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Write your book with poet Emma Trelles

Miami, Poetry // October 11, 2012

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Emma Trelles

Every day poetry has the power to move us. It can speak for us and to us in ways that can’t be easily understood or quantified. The power of poetry is intuitive and it lives somewhere between the soul and the stars. In many ways,

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Wooden art and POST at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // October 11, 2012

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Oscillating Fan

Following with their theme of process-based exhibits, the gallery at Knight Arts grantee Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is displaying artwork by a number of member artists in the medium of wood. The first installment in this series dealt with castings (with a solo show sandwiched in between) and now the sculptors take on the versatile material […]

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Kuerti recital focuses on the imperishable Beethoven

Miami, Music // October 10, 2012

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Earlier this year the young South Korean pianist HJ (Hyun-Jung) Lim caused a mini-sensation in the classical world when EMI released her recordings of the complete 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven. The recording debuted in the top berth of the Billboard and iTunes charts before coming down, but not before Lim, who had been a […]

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“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is up to you, the audience

Akron // October 10, 2012

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The play, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” is a weird kind of “whodunit,” since it’s not clear in the performing of it that a crime – like a murder – has actually been committed. But Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, takes its audience by hand through this baffling play and brings it to neat […]

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October offers several chances to enjoy the visual arts in Macon

Macon // October 10, 2012

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October is a busy month for the arts in Macon. Whether it’s performing arts, music or visual arts, the abundance of events happening this month is undeniable. Art is everywhere, and this post attempts to round up a collection of some of the best exhibits and workshops currently on display. Wesleyan College, which happens to […]

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The Twin Cities Book Festival, the literary event of the season, is this Saturday

Poetry, St. Paul // October 10, 2012

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For twelve years, “Rain Taxi Review of Books” has hosted the Twin Cities Book Festival. It’s the literary event of the season in these parts, and it’s happening this Saturday. The whole Minnesota books community turns out for this fall showstopper – authors, publishers, lit mags and comics artists, booksellers and bibliophiles of all stripes […]

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Winner Profile: University of the Arts’ Neil Kleinman on developing a “creative root system” for up-and-coming businesses

Philadelphia // October 10, 2012

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In order to promote economic stability for the city’s up-and-coming cultural community, Philadelphia’s University of the Arts strives to not only support its graduates, but also the community at large. The Creative Incubator program — for which UArts won a $120,000 grant in the second year of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia— already provides pre-seed […]

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DLECTRICITY 2012 was an electrifying success

Detroit // October 9, 2012

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Spirits were not dampened by a rainy beginning on Friday, and Woodward Avenue was packed on a cool, clear Saturday evening, with people out to experience and enjoy the DLECTRICITY Festival, mirroring the official Blanche Nuit (“White Night”) taking place in Paris, as well as “Bring to Light” in New York City. Installations ranged from […]

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Painted Bride’s “Papeles” and questions of national identity

Philadelphia // October 9, 2012

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Displaced

The Painted Bride Art Center, along with Acción Colombia, is co-presenting the exhibition “Papeles” through October 21. The show deals with documents and signatures in terms of immigration, citizenship, national identity and our shared humanity. Acción Colombia’s mission is to promote leadership and empower the Latino community in and around the tri-state area:Pennsylvania, New Jersey […]

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Isn’t it good, sculptures from wood

Miami // October 9, 2012

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At first glance, the wall sculptures made of wood – well, lumber really – that are currently populating Waltman Ortega Fine Art are good-looking – beautifully crafted with a subtle sense of color and a nice eye for simple composition. They remain that on closer inspection, but reveal much more. “Graphic Nature” includes a good […]

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