Night & Day

June 17 - 23, 1999

tuesday
june 22
Want to see the epitome of the ugly American? Take a look at the work of Michael Carlebach. The photojournalist, documentary photographer, and professor of American studies at the University of Miami is the author of three books: The Origins of Photojournalism in America; Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida; and American Photojournalism Comes of Age. His most recent tome, This Way to the Crypt, features scads of black-and-white photographs of average people doing everyday things, whether it's dancing, changing a tire, or sitting around patiently waiting. The photos were taken between the Sixties and the Nineties all across the United States, but especially in South Florida, and they reaffirm Carlebach's contention that there is no typical American citizen. Geez, just hanging around Miami a couple of days is bound to convince anyone of that! See the shots in the exhibition Michael Carlebach: This Way to the Crypt at the Miami-Dade Public Library, 101 W. Flagler St. Admission is free. The show runs through September 3. Call 305-375-2665. (NK)

wednesday
june 23
Legendary percussionist Luis Miranda has performed with renowned musicians such as Machito, Cal Tjader, and Charlie Parker. Tonight at 8:00, however, he really gets down when he joins local experimental jammers the Spam Allstars, featuring Andrew Yeomanson, Nicole Martinez, and Robin Carter, for a show called El Piquete Que Corta (the cutting-edge group) at Esperanto Music (513 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). Poets will be on hand to share their rhymes and special guest musicians are slated to improvise. Wine and cheese will be served as well. Admission is free. Call 305-534-2003. (

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