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The persistence of memory

Detroit // October 7, 2011

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By Gregory Lucas-Myers, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History You cannot describe a museum without the context of history. Go ahead, try… you can’t. When you get down to it, the duty of a museum is to make sure that the lessons of history are not only remembered, but also applied in the […]

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This season, a bumper crop of pianists

Miami, Music // October 7, 2011

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This year promises to be an unusually fine one for those of us who love the art of the piano. Beginning with Chopin Competition winner Claire Huangci this Sunday at Festival Miami and ending next May with Lang Lang at the Arsht Center, an impressive parade of keyboard artists is making its way through South […]

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For the love of life and insects

Miami // October 7, 2011

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It’s too simple and unfair to call Fabian Peña the bug man, but to many who have seen his remarkable and unique works, that is what jumps off the canvas — literally in some cases — and leaves a first impression. Nine collages, light boxes and sculptures from Peña now make up his first solo […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ on the railroad

Philadelphia, Random Acts of Culture // October 7, 2011

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By Erik Lambertsen, Knight Foundation I stepped down the staircase to the third track and opened the heavy glass door to Market East Station’s platform. I examined the weary faces of those about to join me for another long commute. Some contemplated daily responsibilities of making dinner and taking care of their families. Others smoldered […]

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“Scenes” that make us pay attention

Detroit // October 7, 2011

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With the show “Scenes From Something Overlooked” at Center Galleries, part of the College for Creative Studies, featured artists Andrew Krieger, Michael McGillis and Clinton Snider revel secrets moments found in life, nature and the city of Detroit. The three artists, though exploring different mediums, have an overall aesthetic that references the sometimes-gritty realities of […]

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This Monday, meet the finalists in the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge

All Communities, CAJ Challenge // October 7, 2011

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Monday, October 10 tune in for the announcement of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge finalists from 1:00-2:30 pm EST. Viewers can watch the announcement online via a live webcast, as well as the following discussion with the five winners. Joan Shigekawa, senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, andDennis Scholl, vice president/arts at Knight Foundation, will […]

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Penumbra launches signature series

St. Paul // October 7, 2011

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By Susan Schaffhausen, Penumbra Theatre Company The Signature Series is a new initiative from Penumbra Theatre Company to make its award-winning production style of authentic African American plays available to theaters and presenters around the country. Four award-winning plays, including “A Raisin In the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” by August […]

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The return of Mark Morris Dance Group

Miami, Theater // October 6, 2011

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It’s been 15 years since the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), known for its quirky, seductive and sensual choreography, performed in Miami. This upcoming performance is a must-see for enthusiasts who enjoy the perfect fusion of dance and music. And who knows when the troupe will return. For two nights only,

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Report from the field: Opening Night Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Random Acts of Culture // October 6, 2011

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By Michael Bolton, Opera Company of Philadelphia What happens when thousands of people descend upon one of the nation’s most historic sites to experience the arts? Lots of people smile! Arts lovers and novices joined together with their friends and families to see the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s opening night production of Bizet’s Carmen, as […]

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Walking Fish Theatre and Hella Fresh Fish 3.0

Philadelphia, Theater // October 6, 2011

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Walking Fish Theatre

B. Someday Productions is a socially conscious theatrical company based at the Walking Fish Theatre. It is located on the northern end of Fishtown’s emerging Frankford Avenue Arts Corridor, prime real estate for an organization like this. The production company and the theatre are dedicated to providing theatrical works, while also encouraging and mentoring young […]

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