Art Basel http://wlrn.org en #ThisIsWhere Last Edition: Urinals, Crypts And Mr. Can Man http://wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-last-edition-urinals-crypts-and-mr-can-man <p>This is where the end of the #ThisIsWhere poetry submissions snuck up on us. For weeks we've been awash in a sea of words, poetic descriptions of everything from sunrises to lizards to — in this week's selection — a blessed urinal. And now we've suddenly found ourselves at the far shore, maybe a little wiser, but definitely more compelled to think of things in extended metaphors.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:27:22 +0000 Mark Hedden 31109 at http://wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere Last Edition: Urinals, Crypts And Mr. Can Man 7th Annual Record Store Day, New Blues CD from Mosher Street Records, Miami-Dade Arts Calendar http://wlrn.org/post/7th-annual-record-store-day-new-blues-cd-mosher-street-records-miami-dade-arts-calendar <p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 30994 at http://wlrn.org 7th Annual Record Store Day, New Blues CD from Mosher Street Records, Miami-Dade Arts Calendar Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead At 87 http://wlrn.org/post/nobel-laureate-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dead-87 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The AP reports Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City Thursday, April 17.</p><p>Read the full story at <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=304191659" target="_blank">NPR.org</a>.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:39:47 +0000 Maria Murriel 30955 at http://wlrn.org Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead At 87 Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Returns To Key Largo http://wlrn.org/post/humphrey-bogart-film-festival-returns-key-largo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival returns to Key Largo&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for its second year May 1 to 4. &nbsp;Renowned film critic and historian Leonard&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maltin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will also be back as a special guest. &nbsp;He recently spoke with Caroline&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Breder-Watts</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about his impressions of one of the major classic film festivals in the United States.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:44:32 +0000 Caroline Breder-Watts 30803 at http://wlrn.org Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Returns To Key Largo #ThisIsWhere: Poems About The Unobvious Thing http://wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-poems-about-unobvious-thing <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">Each week at #ThisIsWhere we try to avoid having a theme. <span style="font-family: Arial;">But they just keep happening anyway.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">It's oddly organic. With no larger agenda in mind, you pick out what you think are the ten best poems from the recent submissions. You read them over, and suddenly, like storm clouds parting, there it is: a theme.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:53 +0000 Mark Hedden 30771 at http://wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere: Poems About The Unobvious Thing Miami-Based Dance Project Aims To Raise Sea-Level Rise Awareness Nationally http://wlrn.org/post/miami-based-dance-project-aims-raise-sea-level-rise-awareness-nationally <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The broad lawn at the Deering Estate at Cutler runs gently downhill to meet Biscayne Bay, washing up between two massive, palm lined jetties to be greeted, on this bright afternoon, by a mass of young people. They flood across the grass, arms and bodies rippling as they surge into lines and circles and lifts in a dance that looks like both prayer and invocation.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:27:23 +0000 Jordan Levin 30554 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Based Dance Project Aims To Raise Sea-Level Rise Awareness Nationally How Do You Get People to Read Poetry When They Don't Have Time? http://wlrn.org/post/how-do-you-get-people-read-poetry-when-they-dont-have-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The poet Robert </span>Hass<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;headlines the <a href="http://www.omiami.org/events/2014/4/5/poets-laureate-in-the-park" target="_blank">O, Miami Poetry Festival</a> at the New World Center on South Beach tomorrow night (Saturday, April 5). Anyone can watch on the </span>Wallcast<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the park just outside the building.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:44:35 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 30253 at http://wlrn.org How Do You Get People to Read Poetry When They Don't Have Time? Amid Ultra's Electronic Beats, A String Quartet Plays http://wlrn.org/post/amid-ultras-electronic-beats-string-quartet-plays <p>While the EDM and light shows were going off Sunday at Ultra, a string quartet at the Gale Hotel in South Beach played alongside a DJ and composer.<br /><br />Backed by DJ Benji B and composer Grant Windsor, The Deviation String Quartet from London re-interpreted songs by artists like Drake, Sampha and Pepe Braddock.<br /><br />The concept started in 2011, when Benji was asked to DJ at the London Eye, the big wheel overlooking the Thames River in London.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:40:38 +0000 Bernard Hacker 30209 at http://wlrn.org Amid Ultra's Electronic Beats, A String Quartet Plays #ThisIsWhere We Share Our First 10 Favorite Poems http://wlrn.org/post/thisiswhere-we-share-our-first-10-favorite-poems <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To honor National Poetry Month, </span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and the O, Miami poetry festival bring you the <a href="http://wlrn.org/topic/wlrn-o-miami-poetry-contest"><strong>"This Is Where"</strong></a> poetry project.