South Florida Arts Scene

Photo exhibit celebrates civil rights movement


The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography opens on Saturday at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale,E. Las Olas Blvd., with a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Remarks beginning at 5 p.m. by Isaac Newton Farris Jr., a nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Shirley Franklin, a former mayor of Atlanta, precede a 6-8:30 p.m. reception. One hundred of photojournalist Adelman’s images from the 1960s will be on display. The event is free, but reservations are required at 954-262-0296 or

McArt celebrated

Actress-singer-producer Jan McArt, a Carbonell Award-winning performer often called Florida’s first lady of theater, is the subject of a new musical by South Florida playwright Tony Finstrom. The show, Glamour Girl! The Jan McArt Story, will get a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Boca Raton’s Lynn University, where McArt is in charge of theater development.

Wayne Rudisill directs a cast featuring McArt, Amy Miller Brennan, Dan Kelley, Michael McKeever, Angie Radosh and Shane R. Tanner. The piece focuses on McArt’s early career and features period songs. The reading takes place at the Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $10; 561-237-9000, events.lynn .edu.


The perennially popular Godspell is coming to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay next weekend. The exuberant 1971 musical by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and Michael-John Tebelak is largely based on the Gospel of Matthew and includes such songs as Day by Day.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at the center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. Tickets are $37.50-$70; 786-573-5300,

Classical music

• Claire Huangci, winner of the 2010 National Chopin Piano Competition, performs a program of Tchaikovsky and Chopin at 4 p.m. Sunday at La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. Tickets are $45 including a wine reception, $100 with dinner at 305-868-0624 or

• Violist Michael Tree joins the Amernet String Quartet in a program of Mozart, Janacek and Dvorak at 4 p.m. Sunday for Sunday Afternoons of Music. Tickets to the concert at Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables, are $35, $30 seniors, $10 students; 305-271-7150,

• Seraphic Fire presents “French Baroque: The Glories of Versailles” Wednesday through Jan. 19 at venues in Miami, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach. Tickets ($38) and concert details are available at or 305-285-9060.

Briefly noted

• Christine McCarthy, executive director of Massachusetts’ Provincetown Art Association and Museum, will offer pointers for art collectors from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. RSVPs are requested;, 786-359-4321.

• Miami’s City Theatre has put out a call for short scripts with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender themes for a second edition of last summer’s Shorts Gone Wild. The deadline is Jan. 24. Visit for details.

• Tickets for Mystery Dates, a Feb. 1 fundraiser for North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art in which collectors host dinners in their homes, are available for $200 at 305-893-6211 or

Christine Dolen, Kathy Martin and Galena Mosovich contributed to this report. Send news to (theater), (dance, pop and Latin music), (visual arts) or (jazz, classical music).

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