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Trumbullplex provides art, action and activism on behalf of Marie Mason and the NATO 3

Detroit // June 3, 2014

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On Thursday, May 29th, Trumbullplex, “Detroit’s sexiest anarchist collective,” hosted a fundraiser to benefit Marie Mason and the NATO3, activists who have been jailed for a series of offenses viewed to be unjust in the eyes of their fellows. The event was a true Trumbullplex classic mix of art and activism; interspersed between performances by local […]

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Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and a symphony for all

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // June 3, 2014

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Symphonic music in the 21st century often takes back seat to any number of other musical genres or spectator activities, but Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra hopes to remind Philadelphia about the beauty and wonder of the symphony. For their inaugural concert at the Dell Music Center, Knight Arts grantee Black Pearl will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode […]

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Bedia is back with a new take on culture

Miami // June 3, 2014

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It’s always a pleasure to see José Bedia’s work shown in new and innovative ways. As one of Miami’s most treasured and respected artists, we usually see him in bits and pieces in museum shows, not in a thematically generated solo show, like what will open on Thursday at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery. “Solitary Sailor” […]

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Arts & hospitality: Creating partnerships in cultural tourism in Miami

Miami // June 2, 2014

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By Laura Bruney and Sonia Hendler, The Arts & Business Council of Miami The reality of a “divide” between the arts and direct and profitable partnerships with business and specific industries is certainly not a new topic. What is new, however, are ways that arts and businesses are utilizing their unique resources to bridge that […]

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Summer Pops opens with Broadway classics

Charlotte // June 2, 2014

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With the arrival of June and the fast approach of summer, Queen City residents have many seasonal activities to look forward to, but perhaps one of the most beloved is the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Pops concert series. Sprawled on blankets across the lawn with picnics and cool beverages, audience members enjoy symphony classics like […]

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Rick Shiomi debuts his first new play since leaving Mu Performing Arts

St. Paul, Theater // June 2, 2014

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“Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother” is playwright and director Rick Shiomi’s first new work since his departure from Mu Performing Arts (a Knight Arts grantee) last year. At Saturday’s stripped-down workshop performance of the play at Dreamland Arts, Shiomi described the work as “about halfway there;” he said he had some tweaking yet to […]

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June’s First Friday will offer visual art, DJs and an American rapper

Dance, Macon, Music // June 2, 2014

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It’s the first of the month, and that means there’s something planned for all types of people who may want to join the festive fun. Some events may be laid-back, while others may be hyped and ready to turn it up. Well, if you’re like me, you just may attend all four of these events. […]

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The FOB tour of Chinese restaurants in Minnesota

St. Paul // May 30, 2014

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By Randy Reyes, Artistic Director Mu Performing Arts If you travel to small towns across Minnesota, you will notice a peculiarity about their restaurant offerings, something that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. In these small towns, with little cultural diversity, there is always a Chinese restaurant. This brought up questions for me about the restaurant owners. How […]

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Sanford Biggers weaves his way into Miami

Miami // May 30, 2014

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There is a lot going on in Sanford Biggers’ “3 Dollars & 6 Dimes” exhibit at the David Castillo Gallery–maybe one of the biggest named artists Castillo has shown to date. Start with the title, which has a lot of numbers and history going on in it. Singer Erykah Badu made the phrase famous, and […]

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Support the WordSpeak team before the Olympics of spoken word

Miami, Poetry // May 30, 2014

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Tigertail’s WordSpeakTeam 2013

Every year, Tigertail fosters the literary prowess of South Florida teens through WordSpeak, a “life-changing spoken word programs for 1,000 South Florida youth.” Through WordSpeak and SpeakOut, Tigertail’s parallel LGBT spoken word youth program, the organization provides Miami students with access to prominent local spoken word mentor Teo Castellanos, as well as mentors from outside […]

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