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Holden Street artists get a new venue

Detroit // November 1, 2011

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I would be amiss if I did not acknowledge the changing of seasons in this blog, as well as the festive holiday of All Hallow’s Eve, that, at times, can bring out the creativity in all of us — not to mention, glorious amounts of chocolate eating and apple bobbing. After all, who doesn’t really […]

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Nautilus Music-Theater opens a can’t-miss production of ‘Joan of Arc’

Music, Poetry, St. Paul, Theater // October 31, 2011

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When I made plans to see Nautilus Music-Theater’s adaptation of “Joan of Arc” — its first fully staged production in the company’s small, Lowertown loft studio space — I have to admit, I was a bit dubious. Thinking of the medieval French peasant girl-turned-soldier of God, her famously transcendent visions and fiery end — the high drama […]

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Wells Fargo Community Celebration is a success

Charlotte, Music, Theater, Uncategorized // October 31, 2011

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Saturday, Oct. 29 started out grey with lingering wet on the ground. However, very quickly, a beautiful fall Carolina day blew in, and we were left with crisp, breezy air, along with sprays of contrasting yellows, reds and orange leaves against that perfect blue sky. The sound of dry leaves rustling and the palpable excitement […]

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Are you ready for a “Sleepless Night?”

Miami // October 31, 2011

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Featuring an almost overwhelming array of 150-plus performances, “Sleepless Night” (a Knight Arts grantee) returns to Miami Beach with 13 consecutive hours of cultural arts and entertainment scattered around the city at strategic locations from South Beach to North Shore. One of the best things about the cultural arts

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The Miami Music Project: Light at the end of the tunnel

Miami // October 31, 2011

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By Sebastián Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer It was three years ago at the  Adrienne Arsht Center, with strong support of the Knight Foundation. It was a concert by the first “musical ambassadors of the 21st century,” that the Miami Music Project was officially launched. It was an idea that gradually took hold, became a reality […]

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Here’s your chance: write an encore for Hilary Hahn

Miami, Music // October 28, 2011

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Here’s an idea I like a lot. Violinist Hilary Hahn, who comes to Fort Lauderdale next week as part of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ classical music series, is throwing a contest. She’s looking for a composer to write a new violin encore for her to play at one of her concerts, as […]

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Locust Project’s Smash and Grab is a steal

KAC Miami, Miami // October 28, 2011

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There are several one-off art events every year that are must checks on the calendar for collectors, artists and art lovers. One such happening has become the time-honored fundraiser for the non-for-profit Locust Projects (a Knight Arts grantee), one of Miami’s most important venues for original, non-commercial, cutting-edge artwork. Non-commercial is the key word here, […]

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“Open Show” provides a needed dialogue for multimedia artists

Detroit // October 28, 2011

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For many artists, dialogue is critical to their development and progress. In an age when the majority of photographers and multimedia producers spend a great deal of their time in front of computers, this real-life conversation can be lost. Photo sharing websites, like Flickr, can provide some feedback, but there is nothing that compares with […]

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Four-in-one at Vox Populi

KAC Philadelphia, Philadelphia // October 27, 2011

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Becky Suss

In the space of its gallery this month, Knight Arts grantee Vox Populi essentially has four small shows featuring four different artists. Near the entrance is Emily Rooney’s exhibit “All Alone,” then, a room of drawings by Becky Suss appropriately titled “Drawings,” Kikuko Tanaka’s “Traumatic Encounter Forever!” and Piper Brett’s “The Show.” Predictably, since each […]

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Philadelphia // October 27, 2011

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