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2014 Stories by Lee Zimmerman

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  • Cirque Returns

    published December 11, 2014

    Amaluna, the latest Cirque du Soleil spectacular, is one of founder Guy Laliberté’s most ambitious productions yet. Audiences... More >>

  • A Mighty Marvel Kind of Universe

    published November 27, 2014

    They seem to be everywhere, these incredible denizens of the Marvel Universe. It's practically impossible to turn on the TV or go to the local... More >>

  • Connections To Contradiction

    published November 27, 2014

    Anyone remember North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il? He's the now-defunct daddy of the country's current weirdly coiffed dictator, Kim... More >>

  • Superhero Alert!

    published November 20, 2014

    No matter if you’re a geek or a Greek — specifically those of the FIU fraternity variety — the 2014 FIU Comic-Con will... More >>

  • Strollin’ on the River

    published November 13, 2014

    With the holidays come a host of special celebrations. However, there’s one that requires no reason for rejoicing other than to celebrate... More >>

  • Getting Back With the Beatles

    published November 13, 2014

    It was evident early on that the Beatles’ innovative approach to rock offered a nod to symphonic sounds as well. Their early hit "Yesterday"... More >>

  • The Search for Self

    published October 30, 2014

    Anyone who’s ever felt like he was on the fringes of society knows what it’s like to be marginalized and shunned for not fitting in.... More >>

  • Ghosts, Goblins, and Creepy Classical Music

    published October 23, 2014

    It's Halloween (cue the creaky doors and ghastly moans), so why not share some culture with the kids and take them to a symphony? Now hold on... More >>

  • A Day in the Life

    published October 9, 2014

    Millions of words have been written about the Beatles, but none comes close to witnessing the madness and music reaped in their wake. The... More >>

  • Crazy for Carlos

    published September 11, 2014

    Roberto Carlos has never been waylaid by trends or tradition, choosing instead to blaze his own trail by creating sounds that are diverse... More >>

  • Art Appreciation on Two Wheels

    published September 11, 2014

    Art Appreciation on Two Wheels To quote Queen, “Bicycles, bicycles... we love to ride our bicycles!” While the combination of art and... More >>

  • Martin Invasion

    published September 4, 2014

    The untimely death of Robin Williams, arguably one of the greatest performers to have walked the planet, left many of us shattered. So let’s... More >>

  • Caetano Veloso’s Seductive Sway

    published September 4, 2014

    The easy sway, sublime melodies, and tropical ambiance of Brazil’s seductive sound drive the rhythm of world music. Still, most... More >>

  • Crossing The Border

    published September 4, 2014

    The border between Mexico and the United States has historically provided a setting for tension in the movies. In his feature debut,... More >>

  • Philosophy in 15 Minutes

    published August 28, 2014

    Life is all about the what-ifs. What if we had married that person back in high school? What if we had gone to a different college? What if we had... More >>

  • Trouble for Tyrants

    published August 21, 2014

    Apart from the burning of books, there’s no greater affront to democracy than the banning of literature deemed provocative due to its... More >>

  • ¿Habla Inglés?

    published August 7, 2014

    The so-called cultural diversity that local politicos always seem so eager to trumpet can be a misnomer. Though some prefer to ignore it, that... More >>

  • Ending Slavery

    published July 17, 2014

    South Florida leads the world in many areas — most notably as a place to party. Sadly, though, it also takes the lead in a less-acknowledged... More >>

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    Ray LaMontagne and Jenny Lewis at the Fillmore Miami Beach

    published July 10, 2014

    Jenny Lewis certainly knows a little something about the art of performance. A former child actress born to show-business... More >>

  • Soccer To Ya

    published July 10, 2014

    You gotta be wondering what this World Cup frenzy is all about. Sure, soccer is an international sport, and Miami is definitely an international... More >>

  • Get Your Groove On

    published June 19, 2014

    Cultural encounters can seem intimidating. But there’s more to music than hip-hop, beats, and the outrageous antics of Miley Cyrus.... More >>

  • Insight, Outside

    published June 19, 2014

    We’ve all felt like an outsider at one time or another. Society’s squabbles, class warfare, and the continuing conflict between the... More >>

  • Exploring The Incomprehensible

    published June 12, 2014

    Columbine. Sandy Hook. Virginia Tech. Once places of relative anonymity, known only as learning locales, they’re now synonymous with... More >>

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    Todd Rundgren Discusses Stardom, "Exhibitionism," and Four Decades of Rock

    published April 10, 2014

    When Todd Rundgren dubbed an early album A Wizard, a True Star, it might have seemed somewhat presumptuous at the time, given... More >>

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