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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.

Jan
31
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
By Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes After finishing a book, I usually find myself in a place where I want to talk about it. I know I’m not the only one, given how many book clubs there are, and the variety of topics that bring readers together. As part of the 2017 Holocaust Education Week is a Community Reading and Discussion of Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece Night by Holocaust scholar Dr. Av ..
Jan
25
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
YoungArts Week played host to the program’s 167 finalists who descended upon Miami to perfect their craft by learning from master teachers and performing at various venues. The finalists were chosen from the 691 winners. The week provided an invaluable opportunity to learn from mentors and master teachers in all disciplines. Those included voice, theater, jazz, film, classical music, visu ..
Jan
19
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Magician and illusionist Adam Trent’s show will keep you guessing and wondering if your eyes are deceiving you. He’s bringing his one-man show, billed as part magic, part comedy and part standup to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Saturday, Jan. 21. Part of the SMDCAC’s Family Series and presented by Culture Shock Miami, Trent is coming off the success of the Broadway hit show Th ..
Jan
12
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Chances are if you’re a film buff or happen to frequent Little Havana, you have attended at film at the Tower Theater. Hopefully you have, given that it is an institution in Miami’s film community. Not only is it a site for screenings during the yearly Miami Film Festival (taking place this year March 3-12), but they also screen award-winning and retrospective films year round. Until ..
Jan
01
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Miami Dances features insight into traditional and nontraditional dance programs, performers and choreographers that make Miami’s dance scene special. In this post we feature, Daniel Lewis, Founding Dean of the Dance School at New World School of the Arts. He speaks extensively about his history with New World and his legacy there in the interview below. Lewis gradu ..
Nov
23
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
Wanting to continually bring performers to outdoor spaces throughout Miami, the founders of Buskerfest Miami along with frequent collaborators Emerge Miami have won a Public Space Challenge Grant from the Miami Foundation for their event CULTRA. The idea behind CULTRA is to showcase Miami’s homegrown talents at three downtown Miami parks – Museum Park, Bayfront Park and Dan Paul Park on Pa ..
Nov
16
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
A few minor raindrops fell before and during the outdoor screening of the five short films that made up “Transformations,” part of the Outside the Box series at the YoungArts Campus near Downtown Miami. The precipitation, however, did not keep more than 350 attendees from sitting transfixed as the five films were introduced and projected onto the building wall. Representatives from Borscht ..
Nov
15
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
It was a packed house recently when the internationally renowned experimental composer and performance artist Laurie Anderson spoke at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU. Anderson spoke as part of the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series. The room broke out in rousing applause as Anderson, with her hair in a small bun atop her head and dressed in loose fighti ..
Nov
15
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
By Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes “For this year’s children and young adult program, Generation Genius, we’ve focused on bringing more of the best children's and YA lit, emphasizing reading and discovering new authors,” said Nicole Swift, program manager for children/YA for 2016 Miami Book Fair. “When a child or teen sees an author present their books, it empowers them to write more, engages ..
Nov
08
Posted by Josie Gulliksen
By Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes I’ve always loved the idea of poems and poetry; how cool did I feel in my solipsistic 20s holding a book of poems by W.S. Merwin on the train from Washington, D.C. for a weekend of New York Cities in the 80s. I loved when people looked at me, thinking how smart I must be. I love the theater, and that is what I liked about poetry. I love the sound of words ..