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“Relatively Speaking” is relatively strong at Weathervane Playhouse

Akron, Theater // October 17, 2014

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Alan Ayckbourn’s swinging ’60s British comedy had what seemed like a slow start in the first act during opening night of “Relatively Speaking” at Weathervane Playhouse (a Knight Arts grantee), but then Act II came along in the nick of time. The problem wasn’t with the acting. Adam C. Alderson as Greg and Tris Bolinger […]

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Fundación Educative Carlos M. Castañeda presents an evening of Latin American classics with Martha Marchena

Miami // October 16, 2014

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Fundación Educative Carlos M. Castañeda (FECMC) proudly presents an Evening of Latin American Classics with lauded pianist Martha Marchena. Marchena’s unique repertoire, captivating performances and innovative discography has engaged listeners for decades. Born in Cuba, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber music ensembles worldwide. She takes to the stage at the […]

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Concepts of design present and future from Queensland to Philadelphia

Philadelphia // October 16, 2014

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Presenting the ongoing research from Queensland College of Art in Australia, the “Design in Flux” exhibition at Crane Arts staged by DesignPhiladelphia is a spectacular investigation into where design is now and where it’s headed. By addressing design as an ongoing process as opposed to a finite end, the many contributors utilize their expertise in […]

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The new jewel of Hialeah

Miami, Music, Theater // October 16, 2014

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Florida Grand Opera.

When I was a boy, my grandmother would take me the the Hialeah Park Race Track—a.k.a., the “Jewel of Hialeah.” She’d bet on the horses, and I would, too. I’d eat hot dogs and sip on Coke while she hooted and hollered for X or Y horse to cross the finish line. I had no […]

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Catch a new play on the Green Line this weekend (literally)

St. Paul, Theater // October 15, 2014

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This weekend, Minnesota Museum of American Art (a Knight Arts grantee) will close its public transportation-themed exhibition, “From There to Here,” with a “mobile theater” performance of a new, crowd-sourced play written for the occasion by Jessica Huang in partnership with artists Ashley Hanson and Wing Young Huie. This interactive production aims to capture something of […]

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Spirits in October reveals scandalous people from Macon’s past

Macon, Theater // October 15, 2014

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Every year, the storyline and theme of Spirits in October becomes more interesting. The whole concept of the guided tours captures the beauty of history, storytelling and theater that mesmerize the minds of the audience. Spirits in October educates and entertains our community. The production makes learning fun. Although it started out as a means […]

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Actors’ Summit season begins with clever comedy “Making God Laugh”

Akron, Theater // October 15, 2014

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Sean Grennan’s “Making God Laugh” is a hoot as presented by Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee. It’s the company’s season opener, and it’s a great one to begin with – funny, cleverly written, a wonderful mixture of laughable incidents that have serious undertones that ultimately get worked out in the plot, and some gifted […]

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CriticCar covers the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit

Detroit // October 14, 2014

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By Jennifer Conlin, Founder and Editor of CriticCar Detroit Call it the Oscars of Detroit’s art world, but thanks to the Knight Foundation, individuals and organizations working hard to culturally revitalize the Motor City were recently acknowledged for the second year in a row at the Fillmore Theatre. Last year, 56 winners were awarded $2.1 […]

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Get in the mood with landscape painting

Miami // October 14, 2014

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It’s so nice to realize that landscape painting has not died, and that some of the best of it is still, well, old school. A great case in point: the gorgeous paintings of Scott Armetta hanging in the artist-run GucciVuitton gallery. Walk around Armetta’s world, and be transported into a clearly Florida landscape just before […]

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2014 Hamtramck Neighborhood Art Festival: bigger, louder and artier than ever

Detroit // October 14, 2014

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Saturday, October 11th was a peerlessly beautiful day for the Fourth Annual Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival, with more events and open studios than ever before. The day was punctuated by a wide variety of activities beyond the massive scope of open artist studios, including a ghost-DJ and art dance floor at Kinehaus, a concert featuring […]

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