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Announcing TV takeover! Twin Cities Creatives take over the air

St. Paul // February 26, 2014

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By Andi McDaniel, Twin Cities Public Television Public television– and the broadcast business in general– is in the midst of a major, dramatic transformation. So we’re more eager than ever before for big, weird, game-changing ideas– and today we’re officially announcing a project that’s full of them: TV Takeover. Call us crazy, but we wanted […]

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Creative Alternative spotlights art by Kari McCall Waltz

Macon, Music // February 26, 2014

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Creative Alternative has been the stomping grounds for after school and summer programs for 35 years. Brooks Whittle Dantzler is an art educator who founded this studio, learning facility and gallery. She keeps it open all year long to teach private art classes to all ages. However, Creative Alternative has been highly recognized for its […]

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Dark themes make for great dramatic comedy in “Bus Stop” at Actors’ Summit

Akron // February 26, 2014

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American playwright William Inge’s “Bus Stop” – which is being performed at Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee – takes the audience through some seemingly shabby lives before it lightens up by the end of the drama. Set in a small town in the middle of Kansas (about 25 miles from Topeka) during a raging blizzard, […]

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Tropical Baroque Festival marks 15 years

Miami, Music // February 26, 2014

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This week, the 15th Tropical Baroque Festival got underway at Miami Beach Community Church. It lasts through March 6 for a total of 11 concerts, one each day. On the lineup this year are a number of leading early music performers, such as gamba specialist Jordi Savall and cornett master Bruce Dickey, and groups including […]

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Six secrets to crowdfunding campaigns

Miami // February 25, 2014

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Secrets to Crowdfunding with Vann Alexandra Daly from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Power2Give open up a new world for artists seeking funding – allowing small projects to reach a mass audience in ways that only large organizations with big budgets could in years past.  To many artists, crowdfunding […]

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From the heart

St. Paul // February 25, 2014

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By Kira Obolensky, Ten Thousand Things Theater The unexpected juxtaposition of the opening of Ten Thousand Things’ production of The Music Man at the Wilder Center, a Sufjan Stevens lyric, and the last month of revisions on my newest play inspires this blog post. Let me explain. I am driving to Wisconsin and listening to […]

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African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

Charlotte // February 25, 2014

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By Dias Dobson, Gantt Center Of the three exhibitions currently displayed at the Harvey B. Gantt Center, African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center seems most appropriate for Black History Month.  While Question Bridge: Black Males and I See You: The Politics of Being speak volumes on the current state […]

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Artist uses creativity to build community connections

All Communities // February 25, 2014

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By Hunter Franks, Neighborhood Postcard Project We’ve become terrible at talking to each other. You can be crammed on a bus, inches away from someone, and it is socially acceptable, socially preferable, to stare off into space or be zoned in on your smartphone scrolling through your Facebook feed. Park benches remain empty of conversation. […]

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At Rebekah Templeton, variations on next to nothing by JJ Miyaoka-Pakola

Philadelphia // February 25, 2014

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Despite what the name of the show may insist, “Nothing Is Present,” the solo show by JJ Miyaoka-Pakola at Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is so saturated with painted colors, shapes and patterns, it seems to be quite a hard sell on the artist’s part… or is it? Often working in a series of multiple pieces […]

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“In Other Places People Lived”: artist talk at Popps Packing

Detroit // February 25, 2014

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On Saturday, February 8th, Popps Packing celebrated the closing of the two-man show, “In Other Places People Lived,” with an artist talk featuring the two contributors, Will Hutchinson and Nathan Tonning. Hutchinson was beaming in via Skype from Montana, where the two first began to collaborate artistically, culminating in a non-profit artspace called the Frontier Space […]

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