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A Three-Day Cultural Takeover of Downtown Miami During Art Days

DWNTWN Art Days is back for a fifth year, ready to take over Downtown Miami with three days’ worth of cultural activities for the entire family, Sept. 9-11. The brainchild of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, it’s their way of showcasing the area as a cultural hub. Alyce Robertson, executive director of the Authority, lets us in on what she’s excited about for this… Continue reading

Peter London, Founder and Artistic Director of Peter London Global Dance Company

Miami Dances features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers that make Miami’s dance scene special. In this post we feature, Peter London, founder/artistic director of Peter London Global Dance Company. For the past five years, the company has performed throughout South Florida, presenting thought-provoking choreography. They also give back to the community, providing educational outreach programs that include classes,… Continue reading

Collaboration Focus of ArtsTalk kicks off ArtsLaunch at Arsht Center

It was a day full of cultural activity at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing during their annual ArtsLaunch. Perhaps that’s why they choose to kick the day off with ArtsTalk: From Inspiration to Collaboration, a community conversation led by a panel of cultural experts.

Sharing their knowledge of successful and not so successful collaborative efforts within their organizations were:

Fight to Save Miami Marine Stadium Continues with Heineken On board

Around this time last year, Hattie Mae Williams was featured on this blog for her film Culture Concrete, which was gaining ground around Miami and being screened at various venues. Her idea – to use the Miami Marine Stadium as a performance venue for her Tattooed Ballerinas dance troupe.

Fast forward to present day and that idea is still being sought by… Continue reading

Ailey Camp at Adrienne Arsht Center empowers kids to pursue dreams of performing

When President & CEO M. John Richard arrived to head up the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts one of his first orders of business was to develop a relationship with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.

Richard had an established relationship with the company from his days at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and made creating the Alvin Ailey Camp a… Continue reading

​Indie Film Cinema Profile: Meet Miami Beach Cinematheque

After years studying film, attending festivals and also living in Europe for 10 years, Dana Keith decided to return to the United States in 1993, settle in Miami and create the Miami Beach Film Society shortly thereafter.

“I have been attending film festivals such as Cannes for decades now. This was my 34th year in a row attending the Cannes Film Festival in… Continue reading

MIAMI DANCES BLOG: Marissa Alma Nick, Artistic Director, Alma Dance Theater

Miami Dances features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers that make Miami’s dance scene special.

In this post we feature, Marissa Alma Nick, founder/artistic director and choreographer of Alma Dance Theater. Her emotive driven choreography exists on stage, site-specific settings, screen dances and conceptual installations.

Marissa is a graduate of New World School of the Arts and later received… Continue reading

Yes, We Have a Magic Conference and It Lives Up To Its Name

Magicians, mind readers, comedians and magician/comedians gathered at the Miami Airport Convention Center last week to wow attendees of the Fourth Annual Greater Miami Festivals & Events Association Conference & Exhibition.

The day’s theme was “Event Magic – Creating the Experience” and it kicked off with a trade show featuring representatives from various industries. Haagen Dazs reps were handing out samples of chocolate/peanut… Continue reading

Five Miami-Dade Students Honored as YoungArts Presidential Scholars

The future of Miami’s arts community was well represented at the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts event recently in Washington, D.C., when students from New World School of the Arts and the Design & Architecture High School (DASH) performed and exhibited their art. The prestigious event was presented by the National YoungArts Foundation in cooperation with the Commission in Presidential Scholars… Continue reading

Film Lovers: $8 tickets Through June During Miami Film Month

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau loves to give locals great deals so they can enjoy the best their city has to offer and for the entire month of June the focus is on film.

During Miami Film Month film lovers can visit one of Miami’s art house cinemas and catch a great flick for just $8. Those include O-Cinema (Wynwood, Miami… Continue reading