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On Saturday, May 26 the Opera Company of Philadelphia surprised shoppers at IKEA Philadelphia with a surprise Mozart performance. Enjoy the video above and the pictures below. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses on promoting informed and engaged communities. To that end, […]

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By Emma Gibson, Tiny Dynamite Productions Tiny Dynamite Productions (2011 Knight Arts Challenge winners for their project ‘a Play, a Pie and a Pint’) are currently in rehearsal for ‘The Country’, by British playwright, Martin Crimp. This marks the first full length production for the company following the success of the first two seasons of […]

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 By Peter Leggett, Walker West Music Academy On May 19th,  Walker West Music Academy welcomed Minneapolis based jazz pianist Mary Louise Knutson.  As a graduate of Lawrence University Conservatory, she has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Slide Hampton, Richie Cole, Von Freeman, and Billy Hart; and toured with Smoky Robinson, the Osmond Brothers, […]

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By Jo Ann Arnowitz, Jewish Museum of Florida The Cultural Passport program provides students with a vibrant insight into the immigration experience of all families in our multicultural community through their visits to the Jewish Museum of Florida. By exploring the significant contributions of the Jewish people in the state, from the first Jewish settlers in […]

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By Matthew Stiffler, Arab American National Museum “…but Syrian immigration is also steadily growing, and without restriction, we may expect in the next few years […] that many thousands of these human parasites will come here to reap the benefits of our civilization and increase instead of sharing our burdens.” - Dr. Allan McLaughlin, U.S. Public […]

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By Logan McSwain, North Carolina Dance Theatre In 2011, after a 23-year dance career, Sasha Janes became North Carolina Dance Theatre’s rehearsal director and frequent choreographer. He was recently promoted to associate artistic director. Janes was commissioned to choreograph his first ballet in 2006 and since then he has choreographed 15 ballets. Dangerous Liaisons, performed by NC […]

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By Aaron Fiedler, Arts & Science Council Almost two years ago, the Arts & Science Council awarded the first three Cultural Innovation Grants (CIG) to emerging organizations that showed promise programmatically and were innovating to serve Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s diverse population. From a firm foundation and with strong, passionate leadership Charlotte ARTery, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre and Charlotte […]

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By Nina Johnson-Milewski, Miami Rail Not long ago Phong Bui came to Miami with a friend who was exhibiting here and ended up giving the inaugural lecture at Lester’s. In his enthusiasm about the place he mentioned the notion of a “Miami Rail,” and there the idea was first planted. Was it possible though? In […]

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By John Jarboe, The Bearded Ladies The Bearded Ladies are on the move this summer.  In order to reach our Knight Foundation matching goal, we launched our first Kickstarter and are staging shows all around Philadelphia with local arts organizations.  This summer you can catch us at The Wilma Gala (June 8th), the Sofitel Hotel (June 21st), […]

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By Megen Balda, The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) honored the organization’s rich history by celebrating its 40th Anniversary to a sold-out crowd at Orchestra Hall on May 6. Performances by all six orchestras were followed by a spectacular finale: over 425 current students and 60 alumni joined forces to perform […]

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