River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event at Tongue & Cheek 3/24/15

River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event
RiverOfArtWeb-20SOULTuesday, March 24, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tongue & Cheek
431 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
PARKING: Metered street spaces, garage at 4th St. & Euclid, lot at 4th St & Collins, municipal garages at 525 Collins, 137 Washington and more.
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Tickets: $10 with Advance Purchase using Promotional Code: SOUL
$20 at the Door
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Includes complimentary light cuisine tastings and drink specials courtesy of Tongue & Cheek.

Bringing People and Art Together
Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.
Hashtag: #RiverOfArt
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Visual Artists: Sheila Fraga, Litana, Vivian Estalella
Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Charity: Unity Coalition

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.

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 and hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing, so be sure to bring plenty of business cards and an open mind!

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

About Sheila Fraga
One of the most important reasons of my artist work is the need to reflect my feelings like a Cuban woman and experiences with a chronological- spiritual character about my past, present and future. In this scenery I show reconciliation, nostalgias, religion beliefs, memories, like pieces that are assembled within a puzzle. I create many compositions, recreated in family pictures, appropriations of passages of the Art History that are uncontextualized to the reality. I deal with identity and migration themes to represent my today’s conflicts. Sometimes I use humor and sadness images like a “Cuban Ajiaco”. I take the oil paintings, charcoal drawing, collage, mixed media and the Cutout. In this long road appear answers to questions such as: What I am looking at, where I am now and how can I get to achieve it? My work is an autobiographic reflection of my life.

About Litana
Litana is a self taught artist. She currently resides in Miami. She mainly creates in oils but likes to explore other mediums. She has participated in collaborations with other artists and in group exhibitions. She creates to inspire the imagination.

About Vivian Estalella
Cuban-American artist Vivian Estalella was born and raised in Miami, Florida in a family of strong independent women. As a little girl, she never played with dolls or toys. Instead, she preferred to spend her time coloring. She was always happier with a box of crayons or paints than a Barbie doll. Always creative, she enjoyed the arts from a very young age. At the age of 15, a trip to Mexico awakened her passion for painting. The intensely rich colors of Mexican art struck a cord and, together with her Cuban roots, formed a style that is both distinctive and uniquely vibrant. The sights, sounds, exotic tastes, and passionate people of the tropics, along with the sensuous female form, are all prevalent in her work.
Vivian’s collection has been displayed at several art shows and fairs. She was also a resident artist at Viernes Culturales, Miami’s monthly art fair in historic Little Havana for several years. Today, her work can be seen in private collections and exhibited at seasonal art shows. At every opportunity, Vivian gives back to the community. Several pieces have been donated to auctions benefiting various local charities.

About DJ Hank Justice
DJ/Writer/Editor from Miami that is fighting musical injustice one beat at a time. In 2012, Hank reunited with one of his long-lost loves: Music. He was always the kid that turned to music. It was always deeply embedded in him since birth. While he was in high school and college, he always found himself at parties wishing he could be in control of the music. He wasn’t interested in partying; he was interested in orchestrating them. Hank’s mission is to destroy musical injustice in the form of DJ sets chock-full of music that people can enjoy and move to. He is often asked what he is playing and is often told that his selection is unique and excellent. This is because he spends hours each day carefully digging for gems anywhere he can. He loves sharing these sounds with the world and hopes to be able to do so more often and for more people. It’s a musical story that’s forever under construction.

About Unity Coalition
The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.
La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

About Tongue & Cheek
Approachable, ingredient-driven, American fare with just the right amount of whimsy. Serving daily happy hour, dinner, and Saturday & Sunday brunch

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 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.

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.

About Soul Of Miami
The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.

Fabulous Miami Multi-Chamber of Commerce Event 3/4/15

multi-chamber-invitation-march Fabulous Miami Multi-Chamber of Commerce Event
Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pazzo Restaurant
2525 Sw 3rd Ave Ste C2
Miami, Fl. 33131
Cost: Members $10, Non Members $15 in advance
Cost at the Door: Members $15, Non Members $20 at the door
[email protected] by Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

The Chambers of Bolivia, Camacol, Coconut Grove, Colombia, Chile, Downtown Miami & Brickell, Ecuador, Haití, Honduras, Junior Chamber International, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru,Poland , along with Brickell Rotary Club of Miami Brickell, invite you to celebrate the Monthly Multichamber of Commerce networking event. Members $10 in advance and $15 at the door cash only Non-members $15 in advance and $20 at the door cash only

Dress Code: Business Attire
Valet Parking: $3 Valet Parking

The Record Man World Premiere at Miami International Film Festival 3/10/15

A note from your Publisher: A little known fact is that I worked for Henry Stone for 10 of the 12 years I have lived in Miami. Stone was in the music business in Miami for well over sixty years. The name “Soul Of Miami” was actually inspired by the Miami Soul music from Henry Stone’s many record labels. I was privileged to be involved in helping to recover thousands of lost tracks recorded in Stone’s Miami (Hialeah) studios in order to re-release them on iTunes, other popular download services and, of course, henrystonemusic.com.

