Performing Arts

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Radical pianist ignites ‘Fire’ festival

Tigertail Productions opens its month long “Fire” festival Saturday with a concert of politically inspired music by virtuoso pianist/composer Frederic Rzewski. The festival continues through April with “Fire Gods in the Garden,” at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Reggie Wilson’s Fist and Heel Performance Group, among other events.

Performing Arts

‘Dry Powder’ explores the (evil) art of the deal

The take-no-prisoners world of high finance and ruthless business deals has long been a tantalizing subject for artists. From filmmaker Oliver Stone’s 1987 “Wall Street,” with antihero Gordon Gekko spouting “greed is good,” to Damien Lewis’ slick hedge fund mogul Bobby Axelrod in the Showtime series “Billions,” movies and television allow those of us in the 99 percent a glimpse at what makes the 1 percent tick.

Entertainment

Groundbreaking play unearths memories of Cuban trauma

A review of “10 Million,” a Cuban play which unearths a family’s traumatic memories of post-Revolutionary Cuba, and brought some in Saturday’s sold out show at Miami-Dade County Auditorium to tears. Presented by the Copperbridge Foundation and FUNDarte for Global Cuba Fest, the play by Carlos Celdran continues to New York.

Entertainment

Tragic Cuban opera compels in Miami debut

The Florida Grand Opera’s production of ‘Before Night Falls,’ the tragic story of Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas, which opened Saturday, proved wrenching and compelling. Baritone Elliot Madore led the cast in the show, which continues this week at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Entertainment

Star dancer leaving Miami City Ballet

Patricia Delgado, a longtime star dancer with Miami City Ballet raised in Miami and trained in the company’s school, is leaving MCB. She will be joined by her sister Jeanette Delgado, another leading favorite with the troupe, who will take a leave of absence after this season.

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Two people bond as fascism looms

In the latest play from Miami New Drama, “A Special Day,” a housewife and her mysterious neighbor bond as Hitler visits Mussolini’s Rome. The production opens Thursday at Miami Beach’s Colony Theater.

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Singing against gun violence - Miami music students' video captures the pain of losing one of their own

Miami students in music mentoring program Guitars Over Guns made this music video after one student's cousin was shot and killed. A remake of Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" with original lyrics and performances by the students, the video shows what it's like to lose someone close.
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Singing against gun violence - Miami music students' video captures the pain of losing one of their own 7:11

Singing against gun violence - Miami music students' video captures the pain of losing one of their own

Why cast members think it's important to be part of 'The Vagina Monologues' 0:59

Why cast members think it's important to be part of 'The Vagina Monologues'

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Why cast members think it's important to be part of 'The Vagina Monologues'

Singing Together 0:38

Singing Together