The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened its run at the Adrienne Arsht Center Thursday night with dances that ranged from modernistic ritual to spunky humor to the soul-stirring favorite “Revelations.” The company performs in Miami through Sunday.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performing this week at the Adrienne Arsht Center, was launched amid the civil rights movement to showcase the richness of African-American life. That legacy has come to the fore as Black Lives Matter and debates over racism again embroil the country.
Latin music songwriter and producer Tommy Torres has created hits for stars ranging from Juanes to Juan Luis Guerra. Now the multi-award winning Puerto Rican musician, whose song “Tu y Yo” featuring Daddy Yankee is a youtube hit, will play the Fillmore Miami Beach on April 1 on Torres’ first U.S. tour.
Punk Magazine co-founder and author Legs McNeil comes to Miami to read from "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk,” at Design District gallery Swampspace on Sunday. McNeil’s book has first person accounts from and about punk icons like Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Iggy Pop and more.
Famed muralist and art activist Shepard Fairey spoke at the Art Wynwood fair Friday about art and politics, his “We the People” Trump protest campaign, success, street art, the “Hope” Obama image, and more.
Liberty City raised Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, pays tribute to the Oscar-nominated “Moonlight,” the movie by fellow Liberty City artists Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney. The short dance film features another Miami-raised artist, dancer Jamar Roberts.
The YoungArts Salon Series lets you get up close and personal with amazing artists. Wednesday’s session is with legendary underground producer Arthur Baker and music industry insider Bruno Del Granado.
Miami City Ballet had the biggest event of its season last Friday night, with the world premiere of famed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss.” But the much anticipated debut at the Adrienne Arsht Center was not quite a magical event.
Indie music phenom Snarky Puppy brings its interactive attitude and stellar musicianship to the GroundUP Music Festival this weekend at Miami Beach’s North Beach Bandshell. Also performing: Esperanza Spalding and David Crosby.
Miami City Ballet premieres “The Fairy’s Kiss,” its second dance by famed Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, this weekend. The Stravinsky work was inspired by the life and music of Tschaikovsky and a strange Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale.
The Holocaust Theater International Initiative, which will encourage and educate people on theater about the Holocaust, is a new addition to the University of Miami’s Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies. The program is headed by former Coconut Grove Playhouse leader Arnold Mittelman.
LatinoUSA’s radio documentary "The USA vs. Oscar López Rivera” tells the story of a Puerto Rican independence activist, revered as a freedom fighter and martyr by some, reviled as a terrorist by others. Imprisoned for 34 years for his connection to a radical group in the 70’s, Rivera was pardoned by President Obama just before leaving office.
Miami Theater Center founder and artistic director Stephanie Ansin will step down in June. The company gave no explanation for the departure of Ansin, who made the Miami Shores based troupe into an innovative producer of original children’s shows and adult theater.
Miami New Drama lets the audience decide the agonizing question at the heart of ‘Terror,’ which has its U.S. premiere at Miami Beach’s Colony Theater this week. Famed director Gregory Mosher helms the international hit play, where the audience decides whether a pilot who shoots down a hijacked plane to save a stadium of people is guilty or innocent.
The Florida All-State Music conference brings thousands of music students, teachers and parents from across the state each year to celebrate, not fame or success, but learning and teaching music. This cynical chorus mom found herself unexpectedly moved.
Actors and musicians across the country are staging protests and fundraisers around the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump, from Thursday through Saturday. In Miami, you can swear a “citizen’s oath of office” in a noon performance/ceremony Friday at the Miami Light Project.
Tigertail Productions annual Screendance Miami festival opens Thursday evening as part of PAMM’s Poplife Social dance and cocktail party. The innovative dance on film event, directed by Pioneer Winter, continues through Sunday with programs at the Miami Beach Cinematheque and MDC Live Arts Lab.
Burger Bash, one of the Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s signature events on the sands outside Lincoln Road’s Ritz Carlton on Friday night certainly proved an excuse to overindulge.
Matias J. OcnerFor the Miami Herald
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