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Quality production in None Too Fragile’s “Lonesome West”

Akron, Theater // February 20, 2015

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None Too Fragile’s current production of Martin McDonagh’s “Lonesome West” has got everything right – impeccable acting from the four person ensemble; a set that underlines the gritty reality of the characters’ harsh life in the western reaches of Ireland; a tumbling story of explosively fragile people; and focused direction from co-directors Alanna Romansky and […]

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Pianists descend on Miami for Chopin Competition

Miami, Music // February 19, 2015

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Every five years, the Chopin Foundation of the United States hosts its national piano competition, and this year marks the 9th annual mounting of that event, which is set for February 21 through March 1 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Over those eight days, 24 young pianists – all U.S.-based, all born between 1985 and […]

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Breaking through into uncharted territory with Nosego at Arch Enemy

Philadelphia // February 19, 2015

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Philadelphia’s very own Nosego (Yis Goodwin) is back in town with “Invisible Village,” his first solo Philly show in nearly two years, currently on display at Arch Enemy Arts. In an exhibit that has been in the planning stages for most of a year, Nosego unveils a more recent body of his signature vibrant paintings […]

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Arts Challenge winner Ranjana Warier bridges cultures with dance

Miami // February 19, 2015

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By Fernando González, South Florida-based arts and culture writer Living in South Florida means crossing invisible borders every day, many times a day. Almost inevitably, at one time or another, we are all visitors in someone else’s traditions, have to learn a different code, be it in business or our personal lives, or find a […]

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Sounds of Mozart, Strauss and Brahms at Belk Theater

Charlotte // February 19, 2015

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The much beloved sounds of Mozart, Strauss and Brahms will fill Belk Theater this weekend as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs a Classic Series concert conducted by Christopher Warren-Green. The program will include Mozart’s “The Impresario Overture,” Strauss’ ” Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” and Brahms’ “Piano Concerto No. 2″ featuring pianist Lukas Vondracek. Vondracek made his […]

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Midway Murals bring artistic ambition to Snelling Avenue

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // February 18, 2015

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Part of what makes Jonathan Oppenheimer willing to launch a project like Midway Murals (a Knight Arts grantee) is his propensity to not fully consider what he’s getting into. “If there’s something I decide I want to do, I don’t always think it through, which is a blessing and curse. I don’t do a lot […]

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Macon Pops end the season with a double-header

Dance, Macon, Music // February 18, 2015

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For those who have never witnessed a Macon Pops concert, you will definitely be in for a treat when you get your chance–just imagine the typical orchestra setting with a new-age flair. The Macon Pops season is coming to a close on February 28, when you can experience this ensemble of about 40 musicians as […]

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Potters to bring their wares to the sold-out Empty Bowl Project event

Akron // February 18, 2015

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Three years have gone by while the organizers of the Empty Bowl Project took a well-deserved hiatus. They are back, and with a bang, for the traditional soup-and-bread fundraiser that will be held in the atrium of the Akron Art Museum is already sold out. As fundraising events go, that’s great news. The Empty Bowl […]

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Three diverse artists make for one powerful show

Miami // February 17, 2015

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The Michael Jon Gallery, one of only two Miami galleries represented in Art Basel Miami Beach this year, has moved into new space in the Little Haiti neighborhood. It’s on a side street off of N.E. Second Avenue, across from a functioning warehouse, with plenty of parking – how refreshing. Inside, it’s pretty cool too. […]

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Battle the February blues with “Picnics in the Polar Vortex” at Public Pool

Detroit // February 17, 2015

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For some, February is a cold, dead time of year, where all the charm of winter has given way to Seasonal Affective Disorder and an increasingly whiny yearning for signs of spring. But others, bowing to the inevitabilities of Michigan’s most severe season, embrace this atmospheric lockdown as an opportunity for creative indoor pastimes. Such […]

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