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Five-stage ‘roadmap’ for performing arts unveiled

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Culture secretary Oliver Dowden hosting a government press briefing on 17 June A five-stage “roadmap” intended to help the performing arts sector start to rebuild after the coronavirus lockdown has been unveiled by the government. The “phased return” will initially let performances take place outdoors,......
Cleveland Scene

Donate to These Black Cleveland Organizations Fighting Racism in Healthcare, Housing, Education and the Arts

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click to enlarge One can’t help feeling a little paralyzed, doom-scrolling through photos and videos of turbulence across the country, watching communities rise up against police brutality and racial injustice. Beyond demonstrating in the streets, there are ways to contribute and show solidarity. Donating to local Black organizations is one......
Cleveland Scene

From East Cleveland to a National Poetry Fellowship: Cuyahoga County Poet Laureate Honey Bell-Bey Is Getting Her Due

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click to enlarge Cuyahoga County poet laureate Honey Bell-Bey recently received an award from the Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships. The prizes, $50,000 to $100,000 in range, are unrestricted awards given to commend poets appointed to serve in civic positions. Receiving the nod was a major moment for Bell-Bey,......
Cleveland Scene

Filmmaker Traces the Tragic, Unorthodox Story of Akron Poet and Philosopher Walter Delbridge

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click to enlarge Production is underway on ‘Comeback Evolution,’ a documentary that tells the fascinating story of a lesser-known Akron legend — Walter Delbridge, a prolific poet and philosopher whose poems were published alongside the likes of Langston Hughes, Lead Belly, Gwendolyn Brooks and Audre Lorde. Filmmaker Kate Tucker, who......
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moCa Cleveland Executive Director Jill Snyder Resigns After Cancellation of Exhibition on Police Violence

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The Museum of Contemporary Art’s Executive Director, Jill Snyder, has announced her resignation as of Friday June 19th after 23 years with the museum and just weeks after publicly apologizing for canceling ‘The Breath of Empty Space,’ an exhibition that had been slated to debut in Cleveland this month featuring......
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Artist David King Digs Into Vintage Edgewater Shots for a New Perspective on Isolation

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click to enlarge David King, a Cleveland artist and teacher who was born in Stow, Ohio and received his MFA in painting from Kent State University, has been producing his latest series, “Social Distance,” using a surprising device to illustrate the concep:, a kiddie pool. One day after doing his......
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Karamu House to Debut New Production ‘Freedom on Juneteenth’ Online Today

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Friday, June 19, 2020 Karamu House to Debut New Production ‘Freedom on Juneteenth’ Online Today Posted By Brett Zelman on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:53 AM click to enlarge In honor of Juneteenth today, Karamu House (2355 East 89th St.,), the oldest African American theatre in the United States, will......
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78th Street Studios Restarts Third Fridays With a Scaled-Back Event This Week

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click to enlarge Courtesy 78th Street Studios After a lengthy and extended closure due to the coronavirus, 78th Street Studios is ready to begin welcoming back visitors to a slightly different, scaled-back version of its popular monthly Third Friday art walk event. Changes include some predictable ones, like widely available......
CNBC Business

Creative Arts Emmy Awards to go virtual this year to avoid spread of coronavirus

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Emmy Trophies Greg Doherty/Getty Images The Creative Arts Emmys will be hosting a virtual ceremony this year. The Television Academy announced Monday the ceremony, which typically takes place a week before the Primetime Emmy Awards, will happen virtually instead of......
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moCa Cleveland Apologizes After Canceling Exhibition by Black Artist Illustrating Police Violence Against Minorities

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click to enlarge When moCa Cleveland made the decision back in March to cancel a June exhibition called ‘The Breath of Empty Space’ featuring artist Shaun Lenardo’s charcoal drawings of police violence, it did so not because of the coronavirus, but because “we encountered troubling community response that suggested at......
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Local Artist Elizabeth Adams Takes Her Pandemic 2020 Project On the Road

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click to enlarge Cleveland photographer, painter and mixed media artist Elizabeth Adams’ latest series, “Pandemic 2020,” is a “visual journal.” She captures, through the camera’s lens, her long-time neighborhood of Tremont, the blossoming Cleveland spring and reverent moments with friends before revving up a rental car this past Thursday in......
BBC Entertainment

Funding changes ‘left arts exposed to coronavirus’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption While cinemas and galleries are planning to reopen, theatres and concert venues will remain closed for now A cut in public funding has left the arts sector more exposed to the threat of Covid-19, new figures suggest. The latest Arts Index, published annually, showed......
Cleveland Scene

Samantha Bias Teams with Botanical Garden for an Ephemeral Exhibition — Photo Synthesis: Transformative Environmentalists

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click to enlarge Acclaimed Cleveland artist Samantha Bias has partnered with the Cleveland Botanical Garden to present “Photo Synthesis: Transformative Environmentalists,” an exhibition which will highlight some of the most prominent environmental advocates, humanitarians and animal rights activists throughout time. The solo exhibition is (due to the pandemic) tentatively slated......
CNBC Business

NFL owners approve exclusive renewal with Electronic Arts, alter distribution rule for CBS and FOX games

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Focus On Sport | Getty Images It was business......
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Kill Joy, Zygote Press’s Artist in Residency, Brings Vibrancy When We Need it Most

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click to enlarge “This mural is a direct response to the world that the pandemic is showing us. We need to see what another way of living can look like,” says Kill Joy, the 32-year-old Texan who is the latest Artist in Residency at Zygote Press, of the mural she......
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Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The prince is patron of the Royal Opera and president of the Royal Ballet amongst other positions The Prince of Wales has raised concerns about how orchestras and theatres will survive the coronavirus crisis. Many theatres and concert halls are struggling after closing their doors......
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Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts becomes first major art museum in the U.S. to reopen amid the coronavirus

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The coronavirus pandemic has caused some of the world’s most popular and busiest attractions to close their doors to the public. After a two-month closure, the Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts became the first fine arts museum in the......
Cleveland Scene

Death, Destruction, Vice & Sleaze: Jake Kelly Releases the First Installment of Cleveland True Crime Series “Doomsday Map”

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click to enlarge Cleveland artist and illustrator Jake Kelly has released the first in what aims to be a long series of comic books exploring Cleveland’s squalid past. “Doomsday Map” is the 24-page, primarily black and white, true crime installment of what Kelly hopes to eventually become his first graphic......
Detroit News

Weekly teleconference is lifeline for Michigan’s struggling arts nonprofits

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Running a nonprofit arts organization when times are flush is challenge enough. Staying afloat in a plummeting economy, as almost any CEO could tell you these days, is something else again. With operations closed down, funding in doubt, programming......

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