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By Meena Mangalvedhekar, Speaking of Home Speaking of Home received a $25,000 grant to create a public art project focused on illuminating the lives of Minnesota’s diverse communities while transforming the St. Paul skyway system. Today production coordinator Meena Mangalvedhekar checks in with Brad Palm, Speaking of Home’s “super power” and photographic retoucher… SOH: What […]

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By Norman Keyes, Jr., Philadelphia Museum of Art In 1995, a dance student named Daniel Squire happened to attend a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Riverside Studios in London. The young Squire was completely unprepared for what he saw—dancers rigorously engaged in captivating movements, each one seeming so masterful and at […]

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By Pati Vargas, Viernes Culturales Join us in celebrating another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana’s popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th Street and SW 15th Avenue, and behold […]

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By Peter Leggett, Walker West Music Academy On Saturday, December 15th Walker West Music Academy welcomed the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies faculty for a jazz master class. Led by renowned jazz bassist Steve Kirby, the group featured Anna-Lisa Kirby on vocals,  Quincy Davis on drums, Will Bonness on piano, Derrick Gardner on trumpet, and […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer With the U.S. premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Clarinet Concerto, the New World Symphony ends an ascendant year on a high note. The evening demonstrated once more the indisputable, exemplary and healthy state of music in Finland, a true breeding ground for musical talent. The concert was conducted by […]

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Abhinaya Dance Company’s  fall concert on “Gandhi”  received excellent comments by the Silicon Valley audience. With publicity and tickets extending to Zevents, Goldstar, Dancers’ group, etc. we had a significant number of new audiences that had never attended an Indian classical dance performance before.  Some comments here include those from a number of non- Indians […]

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The Borscht 8 Film Festival debuted last weekend at the Adrienne Arsht Center.  Miami New Times critic Michael Musto weighed in on the festival, saying: “Miami has real soul. And lots of burgeoning art scenes, which are reflected in the personal, expressive filmmaking that Borscht serves with brio.” Click here to read the complete article.

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Galina Vishnevskaya was, above all, a survivor. Her life was out of an opera. Were only half of what she relates in her autobiography true, it would be enough to merit unconditional admiration. Everything was extreme in the tumultuous life of the mythical Vishnevskaya. Her book – Galina: a […]

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One culture’s imprint

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Charlotte

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By Bonita Buford, Gantt Center Mournful voices chant; chains scrape across a floor; sobs and sporadic drums form the soundtrack as visitors step into America I AM: The African American Imprint, a sweeping historical exhibition outlining pivotal moments of courage, conviction and creativity.   This multimedia presentation includes rare documents, photographs and more than two hundred […]

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By Bonita Buford, Gantt Center Pastor David Williams of Gastonia, North Carolina was the winner of the Harvey B. Gantt Center Imprint Contest, coming closest to guessing the number of plastic water bottles that were recycled and used to create outdoor signage for the Center’s America I AM: The African American Imprint exhibition.  Of the […]

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