Caroline Breder-Watts

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Books have always been an integral part of any library.  Now, the Miami-Dade Public Library System offers arts programs and services for every age group and every interest.  

For this Sunday's Breakfast with the Arts, Caroline Breder-Watts talks with Jack Varela of MDPLS about the varied programs offered by libraries.

Listen below:

Florida Atlantic University's Summer Festival Rep not only provides an evening's entertainment for audiences, but an invaluable educational opportunity for its students.

  

The John F. Kennedy Bunker, located on Peanut Island in Palm Beach County, was hastily constructed in the early 1960s to protect President Kennedy and his staff in the event of a nuclear strike. A local team of architects, preservationists and fundraisers are on a mission to save this historic site.

The Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ hosts the Community Arts Program, which brings classical and jazz musicians to South Florida to perform for the public, and to engage with local students.  

ArtServe, located in Fort Lauderdale, provides much-needed support and opportunities for artists and arts organizations.  This year marks its 25th anniversary of making a difference in Broward County.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach is on a mission to gross you out this summer: The center's "EWW! What's Eating You?" exhibition is designed to make visitors' skin crawl. 

Hear more about it here:

Director John Boorman may be 82 years old, but his work and his singular cinematic vision have not diminished.  The director of "Deliverance" and "Hope and Glory" spoke with Caroline Breder-Watts at the opening of his latest film, "Queen and Country."

Susan Danis, General Director and CEO of Florida Grand Opera, speaks with Caroline Breder-Watts about her background, the challenges of of FGO's past season, and the excitement looking ahead to the company's 75th Anniversary season. 

  

Festival of the Arts Boca celebrates its ninth season with an eclectic lineup of events, and a new director.  Joanna Marie Kaye returns to South Florida to helm the Festival, which kicks off on March 6 with a special screening of the film "West Side Story."  

  

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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