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Seraphic Fire signs three-year deal with Naxos

Miami, Music // August 1, 2012

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Seraphic Fire, the Miami-based concert choir that snagged two Grammy nominations earlier this year, announced this week that it’s signed with Naxos of America in a three-year deal to distribute its recordings. A news release from Seraphic Fire quotes Jim Selby, the CEO of Naxos of America, which is based near Nashville, this way: “We […]

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Public art installation “Project 35W” is unveiled on anniversary of 35W Bridge collapse

Poetry, St. Paul // August 1, 2012

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Five years ago today, on August 1, 2007, the 35W bridge in Minneapolis suddenly collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending everyone driving on it — all those people running end-of-day errands and singing along with the radio and thinking about what to fix for supper — plummeting into the Mississippi River below. Thirteen people were killed […]

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Ballet West goes behind the scenes on reality TV

All Communities // August 1, 2012

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It’s time for a backstage look at professional ballet. There have been a few behind-the-scenes movies, but they were almost totally about ballet training schools and not adult, fully professional dancers at work.In “Breaking Pointe,” we get a reality TV turn as Ballet West (BW) of Salt Lake City opened its backstage doors for the […]

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Enjoy an art stroll in Macon this First Friday

Macon // August 1, 2012

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Every First Friday in Macon, downtown gallery spaces and restaurants are open late. While strolling between venues, enjoy outdoor music and lots of fun. These are a few of the exhibits not to be missed on August 3. “Size Matters” at The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance: Bigger is better, according to this new exhibit, […]

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The Schuylkill Center and CFEVA’s “Out of Bounds”

Philadelphia // July 31, 2012

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Darla Jackson

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country. Founded in 1965 by sisters Eleanor Houston Smith and Margaret Houston Meigs from former family land in the Roxborough area of Philadelphia, the Schuylkill Center provides an island of green and accessible ecology programs to the city […]

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Unconstrained performances prevailed at the inaugural Miami Performance Festival

Miami // July 31, 2012

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There is always a bit of trepidation when entering into an all-performance art event. When hastily produced and not well-thought-out, these can be straining – unlike a visual art show of similar (non) quality, it’s hard to just leave if you don’t like it. So the three-day inaugural Miami Performance Festival would be an experiment […]

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The Nana Projects comes to the DIA

Detroit // July 31, 2012

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The Detroit Institute of Art (a Knight Arts grantee) recently hosted The Nana Projects’s “Alonzo’s Lullaby“ as part of the museum’s Family Sunday programming. It was a very unique shadow puppet performance, as well as a technical feat, performed by three puppeteers (aka lanterneers) using three overhead projectors and cutouts made of plastic and acrylic […]

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YEPAW at EJ Thomas Hall

Akron // July 31, 2012

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By Garrick R. Black II, Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop YEPAW’s 23rd year lands them center stage at the University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall.   Sunday, July 22, 2012, well over 300 young people demonstrated their amazing talents in choral music, mime, dance, step, orchestra, sign language, drum line, video, photography, drama, creative writing and visual arts to an […]

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Dilworth Plaza sculpture pays homage to first citywide water system

Philadelphia // July 30, 2012

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By Linda Harris, Center City District Philadelphia Janet Echelman determined to create moving columns of atomized water for her public sculpture Pulse after delving into the history of Philadelphia’s Centre Square, one of William Penn’s original five squares. Echelman’s unique work, to be showcased in the $50 million transformation of Dilworth Plaza adjacent to City […]

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Meet the Queen City’s “Silent Heroes”

Charlotte // July 30, 2012

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If you are dragged down by the divisive headlines, stories of violence and all the political clap trap running 24 hours a day, take a moment to visit the newest exhibit, “Silent Heroes,” at the Levine Museum of the New South (a Knight Arts grantee).  This exhibit, running through December 31, will remind you of […]

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