South Florida Arts Beat

Every Friday at 1:00 PM on 91.3 WLRN-HD1
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At the helm of  WLRN's South Florida Arts Beat program is host, Ed Bell. Along with a team of equally knowledgeable and creative contributors, he brings his world of experience in the arts to the fore, and lets us know what's out there for us to see, hear and enjoy.  From probing interviews with artists to lively discussions with curators and impresarios, to unique live music performances, you'll be up to speed on the arts with Ed Bell and South Florida Arts Beat on 91.3 WLRN-HD1. .

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08/08/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat Jazz musician and educator, Bobby Ramirez, talks about his new CD, Jazz Flute. Executive Director of the Frost Art Museum at FIU, Carol Damian, discusses with Judith Bishop their exciting, new season of exhibitions.

08/01/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, we’ll hear about Jamaica’s 52nd Anniversary Independence Day events in South Florida from Cheryl Wynter, with the information office of the Consulate General of Jamaica and Sydney Roberts, Executive Director of Jamaica Awareness, Inc.

07/25/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Eric Fliss, General Manager of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, describes an exciting new season on tap at the beautiful arts center in Cutler Bay. Charles Greenfield runs down some reading and classical music suggestions for your summer enjoyment.

07/18/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another live performance from our Miami studios. Singer, songwriter and musician, Sarah Packiam, performs new compositions about life and love from her soon to be released second studio recording. Catch the delightful songs of Sarah Packiam on South Florida Arts Beat Friday at 1:00pm.

07/11/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Jaye Abate, President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale non-profit, ArtServe, joins us with info about their RedEye Reboot, an explosion of live art and entertainment scheduled for Saturday the 19th. Judith Bishop previews Mad Cat Theatre’s exciting new season. Bill Becker talks about his underwater festival in the Lower Keys.

07/04/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Michael Ellert, bassoonist with the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival speaks with Charles Greenfield about their concerts taking place in Palm Beach County. Carol Hoffman-Guzman is back as Acting Director of the Arts at St. Johns series. We’ll hear about her exciting plans for the program.


06/27/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, will an old Miami music pub get its own documentary? Only a Kickstarter campaign can pull it off. Find out more from film makers Franco Parente and Angel Eva Markoulis. Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese describes a new season of delights coming up for The Symphony of the Americas. Film critic, Dan Hudak, previews the new Spanish film that garnered 6 Goya Awards, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, opening soon in South Florida. Chef Norman Van Aken whips up A Word On Food and our Florida Keys calendar features Andy Newman. Catch the conversation and information every Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.


06/20/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another live performance from our Miami studios. Catch the exceptional Jazz Rock of Aaron Lebos Reality as they perform compositions from their latest recording, Turning Point. That’s Friday on South Florida Arts Beat featuring Aaron Lebos Reality at 1:00pm.

06/13/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, musician/composer Russell Mofsky of the band Gold Dust Lounge drops by to give listeners a preview of the band’s new recording, Lost Sunset. Born out of a successful Kickstarter program, Lost Sunset will have its official debut Saturday, June 21st in Miami.

06/06/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, TV and event producer extraordinaire, Larry Rosen, talks about Miami-Dade county’s most successful Jazz series, the 7th annual JazzRoots coming to the Arsht Center.

05/30/14 - Friday on South Florida Arts Beat, Chef Allen Susser talks about Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation and their “No Kid Hungry” mission. Choreographer Rosie Herrera speaks with contributor, Judith Bishop, about  Ballet Hispanico’s world premiere coming to the Arsht Center. Contributor, Chris DeAngelis, previews the 13th Annual Hukilau coming to Fort Lauderdale in mid-June. Chef Norman Van Aken stirs up A Word On Food and our Florida Keys calendar features Andy Newman.

05/23/14- On the next South Florida Arts Beat, Executive Director, Alyona Ushe describes the major success that is the ArtsGarage’s first three years of presentations and their new expansion into Pompano Beach. Mark Hart, Executive and Artistic Director of the Coral Gables Congregational Church’s Community Arts Program 2014 Summer Concert Series has the details about their exciting events.


05/16/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat experience the Latin Funk of PALO! They’ll perform compositions from their new CD: PALO! Live in our WLRN TV Studio A. For the past ten years this signature Miami band has been spreading their brand of 'Afro-Cuban Funk' featuring the Grammy-nominated vocalist Leslie Cartaya. This is Cuban music for a new generation. Catch the excitement of PALO!

05/09/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, we’ll get to know Jan Mapou, owner and manager of Libreri Mapou, the first mini-cultural center in Little Haiti. Classical music presenters Doreen Marx and Byron Krulewitch talk about their 33 years of bringing the greatest talent to Miami with Sunday Afternoons of Music.