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This is the time of year where the whole town is painted pink in Macon. From March 19 to April 4, at least 50 events occur in the name of Cherry Blossom time. Through the years, the organizers have altered the programming to include an array of productions. The increase of art engagement and economic […]

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Despite radical progress from the time that HIV/AIDS was a fatal and stigmatized disease, a cure still does not exist. But recent studies suggest that persons living with HIV/AIDS can now have life expectancies equal to and/or greater than those of the general population–if they are receiving treatment. Along with countless other HIV/AIDS organizations across the country […]

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Sounding Room @ Locust  Projects.

Subvert expectations. Create community. That’s the heart of “Sounding Room,” a collaborative installation and impromptu composition of audio sculptures divined by artists Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Valerie George. The project–also described as “an adaptable platform for aural experimentation”–is currently on display at Locust Projects through April 18th. Carlisle and George invited eight interdisciplinary artists from both […]

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Nearly two decades into the 20th century, James Weldon Johnson began to create a collection of seven poems called God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, which have been artistically expressed by many individual and groups of artists. Johnson was inspired to write these pieces of literary works from listening to African American pastors recite […]

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Most people probably don’t think of a play about a snooty bunch of people in a book club being all that much of a comedy, but it is at Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee, where Karen Zacarias’ “The Book Club Play” is being performed. For one thing, the hilarity comes out of the characters, […]

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Beatriz Milhazes

The world premiere of Architecture of Color, a documentary portrait of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes directed by José Henrique Fonseca and Priscila Lopes, opens this Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14th at 4 p.m. during the 2015 Miami International Film Festival. Last year, Milhazes’ work was the subject of an extraordinarily […]

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A sometimes forgotten piece of American history is that many states in our nation, including Georgia, were formed from the labor and minds of servants sent here to work in penal colonies. Some of these individuals became key players in building what is now known as the United States of America. Without advocating crime, we […]

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Marissa Alma Nick. Photo by Kerry Mclaney.

It’s not easy patting your belly and rubbing your head at the same time, but Marissa Alma Nick isn’t going to let that stop her from moving forward. I met Nick two years ago on the streets of Wynwood during Art Walk. She was performing on NW 2nd Avenue between 26th and 27th Street. It […]

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Florida Grand Opera’s The Pearl Fishers.

The Florida Grand Opera’s elegantly executed version of George Bizet’s generally lackluster The Pearl Fishers features two up-and-coming singers performing the role of Leila—sopranos Sydney Mancasola (who performed February 28 and March 1, and has two more performances on March 3 and 6) and Emily Birsan (who will perform the role on March 7, 12 […]

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It’s time to roll the dice

Published on February 26, 2015 by in Miami, Theater

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Rude Mechs. Photo Credit: Jeremy M. Lange.

I entered curious and vaguely intrigued, but reserved about going in. On an uncharacteristically chilly Miami night, I invited my husband to watch “Now Now Oh Now,” an interactive theater experience from Rude Mechs, an Austin-based theater ensemble made up by Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht and Shawn […]

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