Jordan Levin


Transforming the Miami landscape one dance at a time

The Grass Stains’ site-specific dance series will bring gardens, nature preserves, sacred trees and even airwaves around Miami alive in surprising ways over the next two months. Created by Miami choreographer and filmmaker Pioneer Winter, it features Jenny Larsson’s “Land” this weekend at the FIU Nature Preserve.


Pop musicians rally against Trump

Pop musicians have launched a month-long campaign against Donld Trump. Organized by best-selling author Dave Eggers, “30 Days, 30 Songs,” will release a new protest song every day, starting with Death Cab for Cutie’s “Million Dollar Loan” and including tracks from Jim James, Aimee Mann, R.E.M. and more.


Multi-cultural galaxy of stars promote tolerance in free concert on border

A who’s who of Latin music stars will give a free concert on Oct. 15 on the U.S. Mexico border, including Juanes, Los Tigres del Norte, and Calle 13’s Residente. Called “RiseUp AS ONE,” it’s co-chaired by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Mirada and a long list of cultural figures including Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and will be broadcast live by presenters Univision and Fusion.

Visual Arts

An artist’s visions of disaster are relevant again

Artist Donald Sultan’s “Disaster Paintings” are somber, powerful visions of environmental disasters and industrial decay during the 1980s. They’re being shown together for the first time at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum, in an exhibit that seems newly relevant in an era filled with news of terrorism and environmental threats.

Performing Arts

A Fantasy where an Outcast Finds His Place

Stilt leaping lizards and flying lemurs help an outcast find his place in Luckner Bruno’s “The Legend of the Pink Elephant,” which has its final show at the Miami Theater Center Saturday. Bruno based the cirque-theater piece on his experience growing up.

Visual Arts

Dead art icon’s notebooks offer clues to his genius

Since his premature death in 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat has not only become one of the world’s most famous artists, but a pop culture icon. The show “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” at the Perez Art Museum Miami, offers new clues to an artist whose impact on art, race and culture keeps expanding.


Surreal dance stories from Cuba

Surrealistic dance theater from Cuba visits Miami again, with the haunting “Possible Impossible,” from Cuban troupe Retazos and Swedish company Memory Wax. Miami’s Copperbridge Foundation presents another Havana and international dance experiment at Miami Dade County Auditorium on Saturday.


Cuban music hits Miami radio

Miami-based radio chain SBS has launched a Cubanton, or Cuban-style reggaeton, station in Miami. Billboard Magazine reports that Cuban urban acts like Gente de Zona will dominate former pop station Ritmo 95.7 FM.


FamFest celebrates hip-hop culture in Wynwood

FamFest celebrates hip-hop culture and break-dance skills in Wynwood this weekend. Organized by top Miami dance crew Flipside Kings and performer Rudi Goblen, the event features an international dance contest, music groups ¡Mayday! and the Spam AllStars, workshops, DJs, graffiti art displays and more.


Planting Seeds of Peace in Miami

Seeds of Peace has brought teens from conflict-ridden zones in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the United States to work out differences at a summer camp in Maine since 1993. Now a Miami-raised former counselor for the camp is organizing the first Miami events to raise funds and awareness for the group. Organizers say Seeds’ efforts are more important than ever in today’s divisive atmosphere.

About Jordan Levin

Jordan Levin


Miami Herald culture & entertainment critic.


Kyle Rau rejoins the Florida Panthers

With Jussi Jokinen out, the Florida Panthers recalled former University of Minnesota standout Kyle Rau for Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.
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Kyle Rau rejoins the Florida Panthers 2:31

Kyle Rau rejoins the Florida Panthers

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Justise Winslow talks about anthem singer who kneeled

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Wayne Ellington after the Heat's 113-110 loss to 76ers

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Southride wins district title after, 20-0, win against Palmetto 0