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La Traviata | Florida Grand Opera

Giuseppe Verdi’s wildly popular, splendidly tragic and sumptuously opulent “La Traviata” closes Florida Grand Opera’s 72nd season with performances scheduled at the Arsht Center and

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For its last production of the season, Minnesota Opera (a Knight Arts grantee) is running an opulent iteration of Puccini’s final opera, “Turandot.” Two sets of lead players are performing in rotation for the show’s one-week run; the matinee I attended featured spinto tenor Scott Piper (as the love-struck, exiled prince Calaf) and sopranos Christie Hageman and Helen […]

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Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale kicked off on Saturday, April 13 at the Round Building in Central City Park in Macon. The nine-day event will continue through April 21. The exhibit and sale features work by 68 artists and more than 6,000 pieces of pottery and ceramic sculpture. The show’s hours are Monday-Friday, […]

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Artist Augustina Woodgate surreptitiously sews poetry tags in clothes at Goodwill (2011)  Photo courtesy of O, Miami Poetry Festival

Week three of the O, Miami Poetry Festival is fast-approaching, and there’s a torrent of poetry readings and related events that will inspire and illuminate your creative impulses. All you have to do is grab a friend, lover, family member or neighbor, select an event here and go. Last weekend I attended an O, Miami […]

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More art, more options

Published on April 12, 2013 by in Miami

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Wynwood’s Second Saturdays has become the art world’s favorite punching bag. No one apparently likes the crowded night, not galleries, artists, collectors. Or so you’d think. The night is a circus, no doubt about it, but some people do like a circus, and crowds, when they are in Wynwood, sometimes it beats wondering around alone […]

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By Barbara Johnson Ross, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce hosts the Leadership Gulf Coast program designed to prepare the area’s current and potential leaders for the future. The goals of the program are to understand real problems, as well as opportunities in the community, and to create a communication network […]

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By Ryan Hill, Smithsonian – Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ARTLAB+’s  location in the Hirshhorn Museum uniquely connects it’s afterschool programming to an inspiring collection of contemporary art. It only follows, that Caroline Elliott, the Hirshhorn’s Manager of Adult Programs, saw it as a great opportunity to develop a new gallery program around the experience […]

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A smash opening night for Art X Detroit 2013

Published on April 12, 2013 by in Detroit

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The art grants offered by the Kresge Foundation have supported the careers of some of Detroit’s most dynamic artists, helping to bring them to prominence and thus shape the landscape of arts in the city. Art X 2013 is a retrospective of the previous Kresge grantees and celebration in anticipation of the summer announcement of […]

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Want to see a 2,500-year old tradition? Me too. As luck would have it, The Golden Dragon Acrobats are bringing a new show, “Cirque Ziva,” to the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. In ancient times, the art that we know as Chinese acrobatics apparently was called things like “miscellaneous arts” and “varied skills […]

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Jazz Tango with Pablo Aslan Quintet

Published on April 11, 2013 by in Miami, Music

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Pablo Aslan Quintet

Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts will transport audiences to the heart of Argentina, where tango courses through the country like the Rio de la Plata. The Argentinian-born, Brooklyn-based bassist and producer Pablo Aslan

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