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Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida

Miami, Poetry // August 26, 2014

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Reading Queer Executive Director Neil de la Flor and Program Director Jose Portela. Photo by JeanPaul Mallozzi

I founded Reading Queer to promote queer literary culture in South Florida. One way we are doing this is through our first annual Reading Queer Literary Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, which drew a large, enthusiastic crowd to its Inaugural Reading at B Bar at The Betsy hotel. Writers Jan Becker, Sandra Simonds and Julie […]

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Hear the signature sounds of jazz greats Jamal, Shearing and Peterson

Charlotte // August 25, 2014

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The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will pay tribute to jazz piano greats Ahmad Jamal, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson next month. Preforming on September 5th at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in the museum lobby, the Ziad Jazz Quartet, along with pianist Noel Freidline, will play jazz standards like “Poinciana,” “Lullaby of Birdland” and […]

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Paint parties for all ages

Macon // August 25, 2014

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It doesn’t matter what kind of occasion is going on, Shelly English and Virginia”Ginny” Walker will find a way to incorporate paint into the program. They are a daughter and mother force dedicated to making sure people of all ages embrace the art of painting. Not long ago, they started a movement called Whimsy & […]

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“Take the Last Train to Midway” this week for the Saints’ final games at the old Midway Stadium

Music, St. Paul // August 25, 2014

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School starts in just a week’s time, and our family’s making a mad dash to do all those summertime things we’ve not yet gotten to this year. One night this week, we want to hit Vali-Hi drive-in, just east of town in Lake Elmo. (Who could resist: three movies for the price of one, Armour […]

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“Dürer’s Women: Images of Devotion & Desire” at Cleveland Museum of Art

Akron // August 22, 2014

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Every once in a while you stumble upon an unexpected delight, like going just for fun to the Cleveland Museum of Art and discovering that there is a large exhibit of 16th-century German artist Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts and engravings. When we went, we thought we definitely wanted to check the display out before leaving. As […]

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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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