Henry passed away in 2014, but leaves a worldwide legacy of amazing music. His story is the story of music business history, both in Miami and worldwide. His influence was felt throughout the world as a hit-maker and innovator, but his name is little known because he was a behind-the-scenes guy, preferring to give the credit to others.

Now, a movie documentary about Henry Stone and his place in musical history is premiering at the Miami International Film Festival! See it at Regal Cinemas South Beach on March 10th at 7:00pm. Directed by award winning, Miami-based filmmaker Mark Moormann, this is a movie that is not to be missed! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW
- James Echols, Co-Founder & Publisher, Soul Of Miami; Founding Director, Life Is Art, Inc.

The Record Man World Premiere at Miami International Film Festival
The-Record-Man-Poster_webTuesday March 10th, 7:00pm
Regal 17
1100 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Before there was a music business there was Henry Stone, who shaped and catapulted the sound of 1970s Miami into the mainstream with his unique hit-breaking label TK Records and affiliates. Stone started out in the music distribution business which led him to establish his own independent music label which he ran from a warehouse in Hialeah.

TK Record’s first big international hit was George McCrae’s Rock Your Baby in 1974, one of the songs credited to starting the disco revolution. The hits kept coming and by the end of the 1970s the label had several #1 songs in the Billboard Top 100 chart like Get Down Tonight and That’s The Way (I Like It) by KC and the Sunshine Band and Anita Ward’s Ring My Bell. Not long after the disco era was over TK Records went bankrupt, but Stone still had one last piece to add to the Miami music sound puzzle when he helped release what would become the first million seller freestyle hit record Fascinated by Company B and the rest is legit Miami music history.- Andres Castillo

Directed BY Mark Moormann
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 109min
Production Year: 2015
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award, Florida Focus

Mark Moormann is a Florida-based director, director of photography and producer. His documentary films include the Grammy-nominated Tom Dowd & the Language of Music, which world premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and also played 2003 Miami International Film Festival; and For Once In My Life (2010), an Audience Award winner at SXSW and Best Music Documentary winner at 2010 International Documentary Association awards.

Maxine’s Closet fundraiser for Florida Foster Care Review 3/12/15

Maxine’s Closet fundraiser for Florida Foster Care Review
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
MAXINE INVITE 2-19-15 LG McCormick Place Miami
111 Southwest 3rd Street
Miami, FL 33130
Tickets: $25.00
Purchase Online

An evening of cocktails, light bites, music, silent auction and fashion. The event will feature pristine, pre-owned donated items including designer clothing, jewelry and glasses, available for purchase.

Benefiting: Florida Foster Care Review.

In loving memory of Dr. Maxine Thurston-Fischer, former board member of FFCR. Dr. Thurston-Fischer was a collector and lover of all things fashionable. Her family donated a large quantity of her amazing collection to FFCR for fundraising efforts.

In keeping with FFCR’s mission and with Maxine’s tradition of giving back, guests are encouraged to bring new or gently used handbags or shoes, for Dress for Success.

Florida Foster Care Review promotes the safety, well-being and long-term success of abused and neglected children through volunteer-driven case reviews and system level advocacy. Florida Foster Care Review envisions a child welfare system that protects, heals and supports success for children, youth and young adults and their families.

To achieve its mission, Florida Foster Care Review (FFCR) recruits, trains and supervises volunteers who participate in monthly Citizen Review Panels that review cases of youth in foster care to ensure they are safe and receiving needed services. The panels submit recommendations to the Juvenile Dependency Court, which then become binding judicial orders. Together with child welfare professionals, FFCR also works to ensure that children and youth leaving the foster care system have someone they can call family. Through all its programs, FFCR not only promotes positive results at the individual level, but also tracks and analyzes outcomes in order to advocate for system changes that improve children’s lives.

Philanthropy Miami 2015: The Changing Tide in Philanthropy 3/5/15

Philanthropy Miami 2015: The Changing Tide in Philanthropy
Thursday, 03/05/2015 – 03/05/2015 08:30 am – 05:00 pm
Layout 1Jungle Island
1111 Parrott Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $195 in advance ($225 at the door)

LEAVE A LEGACY© (LeaveALegacyMiami.org) hosts PHILANTHROPY MIAMI 2015 – The Changing Tide in Philanthropy, What’s New and What’s Next in the Philanthropic Sector – on Thursday, March 5, a day-long summit showcasing innovative solutions to social problems and the latest trends and tools in fundraising.

What better way to spend a work day in Miami, than by learning about The Changing Tide in Philanthropy? And the highlight, Alberto Ibargüen shares how Knight Foundation Seeds Innovation, and how you can too.

#SocialMediaSUCKS Live Book Signing Event at Books & Books 3/9/15

#SocialMediaSUCKS Live Book Signing Event at Books & Books
socialmediasucksMonday, March 9, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Books and Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Free RSVP Online

This will be the Official Miami stop of Sebastian Rusk’s book tour at Books & Books Coral Gables! Come meet him in person, hear a short talk about why he wrote the book and pick up a signed copy! ‘Social Media SUCKS’ is a story of how to build a brand from nothing except social media. A Social Media opinion of where we’re at and where we’re headed.