Caroline Breder-Watts

Caroline Breder-Watts is the host and producer of WLRN’s Sunday Breakfast with the Arts, as well as Pledge Producer for WLRN FM and TV. She began her radio broadcasting career in 1992 at 90.7 WXEL-FM, and for many years enjoyed a dual career in radio and as Director of Communications for the late, great Florida Stage.

In 2006, Caroline joined the WXEL staff as a full-time employee, serving as Radio Communications and Pledge Producer as well as creating, hosting and producing two shows, South Florida Artsview and Listening to Movies.  Caroline and her husband, John Watts, are the creators and founders of www.artsradionetwork.com, an innovative podcast website dedicated to the arts. 

She also serves as host and curator for film programs at venues throughout South Florida, including Bailey Contemporary Arts, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Norton Museum of Art and the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival.

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Arts
5:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Coral Gables Museum Celebrates History, Architecture And Community

The Coral Gables Museum celebrates history, architecture and the local community.

The mission of the Coral Gables Museum is multifaceted, with a focus on community as well as art.  Caroline Breder-Watts recently spoke with Executive Director Christine Rupp.

Hear the interview here:

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Arts
12:02 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

South Florida Science Center Amazes This Summer

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

    The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach follows up a banner year with the fun-filled summer exhibition Mazes.  COO Kate Arrizza takes us on a tour.

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Arts
12:28 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Pompano Beach Makes An Investment In The Arts With BaCA

Musicians jamming at BaCA.
Credit Amy Pasquantonio

Bailey Contemporary Arts (or BaCA) is the new kid on the cultural block in Pompano Beach.  

Caroline Breder-Watts recently paid a visit on a lively Wednesday evening. Hear an audio tour below.

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Sunday Arts Breakfast
8:01 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Listening To Nature: A Visit To The Palm Beach Zoo

One of the many colorful residents at the Palm Beach Zoo.

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society in West Palm Beach is home to a wide variety of animals and, as Caroline Breder-Watts found out, is a feast for the ears as well as the eyes.

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Film
9:44 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Returns To Key Largo

Film historian Leonard Maltin returns for the Second Annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival

The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival returns to Key Largo for its second year May 1 to 4.  Renowned film critic and historian Leonard Maltin will also be back as a special guest.  He recently spoke with Caroline Breder-Watts about his impressions of one of the major classic film festivals in the United States.

Listen to the interview above.

  

  

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Arts
8:00 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Kravis Center Chair Brings Passion For Arts To Business, Cultural Worlds

Jane Mitchell chairs the board of directors for the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Please click the play button above to hear the radio version of this post.

Jane Mitchell chairs the board of directors for West Palm Beach's Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Her love of the arts has influenced her throughout her life, from her Midwestern childhood to her career in the medical supply industry.

She now brings that love and enthusiasm to her role as the first female chair of the Kravis Center board.

Arts
8:00 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Plaza Theatre in Manalapan Takes Two Young Actors on a Nostalgic trip to the Past

Brighton Beach Memoirs runs now through October 27 at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan.

The production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan is a trip back in time for its two young stars.

Ryan Mahannah and Noah Jacobson talk about playing characters living in a very different world.

For more information, visit theplazatheatre.net.

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Theater
8:00 am
Sun September 22, 2013

Wick Theatre Brings Music, Grandeur To Boca Raton

Boca Raton is alive with the Sound of Music - courtesy of the Wick Theatre.

A new theater has risen out of the ashes of an old one in Boca Raton.

The Wick Theatre opens this weekend in the former Caldwell Theatre space.

To hear the complete interview, visit artsradionetwork.com.

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Arts
8:00 am
Sun September 15, 2013

The Short Game - A New Documentary About Golf, Kids and Competition

Kids rule in the new documentary The Short Game.

Click the play button above to hear the radio version of this post.

A new documentary profiles several of the greatest golfers in the worlds  - all of whom are under the age of ten. Two of them live right here in South Florida. 

For more information, visit theshortgamemovie.com.

History
8:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Little Red Schoolhouse in Palm Beach Takes Students on a Trip to the Past

Students spend a day learning about Florida's history at the Little Red Schoolhouse.

The Little Red Schoolhouse is home to the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach's "living history" program, where students literally experience a blast from Florida's past.

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Music
8:00 am
Sun August 25, 2013

Julius and Julia Sanna Bring African Music and Culture to South Florida

Julius Sanna rocks the house at a recent concert.

Julius and Julia Sanna are two South Florida-based musicians who bring our area African culture and music via two bands, Positively Africa and the Julius Sanna Band.

In this interview, they discuss their influences and the challenges of marketing their message.

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Arts
8:00 am
Sun August 4, 2013

Sue Scott Leaves Them Laughing on A Prairie Home Companion

Sue Scott and the Royal Academy of Radio Actors do their thing on A Prairie Home Companion.

Sue Scott is a familiar voice to fans of A Prairie Home Companion.  She is a member of the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, and is heard weekly in such skits as Guy Noir and the Lives of the Cowboys.

On a recent visit to South Florida, Sue and Caroline Breder-Watts chatted about her journey to APHC, and the challenges of doing a live radio show where the script can change in mid-performance!

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Arts
8:00 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Delray Beach Center For The Arts Unveils New Film Series

Casablanca kicks off Delray Beach Center for the Arts new film series on July 10.

The staff at Delray Beach Center for the Arts takes pride in presenting something for everyone, and that philosophy extends to its new summer film series, which mixes classic and contemporary films.  Caroline Breder-Watts speakswith Assistant Artistic Director Brian Ridolfo.  To hear the complete converstaion, visit artsradionetwork.com.

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Arts
3:51 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Folk Artist Rod MacDonald Sings Songs of Freedom

Folk singer Rod MacDonald

South Florida based singer/songwriter Rod MacDonald is one of the most respected folk artists in the buisness, and regularly tours both nationally and internationally.  His latest album is Songs of Freedom.  To learn more about Rod, visit rodmacdonald.net.  To hear the complete interview, log onto artsradionetwork.com.

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Arts
8:00 am
Sun June 16, 2013

Slow Burn Theatre Heats Up the Summer with The Wedding Singer

Slow Burn Theatre Company presents The Wedding Singer June 21 - 30.

Slow Burn Theatre Compnay has grown by leaps and bounds in just a few short years.  As they get ready for their summer musical presentation The Wedding Singer, Co-Artistic Directors Matthew Korinko and Patrick Fitzwater talk about the history of Slow Burn and what it takes to run a successful company.

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