New Methods Symposium at MOCA

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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.

new (to me) blog: TriniGourmet

February 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’m always finding new blogs and websites, and this one has really caught my eye. It’s TriniGourmet run by Sarina Nicole. She’s Trinidadian Jamaican and “of the Jewish persuasion,” in her words. Love it! In the past week she has written about Trini Corn Soup, a Roti Shop in Miami, and Tu B’shevat.

the hunt is on

November 20, 2009 § 1 Comment

The Herald Hunt, that is. November 29 at 12 PM kicks off the Herald Hunt at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami. I have done this hunt in the past, which involves a series of puzzles and clues that lead teams throughout the city, and it is tough. There are some great prizes, but most people play for the fun of exploring the city in a new way.

All you need to do is pick up a copy of the Sunday paper and meet at the Arsht Center for a fun adventure.

 

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/

Black Crossroads: African Diaspora in Miami, at the Historical Musuem

February 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check this out! It’s opening on March 5, 2009. Click on the photo to link to the Museum’s webpage.

Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami

Blackk Crossroads, HMSF


On display March 5, 2009 to January 24, 2010

Diverse groups of the African diaspora have come to settle, work and struggle for freedom in Miami since its incorporation in 1896 to the present day. In the process they have made significant political, economic and cultural contributions to the city. Black Crossroads: The African Diapsora in Miami explores the enduring presence and impact

of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribbeans and black Hispanics on Miami.

On display in this exhibition will be historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/video and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the over 100 history of black migrations to Miami.

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