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By Kate Durnan, The Philadelphia Dance Company Since its release this winter, Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance (December 2011) by dance scholar Brenda Dixon Gottschild has propelled PHILADANCO and its Founder, Brown, into the public eye through numerous interviews, book signings, community events, and […]

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By Jane Hart, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood The Art and Culture Center’s tremendously successful series “Hot Topics” concluded on June 9 with a presentation by internationally acclaimed artist Nathan Sawaya – during the opening weekend of his show “The Art of The Brick.” Nearly 600 visitors attended Sawaya’s “Live Day Build,” during which […]

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By Kelly Belich, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra wrapped up its 53rd season on June 7-9 with a thrilling performance of Haydn’s The Seasons. Former SPCO Artistic Partner and audience favorite Nicholas McGegan conducted what the Saint Paul Pioneer Press called “one of the most exuberant and enjoyable” concerts “of recent memory”. […]

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By Amy Poulson, Teatro del Pueblo Teatro del Pueblo is charting a course to sustainability in the theatre. Starting in 2009, Teatro del Pueblo began a formal collaboration with Pangea World Theater. Both organizations have missions that are oriented to developing and producing high quality fine arts that reach across cultures and are accessible to […]

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By Scott Harrison, Detroit Symphony Orchestra With the help of our friends at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, by the end of the summer our Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts will have reached 150,000 viewers in over 75 countries in less than a year and a half “on the air.”  But it’s […]

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By Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Locust Projects Locust Projects presents ONE NIGHT STANDS, a series of imaginative social events. For one night only at venues across the city, each event will feature a collaboration with creative producers and emerging entrepreneurs approximately every two months. We are pleased to announce the inaugural ONE NIGHT STAND, “Corzo Social & Southernmost Situations” which will take […]

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The ongoing Downtown Art Works series launched by the Downtown Akron Partnership with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation continues to gain momentum as the deadline nears for entries for the first Akron Art Prize competition. The energy that surrounded the first Downtown Art Works event on May 5, 2012 has […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Two recent DVDs show the relationship between opera and the visual arts from different angles: The Magic Flute, a painter’s vision of Mozart’s opera, and Wagner’s Tannhäuser, where the musician becomes a painter. They both constitute two controversial and absolutely fascinating variations on a  similar theme. From David […]

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By Matt Zumwalt, Schubert Club As The Schubert Club waltzes into its 130th anniversary, it could be content to function as a stuffy, conservative grand-marm to the cities’ performing arts world. I find it delightful and instructive to see the organization pass that option over. A wise friend pointed out that “An organization doesn’t last […]

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By Craig Coogan, One Voice Mixed Chorus One Voice was proud to exhibit at the 2012 Youth Pride event on Friday, June 8 at Newell Park.  Nearly 125 youth gathered for games and fun.  We were delighted when a group of students saw the One Voice banner and yelled out “One Voice!  We love you!  You […]

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