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One of the sculptures under construction on the Segovia Traffic Circles in Coral Gables (Photo by Leslie Ovalle / South Florida News Service)

Passion flower sculptures about to bloom in Coral Gables

Two flower-like sculptures on Segovia Street, one more than 30-feet high, are scheduled to be unveiled this summer, the first public artwork commissioned by Coral Gables since the 1920s. The majority of the funding for the art installation, or $1 million, was provided by the city’s Neighborhood Renaissance Program. Another $40,000 was given by the National Endowment for the Arts ...

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Construction in downtown Coral Gables has begun (Leslie Ovalle / South Florida News Service)

Construction in downtown Coral Gables brings mixed feelings

Though city leaders tout the significant downtown development plans in progress for this Mediterranean-style city – a decade in the making – Coral Gables business owners worry about what a protracted construction period will do for their bottom lines. Officials say the project will transform the Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue, the city’s most vibrant streets. The project aims to ...

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Brian Reedy, right, reveals a print produced by students Katiana Rodriguez, center, and Pamela Cianciarullo, left. (Sam Smith / South Florida News Service)

Art teacher’s students earn accolades for Zelda Glazer Middle School

Brian Reedy’s wood-block prints fuse tradition with “geek culture,” and he teaches his students to do the same. “Brian’s a big pop-culture guy,” said Miguel Balsera, 40. “He’s not just limited to that, but through that is how he connects with and how he hooks these kids.” Reedy and Balsera worked together 15 years ago at the same elementary school. ...

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Wynwood donut shop drawing fans with beer, bourbon confections [Video]

Xuan Guerrero and Denise Diaz recalled the first time they came across the small, white-and-blue food truck with a round sign that read “The Salty Donut Artisanal Donut Shoppe & Coffee Bar.” They were in Wynwood and the truck was surrounded by crowds lined up to get the chef-made, artisanal doughnuts. After a few months of visiting, the only change ...

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Frida Exantus paints one of the drawings provided by ArtCares for Kids with help from Liz Portuondo (right) and hospital volunteer Barbara Nunez. (Photo by Jocelyn Talavera / South Florida News Service)

Street artists and muralists come together to benefit ArtCares for Kids

At an art show in 2010, artist Christine Lyall noticed a father and son looking at her painting. While the father admired the painting at eye level, the little boy balanced on his tiptoes trying to get a better look. “I just thought, too bad it’s not low enough for the kid to see it better,” said Lyall, 48, who ...

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Edson Jean and Joshua Jean-Baptiste of Miami, winners of a $25,000 Project Greenlight contest. (Photo courtesy Mike Atwood)

Young Haitian-American filmmakers in Miami win $25,000 Project Greenlight contest [Video]

Edson Jean and Joshua Jean-Baptiste, two young Haitian-American roommates, last fall entered a three-minute pitch video in a Project Greenlight contest hoping to get funding for a proposed web series three-and-a-half years in the making. “Too often we’ve applied for stuff and gotten runner-up or made it to the finals,” said Jean-Baptiste, 26. “You kind of prime yourself to being ...

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Glades Middle School Jazz Band practices with the new music equipment after the collaboration between Miami-Dade Schools and Music for Your Heart Foundation. Courtesy of Music for Your Heart

Music for Your Heart foundation teaches children ‘What Really Matters’

Two years ago, Felipe Carvajal, a Flamenco musician, moved to Miami from Seville, hoping to expand his international career. He was an established musician in Spain and wanted to leave his footprint into the American music scene. “It was extremely difficult to leave a place where I lived and breathed the music I love,” said Carvajal, now 27. “Certainly, I ...

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Haitian artist Turgo Bastien paints the old St. Claire Laundry and Dry Cleaners building in Little Haiti on Nov. 10, 2015. (Photo by: Alfonso Duran, South Florida News Service)

Artist paints colorful new life into vintage Little Haiti building

When Turgo Bastien created his first painting, it wasn’t with a brush or acrylic paint. The artist, then 8, turned a chicken feather into a brush, soaked it in house paint and used an old shirt as the canvas. It was a neighbor who encouraged him to pursue art for a living. “She looked at my work and said, ‘Turgo, ...

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Javier Aragonés, 32, and Wilmer Salgado, 39, watch as Piero Menor, 32, kicks the ball into the 21-inch hole at the Melreese. (Photo courtesy of Piero Menor)

New game gets a foothold on South Florida golf courses

When Piero Menor, 32, goes to the International Links Melreese Country Club, he sports an aqua blue polo shirt, knee high athletic socks, indoor soccer shoes, golf shorts, a size five soccer ball and a golf hat. Menor, one of the hosts of Miami’s channel América Tevé’s Agárrese Quien Pueda show, doesn’t go to Melreese to play golf. He goes ...

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Cagney Kobrin and Michael Schock warm up before playing bubble soccer at Weekend P.E. (Photo courtesy of Weekend P.E.)

Soccer in a bubble is a growing sport in Miami-Dade

When Randy Carlson, 39, and Jake Sibely, 43, want to feel like kids again, instead of soccer, they play bubble soccer. “We can all remember when we were 5, 6, 7, 8 years old and just having that physical freedom,” said Sibely, co-founder of the U.S. Bubble Soccer Association. “But as you get older and more stiff, and maybe more ...

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