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    Journalism

    22 ideas win Knight News Challenge: Libraries

    Jan. 30, 2015, 8:42 a.m., Posted by Chris Barr

    In September we launched the 12th Knight News Challenge, on libraries, asking the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Today we’re announcing 22 winners of that challenge, awarding the recipients a share of $3 million for their ideas.

    Building on previous experience working with libraries, this challenge has helped us learn a great deal about libraries and the challenges they face while serving the information needs of their communities. Several themes emerged among the winners, including focusing on digital rights and privacy; history and digital preservation; the maker movement; and open data.

    We look forward to learning more as the projects develop and to applying that knowledge to our work more broadly. Additionally, we have experienced firsthand the enthusiasm inside and outside of libraries for making them vibrant civic institutions in a digital age.

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    Arts

    PALO! debuts at Hialeah Cultural Center Feb 11

    Jan. 29, 2015, 2 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Jamie Dianne Acebo, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus On February 11th, 2015 the Hialeah Cultural Center will be presenting a musical performance by the Miami based band PALO! PALO! is a unique band that produces a genre of music called “Afro-Cuban funk”. Based right here in Miami the band...

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    Arts

    Best (musical) deal in town: New World Symphony for $ 2.50

    Jan. 29, 2015, 1:57 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The sight of a Miami concert hall overflowing with enthusiastic young people is invigorating. It is a welcome rarity that should stop being rare as soon as possible. And because these days attracting new devotees to classical music is close to...

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