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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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  In the past week alone, South Dade opened a new theater, Overtown residents and artists painted a community mural, and a Miami filmmaker won big at Sundance. Meanwhile, local playwrights are getting a chance to put their works onstage in Miami Shores, and this weekend, film lovers can experience the latest in visual storytelling at an […]

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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College Back by popular demand, Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts presents a powerful performance by trailblazing choreographer Nora Chipaumire. This time, Chipaumire brings Miriam, a stunning dance tribute to the life of South African singer and freedom fighter Miriam Makeba. The performances will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. […]

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The movies of the 1930s are particularly evocative. It was an era between two world wars, during the Great Depression, and a time when American culture was truly starting to define itself. There were strong women on screen, gangsters, and a 1920s F. Scott Fitzgerald glamour that most Americans were likely not experiencing. The movies […]

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‘Yearbook’ Trailer from The Playlist on Vimeo. For Bernardo Britto, the road to Sundance was paved with 2,000 drawings, by hand, pencil on paper – a rarity these days for animators. It paid off. The South Florida native’s animated short film – produced by the Knight-funded Borscht Corp. – just won Sundance’s Short Film Jury […]

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Nabucco. Florida Grand Opera.

First performed at La Scala in 1842, “Nabucco” solidified Giuseppe Verdi’s stature and reputation as one of the greatest opera composers of the 19th century. This Saturday, January 25th, “Nabucco” returns to the Arsht Center for the 2013-2014 season of the Florida Grand Opera after three decades. “I am proud to bring ‘Nabucco’ to Florida Grand […]

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Above: Live@Sundance 1/18 – Host: Shira Lazar via YouTube I’m at Sundance this week in Park City, joined by four filmmakers from Miami and Philadelphia who have been named the festival’s first Knight Fellows. Each of these filmmakers are here to experience the event, meet with industry players, learn from the seminars and get to know each other […]

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By Rodney Dickson, AIRIE fellow Coming to work in The Everglades National Park has been wonderful. First thing, leaving freezing New York in January and coming here to the sun is great and the park has been an endless inspiration for my work. Dawn through the pine trees at the studio, dusk over Flamingo Bay, […]

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Gil Shaham: One of a kind

Published on 21 January 2014 by in Miami

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer This season alone, he is scheduled to perform with 20 orchestras on three continents. He is expected in Paris and just played in Munich, but he calls from Berlin, elated after performing Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto with the Philharmonie, and exclaims, “I can’t wait to see the Miami […]

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Intimate expressions in painting

Published on 21 January 2014 by in Miami

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There’s still time before the end of the month to catch the portraits from two French-born painters at Waltman Ortega. Figurative is really too simple a term to label these large-scale canvases — representational, yes, but with obvious, beautiful strokes from the brush as essential elements to the creations. The works of Paris-based François Bard are […]

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By Arnold Mittleman, National Jewish Theater Foundation International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27th 2014 will be highlighted by the launch of the filmed version of the play The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen via streaming and download from Digital Theatre of London. That same day will mark its premiere broadcast on PBS affiliate WPBT South […]

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