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Artists U teaches artists how to make a life

Philadelphia // August 13, 2014

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By Nicole Rupersburg This story was originally published in the Knight-funded Creative Exchange. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. The hardest thing about making a life as an artist is actually making a life as an artist. That’s where Artists U comes in. Andrew Simonet is […]

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Nu Deco: A contemporary classical music ensemble, Miami-style

KAC Miami, Miami, Music // August 13, 2014

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The French pop duo known as Daft Punk almost never perform anywhere without their robot helmets, preferring to see their music as the creation of an entity outside themselves as two young European men. But even they might be surprised to hear their music treated in an orchestral fashion, as the trumpeter, arranger and composer […]

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Arts and the Gay Games 2014; “Flair Fest” coming to Lock 3 in downtown Akron with headliners the Indigo Girls

Akron, Music // August 13, 2014

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The games have begun! And so have a host of arts and cultural events in support of them. As Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced the beginning of the games at the opening ceremony of the international Gay Games (GG9) centered in Cleveland and Akron, arts and culture groups have come out (in their own artistic […]

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Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra holding auditions for 2014-15

Macon, Music // August 13, 2014

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This weekend on August 16 and 17, the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions for the 2014-15 season. This is a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians who live in Macon and the surrounding Middle Georgia area to qualify for the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra. Approximately 80 young people from age eight to 18 make up […]

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Mixed Precipitation’s picnic operetta tours Twin Cities community gardens with a punk retelling of Henry Purcell’s “King Arthur”

Music, St. Paul, Theater // August 13, 2014

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I’ve been eyeballing pressure canners lately. Our little front yard vegetable garden is coming in faster than I can handle – peppers and tomatoes, those lewd Italian trombone squash and too many cukes to count. I’ve long since run out of creative ways to cook kohlrabi. It’s been pretty wet around here in recent days, […]

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Locust closes out unique summer programming

Miami // August 12, 2014

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There’s one more week to catch the results of Locust Projects’ unique summer programming, culminating with a closing reception and exhibit on Saturday. For the fifth year in a row, Locust invited a group of high school students, chosen after an open call, to come and make art. After starting out fairly small, this year […]

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Red Bull House of Art runs out a wild new summer collection

Detroit // August 12, 2014

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The Red Bull House of Art opened its newest season with a brand new collection, featuring artists working in a broad range of media. Austin Brady, Chad Davis, Paolo Pedini, Rashaun Rucker, Tiff Massey and Anthony Lee premiered their diverse range of viewpoints amid typically lively opening-night festivities, which spilled out onto the streets of […]

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Gary Petersen divides objects from experiences at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Philadelphia // August 12, 2014

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Gary Petersen is first and foremost a painter, but it seems that he’s got a knack for installation too, as evidenced by his solo show, “zip line tow rope,” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. The New York-based artist has wound up in Philly for the exhibit curated by Alexis Granwell, which includes his largest site-specific mural […]

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Alternative cinema in the Queen City

Charlotte // August 11, 2014

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If, like me, you are largely unimpressed with the blockbusters hitting the major cinemas lately, rest assured there is a source for independent, artsy and foreign films in the Queen City: the Charlotte Film Society. Founded in 1982, the Society is a non-profit organization “dedicated to providing a choice in moving going experiences.” They support […]

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Poet L. Lamar Wilson headlines inaugural Reading Queer Festival

Poetry, Theater // August 11, 2014

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My organization, Reading Queer, unveils its line up for the first annual Reading Queer Festival, which runs August 22nd – August 30th. The Festival was funded by the Knight Arts Challenge Miami and features poetry readings, performances, a salon and writing workshop by locally and nationally recognized queer writers and performers from Digital Hostage Collective, […]

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