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A back-to-school concert and fun day  on Saturday, July 26, will mark the unofficial end of summer vacation for local youth, with the first day of class for Bibb County schools fast approaching on Aug. 1. The event, produced by Al Tillman Unity-N-Community, will be hosted by SpongeBob Squarepants and feature the OMG Girlz as […]

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How do we love TSA? Let us count the ways. And no, we are not talking about the Transportation Security Administration, although the acronym likeness has always been as dissonant as it has been entertaining. July marks the five-year anniversary of Philadelphia- (and now also Brooklyn) based artist-run exhibition space Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and with […]

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Smack dab in the middle of the day on July 19 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., you can witness eight different deejays groove out at Roasted Cafe on 442 Second Street in Downtown. This is the second time DJ Bruce Wonder and DJ Shawty Slim have pulled this off. They threw this type of […]

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It’s the middle of the summer, and outdoor concerts are the hip happenings. The Second Sunday concert series at Washington Park was born in 2009. It was kicked off as an informal gathering by a group of fun folks. Gradually, the College Hill Corridor, a Knight Arts grantee, began to spread its arms around a […]

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By Caili Quan, BalletX Dancer Dance encompasses a broad range of movement. Dance is a performance. Dance is a play. Dance can express emotion, tell a story without words. I remember spending my school days getting excited for my next dance class.  So when BalletX Co-Artistic and Executive Director Christine Cox presented the opportunity to […]

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The following profile of P. Scott Cunningham is crossposted from FIU Magazine By Dan Grech The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible. He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in honor of poet Adrian Matejka, and you’re invited. If you didn’t know Cunningham, you might read “old-fashioned” and think this was a poetry […]

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If you’ve stepped into your local library recently, you know that it’s a vital community resource and a vibrant hub of creativity – a space that is as much about creation as collection. A recent article in the Pacific Standard touted the importance of libraries saying, “the best-kept secret about America’s libraries is that they […]

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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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By Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at Knight Foundation Great photojournalism is a strange sort of art. Many of its creators do not see themselves as artists, but as truth-tellers who bristle at the notion that they could be creating salable art objects. Yet what they do falls rather easily within the definition […]

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By Hunter Braithwaite The collection of Pulitzer-Prize winning photographs which opens at the Frost Museum this week brims with pathos and the passage of time. The photos are expertly composed; that’s quite a feat, as most were shot in what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “the decisive moment”—that split second when everything makes sense, only to descend […]

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