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Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Marturet striving for a happy workplace

Miami, Music // July 29, 2011

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In talking the other day to Eduardo Marturet, music director of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the conductor dropped a phrase I hadn’t heard before: “horizontal empowerment.” It’s central to the Miami Symphony’s operational strategy, he said, which spreads out the responsibilities involved in mounting concerts. “It’s a model for the symphony orchestra which doesn’t happen […]

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Lots of weekend musical summer fun

Charlotte, Music // July 28, 2011

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Hard to believe it’s already the last weekend in July. Where has the summer gone? Even though we are starting to see “back to school” commercials, there are still a bunch of great summer activities to savor. And if you enjoy music, there’s a wide variety of shows to choose from this weekend. Whether you […]

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A big win for Philly Youth Poetry Movement

Philadelphia, Poetry // July 28, 2011

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Philadelphia was well represented recently at San Francisco’s Brave New Voices poetry slam — the longest ongoing spoken word event in the world. The 2011 competition, which just went down on July 23, was won by a team of Philadelphia poets. Funded by the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement, a Knight Arts grantee, the five-person team took […]

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Arts Journalism Challenge live chat archived and available online

CAJ Challenge // July 28, 2011

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In case you missed it, yesterday’s live chat for the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge has been archived and is available on www.artsjournalism.org. The conversation features Knight and NEA staff responses to questions applicants submitted about things like eligibility (anyone), and the purpose of the challenge: to seek new models for arts journalism in Knight’s eight resident communities. We hope […]

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A crash course in dance for a non-dancer

Detroit // July 28, 2011

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By Gregory Lucas-Myers, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Twice now, I have visited our museum’s recently installed Dance Theater of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts exhibit. The first time I explored the space, uneasy captivation quickly set-in. Uneasy, not because of anything off-putting, but because of the exact opposite. I can’t quite put it into words. Costumes […]

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Annie Hollingsworth on “Red Eyes”

Miami, Theater // July 28, 2011

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Annie Hollingsworth, director of Mayami Folklorico and one of “The New Times’” 100 Creatives, will present a work-in-progress titled “Red Eyes” (Je Wouj) at the Little Haiti Cultural Center this Friday, July 29. Choreographed in collaboration with Ann Mazzocca, “Red Eyes” explores the rich, spirit-driven traditions of Haitian

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Traction Company’s contrasted makeover

Philadelphia // July 28, 2011

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Cars and Housetops

Philadelphia Traction Company is about to have an exterior makeover, courtesy of artist Joe Boruchow. The members of the Traction Company approached Boruchow earlier this year about creating a site-specific installation to enliven the boarded-up windows of its building at 41st Street and Haverford Avenue. This will be Boruchow’s largest installation to date, and there will […]

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Original poetry, mixed music and Q&A: SIDE TWO: A LIVE MIXTAPE

Charlotte // July 27, 2011

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By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art On Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Knight Writer-in-Residence, P. Scott Cunningham performed Evening Bell as part of Poet on a Hot Tin Roof at McColl Center for Visual Art in Uptown, Charlotte. With over 100 sets of eyes looking up at Cunningham from the main gallery, the poet stood high […]

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An educational experience in New York

Miami // July 27, 2011

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By Eric Hankin, DASH teacher, architect & trip organizer Earlier this summer, 30 DASH students traveled to New York City, many for their first time leaving their Miami neighborhoods, to participate in a one-month program sponsored by Knight Foundation. The students spent one week with their teachers discovering Manhattan. Day trips included walks through Union […]

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Minnesota summertime captured in handblown glass and “drawings in light”

St. Paul, Uncategorized // July 27, 2011

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Before I moved to Minnesota, I’d heard about this northern clime primarily in terms of cold: frigid, long months of winter and the many layers of clothing required to survive its severe temps; snow-pack so thoroughly chilled by February that the ground squeaks when you walk on it. I expected this region’s formidable cold. What […]

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