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Being trapped in a room with three damned souls and no exit is existential and literal hell. “No Exit,” the next performance in the Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places series by the Florida Grand Opera (a Knight Arts grantee), adapts existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre’s play of the same name. The one-act opera by Andy Vores […]

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Roasted Cafe and Lounge offers so much more than coffee, adult beverages and great food. They are creating an eclectic and international vibe by booking groups like England in 1819, Anna Mae Kersey and One Horse Parade. All of these performing and recording artists have some type of ties to Macon and Georgia. At the […]

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Apollo’s Fire on a Sephardic journey

Published on February 19, 2014 by in Akron, Music

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Jeannette Sorrell, director of Apollo’s Fire, a Knight Arts grantee, just keeps getting more creative as she goes along. Known and renowned for their work in baroque period classical, sacred, and lay music, Apollo’s Fire has been known to take a few steps out of that era and combine it with the numinous stuff of […]

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Minnesota History Center has a charming kids’ program underway this January, February and March — just the thing if cabin fever’s been getting to your little ones. Once a month, the Big Wow Family Variety Show (formerly Global Hotdish) offers 90 minutes of multicultural performance — comedy, acrobatics and dance, music, art and storytelling from around the […]

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  For nine years, the Macon Film Festival (a Knight Arts grantee) has been making moves by choosing independent films for all of Middle Georgia to view and by accepting work from independent filmmakers from all over the world. Each year in February, they host one of the largest film festivals in Macon, and the […]

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I have a confession. I’ve been following the peripheral shenanigans coming out of Sochi – the security concerns and journalists’ hotel horror stories, funny Putin-in-triumph photos – with far more relish than I have the actual games. But when news of a one-night-only performance of “Tonya and Nancy: The Opera” hit my inbox a couple of weeks […]

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There used to be a time when artists would box themselves into one genre. However, The Stixxx members are setting new parameters of what’s considered the norm of recording artists from Macon by mixing up three different genres to exhibit their style. The group’s mission is to portray the bad and good of the average […]

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If you ever have a problem thinking of where to take your valentine, don’t fret. Each year, a committee makes plans to create the best Valentine’s Day experience you could imagine. It’s so much more than dinner and a date. It’s dinner, dancing, entertainment and plenty of chocolate. This planning committee has been very successful […]

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Often times, some of the best candidates may not be aware of funding that is available in the community. Five years ago, the Knight Foundation teamed up with the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to administer a $3 million Knight Neighborhood Challenge grant. We have come to the end of this funding cycle, and the […]

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In his tale of the star-bellied sneetches, Dr. Seuss made a compelling and lasting case against racism and discrimination, and made it fun to read and look at all the while. The arts are ideal for getting complex ideas across, especially to young people, and this weekend at the Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest, Orchestra Miami […]

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