Arts http://wlrn.org en An Appreciation Of Film Composer Jerry Goldsmith http://wlrn.org/post/appreciation-film-composer-jerry-goldsmith <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The late Jerry Goldsmith was one of the most gifted and versatile film composers of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's an appreciation by</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Scott </span>Eyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, author of the recent </span>New York Times <span style="line-height: 1.5;">best-seller "</span>John Wayne: The Life and Legend<span style="line-height: 1.5;">."</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:34:55 +0000 Caroline Breder-Watts 36283 at http://wlrn.org An Appreciation Of Film Composer Jerry Goldsmith As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast http://wlrn.org/post/ramadan-comes-close-local-muslims-come-together-break-fast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is coming to a close. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day -- no food or drink.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They break the fast with a meal after sundown called </span>iftar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. <em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/unique-eats-ramadan-edition">(See our Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition.)</a></em></span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:26:00 +0000 Carla Javier & Jephie Bernard & Selima Hussain & Constanza Gallardo 36101 at http://wlrn.org As Ramadan Comes To A Close, Local Muslims Come Together To Break Fast Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse http://wlrn.org/post/shuckers-waterfront-grill-reopens-more-year-after-deck-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a year after </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/timeline-shuckers-deck-collapses-biscayne-bay-during-nba-finals" target="_blank">its deck collapsed during a Miami Heat game</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Shucker's Waterfront Grill is reopening with a new deck.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.shuckersbarandgrill.com/" target="_blank">The restaurant,&nbsp;</a>also known as Shucker's Bar &amp; Grill before closing last summer,&nbsp;is located in North Bay Village.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:22:11 +0000 Carla Javier 36031 at http://wlrn.org Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive http://wlrn.org/post/despite-pioneering-integration-jumbos-did-not-survive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jumbo’s, a fixture of Miami's Liberty City, will serve its last batch of fried shrimp Wednesday. The diner has been open almost every hour since its first shift in 1955.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:29:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35993 at http://wlrn.org Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive Coral Gables Museum Celebrates History, Architecture And Community http://wlrn.org/post/coral-gables-museum-celebrates-history-architecture-and-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mission of the Coral Gables Museum is multifaceted, with a focus on community as well as art.&nbsp; Caroline </span>Breder-Watts<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently spoke with Executive Director Christine </span>Rupp<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hear the interview here:</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Caroline Breder-Watts 35794 at http://wlrn.org Coral Gables Museum Celebrates History, Architecture And Community What The Reopening Of The Caribbean Marketplace Means For Little Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/what-reopening-caribbean-marketplace-means-little-haiti <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After being shut down for a little over a decade, the newly renovated Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti will bring life back into this tight-knit enclave.</span></p><p>The Marketplace&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">opened in 1990 and closed just nine years later due to structural and financial problems.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northeast Second Avenue Partnership was involved in the building’s renovation.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:52:13 +0000 Jephie Bernard 35761 at http://wlrn.org What The Reopening Of The Caribbean Marketplace Means For Little Haiti Renew Your Drivers License At The Overtown Music And Arts Festival http://wlrn.org/post/renew-your-drivers-license-overtown-music-and-arts-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time, the </span>Overtown<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Music and Arts Festival won't only have live musical performances, art exhibits and free food; you can also get your drivers license renewed.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yvette Harris, a spokesperson for the event, says the service is being offered because going to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a license renewal is sometimes a challenge for some locals.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:40:44 +0000 Selima Hussain 35673 at http://wlrn.org Renew Your Drivers License At The Overtown Music And Arts Festival PHOTOS: "What's The Story?" Trivia At Gramps Bar http://wlrn.org/post/photos-whats-story-trivia-gramps-bar <p>The WLRN-Miami Herald News team hosted its third trivia night at Gramps in Wynwood&nbsp;on Thursday, July 10. &nbsp;</p><p>As part of our project What’s the Story? — where we answer your questions about South Florida — why not play some trivia?