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“Daydreaming with Jean” by Marissa Alma Nick. Photo: Neil de la Flor.

This weekend I headed to the Design District to see a series of roving, site-specific, 30-minute performances. I didn’t want to go out, but I did, and it was (more or less) worth the 10-minute drive. The evening began on the gorgeous rooftop terrace of The Garden Building. We entered through a private back entrance […]

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The Creole Cuban Choir is on stage at the Ordway (a Knight Arts grantee) for a one-night-only performance this week. The 10-person ensemble also goes by the moniker “the Desandann” (literally, “the descendants”), so named for their dedication to keeping alive the songs passed down in their families for generations. This is music rooted in […]

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During the month of October at the SoChi Gallery, a sports collection of three-dimensional paintings created by the folk artist Monroe Jackson will be on display and for sale. As a craftsman, Monroe Jackson is better known as I. Root. Every since he was a young boy, he always flaunted his artistic talents. Once, he […]

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The new jewel of Hialeah

Published on October 16, 2014 by in Miami, Music, Theater

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Florida Grand Opera.

When I was a boy, my grandmother would take me the the Hialeah Park Race Track—a.k.a., the “Jewel of Hialeah.” She’d bet on the horses, and I would, too. I’d eat hot dogs and sip on Coke while she hooted and hollered for X or Y horse to cross the finish line. I had no […]

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In order to meet the budget, many Bibb County public schools have cut back or deleted art and music programs. This is one reason the Jazz Association of Macon’s mission to preserve jazz through participation, education and inspiration can be a driving force to keep jazz alive in our local schools. For almost a decade, […]

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The Carbonell Award, named after Cuban sculptor Manuel Carbonell, annually recognizes excellence in South Florida theater. On Saturday, October 25th at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) will present an evening of Broadway songs with performances by past Carbonell winners as part of its Cabaret Series. Carbonell Award-winning director […]

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Daniel Lewis Sampler 2013. Photo Neil de la Flor.

The Daniel Lewis Dance Sampler returns to the Little Haiti Cultural Center for two days: Saturday, October 18th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 19th at 3 p.m. The Sampler provides local talent a platform to share excerpts of full-length work with the community. Next weekend, the Sampler will feature local talent, including Dance NOW! […]

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The forecast couldn’t be more promising for the fall Saint Paul Art Crawl this weekend. Hundreds of artist studios and galleries will be open to the public; in fact, many of the Crawl’s venues will offer programming of their own – meet-and-greet receptions with artists, live performance, art-making activities, and the like. Lowertown St. Paul […]

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The 2014 edition of Festival Miami opens Friday night with a concert by the University of Miami’s Frost Symphony Orchestra in an all-American program of 20th and 21-century music. Thomas Sleeper leads the Frost in two concerti, the Alto Saxophone Concerto of the now-overlooked composer Paul Creston, with Dale Underwood as soloist, and Samuel Barber’s […]

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One of the best outdoor happenings in Macon is the Second Sunday concert series. From April to October, the College Hill Alliance, a Knight Arts grantee, books a variety of artists to perform live in the corridor at the beautiful Washington Park on Magnolia Street. Even if the forecast calls for rain, the show still goes […]

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