Important Cuban Artworks Vol Nine at Cernuda Arte Opening Reception 1/7/11

Cernuda Arte cordially invites you to celebrate with us the gallery presentation of our new exhibition: Important Cuban Artworks Volume Nine
Opening Reception – Friday, January 7, 2011
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cernuda Arte
3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
www.cernudaarte.com

This magnificent ninth edition of our annual exhibition showcases a selection of
classical, modern and contemporary Cuban artists. The show is accompanied by
an informative 136-page full-color catalog, documenting 195 artworks.

View special works by:
Wifredo Lam, Víctor Manuel, Ponce, Amelia, Carreño, Abela, Carlos Enríquez,
Portocarrero, Milian, Mariano, Cundo, Carmelo, Mijares, Eduardo Morales,
Rodríguez Morey, Domingo Ramos, Romañach, Sosabravo, Flora Fong, Mendive,
Antonia Eiriz, Servando, Uver Solís, Pedro Pablo Oliva, Fabelo, Larraz, Scull Sisters,
Bedia, Tomás Sánchez, Vicente Hernández, Miguel Florido, Ramón Vázquez,
Sandro de la Rosa, David Rodríguez, Giosvany Echevarría, Joel Besmar,
Irina Elén González, Ania Toledo, Juan Roberto Diago, Williams Carmona,
Miguel Padura, among others.

Left: Carlos Enríquez, (Two Horses), 1953, oil on canvas, 25 x 17 inches
Right: René Portocarrero, (Cathedral in Blue), 1975, mixed media on heavy paper laid down on canvas, 30 ¼ x 21 inches

Upstairs at Van Dyke January Music Calendar

Upstairs at Van Dyke
846 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL
thevandykecafe.com

1- Rhythm & Blues Series, Ike & Val Woods Revue, Soul & Blues Revue
2- La Nueva Onda Latina Pop Music Series, The best in Latin Rock/Pop – Lo Mejor Del Rock/Pop en espanol. Hosted by Andrian Guerra
3- Dr. Ed Calle, Special guest Negroni’s Trio. ONe of the most recorded saxophonists in history, two-time Latin Grammy Nominee.
4- Aaron Lebos Quartet, Jazz, Funk/Fusion Rock/Pop
5- Maryel Epps, Diva of song & love
6- Nicole Henry, Top 10 Billboard Jazz Vocalist
7- The Nucklebusters, One of South Florida’s most popular Blues bands since 1988
8- Mantrap, Legendary Band from 1974. Most famous for their hit song “Suavecito”
9- Latin Jazz Series, Oriente, Afro-Cuban Fusion
10- Artist Of The Month, La Gente Naranja, Eclectic variety of influences that include Rock, Funk, Punk, Hip Hop & electronic music
11- Tango Conspiracy, Explore the deepest realms of this Argentinean folklore music
12- SJ, Acoustic songman
13- Young Arts Foundation, National Young Arts Week Young Jazz finalist. Featuring Nicole Henry
14- Latin Jazz & Percussion Series, Sammy Figueroa & Latin Jazz Explosion
15- Hot Havana Salsa Night Series, Tony Succar Y El Grupo Mixtura Latin, A journey through S. America & Latin caribbean
16- Nu Soul Sunday Series, Leesa Richards, Soulful ballads, Rock & R&B. Recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston…
17- Joshua Stedman. Original compositions influences of Sting, Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai and Seal.
18- Cat Shell, A seductive Jazz/Pop sound songstress sponsored by The Soul Of Miami
19- Rodolfo Zuniga, Original contemporary Jazz.
20- Kcc Jazz Night Series, The Martin Bejerano Quartet
Extraordinary pianist, with special guest Ludwig Afonso
21- Walt Andrus & His Swingin’ Trio, An evening of Swingin’ Jazz, Standards, Sinatra & favorites from The Great American songbook!
22- Jean P. Jam, Deep roots Reggae
23- Cuban Music Series, Conjunto Progreso, Grammy nominated Cuban son & descargas cubanas
24- Randy Singer Band, Blues, Jazz, Pop explorations featuring Bob Grabowski, Paul Banman & Rodolfo Zuniga
25- 20/20, Authentic Jazz standards, influenced by all styles, Rock, Classical, Jazz & Electronic music
26- The South Nine Ensemble, Keeping the rich tradition of Jazz alive
27- KCC Jazz Night Series, Felipe Lamoglia’s, Grammy-winning saxophonist plays New Directions in Afro-Cuban beats
28- Lanzallamas! Afro-Latin-America world beat mezcla
29- Bobby Stringer, Extraordinary Soul & RnB
30- Songwriter Nights Series, Miami Music Authority presents “Music Industry Night” hosted by Jason Klein & Randy Singer
31- Under The Covers Tribute Series, Los Gatos, Tribute to the Grateful Dead & other great classic Psychedelic Rock bands

Celebrate the New Year with the Coconut Grove Art Stroll 1/1/11

Saturday Night at Coconut Grove Art Stroll
Is Celebrating the New Year with a Mix of Artists, Art Demonstrations, Live Music, Dance Performances, Street Magicians, Food & Beverage Sampling
Free event at Mayfair in the Grove offers Activities for the Whole Family
Saturday, January 1, 2011. 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Promenade of the Shoppes at Mayfair. 2911 Grand Avenue. Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Admission: Free
www.myspace.com/coconutgroveartstroll

Schedule
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Art Exhibits by locals and international artist Gallery Openings
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Street Magicians by The House of Flying Cards
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Serena Stroppa, an expressive pop/folk/rock, singer/songwriter
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Different Faces, one of Miami’s Premier Party Bands

On Saturday, January 1st, Coconut Grove Art Stroll once again will be offering a fabulous array of new artists and entertainers. Enjoy free food and beverages by some of Miami’s most popular restaurants and sponsors including Coconut Grove’s Milam’s Market, Pollo Tropical, and Miller Light Beer. Over 40 local and international artists will participate. To enrich the experience, festivities will include live music by Different Faces, one of Miami’s Premier Party Bands. With a mix of rock, funk, blues and a little Latin flavor. Serena Stroppa, an expressive pop/folk/rock, singer/songwriter, will rock you off your feet! The House of Flying Cards will entertain the audience with ongoing street magic performances.

In addition “Artway66 Gallery” set in a modern artist’s loft at the Mayfair promenade in Coconut Grove. ArtWay66 evokes a time when artists found inspiration and community in sharing their work and philosophy with one another. The bohemian lifestyle fashioned life as a grand celebration, a feast of the senses to be shared and treasured. Together, artists found kinship over every gallery exhibits and events, over cocktails, live music, artistic performance and conversation. Artway66 brings to you “Spectrum II” a one of a kind Art exhibit, presenting artists: Johnny Valdes, Proman Garcia, Marlenes Gasiba, Luis Breso, Kurt Merkel, Arien Lopez, Haydee Pichardo, Candace Chloe, Nelba Gonzales, Joseph Lawrence Vasile, Yampier Sardina, Trina Collins, Brent Miller, Lizzy Lazo, Alexander Calderon and Don Epstein and a special presentation by Miami hottest Jewelry Designer Steven Anton Rahage, 17 Artists, 17 different styles. Special L ive Music Presentation by: Serena Stroppa. Video Visuals on giant screen by Johnny. Enjoy Open Bar and Tapas, all night long.

GroveHouse Artist Gallery will be Presenting “Nature, up Close & Abstract”
An exhibition by Members Artist from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

This free monthly cultural event founded and directed by Johnny Valdes has proved to be an excellent way to spend a casual Saturday evening.

Some of the artists exhibiting works in the festival include Johnny Valdes, Proman Garcia, Barbara Cooper Hanson, Manuel Menendes, Arien Lopez, Marlenes Gasiba, Nelba Gonzales, Phyllis Hain, Beradette Denoux, Daisy Rodriguez, Ana M Bikic, Rolando J. Mendez, William Mark Coulthard, Pedro Rivero and Vidal J. Rivero. In addition, kids can enjoy creating and painting at the Children’s Arts & Crafts area, which is taught by “Captain Art” the kid’s number 1 Art Teacher, former school teacher for over 25 years in the Miami Dade School System.

By presenting the event flyer, one may enter the raffle to win a free 60″ X 16″ Miami skyline panoramic photo by Johnny.

