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Neil de la Flor

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    Publishers at the Haitian Caribbean Book Fair 2014. The third annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair, a Knight Arts grantee, will be held this weekend, beginning with an opening reception on Saturday evening and running through Sunday, May 24th at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.  The Haitian Caribbean Book Fair is part of a boom in literary culture […]

    Article · May 17, 2015 by

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    A few weeks ago, in full stealth-mode, I snuck into the Miami Light Project to borrow their bench and ice-cold air. A rock was propping the side door open. It was hideously hot, and the air conditioning at the Wynwood Warehouse, where I was working across the street, wasn’t cutting it. I’m not shy, so […]

    Article · May 6, 2015 by

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    The 2015 Out in the Tropics Festival, produced by FUNDarte, a Knight Arts grantee, runs from Tuesday, May 5th through Saturday, May 9th. The festival features work from innovative local, national and international GLBTQ artists, including Chely Lima, M. Lamar, Marga Gomez, Caridad Svich and John Moletress. M. Lamar. Photo by Michael Benabib. The festival […]

    Article · April 29, 2015 by

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    In collaboration with FUNDarte, a Knight Arts grantee, Elizabeth Doud brings Climakaze to Miami. Climakaze is a three-day, participation-driven series of dialogues, performances and gatherings to connect the community, create awareness and incite action around the issue of global climate change. Aimed at artists, scientists and change-makers concerned about climate-change, Climakaze is a catalyst for […]

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    O,bviously… poetry is not dead, at least not in Miami. P. Scott Cunningham and his cohorts at O, Miami have made this abundantly clear as they gear up for the annual O, Miami Poetry Festival, which is held every April in celebration of National Poetry Month. For 30 days, festival organizers will attempt to expose […]

    Article · March 30, 2015 by

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    The Florida-France Festival, or FLA-FRA, is a community-wide series of French-inspired events during the month of April. Produced by Tigertail Productions, FLA-FRA promises to bring elements of French culture to South Florida every day. Concerts, films, performances, pop-up culture clicks, food and a chasse au trésor (treasure hunt) will run throughout the month. Nadia Beugré […]

    Article · March 26, 2015 by

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    I get nervous when I hear the word tribe. Division and separateness come to mind and I detest those things. However, when we integrate disconnected and separate communities, or tribes, to create a greater community, that piques my interest. “Tribe,” a new performance work created by Bistoury Physical Theatre, narrates the lives of homeless persons […]

    Article · March 23, 2015 by

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    Wicked. Despite radical progress from the time that HIV/AIDS was a fatal and stigmatized disease, a cure still does not exist. But recent studies suggest that persons living with HIV/AIDS can now have life expectancies equal to and/or greater than those of the general population–if they are receiving treatment. Along with countless other HIV/AIDS organizations across the […]

    Article · March 16, 2015 by

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    Subvert expectations. Create community. That’s the heart of “Sounding Room,” a collaborative installation and impromptu composition of audio sculptures divined by artists Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Valerie George. The project–also described as “an adaptable platform for aural experimentation”–is currently on display at Locust Projects through April 18th. “Sounding Room” at Locust Projects. Carlisle and George invited […]

    Article · March 12, 2015 by

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    The world premiere of Architecture of Color, a documentary portrait of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes directed by José Henrique Fonseca and Priscila Lopes, opens this Thursday, March 12th at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 14th at 4 p.m. during the 2015 Miami International Film Festival. Beatriz Milhazes. Last year, Milhazes’ work was the subject of […]

    Article · March 9, 2015 by

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    It’s not easy patting your belly and rubbing your head at the same time, but Marissa Alma Nick isn’t going to let that stop her from moving forward. I met Nick two years ago on the streets of Wynwood during Art Walk. She was performing on NW 2nd Avenue between 26th and 27th Street. It […]

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