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2012 local music awards to be held in Akron Civic Theatre

Akron, Music // July 27, 2012

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And the winner is… That phrase will be repeated a lot at the 2012 Local Music Awards ceremony this Saturday evening which is being hosted by the Internet radio station Keepin’ It Radio and the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee. It’s a great partnership for the two groups and an even better idea. […]

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The first Absurd Celebration

Miami, Theater // July 26, 2012

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Absurd  Celebration

Life is absurd. It’s a divine comedy that makes absolute sense and non-sense at the same time. That’s what makes life fun and fundamentally unstable and challenging. In honor of this psychotic tumbleweed of an existence, FUNDarte, the University of Miami Ring Theatre, and the Department of Modern Languages and Literature present the First International […]

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Shakespeare in Clark Park’s “Merry Wives”

Philadelphia, Theater // July 26, 2012

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Merry Wives Cast

William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” premiered in the Bowl at Clark Park on Wednesday July 25th to a crowded hillside of attendees. Families on blankets, couples, picnickers and dogs alike came out to catch the seventh summer of Shakespeare in Clark Park, a free outdoor theater production in West Philadelphia. The only one […]

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“And the Bead Goes On”: fashion as art

Charlotte // July 26, 2012

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Is fashion art? The answer may depend entirely on how one defines art. A modern perspective on art might emphasize its purpose of expression or its ability to communicate something about the world. However, this view has not always been widely accepted. Immanuel Kant argued for the separation of art from life; he thought it […]

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Organ recital celebrates London Olympics

Miami, Music // July 25, 2012

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Here at my little house on the Rio Blog, I always enjoy hearing from familiar Miami musical voices. And this weekend, because everyone’s attention will be focused the opening Friday of the London Olympics, it’s more than appropriate to bring you word of a musical connection. The fine English organist Matthew Steynor, who’s been the […]

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A Twin Cities writer’s critique of Richard Florida’s “creative class” theories goes viral

St. Paul // July 25, 2012

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Did you happen to catch the flurry of articles in the past few weeks revisiting Richard Florida’s “creative class” theories? You may remember: Florida made his name in the early 2000s with a string of bestsellers (including “The Rise of the Creative Class,” “Cities and the Creative Class,” “The Flight of the Creative Class” and […]

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Summit Artspace hosts outdoor urban landscape painting contest

Akron // July 25, 2012

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Summit Artspace will make it “plein” as day when it hosts the second urban outdoor landscape painting contest. On July 27-29, artists will plant their easels, pull out their paints and participate (some for the second time) in a plein air competition as they congregate at designated sites in downtown Akron to produce works of […]

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Cultural Passport Biodiversity: We are all in this together

Miami // July 25, 2012

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By Laura Tellez, Discovery Program Coordinator, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden This year, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden partnered with the Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. to participate in the Cultural Passport program. Each grade level focuses on a specific topic, and seventh grade’s topic is ecology, which is a branch of science that studies the […]

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Artists show their patriotism in myriad ways

Macon // July 24, 2012

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“Patriotic,” the current exhibit at the Middle Georgia Art Association’s gallery in Ingleside Village, features work by 19 central Georgia artists. The exhibit opened Friday, July 20 with an open invite and discounted memberships to active-duty and retired military personnel. A juried exhibition, four artists received awards for their work. The first place winner was […]

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Some views of “The Afterlife”

Miami // July 24, 2012

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Even on a busy afternoon on Lincoln Road, the sound art emanating from under the eaves of the ArtCenter/South Florida (a Knight Arts grantee) is clearly audible, and a seductive invitation to visit more inside. The music is from Gustavo Matamoros and the Listening Gallery (also a grantee), and this composition complements the exhibit currently […]

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