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By Daniel Rivero, WLRN Miami, you have exceeded our expectations. When we asked for poetry, you delivered in droves.  And we didn’t even offer an open bar. The concept behind WLRN and O, Miami Poetry Festival’s (a Knight Arts grantee) month-long project, “That’s So Miami,” was simple enough: Write us a poem that starts or […]

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By Sarah Beth Nesbit, ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network It is our great honor and pleasure to announce Christopher Haas, the architect and exhibition designer for the ZERO1 Garage, has won a Merit Award from the AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards Program for his commissioned project with ZERO1. Haas directed the exhibition design, Discovery […]

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By Megen Balda, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) presented its first-ever free family concert to a capacity audience of young children and families at the majestic Ordway Center for Music on April 27. The project marked GTCYS’ first appearance on the Ordway stage in 15 years, giving student […]

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By Peter Legget, Walker West Music Academy In the winter of 2012-2013 Walker West Music Academy held its second offering of the Young Artist Program. Led by Walker West faculty members Felix James, Solomon Parham and Nick Phillips, the Young Artist Program provides high school students with the opportunity to compose, record and produce an […]

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By Tom Sarago, DANCECleveland This past Saturday, The University of Akron’s Dance and Theatre program collaborated with Streb; a Brooklyn NY based company known for their extreme-action infused performances to pull off one of the coolest collaborations in recent memory. The two joined forces and began planting the seed for collaboration back in May of […]

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By Linda K. Harris, Center City District City of Philadelphia The unique public sculpture Pulse, created by internationally recognized sculptor Janet Echelman, and commissioned by the Center City District, is currently being fabricated by Koolfog, a California company that specializes in enhancing outdoor environments with cooling, fogging, and mist-making systems. Koolfog’s job is to put […]

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By Elissa Weller, VocalEssence VocalEssence is proud to announce the 2014 performances of WITNESS: Stomp & Sing will feature folksinger and activist Melanie DeMore. The VocalEssence WITNESS Program is an annual celebration of the contributions African Americans have made, and are making, to our shared cultural heritage. The comprehensive school-based program is just one element […]

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Ordway April 2013 update

Published on April 29, 2013 by in St. Paul

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By Shelley Quiala, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts “It’s important for scientists to communicate the key messages of our work to different audiences.  We need to keep finding new tools (like dance and film) through which we can share these stories.“ -Chip Small,  Biology Professor, University of St. Thomas As a part of the […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The satisfaction of a good opera performance is equal to that of a delicious meal. In this regard, the Florida Grand Opera’s La Traviata is nothing less than a banquet. Verdi’s immortal work is underpinned by the lavish and ultra-traditional FGO production unveiled in 2008; a fine example […]

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By Alejandra Serna, Florida Grand Opera When venturing into a new restaurant or type of cuisine, people tend to go for the samplers, which let you try out a variety of items to determine what you like and don’t like. What if you could do the same with opera? Operatic tapas, if you will? That’s […]

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