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Editor’s Page In his latest book, The Great Reset, the social scientist Richard Florida (The Rise of the Creative Class) has this to say about where the best workers of today want to be: “It is somewhat ironic that in this era of supposedly frictionless communication and highly mobile talent, the local cultural and social life still determines who gets the talent,” Florida writes. “Even though talent is mobile and can flow freely, the issue remains: where does it want to go?” That ties in to one of the reasons we founded Palm Beach ArtsPaper almost three years ago: It seemed to us that the local arts not only needed to be covered, but that their very presence here makes the community better, and not just for people who already live here. An area with a strong arts scene is an area that has a more attractive profile for people looking for opportunity and a great quality of life, and that always means good things for long-term economic viability. But we’ve always believed that this area’s arts scene deserves a larger national and global profile, even if it doesn’t get a mention in Chamber of Commerce recruitment pitches. And in the 1,100 posts and 20 print editions we’ve done since our first day on the Web, we think we’ve shown why.
Today, we return to print after our summer hiatus with our annual preview of the arts season. Inside, you’ll find comprehensive stories about visual art (in three counties), books, dance, film, jazz, pop and classical, opera, and theater, as well as a calendar for the earliest events in our season. Despite the continued economic woes of this state and the country as a whole, the arts season ahead is going to be a robust one, almost over-full in some areas. It’s a privilege to be able to cover it, and we hope you’ll be with us as we compile its chronicle over the months ahead. If you’re new to us, you might want to know that our original home is on the Web at www.palmbeachartspaper.com, where you’ll find much longer versions of the stories here. Please pay us a visit, and if you’re social mediainclined, follow us on Twitter (@pbartspaper), and “like” us on Facebook (www.facebook. com/pbartspaper). And, of course: See you at the show.
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Winter offers likely Oscar candidates in film
By Hap Erstein Sorry, fans of superheroes and special effects, the summer is over and Hollywood is ready to bring out its A-list (for “Adult”) fare. This is the season for films of substance, even if Tom Cruise is back with his fourth Mission: Impossible flick, director David Fincher is trying to remake a Swedish film noir into a domestic blockbuster and Martin Scorsese tries his hand at making a 3-D movie. This is the season that most of the Academy Awards’ Best picture nominees get released, so we are willing to bet that the majority of this year’s best are listed below. After all, we’ve already seen what has opened in 2011 so far and feel certain the winner is yet to come. The Ides of March (Oct. 7) — George Clooney is one of the few stars who can get a serious film about the machinations of a presidential election campaign made by a studio, and fortunately Columbia Pictures said “yes” to him directing and appearing in a movie adaptation of Beau Willimon’s intricate off-Broadway play, Farragut North. It concerns a rising, though naïve media strategist (Ryan Gosling) trying to take a progressive Democratic governor (Clooney) to the White House. Call it The Best Man for a new generation. The Skin I Live In (Oct. 14) — Fans of the great Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar would eagerly anticipate any new release from him, but particularly his first reunion with Antonio Banderas since 1990’s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Banderas plays a plastic surgeon who experiments with unconventional skin grafts, and both filmmaker and star describe the results as “disturbing.” Count us in.
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn.
Anonymous (Oct. 28) — Scholars love to debate the identity of the writer of the plays and sonnets that have been attributed to a guy named William Shakespeare. Chances are most moviegoers really do not care, but perhaps they will be drawn to this tale of Edward de Vere, earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans of Notting Hill), who may be the mind behind Hamlet and Macbeth. Curiously, this film comes from Roland Emmerich, best known for mega-action flicks such as Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow. The Rum Diary (Oct. 28) — Hollywood’s most bankable star, Johnny Depp, owes us all some better movies after The Tourist and the umpteenth and (please let it be the) last Pirates of the Caribbean installment. It sounds
like he is back in his strength of offbeat characters here with this early novel by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, playing an expatriate American newspaper reporter on the skids in Puerto Rico. Supporting him are Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard, with direction by Bruce Robinson (Withnail & I). Puss in Boots (Nov. 4) — Chances are you have not spent a lot of time wondering how that rakish orange tabby from the Shrek flicks became a crook, but when it was decided that he (and voice talent Antonio Banderas) deserved his own spinoff, the screenwriting team went with an origin prequel. It seems he was hanging out with the wrong element (Humpty Dumpty, voiced by Zach Galifianakis) which led to his life of crime. Could be fun, but it sounds more like summer fare to us. My Week with Marilyn (Nov. 4) — That would be Marilyn Monroe, and the combative backstage story of her filming 1957’s The Prince and the Showgirl with her co-star/director, Laurence Olivier. The stillunderrated Michelle Williams takes on the challenge of playing iconic sex symbol Monroe and Kenneth Branagh has the almost-as-unenviable task of portraying Olivier. J. Edgar (Nov. 9) — Speaking of taking on real-life challenges, Leo DiCaprio tackles the larger-than-life role of J. Edgar Hoover, who helped found the FBI, then ran it for nearly half a century, nabbing crooks and making enemies along the way. Clint Eastwood instigated the film, which usually means Oscar nominations all around. And yes, Hoover’s sexual orientation is examined, which probably means DiCaprio gets to wear a dress.
Hugo (Nov. 23) — We were starting to think — or maybe just hope — that the 3-D revival was waning, but then we heard that Martin Scorsese was jumping on that gimmick bandwagon. He applies the extra dimension to a story about an orphan who is helped deal with his grief by a robot left to him by his late father. Yes, it sounds like an after-school special to us too, but we have learned never to underestimate Scorsese. The Descendants (Nov. 23) — Speaking of favorite directors, it has been seven years since Alexander Payne (Election, About Schmidt) last released a feature film, the Oscar-nominated Sideways. Since his new one stars George Clooney as a Hawaiian real estate magnate, it seems likely he will draw his largest audience yet. Especially if Clooney’s fans overlook the likely downbeat premise of him dealing with his wife going into a coma. Young Adult (Dec. 9) — Charlize Theron plays an author of teen novels who is emotionally stuck back in high school, and when she hears her old boyfriend is married and just had a child, she flies to her hometown to win him back. OK, not that interesting a premise, but factor in that it comes from director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody — the team that gave us Juno — and the film graduates to the must-see list. A Dangerous Method (Dec. 9) — Another reunion worth looking forward to is the latest collaboration of director David Cronenberg and actor Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) in a biographical tale of pioneering psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Specifically, it concerns his See FILM on page 11
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Dance MCB world premiere just one big event in standout dance season By Marilyn Bauer The coming dance season couldn’t open any hotter: The world premiere of a new work for the Miami City Ballet by a rising young British star. But there are also plenty of other good things in the local dance world for 2011-12, including the State Ballet of Russia’s Swan Lake, and fresh work from local companies including Florida Classical Ballet Theatre. Here are the highlights: Miami City Ballet will introduce a new piece by Royal Ballet choreographer Liam Scarlett and perform two full-length classics, Giselle and Coppelia, in the coming season. “We are thrilled and excited having finished our 25th year, and we capped that off with a triumphant run in Paris,” said Edward Villella, the troupe’s founding director, who retires in April 2013. “For this season, my idea was to make the first two programs reminiscent of what we did in Paris. “The last two ballets are Giselle and Coppelia. I wanted to do those works because they are large ballets and they have very simple corps work. Because we lost 10 dancers, we have to rely a bit on our school of apprentices. It is programming based on practicality.” Program 1 will open the season Oct. 2123 (Arsht Center) with Balanchine’s exuberant Square Dance, a hybrid of American folk dancing and classical ballet set to the music of Italian Baroque masters Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli. Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, a duet that tells the story of a young man obsessed with his image in a mirror and the woman who interrupts his reverie, is also part of the program along with Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy, a haunting pas de deux, and Twyla Tharp’s masterwork In the Upper Room. (Program I also can be seen Oct. 28-30 at the Broward Center and Dec. 9-11 at the Kravis Center. Perhaps the most anticipated dance event this season is MCB’s presentation of Scarlett’s new ballet, which will be performed as part of Program II starting Jan. 6-8 (Arsht Center; Jan. 27-29, Kravis; Feb. 3-5, Broward). Scarlett was commissioned to create what represents his first work for an American company. Villella met the 24-year-old choreog-
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rapher in London almost two years ago and was blown away by a ballet he choreographed for the Royal Ballet. “This young man has an incredible future before him,” he said. “His potential is remarkable. I asked him to do a ballet for us with the stipulation there would be a minimum of costumes, and no sets .... He came in January for three weeks and in two weeks he had accomplished the ballet, and the third week he polished it.” Rounding out the program are Robbins’ In the Night, danced to nocturnes by Chopin, and George Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial, a contemporary tribute to Marius Petipa and Tchaikovsky. Program III is Giselle, with its beloved Adolphe Adam score, set for Feb. 17-19 at the Arsht, Feb. 24-26 at the Broward Center, and March 9-11 at the Kravis. Program IV, Leo Delibes’ Coppelia, opens at the Broward Center from March 23-25, travels to the Arsht from March 30-April 1, and finishes at the Kravis on April 13, 14 and 15. (For more information: www.miamicityballet.org or (305) 929-7010.) Fresh off a 10-day tour of Cuba, Florida Classical Ballet Theatre opens its 11th season with a new work by founder Colleen Smith. Titled In the Mood, it’s an evocation of the World War II era, with popular Big
Band and Hollywood music of the time. Officials with the Palm Beach Gardens-based company say it will be danced with a full orchestra when it takes the stage Oct. 15 at the Eissey Campus Theatre. FCBT also will present its annual mounting of The Nutcracker (Nov. 25-27), and in March, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, with Lily Ojea and Rogelio Corrales in the lead roles. Smith has another original work in mind for June 12, a piece called Wonderland and Other Dances, with Alice and the gang from Lewis Carroll’s classic tales and sets by Jupiter-based artist Pamela Larkin Caruso. (Tickets and times: www.fcbt.org or (561) 207-5900.) The Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth always offers a well-attended season of contemporary dance, and this year Duncan director Mark Alexander has put together another lineup of cutting-edge troupes. The Duncan season begins with Ballet Memphis (Jan. 20-21), which like MCB is celebrating its 25th season. The Memphians’ program includes Trey McIntyre’s In Dreams, to songs by Roy Orbison, and S’Epanouir, a dance by Jean Comfort to a contemporary score by Kirk Whalum. Chicago’s Luna Negra Dance Theater, founded by Cuban-born Eduardo Vilaro in 1999 as a showcase for Latin dance, arrives next (Feb. 3-4), with a three-work program: Solo una Vez, by Luis Eduardo Sayago, Naked Ape, by Fernando Hernando Magadan, and Flabbergast, by company director Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. Tom Mossbrucker’s Aspen Santa Fe Ballet comes to the Duncan on Feb. 23 and 24; its program had not been finalized at presstime, but this small, prestigious, edgy company prides itself on its history of commissioning new work, and has featured pieces by McIntyre, Tharp and Nicolo Fonte. Finally, on March 23-24, it’s a return appearance for Pilobolus, the uniquely acrobatic shape-shifting company that finds remarkable things to do with bodies as objects. (Tickets and information: www.palmbeachstate.edu or (561) 868-3350.) The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has an eclectic season including Kings of Salsa (Nov. 25), choreographed by Roclan See DANCE on page 14
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Coming season a rich trove of premieres, new ventures By Hap Erstein Looking at the upcoming theater season in South Florida, you would never know that we were in the midst of a sluggish economy. Palm Beach Dramaworks is pouring millions into the renovation and purchase of its new performance space, which will nearly triple the group’s seating capacity, and recently received a $2 million donation for the project, which will be named the Donald and Ann Brown Theatre. A completely new company, Parade Productions, will be kicking off in Boca Raton in January. And Boca’s Caldwell Theatre is inaugurating a second-stage program with three full productions beginning in December. Of course, the theater community is still reeling and shaking its collective heads over the abrupt closing and bankruptcy filing of 25-year-old Florida Stage, just before its announced summer show this year. That leaves a significant hole in the cultural scene, yet there is plenty left to look forward to seeing. Among the highlights is one mini-theme of plays about the value of art. At both the north and south extremes of the region, Coral Gables’ Gable Stage (Nov. 5-Dec. 4) and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre (Feb. 14-26) will each be producing John Logan’s 2010 Tony Award-winning play Red, about abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, caught in the act of creation. West Palm’s Palm Beach Dramaworks is giddy over its coup of snagging the rights to Lee Hall’s The Pitmen Painters (Feb. 17-March 11), the true story of British miners who take up painting and become sensations of the art world. At New Theatre,
A scene from Come Fly Away, coming March 13-18 to the Kravis Center. Photos provided.
also in Coral Gables, the world premiere of Twain and Shaw Do Lunch (Dec. 2-18), by Chambers Stevens, eavesdrops on the clash of egos and attitudes toward their art as two of the early 20th century’s greatest writers meet, eat and expound. Dramaworks moves into the drastically reconfigured former Cuillo Centre on Nov. 11 — yes, numerology fans, that’s 11-11-11 — with Arthur Miller’s World War II morality drama, All My Sons (through Dec. 11). The group’s season also includes two Pulitzer Prize winners, Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Jan. 6-29) and David Auburn’s Proof (May 25-Jun 17), as well as one of South African Athol Fugard’s best apartheid parables, Master Harold … and the boys (April 6-29). Artistic director Clive Cholerton continues to shake up the Caldwell Theatre with new works and his first fully
produced musical. He opens his season with Amy Herzog’s heady After the Revolution (Oct. 16-Nov. 20), about a family’s suffering under the cloud of the McCarthy hearings of the ’50s. Miami attorney-turnedplaywright Christopher Demos Brown is showcased with the world premiere of Our Lady of Allapatta (April 15-May 20), about a police investigation of a mysterious religious image on the side of a Miami strip mall. In between, the company tackles the Cy Coleman-Larry Gelbart pulp fiction musical City of Angels (Feb. 26-April 1), about a crime novelist and his detective alter ego. Bullish on the future, the Caldwell has taken dates in the Mizner Park Cultural Center for three additional productions this season. Dubbed Caldwell 2, it kicks off in December with a holiday comedy. In the same space, acting teacher-director Kim St. Leon is inaugurat-
Larry Buzzeo as Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, at Slow Burn Theatre Co., returning Oct. 21-29.
ing Parade Productions with Donald Margulies’ semi-autobiographical Brooklyn Boy (Jan. 26-Feb. 12), featuring South Florida favorite Avi Hoffman. If all goes well, the company will expand its operations in future seasons. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre opens its season with the manic comic take on Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps (Nov. 1-13), before concentrating on its strong suit — musical theater. Its lineup includes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Nov. 29-Dec. 18), Cabaret (Jan. 10-29) and Hello, Dolly! (March 13-April 1). Actors’ Playhouse of Coral Gables, which also chiefly produces musicals, must have been cribbing from the Maltz Jupiter’s schedule, or vice versa.
