Arts

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7:37 am
Mon July 8, 2013

The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival Draws A Devoted Crowd

Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival founders, left to right: Michael Forte (clarinet), Michael Ellert (bassoon) and Karen Dixon (flute).

Although July Fourth usually signals a slowdown in cultural activity as everyone takes a breather to celebrate the holiday, this week actually marks the beginning of one of South Florida’s most durable music festivals.

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Arts
8:00 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Delray Beach Center For The Arts Unveils New Film Series

Casablanca kicks off Delray Beach Center for the Arts new film series on July 10.

The staff at Delray Beach Center for the Arts takes pride in presenting something for everyone, and that philosophy extends to its new summer film series, which mixes classic and contemporary films.  Caroline Breder-Watts speakswith Assistant Artistic Director Brian Ridolfo.  To hear the complete converstaion, visit artsradionetwork.com.

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Norman Van Aken's A Word On Food
8:00 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Thank You Marco Polo! The Universal Love Of Spices

Mongolian Veal Chop
Credit Norman Van Aken

I have heard the sing-song voices of children in the swimming pools of hotels I’ve stayed in from Hattiesburg to Honolulu as they play a game called, “Marco Polo”. 

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Blogosphere
3:00 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

The Florida Blogup: Buildings, Beers, and the Miami Arena

Miami Arena before its demolition

Miami Arena Opened 25 Years Ago This Week

Blogger Bill Cooke reminisces when the Arena opened in 1988 through newspaper clips.

When it first opened in Downtown, many said it would bring in business and revitalize the area, but the only thing it attracted was a sports bar that failed.

The blogger has more newspaper clips detailing the arena’s history at Random Pixels.

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Sculpture
1:00 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Miami Beach Botanical Garden Transformed Into African 'Sculpture Park'

"Silent Pride" by Brian Nyanhongo
Arianna Prothero

Sculpting is a family affair for Zimbabwe based artist Brian Nyanhongo and his siblings. He's one of 19 kids, eight of whom followed in their dad's footsteps and became Shona sculptors. Several works from the Nyanhongo family are currently on display at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

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Architecture
7:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Exhibition Hopes To Unveil Opa-locka's Hidden Architectural Gems

This 3D model replicates Opa-locka's Bathing Pavillion which was built in 1926.
Marva Hinton

When you think of architecture in South Florida, the first styles which come to mind might be Spanish Revival or Art Deco. Moorish Revival probably doesn't top that list -- unless you're familiar with Opa-locka.

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Summertime
6:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season

Nancy Klingener

 

Last year, June 20th was the official first day of summer, but it had felt like summer for weeks already.  Many of us dread the humid days when we can barely walk to our cars without breaking a sweat.  Writer Nancy Klingener has learned to appreciate summer and the off-season in Key West. Her full essay is below.

Nancy Klingener describes herself as “a recovering journalist, aspiring librarian and addicted reader” living in Key West, Florida. She’s also the writer behind the The Bone Island Book Blog.

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Food
6:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Look: The Biggest Key Lime Pie You Have Ever Laid Eyes On

What could be the world's largest Key Lime Pie, measuring 8 feet in diameter.
Credit Fla-Keys.com

As a child I used to think that heaven was a Key Lime Pie.

Well-- not exactly.  But by the time that I could completely grasp the concept of heaven, I knew that I had already caught a glimpse of it when I ate one for the first time at a Denny's Restaurant off I-95 during a family roadtrip.

Which means that I should have planned a trip south this Fourth of July, where what just might be the world's largest Key Lime Pie was baked for the Key Lime Festival.

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Music
11:43 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Staff Picks: Our 'Make It Through The Workday' 4th Of July Playlist

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Hi America! We hope you are enjoying your day off.  A select few of us are in the studios running a radio station today, but we have been rocking out to some of favorite Fourth of July songs to make it all a little better.

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Comic Books
10:51 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Where Heroes And Nerds Meet: Florida SuperCon

Credit Florida Supercon, 2012

I am a recovering comic book addict that still likes to occasionally hurl himself off the flying wagon, preferably to be saved while assisting Batman foil an evil plan.

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Community Contributor
9:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Linus, Lucy And Blockhead Receive The Museum Treatment

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood's summer show features 70 original cartoon strips from Peanuts creator Charles Schulz.

Not a generation, but a number of generations, grew up under the influence of Charles Schulz and his drawings – those of the Peanuts characters of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Lucy. These weren’t average characters in an average comic; they became household names, beloved by kids and adults alike for the 50 years the strip was published. Peanuts continued to live on even after their creator’s death in 2000.

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Culture
5:44 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

A Story Of Love, Pride And Cuban Coffee

A macchiato photo by Jenny Lee Molina on the 3:05 Miami Cafecito Break Facebook page. (Jenny Lee Molina)

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 11:50 am

As often as they can, Kelly Woodward and her fiance hop on Skype at 3:05 in the afternoon.

The Chicago native is now in Miami full-time leading Miami Food Tours. Her Colombian husband-to-be is in grad school at Notre Dame.

Their 3:05 chats are a excuse to catch up, but it’s mostly about Cuban coffee.

A movement began to make 3:05 p.m. the official Cuban coffee time of Miami. What started organically by a Miami PR rep Jenny Lee Molina has now been officially recognized by the city.

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Entertainment
4:04 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Does Disney's Tonto Reinforce Stereotypes Or Overcome Them?

Johnny Depp says that with his portrayal of Tonto in The Lone Ranger, he tried to "right the wrongs of what had been done with regards to the representation of Native Americans in cinema."
Disney

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 1:00 pm

The Lone Ranger has long been a fictional hero, taming the Wild West with his trusty Indian guide, Tonto. The faithful companion helps the white man fight bad guys, and does so speaking in pidgin English.

Tonto made his first appearance on the radio in the 1930s, voiced by a non-Native American actor, John Todd. In the series, Western settlers face down what they call "redskins" and "savages." And trusty Tonto is always on hand to interpret the smoke signals.

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Summer Reading
7:15 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Summer Reading List For Floridians (Yes, This Includes That 'Rolling Stone' Story)

Summer calls for the sand, sun, and a lot of reading material.
Credit chrismeller / Flickr Creative Commons

Summer is the time when snow birds and tourists abandon the state and leave native Floridians to swelter alone in the subtropical sun. Instead of bemoaning the heat and humidity (and occasional hurricane), delve into some writings that celebrate -- at least, in most cases -- what it means to live in this state.

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Television
10:43 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Can 'Devious Maids' Really Break Stereotypes About Latinas?

Judy Reyes (from left), Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz and Dania Ramirez all star in Lifetime's new series about Latina housemaids, Devious Maids.
Lifetime

Originally published on Tue July 2, 2013 8:36 am

On Sunday nights this summer, Lifetime is hoping to draw audiences with a campy, soapy drama from Marc Cherry, the creative mind behind Desperate Housewives. It's called Devious Maids, and it looks nothing like anything else on television because it has five Latina stars. It's an unprecedented lineup for a prime-time drama.

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