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Neos Dance Theatre a favorite in Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival

Akron, Dance // August 1, 2014

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Neos Dance Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, had its opportunity to liven up the park – west side Akron’s Hardesty Park, that is – during the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival on the weekend of July 25-26. Unfortunately, the troupe was rained out for the Saturday performance, but those among the large audience who saw […]

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Vote now for the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award

Detroit, KAC Detroit // August 1, 2014

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In Detroit, we’re seeing art and artistic performances pop up all around us.  Some of them have long been fixtures in the community and yet previously unrecognized outside of small circles.  Some of them are entirely new, attracted to a Detroit artistic scene and opportunity that is becoming nationally and internationally known. At Knight Foundation, […]

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Bechtler Museum receives grant to expand outreach efforts

Charlotte // July 31, 2014

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The Charlotte-based Women’s Impact Fund, one of the largest women’s collective giving groups in the country, recently awarded the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art $54,600 grant. The grant will provide funding to the museum’s artists in schools and accessibility programs, as well as community outreach to under-served populations. The Women’s Impact Fund awards grants annually […]

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Smattering of subjects from serene to macabre at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // July 31, 2014

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For a smattering of subjects from the serene to the macabre – and sometimes somewhere in between – the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) provides. Knight Arts grantee PPAC is in the midst of their 5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, which spans the work of more than 40 photographers who aim their lenses at both […]

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Hot ticket: Square Lake Film and Music Festival with performances by Low and a live film score by Anonymous Choir

Music, St. Paul // July 31, 2014

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Mark your calendars: the August 9 Square Lake Film and Music Festival is going to be a hot ticket again this year. (Last year’s festival sold out for the fourth year in a row, so it’s smart to act sooner than later to reserve your spot if you’d like to go.) Just a few miles […]

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Philly residents prepare for battle in Shakespeare in the park

Philadelphia // July 30, 2014

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By Katti Gray, New York-based journalist When a staging of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” opens tonight in Philadelphia, city native Brian Anthony Wilson, a black actor perhaps best known for being Detective Vernon Holley in the award-winning “The Wire” television series, will take the stage as king. “I’m here because I am an actor,” Wilson said. […]

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Poetic Peace Arts celebrates 11 years of open mics and arts education

Macon, Poetry // July 30, 2014

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This August marks 11 years of Poetic Peace Arts producing open mic sessions at local bars, coffeehouses, galleries and many other venues around town. Through the years, this literary movement has encouraged many artists to perform and teach such talents as oratorical and writing skills to young people and adults. These programs take place at […]

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Young love, “First Love” new art-related project coming to Summit Artspace

Akron // July 30, 2014

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When Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, was opening its current exhibit, “Streetscapes: Akron in Plein Air,” Sandy Kreisman, executive director of Akron Area Arts Alliance, was abuzz and duly excited about a project she was working on before, during, and as she hoped, after the opening reception of the other show. The one catching […]

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Burn off some summer heat with the James Carter Organ Trio

Miami, Music // July 30, 2014

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One of the jazz world’s more interesting players is the Detroit-born saxophonist, bandleader and composer James Carter, who made a big splash in the classical world a couple years back with his performance and then recording of Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones. One of the reasons for its success was that it spotlighted a performer […]

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Dive into our precious coral at MIA

Miami // July 29, 2014

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As annoying air travel is these days, the MIA Galleries at Miami International have been doing a great job in alleviating the tension-filled experience. Throughout the various terminals and even at specific gates, the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs at the airport have been planting permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, even site-specific performances, often […]

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