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Ana Miranda. Photo by Neil de la Flor

Art Works for Us presents ”Revolution/Evolution,” an experimental contemporary dance dialogue between flamenco and progressive rock. Created by Artistic Director Ana Miranda and Musical Director Carl Ferrari, “Revoluton/Evolution” opens for one night only on Saturday, September 28th at 8 p.m. The performance features

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Last Thursday, I was sweating out the hot night with 30-or-so others in the second floor apartment of a Cathedral Hill neighborhood duplex, watching the quiet works of “Small Art 3.” And it might just have been the most moving show I’ve seen yet this year. We’d gathered in the home of artists Laura Holway […]

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In Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “How Schools Kill Creativity,” he eviscerates the current state of education. He also points out that learning institutions are not adequately preparing students for failure, which is highly correlated with creativity

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The “2014 Saint Paul Almanac” has just been released, and it includes stories and poems by more than 100 area writers – among them a diverse array of local notables, like Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen and “Prairie Home Companion”‘s Garrison Keillor; poets Heid Erdrich, Carol Connolly and Connie Wanek; spoken word artists Emmanuel Ortiz and IBé Kaba; Yusef Mgeni and Margot Galt; and too many more to […]

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Musical groups caught up in period instruments and the Baroque era can, and often do, give what is called a “highly informed performance” (or, as it can affectionately also be called, HIP). That’s how Apollo’s Fire, a Knight Arts grantee, comes across – as hip. Apollo’s Fire is truly onto something, especially in their research-based […]

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This weekend marks the beginning of the 33rd season of the Sunday Afternoons of Music series, which will present seven regular concerts and six concerts for children at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall. For all of the growth of South Florida’s classical music scene, and the impressive number of first-rate musicians that come to […]

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Doug Aitken’s cross-country Station to Station tour is rolling into St. Paul’s Union Depot soon, for a one-night-only public art spectacle with live music, art, film and food. The New York/L.A.-based installation artist is taking a three-week “nomadic happening” on the rails, crossing the country from New York to San Francisco by train from September 6 […]

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I don’t know about you, but we’ve used up pretty much all of our vacation days at this point. St. Paul public schools are starting this week, the state fair is wrapping up for another year, and most (but not all) of the season’s big outdoor art festivals have come and gone. Still, there are […]

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The Field. Ocatvio Campos.

Last Friday, I attended a free FieldWork Workshop demonstration facilitated by Octavio Campos. Local artists, including Jenni Person, Priscilla Marrero and Bill Spring, shared work so that performing

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Earlier this week, the Chopin Foundation of the United States, which is based in Miami, announced that its 2015 national competition for American pianists would offer a top prize of $75,000. That would be the highest award for a piano competition in the country, as the Foundation says. The top prize at the Cliburn Competition, […]

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