WPBT2 has been gathering stories about the arts in South Florida through our local video portal uVu. Our arts scene is an amazing mix of influences with old Southern Charm and vibrant Latin flavorings, a dramatic blending Modern and Deco, of Urban and Rural. Beyond the pastel pop culture image of Miami Vice and South Beach nightlife there lives a world of poets, artists and musicians pushing at the edges of contemporary art while the region around them continues to mature into the dual role of cultural capital and gateway to Latin America. These stories from across the region offer a peek at exhibitions from local museums, artist profiles and performers from across South Florida.
The Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble performs during the 2011 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, from Ft.Lauderdale, won 1st place in the competition.