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Matrimony comes home

Charlotte, Music // January 2, 2012

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Matrimony, a band that started in Charlotte, played at the Visulite Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 29 to a packed and happy crowd. This was their first show at home since touring the past four or five months — not to mention a great way to end the year. Matrimony’s music blends indie rock with subtle […]

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Axis Dance part of danceAble during WinterFest

Dance, Miami, Theater // January 2, 2012

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We glide with ease through our homes. Run up and down stairs and across football fields without hesitation. Play catch with the kids. Some of us even hula hoop our hearts out whenever we get the chance. But each movement is a gift we sometimes

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Pianist bringing Carnegie Hall-Juilliard project to Miami

Miami, Music // December 29, 2011

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In her visits to the schools, community centers and hospitals of New York City, pianist Marina Radiushina became a believer. A believer, that is, in the power of music to reach people, especially those who don’t encounter it very often. “I really, really saw what a difference music can make,” she said. “And I thought that […]

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power2give expands & nears $400,000 in cultural fundraising

Charlotte, Miami // December 27, 2011

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By Scott Provancher, The Arts & Science Council The Arts & Science Council launched power2give.org four months ago to great excitement in Charlotte. The site’s projects, with a generous match from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, received more than $40,000 in donations during the first week it was live on the internet. Within […]

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FIU grows its artistic bloom

Miami // December 23, 2011

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The very young FIU College of Architecture & the Arts was only born in 2006, but already it has spread its wings wide, including with much-needed graduate programs and now, a new arts home in the eastern side of the county on Lincoln Road. In a 1940 Art Deco building that incorporates studio and gallery space for […]

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Cultural Journalism – alive and well in Philadelphia? (or at least not dead…)

Philadelphia // December 23, 2011

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By Gary Steur, Chief Cultural Officer City of Philadelphia Cross-posted from Arts, Culture & Creative Economy: Much has been written about the decline of cultural journalism in America, an outgrowth of the larger challenges being faced in the journalism sector. The now defunct Columbia University National Arts  Journalism Program published a study in 2003 “Reporting […]

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Random Acts of Culture™ meets the Nutcracker

Random Acts of Culture, St. Paul // December 23, 2011

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On Wednesday, Dec 21 the Copper Street Brass Quintet surprised shoppers at Macy’s in downtown Saint Paul with a holiday taste of the Nutcracker and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 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 […]

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Making moves with poet Jeremy Schmall

Detroit // December 23, 2011

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As a rule of thumb, throughout the years I have remained neutral on a number of controversial Detroit-related subjects. One of them being “Detroiters” knee-jerk reaction to reject newcomers to the city. When I met recent N.Y.C. transplant and accomplished poet Jeremy Schmall, he gave me a reason to have an opinion. I was fortunate […]

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Rock on

Charlotte, Music, Uncategorized // December 22, 2011

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When it comes to memories, sounds are often as powerful a trigger as smells are. What is the soundtrack of your youth? Your first slow dance — or first kiss — was to which song? Do you know the words to most Journey tunes? Remember when music videos and MTV were the latest and greatest? […]

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Conceptual mashup at Vox

Philadelphia // December 22, 2011

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The first of three curated, guest artist exhibitions in Knight Arts grantee Vox Populi‘s 2011-12 program, December’s exhibit through its critical take on abstraction, art-world fame and fictional narrative. Michael May presents “Ten Valiant Efforts,” which are paintings created under the premise that they were really painted by some sort of unreliable narrator. The fictional […]

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