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

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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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Historic Hampton House Portraits

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On October 24th, 2018, at a ceremony at the Bass Art Museum, RAYMOND ELMAN received an Ellie Award from the ArtCenter / South Florida (now Oolite Arts) to create five 40 x 60 inch mixed media portraits of people (now in their 70s & 80s) who patronized The Hampton House, located in Brownsville, FL (Miami), during the 1950s and ’60s, when prominent African-American political leaders, entertainers, and athletes stayed at The Hampton House, because they were not allowed to stay in Miami Beach due to Segregation.

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