knight foundation http://wlrn.org en Knight Challenge Winners Bring Art To South Florida Neighborhoods http://wlrn.org/post/knight-challenge-winners-bring-art-south-florida-neighborhoods <p>The Knight Foundation announced the winners of its annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.knightarts.org/knight-arts-challenge/miami" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Knight&nbsp;Arts Challenge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Monday. The foundation handed</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> out more than $2 million in grant money.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:56:10 +0000 Rachel Morello 24542 at http://wlrn.org Knight Challenge Winners Bring Art To South Florida Neighborhoods The Miami Job Fest: Solving Talent Retention Slowly But Surely http://wlrn.org/post/miami-job-fest-solving-talent-retention-slowly-surely <p>Talent retention is a hot topic.</p><p>It seems like every group and organization in South Florida is working on a formula to reverse the ‘brain drain’, stop the ‘intellectual exodus’ or prevent the ‘mind migration’. With solutions that range from online resources and job boards to skills-based training and data collection on Miami’s talent pool, there is no deficiency of great ideas.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:39:21 +0000 Danny LaFuente 20313 at http://wlrn.org The Miami Job Fest: Solving Talent Retention Slowly But Surely "Sleeping Beauty" Reawakens In Traditional Indian Dance Adaptation http://wlrn.org/post/sleeping-beauty-reawakens-traditional-indian-dance-adaptation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly everyone knows the story behind the famed children’s fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” but an energetic new adaption of the classic story could help promote a new level of cultural understanding. The Rhythms School of Dance will present two performances August </span>31<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and September </span>1<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that will use the beloved story to help showcase the beauty of traditional Indian classical dance.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:46:37 +0000 Valerie Nahmad Schimel 17085 at http://wlrn.org "Sleeping Beauty" Reawakens In Traditional Indian Dance Adaptation Linus, Lucy And Blockhead Receive The Museum Treatment http://wlrn.org/post/linus-lucy-and-blockhead-receive-museum-treatment <p></p><p>Not a generation, but a number of generations, grew up under the influence of Charles Schulz and his drawings – those of the&nbsp;<em>Peanuts</em>&nbsp;characters of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Lucy. These weren’t average characters in an average comic; they became household names, beloved by kids and adults alike for the 50 years the strip was published. Peanuts continued to live on even after their creator’s death in 2000.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Anne Tschida 16036 at http://wlrn.org Linus, Lucy And Blockhead Receive The Museum Treatment Nora Chipaumire To Perform Excerpt Tonight Of “Rite Riot” At MDC Live Arts http://wlrn.org/post/nora-chipaumire-perform-excerpt-tonight-rite-riot-mdc-live-arts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past month, dance artist and creator Nora </span>Chipaumire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has led a group of Miami-based dancers, choreographers, performance artists and educators for the inaugural MDC Live Arts Lab, a Knight Arts </span>Challenge Grantee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The goal of the MDC Live Arts Lab intensive is to bring nationally and internationally renowned artists like </span>Chipaumire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to Miami for the benefit of Miami artists.</span></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:26:59 +0000 Neil de la Flor 16414 at http://wlrn.org Nora Chipaumire To Perform Excerpt Tonight Of “Rite Riot” At MDC Live Arts Wolfsonian Museum To Use Largest-Ever Donation To Go Digital http://wlrn.org/post/wolfsonian-museum-use-largest-ever-donation-go-digital <p>Five million dollars will go a long way toward helping&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wolfsonian.org/" target="_blank">The Wolfsonian-FIU</a>&nbsp;museum share its collection with the world.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Alexandra Pecharich 15605 at http://wlrn.org Wolfsonian Museum To Use Largest-Ever Donation To Go Digital Miami Performance International Festival Aims To Make Working Artists Accessible http://wlrn.org/post/miami-performance-international-festival-aims-make-working-artists-accessible <p></p><p>The 2013 <a href="http://www.edgezones.org/The_Festival_M_P13.html" target="_blank">Miami Performance International Festival</a> obliterates the line between viewers and mid-career and emerging artists from Miami and around the world. In its second year, the festival, curated by Charo Oquet, takes place in Miami’s Design District and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and runs through the month of June.