Category Archives: Arts and artists

Summer Events

This summer, in addition to our various presentations of Theater by the Book (go to I will be working with City Theatre (go to ) at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The two-program Summer Shorts runs from May 29 to June 22, 2008 in Miami and features in program “A” a […]

Special theater awards

From Christine Dolen’s blog Drama Queen: ( Each year South Florida’s theater community — well, a great deal of it, from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach County — gathers at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to recognize some of the best work done at the region’s many theaters during the previous year. The annual […]

An open letter to Chris Dolen

Re: Playhouse drafts comeback plan (Miami Herald) Hello Chris! As usual you are out there fighting the good fight. I salute you and thank you. I find, however, some deeply wrong-headed concepts at work (or failing to work) in the would-be proposal, as described by you.It would be interesting to see what AMS Planning really […]

New Year Message

Dear Friends:I make this extensive to all of you as a New Year message. For all those people who love opera, music, singing, painting, theatre and/or all the arts…For all those of you out there, think of how the careers of great musicians like the Danish tenor Aksel Schiøtz and the Soviet artists Dmitri Shostakovich, […]


by Daniel Fernandez El Nuevo Herald Lauren Levy and Martin Shalita, in a scene from Menotti’s Goya In February of this year, a few months before his 96th birthday, the Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti left us. His voluminous musical legacy has remained as a testament to his extraordinary creativity and energy, one that until […]


an evening of scenes from the operas of Gian Carlo Menotti   The Frost Opera Theater begins its 2007-08 season with an evening of opera scenes by Gian Carlo Menotti on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 8 pm.  Menotti Remixed will present traditional and rarely heard work by this iconic opera composer and his longtime partner, […]


Aside from the many, many hours that Bill hung out with me at the tiny office back in those days in the 90’s at 65 Almeria Avenue, drinking coffee and talking about a wide ranging panoply of subjects, from astronomy to zebras, was always a delight, a needed break in the middle of many a […]

Hazardous Work

Two young musicians with the Eugene (Oregon) Symphony – Kjersten J. Oquist, 36, and Angela Svendsen, 31 – were killed on February 11 of this year in a car crash caused by a driver heading down the freeway in the wrong direction as the women drove home after a rehearsal. Kelly Gronli, 28, was in […]