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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Just like the Romeo and Juliet on which it is based, a good performance of West Side Story should trigger a healthy cry-fest or at least some tearing up from the outset. As in the case of its illustrious elder sisters, Madame Butterfly and La Traviata, the underlying […]

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By Emily Zimmern, Levine Museum of the New South As participants in the inaugural Innovation Lab for Museums sponsored by AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums and EmcArts, Levine Museum of the New South, Atlanta History Center and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute joined forces to launch the Latino New South Project.  Since January 2012, […]

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A back-to-school concert and fun day  on Saturday, July 26, will mark the unofficial end of summer vacation for local youth, with the first day of class for Bibb County schools fast approaching on Aug. 1. The event, produced by Al Tillman Unity-N-Community, will be hosted by SpongeBob Squarepants and feature the OMG Girlz as […]

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The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival, a Knight arts grantee, began with a flourish as Ballet Hispanico, a New York-based dance troupe, kicked off the eighth annual (and the city of Akron’s 41st annual) dancing-in-the-park happening. Ballet Hispanico, led by Eduardo Vilaro, sets as its focus Latino cultures. But as the leader of the group says, the company thinks about […]

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Just a few years ago, Minneapolis’ Southern Theater was at the brink of bankruptcy, but after years as a venue-for-rent, the Southern just might have found a way to turn its fortunes around permanently. The theater’s new ARTshare venture upends the usual show-by-show, butts-in-seats business model rooted in individual ticket sales. Instead, in partnership with […]

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Ladybug Studios hosted their monthly drop-in workshops on Saturday. The event takes place on the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and invites community members, novicesand potters of all experience levels to explore making clay creations, under the patient supervision of an experienced coterie of Ladybug cooperative members. Among these […]

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How do we love TSA? Let us count the ways. And no, we are not talking about the Transportation Security Administration, although the acronym likeness has always been as dissonant as it has been entertaining. July marks the five-year anniversary of Philadelphia- (and now also Brooklyn) based artist-run exhibition space Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and with […]

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Constructivism as an art form first arose in the revolutionary era of Russia, a precursor of sorts to Bauhaus and other movements that combined architectural, material and design elements, with the aim of taking art from the walls of museums and making it more interactive and public. Today, constructivism’s influence can be felt all over […]

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A live jamathon at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Macon next week will bring together musical artists of all types to share their talents and network. Many of our talented musicians around town made their start playing instruments and singing in the church. Often, these people are some of the talent who sing and […]

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St. Paul City-Artist-In-Residence Marcus Young and the artists of the Grace Minnesota have been encouraging folks to cut loose and dance in the streets since 2008. This year, on Aug. 1 in Minneapolis’ Peavey Plaza, they’ll do so to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Minnesota’s legalization of same-sex marriage. The idea behind the ongoing project, “Don’t you […]

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