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FGO’s “Così fan tutte” is love and marriage at its operatic best

Miami, Theater // January 26, 2015

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Dorabella, Fiordiligi, Ferrando & Guglielmo. Photo by Rod Millington for FGO.

The Florida Grand Opera‘s uberly relevant Così fan tutte, exquisitely directed by Bernard Uzan, grabs you from the beginning and never lets go. It was a fantastically fun, semi-farcical romp through librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte’s tale of relationships, wife-swapping, the futility of fidelity and, most importantly, our desperate need for human connection. The opera’s contemporary […]

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Invitational 8UP Dance Competition shows off the best

Dance, Macon, Music // January 26, 2015

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Sight of Sound has teamed up with Steps on Ingleside to present the 8UP Dance Competition invitational. Recently, dance-off challenges have become very popular around the nation. The culture is definitely climaxing in Middle Georgia. There are many individuals and dance teams in town who challenge each other on a regular basis. These hoofers also expand their reputations by […]

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Knight Arts Challenge South Florida opens for entries

KAC Miami // January 26, 2015

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More than 8,900 ideas. 241 projects. $25 million. All since 2008. The numbers of the Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida, which opens for entries today, provide an overview of the program — but they don’t tell the full story. There has been support for pop-up artists’ bookstores, preserving Haitian rara music, developing the local […]

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Mark your calendar: Artist Nicole Cherubini discusses George Ohr at PAMM Jan 29

Miami // January 24, 2015

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Mark your calendar! On Thursday, Jan 29 artist Nicole Cherubini, whose newest body of sculptures are currently on view at PAMM, will speak about the works of the revolutionary ceramicist George Ohr and his artistic process, including his inventive experimentation with clay. The discuss is free with admission, but space is limited (first come, first seated). […]

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Short shots of exhibits at the Bakehouse

Miami // January 23, 2015

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There seems to be a trend at galleries these days, to throw weekly events or happenings, to keep movement flowing. Gallery Diet, Emerson Dorsch and now the Bakehouse Art Complex are examples. The Bakehouse has been giving a platform to emerging artists since the 1980s, when its location seemed far off the grid – today […]

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Frederick Wiseman discusses “National Gallery” at the DFT

Detroit // January 23, 2015

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I had the privilege of joining a member of the DIA’s educational department for the Detroit Film Theatre’s first screening of the documentary National Gallery by filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Wiseman was in attendance for a discussion following the three-hour film, which details the inner workings of London’s National Gallery. As a gesture to the relevance […]

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Dramatic genius on view in “Einstein” at Actors’ Summit

Akron, Theater // January 23, 2015

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You don’t have to be a genius to catch onto what’s happening in “Einstein,” the play currently being shown at Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee. The one-act drama, written by playwright Willard Simms, ostensibly captures Albert Einstein at his home office in Princeton, N.J. in 1946. The audience is treated as invited guests – […]

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The North Carolina Dance Festival makes a stop in Charlotte

Charlotte // January 22, 2015

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The North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) is back in the Queen City on January 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall. This performance will feature five touring choreographers selected by Dance Project, as well as two local artists. Dance Project, a non-profit organization under the direction of Jan Van […]

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MUSAIC, a musical meeting house for the world

All Communities // January 21, 2015

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It’s a place where, a few keystrokes away, you can find cellist Yo-Yo Ma offering insights about the structure and interpretation of Bach’s “Suite No. 5 in C minor” for unaccompanied cello; have a former principal flutist at the Boston Symphony Orchestra give you some pointers on practicing scales; or just simply listen to a […]

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Detroit Teams with Miami to deliver storied book fair to national PBS audience

Detroit // January 21, 2015

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By Rich Fahle, Detroit Public Television The 31-year legacy of the Miami Book Fair International has played a key role in Miami’s continued cultural resurgence, and is perhaps the country’s most shining example of the power that books and literacy have to fuel urban renewal and community engagement. Detroit Public Television, recognizing the national importance […]

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