South Florida Arts Scene

Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis to headline Jazz Roots


Guitarist Pat Metheny and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will headline the 2013-14 Jazz Roots series, which goes on sale Monday.

Trumpeter Chris Botti and Haitian-American vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, a Miami native, are also part of the Larry Rosen production at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, along with celebrations of Henry Mancini, New Orleans jazz and bossa nova.

Metheny’s Feb. 7 appearance will mark the South Florida debut of his potent Unity Band, featuring saxophonist Chris Potter.

The Nov. 1 tribute to film and television composer Mancini will feature an all-star cast including singers Jon Secada and Monica Mancini and projections of Mancini music from movies including The Pink Panther, Days of Wine and Roses and Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Singer Aaron Neville and the irresistible Dirty Dozen Brass Band bring New Orleans to South Florida March 14, and the series closes April 11 with a salute to bossa nova master Antonio Carlos Jobim featuring guitarist Lee Ritenour, Jobim’s vocalist-daughter Luiza and his pianist-grandson Daniel.

Subscriptions to the six-concert series are $160-$790; 305-949-6722,

Fernando Gonzalez

Performers sought

The Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, has put the call out for artists who want to premiere new works in its SandBox series during the 2013-2014 season. With support from a $100,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant, the center will award a commissioning fee, technical and professional support, a three-week rehearsal period and three weekends of performances to four applicants.

Interested artists, who must be eligible to work in the United States, need to submit a biography, resumé, written project narrative, two brief video clips of previous work and a proposed budget. Applications, which are due by 6 p.m. May 17, are at; 305-751-9550.

Christine Dolen

Kid stuff

• The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs present the seventh annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. Aimed at children with and without disabilities, the festival includes a magic show, storytelling, art projects, musical performances, dance, food, a rock wall, strolling characters and face painters. The free event, supported by The Children’s Trust, offers accommodations for special-needs kids; 786-573-5316,

•  MCT Kids, the junior division of Miami Childrens Theater, presents a 45-minute version of Disney’s Cinderella, starring children from 6 to 13, at the Coral Gables Youth Center, 405 University Dr., Coral Gables, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $6; 305-274-3595,

Christine Dolen

Photo show

E-KleK-TiK, an IPC Visual Lab exhibit of 80 works by professional and student photographers, opens with a free reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep, 4949 NE Second Ave., Miami. The show is curated by Carl Juste and includes works by him and fellow Miami Herald staff photographers C.W. Griffin and Charles Trainor Jr. as well as freelance photographer Andrew Kaufman; 305-751-8367.

MOCA event

Event designer David Stark will present his book The Art of the Party at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami at 3 p.m. Saturday. Stark, who designed MOCA’s 15th anniversary celebration last year, has planned celebrations for stars including Beyonce Knowles and Jon Stewart. The talk and signing are free with museum admission;, 305-893-6211.

Galena Mosovich

Classical concerts

• The Chameleon String Trio will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the Danielson Gallery at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anestasia Ave., Coral Gables, for the Miami Bach Society. Tickets are $30-$40, with students 18 and younger admitted free; 305-669-1376,

• The Cypress String Quartet will perform at 4 p.m. May 5 at the Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables, as part of the Sunday Afternoons of Music series. Tickets are $35, $30 seniors, $10 students; 305-271-7150,

Short plays

The Play Group is presenting Short Cuts 3, a collection of nine brief plays by South Florida playwrights Brian Reeves, Marnie Bauman, Philip Middleton Williams, Ellen Greenwald, Carol White, Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, Todd Caster, Peter Hawkins and Jon Frangipane. Performances are 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. May 5 at the Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Tickets are $15; 561-586-6410,

Christine Dolen

MiamiArtZine, a local arts and culture publication continues its fundraising efforts through a campaign with Power2Give. The organization needs money to pay its current and future writers covering classical and jazz music, dance, movies, photography and theater. The target for donations is $7,500, and the effort was at 3 percent of the goal as of Thursday. or 305-674-1206.

Galena Mosovich

Art auction trends

artnet, the world’s leading online platform for art, announced global art auction highlights and trends for the first quarter of 2013, reporting that global art sales volume was down 7 percent compared to 2012, but showed promising signs of growth in the U.S. and U.K. Both saw an increase in sales volume — 6 and 7 percent, respectively – with sell-through rates remaining above 70 percent in both countries. Worldwide, the top artists by value sold at auction in Q1 include Pablo Picasso (645 works totaling $87.6 million); Gerhard Richter ($44.9 million); and Joan Miró ($44.3 million). The market saw a 50 percent decline in value sold in mainland China, compared to the previous year.

Galena Mosovich

Pop-up in Wynwood

C-Art Gallery, in collaboration with Marlborough Gallery in New York, debuts as a pop-up gallery in Wynwood with an exhibition by renowned Spanish artist David Rodriguez Caballero on at 7 p.m. Thursday. “Reflections” features more than 30 sculptures made from aluminum, brass and vinyl in the form of geometric abstractions, wall installations and freestanding pieces. Curated by Kosme de Baranos, the show runs through June 1 at O. Ascanio Gallery, 2600 NW Second Ave., until C-Art reveals the location of its permanent home in Miami. or

Galena Mosovich

Briefly noted

• Miami’s Seraphic Fire has received a $12,500 grant to support a recording of American Voices, a CD of choral music by living American composers including the world-premiere recording of four works, the National Endowment for the Arts announced last week.

•  Kira Flanzraich, board chairwoman for North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is co-chairing a May 8 Artists Dinner in New York to benefit the Tate Americas Foundation;

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