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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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Good news for arts journalism. The Macon Arts Alliance has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant. The grant is for $80,000 ($40K from NEA, $40K match from Knight Foundation) for a multi-pronged program, including:  A series of critic/artist symposiums where a prominent critic and a practicing artist is brought in to […]

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By Garrick R. Black II, Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop On April 6, 2013, the day was filled with anticipation and excitement as we heard from each character of Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop’s (YEPAW) encore presentation of The Wiz at the Akron Civic Theatre. Under the direction of Mr. Myron Lewis, and in conjunction […]

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By Chris Quinn, Borsht Corp Starting today, we are going to be posting videos from the Borscht vault online for the world to see. We will release a new one every few weeks or so for the rest of the year. Most will be accompanied by an essay from someone we like. In honor of […]

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By Taylor Bakken, American Composers Forum Alongside having some of the most virtuosic musicians in St. Paul’s music scene, Cherry Spoon Collective has been lucky to utilize the help of some incredibly talented students from the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. One of these students is Jacqueline Johnston, a sophomore at St. Paul Conservatory […]

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