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Coral Gables Art Cinema celebrates 20 years of “Harry Potter”

Harry Potter themed festivities in honor of the series’ 20th anniversary began last weekend at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. On Saturday the cinema began with an 11 a.m. showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” All seven films will be shown in the next few weeks on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. Albert Bell attended the movie ...

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Behind the Byline: Victoria Salas

Welcome to the latest edition of “Behind the Byline.” This week, we speak to Victoria Salas about the story behind her story “Entre’Acte Theatrix shines spotlight on novice actors.” — Interview by Catherine Guzman, production by Charlotte Alba, South Florida News Service

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Former Ranger helps fellow vets through firearms instruction [Video]

Transitioning out of the military and into the civilian world can be very difficult for many people. U.S. Army Ranger Jon Dufresne said he decided to help himself and other veterans by becoming a firearms instructor and consultant that focuses on his former comrades. — Charlotte Alba, South Florida News Service   

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Behind the Byline: Shanise Wallace

In this episode of “Behind the Byline,” we speak to Shanise Wallace about her story “Researching sea level rise at Vizcaya.” — Interview by Victoria Salas, production by Catherine Guzman and Charlotte Alba, South Floria News Service

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A beached boat after Hurricane Irma. (Richard Ordonez/SFNS)

One way in, no way out: a month after Irma

We drove 118 miles before we saw the first and only Key West tour van in Marathon, Florida, unloading its passengers in a near vacant McDonald’s parking lot. Hours after we left Miami at 7 a.m., I received a text from my co-reporter, Richard Ordonez, stating that he needed to pull over. Since we were 47 miles out from the ...

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Researching sea-level rise at Vizcaya [Video]

Volunteers, students and academics worked together Saturday to take King Tide measurements, providing data for the research of sea-level rise in South Florida. People met at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, but were sent out to measure water depth and quality at multiple locations throughout Miami Dade County. The Sea Level Solutions Day was a collaboration between FIU’s Sea Level Solutions ...

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A copy of the playbill from the "Rocky Horror Picture Show." (Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Entre’Acte Theatrix shines spotlight on novice actors

The founder of Entre’Acte Theatrix, a semi-professional company in Palm Beach Gardens, said the troupe aims to give young actors the stage time they wouldn’t get elsewhere. Vicki Halmer founded the Palm Beach Principal Players, a theatre company for high school students, 17 years ago. About eight years ago, it transformed into its current form, primarily casting individuals between the ages ...

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"Phone Down," a painting by Carlos Antonio Rancaño. (Carlos Castillo/SFNS)

“The Subtle Chaos” debuts in Hollywood

Gallery 2014, located in Hollywood, opened “The Subtle Chaos” Friday, the work of an emerging Cuban-American oil painter and illustrator. Miami native Carlos Antonio Rancaño said he always had a passion for drawing. After graduating from Miami International University of Art and Design, he began a career in advertising. After eight years in the industry, he decided to follow his ...

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Behind the Byline: Valeria Gómez

In this episode, we talk to Valeria Gómez about her piece “Disability Awareness Month celebrated at Margaret Pace Park.” She talks about what went into reporting the piece and what inspired her to tackle the subject. — Interview by Paige Fleming; Produced by Catherine Guzman and Charlotte Alba

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Behind the Byline: Adriana Finol

In this episode, we talk to Adriana Finol about her article “The link between diets and headaches.” Tune in for some insight on what inspired this piece and what types of food to avoid. — Interview by Victoria Salas; Produced by Charlotte Alba and Catherine Guzman 

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