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In December, the Arts Garage in Delray Beach learned it had received not only a coveted Knight Foundation arts grant but also the first-ever Knight Foundation People’s Choice Award. For a theater less than 2 years old, it was a momentous accomplishment. The People’s Choice grant money comes free and clear, but the traditional Knight grant requires the organization to raise matching funds. It’s managed to get about halfway there in the first month, but it still has a ways to go. So, to spread the good word about the Arts Garage and all the jazz, singing, and theater it has to offer, there will be an open house this Sunday. From noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Arts Garage will be an open house for the Performing Arts Academy, which offers dramatic instructions to local students. The academy’s band, the Grease Monkeys, will perform at 5 p.m. The event showcasing the wider performances of the Arts Garage will present jazz singer Charmaine Forde. The open house is free, and there will be wine and hors d’oeuvres. Anyone interested in becoming part of the Arts Garage as either a volunteer or a subscribing member is also invited to attend. The Arts Garage is located at 180 NE First St. in Delray Beach. Call 561-450-6357, or visit
Sun., Jan. 13, 12-3:30 & 5 p.m., 2013
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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