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The FOB tour of Chinese restaurants in Minnesota

St. Paul // May 30, 2014

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By Randy Reyes, Artistic Director Mu Performing Arts If you travel to small towns across Minnesota, you will notice a peculiarity about their restaurant offerings, something that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. In these small towns, with little cultural diversity, there is always a Chinese restaurant. This brought up questions for me about the restaurant owners. How […]

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Sanford Biggers weaves his way into Miami

Miami // May 30, 2014

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There is a lot going on in Sanford Biggers’ “3 Dollars & 6 Dimes” exhibit at the David Castillo Gallery–maybe one of the biggest named artists Castillo has shown to date. Start with the title, which has a lot of numbers and history going on in it. Singer Erykah Badu made the phrase famous, and […]

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Support the WordSpeak team before the Olympics of spoken word

Miami, Poetry // May 30, 2014

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Tigertail’s WordSpeakTeam 2013

Every year, Tigertail fosters the literary prowess of South Florida teens through WordSpeak, a “life-changing spoken word programs for 1,000 South Florida youth.” Through WordSpeak and SpeakOut, Tigertail’s parallel LGBT spoken word youth program, the organization provides Miami students with access to prominent local spoken word mentor Teo Castellanos, as well as mentors from outside […]

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WDET dresses up Public Pool with “The Dress Show”

Detroit // May 30, 2014

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Saturday, May 24th was the closing of The Dress Show, a collaborative effort between radio station WDET and Public Pool art space, and the first in WDET’s Gallery Takeover series. Produced by Courtney Hurtt, WDET created a segment that explores and collects stories behind the 13 dress shops that sell traditional Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian […]

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Music by Nature scheduled to return this summer

Akron, Music // May 30, 2014

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The city of Akron is set to come alive with music this summer. There is a free concert every day of the week somewhere in town. Outside the city limits, especially in the Cuyahoga Valley, the musical scene is shaping up as well. The Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley partners with the National Park Service to […]

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Apply for AMP Camp 2014

Detroit // May 29, 2014

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By Allied Media Projects AMP Camp is a retreat for Detroit-based artist-educators. It will take place Saturday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at a group of beachside cabins in Silver Lake, MI. Now in its third year, AMP Camp is like an intense and intimate version of the Allied Media Conference. This year’s […]

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DANCECleveland announces new season

Akron, Dance // May 29, 2014

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Some old dance friends and some new ones are in the lineup for the newly announced 2014-2015 season of DANCECleveland, a Knight Arts grantee. First-timers for DC are an innovative ensemble led by French-Algerian choreographer Mourad Merzouki called Compagnie Kafig, and the newly-launched “Wendy Phelan – Restless Creature,” featuring the world-renowned ballerina in dance league […]

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Words on paper in great art form

Miami // May 29, 2014

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Several months ago, the Brooklyn-based couple of Michael Scoggins and Alex Gingrow were playing with paper during their residency at the Fountainhead, paper that would be formed into works for their show that is now at Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, “Your Forest For My Trees.” It’s an exhibit with depth, dialogue and is laid out […]

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Street art from Cornbread to conceptual at James Oliver Gallery

Philadelphia // May 29, 2014

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Without a doubt, when street art becomes the topic of conversation, it is impossible to ignore the effect Philadelphia has had on public pieces of expression. From the earliest days of modern graffiti to the current scene of old and new muralists and mosaic-makers, Philly consistently tops the list of cities with outdoor art for […]

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“Van Gogh Alive” at Discovery Place

Charlotte // May 29, 2014

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There’s only one weekend left to experience the immersive “Van Gogh Alive” exhibition at Discovery Place. More than 3,000 of Vincent van Gogh’s artworks are on display in an unusual exhibition method that re-creates the paintings on digital screens in a synthesis of traditional art and modern technology. Visitors will walk through galleries with famous […]

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