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The Classic That Changed Christmas

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Home-Slider, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on The Classic That Changed Christmas

The Classic That Changed Christmas

    The Man Who Invented Christmas trailer.  2:40 min.   Editor’s Note:  Mitchell Kaplan, the founder of both Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair, joined forces with award-winning Hollywood producer Paula Mazur to create The Mazur/Kaplan Company, with the objective of identifying, optioning, and producing literary properties for film and TV.  The Man Who Invented Christmas is their first film to be distributed nationwide, beginning November 22, 2017.  The film is based on the book The Man Who Invented Christmas:  How...

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A Video Chat with the
Multi-Faceted Jane Alexander

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with the
Multi-Faceted Jane Alexander

A Video Chat with the Multi-Faceted Jane Alexander

    Introduction to Jane Alexander: 3:27 min.  Photo: Lee Skye.  Design:  Raymond Elman.   Jane Alexander (b.1939) is an American author, actress, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has received a Tony Award, two Emmy Awards and been nominated for four Academy Awards.  She is also a naturalist and conservationist. Alexander made her Broadway debut in 1968 in The Great White Hope and received the 1969 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Other Broadway credits include, 6 Rms Riv Vu (1972), The...

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The Other Tony Kahn

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on The Other Tony Kahn

The Other Tony Kahn

      If you’re a regular listener to WLRN, South Florida’s only National Public Radio (NPR) news station, you’re likely to have heard Tony Kahn.  Among other things, Mr. Kahn is a regular on “Says You, a public radio game show of bluff and bluster.” I first met Tony a long time ago in the tiny town of Truro, the smallest and most rural village near the tip of Cape Cod, where the Pilgrims made their initial landfall on the North American continent.  There are still a few cows and chickens grazing and pecking in Truro, there are no...

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Jeffry George
Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Jeffry George
Behind the Scenes

Jeffry GeorgeBehind the Scenes

    Introduction to Jeffry George:  2:21 min.  Photo & design: Raymond Elman   Jeffry George started his artistic life as a musician attending public schools in his hometown of Wautoma, Wisconsin.   During high school George attended The University of Wisconsin, Interlochen, and The Raveli International School of Music in Switzerland, where he received advanced training in theory, composition, trumpet and voice. Upon graduating from high school, George continued his performing arts training at Ithaca College School of Music.  ...

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A Video Chat with Howard Herring of the New World Symphony

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Howard Herring of the New World Symphony

A Video Chat with Howard Herring of the New World Symphony

    Introduction to Howard Herring:  1:29 min.  Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.  Music:  Amernet Quartet.   Howard Herring is the President and CEO of the New World Symphony (NWS).  A native of Oklahoma, and a pianist by training, he became executive director of the Caramoor Music Festival in 1986, leading that institution through the establishment of an endowment and the creation of two programs — Rising Stars/Caramoor Virtuosi and Bel Canto at Caramoor. He was selected to lead the New World Symphony in 2001, with the...

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A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

A Video Chat with Eric Bogosian — Actor, Dramatist, Director, Author — But Not a Poet

  Introduction to Eric Bogosian.  4:25 min.  Photo:  Raymond Elman.  Music mix: Marleau Eric Bogosian (b.1953) is an Armenian-American actor, dramatist, monologuist, novelist and historian.  He grew up in Woburn, Massachusetts, setting for the book and movie A Civil Action, but left his blue-collar roots to attend the University of Chicago. Bogosian is the author of six produced plays, including Talk Radio at the New York Shakespeare Festival, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and subsequently adapted to film by Oliver Stone, garnering...

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A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

A Video Discussion withDr. Mark B. Rosenberg,the 5th President ofFlorida International University

    Introduction to Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, 5th President of Florida International University:  1:33 min.  Photos: FIU.  Design:  Raymond Elman.  Music:  Tony Succar.   Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg is the fifth president of Florida International University and former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida (SUS). Florida International University (FIU) is an American metropolitan public research university in Greater Miami, Florida. FIU has two major campuses in Miami-Dade County, with its main campus in University Park and...

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Video Chat with Robert Battle:
From Liberty City to the Big Apple

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Video Chat with Robert Battle:
From Liberty City to the Big Apple

Video Chat with Robert Battle:From Liberty City to the Big Apple

    Introduction to Robert Battle:  12:33 min.  Photo: Andrew Eccles. Montage:  Raymond Elman.  Music:  “Simple Gifts” performed by David Molho.   Robert Battle became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in July 2011 after being personally selected by Judith Jamison, making him only the third person to head the Company since it was founded in 1958. Mr. Battle has a long-standing association with the Ailey organization. A frequent choreographer and artist-in-residence at Ailey since 1999, he has set...

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Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho,  Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

    Introduction to Alberto M. Carvalho.  1:27 min.  Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.  Music:  Julie Maxwell, Map of Schiaparelli.   Alberto M. Carvalho (b.1965) was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.    “From the time I was a little boy, I remember being poor, but feeling absolutely rich.  I felt rich because every time I left my little apartment, I was greeted by absolute beauty.  The architecture, the paintings in museums that I could access for free, the fountains, the poetry, the music that rang throughout the old quarters...

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A Sea Change:
An Interview on the
Theater of Sea Level Rise

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Performing Arts | Comments Off on A Sea Change:
An Interview on the
Theater of Sea Level Rise

A Sea Change:An Interview on theTheater of Sea Level Rise

      A Sea Change is a multifaceted theatrical experience primarily motivated by the global rise of sea levels and the search for solutions. By exploring aspects of global sea level rise through an immersive experience that incorporates dance, art, poetry, history, journalism and even virtual reality, A Sea Change features the work of Florida International University (FIU) students, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to addressing environmental challenges. Conceived and directed by FIU theatre professor Philip M. Church and...

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