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By Matthew Stiffler, Arab American National Museum “…but Syrian immigration is also steadily growing, and without restriction, we may expect in the next few years […] that many thousands of these human parasites will come here to reap the benefits of our civilization and increase instead of sharing our burdens.” - Dr. Allan McLaughlin, U.S. Public […]

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By Logan McSwain, North Carolina Dance Theatre In 2011, after a 23-year dance career, Sasha Janes became North Carolina Dance Theatre’s rehearsal director and frequent choreographer. He was recently promoted to associate artistic director. Janes was commissioned to choreograph his first ballet in 2006 and since then he has choreographed 15 ballets. Dangerous Liaisons, performed by NC […]

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By Aaron Fiedler, Arts & Science Council Almost two years ago, the Arts & Science Council awarded the first three Cultural Innovation Grants (CIG) to emerging organizations that showed promise programmatically and were innovating to serve Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s diverse population. From a firm foundation and with strong, passionate leadership Charlotte ARTery, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre and Charlotte […]

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By Nina Johnson-Milewski, Miami Rail Not long ago Phong Bui came to Miami with a friend who was exhibiting here and ended up giving the inaugural lecture at Lester’s. In his enthusiasm about the place he mentioned the notion of a “Miami Rail,” and there the idea was first planted. Was it possible though? In […]

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By John Jarboe, The Bearded Ladies The Bearded Ladies are on the move this summer.  In order to reach our Knight Foundation matching goal, we launched our first Kickstarter and are staging shows all around Philadelphia with local arts organizations.  This summer you can catch us at The Wilma Gala (June 8th), the Sofitel Hotel (June 21st), […]

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By Megen Balda, The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) honored the organization’s rich history by celebrating its 40th Anniversary to a sold-out crowd at Orchestra Hall on May 6. Performances by all six orchestras were followed by a spectacular finale: over 425 current students and 60 alumni joined forces to perform […]

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By Yaddo staff Yaddo, the artists’ community in Saratoga Springs, New York traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina on May 22 as part of an effort to extend its reach across the country and reaffirm its commitment to serving artists working in a range of disciplines.  Yaddo artist Beverly McIver and staffer Steve Dennin presented “Yaddo: The Residency […]

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By Barbara Johnson Ross, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Three new exhibitions will open in June at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi.  An artists’ reception will be held free to all on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30-8pm. The reception will also celebrate the 155th birthday of George Ohr (July 12, 1857). Trailer McQuilkin: An Uncommon […]

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By Kirstin Wiegmann, Speaking of Home-St. Paul Speaking of Home-St. Paul, a public art project by Nancy Ann Coyne, has been in development for three years. A Speaking of Home pilot took place in 2008 in Minneapolis.  Based on its success,  the City of Saint Paul expressed an interest in hosting an expanded version of the […]

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By Ryan Schirmang, Signal-Return Press Summer is just beginning to break, and at Signal-Return in Detroit’s Eastern Market, we have all hands on deck and all irons in the fire. I don’t recall market crowds ever being this big, this early in the season. It’s really exciting. With several new faces around the market (Devrie’s […]

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