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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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“Daydreaming with Jean” by Marissa Alma Nick. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

This weekend I headed to the Design District to see a series of roving, site-specific, 30-minute performances. I didn’t want to go out, but I did, and it was (more or less) worth the 10-minute drive. The evening began on the gorgeous rooftop terrace of The Garden Building. We entered through a private back entrance […]

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By Arnold Mittelman, National Jewish Theater Foundation The National Jewish Theater Foundation has designated the Miller Center at the University of Miami as the permanent home for its digital Holocaust Theater Catalog (HTC)- a website project of the NJTF Holocaust Theater International Initiative (HTII). “The UM Miller Center and Feldenkreis Program are deeply honored to serve […]

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Starting today, all you need is a cellphone to help a local artist’s dream project come to life. We just launched the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award in South Florida, where you, the public, helps decide which of six local arts organizations receives $20,000 for their idea. It’s a text-to-vote campaign: pick your favorite […]

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It’s a big year for Knight Arts. Knight Foundation and VP/Arts Dennis Scholl have been nominated for four Suncoast Emmys. Art Loft Episode #236, a Knight-funded program created in conjunction with WPBT, was nominated for Arts/Entertainment – Program Special. Dennis Scholl produced and directed two of the three Art Loft segments in the nominated episode: […]

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A burst of new painting from Glexis Novoa

Published on 17 October 2014 by in Miami

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Glexis Novoa is one of Miami’s more prominent and well-known artists. His black-and-white graphite constructs of a utopian metropolis gone wrong – cold, otherworldy, bereft of emotion – often site-specific to gallery and museum walls, have become part of the lexicon of contemporary art being made in Miami. But before he set up in Miami […]

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Fundación Educative Carlos M. Castañeda (FECMC) proudly presents an Evening of Latin American Classics with lauded pianist Martha Marchena. Marchena’s unique repertoire, captivating performances and innovative discography has engaged listeners for decades. Born in Cuba, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber music ensembles worldwide. She takes to the stage at the […]

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The new jewel of Hialeah

Published on 16 October 2014 by in Miami, Music, Theater

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Florida Grand Opera.

When I was a boy, my grandmother would take me the the Hialeah Park Race Track—a.k.a., the “Jewel of Hialeah.” She’d bet on the horses, and I would, too. I’d eat hot dogs and sip on Coke while she hooted and hollered for X or Y horse to cross the finish line. I had no […]

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By Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, TU Dance TU Dance artistic directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands will open the company 11th season with a debut performance in Uri’s hometown. Uri was born in Miami and trained as a professional dancer with several local schools before dancing with Philadanco and, as a principal dancer with the Alvin […]

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Get in the mood with landscape painting

Published on 14 October 2014 by in Miami

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It’s so nice to realize that landscape painting has not died, and that some of the best of it is still, well, old school. A great case in point: the gorgeous paintings of Scott Armetta hanging in the artist-run GucciVuitton gallery. Walk around Armetta’s world, and be transported into a clearly Florida landscape just before […]

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By Julie Travers Miami Dances features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers.  Dale Andree is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music and adjunct faculty at New World School of the Arts. She has performed and taught nationally and internationally with her company Mary Street Dance Theatre and also worked under […]

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