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Pop-Up Miami Piano 2011

Miami // December 2, 2011

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By Adrienne Arsht Center staff As thousands of people flocked to Art Basel Miami Beach Dec. 1-4 to check out the newest work generating buzz in art circles and beyond, a group of Miami-based artists used music to focus attention on the local art scene. Their project: Pop-Up Miami Piano 2011. Eleven pianos, donated by Steinway Piano […]

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Philadelphia Theatre Company says goodbye to Red

Philadelphia // December 2, 2011

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By Carrie Chapter, Philadelphia Theatre Company Here at Philadelphia Theatre Company, on November 13th, we sadly said goodbye to John Logan’s Red – our first show of the 2011-2012 season. But, now we’re able to relax in the memory of a truly fantastic run! For those of you unfamiliar with the play, Red re-imagines a […]

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Pop Up Detroit helps ring in the holidays

Detroit // December 2, 2011

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It’s hard to believe that the holidays have come full swing to Detroit. Woodward had been turned into a sparkling winter land, Saturdays in Eastern Market now smell of spiced ciders and pine needles, while storefronts and galleries are preparing for the busy season ahead. In addition to traditional festivities, Detroit’s Midtown is gearing up […]

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Industrial identity with Jordan Griska and Tim Portlock

Philadelphia // December 1, 2011

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Jordan Griska

Industry is the name of the game for the month of December at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA). Tonight, December 1, will be the opening of Recent Works by Jordan Griska and Tim Portlock from 5 to 7 p.m. Both artists explore different elements of the contemporary industrial landscape in America, which has […]

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December means lots of art

Charlotte, Uncategorized // December 1, 2011

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In a city our size, there is always something happening. This rings true for the art scenes as well. But, when December rolls around, there’s a little something extra squeezed into the calendar. Especially, in the visual arts, the focus is on more group shows with smaller affordable works and lots of open studios, where […]

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Community Supported Art sprouting across the country

Charlotte, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, St. Paul // December 1, 2011

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By Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts Community Supported Art (CSA) is coming to a city near you! In partnership with Knight Foundation, Saint Paul-based Springboard for the Arts is helping to plant the seeds and work with local partners to share the CSA model in all 8 Knight Foundation communities. Based on the Community Supported […]

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Conference brings together Arab American scholars and activists from across Michigan and the globe

Detroit // December 1, 2011

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By Matthew Jaber Stiffler, Arab American National Museum For four days in early November, the Arab American National Museum (AANM) was the site of performances and discussions that highlighted contemporary issues within the Arab American community. The four-day convening of scholars and community activists began with a musical performance and comedy show by Michigan-based Arab […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ Charlotte Update

Charlotte // December 1, 2011

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By Ryan Deal, Arts & Science Council   As part of my responsibilities as the Program Director for Community at ASC, I oversee the Random Acts of Culture initiative which is made possible with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Earlier this month, I spent two days with a group […]

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Four must-see off-Basel events

Miami, Music, Theater // December 1, 2011

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It is almost impossible — well, it is impossible — to experience and absorb all of the art on display this week during Art Basel. Add together all of the other off-Basel exhibits and events and the task seems even more daunting.  The smaller venues featured below offer the weary and overwhelmed art-goer a lower-key, […]

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Motionpoems — coming to a screen near you

Poetry, St. Paul, Uncategorized // November 30, 2011

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The idea of marrying film and poetry isn’t a groundbreaking idea, but it’s an ingenious one. The Poetry Foundation and PBS have taken a stab at it with “Poetry Everywhere;” former Poet Laureate Billy Collins made a foray with Action Poetry. Beyond that, I’ve noticed a growing number of stand-alone, grassroots projects and festivals devoted […]

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