Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Behind Bars, Miami Motel Stories & Superfine! Art Fair

Dec 5, 2018

Last week, former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano was sentenced to three years in prison for instructing police officers to frame and arrest black men for crimes they didn’t commit. He told a federal judge in U.S. District Court that he received great pressure from the community to achieve a 100 percent burglary clearance record. Over the past several months, Miami Herald reporters Jay Weaver, David Ovalle and Chuck Rabin have been reporting on the investigation into the police chief and his officer’s actions. Ovalle joined Sundial to talk about he investigation and what has happened to the victims.

Miami Motel Stories is offering Floridians a chance to step inside a fully immersive theatre experience that takes travels back into the history of Miami’s hotels in the 50s and 60s. The concept is simple: you choose a hotel key, pick which room you want to go through and sit in on a production. Playwright Juan Sanchez and Juggerknot Theatre Company founder joined Sundial to talk about the time-traveling theater experience, the impetus behind the play and how it all got started.

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For those new to Art Basel and Miami Art Week, the abundance of galleries, street fairs and events might seem overwhelming. Breaking into the art scene as a collector or artist has huge barriers of entry: most events are inclusive, don’t exactly welcome newbies and the price are high. But one of many satellite fairs worth checking out during Miami Art Week is Superfine!. LGBTQ couple, Alex Mitow and James Miille started the fair with the goal of wanting to make collecting artwork accessible to all. The fair prides itself in bringing diversity to Miami’s art market with its collective of female artists, artist of color and different sexual orientation. Mitow and Miille joined Sundial to explain how the festival got started and share some of the exhibitions worth checking out.