Stories with 'arts & culture' tag

Video: Meet Overtown’s RBG, Ms. Jackie Bell

At 81, Jackie Bell is far from retirement. She may not have a computer or a smartphone, but what she lacks in technology, she makes up for in resilience. She remembers the Overtown she grew up in, before the construction of I-95 drove businesses out of the community. “You didn’t know you were segregated,” she […]

/ January 10, 2019


Video: Forget what you think you know about Overtown

Overtown is a neighborhood that knows all about change. Once considered “The Harlem of the South,” it was the gathering place for musicians such as Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr. and Billie Holiday. But when the construction of I-95 divided the neighborhood into quadrants in the 1960s, Overtown’s economic stability collapsed, and so did its […]

/ December 17, 2018


Miami Motel Stories MiMo

MIAMI MOTEL STORIES: MIMO AT THE GOLD DUST BY SELINA  An Immersive Theatre Experience Miami Motel Stories  is an interactive immersive real-time theatre experience taking place at historic hotels and motels. Audience members will travel through the decades and discover the neighborhood’s past, present and future one room at a time. Miami Motel Stories MiMo  will take […]

/ October 9, 2018


SOB Sisters Unite! Miami Book Fair edition

Reclaiming “Sob Sisters,” the old-timey name for lady tabloid reporters, this Brooklyn reading series founded by three nonfiction authors—Ada Calhoun (Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give), Susannah Cahalan (Brain on Fire), and Karen Abbott (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy)—has teamed up with the Miami Book Fair to bring laptops and cocktails together for a night of readings, […]

/ November 1, 2018


VENTURE 2018

Venture is to try new things, experiment, and hear a side of Miami you’ve never heard before. Going away from the norm, we’re bringing together rap and dance music. Vendors and artists will be interactive. It’s a peak of the young underground music scene locals seem to miss.

/ September 20, 2018


10 Year Anniversary and Campus Launch

Come celebrate with us as we reveal our new state-of-the-art campus dedicated to transforming young lives in South Florida! Activities include raffles, live music, live art, t-shirt printing, and interactive DJ activation.

/ September 13, 2018


Miami Music Festival: The Ghosts of Versailles

For the first time in Florida, Miami Music Festival proudly presents John Corigliano’s grand opera buffa, The Ghosts of Versailles. The spirits have come back to court; the court of Louis XVI that is! Marie Antoinette is upset about being beheaded, so her favorite playwright attempts to entertain her by continuing the adventures of his characters […]

/ June 25, 2018


La Rondine

La Rondine is an Italian comic opera set in mid-19th century Paris and the French Riviera. Created by Giacomo Puccini in 1916, it tells the love story between a woman from high society and a naïve younger man of lesser means. The story twists and turns through the tumultuous times of true love. Miami Music […]

/ June 25, 2018


Stravinksy’s Petrushka – MMF Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert with the MMF Orchestra

Featuring the MMF Concerto Competition Winners Joel Smirnoff, Conductor Each season, the Miami Music Festival hosts a symphony concert devoted entirely to winners of the MMF Concerto Competition. Multiple winners are featured as soloists alongside the MMF Orchestra for one movement of a standard concerto. This season, the winners will perform a concerto with the […]

/ June 25, 2018


Miami Music Festival Wagner Institute Die Walküre Act II with Concept, Set Design and Direction by Antoine Wagner Lohengrin Act II

The Miami Music Festival’s Wagner Institute advances Richard Wagner’s legacy of using an opera’s theatrics as part of the “total art” through innovations focused on technology,. This season, Wagner’s great-great-grandson, Antoine Wagner, makes his directorial debut, creating the concept, set design and direction for Act II of Die Walküre – the continuance of Wagner’s 4-opera […]

/ June 25, 2018