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.
Secret Sonnets is an O, Miami poetry festival project that translates poems into braille.
The author sends a poem to South Plantation High School student Connor Grey. Connor uses a text-to- speech program to hear the poem and transcribe it on a braille typewriter. He also enlists the help of his school's braille club as well as volunteers from Lighthouse Miami and Lighthouse Broward.
The braille poems are anonymously sent to a recipient of the author’s choosing in Miami-Dade County.
Connor Grey started this project to spread awareness about the blind community.
Each year the Jewish community observes Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. It also marks the 25th anniversary of Miami Beach’s Holocaust Memorial.
Perhaps embodying the experience of many Miami residents, Jonathan Brooks is torn between two lands. His American father and Cuban mother raised Brooks in an environment that he describes as equal parts “Que Pasa U.S.A.?” and “I Love Lucy.”
Brooks, a writer, photographer and filmmaker, recently published the book "True Cuba," partially in response to "Vamos a Cuba," which was pulled from Miami-Dade County public school libraries in 2006 for portraying what critics called an unrealistic depiction of life on the island.
For those about to rock, expect girls to share the stage.
A camp that helps young girls gain confidence through music is coming to Miami this summer.
The Miami Girls Rock Camp is part of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. The first camp, Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, originated in 2001 in Portland, Oregon. Several more camps soon followed with locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Despite the rapid spread, there was no Miami camp -- until local musicians Steph Taylor and Emile Milgrim decided it was time.
Art should be accessible to everyone - that is the idea being promoted by the Frost Art Museum, which is creating a space for children with special needs to explore the arts.
The museum is hosting a free community art event that will have specially designed attachments for wheelchairs and other art-making tools for children with cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, and other disabilities.
Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Frost Museum, says museums should be accessible to everyone in the community.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reports there are currently 784 hate groups nationwide. Those groups can be anything from Ku Klux Klan to neo-Nazis to black separatists and anti-LGBT groups. All of them are listed in the SPLC's The Year In Hate and Extremism report.