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    FGO's "Così fan tutte" is love and marriage at its operatic best

    Jan. 26, 2015, 9:21 a.m., Posted by laflor

    The Florida Grand Opera's uberly relevant Così fan tutte, exquisitely directed by Bernard Uzan, grabs you from the beginning and never lets go. It was a fantastically fun, semi-farcical romp through librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte's tale of relationships, wife-swapping, the futility of fidelity and, most importantly, our desperate need for...

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    Invitational 8UP Dance Competition shows off the best

    Jan. 26, 2015, 9:08 a.m., Posted by ylatimore

    8UP Dance Competition logo. Sight of Sound has teamed up with Steps on Ingleside to present the 8UP Dance Competition invitational. Recently, dance-off challenges have become very popular around the nation. The culture is definitely climaxing in Middle Georgia. There are many individuals and dance teams...

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    Knight Arts Challenge South Florida opens for entries

    Jan. 26, 2015, 9 a.m., Posted by Fernando González

    Photo courtesy of The Screening Room.

    More than 8,900 ideas. 241 projects. $25 million. All since 2008.

    The numbers of the Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida, which opens for entries today, provide an overview of the program — but they don’t tell the full story.

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    There has been support for pop-up artists’ bookstores, preserving Haitian rara music, developing the local film community, bringing the Everglades into the city with billboards, and bringing kids to jazz. The winning projects from seven annual challenges offer a richly detailed snapshot of a dynamic, multicultural community.

    “What is very important to us is that we don’t tell the community what we are seeking; we ask the community what they are interested in,” says Dennis Scholl, vice president for arts at Knight Foundation. “That’s the beauty of the contest.”

    It is a simple process. The challenge, which closes Feb. 23, has only three rules: The idea must be about the arts; the project must take place in or benefit South Florida; and the grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment.

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