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Christopher Hogwood, 1941-2014

St. Paul // September 30, 2014

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By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Former SPCO Director of Music Christopher Hogwood passed away last week at age 73. By the time he first conducted the SPCO in 1986, he had established himself as one of the leading forces in historically-informed performance—the idea that the music of Mozart, for example, should be […]

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Announcing the winners of the St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge!

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // September 29, 2014

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Today, we are excited to announce the 42 winners of this year’s St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge. Our first year of the contest in St. Paul saw the highest per capita response for any arts challenge in history, with 868 submissions! Ideas poured in from all corners of the community and across all disciplines. We […]

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The Light Factory grand re-opening

Charlotte // September 29, 2014

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The Light Factory celebrates its grand re-opening with an exhibition of Richard Renaldi’s photographic series, “Touching Strangers,” on Friday, October 3rd. After rebounding from a dire financial situation in 2013, the Light Factory is ready to reveal its new gallery space at its new location on 1817 Central Avenue. Renaldi will speak from 6:30 to […]

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“The Cuban Spring” opens at SMDCAC

Miami, Theater // September 29, 2014

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Vanessa Garcia.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) opens its doors for the world premiere of “The Cuban Spring,” a new play by Miami-based playwright Vanessa Garcia. A generational rift has emerged within the the Cuban exile community. The rigid views of the past, which to many are not rigid but a logical reaction to history, […]

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Penumbra celebrates Sha Cage and other Twin Cities female artists of color in a “Womansong” showcase

Dance, Music, Poetry, St. Paul, Theater // September 29, 2014

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Tonight, Penumbra Theatre’s co-artistic director, Sarah Bellamy, will host a “Womansong” showcase curated by actor, playwright and poet Sha Cage, “which celebrates the poetry and musicality of black women artists in the Twin Cities.” The evening will center on Cage’s work spotlighting talented women and girls in the local arts scene and include an eclectic […]

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Camping and a concert with Maryex and Gravey Jones performing live

Dance, Macon, Music // September 29, 2014

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Imagine one big day of hanging out at some campgrounds to attend a live concert, with Maryex and Gravey Jones blessing the stage with their live performances. Moreover, the concert is just a part of the day’s adventure. The whole family can hop in the RV, car or pickup truck that hitches a trailer for ATVs and dirt bikes. This […]

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DSA students explore being an artist and a scholar at JumpstART Academy

Detroit // September 27, 2014

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By Christopher Tiffany, University of Michigan This summer, students at the Detroit School of Arts—a performing and fine arts public high school in Midtown Detroit—got a jumpstart on the school year. For two weeks in August, nearly 100 entering freshmen participated in the JumpstART Academy. The JumpstART Academy is a joint project of the University […]

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A whirlwind of Detroit Design Festival activities, in full swing all weekend

Detroit // September 26, 2014

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The 2014 Detroit Design Festival is underway, and intersected with the Third Thursday After Dark action at the Eastern Market, where the 2014 AIA Detroit Architecture Awards were held. Awards were meted out for buildings, interiors, as well as a gold medal to Mark Nickita, a young architect award for Tracy L. Sweeney, and the […]

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The bursting ‘Jardim’ of Beatriz Milhazes

Miami // September 26, 2014

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Several of the main galleries upstairs at PAMM have been transformed into a semi-abstract botanical garden, thanks to more than 40 works created over the last 25 years from Brazilian painter Beatriz Milhazes. Her exhibit is, in fact, titled that, Jardim Botânico, although it also is a nod to her Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. The […]

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet coming to E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Akron, Dance // September 26, 2014

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Put your search for deep meaning on the back burner and move your eager and serious enjoyment of movement and dance to the front when DANCECLEVELAND, a Knight Arts grantee, brings Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to E.J Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Sunday, October 5. The 18-year-old contemporary ballet company is cooking up three powerful […]

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