October 2011 It mounted The 39 Steps this past season and will be presenting its own take on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this season (March 7-April 8). It opens this fall with Hairspray (Oct. 12-Nov. 13), with artistic director David Arisco as Edna Turnblad. The company’s holiday show is Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Dec. 7-Jan. 1), the classic Dickens tale told from the viewpoint of Ebenezer Scrooge’s dead partner, followed by the bi-polar musical, Next to Normal (Jan. 18-Feb. 12) and a new Steven Dietz comedy, Becky’s New Car (May 9-June 3). Sticking with a good thing, or at least a popular one, West Boca’s Slow Burn Theatre Company brings back its Halloween hit, The Rocky Horror Show (Oct. 21-29). Next up is Urinetown, The Musical, the story of a greedy toilet monopoly (Jan. 20-29), then Stephen Sondheim’s twist on fairy tales, Into the Woods (April 13-22). One of the theaters taking up the slack from Florida Stage is Plantation’s Mosaic Theatre with several world and Southeastern premieres, including the recent New York hit about the famed Green Bay Packers football coach, Lombardi (Nov. 10-Dec. 4). Also on Mosaic’s play list is The Birds (March 8-April 1), Conor McPherson’s stage adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier yarn that Hitchcock turned into an iconic suspense film. So new it does not have a final title is a fact-based play by Joe Calarco (April 19-May 13), about a 15-year-old boy who was doused with rubbing alcohol and set on fire by five teenagers. GableStage has had its eye on Broadway lately, and Joe Adler has put together a season of recent New York plays. In addition to Red, he will offer the area premieres of The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Jan. 7-Feb. 5), Stephen Adly Guirgis’ poetic tale of drugdependent low-lifes, and A Steady Rain (March 3-April 1) by Keith Huff, a series of monologues delivered by two Chicago cops. Also direct from Broadway comes Margulies’ Time Stands Still (May 5-June 3), an uneasy romance between a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent, trying to make peace away from the war zone. As befits its name, New Theatre of Coral Gables has a slate of world premiere plays ahead. Its first production this fall is Edith Can Shoot Things (Oct. 14-30) by A. Rey Pamatmat, a stark look at two abandoned teens. Later in the season, the company unveils Winter (Jan. 27-Feb. 12), Robert Caisley’s squabble over the arrangements for a deceased mother, and Property Line
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The poster for The Pitmen Painters, coming to Palm Beach Dramaworks beginning Feb. 17.
The poster for The 39 Steps, set for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Nov. 1-13.
(March 23-April 8) by Juan C. Sanchez, a comic battle between neighbors over real estate ownership. For many audience members, theatergoing means attending the various Broadway series at the three performing arts centers in South Florida. West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center leads off its season with the somewhat revised touring version of The Addams Family (Nov. 8-13), then the Tony-winning revival of Hair (Jan. 10-15), the similarly acclaimed new production of La Cage aux Folles (Feb. 14-19), featuring Palm Beacher George Hamilton. Kravis on Broadway concludes with the collaboration of choreographer Twyla Tharp and the late Frank Sinatra, Come Fly Away (March 13-18) and Les Miserables (May 16-26), reconceived for its 25th anniversary. In Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center calls its series Broadway Across America and it has the area exclusive of the acclaimed Billy Elliot (Feb. 29-March 11), the emotional tale of the miner’s son who prefers dance to boxing. The season starts with the Beatles tribute band Rain (Oct. 4-16),
then the non-union Beauty and the Beast (Nov. 15-27) and the always welcome Jersey Boys (Jan. 11-29). The expansive revival of South Pacific arrives in the spring (April 1022), followed by La Cage (June 12-24). At Miami’s Arsht Center, The Addams Family shows up (Oct. 25-30), followed by another cartoon-inspired musical, Shrek (Dec. 6-11). The musical recreation of a recording session of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, called Million Dollar Quartet (Dec. 27-Jan. 1), plays the coveted Christmas week, prior to Come Fly Away (March 20-25) and the return of Disney’s The Lion King (May 15June 10). Miami’s Zoetic Stage fills at least one of the gaps left by Florida Stage’s demise, opening its season at the Arsht Center with Christopher Demos-Brown’s Captiva (Nov. 3-20), a family reunion comedy. Zoetic follows it with David Sedaris’s Santaland Diaries (Dec. 8-23), featuring Michael McKeever in elf mode, and ends its season with the world premiere of McKeever’s Moscow (March 29-April 15), a comic look at the tumultuous early ’60s Cold War Era in Miami. The anarchic Mad Cat Theatre Co. has only one future production set, Angela Berliner’s Macbeth and the Monster (Dec. 16-Jan. 7), a tale of the Scottish king-to-be as a youngster, playing at the troupe’s new home at Miami’s Goldman Warehouse.
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From ghosts to gods, plus bodies and wildlife
By Gretel Sarmiento The artists and creations hitting the local museums and art venues are (lucky us) diverse and fun this season, ranging in subject from the human body and wildlife to ghosts, gods and Tiffany lamps. Norton Museum of Art: Fresh and widely awake from its two-and-a-half week hibernation and record-breaking summer attendance, the West Palm Beach museum will reopen Oct. 1 with a redesigned wi-fi main lobby and the reinstallation of its American and European galleries. Photographic works acquired during the past year will be presented in Recent Acquisitions: Photography (Oct. 1-Jan. 1). The works will depict the visions of a younger generation of photographers who will ask us, as the professionals do, to reconsider finding beauty and value in the mundane and the normal. The end of October will see on display objects — painting, jade, ceramic, glass, and metalwork — that once belonged to one of the greatest art collector in 18th century China, the Qianlong emperor. Running from Oct. 22 to Feb. 19, The Emperor’s Orders: Designs from the Qianlong Imperial Workshop (1736 -1796) will be composed Fish and Hoops, by Christopher J. Burlini. At the Cornell Musuem Feb. 28-June 30. by the museum’s own collection and some loans. A monumental 15-by-30-foot American flag will be the centerpiece of the Dave Cole: Flags of the World (2008) exhibit opening Nov. 3. The artist is known for grabbing ordinary and familiar materials and turning them into highly-provoking pieces. This particular piece is made up of red, white and blue pieces of fabric taken from the 192 international banners from an official United Nations flag set. This is one piece that promises to make us think. Following Flags is a show for those not all too concerned with physical appearance. Jenny Saville (Nov. 30-March 4) is the first exhibit of the Norton’s RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) series and definitely not one to be missed. Prepare to face works of tremendous physicality, volume and mass. They are created by a female British artist whose entire work got purchased by a presCover for The American Weekly (Dec. 30, 1945), by J.C. Leyendecker. At the Four Arts, tigious art collector (Charles Saatchi) when Dec. 3-Jan. 15. Photos provided. she was still in her 20s. Her style is said to Lunar Goddess, by Jason Page. At the Lightresemble that of the recently deceased Luhouse ArtCenter through Oct. 15.
October 2011 cian Freud and seems at times derived from her extensive observation of plastic surgery procedures. Cocktail Culture will open Dec. 15 just in time for the holidays. This is one for the voguistas (Vogue readers) or young future designers who wish to admire the masters. The exhibit, consisting of about 200 objects, will explore the social ritual of drinking and entertainment through fashion and design. The show will run through March 18, 2012. Contemporary artist Beth Lipman is said to have been inspired by the Norton’s Old Master still-life paintings. The result? The museum’s commission of a large-scale glass construction that will be installed in the center of the European galleries. Beth Lipman: A Still Life Installation opens Jan. 18 and runs through May 27. The Wisconsin-based artist’s installation will be accompanied by The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow (Jan. 18–March 25). The Roadshow is the world’s premier mobile glassblowing unit, housed in a 28-foot-long trailer. Running simultaneously with the Lipman exhibit will be Studio Glass: Works from the Museum Collection (Jan.18- May 27). Among the glass artists featured will be Dale Chihuly, William Morris and Toots Zynsky. The season will end pretty much in the same fashion it started: with photography. But this time with works by a British female artist who actually began her journey as a painting student. Tacita Dean (Feb. 3-May 6) will focus on the artworks produced by the Berlin-based artist during the past 20 years. Society of the Four Arts: Howard Chandler Christy and J.C. Leyendecker are two of the best American illustrators of the 20th century. It is no surprise then that the Palm Beach museum is highlighting their work with a monthlong show titled
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Sawmill in Red (2000), by Jimmy Lee Sudduth. At the Boca Raton Museum of Art through Jan. 8.
Stare (2004-05), by Jenny Saville. At the Norton Museum of Art from Nov. 30 to March 4. Photos provided.
The Art of Illustration, Original Works of Howard Chandler Christy and J.C. Leyendecker (Dec. 3-Jan. 15). This is for those who respect illustration as a form of art and for those who are still not convinced. Running simultaneously to the illustration exhibit will be Andy Warhol, the Bazaar Years 1951-1964 (Dec. 3-Jan. 15). The show focuses on Warhol’s work as an illustrator for magazines and books during the 1950s. Before he became the king of Pop Art with works that keep on living, Warhol collaborated with many prestigious publications including Harper’s Bazaar.
Beginning Feb. 4 you will have the chance to see what is believed to be the only existing image of Billy the Kid. The image, which is preserved on a metal plate, is part of a rarely seen private collection that focuses on the Western expansion in the 19th and 20th centuries. Recapturing the Real West: The Collections of William I. Koch will feature paintings, sculptures, ephemera, and photographs. Boca Raton Museum of Art: If there is something an art crowd never gets tired of is seeing everyday common objects become art. Most of us have at some point done just that, turned something mundane into a curious creation. But how many of us received international recognition because of it? Colombian artist Federico Uribe has. His creations will be on display at the museum until Dec. 4 in The World According to Federico Uribe, an exhibit that highlights the humor and irony in his work. It is never too late to catch a show that will make you smile plus give you an exclusive. Uribe’s newest work, life-sized palm trees made from the spines and fanned pages of books and gardens constructed
of gardening tools, debuts here. Running now to Jan. 8 is Outsider Visions: Self-Taught Southern Artists of the 20th Century, as loose and flexible as an exhibit can be. The subject matters covered by the 96 works on display range from politics and social commentary to UFOs and sex; the artists include Purvis Young, Lisa Cain, Clementine Hunter and Jeff Payne. To discover the power of a portrait sometimes it is necessary to stare. Luckily, the subjects depicted in Portraits from the Permanent Collection (Sept. 6-May 13) will not mind. They include artists and public figures such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Muhammad Ali. The 50-plus images on display come in all media — painting, drawing, prints and photography. Beginning Dec. 13, you will get to see works on loan from one of America’s finest art museums dedicated expressively to American art. American Treasures: Masterworks from the Butler Institute of American Art will bring 36 pieces representing la crème de la crème of 19thand 20th- century American masters with their many styles and genres. Edward Hopper, George Inness, Victor Higgins See P.B. ART on page 10
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and Jackson Pollock figure among the many names that will be featured. The show ends March 18. The new year will bring the photographic honesty of Martin Schoeller, who was Annie Leibovitz’s assistant in the 1990s before going to work for The New Yorker. Martin Schoeller: Close Up (Jan. 18-March 18) consists of about 48 images of celebrities, politicians and icons such as Angelina Jolie, Bill Clinton and Andre Agassi. The museum also will present Natura Morta: Photographs by Patrizia Zelano (Jan. 18-March 18) a confrontational show focusing on the relationship between man and nature. Natura Morta (Still Life) will feature 18 color photographs from three of the Italian photographer’s portfolios. Works by an American master almost 100 years old and still creating will be on display from March 27-June 3. Will Barnet at 100: Eight Decades of Painting and Printmaking will mark the 100th birthday of this painter and printmaker with about 50 works. Flagler Museum: In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Over-Sea Railroad, the Palm Beach museum will bring us an illustrated story of the construction of the railroad to Key West, which was built 1905 and 1912. First Train to Paradise: The Railroad That Went to Sea (Oct. 18-Jan. 8) is based on the accounts of those who risked their lives to make Flagler’s dream come true. More than 50 Tiffany lamps, windows, mosaics, enamels and ceramics compose the museum’s next exhibit: A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girl (Jan. 31-April 22). The show will introduce research that highlights the many women, including Clara Driscoll, who played an essential part in the design and creation of Tiffany Studios’ masterpieces. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: When venerated Zen teachers decided to grab the brush and create art as a vessel to mediation and inner enlightenment the Japanese art genre of Zenga was born. Zenmi — A Taste of Zen: Paintings, Calligraphy, and Ceramics from the Collection of Riva Lee Asbell (Oct. 18-Jan. 22) features more than 80 works associated with the practice of Zen and created by these masters of the 17th to the 20th centuries. Small Wonders: Japanese Snuff Bottles from the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art (Oct. 18-Jan. 22) is
The first passenger train on the Over-Sea Railroad arrives in Key West on Jan. 22, 1912. At the Flagler Museum, Oct. 18-Jan. 8. Copyright Henry Morrison Flagler Museum Archives.
as beautiful an exhibit as they come. It will display more than 40 striking examples of Japanese snuff bottles produced during the Meiji period (1868–1912). On view from Feb. 7 to May 6 is Old Techniques, New Interpretations: Japanese Prints from the 1950s to the 21st Century, a collection of about 60 prints that will celebrate the 40 years of sosaku hanga masters from Kiyoshi Saitō to Toko Shinoda, among others. Running simultaneously will be Mariko Kusumoto: Unfolding Stories, which is an introduction of this Japanese artist’s extraordinary metal sculptures and transformations of found objects into music boxes, clocks and other visions. I am also looking forward to Ghosts, Goblin, and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art (May 22–Sept. 16). This exhibit will bring an array of paintings, colorful woodblock prints, sculptures and masks depicting a host of legendary ghosts, gods, and other-worldly beings. Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach: The center will open with the Armory Faculty Exhibition (Oct. 7-Nov. 11) which will present works in all media. Natural and informative photos of wetland birds will follow with Wildlife Photographs of Rosalie Winard (Dec. 16-Jan. 21). Large-scale steel sculptures will take over from Dec. 16 to April 6 with Curved: Herbert Mehler Sculptures. Nature is the main inspiration behind Mehler’s sculptures. Cornell Museum: Coloring Outside the Lines, which runs through Oct. 23 at the downtown Delray Beach museum, is a cheerful show featuring the creations of renowned crayon artists Don Marco and Jeffrey Robert. This is the first time that father and son have exhibited together.
Running from Oct. 27 to Jan. 8 is The American Society of Marine Artists 15th National Exhibition: a national juried exhibition of 100 oils, watercolors, acrylics, bronzes and more depicting the beauty of the marine world. The Brazilian rain forest and the Vatican gardens are among the many subjects featured in Diana Nicosia: A Retrospective (Jan. 12-April 15). Opening at the same time is Burlini Studio of Art: a two-part exhibit featuring 50-70 works by local artists currently studying with nationally recognized artist Christopher J. Burlini. A solo show focusing on Burlini’s pop-surrealist works will actually open Feb. 28. The Lighthouse ArtCenter: Running now through Oct. 15 at the Tequesta center is Photo Now!, a juried exhibition that focuses on photography and digitally created and/or enhanced images. Palm Beach gallery owner Holden Luntz is the judge. Starting Nov. 17 until Dec. 31, you will get a change of pace with Landscapes 2011, compiled through a call for artists to submit their imagined and realistic landscapes in any medium. Running simultaneously is Fong Choo: The Artful Teapot, which will include the Singapore artist’s internationally renowned and beautifully glazed miniature teapots. Contempo (Jan. 6-Feb. 11) will mark the new year with contemporary art produced in the last two years, and will be judged by Mindy Solomon of Mindy Solomon Galleries in St. Petersburg. Right after Valentine’s Day, realistic painter JoAnne Berkow and nonrepresentational painter Rita Shapiro will pair up to bring us Realism: A Stringing Together of Abstractions (Feb. 16-March 24).
