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By Scott Harrison, Detroit Symphony Orchestra The first full season of Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts, presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund and made possible with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, was a runaway success.  We reached nearly 125,000 viewers in over 75 countries.  From their #DSOLive […]

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By Josh Dubin, City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy City Hall Presents, a new event series supported by a 2011 Knight Arts Challenge grant, is slowly but surely turning Philadelphia’s City Hall into one of the most fun and unique places in the city to experience the power of the performing […]

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The Philadelphia Orchestra gave its first-ever performance of Richard Strauss’s opera Elektra on May 10. This 110-minute work astonished concertgoers when it premiered in 1909, and still leaves audiences reeling even today, over 100 years later. Significantly, this concert also marked the first time we opened iNotes testing to the public. If you attended a […]

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By Katie G. McGowan, MOCAD MOCAD’s summer exhibitions Vertical Urban Factory and Post-Industrial Complex both investigate elements of The City. As the show’s name suggests, the former is a study of the historical and contemporary uses of the vertical factory, from an architectural historian’s perspective. The latter is a somewhat unorthodox attempt to foreground, within a contemporary art world […]

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Knight Arts grantee Big Night in Little Haiti scored big this week, earning the “Best Festival” title from the Miami New Times. The paper recognizes the monthly festival created by the Rhythm Foundation for the “local legends” it attracts and creative projects it creates. The New Times writes… “Music is the soul that makes the […]

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Today, the national funder ArtPlace announced support for new projects in Miami, Philadelphia, Detroit, St. Paul, San Jose and other communities across the United States. ArtPlace funds projects that put the arts at the center of community revitalization and is supported by Knight Foundation, other leading foundations, banks and government agencies. In Miami, funds will help launch a new […]

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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Art Gallery System and MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, in collaboration with Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, present MILAGROS: Portal Culture, an intensive community arts project, performance and exhibition. The project will run from June 26 through July 27 at MDC’s Freedom Tower in downtown Miami. […]

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By Carrie Chapter, Philadelphia Theatre Company On April 30th, Philadelphia Theatre Company held our annual Gala at the lavish Hyatt at the Bellevue ballroom. This is a really special time for the entire company because it is one of the rare moments where our administrative staff converges with our production team for an enormous one-night extravaganza. […]

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By Joanne Green, Akron Symphony Orchestra The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet and members of the Ohio Conservatory of Ballet performed several Random Acts of Culture™ at the Akron Artwalk in downtown Akron. RACs occurred at several locations along the main trolley stops, including the We Gallery, Summit Artspace galleries on the first and third floors, […]

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By Julie Todaro, Young Patronesses of the Opera Since 1975, the Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO) has been presenting children’s operas to school children in Miami-Dade County. For over 30 years, YPO has worked with the Miami-Dade County school system to present these professional children’s operas to over 30,000 school children annually. The students […]

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