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Bluesy rock at the Double Door Inn

Charlotte, Music // June 30, 2011

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There are some common threads that bind us. A universal principle is there will always be a “new crop” coming up:  new artists, musicians, actors, teachers, business leaders, etc. This is an exciting concept to embrace, knowing there is another cool artist to discover around the corner. Remy St. Claire is an up-and-coming bluesy rock […]

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Carolina Actor’s Studio Theatre celebrates its new home

Charlotte // June 30, 2011

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By Tiffany Du, Arts & Science Council Thanks to a Cultural Innovation grant from Knight Foundation and the Arts & Science Council, the Carolina Actor’s Studio Theatre (CAST) can now call a spacious facility equipped with efficient lighting, expanded seating and innovative tools its new home. From 2003 until recently, CAST’s home was a building on Clement […]

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All-American organ recital throws fresh light on neglected composers

Miami, Music // June 30, 2011

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The coming long weekend brings the Fourth of July, and, with it, an annual chance for Americans to focus on American music. And I don’t mean the kind of American music that conquered the world’s popular culture. That’s one of this country’s great contributions to the globe, and it can take care of itself. What […]

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Locust Arts Builders is officially under way

Miami // June 29, 2011

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Locust Projects‘ The LAB (Locust Arts Builders) is officially under way! Under the direction of renowned contemporary artist Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters. Thirteen South Florida high schools students will experience the invigorating and arduous process of conceiving and executing original artworks. Stop by Locust Projects Monday – Friday 9am-1pm to meet this year’s […]

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Ghost or live?

Detroit // June 29, 2011

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By Shaun Nethercott, Matrix Theatre Company In a few short hours, I am going to be leading a sort of eco-justice tour of Detroit with my friend Rich Feldman. We will be leading teachers and others to some of Detroit’s amazing places on both the horrific and the wonderful side.  We will see abandoned factories […]

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An interview with writer/director Neher Jacqueline Briceño

Miami, Theater // June 28, 2011

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“Mujeres de Shakespeare” (Shakespeare’s Women), written and directed by Neher Jacqueline Briceño, opens July 8 during Teatro Avante’s XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival, which runs from July 7 through 24. According to Briceño, Mujeres de Shakespeare is inspired by and a tribute to Shakespeare’s

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A German pioneer comes back to life in a new group show

Miami // June 28, 2011

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There is special show up at Fredric Snitzer‘s gallery, a quietly intriguing, group show with an equally intriguing origin. The 13 works from local and international artists are inspired by Kurt Schwitters, the German painter, sculptor and designer associated with Expressionism and Dadaism, who worked during the war-torn years in the Europe of the 20th century. He […]

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Dare to run a surplus

All Communities // June 28, 2011

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By Janet Brown, Grantmakers in the Arts Last week I had the privilege to speak about our National Capitalization Project at two very vibrant, national conferences. I was fortunate to present with GIA members Janet Sarbaugh, the Heinz Endowments at Chorus America in San Francisco and Ben Cameron, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, at TCG in […]

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An evening of sound and movement at 2:1

Dance, Detroit // June 28, 2011

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We could hear the powerful, rhythmic sound of Biba Bell’s six-inch heels striking the floor above our heads before the dance even started. Around 50 people (a good turnout for an avant-garde dance and sound art performance on a Sunday night in Detroit) were all seated in the basement of the 2:1 Gallery, the new […]

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Public art is everywhere

Charlotte, Uncategorized // June 27, 2011

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Public art can be found throughout Charlotte. To highlight some of these diverse artworks in the uptown area, the Arts & Science Council put together a Public Art Walking Tour podcast. This is so easy to use, and it guides you through a cross section of the free art in our city. Even if you […]

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