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Helping Charlotte Manage Diversity and Education Challenges

Charlotte // August 10, 2010

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Levine Museum of the New South currently benefits from two Knight Foundation grants.  One provides major underwriting of the exhibit Changing Places: From Black & White to Technicolor which explores Charlotte’s new diversity.  The other is helping the Museum re-imagine COURAGE: The Carolina Story that Changed America, an exhibit on Civil Rights and education which […]

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Ground Up and Rising Swells with Pillowman

Miami, Theater // August 8, 2010

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It took me a long time to get around to catching Ground Up and Rising‘s production of Martin McDonagh’s provocative play, The Pillowman. The raw, young company has already presented two versions of the play over the past year, one down in Homestead and the other during the Miami Beach Sleepless Night. While I can’t […]

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An Eye On the Visual: Optic Nerve

Miami // August 6, 2010

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Video holds a unique position in contemporary art. On one level, it is the newest medium, one totally based on technology that was nonexistent a century ago. But it also seems to be the most immediate of vehicles — a video can express a snapshot of time, and its Zeitgeist, like no other form. MoCA‘s […]

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Afro conTempo Parties the Peruvian Way

Dance, Miami // August 5, 2010

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Ever since I saw a brief performance by the Peruvian dance troupe Afro conTempo the other week, I’ve been itching to know more about this group. I’d never heard of conTempo or Marcela Díaz before, yet here they were on stage, fully formed. I’d scoured the city for an Afro-Peruvian troupe last year — how […]

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Audition Announcement: Miami Music Project

Miami // August 5, 2010

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2008 Knight Arts Challenge winner The Miami Music Project is looking for six musicians to join its string quartet and brass quintet for the 2010-11 season – read below for details and click here for audition information. Auditions will be held Sept 7 and 8, applications must be received in the MMP office by Tuesday, […]

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The Miami Poster Project

Miami // August 5, 2010

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The Miami Poster Project is not about changing the way people see Miami. People already see Miami in all sorts of ways. The issue is representation. Miami is typecast. It’s stereotyped. It’s got an image issue. Can something be simultaneously stale and moldy? Because that’s what we’re dealing with when it comes to visual representations […]

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Live Music is Back @ MCB

Miami // August 5, 2010

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By Miami City Ballet This season, Miami City Ballet celebrates its 25th anniversary with the return of live music and the Opus One Orchestra led by award-winning principal conductor Maestro Gary Sheldon.  Orchestral accompaniment was cancelled halfway through the 2008-09 season due to lack of funding. The orchestra returns to MCB courtesy of a $900,000 […]

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Miami Gets New Baroque Ensemble

Miami // August 4, 2010

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The upcoming concert season in South Florida will see the debut of a local ensemble devoted to the performance of Baroque music. The group, named Arcanum, has been formed by tenor Tony Boutté and Baroque flutist Colin St. Martin, and will be featured in the Miami Bach Society’s Tropical Baroque Festival in March. But before […]

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They Might Be Our Best Giants

Miami // August 3, 2010

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The giant inflatable art sculptures swaying in the wind at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden are truly lovely spectacles — the only thing negative to say about this outdoor art exhibit is that it is so short-lived and will only last through Friday night, so haul yourself over to the gardens asap. There have been […]

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Casual Concerts Slated for Knight Theater

Charlotte // August 3, 2010

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By Susan Patterson, Charlotte Program Director Since its opening last fall with Steven Martin playing the banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass group, Knight Theater has had diverse programming on its stage. From Alvin Ailey to a Monterey Jazz Festival trio to the locally produced Tosco Music Party, all the performances I’ve attended have had enthusiastic audiences. I […]

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