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“Citizenfour” at Cinema Detroit documents the documentation of America

Detroit // January 9, 2015

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Beginning on Friday, January 2nd, Cinema Detroit (a.k.a. The Burton Theater, a.k.a. Cass City Cinema) has been screening Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary that exhaustively documents the circumstances surrounding the notorious leak of National Security Agency documents and practices by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Over the course of the documentary, Snowden contacts various journalists, including Poitras and Glenn […]

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Victor Spinski retrospective at The Clay Studio

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // January 8, 2015

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Victor Spinski was, by all accounts, a distinctive individual whose personality carried through to each of his many nuanced artworks. The Clay Studio, a Knight Arts grantee, is currently exhibiting a retrospective of the late ceramic artist’s career that originated at West Chester University’s Knauer Gallery before making its way to Philadelphia. Full of visual […]

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Open mic Akron at the Electric Pressure Cooker held in Pub Bricco

Akron, Dance, Music, Poetry, Theater // January 8, 2015

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Not long ago I caught an interview of National Public Radio. The guest was well-known comedian, writer, producer, actor and TV personality Louis CK. He talked at length about the benefit of open mic venues where he could try new materials – to see how it all sounded in his voice, so to speak, and […]

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ASC’s Connect with Culture Day

Charlotte // January 8, 2015

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The Arts & Science Council (ASC), the primary advocate and fundraiser for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural sector, launches its 2015 Annual Fund Drive with a new Connect with Culture Day on Saturday, January 10th. This free day-long celebration will feature a range of cultural experiences, from a poetry slam workshop with Quentin Talley to a performance by Opera […]

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Black Dog is a hub for Lowertown St. Paul’s arts and culture

St. Paul // January 7, 2015

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“I consider the Black Dog my art work.” – Sara Remke Everyone’s favorite neighborhood has that great little bar, coffee shop or restaurant that feels comfortable and warm but also promises surprises and discovery of new things. In Lowertown St. Paul, that place is on the corner of Fourth and Broadway, and it’s called the […]

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Poetic Peace Arts submits a proclamation for John Oliver Killens Day

Macon, Poetry, Theater // January 7, 2015

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Coined as the spiritual father of the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, John Oliver Killens was an African-American fiction writer who was born January 14, 1916 in the historic Pleasant Hill neighborhood of Macon, Georgia. He was a Pulitzer Prize nominee for his novels, “And Then We Heard the Thunder” (1962) and “The Cotillion; […]

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Collins Park Sculpture Garden stays put through winter

Miami // January 7, 2015

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One of the most popular venues – and rightly so – during Art Basel has become the outdoor sculpture park in front of the Bass Museum: a local and free spot with internationally acclaimed works. But up until this year, it only lasted for the week around the art fair. Thanks to Knight Foundation funding, […]

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Ray & Laura’s Comedy Showcase the funniest thing since 2015

Detroit // January 6, 2015

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Happy New Year! Nothing helps to ease back into the workaday world of 2015 like a little laughter, and there were a lot of laughs to choose from on Friday, January 2nd, when a special Friday-night edition of Ray & Laura’s Comedy Showcase brought a whirlwind of short sets to Small’s in Hamtramck. With regular co-host […]

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Humanity and beauty in decay with photography by Jeffrey Stockbridge

Philadelphia // January 6, 2015

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For some people, a dilapidated building is a safety hazard, a burden on real estate prices, or merely an eyesore. On the other hand, for people like Jeffrey Stockbridge, they are places that tell stories and offer an opportunity to peer into the past. At the Painted Bride Art Center, a series of Stockbridge’s photographs […]

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GardenMusic Festival at Fairchild is an adventure in musical discovery

Miami // January 6, 2015

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By Fernando Gonzalez, Miami-based arts and culture writer Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the treasures of South Florida, is also the setting for one of the area’s most intriguing musical events. Now in its third year, Fairchild’s GardenMusic Festival, a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge winner, offers chamber music—with a twist. The festival, which runs […]

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