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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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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art New York, New York! As they say, it’s a wonderful town (although obviously it doesn’t hold a candle to the Magic City). However, when a Knight Curatorial Fellow is tasked with seeing the best of international contemporary art (and Art Basel Miami Beach is a long way off), […]

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By Kira Obolensky, Ten Thousand Things Next season, Ten Thousand Things will produce three plays, using what’s become a standard rubric for season planning for this unique organization that brings theater to non-traditional and traditional audiences: a play by Shakespeare in the fall; a musical in the winter; and a new play in the spring. […]

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By Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra The Arts Partnership, a nonprofit collaboration between the Minnesota Opera, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, announced on Wednesday, June 11 the official names of the newly constructed concert hall and adjoining spaces at the Ordway. The new facilities, which are […]

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The effect upon entering The Factory—a warehouse painstakingly converted into a three-day opening extravaganza due to efforts martialed by Cass Corridor artist and art scene mainstay Robert Sestok—is perhaps best considered as admission into a total experience of large works, rather than a dissection of each individual contribution from the more than 40 participating artists. […]

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