</p><p>Thirteen teams competed during three rounds of questions about South Florida. The winning team received a $75 bar tab. But don't feel bad for the losing team -- they took home freeze-dried ice cream for being so spacey they got few questions right. &nbsp;</p><p>Click on the photo above to look at our photos from the trivia night!&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:01:37 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35427 at http://wlrn.org PHOTOS: "What's The Story?" Trivia At Gramps Bar Old West Grove ACE Theater Named Historic Site http://wlrn.org/post/old-west-grove-ace-theater-named-historic-site <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades, the ACE Theater on Grand Avenue has stood as a historic monument for blacks in Coconut Grove. During a time of segregation in the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and '</span>60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the theater provided blacks with a place to gather, watch popular movies and cartoons and offered employment opportunities.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:34:32 +0000 Selima Hussain 35388 at http://wlrn.org Old West Grove ACE Theater Named Historic Site Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition http://wlrn.org/post/unique-eats-ramadan-edition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, beach gatherings and plenty of food -- so last week, much of America feasted on sizzling hotdogs, watermelon and maybe potato salad.</span></p><p>But South Florida's Muslim community&nbsp;celebrated with fresh fruits, exotic cuisine and prayer.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year, Independence Day fell on the sixth day of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month in which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:04:38 +0000 Selima Hussain 35025 at http://wlrn.org Unique Eats: Ramadan Edition Pérez Art Museum Miami Asks For $2.5 Million In Additional Funding From Government http://wlrn.org/post/p-rez-art-museum-miami-asks-25-million-additional-funding-government <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.pamm.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Pérez Art Museum Miami </a>says it&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">needs help. The museum, which opened in December of last year, has not received enough private dollars to meet its $14 million annual operating costs.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:22:08 +0000 Carla Javier 35112 at http://wlrn.org Pérez Art Museum Miami Asks For $2.5 Million In Additional Funding From Government Marine Stadium Embraces Street Art To Raise Funds For Restoration http://wlrn.org/post/marine-stadium-embraces-street-art-raise-funds-restoration <p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:14:00 +0000 Carla Javier 34719 at http://wlrn.org Marine Stadium Embraces Street Art To Raise Funds For Restoration StoryCorps Comes To The University Of Miami http://wlrn.org/post/storycorps-comes-university-miami <p>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the nonprofit radio program that broadcasts stories from everyday Americans,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">came to the University of Miami this week to record stories from veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. &nbsp;It's part of the program's special military voices initiative.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:04:08 +0000 Selima Hussain 34635 at http://wlrn.org StoryCorps Comes To The University Of Miami "Little Haiti Rock City" Raising Funds For 34 Years Of Churchill's History http://wlrn.org/post/little-haiti-rock-city-raising-funds-34-years-churchills-history <p>Filmmaker Franco Parente first went to Churchill’s Pub in 1991. He was 17. He snuck in to see Young Turk, a Hialeah band just signed to Geffen Records.</p><p>“I remember being scared out of my mind from the car to the front door,” Parente recalls. “I knew to avoid that neighborhood and I couldn’t believe that they were doing a show there. [But] I had the time of my life and came back the following week.”</p><p>Now, Parente is documenting the 34-year history of the iconic Miami pub in “Little Haiti Rock City.”</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:38:23 +0000 Ily Goyanes 34633 at http://wlrn.org "Little Haiti Rock City" Raising Funds For 34 Years Of Churchill's History "Viaje One Way," Anthology Of Miami's Latin Cultures, At The Betsy Hotel http://wlrn.org/post/viaje-one-way-anthology-miamis-latin-cultures-betsy-hotel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Viaje One Way” is a Spanish-language anthology of authors from Latin America and Spain. Hernan&nbsp;Vera Alvarez, one of the editors, says the book is "a mirror of the&nbsp;21st-Century Miami."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Before there were anthologies of Cuban writers in Miami," he says, "but this book is the first one that unites Latin American, Spanish and Cuban writers."</span></p><p>Alvarez moved to the U.S. from Argentina when he was 23 years old. Below, he talks about the new "Viaje One Way."</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:47:55 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34597 at http://wlrn.org "Viaje One Way," Anthology Of Miami's Latin Cultures, At The Betsy Hotel