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UNC-Charlotte’s Department of Theatre tackled Wedekind’s controversial “Spring Awakening”

Charlotte // April 14, 2014

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This past weekend UNC-Charlotte theatre students tackled a difficult play both in content and technical ability with finesse and talent. The play, “Spring Awakening” a musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 controversial “Frűlings Erwachen,” is an expressionist portrait of teenage sexuality amidst bourgeois repression of late nineteenth century German society. Wedekind wanted to expose the […]

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Turning Miami into a hip poetry hub

Miami, Poetry, Uncategorized // April 14, 2014

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The following profile of P. Scott Cunningham is crossposted from FIU Magazine By Dan Grech The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible. He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in honor of poet Adrian Matejka, and you’re invited. If you didn’t know Cunningham, you might read “old-fashioned” and think this was a poetry […]

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Real men, don’t act this way

Dance, Miami // April 14, 2014

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Miami City Ballet

Classical ballet is a language that I didn’t get. I struggled to find relevance in an excruciatingly hetero-normative and patriarchal art form where a woman is forced (trained) to effortlessly transport herself across a stage on

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Amplify the business side of your artistic talent

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // April 14, 2014

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Many artists have coined their talents as an exclusive hobby. Meanwhile, others realize they can generate worthwhile income from their artistry. Amplify is an initiative formed to teach creative individuals and organizations how to make money with their abilities. The Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, has organized a model to assist all disciplines […]

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Inside American Composers Forum’s expansive new NextNotes program for high school-aged musicians

Music, St. Paul // April 14, 2014

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American Composers Forum’s newly launched NextNotes High School Composition Awards is noteworthy simply as a national contest dedicated to recognizing teenaged composers. Knight Foundation is the founding sponsor of NextNotes. When asked about the larger rationale for such a contest, Suzanna Altman, ACF’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, notes that “there is great societal benefit to recognizing […]

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Miami Beach Cinematheque debuts “Speaking in Cinema” April 29

Miami // April 13, 2014

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By Dana Keith, Miami Beach Cinematheque Wouldn’t it be ideal if we had an opportunity to expand our minds with a discussion and collaborative explanation of the aesthetic elements of films we see, with the actual filmmakers and professional critics? Well, a new series at Miami Beach Cinematheque has been developed, and is generously supported […]

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Sending out an ‘SOS’ to the art world

Miami // April 11, 2014

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There is a strain in North American art practices to shy away from overtly political commentary – that, of course, is a sweeping statement, but European, African and Latin American artists seem to wade into that territory more often. Miami, sitting on the edge of several worlds, can slide to either side. “SOS Venezuela,” opening […]

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“Heavy is the Head” premieres at Popps Packing

Detroit // April 11, 2014

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Friday, April 4th was the opening for “Heavy is the Head,” a body of work by artist Brian Barr, and the latest in a scorching series of installations over at Popps Packing. The exhibition with run through April 26th, and close with an artist talk at 4 p.m. that day. The subject of the show, […]

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Neos Dance Theater bringing its “Snow White” to E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Akron, Dance // April 11, 2014

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There’s an event in the brewing, and it’s one not to be missed. Neos Dance Theater, a Knight Arts grantee, is bringing a larger-than-life event to E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on April 19 in cooperation with the fine arts divisions of The University of Akron, to include the Dance Institute that is in residence […]

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Tosca + electronica = pure magic

Miami // April 11, 2014

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Tosca. Photo by Justin Namon.

Between the “boom boom now” and the “boom boom pow” of the Ultra Music Festival, Puccini’s ultra-tragic opera, Tosca, opened at the Arsht Center. Unlike the Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) awkward and overly-acted production of Nabucco last month, Tosca soared. It walked a

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