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Howard Saltz: Newsman

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Pulitzer Prize-winning editor HOWARD SALTZ (b.1960) has spent a lifetime in journalism. He got his first newspaper byline at age 12, when a weekly in the Bronx, N.Y. published his essay in its annual Mother’s Day writing contest.  Most recently Saltz was the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the “South Florida Sun-Sentinel.” At the “Sun-Sentinel” he was responsible for all newspaper content, as well as its digital news products, the Spanish-language “El Sentinel,” and the entertainment website SouthFlorida.com. In 2013, the “Sun-Sentinel” won the most prestigious award in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. 

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Cassidy Fitzpatrick, VP for Musician Advancement at the New World Symphony

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CASSIDY FITZPATRICK, Vice President for Musician Advancement at New World Symphony, develops, implements, and evaluates the New World Symphony’s Fellowship activities, training, and educational programs. She is primarily responsible for the areas of: community and audience engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; and leadership and entrepreneurialism.

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The Multi-Talented John Buffalo Mailer

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JOHN BUFFALO MAILER is an award winning screenwriter, journalist, playwright, actor, and producer. Mailer was born in Brooklyn, the youngest child of two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Norman Mailer. His mother is author Norris Church Mailer.

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Frida Baranek: Personification of Art

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Miami-based sculptor Frida Baranek was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1961. In 2013, she was a recipient of a mid-career survey “Confrontos” at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. Her work has been included at Bienal de São Paulo (1989), Bienalle di Venezia – Aperto (1990), MOMA in New York (1993), Maison d’Amerique Latine (1995), Ludwig Museum in Koblenz (2005), The Frost Art Museum (2018), in addition to many others.

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Franklin Sirmans: Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

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Director FRANKLIN SIRMANS came to the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) from Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where he served as department head and curator of contemporary art.

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Christine Dolen: All the World’s Her Stage

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CHRISTINE DOLEN was the Miami Herald’s theater critic from 1979 to 2015. In 1997, she was a member of the Pulitzer Prize drama jury.

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