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By Kimberly Niemela, COSACOSA art at large, Inc. Following a year of community planning and art-making, COSACOSA art at large, Inc. opened the first of three new Site and Sound Gardens in North Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood.  Funded by the Knight Arts, the project is transforming abandoned city lots into public green spaces with visual and […]

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At Seraphin Gallery, the exhibit on display in the main gallery entitled “Eons Beyond the Rib” highlights a number of female Philadelphia artists working mostly within the realms of abstraction. Although they are tied together by these loose associations, their work is really not all that similar and ranges from acrylic and graphite, to fabric, […]

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By Peter Leggett, Walker West Music Academy Walker West Music Academy is moving to a new home just across the street from its current location on Selby Ave. in St. Paul. The 25-year-old community music academy plans to create a vibrant new center for music education in a building owned by Mytana Corporation at 760 […]

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CBS Miami takes a closer look at the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge and its People’s Choice winner Teo Castellanos. Castellanos and Knight Foundation VP/Arts Dennis Scholl visited the network to talk Miami stories, the Challenge and the “work that makes a difference.” Click here to watch the video.  

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If you’re anything like me, the late Thanksgiving this year has meant that Christmas has crept right up on you and caught you nearly unawares. Musically, that has meant a great pile-up of holiday concerts in the past couple weeks, but even though the window is closing fast, there are still a few chances left […]

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All decked out for the holidays in twinkling lights, seasonal greens and flocked little trees, the University Club on Summit Avenue was also filled with bookish folks Tuesday night. They’d turned out for Carol Connolly’s annual Christmas shindig, a special themed edition of her beloved Readings by Writers series. Before the main event the crowd […]

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ZACH, as Zach Freidhof seems to be known on stage, will be coming to the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, in January to perform cabaret style. But that isn’t the interesting part. Freidhof’s journey to seek out music that uplifts and inspires, that seeks to introduce harmony, community and love, is the real […]

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“A Grand Mercer Christmas” debuted on Georgia Public Broadcasting Tuesday night and will be aired on PBS stations across the nation during the holiday season. The special will be rebroadcast on GPB on December 20 and 24 at 7 p.m. The program, which was recorded over two evenings in 2012, features students and faculty of […]

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Southwest Holiday Fest braves the storm

Published on December 17, 2013 by in Detroit

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Undeterred by winter weather warnings, this blogger dropped in on the Corktown/Mexicantown border this Saturday, December 14th, to pay a visit to the Southwest Holiday Fest, which included a member art festival at the 555 Gallery, performances by Motor City Cabaret and Ballet Folklorico at Matrix Theatre Company, and Birdhouse Biennale and holiday market at […]

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The Hot Topics Artist Series at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (a Knight Challenge grantee) brings in four artists or art professionals a year to give a one-evening lecture, maybe mixed with performance, video or installation. In October the strangeness of Wayne White was featured, known for his word paintings, his music and […]

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