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By Jane Ramseyer Miller, One Voice Mixed Chorus Start with the arts, particularly music. Music is one of our first experiences in the womb.  And it’s one of the last memories we retain as we age.  It is an equalizer and universally accessible, even if only to help keep the beat. Add a fun weekend […]

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By Katti Gray, New York-based journalist When a staging of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” opens tonight in Philadelphia, city native Brian Anthony Wilson, a black actor perhaps best known for being Detective Vernon Holley in the award-winning “The Wire” television series, will take the stage as king. “I’m here because I am an actor,” Wilson said. […]

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One Voice OUT in Schools!

Published on July 30, 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Jane Ramseyer Miller, One Voice Mixed Chorus One of the most important impacts of One Voice’s Out In Our Schools program this year was giving youth a chance to interact, rehearse, sing and perform with LGBT and allied adults. Music is a powerful tool to dispel stereotypes and erase fears and phobias and we […]

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By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts To close out the Summer Dance series for this year, on Thursday, July 24th we welcomed back to the Summer Dance stage Jerry O’Hagan and His Orchestra, who played everyone’s ballroom dance favorites, including waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango and cha-cha. We had beautiful weather for our […]

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS The love child of Jimbo’s and the Delano Hotel, The Swamp will be a pop-up lounge featuring Florida stories and writers, music, and other arts. The Fair will invite literary and arts groups in Miami and other parts of the state to curate individual nights, assuring that each evening at The Swamp […]

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By Daniel Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc, AIRIE We came from the north. As we approached Miami, the pilot said something about the weather while swerving to miss storm cells. A few hours later, after we had landed, the downpour started in earnest. The rain was heavy, the sky black. It was a big storm; actually […]

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By Jerrard Wheeler and Hannah Redigan, Public Ally Metro Detroit When venturing into Highland Park, there is a sense that nature has returned to reclaim its territory. Away from the hustle and bustle of Woodward Ave., there is a gradual transition as residential streets transform into rolling fields, as found in wilderness parks. Amidst the […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Just like the Romeo and Juliet on which it is based, a good performance of West Side Story should trigger a healthy cry-fest or at least some tearing up from the outset. As in the case of its illustrious elder sisters, Madame Butterfly and La Traviata, the underlying […]

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By Emily Zimmern, Levine Museum of the New South As participants in the inaugural Innovation Lab for Museums sponsored by AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums and EmcArts, Levine Museum of the New South, Atlanta History Center and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute joined forces to launch the Latino New South Project.  Since January 2012, […]

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art Most artists are none too thrilled if you sit on their sculptures. However, Miami artist Emmett Moore is one of the exceptions. Moore’s Points of Pine (2014) is currently sited in Collins Park as part of the Bass Museum of Art’s tc: temporary contemporary program, and the work […]

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