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Ulysses Spring Festival of the Arts brings lots of Tchaikovsky

Charlotte, Dance, Music, Uncategorized // February 27, 2012

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Whether Russian films or music by Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Ulysses Spring Festival of the Arts is about all things Russian. The culture, art and music are expressed through a number of different venues — the combined creative efforts of many Charlotte arts organizations throughout the month of March. The theme for the very […]

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Pilobolus entwined

Miami, Theater // February 26, 2012

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I’ve always found sweaty, entwined (possibly naked) bodies one of the most challenging forms of artistic expression. Sometimes things can get awkward, but not when said bodies belong to the incredibly talented dancers from Pilobolus. Pilobolus is an experimental dance company created out of Dartmouth College in 1971. In case you’re bad at math, that’s […]

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How to win the Knight Arts Challenge: Tips from the inside

KAC Miami, Miami // February 26, 2012

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If you’re thinking about applying for the Knight Arts Challenge Miami, you will want to read this Q&A with Knight Foundation Arts Associate Tatiana Hernandez  in the Miami New Times’s Cultist. Hernandez gave some insider tips, including the following: Cultist: What specifically do you hope this year’s participants will bring to the table? Hernandez: Personally, […]

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The lush art life

2009 Miami Winners, All Communities, KAC Miami, Miami // February 24, 2012

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  Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (a Knight Arts grantee) has seriously stepped up the the quality of the art they have been featuring throughout the past year. It took a leap of faith in exhibiting a very unconventional show from Ernesto Oroza, who literally mapped out the fabulous estate’s history by highlighting various obscure elements, […]

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Actor John Lithgow meets Random Acts of Culture™

Miami, Random Acts of Culture // February 24, 2012

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By the Adrienne Arsht Center staff The Random Acts of Culture™ team is used to surprising the public with performances by Miami-based professional artists, but this month it ran into its own random surprise when actor John Lithgow appeared in the crowd of spectators at Miami International Airport. Lithgow, known for his roles in 3rd Rock […]

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“Grown in Detroit” screens at the Detroit Institute of Art

Detroit // February 24, 2012

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On Thursday night, the Detroit Institute of Art (a Knight Arts grantee) screened “Grown in Detroit” as part of its “Detroit Revealed on Film” exhibit. The film is a close look at the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a public school for pregnant and mothering teens that incorporates hands-on agricultural practice into its curriculum while also providing […]

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“Fresh & Springy”

Akron, Uncategorized // February 24, 2012

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Joan Colbert isn’t hoping for familiar paintings of flowers for the upcoming “Fresh & Springy“ juried show at the Summit Artspace gallery — just the opposite. For the eighth year of the annual show, the artist/gallery coordinator has thrown down the gauntlet to Akron-area artists with this challenge: Get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes […]

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“Pina” brings new audience to the Coral Gables Art Cinema

Miami, Poetry, Theater // February 23, 2012

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If you haven’t seen “Pina,” the Oscar-nominated documentary film by German filmmaker Wim Wenders about famed choreographer and dancer Pina Bausch, then go. It’s running for another week at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, and I suspect the tickets

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YoungArts Miami celebrates national winners from South Florida at the New World Center

Miami // February 23, 2012

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By Ellen Gray, Young Arts Miami On Sunday, February 26, YoungArts winners from the South Florida region will perform at the New World Center in YoungArts Miami. This interdisciplinary performance and awards ceremony features the 2012 YoungArts winners from the New World School of the Arts, Design and Architecture Senior High, John A. Ferguson Senior […]

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Dance, Charlotte, dance

Charlotte, Dance // February 23, 2012

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On Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 the CLT Dance Weekend will be taking over Spirit Square in uptown Charlotte. Master classes, a variety of dance performances and even a free panel discussion about the future of dance are all part of this weekend celebration. All of this will happen in Spirit Square, located […]

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