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One of the most popular venues – and rightly so – during Art Basel has become the outdoor sculpture park in front of the Bass Museum: a local and free spot with internationally acclaimed works. But up until this year, it only lasted for the week around the art fair. Thanks to Knight Foundation funding, […]

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market Reading Terminal Market celebrated the winter holidays throughout the month of December with an unprecedented seven performances: six scheduled, and one popup. The festivities began on Saturday, December 6 with a popup performance by the Philadelphia Freedom Band. The Freedom Band is comprised of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and […]

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By Christopher Tiffany, University of Michigan School of Education The Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit is helping high school students at the Detroit School of Arts (DSA) literally learn the nuts and bolts of theater production. Mosaic was founded in 1992 to bolster arts education in Detroit, and the program now serves more than 1,000 […]

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By Alexys Taylor, Harvey B. Gantt Center Many believe that abstract art is hard to understand and interpret, often leaving the viewer frustrated or confused. Our minds have been trained, since we were young, to find the right answer, leaving no room for creative thinking or interpretation. Unfortunately, this is how many view abstract art, […]

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Happy New Year! Nothing helps to ease back into the workaday world of 2015 like a little laughter, and there were a lot of laughs to choose from on Friday, January 2nd, when a special Friday-night edition of Ray & Laura’s Comedy Showcase brought a whirlwind of short sets to Small’s in Hamtramck. With regular co-host […]

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For some people, a dilapidated building is a safety hazard, a burden on real estate prices, or merely an eyesore. On the other hand, for people like Jeffrey Stockbridge, they are places that tell stories and offer an opportunity to peer into the past. At the Painted Bride Art Center, a series of Stockbridge’s photographs […]

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By Fernando Gonzalez, Miami-based arts and culture writer Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the treasures of South Florida, is also the setting for one of the area’s most intriguing musical events. Now in its third year, Fairchild’s GardenMusic Festival, a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge winner, offers chamber music—with a twist. The festival, which runs […]

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By Lillian Dunn, SPACES Artist Residency The SPACES Artist in Residence program at The Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia has opened its Call for Artists for SPACES Cycle 2, to begin in June 2015.  Building on the discoveries of the first cycle, the residency period has been extended to 6 months. Cycle 2 SPACES Visiting Artists […]

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On November 1, 2014 at 6:15 p.m., a groundbreaking photograph was taken in Uptown Charlotte. One hundred and thirty-eight photographers gathered on Tryon Street to take two simultaneous photographs that captured both sides of the street for one unique panorama called “Moment Mile.” Led by Sean Busher, the photograph was an awareness building project for […]

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“Antigonón” un contingente épico”. Teatro El Público (Cuba).

My resolution for 2015: never miss another FUNDarte event, ever! Although this may be impossible, I’ll work my socks off to keep it. For four nights (January 22-25), FUNDarte – in collaboration with The Miami Dade County Auditorium – presents Teatro El Público’s Antigonón, a tragically absurd and poetic revisioning of the myth of Antigone, […]

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