First CC of the Season at Area Stage

The Area Stage Company’s first production of the 2017-18 season, was the Florida premiere of An Octoroon. Obie Award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins takes the plot of Dion Boucicault’s 1859 antebellum melodrama and smashes it with a 21st-century sensibility. This production... Read More

FANS Enjoy Art at the Marlins Ball Park

This special Marlins Ballpark tour on April 7, 2017, just before baseball season begins, took FAN members places not ordinarily seen by regular “fans,” such as the Miami Marlin’s dugout, locker room, private suites, home plate VIP club, and onto... Read More

FANS Experience Perceptual Effects at PAMM

At the Perez Art Museum on January 12, 2017, FANs enjoyed a program bridging art, architecture, cognitive science, and philosophy: SARAH OPPENHEIMER S-281913. A docent-led tour took us through S-281913, Oppenheimer’s newly commissioned project for Perez Art Museum Miami. The... Read More

Dance Now! FAN CC, With a Spanish Twist

On December 16 at the Colony Theater, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Dance Now! Miami presented Doris Humphrey’s 1953 modern dance classic, “Ritmo Jondo.” Performed to the tantalizing Spanish rhythms of Catalan born composer, Carlos Surinach, the show featured swirling cascading... Read More

FANs Enjoy New World Symphony Rehearsal

It was a “Russian Feast” on December 9, at New World Center in Miami Beach at a rehearsal of New World Symphony’s “Russian Feast” featuring Toronto Symphony Music Director Peter Oundjian. Devoted to the lavish harmonies, rife emotions and vivid... Read More

A Unique Dance Duet, With Tigertail and FAN

At the Black Box Theater/Miami-Dade County Auditorium on October 14, FANs experienced the unusual dance duet “The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight,” from Tigertail. The performance featured choreographer and dancer, Jess Curtis, and self-identified disabled dancer, Claire Cunningham. It... Read More

Congratulations to FAN’s 2016-2017 Grantees!

ORGANIZATION PROGRAM AWARD AMOUNT Orchestra Miami, Inc. Atonement by Marvin Davy Levy $5,000 Locust Projects Antonia Wright. Day for Night $5,500 Tigertail Productions, Inc. Dance Events $6,000 Chopin Foundation Chopin Foundation’s 2016-2017 Concert Series $6,500 University of Miami – Jerry... Read More

FAN Featured in Miami Herald Op-Ed

By JOANNE BANDER During their morning walks in Coconut Grove’s David Kennedy Park in the early 1990s, Deborah Hoffman and the late Nita Prieto-Maercks, discussed many things. But they kept coming back to the need to increase private funding... Read More

Poetry at the Betsy, For FAN Members Only

FAN members attended an exclusive celebration of National Poetry Month, Tuesday, April 19th, featuring the American poet, Gerald Stern (right, above) in a Fireside Chat with Jonathan Plutzik, Chairman of The Betsy Hotel. The scene was B Bar at The... Read More

FANfare February, A Techie/Arts Success

FANfare: A Taste of Technology 2016! How Technology Affects the Arts presented 5 February evenings of eye-opening, mind-bending talks and demonstrations by the most innovative and talented leaders in our local community. FANS and guests learned from performance artists, screen... Read More

March Luncheon Focuses on Chamber Music

FAN’s spring luncheon,Tuesday March 8, at the Westin Colonnade, focused on the most intimate of the Performing Arts –Chamber Music. Renee Rotta, Tanglewood Marketing Coordinator of the Boston Symphony, helped lead the conversation. And FAN members and guests were treated... Read More