New Year Eve Special Sabbia at Brickell 12/31/10

New Year Eve Special
Sabbia at Brickell
1053 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
www.sabbiaatbrickell.com

– DJ ERJ music all night long –

2011primi Piatti
Tortino Di Granchio
Homemade crab cake with avocado salad and
a touch of honey mustard
or
Zuppa D’aragosta
Homemade lobster bisque, heavy cream, chives and brandy

Secondi Piatti
Veal Chop Alla Sabbia
Prosciutto di Parma and Fontina with
wild mushrooms brown sauce
or
Chilean Sea Bass Armandin
With jumbo shrimp in a lemon white wine sauce
or
Main Lobster
Pan seared with clams, mussells, scallops,
squid, jumbo shrimp, with fresh pomodoro sauce

Dulcia
Tortino Al Cioccolato
Moist chocolate cake, creamy warm chocolate center
and vanilla ice cream
or
Tiramisu Alla Sabbia
Lady fingers dipped in espresso coffee, topped with Mascarpone
cream, dusted with cocoa powder and a splash of Amaretto
$95 (Includes Prosecco / Bottle per couple)
tax & gratuity not included

The New Year In Classic South Beach Style 12/31/10

The New Year In Classic South Beach Style
A Fish Called Avalon
Enjoy Ocean Drive’s Famed Midnight Fireworks Display Right From Your Table

For Reservations call 305.532.1727, fax 305.913.6816
or visit reservations@afishcalledavalon.com

Executive Chef Kal Abdalla has created two special menus for the 2011 New Year’s celebration

The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar 12/31/10

New Years Eve Menu 2011
The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar

One Seating At 6pm |Must Be Completely Finished By 8pm

First Seating 6pm
In The Beginning
First Course, Choose One
Hawaiian Blue Prawn Risotto-Charred Artichokes And Leeks
Or
Foie Gras “Salad” Truffle Honey Vinaigrette, Dried Currants, Hot And Sweet
Candied Walnuts, Redland Ginger Blossoms

Entrée, Choose One
Basil Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Charred Fennel And Orange Salad, Stone Crab
Perogie, Chinese Mustard Broth
Grilled Double Cut Lamb Chops, Fig Compote, Whole Grain Mustard Reduction,
Turnip Chive Cakes
Grilled 8oz Creekstone Filet Mignon, Forge Four Mustard Sauce

Dessert For The Table
Spiced Pumpkin Fritters, White Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Warm Chocolate Beignets
Lemon Panna Cotta
Apple Cider Torta With Maple Crème Brûlè

Principal Seating/Principal NYE 9pm
A Dali-Esque New Year’s Eve At The Forge With Party Favors, Dj And Special
Four Course Menu By Chef Dewey Losasso.
Dinner Is $350 Per Person (++)
Includes The Following:
1 Bottle Of Veuve Clicquot Per Couple

In The Beginning For The Table To Share
Chilled Forge Shrimp Cocktail, Caviar-Scallion Mascarpone “Club”, Roasted
Oysters Filled With Spinach And Brie-Lemon Dust, Grilled Flatbread With
Lobster And Herbs

Second Course, Choose One
Hawaiian Blue Prawn Risotto-Charred Artichokes And Leeks
Foie Gras “Salad” Truffle Honey Vinaigrette, Dried Currants, Hot And Sweet
Candied Walnuts, Redland Ginger Blossoms

Entrée, Choose One
Basil Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Charred Fennel And Orange Salad, Stone Crab
Perogie, Chinese Mustard Broth
Grilled Double Cut Lamb Chops, Fig Compote, Whole Grain Mustard Reduction,
Turnip Chive Cakes
“Steak And Eggs” Grilled Creekstone Filet Mignon, Goat Cheese, Porcini
Frittata Truffled Hash Browns

Dessert For The Table
Spiced Pumpkin Fritters, White Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Warm Chocolate Beignets
Lemon Panna Cotta
Apple Cider Torta With Maple Crème Brûlè

Burger & Beer Joint New York or Las Vegas 12/31/10

Burger & Beer Joint South Beach and Brickell

For Brickell: New York Theme
$75 covers house beer and liquors (9-12 am). Sponsors include Harlem, Heineken, Svedka and Miller. Pizza Burger and Veggie Pizza carts will be stationed outside and will be selling for $5 each.

South Beach Location: Las Vegas Theme
$35 menu (pls see menu below) you pick cocktail, burger and dessert (for two), Poker, Blackjack and entertainment onsite
New Years Eve 2011
$35 per person

Beverage
Complimentary Glass Mumm Napa Reserve
Specialty Cocktail

Burgers
served with skinny fries, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
Choice of:
Thunder Road – 10 oz prime angus, hickory smoked bacon, american cheese, sesame bun, bourbon bbq sauce
Dear Prudence – portobello steak, roasted red pepper, arugula, fresh mozzarella, walnut pesto, ciabatta bun served with roasted garlic bulb (served with zucchini fries)
Free Bird – 8 oz turkey burger with swiss cheese, sautéed portobello, onion bun
Mustang Sally- 8oz wagyu, red onion marmelade, brie cheese, sliced prosciutto, brioche bun

Dessert
‘The King’
fried twinkie with vanilla ice cream
(One dessert per 2 guests)

*tax and gratuity included
** no adjustments and substitutions, please

Pelican Hotel 2011 A Dance Odissey 12/31/10

Pelican Hotel
2011 A Dance Odissey
826 Ocean Drive
www.pelicanhotel.com
(305) 673-3373

Welcome to the Legendary Pelican NYE dinner party.
The Pelican NYE 2011 Celebration will follow in a (16 years) long tradition of fantastic parties.
For this year, we will venture back to the Sci-fi world of the early 50’s, with an journey into a different world, with decorations that will make you want to be a Space Cadet again. Fly through a universe of space sounds, look at far, far away planets, meet the Alien Girls and learn the alien alphabet!
An intergalactic 5 course dinner, by Pelican Executive Chef Stefano
Zen, fine wines and champagne will lead you to the midnight countdown!
The music will come from Pelican’s very own Paolo Albertoni DJ.

Dinner Package Price: $ 295 per person plus tax & gratuity*
o 5 course dinner
o 1 bottle of Champagne, per couple
o Party Favors
o Live dj
o $ 380.55
$ 295 +
$ 26.55 (taxes 9%) +
$ 59 (gratuity 20%)

Coco De Ville Deck the Balls 12/31/10

CoCo DeVille
Hours of Operations: 10pm-4am
Open Bar: Open – 10pm-2am
Hors D’ oeuvres – 10pm – 11pm
Champagne Toast at midnight
General Admission $225
VIP table: pricing upon request
For tickets, please call: 212-724-3900 Or visit www.newyearseve.com/coco

We don’t care what you say, there is no such thing as Winter in Miami. That is why everyone flocks to the Magic City each and every New Years Eve. The weather is always on point and the parties are some of the best in the nation. This year one of the most sought after events is hosted by none other than the Gansevoort South, one of the hottest stays in South Beach. This premium New Years Eve party is hosted at Coco De Ville, one of South Beach is most upscale and high energy lounges found right off the lobby at STK Miami.

Inspired by a fictional character named Coco De Ville, this ultra chic lounge and club is depicted as her Miami home for the 1920s rich and famous. This New Years Eve Coco De Ville is highly anticipated event will go Balls to the Wall featuring an open bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., with world-renown DJs spinning the best sounds, ensuring that you will ring in the New Year the right way.

There is no better place that combines exclusivity, chic aesthetics and superb service. This New Year's Eve make sure to go "Deck the Balls" at Coco De Ville.

STK Celebrate New Years Eve 2011 with Sophistication 12/31/10

STK Miami
Hours of Operations: 8pm-4am
Open Bar: Open – 9pm-2am
Hors D’ oeuvres – 9pm – 11pm
Champagne Toast at midnight
General Admission $275
VIP table: pricing upon request
NYC Headliners DJ Riz & DJ Vitale

For tickets, please call: 212-724-3900 Or visit www.newyearseve.com/stk

Located just off the lobby of the Gansevoort Miami Beach Hotel, STK is not your daddy’s steakhouse. The Gansevoort indulges with intriguing flavors and tantalizing nightlife in an unequaled oceanfront setting; the total package for a perfect stay in Miami. This New Year’s Eve in Miami make STK your destination for a night of celebration.

STK has quickly become the sexiest steakhouse to ever hit the shores of South Beach, combining mouthwatering cuisine, lively entertainment and a strong celebrity clientele, namely Josh and Fergie, Eva Longoria, and Miami Heat all-stars Chris Bosh, Lebron James and Dwayne Wade. The bustling bar scene is the centerpiece, the menu is inspired and the atmosphere is relaxed. The steakhouse boasts a bi-level space with a sun-bleached palette, a state of the art DJ lounge, three bars, and a catwalk that ascends to the Mezzanine level where a second dining room, VIP bar, and private dining areas with exclusive glazed glass balconies overlook the main floor of the restaurant.The menu combines local flair, steaks of all sizes, and signature dishes like Foie Gras French Toast, Lil’ Big Macs and Shrimp Rice Krispies. STK carries a complete in-depth wine menu with over 200 bottles and exotic specialty cocktails to get every party started.

STK Miami offers several semi-private and private dining rooms that can accommodate seating for groups as small as 12 or combined, as large as 250. Our rooms have features that not only make them unique to the restaurant, but to Miami at large. The Blaze Starr room is fabulously chic with pool tables, leather banquette seating and flat screen TVs. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights, STK offers a DJ spinning the best in 80’s, hip hop, classic rock, and modern popular music.

Hurry and purchase your tickets for New Year’s Eve at STK. With a gorgeous setting, open bar, decedent hors d’oeuvres and great entertainment, STK is sure to offer a very memorable New Year’s Eve.

