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St. Paul City-Artist-In-Residence Marcus Young and the artists of the Grace Minnesota have been encouraging folks to cut loose and dance in the streets since 2008. This year, on Aug. 1 in Minneapolis’ Peavey Plaza, they’ll do so to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Minnesota’s legalization of same-sex marriage. The idea behind the ongoing project, “Don’t you […]

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This year marks 15 years of the annual Bragg Jam Festival, a Knight Arts grantee. It was started in the name of two young brothers named Brax and Tate Bragg. They were two musicians from Macon who were traveling to a gig and were tragically killed in a car accident. Initially, the proceeds from the […]

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Smack dab in the middle of the day on July 19 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., you can witness eight different deejays groove out at Roasted Cafe on 442 Second Street in Downtown. This is the second time DJ Bruce Wonder and DJ Shawty Slim have pulled this off. They threw this type of […]

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FUNDarte and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) present flamenco guitarist and composer Jose Luis Rodriguez’s “Resonancias” as part of the SMDCAC’s Cabaret Series on Saturday, July 19th at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 20th at 3:30 p.m. “Resonancias” is an interdisciplinary and collaborative performance that frames Rodriguez’s guitar with images and staging by Alexey […]

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It’s the middle of the summer, and outdoor concerts are the hip happenings. The Second Sunday concert series at Washington Park was born in 2009. It was kicked off as an informal gathering by a group of fun folks. Gradually, the College Hill Corridor, a Knight Arts grantee, began to spread its arms around a […]

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Baba Israel.

I locked myself out of my house yesterday. I had woken up and decided to wash my clothes before morning coffee. This led me directly to the laundry room in the garage when, for some magical reason, the door locked behind me. Wearing nothing but dirty clothes I dug out of the laundry and bed […]

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During the summer, many kids’ minds fall into a lazy and relaxed mode. However, some guardians and parents make it their duty to enroll such happy-go-lucky children into summer programs. Many of these summer curricula last from one to eight weeks. Well, the second annual Girl Power Camp is a one-week rundown for girls age […]

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Have you been to Bedlam Lowertown yet? Just weeks after its grand opening celebrations, the place is at last open for business every day, with full kitchen and bar service and performances almost nightly – indeed, a variety of live theater, music, improv and dance is already on the docket. I saw Ryan Underbakke’s “The […]

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“Bare Bones” by Carlota Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.”Bare Bones” by Carlota Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

Carlota Pradera’s “Bare Bones,” a fantastic collaborative effort with special guest artist Lazaro Godoy, Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar, lighting designer Alexey Taran and sound artists/composers Juraj Kojs and Rainer Davies, was an exquisitely aggressive and well-cultivated production that stripped down elements of experimental dance, live music and video installation. Pradera took these raw elements, […]

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FEAST Miami. Photo: Heber Siqueiros.

FEAST Miami is a meals-based micro-funding project that hosts pop-up dinners to support emerging artists and arts organizations with small grants. These grants are used by the winning artists to execute their projects that will ultimately have a direct impact on our culture and our economy. I spoke with FEAST Miami co-founder Chef Loren Pulitzer […]

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