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Azul Tirreno, the latest production by Antiheroes Project in collaboration with Artefactus Cultural Project, imagines the last day in the life of aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, whose plane disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea in 1944. Written and directed by José Manuel Dominguez, the founder and artistic director of Antiheroes Project, Azul Tirreno reminds us that every m..

Among life’s many lessons is this one: The boundless dreams of youth soon give way to the harder realities of adulthood. Troy Maxson, the flawed man with the outsized personality at the center of August Wilson’s Fences, knows this. He has learned it, lived it, yet finally lets no-strings-attached fantasy lead him astray. And in the process, what he has doggedly built comes tumbling do..

When founder and artistic director of Antiheroes Project, José Manuel Dominguez, set out to create a new work, he stumbled across the nothing short of epic life of French aviator and writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, whose Little Prince is still one of the best selling books in publishing history. Dominguez became fascinated with the writer and the man who mysteriously disappeared in a p..

In its 21st edition, City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival is offering up a lovesick alien (the green kind), a questionably heroic flight attendant and an aspiring comedian who can no longer laugh. Scheming mothers-in-law, radically overprotective parents and a touching if mortifying mother-daughter talk are also part of the mix. So are a grieving man who finds God and a newbie EMT ha..

Title fights don’t have to last long to be thrilling and memorable – and neither do plays. The Royale, a stunning play by Miami native Marco Ramirez, illustrates that point in one of the most absorbing productions staged by artistic director Joseph Adler in his 18 seasons at the helm of GableStage. Ramirez’s award-winning play, already produced in Los Angeles, London and most rece..

Highlighting Miami’s growing place in the world of film, June is Miami Film Month. The city-wide festival, now in its third year, gives both visitors and locals a good reason try something new. Many participating organizations will be hosting special events including discounted or free film screenings. Kicking off Miami Film Month, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host a happy ..

When Annie Baker’s The Flick won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2014, some stories about the high honor for a much-admired playwright made mention of a particular facet of the play: its length. Set in a single-screen movie house in Massachusetts, The Flick is not one of those 90-minute, intermission-free dramas that mesh with our shrinking 21st century attention spans. Baker’s play r..

David Arisco really loves the work of playwright Sean Grennan. The artistic director at Actors’ Playhouse in Coral Gables has previously staged three of Grennan’s plays and has just opened his production of a fourth, The Tin Woman. Arisco describes the piece as a “dramedy,” an amalgam of drama and comedy that explores a serious story while infusing the plot with warmth and tension-rel..

La matemática del deseo (The Mathematics of Desire), written and directed by Yoshvani Medina and performed at ArtSpoken in Little Havana, opens with a predictably unhappy couple. Tarah (Yrelkah Brown) talks too much. Ben (Juan David Ferrer) has a hot temper. She uses sex as a bargaining chip, withholding it until Ben can bring home more money; whereas Ben is sexually virile and perpetuall..

Cuban-born playwright Yoshvani Medina grew up with a love for mathematics. In his latest play, The Mathematics of Desire, which opens May 13, Medina utilizes the illusory and magical elements of math to sharpen the psychological edges of a vicious love triangle. He recounts how in the early 1980s in a recreational math workshop, a professor demonstrated that the number one is equal to th..

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Juan Carlos Lérida’s performance Bailografía, part of the seventh season of the Out in the Tropics festival, is not the story of a man’s trajectory as a flamenco performer over the course of three decades, although the title and the numerous venues and dates that flash above the stage hint at biography. Infusing traditional flamenco with contemporary movement and theatricality, Bailografí..

Okay, it may still be a stretch to call Miami the artsy-est city in the United States as some news outlets have proclaimed. But we are no longer that sleepy provincial town, even in summer. And artist and chief curator of Edge Zones’ Miami Performance International Festival (M/P16), Charo Oquet, intends to shore up Miami’s new artistic prominence by presenting the festival’s most ambi..

Ballet has long held a special place in Cuban communities -- both in Cuba and in Miami. The National Ballet of Cuba has a reputation of being one of the foremost ballet companies in the world; its school continues to produce some of the most highly trained and talented dancers performing today. This weekend, three of these dancers, principal ballerina Amaya Rodriguez, and soloists Massiel..

Imagine, it’s February 7, 2013, and you’re leaving Miami after a month-long visit with family and friends, resuming your dance career in Israel. At MIA, TSA agents repeatedly search and interrogate you, causing you to miss your connection. Why? Maybe it’s because of your Cuban passport and the many visas that mark your touring schedule. No one tells you. These were the circumstances t..

There aren't many festivals that can boast true diversity in their lineup, but Out in the Tropics has made that its mission and it is arguably one of the best. In its seventh year and presented by FUNDarte, artists aren't shy to say they jump at the chance to be part of the week-long series of music, theater and dance events, taking place this year in locations in Miami Beach and Mia..

This Thursday, after 13 years of incubation, Miami dancer and filmmaker Tiffany “Hanan” Madera’s documentary Havana Habibi will debut on the big screen. A collaboration between Madera and Brooklyn-based director Joshua Bee Alafia, Havana Habibi is an intimate portrait of a group of women coming of age through dance and struggling to navigate a charged political and cultural divide. Li..

