ArtCenter puts on new ‘Wheels’

Published on October 16, 2012 by in Miami

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It’s time for the ArtCenter/SouthFlorida (a Knight Arts grantee) to spread its wings. There was nothing really wrong with just showing exhibits in its Lincoln Road-facing space, but it was getting a little lost in the big art crowd. With so much going on in Miami these days, a trip over to this area of South […]

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By Angela McQuillan, Little Berlin On Friday, October 5th, a new set of sculptures were installed at the Little Berlin Fairgrounds.  This sculpture series entitled “Ancient Structures for a New World” was created by the Cultural Arts Center at the Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation.  The Cultural Arts Center at the PDDC strives to foster creativity, […]

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By Elizabeth R. Miller, Knight Foundation A restaurant on a construction-filled street is doing more than serving up Vietnamese food in St. Paul. It’s quickly becoming a case study for how the arts can create a sense of place. Mai Village sits squarely at the heart of the bustling five-block area known as “Little Mekong” near Minnesota’s State […]

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Switched-On 002

On October 14, the historical West Philadelphia cultural and ecological destination Bartram’s Garden was transformed into a symphony of sounds, samples and visual art for the Switched-On Garden 002. Now in its second year, the artists and musicians at Data Garden in association with DesignPhiladelphia take over the oldest botanical garden in North America for a […]

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Over the last decade, and particularly in recent years, Louis CK has stepped up as the outstanding comedian of his generation. Like all the greats he has a provocative style, but his friendly, average-guy demeanor tends to sand down the points of his exceedingly savage social commentary, making it just digestible enough for a mass […]

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By Aaron Dworkin, The Sphinx Organization Nationally, Blacks and Latinos represent approximately 4.5% of American orchestras today. The Sphinx Virtuosi is a conductor-less ensemble of soloists composed of top young string musicians of color from across the country (formerly known as the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra). Their mission is of a singular importance: to present cutting edge repertoire […]

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TU Dance 2012 update

Published on October 15, 2012 by in St. Paul

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By Abdo Sayegh, TU Dance TU Dance performed twice to a full house at the Fall For Dance Festival in New York City.  Uri Sands and dancer Yusha Marie Sorzano danced High Heel Blues, a sassy, playful, utterly comedic duet based on a woman’s desire for shoes that she knows are no good for her, and the salesman who […]

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Caroline Calouche & Co.’s performance this past weekend, October 12 and 13,  was an intriguing blend of modern dance, theater, drama and the aerial arts. The Company, now in its 7th season, has become known for this multidisciplinary approach to contemporary choreography. As an experimental performance, “The Macabre Masque” was imaginative, yet it lacked narrative […]

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Santiago Betancur is present

Published on October 15, 2012 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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Santiago Betancur | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Last Friday I had the day off and spent it anchored to a wooden chair grading student essays inside Panther Coffee in Wynwood. Panther is a kaleidoscopic merry-go-round of Miami’s glittery and gritty art scene. It’s where I feel centered amidst the dance of baristas and their giant robotic coffee machines, visual and performing

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Sun Yung Shin’s second poetry collection, “Rough, and Savage” from Coffeehouse Press, is simultaneously alluring and caustic, lovely and mournful, ambitious in both its moral ambition and literary invention. Shin’s poems deal in pain and love and alienation, but she weaves those well-worn themes into something fresh, a contemporary fairy tale in verse about the […]

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