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Great weekend for BBQ & Blues

Charlotte, Music // September 8, 2011

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Mother nature did not cooperate with our local Labor Day celebrations. But this weekend, it looks like the weather should be great for outdoor plans. Good thing, too, because it’s time for the annual Charlotte BBQ & Blues festival, which features Jimmie Vaughan and Buddy Guy. This year, the 9th Annual Time Warner Cable BBQ […]

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Locust Projects’ joins Fashion’s Night Out

Miami // September 7, 2011

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By Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Locust Projects Locust Projects’ LAB students were given the opportunity to rethink their project for a site-specific installation in the windows of Oscar de la Renta’s store at Bal Harbour. In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, the new work will be featured for one day only – September 8, 2011. Please join us to celebrate […]

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“Audacious Freedom”: Looking back at American freedom fighters

Philadelphia // September 7, 2011

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By Adrienne Whaley, The African American Museum in Philadelphia  As the Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial prepares for its official debut, now is a perfect time to look back on some of the other freedom fighters who have significantly impacted our country. Many people do not know that for a time in the late […]

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The Sixth Floor Trio takes Random Acts of Culture™ on the road

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

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The Sixth Floor Trio has taken Random Acts of Culture™ on the road. Our newest Random Act of Culture® partner will be performing 80 RACs throughout 2011-12 in Philadelphia, Charlotte, San Jose & Miami. They started with a bang on August 30, surprising visitors at the Philadelphia Art Museum with 10 performances of original works arranged from […]

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Transitioning seasons with Lowertown’s Concrete and Grass music festival

Music, St. Paul // September 7, 2011

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As much as I love the Twin Cities’ abundance of summertime art fairs and outdoor festivals, about the time the dog days roll around, I get increasingly impatient for the onset of fall. It’s nothing to do with weather, really. I just miss the meaty, big-ticket theatrical productions and ambitious art exhibitions the cooler months […]

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Painted Bride provides

Philadelphia // September 6, 2011

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On the Wall

Embarking upon the Painted Bride Art Center this First Friday, Sept. 2, was definitely a great decision. If you were to follow the DJ’s beats through the doors of the Bride this past weekend, you would find a real double whammy of an event. First, you would run into the colorful, graffiti-style paintings by artist […]

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Three strikes you’re in at Dorsch

Miami // September 6, 2011

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Three distinct shows just opened up at the Dorsch Gallery, each with its own space and room to breath. Each is also very different from one another. Not for the first time, Dorsch’s sprawling space feels more like a museum than a gallery, with the amount and diversity on display. In the middle two spaces, […]

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Have a Big Night in Little Haiti

Miami // September 6, 2011

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The next edition of Big Night in Little Haiti takes place Friday September 16th.  Each 3rd Friday since March, the Little Haiti Cultural Center fills with Haitian music, art and culture – and an enthusiastic crowd of more than a thousand people.  For the Rhythm Foundation staff and our regular audiences, it has been a […]

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Mosaic Youth Ensemble performs for President Obama

Detroit // September 5, 2011

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This Labor Day weekend, Detroiters and metro-Detroiters may have faced power outages, but there was no shortage of exciting cultural happenings. With Knight Arts grantee The Detroit Jazz Festival, Arts, Beats & Eats and the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival keeping the streets alive, the most concerning problem was choosing which event to attend. Ominous skies loomed […]

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Romare Bearden Park will transform a city block

Charlotte // September 5, 2011

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Friday September 2, 2011 was a beautiful day in uptown Charlotte to celebrate the groundbreaking of the long-awaited Romare Bearden Park. It was very appropriate, because this particular day marked Bearden’s Centennial birthday. (This celebrated artist was actually born in Charlotte not far from the park site.) Already more than a decade in the planning, […]

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