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    Arts

    Closing out the 2014 Summer Dance series

    July 26, 2014, 3:33 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Dayna Martinez, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts To close out the Summer Dance series for this year, on Thursday, July 24th we welcomed back to the Summer Dance stage Jerry O’Hagan and His Orchestra, who played everyone’s ballroom dance favorites, including waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango and cha-cha. We...

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    Engaged Communities

    Diversity, connections help young professionals find their place in Miami

    July 25, 2014, 4:06 p.m., Posted by Cody Johnson


    Photo: Miami Program Director Matt Haggman introduces the Beacon Council of Miami-Dade panel discussion on local entrepreneurs at FIU. Photo: Cody Johnson.

    A few months ago, the Beacon Council New Leaders Taskforce set out to address a question Miami professionals continue to ask: Why should young people choose Miami as a place to live and work?

    The Beacon Council hosted a panel discussion on Wednesday evening at the Florida International University Downtown campus to provide insight from Miami professionals as to why South Florida is ideal for young entrepreneurs. Knight Foundation Miami Program Director Matt Haggman moderated the panel.

    The New Leaders Taskforce event was part of the Beacon Council’s ongoing OneCommunityOneGoal initiative to attract and retain talent as Miami recovers from the recession.

    Miami Herald President and Publisher Alexandra Villoch delivered the keynote address before the discussion, highlighting key points for young professionals who are considering Miami as a place to call their home.

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    Baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire announces 2014-15 season

    July 25, 2014, 12:27 p.m., Posted by rdurbin

    Apollo's Fire, orchestra. Photo from Apollo's Fire. Apollo’s Fire (a Knight arts grantee) has been in the business of making Baroque music for 23 years now, with 20 of those years featuring performance in the Akron area. Now it's set to launch another big musical season....

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