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In Detroit, documenting music that lives in minds and memories

Detroit // March 12, 2015

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On March 16, Knight Arts Challenge winner Ara Topouzian will debut a new documentary on the history of Armenian Music in Detroit, to be shown both on Detroit Public Television and via livestream online. Here, Topouzian talks about the challenges of documenting traditional music. One of the greatest challenges of creating a documentary on Armenian […]

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‘Off Our Chests’ is more than just storytelling

St. Paul // March 11, 2015

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There’s enough storytelling being performed in the Twin Cities that just the fact that a new show is happening has become unremarkable. However, the people behind Culture Casts are producing something new that promises to be much more than just another storytelling show. “Off Our Chests: Women Talk Breasts” is an evening of music, storytelling, […]

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Learn more about the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge

Detroit, KAC Detroit // March 11, 2015

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With the Knight Arts Challenge in Detroit around the corner, we’re organizing a series of events we hope will answer all your questions about the contest. This year, for the first time, we’re hosting a launch party and pitch session from 6 to 8 p.m. March 24 at Bert’s Market Place in Eastern Market, 2727 […]

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Stained Glass concert expresses James Weldon Johnson’s literary work through dance, poetry and song

Dance, Macon, Music, Poetry, Theater // March 11, 2015

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Nearly two decades into the 20th century, James Weldon Johnson began to create a collection of seven poems called God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, which have been artistically expressed by many individual and groups of artists. Johnson was inspired to write these pieces of literary works from listening to African American pastors recite […]

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Plenty of laughs in Actors’ Summit’s ‘The Book Club Play’

Akron, Theater // March 11, 2015

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Most people probably don’t think of a play about a snooty bunch of people in a book club being all that much of a comedy, but it is at Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee, where Karen Zacarias’ “The Book Club Play” is being performed. For one thing, the hilarity comes out of the characters, […]

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Hattie Mae Williams brings guerrilla dance performances to public places with Tattooed Ballerinas

All Communities // March 10, 2015

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By Nicole Rupersburg, Creative Exchange This article is cross-posted with permission from Creative Exchange. Hattie Mae Williams grew up in Miami and attended the New World School of Arts magnet high school where, she says, she learned a lot about how to use art as a way to promote social change. She then went on […]

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Charlotte Ballet’s ‘Peter Pan’ returns

Charlotte // March 10, 2015

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Neverland returns to Charlotte this week with Charlotte Ballet’s rendition of Peter Pan. Opening March 12th, Peter Pan will run at the Knight Theater until March 22nd. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online or by calling 704-372-1000. Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Peter Pan follows the traditional story with some unique twists. Set to the […]

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New Boon(e) curates friends and opens the floodgates of interpretation

Philadelphia // March 10, 2015

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On First Friday, March 6, New Boon(e) debuted a one night exhibition of painting and commentary among friends. The show “Forever” not only puts a new body of work by artist Kim Altomare on display, but provides accompanying audio analyses by curator and friend Anne Pagana, as well as a gallery tour and performance by […]

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Hamtramck’s spring fling: Jessica Frelinghuysen, Tim Hailey and more

Detroit // March 10, 2015

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Culture mavens, revelers, music lovers and intellectuals needed look no further than Hamtramck this weekend, where an astounding confluence of culture left the city awash in action, even as the first stirring of spring started to break down the winter ice packs. Public Pool was celebrating its five-year anniversary with a mural installation by founding […]

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‘Architecture of Color’ premieres at MIFF 2015

2011 Miami Winners, Miami, Theater // March 9, 2015

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Beatriz Milhazes

The world premiere of Architecture of Color, a documentary portrait of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes directed by José Henrique Fonseca and Priscila Lopes, opens this Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14th at 4 p.m. during the 2015 Miami International Film Festival. Last year, Milhazes’ work was the subject of an extraordinarily […]

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