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New York theater chooses Detroit’s Mosaic for Shakespeare production

Detroit // March 20, 2015

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By Julie Edgar, Detroit-based freelance writer Staging Shakespeare is a challenge for the most serious of thespians, but somehow you know the teenagers of the Mosaic Youth Theatre in Detroit are going to nail it. Quip by quip, observation by observation, the young actors showed their considerable chops during a lively, sometimes noisy, read-through on […]

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A rich library of African-American poetry goes digital

Detroit // March 20, 2015

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By Julie Edgar, Detroit-based freelance writer The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Julie Edgar catches up with past winner Broadside Press. Amid the social upheaval of the 1960s, when protests were brutally quashed, Detroit’s Broadside Press was quietly turning out the works […]

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New choreograhic works to be performed at UADC dance concert

Akron, Dance // March 20, 2015

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It’s always nice to see revivals of known ballets and modern dance, but it’s exciting when the works are brand new. That’s what’s in store for audiences who will attend The University of Akron Dance Company’s spring dance concert in E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Four choreographers will present new pieces, including a four-movement modern […]

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Veterans’ stories: How culture can help in healing

Miami // March 19, 2015

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By Anne Tschida, Miami visual arts journalist Too often we put arts and culture into a box, where we view it as a confined activity, something that happens for a couple hours on a stage or in a museum. That is far too limiting: Cultural expressions define us, and indeed can open doors, facilitate dialogues […]

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Veterans’ stories: How culture can help in healing

Miami // March 19, 2015

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By Anne Tschida, Miami arts blogger Too often we put arts and culture into a box, where we view it as a confined activity, something that happens for a couple hours on a stage or in a museum. That is far too limiting: Cultural expressions define us, and indeed can open doors, facilitate dialogues and […]

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Four InLiquid artists at Engagement Studios

Philadelphia // March 19, 2015

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At Engagement Studios, the Old City creative collective and media studio startup InLiquid Art + Design has the work of four women artists on display for their exhibit “Reflections.” Among the eclectic work of Alexandra Coultas, Mary Henderson, Lisa Imperiale and Gina Michaels, one can find realistic oil paintings, architectural mixed media works and patterned […]

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Experimenting and giving permission to fail: an orchestra prepares for the future

St. Paul // March 19, 2015

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By Levi Weinhagen, St Paul arts blogger Over the past 15 years, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) has gone through a host of transitions – from giving over artistic direction to its own musicians to inaugurating a new concert hall to rave reviews earlier this month. During that time, the orchestra’s President and Managing […]

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“Four Broke Guys” returns to Macon during Cherry Blossom time

Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // March 18, 2015

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This is the time of year where the whole town is painted pink in Macon. From March 19 to April 4, at least 50 events occur in the name of Cherry Blossom time. Through the years, the organizers have altered the programming to include an array of productions. The increase of art engagement and economic […]

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“Golden Jubilee Celebration” for James Mismas at Five@Five concert series

Akron, Music // March 18, 2015

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One would be hard put to find someone in the musical world of the greater Akron area who doesn’t know or hasn’t heard of organist and voice teacher James Mismas. Most of that is because Jim (as he likes to be called) is very much a part of the musical fabric of the area and is […]

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Call it like you see it with “Place Names the Place”

Detroit // March 17, 2015

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Detroit artist, teacher and curatorial champion Andrew “Andy T” Thompson continues his streak of outstanding feats of curating with “Place Names the Place,” a group show that “confronts locational identity vis-a-vis personal experience and memory of place.” The show opened at Eastern Michigan University’s University Gallery, directed by Greg Tom, and will run through April […]

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