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AnaMaria Correa: Building Bridges from NYC to MCB

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on AnaMaria Correa: Building Bridges from NYC to MCB

AnaMaria Correa:  Building Bridges from NYC to MCB

    Introduction to AnaMaria Correa.  1:20 min. Video editing:  Karen Morales.  Photo & design:  Raymond Elman.     Editor’s Note:  This video interview is part of The Jill Braufman & Daniel Nir Inspicio Arts Education Series.   AnaMaria Correa is Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) senior director of community engagement. In her role, AnaMaria bridges, deepens and fosters relationships between MCB and the arts, culture, education and local communities ensuring that constituencies have access to and claim a place for...

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Nat Chediak: Movies & Music

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Nat Chediak: Movies & Music

Nat Chediak:  Movies & Music

    Introduction to Nat Chediak.  8:03 min.  Camera: John Perez.  Editor: Miguel Anyelo.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman   Nat is the dean of South Florida’s film exhibitors. He was the founder of the Miami Film Festival and served as its director for eighteen years (1984–2001). He is also the author of Diccionario de Jazz Latino and a three-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy music producer. The videos below are organized by topic and run between 30 seconds and 6 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to...

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Savannah Cristina: Vocalist, Songwriter, Poet

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Savannah Cristina: Vocalist, Songwriter, Poet

Savannah Cristina: Vocalist, Songwriter, Poet

    Introduction to Savannah Cristina.  1:35 min.  Editor:  John Paul Persaud.   Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.   Savannah Cristina is a singer, songwriter, and spoken word poet from South Florida. Born in Miami, Cristina moved to Fort Lauderdale at the age of six where her music teacher convinced her parents to let her be lead soprano in the school choir. In 2013, Cristina was named “Youth of the Year” by the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County and sang the National Anthem and ballads at fundraisers, galas, and Miami...

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Igor Shteyrenberg
and the Miami Jewish Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Igor Shteyrenberg
and the Miami Jewish Film Festival

Igor Shteyrenbergand the Miami Jewish Film Festival

    Introduction to Igor Shteyrenberg.  1:35 min.  Music:  Amernet String Quartet.  Edit:  Karen Morales, Miguel Anyelo.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.  Interviewed at the FIU School of Communication + Journalism.   Igor Shteyrenberg is executive director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) and is responsible for its overall programming and administration. Under his leadership, MJFF has seen a revitalization of its brand, an audience growth from 4,000 to over 30,000, and was recognized as “The Best Jewish Film...

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Tom Hudson, VP of News at WLRN

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts | Comments Off on Tom Hudson, VP of News at WLRN

Tom Hudson, VP of News at WLRN

    Introduction to Tom Hudson.  1:45 min.  Camera:  Angelika Rinnhofer.  Editor:  John Perez  Music:  Carmen Cicero.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.   In a journalism career covering news from high global finance to neighborhood infrastructure, Tom Hudson is the Vice President of News and Special Correspondent for WLRN.  He hosts and produces the Sunshine Economy and anchors the Florida Roundup in addition to leading the organization’s news engagement strategy. Hudson was most recently the co-anchor and managing...

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Carl Cofield: Native Sun

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Carl Cofield: Native Sun

Carl Cofield:  Native Sun

    Introduction to Carl Cofield. Photos:  Jill Jones and Richard  Termine.  Music:  Livio Amato-OltreAmare. Design:  Raymond Elman.  0:55 sec.   Carl Cofield was born and raised in Miami and is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts.  He is now a New York-based director, actor and educator.  He is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem.  He directed the award winning world premiere of One Night In Miami (Huffington Post best of L.A. 2013, N.A.A.C.P., L.A. Drama Critics Circle and...

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Composer Fredrick Kaufman: Life on the Cutting Edge

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Composer Fredrick Kaufman: Life on the Cutting Edge

Composer Fredrick Kaufman: Life on the Cutting Edge

    Introduction to Fredrick Kaufman.  3:59 min.  Music:  Fredrick Kaufman. Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.   Fredrick Kaufman (b.1936) is the composer of over one hundred and thirty compositions that have been performed worldwide by orchestras such as the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Radio Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Lithuanian Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the Czech...

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Khalilah Ali, a Remarkable Journey

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Khalilah Ali, a Remarkable Journey

Khalilah Ali, a Remarkable Journey

    Introduction to Khalilah Ali.  1:31 min.  Photo & design:  Raymond Elman.   In the Spring of 2018, photographer Robert Zuckerman introduced me to Khalilah Ali, the first wife (1967-77) of Muhammad Ali.  Born Belinda Boyd (1950), Khalilah Ali was raised in Chicago where she attended Islamic schools. Her parents were members of the Nation of Islam. Boyd married Muhammad Ali on August 18, 1967, at the age of 17. After their marriage, she changed her name to Khalilah Ali. When Ali’s avoidance of the military draft...

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Director Tomás Alzamora and Producer Pablo Calisto Make Timely Film

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Director Tomás Alzamora and Producer Pablo Calisto Make Timely Film

Director Tomás Alzamora and Producer Pablo Calisto Make Timely Film

    Introduction to Director Tomás Alzamora and Producer Pablo Calisto.  3:06 min.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.   Two young Chilean filmmakers, Director Tomás Alzamora and Producer Pablo Calisto, made a timely and engaging allegorical film titled La Mentirita Blanca [Little White Lie] which won the Best First Screenplay award at the 2017 Miami Film Festival. Alzamora (b.1990) grew up in San Carlos, a very small town 100 kilometers south of Santiago, where La Mentirita Blanca was filmed.  Alzamora is also a rapper, a DJ,...

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Celebrating Composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Celebrating Composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Celebrating Composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco

    Introduction to Mario & Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco.  1:35 min. Design:  Raymond Elman.   I first met Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco at a Tribute Concert for her grandfather, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, at Florida International University in 2017.  The concert was part of the Miami International GuitART Festival which celebrated the musical legacy of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), one of the foremost guitar composers in the 20th century. Born in Florence, Castelnuovo-Tedesco was descended from a prominent Jewish banking...

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