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By Philadelphia Young Playwrights “Most girls’ boy problems consist of them having to choose between two guys or something like that. I have to choose between a guy and my religion.” Each spring, Young Playwrights partners with InterAct Theatre Company to produce the Young Voices Monologue Festival, featuring the work of talented high school students […]

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By Art Sphere After a lot of hard work and generous help, we are excited to share “Creating Legacies through Art,” a book of free art lesson plans for anyone serving curious kids. The book is designed to provide teachers and families with free, approachable art projects that stimulate creative thinking and self-expression. Each lesson […]

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By Julie Edgar, Detroit-based freelance writer The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Julie Edgar catches up with past winner Detroit Fiberworks. Like so many others who see Detroit as a wide-open frontier, Mandisa Smith and Najma Wilson are pushing against urban blight […]

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By Christopher Tiffany, University of Michigan School of Education Young women in the Detroit School of Arts’ 11th and 12th grades recently had the opportunity to participate in Cranbrook’s “Women in Photojournalism” workshop. The Detroit School of Arts (DSA) is a performing and fine art public high school in midtown Detroit that provides, through partnerships […]

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By Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez, TU Dance TU Dance, the acclaimed Minnesota-based dance company led by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, returns to the Cowles Center for Dance as part of its 11th annual performance season.  On stage at 8pm on Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, and 2pm on Sunday, April 19th at the Cowles Center in downtown […]

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The Macon Arts Alliance’s annual Fired Works benefit is much more than a display of potters making and selling their works for a great cause. So many cultures around the world use various styles of kilns to create fired works that can range from bricks to fine porcelain. This annual nine-day lineup of activities for […]

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It’s O, Miami Poetry Festival time

Published on March 30, 2015 by in Miami

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O,bviously… poetry is not dead, at least not in Miami. P. Scott Cunningham and his cohorts at O, Miami have made this abundantly clear as they gear up for the annual O, Miami Poetry Festival, which is held every April in celebration of National Poetry Month. For 30 days, festival organizers will attempt to expose […]

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By Katy Locker, Detroit Program Director for Knight Foundation “We gotta be the change, Detroit!” –Invincible/Complex Movements, from Beware the Dandelions I have just spent the last few weeks promoting the third year of the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit. Each year, Knight Foundation reaches out and invites our Detroit community to tell us their best […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) is a song cycle by Robert Schumann with lyrics taken from the poems of Heinrich Heine. A peak achievement of the Romantic Movement, the Lieder join poetry and music in an inseparable embrace. The 16 brief poems on which they are based capture the […]

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It is easy, in the context of the art world, to take art very seriously. To be sure, art is a mechanism for social critique and personal catharsis, and that can lead to dark and solemn places. But there is a refreshing feeling to art, which is taking fun seriously. That spirit is alive and […]

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