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Challenge seeks new models for arts journalism

Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose & Silicon Valley, St. Paul // July 6, 2011

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NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 2011) Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today are launching an eight-city  competition seeking new models for local arts journalism in the digital age. The initiative seeks to rethink how traditional media systems function, harnessing the latest tools and technology to […]

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Poetry bombing with Agustina Woodgate

Miami // July 6, 2011

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O, Miami went clandestine earlier this year as artist Agustina Woodgate secretly sewed poetry tags into clothes at local thrift shops as part of Miami’s first monthlong poetry festival. Miami New Times videographer Jacob Katel caught some of the action on camera – enjoy the experience!

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Why arts journalism matters

Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose & Silicon Valley, St. Paul // July 6, 2011

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Cross posted from http://www.nea.gov/artworks/ Today the National Endowment for the Arts along with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, a pilot competition in eight Knight communities to inspire new, innovative models for local, high-quality arts coverage and criticism. The NEA’s Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Knight’s […]

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Prick Up Your Ears

2010 Miami Winners, KAC Miami, Miami // July 5, 2011

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Soon, you can hear art as well as see it at the ArtCenter. Listen up: coming soon to Lincoln Road in South Beach will be the first outdoor sound art gallery, thanks to Gustavo Matamoros and his South Florida Composers Alliance, a Knight Arts Challenge winner. All the pieces are (almost) in place

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It’s summer concert season in San Jose

San Jose & Silicon Valley // July 5, 2011

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By Margot Helm, Opera San Jose It’s finally feeling like summer in California, and Opera San José hopes to encourage everyone in the Bay Area to get outside and enjoy the lovely days even more by offering two free outdoor concerts! At each event, the company’s Resident Artists will perform a selection of arias, duets […]

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Pierre Boulez celebrates in Cleveland: an end and a beginning

Miami // July 5, 2011

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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth and his 45-year collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, composer-conductor Pierre Boulez directed a Mahler-only concert at Ohio’s Severance Hall. The DVD was released this summer, today classical music writer Sebastian Spreng offers his thoughts on the work… By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer It […]

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Community Supported Art Saint Paul: A photo essay

St. Paul // July 5, 2011

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By Laura Zabel, Community Supported Art Saint Paul Last week we held the first pick-up event of our third season of CSA: Community Supported Art. It’s hard to believe all that has happened since we started this program a little over a year ago. In just one year we’ve paired 200 shareholders with 36 artists and […]

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Fishtown gallery is fresh and energetic

Philadelphia // July 5, 2011

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Extra Extra Gallery has once again proven its capacity to curate an amazing and energetic show. This month, the North Philly gem displays work by artist Zachary Davis in an exhibition entitled “Lowbeam.” Using mediums as diverse as aluminum, video projections and plastic aquarium backings, Davis concocts a show that ranges from humorous to somewhat […]

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A different kind of theme park

Detroit // July 5, 2011

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I was glad I took time this Independence Day to explore Hamtramck Disneyland. That’s the informal name of a legendary folk art installation that covers a residential backyard and two small garages, reaching, improbably, at least two stories into the air. What better way to celebrate the holiday than a stop in Michigan’s most ethnically […]

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Building bridges between art and history

Charlotte, Uncategorized // July 4, 2011

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Noda, a well-known, artsy neighborhood in Charlotte centered around North Davidson Street, is getting a major entrance makeover by local artist William Puckett. He is painting murals on most of the underside of the Matheson Street Bridge. Throughout the past decade, NoDa’s art scene experienced growth spurts and contractions, but neighbors, artists and entrepreneurs continue […]

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