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Many voices “Pretend the World” in a collaborative new audio poetry project led by Kathryn Kysar

Music, Poetry, St. Paul // July 7, 2014

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When I first encountered the poems in Kathryn Kysar’s 2011 collection, “Pretend the World,” I was struck, most of all, by the expansiveness of her voice and vision. Here’s a thumbnail description of the collection, from my review of her book written shortly after it was published: The St. Paul-based poet speaks for herself, of […]

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Baba Israel leads MDC Live Arts Lab

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // July 7, 2014

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Baba Israel.

I locked myself out of my house yesterday. I had woken up and decided to wash my clothes before morning coffee. This led me directly to the laundry room in the garage when, for some magical reason, the door locked behind me. Wearing nothing but dirty clothes I dug out of the laundry and bed […]

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Behind the scenes at The Nightlight Cinema Theater

Akron, Theater // July 4, 2014

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Ok, what’s it going to be like? Did you ever have that reaction when you want to go to some place brand new and don’t quite know what to expect? You might if you’re wanting to take in an indie film at the brand-new The Nightlight Cinema, a product of Akron Film+Pixel, a Knight Arts […]

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Artist profile: hard at play with Mary Fortuna

Detroit // July 4, 2014

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In artist Mary Fortuna’s own words, she’s had the habit of “making stuff” for as long as she can remember. Playing, for her, was mostly making dolls and doll clothes, puppets, stuffed animals and toys, drawings, little books, whatever. “My mom was smart enough to make materials and tools available, and to let us alone […]

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The McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Charlotte // July 4, 2014

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Almost a month ago now the McColl Center for Visual Art underwent a partial transformation, changing its name to the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. “As part of our 15-Year Anniversary Celebration, we are recalibrating, recreating, and reimagining….We are dedicated to empowering artists to advance community and change lives through art,” announced their e-mail […]

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Get ready for the 29th annual International Hispanic Theatre Festival

Miami, Theater // July 3, 2014

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“Caligula” by Cibrián Campoy and Ángel Malher

Next week, the 29th annual International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) returns to Miami with a tribute to Argentina. The Festival, which runs from July 10-27, features leading theater companies from Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and the United States. The festival opens with “Caligula” (July 10, 11 and 12), a raucous musical from Argentina created by […]

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Concert bands bring us back to old American tradition

Miami, Music // July 3, 2014

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Independence Day is a splendid occasion for a good old-fashioned cookout, with hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, and all the usual patriotic gustatory suspects. But it might be that at some point during the day, you find yourself pretty much done with the eating part of the festivities until it’s time for fireworks, […]

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Second year of Girl Power Camp teaches art, economics and education

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // July 2, 2014

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During the summer, many kids’ minds fall into a lazy and relaxed mode. However, some guardians and parents make it their duty to enroll such happy-go-lucky children into summer programs. Many of these summer curricula last from one to eight weeks. Well, the second annual Girl Power Camp is a one-week rundown for girls age […]

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“A Prairie Home Companion” celebrates 40 years on air with a three-day festival at Macalester College

Music, St. Paul, Theater // July 2, 2014

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Over the holiday weekend, Garrison Keillor and the gang behind “A Prairie Home Companion” are returning home to Macalester College, the site of the show’s very first broadcast nearly 40 years ago on July 6, 1974. Over the course of its hugely successful four-decade run, the locally produced public radio show has become a Midwestern […]

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DANCECleveland kicks off its 59th season

Akron // July 1, 2014

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By Sarah Hricko, DANCECleveland From America’s majestic West, to a kibbutz in Israel, to the Carnival spectacle of Brazil, DANCECleveland’s 59th season will continue a tradition of bringing companies noted for unique artistic voices and distinctive styles to stages in northeast Ohio. The 2014-15 performance season will feature five extraordinary dance companies from the U.S. […]

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