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Theater student lands role in new Nickelodeon series ‘Hunter Street’
Community, Edge, Q & A + Profiles, Television, Theater

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…

Weekend Watch: Okeechobee Fest, ‘Annie,’ Miami Film Festival, Best of the Second City, Carnaval on the Mile
Community, Dance, Edge, Food, Movies, Music, Theater

Weekend Watch: Okeechobee Fest, ‘Annie,’ Miami Film Festival, Best of the Second City, Carnaval on the Mile

Okeechobee Fest In its second year, Okeechobee Fest will bring great music to Sunshine Grove, a two-and-a-half hour drive north. The rock, indie, hip-hop and EDM festival will feature big-name artists, such as Kings of Leon, Mike Posner, Usher and the Roots, and Wiz Khalifa. The four-day Paradise Pass costs $279.50, not including fees and parking….

Weekend Watch: Carole King Musical, Miami Boat Show, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Upright Citizens Brigade, For the Record Release Show, Kite Day
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Weekend Watch: Carole King Musical, Miami Boat Show, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Upright Citizens Brigade, For the Record Release Show, Kite Day

“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” A winner of two Tony Awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” is playing at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The musical tells the story of renowned songwriter Carole King and how she broke into the music industry and rose to incredible success….

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…

Weekend Watch: Life in Color paint party, “Sunday in the Park with George,” Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Festival Miami, Taste of the Yard
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Weekend Watch: Life in Color paint party, “Sunday in the Park with George,” Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Festival Miami, Taste of the Yard

Life in Color The 10th anniversary of this annual EDM paint party will feature artists like Diplo, Marshmello, Young Thug and Desiigner. Life in Color strikes a perfect balance between electronic music and hip-hop. Tickets start at $114.99, ages 16 and up. 2 p.m. to midnight Jan. 28 318 NW. 23rd St.   “Sunday in…

‘Moonlight,’ based on former professor’s play, nominated for 8 Academy Awards
Community, Edge, Movies, Theater

‘Moonlight,’ based on former professor’s play, nominated for 8 Academy Awards

“Moonlight,” the independent film based on a play by former University of Miami theater professor Tarell McCraney, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards just two weeks after taking home the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 74th-annual Golden Globes. McCraney recently stepped down from his teaching role on Dec. 31 shortly after being named…

Ring Theatre’s must-see spring performances
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Ring Theatre’s must-see spring performances

As the curtain rises on a new semester at UM, this week marks the beginning of a spectacular season of campus theatre packed with musical comedy, teenage drama and even a few never-before-seen shows. Here’s a breakdown of upcoming can’t-miss performances. 24 HOUR PLAYS The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is kicking off the semester this…

Weekend Watch 12/1: ‘An Act of God,’ Art Basel, The Nutcracker, Riptide, Frost Winter Wonderful
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Weekend Watch 12/1: ‘An Act of God,’ Art Basel, The Nutcracker, Riptide, Frost Winter Wonderful

“An Act of God” The GableStage Theater at the Biltmore will be playing this Broadway comedy that originally starred Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” fame. The one-man show tackles themes of homosexuality, evolution and Christianity. Visit gablestage.org to purchase tickets, starting at $15 for students. 8 p.m. Dec. 1-3, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Showings until Dec. 18….

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