New Methods Symposium at MOCA

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Calypso in Miami, January 28 and 29

January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Friday and Saturday

Jan. 28 and 29, 2011
8 p.m.

Miami Dade College
North Campus
William and Joan Lehman Theater
11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami

This performance celebrates women’s contributions to the classic Caribbean art form of Calypso – a musical world traditionally dominated by men. Three prominent women of the genre – Singing Saundra, Queen Fayola and Princess Kizzie – will perform their celebrated form with a unique twist. All three have won hosts of awards and regularly place in the finals of Calypso competitions during Carnival and year-round in Trinidad.

TICKETS
General admission: $15
Students and seniors: $10
MDC Students/Staff/Faculty Discount with MDC ID

INFORMATION
For detailed venue information and secure
online tickets:
www.mdc.edu/culture • 305-237-3010

2010 in Review

January 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Happy New Year! 2010 has been a busy one, though it has meant that I have neglected writing on kitchen window a bit. I received this 2010 Year in Review from WordPress, and I found it interesting. It’s also motivated me to continue to post on this site throughout 2011. I have been thinking of great things to post including new recipes, events in Miami, information on arts productions around the world, and everyday info that I have come across, so look forward to postings about those topics in 2011. In case you’re interested in checking out what I’ve been up to in 2010, here are some of the projects I’ve been working on: Mapping Miami, the Miami Art Salon, founding Blackbird Arts and Research, being an artist-in-residence at the Deering Estate, my dissertation research about art, Miami, and the Caribbean, Yelping, and overhauling my personal website.

Thanks for reading kitchen window! Here’s the 2010 Year in Review:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2010. That’s about 16 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 166 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 831kb.

The busiest day of the year was October 25th with 124 views. The most popular post that day was why is this ok? authorized to live under bridge.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were squidoo.com, larasteinpardo.com, facebook.com, mangoandlime.net, and blisstree.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for julia tuttle causeway, julia tuttle bridge, no flour peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, carol walker artist, and flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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why is this ok? authorized to live under bridge April 2007

2

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (updated) April 2007
9 comments

3

s’mores cupcakes May 2009
3 comments

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kara walker at the whitney October 2007
2 comments

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recipes: jerk tofu and collard greens July 2007
5 comments

Art Walk and Michael’s Food Cart

April 10, 2010 § 1 Comment

Tonight! My first Miami food cart experience.

Here’s the info from MGFD blog, the genuine kitchen:

The Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Street Cart will be at Art Walk in the Design District on Saturday.  Johnson & Wales sophomores Derek and Jean Paul are back to help us serve an all new menu of local passion fruit sweet tea (4); slow roasted & shredded palmetto creek farms pork shoulder with anson mills cheese grits, heirloom tomato chow chow & parsley sauce (6); garlic chile crab dip with housemade chips (3); and peanut butter smore, toasted homemade marshmallow (3). Find us in front of Brownes & Co. (who we hear will provide some extra goodies for the occasion), 87 Northeast 40th Street, Miami Design District.

erykah badu and performance art

April 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Erykah Badu’s new video for Window Seat melds pop culture and performance art. It’s not too often that performance art gets such a big audience so this really drew me in. Also, given all the discussion around the Internet, I think that point got lost somewhere with everyone focusing on the nudity. For a fresh perspective, check out this post where a 5 year old shares her comments on the video and its possible meaning.

Check out the video, and Badu discussing her work, the video, and performance art with Wanda Sykes. On her website now, the video is remixed to play backwards.

top picks for sleepless night, miami beach

November 3, 2009 § Leave a comment

After reading the extensive listings of maps, descriptions, and info for the upcoming Sleepless Night, I’ve compiled a list of things I’d like to do and see. What are you planning to go to or see this Saturday?

Here are my top picks:

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sleepless night in miami beach (11/7/09)

October 29, 2009 § Leave a comment

Sleepless Night takes over Miami Beach again this year on November 7, 2009. It will go from sunset on the 7th to daybreak on the 8th- approximately 13 hours of art, installations, performances, and public interaction.

With so much to see I will have to take some time to map out what I want to get to. I’ll be helping Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez set up for Elusive Landscape at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, so definitely put that one on your list. She’ll be animating the space with her hand-crafted films. I also hear that Momentum Dance Company dancers may make an appearance there.

Here’s the general info from Sleepless Night’s website:

“From 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009, until 7:00 a.m. the next morning, Miami Beach will stay up all night with more than 150 free arts and entertainment events presented at 80 different locations throughout the city. Over 100,000 people of all ages will enjoy free museum admissions, indoor and outdoor art installations and performances, architectural tours, dance (and dancing,) theater, music, slam poetry, film, video, fashion, acrobatics, comedy and more, including several unique collaborations and South Florida and world premieres. The City of Miami Beach collaborates with every cultural institution in the city, and with numerous other organizations, businesses and individuals to ensure that Audi Sleepless Night includes all aspects and points of view of what we collectively call “the arts.” Free shuttle buses with onboard arts programming connect the four zones of activity and remote parking for the full 13-hour night.”

More info including maps and event info at http://www.sleeplessnight.org/

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