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66 finalists named for lucrative Knight Arts Challenge grants

66 finalists named for lucrative Knight Arts Challenge grants

One of the remarkable things about the 66 finalists announced Monday for the annual Knight Arts Challenge grants is their range, both artistically and geographically. Over the course of five years,  the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has distributed $86 million to grassroots arts groups big and small, popular and less known, from Palm Beach County to south Miami Dade County. The list is always vivid reminder of the artistic bounty we take for granted, this year perhaps more than any other. The 2013 finalists include such diverse settings as the Palm Beach Opera, downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Day of the Dead parade, the Upper Room Art Gallery on Las Olas and Artists...

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