broadway http://blog.wlrn.org en Fela! An Afro-Beat Musical In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fela-afro-beat-musical-miami <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Tony-award winning Broadway musical, Fela! is in Miami this week. The production is based on the complex life-- and music-- of late Nigerian activist, musician and singer Fela Kuti.</p><p></p><p>Kuti is known worldwide for founding the musical genre afro-beat. But in Nigeria, he’s known for using his music to protest the country’s military government through the 70s and 80s.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 11177 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fela! An Afro-Beat Musical In Miami I Dreamed A Dream...About WLRN! http://blog.wlrn.org/post/i-dreamed-dreamabout-wlrn <P><A href="http://youtu.be/t8QM8mWv6EI">http://youtu.be/t8QM8mWv6EI</A></P> <P>Fresh off of the success of the 2013 Oscar nominated film, join WLRN and an all-star cast featuring Nick Jonas and Lea Salonga for a tribute to the 25th Anniversary of Les Miserables at the&nbsp;O2 in London, England! With a cast of over 500 musicians and actors, it is the musical event of a lifetime!&nbsp; Tonight at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17!</P> <P>(Start time is dependent on the conclusion of the Miami-Dade School Board Meeting)</P> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:57:19 +0000 James March 10725 at http://blog.wlrn.org