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‘Moonlight’ co-producer discusses sense of place, community story in filmmaking
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‘Moonlight’ co-producer discusses sense of place, community story in filmmaking

Miami has become a topic of conversation within the entertainment industry thanks to the Oscar-winning film “Moonlight,” which was not only set in Miami but also filmed there. The film’s unique focus on setting and its distinctive narrative help to shine a light on the diverse, one-of-a-kind city that is Miami. Andrew Hevia, a Miami…

A cappella groups Above the Keys, BisCaydence, Tufaan, The 18th Notes comprise diverse, strong vocal scene at UM
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A cappella groups Above the Keys, BisCaydence, Tufaan, The 18th Notes comprise diverse, strong vocal scene at UM

With four groups on campus, a cappella at UM is thriving. Above the Keys, BisCaydence, Tufaan and The 18th Notes are packed with incredible vocalists, all skilled enough to fill in for the instruments and accompaniment that a cappella does without. But while a cappella needs technical precision, it also requires a sense of fun….

Theater student lands role in new Nickelodeon series ‘Hunter Street’
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Theater student lands role in new Nickelodeon series ‘Hunter Street’

At 22 years old, UM senior musical theater major Thomas Jansen has landed the coveted role of Daniel Hunter, the protective older brother of four on Nickelodeon’s newest TV series, “Hunter Street,” premiering 7 p.m. Monday on Nickelodeon. Jansen began acting when he was 12 years old, grabbing roles in high-school plays until he was…

Playwright Tarell McCraney discusses Oscar-nominated film “Moonlight,” intersectionality
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Playwright Tarell McCraney discusses Oscar-nominated film “Moonlight,” intersectionality

Tarell McCraney, the playwright whose work inspired the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film “Moonlight,” sat down with The Miami Hurricane last Wednesday, Feb. 8, to discuss the film, the importance of intersectionality and the general importance of film and art to its audience. The Miami Hurricane: Over the past years, there has been more acceptance…

Cosford Cinema hosts ‘Moonlight’ screening, discussion with playwright Tarell McCraney
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Cosford Cinema hosts ‘Moonlight’ screening, discussion with playwright Tarell McCraney

Playwright Tarell McCraney participated in a Q&A session with University of Miami President Julio Frenk Wednesday evening at the Cosford Cinema after a screening of “Moonlight,” the Academy Award-nominated film that was inspired by one of McCraney’s plays. “Tarell is a son of Miami, he is an artist of Miami, he is a creator of…

Styx keyboardist, vocalist discusses shift to online presence, ‘brand awareness’ over time
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Styx keyboardist, vocalist discusses shift to online presence, ‘brand awareness’ over time

Classic rock group Styx played at Miami’s Magic City Casino last weekend on Friday, Dec. 2. While the audience was smaller than during the band’s heyday in the late ’70s and early ’80s, it was no less enthusiastic, and the set list was upbeat and dynamic. The show featured fun yet minimal lighting effects, such…

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