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Video Chat: Richard Blanco – Poet, Author, Civil Engineer

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2015 | Comments Off on Video Chat: Richard Blanco – Poet, Author, Civil Engineer

Video Chat: Richard Blanco – Poet, Author, Civil Engineer

  Selected by President Barack Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco joined the ranks of such luminary poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role, he read his inaugural poem, One Today, at the official ceremony. Blanco was made in Cuba, assembled in Spain, and imported to the United States—meaning that his mother, seven months pregnant, and the rest of the family arrived as exiles from Cuba to Madrid, where he was born. Only forty-five...

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Interview: Nicole Henry — Jazz Vocalist

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2015 | Comments Off on Interview: Nicole Henry — Jazz Vocalist

Interview:  Nicole Henry — Jazz Vocalist

With Whitney-Houston-like beauty, charisma, and vocal range, and an aunt who was a back-up singer for major performers like Patti LaBelle, NICOLE HENRY was originally drawn to pop music, but she was soon attracted to the richer, more complex lyrics and music of jazz.

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Video Chat: Al Jaffee – Cartoonist

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Videos, Videos: 2015, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Video Chat: Al Jaffee – Cartoonist

Video Chat:   Al Jaffee – Cartoonist

Al Jaffee (b. 1921) is an American cartoonist who is still making cartoons for MAD magazine and, at the age of 94, remembers every cartoon and human interaction we discussed (during our video conversation) in great detail. Al is best known for his work at MAD magazine, where his cartoons have appeared in every issue except one, and he is revered for his signature innovation, the MAD Fold-In. As of November 2015, he remains a regular in the magazine after fifty nine years and is its longest-running contributor. Al is fond of saying, “Serious...

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Video Chat: Tony Succar — Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2015 | Comments Off on Video Chat: Tony Succar — Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

Video Chat: Tony Succar — Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

ANTONIO “TONY” SUCCAR (b. 1986) is a Peruvian-American musician, composer, arranger and producer. In 2010, Tony and his band were invited to perform al fresco at a Halloween party on Lincoln Road in the heart of South Beach. The invitation included a special request to play Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller. In considering how he would perform Thriller, Tony thought, “Why don’t I put it through a salsa filter.” And the moment provided a spark that ignited Succar on a five-year odyssey, culminating in the production and release of Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, featuring many of the world’s best Latin musicians and vocalists.

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Interview: Terence Riley – Architect, Curator, Museum Director

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Videos, Videos: 2015, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Interview: Terence Riley – Architect, Curator, Museum Director

Interview: Terence Riley – Architect, Curator, Museum Director

    INTRODUCTION- 2:12 min. Introduction to Terence Riley.     As an architect, museum professional, teacher, and critic, Terence Riley is an internationally recognized leader in the design and development of cultural facilities and programs with great architectural significance worldwide. In 1991, Riley was invited to join the curatorial staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). After having served as the senior curator in the field for 10 years, he was given the title of Philip Johnson Chief Curator for...

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Interview: Gary Burton – Jazz Musician, Educator

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2015 | Comments Off on Interview: Gary Burton – Jazz Musician, Educator

Interview:  Gary Burton – Jazz Musician, Educator

GARY BURTON is a jazz vibraphonist, composer and jazz educator. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. He has been heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated.  He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in music education due to his 33 years of teaching  at the Berklee College of Music, and his many years of service as executive vice president of Berklee. Burton has recorded over 60 albums and won 7 Grammy Awards.  Beginning in the 1960s, when he was still a teenager, Gary has performed with almost every major jazz musician.

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No Boundaries at Pérez Art Museum Miami: Discussion with Henry Skerritt – Art Historian, Curator

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Reviews, Reviews: 2015, Videos, Videos: 2015, Visual Arts | Comments Off on No Boundaries at Pérez Art Museum Miami: Discussion with Henry Skerritt – Art Historian, Curator

No Boundaries at Pérez Art Museum Miami:  Discussion with Henry Skerritt – Art Historian, Curator

No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) brings together the work of nine Aboriginal Australian artists: Paddy Bedford, Jananggoo Butcher Cherel, Tommy Mitchell, Ngarra, Boxer Milner Tjampitjin, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Tjumpo Tjapanangvka, Billy Joongoorra Thomas, and Prince of Wales (Midpul). Each of these men is a leader within their community and while they began painting late in life, their works explore complex and innovative modes of abstraction.

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