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Battle of the DJs goes down at Shadows during July

Dance, Macon, Music // June 23, 2014

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Every Thursday in July will call for a rivalry between some of the best DJs in Macon at Shadows. It doesn’t matter what type of music you play, you can enter the competition. Each DJ will be judged on their creative talents along with audience applause and shouts. This is a new type of wave […]

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ScreenDance Miami issues open call for films

Dance, Miami // June 23, 2014

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Attention Miami-based artists: Tigertail is looking for high-quality films that examine movement and dance for the 2015 ScreenDance Miami Festival, which will run January 22-25, 2015. Summer workshops begin in July at Inkub8. The deadline for film submissions is September 1st of this year. ScreenDance Miami is curated by Marissa Alma Nick and supports new […]

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River City Revue returns with five gloriously nerdy nights of art, science and local history on the Mississippi River

Music, St. Paul, Theater // June 23, 2014

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The River City Revue returns this week for another summer of “babysitter-worthy events for people of the Twin Cities to come out and experience their national park.” In a video promoting the event (see above), Dan Dressler of the National Park Service describes the Mississippi riverfront as natural treasure hidden in plain view, “going from bluff to bluff […]

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The new day of the residency

Miami // June 21, 2014

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Wasn’t so long ago it seems that when artists talked about residencies, it was about far-flung places. Today, Miami has numerous possibilities for both local and national artists to spend some quality time delving into their craft. To name just a few: Cannonball; The Fountainhead; ArtCenter; the Deering Estate; the Everglades AIRE; and the latest […]

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Juneteenth and Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” celebrate 25 years

Philadelphia // June 20, 2014

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By Adrienne Kenton, Blackstar Fest  What do Juneteenth and the 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” have in common? The obvious answer is that both events occur this month, with national celebrations of Juneteenth and month long bi-coastal celebrations of Lee’s groundbreaking film at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Los Angeles County […]

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In Philly, an evolving art show attracts attention of rail riders with splashes of color

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // June 20, 2014

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By Julie Belcove The railroad corridor between New York’s Penn Station and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station is well traveled with some 34,000 passengers daily. Typically there’s not much to look at, and riders sit immersed in laptops, newspapers or naps. But a striking new addition to the landscape is giving them a good reason to […]

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Public Pool goes “Banana!”

Detroit // June 20, 2014

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Currently on-tap over at Public Pool art space in Hamtramck, a fun and free-wheeling group show that employs, as its theme, one of society’s most compelling and universal symbols: the banana. A staple of comedy and diet alike, the banana was celebrated in its various forms during the opening of “Banana!” on Saturday, June 7th. […]

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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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