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Untitled. About biennials and art fairs

For most of us thinking Art Basel Miami Beach week as the busiest time for the arts ever, well… it may have been so far, but getting outside of Miami for another art fairs gathering could prove us wrong. Although the first week of December in Miami seems to be getting out of hand (24 art fairs in 2007), it’s just a … +

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The New World Symphony. America’s Orchestral Academy

By Fran Robbins

With the founding of the New World Symphony in 1987, Miami was put on the map as a city keen to encourage its young, aspiring orchestral musicians and conductors. From the very beginning, the NWS set for itself a high goal: to not only perform works from both the modern and classical repertoires but to allow ambitious musicians to study further and … +

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The Miami and Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

By Manuela Gabaldon

Every year, the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival presents original and touching films by veteran and emerging directors. Innovative and bold, this film festival has proven its success with its growing popularity over the years. This year, the MGLFF has spread to serve its Broward and Palm Beach county supporters with the launch of the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film … +

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Teatro 8’s Lorca con un vestido verde (Lorca in a green dress)

By Manuela Gabaldon

The Hispanic Theater Guild presents, Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz’s, Lorca con un vestido verde (Lorca In A Green Dress) this month at Little Havana’s own Teatro 8. Captivating performances, engaging music, and a passionate appreciation for Federico Garcia Lorca’s life make this Spanish version of the play wonderfully entrancing. Directed by Rolando Moreno, this retelling of one of Spain’s most celebrated … +

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Fotomission's Annual South Beach Photomarathon

By Manuela Gabaldon

There is a group of people in Miami that dedicate their lives to social consciousness through the photographic medium. These photographic activists are supported by an organization that prides itself on its volunteer based community and its mission to promote positive social change through the art of photography. This non-profit organization is aptly named Fotomission. Events, publications, and exhibitions of new talent … +

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Diaspora Vibe Gallery: Women’s Work

By Manuela Gabaldon

I arrive at the Diaspora Vibe Gallery, which lends its space to the exhibition of promising Caribbean and Latin American emerging artists, on a Tuesday afternoon. The gallery feels unusually lonely today, as Jamaica-born owner, Rosie Gordon Wallace, and her team prepare to leave for their 2nd International Artists Biennale in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten (April 16th-23rd) where artists from Cuba, Dominican Republic, … +

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Panamerican Art Projects. Gustavo Acosta and Carlos Estevez

By Irina Leyva

The latest work of two prominent Miami based artists – Gustavo Acosta and Carlos Estevez – has been recently on view at Panamerican Art Projects. The exhibition opened to the public with a reception bursting in positive energy and red dots. Gustavo Acosta is one of the few contemporary artists that has resisted the temptation of making three dimensional works. He is … +

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The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy

By Fran Robbins

Miami’s New World Symphony is a seedbed for new talent, a catalyst for performance, and a source of high-caliber community outreach. With the founding of the New World Symphony in 1987, Miami was put on the map as a city keen to encourage its young, aspiring orchestral musicians and conductors. From the very beginning, the NWS set for itself a high goal: … +

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Red Hot Stars Rising. Under the Radar: Nine Chinese Artists Interpret the Figure

By Anne Tschida

Anyone who has visited China recently can only describe what they see in superlatives — the tallest skyscrapers, the fastest trains, the biggest cities, the worst pollution. The emerging country’s growth spurt might be unprecedented in history, considering its size and population. Shanghai in particular elicits the most amazement, a spanking new, glittering city that has sprung skyward to become an economic … +

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A Love Story in a Time for Killing: Karaoke by Maria Jose Arjona

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

The most appropriate way to answer an inquiry may probably be formulating a question. One would avoid so many uncomfortable situations like blushing, getting nervous, or (worse) acting as if not finding an intelligent response was not important. “Are you happy?” someone asked me not too long ago, and I didn’t know what to say. But not all questions are there to … +