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Art Matters: Engaging the Community Through Embedded Arts Journalists has been holding public symposia to discuss arts journalism and how it embraces and reports the world of art in our community. This program was designed as a collaborative initiative between the Macon Arts Alliance (a Knight Arts grantee) and Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. The […]

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“Frida: Unmasked”

Published on February 24, 2014 by in Miami, Theater

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Frida Kahlo de Rivera, Diego Rivera and Malú Block by Carl Van Vechten, 1932.

“I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior.” —Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is the subject of a performance created by award-winning theater artist Deborah L. Sherman. “Frida: Unmasked,” a new commission by Next@19th, examines Kahlo’s life through a Jewish […]

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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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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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Want some seriously good drama? Go to the Balch Street Theatre and see New World Performance Lab‘s offerings of two one person shows: “I Dreamed of Rats” and an adaptation of the classic tale of “Medea.” You won’t be disappointed, for the two actors holding forth on the intimate stage setting — Terence Cranendonk and Debora […]

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The Moving Perspective Festival at Inkub8, a Knight Arts Grantee, is described as “a series of individually conceived weekly workshops, “labjam “sessions and intensives designed as an open dialogue to identify meanings and procedures from idea to presentation.” But what the festival represents is Inkub8′s and its allies’ insistence that Miami become a center for […]

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David Mamet’s play “Race” (currently running at Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee), is fraught with tension. That’s apparent before the story begins, for, while sitting waiting for the lights to come up, there is a clock ticking away – sometimes slowly and rhythmically, sometimes moving at presto staccato. You get the idea that it […]

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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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