</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:26:58 +0000 Mark Hedden 30128 at http://wlrn.org #ThisIsWhere We Share Our First 10 Favorite Poems Young South Florida Theater Companies Take Home Carbonells http://wlrn.org/post/young-south-florida-theater-companies-take-home-carbonells <p>Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosted the 38th annual Carbonell&nbsp;Awards ceremony Monday, March 31.&nbsp;The awards go to regional theater groups. And this year, young groups took home plenty of awards.<br /><br />Island City Stage is less than two years old, and it took home half a dozen awards.&nbsp;Michael McKeever won best actor for a play called "The Timekeepers" -- an Island City Stage production.&nbsp;Slow Burn Theater is a 4-year-old company and it was nominated for 10 awards.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:07:45 +0000 Julia Duba 30129 at http://wlrn.org Young South Florida Theater Companies Take Home Carbonells Why Do Ravers Wear Their Countries' Flags To Ultra? http://wlrn.org/post/why-do-ravers-wear-their-countries-flags-ultra <p>At a festival dedicated to a genre of music that does not rely on lyrics, it's interesting that many attendees chose to represent their nationalities: Ultra Music Festival goers came in flying the flags of their home regions, from Northern Ireland and Catalonia to France and Australia.</p><p>Some wore them as capes over their backs, others as skirts and a few as bandanas over their heads and faces. <em><strong>Click through the slideshow above </strong></em>and see how many flags you can identify.</p><p>Did you go to Ultra? Why do you think people like to wear their flags?</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:49:15 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 30071 at http://wlrn.org Why Do Ravers Wear Their Countries' Flags To Ultra? Nationwide Ukulele Craze Takes South Florida By Strum http://wlrn.org/post/nationwide-ukulele-craze-takes-south-florida-strum <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jam session at the Penny Lane Music Emporium in Fort Lauderdale is probably one of the few musical gatherings in South Florida where senior citizens and teenagers play out of the same songbook.</span></p><p>About 20 people of all ages stand or sit in a circle, strumming ukuleles. Each of them has one eye on the sheet music, the other on their host, Ty Olopai.</p><p>"Beginners, when they pick it up, learn music in a minute,” says Olopai.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:52:08 +0000 Christine DiMattei 29896 at http://wlrn.org Nationwide Ukulele Craze Takes South Florida By Strum The Public Radio Listener's Alternative Cultural Guide To Ultra Weekend http://wlrn.org/post/public-radio-listeners-alternative-cultural-guide-ultra-weekend <p>Some people like to flee downtown Miami when the bass hits the town. <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/map-how-far-does-sound-ultra-music-festival-travel">It does get pretty loud during Ultra</a>, after all.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But there's a way to embrace the city and all of its noise.</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:43:37 +0000 Maria Murriel 29785 at http://wlrn.org The Public Radio Listener's Alternative Cultural Guide To Ultra Weekend We Want Your I-95 Ire And Art http://wlrn.org/post/we-want-your-i-95-ire-and-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you wrote a play about road rangers or made a quilt from fallen mattress, or glued together a </span>Fabergé-style<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> egg from pieces of shattered headlights, then for the love of highway <em><strong>please contact us</strong></em>.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:22:28 +0000 Kenny Malone 29585 at http://wlrn.org We Want Your I-95 Ire And Art Flick Coffee House 50th Anniversary Celebration of Folk Music and Fairchild Tropical New Art Center http://wlrn.org/post/flick-coffee-house-50th-anniversary-celebration-folk-music-and-fairchild-tropical-new-art <p></p><p>03/21/14 - Next time on a fundraising edition of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SouthFloridaArtsBeat"><strong>South Florida Arts Beat</strong></a>, musician Bobby Ingram talks about the local Folk music boom in the ‘60’s and the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Flick-Coffeehouse/269291933095721"><strong>The Flick Coffee House</strong></a> Folk music <strong><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-flick-coffee-house-50th-anniversary-show-dolphin-project-benefit-tickets-10548646285?aff=eac2">events, March 28<sup>th</sup> through the 30<sup>th</sup></a></strong> in Coral Gables. &nbsp;<em><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Tickets are $40 and $25 at the bar, with a limit of 100. Information at&nbsp;</span><strong><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-flick-coffee-house-50th-anniversary-show-dolphin-project-benefit-tickets-10548646285?aff=eac2" style="font-size: 14px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 122, 202); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;" target="_blank">eventbrite.com</a><span style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">.&nbsp;</span></strong></em><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judith Bishop speaks with <strong><a href="http://www.fairchildgarden.org">Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden</a></strong>’s COO, </span>Nannette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Zapata<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, about their exciting, new Arts Center. Catch the conversation and information every Friday on </span><a href="https://twitter.com/sofloartsbeat" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>South Florida Arts Beat</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at 1:</span>00pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 29567 at http://wlrn.org Flick Coffee House 50th Anniversary Celebration of Folk Music and Fairchild Tropical New Art Center