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The surreal life of Joyce McKinney

Miami, Theater // August 8, 2011

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In Academy Award-wining director Errol Morris’s latest documentary film, “Tabloid,” which opens this Friday, Aug. 12 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, he brings to life the fascinating true story of the wildly eccentric, deliciously bizarre and most likely delusional

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Reports from the field: MERCE FAIR

All Communities // August 5, 2011

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Dancer Silas Riener is currently on tour with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s Legacy Tour, a Knight Arts granteee. Today he checks in with his second (of several) reports from the field. By Silas Riener, Merce Cunningham Dance Company It’s a last year of lasts for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The last time for […]

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Creatures that are no comfort

Miami // August 5, 2011

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In the middle of Primary Projects irregularly angled space, a giant mastodon-like creature arises from its pre-historic muck, so heavy that the platform underneath it is starting to buckle and collapse. The statue — structure, really — is menacing,

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Transforming Hostel Detroit, one mural at a time

Detroit // August 5, 2011

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It’s amazing to think Hostel Detroit, the city’s first hostel in 15 years, has only been open since April. The busy home-away-from-home for adventurous international, national and regional travelers on a budget has already become a potent symbol of Detroit’s entrepreneurial, welcoming spirit and its strong sense of community. The hostel (an early 20th century […]

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FECUND: Planting the seeds of yes

Charlotte, Poetry, Theater, Uncategorized // August 4, 2011

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The dictionary defines fecund as producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile. For John W. Love, Jr., FECUND is an interdisciplinary art project. This new work is also the recent recipient of the prestigious McColl Award in the very first year individual artists were eligible to apply. (Previous winners were all organizations […]

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Emerging student artists at Prelude

Philadelphia // August 4, 2011

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Abandon Row

A new gallery downtown is filling a very important niche, and they have some great work on display right now. Prelude Gallery, near 20th and Pine, is a showcase for current students and recent graduates — many of whom were referred by their teachers. There are a wide array of styles and something for almost […]

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Eric Newton on the four “C”s of community media

All Communities // August 4, 2011

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By Eric Newton, senior advisor to the president at Knight Foundation Cross posted from KnightBlog.org What four qualities does a media business model need to succeed?  In this interview, Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at Knight Foundation, explains the four “C”s of Community Media and the new skills required to succeed as a “media maker” […]

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New academy offers rigorous curriculum for music students

Miami // August 4, 2011

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Later this month at the Greenery Mall in Dadeland, a husband-and-wife team will open the doors to a new music school. But it’s not the kind of casual school you often find affiliated with a guitar shop or a similar business. Pianists Fabiana Claure and William Villaverde (pictured above) founded the Superior Academy of Music […]

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Lazaro Godoy workshop & potluck at Inkub8

Dance, Miami, Theater // August 4, 2011

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Sometimes the best things in life come late, and they usually happen at Inkub8. And sometimes they include a potluck dinner afterward. Get your dancing shoes on and head over to Inkub8 today (yes, today) at 1 p.m. for an invigorating

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Champion of Change at the White House

All Communities // August 3, 2011

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Arts education at the White House welcomes a new voice this month as Knight Foundation’s national art advisory council member Aaron Dworkin is named a Champion of Change in Arts Education. Dworkin, the founder and president of the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization and President Obama’s first nominee to the National Council of the Arts, visited the White […]

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