We've all seen her many times, her eyes sadly scanning the strip for her peers as she sips coffee or a martini at Segafredo on Lincoln Road. That young woman with the bangin' body and the face of an angel, hanging on the arm of some dude you're hoping isn't her grandfather, seeing as his crepe pa ... More >>
Photo by: Ken HowardWhat?!? Everyone in the audience got in for free?!These days, we'd be lucky if we could afford to see a soap opera on network TV, let alone an opera at the Arsht Center. But thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation, even the unemployed now have a chance to see fat ladies s ... More >>
The Knights Arts Challenge 2009 grant winners were announced this morning. The winners represent a large swath of Miami's culturally landscape. Everything from Sweat Records, the den mother of Miami's indie-oriented youth crew to the Florida Grand Opera took home money.A full list of winners can ... More >>
For several weeks, I've been reading passionate plea emails to save the $11 million in funding for Miami-Dade cultural programming, all of them written by the heads of well-established, reputable organizations such as the Miami Art Museum, the Wolfsonian, and Vizcaya. Because the funding they r ... More >>
FGO has reeled in some big ones.
Three weeks ago, I spoke on the phone with the two women who will be starring in Florida Grand Opera’s upcoming production of Tosca, Giacomo Puccini’s great opera about a brave, doomed painter, a jealous, doomed singer, and a very-mean (and very-doomed) police chief. One of these interviews was ... More >>
Florida Grand Opera's lead diva gears up for Puccini's masterwork.
Samson et Dalila soars at the Carnival Center
This production of the classic ain't so hot, though the joint rocks
Florida Grand Opera unveils a sparkling Aïda
Go behind the scenes of this fabulous opera
FGO brings the season to a sizzling close with Carmen
Puccini's spaghetti western opens the Florida Grand Opera fall season
W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten had big fun with a very big legend
This gorgeous new look at an old masterpiece still ends in death
Workers boogie on site
Dancing through turmoil
Local jazz great welcomes legendary pals
New twists to some classic musical numbers
The Open Road
The curtain rises on Act II of the Dade Performing Arts Center Story. Is this a comedy or a tragedy? Depends on who you ask.