Miami Light Project managing producer Rebekah Lengel checks in with an update on the 2010 Here & Now program… 21-year-old nonprofit, Miami Light Project launched the Here & Now commissioning program 11 years ago with the belief that investing in the artistic talents of Mimi-based performance and media artists would have great returns- not just [...]
This Sunday the Miami Art Museum opens Between Here and There, an exhibition of the museum’s permanent collection. Gearing up for the move to Museum Park, this marks the first ever long-term display of the MAM’s growing permanent collection, which should stay up with periodic changes well into the year 2013.
J.S. Bach (1685-1750). Peter Schickele once wrote that he’d be happy to give up some J.S. Bach cantatas for a few more Brandenburg concerti, even though he knew that was as close to heretical a statement as you could make. Beginning Friday, you can have both, when the Firebird Chamber Orchestra begins its Brandenburg Concerto [...]
Earlier this month Friends With You, the internationally known Miami-based multidisciplinary art collaborative known for their toys and installations that serve to blur the line between fine arts and commerce, launched a new revamp of their www.friendswithyou.com website.
In Miami, we hear so much about art revitalizing communities that the words get a little worn. But sometimes you have to leave home to appreciate what you have. Right now I’m in Syracuse, New York, where I’m burrowed under a comforter and wearing two scarves, while in an ostensibly heated house. The cold is [...]
Friday night opens a new exhibition at the Carol Jazzar Gallery in Miami Shores. The show is titled between and features work by Miami-based artist Lynne Golob Gelfman. Gelfman’s paintings for this show take on chain link fences for subject matter, with the artist endlessly layering the canvas with image after image of chain link [...]
Challenge Documentary Debuts This Month on WPBT MIAMI (Feb. 19, 2010) The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is now accepting applications for the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest that aims to bring South Florida together through the arts. Have a big idea for the local cultural scene? Submit it through March 15 [...]
Wondering what’s new in the Miami music scene? Sweat Records founder Lolo Reskin checks in with an update… Things are looking particularly sunny for Florida bands these days. A few years ago Jacksonville’s Black Kids made it big with their upbeat indie pop sound that recalled The Cure at their most playful. Just before their [...]
Dearest Rhythm Foundation, I knew Tuesday night that I had to tell you: my life would be empty without the music you bring. I know, I know, you’ve brought Le Nouvelle Vague before, always on the cutting edge of cool. But sometimes it takes a while for us to appreciate what you have to offer. [...]
This Saturday at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, the Eighth Annual Chopin Competition gets under way, as 21 young pianists vie for prizes and concert bookings before a jury of established figures in the world of classical music. This is the Chopin bicentenary year (he was born March 1, 1810), which adds special import to the [...]