South Florida Arts Beat

Every Friday at 1:00 PM on 91.3 WLRN-HD1
  • Hosted by Ed Bell
  • Local Anchor Online Producer: Paul Leary

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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10/17/14 - Next time on a fundraising edition of South Florida Arts Beat, contributor Judith Bishop speaks with Curator of Exhibitions, Jane Hart, about her long career in the arts and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s season of exhibitions and community outreach programs. Catch the conversation and information and phone in your pledge on South Florida Arts Beat Friday at 1:00pm.

10/10/14 - Next time on a fundraising edition of South Florida Arts Beat, Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez talks with contributor Charles Greenfield about a new season of dance delights from the award-winning Miami City Ballet. The new Art Deco Museum on Miami Beach is now open to the public. The Miami Design Preservation League’s Programs and Outreach Director, Judith Frankel, brings us the programming details. Catch the conversation and information on a fundraising edition of South Florida Arts Beat Friday at 1:00pm.

10/03/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Culture Shock Miami celebrates its 10th season providing inexpensive tickets to students 13 to 22 years old to events all over Miami-Dade County. Gerry Landreth with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs brings us the details.

09/26/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, on October 16th Broward County will start a year of celebrations for its 100th anniversary. Jody Horne-Leshinsky and Dawn Robinson-Patrick with the Broward Cultural Division bring us the exciting details. Judith Bishop highlights a new season presented by New Theatre with Artistic Director, Ricky J. Martinez.

09/19/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Beth Boone of the Miami Light Project  runs down their new season of exciting, cutting-edge events. Film makers, Dennis Scholl and Marlon Johnson talk about their latest documentary, Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound, premiering on WLRN TV, Sept. 23rd. Norman Van Aken stirs up A Word On Food and our Palm Beach arts calendar features Marilyn Bauer. Catch the conversation and information every Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.


09/12/14 - On the next South Florida Arts Beat, singer and songwriter, Chloe Dolandis, performs her new compositions about life and love. Her new band features musical director Christian Davis on guitar, Jesus Lazcano – keyboards, Chris Pasis – bass, Seth Bailen on drums and percussion with Bill Muter on tuba.

09/05/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat Arsht Center President and CEO, John Richard, tells us about all of the exciting events coming to the Arsht this season. Founder Jan Mapou describes his comprehensive 2nd Annual Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair.

08/29/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, contributor Judith Bishop catches up with Executive Director and Chief Curator extraordinaire, Bonnie Clearwater, of the Nova Southeastern University - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Contributor Charles Greenfield speaks with the new, interim dean of the FIU School of Music, Dr. William Hipp. Chef Norman Van Aken serves up A Word On Food and our Broward arts calendar features Jody Horne-Leshinsky, Assistant Director of the Broward Cultural Division.

08/22/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Ensemble-In-Residence at FIU’s School of Music since 2004, the Amernet String Quartet, performs live from WLRN’s Studio A. This award-winning group, born of Juilliard students, has traveled the world performing and educating since 1991. They are committed to the music of our time and aim to enlighten the concert experience through their innovative programming.


08/14/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, the business of film critics as discussed by Dan Hudak, Skip Sheffield and Ruben Rosario on the 4th Annual South Florida Arts Beat Florida Film Critics Circle Roundtable. What’s hot, what’s not, 3D, sequels, comic book adaptations, South Florida art houses, the future of film criticism and much more.