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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
By Jenifer Mangione Vogt, art and Italian culture writer Anyone familiar with Italy knows there’s a subtext of tension between antiquity and modernity that lies beneath its charming exterior. In relation to art, this tension has resulted in artistic movements, such as arte povera ( “poor art”), led by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Alighiero Boetti, that rejected classical […]
There will be trolleys going north and south, from the west end of the Venetian Causeway to Flagler Street, shuttling you and whomever else to more than 20 main venues, studios events, film screenings and some one-off art stops as part of the inaugural “Dwntwn Art Days.” Downtown, everything is bright. Okay, you can walk, […]
Knight Foundation is celebrating its 1,000+ Random Acts of Culture™ with four big, blow-out performances in San Jose, Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia. The fun kicked off Sunday, Aug. 5 with a 250-person surprise performance in San Jose, continued Friday, Aug. 10 with a 150-person performance at Detroit’s Compuware World Headquarters and hit South Beach Saturday, Sept 1 with a […]
By Letty Bassart, Thought Loom The idea for Thought Loom began with my memory of James Burke’s Connections. It was circa 1980 when I first watched him urgently address the camera and describe the connection between the hulls of massive ships and Strauss’ Indigo. It changed my entire world view. With a child’s logic, I […]
I read Ruth Benedict’s “The Individual and the Pattern of Culture” while sipping iced coffee at Starbucks on the corner of Lincoln Road and Pennsylvania Avenue while I waited