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The DIA was jumping this weekend with the Motor City Puppet Blast, part of the 2014 Puppeteers of America Great Lakes Regional Festival, which took place all weekend, July 25-27, with a packed program for the delight of puppetheads, young and old. One highlight of the weekend was a recreation by performer and archivist Seth […]

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Agriculture has been the backbone of the United States since its inception and well before. Sprawling tracts of land tilled by tireless farmers is an image ingrained into Americana. Without their knowledge and labor, there would be no way to feed so many people across the far-flung corners of North America. The African American Museum […]

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While some cities have a cultural arts department, the Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, partners with Macon-Bibb County as an arts agency that serves the same purpose. Each year, they hold a fundraiser where our 60 plus arts’ organizations are invited to prepare dishes for competition. This year’s theme is centered around disco, and […]

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It is time for the Community Supported Art (CSA) fall growing season. That’s right – shares to receive nine limited-edition works of art from local Charlotte artists go on sale this Thursday July 31st at 10 a.m. The Community Supported Art Program started in 2013 and is based on the concept of Community Supported Agriculture, […]

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Fred Astaire by Pablo Cano. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

Behind a beautiful, Spanish-style home just a few blocks south of Flagler Street is the Cricket Theater. The Cricket is Pablo Cano’s small performance space (think the size of a large bedroom) filled with props, backdrops and rows and rows of the famous and the infamous—Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Princess Maha, Ukulele Lady, Piano Man […]

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As of last week, one St. Paul author’s fortunes are definitely looking up: on the Monday, July 21 episode of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” author-turned-phenom Edan Lepucki plugged Stephan Eirik Clark’s new book, “Sweetness #9”. It’s a nod that’s already given the Twin Cities novelist’s pre-sales a coveted “Colbert bump”. Have you been following the stand-off […]

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By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts To close out the Summer Dance series for this year, on Thursday, July 24th we welcomed back to the Summer Dance stage Jerry O’Hagan and His Orchestra, who played everyone’s ballroom dance favorites, including waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango and cha-cha. We had beautiful weather for our […]

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Apollo’s Fire (a Knight arts grantee) has been in the business of making Baroque music for 23 years now, with 20 of those years featuring performance in the Akron area. Now it’s set to launch another big musical season. The musical troupe, led by founder and Music Director Jeannette Sorrell, also has managed to gather up […]

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Self-deprecation is a prime tool in the stand-up comedy arsenal, and it provides a strong counterpoint to the practice of making fun at the expense of others. However, comic Brian Posehn (best known for his turns on “Mr. Show,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” “The Comedians of Comedy” and a recurring appearance on “Just Shoot Me”) […]

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS The love child of Jimbo’s and the Delano Hotel, The Swamp will be a pop-up lounge featuring Florida stories and writers, music, and other arts. The Fair will invite literary and arts groups in Miami and other parts of the state to curate individual nights, assuring that each evening at The Swamp […]

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