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Artburst is a multi-platform media bureau for the arts in Miami-Dade. We hire seasoned journalists with experience covering the arts to write articles, reviews, previews and features on dance and music performances and events. We will also write feature articles on local artists and arts executives. In addition we produce videos and radio spots.

Apr
04
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Following on the heels of Miami’s month-long April poetry extravaganza that is O Miami Poetry comes the Artists Embassy International 17th Annual Dancing Poetry Festival. Participants submit as many 40-line poems in English or translated to English, as they wish (there is no limit to number of entries). They must send two typed, clear copies of each entry and include the entran ..
Apr
01
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
As a full-time philosophy professor at Miami Dade College for nine years, a long-time writer and critic for numerous publications, and a new writer to Artburst, Octavio Roca’s diverse professional background is something he draws on when encouraging his students to stay flexible with their future plans. He named Latino Educator of the Year in Arts & Letters by the American Associatio ..
Apr
01
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Arts audiences may be accustomed to experimental works in visual arts and dance, but when it comes to music, acceptance of and understanding it still leaves folks perplexed. At least that’s what experimental musician Dan Dickinson thinks. “I think the art-going public is very accustomed to boundary-stretching visual art and dance, but they may not be as aware of similar goings- ..
Mar
10
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Speaking to a room filled with representatives from all spectrums of the arts world, nine experts -- from the museum, advertising, public relations, professional sports, financial and condo development fields -- presented the workshop “What Counts in Corporate Sponsorship.” The event was held at the Adrienne Arsht Center (http://www.arshtcenter.org/) and hosted by the Miami Arts Ma ..
Mar
10
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Neil de la Flor’s creative spirit has always been present, from his fashion design days in the late 2000s to his recent segue way into the writing world, it’s something that’s impossible to bottle up. The Broward County native now considers himself a “native” Miamian after coming back to South Florida 22 years ago and settling here. “I returned to South  ..
Mar
10
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Knowing that forging and maintaining long-term partnerships is vital to the survival of arts organizations, the next presentation of ArtTuesdays/Miami (http://www.booksandbooks.com/event/art-tuesdaysmiami-networking-and-lecture-gables-0) on March 11 at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, sheds some light on the issue with a moderated panel discussion on Partnerships that Work.  ..
Mar
09
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Fernando Landeros (http://www.artburstmiami.com/our-writers/fernando-landeros), a native of Tijuana, Mexico, started tickling the ivories when he was just a toddler. At four years old, his mother started him on piano lessons, thinking it would help him work his way through college. “Little did she know that I would do other odd jobs in order to get a piano education,” Landeros said ..
Mar
08
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Puerto Rican-born Juan Carlos Perez-Duthie (http://www.artburstmiami.com/our-writers/juan-carlos-perez-duthie) came to South Florida from New York after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications at Fordham University. “I had no clue how long I would stay but my parents had purchased a house in Broward so I moved there,” he remembers. He headed directly for t ..
Mar
03
Posted by Kevin Garcia
January 14, 2011 Last night at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Nildinha Fonsêca the Afro Brazilian Dance Instructor and Assistant Choreographer for Balé Folclórico da Bahia (http://www.arshtcenter.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=8698) taught an Afro Brazilian Folkloric master class. The class was broken up in three parts: the warm up, dancing across the ..
Feb
12
Posted by Kevin Garcia
January 24, 2011 I didn’t know what to expect as I got ready for the master class withTandy Beal (http://tandybeal.com/) Saturday morning. I arrived at the Little Haiti Cultural Center (http://www.miamigov.com/LHCulturalcenter/pages/) for the class hosted by Dance Now Ensemble (http://artburstmiami.com/2010/12/01/dance-now-ensemble/), a resident dance company ready to experience Beal&rsq ..