Lake Worth http://wlrn.org en From Scorched Earth To Palm Beach: The Maya Are Coming To Florida http://wlrn.org/post/scorched-earth-palm-beach-maya-are-coming-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Maya have many cool nicknames. The Greeks of the New World. Men of Maize. But you can add a more unfortunate moniker – the Children of Scorched Earth – to explain why they’re suddenly one of Florida’s fastest-growing immigrant communities.</span></p><p>The Maya are the largest indigenous group in the Americas, descendants of the glorious pre-Columbian civilization that occupied southern Mexico and northern Central America. Most live in Guatemala – where in recent decades they’ve faced one violent plague after another.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:53:53 +0000 Tim Padgett 28420 at http://wlrn.org From Scorched Earth To Palm Beach: The Maya Are Coming To Florida In Lake Worth, Ephemeral Street Art Is The Year's Biggest Event http://wlrn.org/post/lake-worth-ephemeral-street-art-years-biggest-event <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Artist Bill McCaffrey&nbsp;took 15 hours to complete a chalk painting of a Titanic scene on the street in Lake Worth, before the rain came and washed it away. But that's OK with him.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The longer I do street art, I become less possessive of my work," he says. "You learn to let it go."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCaffrey was one of the featured artists at the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, in which he has participated for 17 years.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:18:49 +0000 Andrea Richard 28350 at http://wlrn.org In Lake Worth, Ephemeral Street Art Is The Year's Biggest Event Film Festival Returns Lake Worth Playhouse To Its Movie Palace Roots http://wlrn.org/post/film-festival-returns-lake-worth-playhouse-its-movie-palace-roots <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>When Charlie Birnbaum saw the logo design for the <a href="http://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/LDUBFF.html" target="_blank">L-Dub Film Festival</a>, he flipped out . . . but in a good way.</p><p>“I said, 'This is perfect!’&nbsp; I couldn’t have asked for more,” says Birnbaum, manager of Lake Worth Playhouse’s Stonzek Theatre.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:15:38 +0000 Christine DiMattei 19846 at http://wlrn.org Film Festival Returns Lake Worth Playhouse To Its Movie Palace Roots Graffiti Iconz In Lake Worth Fosters Graffiti Art Movement Beyond Wynwood http://wlrn.org/post/graffiti-iconz-lake-worth-fosters-graffiti-art-movement-beyond-wynwood <p>In Lake Worth, where the prevalence of gang graffiti motivated city commissioners to create an anti-spray paint ordinance in 2010, artist/business owner&nbsp;Adolphe Latorre&nbsp;has his work cut out for him.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:01:07 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9685 at http://wlrn.org Graffiti Iconz In Lake Worth Fosters Graffiti Art Movement Beyond Wynwood