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By Anna Rose Canzano, MOCAD Here at the MOCAD Teen council, we are learning what it takes to plan an event. We came up with an idea for our first event: a teen night “icebreaker” for Detroit-area high school students. It will be centered around a big blank wall on which guests can draw and […]

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DANCECleveland Feb 2014 update

Published on February 21, 2014 by in Akron

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By Sarah Hricko, DANCECleveland Earlier in the year, DANCECleveland and The University of Akron’s dance program presented a Blue Ribbon Panel to explore the idea of a National Center for Choreography to be established in Akron, Ohio.  The panel was comprised of Douglas Sonntag, Director of Dance at The National Endowment for the Arts, Neil […]

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It’s hard to believe that the Pérez Art Museum Miami has now been open about three months, but it’s clear it didn’t take the crowds that long to discover it. The gleaming museum-palace on the bay is filled with people on a daily basis, including cloudless, sunny Miami winter Sundays. What a joy to see. Hopefully, […]

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All that jazz coming to Akron Civic

Published on February 21, 2014 by in Akron, Music

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Recently the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, started up a jazz series, partly no doubt in response to a sizable jazz audience with not many places to go for the music, but certainly as part of its effort to have local performers on its stage. Two more groups are scheduled to appear in […]

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Being trapped in a room with three damned souls and no exit is existential and literal hell. “No Exit,” the next performance in the Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places series by the Florida Grand Opera (a Knight Arts grantee), adapts existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre’s play of the same name. The one-act opera by Andy Vores […]

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If you’ve stepped into your local library recently, you know that it’s a vital community resource and a vibrant hub of creativity – a space that is as much about creation as collection. A recent article in the Pacific Standard touted the importance of libraries saying, “the best-kept secret about America’s libraries is that they […]

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It is undeniable that the “Great Recession” has hurt arts funding in Charlotte. Arts and cultural stakeholders have coined the current situation “a perfect storm,” noting that the once effective fundraising model of the Arts & Science Council is no longer cutting it. In fact, even with improvements in the economy, workplace gifts to the […]

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Don’t miss Companhia Urbana de Dança

Published on February 20, 2014 by in Dance, Miami

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Companhia Urbana de Dança

If FUNDarte produces it, I’m there. Since 2003, FUNDarte’s Founder & Executive Director, Ever Chavez, has brought some of the most dynamic, cutting-edge international performing artists

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At the Vox Populi collective, the space is, as often, split amongst four artists and consequently, a variety of styles and mediums. The current exhibits at this Knight Arts grantee consist of work by Jay Muhlin, Maria Dumlao, Erica Prince and Leigh Van Duzer. On each end of the spectrum are Muhlin and Dumlao, who […]

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By Michael Bolden, Knight Foundation editorial director Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, will serve on the board of trustees for the Ford Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit established by Edsel Ford in 1936. In an announcement, Ford said Lopez is the first artist to join the board. Lopez, who was born […]

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