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The Spanish Civil War as “Primary” subject

Miami // May 11, 2012

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Although Primary Projects has become known for street art since it opened two years ago in the Design District, the latest show there is a departure, although still remaining within a thematic that fits with the artist-run space. The work — painting and video — revolves around a still extremely controversial site in Spain, which has […]

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The Hinterlands Ensemble stages an open training session

Detroit, Theater // May 11, 2012

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Like most people, my involvement with theater has been pretty passive, so I’m not ashamed to admit I was intimidated to be a part of the Open Training Session the Hinterlands Ensemble held on Sunday, May 6, in the stunning Jam Handy Building. The fact that I drove to the training session and walked my […]

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Akron Civic Theater shifts from Broadway to blues

Akron, Music, Theater // May 11, 2012

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How do you segue from a classical Broadway play like “Cats“ to the sultry, smoothness of blues singer Bonnie Raitt? Actually it’s a whole lot easier than it sounds. The Raitt family did it readily enough. John Raitt lit up the footlights on Broadway as star in the original productions of “Oklahoma,” “Carousel” and “The […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ brings Degas to life at Miami International Airport

Miami, Random Acts of Culture // May 10, 2012

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On Friday, April 27, four ballerinas inspired by Degas surprised travelers at Miami International Airport by performing a moving painting. Enjoy the video above and read on for information about Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture™ program. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, […]

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Le Meridien showcases painting and video

Philadelphia // May 10, 2012

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Liz Goldberg

Downtown at Le Meridien Hotel at 1421 Arch Street, curator Gaby Heit has organized a small show of work by local artists. All of the showcased artists besides Liz Goldberg have formerly exhibited at Prelude, Heit’s gallery, which focuses on promoting and displaying work by students and recent graduates. Other highlighted artists include: Bradford Carmichael, […]

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The spirits that inhabit Concha Buika

Miami, Music // May 10, 2012

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Buika

When Buika walks on stage this Saturday, May 12th, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, she will be the center of gravity. The lights will fix on her petite, yet athletic figure and the audience will stand, and remain standing, for the duration

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Charlotte has lots of summer art activities for youth

Charlotte, Music, Theater // May 10, 2012

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Charlotte has so many art events and activities going on any given day. This means there are lots of pretty cool art things happening for the younger crowd too. As the school year finishes out and the days grow longer and warmer, thoughts can’t help but drift to summer. Throughout the city, there are a […]

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MISO closes season with bedrock “B’s”

Miami, Music // May 9, 2012

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When classical musicians return to first principles, they return to the music of “The 3 Great B’s”: J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The first two are more fundamental to the Western classical canon than Brahms, but the German Romantic remains one of the most frequently performed of all composers (though mostly for […]

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The “rogue art and craft” fair Craftstravaganza comes into its own

St. Paul // May 9, 2012

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In 2006 when I first interviewed the enterprising young couple behind Craftstravaganza, the Twin Cities’ indie crafter scene was just beginning to hit the mainstream and give the old guard in the business of artisanal wares a run for their money on the craft show circuit. In the intervening years, Andy and Jenna Krueger have […]

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Short Attention Span film festival is long on entertainment value

Akron // May 9, 2012

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Having 13 venues for the Akron downtown art walk and new downtown art works events on May 5 didn’t seem to bring any bad luck. The weather was perfect, the crowds plentiful, the art stops and transportion spiffed up and eager to please, and the celebratory atmosphere charged. Downtown art walk met downtown art works and […]

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