Art Basel http://wlrn.org en 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 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 Micro Theater, Macro Complaints http://wlrn.org/post/micro-theater-macro-complaints <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Spanish Cultural Center in downtown Miami is turning complaints into theater.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The center hosts Micro Theater, 15-minute plays performed inside graffiti-covered shipping containers. The series goes on year round, but changes its repertoire every five weeks.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:44:01 +0000 Lisann Ramos 29528 at http://wlrn.org Micro Theater, Macro Complaints Under The Dome With Buckminster Fuller This Saturday http://wlrn.org/post/under-dome-buckminster-fuller-saturday <p>Saturday, the <a href="http://www.mdclivearts.org/home.html" target="_blank">MDC Live Arts series</a> will present the live documentary "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller." It's a live doc because director Sam Green will live narrate the presentation while indie-rock band&nbsp;Yo La Tengo will lend its musical notes to the score.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:39:36 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29437 at http://wlrn.org Under The Dome With Buckminster Fuller This Saturday Nilo Cruz Returns To Holocaust's 'Voyage Of The Damned' In New Play http://wlrn.org/post/nilo-cruz-returns-holocausts-voyage-damned-new-play <p></p><p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The fate of a German ocean liner in 1939 is one of the darkest moments in both American and Cuban history. The M.S. St. Louis was bound for Havana, carrying nearly a thousand Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">After Cuba and the U.S. both turned the ship away and it returned to Europe -- most of those passengers perished in the Holocaust.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:05:36 +0000 Christine DiMattei 29490 at http://wlrn.org Nilo Cruz Returns To Holocaust's 'Voyage Of The Damned' In New Play FIU 'Complaints Choir' Shows The World Its Whine List http://wlrn.org/post/fiu-complaints-choir-shows-world-its-whine-list <div style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif;"></div><p><em>"We will run out of resources!<br />Miami drivers all stink!"</em></p><p>The young men and women are standing in a practice room in Florida International University’s School of Music, singing a whole string of gripes and lamentations.</p><p>A litany of complaints, as it were.</p><p><em>"People don't know to turn right on red!</em><br /><em style="line-height: 1.5;">They never use their turn signals either</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">!"</em></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:35:23 +0000 Christine DiMattei 29434 at http://wlrn.org FIU 'Complaints Choir' Shows The World Its Whine List This Floridian Life: Ira Glass On Our Weird Stories http://wlrn.org/post/floridian-life-ira-glass-our-weird-stories <p>There's been an ongoing debate among the staff in our newsroom about whether Florida really is weirder than the other states. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In December, we set out to produce a feature -- one segment -- about the weirdest stories of the year. Those stories spilled into <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/florida-weird-heres-what-was-weirdest-year" target="_blank">three separate segments</a></strong>, and we could have easily kept going. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:37:19 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 29209 at http://wlrn.org This Floridian Life: Ira Glass On Our Weird Stories