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Tuesday Musical bringing pianist Jonathan Biss to E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Akron, Music // January 14, 2015

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Pianist Jonathan Biss is no stranger to the greater Akron area. He appeared several years ago (a feat for someone so young) for the Cleveland Orchestra, and has appeared a few times for Tuesday Musical Association, as recently as 2010. Biss is returning as the guest of Tuesday Musical, a Knight Arts grantee, on Tuesday, […]

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P. Scott Cunningham on Jai-Alai Books

Miami, Poetry // January 13, 2015

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The Jai-Alai Team. Photo by Gesi Schilling.

As young boy, my grandmother took me to the smoke-filled betting floors of Dania Jai-Alai. That was more than 30 years ago, and I miss those hazy, teary-eyed hours spent following her around. I haven’t been back to Jai-Alai since, but Jai-Alai has, in many ways, come back to me. Jai-Alai Books, winner of a […]

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Coming soon: The Knight Arts Challenge!

Akron, Detroit, KAC Akron, KAC Detroit, KAC Miami, KAC St. Paul, Miami, St. Paul // January 13, 2015

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If you live in South Florida, Detroit, St. Paul, Minn., or Akron, Ohio, we hope you’re getting those ideas ready. The Knight Arts Challenge will open in those cities in coming months, and we’ll be looking for the best ideas for the arts. RELATED LINK “Join us South Florida to learn about the Knight Arts […]

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Big bold paintings make a splash

Miami // January 13, 2015

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It will be exciting to see the work of Jacin Giordano return to the walls of Miami. It’s been too long since he moved away and took with him those paintings that never ceased to surprise and amaze. Giordano still is based in Massachusetts, but he’s been invited back to the Farside Gallery for a […]

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Reducing, reusing and recycling at The Art Department with Amber Art

Philadelphia // January 13, 2015

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At The Art Department in Fishtown, the renovated deli storefront serves many functions – including acting as an exhibition space, a small boutique selling original handmade goods, and a learning destination that hosts art-making workshops and DIY tutorials. On Friday, January 9th, Amber Art & Design provided refuge from the chilly January weather with the […]

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The earthly concerns of “the MUNDANE show” at the Scarab Club

Detroit // January 13, 2015

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You can be reasonably assured that when an art show adopts the moniker of “the MUNDANE show,” you are likely walking into an environment that is anything but common, ordinary, banal or unimaginative. It is the natural tendency of creative people, when faced with artistic constraints like the theme of mundaneness, to wrestle innovation from […]

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The 19th Annual All That Jazz concert features Stephanie Mills

Dance, Macon, Music // January 12, 2015

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Each year, the Tubman Museum holds an event called All That Jazz to raise money for its education and outreach programs. This year marks the 19th annual All That Jazz fundraiser, and the headlining artist is Stephanie Mills, a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actress. Many people have grooved to hits like, “Never Knew Love […]

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Bridget Riley focus of Bechtler Museum gallery talk

Charlotte // January 12, 2015

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This evening, Monday, January 12th, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will host a gallery talk with Karen Stock, Associate Professor of Art History at Winthrop University, in conjunction with its current exhibition “British Invasion.” Stock will explore the work of Bridget Riley in this Modern Monday event, which is a programmatic series offering opportunities […]

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Arab-American spoken word poet Andrea Assaf
 comes to Miami

Miami, Poetry // January 12, 2015

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Andrea Assaf

Every January, Tigertail Productions produces SpeakOut—a performance, series of community workshops and poetry slam focused on LGBTQ teens led by a nationally recognized LGBTQ poet. This year Arab-American spoken word poet Andrea Assaf will be in residence, and she’ll lead school and community workshops, a poetry slam for LGBTQ youth and a reading for a […]

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Cultural groups large and small receive funding in Charlotte

Charlotte // January 11, 2015

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This week, Knight Foundation is celebrating the arts in Charlotte. I’m excited to join Dennis Scholl, Knight’s vice president for arts, in recognizing those organizations – large and small – receiving a combined $1 million in Knight funding as they continue to make Charlotte such a great place to live, work and play. With Patricia […]

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