Ciroc The New Year Hosted By Kourtney Kardashian Rooftop at the Gansevoort 12/31/10

Rooftop at the Gansevoort
Hours of Operations: 8pm-4am
Open Bar: Open – 9pm-2am
Hors D’ oeuvres – 9pm – 11pm
Champagne Toast at midnight
Special guest: Kourtney Kardashian
General Admission $200 VIP table: pricing upon request
NYC Headliner DJ Reach
For tickets, please call: 212-724-3900 Or visit www.newyearseve.com/rooftop

Walk down Collins Avenue in South Beach, Florida and you’ll be amazed by the endless hotels, restaurants and nightlife establishments that crowd the sidewalk. Although there may be plenty of options, there’s only one place that combines world-class service, tremendous views and gorgeous aesthetics throughout; The Gansevoort Miami Beach. This New Year’s Eve there’s no better place to celebrate then to be above it all, on the Gansevoort’s rooftop, taking in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and South Beach’s twinkling lights.

Once the elevators open up at the Gansevoort’s rooftop prepare to be amazed by what awaits. Tagged as one of the best “Nightlife Views” by Clubplanet.com, this infectious destination has everything one could possibly hope for from Miami nightlife; style, elegance, class and sophistication. This New Year’s Eve 2011 the Gansevoort South is looking to pull out all the stops and produce an event that’s currently touted as one of THE best in South Beach.

There’s no better place to ring in the New Year than at the Gansevoort South’s rooftop with none other than one of TV’s most recognized bombshells, Kourtney Kardashian. Miami’s very familiar with Ms. Kardashian so expect this party to be one of the best this NYE 2011. Featuring an open bar, live NYE 2011 countdown by Kourtney, champagne toast at midnight and music served up by a world-renown DJ, this is THE ticket that everyone’s asking about.

Heart of Healing Workshop 1/23/11

Heart of Healing Workshop
January 23rd, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
The Sacred Space
105 NE 24 Street
Miami, Florida
www.stopbreatheandsmile.com

Fusion Of Spanish, English And Sanskrit
Mirabai Ceiba “Live” In Miami
January 22, 2011

Stop, Breathe and Smile is honored to present an uplifting, purifying and inspiring concert extraordinaire with Mirabai Ceiba Live! Experience a blissful weekend of self renewal which begins with an evening of spiritual music and soulful chanting. Mirabai Ceiba expresses their hearts through music in Spanish, English and Sanskrit on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 7:30pm at Historic Trinity Cathedral, located at 464 NE 16 Street, Miami, Florida.

The weekend culminates with The Heart of Healing Sacred Chant Workshop. Mirabai Ceiba, through their dedication to the discovery of the healing energy of compassionate love, will take you on a journey traveling through the vibrations of the voice to penetrate the soul and manifest healing and peace. This intimate experience will take place on Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 2-5 PM at Sacred Space, located at 105 NE 24 Street, Miami, Florida. Ticket prices for the concert are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; and $40 in advance, $50 at the door for the workshop. These events are open to the public and tickets may be purchased at www.spiritvoyage.com and by calling 888.735.4800.

The name Mirabai Ceiba expresses the influences of both India and Native Latin America. The Ceiba is the sacred tree of Latin America, where these trees are never cut but are allowed to grow very tall. “We wish our music could be like that kind of tree, with roots deep in the Mother Earth and branches extending wide into Father Sky. Mirabai is for us the wandering, the devotion, the inspiration in all the different aspects of divinity,” says Algelika and Markus.

In 2001, their eyes touched in the crowd at a street fair in Edinbourgh, Scottland and their love took hold of them. They created together Mirabai Ceiba expressing their hearts through music and sacred chant. There is something magical about the combination of Angelika Baumbach and Markus Sieber. “Their music comes from a pure space of love and devotion. It is soothing, peaceful, and very meditative, ” says Deva Premal. Their voices and skillful dance with their instruments is so authentic and pure that you feel the sacred sound current in such a precise way that your heartbeat begins to beat with the rhythm and your blood flows with the melody of their song. A concert with Mirabai Ceiba is uplifting, purifying, inspiring and altogether powerful.
With deep, rich journeys into the sound that is lush, earthy and otherworldly, you will travel your inner universe through their music. Their incredible vocals are accompanied by Angelika’s harp and Markus’ guitar to stunning effect. Ancient Gurmukhi Mantra’s, sacred chants and songs of spiritual poetry by Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Kabir and their own lyrics blend in a unique way towards the One.

About Stop, Breathe and Smile
Stop, Breathe and Smile is a journey into the Mystery, to the cutting edge of reality and the evolution of the human species. We explore the known and unknown, in the areas of science, spirituality, and expression. We share our experiences through the promotion and production of a myriad of events dedicated to Truth, Beauty and Oneness. Through this, we create a welcome zone in South Florida for those seeking to embrace a new universal awareness.

For more information about Mirabai Ceiba and to view and listen to their music, please visit www.mirabaiceiba.com.

Stop, Breathe and Smile, Inc. | Miami, Florida | 305.498.0110 | www.stopbreatheandsmile.org.

Mirabai Ceiba Live 1/22/11

Mirabai Ceiba Live
Jan. 22, 7:30 PM
Historic Trinity Cathedral
464 NE 16 Street, Miami, Florida
Buy Tickets Online.

Fusion Of Spanish, English And Sanskrit
Mirabai Ceiba “Live” In Miami
January 22, 2011

Stop, Breathe and Smile is honored to present an uplifting, purifying and inspiring concert extraordinaire with Mirabai Ceiba Live! Experience a blissful weekend of self renewal which begins with an evening of spiritual music and soulful chanting. Mirabai Ceiba expresses their hearts through music in Spanish, English and Sanskrit on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 7:30pm at Historic Trinity Cathedral, located at 464 NE 16 Street, Miami, Florida.

The weekend culminates with The Heart of Healing Sacred Chant Workshop. Mirabai Ceiba, through their dedication to the discovery of the healing energy of compassionate love, will take you on a journey traveling through the vibrations of the voice to penetrate the soul and manifest healing and peace. This intimate experience will take place on Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 2-5 PM at Sacred Space, located at 105 NE 24 Street, Miami, Florida. Ticket prices for the concert are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; and $40 in advance, $50 at the door for the workshop. These events are open to the public and tickets may be purchased at www.spiritvoyage.com and by calling 888.735.4800.

The name Mirabai Ceiba expresses the influences of both India and Native Latin America. The Ceiba is the sacred tree of Latin America, where these trees are never cut but are allowed to grow very tall. “We wish our music could be like that kind of tree, with roots deep in the Mother Earth and branches extending wide into Father Sky. Mirabai is for us the wandering, the devotion, the inspiration in all the different aspects of divinity,” says Algelika and Markus.

In 2001, their eyes touched in the crowd at a street fair in Edinbourgh, Scottland and their love took hold of them. They created together Mirabai Ceiba expressing their hearts through music and sacred chant. There is something magical about the combination of Angelika Baumbach and Markus Sieber. “Their music comes from a pure space of love and devotion. It is soothing, peaceful, and very meditative, ” says Deva Premal. Their voices and skillful dance with their instruments is so authentic and pure that you feel the sacred sound current in such a precise way that your heartbeat begins to beat with the rhythm and your blood flows with the melody of their song. A concert with Mirabai Ceiba is uplifting, purifying, inspiring and altogether powerful.
With deep, rich journeys into the sound that is lush, earthy and otherworldly, you will travel your inner universe through their music. Their incredible vocals are accompanied by Angelika’s harp and Markus’ guitar to stunning effect. Ancient Gurmukhi Mantra’s, sacred chants and songs of spiritual poetry by Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Kabir and their own lyrics blend in a unique way towards the One.

About Stop, Breathe and Smile
Stop, Breathe and Smile is a journey into the Mystery, to the cutting edge of reality and the evolution of the human species. We explore the known and unknown, in the areas of science, spirituality, and expression. We share our experiences through the promotion and production of a myriad of events dedicated to Truth, Beauty and Oneness. Through this, we create a welcome zone in South Florida for those seeking to embrace a new universal awareness.

For more information about Mirabai Ceiba and to view and listen to their music, please visit www.mirabaiceiba.com

Stop, Breathe and Smile, Inc. | Miami, Florida | 305.498.0110 | www.stopbreatheandsmile.org.

Miami New Times Artopia 2/10/11

February 10, 7-11 p.m.
Moore Building in the Design District
4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33137
$15 presale, $20 at the door
Ages: 21 and older
Website.
Buy Tickets Online.
Facebook Fan Page.

Hurry! Get your tickets half price until January 3!

Miami New Times and Miami International Film Festival present a can’t-miss cultural event: Artopia. Art, live music, fashion, film, and performance will combine to satisfy the culture fixes of artistically inclined movers and shakers. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. This event benefits Hands on Miami.

A night of style. art. and individuality.
The eye-popping spectacle — Artopia: a night of music, film, fashion and art — will be held in Miami in February.

Confirmed line-up includes Art by Lebo, Music by Chico Mann and Fashion by Luis Valenzuela. More artists will soon be announced.

Also, don’t miss the special presentation of the 2nd annual Mastermind Awards Ceremony. At the event, Miami New Times will award $4,500 in grants to progressive individuals or small organizations that have made an impact in the local art community.

