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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.

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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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Before escaping Cuba, he was jailed for being outspoken and gay. Now, an opera tells his story.

The Florida Grand Opera revives the story of famed Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas in ‘Before Night Falls,’ an opera by exile composer Jorge Martin based on Arenas’ memoir and the film of the same name. The story of Arenas, who was jailed in Cuba for his outspoken writing and his homosexuality and escaped on the Mariel boatlift only to die of AIDS, has new resonance amid political controversy over refugees.

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Second show by new Miami ballet troupe showcases local choreographers

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, the vibrant new contemporary ballet led by former Miami City Ballet stars Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra, which had an exciting debut last November, will do its second performances this weekend at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. The program features works from Miami-linked Latino choreographers, Yanis Pikieris, Douglas Gawriljuk, and Ariel Rose.

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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

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