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New works, innovative programming coming to North Carolina Dance Theatre

Charlotte // February 6, 2014

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By Douglas Singleton For this year’s performance of “Innovative Works,” North Carolina Dance Theatre Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux collaborates with local poet-actor Quentin Talley on a performance titled “Transformation.” Talley starts by blending in with the audience. As the performance progresses, he breaks the fourth wall and joins the dancers on stage. “I transformed from […]

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MOCA, North Miami to explore cultural impact of burgeoning Nigerian film industry

Miami // February 6, 2014

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By Valerie Ricordi, MOCA Over the last decade and a half, the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, has grown to be the second most prolific in the world, after India’s Bollywood. Its acclaim was initially restricted to Nigerian and African audiences but as an English language art form, its productions are now widely-distributed in the UK, […]

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Thru and ‘Trued’ canvases

Miami // February 6, 2014

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The slightly askew white walls, the unfinished, splotchy concrete floor of Dimensions Variable (a Knight Arts grantee) turns out to be a great backdrop for the five large-scale paintings of Miami-based artist Lynne Golob Gelfman that are currently on display. There is something topographical about the abstract paintings, most of which are recent work, which […]

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Jacob Feige reflects via commercial commentary at PhilaMOCA

Philadelphia // February 6, 2014

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Jacob Feige is having a sale, since he has a bit of a surplus on his hands. In fact, the entire 14-foot high wall of PhilaMOCA is awkwardly covered in his mostly large-scale (7-foot+) oil paintings for the show “Overstock,” which hangs in the former tombstone showroom throughout the month of February. If the exhibit […]

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“Race” rages onto Weathervane Playhouse main stage

Akron, Theater // February 5, 2014

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David Mamet’s play “Race” (currently running at Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee), is fraught with tension. That’s apparent before the story begins, for, while sitting waiting for the lights to come up, there is a clock ticking away – sometimes slowly and rhythmically, sometimes moving at presto staccato. You get the idea that it […]

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Deadline to apply for the Knight Neighborhood Challenge is coming up

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // February 5, 2014

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Often times, some of the best candidates may not be aware of funding that is available in the community. Five years ago, the Knight Foundation teamed up with the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to administer a $3 million Knight Neighborhood Challenge grant. We have come to the end of this funding cycle, and the […]

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Dress warmly but think ice: the Art Shanty Projects are back

St. Paul // February 5, 2014

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Below-zero temps be damned – get out your warmest gear and plan to spend a weekend outdoors this month, because the art shanties are back. This year, the biannual midwinter arts festival has moved from its longtime home on Medicine Lake to the east metro, relocating just north of St. Paul to the frozen expanse […]

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‘Fun’ children’s opera has a serious message

Miami, Music // February 5, 2014

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In his tale of the star-bellied sneetches, Dr. Seuss made a compelling and lasting case against racism and discrimination, and made it fun to read and look at all the while. The arts are ideal for getting complex ideas across, especially to young people, and this weekend at the Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest, Orchestra Miami […]

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140 performers + 15 minutes = Much noise in Miami

2012 Miami Winners, KAC Miami, Miami // February 4, 2014

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Lately, Frank Falestra has been making more noise than usual, something long overdue and welcomed by many. He has been defying the expected standards of what music is for some 30 years now, with Miami’s iconic Churchill’s Pub as his inner sanctum since 1980. And as a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge winner, Falestra is now […]

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Some Thursday-night art specials

Miami // February 4, 2014

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Saturdays are so over for seeing art. Many opening nights had switched to Fridays, but now Thursdays are where it’s at. This Thursday, for instance, one of Miami’s new generation of art pride will have a solo show, Luis Gispert. “Tender Game” at David Castillo Gallery boasts new photographic works from the artist who now […]

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