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Love is coming to us all. This week, it’s heading to downtown Akron as the Big Love Fest, which will spill throughout the Musica complex and bring 12 hours of continuous music, dance, visual arts, healing arts, storytelling and so much more on February 28. In a telephone interview with committee chair Zach Freidhof (who goes by […]

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During the last weekend in February, the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with A Labor of Love, Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages and Helping Hands Community Outreach to present a production called “Our Story (Black History) Weekend” at the Frank J. Johnson Community Center. While so much negativity is on the forefront of […]

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The McDuffie Center for Strings is a society of the Mercer’s Townsend School of Music that aims to teach a maximum of 26 outstanding musicians at a time. Besides being a performing arts organization that focuses on music, Robert McDuffie, a native of Macon and globally-known violinist, says the McDuffie Center for Strings was also created […]

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P. Scott Cunningham on Jai-Alai Books

Published on January 13, 2015 by in Miami, Poetry

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The Jai-Alai Team. Photo by Gesi Schilling.

As young boy, my grandmother took me to the smoke-filled betting floors of Dania Jai-Alai. That was more than 30 years ago, and I miss those hazy, teary-eyed hours spent following her around. I haven’t been back to Jai-Alai since, but Jai-Alai has, in many ways, come back to me. Jai-Alai Books, winner of a […]

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Andrea Assaf

Every January, Tigertail Productions produces SpeakOut—a performance, series of community workshops and poetry slam focused on LGBTQ teens led by a nationally recognized LGBTQ poet. This year Arab-American spoken word poet Andrea Assaf will be in residence, and she’ll lead school and community workshops, a poetry slam for LGBTQ youth and a reading for a […]

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Not long ago I caught an interview of National Public Radio. The guest was well-known comedian, writer, producer, actor and TV personality Louis CK. He talked at length about the benefit of open mic venues where he could try new materials – to see how it all sounded in his voice, so to speak, and […]

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Coined as the spiritual father of the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, John Oliver Killens was an African-American fiction writer who was born January 14, 1916 in the historic Pleasant Hill neighborhood of Macon, Georgia. He was a Pulitzer Prize nominee for his novels, “And Then We Heard the Thunder” (1962) and “The Cotillion; […]

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Kwanzaa is often thought of as an African American holiday that takes the place of Christmas. This cultural celebration was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to help blacks in the United States embrace the lifestyle of their ancestors. Dr. Karenga introduced this concept in 1966 during a time coined as the Black Freedom Movement. This […]

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After more than three years covering the city’s cultural scene for Knight Arts, I’m moving on. Beginning in December, my friend and colleague Levi Weinhagen will cover St. Paul’s arts and culture beat for you here, and I couldn’t be leaving my spot in better hands. But before I go, in the spirit of the […]

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The crew behind Saint Paul Almanac and Cracked Walnut have been busy since early October, hosting readings in venues all over the city – 16 in all – for the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival. The lit fest concludes this year with events on Thursday, Saturday and next Monday, at Common Good Books, Amsterdam […]

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