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On July 10, NPR celebrated composer Philip Glass’s 75th birthday with a commissioned “flash choir” in Times Square. Enjoy the video at this link and count down with us as we hit 1,000 Random Acts of Culture™. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses […]

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By Jessica Gokhberg, Walker West Music Academy  July at Walker West Music Academy means the kick-off of the Summer Music Enrichment Program!  For three weeks, students explore a variety of musical instruments and vocal performance, all culminating in a final recital.  The instruments include the violin, piano, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and African drums.  We provide the […]

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By Monica Rosale, Miami-Dade County Public Schools The 2011 DocMiami International Film Festival launched its “DocMiami Save the Arts in Public Schools” initiative with special screenings for public school students. In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public School’s Cultural Passport program, students from Westland Hialeah Senior High School were able to attend screenings hosted by Millennia Atlantic University. Attendees […]

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By Jill Overacker, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival The 2012 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival ran June 9-24 in venues throughout metro Detroit. The Festival presented more than 20 performances of chamber music with a focus on music from Russian composers. With the support of a $20,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight […]

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By Barbara Johnson Ross, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum held its children’s summer program, SOOMA Kids, on the new Museum campus. With the opening of the City of Biloxi Center for Ceramics, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (OOMA) was proud to announce the beginning of the annual SOOMA Kids program, which gives children access […]

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art During Open Studio Saturday on July 14 from noon to 1:30 PM, McColl Center for Visual Art is pleased to present a free lecture and reading with author and Knight Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Kellie Jones. The presentation will feature selections from her book EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (Duke University Press 2011), […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer In a year of significant losses for the world of music, the death of soprano Evelyn Lear at 86 closes a vital chapter in the interpretation of singing. And the term “vital” will always be associated with her irresistible temperament and pioneering spirit. Lear was a chameleonic kamikaze; […]

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By Matthew Stiffler, The Arab American National Museum The Arab American National Museum, along with its wonderful partners, will keep Detroit rocking during the 20th annual Concert of Colors! Throughout the weekend of July 12-15, music lovers can attend dozens of free concerts and events at three different venues in Midtown Detroit. There is even a free […]

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By Connie Shaver Kick up your heels and lasso up a posse of friends, Circus Juventas, North America’s largest youth circus, proudly presents 20 performances of their all-new production Showdown. With a rip-roarin’ cast of characters, it’s the most foot-stompin’ hair-raisin’ high-ridin’ spectacle East—and West—of the mighty Mississippi. The Wild West adventure gallops into non-stop […]

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By Kelli Belich, SPCO From July 9-20, the SPCO will take online registrations for a random drawing to distribute free tickets to all of the orchestra’s popular concerts for children. This is the fifth year the SPCO has been able to make its children’s concerts free, thanks to generous support from Target. The SPCO anticipates […]

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