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Today’s definition of hip hop can often be discouraging or disturbing. However, there is a reason to keep our faith in this genre, when it comes to young artists like Sabir. He is only 23 years-old, and his objective is to keep original hip hop alive. His lyrics are strong, and they hit hard. Most […]

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Weird Miami Bus Tour

Join artist Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Bas Fisher International and Miss Information for the October installment of the Weird Miami Bus Tour on Sunday, October 12th from 5 – 8:30 p.m. (Arrive no later than 4:15 p.m. for a prompt departure.) The “top-secret” tour curated by Zaldivar and guided by Miss Information promises to reveal the […]

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If you’re a book lover, you are likely already familiar with Rain Taxi’s annual Twin Cities Book Festival. This one-day event at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is the largest literary festival in the Upper Midwest – and this year, the offerings have grown still more plentiful. In addition to bringing in a number of internationally-known writers, […]

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Tonight, Penumbra Theatre’s co-artistic director, Sarah Bellamy, will host a “Womansong” showcase curated by actor, playwright and poet Sha Cage, “which celebrates the poetry and musicality of black women artists in the Twin Cities.” The evening will center on Cage’s work spotlighting talented women and girls in the local arts scene and include an eclectic […]

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On Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m., Liz Ferrer will host “Spectual Sextrum,” an experimental research gathering event for her apocalyptic underwater work-in-progress, “Subaqueous.” Ferrer, who is currently artist-in-residence at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee), is a Miami-based interdisciplinary artist, director and founder of the art collective Southernmost Situations. Her work, informed by her lifelong […]

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The weather will be mild in the Twin Cities this Saturday, a lovely early fall sort of day perfect for a Field Trip. In Twin Cities’ Silverwood Park, visitors will find a full afternoon in store: more than 20 artist-led activities, a well-curated local craft fair, live performances of poetry and music, as well as […]

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#6WordsMiami

Published on September 15, 2014 by in Miami, Poetry

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This year the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI) is looking for six-word stories inspired by life in Miami. The genre is up to you: fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, romance. All you have to do is conjure up a story and submit it for the challenge. My nonfiction #6WordsMiami story: “Concrete tunnel. Queer. Never dull. Locos.” Here […]

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For the latest in their Women of Substance series, St. Kate’s O’Shaughnessy Auditorium is presenting a world premiere dance opera, “Test Pilot,” which offers a lens onto the Wright Brothers’ historic experiments with flight, as seen through the eyes of their much less well-known sister, Katharine. A collaborative project by two McKnight Artist Fellows, composer […]

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Reading Queer Executive Director Neil de la Flor and Program Director Jose Portela. Photo by JeanPaul Mallozzi

I founded Reading Queer to promote queer literary culture in South Florida. One way we are doing this is through our first annual Reading Queer Literary Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, which drew a large, enthusiastic crowd to its Inaugural Reading at B Bar at The Betsy hotel. Writers Jan Becker, Sandra Simonds and Julie […]

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The Reading Queer Literary Festival opens this Friday, August 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the B Bar at the Betsy Hotel South Beach. Florida-based writers Julie M. Wade, Jan Becker and Sandra Simonds kick off the Inaugural reading for the first-ever queer-focused literary festival in Miami. Reading Queer (a Knight Arts grantee) was […]

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