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While some cities have a cultural arts department, the Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, partners with Macon-Bibb County as an arts agency that serves the same purpose. Each year, they hold a fundraiser where our 60 plus arts’ organizations are invited to prepare dishes for competition. This year’s theme is centered around disco, and […]

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A back-to-school concert and fun day  on Saturday, July 26, will mark the unofficial end of summer vacation for local youth, with the first day of class for Bibb County schools fast approaching on Aug. 1. The event, produced by Al Tillman Unity-N-Community, will be hosted by SpongeBob Squarepants and feature the OMG Girlz as […]

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The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival, a Knight arts grantee, began with a flourish as Ballet Hispanico, a New York-based dance troupe, kicked off the eighth annual (and the city of Akron’s 41st annual) dancing-in-the-park happening. Ballet Hispanico, led by Eduardo Vilaro, sets as its focus Latino cultures. But as the leader of the group says, the company thinks about […]

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Just a few years ago, Minneapolis’ Southern Theater was at the brink of bankruptcy, but after years as a venue-for-rent, the Southern just might have found a way to turn its fortunes around permanently. The theater’s new ARTshare venture upends the usual show-by-show, butts-in-seats business model rooted in individual ticket sales. Instead, in partnership with […]

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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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