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Don’t surrender to the binary world

Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater // December 17, 2012

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Matthew Taylor | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Six artists, including Jenny Larsson, Oscar Fuentes, Celeste Fraser Delgado, Claudio Marcotulli, Carlota Pradera and Matthew Taylor, shared radically divergent works that were magically and thematically linked through humor

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“Nutcracker”: a holiday tradition

Charlotte // December 17, 2012

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I am going to see the Nutcracker this coming weekend for the first time. Of course I am familiar with the story: how young Clara is magically transported to another realm by Herr Drosselmeyer and the Nutcracker Prince comes to life to save her. I can’t wait to see the dancing sugarplums, be awed by […]

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Carol Connolly’s Third Tuesday ‘Reading by Writers’ has a knockout lineup

Poetry, St. Paul // December 17, 2012

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On the third Tuesday of every month for more than 13 years, St. Paul Poet Laureate and Kay Sexton Award-winner  Carol Connolly has hosted a collegial gathering of local poets, writers and bibliophiles at the University Club, in a gracious room overlooking the Mississippi River. The lineup changes every month; the area’s most beloved writers […]

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Three concerts to enjoy this week in Macon

Macon, Music // December 17, 2012

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Music is often called a “universal language.” The correct combination of notes in a simple harmony, or complex melody, can move one to tears. Spirits can be lifted with music. With such vast complexity and power, it should come as no surprise that the seasons of one’s life are often tied to music. This week, […]

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Off and on the Walls

Miami // December 14, 2012

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The weather behaved so well this year for Art Basel, making the outdoor strolling, brunches and parties easy to enjoy. But there may not have been a better atmosphere than at the “opening” of the Wynwood Walls on a Tuesday night. That may sound strange considering that the founder of the massive mural space, and […]

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MOCAD’s Monster Drawing Rally a monster opportunity for art investors

Detroit // December 14, 2012

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On Friday, December 7th, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (a Knight Arts Grantee) held the Monster Drawing Rally, which acted as a fundraiser for annual MOCAD programming. The event was a smash success, with a packed crowd in attendance to observe some of Detroit’s best-loved artists at work, and go home with an original […]

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Apollo’s Fire to present “Messiah” at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Akron, Music // December 14, 2012

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Ever wonder how Georg Friedrich Handel’s Messiah would have sounded when it was first performed? I did, especially after listening to the 500-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” and thinking how majestic and overwhelming that would have been back in 1742. All that, of course, was thinking that every […]

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Asian Arts Initiative ends 2012 with a busy schedule

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // December 13, 2012

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Chinatown North’s Asian Arts Initiative, a Knight Arts Grantee, has a lot going on this month. With a newly opened show about censorship and power entitled “Shut Your Trap!!: A Study on Authority in Art,” the soon-to-open Visual Artists Network (VAN) group exhibition and the Chinatown North Arts Crawl from 6-9 p.m. this Friday, December […]

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What can we learn from Art Basel’s successful marriage of art & business

Uncategorized // December 13, 2012

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami The 2012 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach which ended on December 9th featured the perfect marriage of arts and business. Hundreds of high end companies hosted private parties; pop up exhibitions and roving ads on cars, carts and even people.  Millions of dollars in art […]

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Thriving Center City offers Janet Echelman’s ‘Pulse’ increased prominence

Philadelphia // December 13, 2012

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By Linda Harris, Center City Philadelphia For the first time in 60 years, Philadelphia’s population recently increased, with downtown neighborhoods growing by 16.3% in the last decade, according to the U.S. Census. Center City now has 181,000 residents  and hosts 265,000 workers daily. Another indication of Center City’s vitality is the rebound in house prices. […]

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