Lourdes Lopez http://blog.wlrn.org en WLRN's Continuing Coverage of Big Changes At Miami City Ballet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-continuing-coverage-big-changes-miami-city-ballet <p></p><p></p><p>On September 4th, the Miami City Ballet suddenly announced the company’s founder, Edward Villella, had resigned that morning from his post as artistic director 8 months earlier than planned. Not only is Villella one of America’s most famous dancers, he is one of South Florida’s biggest cultural commodities. In 25 years, he created a world-class ballet company from scratch and helped spark Miami’s arts renaissance. But, the last year at Miami City Ballet had been marked by financial troubles and power struggles. Insiders claimed that Villella had been forced out.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:45:57 +0000 Arianna Prothero 9704 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami City Ballet’s New Artistic Director, FIU’s School Of Music Director http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-city-ballet-s-new-artistic-director-fiu-s-school-music-director <p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">On this fundraising edition of&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">South Florida Arts Beat</strong><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">, we’ll meet Miami City Ballet’s new Artistic Director, Ms. Lourdes Lopez. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Paul Leary 1751 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami City Ballet’s New Artistic Director, FIU’s School Of Music Director