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All that jazz coming to Akron Civic

Akron, Music // February 21, 2014

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Recently the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, started up a jazz series, partly no doubt in response to a sizable jazz audience with not many places to go for the music, but certainly as part of its effort to have local performers on its stage. Two more groups are scheduled to appear in […]

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“No Exit”: FGO’s hot opera served with a cold drink

Miami, Music, Theater // February 20, 2014

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Being trapped in a room with three damned souls and no exit is existential and literal hell. “No Exit,” the next performance in the Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places series by the Florida Grand Opera (a Knight Arts grantee), adapts existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre’s play of the same name. The one-act opera by Andy Vores […]

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Libraries come alive with pop-up performances across Philadelphia

Acts of Culture, Library Acts of Culture, Philadelphia, Uncategorized // February 20, 2014

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If you’ve stepped into your local library recently, you know that it’s a vital community resource and a vibrant hub of creativity – a space that is as much about creation as collection. A recent article in the Pacific Standard touted the importance of libraries saying, “the best-kept secret about America’s libraries is that they […]

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Developing sustainable mission models for arts and culture

Charlotte // February 20, 2014

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It is undeniable that the “Great Recession” has hurt arts funding in Charlotte. Arts and cultural stakeholders have coined the current situation “a perfect storm,” noting that the once effective fundraising model of the Arts & Science Council is no longer cutting it. In fact, even with improvements in the economy, workplace gifts to the […]

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Don’t miss Companhia Urbana de Dança

Dance, Miami // February 20, 2014

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Companhia Urbana de Dança

If FUNDarte produces it, I’m there. Since 2003, FUNDarte’s Founder & Executive Director, Ever Chavez, has brought some of the most dynamic, cutting-edge international performing artists

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Vox Populi reflects with sunsets, mythology, cabin fever and more

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // February 20, 2014

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At the Vox Populi collective, the space is, as often, split amongst four artists and consequently, a variety of styles and mediums. The current exhibits at this Knight Arts grantee consist of work by Jay Muhlin, Maria Dumlao, Erica Prince and Leigh Van Duzer. On each end of the spectrum are Muhlin and Dumlao, who […]

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Ford Foundation appoints Lourdes Lopez to board of trustees

Miami // February 19, 2014

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By Michael Bolden, Knight Foundation editorial director Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, will serve on the board of trustees for the Ford Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit established by Edsel Ford in 1936. In an announcement, Ford said Lopez is the first artist to join the board. Lopez, who was born […]

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The hip hop of social roots and soul at Miami’s 6th Street Dance Studio

2012 Miami Winners, Dance, KAC Miami, Miami // February 19, 2014

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie With Brigid Baker, one gets the feeling that she has lived several lives. There’s the Brigid from New York City, her hometown, who was part of the late 70s-early 80s creative explosion that saw art and music and all-around coolness collide into a supernova of excitement. Then there’s the Brigid who fled […]

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Roasted Cafe and Lounge exhibits alternative, indie rock and international sounds

Dance, Macon, Music // February 19, 2014

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Roasted Cafe and Lounge offers so much more than coffee, adult beverages and great food. They are creating an eclectic and international vibe by booking groups like England in 1819, Anna Mae Kersey and One Horse Parade. All of these performing and recording artists have some type of ties to Macon and Georgia. At the […]

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Apollo’s Fire on a Sephardic journey

Akron, Music // February 19, 2014

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Jeannette Sorrell, director of Apollo’s Fire, a Knight Arts grantee, just keeps getting more creative as she goes along. Known and renowned for their work in baroque period classical, sacred, and lay music, Apollo’s Fire has been known to take a few steps out of that era and combine it with the numinous stuff of […]

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