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Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood chats about the ins and outs of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia on Comcast Newsmakers. Enjoy the video above

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By Barbara Johnson Ross, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Staff and visitors at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi were surprised by a Random Act of Culture on August 16, 2012.  A very talented musical chamber group called the Sixth Floor Trio received a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to perform […]

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By Victoria Galan, Miami-Dade Public Library System More than a hundred teens representing fifty-five different schools from around the County submitted their writing samples and applications for their chance at a spot in Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Young Adult Writer-in-Residence Program. Over the summer, Young Adult author and writer-in-residence Kekla Magoon reviewed the applications and selected […]

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By Harrison Hollingsworth, Sixth Floor Trio Bassoonist/Violinist Harrison Hollingsworth is currently on tour with Teddy Abrams and Johnny Teyssier, with whom he forms the Sixth Floor Trio. They are the artistic directors of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s music festival GardenMusic, which is a Knight Arts grantee. Today he checks in with a report from Miami. It was […]

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By Barbara S. Stein, executive producing director Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre We are grateful for the outstanding support of  Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Cultural Passport program, which has allowed Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to provide students with thousands of free tickets to our Mainstage and Musical Theatre for Young Audiences matinees. The […]

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By Rebecca Mazzei, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit One of the important facets of MOCAD’s work is to thoughtfully consider its cultural and physical context, and to provide the public with opportunities to do the same. What is the purpose of a contemporary art institution at this time and place? How does the Museum impact its neighbors? […]

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By Matthew Jaber Stiffler, The Arab American National Museum After a month-long stint in Midtown Detroit, StoryCorps wrapped up its Michigan visit by spending two days in Dearborn. With the beautiful Islamic Center of America as a backdrop, the StoryCorps MobileBooth welcomed close to 30 Dearborn residents into its custom-fitted Airstream trailer to record some of […]

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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 in San Jose and continued Friday, Aug. 10 with a 150-person performance of “Ode to Joy” at Compuware World Headquarters. Child and […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer It’s no secret: every summer, under the incredible skies immortalized by Georgia O’Keeffe, opera flourishes in the desert of New Mexico. This has occurred fortunately and punctually for the last fifty six years, a feat that must be credited to visionary New Yorker John Crosby (1926-2002). The infallible […]

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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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