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By Brenna Dixon, AIRIE I grew up a born-and-raised Floridian, knowing that if it was raining in the front yard, probably my brother and I could play in the back where it would be sunny. I watched half-eaten possums float by in the canal I fished with a childhood friend, was mesmerized by the seemingly […]

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By Joey Bargsten, Florida Atlantic University MelanchoLalaland™, our multimedia opera, is in full swing. Here’s a few of the lighting/staging sketches we prepared to visually explain the relationship of live performer to screen for the Miami venues we are currently pursuing. The corporate-dystopia environment was built in Maya and Unity, and doubles as a set […]

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Dr. Daniel Haxall will speak at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art this evening, June 26th at 7 p.m. The lecture is free, but reservations are required, and a reception will be held before the lecture at 6 p.m. Dr. Haxall will examine “The Story of Collage in America from Picasso to Bearden.” A professor […]

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Maybe the first thing to jump out at you when taking in the Michael Jones McKean solo show, “we float above to spit and sing” at the Emerson Dorsch Gallery, is the lighting. (It’s the first outing in Miami from the associate professor of sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University, who just finished up a residency […]

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FEAST Miami. Photo: Heber Siqueiros.

FEAST Miami is a meals-based micro-funding project that hosts pop-up dinners to support emerging artists and arts organizations with small grants. These grants are used by the winning artists to execute their projects that will ultimately have a direct impact on our culture and our economy. I spoke with FEAST Miami co-founder Chef Loren Pulitzer […]

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By Grace Weber, @gracewebermusic This item is cross-posted from the blog of the National YoungArts Foundation. On Thursday, June 26, Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibargüen will moderate the latest installment in the YoungArts Salon Series, which is funded by Knight. The conversation will feature dancer-choreographer Justin Peck and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens discussing “The Art of […]

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In the summer months, classical music festivals usually take place far from South Florida, often in woodsy places like Aspen, Colo., or Marlboro, Vt. That hasn’t stopped people from trying to get some summer concerts going; the Mainly Mozart Festival just wrapped this past weekend at the Knight Concert Hall to a very large audience, […]

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Cynthia Moore and Celeste Williams are two sisters who dedicated 16 years as cheerleading coaches with the Middle Georgia Community Youth League. Approximately eight weeks ago, they rehashed that energy to start a dance team for young girls from ages seven to 18 called the Platinum Princesses of Macon, Ga. The dance team is split […]

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The call has already gone out. Sandy Kreisman, executive director of the Akron Area Arts Alliance, has asked interested artists who want to participate in this year’s plein air competition to come to Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, on June 26-27 for registration and stamping in order to be in the competition for “Streetscapes: […]

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The summer outdoor concert season has officially begun in earnest: Music in Mears is now in full swing, and Ordway’s Summer Dance program just got underway.  The Twin Cities Jazz Festival will heat up Lowertown and downtown St. Paul throughout the weekend  – speaking of which, MinnPost’s arts columnist, Pamela Espeland, has the skinny on this […]

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