Jordan Levin

Art Basel

Exuberant only-in-Miami parade opens Faena arts district

The Faena District Miami Beach opened Sunday afternoon with a wild, only-in-Miami parade. The “Tide by Side” procession featured an exuberant mix of Caribbean carnival and high-concept art.

Entertainment

Today’s young dancers train hard to win trophies. But what are they losing?

The burgeoning world of competitive dance has turned an art form into a mass-market trend, with tens of thousands of children training hard for contests across the country, feeding (and feeding on) the rise of dance in pop culture. But some question whether the trend exploits parents driven to spend the equivalent of college tuition, or kids stressed by long hours and pressure to win.

Entertainment

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.

Entertainment

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.

Entertainment

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.

About Jordan Levin

Jordan Levin

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Miami Herald culture & entertainment critic.

Videos

St. Thomas Aquinas defeats Venice 46-8

The St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (11-2) smashed previously unbeaten Venice 46-8 in front of a sellout crowd at Piccolo Stadium on Dec. 2, 2016.
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St. Thomas Aquinas defeats Venice 46-8 1:05

St. Thomas Aquinas defeats Venice 46-8

Southridge defeats Deerfield Beach 26-7 2:26

Southridge defeats Deerfield Beach 26-7

American Heritage tops Tampa Jesuit 21-14, advances to 5A state final 3:29

American Heritage tops Tampa Jesuit 21-14, advances to 5A state final

Southridge coach Billy Rolle and players celebrate first trip to state since 1999 2:16

Southridge coach Billy Rolle and players celebrate first trip to state since 1999