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Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding through the Knight Arts Challenge, an initiative seeking arts ideas and projects that will benefit the local community. Knight looks to build on the momentum in the Miami art scene, sharpening the focus of existing efforts using the community’s unique strengths. We seek the best and the brightest and we encourage arts organizations to reach for the next level in programming and organizational capacity.

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Godoy & Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

Once upon a time, in a decade not too long ago, Wynwood was a gritty working-class neighborhood that housed Miami’s fashion district. It’s where I would go once a month to buy spools of thread, invisible zippers, muslin and needles from Scott Notions to restock a small sewing factory that I started in the mid-’90s. […]

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Becoming Juliet

Published on 30 October 2014 by in Miami

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By Emily Bromberg, MCB corps de ballet dancer One of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, Juliet, is a young girl who believes in eternal love, so much so that she trades her life for it. She is a girl we all know well, but what does it mean to a ballet dancer to get to become […]

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The poet and the painter

Published on 29 October 2014 by in Miami

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It took a long time for Miami to stand center stage, literally, as a culturally important city. So long identified as a vacuous vacation land filled with beach bunnies and cocaine cowboys, the city’s transformation into a much more significant force seemed to finally be acknowledged when homegrown Richard Blanco read his poem at the […]

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Camp X-Ray

Kristen Stewart stars as a Guantanamo Bay guard in “Camp X-Ray,” an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival. “Camp X-Ray” is a drama that takes the viewer inside the mysterious labyrinthine world of Gitmo through the eyes of a female guard. Originally written for a man to play, Stewart, best known for her role as […]

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Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) debuted MIFFecito, a mid-season “Film Festival Fix,” at  MDC’s Tower Theater Oct 16-19. The four-day event showcased world cinema in a concenatrated weekend of 10 red-carpet premieres, parties and in-person appearances with filmmakers. Knight Foundation VP/Arts Dennis Scholl participated in the festivities by guest moderating a panel following the screening […]

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Join us for the world premiere of Hattie Mae Williams- The Tattooed Ballerinas presents, “Miami Sites Project” a site specific Dance film captured at the historic Miami Marine Stadium in Virginia Key. Also see the Miami premiere of dance film “Bloom” set in New York City’s Highline, a linear park built on a section of […]

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The Wolfsonian-FIU is in a transition period, awaiting to see what imprint the new director will have after the departure of longtime head Cathy Leff; with the downtown expansion; and anticipating the big Art Basel-timed exhibit “Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture,” which will open 100 years after the start of […]

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Ligabue. Photo: Chico De Luigi.

The Rhythm Foundation’s 27th Season opens with Italian superstar Luciano Ligabue, one of Italy’s most popular contemporary musicians (and filmmakers) who broke a European concert attendance record when 165,264 diehard fans showed up. Ligabue comes to Grand Central on Sunday, October 26th to celebrate the release of his 10th studio album, Monodovisione. Born in Correggio, […]

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And suddenly, the season is full flower. This weekend is one of the many overbooked ones between now and April, and here’s a look at the reasons why: Miami Music Festival From Around the World: Newly renamed in its third season, Adolfo Vidal’s four-concert series opens Friday night at Florida International University’s Wertheim Concert Hall […]

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By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami Alyce Robertson is Executive Director of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority. The Great Recession wreaked havoc on downtown Miami with empty condos and a surplus of office space that even the most bullish economists thought would take a decade to absorb. But the turn-around has been quicker […]

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