June 2010, Volume 14, Number 3

Cultural Spotlight

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Street Fair

Book Fair gears up for great year

It's perfect beach weather now, but the staff of Florida Center for the Literary Arts at MDC are tucked in their offices planning for this fall’s Miami Book Fair International—a crown jewel of Miami’s cultural scene.

Artwork on display

A cornucopia of art

In nine venues across Miami, including seven at MDC’s campuses, the College’s Art Gallery System presented 1,265 artworks in 33 exhibitions by 236 artists this year.

Bassist Esperanza Spalding

Cultura del Lobo brings international artists to new audiences

Cultura del Lobo performances packed the house this year, offering five performances rich in cultural and artistic diversity.

image of New World map

New look for New World map

Miami Dade College unveiled the recently restored New World map mural at the Freedom Tower, which is a National Historic Landmark.

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Freedom Tower weather vane flying once again

The Freedom Tower’s weather vane is back on top! The 255-foot vane was removed for maintenance after a series of hurricanes damaged it.

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Home Movie Day

Film lovers and history buffs flocked to the Tower Theater to watch flickering images of the past on Home Movie Day, a program of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.

singer Kate Reid

MDC's free concerts draw record crowds

The Jazz at Wolfson Presents concert series had the highest attendance in its 12-year history, while The Jazz Fest at Kendall Campus delighted audiences again this year.

Mabe and González react to pitch

Pitch perfect

Combining elements of a Toastmaster’s meeting with the spirit of a game show, the Writers Institute’s Pitch-O-Rama taught participants how to sell their ideas in one-minute flat.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. analyzes Lincoln

Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. discussed his latest book on Lincoln at MDC during the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial.

Oliver Mayer

Prometeo plays with fuego

Teatro Prometeo’s upcoming U.S. premiere of Filo al fuego at the XXV International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami is generating a buzz that is spreading like wild fire.

Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Artist Purvis Young, whose life was chronicled in a documentary shown at MDC‘s Miami International Film Festival, passed away April 20 at the age of 67.

Hola Mexico Festival poster

MDC brings Hola Mexico Film Festival to Florida

MDC’s historic Tower Theatre presented the Hola Mexico Film Festival to commemorate the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence movement and the centennial of the Mexican revolution.

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Treasures from the New World School of the Arts

Students at MDC’s New World School of the Arts let their many talents shine in a wide range of events last year.

Cast of Cabaret

Wolfson Opera/Musical Theatre draws record crowds

The MDC Wolfson Opera/Musical Theatre ensemble enjoyed an outstanding season this year, with sold-out performances.

Author Connie May Fowler

Writers Institute shines again

The Writers Institute, produced by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, brought to the Wolfson Campus more than 125 participants from Miami and around the country.

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