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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 Fernando González, Miami-based arts & culture writer Actor, writer and director Teo Castellanos once put a deep slice of true Miami, in all its glorious diversity, promise and miseries, right on stage. Set as a jitney ride through town, his one-man play “NE 2nd Avenue”offered a mirror to a city still becoming. It was […]

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By Laura Bruney and Etain Connor, Arts & Business Council of Miami A true renaissance man, Dennis Scholl is a philanthropist, art collector, and entrepreneur, four-time Emmy winner for his work in cultural documentaries, CPA and lawyer. His out of the box thinking has captured the imagination and interest of business leaders, artists and creative […]

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Weird Miami Bus Tour

Join artist Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Bas Fisher International and Miss Information for the October installment of the Weird Miami Bus Tour on Sunday, October 12th from 5 – 8:30 p.m. (Arrive no later than 4:15 p.m. for a prompt departure.) The “top-secret” tour curated by Zaldivar and guided by Miss Information promises to reveal the […]

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MOCA unveils new face

Published on 03 October 2014 by in Miami

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It’s been a long hot summer for those who loved the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA). The ugly break-up of the institution that really started last winter left the museum bare for the summer, with a splinter group of board of directors decamping and a huge question mark about what would remain hovering. […]

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Palm Beach Opera goes digital

Published on 02 October 2014 by in Miami

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By Ceci Dadisman, director of communications for Palm Beach Opera, a 2013 winner of Knight Arts Challenge South Florida.   Opera @ The Waterfront is a unique concert in Palm Beach County. It is the largest outdoor classical music event in the area with more than 100 musicians on stage, including internationally known opera singers […]

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This Sunday, the Miami Symphony Orchestra opens another season at the Knight Concert Hall, in an evening of canonical works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Rachmaninov. Conductor Eduardo Marturet will lead the orchestra in the Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage overture of Mendelssohn, Brahms’ First Symphony and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninov, […]

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Some good closing times

Published on 30 September 2014 by in Miami

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There are some home-spun closings this week that have some personal attachments to them, that you might not even have known about. Last week, Emerson Dorsch gallery started a project series called “thisishappening,” a multi-disciplinary exploration of art practice and art experience, which will change and be updated every week. So the first one is […]

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The Magic City enjoys the sounds of the Motor City as Detroit’s Sphinx Virtuosi plays at the New World Center Tuesday, Sept 30. Sphinx Virtuosi is a chamber orchestra dedicated to diversity in the performing arts, programming well-known repertoire together with works by African-American and Latino composers. Experience this year’s annual performance at the New […]

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Michael Scoggins “Chalk”

Published on 30 September 2014 by in Miami

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art If you happened to be strolling around near the Bass Museum of Art about a month ago, you might have seen a man in Walgreens’ storefront windows drawing vigorously on an unusually long chalkboard. This industrious gentleman was the artist Michael Scoggins, the creator of a sizable new […]

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Vanessa Garcia.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) opens its doors for the world premiere of “The Cuban Spring,” a new play by Miami-based playwright Vanessa Garcia. A generational rift has emerged within the the Cuban exile community. The rigid views of the past, which to many are not rigid but a logical reaction to history, […]

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