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Miami gears up for “The Games We Play”

Miami, Theater, Uncategorized // July 25, 2011

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Let the (dancing) games begin. This Friday, July 29, the Little Haiti Cultural Center presents “The Games We Play,” an evening of multicultural performances by choreographers who blend traditional and contemporary dance styles from West African, Afro-Caribbean,

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St. Paul celebrates America’s musical roots

Music, St. Paul // July 24, 2011

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Mears Park, a jewel in the crown of St. Paul’s arts district near downtown, is hopping with live music throughout the summer months. There’s something going on nearly every weekend, from the Music in Mears free concert series to the eclectic Concrete and Grass festival in September. And this Saturday, the park adds another feather […]

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The act of art work worship

Miami // July 22, 2011

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These paintings in the ground-floor entrance area of the Bass Museum (a Knight Arts Challenge winner) are figurative, seemingly bucolic, most of them small. They are punctuated by a triptych in the middle, facing the ramp that leads to the Bass’s main galleries upstairs. The works are from Madrid-based Peruvian artist Sandra Gamarra, part of “At the Same […]

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Coming “Home”

Detroit // July 22, 2011

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The first piece you’ll see when you check out “Homeland,” the show on view at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art until August 20, is Jother Woods’ astonishing, 52-foot long installation “Plantation House.” The dense miniature world, full of buildings, vehicles, avenues and landscaping constructed mostly from found materials, is a testament to the imagination and […]

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The Arts Journalism Challenge is taking questions

All Communities // July 22, 2011

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What exactly is the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge?  Who can apply?  What are the requirements?  And how much money is there to win anyway? The Arts Journalism Challenge, an eight-city contest to find new business models for arts criticism and coverage, is taking questions:  Join Knight and NEA staff at 2 p.m., Wednesday July […]

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Ikebana master Tetsunori Kawana transforms Mint Museum Randolph lawn

Charlotte, Uncategorized // July 21, 2011

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Don’t miss world-renowned Ikebana master Tetsunori Kawana’s transformation of the Mint Museum Randolph lawn. Starting July 26 through August 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public is invited to watch internationally acclaimed bamboo artist and Ikebana master Kawana create “Passages: Green Wall” on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph as part of the […]

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Busy month for Vox Populi

Philadelphia // July 21, 2011

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Knight Arts Grantee Vox Populi certainly has a lot going on this month. It is currently exhibiting its show “Vox VII,” which is quite a whopper of an exhibition. Narrowing down the more than 25 artists to some of the highlights is a feat in itself, but there are definitely some standouts. This is barely […]

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Exploring theatre as a community art form

Philadelphia // July 21, 2011

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By Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia First love for theatre usually comes at an early age. The Philly Theatre Casting Couch celebrated that youthful engagement with theatre when it visited the Moorestown Theatre Company’s production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, at the William Allen Middle School, in Moorestown, New Jersey on July 17th. The Philly […]

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Experience the 1st Annual Soul Fest Weekend

Miami, Music, Theater // July 21, 2011

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Last week I spoke to Carlos Garcia, owner of The Stage, the state-of-the-art live music venue that will host The 1st Annual Soul Fest Weekend from July 29 through 31, 2011. Soul Fest will feature top-notch live musical performances from groups such as Albert Castiglia, Electric Piquete, Stokeswood and Joel DaSilva

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Exploring the film microbudget

2010 Miami Winners, KAC Miami, Miami // July 20, 2011

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2010 Knight Arts Challenge Miami winner Borscht Film Festival was awarded $150,000 to shape Miami’s cinematic identity by showcasing and creating original films that tell unique Miami stories. This week, FilmMaker Magazine celebrated Borscht’s approach, calling it “the perfect example of local, sustainable filmmaking.” Borscht’s Minister of Agriculture Andrew Hevia contributed a piece to the magazine, touching […]

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