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Special Supplement : Goings on out of town
turing the Piano Concerto (with Robert Levin) and the Symphony No. 2. (Lincoln Theatre, Miami Beach.) (305-673-3331.) floridA grAnd oPerA This hardy company seems to be bringing some focus to Florida's fractious classical-music scene, ex- panding its schedule and presenting its performances in the new Ziff Opera House. Its season opens with a new production of "Aida," featuring the soprano Angela M. Brown, who scored a success at the Met in the title role. (Oct. 28-Nov. 30.) (Carnival Cen- ter for the Performing Arts. 800-741-1010.) MiAMi BooK fAir inTernATionAl This weeklong gathering on the campus of Miami Dade College, which takes place Nov. 12-19, is one of the largest literary events in the country. Hun- dreds of writers, including the novelist and screen- writer Nora Ephron, the veteran White House cor- respondent Helen Thomas, and the history and food writer Mark Kurlansky, present their work at the two-day Congress of Authors. The Ibero- American Authors Program features dozens of writ- ers, including the poet Gonzalo Rojas and the nov- elists Gioconda Belli and Edmundo Paz Soldán. Each day there are readings by best-selling authors. This year Isabel Allende, Frank McCourt, Thomas Cahill, and Edward P. Jones top the bill. (For more information, visit www.miamibookfair.com.) eVA yerBABuenA In amenco today, you'd be hard pressed to nd an act better than Spain's Eva Yerbabuena. Her simply titled "Eva" is a typically tasteful contem- porary take on tradition, an elegant revue-style frame for the profound artistry of her dancers, her musicians, and the woman of the title. Dec. 2-3. (Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. 305-949-6722.) ArT BAsel MiAMi BeACH Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Con- vention Center Drive (212-627-1654)---Two hundred dealers bring their best work to this fair, which has quickly become a favorite among art enthusiasts eager to spend a De- cember weekend at a sunny beach. Parties, events, and a handful of smaller fairs (NADA, Scope, Pulse, etc.) have sprung up around the main event like mushrooms after a rainstorm. Dec. 7-10. san francisco, california de young MuseuM 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (415-863- 3330)---Located in Golden Gate Park, the deYoung's new building, designed by the Swiss architects 6 goings on: fAll 2006 Burt Lancaster in "The Killers," part of the Seattle Art Museum's film-noir series. UNIVERSAL/NEAL PETERS COLLECTION
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