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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
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‘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….

Cast uses small theater to advantage during ‘The Glass Menagerie’
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Cast uses small theater to advantage during ‘The Glass Menagerie’

In the introduction to “The Glass Menagerie,” the narrator tells the audience that they are watching a “memory play.” The events and characters live in memory, therefore certain aspects appear better, while some appear worse. Through its creative direction and acting, the theatre department breathed new life into Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical play. Matt Paris, a…

Weekend Watch 11/3: Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Pancakes & Booze, USpeak: Afrobella, Big Night in Little Haiti, Rat Trivia Night
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Weekend Watch 11/3: Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Pancakes & Booze, USpeak: Afrobella, Big Night in Little Haiti, Rat Trivia Night

Santa’s Enchanted Forest If you’re the type to immediately hop into the holiday spirit after Halloween’s over, check out Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Tropical Park. Featuring attractions like bumper cars, a giant slide, fun houses and rollercoasters, this theme park is a candy cane-fueled blast for adults and kids alike. Fortunately, you can visit all of…

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