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Reading Queer launches the RQ Writing Academy

Miami, Poetry // May 5, 2014

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Connie Mae Oliver.

My organization, Reading Queer (a Knight Arts grantee), launches the Reading Queer Writing Academy this weekend with “In Defense of Forgetting,” a two-day, two-hour intensive workshop open to anyone inquisitive about creative writing. The workshop will incorporate color photography taken by participants who will then use those prints as a prompt for writing poems. The […]

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Rock Candy Tours share Macon’s music history

Macon, Music // May 5, 2014

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If you grew up in the South around older people, rock candy may make you think of a home remedy they would use to rid your body of the common cold. Of course, rock candy is the main ingredient, along with slow gin, honey and peppermint. The healing effects of a Rock Candy Tour are […]

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Liquid Music presents Daniel Bjarnason, violist Nadia Sirota and the debut of Minneapolis Music Company

Music, St. Paul // May 5, 2014

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What with the American Composers Forum and consistently innovative work of Studio Z and the array of classical/opera/jazz/new music hybrid compositions coming from the cities’ large companies and small outfits alike, it’s fine time to hear world-class new music around here. And with launch of Minneapolis Music Company (MMC), an interdisciplinary venture led by artistic director […]

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Macon Arts Alliance seeks to ‘Amplify” the careers of creatives in Macon

Macon // May 4, 2014

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By Stephanie Fritz, Macon Arts Alliance Macon Arts Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, is offering a new development program for creative professionals in Macon and central Georgia. “Amplify” supports creative entrepreneurs and professionals with resources, training, and networking opportunities to advance their careers. Phase One began in March. An online survey was distributed to assess […]

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The action at the ArtCenter’s Project space

CAJ Challenge, Miami // May 2, 2014

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The art action in South Beach on Wednesday night moved to the second floor of the ArtCenter/South Florida’s project space at 924 Lincoln Road, one block west of its main space. It’s a building that has come into active use since new leadership came to the Center, and often involves interactive activity. A packed room […]

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Jose Marti’s last ride and so much more from @omiamifestival

Miami, Poetry // May 2, 2014

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O, Miami, the monthlong poetry festival, is alas, o,ver. Thankfully, though, you can relive it anytime you like through images, video and the words written to capture the Knight Foundation- sponsored event that aims to bring a poem to every Miamian in April. The festival’s bookends are indicative of the electic event: O, Miami officially […]

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Deerhoof, AWKWAFINA and Celestial Shore rock the MOCAD

Detroit // May 2, 2014

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There is unquestionable hipster cache in early-stage fandom, scene-topping achieved through claims on a band before they were huge. While there may be some satisfaction to be had in the mode of early adopter, there is something amazing about seeing a band that has come into its own, and been there long enough to get […]

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Neos Dance Theatre to perform its “Symbiosis II” in Akron

Akron, Dance // May 2, 2014

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It’s a woman’s world. That will be the case for Neo Dance Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, when it brings its program “Symbiosis II” to the Paul Daum Theatre located on The University of Akron campus on May 16-17. The evening’s performance will be exclusively the work of two female choreographers. “Symbiosis II” is the […]

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Studio Party 14 at the McColl Center

Charlotte // May 1, 2014

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Get ready to “party like its 1999” at the McColl Center for Visual Art this Saturday, May 3rd from 7-10 p.m. as the McColl Center throws its annual Studio Party. The McColl Center’s gala is unlike any other in town, featuring one of the region’s largest contemporary art sales that benefits the McColl Center, as […]

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Katharina Grosse’s “psychylustro” underway along transit corridor

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // May 1, 2014

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Travelers to and from Philadelphia by train are about to come face to face with an entirely new experience courtesy of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, a Knight Arts grantee. Starting just this week, seven huge stretches of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor are being transformed into a bright installation by Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. […]

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