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“Golden Jubilee Celebration” for James Mismas at Five@Five concert series

Akron, Music // March 18, 2015

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One would be hard put to find someone in the musical world of the greater Akron area who doesn’t know or hasn’t heard of organist and voice teacher James Mismas. Most of that is because Jim (as he likes to be called) is very much a part of the musical fabric of the area and is […]

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Call it like you see it with “Place Names the Place”

Detroit // March 17, 2015

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Detroit artist, teacher and curatorial champion Andrew “Andy T” Thompson continues his streak of outstanding feats of curating with “Place Names the Place,” a group show that “confronts locational identity vis-a-vis personal experience and memory of place.” The show opened at Eastern Michigan University’s University Gallery, directed by Greg Tom, and will run through April […]

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Tyler Kline flirts with flaws in transcendence at Rebekah Templeton

Philadelphia // March 17, 2015

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When one speaks of the Platonic Solids, it would be easy to assume that all depictions of these three-dimensional objects would truly be solid, but that answer is a little too simple for Tyler Kline. For his solo show “Continuous Warlock Integers” at Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Kline seeks to rethink the vision and purpose […]

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A Night Under the Stars with Elaine Lancaster and the stars of ‘Wicked’

Miami, Theater // March 16, 2015

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Despite radical progress from the time that HIV/AIDS was a fatal and stigmatized disease, a cure still does not exist. But recent studies suggest that persons living with HIV/AIDS can now have life expectancies equal to and/or greater than those of the general population–if they are receiving treatment. Along with countless other HIV/AIDS organizations across the country […]

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The arrival of spring highlights Macon’s gardens and architectural designs

Macon // March 16, 2015

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  There’s plenty of beautiful architecture and landscapes in Macon. From the layout to the structures and the horticulture, the scenery around this town is so tranquil. The Spring Stroll of Macon Houses & Gardens affair is a creative way to show off the grandeur of Macon. The display of the flora and design is […]

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Detroit: Submit your idea to the Knight Arts Challenge!

Detroit // March 16, 2015

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By Mary M. Chapman From video art that shines a light on darkened city streets to an arts incubator and Hip-Hop Mardi Gras Parade, Detroiters have dreamed big, submitting fresh ideas to the Knight Arts Challenge. With those projects taking shape in the city’s neighborhoods, the community-wide contest is now open for the third time […]

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Valuing artists, in all senses of the word

St. Paul // March 14, 2015

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This article is cross-posted with permission from Creative Exchange. You may have read that the rise of the creative entrepreneur is leading to the death of the artist. That’s not our experience. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with people in communities all across the United States, and there are artists everywhere. There […]

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“Total Verrückt!” takes to the sky at Play House

Detroit // March 13, 2015

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Over the weekend of March 7-8, Power House Productions and The Hinterlands (both Knight Arts grantees) co-hosted the first weekend of performances at Play House, a newly completed performance space on the Detroit/Hamtramck border. The inaugural production was “Total Verrückt,” a one-woman show starring actress Joanna Caplan from the Double Edge Theatre Company in rural Massachusetts. […]

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Stay in the spaces that Fabian Burgos creates

Miami // March 13, 2015

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Fabian Burgos proves that a particular style of geometric, kinetic abstract art first nurtured in South America in the mid-20th century is still alive and strong. Following in the footsteps of such heavy weights as Jesus Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Burgos is holding up that legacy beautifully, with his own 21st-century aesthetics entwined. His large-scale, painstakingly […]

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Knight and Day in Akron part of Cleveland International Film Festival

Akron // March 13, 2015

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Several hundred people showed up at the Akron Civic Theatre (a Knight Arts grantee) on March 4th to celebrate Akron’s participation in the Cleveland International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year, made possible through the Knight and Day in Akron program sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Attendees seemingly had a great time. Admission was […]

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