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By Stephanie Portalatin, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus On November 18, 2014, Emilio Cueto, Cuban attorney, author, and actor, delivered a lecture and visual presentation to approximately one hundred Hialeah community members including Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus students, faculty and staff on his latest book La virgen de la Caridad del Cobre: en el […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer The work of Andy Warhol set the art world on its head, blurring the lines between high and low and the notions of what defined artistic and commercial work. It is only fitting then that “Andy: A Popera,” a show exploring Warhol’s life, work and legacy, started […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami The 2014 edition of Art Basel week in Miami featured the perfect marriage of arts and business. The city was alive with high-end private parties; pop up exhibitions and roving ads on cars, scooters and even people. Millions of dollars in art sales, restaurant meals, hotel rooms, […]

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For the Love of black theater

Published on December 15, 2014 by in Charlotte

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By Quentin Talley, OnQ Productions Recently, OnQ wrapped up its first production of the season, For The Love of Harlem, to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. This original musical, written by Jermaine Nakia Lee with musical direction by Tyrone Jefferson & A Sign of The Times of the Carolinas, looked at the lives […]

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By Aileen Alon, OLCDC Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, have elected Aileen Alon as a member of their national advisory council for the Emerging Leaders Council (ELC). Alon will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will […]

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By J.C. Pérez-Duthie, Miami-based freelance writer For decades now, the image of Miami has gone from retirement haven to paradise lost to playground of the world. It’s also sometimes viewed as a bit strange. Lucas Leyva wants to make sure it remains that way: weird. RELATED LINK “Borscht movie fest spurs a filmmaking boom in […]

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By Nicole Rupersburg, Springboard Exchange Gayle Isa started working at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia in 1993. This was in the aftermath of the infamous Rodney King verdict and the riots in Los Angeles that followed. Racial tensions were high, including those between African Americans and Asian Americans, all across the country. Asian […]

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By Nicole Rupersburg, Springboard Exchange Like so many other artists, Charles Ladson had an interest in art and painting at an early age but didn’t think it was something he could pursue as a career. Ladson’s granddad and mom were both interested in the arts: he was a hobby painter, and she was an art […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts and culture writer Underscoring the vitality and diversity of the independent filmmaking community in South Florida, three made-in-Miami films have been accepted to the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival. They include: “The Strongest Man,” a feature by writer-director Kenny Riches; “El Sol Como un Gran Animal Oscuro,” (“The Sun as […]

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Sticks & stones

Published on December 10, 2014 by in Miami

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By Regina Jestrow, AIRIE fellow Walking the trails of the Everglades National Park with a bolt of fabric, pins and colored pencils, I wrapped tree trunks along the trails in muslin and rubbed until an impression appeared. Few people pause to look, and even fewer ask me what I was doing. Maybe it was obvious, […]

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