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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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Trading studio and museum space

Published on 14 September 2012 by in Miami

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It’s always illuminating to visit an artist working in his or her studio. There is a permanent mystery when viewing art – where did it come from, how was it birthed? Artists themselves have also enjoyed the interaction with a form of public while in the process of creation. MOCA has latched on to both […]

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Man Research Theatre. Photo by Neil de la Flor

In Aimé Cesairé’s Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, the Martiniquan poet writes: “The only thing worth beginning: the end of the world of course!” Of course! What? I had no idea what Cesairé was talking about until I heard Cornell West lecture last year at the University of Miami. During that lecture,

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Although keyboards themselves have changed over the centuries, so that the music of the 18th century can sometimes sound incongruous on the big concert grand pianos we know today, the music of J.S. Bach remains central to the pianist’s repertoire. It’s interesting to see how often Bach’s reputation has waxed and waned with audiences, if […]

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By Wendy Wolf,  Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, one of Miami’s National Historic Landmarks, is pleased to provide field study experiences in the arts, history and environment as one of the Cultural Passport partners for 4th grade students and teachers. This year Vizcaya welcomed 896 students and 84 chaperones from 10 different schools […]

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Opening “Bridges” to overlooked art

Published on 11 September 2012 by in Miami

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Bridge Red Studios/Project Space (a Knight Arts grantee) is up to its old tricks again: showing work from established artists that too often have fallen off the contemporary art map in Miami. In this case, it’s the work of Robert Flynn, who shockingly died at the early age of 39 from a heart attack several years […]

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Avocado Estate | Photo by Neil de la Flor

I never thought that in a million art walk years, an evening wandering through Wynwood on a hot and humid second Saturday in September would remind me of the blue skies and butterflies in Macy Gray’s all-too-happy song: “Beauty in the World.” “Listen to the sound,” Gray sings, “and lose it/in sweet music/and dance with me.”

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September has arrived with a tropical-storm force of art openings. Really, can everybody be opening so many shows at the same time? It is pretty exciting, though. The DWNTWN Art Days is an experiment to highlight the art venues and happenings of the area around downtown, which is quite a lot – it runs today […]

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By Steve Klotz, Embrace Music Foundation Excitement ripples through the room when teenagers and their mentors — the “Littles” and “Bigs” in the lexicon of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, which organized the workshop — as soon as they enter.  Greeting them is a selection of over 60 percussion instruments, large and small, arranged […]

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Love Life Music & Arts Festival

Published on 06 September 2012 by in Miami, Music, Poetry, Theater

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Love Life Music & Arts Festival

I’m sitting at Hartsfield International Airport thinking about love and life while looking at the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet. Delta Airlines dominates the landscape here, just like love seems to dominate the landscape of life. Possibly in honor of this all-too-human

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Opera, chorale see changes at the top

Published on 05 September 2012 by in Miami, Music

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After Labor Day, it gets to be season around here, and as if to clear the decks before everything gets hopping, the last week or so has some important leadership announcements. Over at Florida Grand Opera, the successor to longtime general director Bob Heuer has been named. She is Susan Danis, for the past 10 […]

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