The coming long weekend brings the Fourth of July, and, with it, an annual chance for Americans to focus on American music. And I don’t mean the kind of American music that conquered the world’s popular culture. That’s one of this country’s great contributions to the globe, and it can take care of itself. What [...]
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Locust Projects‘ The LAB (Locust Arts Builders) is officially under way! Under the direction of renowned contemporary artist Monica Lopez de Victoria of the TM Sisters. Thirteen South Florida high schools students will experience the invigorating and arduous process of conceiving and executing original artworks. Stop by Locust Projects Monday – Friday 9am-1pm to meet this year’s [...]
“Mujeres de Shakespeare” (Shakespeare’s Women), written and directed by Neher Jacqueline Briceño, opens July 8 during Teatro Avante’s XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival, which runs from July 7 through 24. According to Briceño, Mujeres de Shakespeare is inspired by and a tribute to Shakespeare’s
There is special show up at Fredric Snitzer‘s gallery, a quietly intriguing, group show with an equally intriguing origin. The 13 works from local and international artists are inspired by Kurt Schwitters, the German painter, sculptor and designer associated with Expressionism and Dadaism, who worked during the war-torn years in the Europe of the 20th century. He [...]
Illegal immigrants are human. This may seem like an obvious statement, but director Chris Weitz’s film, “A Better Life,” which opened last night to a packed audience at the historic Tower Theater on Calle Ocho for the Miami International Film Festival, won the hearts of the audience by putting a human
Likely the visitor leaving the sensory overload currently taking place at Museum of Contemporary Art will have strong reactions to what they’ve just seen and heard. That’s good, though, those reactions might not all be positive. On opening night, the video extravaganza from Ryan Trecartin elicited a wide range of reviews, ranging from “awesome” to [...]
This week, the University of Miami released the program information for the upcoming 28th iteration of Festival Miami, beginning Sept. 30. I’ll focus on the classical front, though there’s major news on the jazz side of things in an appearance by the legendary saxman Benny Golson (perhaps I’ll address this in a different post). One [...]
Susi Westfall, City Theatre co-founder and literary director, created CityWrights Weekend, a four-day intensive program that focuses on practical, professional development and creative hands-on participation. The Weekend is packed with a full schedule of workshops and readings by master playwrights
Most people know Tigertail Productions because of the cutting-edge performance, dance and spoken word the organization both nurtures and delivers to South Florida. And rightly so. Since 1979, Tigertail has introduced local audiences to an eclectic mix of dance and performance from across the globe that never would have rolled up on shore without the [...]
The Random Act of Culture® love continues to spread. HuffPost named Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation VP/Arts and Random Act of Culture® creator, its Greatest Person of the Day Monday, June 20. The HuffPost piece outlines Random Act of Culture’s intention (“Scholl wondered if the most modern way of promoting classical music and performance was to [...]