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National Geographic Presentation

Coral Gables, FL September 25, 2010

“I wanna see Uncle Kenny!” whispers Casey Manno, three months shy of 4 years old, to her dad as she sits atop his shoulders to see over the crowd surrounding the doors to the Storer Auditorium on University of Miami’s campus in Coral Gables, FL. Featured on the cover of the Miami Herald, National Geographic’s Evening of Field Research and Exploration packed the modest space to brim with an audience eager to hear the tales of Kenny Broad and Pete Athans on Saturday evening, September 25, 2010. Broad’s niece resorted to running around the foyer as the free event, open to the public, was packed throughout the three hours of slides, videos, and pictures of the two adventures. (Photo by Andrea Shank)

 

Coral Gables, FL September 25, 2010

At the edge of the stage, Robbie Christian, 23, laughs at another of Kenny Broad’s jokes during National Geographic’s Evening of Field Research and Exploration Saturday evening, September 25, 2010. Christian, enrolled in marine science courses at the University of Miami, attended the Young Explorers Grants Workshop held earlier that day. Having completed his undergraduate degree at Denison University in Ohio, and not quite ready to start a graduate degree, Christian sees an opportunity to take a break from academia through National Geographic. After the three hour event in the Storer Auditorium on UM’s campus in Coral Gables, FL, Christian is excited about a possible future as an explorer. “Amped pretty much describes it perfectly.” (Photo by Andrea Shank)

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Open Mind Monday

Miami Beach, FL September 20, 2010

Chad provides the beat on his drum while he plays with other musicians during Open Mind Monday on September 20, 2010 at Jazid, an offbeat nightclub in Miami Beach, FL. The venue is as open minded as they come, not just turning a blind eye to the distinctively fragrant haze that hovers throughout, but every wall is adorned with murals celebrating the act of smoking. Having a space for live bands downstairs, and a lounge with DJ’s upstairs, artists of all walks thrive in the liberal scene. Open Mind Mondays feature spoken word, bands, and close with an open mic session in which Chad enjoys jamming out. (Photo by Andrea Shank)


XV International Ballet Festival of Miami

Miami Beach, FL September 12, 2010

Silvina Perillo leans around the curtain to watch backstage as her fellow dancers perform during the XV Anniversary International Ballet Festival of Miami’s Closing Gala the night of September 12, 2010 at the Fillmore Theater in Miami, FL. The ten days of celebrating ballet through workshops, art, and performances came to a close with hardly any publicity. When asked why, Assistant Director Eriberto Jimenez simply rubbed his fingers together. “Money,” he said; there is very little funding or support for the festival, but every year the participants come from across Europe, Latin America, and the US, pouring their hearts into exalting dance. (Photo by Andrea Shank)


Fall of the Arts Festival

 

Miami, FL September 12, 2010

Living statues Juan Carlos Nava, Jaime Nogueron, and Erick Miranda dressed as green, white, and red mariachis representing the Mexico booth during the Fall for the Arts Festival at the Adrienne Arsht Center on September 12, 2010. They took pictures with visitors, waving, teasing, and wiggling their mustaches at everyone passing by in an effort to promote the culture of Mexico, despite the 105 degree Fahrenheit heat. (Photo by Andrea Shank)


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