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Miami // April 27, 2012

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An interesting trend has emerged (again) in the art-exhibiting world. Maybe as a result of one of the deepest recessions and maybe responding to a need for more and less structured venues, one-off art shows have become common place. Nomads really. For instance, as of now, Spinello Gallery has no set home — it has […]

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Process, repetition and cast iron: In conversation with Scott Berels

Detroit // April 27, 2012

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When I first came across the sculptures by Scott Berels that are up at the Cass Cafe through June 2, I honestly didn’t know what to think of them. Berels’s work compels the viewer and hints at meaning, but often evades simple categorization. Any viewer looking to quickly “conquer” a piece and move on will […]

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Songs for her father: “Aeternum”

Akron // April 27, 2012

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Akron composer Amy Barlowe wrote a 10-part requiem for orchestra, chorus and soloists in honor of her father’s memory. And to think, all I did was go in on flowers with my brothers for our dad. Still, you don’t just sit down one day and write a major composition. “It has taken me almost 10 years,” […]

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Benefit concert celebrates historic Miami landmark and raises funds for Olympia Theater

Miami // April 26, 2012

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This weekend, a Miami landmark takes an important step into the digital future of film. The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a benefit concert Saturday, bringing together local leaders and talent as part of  its new campaign to digitally upgrade the 86-year-old theater. The effort is part of an overall […]

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Hidden City Philadelphia announces its call for proposals

Philadelphia // April 26, 2012

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In 2009, Hidden City Philadelphia launched a 5-week site-specific arts festival that activated 9 buildings in neighborhoods around Philadelphia. Now with the help of a Knight Arts Grant, Hidden City Philadelphia is currently planning for its 2013 Hidden City Philadelphia Festival to begin May 2013. Twenty prospective sites have been selected from communities around Philadelphia, […]

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Mainly Mozart and an opera that rebukes the Holocaust

Miami // April 26, 2012

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This weekend coming up is a good one for music, as a large chamber music festival gets under way Sunday, the same day a children’s choir performs a remarkable opera that is at once an anti-bullying statement and a poignant reminder of the Holocaust. The Mainly Mozart Festival, now in its 19th year, is situated […]

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ReCOLLection show at MoNA Gallery highlights McColl Center for Visual Art Alumni

Charlotte, Uncategorized // April 26, 2012

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MoNA Gallery is a funky, eclectic place to experience local handmade art. MoNA — which is short for Museum of Neighborhood Art — is comfortable and inviting while still having a gallery feel. MoNA’s mission is to promote the works of local and regional emerging and established artists through monthly exhibitions, special events, classes and […]

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Four artists keep Vox Populi concise and diverse

Philadelphia // April 26, 2012

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Bruce Campbell

For one of its sparser shows in recent memory, the ever-surprising Knight Arts grantee Vox Populi has an exhibition which showcases a mere four artists, most with only one work apiece — far less than its usual fare. Each artist presents individual pieces of wildly different styles, any of which could almost be a standalone […]

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Let’s dance, Miami

Dance, Miami, Poetry // April 26, 2012

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As the sun sets on Miami this Thursday and the crescent moon rises, the Miami Dance Festival will open on the grounds of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, where a choreography of movement by the Florida Dance Theatre will take shape under

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A peek inside the Philadelphia Orchestra’s iNotes app

Philadelphia // April 25, 2012

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By Vincent Geels, The Philadelphia Orchestra The goal of any successful web program, application, or piece of technology is for the end-user’s experience to be seamless when interacting with the technology. When your web browser starts to get choppy or grinds to a halt, it’s almost as if you snap out of a trance: The […]

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