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Do you love art, history and significant N.C. connections?

Charlotte, Uncategorized // November 17, 2011

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This is a fascinating 1800’s tale of the well-to-do and a master craftsman, who was also an entrepreneur and a free man of color. All of this right here in North Carolina. How interesting it is that Thomas Day — a black man in the South during the 1800s — is one of North Carolina’s […]

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The city we live in

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // November 17, 2011

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… is bursting at the coastline with an almost overwhelming supply of art and cultural events to experience. This is a great thing, so long as one has a plan. Here are a few tips on what to see around town this weekend and the coming

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Author and humorist John Hodgman takes the stage this Friday

St. Paul, Uncategorized // November 16, 2011

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Somehow, this nearly slipped by me: Minnesota Public Radio’s terrific live program, “Wits,” has a show this Friday night with one of my household’s favorite writers (and “The Daily Show” Resident Expert), John Hodgman. For those of you unfamiliar with the variety show-cum-interview series, “Wits” features all manner of clever writerly types in conversation with […]

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The art of the book: Frances Trombly

Miami // November 15, 2011

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The Internet and Kindle have started to make printed material increasingly obsolete, going the way of vinyl records and CDs. But the one hold-out remains art books — there’s something about the experience of seeing the colors and the contours of art on a glossy page that feels more satisfying than on the screen. So, […]

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Direct democracy and artistic dialogue at Grizzly Grizzly

Philadelphia // November 15, 2011

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Grizzly Grizzly Vote

The inaugural call for entries at Grizzly Grizzly is entitled “Other Possible Titles” and runs from Nov. 4 until Nov. 26. The show consists of 35 pieces selected from nearly 250 submissions that were chosen by a jury composed of members of the Grizzly Grizzly collective. As an exhibition, the show is meant to demonstrate […]

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Connecting emerging artists and designers with Cranbrook Academy of Arts’ illuminated past

Detroit // November 15, 2011

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Where were you at 11:11 on November 11, 2011… a.k.a 11:11 11.11.11? Luckiest day of the century, luckiest moment? Maybe, maybe not. Regardless of your beliefs in numerology, 11.11.11 did present itself as an amazing day with the grand re-opening of Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, including the newly constructed 20,000-square-foot collections wing. Located 18 […]

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Minnesota Opera’s “Silent Night” recounts the Christmas truce of World War I

Music, St. Paul, Theater // November 14, 2011

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“Opera is accused of being a ‘museum’ art form, so world premieres are a big deal — there just aren’t that many of them these days,” says the American correspondent for “Opera News,” speaking at the press meet-and-greet before the final dress rehearsal of Minnesota Opera’s newly commissioned production, “Silent Night,” which opened this weekend. […]

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Scissors and Glue: The Miami Project

Miami // November 14, 2011

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Tune into WLRN (channel 17) Thursday, Nov 17 at 10pm for an insider exploration into Miami’s art scene. Billed as “an intimate look at a young city with an old soul,” Scissors and Glue: The Miami Project interviews local luminaries including Bonnie Clearwater, executive director at chief curator at MOCA; Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation VP of […]

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Charlotte ARTery keeps getting better

Charlotte, Uncategorized // November 14, 2011

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Charlotte ARTery is a small, but growing, local, artist-run collective leveraging marketing and business resources to provide a venue for emerging and mid-career Charlotte area artists. It has core members and guests who exhibit in each of its handful of shows throughout the year. This month, you can experience an excellent new group exhibit called “Momentum” […]

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Pradera & Martinez know what to do

Dance, Miami, Music, Theater // November 14, 2011

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Inkub8‘s monthly Inkub8r Open-Studio Series continued last Saturday with a “wet” and “dry” performance of “To Do or Not To Do,” a multimedia, multidisciplinary collaboration with performer and choreographer Carlota Pradera and experimental electronic

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