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“Childhood, Boyhood, Sonic Youth” now showing at Re:View Contemporary

Detroit // June 22, 2012

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As a young boy growing up in America, it seemed patently obvious that I could be anything I wanted when I grew up, and even though what I wanted continually changed — shifting from fireman to soldier to NFL player and eventually rock star — my parents, and the culture at large, reinforced the maxim […]

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Liquor cans and high art

Akron // June 22, 2012

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s a concept that Ghana-born abstract artist El Anatsui seems to thrive on. Twelve of his best pieces are being shown at the Akron Art Museum (AAM), a Knight Arts grantee, in a mammoth display called “Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui.” Anatsui takes the detritus […]

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Minimal work by two artists at Grizzly Grizzly

Philadelphia // June 21, 2012

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John Chwekun

Throughout the month of June at Grizzly Grizzly the artwork of California sculptor John Chwekun and Brooklyn painter Mark Sengbusch is on view as part of the show “Inside Space.” The exhibit is an exploration in the minimal, from Sengbusch’s black and white patterned paintings to Chwekun’s tiny, sometimes barely visible sculptures, both artists do […]

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A Southpark classic!

Charlotte // June 21, 2012

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Where can you feel the fire of Lecuona’s “Malaguena,” enjoy the romance of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” and blast into outerspace with Williams’ “Across the Stars” outside a movie theater?

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May the force be with Tigertail’s WordSpeak Team

Miami, Poetry // June 21, 2012

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This year the Tigertail WordSpeak team, coached by director/performer/writer Teo Castellanos and poet/educator Angela Kardos, will compete again in Brave New Voices, the Olympics of international youth poetry slam festivals.

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Building community one conversation at a time at The Third Place

St. Paul // June 20, 2012

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Photographer Wing Young Huie’s gallery, The Third Place, holds a monthly salon you should check out. Thus far, the venue has hosted conversations with painters and performers, photographers, musicians and community activists. These aren’t just sit-listen-and-leave affairs either; participants make a night of it, chatting over food and drink after the discussion, joining in on […]

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Not just for dance lovers

Philadelphia // June 20, 2012

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By Kate Durnan, The Philadelphia Dance Company Since its release this winter, Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance (December 2011) by dance scholar Brenda Dixon Gottschild has propelled PHILADANCO and its Founder, Brown, into the public eye through numerous interviews, book signings, community events, and […]

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Summer gets going with two music series

Miami, Music // June 20, 2012

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Although summer officially begins tonight, and much of the country’s classical music activity has moved on to cooler climes, there are some venues willing to put on things in the more oppressive months. One is the Community Arts Program at the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, which launched its summer series of classical […]

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Community Supported Art: Macon to hold first pick-up event for shareholders

Macon // June 20, 2012

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Community Supported Art: Macon (CSA: Macon) will hold its first pick-up event for shareholders Friday, June 22 at The 567 Center for Renewal (The 567) in downtown Macon. This event, which runs from 6-9 p.m., will be the culmination of the inaugural season of the program, which was brought to the city by a partnership […]

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The Drowsy Chaperone is rousing, laugh-a-minute comedy hit for Weathervane Playhouse

Akron // June 20, 2012

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Want to laugh, chuckle, and have wacky fun watching live theater? Go to Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, and see its current production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” There are lots of reasons why this show is successfully done – a slick and lively script for one from Tony Award-winning writers Bob Martin and Don […]

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