July

Inaugural Anishinaabe Art Festival set for July 2022

Oct. 12—BEMIDJI — The first-ever Anishinaabe Art Festival will be held July 22-23, 2022, at the Sanford Center.

“Through the lens of the arts, the festival will celebrate the richness of Anishinaabe history, the culture, and the people,” a release said. “The planning team, core partners and Native artists are preparing for a dynamic event where we can all come together to exchange stories and share cultural values through craft, visual arts, dance, food, storytelling and fashion.”

In 2019, 4-Directions Development, Leech Lake Financial Services and Gizhiigin Arts Incubator met with representatives from the American Indian art community, regional arts organizations and the city of Bemidji to discuss ways of using the arts as an economic and community development vehicle, the release said.

As a result, the group developed the inaugural Anishinaabe Art Festival with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant program.

“This is a

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Must see arts events for July

Phoenix might seem like the place to escape at this time of year — but the art scene this July might say otherwise. 

Art lovers can enjoy dinner and a show at Arizona Broadway Theatre or learn about French culture through music at the Musical Instrument Museum. Some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most precious belongings are in Phoenix for the summer, making his home  —Taliesin West — the perfect place to stop and cool off. And, you won’t want to miss the museum exhibitions featuring the work of textile artist Diedrick Brackens and sculptor Angel Cabrales, as they’re nearing the end of their runs in Scottsdale and Mesa.

Though many people have been vaccinated, the COVID-19 pandemic is still a concern. Some indoor spaces request visitors wear masks, maintain physical distancing or take other precautions. Be sure to call or check the website of the venue you plan to visit

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Arts & Culture Newsletter: Celebrating jazz this Fourth of July weekend

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

What could be more patriotic this Fourth of July weekend than celebrating the truly American art form that is jazz? Among the places the genre was nurtured in the early part of the 20th century was Harlem, and in particular the Cotton Club on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue. Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Ethel Waters entertained there, cementing the legacy of the storied nightclub.

The sound of the Cotton Club comes to life again in the musical “After Midnight,” a joyous and evocative show available from Broadway On Demand through Aug. 4. Tickets to access the 90-minute streaming are $35.

This sung-through musical premiered on Broadway in 2013 and variously included among its rotating ensemble cast

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Why will none of London’s museums or art galleries reopen on July 4?

The British Museum - Getty
The British Museum – Getty

Not one of London’s major museums and galleries will reopen on July 4, despite being given the green light to do so from the Government.

The latest easing of lockdown measures means that from this Saturday, cultural institutions, along with pubs, restaurants and hotels, will be permitted to welcome visitors, provided that they adopt a raft of safety and social distancing measures. 

While many hospitality businesses have been clamouring to reopen and quickly announced their plans after the Prime Minister’s statement, the capital’s cultural attractions have been much more reticent.

After the announcement, the Directors of the Tate, Science Museum Group, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum issued a joint statement, which offered no concrete plans:

It stated: “We welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement to allow the safe reopening of our galleries to the public this summer. We will

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