Jordan Levin http://blog.wlrn.org en Miami-Based Dance Project Aims To Raise Sea-Level Rise Awareness Nationally http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-based-dance-project-aims-raise-sea-level-rise-awareness-nationally <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The broad lawn at the Deering Estate at Cutler runs gently downhill to meet Biscayne Bay, washing up between two massive, palm lined jetties to be greeted, on this bright afternoon, by a mass of young people. They flood across the grass, arms and bodies rippling as they surge into lines and circles and lifts in a dance that looks like both prayer and invocation.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:27:23 +0000 Jordan Levin 30554 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Based Dance Project Aims To Raise Sea-Level Rise Awareness Nationally Latin Lion Julio Iglesias Roars At The American Airlines Arena http://blog.wlrn.org/post/latin-lion-julio-iglesias-roars-american-airlines-arena <p>Julio Iglesias spends much of his time in the air these days, crisscrossing the globe in his private plane to sing in concerts from Singapore to Transylvania. But for the several months of the year he is at his home in Indian Creek, an exclusive island enclave just off Surfside, his circle is much smaller.<br /> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:52:09 +0000 Jordan Levin 28226 at http://blog.wlrn.org Latin Lion Julio Iglesias Roars At The American Airlines Arena A Musical Bridge From Bachata To The Bronx http://blog.wlrn.org/post/musical-bridge-bachata-bronx <p>In many ways, Geoffrey Royce Rojas is like millions of other young Latino Americans. He was raised by Dominican parents who came to New York looking for the American dream and struggled to keep their four children out of trouble in a South Bronx neighborhood rife with gangs and drugs.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:14:44 +0000 Jordan Levin 23330 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Musical Bridge From Bachata To The Bronx Natalie Cole Records Dad Nat King Cole’s Spanish-Language Classics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/natalie-cole-records-dad-nat-king-cole-s-spanish-language-classics <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">When she was 8 years old, Natalie Cole went to Mexico City with her father. And while Nat King Cole’s daughter was accustomed to his stardom, she was startled by the adulation he received.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:17:22 +0000 Jordan Levin 18247 at http://blog.wlrn.org Natalie Cole Records Dad Nat King Cole’s Spanish-Language Classics How Latin Superstar Juanes Balances Family And The Singing Career He Loves http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-latin-superstar-juanes-balances-family-and-singing-career-he-loves <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The only instrument you notice walking into&nbsp;</span>Juanes<span style="line-height: 1.5;">' sun-dappled home on Key Biscayne is an upright piano, covered with lesson books for his daughter </span>Paloma<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 7, who on this weekday morning is sprawled on a sofa, along with siblings Luna, 9, and&nbsp;Dante, 3, in pajama-clad, spring-break bliss.</span></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jordan Levin 16101 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Latin Superstar Juanes Balances Family And The Singing Career He Loves The Poetry of I-95 and 26-Inch Rims http://blog.wlrn.org/post/poetry-i-95-and-26-inch-rims <p>Hundreds of Miami-Dade middle and high school students listened to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pianoslam.org/" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(6, 129, 181); text-decoration: none; " target="_blank">“Two Pianos” by Morton Gould</a>. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:56:34 +0000 Jordan Levin 2429 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Poetry of I-95 and 26-Inch Rims Telo Catch You http://blog.wlrn.org/post/telo-catch-you <p></p><p></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:39:30 +0000 Jordan Levin 9030 at http://blog.wlrn.org Shopping With The VIPs At Art Basel http://blog.wlrn.org/post/shopping-vips-art-basel <p></p><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><p></p><p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Jordan Levin 6068 at http://blog.wlrn.org Shopping With The VIPs At Art Basel How To Dance To The Preamble Of The United States Constitution http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-dance-preamble-united-states-constitution <p></p><p></p><p>The endless election season is enough to turn anyone cynical about politics. But for a group of female South Dade migrant workers, the idea of democracy is still a wonder.</p><p></p><p>They've been exploring it at a dance workshop sponsored by Miami-Dade College and the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. <ins cite="mailto:MHMC" datetime="2012-10-25T09:25">It’s part of the</ins> “Are We Democracy” workshop in Cutler Bay. The program was created by the New York dance troupe Urban Bush Women. The idea is to make democracy personal and concrete for everyone.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Jordan Levin 3562 at http://blog.wlrn.org How To Dance To The Preamble Of The United States Constitution Alvin Ailey Dance Director Comes Home To Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/alvin-ailey-dance-director-comes-home-miami <p>On an icy night in late December, Miami native Robert Battle, the new artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, saw his past and future come together in the heart of New York City.</p><p>After a year and a half of public grooming, of working alongside his towering predecessor, Judith Jamison, Battle was finally at the head of modern dance's most famous company, and in programming the troupe's annual five-week season at City Center Theatre, a major event in the New York dance world, he had made his real debut as director.</p> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jordan Levin 1819 at http://blog.wlrn.org Alvin Ailey Dance Director Comes Home To Miami