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Violinist completes Schubert journey, launches new one for Mozart

Miami, Music // May 21, 2015

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Last week, Centaur Records released the second of two recordings containing the complete works for violin and piano of Franz Schubert, as played by violinist Tomas Cotik and pianist Tao Lin. Both are veteran performers on the South Florida scene, and Cotik, an Argentinian who holds a doctorate from the University of Miami, is a […]

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Porous Borders bridged boundaries between Detroit, Hamtramck and beyond

Detroit // May 21, 2015

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The borders were wide open for the weekend of May 16-17th, lending definition to the usually vague transition between Detroit and its step-city, Hamtramck. This was all due to the indefatigable efforts of Hinterlands Theatre Ensemble in organizing the Knight Arts-funded Porous Borders Festival—two days of free events, art installations, contests and happenings exploring the […]

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“Staged Photographs” exhibition is showy and thoughtful fare

Akron // May 20, 2015

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In preparing for her first “upstairs” show – “Staged Photographs” – with works “drawn from the Akron Art Museum collection,” Liz Carney commented in a walk-through interview that she was avoiding the large collection of documentary style photographs housed at the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee. Those will be coming up in a […]

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Rosie Herrera’s “Cookie’s Kid” premieres at Miami Light Project

Dance, Miami, Theater // May 20, 2015

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Before Wynwood become the gritty urban oasis and hotspot for world travelers, gawkers and graffiti aficionados that it is today, The Miami Light Project (a Knight Arts grantee), under the stewardship of Artistic & Executive Director Elizabeth Boone, set up shop. Built The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Provided more than just a space, but […]

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ARTacama: Art and science from Philadelphia converge in Chile and look beyond

Philadelphia // May 20, 2015

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At first glance, the fields of painting and experimental cosmology may not seem to have an awful lot in common, but the worlds of art and science have long been deeply intertwined. By furthering the dialogue at the core of each of these pursuits, the ARTacama Project proves that this ongoing relationship is as vibrant […]

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Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation continues free outdoor movie screenings

Macon // May 19, 2015

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The free outdoor movie screenings hosted by Macon-Bibb Parks & Recreation, a Knight Arts grantee, have proven to be successful and well-attended. Actually, this concept has a global appeal. People all over are watching video on outdoor screens and structures. Last year, Macon-Bibb Parks & Recreation started a movie series. Their program entails showing throwback […]

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MCAD: A visionary take on urban renewal

KAC Miami, Miami // May 18, 2015

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Even before entering the Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) in Downtown, you know you are in for something special. The 1912 building sits in the heart of what remains of the historic center of Miami, still populated by buildings with deco facades, awe-inspiring lobbies and soaring ceilings. Climbing up the outdoor stairs, the […]

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Grammy Camp changes focus to build young girls’ skills in music production

St. Paul // May 17, 2015

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger What started as the next iteration of Grammy Camp St. Paul, an ongoing program focused on teaching music-making to young people, has morphed into a new program called Women in Music and Audio weekend Targeting teenage girls ages 13-18, this 2014 Knight Arts Challenge Award-winning project is a […]

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New symphony answers question: What does Akron sound like?

Akron // May 17, 2015

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By Clint Needham, Composer I am so excited to be launching this incredible project, Sounds of Akron. With your help, I’ll be creating a musical portrait of Akron using sounds that you submit and I convert into music. This is one of the first crowd-sourced symphonies in the U.S. We are so fortunate that it’s happening […]

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New national choreography center to offer residencies for next generation of American dance makers

Akron // May 17, 2015

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By Scott L. Scarborough, PhD, President of The University of Akron, and Pamela Young, executive director of DANCECleveland You enter a theater and take your seat. The house lights dim, the curtain goes up and a dance performance by a national touring company begins to unfold. The talented dancers, stunning lighting, exquisite costumes, inspiring music […]

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