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Black History weekend of events at the Frank J. Johnson Community Center

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // February 16, 2015

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During the last weekend in February, the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with A Labor of Love, Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages and Helping Hands Community Outreach to present a production called “Our Story (Black History) Weekend” at the Frank J. Johnson Community Center. While so much negativity is on the forefront of […]

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Exhibit brings Miami’s fashion history to life

Miami // February 13, 2015

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By Amy San Pedro, guest film curator for the Museum of Fashion, a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner Not that long ago the entire country looked to Miami for its style. This history lingers in the signs that read “Fashion District” marking the perimeter of Wynwood. Winter styles in Miami set the summer styles for […]

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Knight Arts Challenge winner EXILE Books thrives on community collaboration

Miami // February 13, 2015

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer At one point, as Amanda Keeley retraces her steps the past few months and her list goes on and on and on, the classic image of a dozen clowns stepping out of a Volkswagen Beetle comes to mind. She pauses and chuckles almost apologetically. “Well, yes, I´ve […]

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Mural art for all types of walls

Miami // February 13, 2015

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Art, and especially outdoor street art, has become entwined with everyday life in Miami. Those of us living here may have recognized this, but maybe it’s the tons of visitors who have descended for this holiday weekend who will notice it most. There are the obvious murals on the walls of Wynwood, as well as […]

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Singer/songwriter Jocelyn Grant to appear at The Club @ the Civic

Akron, Music // February 13, 2015

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Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, has a commitment and a goal of bringing area talent onto its stage. The Civic will be fulfilling that promise once again when it presents singer Jocelyn Grant in its series The Club @ the Civic on Sunday, March 1. Jocelyn Grant isn’t just a great singer; she […]

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A lot of DAM fun with “It’s Like Toys in Here”

Detroit // February 13, 2015

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Saturday, February 14th marks the closing of “It’s Like Toys in Here” at the Detroit Artists Market, giving you just one last chance to fall in love with this playful show curated by Andrew Thompson, featuring three generations of Detroit artists working in the show’s eponymous medium. Of the old school, the mythic creations of […]

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Pinecrest Gardens to host traveling exhibition on ‘The Way We Worked’

Miami // February 13, 2015

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Lisa Toy, educational coordinator of Village of Pinecrest – Pinecrest Gardens, a 2014 Knight Arts Challenge winner. When the opportunity came along for Pinecrest Gardens to apply for a grant to host a six-week traveling museum exhibition, we jumped at it. The exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” is created in partnership between the Smithsonian Institution […]

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Opa-locka and the art of renewal

Miami // February 12, 2015

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer The images of Opa-locka, a small, blue-collar city 10 miles north of downtown Miami, speak of hard times — but also possibility. The Knight Arts Challenge is nurturing that potential.  In 2012 the nonprofit Opa-locka Community Development Corp. won an Arts Challenge grant for an arts festival […]

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Drink, draw and be morbid with Sam Heimer at LMNL Gallery

Philadelphia // February 12, 2015

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Some artists might prefer to work from home, others in familiar studio spaces dedicated to their process. Sam Heimer, on the other hand, spends his time hopping around to Philadelphia area bars, of which he certainly has an abundant selection to choose from. At LMNL Gallery on Frankford Avenue, the drawings inspired by these dimly […]

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Sounds of love fill the air at Bechtler

Charlotte // February 12, 2015

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Valentine’s Day weekend plans still unsettled? Look no further than the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s “Music and Museum” program featuring soprano Helen Goldsby. This performance, “Chamber of Love VI: Serenades and Ballades,” will showcase compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Fauré and Puccini. The concert will be performed in the fourth-floor gallery on February 15th at […]

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