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For Opera Singers, Performing Is An All-consuming Passion

Opera singer Lloyd Reshard Jr., right, rehearses the religious piece “Ave Maria” with the choir of St. Dominic Catholic Church for the bilingual mass on March 30 in Miami. Jeronimo Boza / South Florida News Service       By Jeronimo Boza Read in The Miami Herald It was a cold and cloudy day in 2005, and Lloyd Reshard Jr.’s ...

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Sunny Isles, FIU Team Up To Elevate Classical Music

FIU School of Music students played at the Four Seasons Concert Series opening performance for the 2012-2013 season. The FIU Symphony Orchestra was led by Maestro Grzegorz Nowak at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2012 in Heritage Park, located at 19200 Collins Avenue in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. Sunny Isles Beach / Michael Tribby / The Miami Herald ...

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Gramps

Pub Crawl To Mix Bicycling And Beer

Gramps bar in Wynwood is one of the stops on the Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl. Photo by Ricardo Mor / For The Miami Herald           By Krysten Medina Read in The Miami Herald Choosing a beer used to be simple, but with all the selection today, it’s hard to know where to find the best ...

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Kids Corner

Kids Corner Uses Art To Open World To Students

Charles Anthony Leano, artist, guiding the children of the center, Kids Corner, through the first step of his ‘dripping style’ technique. Photo by Jeronimo Boza / South Florida News Service       By Jeronimo Boza Read in The Miami Herald Claudia Vallejos, 36, a divorced mother of two, used to describe her 5-year-old son as a lonely child, with very ...

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Thomas the Tank

Miami Kids Are Already Donning Their Red, Blue For Thomas The Tank Engine

Before boarding, families are allowed to take pictures with Thomas the Tank Engine. The train pulls in to pick up families every 45 minutes and poses for pictures for about 10 minutes before embarking on the train ride. Photo by Daniel Espinosa / South Florida News Service     By Daniel Espinosa South Florida News Service Jessica Cabanes, 24, recently ...

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Poster

Brazilian Animation Film Premieres At O Cinema

The movie “Rio 2096: A History of Love and Fury,” was success during the Miami International Filme Festival. Photo courtesy of Divulgação/Buriti Filmes.         By Barbara Corbellini Duarte Click here for the Portuguese version of this article. The only time the alternative theater in Wynwood, O Cinema, needed a “rush line” sign during the Miami International Film ...

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Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Grove Arts Festival Celebrated 50 Years Last Weekend

Now in its 50th year, the 2013 Coconut Grove Arts Festival brought artists from around the world to South Florida. More than 360 craftsmen showcased their creations during the three-day event from Feb. 16 to 18. Art aficionados got the chance to look, eat and shop along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.  Marlene ...

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Sweet Cakes

Sweetcakes Combines Desserts, Games Once A Month

Barbie Roqueta will host the next cupcake bingo party on Tuesday. Prizes can be anything from a box of cupcakes to gift certificates from nearby businesses. PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK / THE MIAMI HERALD       By Jessica Roiz Read in The Miami Herald When Kevin Ruiz walked by Sweetcakes in Midtown Miami on Jan. 22, he was surprised ...

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Youth Pride Band

Youth Pride Band Aims To Take A Stand Against Bullying

Local high school students rehearse for an upcoming performance with the Youth Pride Band, which was formed to combat bullying through music. PHOTO BY J.W. ARNOLD         By Andrea Cruz Last summer Natalie Mullen, 18, was glad to have some time off to go to Pembroke Mall with her half-sister Erin Mustelier, 19. But their shopping trip ...

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Ernesto Fernandez

Flautist Left Cuba Behind To Pursue His Music

The Latin jazz flutist Ernesto Fernandez, front, plays with percussionist Michael Barroso, and Jorge Canovas, bassist. PHOTO BY PAMELA VIZCAINO / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE       By Pamela Vizcaino Read in The Miami Herald Ernesto Fernandez performed his final master’s flute recital at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music on a recent Friday evening. “I’ve been ...

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