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Radhouane El Meddeb will dance & feed you

Miami, Theater // April 19, 2012

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Radhouane El Meddeb | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Art may not be our mother-tongue, but the language of food is spoken in every language. Food brings people together. It is a sacred and ancient language that evokes the history, flavors and aromas of a culture. Last weekend, Radhouane El Meddeb, the Tunisian-born choreographer,

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Countdown to Locust Projects’ tenth annual Spring Fling

Miami // April 19, 2012

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By Locust Projects The countdown to Locust Projects’ tenth annual Spring Fling at 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage on Miami Beach is on. This signature event is not to be missed. Celebrate the non-profit exhibition space (dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales) at the Locust […]

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Tiny Dynamite presents “A Play, a Pie and a Pint”

Philadelphia, Theater // April 19, 2012

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Fly Me to the Moon

The theater company Tiny Dynamite has a smashing success with its productions as part of “A Play, a Pie and a Pint,” thanks to its 2011 Knight Arts grant. The idea is that the audience gets to see an entertaining play at a non-traditional time of day (often happy hour) aside a slice of pie and […]

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Charlotte Video Project documents the Queen City’s culture

Charlotte, Uncategorized // April 19, 2012

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Every city has its things, people and places that are unique to that area. Charlotte’s stories — its culture — are scattered throughout our many diverse neighborhoods. Twenty twelve is a big year for the Queen City. In early September, Charlotte will host the Democratic National Convention, which puts us in the national — and […]

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A peek inside “Speaking of Home-St. Paul”

St. Paul // April 18, 2012

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By Kirstin Wiegmann, Forecast Public Art Olga Zoltai is a Twin Cities resident who originally emigrated from Hungary after World War II. Olga’s story, excerpted below, is one of 58 that will be installed as part of the Speaking of Home-St. Paul public art installation, a project by Nancy Ann Coyne. “Right before the Second World […]

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This Saturday, a whole lotta piano going on

Miami, Music // April 18, 2012

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It was nearly 30 years ago that composer Wendy Mae Chambers assembled 10 pianists on the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York for the premiere of her piece, “Ten Grand,” a multimovement work accompanied by a laser light show. This Saturday evening, the piece gets what is most likely its Florida premiere when it is […]

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Minnesota Opera’s commission “Silent Night” wins this year’s Pulitzer for music

Music, St. Paul // April 18, 2012

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Minnesota Opera’s artistic director, Dale Johnson, must be feeling 10 feet tall this week. Composer Kevin Puts was just awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for “Silent Night: An Opera in Two Acts,” which was commissioned and premiered by Minnesota Opera (a Knight Arts grantee) this November as part of company’s New Works Initiative. “Silent […]

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Burlap, in all its glorious forms

Miami // April 17, 2012

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How can brown, monotone sculptures made from burlap talk to you in such a vivid way? The answer lies in visiting Christy Gast’s exhibit “Out of Place” at Gallery Diet. Her first solo show at this gallery, called “Batty Cave,” was a melancholy video exploration of a desolate world in Utah, based around a cave […]

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Musical plants at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Music, Philadelphia // April 17, 2012

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Snake Plant

If you are a resident of the earth, you are also part of what is known as the biosphere — the thin layer of the planet’s surface, which harbors life as we know it. Many parts of the environment are gigantic, like an ocean, while others, such as bacteria, are too small to see with […]

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Meet Mies in the Park: “INSIDE LAFAYETTE PARK” and URBAN FUTURES

Detroit, Uncategorized // April 17, 2012

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Anyone who has taken the Lafayette exit off 375 into downtown Detroit has seen Lafayette Towers, a residential apartment complex and nearly the sole element of the Eastside skyline. It takes closer observation or a die-hard architecture junkie to identify the planned community of two-story townhouses directly across the street from the Towers. Both were […]

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