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Neil de la Flor

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    Above: An event at The Light Box. Photos courtesy of Miami Light Project. Beth Boone has been at the helm of Miami Light Project, as both its artistic and executive director, since 1998. I sat down with Boone at Zak the Baker in Wynwood for a one-on-one interview. Over an eggplant skillet, rugala and powdered […]

    Article · February 22, 2016 by

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    Above: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Robert Battle’s “Awakening.” Photo by Paul Kolnik. If you haven’t experienced Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, it’s time. The company’s performances and community outreach programs are excellent ways to introduce your children, nieces and nephews, grandkids and the neighbors’ kids, to the splendor of Ailey. It may change […]

    Article · February 9, 2016 by

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    Above: Hattie Mae Williams, Ana Mendez, Jenny Larsson, Stephan Koplowitz, Niurca Márquez, Agustina Woodgate, Marissa Alma Nick, Monica Lopez de Victoria. Lack of diversity in the arts isn’t fiction. It’s real, as most recently evidenced by the 2016 Oscar nominations. The Academy Awards controversy got me thinking: What are we, the Miami arts community, doing […]

    Article · February 5, 2016 by

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    South Florida-based author Michèle-Jessica (M.J.) Fièvre self-published her first novel in Haiti at 16. Since then, she’s published nine books, including a children’s book “I Am Riding.” Her latest title, “A Sky the Color of Chaos,” marks her first memoir. The book is a coming-of-age story that documents Fièvre’s turbulent relationship with her father and […]

    Article · January 11, 2016 by

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    Jai-Alai Magazine. Art Basel and the Miami Book Fair are over. Now, it’s time for Jai-Alai—the Miami-based literary magazine that’s revealing our dynamic culture of local writers and artists. Founded by Scott Cunningham and the University of Wynwood with the help of a Knight Arts grant, Jai-Alai Magazine was conceived as a series of 10 […]

    Article · December 15, 2015 by

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    Matthew Taylor. Photo by Neil de la Flor. Composer Matthew Evan Taylor and his collaborator, Svet Stoyanov, create musical experiences with the intention of adding value to the community through the arts–especially music. This year, the duo created “Elemental Culture,” an experimental music piece that opened at the Coral Gables Congregational Church. “Elemental Culture” brought […]

    Article · December 7, 2015 by

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    Photo: “Newt Miami,” a public art installation on the InterContinental Miami. Photo by Sarah Moody, courtesy of “Newt Miami.” Every night through Nov. 15, a series of “experiments in light, color and sound” will dance across the entire 19-story facade of the InterContinental hotel in downtown Miami. Described as performative architecture by the project’s creators, […]

    Article · November 11, 2015 by

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    Photo: John Beauregard, Bernadette Salgado, Katrina Weaver, Lize-Lotte Pitlo, Karen Peterson and Shawn Buller. Courtesy of Karen Peterson Dancers. For more than 25 years, Karen Peterson, founder and executive director of Miami-based Karen Peterson Dancers, has spread the word: mixed-ability dancers are dancers. Full stop. Recently, the company performed at “A New Definition of Dance” […]

    Article · October 23, 2015 by