KCC Productions presents Palo! at the North Shore Bandshell 7/23/14

KCC Productions presents Palo! at the North Shore Bandshell
Wednesday, 07/23/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
PALOcolorMAINsmall-e1267904532667North Shore Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: FREE

Called “…the new Latin sound of Miami” by the Miami Herald, PALO! has become a favorite among South Florida’s live music devotees. PALO! plays a style of music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk”. Their appeal lies in their unmatched musical energy, catchy original songs, and amazing display of impromptu virtuosity. A mix of vintage Latin rhythms and contemporary urban sounds gives PALO! their unique, infectious style.

PALO! was formed in 2003 when Steve Roitstein (producer, keyboards) asked musicians Leslie Cartaya (vocals), Ed Calle (sax), Philbert Armenteros (vocals, percussion) and Raymer Olalde (vocals, percussion) to join him in a musical experiment combining Afro-Cuban music and jazz with funk beats.

PALO! currently enjoys a popular residency at Kimbaracumbara in Little Havana. They also perform at Hoy como Ayer, South Beach’s Jazid, Jazziz Bistro at the Hard Rock Casino, the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, and other area venues. They have been featured at private events for clients such as the Kiwanis of Little Havana, Cuba Libre Block Party, Downtown Miami’s Best, the Amigos For Kids Charity, Miami Book Fair International, and events for the City of Miami.

Currently, PALO! is completing their first studio CD, and is being featured on South Florida’s #1 Arbitron rated morning drive radio program, “El Show de Enrique y Joe” on La Kalle, 98.3.

North Shore Bandshell is at 73rd St and Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Show is from 6-9; FREE.

Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art 16 Pop-Up Social Event 7/22/14

Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art 16 Pop-Up Social Event
RiverOfArtWeb16LOOPTuesday, July 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm
LeKoKe Wine & Bites
1225 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

Tickets: $10 with Advance RSVP using discount code “SOUL” ($20 regular price without RSVP)
Click Here to Pre-Register

Bringing People and Art Together
A gathering place of Miami’s good people, activists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and artists. Come enjoy a welcome drink, tasty food, good company, great art, meet the artists and support the community!
Instagram Hashtag: #RiverOfArt

Featured Artists: Ileana Collazo, Aquarela Sabol, Chy Tea Shoulin

Featured Charities: PARK Project, Heroines Choir

Music by DJ Hank Justice

inthelooplogosmIncluding a special announcement about In The Loop 305!
In The Loop 305 is an emergent space seeking to revolutionize our city’s creative economy. Building on the amazing work already happening throughout the city, In The Loop 305 will advocate for new talent and businesses, curate an events calendar that helps reduce silos and push Miami to be a hub for collaboration, innovation and culture.

lekokecertificatesmPlus, the debut of the Art Cafe and the unveiling of their newly acquired collection of hand-painted wine bottles!
Art bottles will be for sale on the premises, or patrons can order the special occasion bottle they drink there to be hand-painted by one of the artists especially for them as a memento of that outing they want to remember forever. 25% of the revenue generated by the sales of the bottles will always be donated to Life is Art so that they can continue to grow, strengthen, and support our local artistic community.

Also there will be a special appearance by the Heroines Choir; an amazing group of breast cancer survivor women singers you will never forget.

Supported by Fabulous Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – PARK Project – You and I Are Love – Sweat Records – Tony Major Events – Soul Of Miami

Each month, Life Is Art brings the community together at our River Of Art pop-up art-in-public-places show to socialize through the power of the arts with the goal of exposing new artists, introducing new people to art appreciation, providing an inspiring space to make new connections, showcasing local businesses and charities, while providing a fun break during the work week!  The modest $10 door fee goes to support Life Is Art’s mission.

Art is an inspiring talking point, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community. Hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing. Some events include live performances and other surprises! These shows are also important fundraisers and help us continue our programs.

Ileana Collazo
I learned all I needed to about creating art as a young girl in my grandmother’s garden—where I sat doing what as an adult I call meditating—that quiet spot became my temple. Today my art includes flowers, bursts of abstracted shapes and colors, geometrical excursions, digital paintings, and GRAMFFITI (the first graffiti made by a grandma, for which I was baptized IC the G.

Aquarela Sabol
Born in 1977 in a small river town in Ohio, Aquarela Allyson Sabol, began expressing and communicating through the medium of painting and drawing at a very early age. As an only child, she regarded art as an intimate personal companion: a simultaneous source of freedom, connection and inspiration to the world around her. Aquarela’s favorite subject of artistic exploration is the human form, full of beauty and flaws. She strives to portray the intangible quality of “ashe” or life essence of each subject to form a connection between the viewer, the subject and the artist. Each piece created is like the ring of a tree, which over time and years of growth, inevitably form the fingerprint of the artist herself.

Chy Tea Shoulin
Born in 1975 in Rockville, Connecticut, Chy Walton is an emerging artist in Miami and has involved himself with many mediums of art. Acrylic is his preference, he also works with charcoal, aerosol spray paint, acrylic oil, watercolor, wheat paste and others. He has exchibited his works in many venues in Miami and is very active in the Wynwood community.

PARK Project
PARK Project is a South Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization we founded whose mission is simply to inspire people to Perform Acts of Random Kindness (PARK) every day. We have developed award-winning initiatives to promote kindness throughout our community; one of them being our upcoming signature event, The 5k PARK Fest. It’s a one-of-a-kind, large scale community event that serves as a vehicle for all students to gain hands-on service learning experience, community hours AND FUNdraise for their school, club or favorite non-profit organization. It’s also a huge benefit to smaller, non-profit groups looking to engage their volunteers and donors as well as corporations looking to raise money for an aligned cause to increase their brand’s community involvement & corporate responsibility.

Heroines Choir
Heroes Unite has been dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through the arts since 1999. Utilizing innovative programming and volunteerism we have impacted thousands of youth, special populations and undeserved communties. Our current programs include MMT (Mobile Micro Theater- bring the latest trends in performing arts to unsuspecting neighborhoods via our fully converted bus to black box theater) SSAS (Daily cultural programing for 6 -12 year olds using the ancient arts of China improving self respect, focus, discipline and mindfulness) and The Heroines Choir (cancer victors learning how to sing for healing and empowerment)

About the River Of Art Program
The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

About Life Is Art
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.



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