Music Monday: Gloria Estefan holding Auditions for Upcoming Production

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Miami’s very own Gloria Estefans’ musical, On Your Feet, will be holding auditions at the Arsht Center in Miami on September 21. The On Your Feet musical will tell the story of Gloria Estefans journey to the United States and how her and her family became international music sensations. The musical will show all sides of the Estefans life, exploring the best of times to the worst of times.

The On Your Feet musical has began an international search for the next Gloria via twitter, #ReachGloria! Think you have what it takes? Follow this link and submit your audition video to productions website!

 

-Samantha Wagner

Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 18 Pop-Up Social Event 9/23/14

THE LAST RIVER OF ART FOR 2014
Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 18 Pop-Up Social Event
RiverOfArtWeb18SOULTuesday, September 23, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cocktail Collection, upstairs at Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130 Map
Tickets: $10 with Advance RSVP using discount code “SOUL” ($20 regular price without RSVP)
Register Now

Bringing People and Art Together
The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, changemakers, activists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and artists.
Instagram Hashtag: #RiverOfArt
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Featured Artists: Edilberto Aponte, Marcelo Salup, David Martins
Auditory Art by -UOM-
Featured Charity: DOC IT! Detect Ovarian Cancer in Time
Music by DJ Hank Justice

Supported by Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305PARK ProjectCatalyst 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. Cocktail Collection is providing a complimentary welcome drink and light bites!  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 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!

About -UOM-
UOM was originated in early 2007 as a multi-disciplinary project with emphasis in non- traditional, Vintage and electronic instruments, and performance technique.
-UOM- primal energy is often in direct superposition with more sophisticated forms of sound production, such as cutting edge real-time recording and looping and the use of current and vintage electronics.
This all-embracing approach has taken the project through a path of collaboration with the visual and performing arts. We have performed in Art Centers and galleries, during exhibition openings and artists performances. We have improvised music during video installations, contemporary dance performances and played in artist-designed sets.

About Edilberto Aponte
My pieces evoke critical views of social, political and cultural issues. I journal my life’s perspectives and experiences in pencil, ink, and paint-using the canvas as an abstract mirror to reflect my mental images and convey my emotions. The communion of words, lines, or shapes meld on canvas into one-becoming the allusion of my personal reality.
My art consist of abstract drawings in pencil, color, acrylic and ink. My anxious imagination has been inspired by nostalgic memories of my poignant life events, native metropolis of San Juan Puerto Rico and South Florida.

About Marcelo Salup
1. Began professionally as a concert photographer for Vibraciones magazine in Madrid, Spain.
2. Switched to international advertising and lived in half a dozen cities: Madrid, London, New York, Mexico City, Santo Domingo, San Juan and Buenos Aires
3. Specialize in portrait photography

About David Martins
I was born in Boston, then raised mostly in Miami.I am currently in school to become an anthropologist with my main focus on shamanic studies. I chose this path because I love to learn and teach and therefore enjoy studying the original teachers; the shamans from around the world. I have been drawing,sketching, and painting my whole life. My art has always been and always will be a way for me to record the path of my thoughts and feelings at any particular point in life. My pieces are reflections of symbols and archetypes that connect us all. Creations that speak to the subconscious mind as well as the vibratory senses

About DOC IT! Detect Ovarian Cancer in Time
DOC IT’s primary mission is to help find a screening test and/or cure for ovarian cancer. Our proceeds go to medical facilities dedicated to hoping that one day soon we can create proper screening for ovarian cancer, because unfortunately pap smears and regular GYN check-ups usually do not detect it until is too late. As a matter of fact, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.

About the Cocktail Collection at Tobacco Road
Cocktail collection is the new “hidden” cocktail lounge located above Tobacco Road at the old upstairs room. We feature a rotating original cocktail menu, great music and a monthly showcase of a local artist. The cocktails are one of a kind and the atmosphere encourages conversation.

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 visit the site every month.

Where to be: 8/22-8/28

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Here at In The Loop, we know there are always places to be and events to attend. Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community and learn and commemorate some influential people and events around Miami! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @Loop305 using #WhereToBe hash tag!