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friendship with psychiatrist colleague Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), which dissolves over — what else? — a woman (Keira Knightley). The Iron Lady (Dec. 16) — Yes, it is months until the Oscars, but the buzz has already begun for Meryl Streep’s latest transformation into former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who led her nation with a conservative iron hand in the 1980s. True, that was eons ago for many moviegoers, but if they can stand a little education along with an object lesson in acting, this one has got to be worth a look. Streep reunites with her Mamma Mia! director, Phyllida Lloyd. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Dec. 21) — The Swedish-made trilogy adapted from Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels about a Goth computer hacker and a crusading journalist who team up to fight crime were hugely successful with the art film crowd, but that is a small fraction of the moviegoing public. So now comes David Fincher (Benjamin Button, The Social Network) to remake them, with a cast headed by Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Nothing in this movie season is more anticipated and more dreaded. Extremely Loud and Extremely Close (Dec. 25) —Coming close on the heels of the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks is this adaptation of a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated) about a young boy’s search for the lock that fits the curious key left to him by his father, who died in the Twin Towers that fateful day. Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock head the cast, directed by Stephen Daldry, whose films are usually Oscar bait. War Horse (Dec. 28) — It figures Steven Spielberg would
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
be attracted to Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book about a British lad and his beloved, rundown horse Joey, who both enlist in the army during World War I. The story has all the emotion and sentimentality on which the name-brand director has built his reputation. Before it was a movie, though, it was an imaginative stage production with life-sized puppets for the horses. Of course, Spielberg used real horses. Those who saw the play cannot imagine it being effective that way, those who never saw the play cannot imagine it without horses. Carnage (late December) —Also coming from the theater is Yasmina Reza’s comedy of ill manners (originally called God of Carnage), about two sets of parents who meet and try to remain civil and adult getting to the bottom of a playground altercation between their 9-yearold sons. Of course, they fail miserably and their childish behavior leads to most of the fun. The four juicy roles have gone to Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz. Roman Polanski directs, which means the Brooklyn location will be played by somewhere outside the country.
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A mix of the familiar and the surprising By Bill Meredith
Jazz stopped being America’s popular music when people quit dancing to it. That happened as the swing era faded during the mid-20th century, but like all dance music, swing was homogenous compared to the bebop style that usurped it. Listening requires thinking, and for better or worse, jazz has been listening music ever since (while dance music has degraded to the point of requiring non-thinking). Discerning listeners will find plenty to think about on South Florida’s 2011-2012 season calendar, which features both familiar names and pleasant surprises. Eighty-two-year-old tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has lived long enough to outlast practically every legendary bandleader he’s worked with, including Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae and Oscar Peterson. The Philadelphia-born Golson has also composed several jazz standards including Killer Joe, Along Came Betty, Whisper Not and I Remember Clifford. He’s recorded more than 30 solo albums and toured the world over countless times, and will perform in South Florida with a Frost School of Music ensemble from the University of Miami, which boasts one of the top jazz and all-purpose music programs in the United States. Golson and the Frost Studio Jazz Band appear as part of the 2011 Festival Miami on Oct. 7 at UM’s Gusman Concert Hall (8 p.m., $25-65). Bela Fleck & the Flecktones have been a constant on the South Florida concert circuit for 20 years, but 2011 is different. For the first time since the group’s 1992 tour supporting its third CD, UFO Tofu, its namesake banjo virtuoso, bass wiz Victor Wooten and drum synthesizer player Futureman (brother Roy Wooten) are joined by original keyboardist/harmonica player Howard Levy. Futureman uses his guitarshaped electronic drum ax to create elastic rhythms with his bass-thumping brother, allowing Fleck to weave his inimitable banjo magic. And Levy is his bandmates’ equal on both of his instruments, meaning that there’s nothing this futuristic foursome can’t
Illustration by Pat Crowley.
play, which it will prove during two shows Oct. 18 at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart (6 and 8:30 p.m., $45). Some native New Yorkers come to the Sunshine State to retire, but not percussionist Sammy Figueroa. After two decades of playing in the Big Apple with both jazz stars (Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers and Sonny Rollins, with whom he still tours) and pop icons (David Bowie, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan), Figueroa moved to South Florida a decade ago and found a vibrant Latin jazz scene that appealed to his Puerto Rican heritage. His Latin Jazz Explosion band lives up to its name, featuring pianist Silvano Monasterios, saxophonist John Michalak, trumpeter Alex Pope Norris, bassist Gabriel Vivas and drummer Nomar Negroni. The group’s third CD, Urban Nature, follows the Grammy-nominated And Sammy Walked In and The Magician, and adds saxophonist Ed Calle, pianist Mike Orta and fellow percussionist Jose Gregorio Hernandez. Saxophone colossus Rollins says “there is no better percussionist than Sammy Figueroa.” See why Oct. 19 at the Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest Gardens (8 p.m., $20-25). Jazz is a relative term in the hands of multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven, but that’s
only because every genre is not only possible but likely. He’s best-known for being the mandolinist, violinist and percussionist for David Grisman in that fellow mandolinist’s stellar quintet, which further helped Craven learn how to blur genres from 1989-2005. The world is his percussion instrument, and he literally plays anything with strings, as he’s proven during workshops where he’s untied a shoe, stretched one of its strings tightly, and coaxed tones from it through a microphone. Having played with founding Grateful Dead icon Jerry Garcia, guitar virtuoso Bobby Lee Rodgers and violin legend Stephane Grappelli, Craven is paired here with rising North Carolina singer/ songwriter Jon Shain. See Craven and Shain on Oct. 19 at The Orange Door in Lake Park (8 p.m., $15). You may have heard the work of guitarist Andrew Yeomanson if you saw a popular Miami-based singer named Nil Lara during the 1990s (or heard Lara’s self-titled 1996 debut CD on Capitol Records). But if you’ve seen the Spam Allstars, you’ve experienced the guitarist’s alter ego. That’s the turntableplaying DJ Le Spam, who’s also led the genre-defying, hard-touring band since the 1990s. The group uses the term “electronica descarga” to describe its sound, a potent, worldly mix of Latin jazz, funk, hip-hop and salsa styles created by a true all-star lineup from South Florida that includes the bandleader (who contributes turntables, samples, bass and guitar), wind instrumentalists AJ Hill, Mercedes Abal, Chad Bernstein, Ted Zimmerman and Steve Welsh; guitarists Jose Elias and Andrew Zimmon, and percussionists Tomas Diaz and Lazaro Alfonso (four of whom also sing). See the Spam Allstars on Oct. 22 at the Bamboo Room in Lake Worth (9 p.m., $18). The title Jazz Meets Gershwin will prove interesting to some, but the incredible personnel involved should be the bigger draw for this forthcoming show. Hosted by popular vocalist Michael Feinstein, the tribute to George Gershwin also features singers Denyce Graves and Monica Mancini, trumpeter Terence Blanchard, keyboardists Dave Grusin and Shelly Berg, and violinist Mark O’Connor. The Mancini Institute Orchestra, named for Mancini’s father Henry Mancini and under the artistic direction
October 2011 of Blanchard, also participates, and the three vocalists certainly have the versatile Gershwin’s Broadway and opera sides covered. See Jazz Meets Gershwin on Nov. 4 at the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami (8 p.m., $25 and up). There’s a reason that veteran pianist Shelly Berg’s name isn’t as recognizable as those of his peers — it’s because he’s focused more on educating musicians than being one. Named one of three “Educators for the Millennium” in 2000 by the Los Angeles Times, largely for 10 years of previous work for the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Berg has been the dean of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami since 2007. The animated player has recent CDs with his trio (Follow the Sun, with bassist Chuck Berghofer, drummer Gregg Field and guest vocalists), iconic pianist Dick Hyman (the duo disc Meeting of Minds), and a solo piano effort, Nearness of You. Berg’s trio is joined by 76-year-old tenor saxophone titan Houston Person, who has a slate of great solo albums from 1966 to 2009. See Berg’s trio with Person on Nov. 11 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Amaturo Theater in Fort Lauderdale (7:45 p.m., $40). While stationed in Germany as a United States Army paratrooper from 1984-1987, singer/ trumpeter Troy Anderson started impersonating the late Louis Armstrong under orders by an impressed sergeant major. Now Troy “Satchmo” Anderson is winning awards from Las Vegas to Europe for his expert mimicry and musicality. The native Floridian nails every nuance of Armstrong, generally regarded as the most important figure in jazz history, from facial expressions to his powerful playing and personable vocals. With backing by his stellar Wonderful World Band (pianist Dolph
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Benny Golson performs Oct. 7 at Gusman in Miami.
Castellano, clarinetist Mike Gold, saxophonist Joe Donato, trombonist Hank Bredenberg, guitarist Martin Hand, bassist Rick Doll and drummer Danny Burger), Anderson creates a time warp while growling or scat-singing hits such as What a Wonderful World, Dream a Little Dream and Hello Dolly! See Anderson & the Wonderful World Band on Nov. 12 at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach (8 p.m., $20-25). Keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin and bassist Chris Wood may have become darlings on the jam band circuit during the trio’s 20 years together as MMW, but they certainly have jazz pedigrees. After studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Medeski and Wood moved to New York City, where Martin (who’d studied with Joe Morello and Bob Moses) had connections. The trio’s 1992 debut, Notes From the Underground, was an all-acoustic, avant-garde masterpiece before Medeski plugged in various organs and electric pianos. MMW has since released gems such as It’s a Jungle in Here (1993), Combustication (1998) and Uninvisible (2002), plus two stellar CDs as a quartet with guitarist John Scofield, the latest of which is Out Louder (2006). Every one
of the elastic trio’s live shows is an adventure, and every Fort Lauderdale gig a homecoming for Medeski, who grew up there. See MMW on Nov. 13 at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale (8 p.m., $32.90). At age 63, saxophonist and Cuba native Paquito D’Rivera has become one of the iconic elder statesmen of Latin jazz. Born in Havana in 1948, and fluent in classical music as well as jazz, D’Rivera was a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna while playing simultaneously with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He was also a founding member and co-director of the influential Cuban jazz band Irakere, which toured the United States and Europe, garnered several Grammy nominations, and won one in 1979. The only artist ever to win Grammys in both the Latin Jazz and Classical categories, D’Rivera’s latest CD is Tango Jazz: Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center. South Florida Jazz presents D’Rivera’s quintet Nov. 19 at the Broward Center’s Miniaci Performing Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale (8 p.m., $15-50). Keyboardist and vocalist Rick Krive has been among the most talented musicians on the South Florida scene over the past few decades, yet he’s somehow flown slightly under the radar. It’s likely because he’s become so proficient as a composer, with his music appearing on the TV shows Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Friends, Everybody Hates Chris, Frasier, Will & Grace, Law and Order and The West Wing. However, Krive is set to put down the pen, get out of his studio and recruit his quartet The Circle to kick off the Jazz Arts Music Society (JAMS) of Palm Beach’s forthcoming 2011-2012 concert season. Krive’s composing and arranging skills will be on full display as he performs with saxophonist Ed Maina, bassist Nicky Orta
Season Preview 13 and drummer Mike Harvey. See Krive & the Circle on Nov. 22 at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach (8 p.m., $35). Playing steel drums since the age of 11 in his native Trinidad, Othello Molineaux relocated to St. Thomas in 1967 to pursue a career as a pianist. A more fruitful decision was recording as a steel drummer on the self-titled 1976 breakout album by bassist Jaco Pastorius, an association that elevated Molineaux’s status over the next decade. He appeared on Pastorius’ 1981 follow-up Invitation, then toured the world with the bassist’s Word of Mouth Big Band, the results of which appear on the 1983 live effort Invitation. The steel drummer has released stellar solo CDs such as It’s About Time, and recorded with Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander and Eliane Elias. Molineaux plays an islandic Christmas Eve show Dec. 24 at the Arts Garage (8 p.m., $20-25). Saxophonist Bob Mintzer may be best-known as a longtime member of 30-year-old fusion quartet the Yellowjackets, a group he joined after previous experience as a player and arranger with big bands led by Buddy Rich, Tito Puente, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. So Mintzer’s latest recording, Canyon Cove, comes as a surprise. It’s a trio effort, and a most unorthodox one, considering that there’s no guitarist or bass player. But Hammond organist Larry Goldings and drummer Peter Erskine prove to be perfect foils for Mintzer, who plays tenor sax, bass clarinet and flute throughout. See the Canyon Cove Trio on Jan. 14 at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center (8 p.m., $40). Russia-born, Canada-based Sophie Milman has built a sizable audience by straddling, and blurring, the lines between being a jazz singer and cabaret See JAZZ on page 15
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The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago appears March 31 at the Kravis Center. Photo provided.
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Gonzalez Chavez, a high-energy celebration of traditional and contemporary Cuban dance styles. The Moscow Classical Ballet brings The Nutcracker to the stage Dec. 21-24, during the time when the now-vanished Ballet Florida used to mount its version of the holiday staple. For those whose ballet hearts remain with the FrancoRussian tradition, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia offers an evening (Jan. 8) of highlights from three Tchaikovsky ballets: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and, of course, The Nutcracker. The men-in-drag company of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo brings its comedic take on ballet to the Dreyfoos on Feb. 2, followed Feb. 12 by Forever Tango, an all-Argentine show that celebrates the nation’s most durable dance export. Meanwhile, at the Kravis’ Rinker Playhouse, Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence Dance Company performs Feb. 21 and 22. An African-American troupe directed by Alvin Ailey alumnus Brown, Evidence will perform Brown’s On Earth Together, set to songs by Stevie Wonder. One of America’s greatest dance companies, Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, presents a program March 31 of three works: James Kudelka’s Pretty BALLET, to music by Bohuslav Martinů; After the Rain, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon to music by Arvo Pärt; and Julia
Adams’ Night, with a score by Matthew Pierce. Last up is Stomp (April 20-22), the almost uncategorizable, fascinating agglomeration of dance, sound, lights — and a bunch of people hitting things like garbage-can lids. (www. kravis.org or (561) 832-7469.) The exciting young dance master Rasta Thomas comes back to South Florida with his Bad Boys of Dance company for two shows on Nov. 19 at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre. Also at the historic theater in downtown Stuart is Flamenco Express (Feb. 22-23), starring Jessica Pacheco. (Tickets: (772) 286-7827 or www.lyrictheatre.com.) And there’s always The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s everpopular Christmas ballet. You can get your fix of the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy at these performances: Florida Classical Ballet at the Esther Center, Palm Beach Gardens, Nov. 25-27 Florida Arts and Dance at the Lyric Theatre, Stuart, Dec. 8 Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, Dec. 9-11 Miami City Ballet at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami, Dec. 15-18 Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Parker Playhouse, Dec. 16-18 Moscow Classical Ballet, Kravis Center, Dec. 21-24 Miami City Ballet, Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Dec. 21-24..
