region attend on Thursday and Friday, the public is invited Friday afternoon through Sunday. Enjoy delicious food from around the world served at 37 ethnic […]

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By Alejandra Serna, Florida Grand Opera They say that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is, but not in this case. Florida Grand Opera is doing its first ever tweet seats, or Tweet Tickets, event on March 21 for the opening of an edgy tango production in a Design District […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer For the Argentine director José María Condemi, the equation María de Buenos Aires + Tango + Florida Grand Opera + Miami results in a tempting mercurial crossroads that widens and multiplies according to Astor Piazzolla’s magical music and his poet Horacio Ferrer. In his debut with the FGO, […]

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By Barbara Johnson Ross, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art At an Ohr-O’Keefe Museum Studio Ohr workshop on February 9, 2013, students used the printmaking art of linocut to create one-of-a-kind 4” x 6” Valentine cards that could be mailed, framed or given as gifts.  Linocut skills can be used to transfer designs to fabric, create wrapping […]

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By Kelly Belich, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra The Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s second annual Youth Chamber Music Competition, the final rounds of which will take place March 23-24, saw an interesting innovation this year. For the first time, the competition’s first round was judged via YouTube videos submitted by talented young chamber […]

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By Christina Chang, Minnesota Museum of American Art “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt’s words perfectly capture the do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) spirit that is the subject of the MMAA Project Space’s new exhibition of print, D.I.Y. Printing: Presses Not Required (March 7-April 28, 2013). The message […]

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