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    U.S. of Scapegoat - America gets blamed for just about everything in the Sol's new production

    Americans can't seem to agree on much these days, but all must allow that these are tense, restless times. War, terrorism, a divided electorate, and a widespread debate about the nation's purpose are everyday subjects on television, in newspapers, an...

    by Ronald Mangravite on August 5, 2004
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    Betty's Summer Vacation: To playwright Christopher Durang, hell is psycho roommates screwing up your seaside holiday. That's the freakish situation in Betty's Summer Vacation, a comedy of menace that is receiving a first-rate staging from Miami's Mad...

    on August 5, 2004
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    The Case for Critics - There must be more than simple judgments of good or bad

    Though critics have been the witnesses, commentators, and archivists of modern art's important achievements, they remain dubious figures who can be found "roaming through culture, looking for prey," as aphorist Mason Cooley once said. Regardless of...

    by Alfredo Triff on August 5, 2004
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    Current Art Shows

    All You Can Eat: The works here tend to blind with their glittery, luxe surfaces, but featured artists Sue Irion, Gavin Perry, and Mette Tommerup aren't really engaged in an activation of surfaces in a traditional manner. Sporting glossy, protective ...

    on August 5, 2004
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    Drawing Conclusions 2: Curated by Nina Arias, this show features the work of more than twenty locals, most from the Rocket Projects stable. Arias curated the first installment of "Drawing Conclusions" during the inaugural Art Basel, but quickly dismi...

    on July 29, 2004
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    Current Stage Shows

    Heaven Help Us! The Swingin' New Rat Pack Musical: This toe-tapping world premiere about God sending the Rat Pack back to Vegas to help a suicidal lounge owner is stylishly presented, with the terrific cast belting out some great tunes -- some 29 hit...

    on July 29, 2004
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    All That Glitters - For these three artists, bright, shiny surfaces also have depth

    Perhaps this exhibition at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood would be more aptly titled "Brave New World." I kept thinking of soma, the addictive pleasure drug in Aldous Huxley's dystopic narrative. The consumption referred to by curator Sama...

    by Michelle Weinberg on July 29, 2004
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    A Mad Mad Mad Cat World - Betty's Summer Vacation is wild and woolly, but it seems to last way past Labor Day

    "Hell is other people," Jean Paul Sartre once opined. To Christopher Durang, hell is psycho roommates screwing up your seaside holiday. That's the freakish situation in Betty's Summer Vacation, Durang's comedy of menace that is receiving a first-rate...

    by Ronald Mangravite on July 29, 2004
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    Triple Vision - Summer doldrums? Not with these three local shows

    A weblike charcoal-and-gouache drawing in "Beyond Havana: Intersecting Time and Place" at the Bettcher Gallery clues you in that artist Nereida Garcia Ferraz is picking up strands from her old life to spin the new. In this exhibit, her first solo sho...

    by Carlos Suarez De Jesus on July 22, 2004
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    Current Art Shows

    Florida Artists Series: R.F. Buckley and Clive King: FIU visual arts faculty members Buckley and King exhibit way too many artworks in a small museum. Overhung inevitably leads to overworked. In the case of Buckley, despite a few serendipitous still ...

    on July 22, 2004
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    Current Stage Shows

    Fit To Be Tied: Tormented Arloc hates his promiscuous mother and falls for an "angel" in a local dramatic production. Long, somewhat aimless, and without conjuring any discernible interest, Nicky Silver's play needs about three more drafts and some q...

    on July 22, 2004
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    The Corporate Life for Me! - The Actors' Playhouse keeps it light and cool around The Water Coolers

    Whew! Summer is here with a vengeance, a fierce season that is, in some ways, a little like winter up north. Most everyone starts spending more time indoors and plotting how to minimize the time spent walking in full sunlight between car and destinat...

    by Ronald Mangravite on July 15, 2004
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    Not Ready for Prime Time - This one is fit to be reworked

    The EDGE Theatre's self-appointed mission is to "find new playwrights and produce the neglected works" of well-known writers. That this charge knowingly does not lend itself to works with tremendous commercial appeal is admirable. However, that same ...

    by DAN HUDAK on July 15, 2004
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    Current Stage Shows

    Josephine's Bakery: A small bakery in France is given a rambunctious welcome by two overtly gay proprietors of the establishment and an orchestra of misfits. By mistakenly attempting to be a topical, biting black comedy instead of taking solace in wh...

    on July 15, 2004
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    The Master Comes to Town - Picasso loved making prints, and here's a chance to see the best

    Louis Laloy, a critic, musicologist, and drug-addict clbre, once told Jean Cocteau: "Some things should be tried only once." Laloy was referring to opium, but when it comes to writing about a figure like Pablo Picasso, I feel I'm ready to heed his ...

    by Alfredo Triff on July 15, 2004
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    Current Art Shows

    Florida Artists Series: R.F. Buckley and Clive King: FIU visual arts faculty members Buckley and King exhibit way too many artworks in a small museum. Overhung inevitably leads to overworked. In the case of Buckley, despite a few serendipitous still ...

    on July 15, 2004
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    Rat Pack Revisited - The songs are strong but the story is slight

    In the restaurant business, one classic mistake is to pay more attention to the presentation of the meal than the cooking itself. Beautiful dcor and lighting and expert service always enhance a dining experience, but they can't compensate for an ill...

    by Ronald Mangravite on July 8, 2004
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    Farce Superior - A fresh new play that should be seriously fun

    With Josephine's Bakery, showing at the Prometeo Theatre's new home on the downtown Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College, things get off to a raucous, deliriously fun start, then slow down and never quite get back up to speed. The play, informed by J...

    by DAN HUDAK on July 8, 2004
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    Current Stage Shows

    King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream: The New Theatre's annual Shakespeare fest is played in true repertory, with King Lear, the Bard's greatest tragedy, alternating nightly with A Midsummer Night's Dream, that popular comedy of lunacy, love, and ...

    on July 8, 2004
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    Out with the Old - Artists are helping to revitalize Miami, but danger looms ahead

    Recent artists' exhibitions such as "Making Up Carolyn" at Worm-Hole Laboratory, "The Last Show" at The House, and a flurry of articles in the media have put the issue of gentrification in the forefront of the news. (As I write this, The House is bei...

    by Alfredo Triff on July 8, 2004
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Oliver Sanchez Makes Art Others Only Visualize

In 2006, Oliver Sanchez transformed the implausible into reality. "I tarred and feathered a classic Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible," the unpretentious and soft-spoken 55-year-old Cuban-American recalls. "The hardest part of the… More >>

New Works From First Wave of Cuban-Exile Artists at Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Art

In 1983, nine Cuban exile artists came together and exhibited their works in a show called "The Miami Generation." They didn't know it then, but despite the contrasts in their… More >>

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