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O, Miami takes on art

Published on 08 April 2014 by in Miami

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There are so many cool things about the O, Miami poetry festival (a Knight Arts grantee), not the least of which that it crosses many genres and lasts a whole month (April). Now in its third incarnation, O, Miami continues to spread its wings, and to be as inclusive as possible. So it’s no surprise […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer In an already historic 1983 video, famous baritone Robert “Scarpia” Merrill interviews 15 legendary Toscas. Each soprano discusses her experience as Sardou’s La Tosca in the operatic version á la Puccini, a role that would seem to fit them perfectly. Mixing life and art, between anecdotes and sighs, […]

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Last weekend, Tigertail’s month-long FLA-FRA (Florida-France Festival) produced “Come to the Edge,” a 12-hour reading of the works of famed French writer Apollinaire at the ArtCenter/South Florida on South Beach. I was given the opportunity, along with 23 volunteers, to read from his collected works in a semi-cozy, unused artist studio to a small audience […]

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art This week, El Anatsui will be visiting the Bass Museum of Art to put the finishing touches to his exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, which opens to the public on Friday 11 April. Unusually, given that most artists’ work arrives with specific instructions for […]

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The 3rd Annual Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference: Engaging the Community (A.I.R Dance Conference) is an academic dance conference that’s open to Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges and the community. The conference features master dance classes, lectures and performances from guest artists that explore the impact dance has on the community and the individual. It […]

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Ana Mendez blurs the genre lines

Published on 01 April 2014 by in KAC Miami, Miami

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Ana Mendez has done some exciting stuff in her young career. One of the new generation who blurs lines among disciplines, it’s hard to shoe-horn her work into any one category. She is a performance artist and trained dancer, and within this context will likely be where you have seen her before. Mendez has been […]

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By AIRIE Miami-based artist and AIRIE Board Member Christy Gast will host a day trip to the Hole-in-the-Donut region of the Everglades in conjunction with her solo exhibition at Locust Projects entitled Inholdings, as a special fundraiser for the AIRIE program. The tour begins at Locust Projects with refreshments and a private chat with Christy […]

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AIRIE March 2014 update

Published on 31 March 2014 by in Miami

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By Nathaniel Sandler, AIRIE fellow Living alone in the swamp is like playing a role in a silent film except that the music is not Benny Hill; it is the constant murmuring hum of whatever beast lies afoot and in earshot. Were it actually a silent film maybe you’d run into Buster Keaton, but there […]

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By Jackie Rivera, The Project [theatre] To quote Drake, “Started from the bottom, now the whole team here” and we at The Project are banging on all four cylinders for our next project. Yes, 4. Prior to now, we’ve been a three-man-band for over a year and we are happy to announce that accomplished actress, […]

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O, Miami is back!

Published on 31 March 2014 by in Miami, Poetry

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The O, Miami Poetry Festival is back. This means one thing: it’s time to get up, get out and experience poetry for all. During the month of April, National Poetry Month, O, Miami will use the city and its landscape as a canvas for the literary arts. “Poetry is a living, breathing force that can […]

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