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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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None Too Fragile Theater is noted for regularly bringing tense and darkly comic tales to the stage. It’s done it again with Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning script is densely and intricately written; it requires a lot of thought once you leave the performance. That’s a good thing with theater and a reason to […]

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Wandering Aesthetics co-founders Kyle Jozsa and Benjamin Rexroad are taking some personal experience and expanding on it by collaborating with local artists and groups in order to bring a new play, “Trail Magic,” to the Balch Street Theatre. Jozsa and Rexroad went on the 2,186 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail last year. Jozsa turned […]

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Madama Butterfly. Brittany Mazzurco

Despite the incessant coughing and overtly assertive scent of floral perfume filling up the Arsht Center, soprano Kelly Kaduce (Cio-Cio-San/”Butterfly”) and mezzo-soprano Caitlin McKechney (Suzuki) delivered an extraordinary performance in “Madama Butterfly” on the opening night of Florida Grand Opera‘s 74th season. On the surface, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa’s libretto is a cliché written […]

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Madama Butterfly. Photo by Rod Millington.

When Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” opened in 1904, it flopped. After a few months of careful revisions and intense rehearsals, Puccini nailed it. “Madama Butterfly” has since turned into one of the most performed operas in the world, and its impact on culture is almost incalculable. On Saturday, November 15th, the Florida Grand Opera, a Knight […]

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The Mercer University African Student Association is partnering with Touched by an Angel, a nonprofit organization, for a philanthropic event to collect and give basic essentials to infants and their mothers in Zambia. Taking place on November 15 at 8 p.m., the Art Explosion will showcase a variety of artists from the community and other campus organizations. The lineup […]

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I’m beginning to be a big big fan of the plays that Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, is putting on in its intimate 48-seat Dietz Theater. The current production, Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” and the brilliant cast selected by director Fred Gloor, has sown up that conviction. It is definitely one worth seeing. Herzog […]

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There’s a popular trend of giving that has swept across the country in many communities. A lot of us have a vested interest in our favorite nonprofit organizations. However, when competitive incentives are involved, it encourages us to engage in these causes even more. This year marks the third year that the Georgia Center for […]

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