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What art is trying to say

Miami // January 18, 2013

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 It’s not always easy to comprehend what some of contemporary art is saying, especially without some explanation. Sometimes that’s the point, as repeating simple representational imagery is what many wanted to get away from in the contemporary era. For instance tonight, for the 10th in a series of 12 one-night-only art events called The Nightclub, […]

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Kiva Detroit and Detroit SOUP serve up a piping-hot event at the Jam Handy Building

Detroit // January 18, 2013

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By a show of hands, the recent coverage that Detroit SOUP received on NBC’s Nightly News didn’t have much to do the over-capacity crowd at last night’s special SOUP event, co-hosted with Kiva Detroit. The event featured four small businesses vying for crowd favorite, rather than the usual mix of prospects for micro-grant funding, which in […]

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Apollo’s Fire goes intimate with winter concert and conversation

Akron, Music // January 18, 2013

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I give. What’s a theorbo? For that matter, what’s a “serata?” Apollo’s Fire, a Knight Arts grantee, in its winter concert, “The Intimate Vivaldi,” is the place to find the answers. Actually a theorbo is a plucked string instrument and belongs in the lute family, but had its origins apparently in the need for its […]

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Jewish concert returns; new music from FIU

Miami, Music // January 17, 2013

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Some concerts and news happenings on the classical scene: Winter Jewish Music Concert: Not solely a classical concert, this event organized by Alan Mason of Temple Israel of Greater Miami will take place for the fifth time this Saturday night in the temple’s Bertha Abbess Sanctuary. It’s an expansive evening of Jewish music and performers, […]

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Martha Graham Dance Company returns to the Queen City

Charlotte // January 17, 2013

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A world famous and innovative dance company comes to Charlotte after a prolonged absence of 30 years. On January 18, UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture will present the Martha Graham Dance Company at 8 p.m. in the Knight Theater. Known for the ground-breaking choreography of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, the Company offers authentic Graham experiences […]

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Y-Love opens at Guava Rugelach Lounge

Miami, Music // January 17, 2013

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Y-Love

Stereotypes persist. Sometimes they box us in and keep us from reaching our full potential and sometimes these boxes exist as a catalyst for creativity and innovation—even if it means destroying those stereotypes and becoming absolutely

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Stuart Elster and Peter Krashes at Crane Arts

Philadelphia // January 17, 2013

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At Gallery 102 of the Crane Arts Building, two artists harness painted abstractions as a way to explore power relationships as well as shape and form. In the show curated by Rebecca Saylor Sack, Stuart Elster and Peter Krashes share the relatively spacious, rectangular room whose walls are lined with a mixture of painted works […]

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Trey McIntyre Project highlighted in Cleveland.com’s “Best of Dance Year in Review”

Akron // January 16, 2013

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By Tom Sarago, DANCECleveland In his annual recap of dance in Northeast Ohio, The Plain Dealer’s Don Rosenberg highlighted six innovative and diverse dance companies, including Trey McIntyre Project, which spent the week leading up to their October performance “in residency” at the University of Akron, culminating with a public performance at the University of […]

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A free-for-all night of art, improvisation and music at McNally Smith this weekend

Music, Poetry, St. Paul // January 16, 2013

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This Saturday night, McNally Smith College of Music in downtown St. Paul is hosting a five-and-a-half hour wintertime arts “conflagration,” the Second Annual Deepwinter Bonfire. This performance free-for-all emphasizes collaboration, interdisciplinary experimentation and improvisation, bringing together visual artists, spoken word and hip hop dancers, along with a small army of DJs and musicians for a […]

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Geoffrey Nauffts’ “Next Fall” playing at Weathervane Playhouse

Akron, Theater // January 16, 2013

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Shades of James Agee’s “A Death in the Family.” The storyline of Geoffrey Nauffts’ “Next Fall” revolves around a family reeling from the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident. Some subplots line up too — two central characters to whom religion is the big elephant in their relationship, and alcohol and drug […]

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