Sheri Flanders studied improv at The Second City Training Center and iO (formerly Improv Olympic) in Chicago, as well at Just The Funny’s conservatory in Coral Gables. She is a director, actor, multidisciplinary artist and cast member of Just The Funny. On Saturday, August 23rd at 9 p.m., join Flanders and Cheap Trills – Musical […]
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By Rudy Sablon, The Motivational Edge Rudy Sablon is the Director of Programs for The Motivational Edge, a nonprofit that uses the arts to inspire youth towards academic achievement, increased self-confidence and building essential life skills. Below, he writes about a student performance showcasing many of the lyrical expression and audio recording program students, which […]
By Laura Bruney, Arts & Business Council of Miami The offices of Zyscovich Architects looks out on the sun flecked waters of Biscayne Bay. In the foreground is renewed Bayfront park and across the bay South Beach. Views of cultural venues like Museum Park and the Adrienne Arsht Center showcase the arts that are helping […]
The representation of Latin musical influence in American music and pop culture has gone through any number of mutations. At times it has lent a certain panache, such as with Latin jazz, or the smooth sounds of the bossa nova. It’s associated with the ultimate suave dance with the big-band 1950s music of the mambo; […]
By Leilani Lynch, Locust Projects In June and July, 25 South Florida high school students come together to create a collaborative exhibition at Locust Projects’ gallery in Miami’s Design District. Now in its 5th year, the Locust Art Builders program began in 2010 with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. […]
Today is the last day that I will lead the creative writing co-op as a Master Teaching Artist (MTA) at ArtWorks, a paid summer internship program in the arts for high school students. It will be the hardest day of my teaching/mentoring career because the job allowed me to be extraordinarily vulnerable. It forced me to […]
These have been a couple of eventful and expansive years for Cannonball, for 10 years known as LegalArt, which rebranded itself and with a Warhol Foundation grant has been growing its offerings and services. In June it hired well-known artist and critic Gean Moreno as artistic director, kicking off another growth spurt, with more programming […]
One of the jazz world’s more interesting players is the Detroit-born saxophonist, bandleader and composer James Carter, who made a big splash in the classical world a couple years back with his performance and then recording of Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones. One of the reasons for its success was that it spotlighted a performer […]
As annoying air travel is these days, the MIA Galleries at Miami International have been doing a great job in alleviating the tension-filled experience. Throughout the various terminals and even at specific gates, the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs at the airport have been planting permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, even site-specific performances, often […]
Behind a beautiful, Spanish-style home just a few blocks south of Flagler Street is the Cricket Theater. The Cricket is Pablo Cano’s small performance space (think the size of a large bedroom) filled with props, backdrops and rows and rows of the famous and the infamous—Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Princess Maha, Ukulele Lady, Piano Man […]