02/28/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Harvey Burstein, founder of MiamiArtZine.Com, South Florida’s online arts and culture magazine, talks about their very informative site, and its new look. The 8th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca is previewed by Charles Greenfield and Charlie Siemon, its Chair and Co-Executive Director.
Julio Iglesias spends much of his time in the air these days, crisscrossing the globe in his private plane to sing in concerts from Singapore to Transylvania. But for the several months of the year he is at his home in Indian Creek, an exclusive island enclave just off Surfside, his circle is much smaller.
Fifty years ago Sunday the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan show. That means it's been 50 years since kids all over the country put down their band instruments and picked up the electric guitar. Pat Metheny was one of them, and because of that, in a way, the Beatles are responsible for an important chapter of jazz history. So is Metheny's older brother, who introduced him to Miles Davis, which led him down the road of his own continually evolving brand of improvisation.
Sasha Crewsberkowitz, a student at Miami Arts Charter School, knows a few things about the Holocaust -- especially since she played Anne Frank in a performance. This week she learned some more from Holocaust survivor and world-renowned violinist Samuel Marder.
He spoke to middle- and high-school students at Miami Arts about the consequences of prejudice and bullying.
01/17/14 -Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another in our monthly series of performances from our Miami studios. Our featured performer will be the award-winning Jazz and Blues vocalist and musician Allan Harris with his powerful band including Miami’s Jesse Jones, Jr. on sax and Doug Wimbish, bassist with Living Color, among other musical greats. Catch Tony Bennett’s “favorite singer,” Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm. www.AllanHarris.Com
01/12/14 - With special guest co-host, Bob Weinberg. Bob has written about jazz and blues in South Florida for 20 years. He was a longtime columnist and feature writer for City Link magazine, and currently writes for Jazziz Magazine, for which he also serves as reviews editor, and Jazz & Blues Florida, a monthly online publication.
Florida Atlantic University's Recorded Sound Archives at the Wimberly Library will be purged this January. Well, sort of.
The library's sound archive is digitized, and duplicate records or those that don't fit with the school's collection will be given away Jan. 6-10, the Sun Sentinel reports. Possible finds include Glenn Miller, Barbra Streisand, Broadway, Christmas and Jewish albums.
The Nielsen Soundscan reported vinyl to be 2 percent of all albums sold. FAU archivist Ben Roth says the medium has a "warmer sound" than digitally reproduced music.
12/23/13 - Which group was better and more influential . . . The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? They are the most renowned bands in rock and roll history, so we’ll take up the question with historian and diehard fan John McMillian. The Beatles were the sensations of sensations, and created an everlasting body of work over ten years. John Lennon was murdered in 1980. George Harrison succumbed to cancer 12 years ago.
12/20/13 - Friday at 1pm on the next South Florida Arts Beat, it's a live holiday performance with Wendy Pedersen and Dr. Ed Calle. This beloved award-winning singer/songwriter has been composing her own terrific holiday tunes for decades. Together with her all-star band of Jazz musicians including the King Of Carnival Miami 2013 and two-time Latin Grammy nominee, Dr.