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artist. Only 27 years old, the Toronto resident and Juno Award winner (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy) just released a brand-new fourth CD, In the Moonlight. Recorded in New York City, and with arrangements by Alan Broadbent and Rob Mounsey, the disc is described by Milman on her Linus Entertainment website as “lush and romantic.” Cabaret catch-words, to be sure, but her model-worthy looks — plus a recorded catalog of savvy phrasing and articulation on everything from jazz standards (The Man I Love, Love for Sale) to pop material (50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, I Can’t Make You Love Me) and novelty tunes (I Feel Pretty, Whatever Lola Wants) — may have created a true crossover star. Gold Coast Jazz presents Milman on Feb. 8 at the Amaturo Theater (7:45 p.m., $40). Singing pianist Diana Krall is one of the few established superstars in jazz. Born in British Columbia, she earned a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston that proved a springboard toward the 46-year-old’s 20-year recording career. Producer Tommy LiPuma became a fan and mentor early on, having worked with Krall since 1994 on releases from her second, Only Trust Your Heart, through her latest, Quiet Nights. A continuation of her bossa nova-based 2001 CD The Look of Love, Quiet Nights is a Brazilian-themed gem that features Krall’s impressive piano playing and a husky, contralto voice that’s never sounded better. She’s also half of one of the most interesting couples in music with ever-inventive husband Elvis Costello, who’s graduated from punk to all-purpose singer/songwriter during his 35-year career. See Krall on Feb. 11 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Dreyfoos Concert Hall in West Palm Beach (8
Diana Krall will be at the Kravis Center on Feb. 11. Photo provided.
p.m., $35). Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino purposely blurs the lines between jazz and classical music, among other perceived stylistic boundaries. The native of Italy can play with his fingers or a pick on his steelstringed acoustic instrument, and he soars on CDs like 2005’s Bayshore Road, a duo recording with electric guitarist Stef Burns that was released on former Frank Zappa lead guitarist Steve Vai’s Favored Nations label. Also fluent in Irish, Brazilian and progressive rock styles, D’Agostino performs on March 1 and 2 (with Paraguayan guest harpist/violinist Carlos Reyes) at the Kravis Center’s Persson Hall Cabaret (7:30 p.m., $35). If director Ken Burns’ 2001 PBS documentary Jazz proved anything, it may have been the power of trumpeters. The 10part series showed how one of the instrument’s practitioners, Louis Armstrong, became the most influential jazz figure during the 20th century, and how Dizzy Gillespie subsequently became the genre’s global ambassador. It also showed how Wynton Marsalis was poised to take the torch into the 21st century, and so far, the New Orleans-born trumpeter has delivered. He initiated the Young
Lions movement in the early 1980s, strengthening acoustic jazz traditions and proving his virtuosity during a 30-year recording career that began at age 19. He’s also artistic director for the impeccable Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the esteemed New York City organization’s resident 15-piece jazz band since 1988. Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra continue their tour to celebrate his 50th birthday on March 7 at the Dreyfoos Concert Hall (8 p.m., $25 and up). The Jazz Arts Music Society chose the right musician for a concert titled “The Sensual Sounds of Brazil.” Trumpeter Claudio Roditi was born in Rio de Janiero in 1946, and he enhanced an early Brazilian musical education by moving to Boston in 1970 to study at the esteemed Berklee College of Music. Adept at both trumpet and flugelhorn, Roditi’s next move was to New York City in 1976, where he quickly found work with the likes of Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Herbie Mann, Tito Puente, Charlie Rouse and Paquito D’Rivera. Roditi also toured frequently with fellow trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra, and has released 16 CDs as a leader
Season Preview 15 since 1984. Roditi’s quartet performs on March 27 at the Himmel Theater (8 p.m., $35). Seventy-year-old Brazilian keyboardist and composer Sergio Mendes is the perfect host for the forthcoming musical travelogue A Night in Rio. Along with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mendes helped to introduce Brazil’s samba and bossa nova styles to United States listeners during the 1960s. His group Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 scored chart-topping hits (Mas Que Nada, The Look of Love) through the end of the decade by blending samba and bossa with funk and pop, and the bandleader’s influence was exemplified by his 2006 CD Timeless, which featured guest appearances by Stevie Wonder, the Black-Eyed Peas, John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Q-Tip. Mendes’ special guest, gifted Brazilian jazz pianist and singer Eliane Elias, will present a different generational and stylistic side of Rio. Jazz Roots presents A Night in Rio on April 13 at the Knight Concert Hall (8 p.m., $25 and up). Jazz often is taken very seriously by those who play it, but Matt Wilson has become one of the genre’s top drummers by mixing his heralded skills with an animated exuberance that reminds us that jazz can be seriously fun. An in-demand sideman who’s played with Dewey Redman, Lee Konitz and Andrew Hill, Wilson also leads two separate quartets, one self-titled and the other called Arts & Crafts. The latter group’s three CDs, Arts & Crafts, Wake Up! (To What’s Happening) and The Scenic Route, have showed increasing group chemistry, plus the drummer’s growing maturity and prowess as a composer. South Florida Jazz presents Wilson’s Arts & Crafts (with trumpeter Terell Stafford, keyboardist Gary Versace and bassist Martin Wind) on April 14 at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center (8 p.m., $40).
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Miami-Broward art season offers diversity, edge By Emma Trelles The visual arts season in Broward and Miami-Dade counties offers its usual host of dichotomies, plus some surprises. There are trippy, hallucinatory drawings and religious icons; Baroque paintings and contemporary female-centric photographs; sculptures both austere and intricate and installations inspired by the American palate, vinyl records, Beethoven and the Beats. Fairs, museums, galleries, and art centers have assembled a wide and tasty slate of art, with offerings for the schooled and novices alike. Here’s a sampling of what’s in store. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood ratchets up its already stellar programming with the Hot Topics Lecture Series, presenting visual arts luminaries discussing trends, film, webbased media and more. The lineup includes Marvin Heiferman, who has curated projects at the New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Whitney Museum of Art; senior art critic for New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz; and filmmakers and visual artists Julie Lara Kahn and Hayley Downs, who collaborated on Swamp Cabbage: A Dark & Sweaty Survival, a documentary set in Central Florida that chronicles personal experiences with cracker culture. Also at the ACCH this season (Oct. 29-Jan. 29): Artist Unknown/The Free World — Organized by John D. Monteith and Oliver Wasow, the U.S. premiere of hundreds of photographic images by anonymous amateurs, collected by organizers as a window into American culture and social media. Mysterious geometries and psychedelic segments appear in drawings
Home (2006), by John Sanchez. At the Bass Museum of Art through Oct. 30. Photo provided.
and a site-specific installation in Freddy Jouwayed: Forks in the Wave Function. Giannina Dwin: Nothing We Can Call Our Own mines rituals and women’s bodies as fodder for performance pieces and photographs, and a slice of Florida’s exotica is examined in the drawings of Christina Pettersson: The Sentinel (Feb. 11-March 11). (Visit http://ArtandCultureCenter.org) On exhibit through early November at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, Jan Kolenda, Susan Maguire, and other ceramicists present utilitarian objects and figurative works in Ceramics: By Artists for Collectors, and Jan Johnson & George Lyon: The Print Connection explores printmaking, painting, drawing, and alternative photography. Michael Mills: The Object in Question presents recent photographs by the locally based artist and art critic, and Dagmar Hollmers: Connecting to
Nature, a series of mixed-media and collage, examines South Florida’s palettes and curious vegetation (both exhibits, now through Jan. 5). (Visit www. csmart.org) The Girls’ Club Collection hosts Art Fallout, in conjunction with Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts and 18 Rabbit Gallery, in midOctober. The Girls’ Club will showcase visual works on paper for one day, selected through an open call and by South Florida artists and curators. Then, beginning in November, GCC presents Re-framing the Feminine, a survey of prominent female photographers working in film and digital media. Curated by Dina Mitrani, more than 50 prints address gender as subject and object; artists include Julie Blackmon, Maria Magdalena CamposPons, Rineke Dijkstra, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, Lori Nix, Peggy Levison Nolan, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Zoe
Strauss, Jo Ann Walters, Gillian Wearing and other talents. (Visit www.girlsclubcollection.org) Primordial: Paintings and Sculpture by Isabel de Obaldía 1985-2011 (now through May 27) showcases demons, gods, and beasts in a mid-career retrospective by the Panamabased artist at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale-Nova Southeastern University. Offering of the Angels: Old Master Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery (Nov. 19-April 8) is a traveling exhibition of 45 paintings and tapestries by Botticelli, Parmigianino, Allesandro Allori, Luca Giodano, Lorenzo Monaco and others. In Wall Paintings: Installations by Auturo Herrera, Gavin Perry, Jen Stark, and Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, four public artworks can be viewed on the museum building’s exterior walls through 2013. (Visit www.moafl.org) At the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 11 international artists investigate the impact of products and conventions within art, film, media, fashion, and architecture in Modify, As Needed (now through Nov. 13). The majority of art on display was made specifically for this exhibition and include works by Kathryn Andrews, Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Karl Holmqvist, Adriana Lara, Natalia Ibáñez Lario, Jose Carlos Martinat, Amilcar Packer, Nick Relph, Anders Smebye, and Nicolas Paris Velez. Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop presents the artist’s large-scale sculptures, inspired by quotidian objects such as a lamppost, a coat hanger, a traffic stop sign, and a mournful moon. The show brings together more than 30 works imbued with Handforth’s thoughtfully playful aesthetics, as well as works ensconced
October 2011 throughout South Florida, including an Electric Tree in Griffing Park, North Miami. Other highlights at the MOCA include Pivot Points V: Teresita Fernandez, featuring the spare and organically spatial installations and sculptures of the internationally acclaimed artist (and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Fellowship”); a survey of identity-rich paintings, collages, and drawings by Rita Ackermann (March 15-May 6); and the new body of work found in Ed Ruscha: On the Road, paintings, drawings, photographs, and a limited edition art book inspired by the classic novel by Jack Kerouac (May 24-Sept. 2). (Visit www.mocanomi.org) The Miami Art Museum has organized Schneebett (“Snowbed”) in its Anchor Gallery, a two-room environment by Enrique Martinez Celaya inspired by the end of Beethoven’s life in Vienna in 1827. This powerfully austere ode to the self and the past makes its U.S. premiere at the MAM (Oct. 14-Jan. 8). American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s offers a thorough survey of the African-American artist’s pictures, murals, and political posters (Nov. 6-Jan. 1). Absurdism, new myths, and raw color appear in the narrative canvases of Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels (Jan. 15-Feb. 26), and The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl (March 18June 10) promises to explore the devoted culture of vinyl records as it has appears in contemporary artworks from the 1960s to the present, combining sound work, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, video and performance. (Visit www.miamiartmuseum.org) In the Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum, the technology and design behind food production, preparation, consumerism, and good old-fashioned chowing down is considered in Modern Meals:
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Black Light Series #1: Big Black (1967), by Faith Ringgold. At the Miami Art Museum Nov. 6 to Jan. 1. Photo provided.
Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen. Posters, prints, advertisement, and objects such as cookware and tableware trace how food moves from field to factory, from grocery to table. The Venezuelan-born artist Magdalena Fernandez’s installation 2iPM009 assembles a collection of geometrically abstract sculptures and videos, and The Florida Artist Series: Humberto Calzada: The Fire Next Time presents recent works themed around the element of fire by the Cuban-American artist (all three exhibits, Oct. 12Jan. 8). Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artists from France in Florida Private Collections features paintings — many never seen by the public — by French artists such as Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Annette Messager, and Bernar Venet (Nov. 9-March 18). Interactive and conceptual installations that consider the environment are presented in Annette Turrillo: A Thought for the Planet / Un Pensamiento por el Planeta and the rich flora and habitats found on the Amazon River inspired the monumental canvases of Maria Therreza Negreiros: Offerings. (Visit http://thefrost.fiu. edu/) At The Wolfsonian-Florida
International University, The Visual Language of Herbert Matter (Oct. 21) screens the life story of the masterful, mid-century modern designer, and early 20th-century stats graphics, used by Portuguese imperialists and American New Dealers alike, are culled from the
Season Preview 17 museum’s rare book and special collections library in Statistically Speaking: The Graphic Expression of Data (now through January). In Manifest and Mundane: Scenes of Modern America from the Wolfsonian Collection (now through Aug. 1), more than 50 American paintings, sculptures, and fine art prints from the 1920s to 1940s address how artists utilize both profound and banal aspects of American life in their works. Closing the season, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity (Nov. 25-March 26) examines French cultural identity through design, with approximately 150 furniture, industrial design, and craft objects displayed by Philippe Starck, the Bouroullec Brothers, Pierre Paulin, Roger Tallon, Oliver Mourgue, and others. (Visit www.wolfsonian. org) Reliably unstoppable, and celebrating its decade anniversary in South Florida, Art Basel See ART on page 19
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Books PB Poetry Fest joins Miami, Key West fairs as prestige draw By Chauncey Mabe It’s amusing now to think that a mere generation ago South Florida was considered a cultural wasteland were people did not read. Today the region is blessed with several of the most influential — and fun! — book festivals in the nation, if not the world. Take the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, for example. The youngest of the region’s literary events, in only eight years it has established itself as an equal to the more venerable Miami Book Fair or the Key West Literary Seminar, at least when it comes to prestige. “We’ve become a major player in the poetry world,” says founder and director Miles Coon with justifiable pride. “I say the same thing every year. The poets coming this year are so different from one another, it’s going to be terrific.” The Palm Beach Poetry Festival combines workshops for aspiring poets with plenty of public readings and other events. Running Jan. 16-21, this season’s slate of featured writers is headed by Pulitzer and National Book Award-winner Charles Wright. “I’d describe him as a metaphysical poet,” says Coon, a lawyer-turnedpoet who studied with Wright at the University of Virginia. “His poems Obreht reflect what we see and illuminate it in a fresh and original way.” Other poets range from Kim Addonizio and David Kirby to Gregory Orr, Claudia Emerson, Cornelius Eady, Thomas Lux, Chase Twichell, Eleanor Wilner, and performance poets Jamaal May and Vanessa Hidary. For a complete schedule and workshop registration, visit http://www. palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/home/. The traditional beginning of the South Florida literary season remains Miami Book Fair International, one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most beloved book events. This year’s event runs Nov. 13-20, and features — as always — an embarrassing wealth of authors, such as Roseanne Cash, Daniel Closes, William Kennedy, Michael Moore, Colson Whitehead, Michael
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Ondaatje, Tea Obreht, Harry Belafonte and hundreds of others. This year’s featured country is China — what could be hotter? All events, including the weekend street fair, will be held at the downtown campus of Miami-Dade College. For information, visit http://www.miamibookfair.com/. “We have a lot of writers here for the first time, like Tea Obreht or William Kennedy,” says book fair co-founder Mitchell Kaplan, “and a lot of favorites coming back, like Michael Ondaatje.” With its overflowing number of writers, plus the street fair, exhibitors’ booths children’s activities, and other attractions, the Miami Book Fair is a giddy-making event, almost an orgy of reading, and certainly the high point of the literary season in South Florida. The Key West Literary Seminar celebrates its 30th anniversary with a survey of futuristic fiction titled Yet Another World. Set for Jan. 5-8, the event boasts a gaudy line-up of emerging and established literary stars, including Margaret Atwood, Jennifer Egan, Gary Shteyngart, Douglas Coupland, William Gibson, China Mieville, and Joyce Carol Oates. “This year’s ‘futuristic’ theme might highlight the fact that reading and writing are thriving as much as ever,” says seminar
media director Arlo Haskell, “no matter the advent of technologies which threaten to distract our attention.” The Key West Literary Seminar, the most intimate and rewarding book event on the calendar, routinely sells out. For information and registration, visit http://www.kwls. org/seminar/. Organizers at the Broward County Library Foundation are still putting together the slate of writers for 24th edition of Literary Feast, but they already have commitments from Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow and African-American novelist Bernice McFadden. “We’re looking forward to an exciting event with some 20 nationally recognized authors,” says Dorothy Klein, executive director. Literary Feasts consists of a fund-raising event, with authors appearing at private homes for dinner, and a day of free public lectures and panel discussions at Nova Southeastern University. Last year, the foundation raised $144,000 for the library system. This season’s Feast weekend is scheduled for March 2-5. Its website is www.literaryfeastonline.org. Literature is only a portion of what the Festival of the Arts Boca has on offer — there’s music and dance, too — but it’s a serious part, with an emphasis on history and current affairs, and nary a novelist in the mix. Set for March 10-16, the festival lineup includes historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer, among others. “Kevin Bleyer is coming back, which speaks volumes for the festival,” says festival chairman Charlie Siemon. “Doris Kearns Goodwin will also return and having Bleyer her as our distinguished writer in residence is another indication of our growing stature. We think having Mika Brzenzinski and Andrew Ross Sorkin at the Festival 2012 shows that our goal of being the ‘festival of ideas’ has become a reality.” The festival will have an updated website by October. In the meantime, call 866-571ARTS for information.