Artopia® is co presented by the Miami International Film Festival and in association with the Downtown Development Authority.

New Times will also be announcing the winners of our Mastermind Awards. The goal of the contest and the party is to build a more vibrant arts community, to foster cutting-edge work, to celebrate local artists, and to hopefully draw unknowns from the woodwork.

Miami Finance Forum Networking Happy Hour at the Chop House Miami 1/11/11

January 11th between 6 and 8pm
Chop House
300 South Biscayne Blvd
A complimentary drink and appetizers
Admission is complementary for Miami Finance Forum Members, $25 for guests
RSVP in advance to: elena@miamifinanceforum.com

Start the new year with the Miami Finance Forum’s Networking Happy Hour at Chop House Miami!

Join us on January 11th between 6 and 8pm at the Chop House, located at 300 South Biscayne Blvd. Enjoy a complimentary drink and appetizers, and network with your peers!

Become a Miami Finance Forum Member today and enjoy complimentary admission to all MFF Happy Hours, admission to CEO Power Breakfast Panel Discussions at Member’s special $20.00 rate (effective January 1st), VIP invitations, and discounts to affiliate events! Individual Anual Membership is $195.00, Corporate Anual Membership is $295.00, and VIP Anual Membership is $395.00.

Arts Empowerment Workshop The Arts Of Movement 1/29/11

Arts Empowerment Workshop
The Arts Of Movement
Jan. 29, Saturday, 2-4 Pm
St John’s United Methodist
4760 Pinetree Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140
305-613-2325
Cost: $20 at the door or $15 online via Paypal or at www.artsatstjohns.com

Join Instructor Susan Hamilton as she uses a wide palate of movement modalities, including Pilates, as a means of strengthening your mind, body and spirit.

Susan says: “When we are born we are not given a personal ‘owner’s manual’ that tells us how our bodies could Move. And over time we may have learned movement habits — some good, some bad.
“Injuries and our age effect our ability to move with ease — and our quality of life. We need to learn our weaknesses and strengths if we want to continue to Move and Enjoy Life.”

The Workshop Will Help You To:
Identify: your movement habits and patterns and how they effect your posture.
Develop: awareness of how you compensate for weaknesses that you may have in parts of your body.
Explore: your posture through various types of movement, including Pilates, by doing mat and standing exercises. All exercises can be modified for your specific requirements.
Learn: how strengthening your “core” muscles assist in your posture and all of your movements.
Please bring a mat and dress in work-out clothing.
Susan will provide any props needed.

Jazz Concert Nestor Zurita Jazz Trio 1/21/11

Jazz Concert
Nestor Zurita Jazz Trio
January 21, Sunday, 3-5 Pm
Arts at St. Johns
4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Cost: $20 At The Door$15 Prepaid Online Ticket.
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Featuring:
Nestor Zurita on alto sax
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James Quinlan on Bass
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Andres Roa on Drums
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The Nestor Zurita Jazz Trio is a new exciting group of young jazz musicians, each a virtuoso of his instrument. The all-original music is composed by Nestor Zurita and is a fusion of styles that range from Cuban to Indian music with solid roots in jazz.

The trio’s mission is to explore new forms of improvisation and pay tribute to the jazz tradition.

Love Letters a play by A. R. Gurney at Arts at St Johns 1/15/11

Love Letters
a play by A. R. Gurney
Saturday, Jan 15, 2011, 8 pm
Starring Barbara Fox and Sheldon Cohen
Tickets: $15 At The Door, $12 Online
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Arts at St. Johns
4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. FL 33140

The play features two characters, who began writing letters to each other when they were children and continued doing so throughout their lifetime. During a period of nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats.

Barbara Fox is the producer/director/writer for Mystery On The Menu, an interactive theater company she founded in Washington DC in 1986. She recently developed the one woman mystery series Murder Is Served which she performs on cruise ships and for corporate and private events. Barbara is the author of three mystery novel, Murder In The Inn, Another Murder In The Inn and Murder is Served and of Widowpedia (a little information about Internet dating and other matters for women in Act Two).

Sheldon Cohen – His acting career has spanned over 50 years, starting as an apprentice in Philadelphia at the famous Playhouse in the Park.
Sheldon is well known in South Florida appearing in many award-winning productions: Fiddler, La Cage, Titanic the Musical, Picon Pie, A Stoop on Orchard Street (national tour as well), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Westside Story, Beau Jest, Jest a Second, The Waverly Gallery, The Convertible Girl and the list goes on. His love for the theatre covers all aspects: drama, comedy, musicals and interactive.

Wine Down Wednesday 1/5/11

Wine Down Wednesday
HistoryMiami
Wednesday, January 5th at 5pm.
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

Enjoy free general admission and happy hour pricing:
Glass of Wine: $5
Open Wine Bar: $15

Kick off the New Year with new friends, new places, and a new happy hour hotspot!

Head over to HistoryMiami for wine, live music and fun professionals on Wednesday, January 5th at 5pm.

Free parking available at 50 NW 2 Ave

RSVP by January 3rd to rsvp@historymiami.org or 305-375-1614

Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve 12/31/10

Friday, December 31, 8:00pm-Midnight:
Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve
Free Admission
More Info.

It’s time to ring in the new year and Bayfront Park is the place to be for the largest FREE party in south Florida! Join us for a Disco Dance Party with DJ Tarik spinning tunes all night and count down to midnight with Miami’s own “Big Orange.” At the south end of the park, this New Year’s Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of the InterContinental Hotel, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks shot over beautiful Biscayne Bay.

No bottles, cans, coolers, or fireworks allowed.

Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve is presented by Bayfront Park Management Trust, a limited agency of the City of Miami, with support from the City of Miami, the Mayor and the Miami City Commission. Additional support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; The Greater Miami Host Committee, and Bayside Marketplace. Our fine sponsors include The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, and Waste Services of Florida, Inc.

Mai Art Series To Celebrate Art And Design Every Month

Mai Art Series To Celebrate Art And Design Every Month
Maitardi’s Newest Event Series, MaiArt, Showcases Local and International Artists Every Last Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday December 29th at 6pm
Wednesday January 26th
163 NE 39th Street
Miami Design District

With Art Basel behind us but the buzz about Miami’s Design District reinvigorated, Maitardi is adding a new night of art and design, MaiArt, a cocktail gathering every last Wednesday of the month celebrating local and international artists. On Wednesday December 29th at 6pm, Kavachnina Contemporary Gallery will exhibit works by Sebastian Gonzalez and other featured artists while guests enjoy complimentary Prosecco and tapas until 7pm and music by Soul P.

“I wanted to explore the limits of identity projecting my characters in a timeless space,” describes artist Sebastian Adrian-Gonzalez. With his main residence in Paris, France, Sebastian’s pieces delve into interpretations of existentialism through individuals and groups, physical and mental representations, abstract and often violent intensity..

January’s MaiArt event, to be held on Wednesday January 26th will be produced by art curator and consultant Mariavelia Savino of Gildings and Savino. Titled MaiArt Series BEST OF 2010, it will showcase Sophie De Francesca, Tito Gomez, Carlos Augusto Pereira and Karen Starosta-Gilinsky. With a mix of texture, form and colors, each artist evokes combating emotions and reactions to mesh metal, cotton candy plush balls, realistic, magical, color and light.

With a revamped look, Maitardi now boasts a private natural bamboo fence around the plaza’s perimeter, new water features, sculptures and plenty of covered areas, perfect for events. The new entrance, now on the actual corner of 39th street and NE 1st Court (cobblestone street), stars two stone buddhas that welcome patrons to the new and improved Maitardi experience. The main dining area is now covered with oversized umbrellas in case of rain or direct sun exposure. And just adjacent, the finished outside bar shows off a fully stocked bar, extended roof and plenty of breeze.

The menu also underwent slight changes with delicious new tapas, made for sharing. New dishes include Quail Pancetta served with figs, prosciutto and marsala sauce, Grilled Asparagus topped with crispy parmesan, clarified butter and sunny side up quail eggs, Portuguese Octopus served with orange, fennel, cucumber and sweet chili and the Soft Shell Crab on golden polenta with goat cheese and sriracha tartar sauce. A few popular items will stay on the menu such as the Carcioffi Fritti, beer battered roman artichoke hearts with lemon mint aioli, and the Piri-Piri shrimp with ginger and harissa sauce.

Also, Maitardi’s Noche Latina is now every Thursday with sounds by Bossa Nova duo Rosie Max. Daily happy hour still offers $4 beers, $5 glass of wine and $6 specialty cocktails, and on Fridays, accompanied by DJ Aladin’s performance from 5 to 7pm.

About Maitardi:
Located in the oak-shaded plaza corner of NE 2nd avenue and 39th Street (163 NE 39th Street), also known as the heart of the Miami Design District, the risto-bar, a European concept combining ristorante and bar, opened Fall 2009. Maitardi’s experience rests on a casual, outdoors and sociable ambiance, delicious tapas meant for sharing and friendly and professional service. The location has retained its architectural design with the floor to ceiling leaf-mosaic façade along with the native oak trees throughout the patio giving it an irresistible appeal to relax, catch up on work or a book, hang out with friends for happy hour or lunch with a client. Complimentary Wi-Fi and outside bar available.

