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Knight communities hit Sundance

All Communities // January 15, 2015

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By Nicole Chipi, program associate for Knight Foundation’s arts program In just a few days, film creators and purveyors from across the eight Knight resident communities will be in Park City, Utah, to showcase their work, connect with artists from around the world, and discover new voices in independent cinema. We’re excited this year that […]

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The unexpected allure of a prefab, mass produced world at Fjord

Philadelphia // January 15, 2015

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“They don’t make ‘em like they used to…” is a phrase often uttered by tired idealists or anyone who waxes poetic about the benefits of real wood over particle board. It is worth noting that none of the people exhibiting work at Fjord this month really fit this description. Nick Van Zanten, Magali Hébert-Huot and […]

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‘The Invisible Season’ opens during Filmgate Interactive

Miami, Theater // January 15, 2015

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The Invisible Season.

The third annual Filmgate Interactive, a Knight Arts grantee, is Florida’s only transmedia conference that blurs genres and weaves film, technology and interactive storytelling together. The festival, which runs from February 1-8, features more than 10 screenings, five performances, three interactive exhibits and 10 workshops throughout Miami Beach and Greater Miami. “The Invisible Season,” one […]

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Teaching artists and Philadelphia’s economy

Philadelphia // January 14, 2015

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By Jacob Winterstein, The Philadelphia Poetry Slam A year and a half ago I decided to leave my full-time salaried position as a Development Director at a great non-profit to try and turn my part time passions into a full time living. I wanted to write and perform more poetry, use our Knight grant to […]

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Opera @ The Waterfront hits a high note

Miami // January 14, 2015

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By Ceci Dadisman, director of communications for Palm Beach Opera, a 2013 winner of Knight Arts Challenge South Florida On Dec. 13, we presented our second annual Opera @ The Waterfront concert at Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. It was as successful as a company could hope. The crowds came out and enjoyed the […]

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New Miami-NYC song series champions fresh American music

Miami, Music // January 14, 2015

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Two things will come together over the next couple months in the debut of a new concert series in Miami: art song and contemporary American music. Make that three things: also, cats. The companion animals whose video antics occupy a sizable chunk of the Internet also will be celebrated in the series, which wraps with […]

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Free screening of “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” at the Cox Capitol Theatre

Macon, Music // January 14, 2015

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There have been many bands born out of Athens, Georgia. But few can be compared to of Montreal. Since 1997, this recording group has produced 12 albums, in addition to many other remixes of individual songs. Of Montreal is described as a rock band, but they also cross over into genres like experimental, funk and pop, […]

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Minnesota Playlist offers upgraded resources for St. Paul artists and art lovers

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // January 14, 2015

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In the fall of 2008, a new website launched called Minnesota Playlist. It was the result of a combination of the Twin Cities Theatre and Film Alliance and the desire on the part of theater makers Leah Cooper and Alan Berks to create a one-stop shop for any need a Minnesota-based performing artist may have. […]

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Tuesday Musical bringing pianist Jonathan Biss to E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Akron, Music // January 14, 2015

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Pianist Jonathan Biss is no stranger to the greater Akron area. He appeared several years ago (a feat for someone so young) for the Cleveland Orchestra, and has appeared a few times for Tuesday Musical Association, as recently as 2010. Biss is returning as the guest of Tuesday Musical, a Knight Arts grantee, on Tuesday, […]

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P. Scott Cunningham on Jai-Alai Books

Miami, Poetry // January 13, 2015

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The Jai-Alai Team. Photo by Gesi Schilling.

As young boy, my grandmother took me to the smoke-filled betting floors of Dania Jai-Alai. That was more than 30 years ago, and I miss those hazy, teary-eyed hours spent following her around. I haven’t been back to Jai-Alai since, but Jai-Alai has, in many ways, come back to me. Jai-Alai Books, winner of a […]

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