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Miami’s New World celebrates its ‘Rising Stars’ at Gusman

Vivian Garcia-Lopez and Melissa Bibliowicz will perform a song from ‘A Little Night Music’ at the New World School of the Arts Rising Stars showcase.
Vivian Garcia-Lopez and Melissa Bibliowicz will perform a song from ‘A Little Night Music’ at the New World School of the Arts Rising Stars showcase. Juan E. Cabrera

Miami’s New World School of the Arts celebrates young talent with its annual Rising Stars Showcase on March 19 at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. Following a free visual arts exhibition fron 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the New World Gallery, 25 NE Second St., and a pre-performance VIP reception at Gusman from 6 to 7:15 p.m., the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

On this year’s program are A Weekend in the Country from A Little Night Music and Tradition from Fiddler on the Roof, both performed by theater division students; Alfred Gershfeld leading the New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra in Festival Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich; Jim Gasior leading the Jazz Band in a tribute to Artie Shaw; New World college dancers performing Asuka, a tribute to Celia Cruz; and high school dancers performing Earth, a work by New World alumnus Uri Sands.

Writer, director and classical pianist Lulu Wang will receive the 2015 Rising Stars Alumnus Award. Tickets to the performance are $20-$50, with VIP tickets priced at $125-$250. The Gusman Center is at 174 E. Flagler St. For information or VIP tickets, call 305-237-3559; for regular tickets, call 305-374-2444 or visit www.gusmancenter.org or nwsa.mdc.edu.

Christine Dolen

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