By LeToya Stairs, Rhythm of Africa Music Program & 2010 Knight Arts Challenge Winner Sixty Lauderdale Lakes students recently experienced the thrill of live performance during their first ever professional show, Rhythms of Africa: Music Around the World. The show led by Master Percussionist Willie Stewart, formerly of the internationally acclaimed reggae band Third World, engaged […]
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The quince celebration is truly a unique Miami tradition. Yes, it is a universal Latin coming-of-age recognition for girls, but Miami adds a multitude of layers. As artist Antonia Wright explored this phenomenon, she found and peeled back some of these layers. Wright herself is Cuban, but she never had a Quinceanera, which takes place […]
By Miami City Ballet Miami City Ballet is cooking up a special project to be revealed during Art Basel! Jordan Schaps and Benjamin Martin, two New York based multimedia artist, worked with MCB School student Ella Titus on a photography project for the Company. Schaps, former creative director of New York Magazine, where he produced […]
By Neal Hecker, GableStage RED by John Logan, which is playing at the GableStage Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, through December 4th offers an interesting and personal look at the famed Abstract Expressionist, Mark Rothko, during a period in the late 1950s. The production opened this week, but was kicked off with a special event at […]
Beneath the almost full moon at the North Shore Bandshell, Miami Lyric Opera’s breathtaking performance of “Marina,” a zarzuela by Spanish composer Emilio Arrieta
By Janet Batet, Miami Arts Journalist The act of dissent is maybe one of the most authentic exercises of democracies, being a genuine expression of the freedom that embraces society. In the case of Totalitarian regimes, the act of dissent from the central government’s policies turns you into a dissident. This noun, used the very first time […]
It’s always interesting to see a dustup at a major music competition, when audience and judges disagree, or the judges themselves differ, about the merits of a particular contestant. This kind of thing has gone on for a long time and includes famous examples, such as Ivo Pogorelich’s elimination in 1980 from the third round […]
Miamians might not be that familiar with the paintings of Mira Lehr, even though she is a long-time resident of Miami Beach. Her work has been shown more often elsewhere — for instance, in a spring show at her New York gallery, Flomenhaft. Fortunately, the Kelley Roy Gallery is giving her a local hearing, with […]
Almost everyone has written a haiku at some point in their life. Put one together with c’hai and we get a “Rooftop CHAIku” — the innovative new poetry series at Next@19th. Based on the grounds of the historic Temple Israel in downtown Miami, Next@19th has expanded its programming
Throughout the course of 12 hours, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., culture will swamp Miami Beach on Saturday. But even when broken down into categories, the upcoming 2011 ‘Sleepless Night’ (a Knight Arts grantee) has so many events, it’s hard to even put together any comprehensive list of must-sees. So, in a nod to […]