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Over-Do: Day Party with Bruce Wonder and Shawty Slim illuminates Macon-based DJs

Dance, Macon, Music, Uncategorized // July 16, 2014

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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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Looking ahead to Festival Miami: Maria Schneider and Dawn Upshaw

Miami, Music // July 16, 2014

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For more than three decades, the folks at the University of Miami have opened the South Florida musical season in expansive style with Festival Miami, presenting a month’s worth of concerts that start in October and last through early November. A couple weeks ago, UM announced much of the lineup for this 31st iteration of […]

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Plein Air takes a fresh turn at Summit Artspace

Akron // July 16, 2014

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It’s been four years since local artists have been painting up an urban outdoor storm in the “plein air” style in downtown Akron. This year “Streetscapes: Akron in Plein Air” took a different and refreshing turn with how the exhibit – and the rewards that came from it – were done. That might have to […]

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Revitalizing a neighborhood from the ground up with an Urban Flower Field

St. Paul // July 16, 2014

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Live in the middle of a city, and you can’t escape the cyclical flux of abandonment, demolition and development. Businesses come and go. A once-prosperous neighborhood hits hard times, and slowly dilapidating properties bear witness to its residents’ struggles. But the truth is, in an urban center, space is precious – even derelict land eventually […]

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Disco night at the July 10 Summer Dance

St. Paul // July 16, 2014

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By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Hundreds of people boogied on down to Rice Park on July 10th for Summer Dance – man, it was Disco night! The weather was beautiful, and so were the people, as they learned some ‘far out’ dance moves from the Arthur Murray dance instructors.  And then, […]

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Crafted Boca surprises

Miami // July 15, 2014

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In the very back of the ground floor of the Boca Museum of Art is a simple, beautiful exhibit from Elaine Reichek – it could be easy to miss, and you really shouldn’t. Reichek studied at Brooklyn College with abstract master Ad Reinhardt in the 1960s and was an early pioneer of conceptual art with […]

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Tyler McPhee grasps at the vastness and longing of the sea

Philadelphia // July 15, 2014

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Looking at the distant horizon from shore, the mind has a tendency to wander amongst feelings of melancholy, ideas of immensity, and concepts of faraway places. What fertile ground for the romantic ruminations of human beings in the face of our magnificent planet! Whether the ocean is flat and serene, or viciously churning, it is […]

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Art Quilt Exhibition 2014 puts the Saginaw Art Museum in stitches

Detroit // July 15, 2014

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The Saginaw Art Museum reopens its doors to welcome visitors into a newly renovated and rejuvenated space, hung with the best of its 2,000-piece collection, nearly 100 pieces of which have been conserved in the recent floor-to-ceiling overhaul of the space. Deputy Director and Assistant Curator Ryan Kaltenbach informed me that much of the collection […]

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Blumenthal’s Open Mic Night

Charlotte // July 14, 2014

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Another Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Open Mic Night is just around the corner, taking place July 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the McGlohon Theater. Open Mic is part of the Whirl initiative to bring local artists to Blumenthal’s stages and encourage greater participation in the performing arts. Open Mic Nights are free and open to performers […]

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Announcing 69 finalists in Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // July 14, 2014

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We are excited to announce 69 finalists for this year’s Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul. This spring, we asked the community for their best ideas for the arts. More than 850 people shared their passion and projects with us. Our panel of 10 local readers — artists and arts leaders from a variety of […]

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