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Stained Glass concert expresses James Weldon Johnson’s literary work through dance, poetry and song

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // March 11, 2015

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Nearly two decades into the 20th century, James Weldon Johnson began to create a collection of seven poems called God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, which have been artistically expressed by many individual and groups of artists. Johnson was inspired to write these pieces of literary works from listening to African American pastors recite […]

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Plenty of laughs in Actors’ Summit’s ‘The Book Club Play’

Akron, Theater // March 11, 2015

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Most people probably don’t think of a play about a snooty bunch of people in a book club being all that much of a comedy, but it is at Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee, where Karen Zacarias’ “The Book Club Play” is being performed. For one thing, the hilarity comes out of the characters, […]

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Hattie Mae Williams brings guerrilla dance performances to public places with Tattooed Ballerinas

All Communities // March 10, 2015

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By Nicole Rupersburg, Creative Exchange This article is cross-posted with permission from Creative Exchange. Hattie Mae Williams grew up in Miami and attended the New World School of Arts magnet high school where, she says, she learned a lot about how to use art as a way to promote social change. She then went on […]

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Charlotte Ballet’s ‘Peter Pan’ returns

Charlotte // March 10, 2015

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Neverland returns to Charlotte this week with Charlotte Ballet’s rendition of Peter Pan. Opening March 12th, Peter Pan will run at the Knight Theater until March 22nd. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online or by calling 704-372-1000. Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Peter Pan follows the traditional story with some unique twists. Set to the […]

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New Boon(e) curates friends and opens the floodgates of interpretation

Philadelphia // March 10, 2015

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On First Friday, March 6, New Boon(e) debuted a one night exhibition of painting and commentary among friends. The show “Forever” not only puts a new body of work by artist Kim Altomare on display, but provides accompanying audio analyses by curator and friend Anne Pagana, as well as a gallery tour and performance by […]

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Hamtramck’s spring fling: Jessica Frelinghuysen, Tim Hailey and more

Detroit // March 10, 2015

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Culture mavens, revelers, music lovers and intellectuals needed look no further than Hamtramck this weekend, where an astounding confluence of culture left the city awash in action, even as the first stirring of spring started to break down the winter ice packs. Public Pool was celebrating its five-year anniversary with a mural installation by founding […]

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‘Architecture of Color’ premieres at MIFF 2015

2011 Miami Winners, Miami, Theater // March 9, 2015

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Beatriz Milhazes

The world premiere of Architecture of Color, a documentary portrait of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes directed by José Henrique Fonseca and Priscila Lopes, opens this Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14th at 4 p.m. during the 2015 Miami International Film Festival. Last year, Milhazes’ work was the subject of an extraordinarily […]

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Land Mindz uses art as therapy

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // March 9, 2015

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A sometimes forgotten piece of American history is that many states in our nation, including Georgia, were formed from the labor and minds of servants sent here to work in penal colonies. Some of these individuals became key players in building what is now known as the United States of America. Without advocating crime, we […]

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In Miami, new funding and new beginnings in the arts

KAC Miami, Miami // March 8, 2015

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By Alberto Ibargüen  Each year, Knight Foundation’s trustees visit different Knight communities, to see and feel the work being done in the cities where Jack and Jim Knight once owned newspapers. This year, we put the spotlight on Miami, with a day that began in Wynwood and culminated in a community gathering at the Perez Art […]

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A Host of People creates historically rooted theater for the modern age

Detroit // March 6, 2015

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“The Modern Woman,” the latest piece of cutting-edge theater by the Detroit troupe A Host of People, is enjoying an all-too-short run this week, with shows continuing through the weekend that are not to be missed. “The Modern Woman” is an ambitious theater piece that stages 10 discrete movements in 10 rooms of a house on […]

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