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The Screening Room: moving the ground in video and poetry

KAC Miami, Miami // May 11, 2015

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Visual poetry is one of the newest genres in the art world. Combining text or voice with the moving image is on the frontier, just where Rhonda Mitrani wants her space, The Screening Room, to be. That’s why the first project after receiving a Knight Arts Challenge grant to expand the new media landscape in […]

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10-piano concert evokes colorful American past

Miami, Music // May 8, 2015

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Last year, pianist Mia Vassilev and the members of her Miami Piano Circle premiered a Miami-themed work by the popular American classical composer Michael Torke, a suite for 10 pianos called Miami Grands. On Saturday, Vassilev and nine of her closest 88-key friends converge on Miami Beach’s New World Center for an all-American concert of […]

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Detroit’s Mosaic Youth Theatre takes center stage with musical ‘Tempest’

Detroit // May 8, 2015

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By Julie Edgar, Detroit-based freelance writer A windstorm. A canceled flight. A play rehearsal. Fate surely stepped in and delivered an amazing – indeed, a Shakespearean – opportunity for the Mosaic Youth Theatre in Detroit. That chain of events led to the theater company’s collaboration with the legendary Public Theater of New York and the […]

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Seeing art in a steam plant’s plume

St. Paul // May 8, 2015

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By Levi Weinhagen, St Paul arts journalist Four St. Paul artists are coming together to create public art with organizations that have a positive environmental impact. Their 2014 Knight Arts Challenge award winning Plume Project is made up of three distinctive components conceived of individually but created with shared resources, connections and equipment. And all area created […]

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As Inside Out initiative brings to art to public spaces, Media, Pa. goes mad for Moran

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // May 7, 2015

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By Norman Keyes, Jr., director of communications at the Philadelphia Museum of Art As John Dorchester takes his daily walk along Front Street in Media, Pa., he eyes the stone facade of the Delaware County Courthouse. Grim-faced law enforcement officers are standing watch. Nearby cherry trees are blooming like cotton candy in the May-morning sun. […]

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Neos Dance Theatre bringing new “Exhibition” to Akron Art Museum

Akron, Dance // May 6, 2015

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Neos Dance Theatre’s upcoming dance concert, “Exhibition,” is well-named. The Knight Arts grantee is partnering with the Akron Art Museum (another Knight Arts grantee) to create a special kind of program for dance and art patrons. Instead of museum visitors gathering in the lobby, heading into the auditorium to listen to a lecture about an […]

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FGO readies for Menotti’s ‘Consul'; Seraphic Fire joins forces with Piffaro

KAC Miami, Miami, Music // May 6, 2015

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By most reckonings, the season has already ended, but for a few Miami organizations, this time of year is when things turn somewhat edgier. Two multiple-event programs begin this week, one of them tonight, and the other on Saturday. Florida Grand Opera: The chill of the Cold War is all over The Consul, Gian-Carlo Menotti’s […]

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Here & Now 2015 opens this week at the Miami Light Project

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // May 6, 2015

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A few weeks ago, in full stealth-mode, I snuck into the Miami Light Project to borrow their bench and ice-cold air. A rock was propping the side door open. It was hideously hot, and the air conditioning at the Wynwood Warehouse, where I was working across the street, wasn’t cutting it. I’m not shy, so […]

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Zac Beaver’s memories are lucid dreams on windowpanes

Philadelphia // May 5, 2015

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Like many others, Zac Beaver is a working artist. He spends his days on construction sites, from which he often salvages the old windows that serve as surfaces for his paintings. On display at New Boon(e) in a solo exhibition called “Awake in the High,” a collection of these wily, reverse acrylic paintings on glass demonstrates […]

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Nick Cave wraps up Soundsuit shoots at the Eastern Market, but the summer fun is just beginning

Detroit, KAC Detroit // May 5, 2015

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On Saturday, May 2nd, artist Nick Cave and a bustling entourage appeared at the Eastern Market for the last in a series of photo shoots of the artist wearing one of his “Soundsuits.” These shoots were the first phase in a series of activities and community events created to coincide with a massive installation of […]

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