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Drum up support for the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Miami // July 1, 2014

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By The South Florida Center for Percussive Arts Introducing Drum Up Support! This ongoing campaign is designed to assist in the development of our performing ensembles starting in the Fall. The groups will be divided into four categories: juniors, teens, young adults, and a wild card group. Each $25 donation will cover the cost of […]

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How can we connect artists and communities? Thoughts from #AspenIdeas

St. Paul // June 30, 2014

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The Lift | Laura Zabel & Dennis Scholl Interview from The Lift on Vimeo. Knight’s Dennis Scholl is at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week, talking about the impact of culture on communities.  While there, he spoke with Springboard for the Arts’ Laura Zabel on local TV about how artists can better connect with their neighbors. The St. […]

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Celebrate Independence Day in the Queen City

Charlotte // June 30, 2014

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Are you having a stay-vacation in the Queen City this Independence Day weekend? Have no fear, as there are plenty of July 4th-themed arts events to take part in, from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops concert to the “Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall” exhibition at the Levine Museum of the […]

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Bedlam Lowertown is open for business at last and already proving well worth the wait

Dance, Music, St. Paul, Theater // June 30, 2014

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Have you been to Bedlam Lowertown yet? Just weeks after its grand opening celebrations, the place is at last open for business every day, with full kitchen and bar service and performances almost nightly – indeed, a variety of live theater, music, improv and dance is already on the docket. I saw Ryan Underbakke’s “The […]

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Contemporary Arts Exchange celebrates First Friday July with sorcery, brass and “boredgames”

Macon, Music, Poetry // June 30, 2014

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In July, First Friday falls on the fourth, and the Contemporary Arts Exchange has planned a flag-waving program to show its patriotism. All activities will take place inside the Contemporary Arts Exchange and in their courtyard behind the building. The theme of their First Friday July focuses on the topics of sorcery, brass and “boredgames.” A […]

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Pradera doesn’t back off with “Bare Bones”

Dance, Miami, Music // June 30, 2014

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“Bare Bones” by Carlota Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.”Bare Bones” by Carlota Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

Carlota Pradera’s “Bare Bones,” a fantastic collaborative effort with special guest artist Lazaro Godoy, Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar, lighting designer Alexey Taran and sound artists/composers Juraj Kojs and Rainer Davies, was an exquisitely aggressive and well-cultivated production that stripped down elements of experimental dance, live music and video installation. Pradera took these raw elements, […]

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The Nightlight Cinema Theater brings indies to Akron

Akron // June 30, 2014

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What’s the buzz; tell me what’s happening. Sounds like some lyrics from the play and music “Jesus Christ, Superstar,” but it’s especially appropriate in thinking about The Nightlight Cinema, a 50-seat, one-screen movie-theater that is opening July 1 at 30 N. High Street in downtown Akron. The Nightlight Cinema will be open six days a […]

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Sharp contrasts abound in Bruce Weber’s Detroit

Detroit // June 30, 2014

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I had the privilege of viewing the DIA’s newest special photography exhibit, featuring the Detroit-based work of fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber, in the company of a team of Detroit high school students, taking a rain break from their summer job watering trees. The kids live and attend school all over the city, and […]

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Big Band Swing Night: A night in photos

St. Paul // June 29, 2014

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By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts It was Big Band Swing Night in Rice Park on Thursday night, June 26th for the Ordway’s Summer Dance Series, and everyone had a swingin’ good time under the summer sky. Professional dance instructors from Arthur Murray Saint Paul taught the crowd some amazing dance steps. […]

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Unlikely artistic duo composes a successful partnership

KAC Miami, Miami // June 28, 2014

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie   For any artist, working with a colleague can open new doors of creativity, as successful collaboration entails compromise. It is an art in itself, after all, to make it happen. And precisely on “The Art of Collaboration” is what the latest installment in the National YoungArts Foundation’s Salon Series was […]

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