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Miami Beach returns Dec. 1-4, with the expected (demanded!) blur of gallery events and openings, satellite fairs, public murals and performances, bands and DJs, wine and coffee bars, guest lists and hangovers, lectures and panels, and yes, loads of 20thand 21st-century art from more than 2,000 artists. (Visit www. artbaselmiamibeach.com) On the first floor vitrines at the ArtCenter of South Florida, How I Lost My Accent, by Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi, displays gender-infused paintings by the artist, who references Goya, Delacroix, and ethnic Middle East influences in her work. Newly Juried Artists in Residence showcases artists who have recently entered the center’s long-term residency program, including Tony Chimento, Pablo Contrisciani, Katerina Friderici, Gustavo Matamoros/Rene Barge, Peter Hammar, Tom Cocotos, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Lissette Schaeffler, and Antonia Wright. In January, Jenny Brillhart’s serenely minimal cityscapes, which include oft-ignored views of back alleys and parking lots, appear in collages and paintings, along with the urban and architectural canvases of Vincent Hempel. Mixed media and photographs transmogrify religion and its icons in the works of Alex Heria. (Visit www.artcentersf.org) Gathered in Vanishing Points, paintings from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl offer three categories of works: “Sweeping Horizontality and Aerial Views,” which considers perspectives often seen in cinema; “The Painterly Without Paintings,” where painting dissolves to unrecognizable forms; and “Impossible Task,” an examination of cosmology and order (now through Oct. 30). Laurent Grasso runs through mid-February and blends imagery from the historical works
Plam Beach ArtsPaper found in the museum’s permanent collection with the artist’s paintings, video, sculpture, and neons. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, TC: Temporary Contemporary curates a selection of artists who will create and display temporary, site-specific public art projects in the city of Miami Beach through 2012. (Visit www.bassmuseum.org) Sacred Stories, Timeless Tales: Mythic Traditions in World Art from the Lowe Art Museum
(now through Oct. 23), features 100 paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, that note the thematic connections between mythic traditions in world art. Saintly Blessings from Mexico: The Joseph D. And Janet M. Shein Collection of Retablos (Oct. 8-Sept. 23) collects 28 retablos, paintings featuring images of saints and made by folk artists in supplication or in gratitude for answered prayers, and
Season Preview 19 China: Insights (Nov. 12-Jan. 15) draws together the work of seven photojournalists who have documented emerging or vanishing facets of Chinese culture. Also on view from the museum’s permanent collection: the Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts; Points of View: African Art; the Kress Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art; Native American Art; and Art of the Pacific (www.lowemuseum.org).
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Big, busy season ahead for classical audiences By Greg Stepanich
Classical music continues to be a growth industry in Palm Beach County and South Florida generally, which is remarkable considering the depth of the current economic slump. Whatever the reason, there’s more than enough out there to keep concertgoers very busy during the winter months, and here’s a look at some of the highlights: Orchestras: The Boca Raton Symphonia returns for a fifth season, led once more by the great French pianist Philippe Entremont. Young soloists have become something of a specialty for the group, and this year the players include the American pianist Claire Huangci, who won the national Chopin Competition in Miami last year. She’ll play the Saint-Saëns Second Concerto on April 1 on a program that also features the Czech Suite of Dvořák. Pianist Alex Korbin, winner of the gold at the 2005 Van Cliburn Competition, plays the Beethoven Fourth on Jan. 15 with conductor Arthur Fagen, who will lead the band in a world premiere: Five Brief Essays by Marshall Turkin. Violinist Tim Fain opens the season Dec. 4 with the Prokofiev Second Concerto, while violinist Areta Zhulla, an Itzhak Perlman protégé, plays the Barber Violin Concerto on Feb. 5 (also on the program is the Beethoven Second Symphony). Pianist Sebastian Knauer joins Entremont on March 18 for the Double Concerto of Mozart and also plays the Bach E major Concerto. Spanish conductor Ramon Tebar, who will conduct Zhulla and the Boca Symphonia, has his hands full as well with his directing duties for Florida Grand Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony. The Palm Beachers will again play in different venues for each of their six concerts, opening at the Society of the Four Arts (Dec. 7) with the last symphony of Mozart (Jupiter) and the first by Beethoven (No. 1 in C, Op. 21). Two big late Romantic symphonies are planned for Jan. 30 at the DeSantis Family Chapel on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University: Dvorak’s Ninth (From the New World) and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth. Programs at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal
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Church on Feb. 13 and again at the DeSantis Chapel on Feb. 27 have not been set, but the season ends March 7 at the Flagler Museum with Haydn (Symphony No. 104) and Beethoven (Symphony No. 8). A gala benefit concert also is planned for April 10 at the Kravis Center. The Lynn Philharmonia, the orchestra of Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music, has roughly 75 players, which makes it a full-size rather than a chamber orchestra. One of the most challenging programs comes Jan. 28 and 29, when the orchestra takes on the Symphony No. 1 of John Corigliano, a major contemporary landmark (the program also includes John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, with soloist Jon Manasse). Conductor Albert-George Schram has scheduled another popular American piece, Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, for March 24 and 25; the Divertimento of Leonard Bernstein, Respighi’s Pines of Rome, and the Horn Concerto No. 1 of Richard Strauss, with soloist Gregory Miller, fill out the rest of the program. The Philharmonia’s annual concerto competition concerts are set for Dec. 3 and 4, and two symphonies by Beethoven – Nos. 5 and 6 – are scheduled for Nov. 5 and 6. Lynn Conservatory chief Jon Robertson, a fine pianist, is joined by David and Carol Cole (cello and violin) for the
Beethoven Triple Concerto on Feb. 18 and 19 (the Dvorak Seventh Symphony also is scheduled), and on March 17 and 18, the orchestra is joined by young artists from the Florida Grand Opera. Also on the horizon is the South Florida Symphony, based in Fort Lauderdale and the reincarnation of the Key West Symphony Orchestra. The group has been plagued with money problems, in particular a litany of complaints about its failure to pay its players. But orchestra officials insist that’s in the past, and they’re moving ahead with a three-program season. Cellist Zuill Bailey joins the orchestra (Dec. 1-6; Dec. 4 at the Crest Theatre, Delray Beach) for the Haydn Cello Concerto in the first program, followed by the excellent violinist Chee-Yun (Jan. 25-30; Jan. 28 at the Crest) in two works by Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and Havanaise. The series ends March 8-12 (March 11 at the Crest) with pianist Jeffrey Chappell in the Brahms Second Concerto on a program with the Fifth Symphony of Miami’s own Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Another local orchestra worth investigating is the Symphony of the Americas under James Brooks-Bruzzese, which premieres a new piece by Eduardo Magallenes on Oct. 18 at the Broward Center, and on Jan. 24 offers two expert teenage soloists: pianist Conrad Tao in the Rachmaninov Second Concerto, and cellist Anna Litvinenko in the SaintSaens First Concerto. And on Feb. 28, the 9-year-old Austrian violin prodigy Elisso Gogibedaschwilli performs the Bruch First Concerto. Further south, the Miami Symphony Orchestra under Eduardo Marturet plans 10 concerts, including world premieres of music by Sam Hyken (Oct. 23) and a guitar concerto by Alexander Berti (March 10-11). Marturet leads the orchestra in the Mahler First Symphony and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht on March 31 and April 1, and welcomes Brazilian pianist Simone Leitao for the Prokofiev First Concerto on Dec. 10 and 11. Most ambitious of all is the New World Symphony on Miami Beach, with its beautiful Frank Gehry-designed New
October 2011 World Center. Director Michael Tilson Thomas closes the season with the Mahler Ninth Symphony (May 5-6) as part of his continuing examination of the composer’s works, and the season formally opens (it started informally Sept. 16) with a world premiere of James Lee III’s Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula. A remarkable variety of first-class soloists and conductors is planned, including violinists James Ehnes in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Jan. 7-8) and Gil Shaham in the Prokofiev Second Concerto (Feb. 1718); cellist Johannes Moser in the Dvorak Concerto on Dec. 10-11; and French pianist Helene Grimaud and conductor Leonard Slatkin in the Beethoven Fourth (April 13-14). Up north, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra under Stewart Robertson brings pianist Lindsay Garritson to the stage for the Saint-Saens Second Concerto (Jan. 5-6) in Vero Beach and Stuart. Schumann’s almost-symphony, the Overture, Scherzo and Finale is heard Feb. 2 and 3; violinist Elmar Oliveira plays another Schumann rarity, his Violin Concerto, on Feb. 29 and March 2; and the season closes March 29 and 30 with bassist Luis Gomez in the Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto. The season wouldn’t be complete without visits from touring orchestras, and this year, the Cleveland Orchestra comes north from its Miami residency at the Arsht Center with pianist Yefim Bronfman in the Brahms Second Concerto; director Franz Welser-Möst also leads the band in Sean Shepherd’s Wanderlust and the Shostakovich Sixth Symphony (Jan. 25, and Jan. 27-28 in Miami). In Miami, the orchestra is joined by soprano Dawn Upshaw in the Three Songs by Osvaldo Golijov (March 2-3), and on
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Seraphic Fire, which has added a series of concerts this season at St. Gregory’s Episcopal in Boca Raton. Photo provided
March 23 and 24, Argentine pianist Gabriela Montero plays the Grieg Concerto with the orchestra under Giancarlo Guerrero. Osmo Vanska brings the Minnesota Orchestra to town March 11 with violinist Midori, who will play the Sibelius Violin Concerto (March 10 in Miami). Philippe Entremont leads the Munich Symphony and the Gloriae Dei Cantores choir in the Mozart Requiem (Nov. 15), Britain’s Royal Philharmonic and Pinchas Zukerman arrive Jan. 4 and 5 (Jan. 3 at the Broward Center), and the Tchaikovsky St. Petersburg Orchestra, with pianist Alexander Pirozhenko, appears Jan. 24 (Jan. 31 in Broward). Soloists: One of the opera world’s greatest elder statesmen, Jose Carreras, returns to South Florida for the first time since an illness shut down his recital at the Kravis Center after he’d sung only a few numbers. He’ll appear March 7 to start off the Festival of the Arts Boca, accompanied by a full orchestra, officials said. The Regional Arts series at the Kravis Center offers violinistic firepower: Joshua Bell (Jan. 31) and Itzhak Perlman (March 8); pianists, too: Garrick Ohlsson appears Feb. 8 and 9 with Poland’s Wroclaw Symphony, and Menahem Pressler joins the New York Chamber Soloists on
March 28. Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman appears with the New Yorkers the day before, on March 27. At the Broward Center, the great American violinist Hilary Hahn comes to town with pianist Valentina Lisitsa on Nov. 6, and soprano Denyce Graves appears March 18. And Judy Drucker, the longtime South Florida impresaria whose Concert Association of Florida went under in 2007, returns to the stage this year with a fourconcert program called the Great Artists Series. Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Jan. 3) appears at the Knight Concert Hall, while pianist Vladimir Feltsman (Feb. 19), Zukerman and his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth (March 27) and pianist Evgeny Kissin (April 15) play the New World Center. Pianist Orion Weiss plays the Duncan Theatre’s Classical Café series Jan. 4, and pianist Arnaldo Cohen offers a recital at the Society of the Four Arts on Feb. 1. The Kravis, meanwhile, celebrates young stars wtih guitarist Robert Belinic (Nov. 21), violinist Hye-Jin Kim (Jan. 9), pianist Haochen Zhang (Feb. 23) and Phoebus Three, a clarinet, bassoon and piano trio (March 12). And Valentina Lisitsa takes a solo bow March 14 with Jon Robertson and the Lynn Philharmonia at the Festival of the Arts Boca. Pianist Xiayin Wang returns
Season Preview 21 to the Lyric Theatre in Stuart on Jan. 21, Pinchas Zukerman is there Feb. 11, and pianist Navah Perlman (daughter of Itzhak) appears March 22. Chamber music: The Delray String Quartet returns to the commissioning table again this year, this time for the new String Quartet No. 5 of Kenneth Fuchs, a Fort Lauderdale native. The quartet played Fuchs’ lighthearted Fourth Quartet last season, and this season presents the new work for the first time on Jan. 15 at the Colony Hotel in downtown Delray Beach. The quartet will continue its three-venue, three-county regimen, welcoming clarinetist Paul Green for the Weber Clarinet Quintet (Dec. 2, 4, and 11, and an additional performance Nov. 27 for Art at St. John’s in Miami Beach), violist Chauncey Patterson for quintets by Brahms and Dvorak (Feb. 12, 17 and 19), and pianist Tao Lin for the Schubert Trout Quintet and the Schumann Piano Quartet (April 22, 24 and 29). The Society of the Four Arts and the Flagler Museum offer some of the best chamber music performances each season, often highlighting groups still building their reputations. The Four Arts has the Brentano (Jan. 8), Faure (Feb. 19), Jerusalem (March 11) and Modigliani quartets (March 18), as well as Trio Solisti (Jan. 29), Miles Hoffman’s American Chamber Players (Jan. 15), and a return appearance by cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han and violinist Philip Setzer (Feb. 26), in works by Mendelssohn. The Flagler series offers the Euclid (Jan. 24), Stradivari (Feb. 7) and Moscow (Feb. 21) string quartets, the Adaskin String Trio (Jan. 10), and violinist Johanna Marie Frankel (March 6), with pianist Gregory DeTurck. Over at the Duncan Theatre, Miami’s own Amernet See CLASSICAL on page 22
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String Quartet (Jan. 18) and the Afiara String Quartet (March 14) enliven the classical series, and at the Kravis, the stellar Emerson String Quartet arrives Dec. 6 (they also play Stuart’s Lyric Theatre on April 5), and the eminent KalichsteinLaredo-Robinson Trio performs Feb. 28. Iris van Eck’s Chameleon Musicians return for a 10th season to Fort Lauderdale’s Leiser Opera Center, with music for string trio by Bach and Reger (Oct. 9) and van Eck herself in the cello spotlight on Dec. 4. Clarinetist Michael Norsworthy joins van Eck and pianist Misha Dacic on Jan. 29 for a program that includes music by the Croatian composer Marko Tajcevic. The Amernet Quartet appears March 11, and the series ends May 6 with Schubert’s Trout Quintet. A newcomer, the South
Palm Beach ArtsPaper Florida Chamber Players, debuts this season with a 10-concert series that includes regular outings at the Unitarian Church of Boca Raton. The group plays there Oct. 1, offering the Beethoven A minor Quartet (Op. 132), Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 13, and the Wolf Italian Serenade. The Barber String Quartet is on tap for the third concert (Nov. 13-15), the rarely heard Fourth Quartet of Paul Hindemith on the fifth program (Jan. 21, 25 and Feb. 4), Prokofiev’s Second Quartet on the seventh program (March 19, 20 and 22), and the Second Quartet of Ralph Vaughan Williams on the ninth program (May 14, 15 and 17). Keith Paulson-Thorp’s Music at St. Paul’s series includes two performances by the Delray Beach church’s Baroque ensemble Camerata del Re, in music from Italy (Nov. 20), the Czech lands (Aug. 19), and an afternoon of music by Georg Philipp Telemann (May
20). Also, the medieval-music ensemble Trefoil appears Jan. 8 in a concert devoted to Christmas music from medieval Italy. Choral ensembles: The biggest news here is the return to Palm Beach County of Miami’s Seraphic Fire concert choir, which this season has scheduled a series of concerts at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, and one concert at the Royal Poinciana Chapel on Palm Beach. Now in its 10th season, Patrick Dupre Quigley’s chorus tackles the B minor Mass of J.S. Bach (Feb. 10-12), Renaissance requiem music to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Tomas Luis de Victoria (Oct. 19-23), music from the Latin American Baroque (May 9-13), and music from Tudor England (March 14-18). Also scheduled is a new version of its annual Christmas concert (Dec. 7-11), and a 10th anniversary celebration of the group (Jan. 11-15).
