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Four great exhibitions closing soon

Charlotte // December 31, 2012

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As the saying goes: “all good things must come to an end,” and with the end of another year several good exhibitions are winding down. It is time to take your last look at the following exhibitions: “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America” at the Levine Museum of the New South (a Knight Arts grantee), […]

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Ring in a “Happy Crazier New Year”

Music, St. Paul, Theater // December 31, 2012

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If you find yourself at loose ends tonight, I have an idea for you. Why not ring in 2013 with “Happy Crazier New Year”? It’s a zany hour-and-a-half: part improv, part musical sketch comedy, fueled by audience participation, sight gags and clever slapstick. The show, directed by company founder Tyler Olsen, is a follow-up to […]

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“Warriors Don’t Cry” being presented by Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture

Akron, Theater // December 28, 2012

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We are used to the Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture/New World Performance Lab bringing cutting edge plays to the Balch Street Theatre. This time things are different.  Instead of providing the actors and director, CATAC is taking the role of host by presenting “Warriors Don’t Cry,” a one-woman intense drama making the rounds […]

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A big new year for the Akron Art Museum

Akron // December 26, 2012

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Things are happening at the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee. Change is in the air for 2013. First off, current director and CEO of the museum, Mitchell Kahan, is leaving after 26 years at the helm of the institution at the end of this week. Kahan has been a mighty force for the […]

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“J.C. Hudsears: Andy Krieger’s Holiday Show Room” at Public Pool in Hamtramck

Detroit // December 21, 2012

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This Saturday, December 22, from 1-6 p.m. will be the “Going out of business sale” for J.C. Hudsears, Andy Krieger’s current installation at the Public Pool art space in Hamtramck (3309 Caniff St., Hamtramck; 313.405.7665; apublicpool.com). The show’s closing will be, “A one time opportunity to pick up some amazing art, action figures, puzzles, bobble […]

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When all has been said and done

Miami // December 21, 2012

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Tatiana Blass’s incredible installation in the latest CIFO exhibit includes about a dozen silver-metal drums and cymbals all set up on white-splashed microcrystalline wax on gray cement floor. Drums, percussion instruments, have always served a dual purpose, as musical components and as tools for communication, yet Blass has created a series where she has made […]

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The other way to celebrate New Year’s Eve

Akron, Dance, Music, Theater // December 21, 2012

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A lot of people either have private parties or go to one on New Year’s Eve. Either that or they hit the bars and gorge on the revelry of it all until the magic moment comes that starts the new year. All that is cool. But the City of Akron, through the Downtown Akron Partnership, […]

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Orchestra Miami launches new ‘Amahl’ tradition

Miami, Music // December 20, 2012

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The story goes that composer Gian Carlo Menotti, blocked on his commission for a Christmas opera for television and running out of time, went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, hoping to clear his head and think of something else. There, he stood in front of Hieronymus Bosch’s Adoration of the Magi, […]

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“Channeling the USA” at the McColl Center

Charlotte // December 20, 2012

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According to curator Janet Kopolos, “the most interesting use of the U.S. map shape,” in  Randy Shull’s new body of work “is that it’s a void.” A void is usually seen negatively as a loss or lack of something. Perhaps Shull is critiquing the United States’ substance or lack thereof. Perhaps Shull is questioning the […]

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Three at Grizzly Grizzly rejuvenate the mundane

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // December 20, 2012

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At Grizzly Grizzly, three artists that participate as part of the Knight Arts grantee Community Supported Art (CSA) program are displaying art created for the project, as well as additional work that demonstrates their diverse styles of making. Sarah Kate Burgess, Brian Giniewski and Linda Yun are currently displaying their creations at the space for […]

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