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Miami’s Buoyant Art and Design Scene Proves Culture Can Thrive Amid the Pandemic

In 2002, Art Basel ricocheted Miami into the international art sphere. But Miami had been steadily embedding noteworthy art into its airport, transit system, courthouses, parks, and community centers since 1973, courtesy of an ordinance earmarking 1.5% of the construction cost of new county buildings for public art. This entity, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places, has overseen more than 700 commissioned installations, while public-private organizations like Wynwood Walls, splashy museum exhibitions, and a slew of visionaries have incorporated art into high-profile outdoor projects. Together they have fortified Miami’s reputation as a cultural epicenter where emerging talent is championed as fiercely as artists of international acclaim. Happily, Miami’s balmy climes have allowed art projects to thrive despite the pandemic. Here, a look at new and noteworthy outdoor art installations in South Florida.

“In addition to civic pride, our role is to empower artists to take risks and expand

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What to see and do at Art Detour 2021

Art Detour is back and bigger than ever.

What was once a weeklong art walk, will now celebrate art not just in Phoenix, but across Arizona, for more than a month.

From Feb. 27 to March 31, Art Detour will feature more than 300 arts activities and connect art lovers with special shows at art galleries, arts and culture organizations, arts-supporting businesses and visual and performing artists.

The annual event is put on by Artlink Inc., a nonprofit that supports local artists, art initiatives and events including First and Third Fridays.

“We want these 33 days to feel completely different from any other set of 33 days,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink president and CEO.

“We want arts and culture to be front and center. We want people to appreciate and or perhaps learn for the first time that the definition of arts and culture may not be what they previously

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Cancel culture should not mean art by offensive people is ‘burned’, says Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville as Roald Dahl

Hugh Bonneville as Roald Dahl

Cancel culture should not mean that work by offensive people is ‘burned’, Hugh Bonneville has said ahead of his performance as Roald Dahl.

The Downton Abbey actor urged caution over the trend of publicly denouncing celebrities as he believes there is a way of ‘balancing’ how we regard their work without condoning their offensive views or actions.

Bonneville also expressed his confusion over how imaginative people can be while producing films and art without offending people, asking ‘what dark corners are we allowed to explore and not explore?’

The 57 year old stars as Roald Dahl in his latest role for movie To Olivia – and said though he ‘decries’ the anti-Semitic views the author held, he did not carry that into his portrayal as it ‘was not relevant’.

He shared his views on cancel culture while appearing on BBC podcast Loose Ends, having been

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Art Cervi, Detroit TV’s Bozo the Clown in the 1960s and ’70s, dies at age 86

Art Cervi shaped musical tastes of Detroit baby boomers as talent coordinator for the dance show “Swingin’ Time,” then found a new career by hiding in plain sight behind Bozo the Clown’s bulbous red nose and entertaining countless thousands of younger fans.

Cervi, who reached an enormous audience that never knew his name, died Monday at his home in Novi. He was 86.

Several Bozos appeared on Detroit television between 1959 and 1980. Cervi played the character the longest — from 1967 until 1975 on Channel 9 (CKLW-TV) and then on Channel 2 (WJBK-TV) until he, and Bozo, left the air in 1980.

The size of Cervi’s audiences as Bozo probably makes him one of the biggest stars in Detroit TV history. No one in Detroit, however, would have recognized Cervi on the street. He had a clause written into his contract requiring that he be chauffeured to the station

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