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“20,000 Days on Earth,” a highly-staged documentary that follows the quasi-fictional persona of the real musician Nick Cave through a day or so of  his various experiences, raises the question of whether legends are born or made. It seems that from the start, Nick Cave was convinced of the inevitability of his stardom, such as […]

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At The Village of Arts & Humanities on Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia, the four square blocks of converted row houses and reclaimed parks have been serving as home base for a number of artists and community-minded makers. The SPACES Artist Residency Program, a Knight Arts grantee, has just completed the most recent of its […]

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Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) debuted MIFFecito, a mid-season “Film Festival Fix,” at  MDC’s Tower Theater Oct 16-19. The four-day event showcased world cinema in a concenatrated weekend of 10 red-carpet premieres, parties and in-person appearances with filmmakers. Knight Foundation VP/Arts Dennis Scholl participated in the festivities by guest moderating a panel following the screening […]

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Join us for the world premiere of Hattie Mae Williams- The Tattooed Ballerinas presents, “Miami Sites Project” a site specific Dance film captured at the historic Miami Marine Stadium in Virginia Key. Also see the Miami premiere of dance film “Bloom” set in New York City’s Highline, a linear park built on a section of […]

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Shakespeare’s hilarious and witty satire, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” gets a new twist in an updated staging by the UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre this coming weekend, October 30 through November 2. This play was adapted by dramaturg Dr. Andrew Hartley, Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare,  and directed by Kelly Ryan, lecturer. Tickets are […]

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Since 2013, the Cherry Blossom Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, has hosted the Battle of the Bands event. If you’re imagining band members transforming their instruments into weapons and fighting on the football field, you have the wrong idea. This annual production allows high school marching bands from all over Middle Georgia to display their […]

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An artist friend not too long ago lost her father. She dealt with the intense feelings she was having by (of all things) making art. It was not just therapy for her; it was also a way to embody the experience, to capture such a monumental change in her life. That kind of idea informs […]

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Weekend preview: a bag full of October treats!

Published on October 24, 2014 by in Detroit

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Tonight, Friday, October 24th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. is the opening for the second annual exhibit of “Ofrendas” for Día de los Muertos, a group show hosted by the DIA. Twenty-eight artists have contributed ofrendas to this colorful special exhibit, which will run from through November 2nd, concurrent with the traditional Mexican holiday that takes place […]

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The Wolfsonian-FIU is in a transition period, awaiting to see what imprint the new director will have after the departure of longtime head Cathy Leff; with the downtown expansion; and anticipating the big Art Basel-timed exhibit “Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture,” which will open 100 years after the start of […]

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Bobby Silverman at The Clay Studio presents an extensive body of work composed of the industrially produced ceramic tiles made commercially popular by his company Alsio Design. This Knight Arts grantee showcases Silverman’s work, which resides in a multitude of creative domains including painting, design, philosophy, language and, of course, ceramics. Through his layered approach […]

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