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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.
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Where life is a circus: Hoxie Brothers Circus, 1983
South Florida became winter's home for migrating birds, migrating elderly and Hoxie Brother's Great American traveling circus.
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From stage to classroom: Florida Grand Opera Workshop
As part of the Florida Grand Opera's educational efforts, teachers learn about the art form and kids get to attend a dress rehearsal of "La Boheme."
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Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet
Lourdes Lopez, former principal dancer of New York City Ballet, triumphed over about 35 candidates, and the other finalist, in a search for artistic director of Miami City Ballet.