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New Seraphic Fire recording celebrates fresh American choral music

Miami, Music // September 10, 2014

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Anyone who’s talked to Patrick Dupré Quigley over the years at some point becomes aware that he is a committed advocate for American choral music and choral ensembles. Quigley’s latest recording with his Miami-based Seraphic Fire concert choir, released Tuesday, is a collection of American music spanning about 120 years, from the anonymous hymns of […]

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“Skin and Bones”: Trenton Doyle Hancock’s masterful drawings at Akron Art Museum

Akron // September 10, 2014

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It’s not often you get to laugh out loud at an art museum when looking at an exhibit, but you might when viewing the wryly funny, frequently ribald and ironically clever drawings by young artist Trenton Doyle Hancock that are on display at the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee. More than 300 sketches, […]

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Jude Broughan plots her ground

Miami // September 9, 2014

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You would not be off base if you got the feeling that the works of New Zealand-born Jude Broughan, now showing at Dimensions Variable, had a kinship with another exhibition up right now, that of Adler Guerrier’s solo outing at PAMM. In fact, Broughan’s exhibit is called “Plot,” and Guerrier’s exhibit is titled “Formulating a […]

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The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers achieves 501(c)3

Detroit // September 9, 2014

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By The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers matched its $30,000, two-year grant award in May 2014 after only eight months. Thanks to the Knight Foundation the popular storytelling event has expanded and developed to become The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling, a Michigan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The non-profit […]

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Weekend wrap-up: fall arts-a-go-go!

Detroit // September 9, 2014

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With Labor Day out of the way early this September, the fall lineup has come in with a roar, during a weekend full of classic Detroit revelries and new classics in the making. The unsinkable Dally in the Alley survived its 37th year, notwithstanding a transformer fire that cut the late-night portion shorter than usual […]

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Drawn together in Philadelphia

Philadelphia // September 9, 2014

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At Artspace Liberti from now through the end of October, it is possible to get sketchy (literally) with some of Philadelphia’s most cutting edge artists working with one of the oldest, most versatile visual mediums. For “Drawing Now Philadelphia,” curator Sabina Tichindeleanu assembles 14 local artists creating two-dimensional works from graphite, colored pencil, charcoal and […]

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Charlotte Ballet’s Patricia McBride to become a Kennedy Center Honoree

Charlotte // September 8, 2014

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Being honored with the likes of Lily Tomlin, Sting, Tom Hanks and Al Green is Charlotte’s own Patricia McBride as she joins the illustrious few honored by the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center Honors, now in their 37th year, provide recognition to living individuals who throughout their lifetimes have made significant contributions to American culture […]

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Landeros, Craft Beer and Open Aria may be just what we need

Miami, Music // September 8, 2014

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Fernando Landeros.

In 2012, Forbes ranked Miami the most miserable city in America, and for some reason the article has resurfaced as if were new news. The Misery Index, developed by economist Arthur Okun, takes employment and inflation into account. For this study, Forbes also analyzed violent crime rates, foreclosures, taxes, home prices, political corruption and the […]

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Second Praise Fest takes place at Washington Park

Macon, Music // September 8, 2014

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A little while ago, the first Praise Fest took place at the 567 Center for Renewal, a Knight Arts grantee. It was the beginning of a successful partnership with the Cherry Blossom Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The foundation recognized there were not many, if any, […]

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Zoe Strauss, capturing unexpected moments in time

Miami, Philadelphia // September 8, 2014

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie, South Florida freelance writer In spite of the bombardment of images and information that have become a mainstay of life today, Zoe Strauss still believes in the power of that one single image that cements a moment in time and touches lives in unexpected ways. Strauss, a 44-year-old self-taught photographer who […]

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