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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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Stillness & Movement. Photo by Neil de la Flor

For me there is stillness in movement and in movement there is stillness. When my body is still and I inhale all of the oxygen my lungs can handle, my mind zooms far from rest and jumps from one thought to the next like a rabid couch potato surfs the web from one hyperlink to […]

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Seraphic Fire, the Miami-based concert choir that snagged two Grammy nominations earlier this year, announced this week that it’s signed with Naxos of America in a three-year deal to distribute its recordings. A news release from Seraphic Fire quotes Jim Selby, the CEO of Naxos of America, which is based near Nashville, this way: “We […]

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By Dominique Breard, LegalArt LegalArt, Miami’s premiere residency program, is currently accepting applications for its Local and Visiting Residency Program. Deadlines are August 31 and October 1 (respectively). Please apply online or email us for more details. Responding to artists’ need for affordable space in Miami, LegalArt formed the city’s first live/work residency program in 2010. Open to […]

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By Raffaele Cardone, Miami Lyric Opera The production of Madama Butterfly recently performed at Olympia Theater and Colony Theatre has resulted in a genuine success in both houses. Lots of emotions, great attendance and beautiful reviews from all paper and electronic media. Daniella Carvalho in the role of Cio Cio San, moved the hearts of of the public […]

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There is always a bit of trepidation when entering into an all-performance art event. When hastily produced and not well-thought-out, these can be straining – unlike a visual art show of similar (non) quality, it’s hard to just leave if you don’t like it. So the three-day inaugural Miami Performance Festival would be an experiment […]

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“Take on Vivaldi” by Karen Peterson & Dancers | Photo by Neil de la Flor

When I entered the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC) for Same Stage, a night of multicultural dance organized by Afua Hall during the Discover Art! Family Festival, I felt numb and listless, blue and exhausted from the real and imagined burdens of life. The little green boogeymen in our heads sometimes trick us into resisting so […]

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The Fredric Snitzer Gallery has decided on an unorthodox way to deliver its summer group show. The works of 19 artists, some of whom are the most prominent names in contemporary art today, have been fashioned together under the title “Things Beyond Our Control.” It has been curated by Andrew Reed, who was born in […]

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The first Absurd Celebration

Published on 26 July 2012 by in Miami, Theater

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Absurd  Celebration

Life is absurd. It’s a divine comedy that makes absolute sense and non-sense at the same time. That’s what makes life fun and fundamentally unstable and challenging. In honor of this psychotic tumbleweed of an existence, FUNDarte, the University of Miami Ring Theatre, and the Department of Modern Languages and Literature present the First International […]

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Here at my little house on the Rio Blog, I always enjoy hearing from familiar Miami musical voices. And this weekend, because everyone’s attention will be focused the opening Friday of the London Olympics, it’s more than appropriate to bring you word of a musical connection. The fine English organist Matthew Steynor, who’s been the […]

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By Laura Tellez, Discovery Program Coordinator, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden This year, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden partnered with the Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. to participate in the Cultural Passport program. Each grade level focuses on a specific topic, and seventh grade’s topic is ecology, which is a branch of science that studies the […]

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