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First Friday September calls for bluegrass by Recycled Grass

Dance, Macon, Music // August 27, 2014

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E Everybody looks forward to First Friday in downtown Macon. There’s a plethora of fun to enjoy including food, music and spirits. A lot of the venues book live musicians for this once-a-month event because it’s an extraordinary night that generates an economic boost to the community. Many cities around the United States have a […]

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Tpt’s Rewire seeks video submissions for a third season of “Are You MN Enough?”

St. Paul // August 27, 2014

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Twin Cities Public Television’s Rewire (a Knight Arts grantee) is bringing back its charming YouTube video series this fall. “Are you MN Enough” is in the midst of a call for entries, in fact. They’re seeking original shorts “on a quintessentially Minnesota topic,” two to six minutes in length, from Twin Cities video-makers (amateurs and professionals, […]

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Rock and roll with Wilco at Akron Civic Theatre

Akron, Music // August 27, 2014

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Follow up the Labor Day weekend with rock and roll by going to see the group Wilco (with warm-up act Bahamas) at the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. Wilco is an award-winning Chicago sextet led by founder and singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, with bassist John Stirratt , drummer Glenn Kotche, guitarist Nels Cline, […]

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Free from labor, free to visit PAMM

Miami // August 26, 2014

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The forecast for Labor Day: still pretty hot and humid. It may be best to make plans indoors during the day and delay the picnic till evening. So it would be a good day to take advantage of PAMM’s Labor Day special. There will be two free tours, at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., of […]

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Curator profile: art hero Andrew Thompson

Detroit // August 26, 2014

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I recently met up with artist Andrew Thompson (a.k.a. Andy T) during a visit to Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, where he was in the process of hanging and lighting “Break With Tradition,” a show curated by Thompson and featuring an array of local artists. Besides this practical demonstration of Thompson’s chops […]

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Mindful meltdown at Crane Arts Icebox begins with you

Philadelphia // August 26, 2014

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As daunting a space as The Icebox at Crane Arts is, Ryan McCartney and Tim Belknap seem to have the process of exhibiting in it down to some sort of science. Along with artist and curator Anna Neighbor, the three have set up an exhibition that is as contemplative as it is expansive, the former […]

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Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida

Miami, Poetry // August 26, 2014

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Reading Queer Executive Director Neil de la Flor and Program Director Jose Portela. Photo by JeanPaul Mallozzi

I founded Reading Queer to promote queer literary culture in South Florida. One way we are doing this is through our first annual Reading Queer Literary Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, which drew a large, enthusiastic crowd to its Inaugural Reading at B Bar at The Betsy hotel. Writers Jan Becker, Sandra Simonds and Julie […]

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Hear the signature sounds of jazz greats Jamal, Shearing and Peterson

Charlotte // August 25, 2014

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will pay tribute to jazz piano greats Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson next month. Preforming on September 5th at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in the museum lobby, the Ziad Jazz Quartet, along with pianist Noel Freidline, will play jazz standards like “Poinciana,” “Lullaby of Birdland” and […]

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Paint parties for all ages

Macon // August 25, 2014

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It doesn’t matter what kind of occasion is going on, Shelly English and Virginia”Ginny” Walker will find a way to incorporate paint into the program. They are a daughter and mother force dedicated to making sure people of all ages embrace the art of painting. Not long ago, they started a movement called Whimsy & […]

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“Take the Last Train to Midway” this week for the Saints’ final games at the old Midway Stadium

Music, St. Paul // August 25, 2014

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School starts in just a week’s time, and our family’s making a mad dash to do all those summertime things we’ve not yet gotten to this year. One night this week, we want to hit Vali-Hi drive-in, just east of town in Lake Elmo. (Who could resist: three movies for the price of one, Armour […]

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