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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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By Sheila Stieglitz, Miami-Dade County Parks Poignant, humorous and edgy works that focus on local stories define the Deering Estate at Cutler’s Theatre Lab Project’s premiere performance of the 2nd annual South Florida “One-Minute Play Festival” (#1MPF).  The two-day grand opening celebration on Saturday, January 25th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 26th at 3:00 […]

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Four years ago last Sunday, Haiti suffered one of the worst disasters in its already troubled history, the 7.0 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands and upended millions of lives. But the Haitian spirit didn’t die; in fact struggle, and overcoming adversity, has shaped much of Haitian life and has had a unique impact on […]

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Manuel Lopez: Man at the Top

Published on 14 January 2014 by in Miami, Poetry

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Manuel Lopez. Photo by William Riera.

“I have always written because of a need. The need to breathe, to let go of all that is locked up inside and needs air or else…” –Manuel Lopez Manuel A. Lopez was born in Moron, Cuba in 1969 and emigrated to the United States in 1980 via the Mariel boat lift with his his […]

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Getting Inside the Music

Published on 11 January 2014 by in Miami

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By Hilary Saunders, New World Symphony In late December, the New World Symphony brought a MTA train to Miami Beach. Sounds of train doors opening and clanking closed, winter boots thudding along the metal grates, and buskers performing underground flew through the 167 individually customizable speakers in the Miami Beach SoundScape. So, at least it […]

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Playing with time and illusion

Published on 10 January 2014 by in Miami

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You can meet the artist Carola Bravo when you walk into the ground-floor room set aside for her videos at the Zadok Gallery, anytime of day. At least one version of her, as she covers a white room with irregular black lines in a wall-length video. “Legal Graffiti” is an immersive video, making the viewer […]

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The Tekalli Duo, a brother-and-sister violin-and-piano partnership from Winter Park, Fla. have been playing music together since they were children, and while there were the inevitable sibling tensions, today they are busily building a career. “There were pencils flying at some point,” said pianist Jamila Tekalli. “But no major injuries,” said her brother, violinist Suliman […]

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Sarah Niles as Chairman, Joaquina Kalukango as Cleopatra, Chivas Michael as Soothsayer and Charise Castro Smith as Iras in Antony and Cleopatra. Photo by Hugo Glendinning. Last January, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s streamlined version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” considered by some to be the most difficult of the Shakespearean tragedies, debuted under his direction at GableStage in Coral Gables. […]

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The second GardenMusic Festival, winner of a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Grant, runs through January 19 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The chamber music ensemble Sixth Floor Trio takes up residence along with a full slate

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Follow these patterns

Published on 08 January 2014 by in Miami

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Two interesting exhibits at two alternative galleries are opening up to kick off the 2014 season, each one in its own way dealing and working with patterning, textures and a visual outcome that can become beautifully illusionary. At the downtown space of Dimensions Variable (a Knight Arts grantee), the accomplished artist Lynne Golob Gelfman will […]

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PAMM is #openforkids with Knight Schools Program from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Some 60 third-graders were the first to participate in the Knight Schools Program this week at the new Pérez Art Museum Miami. The kids, who arrived on school buses from the Irving and Beatrice Peskoe Elementary School in Homestead, Fla., are just a […]

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