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“Sign Painters” at the Jam Handy celebrates the art of hand-lettering

Detroit // August 22, 2014

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On Wednesday, August 20th at 8 p.m., the Jam Handy building hosted a screening of “Sign Painters,” a documentary that highlights the colorful personalities and craftsmanship behind the once-massive and now cultish profession of hand-lettering and sign painting. The film was revelatory on many levels, and especially relevant for a Detroit audience, in a town […]

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Reading Queer Festival Inaugural Reading with Julie Marie Wade, Sandra Simonds and Jan Becker

Miami, Poetry // August 21, 2014

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The Reading Queer Literary Festival opens this Friday, August 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the B Bar at the Betsy Hotel South Beach. Florida-based writers Julie M. Wade, Jan Becker and Sandra Simonds kick off the Inaugural reading for the first-ever queer-focused literary festival in Miami. Reading Queer (a Knight Arts grantee) was […]

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“Measure for Measure” closing soon

Charlotte // August 21, 2014

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This weekend is your last chance to see “Measure for Measure” produced by the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival. The final three shows are August 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and August 24 at 3 p.m. at the Booth Playhouse. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. “Measure for Measure” is one of Shakespeare’s comedies, but […]

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Maggie Casey and art that all but makes itself at Napoleon

Philadelphia // August 21, 2014

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Hungry? Considering walking to the refrigerator for a midnight bite? Maggie Casey may have different plans for your snacking routine, but mostly for your art-viewing routine. At Napoleon, the sculpture and installation artist explores form and happenstance via an improvisational process that allows her objects to all but make themselves. By exploring the hazy territory […]

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T.R. TRU Steppers celebrate two years of teaching line dances

Dance, Macon, Music // August 20, 2014

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Every genre of music in the world can create some type of line dance. In America, you can definitely find a group dance associated with songs ranging from country to soul. Line dances have become so popular that people are trying to break records in the categories of attendance and the duration. If you wonder […]

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A new show at MN Museum of American Art puts individual faces and stories to life on the Green Line

St. Paul, Theater // August 20, 2014

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There’s been so much focus on the new Twin Cities light rail Green Line, itself, since its launch earlier this summer, it’s welcome to see close attention paid to the individual neighborhoods and residents who live and work along its path. In June, MinnPost’s Andy Sturdevant devoted two delightful pieces (with interactive infographics) for his […]

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Legendary music artist David Sanborn coming to Akron Civic Theatre

Akron, Music // August 20, 2014

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David Sanborn is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. Now that’s a big deal, for Sanborn is not only a prolific saxophonist, but has a seeming legion of awards. During his lengthy career, 69-year old Sanborn has put out 24 albums of his music. He’s won six Grammy awards. That’s pretty […]

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ARTLAB J: It is my mission to make the individual think

Detroit // August 20, 2014

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This month, five Detroit arts groups are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, a $20,000 prize the winner can use for a project of their choice. The award is one of the ways Knight aims to bring attention to small arts organizations and their impact on the city. Here, KnightArts.org has a […]

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Ocelot Print Shop promotes the People’s Climate March

Detroit // August 19, 2014

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On Saturday, August 30th, Ocelot Print Shop will paste up a poster in support of climate change awareness, part of a nationwide campaign to spread the message about the People’s Climate March, which will take place in New York City on September 21st, 2014. The grassroots promotional effort was initiated by 350 and Just Seeds, […]

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Da Vinci Art Alliance turns up the heat

Philadelphia // August 19, 2014

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Starting the summer off with new Executive Director Gaby Heit was already exciting news for Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), the South Philadelphia exhibition and studio space, and now that she has been at the helm, DVAA has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Aside from reorganizing and updating the location for new types of […]

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