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Shira Abergel: Here & Now

Dance, Miami, Music // January 31, 2013

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Shira Abergel

Shira Abergel has wings and she plans to use them to fly over the Appalachians during Miami Light Project’s Here & Now: 2013 — a Knight Emerging Artist Series — at The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse. During the festival, Abergel will debut

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PPAC and the “99 Days” prior to the election

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // January 31, 2013

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Jay Muhlin

The always engrossing Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is currently showing the work of six photographers for their exhibition “99 Days.” This Knight Arts grantee may be gearing down from its gigantic Philly Photo Day project from late last year, but that certainly doesn’t mean putting the brakes on its other programming. In “99 Days,” […]

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A not-so-traditional fairy tale: Sleeping Beauty meets Indian dance

Miami // January 30, 2013

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By Jenna Buehler, Knight Foundation Ranjana Warier calls herself a computer science and engineering geek with a passion for Indian dance tradition. As 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner, she is fusing her passions together to produce western fairy tales that demystify classic Indian culture. Warier, a cyber security expert by day, says her technical […]

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Minnesota Opera gives voice to “Doubt,” a new opera based on the play and film by John Patrick Shanley

St. Paul // January 30, 2013

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Minnesota Opera’s iteration of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” is not a comfortable production to watch. The newly commissioned opera, with a libretto written by Shanley himself and music by Douglas Cuomo, is the fifth to come from the company’s New Works Initiative program thus far. And while this new production is compelling throughout, it’s also […]

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For New World’s Cage fest, make your own video

Miami, Music // January 30, 2013

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John Cage was one of the great provocateurs, inventors and innovators of his time, and of his art. A measure of his influence even now, some 21 years after his death, can be measured in the blowup that’s followed a highly critical essay by Daniel Asia in The Huffington Post, to which Asia responded again […]

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Two Macon galleries focus on mixed media

Macon // January 30, 2013

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Two exhibits open Friday in downtown Macon. The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance (a Knight Arts grantee) will open a four-woman exhibit titled “Wrapped Up In You” featuring work by Malena Bisanti-Wall, Cheri Lesauskis, Linda Smith and Heatherly Wakefield. The 567 Center for Renewal (a Knight Arts grantee) will show “Color & Form,” an exhibit of […]

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“Black Coffee” brewing at Coach House Theatre

Akron, Theater // January 30, 2013

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Agatha Christie’s “Black Coffee” must be decaf, cause it lacks the jolt and jitters that most audience members and enthusiasts would like. While Coach House Theatre’s production of it cannot compensate for the thinness of the plot materials, it brings robustness through other production values – acting, directing, costumes and set. The narrative dances gingerly […]

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A New World School of the Arts departure: time to fly

Miami // January 29, 2013

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It’s hard to believe the New World School of the Arts is barely 26 years old. The amount of talent that the high school and college has produced in visual arts in that short period of time is astounding. You’ve got Hernan Bas and Jen Stark, Bert Rodriguez and Leyden Rodriguez Casanova. Passing through those […]

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Brianna Didyoung’s “Modern Witch” at Red Hook

Philadelphia // January 29, 2013

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Artist Brianna Didyoung transported visitors during the Fourth Friday opening of her solo show “Modern Witch” at Red Hook Coffee & Tea on January 25th. The corner South Philly coffee shop took a turn for the surreal when Didyoung displayed her brand new pseudo-self portrait paintings. Despite a snowstorm, there were plenty of attendees on […]

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DSO’s Winter Dance Party rings in the 1950s

Detroit // January 29, 2013

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As part of their ongoing Pops Series, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) hosted the Winter Dance Party this weekend. Under the baton of conductor Stuart Chafetz, the orchestra backed the recreation of what was the last tour of breakout pop stars Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. The trio died tragically […]

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