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The 11th Hour Readers Choice Awards recognizes the best of Macon

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // March 3, 2014

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The 11th Hour is an entertainment magazine that writes about and documents Macon’s culture and lifestyle. Each year, they host the Readers Choice Awards at the Cox Capitol Theatre, where they allow the readers to spotlight Macon’s most prominent businesses and people that range from down-home to corporate. Now, the nominees are not limited to […]

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Interactivo comes to Miami from Cuba for one night only

Miami, Music // March 3, 2014

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Interactivo

Last Friday I commandeered the comfy offices of FUNDarte. Elizabeth Doud, FUNDarte’s Artistic & Development Consultant, escorted me to a cushioned rocking chair on the balcony. From my perch I could see the teeniest sliver of ocean in the distance, or maybe it was just the sky. Whatever it was, I also got a peek […]

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Get your ideas ready Detroit

Detroit // March 3, 2014

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Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Winners from Knight Foundation By Erica Perdue In just one week, Detroiters will again have the chance to apply for funding for their arts idea through the Knight Arts Challenge. The contest will open March 10 and run through April 7. Once again, there are just three rules: The idea must […]

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Detroit’s Haute to Death takes New York with “Emergency Nothing”

Detroit // February 28, 2014

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Detroit takes to the road this month, with Culturefix Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side playing host to “Emergency Nothing,” a group exhibition featuring the art, culture and aesthetic universe of Detroit’s monthly nightlife staple, Haute to Death.” The exhibit, which opened on February 20th and runs through March 2nd, is curated by Haute to Death co-founders and […]

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The aching beauty of fragile art

Miami // February 28, 2014

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One of the large sculptures from New York-based Colby Bird is disarmingly fragile. The gentle, serpentine-like piece made from wood holds a real green apple and a lemon within its curves, and several hand-crafted fruits. It appears to be propped up by a single, slim metal rod. It’s also made from pieces from Thonet café […]

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Verb Ballets has all the “Elements” for great dance entertainment

Akron // February 28, 2014

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Verb Ballets appeared a year ago in a cabaret setting at Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, with considerable success. And they are coming back on March 27, much to the delight of modern ballet lovers, in a production called “Elements.” Using the basic elements of earth, fire, wind, and water as their guide, […]

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Models, Braille, philosophy and religion collide at Center for Art in Wood

Philadelphia // February 27, 2014

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Through creations both visionary and tangible, two artists give new life to wood in a pair of intellectually stimulating exhibitions at The Center for Art in Wood in Old City. Oversized Braille constructions by David Stephens for the show “Auguries of Idolatry,” and tiny, detailed, Rube Goldberg-type machines as part of “Patent Models For a […]

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Carnival Arts

Dance, Miami, Theater // February 27, 2014

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Carnival Arts.

Carnival Arts is an arts learning program for youth living in crisis shelters across the state of Florida. Since 2007, Carnival Arts has introduced more than 1000 young people to dance, drum and mask-making traditions from carnivals from around the world, led by more than 75 professional artists in these traditions and assisted by more than […]

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SphinxCon 2014 engenders discussion around diversity in the arts

Detroit // February 27, 2014

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Throughout the weekend of Feb. 21-23, the Sphinx Organization  held its second annual convening on diversity in the performing arts. Founded in 1996 by Aaron P. Dworkin, Sphinx seeks to transform lives through involvement in the performing arts, and sees the diversification of cultural inclusion in the professional performing arts sphere as critical to that […]

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“Human, so human” is art (and history) so worth seeing

Miami // February 26, 2014

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There is a simply lovely exhibit called “Human, so human” that feels both futuristic and also is an homage to early 20th-century Russian and German avant garde art at the Farside Gallery. It’s a solo show from Angela Valella, an artist, curator and this year’s winner of the Cintas Foundation grant, a well-deserved recognition for […]

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