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One hundred and eighty-one Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and seven van Goghs, not to mention countless Old Master paintings by Veronese, Dürer and Rubens, and 125 African art works–overall a collection worth more than $25 billion. You might be wondering who amassed such an impressive collection of Post-Impressionist and Modernist art. The […]

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Beards are changing history

Published on November 14, 2013 by in Philadelphia

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By Sally Ollove, Bearded Ladies We were deep in the rehearsal process for My Dinner with Dito: A How To Be Gay Cabaret when the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA was announced. That makes us Beards 2-for-2; we like to credit our first cabaret, Back in the Army, which centers on a gay soldier, with […]

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Whether or not Adrian Matejka wins the National Book Award in Poetry on November 21st, he will be in town on November 22nd celebrating with O, Miami and District 44 at The Big Book Party, an event honoring Matejka’s book, The Big Smoke. The Big Smoke is about legendary boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American […]

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In case you haven’t heard the word on Citywide Philly, November is high time to submerge and steep yourself in the collective minds of the Philadelphia artistic community through this month-long collaborative creative event, which also happens to be a Knight Arts grantee. Finding a starting point for Citywide, however, is perhaps easier said than […]

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Is a ballet or dance ever really finished? Ask choreographers and they likely will tell you that at some point they just stopped and said something like “Let’s go with this.” Left with more time and resources, they might continue tweaking and perfecting little things or making the slightest choreographic changes. But what if you […]

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In September 2012, The 567 Center for Renewal (a Knight Arts grantee) launched a new arts education program. Since that time, the center’s classes for children and adults have seen strong attendance. The program continues to offer new workshops on a regular basis. Upcoming workshops at The 567 include: Corks and Canvas on November 15 […]

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“The Veterans Play Project” opens this week, presented by Mixed Blood in partnership with Bedlam Theatre and the Minnesota Humanities Center. From June 2012 to March 2013, artists of Footprints Collective asked local veterans of all stripes – of any ability or disability, any race, age, gender or cultural background – to share their experiences in […]

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#weddingopera

Published on November 12, 2013 by in Philadelphia

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By David B. Devan, Opera Philadelphia Svadba-Wedding, the a cappella opera written by the talented, Montreal-based composer Ana Sokolović, was the perfect choice to launch Opera Philadelphia’s newest initiative, Opera in The City. It couldn’t have been more successful.  The entire run sold out with rave reviews from both audiences and critics alike: The Wall Street Journal The […]

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By Janet Batet, Miami Arts Journalist Introduced in 1939, by  H. Weyl, the term symplectic comes from the Greek sym-plektikos (συμπλεκτικός) meaning “that intertwine” or “connect”.  Determined essentially by a complexity of subspaces on which the structure vanishes itself, the symplectic topology measures the area by using complex curves instead of real ones, proposing a […]

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By AIRE staff AIRIE and Everglades National Park will kick off Fresh AIRIE: Artists’ Experiences in a World Heritage Site, at the Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus.  This traveling exhibition features works by more than 30 artists as part of the Everglades National Park’s AIRIE Collection, including painting, photography, video, audio composition and poetry. […]

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