The Pritzker Architecture Prize is being awarded Friday at the New World Center on Miami Beach, a building designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, a past winner of the prize.
The Pritzker is considered the world's top award for architecture, and the annual prize usually recognizes a living architect. But this year's winner is the German architect Frei Otto, who died in March at age 89. He had been told he'd won the coveted prize.
This is first time the Pritzker Prize is taking place in Miami-Dade County.
It seemed as if he'd go on forever — and B.B. King was working right up until the end. It's what he loved to do: playing music, and fishing. Even late in life, living with diabetes, he spent about half the year on the road. King died Thursday night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.
Roosevelt Collier says music makes up 70 percent of each worship service at his House of God Church in Perrine, in south Miami-Dade County. Collier grew up in that church, contributing to aural prayers by playing the drums, bass, keys and anything else his cousins and uncles taught him.
But after picking up one instrument, he didn't need any new ones. At 12 years old, he started playing the sacred steel guitar.
"In our church, the steel is the focus," Collier says. "It is what makes that church different from any other church."
He’s been called a “sound artist,” and a “sonic stylist.” His music has been described as “genre-defying.” It seems that fans and music critics alike are always struggling to describe exactly what Roberto Carlos Lange does for a living.
“I struggle with it,” says Lange with a smile.
The Brooklyn-based, South Florida-born artist says he’s not into labels. “When people label something, I oppose it,” he says. “And, so then, I sabotage that label.”
But a metaphor? That’s a different story. Take his stage name: Helado Negro, Spanish for black ice cream.
The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance in Little Haiti is one of the 73 Knight Arts Challenge finalists announced yesterday.
The community-wide contest funds ideas that bring South Florida together through the arts.
Eduard Duval Carrier, cultural director at the alliance, says the group plans to host visual artists from across the Caribbean while exploring what it means to live and create in multiethnic communities such as Miami.
"We’ve realized that the Caribbean has produced such a diaspora," he says, "not just Haiti -- but the whole Caribbean."
En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme...
Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...
-opening to "Don Quixote"
Anyone who’s grown up under communism can appreciate Cuban émigré Erisbel Tavio’s taste in books.
To survive totalitarian governments, and occasionally stand up to them, it helps to be a little insane. And there’s no more heroic nut in all of literature than Don Quixote, the protagonist of the classic novel of the same name by Spanish author Miguel Cervantes.
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.
Like many cinematic love stories, Rachelle Salnave’s romance begins with an intense dislike bordering on hatred.
As a kid, the 40-year-old filmmaker explains in her self-narrated documentary, she didn’t want anyone knowing she was Haitian, owing to the negative media portrayals of people from the Caribbean country.
“They called us boat people!” Salnave exclaims. “The media constantly portrayed Haiti’s poverty, and the CDC even listed Haiti as the origin of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”
(Left to right) Military veterans Anthony Torres, Hipólito Arriaga, Andrew Cuthbert and Allen Minor block out a transition in "Conscience Under Fire," written by the four men and directed by Teo Castellanos (center).
For the last three months, four veteran servicemen have been writing and workshopping "Conscience Under Fire," a series of monologues premiering Sunday, April 19 at The Betsy Hotel on South Beach.
The production, funded by the Knight Foundation and presented by Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts, is directed by Miami actor/writer/director Teo Castellanos and performed by four veterans who also wrote the show.