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Holiday travel kicked up a notch this year as Random Acts of Culture ™ arrived at Miami International Airport. On Monday, November 22 (Thanksgiving week), five performers from the Miami Music Project surprised travelers with spontaneous performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Maria and America from West Side Story. MMP performed eight separate Random Acts of Culture ™ throughout the day – a new project record.

In other Random Acts of Culture ™ news, our Philadelphia performance featuring 650 choral singers singing Hallelujah hit the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer and is nearing the 6 million mark on You Tube.

Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses on promoting informed and engaged communities. To that end, we strongly believe in the potential of the arts to engage residents, and bring a community together. Hearing Handel, or seeing the tango in an unexpected place provides a deeply felt reminder of how the classics can enrich our lives. As you’ll see in our videos, the performances make people smile, dance, grab their cameras – even cry with joy. For those brief moments, people going along in their everyday lives are part of a shared, communal experience that makes their community a more vibrant place to live. In these days of shrinking audiences, we also hope that these random acts will encourage people to attend traditional performances. We can’t promise it. But it’s hard to watch what unfolds during a Random Act of Culture®, and not be inspired to see and hear more

5 Responses to “Random Acts of Culture™ Entertains Travelers at Miami International Airport”

  1. michelle says:

    Your random acts are amazing!!! I just hope I can experience one of them someday!!!! Way to go! Please come to Texas…..We need more culture!!! Thanks for doing what you do!!! And the symbolism and irony of the performance at Macy”s Halellujah is fantastic!!! Way to go!!!

  2. Douglas Frey says:

    Simply beautiful! Thank you.

  3. dc says:

    JUST GREAT!!!! These Random Acts of Culture could finally change the wrong notion that Miami is just violence and drugs. This city is changing for good!!!!! Marvelous things are happening here every day!!

  4. Marlene says:

    I love it!! Would love to see you come to Buena Park mall, Ca

    God bless!!

  5. Judy Pennington says:

    It would be lovely if you would come to some of the “smaller towns”. :o) Springfield Mo is a lovely place and has lots of big open places. Battlefield Mall has a great are for this.

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