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Beyond the comfort zone, with “Thinking Colon” at Popps Packing

Detroit // February 24, 2015

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There are few things that make the average person more squeamish than contemplation of our bodies as physical vessels. What goes on inside us is a mystery that most prefer to keep out of mind and under the skin. Perhaps that is why “Thinking Colon”—new work by Kylie Lockwood, which opened at Popps Packing in […]

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Open Lens at Da Vinci is a democratic blend of photographic styles

Philadelphia // February 24, 2015

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At Da Vinci Art Alliance, the month of February is dedicated to apertures, shutters and the subjects they capture in their frames. Unlike many of Da Vinci’s multimedia group exhibitions, which encompass an array of media, “Open Lens” focuses solely on photography in its many manifestations. Issuing a call to the general public for submissions, […]

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Discovering the sounds of Detroit

Detroit // February 23, 2015

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By Tod Machover, composer and head of the MIT Media Lab’s Opera of the Future Group A new, collaborative symphony, led by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab and funded by Knight, is taking shape in the Motor City. Below, Machover, who is gathering sounds from the people of Detroit […]

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Filmmaker Carla Forte on the world premiere of “The Holders”

Miami, Theater // February 23, 2015

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Carla Forte’s The Holders reveals the sad fate of domesticated animals in our culture. Her film crew gained access to Miami-Dade County Animal Services shelters and captured the lives of dogs and cats abandoned by their owners – or “holders” – and the shelter workers who care for them. Premiering at the 2015 Miami International […]

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Indie artists perform at benefit to support Sean Pritchard

Dance, Macon, Music // February 23, 2015

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Approximately three hours away from Macon, there’s a town called Oakway, South Carolina. Many people who were not close friends with Sean Pritchard may find it hard to believe he’s not from Macon. The time he has dedicated to this city by creating springboards for local and distant indie musicians has been amazing. Pritchard is […]

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All the home’s a stage: Turning the domestic into a space for dance

Detroit // February 22, 2015

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By Biba Bell On Feb. 25, Detroit choreographer Biba Bell will launch a site-specific dance piece in a fifth floor corner apartment of a 1958 Mies van der Rohe high-rise in Lafayette Park. In the fashion of an intimate cocktail party, the 2-hour piece opens up a private space to a public audience. Here Bell, […]

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Where woodland creatures come alive

KAC Miami, Miami // February 20, 2015

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  There is a gem of an exhibit up in North Miami: a solo show populated by forest creatures, carved, chiseled and chainsawed out of wood. The artist is a native Miamian who passed away in 2003, though many locals may not be aware of him. Elliot Miller’s woodland animals – possums, various cats, marmots, […]

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Real talk from Jonathan Rajewski at the College for Creative Studies

Detroit // February 20, 2015

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On Thursday, February 12th, artist and activist Jonathan Rajewski was the featured speaker at the weekly Fine Art Talk—an ongoing series facilitated by College of Creative Studies professor Chido Johnson. Exhibiting his trademark reluctance to highlight his own studio practice, Rajewski chose instead to put the focus on a couple of his ongoing social works-in-progress: […]

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Quality production in None Too Fragile’s “Lonesome West”

Akron, Theater // February 20, 2015

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None Too Fragile’s current production of Martin McDonagh’s “Lonesome West” has got everything right – impeccable acting from the four person ensemble; a set that underlines the gritty reality of the characters’ harsh life in the western reaches of Ireland; a tumbling story of explosively fragile people; and focused direction from co-directors Alanna Romansky and […]

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Pianists descend on Miami for Chopin Competition

Miami, Music // February 19, 2015

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Every five years, the Chopin Foundation of the United States hosts its national piano competition, and this year marks the 9th annual mounting of that event, which is set for February 21 through March 1 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Over those eight days, 24 young pianists – all U.S.-based, all born between 1985 and […]

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