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Zines, where words and visuals collide

Miami // January 19, 2015

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Like everything today in the cultural arts, interdisciplinary, multi-genre connections are what it’s all about. Isolated communities just don’t cut it anymore – but nor should they ever have. After all, music and dance always found each other good partners, so why not other combinations? Increasingly that’s been the case, with visual artists doing set […]

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Apollo’s Fire to celebrate 300th birthday of Bach with “Family Frolic” concert

Akron, Music // January 16, 2015

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Apollo’s Fire, a Knight Arts grantee, is well known for both its classical, and its funky, programming, giving the adjective “hip” to what most people might think of as stodgy, old, classical music. This becomes apparent in this current season and an upcoming program. It would be enough for most orchestras that this is Johann […]

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Susan Goethel Campbell explores the elements in “Field Guide” at Oakland University Art Gallery

Detroit // January 16, 2015

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Saturday, January 10th was the opening reception for Field Guide, a solo show by Susan Goethel Campbell at the Oakland University Art Gallery, which will run through February 22nd, with an artist talk on Wednesday, February 4th at 12 p.m. The show includes work that Campbell has done over the last several years, with the […]

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Knight communities hit Sundance

All Communities // January 15, 2015

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By Nicole Chipi, program associate for Knight Foundation’s arts program In just a few days, film creators and purveyors from across the eight Knight resident communities will be in Park City, Utah, to showcase their work, connect with artists from around the world, and discover new voices in independent cinema. We’re excited this year that […]

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The unexpected allure of a prefab, mass produced world at Fjord

Philadelphia // January 15, 2015

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“They don’t make ‘em like they used to…” is a phrase often uttered by tired idealists or anyone who waxes poetic about the benefits of real wood over particle board. It is worth noting that none of the people exhibiting work at Fjord this month really fit this description. Nick Van Zanten, Magali Hébert-Huot and […]

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‘The Invisible Season’ opens during Filmgate Interactive

Miami, Theater // January 15, 2015

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The Invisible Season.

The third annual Filmgate Interactive, a Knight Arts grantee, is Florida’s only transmedia conference that blurs genres and weaves film, technology and interactive storytelling together. The festival, which runs from February 1-8, features more than 10 screenings, five performances, three interactive exhibits and 10 workshops throughout Miami Beach and Greater Miami. “The Invisible Season,” one […]

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Teaching artists and Philadelphia’s economy

Philadelphia // January 14, 2015

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By Jacob Winterstein, The Philadelphia Poetry Slam A year and a half ago I decided to leave my full-time salaried position as a Development Director at a great non-profit to try and turn my part time passions into a full time living. I wanted to write and perform more poetry, use our Knight grant to […]

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Opera @ The Waterfront hits a high note

Miami // January 14, 2015

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By Ceci Dadisman, director of communications for Palm Beach Opera, a 2013 winner of Knight Arts Challenge South Florida On Dec. 13, we presented our second annual Opera @ The Waterfront concert at Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. It was as successful as a company could hope. The crowds came out and enjoyed the […]

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New Miami-NYC song series champions fresh American music

Miami, Music // January 14, 2015

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Two things will come together over the next couple months in the debut of a new concert series in Miami: art song and contemporary American music. Make that three things: also, cats. The companion animals whose video antics occupy a sizable chunk of the Internet also will be celebrated in the series, which wraps with […]

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Free screening of “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” at the Cox Capitol Theatre

Macon, Music // January 14, 2015

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There have been many bands born out of Athens, Georgia. But few can be compared to of Montreal. Since 1997, this recording group has produced 12 albums, in addition to many other remixes of individual songs. Of Montreal is described as a rock band, but they also cross over into genres like experimental, funk and pop, […]

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