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Locust Projects art venue, born in 1999

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  • In 1999 Herald art critic Elisa Turner called Locust Projects "a modest but ambitious new visual arts venue in downtown Miami... A nonprofit venture open since May, Locust Projects was founded by South Florida artists Bryan Cooper, Westen Charles and Elizabeth Withstandley. It aims to offer an alternative to conservative commercial galleries around town by making a distinctive addition to the relatively few spaces available for showing experimental work."
  • 7/5/2016
  • Album ID: 2061811

Prince's Purple Rain concert at the Orange Bowl, 1985

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  • "Dig if you will the picture -- of Prince and Miami engaged in a kiss. A long, slow, wet kiss." So wrote Miami Herald staff writer Laura Misch about the Prince concert in the Orange Bowl Easter Sunday, 1985.
  • 4/26/2016
  • Album ID: 2041225

The Stanford Band in South Florida in 2011

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  • The Stanford Band came to South Florida for the Orange Bowl in 2011. Famed for outrageous theme performances, the band had by then enraged Irish, Mormons, Catholics and even Ann Landers.
  • 4/19/2016
  • Album ID: 2038971

Younger fans rediscover Captain America Artist

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  • Allen Bellman was only 18 when he was hired by Timely Comics as an illustrator for Captain America in the heyday of comics publishing. Almost 70 years later, Bellman is back in the Captain America business. He is invited to comic book conventions, and fans from all over the world write him letters of adulation.
  • 2/12/2016
  • Album ID: 2020589

Janis Joplin, Gypsy Rock Goddess

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  • "Gypsy Rock Goddess" is what The Miami Herald called Janis Joplin after a free concert she gave on a University of Miami soccer field in 1969. "Within the past year, Janis Joplin has become the top rock singer on the hip scene," is the way another writer put it in The Herald's Tropic magazine on Feb. 1, 1970.
  • 9/1/2015
  • Album ID: 1969847

Karen Peterson and Dancers celebrates 25 years

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  • For 25 years as of 2015, Karen Peterson and Dancers have made mixed-ability dance relevant to the South Florida cultural community. Combining dancers who have disabilities with those who are able-bodied, Peterson has made an indelible mark on the dance landscape.
  • 7/23/2015
  • Album ID: 1958630

Maison & Objet comes to Miami Beach in 2015

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  • With cocktail parties, gallery showcases, collection launches and professional talks, the Maison & Objet trade show in Miami Beach in May, 2015, mirrored Miami's Art Basel. The original Maison & Objet show was founded in Paris in 1995 to showcase trends in high-end interior design and products from couches to bars, lighting fixtures and decorative pieces. It is held twice a year in Paris - in January and September - and each March in Singapore; and now in Miami Beach.
  • 5/22/2015
  • Album ID: 1938865

Art collective skewers Basel's emphasis on sales

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  • At Pulse Miami, the Austin-based artist collective Okay Mountain opened the "Corner Store." The installation's point: to skewer Art Basel's overriding obsession with sales.
  • 3/16/2015
  • Album ID: 1914802

Arsht Center announces new works for 10th anniversary

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  • Miami’s performing arts center took so long to launch that for a while proponents took to wearing buttons saying “In My Lifetime.” That long gestation — which lasted three decades — makes the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’s upcoming 10th anniversary even more of a landmark. The Arsht Center announced that it will commemorate its first decade with 10@10, a series of 10 commissioned works set to roll out during the 2015-2016 season. The effort includes a new dance by Liberty City-raised Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
  • 2/27/2015
  • Album ID: 1909072

2 Live Crew numbers land N.Y. group in jail

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  • Performing musical numbers that had ended in arrest for members of the controversial group 2 Live Crew in 1990 brought the same result for white performers who tried it.
  • 2/4/2015
  • Album ID: 1900356
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