Arts

Arts
7:01 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Yes, Art Abounds North Of Wynwood

Galleries now occupy former warehouses north of downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Credit Photo courtesy FAT Village Facebook page

Last week's satirical Fort Lauderdale slam by The Onion claimed the city “lacks any kind of cultural depth," something hotly disputed by locals.

So, where are the cultural gems in Broward and Palm Beach counties? Don’t get fooled by the wealth of strip malls, high-rises, and balmy palm tree landscape.

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Norman Van Aken's A Word On Food
12:24 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Hobo Packs: A Culinary Treat For Old Time's Sake

Janet's 'hobo pack' designer beans
Credit Norman Van Aken

We flew up to join the family to celebrate my Mother-in-Law’s 90th (!) Birthday Celebration. When our family gets together we, like many families, get straight to the heart of the matter. What are we cooking?! What are we eating?!

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Arts
2:39 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

New Broward Center Lounge Offers Taste Of High Life

A theater patron enjoys a drink inside Club Level at the Broward Center while a Miami Heat game plays on one of the lounge's two flat-screen TVs.
Credit C. DiMattei

At the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, it's intermission during a production of "War Horse."

Eric Chirinsky stands at the bar of the Broward Center's new lounge Club Level, drink in hand, watching the Miami Heat battle the Chicago Bulls on a flat-screen TV.

"I just figured I'd check it out and see how our home team was doing tonight," he says.

But his wife, Katarina, isn't focused on pro basketball right now.  She's sitting alone, enjoying a plate of hors d'oeuvres and a glass of bubbly.

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Invasive Species Cookbook
11:14 am
Fri May 10, 2013

How to Make Burmese Python Nuggets

Chef Kris Wessel and his python display at an invasive species dining event.
Credit Maurice Cohn Band / Miami Herald

Editor's note: In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.

BURMESE PYTHON

Origin: Southeast Asia

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Session 2013
7:30 am
Fri May 10, 2013

How Did The Arts Fare In Session 2013?

Compared to other states, Florida's legislators are middle of the road when it comes to funding the arts.
Credit Ines Hegedus-Garcia/flickr

Over the course of the recently concluded legislative session, we approached lawmakers with questions from South Florida residents that came out of last February's WLRN-Miami Herald Town Hall.

Here's one:

What's being done to promote and protect development of local artists across the state?

The short answer is: not much.

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Miami Dish
9:48 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Borderless Latin American Cooking With Maricel Presilla

Credit W.W. Norton & Company

When she won a James Beard award for her cookbook, Gran Cocina Latina, Maricel Presilla felt gratified to be acknowledged for the "work of a lifetime," as well as for "the collective work of millions of Latin Americans that live on two continents, in the Caribbean Islands, and also in the U.S."

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Invasive Species Cookbook
6:30 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Some Health Risks With Eating Giant African Land Snail

The giant African land snail can grow up to eight inches long.
Credit Andrew Derksen, Florida Cooperative Pest Survey Program

Editor's note: In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.

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Invasive Species Cookbook
6:00 am
Thu May 9, 2013

How To Make Wild Boar Tacos With Tomatillo Salsa

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Credit wildflorida.com

Editor's note: In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.

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No Socks Day
12:00 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Going Sockless In South Florida Can Be A Bit Hazardous

Credit nick farnhill

Socks.

Those wonderful cotton foot huggers which absorb our sweat and decorate our ankles, are taking the day off.

At least for those who observe it, May 8 is No Socks Day.

But living in South Florida should make you think twice:

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Invasive Species Cookbook
6:30 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Eating Invasive Species Comes With A Side Of Caution

Chef Kris Wessel used the imposing python in the foreground to make smoked and braised python for Fertile Earth Foundation's Underground Miami fund-raiser.
Credit David Samayoa

Editor's note: In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.

To accompany our Invasive Species Cookbook , we are also posting the potential health risks of eating certain invasive species and how to possibly mitigate those risks.

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Invasive Species Cookbook
6:00 am
Wed May 8, 2013

How To Make Snakehead Fish With Mango-Avocado Salsa

Snakehead fish reproduce like rabbits, but in water.
Credit criticalmiami.com

Editor's note: In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.

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Invasive Species Cookbook
6:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

How To Make Watermelon Gazpacho With Lionfish

Don't judge a book by its cover. The beautiful colors of the lionfish hide an extremely toxic poison.
Credit NOAA's National Ocean Service/Flickr

Editor's note: In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.

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Sunday Arts Breakfast
8:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Masters of Music Series - Ennio Morricone

Academy Award-winning composer Ennio Morricone

Caroline Breder-Watts and critic and author Scott Eyman discuss the work of legendary film composer Ennio Morricone.  To learn more about  Scott Eyman, visit www.  scotteyman.com.  To hear the complete conversation, log onto www.artsradionetwork.com.

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Norman Van Aken's A Word On Food
8:00 am
Sat May 4, 2013

A Brief Taste Of The Latin American Tamale

We love to pack a little carry on of food before getting on a plane. It’s a fine way to pass the time and avoid the bland, predictable and unhealthy!

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Community Contributor
8:03 am
Fri May 3, 2013

T. Elliot Mansa Earns Street Cred For Miami's Urban Artists

Art that has been coming out of the urban core is often heavy on portraiture – characters, friends, family portrayed in both raw settings and historical and cultural context – especially in painting, especially from African-American artists. The work of Houston’s Robert Pruitt, currently showing at General Audience Presents up in North Miami, is one such example. But Miami has always lacked a strong black artistic infrastructure, and therefore we haven’t seen much significant work coming out of the community (with some notable exceptions). Enter the up-and-coming T.

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