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OmniCorpDetroit hosts Open Hack Night

Detroit // August 3, 2012

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Last night I had the pleasure of being a part of Open Hack Night at OmniCorpDetroit. Taking place the first and third Thursdays of each month, Open Hack Night invites all who are curious and interested to have a look at the inner workings of a space devoted to the projects of various makers, doers, […]

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Martha Graham Dance Company coming to Goodyear Heights Metro Park

Akron // August 3, 2012

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Whoever would have imagined the famous Martha Graham Dance Company  performing this weekend in a field in east Akron in Goodyear Heights Metro Park? Apparently — and fortunately — Jane Startzman did. Startzman, director of the Heinz Poll Dance Festival, which is being held for the sixth year in Akron this summer, said that on […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ hits 1,000th performance

Random Acts of Culture // August 3, 2012

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Random Acts of Culture™ – San Jose, California from JD Andrews on Vimeo. In coming weeks, hundreds of singers, dancers – even roller skaters in Viking helmets – will surprise crowds in four cities across the United States.  The pop up performances are all part of celebrating the 1,000th (yep, 1,000th!) Random Act of Culture™, […]

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Public artwork to help revitalize North Tryon Street Corridor

Charlotte // August 2, 2012

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In July, the Arts & Science Council (ASC) with the City of Charlotte received an Our Town grant totaling $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This grant will help fund public artwork that is part of the revitalization efforts occurring on the North Tryon Street Corridor from Dalton Avenue to West 30th […]

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PPAC’s 3rd Annual Photography Exhibition

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // August 2, 2012

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Tim Gruber

At the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (and spilling into the adjacent hallways of the Crane Arts building) is the massive sampling platter that is the 3rd Annual Photography exhibition. The exhibit showcases a wide variety of contemporary photography in many different forms. Present in the show are abstractions, portraits, manipulated images and documentary photos, to […]

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A sometimes couch potato explores Stillness & Movement

Dance, Miami, Music // August 2, 2012

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Stillness & Movement. Photo by Neil de la Flor

For me there is stillness in movement and in movement there is stillness. When my body is still and I inhale all of the oxygen my lungs can handle, my mind zooms far from rest and jumps from one thought to the next like a rabid couch potato surfs the web from one hyperlink to […]

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Seraphic Fire signs three-year deal with Naxos

Miami, Music // August 1, 2012

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Seraphic Fire, the Miami-based concert choir that snagged two Grammy nominations earlier this year, announced this week that it’s signed with Naxos of America in a three-year deal to distribute its recordings. A news release from Seraphic Fire quotes Jim Selby, the CEO of Naxos of America, which is based near Nashville, this way: “We […]

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Public art installation “Project 35W” is unveiled on anniversary of 35W Bridge collapse

Poetry, St. Paul // August 1, 2012

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Five years ago today, on August 1, 2007, the 35W bridge in Minneapolis suddenly collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending everyone driving on it — all those people running end-of-day errands and singing along with the radio and thinking about what to fix for supper — plummeting into the Mississippi River below. Thirteen people were killed […]

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Ballet West goes behind the scenes on reality TV

All Communities // August 1, 2012

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It’s time for a backstage look at professional ballet. There have been a few behind-the-scenes movies, but they were almost totally about ballet training schools and not adult, fully professional dancers at work.In “Breaking Pointe,” we get a reality TV turn as Ballet West (BW) of Salt Lake City opened its backstage doors for the […]

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Enjoy an art stroll in Macon this First Friday

Macon // August 1, 2012

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Every First Friday in Macon, downtown gallery spaces and restaurants are open late. While strolling between venues, enjoy outdoor music and lots of fun. These are a few of the exhibits not to be missed on August 3. “Size Matters” at The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance: Bigger is better, according to this new exhibit, […]

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