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Fashion embraces so many arts disciplines – acting, dancing, designing, singing, speaking and writing. A little more than 40 years ago, Eleanor Lambert, a marketer of fashion, teamed up with Gerald Van der Kemp, a conservator of the Versailles palace, to raise funds for its renovations. Their philanthropic idea spawn into a landmark battle of American and […]

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 By Drew Waller, Michigan Theater This year, the Cinetopia International Film Festival in Ann Arbor, Mich., a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, premiered the important documentary “The Case Against 8.” We took advantage of this opportunity to bring in filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the stage play “8” that inspired the film, […]

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EXILE yourself in art books at the Book Fair

Published on November 21, 2014 by in Miami

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There is a super cool new addition to this year’s Miami Book Fair International, which will culminate this weekend Downtown. Artist Amanda Keeley has “opened” her new arts book lounge during the fair, which offers a mix of literary and visual arts fare. Called EXILE Book Lounge, in retrospect it’s a wonder that this type […]

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Public Pool hosted a playful investigation of several hallmarks of traditional masculinity with “Beer, Bacon and Bullets,” a three-man show featuring the work of Alexander Buzzalini, Angelo Conti and Matthew Hunt. Hunt was the primary contributor on the subject of beer, with multimedia pieces featuring live six packs (one of which was being emptied and […]

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None Too Fragile Theater is noted for regularly bringing tense and darkly comic tales to the stage. It’s done it again with Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning script is densely and intricately written; it requires a lot of thought once you leave the performance. That’s a good thing with theater and a reason to […]

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By Bonita Buford, Harvey B. Gantt Center As on many campuses in the early 1970s, students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) held sit-ins, demanding that the rich history and contributions of African-Americans be acknowledged. Campus leaders heeded the students’ rallying cry and launched what was to become the Black Studies Center at […]

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By Ceci Dadisman, director of communications Palm Beach Opera, a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge South Florida More than a year ago, we were excited to learn that we would receive an $80,000 Knight Arts Challenge matching grant from Knight Foundation. The funds from the Knight Arts Challenge were awarded to help subsidize […]

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Open Studio at the AIRIELAB

Published on November 20, 2014 by in Miami

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By Deborah Mitchell, AIRIE/Artists in Residence in Everglades Regina Jestrow is the AIRIE November resident. She has been walking the trails of the park, creating “rubbings” of her surroundings, and paintings about her research. Canoeing, slogging, visiting the archives and python lab, and hands-on fun in the Royal Palm Interpreters Room have nurtured her curiosity […]

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100 Words Film Festival

Published on November 20, 2014 by in Charlotte

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Shorts, an original film under 40 minutes, used to be a widely popular type of movie widely shown in conjunction with a major feature film in the early years of cinema. But with the extravagance of movie making these days both in terms of length, money and special effects, shorts have been relegated to the […]

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The mind of Tim Eads must be an astonishing place. Fortunately, by setting foot in Pentimenti Gallery right now, it is possible to wade through the extraordinary imagery of this prolific patternmaker, and catch a brief glimpse of the fantastical features that pepper this artist’s outlandish imagination. In “Vector Forms,” we find an exuberant place […]

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