After his 1991 show Mambo Mouth launched John Leguizamo’s career as a malleable comedian, his latest play, Latin History for Morons (at New York’s Public Theater through April 23), has loftier goals: to redefine America’s past as most know it. The 52-year-old explains how music fits into his history lesson.
During Art Basel, Miami is overwhelmed by fairs, collectors, artists and culture vultures. Most wrap up their work in a few days and move on to the next host city. Increasingly, the art market has become a financial marketplace where people buy and sell work the same way you would a blue chip stock.
For most people, hosting a Southern Fish Fry would seem antithetical to Miami’s glitzy Art Basel Week. But world famous fine artist Kehinde Wiley is not ‘most people’. The NY-based creative marches to the beat of his own drum with a star-studded list of admirers including Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange, and Russell Simmons.
During Art Basel, Miami is a sort of modern-day bacchanal. The lush tropics are invaded by jet-setters and artists who clash and converge in beautifully curated settings meant to transport fair-goers to another world. The immersive experience L'Eden by Perrier-Jouët debuted at Casa Faena on Tuesday. Only NYC's theater club The Box proprietor Simon Hammerstein and lavish Miami real-estate developer Alan Faena could create such an artful Garden of Eden, in partnership with Design Miami.
With Art Basel happening this week in Miami from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4, the lengthy list of what to see and do can be overwhelming. To help with the decision process, Billboard has selected six standout events that attendees won't want to miss. From top-tier music performances to the fusion of art and sport, be sure these are all on your to-do list.
For nearly half a century, Art Basel has connected the international art community by way of visual and sonic treats. To make the most of this year’s Art Basel, Billboard has scoped out the best places to stay, dine, and enjoy any down time in between the show’s many offerings.
On June 12, Orlando’s LGBT nightclub, Pulse, became the site of the most brutal mass shooting in the history of the United States. We take a moment to understand the importance of Pulse and what it was: A gem of a club where a diverse and engaged community regularly found joyful common ground.