So sad, the weekend is over. Soothe your soul with a nice easy evening Sift.
A- South Florida Classical Review says the Florida Grand Opera is back.
The production, coming after successful outings this season of La Bohème and The Magic Flute, provides further evidence of FGO’s recovery from the artistic depths of a few years ago. Can this be the same company that cast so many forgettable singers in leading roles, once fielded one of the most reliably mediocre orchestras in Florida, and produced an infamous version of Carmen in which the characters carried around chairs through much of the opera? There’s one more opera to go this season, Verdi’s La Traviata, but judging from the company’s work so far this season, that should be a performance worth catching.B- Gorgeous photo of the Miami skyline this afternoon from Miamism Pix.
C- Political Cortadito has some thoughts on the Dolphins stadium and what may be coming up but since I zone out on local politics, I'll let you figure out what they're talking about.
D- Last night's Wynwood crowd, at SeanWasHere.
E- Eye on Miami provides a little background on the right-wing Americans For Prosperity of Florida.
Well, this is a Koch brother's funded group. It is not an activist movement as they say, it is a Koch brothers movement. We have written about them before. The brothers are funding this "grassroots" group in lots of States, 35 of them, many swing states. However, they aren't a grassroots group - they are orchestrated and funded by the brothers to accomplish their goals. They recruit lemmings, not thinking human beings.