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One of the the presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will take place at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, according to a report from The New York Times .

Review: Arsht Center's 'Hamilton' Lives Up To Its Reputation, In Every Way

Feb 21, 2020
Joan Marcus

Last season, undisputed honors for the hottest theater ticket in town went to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Hamilton” in its regional debut at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

This season, the “Hamilton” love continues unabated, albeit with a different touring company of the same show. Fresh from three weeks at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the “Angelica” cast has begun a four-week run at Miami’s Arsht Center.

Jon Secada To Pay Tribute To Beny Moré At The Arsht

Feb 19, 2020
Tato Gomez

While growing up in Hialeah in the early ’70s, Jon Secada’s home pulsed to the iconic tropical sounds of Cuban singer, songwriter and bandleader Beny Moré.

“My parents would listen to that stuff all the time,” recalls Secada, now 58. “And as a kid, when you hear your parents listen to music, you never know what’s gonna stick with you.”

Jon Boogz And Lil Buck Bring 'Love Heals All Wounds' To The Arsht

Feb 6, 2020
Courtesy of artist management

South Florida-raised dancer/choreographer Jon Boogz has always wanted to use dance to tell stories that matter.

Growing up, the only things he loved as much as dancing were issue-driven films such as “Schindler’s List” and “The Color Purple.” As a street dancer in the style called popping, however, Boogz was in a world where success typically means getting on TV shows, touring with pop stars, winning competitions, and constantly upping your virtuosity. Not breaking hearts, opening minds, or changing worlds. He wanted more.

Zoetic Stage's 'American Son' Represents South Florida Theater At Its Finest

Jan 13, 2020
JUSTIN NAMON

Like many contemporary plays, Christopher Demos-Brown’s “American Son” is a small-cast drama, one that unfolds in a taut 84 minutes. But those minutes hold a story of uncommon depth, one that is straightforward yet layered, observant, achingly real and ultimately devastating.

Demos-Brown’s finest play to date was created in Miami and is set here, though its world premiere was in 2016 in Massachusetts, followed by a high-profile Broadway run in 2018 and a Netflix debut in 2019.

Joan Marcus

You’re past patiently waiting, Miami. But finally, “Hamilton” is on its way - and tickets are going on sale soon.

For the first time, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 18-March 15 in 2020.

Until now the only way to buy tickets was via season subscription. Now, single performance tickets are going on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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Few writers have shifted political discourse in recent years quite as much as Ta-Nehisi Coates. 

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Smells of pikliz, arroz con pollo, Publix fried chicken and other homemade Miami potluck staples wafted out of the Adrienne Arsht Center as parents, guardians and friends  gathered to see a culmination of what their kids learned from the six-week-long immersive AileyCamp. 

Adrienne Arsht Center

Colombian-American actor and comedian John Leguizamo will soon gives South Florida a history lesson that might, in his words, "light fire under people's butts." 

After his son was bullied in 8th grade, Leguizamo felt it was necesssary to give his son the tools to defend himself. In his one-man show, "Latin History for Morons," Leguizamo mixes humor and political rhetoric as he traces thousands of years of history. He calls it "weaponizing his son with information."

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In a Fortune Article released earlier this week, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam blasted the Democratic National Committee’s system he claims prevented him from qualifying for the first 2020 Democratic presidential debates. 

Messam, the son of Jamaican immigrants, grew up in rural South Bay, Florida. His father cut sugarcane as a contract farm worker, and his mother fed migrant field workers. 

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This report will be updated during the evening.

8:00 pm

After traveling here from Springfield, Illinois, Mark Daniels paced up and down outside the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami - the site of the two Democratic presidential debates - and waved yarmulkes for sale. That is, yarmulkes engraved with the names of the 20 different candidates taking part in the debates - and even one with President Trump's.