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Trusting Octavio Campos

Dance, Miami, Theater // February 2, 2015

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Ocativo Campos. FilmGate Interactive kick off party. Photos by Carlos Andrews Cuervo.

Thanks to Octavio Campos, I danced Merengue on a countertop in an abandoned outdoor bar in Wynwood and learned the value of being and becoming a culture instigator. Campos headlined the kick off party for the FilmGate Interactive Festival, a festival that celebrates the next generation of interactive and transmedia storytellers. The kick-off party featured Campos, […]

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Robert McDuffie and Anna Deavere Smith use actions, words and music to teach history

Macon, Music, Poetry // February 2, 2015

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The McDuffie Center for Strings is a society of the Mercer’s Townsend School of Music that aims to teach a maximum of 26 outstanding musicians at a time. Besides being a performing arts organization that focuses on music, Robert McDuffie, a native of Macon and globally-known violinist, says the McDuffie Center for Strings was also created […]

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New gallery space aims to ‘Dazzle’ with Chinese artist

Miami // January 30, 2015

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Art Lexing is inaugurating its new space in what is called the Ironside community north of the Design District with artworks from Beijing-based Ye Hongshing. “The Dazzling World of Ye Hongxing” is a beautiful choice for a gallery in an increasingly lovely stretch in the Upper East Side, on a leafy street that now includes […]

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The MOCAD Quilting Bee project launches full steam

Detroit // January 30, 2015

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Everyone’s going to pieces over at the MOCAD’s Mobile Homestead, where Radical Scavengers: the MOCAD Quilting Bee Project kicked off on Sunday, January 25th, with a meet-and-greet that commences a community collaboration of quilt-makers, fiber artists and rank novices—and everyone in between. The project–which will be up and running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through […]

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University of the Arts alumni dissect photography across time and space

Philadelphia // January 30, 2015

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As part of an ongoing photographic and conceptual exchange, University of the Arts graduates Ahmed Salvador (BFA Photography, 1995) and Scott McMahon (BFA Photography, 1995) present some of their most recent work as part of “Response Time” at the Sol Mednick Gallery at the University of the Arts. The most basic level of their artistic […]

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Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys coming to Akron Civic Theatre

Akron, Music // January 30, 2015

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Their name is bound to get your attention. The catchy phrasing of Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys is the name of four area professional musicians who are coming to the intimate cabaret stage of the Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, on February 14. The date of the performance screams date night, and the […]

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“Bookin” at ScreenDance Miami

Dance, Miami, Theater // January 29, 2015

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Marissa Alma Nick and John Kirkscey. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

If you missed ScreenDance Miami from Tigertail Productions, you missed a week of extraordinary dances made specifically for film and camera. The week-long festival highlighted filmmakers from New York, Memphis, Montreal and Spain, as well as South Florida-based choreographers, dancers and filmmakers who exhibited work at PAMM, The Screening Room, Inkub8 and the Miami Beach Cinematheque. […]

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Spring 2015 CSA shares to go on sale soon

Charlotte // January 29, 2015

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Are you an art lover interested in supporting local artists? Want to attend a series of exclusive events to meet local artists and other art lovers? If so, then the Arts and Science Council’s Community Supported Art program (CSA) is likely for you. Shares for the 2015 Spring CSA go on sale at 10 a.m. […]

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A concert devoted only to new work

Miami // January 28, 2015

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Here’s something unusual for this weekend at the New World Symphony: Three world premieres. In an ambitious move, the orchestral academy’s director, Michael Tilson Thomas, is leading his charges in pieces by Miami Beach’s own Michael Gordon, New Voices commission recipient Ted Hearne, and orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin of three songs written by University of […]

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Tish Jones and the Be Heard MN youth poetry slam series

St. Paul // January 28, 2015

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Hosted by TruArtSpeaks, the Be Heard MN youth poetry slam series is a statewide competition for youth ages 13 to 19 that seeks to identify a team of six to represent Minnesota in the international Brave New Voices youth poetry slam festival in Atlanta, Georgia in the summer of 2015. Since January 16th and running […]

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