Death and Harry Houdini amazes with captivating magic

Death and Harry Houdini amazes with captivating magic

By AARON KRAUSE MIAMI — It’s not every day that famed magician and escape artist Harry Houdini flings playing cards at you, interacts with you  and even calls you up as a volunteer to participate in one of his tricks. Then again, it’s not every day that you witness a...

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Promising new play receives riveting world premiere by Ft. Lauderdale-area theater company

Promising new play receives riveting world premiere by Ft. Lauderdale-area theater company

WILTON MANORS, Fla. — Like a speeding bulldozer crushing everything in its path, a nightmarish past comes barreling back into the lives of two lesbians about to get married in “Son,” a new work by playwright James L. Beller Jr. The promising new play, which needs work, is receiving its...

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‘Something Rotten’s!’ current tour is perfect timing for arts funding advocacy

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — If you need extra incentive to advocate for arts funding in the wake of the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities as part of President Trump’s budget, what better way to receive that added drive than by...

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‘A Special Day’ staged in a unique way by Miami New Drama

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — You might have seen the 1977 Italian, Academy Award-nominated film “A Special Day” (“Una Giornata Particolare” in Italian). But you likely haven’t seen it performed on stage in the ingenious manner Miami New Drama is presenting the comic, touching story. You have four more chances to...

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist fondly looks back on his career

Sheldon Harnick’s mind was stuck on a lyric, but his body was on the move. He walks or finds other ways to get moving to free his creative process when he’s suffering a case of writer’s block. A truck was also in motion. It was headed toward the award-winning, legendary...

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