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J. Shawn Durham stars in “Four Broke Guys” at the Douglass Theatre

Macon, Poetry, Theater // April 7, 2014

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  For almost eight years, Macon’s community has witnessed J.Shawn Durham perform a spoken word piece called “Lola.” He was very passionate when expressing the content of this particular work. When he would recite the piece, his thoughts were picturesque. You could definitely visualize all the scenarios he portrayed during his projection of this poem. […]

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FLA-FRA comes to the edge

Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater // April 7, 2014

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Last weekend, Tigertail’s month-long FLA-FRA (Florida-France Festival) produced “Come to the Edge,” a 12-hour reading of the works of famed French writer Apollinaire at the ArtCenter/South Florida on South Beach. I was given the opportunity, along with 23 volunteers, to read from his collected works in a semi-cozy, unused artist studio to a small audience […]

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Awaiting El Anatsui: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Bass Museum of Art

Miami // April 6, 2014

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art This week, El Anatsui will be visiting the Bass Museum of Art to put the finishing touches to his exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, which opens to the public on Friday 11 April. Unusually, given that most artists’ work arrives with specific instructions for […]

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What’s your best idea for the arts in St. Paul?

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // April 4, 2014

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Today, Knight Foundation is opening an opportunity for everyone—and we mean everyone—in St. Paul with a great idea for the arts. The Knight Arts Challenge is officially accepting applications. Now through May 5, we will be looking for the most innovative arts ideas to share $1.5 million in funding. You can submit them here at […]

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Hamtramck Free School: bringing higher minds to free education

Detroit // April 4, 2014

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Freedom makes for great education. That’s the foundational principle of the Hamtramck Free School, a groundbreaking educational organization that has been offering materials and learning opportunities to anyone who shows up with a desire to learn, or teach. Co-founded by Michael Brown, a philosopher and Michigan State University Ph.D candidate; unstoppable culture magnet Steve Panton […]

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The A.I.R. Dance Conference comes to MDC Kendall campus

Dance, Miami // April 4, 2014

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The 3rd Annual Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference: Engaging the Community (A.I.R Dance Conference) is an academic dance conference that’s open to Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges and the community. The conference features master dance classes, lectures and performances from guest artists that explore the impact dance has on the community and the individual. It […]

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“Life with Father” is a perfect gem of comedy at Weathervane Playhouse

Akron, Theater // April 4, 2014

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Ah, the good old days. Actually they seem that way in Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s “Life with Father” being performed at Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee. Think about it. Set in a large Victorian house in the 1880s (which scenic designer Alan Scott Ferrall lays out resplendently, while costume designer Jasen J. Smith adds […]

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UNC Charlotte celebrates J.S. Bach

Charlotte // April 3, 2014

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In the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall, J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 6 will be performed at UNC Charlotte as part of the University’s Faculty and Friends Concert Series. On Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Department of Music faculty David Russell, Anne R. Belk Distinguished Professor of Violin, and Mira […]

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Cinedelphia Film Festival keeps film freaky

Philadelphia // April 3, 2014

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Even if you happened to catch the dizzying preview to this year’s Cinedelphia Film Festival at PhilaMOCA on April Fool’s Day, you still may not know what the city is in store for this month, or at least you may not be able to put it into words. The hour-and-change long teaser sped by with […]

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National Poetry Month brings a host of literary events to St. Paul

Poetry, St. Paul // April 2, 2014

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As is the case every spring, there are scads of literary events going on in and around Minneapolis-St. Paul in honor of National Poetry Month. One of my favorites this year comes out of Greater Minnesota, actually: the students and faculty of the English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato are sharing a new video […]

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