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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie With Brigid Baker, one gets the feeling that she has lived several lives. There’s the Brigid from New York City, her hometown, who was part of the late 70s-early 80s creative explosion that saw art and music and all-around coolness collide into a supernova of excitement. Then there’s the Brigid who fled […]

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Lately, Frank Falestra has been making more noise than usual, something long overdue and welcomed by many. He has been defying the expected standards of what music is for some 30 years now, with Miami’s iconic Churchill’s Pub as his inner sanctum since 1980. And as a 2012 Knight Arts Challenge winner, Falestra is now […]

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Diliana Alexader (front row right), Pioneer Winter (Front row left), Jose Jacho (back row left) and Gianfranco Biachi (back row right).

If you haven’t heard of Diliana Alexander, the Film Gate Interactive Festival or Indie Film Club Miami, it’s ok. Here’s your chance to catch up with Dilana’s mission to foster and transform the transmedia industry in Miami.

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Photo by Philip Groshong for Cincinnati Opera.

“Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places,” recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge grant, is a new three-year program developed by the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) to expose lesser-known operas to the South Florida community by staging them in unorthodox spaces. Thursday night, FGO opens its first performance at The Stage,

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  Choreographer Augusto Soledade sees his work as a dialogue between “home” and… “home.” The first represents his early experiences and discoveries in Salvador, Brazil; the second the adult life he continues to create in South Florida. The result is Afro-fusion contemporary dance reflected in his latest work Cordel, which mixes Argentine tango, American hip […]

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Even when he was on the road, performing as a live version of Paula Abdul’s MC Skat Kat, Pablo Malco was always thinking about the future. “I’m a huge dreamer, man,” Malco said. “I tell my kids: When you stop dreaming, you’re kind of dead. You have no more goals.” This week, Malco’s eponymous foundation […]

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In an effort to bring art into people’s everyday lives, Knight Foundation this week announced it will provide $23 million in new funding for the arts in South Florida and fund 34 projects through the Knight Arts Challenge.

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After months of poring through more than 1,100 applications, we’re excited to finally share the 34 winners of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami. This year, we’ve seen some interesting trends. First, the winners will help spread the art deep into South Florida’s communities, whether through Miami Dade College’s new art center in Hialeah, an Opa-locka festival, or […]

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