Florida Renaissance Festival returns to Miami for its Second Conquest Weekends 1/15-23/11

Florida Renaissance Festival returns to Miami for its Second Conquest
Weekends: January 15th – January 23rd.
10 a.m. to Sunset.
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami FL 33149
www.ren-fest.com

After a year away from pillaging their village, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella rejoice with joy over regaining their kingdom in Miami, as the Florida Renaissance Festival returns for their second conquest at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami. The Miami festival weekend dates are January 15th to January 23rd, 2011, including Monday January 17th for Martin Luther King Day, at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

“Last year, we were welcomed with open arms by Miami” said Bobby Rodriguez, executive producer of the Florida Renaissance Festival. “Now we want to continue the tradition of having the Florida Renaissance Festival in Miami for years to come at Virginia Key Beach Park by our commitment to bringing new and exciting shows every year for our event goers.”

With the Florida Renaissance Festival returning to Miami, along come new and exciting acts combined with last year’s favorites to delight event attendees throughout the festival. These include: Gabriel Q – bizarre and hilarious big puppets and stilt characters that consist of Giant Butterfly, Caterpillar, Baby and The Queen of Hearts on her high white horse and many more. Faire Stories represents the blending of the magic and enchantment of traditional fairy tales, the joy and exuberance of Broadway music, and the unique interactive experience offered by Renaissance faires. Peter Suarez, aka “Manolete,” a world renowned dancer brings his many styles for the Miami show. He had the distinction of being the only dancer ever hired to perform a live solo with the Gipsy Kings at Radio City Music Hall. The Tortuga Twins, are a multi-talented team boasting an extensive performance background with more than 30 years of comedic audience participation and improv experience to entertain all and much more.

This 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, five stages with continuous entertainment and stage acts from around the world.

During the family themed weekends, guests will enjoy jousting tournaments three times a day, hearty food, human powered rides and games for children that include the World’s Largest Rocking Horse, Giant Chess, Barrel Rides, and games of strength and skill.

The festivities will feature historical reenactments, sword fights, magical illusions and an abundance of authentic fare from freshly made kettle corn to roasted giant turkey legs, which can be washed down with a swig of mead or ale.

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the national, award winning Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural opportunity by making Renaissance history come to life for both children and adults. The event is hosted by City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

The Florida Renaissance Festival at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park will be open weekends from 10 a.m. to sunset. Prices range from $20.00 for adults and $7 for children ages six to 11 years old and children under five are free. Pre-show discount tickets are available online at www.ren-fest.com. Deerfield Beach show dates are February 12th through March 13th, 2011.

The Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach has been seen by more than one million people in South Florida. This 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, 12 stages with continuous entertainment and 20 stage acts from around the world. Follow us on Twitter: @flarenfest or find us on Facebook: The Florida Renaissance Festival.

Live Feed-ing by Jeroen Nelemans Opening Reception 1/13/11

Live Feed-ing by Jeroen Nelemans
Opening Reception: January 13, 2011, 7pm – 9pm
Broward College’s Central Campus Fine Arts
3501 SW Davie Rd., Building 3, Davie, FL.
More info.

Chicago-based artist Jeroen Nelemans’s solo exhibition Live Feed-ing explores how changes in perception and scale can uncover interrelationships between natural and artificial systems. Comprised of a site-specific and a video installation, both works on view measure and evaluate how cyclical progressions coexist in natural and artificial systems, and how new relationships can be formed when intertwined or placed within different contexts.

Animate objects become inanimate and visa versa in the work Live Feed-ing, 2006, as two display cases are placed within a larger display case, one containing a working fish tank and the other featuring a monitor display of live video camera feed footage highlighting a specific zoomed-in view into the neighboring aquatic environment.

The role of space and time within natural and artificial orders is further mined and undermined in Six Feet Above, 2010, (pictured above) in which a large plane of Astroturf, suspended six feet above the ground, bisects the exhibition space. When seen from below, a vast network of roots weaving in and out from underneath this plane is exposed, while the placement of a central opening and a wooden pedestal allow to viewer to perch above this “floating carpet” and discover that actual grass is growing inside.

Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am-3pm, Wednesday 2pm-8 pm or by appointment.

For more information please contact Harumi Abe, Gallery Director via phone 954-201-6894 or via email habe@broward.edu.

About Broward College
Since 1965, Broward College Central Campus Fine Arts Gallery has exhibited art works from over 150 regional, national and international artists such as Carl Andre, Judy Chicago, Angi Curreri, Irina Dahknovskia-Lawton, Yuri Dojc, Duane Hanson, Kenneth Huff, Carl Knickerbocker, Nam June Paik, Pilar Tobin and Pablo Picasso. The Fine Arts Gallery is a non-profit institution serving the BC students, faculty and the South Florida arts community and is free and open to the public.

HYPE Fridays MTV Times Square’s Countdown New Years Eve at Bar 721 12/31/10

HYPE Fridays New Years Eve
Friday December 31st, 10:00pm
Bar 721
721 N Lincoln Lane | South Beach
www.bar721.com
No Cover!
Free vodka drinks 10pm to 11pm.

MTV’s Time Square’s Countdown to 2011
Edison Farrow, Dan Sehres and Alan Randolph
New Years Eve at Bar 721
DJ Bryan Zero

MTV Times Square’s Countdown to 2011!
$8 Chandon (glass)
$12 Moet & Chandon (glass)
$150 Chandon / Finlandia Bottle Service
$200 Moet & Chandon / Ketel One Bottle Service
Vodka bottle special $125!
tables are limited.
VIP Table Reservation 305.785.5919

Artist Talk with Teresa Diehl 1/8/11

Artist Talk with Teresa Diehl
January 8 2011, 6pm
Praxis International Art Gallery
2219 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami FL 33127
www.praxis-art.com

Praxis International Art invites you to an Artist Talk with Teresa Diehl on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 6pm at the Wynwood gallery.
Teresa Diehl is presenting her video installation work, Maneem (Dream). Diehl’s work was recently added to the permanent collection of the 21c Museum in Lousville, Kentucky. In addition, she will be presenting her work in the exhibition “MariaMaria 1511/2011” from Februrary – June 2011 at the Muzeum Montanelli in Prague.

Teresa Diehl
Mannem (Dream), 2010
3 single channel projected on crochet monofilament

…In a dream, everything slows down; the mind goes in an out between bits and pieces of the past, at the end all is woven in a tapestry of light…

“Maneem” is an immersive three single channel video installation, dealing with reconstructed memories of childhood.
Viewers are invited to walk trough the maze and wonder inside.

Like Dream catchers, the screens are woven webs that only let good dreams filter through…
bad ones stay in the net disappearing with the light of the day and good ones pass trough getting embedded in the subconscious.

The clarity of the images and experience of the work depends on the viewer’s position and his /her relationship to the space,
from where she /he stands the images could be clear and recognizable, like a familiar story line; interrupted and repeated,
or like visual echoes, some kind of dejavu; and finally just suspended colors creating an ephemeral experience.

I am fascinated as how to create a physical space that recreates the labyrinth of the mind.

Hi-Life Café New Year’s Eve Dinner Extravaganza with Celebrity Top Chef Carlos 12/31/10

Hi-Life Café
NY’s Eve Extravaganza with Celebrity Top Chef Carlos
12/31/10, 8pm
Hi-Life Cafe Fort Lauderdale
3000 N. Fed. Hwy. #12
Fort Lauderdale 33306
www.hilifecafe.com
Reservations: 954-563-1395 or hilife@hilifecafe.com

An exclusive evening with a DJ, party favors and over 500 ballons. Celebrity Chef Carlos Fernandez is preparing an amazing 6 course Dinner paired with the extraordinary Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Wines. During our NY’s Eve Extravaganza one of you will draw a – $500 Beverage Gift Certificate. As we have a couple of spots left for for our New Year’s Eve Exclusive Dinner, call now to book your table for this limited engagement! See Chef Carlos’ Fabulous Menu on our website.

We are really excited about our Hi-Life Cafe New Year’s Eve dinner. Chef Carlos
has put together an amazing menu with terrific wine pairings that you will love!

As always the dining room will be filled with over 500 balloons & we will provide
all party favors. We have once again booked a DJ for this year’s party.
Some people dance between courses and as the evening progresses so does the music,
culminating into a big party at midnight! We look forward to so many of our regulars
and newbies alike for our 14th New Year’s Eve gala at Hi-Life Cafe.

Remember this is one seating only. The pass-arounds start at 8pm.
As always, we pre-sell tickets to this event on a first come basis.
Space is extremely limited, so please call early to reserve.
We hope you can join us for this most festive occasion!

