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The Perpetual Peace Project

All Communities // December 17, 2010

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By Aaron Levy, executive director and chief curator of the Slought Foundation For the last few months, I have had the pleasure of working out of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown New York.  My “office” is not to be found amongst administration on the 6th floor, however; nor will you find me listed […]

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Gantt Center’s First Year: Start of a Grand Journey

Charlotte // December 16, 2010

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In its first year of operation, Charlotte’s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture surpassed projections with 67,000 people visiting the facility to view exhibits, engage with artists and take classes. About 57,000 had been expected. For CEO David Taylor, that’s just the beginning.

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Violinist Oliveira Next Up on Sunday Series

Miami, Music // December 16, 2010

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The violinist Elmar Oliveira won the gold medal in the Tchaikovsky competition in 1978 (sharing it with Latvia’s Ilya Grubert), and is still the only American ever to win that prize. Since then he’s been steadily concertizing, recording and teaching. I’ve heard him a couple of times up at Lynn University in Boca Raton, once […]

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WordSpeak Book Launch & Reading At Books & Books

Miami, Poetry // December 16, 2010

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Tigertail’s 2010-2011 season has kept poetry alive and fire-breathing all around South Florida. Coming up next: WordSpeak. Tigertail’s teen spoken word project will celebrate

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Basel Recap: Inside Coral Morphologic

Miami // December 15, 2010

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By Coral Morphologic Creators From December 2-5, we (Coral Morphologic) presented Artificial Reef, a series of large-scale video projections of corals, on three prominent buildings on Miami Beach.  The project (facilitated by a grant from Knight Foundation) was meant to highlight the original living artforms of Miami Beach: corals. In fact, having been built atop […]

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Random Acts of Culture™Arrives in Akron With a Bang

Akron, Random Acts of Culture // December 15, 2010

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Hello Akron! Random Acts of Culture®, Knight Foundation’s nationwide initiative to bring the classics out of the performance halls and into the streets, has arrived in Akron in a big way. Our local partner, the Akron Symphony, has organized 51 unique Random Acts of Culture™ in less than one month. The events began Nov. 20 […]

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A “Sunburst” That Illuminates What We See and Say

Miami // December 15, 2010

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Sunlight penetrates the deep rosy-red curtains, so that the musical equipment inside this storefront are bathed in a special color this afternoon. Except this isn’t really a store, and the equipment is an installation, of black and chrome musical stands — for sheet music, microphones, instruments — and some disembodied drums, that reflect the single […]

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Akron Art Museum’s Detroit Disassembled A NY Times Top Holiday Pick

Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose & Silicon Valley, St. Paul // December 14, 2010

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By Akron Art Museum Staff The Akron Art Museum has a bestseller: Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore, co-published by the museum and Damiani, an Italian publisher.  The book, produced for an exhibition organized by the museum last summer, is in its third printing just 8 months after its release.  It was just named one […]

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2010 DawnTown Architecture Competition Winners Announced

Miami // December 14, 2010

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Winners of the 2010 DawnTown architecture competition, which invited innovative designs for a seaplane terminal on an island in downtown Miami, have been announced. The award ceremony featured remarks by world-famous architects Chad Oppenheim and Terry Riley. Here’s a bit of info about the winners and their submissions 1st Prize: Team “CA Landscape,” including Trevor […]

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Forbidden Broadway Opens At Arsht Center

Miami, Theater // December 13, 2010

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Tis’ the season for satire! This December 14th, the long-running uber-popular Off-Broadway Tony award-winning musical comedy Forbidden Broadway opens

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