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Shots from Paris, with love

Miami // November 30, 2012

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Dina Mitrani Gallery opened up in 2008, with the mission to show photography exclusively. Several other galleries throughout the years dedicated themselves to this art form, but not many. So she has a niche in Miami, and has exhibited both local and national artists, but usually all contemporary. This Art Basel is an exception, as […]

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“Social Security” is bright, smart comedy

Akron, Theater // November 30, 2012

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Some theatrical comedies come across as lightweight, as though they are confections, airy nothings. In the right hands, though, they can be carefully crafted so that the spread of substance doesn’t show or offend but can be served up in abundance. The latter is the case in Coach House Theatre’s production of Andrew Bergman’s “Social […]

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Leonard Cohen represents the old school at the Fox Theater

Detroit // November 30, 2012

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“Sometimes I stumble out of bed at night, and I stand before the mirror,” Leonard Cohen confessed to a packed house at the Fox Theater on Monday, November 26th. “I look at myself and say, ‘Leonard, lighten up.’” Though the 78-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and Prince of Asturias Award-winning writer is known for his dark […]

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Adams concert also a Carter memorial

Miami, Music // November 29, 2012

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On Saturday, the American composer John Adams returns to the New World Center for a concert featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the New World Symphony in one of his new works, Absolute Jest, and one of his established pieces, Slonimsky’s Earbox. Adams is one of a handful of people on the tiny list […]

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The versatility of wood in “Against the Grain”

Charlotte // November 29, 2012

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“Enignum Motion” by Joseph Walsh is one of the most outstanding examples of studio furniture design in the Mint Museum’s Contemporary Craft Collection. It is a unique example of the versatility of wood and conveys movement in a totally unique way. As such, Walsh’s perspective on “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and […]

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Time is almost up at Rebekah Templeton

Philadelphia // November 29, 2012

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Milky Way 2012

Girard Avenue’s Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is currently showcasing “Dechemia: Outside of Time,” a series of abstract, process-based works by John Gibbons and Isobel Sollenberger. The pair is collectively known at “Dechemia,” and the show at Rebekah Templeton is based in the concept of the end of time. Instead of a global apocalypse scenario, the […]

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Mounted camera allows views of daily progress at Dilworth Plaza in anticipation of the arrival of ‘Pulse’

Philadelphia // November 28, 2012

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By Linda Harris, Center City District At Dilworth Plaza this month crews are framing in the 500-square-foot water reservoir and are reviewing the additional components for a mid-2013 installation of compressed air lines, pumps, valves, lighting and controls that will make possible the colorful steam mists of Janet Echelman’s specially commissioned public sculpture, Pulse, which […]

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Gritty drama from None Too Fragile theater group is superbly done

Akron, Theater // November 28, 2012

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When I first wrote about the None Too Fragile theater group, I mistakenly said that the black box theater has 40 seats. Turns out there are twice that many. The closeness to the action makes the place seem tighter. That intimacy comes to the fore in None Too Fragile’s current production of Karen Sunde’s “How […]

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You can still get your classical music fix in the Twin Cities this holiday season

Music, St. Paul // November 28, 2012

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Recent announcements of still more cancelled concerts, now stretching through December for both Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (a Knight Arts grantee), hit the news last week in the face of as yet-intractable contract disputes between the musicians and board/management for both vaunted institutions. Even so, there’s still plenty of live classical music […]

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The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance hosts second annual holiday trunk shows

Macon // November 28, 2012

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The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance will hold a series of trunk shows beginning Friday, November 30, with additional Trunk Shows on December 14 and 21. Receptions will be held on each Friday from 4-7 p.m. at The Gallery located at 486 First Street in downtown Macon. These trunk shows are based on a similar […]

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