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Neil de la Flor 15600 at http://wlrn.org Miami Performance International Festival Aims To Make Working Artists Accessible Miami Filmmaker Opens The Screening Room To Promote Video As An Art Form http://wlrn.org/post/miami-filmmaker-opens-screening-room-promote-video-art-form <p>Video as an art form has come a long way. Although artists started seriously working with the medium at least a half century ago (some will pinpoint Nam June Paik’s German exhibition in 1963 as its official arrival on the scene), it remained somewhat the stepchild, not getting a lot of respect until the last couple decades. And in Miami, video art – good video art – was late in taking hold with local artists and in shows. That’s changed dramatically in recent years, and yet there have been few outlets dedicated to highlighting the form.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Anne Tschida 15203 at http://wlrn.org Miami Filmmaker Opens The Screening Room To Promote Video As An Art Form Google Fellows, WLRN To Profile Miami Tech Startups http://wlrn.org/post/google-fellows-wlrn-profile-miami-tech-startups <p style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.53; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">When Google takes an interest in journalism education, we are happy to help.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Marie Gilot 15568 at http://wlrn.org Google Fellows, WLRN To Profile Miami Tech Startups Live Arts Lab Seeks To Help Mid-Career Artists Advance http://wlrn.org/post/live-arts-lab-seeks-help-mid-career-artists-advance <p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:25:00 +0000 Neil de la Flor 14357 at http://wlrn.org Live Arts Lab Seeks To Help Mid-Career Artists Advance Miami Herald Honors Students With Silver Knight Awards http://wlrn.org/post/miami-herald-honors-students-silver-knight-awards <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">Many of this year’s Miami Herald Silver Knight winners are well-acquainted with adversity — through their own families’ personal heartaches or the struggles of those living halfway around the world.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 16:12:09 +0000 Michael Vasquez 14539 at http://wlrn.org Miami Herald Honors Students With Silver Knight Awards Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler Covers The World Of Dance, In Eight Minutes Or Less http://wlrn.org/post/daniel-lewis-miami-dance-sampler-covers-world-dance-eight-minutes-or-less <p>The Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler was a mixed bag of performances that introduced audiences to contemporary dance, ballet, new flamenco and traditional African dance forms. The performances, billed as six- to eight-minute samplers, highlighted the scope of dance&nbsp;talent that exists in Miami. Produced by Dance NOW! Miami and Miami Dance Futures, the goal of the sampler is to give local talent exposure and to expose audiences to dance forms that they wouldn’t normally seek out.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:41:00 +0000 Neil de la Flor 12891 at http://wlrn.org Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler Covers The World Of Dance, In Eight Minutes Or Less Just Like That, Kaboom! Adds Three New Playgrounds In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/just-kaboom-adds-three-new-playgrounds-miami <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the third Saturday in a row an under-utilized patch of land in South Florida was transformed.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Matt Haggman 12030 at http://wlrn.org Just Like That, Kaboom! Adds Three New Playgrounds In Miami O, Miami Began With A Simple Idea: Poetry Without The Pipe And Blazer http://wlrn.org/post/o-miami-began-simple-idea-poetry-without-pipe-and-blazer <p></p><p style="margin-top: 18px; margin-bottom: 18px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(35, 38, 42); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three years ago, a group of friends and I started to dream up what a lot of people considered impossible: a festival that would bring poetry to all 2.6 million residents of greater Miami.</span></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:17:00 +0000 P. Scott Cunningham founder O Miami Festival 11789 at http://wlrn.org O, Miami Began With A Simple Idea: Poetry Without The Pipe And Blazer O, Miami Headlines Poetry Month: Here's How To Celebrate http://wlrn.org/post/o-miami-headlines-poetry-month-heres-how-celebrate <p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:37:00 +0000 Elizabeth R. Miller Knight Foundation 11744 at http://wlrn.org O, Miami Headlines Poetry Month: Here's How To Celebrate