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O, Miami, the monthlong poetry festival, is alas, o,ver. Thankfully, though, you can relive it anytime you like through images, video and the words written to capture the Knight Foundation- sponsored event that aims to bring a poem to every Miamian in April. The festival’s bookends are indicative of the electic event: O, Miami officially […]

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This is the wrap-up weekend for two local orchestras, with the New World Symphony and the Miami Symphony Orchestra ending their seasons in big fashion. The New World offers another in its cycle of symphonies by Gustav Mahler as conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. This time it’s the Seventh, usually considered the least commercial of […]

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Amanda Keeley. Photo by Jorge Graupera.

In 2013, FEAST Miami, co-founded by Chef Loren Pulitzer and producer/curator Susan Caraballo, won a Knight Arts Challenge grant to support artistic and cultural initiatives through direct grants to artists and arts organizations. The grants are awarded during vegan pop-up dinners at art venues, and the diners who attend the dinners will vote for one […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer “It makes a little sound, like music,” the toddler whispers in her mother’s ear as she gazes, wide-eyed, engrossed, at El Anatsui’s gigantic piece, which seems about to devour her. And that gaze, which perceives the secret flutter, which sees better than any adult, is perhaps the best […]

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Cintas celebrates 50 years

Published on 29 April 2014 by in Miami

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It’s been 50 years now that the Cintas Foundation has been promoting cultural output from Cuba-born artists living and working outside of the island. Every year for half a century the foundation has awarded fellowships during an annual competition to writers, musicians and composers, architects and visual artists. The work of the latter is usually […]

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By Silas Munro, Miami : Open : Source Miami : Open : Source, a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge winner, has been granted co-working space and mentorship services at the Center for Social Change in Coral Gables as we raise funds, connect to partners and refine our business strategy. Our project seeks to cultivate the use of […]

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#ThisIsWhere

Published on 28 April 2014 by in Miami, Poetry

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#ThisIsWhere

Poetry is a kind of geography. It is a map that places us and reminds us of the past–of memories stuck in our subconscious. #ThisIsWhere _____________ is a WLRN + O, Miami poetry contest that encourages all South Floridians to write a poem about a place that is meaningful to them. Locals wrote poems about […]

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By Fernando González, Miami-based arts & culture writer Those who argue for the transformative power of the written word will be hard pressed to find a more potent, or moving, argument than the life of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. His childhood story suggests a Dickensian tale set in the American Southwest. Baca was born in […]

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By Dana Levy, AIRIE Every morning of the first week of my residency in the Everglades National park, I got into my rental car and drove to a different part of the park: the 1st day I rode a bike around shark valley, the 2nd day I kayaked at Flamingo, and the 3rd day I took a […]

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Here’s a riddle. What’s new but came of age a long time ago, bears the name of a composer but includes the work of others, is always held on Sunday but sometimes on Saturday, marks the end of the classical music season but stretches into summer? You’re right! […]

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