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MOCAD closes the books on summer, looks to the fall

Detroit // August 5, 2014

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Sunday, July 27th marked the closing of the MOCAD’s (a Knight Arts grantee) summer program, an eclectic assembly of exhibits with a light-hearted summer feel. The video gallery hosted, Projecting (see video above), a trio of works by video artist Dara Friedman: Musical (2007-2008), Dancer (2011), and PLAY (2013), all which feature everyday people assuming […]

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New Boon(e) and the realm of high (school) art

Philadelphia // August 5, 2014

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It’s hard being an artist early in their career and only a few years out of college. It’s the worst, right? Maybe. What about the hormonal, judgmental halls of high school? Well, New Boon(e) is exploring the art of members and friends made back in those not-so-distant days of yore for their high school art […]

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The Charlotte Ballet’s upcoming season

Charlotte // August 5, 2014

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With fall just around the corner, the performing arts organizations in the Queen City are gearing up for exciting new seasons. The Charlotte Ballet 2014/2015 season tickets just went on sale August 1st, and the company is billing it as a “history-making season,” which is certainly the case, as it is the first full season […]

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Circ X auditions local talent

Dance, Theater // August 4, 2014

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Circ x

The beautifully bizarre and deliciously deranged Miami-based traveling troupe and performance company Circ X wants you. The Knight Arts Grantee seek fearless and committed artists – dancers, clowns, circus acts, burlesque and cabaret performers – to become part of its upcoming performances at the Fillmore Miami Beach on September 20th, 2014. The September show at […]

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Weaver’s Weekend 2014 concert takes place at The Crazy Bull

Dance, Macon, Music // August 4, 2014

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On August 16, 2003, William Michael Weaver left this earth under tragic circumstances. In honor of his life being sacrificed, his family and friends created Weaver’s Weekend. Although William Michael Weaver, better known as Mike, lived a short life, he was cherished by many. Every since August 2004, a Mike Weaver Award has been presented to […]

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“Summer & sUMMER”: a seasonal first offering from Detroit’s newest, Michael Jon Gallery

Detroit // August 1, 2014

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The Michael Jon Gallery has touched down in the New Center neighborhood, bolstering Detroit’s art scene with this sister gallery to a namesake in Miami, Florida. Gallery partner and co-director Alan Gutierrez describes the opening of this show while simultaneously closing the Miami season as a way of symbolically presenting Detroit as MJG’s site for […]

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ArtWorks: creating a cultured workforce

Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater // August 1, 2014

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ArtWorks creative writing co-op perform original song by ATA Angelica Cabrera and original score by Reyln Myrthil.

Today is the last day that I will lead the creative writing co-op as a Master Teaching Artist (MTA) at ArtWorks, a paid summer internship program in the arts for high school students. It will be the hardest day of my teaching/mentoring career because the job allowed me to be extraordinarily vulnerable. It forced me to […]

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Throw your hat in the residency ring

Miami // August 1, 2014

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These have been a couple of eventful and expansive years for Cannonball, for 10 years known as LegalArt, which rebranded itself and with a Warhol Foundation grant has been growing its offerings and services. In June it hired well-known artist and critic Gean Moreno as artistic director, kicking off another growth spurt, with more programming […]

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Neos Dance Theatre a favorite in Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival

Akron, Dance // August 1, 2014

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Neos Dance Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, had its opportunity to liven up the park – west side Akron’s Hardesty Park, that is – during the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival on the weekend of July 25-26. Unfortunately, the troupe was rained out for the Saturday performance, but those among the large audience who saw […]

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Vote now for the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award

Detroit, KAC Detroit // August 1, 2014

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In Detroit, we’re seeing art and artistic performances pop up all around us.  Some of them have long been fixtures in the community and yet previously unrecognized outside of small circles.  Some of them are entirely new, attracted to a Detroit artistic scene and opportunity that is becoming nationally and internationally known. At Knight Foundation, […]

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