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Inside AileyCamp Miami

Miami // August 25, 2011

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By Suzette Espinosa, Adrienne Arsht Center This month, 100 AileyCamp Miami campers, all middle school students from Miami-Dade County, took to the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for a grand finale performance that reflected personal and artistic growth the young group garnered during a six-week full scholarship camp at the […]

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Bookspace

Philadelphia // August 25, 2011

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Phantasmagoria

Frankford Avenue’s Bookspace offers exactly what it says: books and space. Opened originally as a book warehouse with around 100,000 books, Bookspace sold online until 2008, when it opened its doors to the public. Since then, its taken the warehouse and slowly transformed it into a cultural and performance venue as well, offering art shows, […]

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Bearden’s Centennial Celebration begins

Charlotte, Uncategorized // August 25, 2011

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Sept. 2 marks artist Romare Bearden’s 100th birthday, but Charlotte begins its celebration of this Mecklenburg County native tonight. Bearden is best known for textured collages depicting scenes of social customs in modern African-American society, often with inspirations stemming from his first home in North Carolina. “LOOKING FORWARD / LOOKING BACK: Honoring the Legacy of […]

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Closing out summer with Gene Hackman, Borscht, Markus Gottschlich and “Cirque Éloize iD”

Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater // August 25, 2011

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Summer is almost over, but the arts are eternal. Even though the kids are going back to school and hurricane Irene is packing up and shimmying up the coast, the performing arts scene in Miami is still chugging along with

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Minnesota Museum of American Art — a revitalized museum built with vision, if not yet bricks

St. Paul // August 24, 2011

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When the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) announced early in 2009 it would close up shop indefinitely and move out of its downtown St. Paul gallery space, it wasn’t much of a surprise. There’d been rumbles: turbulence in the leadership, money woes, ineffective management, the loss of its space to redevelopment. Honestly, aside from […]

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O, Miami goes national

Miami // August 23, 2011

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O, Miami, Miami’s first monthlong poetry festival, made national news last month as New York Magazine included the Knight Arts grantee in its weekly approval matrix. Agustina Woodgate’s O, Miami poetry bombing project is prominently placed at the corner of highbrow & brilliant in the July 11, 2011 issue.

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A cure for the summertime blues

Miami // August 23, 2011

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It’s hot. It’s raining. Even the ocean offers little relief this time of year. So, it’s best to stick with the indoor. What many people don’t realize is that August delivers artistic relief — contrary to popular belief, there have been a number of interesting things going on a all month. Last week, as reviewed […]

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Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia // August 23, 2011

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Mural

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG), if you’ve been familiar with the city for any amount of time, is quite possibly something you’ve been clued into, if for no other reason than its age and magnitude. You may have only heard about it, or you have passed it while strolling on South Street. It’s not exactly hard […]

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Transforming the medium

Detroit, Theater // August 23, 2011

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With “Manifest Destiny (there was blood on the saddle),” the Hinterlands, a Detroit-based physical theater troupe, is redefining the medium. The two-hour show was one of the most imaginative performances I have ever seen. The vaudevillian comedy, sing-alongs, pseudo-history, puppetry, feats of strength and skill, dreamlike imagery and the smell of frying bacon blend into a […]

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Tap your power to give

Charlotte, Miami // August 23, 2011

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Supporting the arts just got much easier, as the Arts & Science Council launches power2give.org. Supported by Knight Foundation with a $250,000 grant, power2give.org is a website offering a unique way to match cultural fans and funders to local projects. Think Kickstarter for the arts. 501(c)3 organizations and artists will list specific needs (think pointe […]

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