Ilisa Rosal founded Ballet Flamenco La Rosa in 1985 and the company soon cultivated a renowned reputation for presenting flamenco, in all its forms, to local, national and international audiences. This weekend it will premiere “La Gaviota,” a flamenco ballet, and “Al Grano,” a program of pure flamenco that showcases the talent of artists from Spain, Latin America, Russia and the United St..

Singer and songwriter La Flaka, The Skinny One, aka Jessica Cánovas, was born and raised in Triana, a historic neighborhood of Sevilla, Spain, surrounded by flamenco music and dance. La Flaka, who will be 31 in July, grew up nurtured by the tradition but also new possibilities in flamenco. Her own music draws from many sources, from R&B and soul but also pop, hip hop and electronica. ..

Joffrey Ballet choreographer, dancer and Hollywood, Fla., native Edward "Eddie" Stierle will return to South Florida with Lacrymosa, performed by Dance Now! Miami this Thursday through Friday at The Gleason Room, Backstage at the Fillmore on Miami Beach. Stierle passed away at the shockingly untimely age of 23 in 1991, from complications of AIDS, but Lacrymosa remains alive. For this ..

Whether your interest in flamenco gravitates toward the folkloric, the funky or the just plain fun, Miami’s Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami)’s spunky FlamenGO series is out to pull you in. The Center celebrates its 20th anniversary this season; FlamenGO is just one indicator that this popular outpost for all things Spanish shows no signs of slowing down. CCE Project Director Mayte D..

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First branded scandalous – a “veritable prostitute” is the lead character amid a band of smugglers, railed critics -- Georges Bizet’s 1874 romantic opera Carmen has achieved warhorse status; its stirring melodies are savored by countless opera buffs, (more than 1,000 performances at the Met alone) but they also animated “The Letter L” song on Sesame Street and Beyonce’s Pepsi commercial. ..

A Coral Gables church’s annual summer treat for music lovers begins with a performance by one of America's favorite television musicians. Doc Severinsen, who led The Tonight Show band for 25 years when Johnny Carson hosted the program, stars Thursday at the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, kicking off its two-month jazz festival. Now in its 31st year, the church’s conc..

History was key to the message of hope Elaine Rinaldi, director of Orchestra Miami, wanted audiences to take away from the production of Hans Krása’s children’s opera Brundibár, performed Sunday, May 22 to a sanctuary packed with parents and children, many with cell phones held high to catch their son or daughter on stage at Temple Beth Torah in North Miami. Czech composer Krása direc..

The new album from steel pan star Leon Foster Thomas won’t come out officially until next month. But he's playing a pre-release concert on Saturday, May 21 at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, and attendees can grab their copies early. With a band including legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa and John Daversa of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, Thomas, who perf..

Florida Grand Opera’s 2015-16 season felt as brief as a cool breeze in Miami, but also as refreshing. The overall level of its productions rose exponentially, from a not so funny Barber of Seville, followed by a solid Norma, a breathtaking Passenger, and peaking with a riotous Don Pasquale. Sadly, attendance seemed to be inversely proportional, at least on opening nights. Gaetano Don..

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En la serie artística Out in the Tropics, la tarima no discrimina, la sensibilidad de los intérpretes es inclusiva y todo público es bienvenido. Producción de la entidad local sin fines de lucro promotora de las artes FUNDarte (http://fundarte.us), la séptima celebración de Out in the Tropics tendrá lugar del miércoles 15 de junio al sábado 18 de este mes en The Gleason Room del teatr..

El flamenco es una música de fusión. La tradición es de sobrevivencia, de cambio constante y adaptación al lugar y los tiempos. Mientras el sonido puede ser diferente, el espíritu de Nuevo Flamenco es el del flamenco de siempre. “La Flaka”, Jessica Cánovas, es una cantaora del siglo XXI. Ella incorpora en su música elementos del soul, R&B, electrónica o jazz; puede cantar bulerías y e..

La problemática del cambio climático está que arde. Sobre todo en un estado como la Florida, en primera fila para sufrir consecuencias drásticas. Llegar al público con este mensaje e inspirarlo a tomar acción, sin embargo, resulta desafiante. Se necesitan aliados en esa misión. Y en eso las artes pueden ser uno muy significativo. Que es a lo que apunta la segunda celebración anual..

La música tiende puentes, y por más de media década ya, dos entidades artístico culturales del sur de la Florida, FUNDarte (http://fundarte.us/fundarte_event.php?id=221) y Miami Light Project (http://www.miamilightproject.com), apuntan a eso al presentar en conjunto en Miami su Global Cuba Fest (https://youtu.be/RHG8N6b5-Pg) (GCF), el cual expone al público a lo más novedoso en música cub..

La colaboración del pianista cubano de jazz Gonzalo Rubalcaba y la cantaora flamenca española Esperanza Fernández junta a dos artistas de primera línea en sus respectivos géneros sin miedo de arriesgarse y explorer otros mundos musicales. Hijo de Guillermo Rubalcaba y nieto de Jacobo Rubalcaba, figuras ilustres en la música cubana como intérpretes y compositores, Gonzalo creció en la..

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