Jordan Levin

Entertainment

An iconic black troupe keeps wrestling with race

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.

Entertainment

Latin hitmaker becoming a star in his own right

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.

Music & Nightlife

Punk insider tells the music’s real story

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.

Entertainment

Activist hero or terrorist? This documentary says he’s both

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.

Entertainment

Mass murder or heroism? In this play, you decide

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.

Entertainment

Surreal dance film festival kicks off at PAMM party

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.

Entertainment

A night of ballet premieres

Miami City Ballet performs famed choreographer Jerome Robbins’ exhilarating “Glass Pieces” for the first time this weekend, highlighting a program of company premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

About Jordan Levin

Jordan Levin

@jordanglevin

Miami Herald culture & entertainment critic.

Videos

SOBEWFF Burger Bash leaves thousands overstuffed and happy

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. Ocner For the Miami Herald
SOBEWFF Burger Bash leaves thousands overstuffed and happy 1:18

SOBEWFF Burger Bash leaves thousands overstuffed and happy

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Tyler Johnson says Heat starting to make sharing the ball "our identity"

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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra talks about Heat's blowout win in Atlanta