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Culture mavens, revelers, music lovers and intellectuals needed look no further than Hamtramck this weekend, where an astounding confluence of culture left the city awash in action, even as the first stirring of spring started to break down the winter ice packs. Public Pool was celebrating its five-year anniversary with a mural installation by founding […]

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Beatriz Milhazes

The world premiere of Architecture of Color, a documentary portrait of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes directed by José Henrique Fonseca and Priscila Lopes, opens this Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14th at 4 p.m. during the 2015 Miami International Film Festival. Last year, Milhazes’ work was the subject of an extraordinarily […]

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A sometimes forgotten piece of American history is that many states in our nation, including Georgia, were formed from the labor and minds of servants sent here to work in penal colonies. Some of these individuals became key players in building what is now known as the United States of America. Without advocating crime, we […]

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By Sara Rabinowitz, AIRIE fellow February 1st at 7:05 a.m. I stood facing east, taking a picture of the sunrise through the entrance gates to Everglades National Park. This was the first time I chased the sun during my residency with the AIRIE program. My days were tethered to capturing the “scientific” sunrise and sunset […]

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By Alberto Ibargüen  Each year, Knight Foundation’s trustees visit different Knight communities, to see and feel the work being done in the cities where Jack and Jim Knight once owned newspapers. This year, we put the spotlight on Miami, with a day that began in Wynwood and culminated in a community gathering at the Perez Art […]

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“The Modern Woman,” the latest piece of cutting-edge theater by the Detroit troupe A Host of People, is enjoying an all-too-short run this week, with shows continuing through the weekend that are not to be missed. “The Modern Woman” is an ambitious theater piece that stages 10 discrete movements in 10 rooms of a house on […]

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By Laura Bruney and Etain Connor, Arts & Business Council Monty Trainer is called the “Grove Father” for his love of Coconut Grove. A well-known business owner, community advocate, local personality and Coconut Grove Arts Festival president, Monty is active in the resurgence of Coconut Grove  He wants the label of a laid-back arts community, to […]

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Gary Mullen & The Works’ “One Night of Queen” has enjoyed a thriving, 13-plus year run, due in large part to the striking vocal resemblance between lead singer Gary Mullen and the legendary Freddie Mercury. This weekend, Mullen and his band are bringing their highly-popular show to the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. […]

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Marissa Alma Nick. Photo by Kerry Mclaney.

It’s not easy patting your belly and rubbing your head at the same time, but Marissa Alma Nick isn’t going to let that stop her from moving forward. I met Nick two years ago on the streets of Wynwood during Art Walk. She was performing on NW 2nd Avenue between 26th and 27th Street. It […]

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Franz Joseph Haydn spent a lot of time on opera, not just writing it for his royal employers at Esterhaza, but also arranging and conducting the works of other composers for the company. But while his surviving Italian operas and German singspiels have been unearthed, recorded and mounted in imaginative productions (particularly Il Mondo della […]

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