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Imagine 2025: Share the Vision

Charlotte // August 14, 2014

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Reserve your seat now for “Imagine 2025: Share the Vision,” a creative and interactive arts event to debate, dream and envision the future of the cultural sector in Charlotte. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and presented by the Arts & Science Council, “Imagine 2025” will be held on Tuesday, September […]

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Ryan Wilson Kelly departs Philly with preposterous pomp at Sculpture Gym

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // August 14, 2014

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At Ryan Wilson Kelly‘s show “Confabulation” at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym (PSG), he uses his theatrical sensibilities, as well as his absurd sense of humor, to assemble a veritable natural history museum of strange creatures, such as a giant snake, a ghost, a pink gorilla, a pterodactyl, and… Teddy Roosevelt? Knight Arts grantee PSG hosts […]

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Artistic expression gives Miami students a ‘motivational edge’

Miami // August 13, 2014

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By Carolina Wilson, Miami-based freelance writer Tarrell Newell, a rising senior at Miami Jackson Senior High School, wants to attend Full Sale University in Winter Park, Fla., to study music management and sound engineering. It’s an aspiration that’s been nurtured by The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit after-school program that uses the arts to inspire youth […]

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Civic innovators share ideas on shaping communities in new ‘Knight Cities’ audio series

All Communities // August 13, 2014

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By Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation This week, we launch “Knight Cities,” a new weekly audio interview series that focuses on the people and ideas shaping our cities. Theaster Gates – Chicago-based visual artist, actor, singer, restaurateur, activist, academician and all-around urban transformer – is our first guest. The conversation with Theaster embodies all the reasons […]

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Artists U teaches artists how to make a life

Philadelphia // August 13, 2014

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By Nicole Rupersburg This story was originally published in the Knight-funded Creative Exchange. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. The hardest thing about making a life as an artist is actually making a life as an artist. That’s where Artists U comes in. Andrew Simonet is […]

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Nu Deco: A contemporary classical music ensemble, Miami-style

KAC Miami, Miami, Music // August 13, 2014

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The French pop duo known as Daft Punk almost never perform anywhere without their robot helmets, preferring to see their music as the creation of an entity outside themselves as two young European men. But even they might be surprised to hear their music treated in an orchestral fashion, as the trumpeter, arranger and composer […]

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Arts and the Gay Games 2014; “Flair Fest” coming to Lock 3 in downtown Akron with headliners the Indigo Girls

Akron, Music // August 13, 2014

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The games have begun! And so have a host of arts and cultural events in support of them. As Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced the beginning of the games at the opening ceremony of the international Gay Games (GG9) centered in Cleveland and Akron, arts and culture groups have come out (in their own artistic […]

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Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra holding auditions for 2014-15

Macon, Music // August 13, 2014

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This weekend on August 16 and 17, the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions for the 2014-15 season. This is a great opportunity for aspiring young musicians who live in Macon and the surrounding Middle Georgia area to qualify for the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra. Approximately 80 young people from age eight to 18 make up […]

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Mixed Precipitation’s picnic operetta tours Twin Cities community gardens with a punk retelling of Henry Purcell’s “King Arthur”

Music, St. Paul, Theater // August 13, 2014

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I’ve been eyeballing pressure canners lately. Our little front yard vegetable garden is coming in faster than I can handle – peppers and tomatoes, those lewd Italian trombone squash and too many cukes to count. I’ve long since run out of creative ways to cook kohlrabi. It’s been pretty wet around here in recent days, […]

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Locust closes out unique summer programming

Miami // August 12, 2014

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There’s one more week to catch the results of Locust Projects’ unique summer programming, culminating with a closing reception and exhibit on Saturday. For the fifth year in a row, Locust invited a group of high school students, chosen after an open call, to come and make art. After starting out fairly small, this year […]

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