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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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“Back to the Future” kicks off the 2014 Sundown Screen Series

Macon // April 9, 2014

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There’s something special about watching movies on the big screen while sitting on the lawn. And, if you want to experience that feeling, you can go down to the Luther Williams Stadium at Central City Park to view “Back to the Future” on a big screen. Friday, April 11 kicks off the 2014 Sundown Screen Series […]

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“Gidion’s Knot” at None Too Fragile Theater boasts stellar acting

Akron, Theater // April 9, 2014

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Johnna Adams’ “Gidion’s Knot” in an immensely emotional play constructed for two women. The power of the drama gets its due and then some from actresses Jen Klika and Alanna Romansky at None Too Fragile Theater’s production of this play. Go see it. You’ll be glad you did. It’s hard to write about it, because to […]

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Choral music (and a quartet) for a sacred time

Miami, Music // April 9, 2014

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The Western world grows more secular every day, but the rhythms of our concert season are still linked to large religious observances, with things generally wrapping up in early spring with the arrival of Passover and Easter. Two choral concerts this week are firmly in sacred Christian territory, and the Master Chorale of South Florida […]

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Making movies the Miami way

Miami // April 9, 2014

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie The work of up-and-coming Miami filmmaker Monica Peña is generating some serious heat. And that’s due to her cinematic debut, “Ectotherms,” a 65-minute feature film that takes this scientific term, which refers to cold-blooded organisms dependent on outside sources for warmth, and gives it a Miami spin. The “ectotherms” in Peña’s […]

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Four resources for applying to the St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge

KAC St. Paul, St. Paul // April 9, 2014

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Earlier this week, we opened the Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul, where we’re looking to fund innovative ideas for the arts. Since this is the challenge’s first year in St. Paul, we thought we’d compile a list of resources and strategies on how to best approach your application ahead of the May 5 deadline. […]

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