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What is the Miami Rail?

Miami // June 7, 2012

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Earlier this month Nina Johnson-Milewski, publisher of the Miami Rail, granted KnightArts a sneak peek of the first issue of the Miami Rail. Today Phong Bui, publisher of The Brooklyn Rail, expands on the origins of and concept behind the Miami Rail. Click here to read the complete article and read on for an excerpt… “…A year later, […]

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Five schools in one show at Moore

Philadelphia // June 7, 2012

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Samantha Jane Blankley

Every year the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design present “5 into 1,” an exhibit featuring work by recent BFA and MFA graduates from Philadelphia’s five art and design schools: Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, University of Pennsylvania and The University of […]

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The Little Haiti Cultural Center comes into its own

Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater // June 7, 2012

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Since opening its doors to artists and the community, the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC) has steadily become a vital cultural landmark for the region. Although its mission is to showcase and expose Afro-Carribbean art, culture and entertainment to the community, the center also provides vital

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Transport yourself to another realm with “Fairytales, Fantasy and Fear”

Charlotte // June 7, 2012

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What do a wolf covered in tar, a knit Batman suit and a paper skull with fantastical insects have in common?  These objects d’art are seemingly disparate, and yet the Mint Museum’s Annie Carlano, Director of Craft and Design, found a way to connect them. “Fairytales, Fantasy and Fear” at the Mint Museum Uptown (a […]

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Soprano Gutiérrez returns for Saturday recital

Miami, Music // June 6, 2012

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Eglise Gutiérrez is something of a big deal on the coloratura scene. A soprano with a powerful voice and strong technique, she has taken on some of the standard roles in the repertoire (“Lucia di Lammermoor,” “La Sonnambula” and, next month, “I Capuleti e I Montecchi”), but also its rarities, most notably Donizetti’s “Maria di […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ arrives at IKEA Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Random Acts of Culture // June 6, 2012

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On Saturday, May 26 the Opera Company of Philadelphia surprised shoppers at IKEA Philadelphia with a surprise Mozart performance. Enjoy the video above and the pictures below. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses on promoting informed and engaged communities. To that end, […]

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Young area dancers are off to see the world — of professional dance

Akron // June 6, 2012

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The Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet has a past. And what a history it is. As Mia Klinger, its artistic director tells it, CVYB (a Knight Arts grantee) is one of the oldest youth ballets in the country. Fourth probably. It also has a wonderful tradition of creating new ballets that are made for young dancers, […]

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Summertime Driveway Tour is coming to a backyard near you

St. Paul, Theater // June 6, 2012

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One of my all-time favorite summertime traditions is starting up again: Open Eye Figure Theatre has just begun its beloved Driveway Tour, for which the company of puppeteers, led by Michael Sommers and Susan Haas, takes its show on the road. With a charming, cleverly designed mobile puppet theater in tow, the traveling players deploy […]

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Li Qin Tan’s “Primitive Level Signals” at Dalet Gallery

Philadelphia // June 5, 2012

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The artist and animator Li Qin Tan currently has his latest exhibit, “Primitive Level Signals,” on display at the Dalet Gallery in Old City. Ranging from powerful conceptual messages to stunning multimedia constructions, Tan’s show provides a bridge between the new and the old, as well as providing visually stimulating textures and forms. Some pieces […]

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Tigertail’s online art auction is taking place now

KAC Miami, Miami // June 5, 2012

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Several weeks ago Tigertail Productions (a Knight Arts Grantee) threw its annual fundraising bash which, while called “expected/unexpected,” turned out as expected — a great party with super surprises. In one room, a trio read poetry, a big hit for everyone who made the effort to give a listen. There were peep holes through which […]

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