New Year’s Eve Dinner 2010
Pass Arounds – Chef Carlos’ Special Creations
Roast Mini Red Potatoes topped with Sour Cream and Caviar
Succulent Jumbo Tiger Shrimp wrapped with Applewood smoked Bacon
Poached Quail Egg with Tender Lobster and Shaved Black Truffles
Belgian Endive Bites drizzled with a Sensuous Vinaigrette
Bubbles (France) Blanc de Blancs, Francois Montand
Second Course
Catalan Chicken with an Almond and Hazelnut Wine Sauce
Chardonnay (California) Jayson, North Coast, Pahlmeyer – 2008
Third Course
Seared Jumbo Scallops served with a perfectly blended Cauliflower Puree, Plump
Golden Raisins and a Balsamic Glaze
Chardonnay (California) Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley – 2008
Fourth Course
Camarones Enchilados – Jumbo Shrimp, slow cooked in a Deep Red Wine Lobster
Sauce served with Herb infused Basmati Rice
Pinot Noir (California) Jayson, Sonoma Coast, Pahlmeyer – 2007
HOST AUDE’S REFRESHING SURPRISE

Fifth Course
Succulent Lamb Chops served with Her Royal Highness – Red Wine and Rosemary
Reduction and accompanied by Roasted Root Vegetables
Merlot (California) Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley – 2007
Sixth Course
A Trio of Delectable Mini Dessert Creations
Bubbles (France) Blanc de Blancs, Francois Montand

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Presents Drumline Live 1/16/11

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Presents Drumline Live
January 16, 2011 at 7pm
Knight Concert Hall
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Tickets: $40 – $65
For reservations, visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at (305) 949-6722.

Inspired By The Hit Movie
Riveting Rhythms, Bold Beats, And A Foot-Stomping Marching Band High-Step Into Miami!

A heart-pounding theatrical stage show featuring 40 band members
from historically black colleges and universities across the nation in a magical celebration of the beat!

Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly presents the energetic musical phenomenon, Drumline Live. Based on the 2002 blockbuster film, Drumline, Drumline Live will high-step into Miami for one night only on January 16, 2011 at 7 p.m., filling the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall with original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of top 40 hits.

Tickets to Drumline Live are on sale now. Tickets range from $40 to $65 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

With the imaginative combination of sounds from musical greats from Michael Jackson to Earth, Wind, and Fire to on stage battles and Motown favorites, the band delights and amazes with classic as well as their own original compositions. Drumline Live brings the drum-pounding, percussion-blasting, high-stepping tradition of the marching band onto the stage for an intensely energetic performance sure to have audiences stomping their feet and clapping their hands. Sizzling choreography and daredevil athletic feats take the syncopated magic of marching band tradition straight to the stage!

“We hope Miami is ready to get out of their seats and move to the beat, as DRUMline Live brings its infectious, irrepressible sound to the Knight Concert Hall,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “This performance honors the great musical tradition of marching bands, born on college campuses, and now exploding on stage for all of South Florida to enjoy.”

Drumline Live is composed of 40 band members including one drum major, 33 percussion and wind players, 5 dancers, and one host, all from America’s historically black colleges and universities. Performances range from vividly choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. The live stage show encompasses a rainbow of sound – from funk to R&B to oldies – this marching band amazes with sheer sonic adventure.

Don P. Roberts, creator and musical director of Drumline Live, was inspired to produce the theatrical adaptation after serving as Executive Band Consultant for the hit movie Drumline. Under Roberts’ direction, his 300 member band played the role of the Atlanta A&K marching band in the film. As a result of Roberts coaching, training, original compositions, and choreography Drumline was nominated for Most Outstanding Motion Picture by the NAACP, and garnered the American Choreography Award. A graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Roberts served as drum major, student conductor, and student arranger. FAMU is known as the university where the marching band traditional originated more than 50 years ago, and has long been regarded as having the nation’s preeminent marching band. Roberts currently serves as the Instrumental Music Coordinator for the Dekalb County School System in Georgia. He also serves as President of Halftime Live, which provided the drumline for the Atlanta Falcons in 2006 and for the Atlanta Hawks in 2007 and 2008.

Walbert Perez Solo Exhibition at Cristina Chacon Studio Gallery 1/19/11

Walbert Perez Solo Exhibition.
Wednesday January 19
6:00- 9:00 PM
Cristina Chacon Studio Gallery
3162 Commodore Plaza, Suite 1F2
Coconut Grove, Fl 33133

Walbert Perez is an artist who faces painting with dedication bust also with passion, as you can perceive in the saturated and powerful surfaces of his canvas.
Walbert has a history of more than 15 years in the painting. He has participated in about 30 collective exhibitions and performed 11 solos. Within his international route are: the Gallery of the Inter-American Bank of Development (BID) (2009); Borderless Generation-Contemporary art from Latin-America (2009); Korea Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul (2008), international art fair, ArteBa, Buenos Aires (2010) among others.
In his most recent work called “implosion”, Walbert burst from abstractionism with unusual impetus on intolerance and indifference linked to politics and violence in Colombia. Huge black backgrounds as dark as the silence and the uncertain of the country, target surfaces with timid colors and large white outbursts “implosiones” evoke a break, a recollection inwards, what could perhaps be the only hope against a very dark background: the reflection.
The work of Walbert Perez is a new path of the plastic from the Colombian Caribbean

cristinachaconstudiogallery.com

Miami Beach Fifth Season Arts in the Parks 2011

Miami Beach Kicks Off Fifth Season of Arts in the Parks
Free Cultural Performances throughout the City

Miami Beach’s Arts in the Parks, a free family-friendly arts program at a city park, launches its fifth season with a performance of large proportions on December 5, 2010.

Miami Beach Arts in the Parks events feature a variety of cultural offerings such as concerts, plays, musical performances and other acts, and are free and open to the public.

More Info.

2011 Winter Schedule (FREE EVENTS)

Brazilian Beach Party starring BATUKE SAMBA FUNK BAND and dancers
Capoeira Abolicao and Mestre Delei
Saturday, January 22, 3:00 p.m.
North Shore Open Space Park, Collins Avenue + 81 Street

Ground Up and Rising’s production of
Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET
Saturday and Sunday, February 12 + 13, 3:00 p.m.
Flamingo Park, Meridian + 12 Street

Arts in the Parks launched in 2006 in response to the results of community surveys and focus groups that indicated residents would like to see more free cultural events. The Miami Beach Arts in the Parks program hopes to increase the community rating of cultural activities, which is part of the City’s overall strategic plan. This year, the number of performances was reduced due to budgetary constraints.

Comic Kraze Classes For Teens The Digital Wolf Lab at The Wolfsonian-FIU

The Digital Wolf Lab @ The Wolfsonian–FIU will once again offer Comic Kraze, a series of workshops for teens aged 14-17 on the art of comics and graphic novels. The free courses will take place at The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 33139.

Interested in learning cartooning and graphic novel design? Now’s the time!
Comic Kraze The Digital Wolf Lab @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
The Wolfsonian–FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.
www.wolfsonian.org

classes for teens only on the art of comics and graphic novels
And It’s Free!

Who Can Apply?
You! If you have a strong commitment to learning about cartooning and design and are between 14-17 years old.
No experience with cartooning necessary, but this program requires your undivided attention, total dedication, and full attendance for al l 3 Saturdays

Workshop #1
Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5
Workshop #2
Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5
Workshop #3
March 19, March 26, April 2
Workshop #4
May 14, May 21, May 28
Workshop #5
June 11, June 18, June 25

HOW TO APPLY
1. Download Fill out and sign this application form (PDF): Comic_Kraze_Workshop_Invite3
2. Reproduce 5 examples of your artwork in one of these formats:
• JPEG photos/scans with a 300 dpi (5×7)
• photocopies
3. Send copies of Application Form and artwork by:
• Email to: comickraze@thewolf.fu.edu
or
• Mail to:
Comic Kraze @ The Wolf
1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Only complete applications will be accepted.

QUESTIONS
Contact Claudia Sul livan at (305) 535-2684 or claudia@thewolf.fu.edu

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? at Gallery 101 12/30/10

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Thursday, Dec 30, 7-10pm
Gallery 101
501 N. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.thegallery101.net
954-882-1861

Please Join Gallery 101 on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 as we showcase the great talents of five amazing artists.
JAMA (Jose Andres Matos)
Francis Acea
Fernando Garcia
R. Louisell
Alex Yanes

JAMA-JAMA (José Andrés Matos) was born on August 26,1974 in Guines, Province of Havana, Cuba. He started painting at an early age and has not stopped living for his art ever since. He left Cuba in 2002 for Costa Rica and presently resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and daughter.

ALEX YANES was born in Miami, July 20th 1977. His art is characterized by romanticism, sublime color, content and the deliberate precision of form and line. It is the duality between the conceptual and the graphical that makes his art both inspiring and accessible. Yanes’ art serves as a metaphor for the conflict between reason and imagination and the divided nature of the human spirit.

Come out and enjoy…. Refreshments served.
Gallery 101 is located just 5 blocks north of Broward Blvd. on Andrews Avenue

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present the Felipe Lamoglia Sextet 12/30/10

KCC Productions and the Van Dyke Cafe present the Felipe Lamoglia Sextet
Thursday, December 30, at 9 PM
The Van Dyke is located at 846 Lincoln Road, South Beach
For more information, call 305-534-3600 or visit thevandykecafe.com.

