Jewish families celebrating Passover this year might want to take a good look at that box of matzoh in the kitchen. If it says "Streit's" on it, they're looking at the end of an era.
For almost a century, the Streit's company has been making 40 percent of the country's matzoh out of a factory on New York's Lower East Side. Now, after 90 years, the factory is shutting down, and Streit's is moving to New Jersey. But not without a cinematic send-off.
Shepard Fairey's Wynwood Walls mural in memory of developer and Wynwood visionary Tony Goldman was one of the pieces that inspired Justin Peck's new ballet, Heatscape. Fairey created the backdrop for the ballet.
Justin Peck is one of the country’s most sought-after ballet choreographers. Shepard Fairey is one of the most famous street artists in the world. Peck is resident choreographer with New York City Ballet and lives in New York. Fairey lives in L.A. Their first collaboration is happening in West Palm Beach.
Miami City Ballet performs the world premiere of "Heatscape" on Friday, March 27, before taking it to Miami and Fort Lauderdale in April. To hear how it all came together listen to the story above.
The city has a short history compared to others around the country, but Miami Beach has become a world-class destination. And that's thanks in part to some of the movies and TV shows that were shot on the island.
From the hilarious "Jackie Gleason Show" in the 1960s to the gritty 1980s "Scarface," here are 10 movies and TV shows that portrayed the unique Miami Beach on big and small screens.
Key West's literary heritage is overwhelmingly associated with one writer: Ernest Hemingway. The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winner's former home is a popular museum. And every summer there's a look-alike contest where white-bearded men compete to look like Papa.
But recently, the island has turned to celebrating another 20th-century writer who made Key West his home: Tennessee Williams.
One hundred and twenty-five films from 40 countries.
That's what the 32nd Edition of the Miami International Film Festival is all about. And festival organizers made a significant change this year. Previously, short films under thirty minutes made in Florida that had already premiered in the state weren't eligible to exhibit during the festival. This year, they are.
During a recent Florida Roundup, host Christine DiMattei spoke with South Florida film critic Hans Morgenstern about some homegrown filmmakers already causing a stir in the festival circuit:
Even if the name "Henry Stone" doesn't ring a bell, if you're a music lover, you can bet you know the hit records he's responsible for. (Including Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell.")
Here's a partial list: Sam and Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin' "; Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love"; K.C. and The Sunshine Band's "Get Down Tonight"; and international smash hit "Rock Your Baby" by George McRae, a 1974 tune that many believe paved the way for the disco craze that would soon take the world by storm.
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."
In my interview this week with Fort Lauderdale philanthropist Stanley Goodman, he made a simple but salient observation about Latin American art:
“Latin America is more than Cuba.”
That fact still surprises some people in Miami-Dade County. But in Broward County – where Goodman and his wife Pearl are two of South Florida’s most prominent art collectors – it’s a less shocking idea.