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Madama Butterfly. Brittany Mazzurco

Despite the incessant coughing and overtly assertive scent of floral perfume filling up the Arsht Center, soprano Kelly Kaduce (Cio-Cio-San/”Butterfly”) and mezzo-soprano Caitlin McKechney (Suzuki) delivered an extraordinary performance in “Madama Butterfly” on the opening night of Florida Grand Opera‘s 74th season. On the surface, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa’s libretto is a cliché written […]

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Here in St. Paul, new music has never been so accessible. Uninitiated listeners looking for inviting points of entry and seasoned fans alike need not look far to find a variety of offerings, thanks to the efforts of folks like Kate Nordstrum (curator of Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s fabulous Liquid Music series), and artist-led organizations […]

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Second Street reopens with a block party

Published on November 17, 2014 by in Dance, Macon, Music

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  One phase of the Second Street Corridor project has come to an end. For approximately three months, several businesses have experienced a change with their normal routines. Although they are mindful that the results of such improvement will enhance our city, some of the businesses had to go out on a limb to keep […]

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By Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder and chair of the Miami Book Fair International Miami Book Fair opens Nov. 16, and for the 31st year in a row, the streets of downtown Miami will fill with books and the people who love them. With more than 600 authors in town, our city, for the next eight days […]

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By Monica Peters Two Philadelphia cultural institutions are using mobile technology to engage visitors and provide a deeper understanding of the arts. The Barnes Foundation and Philadelphia Orchestra recently released apps that enrich the audience experience. “The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of only a few in the world to create an in-concert mobile app that […]

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The Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, has a one of a kind exhibit going on with a one of a kind artist. The exhibition, “Butch Anthony: Vita Post Mortum,” which is on display through January 25, will feed your art-loving imagination. It’s a fascinating exhibition, and one not to be missed. The display […]

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This Saturday, November 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Cass Café will be the release party for the latest issue of “Infinite Mile.” Issue #11 features contributions by Katherine Craig, Colin Darke, Clara DeGalan, Christina deRoos, Alex B. Hill, and Matthew Piper. ∞ mile (“Infinite Mile”) is a monthly online art journal based in Detroit. […]

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At the Bridges: some terrific offerings

Published on November 14, 2014 by in Miami

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Duane Hanson might be the most famous artist to have lived and worked in South Florida, and who may be more familiar elsewhere. His eerily life-like figures and busts have been shown in museums across the world, and reside in collections such as the Saatchi Gallery, the Whitney, the Smithsonian and numerous others. But Hanson, […]

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Charting a course of the future

Published on November 13, 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Peter E. Leggett, Walker West Music Academy This October, Walker West welcomed five new members to the Walker West Music Academy Board of Directors. Greg Finzell – Rondo Community Land Trust Harold Minor – Wilder Foundation Dameun Strange – Bush Foundation Nesret Shu-Ankh Theba – Kingfield Dental Karen Welle – Minnesota Dept. of Health […]

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Selby Avenue Jazz Fest kick-off

Published on November 13, 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Peter E. Leggett, Walker West Music Academy For the past 14 years, on the 2nd Saturday in September, people of all ages and backgrounds have gathered at Selby Avenue and Milton Street in Saint Paul for the Selby Avenue Jazz Fest. Founded by Golden Thyme Coffee Shop owner Mychael Wright, The Selby Jazz Fest […]

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