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Festival Miami classical schedule looks compelling

Miami, Music // June 23, 2011

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This week, the University of Miami released the program information for the upcoming 28th iteration of Festival Miami, beginning Sept. 30. I’ll focus on the classical front, though there’s major news on the jazz side of things in an appearance by the legendary saxman Benny Golson (perhaps I’ll address this in a different post). One […]

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The Knight Arts Challenge hits the small screen

KAC Miami // June 23, 2011

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Breaking news – WPBT Channel 2 will air a 27-minute special showcasing the Knight Arts Challenge and its winners on Thursday, July  7 at 7:30pm. Produced by Knight Foundation, “Ideas in Motion” gets inside the studio and behind the curtain with five winners of the Knight Arts Challenge. Highlighted artists include the Florida Grand Opera, Teatro […]

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CityWrights Weekend: an opportunity for local playwrights

Miami, Theater // June 23, 2011

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Susi Westfall, City Theatre co-founder and literary director, created CityWrights Weekend, a four-day intensive program that focuses on practical, professional development and creative hands-on participation. The Weekend is packed with a full schedule of workshops and readings by master playwrights

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Art online

Miami // June 21, 2011

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Most people know Tigertail Productions because of the cutting-edge performance, dance and spoken word the organization both nurtures and delivers to South Florida. And rightly so. Since 1979, Tigertail has introduced local audiences to an eclectic mix of dance and performance from across the globe that never would have rolled up on shore without the […]

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Greatest person of the day: Dennis Scholl & Random Acts of Culture™

Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, Random Acts of Culture, San Jose & Silicon Valley, St. Paul // June 21, 2011

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The Random Act of Culture® love continues to spread. HuffPost named Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation VP/Arts and Random Act of Culture® creator, its Greatest Person of the Day Monday, June 20. The HuffPost piece outlines Random Act of Culture’s intention (“Scholl wondered if the most modern way of promoting classical music and performance was to […]

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Island beautiful: art on Detroit’s Belle Isle

Detroit // June 21, 2011

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Belle Isle is spectacular. The Detroit island park is home to dense woods, weeping willow-lined lakes, vast fields, dramatic views of the skyline and passing freighters, and some truly inspired architecture. The contemplative tranquility of its natural and man-made beauty also makes it a perfect place to encounter art, as the folks at Access Arts […]

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Exploring the future of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company

All Communities // June 20, 2011

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What happens to choreography after the dance ends? Miami Herald reporter Jordan Levin probes this issue in a recent audio piece about Merce Cunningham and his namesake dance company. Produced in partnership with WLRN, the story explores the legacy and future of the legendary choreographer’s work, noting: “Though Cunninghman focused on the here and now, […]

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Explore the inner world of contemporary artists

Charlotte, Poetry, Uncategorized // June 20, 2011

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Open studios are not new. For years, artists opened up their world to others. Often when one thinks about an “open studio,” we envision the artist in their recently tidied space with brushes or other supplies neatly put away. But McColl Center for Visual Art (the Center) is on the cutting edge of contemporary art […]

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XXVI: International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami

Miami, Theater // June 20, 2011

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The acclaimed International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) of Miami, presented by Teatro Avante, American Airlines (the festival’s official airline) and the Adrienne Arsht Center, is celebrating its 26th anniversary season with a tribute to Chile. The festival will present some of the best theatre companies from

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How do we read this “Noise?”

Miami // June 17, 2011

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How we process, digest and communicate with the world around us has always been a fascinating, mysterious and essential part of life. It involves language sometimes, but many other modes of expression as well. That’s what is delved into for the show “Noise Field,”

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