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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 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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By Viernes Culturales staff Join us on July 27 at Domino Plaza starting at 7:00 PM in celebrating another Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana’s popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on […]

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Some views of “The Afterlife”

Published on 24 July 2012 by in Miami

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Even on a busy afternoon on Lincoln Road, the sound art emanating from under the eaves of the ArtCenter/South Florida (a Knight Arts grantee) is clearly audible, and a seductive invitation to visit more inside. The music is from Gustavo Matamoros and the Listening Gallery (also a grantee), and this composition complements the exhibit currently […]

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Nada Del Amor Me Produce Envidia

“Nada Del Amor Me Produce Envidia” (“I Don’t Envy Love”), presented by Flor de un Dia, is an extraordinary one-woman play about envy and the profound black shadow of solitude that will come for us, all of us, one day.

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Taking art to the streets

Published on 20 July 2012 by in Miami

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With any luck, you won’t have to keep too much of a look out for the first “Miami Performance International Festival” (also called “M/P 12”), as it should be right in front of you at a variety of spots across Miami-Dade County starting July 26. Throughout Downtown, the Design District and at the Miami Beach […]

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