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Concert bands bring us back to old American tradition

Miami, Music // July 3, 2014

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Independence Day is a splendid occasion for a good old-fashioned cookout, with hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, and all the usual patriotic gustatory suspects. But it might be that at some point during the day, you find yourself pretty much done with the eating part of the festivities until it’s time for fireworks, […]

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Second year of Girl Power Camp teaches art, economics and education

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // July 2, 2014

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During the summer, many kids’ minds fall into a lazy and relaxed mode. However, some guardians and parents make it their duty to enroll such happy-go-lucky children into summer programs. Many of these summer curricula last from one to eight weeks. Well, the second annual Girl Power Camp is a one-week rundown for girls age […]

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“A Prairie Home Companion” celebrates 40 years on air with a three-day festival at Macalester College

Music, St. Paul, Theater // July 2, 2014

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Over the holiday weekend, Garrison Keillor and the gang behind “A Prairie Home Companion” are returning home to Macalester College, the site of the show’s very first broadcast nearly 40 years ago on July 6, 1974. Over the course of its hugely successful four-decade run, the locally produced public radio show has become a Midwestern […]

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DANCECleveland kicks off its 59th season

Akron // July 1, 2014

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By Sarah Hricko, DANCECleveland From America’s majestic West, to a kibbutz in Israel, to the Carnival spectacle of Brazil, DANCECleveland’s 59th season will continue a tradition of bringing companies noted for unique artistic voices and distinctive styles to stages in northeast Ohio. The 2014-15 performance season will feature five extraordinary dance companies from the U.S. […]

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Caribbean film punctuates museum’s art series

Miami // July 1, 2014

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You don’t have to leave Miami to visit our southern island neighbors this summer, thanks to all the amazing offerings centered on the art and culture of the Caribbean that the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is delivering. There is the solo show from Haiti-born Miami artist Edouard Duval-Carrié taking over one room; with almost […]

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Beck brings an evening of ‘Morning Phase’ to Detroit

Detroit // July 1, 2014

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On Saturday, June 28th, The Fox Theatre hosted a stop on Beck’s tour in support of his new 2014 release, Morning Phase, a companion piece to the 2002 album Sea Change, and Beck’s second best-selling album in a two-decade long major label music career. Preternaturally youthful in appearance, Beck (nee Beck Hansen) brought a veteran […]

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Drum up support for the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Miami // July 1, 2014

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By The South Florida Center for Percussive Arts Introducing Drum Up Support! This ongoing campaign is designed to assist in the development of our performing ensembles starting in the Fall. The groups will be divided into four categories: juniors, teens, young adults, and a wild card group. Each $25 donation will cover the cost of […]

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How can we connect artists and communities? Thoughts from #AspenIdeas

St. Paul // June 30, 2014

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The Lift | Laura Zabel & Dennis Scholl Interview from The Lift on Vimeo. Knight’s Dennis Scholl is at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week, talking about the impact of culture on communities.  While there, he spoke with Springboard for the Arts’ Laura Zabel on local TV about how artists can better connect with their neighbors. The St. […]

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Celebrate Independence Day in the Queen City

Charlotte // June 30, 2014

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Are you having a stay-vacation in the Queen City this Independence Day weekend? Have no fear, as there are plenty of July 4th-themed arts events to take part in, from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops concert to the “Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall” exhibition at the Levine Museum of the […]

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Bedlam Lowertown is open for business at last and already proving well worth the wait

Dance, Music, St. Paul, Theater // June 30, 2014

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Have you been to Bedlam Lowertown yet? Just weeks after its grand opening celebrations, the place is at last open for business every day, with full kitchen and bar service and performances almost nightly – indeed, a variety of live theater, music, improv and dance is already on the docket. I saw Ryan Underbakke’s “The […]

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