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Sixth Annual New Work Program Performed by the New World Symphony

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Articles: 2016, Home-Slider, Performing Arts | Comments Off on Sixth Annual New Work Program Performed by the New World Symphony

Sixth Annual New Work Program  Performed by the New World Symphony

      The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), will perform its sixth annual New Work program on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center.  The New Work programs are dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres — combining music with theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting and other art forms. The program will include a brand new stage production of Niccolò Castiglioni’s Inverno In-Ver, the premiere performance of an...

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

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Home-Slider, 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 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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Lourdes Lopez:
A Lifetime in the Ballet

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Lourdes Lopez:
A Lifetime in the Ballet

Lourdes Lopez:A Lifetime in the Ballet

    Introduction to Lourdes Lopez:  1:27 min.  Photo: Alberto Oviedo   Lourdes Lopez became Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet (MCB) in September 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching, and arts management. As a Soloist and Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Lopez was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1958 and raised in Miami by her parents along with two sisters.  She began taking ballet lessons at the age...

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Billy Corben: A Video Chat
with “One of the Miami Guys”

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Home-Slider, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Billy Corben: A Video Chat
with “One of the Miami Guys”

Billy Corben:  A Video Chatwith “One of the Miami Guys”

    Introduction to Billy Corben:  1:03 min.  Photo & montage: Raymond Elman   Billy Corben (b.1978), is an American documentary film director. As a co-founder of the Miami-based studio “rakontur” (not a typo), along with producing partner Alfred Spellman, he has created films such as Cocaine Cowboys, Dawg Fight, and ESPN’s 30 for 30 The U. Corben was born in Fort Myers, Florida, and raised in South Florida. As a child actor, he spent a large portion of his early days in Los Angeles, California. He graduated...

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A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:
Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:
Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

A Video Chat with Christopher Chisholm:Actor, Producer, Writer, & Director

    Introduction to Christopher Chisholm:  1:44 min.  Image:  Raymond Elman.  Music: Carmen Cicero.   Christopher Chisholm is a classically trained, award-winning actor, producer, writer and director who has spent his career in the theatre, television and film. Chisholm has scores of credits ranging from the New York stage to Hollywood sound-stages and regional and repertory theaters around the globe. After studying drama at the University of Miami and in London, Chisholm spent his first years acting, directing and producing in...

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Climakaze Miami & Elizabeth Doud

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Interviews, Interviews: 2015, Performing Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Climakaze Miami & Elizabeth Doud

Climakaze Miami & Elizabeth Doud

    Elizabeth Doud was born to a tree-hugger momma from the Midwest (that’s me), and grew up in Seattle with the sight and smell and sound of salt water as her daily companions. She channeled her family’s passion for protecting the environment into a devotion to the sea. From Seattle to Miami, where she’s lived for 20 years, to an island in the Bay of Salvador, Brazil, where she currently studies, the ocean has been a constant familiar backdrop. And it has been her great sorrow to witness the ocean’s rapidly accelerating...

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Movie Talk: A Video Conversation with Jaie Laplante — Executive Director of Miami International Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Performing Arts, Uncategorized, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Movie Talk: A Video Conversation with Jaie Laplante — Executive Director of Miami International Film Festival

Movie Talk:  A Video Conversation with Jaie Laplante — Executive Director of Miami International Film Festival

    INTRODUCTION: 1:37 min. Introduction to Jaie Laplante.     Jaie Laplante is the Executive Director of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami International Film Festival. He was born and raised in Alberta, Canada, and got hooked on films at an early age.  As a young man he started reading Pauline Kael reviews, and by the age of 14 he had the “chutzpah” to call up the local newspaper and complain vociferously about the film critic, whereupon he was awarded the job over the telephone.  Because Jaie already had a deep...

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Video Chat with Tom Howie – Lead Singer of Bob Moses

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Performing Arts, Uncategorized, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Video Chat with Tom Howie – Lead Singer of Bob Moses

Video Chat with Tom Howie – Lead Singer of Bob Moses

  BOB MOSES ON ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW: 4:16 min. Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance performing on the Ellen Degeneres Show — January 27, 2016.   Tom Howie was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1988.  He is aware of having been musical since the age of three.  He started playing guitar as a teenager, and was accepted at the renowned Berklee College of Music in 2008. I first met Tom Howie in 2008, because my son Evan, who writes and performs Hip Hop, matriculated at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  We were living...

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