Premiering next week, Rising Tide is a documentary by local filmmaker Andrew Hevia, a member of the Borscht Film Festival crew, that focuses on seven Miami artists, including Jen Stark, whose mesmerizing work with colored paper we’ve featured in the past.
To mark the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, WLRN Under the Sun aired a riveting one-hour documentary on the storm that ran through South Florida like a freight train. As an old “Ma-ahma” man says early in the piece, “You don’t understand yet. But you will.” To learn more about WLRN’s Remembering Andrew series, visit wlrnunderthesun.org/andrew.
Tonight! Swing by Midtown lounge Ricochet for Rachel Goodrich’s first Miami show in almost a year, co-presented by Beached Miami. Rachel will take the stage with her band, The Moneybags, and afro-indie rock quintet Kazoots is opening. Come thirsty — there will be Grolsch beer specials all night. To learn more about the show, check out the event page on Facebook.
Here is Rachel and the Moneybags playing an acoustic version of “Run To You” on WLRN’s Folk & Acoustic Music with Michael Stock last Sunday.
Lebron James snubbed New York when he chose to take his talents to South Beach. Now, on the eve of the Miami Heat’s season opener, the New Yorker has exacted a measure of satisfaction by covering the Miami Herald and WLRN King James poetry contest with brows raised customarily high. The tone of the Ben McGrath piece isn’t overtly condescending, but, considering the New Yorker’s historic role as a gatekeeper of American poetry, I can’t help reading it through Eustace Tilley’s haughty monocle. (“O Lebron, My Lebron” appears in the precious “Dept. of Iambs,” for Naismith’s sake.)
I’m sure New Yorkers, still smarting from the King-sized rebuff, will be snickering in the subways as they read McGrath’s piece. To them, I offer the following six lines (the maximum length of contest entries):
Has a “ring” to it, no?