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Corner stores from both sides of the glass at Asian Arts Initiative and beyond

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // June 12, 2014

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In Philadelphia, when it’s time to eat, what do you do? Head to the farmer’s market? Go to the grocery store? Get takeout? For some people, there isn’t really a lengthy list of options, and oftentimes the so-called ‘food deserts’ of North Philly and elsewhere provide only scant choices. The most prevalent of these is, […]

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The Knight Masterworks 2014-15 season is going to be a beautiful drag

Dance, Miami // June 12, 2014

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The “Trocks”. Photo by Sascha Vaugn.

The 2014-2015 season of the Knight Masterworks Signature Dance Series gets a boost with the addition of three innovative global dance companies. The Masterworks Season, which opens October 25th at the Arsht Center, features the Tel-Aviv based Batsheva Dance Company, Ballet Nacional de España and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. High-energy, primal, intimate, moving […]

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Cheat sheet to the Green Line launch parties in St. Paul this Saturday

Dance, Music, Poetry, St. Paul, Theater // June 11, 2014

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Beginning Saturday morning, 10 a.m. on June 14, Minneapolis/St. Paul residents will be able to travel by light rail between the Twin Cities’ downtown areas. Conscientious drivers and cyclists are boning up on new share-the-road signage and safety rules. The months of construction and navigating around “the Trench” are just a memory. The trains are […]

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Akron to celebrate 8th Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival

Akron, Dance // June 11, 2014

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Akron has a cool thing going – and it’s an ongoing tradition extending back 41 years. It’s free outdoor dance concerts in area metro parks. For the past eight years, the event has been known as the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival, in honor of the man who started it all. The story goes that […]

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Chris Allers, EVP of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, speaks to Macon-Bibb County

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // June 11, 2014

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The Second Annual Macon-Bibb County Arts Advocacy Breakfast will focus on how artistic talent can be a driving force that boosts the wealth of all communities. Chris Allers, the executive vice president for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, has functioned in the arena of nonprofits for more than 20 years. Allers has co-founded and served […]

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Leave labels behind with Haitian-roots show

Miami // June 11, 2014

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The artist-run space Guccivuitton has had some fine shows since it opened up a couple years back. But “The Look” fits it like a glove. That’s because the exhibit in a storefront in Little Haiti is filled with works of Haitian-born artists (well, there is one exception), works that span from the 1950s until today, […]

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Impressions of Ballet Hispanico

Miami // June 10, 2014

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Sombrerisimo. Photo by Paula Lobo.

Last Saturday, Latin fusion dance company Ballet Hispanico executed a mostly coherent and unified performance at the Arsht Center. The performance featured a repertoire of solid works by Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro (“Danzón”), Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (“Sombrerísimo”), Cayetano Soto (“Sortijas”), as well as a world premiere by Miami-based choreographer and dancer Rosie Herrera […]

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“A Garland of Praise Songs for Rosa Parks” pairs artistic inspiration with civil activism

Detroit // June 10, 2014

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Last Tuesday, June 3rd was the opening and dedication ceremony for “A Garland of Praise Songs for Rosa Parks,” an installation piece made in 2009 by artist Lester Johnson, and a new piece of the permanent collection at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the Wayne State University Law School. The ceremony […]

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Positive and negative space blend together at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Philadelphia // June 10, 2014

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Andrea Gaydos Landau explores the strange domain of the double negative this June at Tiger Strikes Asteroid with her solo show “Never Wanted Nothing.” By utilizing collage comprised primarily of negative space cutouts mixed with dark and starkly contrasted structures that flood out across the pristine walls, Landau presents compositions that feed on the give […]

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Remembering Civil Rights struggles and beyond

Charlotte // June 10, 2014

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Three exhibitions at the Levine Museum of the New South help commemorate the significant milestones and anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement: “Faces of Freedom Summer,” “Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid” and “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow.” These exhibitions are part of or coordinate with a larger two-year project titled “Destination Freedom: Civil […]

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