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Inspired by a visit to her father's one-time home in Cuba, Romina Ruiz set out on a mission to tell the stories of the prisoners who languished in Cuban jails. She turned a school project into a documentary she called "Not Forgotten -- Through the Eyes of a Daughter."
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Carmen Rubio Flamenco prepares for "Mujeres Flamencas"
Carmen Rubio Flamenco prepares for its "Mujeres Flamencas" performance at Casa Panza June 29, 2014
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Shakespeare in the Shores, 2014
Young actors from New World School of the Art, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and the National Theater of Ghana performed in a Spare Shakespeare Company production of "Macbeth" Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Miami Theatre Center in Miami Shores.
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Orchestra Miami performs in "The Mice War"
A production of "The Mice War" at the Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, explored violence and bullying as well as conflict resolution and tolerance. The opera was presented with Orchestra Miami.
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Gloria Estefan, Miami's own
Gloria Estefan is the Cuban-born American singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur Miami likes to claim as its brightest star.
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The call of the wood: woodworkers create
The call of the wood: Woodworkers find an escape from stress and an outlet for creativity in their workshops.
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1968 Miami Pop Festival pleased most, offended a few
"Pop Festival Fools the Doubters," wrote Herald staff writer Angel Castilo Jr. in the January 5, 1969 issue, looking back on the Miami Pop Festival of December 28-30, 1968. Problems had been few, he reported, and performers and fans alike seemed pleased. "The only thing that went amiss was the reaction of the local press to one of the most harmless events ever staged in the South Florida area. Many seemed indignant at the physical appearance of some of the people attending, and failed to realize that to the young people there the festival was a special opportunity to be with their peers and feel free in their particular environment."
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Quigley makes debut with New World Symphony
Patrick Dupre Quigley made his New World debut conducting works by Mozart and Bach in two programs. Quigley is the gifted founder and director of Seraphic Fire.
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Artist Christo created Surrounded Islands in 1983
Thirty months and $3.1 million in the creation, the Surrounded Islands were 11 Biscayne Bay bits of land dressed in pink by artist Christo Javacheff in 1983. Herald staff writer Laura Misch wrote: "The art-lovers explained it (they thought) to the art-ignorant; the environmentalists, who stood by helplessly, mostly hated it; and Christo had the Chamber of Commerce types doing cartwheels of joy at all the glorious (and free) publicity the area received for Surrounded Islands." Unfortunately, few color photos of the project are found in the archives of The Miami Herald.
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Michael Oguns draws on nature for furniture designs
Michael Oguns, Nigerian-born artist and craftsman, draws on nature for ideas for furniture design.