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Scott Harrison, Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2013 is already off to an exciting start with our Beethoven Festival – five webcasts in three weeks featuring all nine symphonies at dso.org/live.  We’re also recording all the performances for release as mp3s in our Beethoven Digital Box Set – available for pre-order for only $19.99 at dso.org/Beethoven – […]

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The Miami City Ballet has had its share of difficult headlines of late. Artistic director Edward Villella announced his final season, the organization ran out of cash and its executive director left. But, things seem to be turning around, as Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser noted in the HuffPost. Kaiser notes: “Recently I went to […]

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By Pati Vargas, Viernes Culturales Join us for another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana’s popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music, discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th St and SW 15th Ave, and visit the many […]

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By Melissa Henry, Janet Echelman, Inc Artist Janet Echelman, who designed the public artwork for Philadelphia’s Dilworth Plaza recently shared her words for a feature on the The Huffington Post. Echelman’s TED Talk and accompanying article headlined their curated TED Weekend program themed “Imagination Innovation.” A Knight Arts Challenge Grant is helping to construct Echelman’s […]

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By Justin Moss, Florida Grand Opera On January 24, 2013, students and invited donors filled the Ziff Ballet-Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. It was dress rehearsal night and excitement filled the hall as everyone prepared to take their seats for a preview of Florida Grand Opera’s […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Benjamin Grosvenor is slated to play in Miami on Feb. 19 and his latest recording is a tantalizing introduction. Armed with an insolent youthfulness and wise beyond his years, Grosvenor is a genuine rara avis. His a career  started at the tender age of 11 and has seen a meteoric […]

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By Jackie Rivera, The Project [theatre] It seems that everything happens at a pace in February, the weather gets inexplicably warmer, only 28 days, and The Project [theatre] has exactly 3 weeks to put up a show in a hotel. Wait…wait…what?? TRUTH! We are delightfully challenged to stage a one of a kind performance experience […]

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By Carol Coletta, ArtPlace How can creative placemaking strategies drive vibrancy and diversity powerful enough to transform communities? Last week saw a gathering of nearly 200 creative placemakers dedicated to exploring exactly that. ArtPlace, a national initiative for creative placemaking supported by the Knight Foundation, gathered grantees and funders  together for a two day “Creative […]

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By Tessa Retterath, Theoroi A program of The Schubert Club, Theoroi is a select group of arts ambassadors ages 21-35 who attend a curated series of arts events and spread the word through social media. Theoroi had a busy couple months in December and January. On December 3, the Theoroi group attended an Accordo concert […]

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By Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts ArtsFwd provides a nice profile of Knight grantee, Springboard for the Arts. This story and video details Springboard’s experience in the EmcArts Innovation Lab and the changes and new programming that resulted, including a partnership with the Knight Foundation to bring the Community Supported Art (CSA) program to […]

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