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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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There have been grumblings since December about the proliferation of fairs during Art Basel. Some feel that the amount of art and fairs is overkill, and blurring the lines between quality art and junk. Not to mention that fact that it got close to impossible to even get to some of the fairs because of […]

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By Justin Moss, Florida Grand Opera On January 24, 2013, students and invited donors filled the Ziff Ballet-Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. It was dress rehearsal night and excitement filled the hall as everyone prepared to take their seats for a preview of Florida Grand Opera’s […]

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Matthew Evan Taylor’s “Elvrutu’s Fall” | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Miami Light Project’s Here & Now festival offered Miami theatergoers a glimpse into the creative minds of Miami-based performing artists Liony Garcia, Matthew Evan Taylor, Ivonne Batanero and Shira Abergel. The artists created works, commissioned by the Miami Light Project

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Benjamin Grosvenor is slated to play in Miami on Feb. 19 and his latest recording is a tantalizing introduction. Armed with an insolent youthfulness and wise beyond his years, Grosvenor is a genuine rara avis. His a career  started at the tender age of 11 and has seen a meteoric […]

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By Jackie Rivera, The Project [theatre] It seems that everything happens at a pace in February, the weather gets inexplicably warmer, only 28 days, and The Project [theatre] has exactly 3 weeks to put up a show in a hotel. Wait…wait…what?? TRUTH! We are delightfully challenged to stage a one of a kind performance experience […]

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The week in art

Published on 08 February 2013 by in Miami

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Art just doesn’t want to slow down in this town. Sure there was a lull after Basel during the New Year’s break, but it was just that – art is roaring back in February. There have been openings all week, a trend that will continue through this weekend, and then next week the second Art […]

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Liony Garcia: Here & Now

Published on 07 February 2013 by in Dance, Miami

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Liony Garcia

Liony Garcia’s work is ephemeral. It investigates the time and space between one body movement and the next and reveals the symbols that emerge (and vanish just as fast as they’re created). In his latest work,

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For young people, John Cage is something of a hero. So says Laura Kuhn, executive director of the John Cage Trust, which administers the affairs of the composer, inventor, philosopher and all-around artist who made such a remarkable impact on the music of the 20th century. “Young people just fall in love with him. They […]

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One of the beautiful things about Miami is that while Wynwood and Miami Beach put us on the national map, each year there’s more great art emerging in neighborhoods from Delray Beach to Homestead. We see it in Urgent Inc.’s community murals in Overtown, in Tarell McCraney’s 90-minute modern version of Hamlet in Coral Gables, and in […]

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By Adrienne Arsht Center Staff Opera stars. Prima ballerinas. Legendary violinists. Mayors? Two of the biggest government rock stars of our time – former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz – stepped into the spotlight usually reserved for gifted artists on the grand stage of the Knight Concert Hall on Tuesday, […]

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