Borscht is back!

Published on December 18, 2014 by in Miami, Theater

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It’s that time of year again when the boys (and girls) from the Borscht Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, come out to play (on the big screen) at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall. It’s also the time when the community comes together for a few rounds of machete fencing. (More on that later.) […]

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None Too Fragile Theater put on three performances only over the weekend of December 13-14 called “Exact Change.” The one-person drama is one of those stories that needs to be told, the artistic co-founder of the company has said. And he was correct. The drama tells the true story of Christine Howey, who is a […]

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Shaneeka Harrell is Cassius Clay

Published on December 15, 2014 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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Shaneeka Harrell embodying Cassius as part of the Weird Miami Bus Tour. Photo by Naomi Fisher.

Artist Shaneeka Harrell takes on the role of Cassius Clay (a.k.a. Muhammad Ali) in a new dance theater work that is currently under development at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee) as part of Thought Loom’s Synapse Performance Project (also a Knight Arts grantee). The idea for Harrell’s portrayal of Clay came from the Muhammad Ali: […]

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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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GodoyPradera Projects.

Now that Basel is over, it’s time to get back to Sandbox at the Miami Theater Center (a Knight Arts grantee) for “Mi Casa Su Casa,” a multidimensional, cross-disciplinary performance installation produced by GodoyPradera Projects. This will be the third iteration of “Mi Casa Su Casa” created with the hope of bringing together artists from […]

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Playing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for laughs–really? Yep, it happens in the latest production from Actors’ Summit (a Knight arts grantee): the regional premiere of Steven Canny and John Nicholson’s version of “Hound of the Baskervilles” It wasn’t surprising to see in the program that Nicholson had once been part of the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe […]

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Akron area actors, would-be actors, and play lovers have a good thing going. Wandering Aesthetics, a small but highly active theater company, has a play-reading series called Akron’s Boiling Point. Anyone interested – in either participating by reading a role or two, or simply listening to some exciting and contemporary plays – can come and […]

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And they’re off! The cast of Coach House Theatre’s “Three Men on a Horse” gallops delightfully through the fast-pace, quick-witted comedy set in 1930s New Jersey. The play, written by John Cecil Holm and veteran Broadway play director George Abbott, takes up the tale of a mild-mannered writer of greeting card verses, Erwin Trowbridge (played […]

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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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Fashion embraces so many arts disciplines – acting, dancing, designing, singing, speaking and writing. A little more than 40 years ago, Eleanor Lambert, a marketer of fashion, teamed up with Gerald Van der Kemp, a conservator of the Versailles palace, to raise funds for its renovations. Their philanthropic idea spawn into a landmark battle of American and […]

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