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Sharp contrasts abound in Bruce Weber’s Detroit

Detroit // June 30, 2014

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I had the privilege of viewing the DIA’s newest special photography exhibit, featuring the Detroit-based work of fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber, in the company of a team of Detroit high school students, taking a rain break from their summer job watering trees. The kids live and attend school all over the city, and […]

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Big Band Swing Night: A night in photos

St. Paul // June 29, 2014

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By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts It was Big Band Swing Night in Rice Park on Thursday night, June 26th for the Ordway’s Summer Dance Series, and everyone had a swingin’ good time under the summer sky. Professional dance instructors from Arthur Murray Saint Paul taught the crowd some amazing dance steps. […]

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Unlikely artistic duo composes a successful partnership

KAC Miami, Miami // June 28, 2014

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie   For any artist, working with a colleague can open new doors of creativity, as successful collaboration entails compromise. It is an art in itself, after all, to make it happen. And precisely on “The Art of Collaboration” is what the latest installment in the National YoungArts Foundation’s Salon Series was […]

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Ohio Shakespeare Festival to begin its 13th summer of the Bard of Avon’s classics

Akron, Theater // June 27, 2014

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Ohio Shakespeare Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, shows clearly that the Renaissance poetic feat of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, is not only accessible for audiences some 500 years later, but utterly enjoyable to watch. In his comedies, Shakespeare can be a hoot, especially the way he depicts what are called “low” characters. And […]

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Girls’ Club and Ft. Lauderdale’s night out

Miami // June 27, 2014

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Downtown Ft. Lauderdale’s art night (on the last Saturdays of the month) is not called just a walk, but an “artwalk + drive,” suggesting one difference between the more spread out and less populated art area up above the county line, compared to the Miami madness of Wynwood or the Design District. But our northern […]

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Learn more about collage and Abstract Expressionism

Charlotte // June 26, 2014

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Dr. Daniel Haxall will speak at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art this evening, June 26th at 7 p.m. The lecture is free, but reservations are required, and a reception will be held before the lecture at 6 p.m. Dr. Haxall will examine “The Story of Collage in America from Picasso to Bearden.” A professor […]

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Sculptural replications of the past and present

Miami // June 26, 2014

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Maybe the first thing to jump out at you when taking in the Michael Jones McKean solo show, “we float above to spit and sing” at the Emerson Dorsch Gallery, is the lighting. (It’s the first outing in Miami from the associate professor of sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University, who just finished up a residency […]

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FEAST Miami call for proposals

Dance, Miami, Poetry, Theater // June 26, 2014

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FEAST Miami. Photo: Heber Siqueiros.

FEAST Miami is a meals-based micro-funding project that hosts pop-up dinners to support emerging artists and arts organizations with small grants. These grants are used by the winning artists to execute their projects that will ultimately have a direct impact on our culture and our economy. I spoke with FEAST Miami co-founder Chef Loren Pulitzer […]

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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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