October 2008, Volume 12, Number 8

Cultural Spotlight

Dancers On Stage

Prestigious ballet companies represented at festival

The International Ballet Festival of Miami was founded in 1995 with the main objective of showcasing international ballet stars in South Florida. Since then, the festival has emerged as one of the most successful in the country.


Great pyramid in Egypt

Literature program bridges cultures

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced that MDC’s Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) will receive a major grant to help launch The Big Read Egypt/U.S.


Andy LaVerne

Jazz series continues with ‘musician’s musician’ Andy LaVerne

Each year, organizers of the Jazz at Wolfson Presents series invite renowned musicians to the campus to educate its jazz students, as well as to offer a cultural experience for the rest of the community. Andy LaVerne will perform later this month.


The Philosopher, an abstract sculpture donated to Miami Dade College's North Campus

Sculptor’s family donates artwork to North Campus

The family of the late Rose Alterman, an esteemed sculptor, donated one of her most magnificent pieces to Miami Dade College’s North Campus.


Inbal Pinto Dance Company's Shaker

'Shaker' opens Cultura del Lobo season

A seamless blend of modern dance, mime, ballet and acrobatic technique interspersed with humor and intellect.


Tom Gjelten, author of Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba

A short talk about a ‘Long Fight’

Tom Gjelten spoke about his new book at the Freedom Tower at MDC during a free event co-hosted by Friends of WLRN.



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