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Weathervane Playhouse to present 4th annual 8×10 Theatrefest

Akron, Theater // June 20, 2014

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Ten-minute plays, eight of them, put on back to back, with the public voting on the best among them. That’s the tradition that Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, is maintaining as it is building up for the 4th annual 8×10 Theatrefest to be held during the weekend of July 11-13. You can imagine that […]

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Violinist Meyers offers premieres at Thursday recital

Miami, Music // June 19, 2014

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It’s a one-off recital during a time when South Florida is beginning to swelter and all the snowbirds have gone home, but violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’s appearance this Thursday will include two new pieces of music that she’ll be championing all this year. Meyers, a native of Southern California, came to prominence at age 11 […]

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4 Nights with Betsy by Oscar Fuentes

Miami, Poetry // June 19, 2014

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I met Oscar Fuentes a little over 1o years ago in a creative writing class at Miami Dade College led by teacher and poet Michael Hettich. Hettich, who has had a major influence on Miami’s literary scene, helped propel Fuentes into the author, filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist he is today. Oh, Fuentes is also the front […]

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BalletX Summer Series explores aviation and cross-cultural exchange

Dance, KAC Philadelphia, Music, Philadelphia // June 19, 2014

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With the 90-something degree days of summer finally upon us here in Philadelphia, BalletX is turning up the heat also as they prepare for their upcoming Summer Series 2014. This Knight Arts grantee is busy rehearsing a unique pairing of composers and choreographers in order to bring original works of dance and live music together […]

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Is a better funding model for the cultural sector on the horizon?

Charlotte // June 19, 2014

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On June 16, the Cultural Life Task Force released its final report in answer to the “perfect storm” generated by the “Great Recession” and the consequentially weakened funding sources and fundraising model of the Arts & Science Council (ASC). The Force, made up of a diverse group of 23 Charlotte-Mecklenburg citizens, was formed in early […]

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The Middle Georgia Art Association shows off two exhibits in one month

Macon // June 18, 2014

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The Middle Georgia Art Association is a non-profit organization that has been nurturing visual artists in the heart of Georgia since 1967. This month, the gallery will host its monthly exhibit, which is titled “Tea Time” and features various artists. In addition, they will also present a special one-man exhibit by guest artist Dewayne Kendrick, […]

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“Possum Dreams” doesn’t hide a thing in None Too Fragile’s production

Akron, Theater // June 18, 2014

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If you do a Google search, you can find out that if you see a possum in your dreams, it means that what seems apparent on the surface isn’t necessarily true, and that you need to dig beneath the surface to discover what is what. Maybe if you are from Virginia, like playwright Ed Falco, […]

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The night moves and strokes of Arturo Rodriguez

Miami // June 18, 2014

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Arturo Rodriguez has sometimes fallen under the radar here in Miami, although he has been exhibited worldwide for many decades. But maybe that’s not a surprise: Miami is a brash city that likes flashy statements, and has an obsession with youth and its aesthetic. The paintings and drawings of Rodriguez go against this grain; they […]

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Knight Arts Challenge winner launches Kickstarter for Miami Marine Stadium dance/film project

Miami // June 18, 2014

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By Michael D. Bolden, Knight Foundation Hattie Mae Williams, a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for her Miami Sites Project. The first component, of the project, a site-specific dance and film at historic Miami Marine Stadium, is scheduled for July, she said. Williams hopes to raise $4,000 for to […]

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Bike Corrals Expand Philadelphia’s Bike Parking Landscape

Philadelphia // June 17, 2014

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By Nicholas Mirra, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia The evolution of bicycle parking in Philadelphia is poised to take a big step forward this month as City Council considers a bill codifying the process for the installation of bike corrals (news articles here and here). Bike corrals are collections of bike racks placed in the […]

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