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Charlotte Dance Festival call for entries

Charlotte // July 17, 2014

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The 2014 Festival in the Park is fast approaching in September. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Festival bringing good music, great art and enjoyable times to Charlotteans at Freedom Park. One of the main goals of the Festival is to promote and stimulate interest in the arts – performing as well as […]

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A brief history of what to do this weekend in Miami…

Miami, Theater // July 17, 2014

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A Wolf at the Door.

The XXIX International Hispanic Theatre Festival continues with multiple performances this weekend. It shouldn’t be hard to find the right performance to attend. The question is stamina. On Saturday, July 19th, Spain’s Periferia Teatro presents the family friendly Guyi Guyi, a play by Juan Manuel Quiñonero and María Socorro García, and directed by Juan Manuel […]

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Ted Knighton beckons us into uncharted woods at International House

Philadelphia // July 17, 2014

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On a day-to-day basis we are often so jaded and hurried that we miss the beauty all around us, and even lose sight of the strangeness that is life. Thanks to Ted Knighton, we have a not-so-subtle reminder of the weird and the sublime by way of Knighton’s illustrations, installations and video work. The artist […]

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Over-Do: Day Party with Bruce Wonder and Shawty Slim illuminates Macon-based DJs

Dance, Macon, Music, Uncategorized // July 16, 2014

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Smack dab in the middle of the day on July 19 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., you can witness eight different deejays groove out at Roasted Cafe on 442 Second Street in Downtown. This is the second time DJ Bruce Wonder and DJ Shawty Slim have pulled this off. They threw this type of […]

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Looking ahead to Festival Miami: Maria Schneider and Dawn Upshaw

Miami, Music // July 16, 2014

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For more than three decades, the folks at the University of Miami have opened the South Florida musical season in expansive style with Festival Miami, presenting a month’s worth of concerts that start in October and last through early November. A couple weeks ago, UM announced much of the lineup for this 31st iteration of […]

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Plein Air takes a fresh turn at Summit Artspace

Akron // July 16, 2014

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It’s been four years since local artists have been painting up an urban outdoor storm in the “plein air” style in downtown Akron. This year “Streetscapes: Akron in Plein Air” took a different and refreshing turn with how the exhibit – and the rewards that came from it – were done. That might have to […]

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Revitalizing a neighborhood from the ground up with an Urban Flower Field

St. Paul // July 16, 2014

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Live in the middle of a city, and you can’t escape the cyclical flux of abandonment, demolition and development. Businesses come and go. A once-prosperous neighborhood hits hard times, and slowly dilapidating properties bear witness to its residents’ struggles. But the truth is, in an urban center, space is precious – even derelict land eventually […]

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Disco night at the July 10 Summer Dance

St. Paul // July 16, 2014

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By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Hundreds of people boogied on down to Rice Park on July 10th for Summer Dance – man, it was Disco night! The weather was beautiful, and so were the people, as they learned some ‘far out’ dance moves from the Arthur Murray dance instructors.  And then, […]

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Crafted Boca surprises

Miami // July 15, 2014

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In the very back of the ground floor of the Boca Museum of Art is a simple, beautiful exhibit from Elaine Reichek – it could be easy to miss, and you really shouldn’t. Reichek studied at Brooklyn College with abstract master Ad Reinhardt in the 1960s and was an early pioneer of conceptual art with […]

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Tyler McPhee grasps at the vastness and longing of the sea

Philadelphia // July 15, 2014

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Looking at the distant horizon from shore, the mind has a tendency to wander amongst feelings of melancholy, ideas of immensity, and concepts of faraway places. What fertile ground for the romantic ruminations of human beings in the face of our magnificent planet! Whether the ocean is flat and serene, or viciously churning, it is […]

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