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Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra holding auditions for 2014-15

Macon, Music // August 13, 2014

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This weekend on August 16 and 17, the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions for the 2014-15 season. This is a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians who live in Macon and the surrounding Middle Georgia area to qualify for the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra. Approximately 80 young people from age eight to 18 make up […]

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Mixed Precipitation’s picnic operetta tours Twin Cities community gardens with a punk retelling of Henry Purcell’s “King Arthur”

Music, St. Paul, Theater // August 13, 2014

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I’ve been eyeballing pressure canners lately. Our little front yard vegetable garden is coming in faster than I can handle – peppers and tomatoes, those lewd Italian trombone squash and too many cukes to count. I’ve long since run out of creative ways to cook kohlrabi. It’s been pretty wet around here in recent days, […]

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Locust closes out unique summer programming

Miami // August 12, 2014

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There’s one more week to catch the results of Locust Projects’ unique summer programming, culminating with a closing reception and exhibit on Saturday. For the fifth year in a row, Locust invited a group of high school students, chosen after an open call, to come and make art. After starting out fairly small, this year […]

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Red Bull House of Art runs out a wild new summer collection

Detroit // August 12, 2014

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The Red Bull House of Art opened its newest season with a brand new collection, featuring artists working in a broad range of media. Austin Brady, Chad Davis, Paolo Pedini, Rashaun Rucker, Tiff Massey and Anthony Lee premiered their diverse range of viewpoints amid typically lively opening-night festivities, which spilled out onto the streets of […]

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Gary Petersen divides objects from experiences at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Philadelphia // August 12, 2014

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Gary Petersen is first and foremost a painter, but it seems that he’s got a knack for installation too, as evidenced by his solo show, “zip line tow rope,” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. The New York-based artist has wound up in Philly for the exhibit curated by Alexis Granwell, which includes his largest site-specific mural […]

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Alternative cinema in the Queen City

Charlotte // August 11, 2014

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If, like me, you are largely unimpressed with the blockbusters hitting the major cinemas lately, rest assured there is a source for independent, artsy and foreign films in the Queen City: the Charlotte Film Society. Founded in 1982, the Society is a non-profit organization “dedicated to providing a choice in moving going experiences.” They support […]

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Poet L. Lamar Wilson headlines inaugural Reading Queer Festival

Poetry, Theater // August 11, 2014

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My organization, Reading Queer, unveils its line up for the first annual Reading Queer Festival, which runs August 22nd – August 30th. The Festival was funded by the Knight Arts Challenge Miami and features poetry readings, performances, a salon and writing workshop by locally and nationally recognized queer writers and performers from Digital Hostage Collective, […]

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Blues and Brews concert series features Moreland & Arbuckle at the Cox Capitol Theatre

Dance, Macon, Music // August 11, 2014

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The Delta blues is to Kansas like southern rock is to Georgia. August 22 at 8 p.m., Moreland & Arbuckle, natives of Kansas, will be the featured performers for the Blues and Brews concert series presented by The Outlaw 100.9 FM radio station at the Cox Capitol Theatre on 382 Second Street. Aaron Moreland and […]

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How the arts inspire change in Detroit

Detroit // August 10, 2014

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By Anna Clark, Creative Exchange This story was originally published in Creative Exchange and was produced in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and the Aspen Institute Arts Program. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. This story is the first in a three-part series about urban […]

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Young Artists have been busy in Detroit

Detroit // August 8, 2014

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By Becki Kenderes, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation Since mid-June, young artists in the Loyal to Your Soil Youth Arts Program sponsored by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation and funded by the Knight Foundation have been meeting twice a week to learn about and produce a wide variety of original art.  This free program for youth […]

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