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“Grown in Detroit” screens at the Detroit Institute of Art

Detroit // February 24, 2012

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On Thursday night, the Detroit Institute of Art (a Knight Arts grantee) screened “Grown in Detroit” as part of its “Detroit Revealed on Film” exhibit. The film is a close look at the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a public school for pregnant and mothering teens that incorporates hands-on agricultural practice into its curriculum while also providing […]

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“Fresh & Springy”

Akron, Uncategorized // February 24, 2012

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Joan Colbert isn’t hoping for familiar paintings of flowers for the upcoming “Fresh & Springy“ juried show at the Summit Artspace gallery — just the opposite. For the eighth year of the annual show, the artist/gallery coordinator has thrown down the gauntlet to Akron-area artists with this challenge: Get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes […]

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“Pina” brings new audience to the Coral Gables Art Cinema

Miami, Poetry, Theater // February 23, 2012

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If you haven’t seen “Pina,” the Oscar-nominated documentary film by German filmmaker Wim Wenders about famed choreographer and dancer Pina Bausch, then go. It’s running for another week at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, and I suspect the tickets

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YoungArts Miami celebrates national winners from South Florida at the New World Center

Miami // February 23, 2012

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By Ellen Gray, Young Arts Miami On Sunday, February 26, YoungArts winners from the South Florida region will perform at the New World Center in YoungArts Miami. This interdisciplinary performance and awards ceremony features the 2012 YoungArts winners from the New World School of the Arts, Design and Architecture Senior High, John A. Ferguson Senior […]

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Dance, Charlotte, dance

Charlotte, Dance // February 23, 2012

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On Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 the CLT Dance Weekend will be taking over Spirit Square in uptown Charlotte. Master classes, a variety of dance performances and even a free panel discussion about the future of dance are all part of this weekend celebration. All of this will happen in Spirit Square, located […]

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Second State Press printmaking collective

Philadelphia // February 23, 2012

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Lauren Abshire

In Gallery 102 of the Crane Arts building in Fishtown, Second State Press is currently displaying prints by 16 of its members. Located in the basement of the building, Second State is a communal printmaking studio that offers members an affordable and supportive network of like minds and equipment to practice their craft. The members […]

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Two art leaders join Knight’s national arts advisory committee

All Communities, Miami // February 23, 2012

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Today, Knight Foundation welcomes two new art leaders from Miami and San Jose to its national arts advisory committee. Silvia Karman Cubiña, executive director and chief curator of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, and Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, executive director of MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, in San Jose join the committee, […]

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A Staged Reading and a Community Meeting

Detroit // February 22, 2012

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By Matthew Stiffler, Arab American National Museum On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, the Arab American National Museum hosted blogger, playwright, and researcher Wajahat Ali for a staged reading of his Off-Broadway hit, Domestic Crusaders. The play focuses on a day in the life of a modern multi-generational Muslim Pakistani American family who convene at the […]

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Local musicians get loud at the library for “Book It”

Music, St. Paul, Uncategorized // February 22, 2012

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Here’s a compelling reason to go out on a school night: starting late last month, the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and James J. Hill Reference Library partnered up to offer “Book It: Loud at the Library,” a series of Thursday night shindigs that begin with a little friendly trivia competition (hosted by […]

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FUZE! concert mesmerizes

Akron, Uncategorized // February 22, 2012

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  It takes tremendous imagination to conceive a program like the one that the Calder Quartet and singer/violinist Iva Bittová presented in such satisfying style on the FUZE! series at the Akron Art Museum on Feb. 17.  The warmth of Hungarian/Czech/Moravian folk-infused writing miraculously folded into the rhythmic complexity and subtleties of a contemporary classical […]

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