Arts

Sunday Arts Breakfast
8:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Masters of Music Series - Ennio Morricone

Academy Award-winning composer Ennio Morricone

Caroline Breder-Watts and critic and author Scott Eyman discuss the work of legendary film composer Ennio Morricone.  To learn more about  Scott Eyman, visit www.  scotteyman.com.  To hear the complete conversation, log onto www.artsradionetwork.com.

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Norman Van Aken's A Word On Food
8:00 am
Sat May 4, 2013

A Brief Taste Of The Latin American Tamale

We love to pack a little carry on of food before getting on a plane. It’s a fine way to pass the time and avoid the bland, predictable and unhealthy!

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Community Contributor
8:03 am
Fri May 3, 2013

T. Elliot Mansa Earns Street Cred For Miami's Urban Artists

Art that has been coming out of the urban core is often heavy on portraiture – characters, friends, family portrayed in both raw settings and historical and cultural context – especially in painting, especially from African-American artists. The work of Houston’s Robert Pruitt, currently showing at General Audience Presents up in North Miami, is one such example. But Miami has always lacked a strong black artistic infrastructure, and therefore we haven’t seen much significant work coming out of the community (with some notable exceptions). Enter the up-and-coming T.

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Arts
7:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Boys In Ballet

Ballet students during a class at Miami City Ballet School.
Credit Arianna Prothero

If you ask someone to name a valuable commodity, they may say gold, or oil. Ask someone in ballet the same question, and there’s good chance they’ll say boys.

Most ballets have almost equal part male and female roles. But in the U.S., boys who want to do ballet are hard to come by.  

For that reason boys often receive full scholarships to ballet schools and other forms of special treatment in order to attract them to the profession.

Former principal dancer with New York City Ballet Philip Neal was one of those boys.

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Dance
6:30 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Why Ballet Is A Man's World, Except In Miami

Miami City Ballet Artistic Director rehearses the ballet Apollo during her first series of performances at the head of the company.
Credit Daniel Azoulay

The legendary choreographer George Balanchine once said, “ballet is woman,” and that seems to be the case, considering the scarcity of boys aspiring to become ballet dancers compared to the legions of girls.  But of the girls who grow up to become top dancers, few have actually graduated into the upper levels of leadership.

Ballet’s Glass Ceiling

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That's So Miami
7:38 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Winners Of Our 'That's So Miami' Poetry Contest

Arlo Haskell, winner of Best Ode to Miami category
Robert Zuckerman

Love or hate Miami, the subject inspired so many beautiful, thoughtful and sometimes even funny verses for our "That's So Miami" project. It was impossible for us to pick the best.  So we asked you to do it!   

Based on your online votes, here are the five category winners and their poems: 

Best Ode to Miami Spanglish - Lauren Fernandez, Miami

Exciting and Extravagant.
Guajiros in Bentleys.
Tostones and Champagne.
That’s so Miami.

Best Ode to Miami Food - Cristina Rodriguez, Miami

Thanksgiving in Miami

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That's So Miami
6:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

After A Month Of Poetry, 'That's So Miami' Comes To A Close

Miami, you have exceeded our expectations.

When we asked for poetry, you delivered in droves.  And we didn't even offer an open bar.

The concept behind WLRN and O, Miami Poetry Festival's month-long project, "That's So Miami," was simple enough: Write us a poem that starts or ends with "That's So Miami."

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Documentary
3:18 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

The Life and Death Of Cuba's Largest Counterculture Music Festival

Filmmaker Diddier Santos

In 1998, the cultural climate in Cuba wasn't exactly conducive to artistic freedom.  While a thriving underground music scene did exist, official radio and television channels were notoriously selective, only airing artists who echoed the Communist Party line.

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That's So Miami
12:44 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Congrats On Our O, Miami-WLRN Poetry Project

A month-long poetry project between O, Miami and WLRN drew thousands of submissions from South Florida readers and listeners.

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Arts
8:00 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Actor as Author - Colin McPhillamy Walks into China

Colin McPhillamy's latest book, An Actor Walks into China.

Actor Colin McPhillamy is finishing up his run in Exit the King at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach.  He is also a published author, and reads an excerpt from his second book, An Actor Walks into China.  To learn more about Colin, visit www.mcphillamy.com, and to hear more excerpts, log onto www.artsradionetwork.com.

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Norman Van Aken's A Word On Food
8:00 am
Sat April 27, 2013

When Curry Chicken Calls, You Have To Answer

Credit Wikimedia Commons

I was sitting on the verandah of a hotel overlooking Waikiki beach waiting for a lunch menu. The mighty Pacific Ocean purred like a Lamborghini in the distance. I'd spent hours walking in Chinatown from early morning looking for beautiful and unique dishes I love to use for the thematic ‘Tasting Menus’ at our restaurant. But I had little luck and a keen hunger was rising up in me.

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Bike Culture
12:28 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Lose Yourself On Two Wheels Touring Miami's Artsy Subculture

Credit facebook.com/MiamiCriticalMass

Miami's quickly growing bike scene remains tightly interwoven with the city's other do-it-yourself-spirited, artsy subcultures.

Sure, there are plenty of people with fancy road bikes and Lycra suits joining Critical Mass and speeding along on group rides. But a large number of the scene's most outspoken two-wheelers are young people who push for bicycling less as an exercise form per se.

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Miami Dish
11:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

This Weekend, Find Poetic Inspiration At The Bottom Of A Cocktail -- Literally

Read A.E. Stallings' "Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Attributed to Martin Luther" at World of Beer.

This weekend, you might notice that the humble coaster beneath your drink has a surprising message. Unlike the fool sitting next to you at the bar, the verses on your coaster are lucid, articulate and wise.

Paul Christiansen, a poet and graduate student at Florida International University, spearheaded the poetry coaster project. It's part of O Miami, a month-long poetry festival with the goal of exposing everyone in Miami-Dade to a poem in April.

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Community Contributor
8:39 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Miami Must Move Toward More Open Spaces As The Metro Area Grows

A New World Symphony "wallcast" concert.
Credit Rui Dias-Aidos

I spent a recent night watching a performance of the New World Symphony being broadcast on a wall at the New World Center. As the symphony performed inside, the video played simultaneously on a soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall on the building’s façade. It was a dazzling night, with hundreds of people speaking multiple languages gathered on blankets and chairs, toting picnic baskets, children and pets.

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Documentary
4:48 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

How Wynwood Went From Abandoned Warehouses To Hipster Hangout

An unidentified woman views a painting at Jude Papaloko's new studio in Wynwood.
Natalie Edgar

The Wynwood neighborhood in Miami has changed so much over the last 10 years, and it's not by accident. A group of investors set out to re-invent the area and make it into an arts district.

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