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Twin Cities Antiquarian and Rare Book Fair is this weekend

Poetry, St. Paul // June 27, 2012

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From rare collectibles worth thousands to used paperbacks going for a couple of bucks a pop, this weekend’s Twin Cities Rare and Antiquarian Book Fair at the State Fairgrounds looks promising. It’s the largest rare book show in the Upper Midwest, and this year there will be more than 60 stalls of books to browse: […]

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Boombox Collective at World Cafe Live

Music, Philadelphia // June 26, 2012

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Upstairs on June 24th, World Cafe Live held a special Sunday edition of the Boombox Collective. The event hosted by Kuf Knotz was all ages and free entry and included a number of talented artists from around the Philadelphia area for a night of great music. Vendors were also set up in the lobby selling […]

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The message in the image: AIDS poster art

Miami // June 26, 2012

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You’ll immediate recognize the colorful, cartoonish painting from Keith Haring hanging on the sixth floor of the Wolfsonian-FIU, but there is nothing cartoon-like in the message he had written: “Ignorance = Fear,” “Silence = Death,” “Fight AIDS, ACT UP.” It’s one of the numerous posters in this amazing, at times heartbreaking, at times empowering, exhibit […]

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Corktown Cinema holds its premiere event

Detroit // June 26, 2012

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This past Saturday, I was fortunate to be on hand for “Cinema Barbeque VII,” the first event of Corktown Cinema’s summer barbeque series, where I had the pleasure of enjoying two cult classics — “They Live” and “Parents.” Featuring a screen hung on the back wall of a former brass foundry just off Michigan Avenue […]

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Open Studio Saturdays provide a window into contemporary art

Charlotte // June 25, 2012

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Many people find contemporary art difficult, especially if it is abstract. We baffle at the colors and shapes wondering what the artist meant. What was their inspiration? What am I suppose to get out of this? Some of us may turn to a title for guidance, but many artists leave that purposefully ambiguous too.  So […]

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Roofless Records blows roof off MOCA

Miami, Music // June 25, 2012

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In 2011 Roofless Records won a Knight Arts grant to document music and performance art in Miami. Since then Roofless has expanded beyond its record label roots and is now producing conceptual art events and concerts in movie theaters, art

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A cheat sheet to this week’s bigger-than-ever Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Music, St. Paul // June 25, 2012

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Now in its 14th year, the Twin Cities Summer Jazz Festival has a downright dizzying line-up of musicians in store, on the mainstage and in satellite venues scattered throughout Downtown and Lowertown. Since 2009, when the city of St. Paul wooed the festival to relocate the performance hub to Mears Park, attendance has also blossomed: […]

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Scenic artist David Sutton enjoys working in Macon

Macon // June 25, 2012

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Even before filming for the movie “42″ began in Macon, the buzz had begun on the streets. During filming, the movie’s stars were seen around town enjoying the cuisine at local eateries like Natalia’s and The Rookery. At the latter, good-sported Harrison Ford and Christopher Meloni joined in on a local tradition and signed the […]

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A fond farewell to an artistic voice

Miami // June 22, 2012

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Back in 2001, when I first moved to Miami, the University of Miami Art History professor and writer Paula Harper was crafting a piece for Art in America about the latest crop of artists who were making a huge splash, and had a show at MOCA called “The House at MOCA.” It was the first […]

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Turning Music InsideOut

Detroit // June 22, 2012

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Mark D’Angelo is the director of instrumental music at Roosevelt High School (RHS) in Wyandotte, MI. He recently led two RHS ensembles in performances at the DIA during Wyandotte’s InsideOut community free day. In this post, D’Angelo shares his experience of being involved in InsideOut as a community member. On Sunday, April 29, residents of […]

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