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Creators Officially Win Back Movie Rights For “In The Heights”

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

It’s been two years since a movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway hit, In the Heights was announced and things are moving in a more positive direction to get the Tony-award winning musical onto screens. Creators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudeshave officially gotten back the film rights to the project from the now-bankrupt Weinstein Company.

It has been an interesting turn of events for the film adaptation of the LMM musical that won four Tonys and brought the Nuyorican impresario to audiences’ attention. Initially, the rights had been purchased by the Weinstein Company after Universal balked because they didn’t have “a big enough Latino ...

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Chef José Andrés Tears Off His Chef’s Coat And Tells Black-Tie Crowd, ‘I Am An Immigrant’

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Redefining What It Means To Be ‘American’ Through Art


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Painting by Alessandro Ciccarelli on display at the New Britain Museum of American Art’s  ‘Vistas del Sur’ exhibit.


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Today, more than ever, people are asking what it means to be American. Demographics are ever changing and cultures are contiguous and commingling. In response, the art world has begun exploring this cultural shift.

With her newest exhibit: “Vistas del Sur,” the director at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Min Jung Kim, is exploring what it means to be “American” by examining and broadening the definition of “American art.”

“We will look back historically and bring more contemporary American art in exhibitions touching on the notion ...

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