Welcome to ALL ABOUT THE ARTS!
Here we celebrate all the performing arts: music, theatre, dance, and film. Come find a mix of reviews of arts events and recordings, profiles on people involved in the arts, and some of my personal musings about the state of the arts. I hope you will enjoy your visit and that you will come back.
I have enjoyed a career in the arts as a performer, stage director, producer, and educator. I was born and grew up in Cuba, and at the age of 17 I moved to the United States to study Drama, Languages, and Music at the Juilliard School of Music, at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, and at the New England Conservatory of Music, from which I received my Master’s degree in Music.
I have taught courses on the History of Music at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and at Florida International University, and contributed writings and reviews to Seen and Heard International and to this blog, I co-founded with my wife Kimberly the award-winning New Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida, where I produced and staged twenty seasons of classical and contemporary theater, including fifty world premieres of plays that went on to have international and national productions on and off Broadway, including Ana in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz – (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2002, Tony nomination for Best Play 2003.) On the occasion of our retirement my wife and I were presented with a citation from Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council for “trailblazing contributions to the arts in South Florida.”