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The reviews are in: Porgy & Bess

Akron // April 18, 2011

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The Akron Symphony’s Knight-funded production of  the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess took the stage last Friday and Saturday April 15-16, 2011. The shows were nearly sold out and reviews overwhelmingly positive. The330.com calls Porgy and Bess a “rare treat,” noting that seeing the show on opening night “felt like history in the making.” “The massive, two-night […]

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O, Miami week three preview

Miami, Poetry, Uncategorized // April 17, 2011

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The O, Miami! poetry festival begins week three with a reading by local poets, a talk and reading with leading figures of the of Argentinian Avant-Garde scene, a poetry reading at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, plus an fascinating array of cinematic events scheduled at the Miami Beach Cinematheque and O, Cinema. It’s nearly impossible to […]

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The Red Thread arrives in Miami Shores

Miami // April 15, 2011

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Knight Arts grantee The Playground Theatre celebrates the world premiere of The Red Thread Saturday, April 16. Inspired by Chinese folklore, this 90-minute original play is designed for children eight years and older and tells the story of a widowed weaver and his three daughters. The production is heavily influenced by local talent – it’s […]

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Borscht 7

Miami // April 15, 2011

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Miami’s seventh “quasi-yearly” Borscht Film Festival runs from April 9-23, bringing films telling Miami stories created by regional filmmakers to iconic venues throughout Miami. Funded by Knight Foundation, the Festival hopes to forge Miami’s cinematic identity and generate global interest in the city’s film industry. In doing so, Borscht commissioned local teams of directors and […]

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Season winding down, but programs retain challenges

Miami, Music // April 15, 2011

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The season is swiftly approaching its end, and this weekend marks one of the last waves of heavy concert activity before Thanksgiving rolls around again. Two concerts this weekend offer some good off-the-beaten-path pieces of repertoire mixed in along with some core repertory, which just goes to show that if you know where to look, […]

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O, Miami at Casa de Ha-ha, South Pointe Park, CasaLin & beyond

Miami, Music, Poetry // April 15, 2011

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As the second full week of O, Miami! comes to a close, I’m overwhelmed with all of the amazing events still scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. If you are looking for something to do this weekend and beyond that includes a little poetry

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Kids paint the Cass Corridor way with Gilda Snowden

Detroit // April 15, 2011

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Since 2007, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit has invited children and their caregivers to create together during Family Days. This Sunday, kids will have the extraordinary opportunity to paint with noted local artist Gilda Snowden. Snowden is a Kresge Arts Fellow whose Flora Urbana series is currently on display as part of MOCAD’s Art X […]

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Going O!

Miami // April 14, 2011

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By Siobhan Canty, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Knight Foundation   One of the great things about O Miami! is how it shows that poetry can be a daily and fundamental way of improving our lives.  When placed in everyday spots, poems remind us that there are other ways of seeing the world.  On the […]

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The urban aesthetic of Primary Projects

Miami, Uncategorized // April 14, 2011

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The images of dark, wet, empty nighttime urban streets are haunting, populated by power lines and the harsh light of an uncovered street lamp. However, the canvas that German artist Lena Schmidt uses are pieces of found wood, which she then scratches with a thin knife to come up with her cityscapes—all of that eerie […]

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Art Si! is training Latino artists in the business of art

Charlotte, Uncategorized // April 14, 2011

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Many would agree that the arts can bring us together, even help us to overcome language barriers.  And, Charlotte, like many cities in our country is a melting pot of different people, backgrounds and languages. Art Si! is a relatively new initiative that is picking up steam in 2011.  It is all about connecting cultures […]

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