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Retro revelations and unsolved aeronautical mysteries at Napoleon

Philadelphia // October 9, 2014

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Two relatively infamous and unconnected events from the 1970s are being given a new treatment at Napoleon this month thanks to the exhibit “Holding Our Own” by artist H. John Thompson. A hijacker popularly known by the alias ‘D.B. Cooper’ disappeared without a trace along with $200,000 after rerouting a plane from Portland, Oregon to […]

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St. Paul Art Crawl invites visitors into the art, craft and performance of the city’s resident artists

Dance, Music, St. Paul // October 9, 2014

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The forecast couldn’t be more promising for the fall Saint Paul Art Crawl this weekend. Hundreds of artist studios and galleries will be open to the public; in fact, many of the Crawl’s venues will offer programming of their own – meet-and-greet receptions with artists, live performance, art-making activities, and the like. Lowertown St. Paul […]

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Composer Taylor gets world premiere on Festival Miami’s opening night

KAC Miami, Miami, Music // October 8, 2014

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The 2014 edition of Festival Miami opens Friday night with a concert by the University of Miami’s Frost Symphony Orchestra in an all-American program of 20th and 21-century music. Thomas Sleeper leads the Frost in two concerti, the Alto Saxophone Concerto of the now-overlooked composer Paul Creston, with Dale Underwood as soloist, and Samuel Barber’s […]

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An evening with world famous poet Rita Dove at the Akron Civic Theatre

Akron // October 8, 2014

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Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry (1987); former United States Poet Laureate (1993-1995); and National Humanities Medal recipient (1996) from then President Clinton – these are a very few of the awards bestowed on Akron’s own Rita Dove. She is returning to Akron at the invitation of Project Learn, a longstanding literacy organization that has been […]

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Second Sunday concerts ‘slip away’ with Clarence Carter

Dance, Macon, Music // October 8, 2014

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One of the best outdoor happenings in Macon is the Second Sunday concert series. From April to October, the College Hill Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, books a variety of artists to perform live in the corridor at the beautiful Washington Park on Magnolia Street. Even if the forecast calls for rain, the show still goes […]

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Brothers’ keeper: Teo Castellanos’ family story in 22 voices

Miami // October 8, 2014

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts & culture writer Actor, writer and director Teo Castellanos once put a deep slice of true Miami, in all its glorious diversity, promise and miseries, right on stage. Set as a jitney ride through town, his one-man play “NE 2nd Avenue”offered a mirror to a city still becoming. It was […]

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A peek at ArtPrize 2014

Detroit // October 7, 2014

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2014 ArtPrize is alive and thriving around Grand Rapids, with the 1,500+ entries from local and international artists narrowed down to a Top 20, by means of public voting and juried selection. The offerings were as predictably diverse as you might expect from this recurring festival, which packs the downtown area with installations, presentations and exhibits […]

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Painted Bride’s creative cacophony between reason and emotion

Philadelphia // October 7, 2014

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Culling its name from the two sons of Zeus – Apollo and Dionysus – who are allegorically intended to represent reason and chaos or emotion respectively, the current multi-artist show at the Painted Bride Art Center is alive with artwork that digs into the psyche in order to discover how and why we make what […]

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Announcing 58 winners in the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge!

Detroit, KAC Detroit // October 6, 2014

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It is hard to believe one year has passed since we announced the winners of the first Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, a group The Detroit Free Press called the “soul of Detroit.” In the last year, projects like Dlectricty, Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions, North American Souvenir’s Canadian Residency, Mark Wallace’s Recycled Guitars and more have taken shape […]

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The Arts & Business Council of Miami talks to Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation VP Arts

Miami // October 6, 2014

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By Laura Bruney and Etain Connor, Arts & Business Council of Miami A true renaissance man, Dennis Scholl is a philanthropist, art collector, and entrepreneur, four-time Emmy winner for his work in cultural documentaries, CPA and lawyer. His out of the box thinking has captured the imagination and interest of business leaders, artists and creative […]

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