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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 The South Florida Center for Percussive Arts Introducing Drum Up Support! This ongoing campaign is designed to assist in the development of our performing ensembles starting in the Fall. The groups will be divided into four categories: juniors, teens, young adults, and a wild card group. Each $25 donation will cover the cost of […]

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“Bare Bones” by Carlota Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.”Bare Bones” by Carlota Pradera. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

Carlota Pradera’s “Bare Bones,” a fantastic collaborative effort with special guest artist Lazaro Godoy, Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar, lighting designer Alexey Taran and sound artists/composers Juraj Kojs and Rainer Davies, was an exquisitely aggressive and well-cultivated production that stripped down elements of experimental dance, live music and video installation. Pradera took these raw elements, […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The promised grand finale of the XXI Mainly Mozart Festival not only met expectations but also surpassed them, and provided pleasant extra surprises that went beyond the strictly musical. It was comforting to attend a chamber music concert at the Arsht Center’s vast and acoustically superb Knight Concert […]

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie   For any artist, working with a colleague can open new doors of creativity, as successful collaboration entails compromise. It is an art in itself, after all, to make it happen. And precisely on “The Art of Collaboration” is what the latest installment in the National YoungArts Foundation’s Salon Series was […]

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Downtown Ft. Lauderdale’s art night (on the last Saturdays of the month) is not called just a walk, but an “artwalk + drive,” suggesting one difference between the more spread out and less populated art area up above the county line, compared to the Miami madness of Wynwood or the Design District. But our northern […]

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By Brenna Dixon, AIRIE I grew up a born-and-raised Floridian, knowing that if it was raining in the front yard, probably my brother and I could play in the back where it would be sunny. I watched half-eaten possums float by in the canal I fished with a childhood friend, was mesmerized by the seemingly […]

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By Joey Bargsten, Florida Atlantic University MelanchoLalaland™, our multimedia opera, is in full swing. Here’s a few of the lighting/staging sketches we prepared to visually explain the relationship of live performer to screen for the Miami venues we are currently pursuing. The corporate-dystopia environment was built in Maya and Unity, and doubles as a set […]

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Maybe the first thing to jump out at you when taking in the Michael Jones McKean solo show, “we float above to spit and sing” at the Emerson Dorsch Gallery, is the lighting. (It’s the first outing in Miami from the associate professor of sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University, who just finished up a residency […]

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FEAST Miami. Photo: Heber Siqueiros.

FEAST Miami is a meals-based micro-funding project that hosts pop-up dinners to support emerging artists and arts organizations with small grants. These grants are used by the winning artists to execute their projects that will ultimately have a direct impact on our culture and our economy. I spoke with FEAST Miami co-founder Chef Loren Pulitzer […]

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In the summer months, classical music festivals usually take place far from South Florida, often in woodsy places like Aspen, Colo., or Marlboro, Vt. That hasn’t stopped people from trying to get some summer concerts going; the Mainly Mozart Festival just wrapped this past weekend at the Knight Concert Hall to a very large audience, […]

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