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Saint Paul Food Opera looks to heighten the dining experience

KAC St. Paul, Music, St. Paul // April 30, 2015

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger In 2006, composer and audio designer Ben Houge was living in Shanghai and working on audio for a video game project for Ubisoft when he had dinner at a multi-sensory restaurant called Ultraviolet. The dining experience, coupled with how immersed Houge was in his audio work, made him […]

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FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics Festival 2015

Dance, Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater // April 29, 2015

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M. Lamar. Photo by Michael Benabib.

The 2015 Out in the Tropics Festival, produced by FUNDarte, a Knight Arts grantee, runs from Tuesday, May 5th through Saturday, May 9th. The festival features work from innovative local, national and international GLBTQ artists, including Chely Lima, M. Lamar, Marga Gomez, Caridad Svich and John Moletress. The festival opens on May 5th at 7 […]

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Reading Terminal Market: April update

Philadelphia // April 28, 2015

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market April marks the first anniversary of the enhanced performance series at Reading Terminal Market made possible by the Knight Arts Challenge. A total of 31 performances took place at the Market during this year.   They included popup performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra‘s string section, a 50-voice children’s choir, and […]

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Art X Detroit 2015 brings a triumphant celebration of arts to the city

Detroit // April 28, 2015

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Art X Detroit 2015, the biennial celebration honoring the most recent cycle of Kresge Fellows, drew to a close on Sunday, April 26, following nearly three weeks of free events and exhibits put together by the Visual, Literary, Dance/Music and Film/Theatre Fellows, in partnership with Midtown Detroit Inc., Kresge Arts in Detroit (KAID) and the […]

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The ONE Mile project launches a design and culture magazine in Detroit’s North End

Uncategorized // April 28, 2015

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By Anya Sirota, ONE Mile project This month the ONE Mile project launched its much-anticipated magazine, an image-rich publication featuring the best in art, design, music and culture from Detroit’s epic North End neighborhood. The event took place in an unmarked garage on Oakland Avenue, where local residents, bikers, fashionistas, and culture connoisseurs got together […]

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New online archive offers unprecedented access to John Cage’s work

Miami // April 28, 2015

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By Marika Lynch, Knight Foundation Today, the New World Symphony launches a video-based exploration of the work of John Cage, one of the 20th century’s most influential and provocative composers and visual artists. Part of a free, online resource, the archive grew from a 2013 celebration of Cage on the 100th anniversary of his birth, […]

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Using puppets to break down barriers between people and languages

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul, Theater // April 27, 2015

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By Levi Weinhagen, St. Paul arts blogger Mu Performing Arts has become a national leader in developing and supporting the work of Asian-American playwrights, actors and musicians. Mu has also become a hub of education, community outreach, and a strong voice advocating for social justice. As Mu gets ready to start work on its Knight […]

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Moonlight photography benefits cemetery preservation

Macon // April 27, 2015

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On May 4, the Riverside Cemetery and Conservancy, a Knight Arts grantee, will host Full Moon Euphoria, its annual fundraiser benefiting preservation efforts in the cemetery. The focus of the event is moonlight photography–an activity that is increasingly popular nowadays. During Full Moon Euphoria, professionals will teach those in attendance various techniques that can be used […]

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Writing Miami’s next chapter: Cultural tourism takes center stage

Miami // April 24, 2015

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami More than 150 guests convened at the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Miami on April 2nd for the 11th Annual Breakfast with the Arts and Hospitality Industry. Hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Miami in conjunction with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event […]

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AUTOMAT finds footholds with new space for emerging artists

Philadelphia // April 24, 2015

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April, in addition to being the start of beautiful spring weather in Philadelphia, is also the inaugural month for the latest collective featuring work by emerging artists: AUTOMAT. In order to kick off this creative journey, the space is showcasing work by member artists in a debut exhibition entitled “Hello, My Name is AUTOMAT.” The […]

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