Evenin' Jazz
7:20 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Maceo Parker's Brand New Bag

Blowin' of course - it's Maceo Parker

Made famous by James Brown, saxophonist Maceo Parker has built an impressive career on his own, working with artists ranging from George Clinton to Ani DiFranco.  He talks about his start with the Godfather of Soul, discusses his years in the music business, and offers advice to musicians who would follow in his footsteps.

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Art Basel
7:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Art You Can Walk On: Remnants Of Art Basel Line Wynwood Sidewalks

Daniel Rivero WLRN

This is for all the times that you wanted to step on a piece of art.

During Art Basel week, Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood becomes a virtual factory of street art. And by street, we mean "on the ground."

This ground work is usually passed by without a second glance in this part of town. Most of the work is done with stencils  and the same images and phrases can be found lining the area's streets, even in other parts of the city.

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Gubernatorial Race 2014
6:30 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Charlie Crist's Measured Journey From Republican Via Independent To Democrat

THE HUG: Crist embraced President Obama and began his two-year party transition.

It's official, folks. Former Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist is now a Democrat.

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Art Basel
2:30 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

How to See Art, Football And Still Get To Eat During Art Basel

Credit Sidious Sid/ Flickr

Last week, we gave you Trina Sargalski's tips on the pop-up food venues that will disappear with the end of Art Basel. Today is the last day for those places.

But it's not just the last day of Art Basel. It's Sunday. In December.  And if you're trying to figure out how to juggle art, football and a reasonable blood sugar level , here are few places that may satisfy all three, in close proximity to the various fairs. 

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Art Basel
2:25 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Alligators, Combs And Rabbits: Photos Of Art Basel

waltercolor/ Flickr

Some Art Basel-ers have been pretty shutter happy this week. 

Looking around the Creative Commons content on Flickr from Art Basel 2012, there are quite a few beautiful photos of the galleries and events, as well as views of the city from this week's goings-on. 

Here a slideshow of some of the photos that caught my eye.

Art Basel
2:15 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

In Miami Soil, Art Basel Grew Away From Art

'HORRENDOUS': Miami's bad traffic may be a barrier to Art Basel''s future growth.
Credit Robert Morillo

Forbes Magazine is bringing its curtain down on Art Basel with a searching examination of the art fair's founding idea versus its current evolution.

Forbes writer Tamara Warren concludes that our Art Basel -- though conceived as a New World counterpart to the refined Art Basel of Switzerland -- has become an art industry event rather than a real celebration of art. Not that there's anything wrong with that, she says: it just developed to reflect its Miami surroundings.

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Art Basel
1:45 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Geter, The Art Gallery Greeter

Angela Geter.
Credit Christine DiMattei /WLRN

"Good afternoon! Welcome! Hi, good afternoon! Do you have a floor plan? Okay! Enjoy!"

 

We asked Art Basel Miami greeter Angela Geter, (that's right -- she's Geter The Greeter) what it takes to excel at her role.

"A great smile and a great personality," says Geter.

And that's it?

"That's it!" she replies with a thousand-watt smile.

Geter is a greeter inside the main entrance to the Miami Beach Convention Center. 

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Art Basel
1:19 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Pricing A Warhol At Art Basel? It's $3.8 Million

SOLD AT ART BASEL: Manhattan gallery owner Christophe Van de Weghe got $3.8 million for this 'Statue of Liberty' by Andy Warhol
Credit Christine DiMattei

"No disappointment. We've had a very successful fair."

For New York gallerist Christophe Van de Weghe, the highlight of this year's Art Basel was the sale of an Andy Warhol painting of the Statue of Liberty.

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Art Basel
1:10 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

The Basel Art Gallery 2.0

@brettru55ell

We can try, but with all of the satellite fair and events going on out there, frankly, I doubt anyone was able to see or do absolutely everything they set out to in the spirit of Art Basel. Enter the Twitterverse Gallery. Above, we've collected some photos of favorite art pieces from all over Miami from users that didn't forget this week was actually dedicated to art, not to be confused (but heavily so) with partying. Enjoy!

Art Basel
12:20 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Basel One-Liners: It's Not A Spice Convention

Credit waltercolor /Flickr

We're scouring Twitter for some brief, but opinionated, feeds on what people think about Art Basel. Here are some gems we've found:

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