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Throughout the weekend of Feb. 21-23, the Sphinx Organization  held its second annual convening on diversity in the performing arts. Founded in 1996 by Aaron P. Dworkin, Sphinx seeks to transform lives through involvement in the performing arts, and sees the diversification of cultural inclusion in the professional performing arts sphere as critical to that […]

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There is a simply lovely exhibit called “Human, so human” that feels both futuristic and also is an homage to early 20th-century Russian and German avant garde art at the Farside Gallery. It’s a solo show from Angela Valella, an artist, curator and this year’s winner of the Cintas Foundation grant, a well-deserved recognition for […]

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For the month of February, Philadelphians have had the opportunity to see dance happen, right where they shop, eat and work! How? Dance in Public Places, a program by Dance/USA Philadelphia (Dance/UP), is taking dance to the streets…ok well… the mall actually… In it’s last week, don’t miss your chance to see dance happen, dance […]

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By Andi McDaniel, Twin Cities Public Television Public television– and the broadcast business in general– is in the midst of a major, dramatic transformation. So we’re more eager than ever before for big, weird, game-changing ideas– and today we’re officially announcing a project that’s full of them: TV Takeover. Call us crazy, but we wanted […]

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Ordway Feb 2014 update

Published on February 26, 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Shelley Quiala, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Throughout the winter and spring, 2014, the Ordway is celebrating the rich artistic traditions of communities of African ancestry through the program Taking Our Place Centerstage: The African Diaspora in Harmony.  Critical to the expression of artistic traditions within this movement of people and culture are […]

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Creative Alternative has been the stomping grounds for after school and summer programs for 35 years. Brooks Whittle Dantzler is an art educator who founded this studio, learning facility and gallery. She keeps it open all year long to teach private art classes to all ages. However, Creative Alternative has been highly recognized for its […]

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American playwright William Inge’s “Bus Stop” – which is being performed at Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee – takes the audience through some seemingly shabby lives before it lightens up by the end of the drama. Set in a small town in the middle of Kansas (about 25 miles from Topeka) during a raging blizzard, […]

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This week, the 15th Tropical Baroque Festival got underway at Miami Beach Community Church. It lasts through March 6 for a total of 11 concerts, one each day. On the lineup this year are a number of leading early music performers, such as gamba specialist Jordi Savall and cornett master Bruce Dickey, and groups including […]

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Six secrets to crowdfunding campaigns

Published on February 25, 2014 by in Miami

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Secrets to Crowdfunding with Vann Alexandra Daly from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Power2Give open up a new world for artists seeking funding – allowing small projects to reach a mass audience in ways that only large organizations with big budgets could in years past.  To many artists, crowdfunding […]

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From the heart

Published on February 25, 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Kira Obolensky, Ten Thousand Things Theater The unexpected juxtaposition of the opening of Ten Thousand Things’ production of The Music Man at the Wilder Center, a Sufjan Stevens lyric, and the last month of revisions on my newest play inspires this blog post. Let me explain. I am driving to Wisconsin and listening to […]

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