October 2011 Karen Kennedy, newly in charge of the Master Chorale of South Florida, teams with the Miami Symphony Nov. 1820 for a holiday concert that includes the Bach Magnificat, and with the Boca Raton Symphonia April 20-22 for music written for or by royals, including a song by King Henry VIII as well as John Rutter’s This Is the Day, composed for the wedding this past April of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The exceptional 12-voice allmale choir Chanticleer returns to South Florida after an absence of some years for two appearances, one at the Vero Beach Community Church (April 17), and a second at the Parker Playhouse (April 18). The Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches plans John Rutter’s Mass of the Children (Nov. 20), its annual singalong concert of Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 18), and a program of choral music from television and film (April 15).
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Opera Even in tough times, opera companies innovate, move ahead By Greg Stepanich South Florida’s opera companies are keeping things busy and innovative this coming season even as the economy continues to take its toll on audiences, box office — and even a whole series of matinees. Still, there’s enough intriguing opera ahead to interest fans and casual attendees, and for them to see some bright new talent take some big steps. Here’s what’s happening on the three major operatic stages, as well as touring companies and concert productions: Palm Beach Opera: The West Palm Beach-based company, which began life with Verdi’s La Traviata in January 1962, marks its 50th anniversary this season, but it didn’t get there without some difficulties. Specifically, the company announced in early September that it would be cutting all of its Monday matinee performances, meaning each of the three operas will get three, not four, performances this time around. Officials say the company is trying to stave off economic trouble by not funding the Monday afternoon performances, which last season drew audiences of only 45 percent, down sharply from 80 percent four seasons ago. The three operas this year are all popular, red-blooded shows that feature over-the-top romance and shocking violence. First up is one Domingo of the most beloved operas in the world, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Dec. 16-18), which the composer was always partial to, and which guarantees good box office whenever it’s presented. Singing Cio-Cio San, the doomed geisha of the title, is the Italian soprano Maria Luigia Borsi, with tenor James Valenti as the feckless Pinkerton, who abandons his Japanese child-bride for a real American girl. Scheduled to sing the Saturday night performance is the Canadian soprano Michele Capalbo, along with the Puerto Rican tenor Rafael Davila. Suzuki will be sung in all three performances by mezzo Irene Roberts, a former member of the Young
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Artists program. Next up, Jan. 20 and 22, are two gala concerts ce lebrating the 50th anniversary, which will be hosted by one of the great American opera legends: baritone Sherrill Milnes. The concert of popular opera favorites will feature heavy hitters such as sopranos Ruth Ann Swenson and Denyce Graves, and lighter work from actor and singer Ron Raines, best known for his long stint on the soap Guiding Light. The conducting duties will be shared by artistic director Bruno Aprea and longtime New York City Opera maestro Julius Rudel. Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, which takes the stage at the Kravis Center from Feb. 24-26, is based on the Shakespeare tragedy and is less well-known than Faust, but it is in the estimation of many scholars a better opera. And with performances of Faust now few and far between, Romeo may end up being the Frenchman’s most durable contribution to the operatic stage. The fine American soprano Nicole Cabell and the Mexican tenor Arturo ChaconCruz are the star-crossed lovers Friday and Sunday, and for Saturday’s performance the American soprano Janai Brugger-Orman and the Portuguese tenor Bruno Ribeiro take the leading roles. The opera will be conducted by Peter Feranec and stagedirected by Kevin Newbury. The season ends with Gaetano Doni-
zetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor from March 23-25. Italian soprano Patrizia Ciofi plays the tragic heroine whose dramatic mad scene at the climax of the opera has been a soprano tour de force for decades, and the Romanian soprano Valentina Farcas takes the role Saturday night. Roberto De Biasio, an Italian tenor, sings Edgardo, and the Russian baritone Roman Burdenko is cast as Enrico. The season closes with the Grand Finals of the opera company’s annual vocal competition on April 29. This is always a fun and exciting event, as 12 to 14 young singers vie for prizes before a big audience and a panel of professional judges. The company also will present its Opera in One Hour series, which last year included abridged versions of a zarzuela (Torroba’s Luisa Fernanda) and Handel’s Ariodante, plus Bernstein’s complete one-act, Trouble in Tahiti. The new season of one-hour shows will be decided after the company has chosen the Young Artists for the season. And on Oct. 22, Palm Beach Opera teams with the Kravis Center and the InSIGHT for Education group for a single performance of Brundibar, an opera for children written in 1942 by the Czech composer Hans Krasa. He was arrested by the Nazis and taken to the Terezin concentration camp, where as part of the Nazis’ attempt to cover what was really happening to Europe’s Jews, Brundibar was staged more than 50 times. Krasa, like other “degenerate” Jewish composers, was shipped off to Auschwitz in 1944, where he was killed. The opera, which since has become a statement about the evils of bullying, will be sung by the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches along with Palm Beach Opera personnel. For tickets and information, call 561833-7888 or visit www.pbopera.org. Florida Grand Opera: Robert Heuer’s durable company opens its 71st season with its first-ever zarzuela and a nonpareil special guest. Placido Domingo, the great Spanish tenor and now baritone, who began his career in zarzuelas, will sing the role of Don Vidal for one night only, Nov. 15, at the Ziff Ballet Opera House in FGO’s production of Luisa Fernanda. Federico Moreno Torroba’s 1932 tale of See OPERA on page 24
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politics and love in 1860s Spain was the zarzuela Domingo himself suggested FGO mount for its first venture into the Spanish operetta form. The cast includes soprano Amparo Navarro, tenor Antonio Gandia as Javier and baritone Angel Odena as Vidal. (Six performances from Nov. 12-26 at the Ziff; two performances Dec. 1 and 3 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.) Second, it’s another new production for FGO in La Rondine, Puccini’s bittersweet, very adult take on Caballero romance, written in 1917 for Vienna’s Karltheater, which couldn’t present it when the time came because of World War I. CubanAmerican soprano Elizabeth Caballero will sing the role of Magda, the “swallow” of the title; she lobbied Heuer hard to get FGO to schedule it, and in doing so, she’s in step with the rest of the operatic world, which has increasingly mounted this neglected but lovely opera. Baritone Craig Colclough sings Rambaldo, and as the maid Giselle, look for Corinne Winters, who won the Palm Beach Opera’s Grand Finals competition two seasons ago. The opera will be conducted by the company’s new artistic director, Ramon Tebar. (Six performances, Jan. 21-Feb. 4, Ziff Ballet Opera House only.) Next comes Rigoletto, never out of the repertory since Giuseppe Verdi composed it in 1853. Starring as the bitter jester is the excellent American baritone Mark Walters, but the most auspicious performance here might be that of Nadine Sierra, the Fort Lauderdaleborn soprano who made a very
fine Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice for Palm Beach last season. If she makes a strong impression in this role — and there’s no good reason to think she won’t — this appearance with FGO might be one of the last times area audiences will be able to see this local girl made good. (Six performances, Jan. 28-Feb. 11, Ziff; Feb. 16 and 18, Broward Center.) Last up is Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, in another instance of overlapping French operas between the Palm Beach and FGO companies (two seasons ago, each company mounted what turned out to be radically different versions of Bizet’s Carmen). Sarah Coburn, long an FGO favorite, sings Juliet, and the French tenor Sebastien Gueze, seen last season in David DiChiera’s Cyrano, is Romeo. Mercutio is sung by Jonathan G. Michie, and Craig Colclough steps in as Friar Laurence. (Six performances, April 21-May 5, Ziff; May 10 and 12, Broward Center.) For more information or to buy tickets, call 800-741-1010 or visit www.fgo.org. Sarasota Opera: The brilliant repertory company in southwest Florida opens its 53rd season with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly as its fall opera offering (six performances from Oct. 28-Nov. 15). Starring as Cio-Cio San is the soprano Asako Tamura, one of the few Butterfly singers now working who’s actually Japanese. Her Pinkerton will be none other than Rafael Davila, a frequent Sarasota Opera guest who will then sing the role a month later in Palm Beach. The Suzuki here is the Japanese-American mezzo Nina Yoshida Nelsen. Sarasota opens its winter season Feb. 11 with Bizet’s Carmen, and gives a dozen performances of this hugely popular 1875 opera through March 24. Starring as the impetuous Gypsy woman who ensnares a hapless soldier’s heart is the American mezzo Frederika Brillembourg. Don
October 2011 Jose will be sung by the American tenor Antonio Nagore, and the American soprano Danielle Walker, who debuted with the company as Donna Elvira in last season’s Don Giovanni, will sing Micaela. Ten performances of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor are scheduled next (from Feb. 18-March 23). The KoreanAmerican soprano Kathleen Kim, who sang Chiang Ching in Adams’ Nixon in China and Zerbinetta in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos for the Metropolitan Opera last season, takes the role of the doomed bride. American tenor Joshua Kohl is Edgardo, and the American baritone Lee Poulis sings Enrico. Part of Sarasota’s uniqueness can be found in its Verdi Cycle, a complete traversal of the composer’s operas, which will conclude in 2013 on the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. The opera this year is a premiere for Sarasota, and perhaps Verdi’s greatest work: Otello. Rafael Davila, the go-to tenor hereabouts, takes on the role of Shakespeare’s Moor, with the American soprano Maria d’Amato as Desdemona. The American baritone Sean Anderson sings Iago, Otello’s nemesis. Sarasota will give Otello seven times from March 3-25. Last season, Victor DeRenzi’s company launched the American Classics Series, a program of revivals of operas by native composers. The first opera in the series was Robert Ward’s The Crucible, and this year it’s Samuel Barber’s Vanessa. It’s one of Barber’s finest achievements, but too often confined to recital excerpts, and not seen often enough in fully staged productions. The all-American cast includes soprano Kara Shay Thomson as Vanessa, mezzo Audrey Babcock as Erika, and tenor Scott Piper as Anatol. Mezzo Cindy Sadler is the old Baroness, and baritone Thomas Potter sings the role of the old
Palm Beach ArtsPaper doctor. David Neely of Des Moines Metro Opera conducts a production staged by Michael Unger; Vanessa will be staged six times from March 10-24. For tickets and information, call 941-3281300 or visit www.sarasotaopera.org. Opera International: The Marylandbased touring company Thomson brings three operas to area stages under the auspices of Joseph Ferrer’s Sunset Entertainment. These are usually well-staged, well-sung performances by professional voices, and concertgoers in search of the occasional operatic experience have shown up reliably for these shows. First up is Puccini’s La Boheme, in performances Jan. 23 at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, and Jan. 25 at the Kaye Auditorium on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Verdi’s La Traviata follows on Feb. 20 at the Eissey, and Feb. 22 at FAU. The last opera in the series is Rigoletto, which bows March 5 at the Eissey and March 7 at FAU. Tickets for the Eissey performances can be had by calling 561-278-7677; the FAU performances are available at 800-564-9539. Other noteworthy operatic events in South Florida include a concert performance of Bela Bartok’s wonderful two-person one-act, Bluebeard’s Castle. The magnificent American bass Eric Halfvarson is the duke with many wives and even more secrets, and Michelle DeYoung is Judith, his latest conquest. It will be performed twice by the New World Symphony at its New World Center home on Miami Beach, directed by Michael Tilson Thomas (April 27-28). Tickets/information: Call 800597-3331 or visit www.nws.edu.
