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Blazing young talent shows

It’s exciting to raise kids in Miami. Sure, we have our share of crime, craziness and plastic consumption, but the cultures and languages that Miami children learn to traverse are so rich and challenging, they’re bound to force young minds to think outside the box.

I was euphoric last week when Miami-raised Richard Blanco, 44, was tapped as the inaugural poet — not just because he’s the first gay and Latin poet to be asked to deliver a poem for a presidential inauguration, but because his success proves my theory.

Here are other rising talents that help make my case — and Miami’s growing reputation — as a fount of creativity.

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