Lineup:
Felipe Lamoglia, sax
Rene Toledo, guitar
Carlos Puig, trumpet
Kemuel Roig, piano
Rainier Guerra, drums
Braulio Hernandez, bass

Felipe Lamoglia is a Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer and arranger. Born and educated in Cuba, he is a graduate of the prestigious Superior Institute of Art (ISA). By the age of 18 he was a member of Cuba’s acclaimed dance band, NG La Banda. In 1992 he moved to Brazil where he lived for seven years, absorbing the country’s musical and spiritual wealth and playing with great artists such as Raul de Souza, Arismar do Espirito Santo and others. With Bocato he recorded two albums and participated in the Montreux Jazz Festival. While in Brazil, Felipe founded his own quartet, Tumbao, and taught at the University of Free Music in Sao Paolo.

In 1999 Lamoglia relocated to the U.S. where he immediately began performing with the late Celia Cruz. In 2001 he began playing with Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, performing all over the world and recording on Trumpet Evolution, as well as two DVD releases: Live at the Blue Note NYC and Live at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. In 2004 he joined Grammy winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba, recording on his Grammy-nominated album, Paseo (Blue Note).

In 2006 Lamoglia arranged and played on Ignacio Berroa’s debut album Codes, also released on Blue Note and nominated for a Grammy. In 2007 Felipe contributed as arranger, performer, and composer for Arturo Sandoval’s Grammy-winning album, Rumba Palace.

Throughout the years he has continued to develop his solo work and in 2007 released his first solo CD, Dimensions, recorded in Brazil. This album incorporated Felipe’s Afro-Cuban roots with a blend of Brazilian music and straight-ahead jazz. He is currently promoting his quintet, Afro-Cuban Beats.

Felipe has shared the stage with musical giants such as Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Eldar, Dafnis Prieto, Ignacio Berroa and many others, participating in Major Jazz Festivals in the U.S. and abroad including JVC, Playboy, Newport, Henieken Jazz, Red Sea and in venues such as Blue Note, Iridium, Jazz Standard, Yoshi’s, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and many more.

Susanne Bartsch Is Back New Year’s Eve 2011 12/31/10

Friday, December 31, 9:00pm – 1:00am
Delano Hotel
1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
Open Bar 9 Pm -1 Am
Tickets Sales 305 674 6430 or nye.delano@morganshotelgroup.com

Patricia Field, Desi Monster, Joey Arias, Bloody Mary On The Beach, Susanne Bartsch
Bloody Mary New Years Eve

A Night Of Royal Madness

Patricia Field Lounge In The Lobby: Patricia Field & House Of Field Sequinette, Johanna Constantin
Clans In The Court: Ms Jeanice, Ms Calli, Charley Brown, Chi Chi Valenti Brandon Olson
Harlots In The Orchard: Ensubtitle, Narcissister, Taichi, Duane Duaner, Alien Nation
Swan Lake In The Pool Muffinhead, Shien Lee
Bloody Mary In The Beach Bar: Jordan Fox, Veruca La’piranha, Lani Starr
Disco Dungeon In The Florida Room: Kayvon & Zand Collective, Nik Sin, Joey Arias
Décrire La Danse: Johnny Dynell, Michael Magnan & Saint Buck

Artists Square at Bayside Marketplace Saturday and Sunday

Artists Square at Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Boulevard
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to dusk.

Call To Artists
We are currently offering prime 10’x10’ space to qualifed artist/vendors. Considering the beautiful bay-view location, high-season for tourists and Bayside marketing power, your participation is truly a no-brainer. we are also providing a free permit for all day parking.

Set-up begins at 9am & must be fnished by 11am. All vehicles must be moved out by 10:30am.
Tear-down begins at dusk and must be fnished in a timely manner.
For any question, please contact the market manager, Mark Weiser at mark@entertainmentmiami.com

This is a juried market & the market manager is the jury.

Ring in the New Year with TV/Broadway Star Cheyenne Jackson 12/31/10

Cheyenne Jackson
Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, 8:30 p.m.
Prelude By Barton G., 2nd floor
Sandford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
www.preludebybartong.com

A very special offer to Adrienne Arsht Center patrons: A 20% off gift for 2011!
Show Tickets start at $95 for New Year’s Eve and $75 on New Year’s Day. Dinner and show options are available. To receive 20% off your show tickets, use arsht4TwO for the promo code*.
Purchase tickets Online.

“Glee” and “30 Rock” star Cheyenne Jackson makes his Miami debut at Prelude By Barton G. to ring in 2011! In an exclusive two-show only engagement co-presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center and Prelude By Barton G., the monumental New Year’s celebration includes a special performance by Jackson.

On and Off Broadway, he has starred in; Finian’s Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination) , Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League , Drama Desk nominations) The Agony & the Agony, All Shook Up (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination) the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Cartells, On the 20th Century, and The 24 Hour Plays. Other film and television credits include; the Oscar nominated United 93, Curiosity, Hysteria, Photo Op, Family Practice, Life on Mars, Ugly Betty, and It Takes a Village.

Ode To Oprah 1/20/11

Ode To Oprah
January 20, 2011, 10 am
St. Andrews Country Club
17557 W Claridge Oval
Boca Raton, Fl. 33496
www.jafco.org

Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options (JAFCO) will host a luncheon at St.Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida, to honor the life and career of Oprah Winfrey.
The event will feature a unique boutique, seated lunch and book review of “OPRAH” by Kitty Kelly. Our reviewer is the prominent South Florida Book Reviewer, Audrey Saunders.
There will be raffles, live auction and more. All proceeds from the even will benefit JAFCO, a non profit child welfare agency that cares for abused, neglected, at risk and special needs children. The luncheon is being chaired by Judi Bukaitz and Flora Aranson.

$75 per person.
For more information please contact Gail Marlow, Director of Development of JAFCO, at 561-372-0103 or visit www.jafco.org.

The Falls Kicks Off The New Year With Its Family Fridays Music Series 1/7/11

The Falls Kicks Off The New Year With Its “Family Fridays” Music Series
The Falls (Center Court)
8888 SW 136th Street, Miami, FL 33176

Friday, January 7, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dyanna – A talented and entertaining Latin pop singer with unique vocals

Friday, January 14, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Arline & The Ramblers – a traditional country based band with musical styles that are sure to get shoppers toes tapping including clogging, ballads and bluegrass.

Friday, January 21, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Eddie Trujillo, a talented guitarist, performs modern jazz and Latin tunes

Friday, January 28, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Crywolf – a rockin’ rhythm and blue band that creates a sound sure to please all, with smooth blues to high energy rock and roll tunes

Series of Free performances dedicated to celebrating music from around the world

Family Friday’s at The Falls allows music lovers to enjoy and experience a multicultural mix of free, open-to-the-public performances under the moonlight every Friday in January, with musical styles including jazz, bossanova, blues, world music, progressive rock, pop melodies, high energy rock and roll and contemporary Latin grooves.

Contact The Falls at (305) 255-4571, visit www.simon.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShopTheFalls.

Tommy’s New Year’s Eve Ball for Locals by Locals 12/31/10

Tommy’s New Year’s Eve Ball – A party for us by us…and cheap!
Friday, December 31, 9:00pm – 5:00am
Tommy’s new Club…. formerly known as Living Room
671 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
Presale Prices:
Guys $55
Girls $45
This price includes Open Bar Al Night Long
Buy Presale tickets online Now.
Ticket prices at the door:
Guys $60
Girls $50

More info on the Facebook Evite.

Tommy’s Famous New Years Eve Extravaganza!

It made big news last year….. be there again this year!!!
South Beach’s Only Club this NYE that is for us locals… by us locals! (non-locals still welcome, though) The best, hottest, most exclusive “all locals” crowd in south beach will be here for this party…. I guarantee!

This is the only New Years Eve event created to be for us locals who feel no need to be ripped off on this night and spend $300 just to walk in a club NYE night, when it’s free for us every other night!

The details:
Open Bar All Night Long! want to drink your own weight in vodka.. go right ahead!

Get your presale tickets now… This event MAY SELL OUT….. Buying presale Gets you the following perks:
*Guarantees you get inside, even if event sells out!
*Only way to pay by credit card
*There will be a separate line for Presale ticket holders w/ NO wait and priority service
*Free Party favors (hats, noise makers, glow sticks etc)
Guys $55
Girls $45
Your own table in VIP with Premium Bottles for up to 6 people $400
These prices include unlimited drinks or unlimited bottles All Night Long!

Want your own table? Bottle specials for you Cheap!

Music: Will be House and pop (similar to SET, but way better) special DJ’s are being brought in just for this event, and will be named asap!

Crowd: will be South Beaches Hottest crowd, locals, upscale, lots of energy, & lots of hot bodies on the dance floor!
Strict Dress Code enforced Guys button up shirts & dress shoes, ladies: Heels or boots

Atmosphere: Midgets, Dancers, BALL DROP Count down, champagne toast, mandatory kiss at midnight ;), amazing sound system, lighting to blow your mind, lots of randomness! and sooo much more…. I have lots of surprises instore for you…. I’ve created this night just for you… and you soooo deserve it!

