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Singer/songwriter Jocelyn Grant to appear at The Club @ the Civic

Akron, Music // February 13, 2015

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Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, has a commitment and a goal of bringing area talent onto its stage. The Civic will be fulfilling that promise once again when it presents singer Jocelyn Grant in its series The Club @ the Civic on Sunday, March 1. Jocelyn Grant isn’t just a great singer; she […]

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A lot of DAM fun with “It’s Like Toys in Here”

Detroit // February 13, 2015

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Saturday, February 14th marks the closing of “It’s Like Toys in Here” at the Detroit Artists Market, giving you just one last chance to fall in love with this playful show curated by Andrew Thompson, featuring three generations of Detroit artists working in the show’s eponymous medium. Of the old school, the mythic creations of […]

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Pinecrest Gardens to host traveling exhibition on ‘The Way We Worked’

Miami // February 13, 2015

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Lisa Toy, educational coordinator of Village of Pinecrest – Pinecrest Gardens, a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner. When the opportunity came along for Pinecrest Gardens to apply for a grant to host a six-week traveling museum exhibition, we jumped at it. The exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” is created in partnership between the Smithsonian Institution […]

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Opa-locka and the art of renewal

Miami // February 12, 2015

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer The images of Opa-locka, a small, blue-collar city 10 miles north of downtown Miami, speak of hard times — but also possibility. The Knight Arts Challenge is nurturing that potential.  In 2012 the nonprofit Opa-locka Community Development Corp. won an Arts Challenge grant for an arts festival […]

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Drink, draw and be morbid with Sam Heimer at LMNL Gallery

Philadelphia // February 12, 2015

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Some artists might prefer to work from home, others in familiar studio spaces dedicated to their process. Sam Heimer, on the other hand, spends his time hopping around to Philadelphia area bars, of which he certainly has an abundant selection to choose from. At LMNL Gallery on Frankford Avenue, the drawings inspired by these dimly […]

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Sounds of love fill the air at Bechtler

Charlotte // February 12, 2015

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Valentine’s Day weekend plans still unsettled? Look no further than the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s “Music and Museum” program featuring soprano Helen Goldsby. This performance, “Chamber of Love VI: Serenades and Ballades,” will showcase compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Fauré and Puccini. The concert will be performed in the fourth-floor gallery on February 15th at […]

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Pioneer Winter and Grass Stains set to transform Miami’s cultural landscape

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // February 12, 2015

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The Grand Step Project by Stephan Koplowitz at New York Public Library, 6/17/04.

Pioneer Winter and his organization, Grass Stains, won a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge grant. Over chicken souvlaki wraps and fried calamari, we spoke about his aspirations for Grass Stains and how it will benefit the community. Neil de la Flor: What’s the mission of Grass Stains? Pioneer Winter: Grass Stains seeks to provide a platform for […]

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‘Enemies’ to have world premiere at Palm Beach Opera

Miami, Music // February 11, 2015

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Last week, Florida Grand Opera announced it would be performing a Holocaust-themed opera next season. But next week, another local opera company is stepping into the subject of the Holocaust with a world premiere work for the stage. On Feb. 20, Palm Beach Opera will give the first performance of Enemies, a Love Story, an […]

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MOCAD’s Mobile Homestead forges ahead with a battery of weekend activities

Detroit // February 11, 2015

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This past weekend was a whirlwind of activity for MOCAD’s Mobile Homestead, with a 1-2-3 punch of activities to supplement the opening of a new round of exhibits at the museum. Friday, February 6th saw the continuation of the Radical Scavengers: Quilting Bee Project, which will feature events and open working hours from Friday to […]

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Stop missing out on stand-up comedy in St. Paul

St. Paul // February 11, 2015

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If you’re willing to seek out unlikely venues, you could probably see live stand-up comedy in St. Paul seven days a week. I’m certain I don’t know about every show happening, but as a St. Paul native and lifelong lover of comedy, I’ve put together a number of places where you can see stand-up, from […]

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