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There’s an old saying that if you want a standing ovation, play the national anthem at the end. Well, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, a Knight Arts grantee, did just that, but would have received a standing ovation in any case. At the September 13 concert, Akron Symphony Orchestra celebrated the 200th anniversary to the day […]

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The Allman Brothers Band had a unique way of bringing all types of people together in the name of music. They were an essential force of crossing cultures and placing Macon on the global radar. The Allman Brothers Band planted a family tree that still stands strong, and you don’t have to be kinfolk to […]

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The weather will be mild in the Twin Cities this Saturday, a lovely early fall sort of day perfect for a Field Trip. In Twin Cities’ Silverwood Park, visitors will find a full afternoon in store: more than 20 artist-led activities, a well-curated local craft fair, live performances of poetry and music, as well as […]

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When the new Liam Neeson thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones, makes its debut Friday, at least one Miami man will be watching with more than the usual interest. That’s because Carlos Rafael Rivera wrote the score for the film, and the University of Miami lecturer found his first experience writing music for a movie […]

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Minnesota Opera (a Knight Arts grantee) will celebrate the start of the 2014-2015 season with a free, outdoor simulcast of its opening production, Puccini’s La fanciulla del West. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, in downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park (just across from the Ordway), a number of food trucks and beverage purveyors will be on hand […]

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The lifestyle of Native Americans has been preserved throughout the United States with national monuments and reservations. Each year, during the middle of September, thousands of people from all over the Southeast and beyond come out to the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. This year, the dates fall on September 20 and 21. From 10 a.m. until 6 […]

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For the latest in their Women of Substance series, St. Kate’s O’Shaughnessy Auditorium is presenting a world premiere dance opera, “Test Pilot,” which offers a lens onto the Wright Brothers’ historic experiments with flight, as seen through the eyes of their much less well-known sister, Katharine. A collaborative project by two McKnight Artist Fellows, composer […]

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Anyone who’s talked to Patrick Dupré Quigley over the years at some point becomes aware that he is a committed advocate for American choral music and choral ensembles. Quigley’s latest recording with his Miami-based Seraphic Fire concert choir, released Tuesday, is a collection of American music spanning about 120 years, from the anonymous hymns of […]

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Fernando Landeros.

In 2012, Forbes ranked Miami the most miserable city in America, and for some reason the article has resurfaced as if were new news. The Misery Index, developed by economist Arthur Okun, takes employment and inflation into account. For this study, Forbes also analyzed violent crime rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, political corruption and the […]

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A little while ago, the first Praise Fest took place at the 567 Center for Renewal, a Knight Arts grantee. It was the beginning of a successful partnership with the Cherry Blossom Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The foundation recognized there were not many, if any, […]

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