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ESCAPE...An Underwater Adventure
Where: Leesburg Center for the Arts
Where: News Journal Center, Daytona Beach
Where: Dunedin Fine Art Center
The End of Cinematics
Where: Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Japan in Jacksonville: The Cummer Collection
of Japanese Prints
Where: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
11th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts
Where: Henderson Beach State Park - Destin
Red Light Winter
Where: American Heritage Center for the Arts, Plantation
Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition
Where: Art Center Sarasota
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Launches New and Improved Web
Site Jacksonville The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens debuts
a redesigned web site, www.cummer.org,
with a stylish new look and layout. Visitors now have access to
current information about the museum at their fingertips, including
current and upcoming exhibition information, hours and directions,
art education programs and class information. The new web
site is amazing, said Museum Director Maarten van de Guchte.
It is crisp, clean, well organized, easy to manage, and fun
Lyric Theatre Welcomes Amy M. Dixon as the New Director of Marketing STUART,
FL- The Lyric Theatre is pleased to announce that Amy M. Dixon has
joined The Lyric Theatre as the new Director of Marketing, replacing
Denise Belizar who will be pursuing her own marketing and communications
business. Before arriving in Florida, Amy was the Marketing Director
for the Island Center for the Performing Arts on St. Croix in the
US Virgin Islands. Prior to that she spent four years as the Director
of Programming and Promotions at the New Jersey Performing Arts
Center in Newark, NJ where she assisted in the advertising and marketing
of music, dance, Broadway touring companies and other events at
the Centers three performance venues. Amy also worked with
George Weins Festival Productions, Inc. and The John Schreiber
Group in New York where she was responsible for producing and promoting
jazz and comedy festivals, concerts and other special events.
is Central Florida's Freshest Theater Initiative
- Women playwrights get a new boost from Women Playwrights' Initiative
(WPI) during the 2006-07 season through an initiative called Wave
of Women Writers (WOWW!). This new strategy emerged from WPI's reworked
mission statement and its commitment to closer examination of the
area's advancement of produced plays written by women. "The
great news is that people are asking questions, which is surely
the result of more awareness of the scarcity of women's plays,"
according to WPI President Lyndol Michael.
Hill Appointed to the Florida Dance Associations Board of
Fla. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Artistic Director
Tiffany Hill was recently appointed to the Florida Dance Associations
(FDA) Board of Directors. The
FDAs Board of Directors chose Hill to serve for a three-year
term. As a board member, she will be responsible for determining
the organizations mission, goals, and policies. As
artistic director for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hill
is responsible for developing, coordinating and growing the Centers
performing arts season; overseeing programming budgets and staff;
assisting with fundraising efforts; representing and promoting the
Center to the media and the community; fostering community relationships
and support; and creating strategies for audience development. She
also serves as the associate publisher for Hollywood 360, an annual
publication promoting cultural tourism in Hollywood. Recently, Hill
was selected to sit on the grant review panel to evaluate dance-related
proposals for the Cultural Support Grants Program administered by
the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs.
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Young People's Concerts
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's popular Young
People's Concerts will be held September 13 through November 10,
2006. Designed to provide a broad performing arts experience to
students, the Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts involve three
artistic disciplines: orchestra, opera, and ballet, showcasing all
three in one program. The Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts
are, for many students, the first exposure to a concert of a classical
nature. This year, the Orlando Philharmonic invites students to
experience Music in Motion in the concerts led by Andrew Lane, Principal
Pops and Resident Conductor.
Slate of Performers to Headline "The Concert for Miami"
on October 5
More than 150 performers will take the stage on October 5
at The Concert for Miami, the inaugural event celebrating
the opening of the Cesar Pelli-designed Carnival Center for the
Performing Arts. The
lineup includes Grammy Award winner and Miamis own sound machine
Gloria Estefan, world renowned opera singer José Carreras,
Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters, Latin singing sensation
Alejandro Sanz, triple threat actor/director/composer Andy Garcia,
Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Arturo Sandoval, Afro-Cuban
jazz musician Cachao, Cuban singer Albita and Colombian singer/composer
Carlos Vives, among others. The
Concert for Miami will highlight the many world-renowned artists
who have played a significant role in transforming the city into
a global arts and entertainment destination. Produced by Grammy
Award-winning producer Emilio Estefan and hosted by musical legend
Quincy Jones, the concert will be held at the 2,200-seat John S.
and James L. Knight Concert Hall.
Beach Poetry Festival Announces New Management Team Delray
Beach, FL - Miles Coon, director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival,
today announced a new management team for the third annual event,
which will be held at Old School Square in Delray Beach for six
days, January 23-28, 2007. Next year's Palm Beach Poetry Festival
will be the biggest yet, featuring a dozen award-winning master
poets, including Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn, four-time National
Poetry Slam champion Patricia Smith and former California and Vermont
poet laureates, Quincy Troupe and Ellen Bryant Voigt said
Mr. Coon. I am pleased to announce that the Festival's new
management team is equally dynamic. The
new management team consists of: Kurt Brown - Director of Marketing,
Publicity & Development; Laura McDermott - Festival Coordinator;
and Blaise Allen, Ph.D. - Community Outreach Facilitator.
Young Musicians Orchestra begins its Fourth Season Calling
all Young Instrumentalists
GABLES, FL - The Coral Gables Congregational Church (CGCC) Community
Arts Program Conservatory for the Arts begins the fourth season
of its Young Musicians Orchestra (YMO) this month. A part
of the Community Arts Programs award-winning after-school
music programming, the Young Musicians Orchestra seeks all
middle and high-school string players and woodwind, brass, and percussion
players through age 20, who are interested in joining a rewarding
musical journey that encompasses the wide variety of repertoire
and experience essential to the success of todays musician.
new YMO season also welcomes music director and conductor, Mr. Chung
Park. CGCC Community Arts Program Executive and Artistic Director,
Mark Hart, reports that the program is looking forward to
a notable season of growth and eclectic offerings to the community
and to the members of the YMO. I am thrilled to announce Chung Park
as YMO music director, conductor, and deft compatriot in realizing
some exciting goals.
reveal Mona Lisa secrets
Paris - Researchers studying 3-D images of the Mona Lisa
say she was probably either pregnant or had just given birth when
she sat for Leonardo da Vincis 16th century masterpiece. The
clue was something she wore. Scans turned up evidence of a fine,
gauzy veil around Mona Lisas shoulders a garment women
of the Italian Renaissance wore when they were expecting, a leading
French museum researcher, Michel Menu, said this week. As the painting
aged, the veil darkened. The thick, dark varnish on the work made
it difficult even to know what color her dress is it has
been described as everything from black to brown to green. A piece
of fabric draped over Mona Lisas shoulder sometimes was interpreted
as a shawl or scarf.
returns art to Italy, paves way for collaboration
Boston - Flanked by 13 objects that were part of the Museum of Fine
Arts collection until last week, MFA director Malcolm Rogers yesterday
signed an agreement in Rome with Italian officials to return the
works and establish a new process to make sure the museum doesn't
purchase stolen art in the future.
month's featured artist is Cherie
Dacko. With family roots in Chicago, Cherie is
a locally grown native, having lived on the west coast of Florida
since early childhood. She graduated from the University of South
Florida with a degree in Fine Art, having studied under the direction
of acclaimed artists Theo Wujcik, Bruce Marsh and Jeffrey Kronsnoble.
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