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“Opera . . . From a Sistah’s Point of View”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Performing Arts, Reviews | Comments Off on “Opera . . . From a Sistah’s Point of View”

“Opera . . . From a Sistah’s Point of View”

Angela Brown’s “The biggest misconception about opera is that it is only for an elitist audience,” Brown says. “Anyone can enjoy opera if they choose. Anyone can see themselves in the stories.” Along with the Florida Grand Opera, Brown will present two performances, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, at Miami’s HISTORIC HAMPTON HOUSE Strict COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions will be in place, including mandatory face coverings.

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Long Distance Affair

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Performing Arts, Reviews | Comments Off on Long Distance Affair

Long Distance Affair

The new joint production from Miami’s Juggerknot Theatre Co. and New York’s PopUP Theatrics – available at longdistanceaffair.info from May 23-30 – just happens to be a trailblazing example of a form that theater may utilize more frequently in the future.

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“Miami Motel Stories” Comes to North Beach

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Performing Arts, Reviews | Comments Off on “Miami Motel Stories” Comes to North Beach

“Miami Motel Stories” Comes to North Beach

Beginning with “Miami Motel Stories: Little Havana” in 2017, Juggerknot Theatre Co. has continued to create immersive theater in an idiosyncratic, widely embraced way.

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‘Kilombo’ at IPC ArtSpace

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Reviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on ‘Kilombo’ at IPC ArtSpace

‘Kilombo’ at IPC ArtSpace

“Kilombo” at IPC ArtSpace Pays Homage to African Culture in Brazil.

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City Theatre Presents “The Cake”

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Performing Arts, Reviews | Comments Off on City Theatre Presents “The Cake”

City Theatre Presents “The Cake”

America’s culture wars get an illuminating skirmish in “The Cake,” Bekah Brunstetter’s play about a North Carolina woman named Jen, who returns to her hometown from Brooklyn to plan the traditional wedding of her dreams.

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STUPID MODEL
a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Literary Arts, Reviews, Reviews 2016 | Comments Off on STUPID MODEL
a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

STUPID MODEL a Timely Story of Sexism in the Seventies

    It’s 1973, and top model Janice Dickinson says to Bee Berger, “I’m Super Model, and you’re Stupid Model.” Just two weeks out of high school, Bee leaves home and puts herself on the doorstep of Christa’s modeling agency in Paris. Climbing the stairs, big photographs of famous models intimidate her. Christa looks her up and down, flips through her portfolio and says, “too tall for us.” Bee says she works all the time in Holland. “Do you do nude?” Christa asks. “I came for the couture shows,” Bee says, “and I don’t do topless.” Bee...

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Meeting Thrity Umrigar

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Literary Arts, Reviews, Reviews 2016 | Comments Off on Meeting Thrity Umrigar

Meeting Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar spent the first portion of her breakfast salon at The Betsy-South Beach, touting her good friend and fellow novelist Debra Dean, who was there to introduce her. Anyone not familiar with Umrigar might have taken her for a doting aunt — spelling Dean’s name for the audience so they can look up her books—but they became friends ten years before when Dean’s first novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad, and Umrigar’s breakout novel, The Space Between Us, came out within days of each other, from the same publishing company, the same...

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Between Worlds

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Reviews, Reviews 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Between Worlds

Between Worlds

  Henthorne is an international award-winning artist who works in the medium of high contrast black-and-white photography. He currently resides in Florida, but spends many months abroad, capturing the intersection of ocean and earth. ”Between Worlds” is his latest series of images and is a visual journey where earth, sea and sky unite. For this body of work, Henthorne collaborated with Andres Amador.  Amador is an EarthScape artist who uses natural materials in wild settings to create breathtaking works of art. His canvas, a wide expanse...

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Buoyant City

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Literary Arts, Reviews, Reviews: 2015, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Buoyant City

Buoyant City

  Everyone has a plan to save Miami, ranging from Dutch water  experts to Danish architects, Harvard grad students, Swiss urbanists, New York engineers, not to mention all the hydrologists and climatologists from around the world who’ve been weighing in on the subject of sea-level resiliency and climate change. Meanwhile, Miami continues to build higher and higher towers in flood-prone areas as if waiting for something, some deus ex machina, to come to the rescue and make it all right. Florida is the flattest, lowest state in the...

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Opening Miami to
Chinese Contemporary Art

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Articles, Articles: 2015, Reviews: 2015, Uncategorized, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Opening Miami to
Chinese Contemporary Art

Opening Miami toChinese  Contemporary Art

In a 1988 article in Connoisseur Magazine, I was described as “an occidental orientalist” for being the first to open a New York gallery presenting a totally new phenomenon – Chinese contemporary art. I was perceived as a cultural explorer into the unknown. Chinese and contemporary — to most people the very idea oxymoronic. To them Chinese art was something frozen into strict genres — classical landscapes, folkloric apple-cheeked children, social realism. So the early part of my career I had to work extra hard to open the eyes of Americans to...

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