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  • 8 years ago | Stage

    It's been a season of firsts since the opening of the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. On the heels of the Miami debut of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, one of the finest stagings of Swan Lake in the world will have its local premiere...

  • 8 years ago | Stage

    He's been at this for a while, but even after more than 50 years before the public, there remains something weird and wonderful about Merce Cunningham's dance pieces. His troupe rehearses without music. And whatever music ends up being made for th...

  • 8 years ago | Stage

    Florida Grand Opera's new production of Bellini's La Sonnambula is not to be missed. One of the most demanding and beautiful of all operas now emerges as what can only be called a sublime musical landmark for this company, for this city, and for m...

  • 8 years ago | Stage

    Puccini was not alone in loving this woman. The public first fell for her as the heroine of the sexy novel The Tale of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. It was the saga of a fast girl's rise and fall that wa...

  • 9 years ago | Stage

    Among the many splendors of Florida Grand Opera's thrilling new Aïda, not least of them the arrival of a young powerhouse named Angela M. Brown in the title role, is this fact: For the first time in its adventuresome 65-year history, the comp...

  • 9 years ago | Stage

    It's no secret that, in a country where national service is decidedly not everyone's duty, it is often the poorest who find in the armed services a sane career choice. It beats making sandwiches at a fast-food joint. Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue, Qui...