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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida: A Celebration of Dance

By Fran Robbins

South Florida continues to mature as an area brimming with the fine arts. At any time, locals and visitors alike have a rich menu of choices available to them, reflecting the unique mix of different backgrounds and talents that calls this area home. The Miami International Film Festival, Miami Book Fair International and Art Basel Miami Beach are renowned and anticipated on … +

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Renata Scotto’s dream for La sonnambula

The incomparable Maria Callas, known to many as “La Divina,” made her mark in the opera world with her mastery of the bel canto style. In 1957, Milan’s famous Teatro alla Scala presented a production of Bellini’s La sonnambula at the Edinburgh Festival, with Callas as the star.

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Evonne S. Alvarez to lead New World School of the Arts High School Program

August, 2012. The Miami-Dade County Public Schools has appointed Evonne S. Alvarez to lead the high school program of New World School of the Arts. A seasoned academic administrator and educator, Alvarez will be responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing academic and operational activities at the high school level, which are essential to the operation of NWSA.

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Rosie Herrera and The Donkey Show at the Arsht Center

July 13 through August 12, 2012. At the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, visiting and local collaborators are polishing the glitter for a decadent performance party called “The Donkey Show.” A loose interpretation of the Shakespearian drama, “The Donkey Show” reimagines “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at legendary nightclub Studio 54.

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RUS Miami

By Carlos Suarez de Jesus

Three artist collaboratives explore the city’s solild waste.  On a sweltering summer afternoon last month, a City of Miami fireman hosed down dozens of inner city kids trying to cool off during a raucous back to school party, from the ladder of his fire engine. A few yards away, at the Athalie Range Park on NW 5th Avenue and 62nd Street, a … +

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MIAMI’S OWN WET HEAT

By Carlos Suarez de Jesus

The Wet Heat Project creates spirited documentary films, web destinations and events that explore an in-depth experience of the contemporary arts and artists of Miami, capturing history in the making… One story at a time. In the fast-paced Wet Heat video trailer, a rooster sharpens his spurs on the concrete pavement outside a Wynwood warehouse as artist Brian Burkhardt enters his studio … +

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Ed Ruscha: On The Road

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Three weeks, 120 feet of paper (seamlessly unified), twenty days of travel: these are all numbers which apply to Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. A penetrating, raw documentary of road-tripping through the American landscape, this work was only a facet of Kerouac’s oeuvre belonging to the Beat Generation. Throughout his life, Kerouac refused such specific labels, … +

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Who’s Reading What This Summer At Books & Books

June 2012. Amazon just announced their list of the most well read cities in America. Miami is number six. And for those with a need to know, Alexandria, VA is number one. Amazon determined the rankings, based on per capita of cities with more than 100,000 residents, after compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in print and via … +

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To Be or Not To Be Cuban

Hamlet, Prince of Cuba at the South Miami Cultural Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center When it comes to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, productions and adaptations abound, but Michael Donald Edwards, Artistic Director of Sarasota’s Asolo Repertory Theatre has the distinction of creating the first Cuban Hamlet. Edwards’ adaptation made its Miami debut with English and Spanish productions the second weekend of May at the South … +

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In the dimensions, from floor to ceiling

Farside Gallery and Art@Work Expect to be floored, and ceiling-ed, when visiting the Farside Gallery and the accompanying art space in the lobby of Mosquera Orthodontics. But don’t expect to be overwhelmed with color and dramatics. The two architecturally based interventions are subtle and simple in their presentations, but not uncomplicated.

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Galleria Ca d’Oro

By Manuela Gabaldon

Galleria Ca d’Oro’s Gloria Porcella, the youngest of four generations of Rome’s renowned art connoisseurs, is on a clear mission to bring Italian art to the U.S. with the stateside debut of the gallery in Coral Gables. Having only opened last year during Art Basel, with the placement of Cracking Art Group’s Pink Snails all over Miami Beach, Porcella has already become … +

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Antonia Wright and Christina Pettersson at Art@Work

By Shana Beth Mason

The nostalgias, longings and sadness of youth and the aging process, itself are the heavy subjects tackled at a joyous occasion. There are no paradoxes here. On a splendid evening in November, Miami-based orthodontist and collector Arturo Mosquera welcomed the public into his office space (and exhibition annex) for drinks, a full salsa band, food and good friends.

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The 6th Street Container on 8th Street

By Matt Balmaseda

With so much attention placed on contemporary art coming out of Wynwood, it is sometimes difficult to note the cultural milieus found in other areas of Miami. Consider Little Havana. Marked by sidewalk cafes, ethnic restaurants, storefront churches, and tourist busses, it is also the site of a surreal underground art space run by Adalberto Delgado: The 6th Street Container.

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ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries

By Matt Balmaseda

Since its opening in 1974, exhibitions featuring leading artists from around the world, as well as notable emerging artists, have graced the walls of ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries. From its location in Coral Gables, noted art curator and dealer, Virginia Miller, continues to host contemporary artists, often introducing them to art enthusiasts in the United States in some new and important way.