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Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2015 will be packed with fun for all

Macon // February 4, 2015

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The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of comics is “Archie.” I was about 10 years old when I was introduced to this comic strip, and every time my family went to the grocery store, I would toss the latest issue in the cart. More than anything, I was all into […]

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FGO announces Holocaust-themed ‘The Passenger’ for 2015-16

Miami, Music // February 4, 2015

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Next year, Florida Grand Opera will join a small company of American opera troupes to mount a work that, since its belated premiere just five years ago, has electrified the operatic world. This week, FGO announced that one of the four operas it would present in its 2015-16 season is Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Passenger. Written […]

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CATAC receives grant to develop “The Devil’s Milk Trilogy” about Akron rubber industry

Akron, Theater // February 4, 2015

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From race to rubber. That’s the kind of locally-involved theater in which Akron’s Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture – through one of its participating theatrical groups, the New World Performance Laboratory – gets involved. CATAC has announced that it will receive a $15,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation […]

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New documentary on Marsalis performance premieres in Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte // February 3, 2015

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UPDATE: Everyone Has a Place will be shown at 7:30 p.m. May 26th on DPTV in Detroit, as a special edition of Detroit Performs. On Feb. 3, 2015, WTVI PBS Charlotte will premiere a new documentary that tells the story of Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s 2013 performance of the Abyssinian Mass in […]

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How 3 groups came together to present an Interactive Hip-Hop Carnival

Detroit // February 3, 2015

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By Marika Lynch, Knight Foundation communications consultant More than 5,000 people came out to see last fall’s Interactive Hip-Hop Carnival in Detroit, a visual and aural spectacle that combined b-boy dancers in lights, island-inspired Mardi Gras costumes and music, a dancing crowd and more. What the organizers want everyone to remember though is the backstory […]

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Redefining the mainstream with Alison Bechdel at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities

Detroit // February 3, 2015

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The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of the work of cartoonist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel, “Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For,” opened as the inaugural show in a year of “Life Writing” presented by University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities, coinciding with Bechdel’s January 22nd appearance in the Penny Stamps Speaker Series […]

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Small pictures of life at an exhibition

Miami // February 3, 2015

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Jorge Pantoja might be best known for his cinematic take in his paintings and drawings: smallish canvases filled with color but also melancholy and nostalgia, with somewhat figurative depictions of movies and memories from his past, which started in Cuba and continued on to Miami. “Everyone Goes Home at the End of the Day” is […]

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Uncomplicated structures and their variations at Rebekah Templeton

Philadelphia // February 3, 2015

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Returning from a brief hiatus, Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art has once again opened its Girard Avenue gallery space, introducing a fresh splash of color throughout the bulk of February with artist Timothy Gierschick’s “The Ins and Outs.” This pastel-heavy exhibit utilizes a vocabulary of simple shapes and line work to assemble structures that are as […]

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Don’t miss “Deep City” in Miami Beach Feb 8

Miami // February 3, 2015

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Join producer Dennis Scholl and director & artists Willie Clark and Helene Smith at a special screening of Deep City Sunday, Feb 8 at the Miami Beach Cinemetheque. Tickets are just $5 – click here to get yours. About Deep City This one-hour original WLRN Public Televison proudction, produced by local filmmakers Marlon Johnson, Chad […]

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Trusting Octavio Campos

Dance, Miami, Theater // February 2, 2015

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Ocativo Campos. FilmGate Interactive kick off party. Photos by Carlos Andrews Cuervo.

Thanks to Octavio Campos, I danced Merengue on a countertop in an abandoned outdoor bar in Wynwood and learned the value of being and becoming a culture instigator. Campos headlined the kick off party for the FilmGate Interactive Festival, a festival that celebrates the next generation of interactive and transmedia storytellers. The kick-off party featured Campos, […]

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