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Classic rockers in short supply for energetic season ahead By Bill Meredith The 2011-2012 concert season in South Florida could conceivably signal that classic rock is dead as we once knew it. Unlike the past two seasons, which collectively featured ’60s- and ’70s-launched brand names such as the Allman Brothers Band, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Eagles, Roger Waters, Rush, and Earth, Wind & Fire, the next eight months look comparatively modern. None of these acts are scheduled to appear in the area this season at presstime, nor are stars such as Bruce Springsteen, U2, the Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, B.B. King, the Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, or Neil Young. There are likely a few different reasons. Artists like these usually command threefigure concert ticket prices, which can challenge the budgets of even their Baby Boomer fans in this economy. Health issues are also a factor for these acts of a certain age— Gregg Allman had to cancel late-summer solo tour dates because of respiratory problems, and Springsteen lost his longtime saxophonist, Clarence Clemons, to complications from a stroke in June. And perhaps, in a music industry that’s transitioned from the recording label to Internet era, it’s finally time for classic rock to expire — even here in one of its favorite stomping grounds (and as some wonder how it took so long). But don’t be surprised if things change later in the season. Some stars could trim their ticket prices and still sell out most area venues quickly, and classic rock has long seemed less likely to burn out than fade away. Soulive might be a jazz or bluesapproved Hammond organ trio with no bassist, but the group is actually, and deliciously, more steeped in the funk legacy of James Brown. Formed in the late 1990s in Woodstock, N.Y., the instrumental group’s nucleus has always been brothers Neal Evans (organ) and Alan Evans (drums) with guitarist Eric Krasno. The trio’s best releases range from the powerful live 2003 CD Soulive to the 2010 studio Beatles tribute Rubber Soulive, but the grooving core also plays well with others. Its 2011 DVD Bowlive, recorded live at the Brooklyn Bowl,
Adele. Illustration by Pat Crowley. features stellar interplay with guest vocalist Susan Tedeschi, keyboardist Ivan Neville (of the Neville Brothers), guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes and bassist Oteil Burbridge (all members of the Allman Brothers Band), and drummer Questlove (of The Roots). See Soulive as part of the 2011 Festival Miami on October 6 at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall (8 p.m., $20-40). Hailed as “the best singer of her generation” by no less an authority than legendary vocalist (and frequent touring partner) Tony Bennett, Canada native k.d. lang emerged as an ahead-of-her-time alt-country artist in the late 1980s. Her 1987 major-label debut Angel With a Lariat was produced by Rockpile guitarist and roots music veteran Dave Edmunds, and it propelled her toward multiple Grammy Awards during the ’90s as she added jazz, adult contemporary and Brazilian nuances. Her latest CD, Sing It Loud, features her Siss Boom Bang band with multi-instrumentalists Joe Pisapia, Daniel Clarke, Fred Eltringham, Josh Grange and Lex Price. See Lang & the Siss Boom Bang on Oct. 8 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Dreyfoos Concert Hall in West Palm Beach (8 p.m., $25 and up). Tim Reynolds may be best-known for his work with the Dave Matthews Band (for which he’s lead guitarist) and his duets with its leader, but the sonic innovator actually
formed his electric TR3 power trio in the ’80s before hooking up with Matthews. After touring often from his Virginia home base, Reynolds put the trio on hold when he met Matthews, concentrating on acoustic guitar in their duo and as a solo artist while he relocated to New Mexico. Since moving back eastward to North Carolina, he’s reformed TR3 with bassist Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier. All three members sing on Reynolds’ far-reaching jazz/fusion originals, plus covers that venture into the funk catalogs of James Brown and Prince. Reynolds & TR3 perform on Oct. 13 at the Bamboo Room in Lake Worth (8:30 p.m., $25). Despite not coming from a non-musical family, nor having the kind of hourglass figure usually featured on TV networks like VH1, British singer Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is now on a first-name basis with much of the world. The Londonborn vocalis’s 2008 blue-eyed soul debut 19, named for her age as she recorded it, entered the British pop charts at No. 1. But that CD proved to be a mere appetizer. Her similarly age-dropping 2011 follow-up, 21, also debuted at No. 1 and featured the hit single Rolling in the Deep — likely this year’s most-heard song as it wafted everywhere from radio airwaves to airport elevators. Also a multi-instrumentalist, and fluent in roots music and country dialects, it remains to be seen whether Adele’s dexterity will keep her as England’s biggest chart-topper since The Beatles or render her another of the country’s temporary musical trends. See Adele on Oct. 14 at American Airlines Arena’s Waterfront Theatre in Miami (8 p.m., $45.50-102.35). Dolly Parton has proven ahead of her time for the majority of her 55-year career. Born into poverty among 12 siblings in 1946, and despite the fact that few female country singer/songwriters succeeded in the late 1950s, the Tennessee native was performing on TV in Knoxville by age 12. The next year, the singing guitarist started her recording career and was appearing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. After becoming a TV star on The Porter Wagoner Show in the late ’60s, Parton became the dominant country artist of the ’70s, with eight No. 1 hits and her own Dolly TV series.
October 2011 She’s since opened her Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, penned the autobiography My Life and Other Unfinished Business, and released her 41st album, 2011’s Better Day. See Parton on Oct. 18 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood (8 p.m., $44-104). Based in Florida, but in the Panhandle beach town of Destin, reggae band Heritage can tour several other states without building up frequent driver miles like a South Florida act. The sextet is a modern, 21st-century reggae band, with influences that include the rock and pop sounds of Ben Harper and Sublime as well as reggae icons Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. With diverse backgrounds ranging from Florida and Texas to California and Hawaii, the lineup features vocalists Tony Verecchia and Eric Yra, ukulele player Damien Kealoha, guitarist Hunter Dawson, bassist Matt Moore, drummer R.J. Hernandez and percussionist Dave Posey. And Heritage doesn’t mind a long drive south from the Gulf Coast — which it makes again on Oct. 19 — when it involves playing at the openair tropical waterfront restaurant Guanabanas in Jupiter (9 p.m., free). “Roots music” may be the best description for the music of 58-year-old, Louisiana-born singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams, yet even that wide stylistic swath doesn’t do her justice. She’s incorporated elements of folk, blues and country into her compositions over a 35-year career, along with a healthy infusion of rock, both in style and an intermittent devil-may-care attitude. Williams’ career started slowly, as her first two albums received little attention upon being released in 1979 and 1980. She waited until 1988 to release her self-titled third effort, which ironically featured a tune (Passionate Kisses) that won her a Grammy for Best Country Song
Palm Beach ArtsPaper after Mary Chapin Carpenter covered it five years later. Williams has since offered subtle, smoldering gems like Essence (2001), World Without Tears (2003) and her 2011 release Blessed, and she plays Oct. 20 at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale (8 p.m., $37.50). With rockabilly instrumentation, a punk ethic and bluesy Texas roots, Jim Heath has transformed himself into the Reverend Horton Heat to lead his hard-to-categorize trio since 1985. The singer/guitarist’s Dallas-based act features the same instrumentation (electric guitar, upright bass and drums) as popular 1980s rockabilly trio the Stray Cats, but with far more attitude and rhythmic firepower. Bassist/vocalist Jimbo Wallace has been part of the reverend’s choir since the late 1980s, and Paul Simmons is the latest in a series of drummers adept at driving the band with a propulsive, metallic intensity. See the Reverend Horton Heat on Oct. 20 at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale (7:30 p.m., $23.70). Singing guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers started venturing south from his Savannah home base two years ago, creating a regional touring route that’s become South Florida’s gain. His unique pop songwriting. quirky, nasal vocal delivery and inimitable guitar sound (the result of playing a 1949 Gibson through a vintage Fender amplifier and a whirling Leslie cabinet, usually associated with Hammond organs) first gained Rodgers cult status with the Codetalkers. That Georgia band peaked with the 2006 release Now as he co-led it through the 2000s with Col. Bruce Hampton. Rodgers will play compositions from that quartet’s catalog, plus solo releases like Overdrive (2010), but his versatility also extends to jazz. See Rodgers on Oct. 21 at Guanabanas (9 p.m., free). See POP on page 28
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Jackson Browne became one of the definitive pop songwriters of the past 40 years by helping to define the California sound that permeated American music in the 1970s. Born in Germany, but a Southern California resident for most of his life, the 62-year-old singer/songwriter’s classics include Doctor My Eyes, These Days, Late For the Sky, Running On Empty and Take It Easy — a tune co-written with Glenn Frey of The Eagles that became that band’s first hit single. A 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Browne released solo acoustic CD volumes in 2005 and 2008, and he performs in that setting later this month to benefit the University of Miami’s Creative American Music Program. His special guest will be 56-year-old keyboardist Bruce Hornsby, the school’s Grammy-winning, genre-surfing graduate who instituted that program at UM. Browne performs Oct. 26 as part of the 2011 Festival Miami at Gusman Concert Hall (8 p.m., $30-70). New indie rock clubs have popped up through Palm Beach County in 2011, including the Snooze Theatre in Lake Park and the Speakeasy Lounge, which hosts a multi-national trio of acts later this month. Memory House is the Toronto duo of guitarist Evan Abeele and vocalist Denise Nouvion, and its evocative, online-only 2010 Sub Pop Records EP The Years was recently reissued for the first time on CD and vinyl. Another duo, Orlando-based The Band in Heaven, features the vocals and droning, distorted instrumental sounds of guitarist Ates Isildak and keyboardist Lauren Dwyer. Invisible Music will place more musicians on stage than the other two acts combined. Led by Lake Worth-based singer, guitarist and keyboardist John Ralston, the eight-piece group features
Jackson Browne will be at Gusman Hall Oct. 26 . Photo provided.
members of both his touring band and Lantana roots-rockers Black Finger. See Memory House, the Band in Heaven, and Invisible Music on Oct. 28 at the Speakeasy Lounge in Lake Worth (8 p.m., $5-10). Very few bands have existed for 30 years with as many personnel changes, and as much drama, as California act Social Distortion. The constant has been singer/guitarist Mike Ness. He formed the group with a high school friend, guitarist Dennis Danell, who died of a brain aneurysm in 2000 and left the leader as the only original member. Now showcasing Ness’ matured songwriting through additional rockabilly and outlaw country elements, the neversay-die lineup includes longtime guitarist Jonny Wickersham, bassist Brent Harding, and new drummer David Hidalgo Jr., whose father is a founding member of Los Lobos. See Social Distortion on Nov. 4 at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami (8 p.m., $44.50). The Think Pink Rocks benefit makes most other area seasonal concerts seem self-indulgent by comparison. Proceeds will go toward research for an eventual cure to breast cancer, a disease that has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Think Pink Rocks is a Boca Raton-based non-
profit organization dedicated to early detection and awareness of breast cancer, and its beneficiaries have included the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Its fourth annual benefit concert features the Sunshine State’s favorite hip-hop son, MiamiDade County-born Tramar Dillard (better-known as FloRida); Ray J, singer and VH1 reality TV star of For the Love of Ray J, popular vocalists Melanie Fiona and Shontelle, turntable master DJ-Cassidy, and 2011 American Idol semifinalist Brett Lowenstern. Think Pink Rocks takes place Nov. 5 at the Count de Hoernle Ampitheater at the Centre for the Arts in Boca Raton (7 p.m., $45, children 10 and under $20). Creedence Clearwater Revival’s music and story are both unique in rock history, and the architect for both was singer and guitarist John Fogerty. His high-pitched, howled tales of swamps and voodoo (Born on the Bayou, Bad Moon Rising) gave the impression that his California band was actually from Louisiana. Brother/guitarist Tom Fogerty’s departure from CCR in 1971 hastened the band’s demise, and the original rhythm section of bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford carries the tribute torch through their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited, but they can only do that by playing Fo-
October 2011 gerty’s songs. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1993, Fogerty is likely to perform several CCR chestnuts, plus subsequent solo hits such as The Old Man Down the Road and Centerfield. Fogerty plays Nov. 10 at Hard Rock Live (8 p.m., $49-89). The artist formerly known as Gordon Matthew Sumner had already taken on the stage name Sting when he formed The Police, his otherworldly pop group with guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland. The trio handed the unofficial “Band of the ’80s” title to U2 when Sting went solo in the mid-80s, yet his subsequent career has yielded gems from the 1985 debut Dream of the Blue Turtles to 1995’s Ten Summoner’s Tales to 2009’s If On a Winter’s Night… Having turned 60 on Oct. 2, and recently released his solo boxed set Sting: 25 Years, the singing bassist appears with the stellar band of guitarists Dominic Miller and Rufus Miller, violinist Peter Tickell, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and vocalist Jo Lawry. See Sting on Nov. 12 at the Fillmore (8 p.m., $60-147). For star power, it’s hard to top the forthcoming pairing of hip-hop moguls Jay-Z and Kanye West. Brooklyn-born rapper Shawn Corey Carter became Jay-Z for his 1996 debut CD Reasonable Doubt, and proved that he intended to be more than just a recording artist. He’d already taken the risk of forming a label for the disc, Rock-a-Fella Records, and he featured guest spots by Mary J. Blige, Foxy Brown and the since-deceased Notorious B.I.G. Jay-Z has since become president of heralded hip-hop label Def Jam, and the star associations continue on his latest release, a new duo CD with West called Watch the Throne. Chicago native West’s production work for Jay-Z served as a springboard toward his 2004 debut CD The College Dropout,
October 2011 which won multiple Grammys. See Jay-Z and West on November 14 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise (6:30 p.m., $92-268.25). She may be the second-bestknown member of the Jackson family, but vocalist Janet Jackson has outlasted her starcrossed late brother Michael by not falling prey to the trappings of fame. And though her older brother was indeed the King of Pop, the 45-year-old Jackson’s Number Ones: Up Close and Personal 2011 World Tour does celebrate an impressive 35 No. 1 singles. The youngest of the Jackson children, she launched her performing career on the family’s variety TV series The Jacksons in the mid-1970s. Her recording career started as a teenager with a self-titled 1982 debut, but a star was born, and elevated, through career highlights like Control (1986), Rhythm Nation (1989), The Velvet Rope (1997) and Discipline (2008). Expect a parade of her chart-toppers including What Have You Done for Me Lately, Nasty, Control and Rhythm Nation. Jackson performs Dec. 5 at the Fillmore (8 p.m., $69.50225). A few South Florida roots music bands have lasted longer than 20-year-old trio The Dillengers, but there are multitudes that haven’t. Led throughout by singing guitarist Rick Rossano, the band has released three albums (At Large, Live at Elwood’s and Instro-Mania) that rank among the best ever by South Florida artists. The live CD was recorded during a raucous 1996 St. Patrick’s Day show in the midst of the group’s 1994-2001 house gig at Elwood’s, and Rossano’s playing on it prompted his inclusion as one of “America’s 10 Best Unknown Guitarists” in a 2000 story in Guitar One magazine. The following year, his instructional book and CD combo, Roots-Style Rhythm Tracks, was published by Mel Bay. Rounded out by bassist/
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K.D. Lang will be at the Kravis Center Oct. 8.
vocalist Bill Rabon and drummer/vocalist Mike Vullo, The Dillengers perform Dec. 9 at the downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Party in Delray Beach (7:30 p.m., free). Keb Mo’ is the hip-hop-like stage name for Los Angelesborn Kevin Moore, but the Grammy-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter is actually at once a blues throwback and futurist. His stately hat-and-suspenders look on the covers of his first two mid-1990s CD releases was straight out of 1920s Mississippi, yet his sound was a modern gumbo of blues, folk, country and New Orleans elements. Set to turn 60 on Oct. 3, Moore wears his years well, and he showed a sense of pop history on the 2004 release Peace: Back By Popular Demand, a set of covers of protest-based hit songs by the likes of Buffalo Springfield, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon. On his new CD The Reflection, Moore further stirs the gumbo with guest appearances by entrancing R&B vocalist India Arie, country star Vince Gill, and veteran jazz artists Marcus Miller (bass) and Dave Koz (saxophone). See Keb Mo’ on Feb. 2 at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart (6 and 8:30 p.m., $45). Appropriately taking place during Black History Month,
the Jazz Roots presentation Blues & Soul features 58-yearold singing guitarist Robert Cray and 32-year-old vocalist Shemekia Copeland. The Georgia-born Cray is a five-time Grammy winner whose latest release, This Time, was buoyed by the return of a departed bandmate. Bassist Richard Cousins started playing with Cray in 1974, and appeared on Grammy-winners like 1986’s Strong Persuader and 1988’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark before departing in 1991. The old friends are joined onstage by longtime keyboardist Jim Pugh and drummer Tony Braunagle to welcome the Harlem-born Copeland. Performing selections from her latest CD, Never Going Back, the impassioned vocalist is the daughter of late Texas blues singer and guitarist Johnny Clyde Copeland, an influence on Cray. See Blues & Soul on Feb. 17 in the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the
Season Preview 29 Performing Arts in Miami (8 p.m., $25 and up). Being the younger brother of pop icon James Taylor could’ve created a stylistic wake for another singer/songwriter to follow in, but 60-year-old Livingston Taylor resisted the urge. The Boston-born artist’s first three albums during his 40-year recording career were released from 1970-1973 on Capricorn, also the label of the Allman Brothers Band. Radio airplay of his tunes I Will Be in Love With You and I’ll Come Running, from the 1978 LP Three-Way Mirror, then took his career to another level. Taylor has shared his creativity since 1989 as a full professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where his Stage Performance courses are among the school’s most popular. James may, in fact, have learned a thing or two from his kid brother. Taylor plays two shows March 11 at the Lyric Theatre (4 and 7 p.m., $35).
