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Familiar faces in Coral Gables mayoral election
Community, News, Politics

Familiar faces in Coral Gables mayoral election

The residents of Coral Gables will cast their votes for the city’s next mayor and commissioners of the city April 11. Read More: Guide to the Coral Gables election While many residents are running for city commission seats, the nonpartisan mayoral race is shaping up to be one filled with familiar faces. Former commissioner Jeannett Slesnick is…

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…

Cosford Cinema hosts ‘Moonlight’ screening, discussion with playwright Tarell McCraney
Community, Edge, Movies, Q & A + Profiles, Theater

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…

‘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…

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