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Friday’s South End gallery crawl was a sensory delight

Charlotte // June 4, 2012

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Friday night’s gallery crawl in the South End was an absolute feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds. With more than 18 different galleries and shops participating (not to mention the fabulous food trucks that stop by), the first Friday of each month has gained new vitality in the South End. Art galleries and retail stores stay […]

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‘Swede Hollow’ is the subject of a new opera and the site of its premiere

Music, St. Paul, Theater // June 4, 2012

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For theater in the park, you just couldn’t have found a more conducive setting than Saturday’s postcard-perfect late spring afternoon in St. Paul’s idyllic Swede Hollow Park — and this wasn’t just any performance either. An enthusiastic crowd gathered to hear award-winning composer Ann Millikan’s new one-act chamber opera, named for this very spot. The […]

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Caligula comes “Out in the Tropics”

Miami, Theater // June 4, 2012

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“Caligula”

Although Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, also known as Caligula, only ruled Rome for four years between 37 AD and 41 AD, his footprints are all over Western civilization. The mythology of Caligula, whose name means little solider’s boot, is built around the idea that he was an insane tyrant whose extreme arrogance, cruelty, luxurious lifestyle—how else […]

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Dig into Dimensions Variable’s new space

Miami // June 1, 2012

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Dimensions Variable. Berlin has become one of the world’s top art centers, a deserved place that it lost during some dark years in the 20th century. After the horrendous destruction and death of World War II and the debilitating years of the Iron Curtain, when the divided city sat east of the free world, a […]

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Private Native American art collection gets public showing

Akron // June 1, 2012

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Jim and Vanita Oelschlager have amassed nearly 800 pieces of Native American art and cultural objects and have recently made the big leap to lend about 200 of them for public display at the Center for the History of Psychology (CHP) at The University of Akron.  Strange how collections come into being, and stranger still […]

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Patti Smith to perform at the DIA Friday night

Detroit // June 1, 2012

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In a 2010 interview with the author Jonathan Lethem, legendary performing artist Patti Smith boldly declared that New York’s creative dominance was finished, and even went so far as to suggest that Detroit could be the next New York. What she meant by that statement is that the Detroit of today—with its struggling economy and […]

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Artists gather to co-create at The Mantis Garden

Philadelphia // May 31, 2012

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Mantis

In West Philadelphia, a group of artists has come together in order to reshape the mythology of one of humanity’s most beloved insects: the praying mantis. The Mantis Garden is an ongoing, community project in which majestic, wooden mantises are constructed for an installation and then painted in a collective, therapeutic way. Gaetan Spurgin is […]

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Carlleena Person transformed Charlotte through her art

Charlotte // May 31, 2012

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Friday, June 1 is the opening of a local one-woman show that is deeply bittersweet for many in this community. Carlleena Person was overjoyed about sharing new paintings in her solo show, the “Tao of Savnac,” happening at a local funky art spot — that doubles as a custom bicycle shop. Unfortunately for all of […]

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Artist in residence Shaneeka Harrell’s final performances at Inkub8

Miami, Theater // May 31, 2012

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Shaneeka Harrell. Photo by Neil de la Flor

Inkub8 artist in residence Shaneeka Harrell is addictive. Her ferocious body movements and intense physicality on stage equals empowerment, yet her tight, compact frame belies the radioactive power contained within. Harrell makes one believe humans can do almost anything. Known for her performance

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Jose Bedia’s next solo show: Une Saison en Enfer

Miami // May 30, 2012

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The Dominican Republic too often flies under the radar when it comes to recognizing our Caribbean neighbors. This nation that shares a space with Haiti on the big island of Hispaniola gets overlooked when we talk about the art, music and history that emanates from the region, which is a real shame since it is […]

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