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By Sharon Gillberg, Downtown Akron Partnership On Monday, Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. – midnight, thousands of revelers enjoyed enjoy entertainment and fun throughout Downtown Akron. 2013 was the 17th year for First Night Akron, a New Year’s Eve event unlike any other. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts included 10 venues filled with […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Helen Donath and Jonathan Michie share more than one curious coincidence. Both are American singers, he is at the start of a promising career while she is enjoying a deserved glorious sunset. Both went to Germany, made Mozart a staple of their repertoires and will sing in Miami […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Helen Donath and Jonathan Michie share more than one curious coincidence. Both are American singers, he is at the start of a promising career while she is enjoying a deserved glorious sunset. Both went to Germany, made Mozart a staple of their repertoires and will sing in Miami […]

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By Maris Bish, Wolfsonian–FIU This winter, The Wolfsonian–FIU received a $5 million grant from Knight Foundation to provide greater public access to its collection of modern art and design.  The support is a major component of an ambitious five year plan to make The Wolfsonian accessible to anyone around the globe, inspiring creation, content generation, […]

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By Tom Sarago, DANCECleveland In his annual recap of dance in Northeast Ohio, The Plain Dealer’s Don Rosenberg highlighted six innovative and diverse dance companies, including Trey McIntyre Project, which spent the week leading up to their October performance “in residency” at the University of Akron, culminating with a public performance at the University of […]

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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College During the month of love, get cozy with MDC Live Arts’ extraordinary live performances. At 8pm on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 & 2, don’t miss the South Florida premiere of renowned choreographer and dancer Kyle Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion (A.I.M.) in The Realest MC at the Colony […]

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Monday’s Knight Foundation’s announcement of the 69 Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia finalists made a big media splash. Here are a few highlights… Philadelphia Magazine’s Philly Post noted: “This year, 1,200 local artists and organizations responded to the challenge, and today, the foundation announced the finalists, with some pretty exciting ideas like a Dr. Dog/Pig Iron […]

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By Locust Projects In 2013 Locust Projects will celebrate its 15th anniversary as an experimental exhibition space with a mission to serve artists and the community. To mark this milestone, Locust Projects is starting Locust Talks, a series of free public lectures by visiting art professionals. The series will begin in January and be complemented […]

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Congratulations to ArtPlace’s 104 finalists for 2012-13 Creative Placemaking grants. The finalists represent 72 communities in 33 states, including the Knight resident communities of Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose and St Paul. The finalists were selected based on their potential to transform communities art and culture. The 104 named today were chosen from […]

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By Carrie Chapter, Philadelphia Theatre Company A few months ago in Washington D.C., the Interior Department announced the removal of the inscription on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which was unveiled in 2011. Its erasure marked the end of an ongoing controversy. The inscription, “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness,” […]

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