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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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“British Invasion” at the Bechtler

Charlotte // October 6, 2014

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The phrase “British invasion” has many connotations. For most of us, it alludes to the transfer of British pop and rock bands like The Beatles to America. But not so long ago, it might have conjured up thoughts of war, the British Empire and colonial power, or conversely the invasion of England itself. The Bechtler Museum […]

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Sabir executes pure hip hop at Back to Edenz

Macon, Music, Poetry // October 6, 2014

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Today’s definition of hip hop can often be discouraging or disturbing. However, there is a reason to keep our faith in this genre, when it comes to young artists like Sabir. He is only 23 years-old, and his objective is to keep original hip hop alive. His lyrics are strong, and they hit hard. Most […]

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Weird Miami Bus Tours are back

Dance, Miami, Poetry, Theater // October 6, 2014

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Weird Miami Bus Tour

Join artist Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Bas Fisher International and Miss Information for the October installment of the Weird Miami Bus Tour on Sunday, October 12th from 5 – 8:30 p.m. (Arrive no later than 4:15 p.m. for a prompt departure.) The “top-secret” tour curated by Zaldivar and guided by Miss Information promises to reveal the […]

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Twin Cities Book Festival, the largest such literary event in the Upper Midwest, hits the fairgrounds this Saturday

Poetry, St. Paul // October 6, 2014

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If you’re a book lover, you are likely already familiar with Rain Taxi’s annual Twin Cities Book Festival. This one-day event at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is the largest literary festival in the Upper Midwest – and this year, the offerings have grown still more plentiful. In addition to bringing in a number of internationally-known writers, […]

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MOCA unveils new face

Miami // October 3, 2014

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It’s been a long hot summer for those who loved the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA). The ugly break-up of the institution that really started last winter left the museum bare for the summer, with a splinter group of board of directors decamping and a huge question mark about what would remain hovering. […]

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Verb Ballets bringing contemporary choreography to Green

Dance, KAC Akron // October 3, 2014

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Although Verb Ballets is based in Cleveland, it manages to come frequently to the Akron area. This time, and for the first time, the eight-member ballet company will present an evening of contemporary works at The Green High School on October 18. Contemporary is the operative word, for the choreographers are either dancers still themselves […]

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Artist profile: saving the world with Martin Anand

Detroit // October 3, 2014

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I met Martin Anand at the show he curated for Public Pool last April, which included his own work, as well as that of some of his favorite art compatriots, Don Staes and Frank Dries. Recently, I got a chance to follow up with him at his Hamtramck home, where we talked about art; looked […]

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