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Behind the Scenes with the Documentary “Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound”

All Communities // September 22, 2014

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This week, South Florida’s WLRN Channel 17 will premiere its new documentary “Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound,” which explores the early days of soul music in Florida, the era’s pioneers and their contributions to American music. The movie documents the life of Deep City,  the state’s first black-owned record label, based in […]

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Liz Ferrer’s “Spectual Sextrum” opens at Inkub8

Music, Poetry, Theater // September 22, 2014

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On Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m., Liz Ferrer will host “Spectual Sextrum,” an experimental research gathering event for her apocalyptic underwater work-in-progress, “Subaqueous.” Ferrer, who is currently artist-in-residence at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee), is a Miami-based interdisciplinary artist, director and founder of the art collective Southernmost Situations. Her work, informed by her lifelong […]

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Cultural Shift: Rust Never Sleeps

Uncategorized // September 21, 2014

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By Mark Masuoka, Executive Director and CEO, Akron Art Museum Knight Foundation recently awarded the Akron Art Museum $1 million to engage the public with a series of groundbreaking exhibitions. Here, Executive Director Mark Masuoka writes about the museum’s new efforts and approach to community building. In a constantly shifting cultural landscape, art organizations can […]

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A new arts initiative for Akron

Akron, All Communities // September 20, 2014

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Last year, Knight and the GAR Foundation released a survey on the arts in Akron that was telling. Related Link Akron arts community receives $6 million boost from Knight Foundation – KF Press release (09/21/14) Sign up for Knight Arts Challenge in Akron email updates We found a real hunger for arts and culture in […]

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N’Namdi’s fun times for fall, and an upcoming wildstorm of Detroit art festivities

Detroit // September 19, 2014

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The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art held the opening for its final program of 2014 on Friday, September 12th. All three galleries feature a new collection of works, with the main gallery dominated by the painted works of Herbert Gentry supplemented by works of his contemporaries, including Romare Bearden and Ed Clark. Gentry combines a […]

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DWNTWN Art Days are here again

Miami // September 19, 2014

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  The third annual DWNTWN Arts Days fair in downtown Miami starts today, running through the weekend, with almost 170 events (mostly free) taking place around Downtown in art galleries and cultural institutions, including bike and walking tours and family-centric programming. But running through Sept. 28 will be the latest installment of site-specific, temporary public […]

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Akron Symphony Orchestra was on [Francis Scott] Key in “O’er the Land of the Free” concert

Akron, Music // September 19, 2014

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There’s an old saying that if you want a standing ovation, play the national anthem at the end. Well, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, a Knight Arts grantee, did just that, but would have received a standing ovation in any case. At the September 13 concert, Akron Symphony Orchestra celebrated the 200th anniversary to the day […]

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Tiger Strikes Asteroid gets down and dirty

Philadelphia // September 18, 2014

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The urban landscape is littered – literally – with the discarded stuff of (mostly human) life. Food refuse, trash, industrial decay… bits and pieces, and odds and ends that have lost their meaning by way of their inglorious disposal. While it may be the ultimate cliché to say that one person’s trash is another’s treasure, […]

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A pop-up gallery and new space at the Mint Museum

Charlotte // September 18, 2014

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The Mint Museum announced the addition of a new, experimental space on level 5 of the Uptown location this week across from the Mattye and Marc Silverman Grand Room. This 15,000-square-foot expansion space was part of the original construction of Levine Center for the Arts, but it was left unfinished when the Uptown location opened […]

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Carolyn Dorfman sets “Odisea” on Dance Now! Miami

Dance, Miami // September 18, 2014

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Photo: Paula Lobo Odisea.

“Odisea” is part of choreographer Carolyn Dorfman’s The Legacy Project—her tireless exploration of the trials and traumas of the Jewish diaspora. In “Odisea,” Dorfman chronicles the persecution and odyssey (or odisea) of 23 Jewish refugees who fled Recífe, Brazil for America in 1654. Created in 2004, “Odisea” commemorates the 350th anniversary of this odyssey. “I […]

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