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Grace Minnesota invites you to dance in the streets of Minneapolis to celebrate marriage equality

Dance, Music, St. Paul // July 21, 2014

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St. Paul City-Artist-In-Residence Marcus Young and the artists of the Grace Minnesota have been encouraging folks to cut loose and dance in the streets since 2008. This year, on Aug. 1 in Minneapolis’ Peavey Plaza, they’ll do so to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Minnesota’s legalization of same-sex marriage. The idea behind the ongoing project, “Don’t you […]

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Orange Island Arts Foundation seeks submissions from Florida writers

Miami, Poetry // July 21, 2014

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St. Petersburg Beach. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

The Orange Island Arts Foundation seeks work from Florida writers in any genre. Submit a high-quality video recording of your work (mobile phone recordings are acceptable) in an interesting location. But consider this: The theme of the video montage is “Orange Island is…” What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Orange Island”? For me, […]

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Points of Pine: inspired by Stella, produced by Moore, activated by you

Miami // July 19, 2014

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art Most artists are none too thrilled if you sit on their sculptures. However, Miami artist Emmett Moore is one of the exceptions. Moore’s Points of Pine (2014) is currently sited in Collins Park as part of the Bass Museum of Art’s tc: temporary contemporary program, and the work […]

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The Hanging Garden of Goran Tomcic

Miami // July 18, 2014

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When walking into the Dimensions Variable gallery (a Knight Arts grantee), you get the feeling of entering a hanging garden, but one that may appear in the Everglades, or in an otherwise semi-tended organic reserve. Two large pieces, one of silver, one of gold, hang from the ceiling, made up of thousands and thousands of […]

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Bragg Jam 2014 equals Moonlight Miles 5K, a Concert Crawl, and an Arts and Kids’ Festival

Dance, Macon, Music, Theater // July 18, 2014

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This year marks 15 years of the annual Bragg Jam Festival, a Knight Arts grantee. It was started in the name of two young brothers named Brax and Tate Bragg. They were two musicians from Macon who were traveling to a gig and were tragically killed in a car accident. Initially, the proceeds from the […]

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Shakespeare in Detroit lightens up mid-summer with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Detroit // July 18, 2014

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Very apropos of the season, and much in line with their mission of site-specific, Detroit-based Shakespeare performance, Shakespeare in Detroit staged the Bard’s timeless comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as dusk fell over New Center Park on Saturday, July 12th. The cast ably dispatched this oft-quoted and much beloved romantic comedy, which jumps between three […]

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Artists of Rubber City display 24th Annual Juried Show

Akron // July 18, 2014

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The Artists of Rubber City are a much unheralded group. ARC doesn’t seem to send out press releases much, and maybe relies on their usual concurrent exhibits along with Summit Artspace (a Knight Arts grantee and where ARC has space on the third floor) to bring in the audience. You’ll often hear someone say aloud that […]

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Charlotte Dance Festival call for entries

Charlotte // July 17, 2014

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The 2014 Festival in the Park is fast approaching in September. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Festival bringing good music, great art and enjoyable times to Charlotteans at Freedom Park. One of the main goals of the Festival is to promote and stimulate interest in the arts – performing as well as […]

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A brief history of what to do this weekend in Miami…

Miami, Theater // July 17, 2014

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A Wolf at the Door.

The XXIX International Hispanic Theatre Festival continues with multiple performances this weekend. It shouldn’t be hard to find the right performance to attend. The question is stamina. On Saturday, July 19th, Spain’s Periferia Teatro presents the family friendly Guyi Guyi, a play by Juan Manuel Quiñonero and María Socorro García, and directed by Juan Manuel […]

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Ted Knighton beckons us into uncharted woods at International House

Philadelphia // July 17, 2014

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On a day-to-day basis we are often so jaded and hurried that we miss the beauty all around us, and even lose sight of the strangeness that is life. Thanks to Ted Knighton, we have a not-so-subtle reminder of the weird and the sublime by way of Knighton’s illustrations, installations and video work. The artist […]

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