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Now through Aug. 9, five small Detroit arts organizations are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, offering a $20,000 prize. Below, Richard Wohlfeil of nominee LO & Behold! Records & Books, talks about why his group should get your vote. To see the other nominees and to text to vote, visit knightarts.org/peopleschoice. Q. […]

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Weekend review: music and then some!

Published on 23 July 2013 by in Detroit

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The summer concert season is upon us, and last weekend provided opportunities for music lovers of all kinds to soak up some sunshine and audial treats. There was the Highland Park Music Festival, a suggested donation event that ran from Friday-Sunday on the grounds of the McGregor public library branch, and featured three evenings of […]

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Now through Aug. 9, five small Detroit arts organizations are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, offering a $20,000 prize. Below, Jeff Sturges of nominee Mt. Elliott Makerspace, which provides a space where people can create, tinker and learn together, talks about why his group should get your vote. To see the […]

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Now through Aug. 9, five small Detroit arts organizations are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, offering a $20,000 prize. Below, Satori Shakoor of nominee The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, a curated monthly event where Detroiters tell their true stories live onstage, talks about why her group should get your vote. […]

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Last night was the Third Thursday opening of “Alchemy: Science & Art” at the 555 Gallery, which featured work by Paula Schubatis in the main gallery. The collection featured large-scale paintings from her newest series, “Forging a Vernacular Identity,” which also figured in her recent BFA portfolio from University of Michigan Stamps School of Art […]

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Unholy Water rising fast at the MOCAD

Published on 16 July 2013 by in Detroit

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In a Dr. Sushi Matinee at the MOCAD (a Knight Arts grantee) on Sunday, July 14th, the band Unholy Water turned in an eclectic and experimental/ambient music performance that featured wind chimes, glassware and a homemade digiridoo, among other things. The trio, comprised of three young musicians named Ben, Sierra and Connor, was formed following an […]

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Detroit’s Eastern Market is one of the country’s oldest farmer’s markets, in operation on the six-block stretch of Russell St. since 1891, and home to some of the city’s best-loved eateries, including Supino Pizzaria and Russell St. Deli. If the old news weren’t exciting enough, there’s new action all over the place during the market’s […]

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By Maud Lyon, CultureSource It was 2 a.m. on a Thursday night, and a night owl on the CultureSource team happened to check our newly christened Southeast Michigan power2give.org site. She was amazed. The site had launched at midnight, and in the first two hours donors already were laying down their credit cards to support […]

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Artist profile: Tzarinas of the Plane

Published on 09 July 2013 by in Detroit

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I first encountered the Tzarinas of the Plane in one of their early performances as a duo, formed in 2008 and comprised of constituent artists Faina Lerman and Bridget Michael. That performance, which took place at the now-defunct Yes Farm gallery and performance space, was a complement to the opening night of The Seed Show, and […]

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Detroit People’s Choice Awards – Teaser from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Here we go, Detroit! Starting today, you decide who will win the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award. Five up-and-coming organizations are competing for $20,000. Voting via text is open through Aug. 9. We launched the People’s Choice Award to raise the profile of smaller arts organizations and to […]

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