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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Culture
8:39 am
Wed November 26, 2014

National Day of Listening Brings Families Together on Black Friday

The National Day of Listening takes place on Friday, November 28.

  

The National Day of Listening was created by StoryCorps in 2008 as a way for family and friends to come together to share stories as an alternative to the frenzy of Black Friday.  Here's a conversation between two long-time friends - Caroline Breder-Watts and Scott Eyman, author of the best-selling biography John Wayne: The Life and Legend.

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Give Miami Day
9:11 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Support WLRN on Give Miami Day - November 20!

Give Miami Day is a community-wide day of charitable giving organized by the Miami Foundation.  On November 20, fans of WLRN Public Media can make a donation  - but only for 24 hours! Gifts can be made via debit/credit cards at www.givemiamiday.org between 12:00 midnight on November 20, 2014 to 12:00 midnight on November 21, 2014.

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Culture
4:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Miami Theatre Center Engages the South Florida Community

Miami Theatre Center creates, develops and produces programming for audiences of all ages and abilities. 

    

  For staff member Judy Litt, it's a labor of love.  

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Arts
1:42 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Iconic Rock Photographer's Work Comes To South Florida

The Beastie Boys through the lens of Sunny Bak.
Credit Courtesy

  California-based photographer Sunny Bak is best known for her work with musicians such as the Beastie Boys. Her iconic images are now on display at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines.

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Arts
10:44 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Morikami Museum Celebrates Japanese Culture in South Florida

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, located in Delray Beach,  is a unique South Florida destination that sprang from the Yamato colony more than 100 years ago.  Today, it's one of the few places in the Southeast where you can learn about, and become immersed in, Japanese culture.

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Arts
6:34 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

An Appreciation Of Film Composer Jerry Goldsmith

Composer Jerry Goldsmith doing what he loved best.

The late Jerry Goldsmith was one of the most gifted and versatile film composers of the 20th Century.

Here's an appreciation by Scott Eyman, author of the recent New York Times best-seller "John Wayne: The Life and Legend."

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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.

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.

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.

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