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By Elite Kedan, AIRIE I entered the Everglades residency open to a lot of ideas. Wanting to include everything – the biology, the geology, the history, the technology. At times it became overwhelming. Like a thick swamp of subjects that were going to suck me into the mud. And there were also the dark internal […]

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By Dangerous Productions It began with a simple hypothesis: Karen refugees would be good at parkour. What that idea transformed into came to fruition Memorial Day weekend, as a group of 20+ Karen high schoolers and a team of artists performed a hybrid of theater and sport at a park nestled in Saint Paul’s Hamline […]

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By Carl Atiya Swanson, Springboard for the Arts Someone stops, unsure if they should be watching. Another person cranes their neck over a computer screen while still another buries their face in a book. The reactions are different, but in the end, applause breaks out. In 2013 we did a run of Library Acts of […]

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Music @ the Market

Published on June 4, 2014 by in Philadelphia

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market The Reading Terminal Market is one of the most popular locations in downtown Philadelphia, averaging 17,000 people per day, 358 days a year for a total of 6.3 million visits each year.     This creates an interesting challenge for programming and scheduling. We often schedule performances on Sundays since weekend […]

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By Laura Bruney and Sonia Hendler, The Arts & Business Council of Miami The reality of a “divide” between the arts and direct and profitable partnerships with business and specific industries is certainly not a new topic. What is new, however, are ways that arts and businesses are utilizing their unique resources to bridge that […]

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Study in Japan

Published on May 30, 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Iris Shiraishi, Mu Daiko Artistic Director A true highlight of my taiko career happened just recently!  A grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) Next Step Fund enabled me to spend two weeks in Tokyo to study with master artist/instructor Kyosuke Suzuki of the Wakayama Ryu (school). Suzuki Sensei (teacher) teaches the music […]

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By Randy Reyes, Artistic Director Mu Performing Arts If you travel to small towns across Minnesota, you will notice a peculiarity about their restaurant offerings, something that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. In these small towns, with little cultural diversity, there is always a Chinese restaurant. This brought up questions for me about the restaurant owners. How […]

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By Enide Dufresne, Miami Music Project The Miami Music Project String Quintet made a remarkable impression with their three concerts on May 21st, 22nd and 24th for the prestigious Festival de Saint-Denis/Métis in Paris, France. They captured the very essence of Miami, by presenting a rich repertoire influenced by North American, Cuban, Haitian, Brazilian and […]

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Apply for AMP Camp 2014

Published on May 29, 2014 by in Detroit

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By Allied Media Projects AMP Camp is a retreat for Detroit-based artist-educators. It will take place Saturday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at a group of beachside cabins in Silver Lake, MI. Now in its third year, AMP Camp is like an intense and intimate version of the Allied Media Conference. This year’s […]

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By Rhythm Foundation Staff Fête de la Musique, a global celebration of music on the summer solstice, comes to Big Night in Little Haiti this month. The inspiration behind Fete, which began in Paris in 1982, is to welcome summer with free music. Prior to the main stage concert by popular young Haitian kompa group […]

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