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The Meeting of Artistic Minds

All Communities // June 26, 2014

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By Grace Weber, @gracewebermusic This item is cross-posted from the blog of the National YoungArts Foundation. On Thursday, June 26, Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibargüen will moderate the latest installment in the YoungArts Salon Series, which is funded by Knight. The conversation will feature dancer-choreographer Justin Peck and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens discussing “The Art of […]

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A new summer music festival for Miami

Miami, Music // June 25, 2014

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In the summer months, classical music festivals usually take place far from South Florida, often in woodsy places like Aspen, Colo., or Marlboro, Vt. That hasn’t stopped people from trying to get some summer concerts going; the Mainly Mozart Festival just wrapped this past weekend at the Knight Concert Hall to a very large audience, […]

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First annual Taking It To The Next Level dance competition benefits Macon’s youth

Dance, Macon, Music // June 25, 2014

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Cynthia Moore and Celeste Williams are two sisters who dedicated 16 years as cheerleading coaches with the Middle Georgia Community Youth League. Approximately eight weeks ago, they rehashed that energy to start a dance team for young girls from ages seven to 18 called the Platinum Princesses of Macon, Ga. The dance team is split […]

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“Streetscapes: Akron in Plein Air” to open on holiday weekend

Akron // June 25, 2014

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The call has already gone out. Sandy Kreisman, executive director of the Akron Area Arts Alliance, has asked interested artists who want to participate in this year’s plein air competition to come to Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, on June 26-27 for registration and stamping in order to be in the competition for “Streetscapes: […]

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Take in 9 Nights of Music in outdoor concerts at the Minnesota History Center

Music, St. Paul // June 25, 2014

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The summer outdoor concert season has officially begun in earnest: Music in Mears is now in full swing, and Ordway’s Summer Dance program just got underway.  The Twin Cities Jazz Festival will heat up Lowertown and downtown St. Paul throughout the weekend  – speaking of which, MinnPost’s arts columnist, Pamela Espeland, has the skinny on this […]

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“Big Paintings @ The Factory,” a triumph of massive proportions

Detroit // June 24, 2014

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The effect upon entering The Factory—a warehouse painstakingly converted into a three-day opening extravaganza due to efforts martialed by Cass Corridor artist and art scene mainstay Robert Sestok—is perhaps best considered as admission into a total experience of large works, rather than a dissection of each individual contribution from the more than 40 participating artists. […]

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Former members make a scene at Grizzly Grizzly

Philadelphia // June 24, 2014

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Although Grizzly Grizzly is a creative collective geared towards the somewhat broader definitions of what art can be, one type of art that they do not display is work by their own members. This boundary is probably in place to prevent conflicts and controversy, and it is upheld by the members regardless of whether they make […]

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Fresh Produce Records cultivates indie and local music in Macon, Ga.

Macon // June 23, 2014

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By Roger Riddle When you first walk into Fresh Produce Records in downtown Macon, it’s like you’ve stepped into a clubhouse for fans of independent music rather than a retail shop. There may be someone sitting on a couch reading a magazine. Obscure experimental rock music plays in the background as people standing around the […]

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“Arts Align”: grand finale of the Charlotte New Music Festival

Charlotte // June 23, 2014

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The Charlotte New Music Festival (CNMF) presents the final event of the festival, “Arts Align,” on June 28th at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University’s Black Box Theatre in The Arts Factory (1545 W. Trade St.). CNMF began in 2012 to foster new collaborations and further the creation of new music […]

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Battle of the DJs goes down at Shadows during July

Dance, Macon, Music // June 23, 2014

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Every Thursday in July will call for a rivalry between some of the best DJs in Macon at Shadows. It doesn’t matter what type of music you play, you can enter the competition. Each DJ will be judged on their creative talents along with audience applause and shouts. This is a new type of wave […]

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