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Knight Foundation increases investment in Miami’s arts groups

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has upped its stake in Miami-Dade’s arts community, announcing a $37-million investment. The funding of particular concern: losses to farmers and money needed to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base.
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SpaceX gets the OK from NASA to test its astronaut capsule in a March 2 launch.The next step in NASA’s plan to return astronauts to space from the U.S.has the green light to proceed.Florida Trend Video PickIs it a Bridge or a Causeway?Florida has thousands of bridges and causeways.

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CFCArts’ Arts in Action expands into Dr. Phillips neighborhood

When Central Florida Community Arts’ spring Arts in Action classes start up Feb. 25, a new neighborhood will be involved. The classes, designed for 25, a new neighborhood will be involved.
The classes, designed for adults age 60 and older, will now be offered in Dr. Phillips, southwest of downtown Orlando.Since CFCArts launched the adult-education program in the fall of 2017, classes have been providing performing-arts experiences throughout Winter Park and Maitland. The nonprofit’s 10-week sessions are designed to foster creativity and community.“We are so excited to expand Arts in Action, and to be able to reach more seniors through the arts through this wonderful program” says Leah Porrata, CFCArts director of education outreach. “We have been so encouraged by the experiences of our seniors in the Winter Park and Maitland area.
Arts in Action has given them a place to connect with others and continue or in some cases, begin — their performing-arts journeys.”Tuition for each program is $35, and all experience levels are welcome.Classes are offered in acting, storytelling, singing, dance, movement, ukulele and keyboard. At the end of the 10 weeks, participants may participate in a showcase performance for family and friends.
Classes take place at venues such as the Winter Park Public Library, Maitland Senior Center, Maitland Public Library, Orlando Ballet, Harbor Chase of Dr. Phillips, Calvary Orlando, Rosen JCC, Brookdale Senior Living and St.Luke’s United Methodist Church. The program is presented by CFCArts and is sponsored in part by the Winter Park Health Foundation, Dr.Phillips Charities, the city of Orlando, West Orange Healthcare District and AARP.

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