Articles by Valerie Nahmad

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    The painter as musician and the musician as painter

    June 18, 2012 by Valerie Nahmad

    The painter as musician and the musician as painter
    By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Two recent DVDs show the relationship between opera and the visual arts from different angles: The Magic Flute, a painter’s vision of Mozart’s opera, and Wagner’s Tannhäuser, where the musician becomes a painter. They both constitute two controversial and absolutely fascinating...
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    Downtown Art Works Gains momentum through collaboration

    June 18, 2012 by Valerie Nahmad

    Downtown Art Works Gains momentum through collaboration
    The ongoing Downtown Art Works series launched by the Downtown Akron Partnership with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation continues to gain momentum as the deadline nears for entries for the first Akron Art Prize competition. The energy that surrounded the first Downtown Art Works event...
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    Not just for dance lovers

    June 20, 2012 by Valerie Nahmad

    Not just for dance lovers
    By Kate Durnan, The Philadelphia Dance Company Since its release this winter, Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance (December 2011) by dance scholar Brenda Dixon Gottschild has propelled PHILADANCO and its Founder, Brown, into the public eye through numerous interviews,...
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    Get "Beyond Basel" and inside the South Florida art market with WLRN

    December 11, 2013 by Valerie Nahmad

    Get "Beyond Basel" and inside the South Florida art market with WLRN
    Basel 2013 has come and gone, but has its impact? This week, WLRN digs into the South Florida art market. The Sunshine Economy talks to Knight Foundation VP/Arts Dennis Scholl, Gallery Diet owner Nina Johnson-Milewski, artist Emmett Moore and others to explore the ins and outs of the local art...
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    Report from the field: Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive

    November 5, 2013 by Valerie Nahmad

    Report from the field: Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive
    By Jos Duncan, filmmaker, storyteller, educator & Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive participant The Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia was a soul-opening experience that left me feeling as if I had taken trail-runs through my fears, danced on kitchen tables, and inhaled the stinky things in my life, with the...
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    Turning Music InsideOut

    June 22, 2012 by Valerie Nahmad

    Turning Music InsideOut
    Mark D'Angelo is the director of instrumental music at Roosevelt High School (RHS) in Wyandotte, MI. He recently led two RHS ensembles in performances at the DIA during Wyandotte’s InsideOut community free day. In this post, D'Angelo shares his experience of being involved in InsideOut as a community member. On...
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    Rafael Domenech: Symplectic Structures

    November 12, 2013 by Valerie Nahmad

    Rafael Domenech: Symplectic Structures
    By Janet Batet, Miami Arts Journalist Introduced in 1939, by H. Weyl, the term symplectic comes from the Greek sym-plektikos (συμπλεκτικός) meaning "that intertwine" or "connect”. Determined essentially by a complexity of subspaces on which the structure vanishes itself, the symplectic topology measures the area by using complex curves instead...
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    “First Holocaust Theater archive conference a tremendous success”

    June 25, 2012 by Valerie Nahmad

    “First Holocaust Theater archive conference a tremendous success”
    By National Jewish Theater Foundation The National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF) and NJTF President Arnold Mittelman are pleased to announce the successful completion of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation-sponsored Holocaust Theater Archive (HTA) Conference. The National Jewish Theater Foundation / Holocaust Theater Archive Conference took place in...
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    Knight Foundation wins Suncoast Emmy for Artloft

    November 25, 2013 by Valerie Nahmad

    Knight Foundation wins Suncoast Emmy for Artloft
    The Knight-funded and WPBT produced program "Artloft" won a 2013 Suncoast Emmy for Arts/Entertainment – Program Special. The lead piece of the winning episode, Artloft 117, is about the recent show at Locust Projects by community engagement artist Theaster Gates. Neal Hecker, Kandra Velez, Marlon Johnson, Dennis Scholl and Yoandy...
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    Ordway Feb 2014 update

    February 26, 2014 by Valerie Nahmad

    Ordway Feb 2014 update
    By Shelley Quiala, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Throughout the winter and spring, 2014, the Ordway is celebrating the rich artistic traditions of communities of African ancestry through the program Taking Our Place Centerstage: The African Diaspora in Harmony. Critical to the expression of artistic traditions within this movement...
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    Reports from the New World Symphony’s Medellín Musician Exchange program

    December 11, 2013 by Valerie Nahmad

    Reports from the New World Symphony’s Medellín Musician Exchange program
    By Hilary Saunders, New World Symphony In Colombia’s Aburrá Valley, in the northern range of the Andes Mountains, second-year New World Symphony (NWS) Trumpet Fellow Dylan Girard worked with a group of young brass musicians from the Academia de la Filarmónica de Medellín (the academy affiliated with the city’s sole...
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    A4L teaching Artist Yanira Collado expands student’s perspective of art and artists

    March 13, 2014 by Valerie Nahmad

    A4L teaching Artist Yanira Collado expands student’s perspective of art and artists
    Arts for Learning Teaching Artist Yanira Collado is working with high school students from Coral Gables Senior High to launch a school year portion of A4L’s innovative ArtWorks internship program. Through a partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Honors and Executive Internship Program, students learn crucial job skills in and...
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    Inside Temple University's closer look at Philadelphia-born artist, Charles Searles

    December 13, 2013 by Valerie Nahmad

    Inside Temple University's closer look at Philadelphia-born artist, Charles Searles
    By Maite Barragan, PhD candidate at Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University Throughout the fall semester at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Art History graduate student Maite Barragan has been part of a project funded by the KnightArts grant to bring attention to Philadelphia-born artist, Charles...
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    Folk blues records, art books published by Detroit challenge winner

    March 16, 2014 by Valerie Nahmad

    Folk blues records, art books published by Detroit challenge winner
    By Erica Perdue With the Knight Arts Challenge now accepting applications in Detroit, we caught up with year 1 challenge and People’s Choice Award winner Lo & Behold Records and Books . The store won funding to preserve and make available traditionally-produced recordings of the store’s Folk Blues Night performances....
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    GableStage presents Shakespeare for M-DCPS Cultural Passport students

    June 26, 2012 by Valerie Nahmad

    GableStage presents Shakespeare for M-DCPS Cultural Passport students
    By Joseph Adler, GableStage GableStage has been touring Miami-Dade County Public Schools with productions of Shakespeare's plays since our inception. We estimate that we have played to close to 1 million students. Last year, we brought Julius Caesar to thousands of high schools, presenting over 40 performances around the County....