Miami Dade County residents may now recycle their Christmas trees 12/27/10-1/7/11

The Miami Dade County Department of Solid Waste beginning Monday, December 27, 2010 through January 7, 2011, will recycle your Christmas tree at the 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers (TRCs) or two home Chemical Collection Centers.

All trees brought in for recycling must be free of lights, tinsel, ornaments and tree stands. The trees will be converted into mulch, then will be made available free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in mid-January 2011.

Trees can be brought in for recycling to one of the locations listed below:

Trash and Recycling Centers (open seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
North Dade Landfill – 21500 NW 47 Avenue
Norwood – 19901 NW 7 Avenue
Palm Springs North – 7870 NW 178 Street
Golden Glades – 140 NW 160 Street
West Little River – 1830 NW 79 Street
Snapper Creek – 2200 SW 117 Avenue
Sunset Kendall – 8000 SW 107 Avenue
Chapman Field – 13600 SW 60 Avenue
Richmond Heights – 14050 Boggs Drive
West Perrine – 16651 SW 107 Ave
Eureka Drive – 9401 SW 184 Street
South Miami Heights – 20800 SW 117 Court
Moody Drive – 12970 SW 268 Street

Home Chemical Collection Centers (accepts Christmas trees for recycling seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
West Miami-Dade: 8831 NW 58 Street
South Miami-Dade: 23707 SW 97 Avenue Gate-B

Other Disposal Options
Residents who choose not to recycle their Christmas trees will have the following two options for disposal:

Residents may cut the tree into smaller pieces and place it inside their green waste cart for collection on any of their regularly scheduled waste collection days. The tree must fit entirely inside the waste cart.. Trees placed next to the waste cart cannot be collected by the automated waste collection truck.

For those residents who cannot drop off their Christmas tree for recycling or cut it in pieces and place it in their waste cart, the tree may be placed at the curbside no later than Friday, January 7, 2011, and it will be collected. Christmas trees placed at the curbside after January 7th will not be picked up and must either be taken to a drop-off location or placed in the waste cart for collection as described above.

Mulch Availability
Christmas tree mulch will be available at the six TRC locations listed below beginning in mid-January 2011, for residents to pick up using their own bags or containers, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

West Perrine – 16651 SW 107 Ave
Eureka Drive – 9401 SW 184 Street
Moody Drive – 12970 SW 268 Street
Sunset Kendall – 8000 SW 107 Avenue
West Little River – 1830 NW 79 Street
North Dade Landfill – 21500 NW 47 Avenue

For more information, please call 3-1-1 or visit http://www.miamidade.gov/dswm.

Life Is Art Creative Connections #8 – How to Get Into a Gallery 1/18/11

Life Is Art
Creative Connections #8
January 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

An artistic networker and professional development series for artists, arts professionals and those interested in art.
Facebook evite.
Tweetvite. hashtag #liacc8
Short link: http://bit.ly/liacc8

GAB Studio
105 NW 23rd St
Wynwood, Miami, FL
www.gabstudio.com

* $10.00 at the door
* Complimentary beverages & bites
* Please Click Here to RSVP.

presentation by
Reed V. Horth
Art Dealer & Gallerist
www.robinrile.com

Sponsored by Soul Of Miami.

6:30-7:30; Arrival & Networking
7:30-8:30; Seminar
8:30-9:30; Afterparty & Socializing

Seminar Description:
We at Life Is Art get TONS of question asking us how to get one’s work introduced to a gallery. We have recruited Reed V. Horth to speak on that issue. Reed will speak about how to approach a gallery and prepare your portfolio to best showcase your work. How best to introduce yourself to the gallerist. How to make a good impression. What the galleries are looking for, in terms of presentation.

Reed has worked as a gallerist and art dealer for many years and will give you some insight into that side of the business so you can better present yourself and your work.

The night will open with some time for socializing and networking with complimentary beverages and bites provided by Life Is Art. After the seminar, there will be time for further specific questions and more networking. This is a GREAT chance to come meet other working artists and arts professionals from around the area.

www.lifeisartfest.org

Pam and Judy’s Singles Gatherings 1/15/11

Pam & Judy’s Singles Gatherings
Saturday, January 15, 2011
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Da Vittorio Restaurant
264 Giralda Ave.
Coral Gables, Fl. 33134

If you are single and would like the opportunity to join other exemplary singles in Miami, you don’t want to miss this get-together. Pam and Judy have a special way of creating the perfect atmosphere for meeting and mingling. Clever icebreakers get the party started and who knows what destiny brings.
Price is $15.00 cash for ladies & gentlemen at the door.
~ Ladies, bring a gentleman who may be great for someone else and receive a $5.00 discount ~ Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, drink specials, & complimentary appetizers
RSVP and get on our future event mailing list at pjsinglesgatherings@hotmail.com
(send this to a single friend)
pjsinglesgatherings.blogspot.com

PALO! at The Joint 12/30/10

Thursday, December 30 at 10:00 PM for the final PALO! show of the year:
PALO! @ The Joint! – Click for info & RSVP
PALO! brings their addictive blend of Afro-Cuban Funk & Jazz to Pinecrest’s coolest bar: The Joint. The night before New Year’s Eve calls for a serious PARTY!!!!
FREE ENTRY! Awesome menu! Drink specials!
The Joint Bar & Grill
9559 South Dixie Highway; Pinecrest, FL
Facebook evite.

Visit PALO! on the Wild, Wacky Web:

gopalo.com/home – lots of new PALO! goodies

The Carnival of the Animals Carnival 1/8/11

The Carnival of the Animals Carnival
January 8, 2011, 3:00 PM
Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146-7610
www.orchestramiami.org

Orchestra Miami presents a fun-filled Family Concert, the “Carnival of the Animals Carnival” to raise awareness for the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Adopt-A-Pet, featuring a performance of Respighi’s Gli Uccelli (“The Birds”) and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. The orchestra will be led by Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi and the featured piano soloists on the Carnival of the Animals will be duo pianists Jose Ignacio Diaz Gravier and Leila Torres. Concert-goers will be greeted by the zany antics of the Fantasy Theater Factory and on the way out of the concert, will have an opportunity to give a loving home to a needy animal from the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Adopt-A-Pet.

The concert will be on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, located at 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146-7610. Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $10 for children under age 18. Tickets can be purchased online through Orchestra Miami’s website(www.OrchestraMiami.org) or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Rolando Grooscors 12/29/10

Guitarist Rolando Grooscors is a rare find on today’s jazz scene: a unique voice that strengthens and expands the jazz idiom with sensitivity, clarity, and uncompromising integrity. Rolando’s warm, expressive tones and impeccable phrasing have been delighting audiences wherever he goes.

A two-time Latin Grammy nominee, Rolando Grooscors was born in Caracas, Venezuela. His love for Brazilian music motivated him to start different projects where Brazilian music was infused with
Latin and Jazz influences. Here he
began to develop a Jazz/Fusion
style. The experience greatly influenced Rolando’s musical development.

Leading his own band, Rolando has
recently released his debut CD, “THANKFUL”. The band is a sextet including Piano/keyboards, Bass, Sax/wind controller, drums and percussion.

His compositions have been called
“masterful” and with the attention
already received, Rolando is pushing
himself to have his voice defined in
music, both as a sideman and as a
band leader.

Rolando’s music is best described in
renowned singer and pianist Darryl
Tookes’ own words:

“Rolando’s guitar playing is on another level, Yet on this higher plane, Rolando’s soulful, creative, twelve-tone improvisatory style is always completely accessible and joyous. Rolando displays a wide variety of styles and concepts with his harmonic and melodic imagery
capturing the essence of musical
freedom, spirit and sensuality.” –: Darryl Tookes

Lineup
Mushy Widmaier/keyboards
Ricardo Martinez/Bass
Jose-Gregorio Hernandez/percussion
Javier Gonzalez/Drums
Eduardo Quintana/Sax,Flute and wind controller
Rolando Grooscors/Guitar

The 6th Annual Taste of the Garden 1/19/11

Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Miami Beach Garden Club Present:
The 6th Annual Taste of the Garden
….a tropical dining experience
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
6:30 to 9 PM
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

Showcasing cuisine and fine wines from:
The Cafe at Books & Books Lincoln Road
Sushi Samba
Mercadito
Fratelli Lyon
Shiraz Events
Essensia (The Palms Hotel)
Shula’s Steak House Miami Beach
Grazie
BBQ Beach
JC Lopategui Enterprises
Soleo (W Hotel)
Quattro
1500°
Catering by Maribel
Miami Food Scene & Chef Stefano LaCava
Terroir Wine Cellars
Winebow
Mattebella Vineyards
Waters by Renewal

Reserve early – limited to 300 guests
$60 per person in advance, $75 after January 14
Tickets online: www.mbgarden.org
E-mail: membership@mbgarden.org
Credit cards accepted: Telephone 305-673-7256 Ext 201

Or mail your check payable to:
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Annual Taste of the Garden raises funds for the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to preserve our urban greenspace, present arts and education programs, and support the Miami Beach Garden Club’s environmental education mission.