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When you go to see Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” that is being presented by Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, you can’t expect to walk out of the theater whistling a happy tune. Chekhov’s story tells of an extended Russian family group that aren’t particularly likeable people, and who have generally (yet unwittingly) made a […]

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History Theatre, in partnership with Minnesota History Center, begins 2014 with its annual weeklong festival featuring works-in-progress by Minnesota playwrights. For this year’s RAW STAGES showcase, the lineup consists of staged readings of four scripts, three of them new commissions. Individual, general admission tickets to each reading are $10; festival passes to see all four […]

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Matt in a fish bowl.

I remember the antiquated days of making mix tapes from my ghetto blaster. “Wild Boys” by Duran Duran was always in that mix. Last week, Mad Cat Theatre Company premiered “Mixtape 2: Ummagumma Forza Zuma,” which is a collection

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“Rhythms of Africa”

Published on December 20, 2013 by in Miami, Theater

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William  Stewart

Rhythms of Africa, a Knight Arts grantee, is a documentary film produced by SteadyImage and Solutions in Music. The film takes the viewer on a historical, geographical and musical litany

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Charo Oquet wants you

Published on December 16, 2013 by in Miami, Theater

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Charo Oquet (standing in back) and audience memebers watch a performance for the 2013 Festival. Photo by Neil de la Flor

Every year Edge Zones presents the Miami Performance International Festival, a festival that features and celebrates the work of local and international performance artists. What distinguishes Edge Zones is that its mission is to bring the arts to the people, face-to-face, with

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“Black Male Revisited”

Published on December 12, 2013 by in Dance, Miami, Poetry, Theater

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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Photo by Umi Akiyoshi

“Black Male Revisited,” an original work by New York-based Nigerian-American curator, producer, poet, choreographer and performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, opens the 2013-14 SandBox Series at Miami Theater

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Touch Trenda: “It’s OK”

Published on December 5, 2013 by in Miami, Theater

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Tiffany Trenda with Oscar Glottman. Photo Neil de la Flor.

Context Art Miami, the sister art fair of Art Miami, features cutting-edge emerging and mid-career artists. This year, there’s one artist whose presence formed a posse around her: Tiffany Trenda. Trenda is literally a walking LCD cell phone screen installation

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Actor’s Summit’s “A Christmas Carol” (make that “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Presents…A Christmas Carol”) is as twisted, convulted and drolly amusing as its long title suggests. The five players that Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee, cast in the lighthearted farce are uniformly charming and strong in their roles. Here’s […]

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Want to slice and dice self-obsession and count the many ways it shows up in contemporary urban and suburban America? Take in Eric Bogosian’s one-man play, “Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead,” being shown as None Too Fragile’s latest dramatic production. Bogosian’s narrative plumbs the seedy and sordid thinking of several characters, all […]

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I steer clear of big-box retailers and malls the weekend after Thanksgiving. I’ve nothing against a little post-holiday commerce, but the onslaught of elbow-to-elbow Black Friday bargain-hunting sets my teeth on edge. If you’re also looking to avoid the worst of the madding crowd this week, particularly if you have family to entertain or small […]

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