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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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Public art in support of the community

Published on 02 October 2012 by in Miami

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The city of Opa-locka has always been a strange, unique, other-worldly place to many a South Florida resident. The city is often associated with poverty, corruption and crime (in 2004, it had the highest crime rate in the country). But it is also known for its bizarre Moorish architecture — built at its founding in 1926 — its […]

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“Cask of Amontillado”

When I think about Edgar Allen Poe, which I don’t do often, the words terror and psychological torture come to mind — and suffering, too. His writing has a way of unhinging the human psyche to reveal the darkness that resides in all humans. These are things we fear the most, the things we keep […]

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On Tuesday, the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami presents the 29th iteration of its Festival Miami, a monthlong series of concerts that covers the genre waterfront from Rachmaninov at his biggest to a tango ensemble, from a Brazilian jazz trio to a lone songwriter on a stage with a guitar. As […]

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By Robert Harkins, South Florida Folklife Center, HistoryMiami As part of its Heritage Spotlight Series, the HistoryMiami South Florida Folklife Center is ready to launch its third artist residency. Our new featured artist will be Mieko Kubota, a master practitioner of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Mieko has crafted ikebana pieces for more […]

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Genaro Ambrosino’s gallery, first in Coral Gables, then in North Miami, was one of the must-stop galleries on the emerging Miami art scene. But one day, Ambrosino decided that the monthly process of setting up shows, and the monotony of it, was becoming more of a grind than fun, so he closed up shop. Now, […]

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Inside MOCA’s Trading Spaces 2

Published on 28 September 2012 by in Miami

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On Sept 14, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami held an open house for the five artists selected to be part of Trading Spaces 2, MOCA’s innovative two-month residency program.Through the program, five South Florida artists, Dona Altemus, Onajide Shabaka, Magnus Sigurdarson, Rick Ulysse and Antonia Wright, will give up his/her studio in exchange for an exhibition […]

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The Cosmic Dancer

Published on 27 September 2012 by in Miami, Theater

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Dance Now! Miami | Photo by Neil de la Flor

When Shiva dances, his soul is free from the illusions that cripple him. Everything disappears. Light and dark. Yes and no. Now and then. Right and wrong. You and me. Just one. When Shiva dances, the universe is uncluttered and clear as day and what blinds him (and us) from his true nature emerges pure, […]

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By  Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College Award-winning choreographers and founders of the renowned Nuevo Ballet Español, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez, will present Cambio de Tercio for the first time in the U.S. as part of Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts performing arts series at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 – 6, at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. At the forefront of emerging […]

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CIFO and the Latin discussion

Published on 25 September 2012 by in Miami

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It doesn’t seem like nine whole years since CIFO started its Grants and Commissions Program, which supports, promotes, then highlights mid-career and emerging artists from Latin America. This is a unique program, where chosen artists participate in creating art around a theme, come to Miami, and then have the program-specific work shown at the CIFO […]

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Alleluia, it’s Junot Diaz

Published on 24 September 2012 by in Miami, Theater

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Junot Diaz | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Dropping F-bombs in church may seem sacrilegious, but it’s not, especially when those bombs are dropped by Junot Diaz, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008). If you’re not

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