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By Caitlyn Swett, Triptych Collective Writer’s note: I have been working collaboratively with four dance artists since Fall 2013 on a piece that contemplates the meaning of home and how these experiences vary socio-economically. The piece, “The Boundaries do not Hold” funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has taken a different […]

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“The Mountaintop” attempts to examine the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with fresh eyes: a man wrestling with his already larger-than-life historical footprint, seen through the lens of the last night of his life – April 3, 1968 – and a chance encounter that quickly turns surreal. The play by Katori Hall […]

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  For almost eight years, Macon’s community has witnessed J.Shawn Durham perform a spoken word piece called “Lola.” He was very passionate when expressing the content of this particular work. When he would recite the piece, his thoughts were picturesque. You could definitely visualize all the scenarios he portrayed during his projection of this poem. […]

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Last weekend, Tigertail’s month-long FLA-FRA (Florida-France Festival) produced “Come to the Edge,” a 12-hour reading of the works of famed French writer Apollinaire at the ArtCenter/South Florida on South Beach. I was given the opportunity, along with 23 volunteers, to read from his collected works in a semi-cozy, unused artist studio to a small audience […]

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art This week, El Anatsui will be visiting the Bass Museum of Art to put the finishing touches to his exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, which opens to the public on Friday 11 April. Unusually, given that most artists’ work arrives with specific instructions for […]

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By Alex Gibson, The Philadelphia Film Society Last month, the PFS Theater at the Roxy hosted Amanda Danziger’s The Backyard Philly Project for it’s monthly Filmadelphia at the Roxy series. The Backyard Philly Project explores the lives of four teens growing up in the Philadelphia inner-city neighborhood known as Penn Town. Shot partially by the […]

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Today, Knight Foundation is opening an opportunity for everyone—and we mean everyone—in St. Paul with a great idea for the arts. The Knight Arts Challenge is officially accepting applications. Now through May 5, we will be looking for the most innovative arts ideas to share $1.5 million in funding. You can submit them here at […]

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Freedom makes for great education. That’s the foundational principle of the Hamtramck Free School, a groundbreaking educational organization that has been offering materials and learning opportunities to anyone who shows up with a desire to learn, or teach. Co-founded by Michael Brown, a philosopher and Michigan State University Ph.D candidate; unstoppable culture magnet Steve Panton […]

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The 3rd Annual Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference: Engaging the Community (A.I.R Dance Conference) is an academic dance conference that’s open to Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges and the community. The conference features master dance classes, lectures and performances from guest artists that explore the impact dance has on the community and the individual. It […]

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Ah, the good old days. Actually they seem that way in Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s “Life with Father” being performed at Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee. Think about it. Set in a large Victorian house in the 1880s (which scenic designer Alan Scott Ferrall lays out resplendently, while costume designer Jasen J. Smith adds […]

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