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    Communities

    Knight staff helps expand community garden in Miami service project

    Jan. 23, 2015, 9:18 a.m., Posted by Lauren Rothstein


    Knight Foundation staff and their friends and family members joined some Liberty City residents to work on a garden project Jan. 16.

    Sixty Knight Foundation employees, friends and family members recently joined Miami community residents and the nonprofit Health in the Hood to dedicate a day to gardening and observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

    The Jan. 16 project took place in the Liberty City neighborhood, where the group built new vegetable beds, planted seeds and seedlings, and harvested vegetables, including broccoli, collard greens, cherry tomatoes, okra and edamame. 

    The neighborhood kids brought their interest and enthusiasm. While the adults placed cinderblocks and moved sod, the younger gardeners built trellises for the cherry tomatoes and helped move topsoil.

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    Arts

    The North Carolina Dance Festival makes a stop in Charlotte

    Jan. 22, 2015, 11:22 a.m., Posted by kbalcerek

    The North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) is back in the Queen City on January 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall. This performance will feature five touring choreographers selected by Dance Project, as well as two local artists. Dance Project, a non-profit organization under...

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    MUSAIC, a musical meeting house for the world

    Jan. 21, 2015, 8:44 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    Gil Shaham leads a master class of Brahms' violin concerto, 1st movement. It’s a place where, a few keystrokes away, you can find cellist Yo-Yo Ma offering insights about the structure and interpretation of Bach’s “Suite No. 5 in C minor” for unaccompanied cello; have a...

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