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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Akron that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Akron Interim Program Director Josh McManus.

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Things must have really been in super-hype mode in the week leading up to opening for Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, in its production of “The Roar of the Greasepaint – the Smell of the Crowd.” As the curtain went up, it was apparent that actor David Dukeman was on book, on the stage, […]

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It’s not often you get to laugh out loud at an art museum when looking at an exhibit, but you might when viewing the wryly funny, frequently ribald and ironically clever drawings by young artist Trenton Doyle Hancock that are on display at the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee. More than 300 sketches, […]

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Good morning America, how are ya? If that railroad allusion rings a bell, then go to the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, and take in one of its stellar and current exhibits. This one features works drawn from the Akron Art Museum’s extensive photography collection and several loaned works and is called “Along […]

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The Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, is beginning a new series called Club @ The Civic. It’s to be an intimate cabaret-style setting taking place on the main stage where other performers have worked successfully. To kick it off, the first Club @ the Civic will feature now Akron area artist Helen Welch, […]

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Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee, is the area’s only professional theater. Not only does it put on quality productions, it seeks to introduce area residents to new materials that haven’t been seen before. That’s what it plans to do again when it brings five regional premiere works in its six productions for its 16th […]

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Follow up the Labor Day weekend with rock and roll by going to see the group Wilco (with warm-up act Bahamas) at the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. Wilco is an award-winning Chicago sextet led by founder and singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, with bassist John Stirratt , drummer Glenn Kotche, guitarist Nels Cline, […]

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Every once in a while you stumble upon an unexpected delight, like going just for fun to the Cleveland Museum of Art and discovering that there is a large exhibit of 16th-century German artist Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts and engravings. When we went, we thought we definitely wanted to check the display out before leaving. As […]

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David Sanborn is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. Now that’s a big deal, for Sanborn is not only a prolific saxophonist, but has a seeming legion of awards. During his lengthy career, 69-year old Sanborn has put out 24 albums of his music. He’s won six Grammy awards. That’s pretty […]

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The international Gay Games (GG9) may be winding down in venues in Akron and Cleveland, but the artistic impact is not. Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, is seeing to that. Sandy Kreisman, executive director of Akron Area Arts Alliance (the umbrella organization of Summit Artspace) came up with a brilliant idea – “Pride in […]

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The games have begun! And so have a host of arts and cultural events in support of them. As Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced the beginning of the games at the opening ceremony of the international Gay Games (GG9) centered in Cleveland and Akron, arts and culture groups have come out (in their own artistic […]

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