Stephen A. Keller Guest Artist Series
Hispanic Heritage, Classical Style October 18, 2011 World premier of classical work by Eduardo Magallanes with orchestra and mariachis
Cirque de la Symphonie: The Classical Encore
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 Matinee November 1, 2011 Cirque artists performing to familiar orchestral classics.
An Orchestra, A Cello and A Piano January 24, 2012
Anna Litvinenko, cello Conrad Tao, piano
Showcasing two 17-yearold rising stars
From Austria With Love February 28, 2012
Elisso Gogibedaschwilli, Violin
Featuring an 11-yr.-old Austrian child prodigy
Broadway Goes to the Movies
Sounds of the Season: A Classical Holiday December 12, 2011
Florida Singing Sons Boychoir The Girl Choir of South Florida
Classical repertoire of the Season
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Sunday, April 22, 2012 Matinee An orchestral journey from New York to Hollywood with clips from stage and screen.
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Arts Calendar (Note: Events are listed through Nov. 4 and were current as of Sept. 23. Please check with the presenting agency for any changes. Ticket prices are single sales. Most of the presenting organizations offer subscription plans.)
JANUARY, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Niklas Liepe (Violin) • Jose Menor (Piano) FEBRUARY, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Hanna Lee (Violin) • Jose Menor (Piano) APRIL, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Benedict Kloeckner (Cello) • Jose Menor (Piano) Artists, dates and locations are subject to change
Recitals Located at: Steinway Gallery 7940 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL
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Boca Raton Museum of Art: Through Dec. 4: The World According to Federico Uribe, works by the Colombian conceptual artist; through Jan. 8, Outsider Visions: Self-Taught Southern Artists of the 20th Century: more than 75 pieces of folk art from the collection of Ted and Ann Oliver. Films (all at 2 pm): Oct. 26, 29 and 30, Pablo Picasso: A Primitive Soul (1999). Admission: $14 adults, $12 seniors, $6 students (through April 17). Hours: 10 am-5 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 am-9 pm Wednesday; 12 pm-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays and holidays. 561-392-2500; www.bocamuseum. org. Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture: Through Oct. 23: Coloring Outside the Lines, works by crayon artists Don Marco and Jeffrey Robert; 48 Colorful Quilts, three separate collections of contemporary quilts. Opens Oct. 27: The American Society of Marine Artists 15th National Exhibition, featuring more than 100 sea-themed works (through Jan. 8). At Old School Square, Delray Beach. 10:30 am-4 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1-4:30 pm Sundays; closed Mondays. Tickets: $10, $6 seniors and $4 students; $2 ages 4-12; free for children 3 and younger. 561-243-7922; www. oldschool.org for more information. Flagler Museum: Opens Oct. 18: First Train to Paradise: The Railroad That Went to Sea, artifacts showing how Henry Flagler’s railroad was extended to Key West in the period from 1905 to 1912 (through Jan. 8). Regular ticket prices: Adults: $18; $10 for youth ages 1318; $3 for children ages 6-12; and children under 6 admitted free. 561-655-2833; www. flaglermuseum.us. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Closing Oct. 2: Soaring Voices: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists and Catching Air: Kites of Japan. Opening Oct. 18: Zenmi: A Taste of Zen, paintings, calligraphy and ceramics from the collection of Riva Lee Asbell (through Jan. 22). Tickets: $12, $11 for seniors, $8 for children and college students. Open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Sundays. 495-0233; www.morikami.org. Norton Museum of Art: Closes Oct. 9: Striking Impressions: European Prints from the Collection; closes Oct. 16: From A to Z: 26 Great Photographs from the Collection. Through Nov. 13: The Art of War in East Asia, military-themed Asian art evoking Sun Tzu’s The Art of War; opening Oct. 22: The Emperor’s Orders: Designs
from the Qianlong Imperial Workshop, 10 objects created for the 18th-century Chinese monarch (through Feb. 19); opens Nov. 3: Dave Cole: Flags of the World, an installation featuring the U.S. flag by the American artist (through Jan. 16). Admission: $12 adults; $5 ages 13-21. Hours: 10 am-5 pm TuesdaysSaturdays except Thursday 10 am-9 pm; 1 am-5 pm Sundays; closed Mondays. 561-832-5196; www.norton.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Dorothy Patterson and Harvey Oyer III: The two local historians discuss the history of Delray Beach as the city celebrates its 100th anniversary. 5:30 pm. Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach. 561-279-7790; www. murderonthebeach.com. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Eliot Kleinberg and Jonathon King: The two local journalists discuss the biggest stories of Delray Beach’s 100 years as part of Delray’s centennial celebration. 5:30 pm. Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach. 561-279-7790; www.murderonthebeach.com.
Saturday, Oct. 15-Sunday, Oct. 16 Clint Holmes: The popular Las Vegas and Atlantic City entertainer presents two shows as part of the Live at Lynn Theatre series on the campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton. 7:30 pm Saturday, 4 pm Sunday, at the Wold Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $45-$65. 2379000; www.lynn.edu/tickets.
Saturday, Oct. 8 Knuffle Bunny: Michael Silversher’s musical, based on Mo Willems’ tale of the stuffed bunny who accidentally takes a ride in the washing machine during a visit to the Laundromat. 10 am, Persson Hall, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $10. 832-7469; www. kravis.org. Saturday, Oct. 15-Sunday, Oct. 16 Sesame Street Live!: Elmo and his friends from the beloved children’s TV show attempt to help Super Grover recover his mojo by learning about good eating and exercise habits. 10:30 am, 2 pm and 5:30 pm Saturday; 1 pm and 4:30 pm Sunday. Kravis Center. Tickets: $12 and up. 832-746 www.kravis.org.
Saturday, Oct. 1-Sunday, Oct. 2 Lynn Philharmonia: Albert-George Schram leads the conservatory orchestra in the Jupiter Symphony of Mozart (No. 41 in C, K. 551), and the Symphony No. 1 of Gustav Mahler. 7:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University, Boca Raton. Tickets: $35-$50. 237-9000; www.lynn.edu/tickets.
Sunday, Oct. 9 Carlos Mencia: The popular comic and actor returns to his standup roots in a cross-country bus tour. 7 pm. Tickets: $30. At the Palm Beach Improv in West Palm Beach. Call 833-1812; www.palmbeachimprov.com. Friday, Oct. 15-Saturday, Oct. 16 Tom Arnold: The comedian and writer once married to Roseanne Barr has established a serious film career (True Lies, Nine Months). 8 pm and 10:30 pm Friday; 7 pm and 9:45 pm Saturday. Tickets: $22. At the Palm Beach Improv in West Palm Beach. Call 833-1812; www.palmbeachimprov.com. Thursday, Oct. 20 Doug Stanhope: The Howard Stern regular has just picked up a gig hosting the revived The Man Show for Comedy Central. 8 pm. Tickets: $25. At the Palm Beach Improv in West Palm Beach. 833-1812; www. palmbeachimprov.com.
Saturday, Oct. 15 Florida Classical Ballet Theatre: Colleen Smith’s Palm Beach Gardens-based company offers Les Sylphides, set to music of Chopin, and a Smith premiere, In the Mood, set to music from the World War II era, played onstage by a band led by Owen Seward. 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $22$32. 207-5900; www.palmbeachstate.edu/ EisseyCampusTheatre.xml. Friday, Oct. 21-Sunday, Oct. 23 Friday, Oct. 28-Sunday, Oct. 30 Miami City Ballet: Edward Villella’s standout company offers the first of its four programs, featuring Square Dance (Balanchine/Vivaldi, Corelli), Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins/ Debussy), Liturgy (Wheeldon/Part), and In the Upper Room (Tharp/Glass). 8 pm Oct. 21-22, 2 pm Oct. 23, Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami; 8 pm Oct. 28, 2 pm and 8 pm Oct. 29; 2 pm Oct. 30, Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale. 877-9297010; www.miamicityballet.org.
Saturday, Oct. 22 Brundibar: Hans Krasa’s tale of bullying, written in 1942, is tied irrevocably to its unique position as an opera that was used at the Terezin concentration camp to mislead outside observers about what really was going on in the Nazi camps. This beautifully written work is performed here by the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and members of the Palm Beach Opera as special outreach event. 7 pm, Kravis Center. Tickets: $12 and up. 832-7469; www.kravis.org.
Popular Music Saturday, Oct. 8 k.d. lang: Alberta’s own Katherine Dawn Lang has established one of the most singular pop careers in contemporary music. She appears here with her band, the Siss Boom Bang. 8 pm, Kravis Center. Tickets: $25 and up. 832-7469; www.kravis.org. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Duran Duran: Few bands were more popular in the 1980s than this British quintet (The Reflex, Hungry Like a Wolf), and after some time off, they’ve returned to the road with a catalog that holds up well after three decades. 8 pm, Hard Rock Live, Hollywood. Tickets: $54-$124. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.
hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Saturday, Oct. 15 Toby Keith: The country standout and fierce patriot returns to the Cruzan; his guests are Eric Church and J.T. Hodges. 7 pm, Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $38.25-$105.70, available from www. ticketmaster.com.
Opens Sunday, Oct. 16 After the Revolution: Amy Herzog’s powerful play about the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s and family secrets. Through Nov. 20 at the Caldwell Theatre, Boca Raton. 8 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2 pm Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; selected performances at 8 pm Tuesdays. Tickets: $27-$50. 241-7432; www.caldwelltheatre.com. Friday, Oct. 21-Saturday, Oct. 29 The Rocky Horror Show: Let’s do the time warp again, local audiences must have said, because Slow Burn Theatre has brought back this musical version of the camp horror film classic in time for Halloween. At the West Boca Performing Arts Theatre. 8 pm Fridays, 8 pm and midnight Saturdays. Tickets: $20-$35. 866-811-4111; www.slowburntheatre.com. Tuesday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 30 Mamma Mia!: The unlikely smash musical featuring the songs of Sweden’s most beloved band, Abba. 8 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 2 pm and 8 pm Wednesday and Saturday; 2 pm Sunday. Tickets: $25 and up. 832-7469; www. kravis.org. — Compiled by Greg Stepanich
EISSEY CAMPUS THEATRE at Palm Beach State College
In the Mood Saturday 10/15
The Nutcracker Friday 11/25 Saturday 11/26 Sunday 11/27
Friday, Oct. 21-Friday, Nov. 11 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival: The 26th iteration of this popular South Florida cinematic event includes more than 100 films. The special guest this year is actor Dennis Haysbert, who will be honored for his cinematic achievements Oct. 24. 954525-FILM; www.fliff.com.
2:00 & 7:30pm 7:30pm 2:00 & 7:30pm 2:00pm
Romeo and Juliet Friday 3/30 Saturday 3/31
7:30pm 2:00 & 7:30pm
Wonderland & Other Dances Tuesday 6/12
Saturday, Oct. 8 Nicole Henry: The popular jazz singer’s most recent release, The Very Thought of You, charted at No. 7 on the Billboard jazz charts. 8 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Tickets: $25-$30. 4506357; t www.jazzproject.eventbrite.com. Saturday, Oct. 22 Jesse Jones Jr.: The multi-reed man and
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Miami resident has played with legends such as Clark Terry and Dexter Gordon, and has a flourishing South Florida career. 8 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Tickets: $25-$30. Call 450-6357 www.jazzproject.eventbrite.com.
2:00 & 7:30pm
TICKETS - 561.207.5900 Center Orchestra $32 Side Orchestra $27 Balcony $22 Photo: Jamilah Thet
Saturday, Oct. 1; Monday, Oct. 3; Thursday, Oct. 6 South Florida Chamber Players: The new chamber group performs the Quartet No. 13 of Dmitri Shostakovich (in B-flat minor, Op. 138), the Italian Serenade of Hugo Wolf, and the Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132, of Beethoven. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boca Raton ( 4 pm Sat,), Sunshine Cathedral of Fort Lauderdale (7 pm Mon.), and the Miami Beach Community Church (7 pm Thurs.) Tickets: $20-$35. 954-990-0816; www.southfloridachamberplayers.com. Sunday, Oct. 2 South Florida Symphony Quartet: A chamber group from the Fort Lauderdalebased orchestra performs the Beethoven Quartet No. 15 (in A minor, Op. 132) for the Classical Explosion series at Delray Beach’s Arts Garage. 6 pm, Arts Garage, 180 N.E. 1st St. Tickets: $25-$35. http://artsgarage. eventbrite.com. Thursday, Oct. 13 Cyrus Forough: The violinist and Carnegie Mellon professor plays music by Leclair, Debussy, J.S. Bach and Ravel, with pianist Sung-Im Kim. 7:30 pm. Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, Lynn University, Boca Raton. Tickets: $20. 237-9000; www.lynn.edu/tickets. Saturday, Oct. 15-Sunday, Oct. 16 New World Symphony: The NWS opens its new season with a world premiere: James Lee III’s Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula. Also o the Schumann Piano Concerto (in A minor, Op. 54), with pianist Javier Perianes. 7:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday, at the New World Center, Miami Beach. 305-673-3331; www.nws.edu. Sunday, Oct. 16 Mei Mei Luo: The fine Chinese-born violinist performs in recital with pianist Daphne Spottiswoode as part of the Music at St. Paul’s series. The program includes the Violin Sonata No. 7 in A, Op. 47 (Kreutzer) of Beethoven. 4 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Delray Beach. Tickets: $15-$20. 278-6003; www. musicatstpauls.org. Wednesday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 23 Seraphic Fire: The Miami chamber choir, which has added a regular Boca Raton series this year, opens its 10th season with music marking the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria. Requiem music by Victoria, Lassus, Palestrina, Ockeghem and Morales will be featured. 7:30 pm Wednesday through Friday, 8 pm Saturday, 4 pm Sunday. At St. Jude Melkite Church in Miami on Wednesday; St. Gregory’s Episcopal in Boca on Thursday; First United Methodist in Coral Gables on Friday; All Saints Episcopal in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday; and 4 pm Sunday at Miami Beach Community Church in Miami Beach. Tickets: $35. 305-285-9060; www.seraphicfire.org.
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