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Miami Pays Tribute to Simón Díaz

Olympia Theatre at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

174 E. Flagler Street,

Miami, Florida 33131

Cost: $35-$100

Webpage Link

Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00am – 5:00pm

TigerDirect Aventura Store Redesign Celebration

TigerDirect Aventura

17641 Biscayne Blvd,

Aventura, Florida 33160

Cost: FREE

Webpage Link

Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:00am – 6:00pm

Brickell Fashion Market

InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00pm

Author Event: Randy Wayne White

Books and Books

265 Aragon Avenue

Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: FREE

More Info Link

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami Dades Club Blue Young Professionals Hosts an End of Summer Social at James Royal Palm

James Royal Palm

1545 Collins Avenue,

Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Cost: $25

Webpage Link

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:30pm

Jon Scieszka – Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

Books and Books

265 Aragon Avenue

Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: FREE

More Info Link

Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:30pm – 9:30pm

MiamiMixer Invitational

Eleazar Delgado Studio

111 SW 3rd ST, 7th Floor

Miami, Florida 33130

Cost: FREE

RSVP Link

Public Art Wednesday: Cultural Souls Art Fair

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The Cultural Souls Art Fair will begin August 22 through August 31, daily from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. The Cultural Souls Art Fair will consist of gallery owners, artists, and art enthusiasts looking to mix, mingle and shop for international masterpieces. Check out artwork displayed at this event from three phenomenal Dominican visual artists Alberto Ulloa, Guillo Pérez and Candido Bido. This art fair will also showcase the Enrique Guzmán Gallery, which features work by Dominican artists Mariano Sánchez, Amin Abel Pérez, Alonso Cuevas, Melchor Terrero, Orlando Menicucci, and Elvis Avilés.

On Friday, August 22, the VIP opening reception will kick off at 6:00pm where attendees can look at the art being presented while sipping on cocktails. Admission to the opening night is free if you pre-register and at door tickets are $25. Doors will re-open Satuday the 23  to the public at 11:00am. Prices for the Cultural Souls Art Fair will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

To purchase your tickets and for more information on this event follow this link. 

Do you know of any art fairs or festivals coming up in Miami? Let us know on Twitter at @Loop305 with the hash tag #PublicArtWednesday

 

 

-Samantha Wagner

Photographs of Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art 17 Pop-Up Social at Tongue & Cheek on 8/19/14

Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art #16 Pop-Up Social at Tongue & Cheek on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Featured Artists: Monique Lassooij, Judith Mistor, Alejandro Cuadra and Prince Aderele.

Featured Charities: Indie Film Club and Whereby.US

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.

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

Next month River of Art is September 23rd at Cocktail Collection at Tobacco Road so save the date!

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Talk About it Tuesday: Protest Leads to Eight Arrests

Activists Protest Recent Police Violence Against Minority Youth Across US

This past Thursday eight protestors were arrested in Miami during a demonstration against the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and against the death of local teenager Israel Hernandez in 2013. Both killed were only 18 years of age and both were unarmed. Phil Agnew, who organized the protest stated that the death of both of these young men shows, “proof that racist police departments around the country will continue to use black and brown bodies for target practice.”

The protestors organized by Phil Agnew call themselves the Dream Defenders. Last Thursday they protested in the lobby of Miami’s federal justice building. They raised their arms in silence hoping to get a meeting with U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer, who works with the Southern District of Florida.

Eight protesters refused to leave the building when Police asked them to exit, as the building was about to close for the day. Those eight were arrested and put in plastic handcuffs. Marcia Olivo, one of those arrested, stated, “We’re the voice of the mothers in our community who live in constant fear of not seeing their children come back.” Another protestor arrested, Curtis Hierro stated, “We need more and more folks to take this type of action and make it very clear that we need action on the part of our elected leadership and the folks in the Department of Justice.”

As Miami residents how do you feel about the eight protestors being arrested? What do you think needs to be done to prevent more deaths like this from happening? Tweet us at @Loop305 with the hash tag #TalkAboutitTuesday

 

-Samantha Wagner

Music Monday: Concert Calendar

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It’s #MusicMonday ! Check out our picks for this weeks Concert Calendar!

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:00pm

The Miami Jazz Jam featuring Fernando Ulibarri Group & the Mike Wood Trio

Churchill’s Pub

5501 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL

Cost: $5

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00pm

Hi Fi Tuesdays featuring Laura Sutnick

The Corner

1035 N. Miami Ave.

Miami FL

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:00pm

Rita Ora

Grand Central

697 N. Miami Ave.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:00pm

Gerry Coe

Bayside Marina Stage

401 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:30pm

Maite Rivero

Ole Ola

7500 NW 25th St., Ste #103

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

 

-Samantha Wagner

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