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Minnesota Opera’s “Magic Flute” is a delightfully trippy, multimedia marvel

Music, St. Paul, Theater // April 16, 2014

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At the start of Minnesota Opera’s “The Magic Flute,” my friend leaned over to whisper in my ear: “I didn’t expect Mozart to be so psychedelic!” And trippy it is – this production, created by director Barrie Kosky and British theater group 1927, mines the richness of Mozart’s eccentric work by marrying live performance with […]

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“Life is Happening to Us Again” at Play House, and you don’t want to miss it!

Detroit // April 15, 2014

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Experimental theater, like all experiments, can sometimes yield disastrous results, but I’m happy to report that “Life is Happening to Us Again,” staged by A Host of People and hosted by Hinterlands at Play House in Detroit, is an absolute triumph of experimentation with the form. The piece, as one might guess from the title, […]

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Philadelphia Public History Truck fights fire at Little Berlin

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // April 15, 2014

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By most accounts, the Kensington area of North Philadelphia is a tumultuous one, and there are plenty of depictions and descriptions on display this month at Little Berlin to back up this claim. This Knight Arts grantee is currently host to stories and artifacts of a diverse and sometimes dangerous neighborhood courtesy of the Philadelphia […]

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El Anatsui: Shaping our new tapestries

Miami // April 15, 2014

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The artist El Anatsui has come a long way. In his lifetime he has crossed continents and cultures, genres in art-making, decades that defined the contemporary world since World War II, and has ended up on the successful end of an important artistic and historical journey. One recent stop on that eventful path was Miami. […]

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Don’t miss Sweatstock 5 Saturday, April 19

Miami // April 15, 2014

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By Lauren Reskin, Sweat Records This Saturday, April 19th head out to Sweatstock #5! It’s a free, all ages block party/pop-up music festival celebrating Sweat Records’ 9-year anniversary and Record Store Day 2014. Doors open at 9am for the Record Store Day exclusive releases. At 2pm the Awesome Foundation Street Stage and the Audio Junkie […]

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FIU grad P. Scott Cunningham profiled in FIU Magazine

Miami // April 15, 2014

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O, Miami founder, Knight Arts grantee and FIU grad P. Scott Cunningham is profiled in this month’s FIU Magazine. “The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible,” writes author Dan Grech. “He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in honor of poet Adrian Matejka, and you’re invited. If you didn’t know Cunningham, you might […]

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Yo-Yo Ma wows, performs with Detroit students

Detroit // April 14, 2014

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Fox 2 News Headlines “This is the most important thing I could possibly do,” – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to FOX , on his visit to a Detroit elementary school. A day after performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma joined former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel to spend the day with […]

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UNC-Charlotte’s Department of Theatre tackled Wedekind’s controversial “Spring Awakening”

Charlotte // April 14, 2014

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This past weekend UNC-Charlotte theatre students tackled a difficult play both in content and technical ability with finesse and talent. The play, “Spring Awakening” a musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 controversial “Frűlings Erwachen,” is an expressionist portrait of teenage sexuality amidst bourgeois repression of late nineteenth century German society. Wedekind wanted to expose the […]

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Turning Miami into a hip poetry hub

Miami, Poetry, Uncategorized // April 14, 2014

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The following profile of P. Scott Cunningham is crossposted from FIU Magazine By Dan Grech The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible. He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in honor of poet Adrian Matejka, and you’re invited. If you didn’t know Cunningham, you might read “old-fashioned” and think this was a poetry […]

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Real men, don’t act this way

Dance, Miami // April 14, 2014

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Miami City Ballet

Classical ballet is a language that I didn’t get. I struggled to find relevance in an excruciatingly hetero-normative and patriarchal art form where a woman is forced (trained) to effortlessly transport herself across a stage on

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