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Arts & Science Council is transforming Charlotte

Charlotte, Uncategorized // January 26, 2012

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The Arts & Science Council (a Knight Arts grantee) is transforming our city through its creative and innovative programming. Some Charlotteans may not realize the magnitude of what this organization is doing in their own backyard. Or, they know them by name but not really what they do. As we head into the National spotlight, […]

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Application period for 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami

KAC Miami, Miami // January 26, 2012

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Dream big South Florida – it’s almost time to send in your best ideas for the South Florida arts! On Tuesday, Feb 21. the application period for the next round of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami will officially open. The challenge, now in its fifth year, is a community-wide contest to find the best ideas for […]

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Finding Miami Beach’s “Pulse”

Miami, Music, Theater // January 26, 2012

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If you haven’t been to “Pulse” at the New World Symphony, you haven’t experienced one of the most exhilarating and energetic fusions of live electronica with classical music anywhere. For four hours last Friday night, the famed New World Center turned into a mega nightclub, a new age spacecraft, where a nebulae

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Where to get your arts fix at the St. Paul Winter Carnival

Dance, Music, St. Paul, Theater, Uncategorized // January 25, 2012

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In the heart of midwinter, every year since 1886, our city cuts loose for the “coolest celebration on earth,” the St. Paul Winter Carnival. It’s the oldest winter festival in the nation and a fantastically, even ridiculously varied civic celebratory mish-mash: there are curling and snow plow competitions, as befits the season, as well as […]

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Up for the future: ArtCenter/South Florida

Uncategorized // January 24, 2012

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  ArtCenter/South Florida (a Knight Arts grantee) made it official that it is embarking on a new journey with the appointment of Maria del Valle as executive director, starting off the Year of the Dragon with a roar. Del Valle is being brought back from Madrid (her hometown), where she had gone to work after […]

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The Sun Ra Arkestra, West Philly Orchestra and Impressionist at The Blockley

Music, Philadelphia // January 24, 2012

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Sun Ra’s Arkestra

On Saturday, Jan. 21, The Blockley, near University City, hosted three bands of rather different styles: Impressionist, West Philadelphia Orchestra and The Sun Ra Arkestra. Although their configurations are fairly similar in regards to large bands and horn sections, their varied musical styles are dynamic, danceable and deep in outer space, respectively. First onto the stage […]

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Staring down the apocalypse

Detroit // January 24, 2012

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The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) sits as the sole remaining building on its block at Warren and Rosa Parks, in a seemingly abandoned neighborhood in a city that, until very recently, had been all but forgotten beyond its borders. A fitting venue for “The Apocalypse Show,” a wild assortment of media and performance-based […]

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Women create ethereal landscapes for Summit Artspace show

Akron // January 23, 2012

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By Jessie Raynor, Akron Area Arts Alliance Director Summit Artspace Gallery opened its 10th anniversary season with Unmonumental Landscapes, an exhibition by emerging artists Debra DeGregorio, Coe Lapossy, Sommer Tolan and Chelsea Blackerby. The young women explore personal understandings of the contemporary world through landscapes created from collections of ideas, objects and images. The group […]

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The Bas Fisher Invitational presents a talk by Botanist Dr. David Lee about Nature, Science and the Arts

Miami // January 23, 2012

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By Naomi Fisher, Bas Fisher Invitational The Bas Fisher Invitational is excited to present a talk by Dr. David Lee, author of Nature’s Palette: the Science of Plant Color about the connection between Nature, Science, and the Arts.  He is interested in exploring with artists how that relationship is experienced and presented creatively, to help […]

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Movie Makeup Brings Rigoletto to Life!

Miami // January 23, 2012

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By Alejandra Sans, Florida Grand Opera Rigoletto is one of Verdi’s most beloved works, not only for its iconic music, which includes the well-known “La donna e mobile,” but also for its twisted tale of revenge. For Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) production, the company is taking a step further in designing the famous, deformed court […]

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