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Blending of opera and cabaret gives pop soup of ‘Andy’ its flavor

Miami // December 17, 2014

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer The work of Andy Warhol set the art world on its head, blurring the lines between high and low and the notions of what defined artistic and commercial work. It is only fitting then that “Andy: A Popera,” a show exploring Warhol’s life, work and legacy, started […]

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None Too Fragile Theater presents a compelling one-person drama, “Exact Change”

Akron, Theater // December 17, 2014

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None Too Fragile Theater put on three performances only over the weekend of December 13-14 called “Exact Change.” The one-person drama is one of those stories that needs to be told, the artistic co-founder of the company has said. And he was correct. The drama tells the true story of Christine Howey, who is a […]

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“Welcoming a Bygone Landscape” is a welcome addition to the Cass Cafe

Detroit // December 16, 2014

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Saturday, December 13th was the opening for “Welcoming a Bygone Landscape,” a two-man show at the Cass Café, featuring the combined woodsy wonderland of work by artists Matthew Hanna and James Milostan. Setting the tone with a thematically tight assemblage of collage/mixed media works—nearly 20 in the collection, produced over a single year—Matthew Hanna’s works […]

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Shen Wei’s world is more than black and white

Miami // December 16, 2014

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  The main galleries upstairs at the Freedom Tower, part of MDC Museum of Art + Design gallery system, are expansive, white-walled spaces. They can have a tendency to dwarf the art that is shown in them; it can be a tricky place to exhibit certain types of works. Such is not the case with […]

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Gregory Labold spreads good vibes and personal images using spores

Philadelphia // December 16, 2014

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The motif that recurs in the Archive Space at Crane Arts is a product of Gregory Labold–or perhaps just as accurately, the product of a humble little mushroom. A radial pattern of lines emerges from the center point of a circular shape, which is subsequently repeated countless times in the small space on the walls, […]

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Knight Arts Challenge winner from Opa-locka elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council

Miami // December 15, 2014

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By Aileen Alon, OLCDC Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, have elected Aileen Alon as a member of their national advisory council for the Emerging Leaders Council (ELC). Alon will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will […]

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Festive events for the holiday season

Charlotte // December 15, 2014

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This festive time of year brings lots of holiday happenings across the Queen City. If you are looking for some Christmas cheer or New Year’s mayhem, be sure to check out these events. For the eyes: Charlotte Ballet’s “Nutcracker”: December 18-23 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. and evening performances at 7 p.m. Magical choreography […]

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Shaneeka Harrell is Cassius Clay

Dance, Miami, Theater // December 15, 2014

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Shaneeka Harrell embodying Cassius as part of the Weird Miami Bus Tour. Photo by Naomi Fisher.

Artist Shaneeka Harrell takes on the role of Cassius Clay (a.k.a. Muhammad Ali) in a new dance theater work that is currently under development at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee) as part of Thought Loom’s Synapse Performance Project (also a Knight Arts grantee). The idea for Harrell’s portrayal of Clay came from the Muhammad Ali: […]

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Kwanzaa Kujichagulia (self determination) youth night

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // December 15, 2014

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Kwanzaa is often thought of as an African American holiday that takes the place of Christmas. This cultural celebration was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to help blacks in the United States embrace the lifestyle of their ancestors. Dr. Karenga introduced this concept in 1966 during a time coined as the Black Freedom Movement. This […]

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A huge helping of Borscht awaits Miami film lovers

Miami // December 14, 2014

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By J.C. Pérez-Duthie, Miami-based freelance writer For decades now, the image of Miami has gone from retirement haven to paradise lost to playground of the world. It’s also sometimes viewed as a bit strange. Lucas Leyva wants to make sure it remains that way: weird. RELATED LINK “Borscht movie fest spurs a filmmaking boom in […]

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