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

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in Home-Slider, Interviews, Performing Arts | Comments Off on Cassidy Fitzpatrick, VP for Musician Advancement at the New World Symphony

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

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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A Tribute Concert to Latin Music Ambassador Tito Puente

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Articles, Performing Arts | Comments Off on A Tribute Concert to Latin Music Ambassador Tito Puente

A Tribute Concert to Latin Music Ambassador Tito Puente

In 1971, Carlos Santana’s rock version of “Oye Como Va” made its author, TITO PUENTE, an international star. Yet when Puente wrote the original cha-cha-chá version, released by Tico Records on the 1963 album, “El Rey Bravo,” the recording barely registered on the charts.

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The Multi-Talented John Buffalo Mailer

Posted by on Aug 16, 2020 in Home-Slider, Interviews, Literary Arts, Performing Arts | Comments Off on The Multi-Talented John Buffalo Mailer

The Multi-Talented John Buffalo Mailer

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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Michael Spring: Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Posted by on Jul 26, 2020 in Interviews, Performing Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Michael Spring: Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Michael Spring: Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

MICHAEL SPRING serves as director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, where he is responsible for the supervision of a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $53 million and a staff of 100.

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Christine Dolen: All the World’s Her Stage

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Home-Slider, Interviews, Literary Arts, Performing Arts | Comments Off on Christine Dolen: All the World’s Her Stage

Christine Dolen:  All the World’s Her Stage

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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Dan Gelber: The Fine Art of Being Mayor of Miami Beach

Posted by on Jun 24, 2020 in Interviews, Performing Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Dan Gelber: The Fine Art of Being Mayor of Miami Beach

Dan Gelber:  The Fine Art of Being Mayor of Miami Beach

Born in Miami Beach, DAN GELBER was raised to believe in public service and the importance of community.

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If It Works, It’s Good

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Articles, Performing Arts | Comments Off on If It Works, It’s Good

If It Works, It’s Good

After beating three types of  advanced cancer throughout his life and living well beyond dire medical prognoses, filmmaker ALAN METTER, who came into prominence directing Rodney Dangerfield in the l986 comedy classic, Back to School, called it a wrap. He was 77.

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Remembering Alan Metter – Film Director

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Performing Arts | Comments Off on Remembering Alan Metter – Film Director

Remembering Alan Metter – Film Director

ALAN METTER (1942-2020) was a film director whose most notable credits include “Back to School,” starring Rodney Dangerfield and Sally Kellerman; “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt; “Working Tra$h,” starring George Carlin and Ben Stiller; and “Moving,” starring Richard Pryor and Randy Quaid.  He also produced and directed the 1983 television special “The Winds of Whoopie” for Steve Martin.

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John Waters: Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up Comedian, & Author

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Interviews, Performing Arts | Comments Off on John Waters: Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up Comedian, & Author

John Waters: Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up Comedian, & Author

JOHN WATERS a filmmaker, writer, actor, and artist, born and raised in Baltimore. Waters rose to prominence in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, including Multiple Maniacs (1970), Pink Flamingos (1972), and Female Trouble (1974)

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Astronaut Winston Scott: A Musician in Outer Space

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Interviews, Performing Arts | Comments Off on Astronaut Winston Scott: A Musician in Outer Space

Astronaut Winston Scott:  A Musician in Outer Space

WINSTON SCOTT is a former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain. Scott performed a total of 5 spacewalks on two missions to the International Space Station. Scott grew up in Miami, Florida and is an excellent trumpet player.  As a teenager, he sat in with several major bands and performed at the Hampton House in Brownsville. Today, Scott still plays trumpet and performs with the Winston Scott Cosmic Jazz Ensemble.

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