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Kwanzaa Kujichagulia (self determination) youth night

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // December 15, 2014

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Kwanzaa is often thought of as an African American holiday that takes the place of Christmas. This cultural celebration was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to help blacks in the United States embrace the lifestyle of their ancestors. Dr. Karenga introduced this concept in 1966 during a time coined as the Black Freedom Movement. This […]

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A huge helping of Borscht awaits Miami film lovers

Miami // December 14, 2014

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By J.C. Pérez-Duthie, Miami-based freelance writer For decades now, the image of Miami has gone from retirement haven to paradise lost to playground of the world. It’s also sometimes viewed as a bit strange. Lucas Leyva wants to make sure it remains that way: weird. RELATED LINK “Borscht movie fest spurs a filmmaking boom in […]

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Highlights from the 7th annual Palate to Palette

Charlotte // December 12, 2014

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Forget wine and food pairings. The McColl Center for Art + Innovation has created a much more satisfying and sensual duet with wine and art. Now in its seventh year, the Palate to Palette event pairs an artist with a special wine to create an unusual fusion between the artist’s work and your taste buds. […]

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“Mi Casa Su Casa” opens at the Sandbox

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // December 12, 2014

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GodoyPradera Projects.

Now that Basel is over, it’s time to get back to Sandbox at the Miami Theater Center (a Knight Arts grantee) for “Mi Casa Su Casa,” a multidimensional, cross-disciplinary performance installation produced by GodoyPradera Projects. This will be the third iteration of “Mi Casa Su Casa” created with the hope of bringing together artists from […]

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Let the Peter Marino exhibit mess with your head

Miami // December 12, 2014

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While the highlights of Art Basel week usually include some of the top-quality artworks at the various fairs, this year two locally presented exhibits competed with the best of them. Unfortunately, “Auto Body,” a temporary exhibit in a former auto mechanic shop on Bay Road in South Beach, produced by Spinello Projects, is no longer […]

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Funny send-up of Christmas tales and characters at Weathervane Playhouse

Akron // December 12, 2014

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We all have our favorite holiday stories at this time of year. Sometimes we cannot wait to see that special movie that does it for us, or hear a festive tale. At other times, we dread the idea of having to watch it even one more time. That’s the basis of the current production at […]

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Weekend-to-weekend action for all your holiday needs

Detroit // December 12, 2014

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It’s one action-packed weekend after another this holiday season, with last weekend seeing the return of traditional favorites of the season: Noel Night and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, as well as a gamut of art happenings, openings and shenanigans. The 42nd Annual Noel Night was full of dramatic contrasts, as holiday revelries played out […]

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David Lynch at PAFA is a filthy froth of unconscious desire and fear

Philadelphia // December 11, 2014

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The atmosphere of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is as viscous as it is visceral – at least for the time being. Since mid-September, PAFA has been taking a look back at the long visual history of filmmaker, painter and all-around artistic anomaly David Lynch. By examining the past and present of […]

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“The Chess Show” makes complicated moves at Popps Packing

Detroit // December 11, 2014

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Chess, anyone? It was a good old-fashioned chess brawl over at Popps Packing on Friday, December 5th, in celebration of the chess-themed group show. Participants were invited to contribute a chess set of their own design, and the offerings were as intricate and varied as the show’s eponymous inspiration. With chess laid out in every […]

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Asian Arts Initiative shepherds community engagement and integration in Philly’s Chinatown North

Philadelphia // December 11, 2014

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By Nicole Rupersburg, Springboard Exchange Gayle Isa started working at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia in 1993. This was in the aftermath of the infamous Rodney King verdict and the riots in Los Angeles that followed. Racial tensions were high, including those between African Americans and Asian Americans, all across the country. Asian […]

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