Take a break from contemporary art and head to the Freedom Tower downtown for a fascinating historical exhibit, “Imagining La Florida.” But don’t expect at lot of gimmicky accoutrements, or even much in the way archeological items – this is the story of the early years of Spain in the Caribbean, and Florida, a story […]
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Out in the Tropics, presented by FUNDarte, is South Florida’s annual (and first) gender-bending contemporary performing arts festival. The festival brings contemporary GLBTQ artists, whose work reflects the creative depth and diversity within the GLBTQ community, to Miami for a weeklong festival of performances
Brett Karlin would like you to forget that the Master Chorale of South Florida was once the chorus for the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. After all, that orchestra vanished 10 years ago this month, and Karlin thinks it’s time that the chorale, which survived the collapse and has been concertizing ever since, is given credit for […]
Food is the universal connection among all species – we all need some form of it to live. But food and meals are also some of the most profoundly defining elements to society – what we eat, how we make it. Which is why it is also a common theme in art, and the subject […]
By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Discovering talent has become a sort of mainstream international sport, including classic audiences pursuing the thrill of being the first to spot a future star. You need to have a good nose for this, and also the good fortune to be in the right place at the right […]
CCEMiami (Centro Cultural Español en Miami), the Spanish cultural arm here, too often falls of the radar when it comes to the arts. Since moving into the bustling downtown area on Biscayne Boulevard (from its sometimes forbidding building in the Gables), it may be that some people simply don’t know they are there. Time to […]
By Rebecca Casamayor, Florida Grand Opera Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) in-school educational programs allow students to engage in the art of the opera without having to leave the classroom. This past Wednesday, May 22, the company’s head of costuming, Camilla Haith, visited Richmond Heights Middle School to talk to students about the importance of subjects […]
Next Friday, May 31, Dance Now! will host its first annual Gala Fundraiser honoring City of Miami Beach Mayor Matti H. Bower. The proceeds raised from the gala will go towards Dance Now!’s Summer
Margarita Cabrera burst onto the contemporary art scene a few years ago at Art Basel Miami Beach when she showed a crazy life size VW Bug made out of vinyl (see image below). It was an instant sensation. Cabrera was recently a resident at the Knight Foundation-funded McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC where […]
By Arsht Center Staff Most local dancers who wanted a career in the arts once had to leave Miami for New York to pursue their dreams. That changed when Peter London, a former principal dancer with Martha Graham and Jose Limon Dance companies, decided to create Peter London Global Dance Company. Now gifted dancers from […]