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Have you been to Bedlam Lowertown yet? Just weeks after its grand opening celebrations, the place is at last open for business every day, with full kitchen and bar service and performances almost nightly – indeed, a variety of live theater, music, improv and dance is already on the docket. I saw Ryan Underbakke’s “The […]

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In July, First Friday falls on the fourth, and the Contemporary Arts Exchange has planned a flag-waving program to show its patriotism. All activities will take place inside the Contemporary Arts Exchange and in their courtyard behind the building. The theme of their First Friday July focuses on the topics of sorcery, brass and “boredgames.” A […]

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“Bare Bones” by Carlota Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.”Bare Bones” by Carlota Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

Carlota Pradera’s “Bare Bones,” a fantastic collaborative effort with special guest artist Lazaro Godoy, Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar, lighting designer Alexey Taran and sound artists/composers Juraj Kojs and Rainer Davies, was an exquisitely aggressive and well-cultivated production that stripped down elements of experimental dance, live music and video installation. Pradera took these raw elements, […]

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What’s the buzz; tell me what’s happening. Sounds like some lyrics from the play and music “Jesus Christ, Superstar,” but it’s especially appropriate in thinking about The Nightlight Cinema, a 50-seat, one-screen movie-theater that is opening July 1 at 30 N. High Street in downtown Akron. The Nightlight Cinema will be open six days a […]

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I had the privilege of viewing the DIA’s newest special photography exhibit, featuring the Detroit-based work of fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber, in the company of a team of Detroit high school students, taking a rain break from their summer job watering trees. The kids live and attend school all over the city, and […]

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By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts It was Big Band Swing Night in Rice Park on Thursday night, June 26th for the Ordway’s Summer Dance Series, and everyone had a swingin’ good time under the summer sky. Professional dance instructors from Arthur Murray Saint Paul taught the crowd some amazing dance steps. […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The promised grand finale of the XXI Mainly Mozart Festival not only met expectations but also surpassed them, and provided pleasant extra surprises that went beyond the strictly musical. It was comforting to attend a chamber music concert at the Arsht Center’s vast and acoustically superb Knight Concert […]

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie   For any artist, working with a colleague can open new doors of creativity, as successful collaboration entails compromise. It is an art in itself, after all, to make it happen. And precisely on “The Art of Collaboration” is what the latest installment in the National YoungArts Foundation’s Salon Series was […]

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Ohio Shakespeare Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, shows clearly that the Renaissance poetic feat of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, is not only accessible for audiences some 500 years later, but utterly enjoyable to watch. In his comedies, Shakespeare can be a hoot, especially the way he depicts what are called “low” characters. And […]

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Downtown Ft. Lauderdale’s art night (on the last Saturdays of the month) is not called just a walk, but an “artwalk + drive,” suggesting one difference between the more spread out and less populated art area up above the county line, compared to the Miami madness of Wynwood or the Design District. But our northern […]

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