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Young voices to arrive at Florida Grand Opera

Miami // July 5, 2012

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By Stefanie Hew, Florida Grand Opera Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio has gained worldwide recognition as one of the leading operatic training programs in the nation.  The highly competitive program accepts only 6-10 artists from over 600 applicants each year and has trained more than 150 young professionals, who now appear on the stages […]

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“Will Work For Empty Wallets” project taking donations at Macon locations

Macon // July 4, 2012

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Even before the recent announcement that Middle Georgia College and Macon State College would merge to become Middle Georgia State College, I had heard rumblings about a project involving wallets. As the weeks passed, I would hear tidbits about it, a story on a local news channel or an invitation to “like” a Facebook page. When […]

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Heritage is key to celebration: Arlo Guthrie, Hey Mavis and the Towpath corridor

Akron // July 4, 2012

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In at least one way, Akron is the center of it all. The Erie-Ohio Canal, which ran northward to Cleveland and southward to Portsmouth on the Ohio River, measured itself from Akron – Locks 1 and up north through the finish in the Flats area of Cleveland and Locks 1 and up heading south. Lock3Live, […]

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Harlequinade brings magic to Philly’s streets

Philadelphia // July 3, 2012

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If you wander the roads of Philadelphia, there is plenty of street art to discover among the boarded windows, cinder block facades and bridge underpasses. Anyone who keeps an eye peeled for this sort of thing knows the lay of the land a little bit. So when strong, new art starts taking up spaces around […]

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Take a Fourth of July Road Trip

Miami // July 3, 2012

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Nothing is more American than our cars and what we do with them. Which is, drive. As America celebrates its independence this week, it’s interesting to note how much driving has come to define the American experience, how much we associate the car and where it can take the individual with independence and freedom. One […]

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Uncle Frank the Dinosaur comes to Lincoln Street Art Park

Detroit // July 3, 2012

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This past Sunday — a balmy summer day I spent biking and sightseeing around Detroit — I happened across the newest addition to the Lincoln Street Art Park: Uncle Frank the Dinosaur, a towering construction of recycled materials found throughout the city. The sculpture was created by Kelly Kaatz, Janice Polzin and Matt Pawenski for […]

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Reflecting on the Miami art scene

Miami // July 2, 2012

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By Kristin Korolowicz, Knight Curatorial Fellow As the first Knight Curatorial Fellow, I spent a year exploring the ecology of the Miami art scene. It was a unique opportunity to be a part of the evolution of the Bass Museum and growing local art community. I found that Miami—through the generous support of organizations such as Knight Foundation—advocates for experimentation and […]

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Museums gear up for Democratic National Convention in September

Charlotte // July 2, 2012

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Three new shows opened this weekend at the Levine Center for the Arts with topics and content geared to the thousands of visitors that will pour into Charlotte for September’s Democratic National Convention. At the Mint Museum Uptown, “Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial” and “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection” opened, while […]

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A retrospective look at Georgia watercolorist’s work as printmaker, sculptor

Macon // July 2, 2012

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An exciting exhibit of block prints and tin sculptures goes on display at The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, this week. “When East Meets South” is a retrospective featuring the work of retired physician Dr. Roy Ward, of Watkinsville, Georgia. Though Ward has been an artist for many decades — his […]

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Thursday nights are your hot ticket for high summer outdoor arts events in St. Paul

Dance, Music, St. Paul // July 2, 2012

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We don’t have Taste of Minnesota’s gaudy July 4th blow-out anymore, it’s true, but the City of St. Paul has its own plans again this year for a splashy civic fireworks display along downtown’s Mississippi riverfront area. If you’d like to bring the family, grab a blanket and a few lawn chairs, because Harriet Island […]

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