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Sounds of Sleepless Night 2011

Miami, Music // November 6, 2011

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Beneath the almost full moon at the North Shore Bandshell, Miami Lyric Opera’s breathtaking performance of “Marina,” a zarzuela by Spanish composer Emilio Arrieta

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Rising pianist Kunz gives two free recitals

Miami, Music // November 4, 2011

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It’s always interesting to see a dustup at a major music competition, when audience and judges disagree, or the judges themselves differ, about the merits of a particular contestant. This kind of thing has gone on for a long time and includes famous examples, such as Ivo Pogorelich’s elimination in 1980 from the third round […]

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Exploding the image in a sophisticated manner

All Communities, Miami // November 4, 2011

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Miamians might not be that familiar with the paintings of Mira Lehr, even though she is a long-time resident of Miami Beach. Her work has been shown more often elsewhere — for instance, in a spring show at her New York gallery, Flomenhaft. Fortunately, the Kelley Roy Gallery is giving her a local hearing, with […]

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Ballet at a luncheon: Random Acts of Culture™ San Jose

Random Acts of Culture, San Jose // November 4, 2011

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On Sept 19, 2011 Ballet San Jose surprised attendees at the National Conference on Foundations with a spontaneous ballet performance set to Gershwin. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses on promoting informed and engaged communities. To that end, we strongly believe in […]

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Ballet at the airport: Random Acts of Culture™ San Jose

Random Acts of Culture, San Jose // November 4, 2011

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In May 2011, Ballet San Jose surprised travelers at San Jose International Airport with performances. Enjoy the video above. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses on promoting informed and engaged communities. To that end, we strongly believe in the potential of the […]

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“City of Pieces” showcases artists’ reactions to Detroit

Detroit // November 4, 2011

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A short time ago I was having a rough day. I felt the seasons beginning to change as I was wandering around Eastern Market on a bike around sunset. I bumped into a friend who was about to embark on a bike ride with his friend from Italy. It was one of the guy’s last […]

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Share haikus at the “Rooftop CHAIku”

Miami, Music, Poetry // November 3, 2011

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Almost everyone has written a haiku at some point in their life. Put one together with c’hai and we get a “Rooftop CHAIku” — the innovative new poetry series at Next@19th. Based on the grounds of the historic Temple Israel in downtown Miami, Next@19th has expanded its programming

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Find a variety of glass art in Charlotte

Charlotte, Uncategorized // November 3, 2011

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North Carolina has a well-known craft tradition and glass art in an integral part of this rich genre. One can find amazing glassworks in many places, especially in the N.C. mountains in spots like Penland School of Crafts. There’s also a small, yet growing, glass community in Charlotte. Of course, there are many places — […]

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Nari Ward’s “We the People” at the Fabric Workshop

Philadelphia // November 3, 2011

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We the People

The ongoing exhibit “We the People” at The Fabric Workshop and Museum highlights some of artist Nari Ward’s more recent sculptural and installation work. In this show, Ward examines the ideas of citizenship, discrimination, materialism and poverty through three-dimensional media. Ultimately, the ideas expressed in these works reflect his experiences and observations growing up in […]

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Hear and now: Zeitgeist’s 3rd Annual New Music Cabaret

Music, St. Paul // November 2, 2011

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The Twin Cities have more than their fair share of jazz, improvisational and experimental music talent, and even with the recent closing of some beloved venues for such performing artists, St. Paul still boasts a number of great places to hear them play: Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in Lowertown, the Artists’ Quarter, Studio […]

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