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Mu Daiko celebrates its 15th anniversary with joyful noise

Music, St. Paul, Theater, Uncategorized // February 15, 2012

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When Mu Daiko’s taiko drummers beat out a rhythm, it’s not just performance — it’s exultation. With a fusion of percussive beats and fluid, athletic movement, the artists on stage for Saturday night’s 15th Anniversary Concert gave the enthusiastic crowd in Ordway’s intimate McKnight Theater a rousing performance of both classic works and new compositions. Led […]

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The Calder Quartet with Iva Bittová on the FUZE! series

Akron // February 15, 2012

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When Iva Bittová sings, her voice darts its way in and out of a melody like the needle of a mad embroidery master. To listen to this Czech singer is to be transported to a place where you don’t know what will happen next — but you want nothing more than to find out. Bittová, […]

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Do you like gospel? Do you have talent?

Miami // February 14, 2012

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By Adrienne Arsht Center Staff The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is looking for you! As part of its Free Gospel Sundays program sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Arsht Center is conducting a New Gospel Talent Search. Wanted: Miami’s best gospel singers, quartets and choirs […]

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What’s new in a fair

Miami // February 14, 2012

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This will be a bit of an experiment: the inaugural edition of the Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair, to be held in a 100,000-square-foot tent in Midtown. Opening up on Thursday night and running through Monday, the Art Miami Pavilion from Art Basel Miami Beach will be host to more than 50 galleries, from […]

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“Doing Time | Depth of Surface”

Philadelphia // February 14, 2012

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In the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design there is a project on display, courtesy of Philagrafika by Spanish artists María Jesús González and Patricia Gómez, entitled “Doing Time | Depth of Surface,” which will be on display through March 17. The installation of photos, videos and large-scale prints comes from their residency […]

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The Borscht Film Festival heads to South by Southwest

Miami // February 14, 2012

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The Borscht Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, is heading west next month as four of its shorts were selected for the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival.  The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke (Narrative Shorts competition), Reinaldo Arenas (Narrative Shorts competition), I Am Your Grandma (Midnight Shorts competition) and Jacuzzi Boys: Glazin (Midnight Shorts competition) will […]

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Knight Foundation supports 13 Akron Arts groups with over $600,000

Akron // February 14, 2012

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The Akron arts scene gets a bit more robust this week as Knight Foundation grants $601,000 to 13 local organizations to “enrich and engage Akron in innovative ways.” Targeting programs with the potential to transform Akron’s arts scene and enhance community engagement, the grants are part of Knight Foundation’s efforts to  weave the arts into Akron residents’ […]

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Detroit’s literary movement in full swing

Detroit // February 14, 2012

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This past Saturday, the local literary press known as [sic] held its second quarterly event, which took place in the stunning OmniCorpDetroit hackerspace at Eastern Market, and featured poetry readings by New Yorkers Allyson Paty, Mike Lala and Amy Lawless, along with local poets Ivan Grass and Phreddy Wischusen. There were also musical performances, as well […]

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Cuban Classical Ballet at Miami International Airport: Random Acts of Culture™ hits the sky

Miami, Random Acts of Culture // February 13, 2012

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On January 31, 2012 the Cuban Classical Ballet surprised travelers at Miami International Airport with spontaneous performances of Swan Lake as part of Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture™ program. Relive the magic with the video above. Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, […]

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A Conversation with Lowell Liebermann, composer of the music for Viscera

Miami // February 13, 2012

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By Rebecca King, Miami City Ballet dancer Miami City Ballet premiered Viscera, a new work by emerging young choreographer Liam Scarlett on Friday, January 6, 2012. On the first day of rehearsals for Viscera, Mr. Scarlett told us that the music was his main source of inspiration and gathered us around him to just listen to the entire work.  Three weeks […]

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