A&E

  • A&E: Historic Exhibit Surveys Art After Stonewall

    “Art after Stonewall: 1969 – 1989,” an unprecedented exhibition of more than 200 works by LGBT artists, opened this month at Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum in Miami and will remain on display through January.

  • A&E: In ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ White Lie Forces Life-Changing Decision

    We’ve all found ourselves in that awkward situation when someone asks a simple question and before we can stop ourselves, we’ve replied with an untruth. Usually, these situations are benign, free of consequences, but for Evan Hansen, a little white lie quickly spirals out of control.

  • A&E: Indian Filmmaker Tells Legendary Story to Empower Women

    Move over “Xena, Warrior Princess,” because the “Warrior Queen of Jhansi” is the latest “Wonder Woman” to inspire a new generation of girls and women.

  • A&E: Kristin Chenoweth Opens Up About Current Events, Career

    Its an interesting time to be alive,” said actress Kristin Chenoweth. I dont know how to describe it. This is a time of transition in the world. Overall, I know were very, very divided. I never like to lead with politics, but its the elephant in the room. 

  • A&E: LGBT Stories, Characters Prominent in Pride Month Premieres

    TV viewers will be treated to both the familiar and unexpected when they tune in to Pride month premieres. In addition to LGBT-themed storylines and characters, a record number of LGBT actors will be portraying those roles. And, three new documentaries also put our progress into perspective since the Stonewall riots 50 years ago. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A&E: Meet Craig Johnson, ArtServe’s New Executive Director

    Craig Johnson, the new executive director of ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, has big plans for the arts incubator celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020.

  • A&E: Pam Ann Flies Into Miami With New Show W/Trailer

    Fasten your seatbelts because the outrageous air hostess Pam Ann is bringing her new show to the Flamingo Theater in Miami on Thursday, Sept. 20. Pam Ann, the creation of Aussie comedian Caroline Reid more than two decades ago, has been busy since her last appearance in South Florida.

  • A&E: Play, Playwright Poke Fun at Politics, Politicians

    It’s just May 2019 and the 2020 presidential election campaign is already in full swing. Recent surveys show that even voters who care about politics are feeling apprehensive about the 18 months ahead.

  • A&E: Pompano Beach Embraces the Arts

    (Mirror) For decades, most of Broward County’s cultural institutions were found in Fort Lauderdale. But now, that’s changing as the city of Pompano Beach invests significant in the arts, making Fort Lauderdale’s northern neighbor a destination for theater, concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

  • A&E: Renee Zellweger Brings Gay Icon Back to Life in Biopic

    Fifty years after her untimely death of an accidental drug overdose, a star is reborn—not as yet another campy drag impersonation, but rather as a conflicted mother struggling to support her children.

  • A&E: Saxophonist Performs Big, Brassy Hits at Broward Center

    Local music fans are accustomed to regular visits during the Christmas season by smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz. The Grammy-nominated musician is making an early appearance at the Broward Center and he wont be playing his beloved holiday tunes. (He is Jewish but loves Christmas music.)

  • A&E: South Florida Native Turns Experiences into Compelling Stories on Stage and Life

    (Mirror) Playwright Jason Mitchell was a self-described “theater kid.” The Plantation native attended the magnet performing arts program at Dillard School of the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, spent his summers working in local theaters and went on to major in theater at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. 

  • A&E: Todrick Hall Will Headline Second ‘Our Night Out’

    Singer, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall will headline “Our Night Out,” an interactive evening of the arts, on Friday, June 14, organizers announced last week.

  • A&E: Writer’s Block Inspires New Play from Local Playwright

    Miami writer and playwright Philip Middleton Williams is still trying to finish his novel, “Bobby Cramer.” It’s been more than two decades.

  • A&E: Your Pride Month A&E Guide

    Pride month isn’t just about parades and parties. Local arts organizations are celebrating LGBT Pride with concerts, exhibitions and more. Here’s your guide to what’s happening at South Florida stages and studios:

  • Choruses Mark Stonewall Anniversary with Historic Performance

    When the three largest local gay mens choruses take the stage together in Lauderhill and Coral Gables next weekend they will not only be observing the 50thanniversary of one of the seminal moments in the gay rights movement, they will be making history themselves.

  • Column: SLOW BURN’S ‘JEKYLL’ IS AS CLOSE TO BROADWAY AS IT GETS

     

    Curtain speeches are a quaint tradition in South Florida theater. Generally, the artistic director steps out before the beginning of the performance and either asks for money or thanks donors in the audience—or both. Sometimes these addresses are entertaining, but most often, they’re just something to be endured.

  • Film Explores Miami Beach’s Disappearing Jewish Culture

    Long before Art Deco became a movement and prior to the arrival of MTV, Miami Vice and Madonna, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. 

  • Mirror: Arts & Entertainment Fall Entertainment Preview

    Fall is an exciting time in South Florida as dozens of local dance and theater companies, orchestras and galleries kick off their new seasons. Here is your guide to the many choices available to stretch your imagination and stimulate your senses.

  • Mirror: Broadway

    With three world-class performing arts centers within an 80-mile distance, South Florida attracts the best Broadway touring productions. The highlights of the season are the regional sdebut of the Jimmy Buffet musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” at the Broward Center and the hilarious comedy, “The Play that Goes Wrong,” at the Kravis Center.