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Motivational Edge motivates Miami youth through the arts

Miami // March 20, 2014

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By Rudy Sablon, Motivational Edge Rudy Sablon is director of programs for The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit that uses the arts to inspire youth towards academic achievement, increased self-confidence and building essential life skills. Below, he writes about a lyrical expression and audio recording program, which is receiving $50,000 in new support from Knight Foundation. […]

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Detroit steps into spring with the Marche du Nain Rouge

Detroit // March 20, 2014

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By Francis Grunow, Marche du Nain Rouge Francis Grunow is the organizer of Marche du Nain Rouge, an annual festival and parade supported by Knight Foundation, planned for Sunday, March 23, in Detroit. Imagine more than 4,000 revelers coming together on the streets of Detroit, dressed in the spirit of raw, creative energy to shake […]

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Zoetic Stage launches premiere by Miami playwright

Miami // March 19, 2014

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By Kerry Shiller, Zoetic Stage This week, Zoetic Stage opens its fifth world-premiere production, Clark Gable Slept Here, a Hollywood satire by award-winning playwright Michael McKeever (who talks about the play in the above video.) Directed by Zoetic Stage’s artistic director Stuart Meltzer and starring Carbonell Award winners Michael McKeever and Lela Elam, Clay Cartland, […]

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Phillips Children Performing Arts Studio combines hip hop and jazz

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // March 19, 2014

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Phillips Children’s Performing Arts Studio teaches dance classes to students beginning at age three. Most of the lessons consist of dance from all genres. The young ones also learn music, basic manners and oratorical skills. The combination of offering all of these subjects is geared to produce well-rounded and sound-minded young people in our troubled […]

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10th annual Fresh Art exhibit at Summit Artspace

Akron // March 19, 2014

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These days when one thinks that just about everything has been done artistically, some artists come up with something fresh. That process has been working for a decade now as Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, launched its annual Fresh Art exhibition. Forty nine regional artists will have their newly made works on display through […]

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A weekend for orchestral bigness

Music // March 19, 2014

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If you want to go big in orchestral repertoire, this is your weekend to stop by the Knight Concert Hall. Begin with the Cleveland Orchestra, which wraps its Miami residency on Friday and Saturday nights with Gustav Holst’s The Planets, accompanied by NASA high-definition video. As technology has made visual dreams of all kinds possible in […]

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World-class dance comes to a St. Paul firehouse for an intimate performance this weekend

Dance, St. Paul // March 19, 2014

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If you follow contemporary dance, there’s an intimate performance coming up this weekend you should know about. Writer and curator Sandra Teitge, a recent transplant to Minneapolis-Saint Paul from Berlin, has begun a new art and conversation series in the re-purposed space of what used to be a St. Paul firehouse. On Saturday, March 22, Teitge’s “5.2×3.4” […]

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Strong showings from two strong female visions

Miami // March 18, 2014

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“You Make Me Sick: I Love You” couldn’t be a better title for the solo show opening up at Spinello Projects from Antonia Wright. Primarily a performance and video artist, Wright’s work is gripping, disturbing, humorous, emotional and at a level that few Miami artists have reached. Whether the work attracts you or somewhat repels, […]

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Keith Crowley and the shadows of the familiar at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Philadelphia // March 18, 2014

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Keith Crowley at Tiger Strikes Asteroid provides a step into a hazy world that breathes uneasily between the snap of a shutter and the stroke of a brush. For his show “Unseen,” Crowley provides a mere five paintings, which prove to open themselves up to the viewer with seemingly endless depth. Indeed, as the viewer […]

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Motor City literary scene stirs to life with the coming of spring

Detroit // March 18, 2014

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As Detroit shakes off a record-worst winter, new voices can be heard within the usual springtime chorus of robins, pheasants and snowmelt, carried in by a rising tide of literary events and venues. On Tuesday, March 11, Motor City Stories, a Detroit storytelling competition in the vein of the popular MOTH Story Slam, held its […]

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