Tomorrow FUNDarte opens the doors of the Black Box Theater at the Miami Dade Auditorium for Miami On Stage 2013. The three day event (Thursday, April 18th to Saturday, April 20th) features musical performances by unique, eclectic Latin artists including female vocalist Leslie Cartaya, jazz master Alfredo Chacon, and rapero Mr. Haka, who mix their ethnic roots with mainstream pop to create new sound.
Simultaneously, a unique kind of audio/ visual artistic magic will be popping up in public spaces around the city. The installations are a part of the new public intervention project mujer_cita_MIA by celebrated multi-media artist and feminist activist Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez.
Meet Alexis Frias aka 8-Bit Lexicon, maker of pixel art – illustration, street art, portraits, sculptures and 3-D art. 8-Bit Lexicon is the official resident artist ofBlock x BlogMusic and Arts Festival. ( See: Block x Blog Does FTL)
With a little help from 8-Bit Lexixon and friends, the festival will showcase pop culture, video game protagonists, 8-bit aesthetics, interactivity and all-around arcade nostalgia.
Bullying is bad…mkay? That’s why the local film heroes over at Magnet Filmworks are crowd-funding CHUB, an inspiring short filmabout a bullied kid who finally finds the strength to stand up for himself and get his stolen bike back.
If you or anyone you’ve ever known has been a victim of bullying, then you know that it can totally destroy someone. If you’ve ever seen someone being bullied and did nothing about it, here’s your chance to make amends - Support CHUB and help make the world a better place by donating to the Indiegogo campaign.
Want to know more before you dish out the cash? We thought you mite so asked Alessandra Gherardi Albis (Screenwriter) and Sam Albis (Director) some questions on the project for those of you that need more convincing.
“Miami Audiences made for the best screening we have had for Filly Brown”
Edwards James Olmos is in Miami for the South Florida premiere of Filly Brown. The opening film for the Hispanicize Festival was a collaboration with the Miami International Film Festival. In it, “Majo” Tonorio, aka Filly Brown (Gina Rodríguez), a Mexican-American hip-hop prodigy from Los Angeles, percolates with the raw energy of hope sprung from desperation and is recruited by a shady producer who offers her a crack at rap stardom. The late Jenni Rivera plays the part of Majo’s mother María, who is locked up in jail for drug trafficking. Lou Diamond Philips is the father who takes care of Majo and her younger sister.This is a drama where family has the power to destroy and ultimately save. The film is a co-directorial work of Yussef Delara and Michael D’ Olmos. The acting in the film is solid. Gina’s talent is very exciting and she has a bright future, no doubt.
New Times Broward/Palm Beach’s 16th-Annual Beerfest went down on April 6, 2013. This years Beerfest featured local/international craft beers, interactive games, good food, andlive musical performances by local favorites The Hongs, Modernage, Beatmachines, and The Tremends.
The Heineken TransAtlantic Music Festival showcases the sound of the world right now. The weekend line-up includes live performances by locals such as The Hongs and Krisp, plus a few pretty spectacular international acts like Bajofondo and Bomba Estereo.
Tropicult is showcasing the sounds of the festival online for new and loyal readers alike AND we’re giving away a pair of tickets (see: Page 3).