Fitness Arts Center entertains with Irish dance in local, out-of-state venues – The Madison Record

MADISON – With COVID-19’s constraints drastically reduced, Fitness Arts Center has scheduled a wide range of classes and is planning for performances this fall in the art of Irish dancing.

Twelve years ago, owner Brandan Newman opened the studio. “When I moved here from out of state, I noticed there was a lack of anything to do with Irish dancing,” Newman said. “I had already been teaching for 10 years and had danced in a professional Irish dance company in Las Vegas when I was younger.”

“Opening my own dance school was a dream of mine. I was able to

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Walk-in tattoo event gives local community a way to support victims of sexual assault

In an effort to raise money for victims of sexual assault, community members had their bodies marked with ink at the Still Not Asking For It tattoo flash event on Sunday.

Sexual assault victims and their allies gathered from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at La Grande Tattoo located at 1820 NE 2nd St., to choose one of 23 tattoo designs. 

Kristyn Lopez, a UF art education graduate student and tattoo artist, co-owns the shop with her husband Jesus Lopez. The shop opened in March, making the Still Not Asking For It event its first formal appearance to the community.

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FestivALL presses on and continues to support local art, music, theater and dance | Features/Entertainment

CHARLESTON — FestivALL returns to Charleston on Sunday, June 13, bringing with it 10 days of art, music, theater and dance.

Following the pandemic, FestivALL is still scaled back from previous years, but does feature a mix of virtual and live events.

Here are a few highlights:

June 13

Sunrise Carriage Trail Walk with Music, Art & Dance: 1 to 4 p.m. Stroll the trail to the former Sunrise Museum and enjoy performances along the way by area artists and JADCO Contemporary Dance Company. Free. Walkers are advised to park downtown and walk across the South Side Bridge to the

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Music as a DIY pop-up art installation, more local music news | Music

When it comes to  music, creativity and new ideas are very important. That creativity may manifest in the way an artist writes lyrics, or the way they perform. Human Inferior is a three-piece band that has been playing garage rock in Colorado Springs since they formed in 2017.

They released their first album, Monochromic People, in 2020, and this year they have a special performance they want to share. On June 19, they will showcase their music as a DIY pop-up art installation whose location will be revealed when you buy your ticket.

“The installation was a combination

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The Folk Project, a local music community, keeps their art alive during the pandemic

The Folk Project, an organization that has brought together music fans in New Jersey for decades, is still doing so despite the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re giving people an expression of community in addition to the music,” says Mark Schaffer.

Schaffer of The Folk Project has opened his Rockaway home to musicians and audience alike recently.

He is hosting concerts until the organization’s permanent venue reopens, after being shuttered in the pandemic. The Folk Project, a nonprofit run by volunteers joined by their love of acoustic

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Nationally-acclaimed musician, product photographer, tattoo artist among those featured in Discover Local exhibition | Local News

Thursdays on Main – Tim Clark Band: Thursday, June 10, 6 p.m. Produced by Discover Fun in Kannapolis, this event features a performance by the Tim Clark Band, food, and more family fun. Admission is free; recommended for all ages; Veterans Park, 119 North Main Street, Kannapolis. For more information, see Thursdays on Main– Tim Clark Band > City of Kannapolis | City of Kannapolis > Community > Calendar (

Exhibition in The Galleries – Discover Local – Thursday June 10 – Saturday, September 18; Discover Local is a group invitational celebrating local artists from Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties;

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