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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council When the board and volunteers of over 1,000 non-profit arts groups in Miami-Dade donned clipboards to conduct surveys with their audience and patrons, they wanted to showcase that the arts are an essential part of the economy. Their hard work paid off in a big way. The surveys […]

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By Carrie Chapter, Philadelphia Theatre Company Every summer, following our mainstage season, Philadelphia Theatre Company holds a special event to showcase something unexpected and exciting for the heat-weary city. Last season, we hosted writer/comedian, Colin Quinn, with his smash hit, Long Story Short. But, this year, we decided to try a brand new direction for our […]

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By Arsht Center Staff Miami’s wildly diverse audiences deserve category-defying culture. Live At Knight, a new series of performances in the Adrienne Arsht Center’s acoustically-renowned Knight Concert Hall, aims to please by presenting stars from rock, soul and hip-hop, comedy, literature and current events. From the inaugural season’s lineup, which starts in October: The Florida […]

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By Elizabeth R. Miller, Knight Foundation A new interactive app, available in iTunes, celebrates the life of renowned choreographer, dancer and artist Merce Cunningham (1919-2009). The app, designed to make Cunningham’s work accessible to more people, was released today by the Aperture Foundation. It is a new iteration of the 1997 book “Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years,” authored […]

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By Betsey Greene Freeman, Miami International Film Festival The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) was proud to participate in Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Cultural Passport program during its 29th Festival.  More than 1200 high school seniors attended screenings of “In the Name of the Girl” and “Unfinished Spaces”: two of MIFF’s 2012 official selections. At […]

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By Amy Poulson, Teatro del Pueblo Teatro del Pueblo’s artistic director, Al Justiniano, recently presented a workshop for teachers as part of a Department of Education-funded project called FACETS (Focus on Arts, Culture and Excellence for Teachers and Students). This project provides professional development opportunities for all K-12 arts teachers in Minneapolis Public Schools (dance, theater, music, and […]

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By Janet Batet, Miami Arts Journalist We are finally freed of any epic destiny. Any heroic aim seems to be defeated. Post-modernism is just another fallacy. The real thing is that we are just sitting there on the middle of nowhere, killing time frenetically because we desperately need something to happen or maybe not. In […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ – San Jose, California from JD Andrews on Vimeo. Knight Foundation is celebrating its 1,000+ Random Acts of Culture™ with four big, blow-out performances in San Jose, Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia. The fun kicked off Sunday, Aug 5 with a 250-person surprise performance at the Target Pops Summer Festival at San […]

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Philadelphia artist Darla Jackson was awarded $20,000 as part of the 2011 Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge to create a sculpture gym designed to help Philly sculptors by granting them access to heavy-duty tools, storage space and one-on-one help. Jackson & the gym are scoring a bit of media attention of late, appearing on WHYY/Newsworks and 6ABC. […]

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By Adrienne Kleinman, Forecast Public Art Intern Dancer Tri Sutrisno will be featured in Nancy Ann Coyne’s upcoming public art piece Speaking of Home project. The project explores what home means to 58 immigrants from around the globe. The downtown St. Paul public art installation will showcase participants who have immigrated to the Twin Cities […]

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