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Inside American Composers Forum’s expansive new NextNotes program for high school-aged musicians

Music, St. Paul // April 14, 2014

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American Composers Forum’s newly launched NextNotes High School Composition Awards is noteworthy simply as a national contest dedicated to recognizing teenaged composers. Knight Foundation is the founding sponsor of NextNotes. When asked about the larger rationale for such a contest, Suzanna Altman, ACF’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, notes that “there is great societal benefit to recognizing […]

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Miami Beach Cinematheque debuts “Speaking in Cinema” April 29

Miami // April 13, 2014

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By Dana Keith, Miami Beach Cinematheque Wouldn’t it be ideal if we had an opportunity to expand our minds with a discussion and collaborative explanation of the aesthetic elements of films we see, with the actual filmmakers and professional critics? Well, a new series at Miami Beach Cinematheque has been developed, and is generously supported […]

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Sending out an ‘SOS’ to the art world

Miami // April 11, 2014

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There is a strain in North American art practices to shy away from overtly political commentary – that, of course, is a sweeping statement, but European, African and Latin American artists seem to wade into that territory more often. Miami, sitting on the edge of several worlds, can slide to either side. “SOS Venezuela,” opening […]

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“Heavy is the Head” premieres at Popps Packing

Detroit // April 11, 2014

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Friday, April 4th was the opening for “Heavy is the Head,” a body of work by artist Brian Barr, and the latest in a scorching series of installations over at Popps Packing. The exhibition with run through April 26th, and close with an artist talk at 4 p.m. that day. The subject of the show, […]

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Neos Dance Theater bringing its “Snow White” to E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Akron, Dance // April 11, 2014

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There’s an event in the brewing, and it’s one not to be missed. Neos Dance Theater, a Knight Arts grantee, is bringing a larger-than-life event to E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on April 19 in cooperation with the fine arts divisions of The University of Akron, to include the Dance Institute that is in residence […]

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Tosca + electronica = pure magic

Miami // April 11, 2014

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Tosca. Photo by Justin Namon.

Between the “boom boom now” and the “boom boom pow” of the Ultra Music Festival, Puccini’s ultra-tragic opera, Tosca, opened at the Arsht Center. Unlike the Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) awkward and overly-acted production of Nabucco last month, Tosca soared. It walked a

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Arts for Learning ArtWorks intern Aaliyah Wilkerson makes directorial debut!

Miami // April 11, 2014

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By Arts for Learning/Miami Arts for Learning ArtWorks intern Aaliyah Wilkerson made her directorial debut with a student production of Bourbon at the Border by Pearl Cleage, presented at New World School of the Arts from February 28th – March 2nd, 2014. A4L caught up with Aaliyah recently to ask her a few questions about her […]

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“Bauhaus: Model and Myth”

Charlotte // April 10, 2014

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The Bauhaus influence has reached almost all of us in our material worlds, whether it is the streamlined, functionality of a chair or the steel-frame construction of a building. The documentary Bauhaus: Model and Myth (103 minutes, German and English with English subtitles) will be screened at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art this Friday, […]

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New Boon(e) provides (some) greener pastures after a harsh winter

Philadelphia // April 10, 2014

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Just what we all needed after the most brutal of winters: a “Morale Booster.” New Boon(e), an artist run studio/exhibition space on the fringes of Old City, is providing just that for their April First Friday show. Their pick-me-up is an exhibition curated by Zac Beaver and Lina Elisa Northrup Pearson that encompasses the media […]

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Cuban poetry at O, Miami: many voices, one history

Miami // April 9, 2014

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts & culture writer For the next few weeks, poetry is the language of Miami. But the monthlong O, Miami poetry festival, funded by Knight Foundation, is an ambitious proposition well beyond the literary. This year, the event includes a greater emphasis on Spanish language programming, an approach highlighted by encounters […]

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