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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.
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Peter and Shellie Levin home, 2008
Peter and Shellie Levin live in a round home; well, three to be exact. Their four-bedroom, four bath house is made up of three round "homes" linked by porches amid the palms.
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Mimi and Bud Floback, benefactors of art
Over the past 15 years, Mimi and Bud Floback have donated about 20 major works to the Miami Art Museum to become part of its permanent collection. In May, 2013, the Flobacks gifted 10 more major works - most to be delivered in time for the December grand opening of the renamed Perez Art Museum Miami - in its new digs on Biscayne Bay.
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YoungArts Week 2013
Young artists from across the country visit Miami for a week of free performances, screenings, exhibitions and readings.
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Felipe Misan, sculptor
Almost every month, Felipe Misan dons a safari hat and a vest and heads off to Zoo Miami or Jungle Island, where he photographs every detail of the animals. He then goes to the Ceramic League of Miami in Kendall every Tuesday, where he sculpts the animals out of clay. It's a special skill.