Music Monday: Art Week Music Events

This week is Art Week in Miami, and with all the spectacular art being celebrated in Miami, there is plenty of music to compliment it.

On Thursday, December 4, there will be an all day event of music, art, and fashion at 305 Music & Arts. The event starts at 3pm, and the music starts at 5pm. Featured performers include Don Redfox, TRemmends, and The Moon Caravan. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the music with a dose of art and fashion.

Check it out here: http://www.soulofmiami.org/2014/11/29/305-music-arts-12414/

On Friday, December 5, Brooklyn hip-hop storyteller Sean Price from Boot Camp Clik / Duck Down Records will perform live as part of a Beats N Rhymes Friday at The Stage. Price was once known as Ruck as part of the group Heltah Skeltah. He was also a part of Random Axe, and he is now touring the U.S. in support of the 2014 full length release Highway Robbery/Land of the Crooks.

Buy tickets here: http://www.wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=171549

Also on Friday, December 5, E11EVEN Miami will be holding “E11EVEN MIAMI Rooftop Art Basel Showcase Afterhours: Slap and Tickle Present KAYTRANADA and Special Guests.”  They have a handful of other events going on this weekend- check them out at: http://www.11miami.com/

Also, Discobox At Basement Miami is presenting a week-long lineup of artists, including DJ Harvey, Horse Meat Disco, James Murphy and Soul Clap, Lee Foss, Little Louie Vega, and more.

Check out the lineup here: http://www.soulofmiami.org/2014/11/23/discobox-at-basement-miami-presents-basel-2014-line-up-12214-12614/

by Leah Bury

Music Monday: Pura Salsa Fridays, DJ Red Alert, and Mad Hatter Arts Festival

It’s another Music Monday and there’s plenty of ways to indulge your musical cravings this weekend in Miami!

First, if you’re looking to meet and dance with some of the best dancers in South Florida, come out to Pura Salsa Fridays at Legends Cafe Hollywood, also known as “La Casa De los Salseros”.  The party goes from 1o:oopm to 3:00am every Friday, and offers the perfect opportunity to get down to some of the best local and out of town bands performing live any given week. In addition, there will be music by one of Miami’s top salsa DJs, DJ Jorge Charun.

Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435654620035930/

On Saturday, November 15, check out DJ Red Alert at 25 at the Polo Club. You might know him from 98.7 Kiss FM, 107.5 WBLS, Hot 97.1, Power 105.1, or countless hours on NY radio. This is a party for “grown-ups” to come out and listen to music the way its meant to be heard. Also present will be special guests DJs Self Born and Johnny Walker Red.

Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475266086087486/

Finally, if you want to enjoy a wonderful fusion of art, live music, specialty foods, contests, and fun for all ages, come to the Mad Hatter Arts Festival on November 15 & 16 at the Barnacle Historic State Park. Music is the highlight of this festival, where costume and crazy hats are encouraged, and on Saturday evening, there will be a special outdoor viewing of the original 1951 Disney version of “Alice in Wonderland”.

Check it out: http://www.madhatterartsfestival.com/

by Leah Bury

Music Monday: Italian HIT Week: Unexpected Sounds from Italy

This Saturday, November 8th, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, “Unexpected Sounds of Italy” will take place at North Beach Bandshell. “Unexpected Sounds of Italy” is Italian HIT Week, an annual series of top jazz, pop, and fusion artists. The goal of this series is to share Italian with to the world and show that it is more than Mafia movie soundtracks and Mandolin.

This is the 4th edition of the series, which brings fresh Italian artists to the United States. In the past, it has brought Italian legends like Subsonica, Negrita, Mannarino, Canzonieri Grecanico Salentino, Nicola Conte and others. This year, the headline artist is Caparezza, an artist with a unique sound that mixes elements of hip hop with the theatricality of opera. His use of heavy beats, crazy costumes, and creative wordplay have made him one of Italy’s most engaging musicians.

The night will also feature young Italian group Kusto, Italian DJ, and some Italian wine and cuisine to sample.

Check it out here: http://www.rhythmfoundation.com/events/italian-hit-week-caparezza/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/797545746972988/

by Leah Bury

Music Monday: Miami Nice Jazz Festival

As October comes to an end, its time to get excited for the Miami Nice Jazz Festival! The festival kicks off on November 1, and goes until November 23. This monthlong festival fuses music and history by bringing international artists to play at some of Miami’s most celebrated landmarks. The jazz festival is a partnership between Miami and its sister city of Nice, France. The festival coincides with “French Weeks Miami,” which aims to highlight various events to engage the audience with France’s cultural identity. Each Sunday, there will be a Jazz brunch at the National Hotel in Miami Beach, with performances by The French Horn. This year’s lineup includes : Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca, Creole trumpeter Etienne Charles, Spanish flamenco singer Diego El Cigala, Miami leading ladies of Jazz Nicole Yarling, Kate Reid, Wendy Peterson, the Hot Sardines, The French Horn and more.

To learn more about the festival and check out the lineup, visit:

http://www.miaminicejazzfestival.com/

by: Leah Bury

Music Monday: Charity Concert and a “Spooky Symphony”

It’s Music Monday, and there’s plenty of exciting musical happenings going on in Miami this week.

First, Amplified Miami presents “A Night of Music, Talent, and Entertainment,” a charity concert featuring Robby Hunter Band, Cannibal Kids, Thanks, Alex Dawson, and John Watson. The concert, which showcases some of Miami’s talented youth musicians, will be held on October 25 from 6-8pm at Open Stage Club. Admission is free, but donations will benefit Little Kids Rock Foundation, which donates instruments, curriculum, and supplies to low income schools so that all students can have a music education.

Event website: http://amplifiedmiami.weebly.com/events/come-to-our-first-event-on-october-25th

If one free concert isn’t enough, come out on October 26 for “A Spooky Symphony,” a free Halloween family concert by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Alhambra Orchestra. There will be excerpts from Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and Scheherazade, and more. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume to enhance the supernatural experience. The program will be held at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts- parking is $5 in College Station Garage.

Event Website: http://sweatrecordsmiami.com/events/a-spooky-symphony/

by Leah Bury

Music Monday: Charity Concert and a "Spooky Symphony"

It’s Music Monday, and there’s plenty of exciting musical happenings going on in Miami this week.

First, Amplified Miami presents “A Night of Music, Talent, and Entertainment,” a charity concert featuring Robby Hunter Band, Cannibal Kids, Thanks, Alex Dawson, and John Watson. The concert, which showcases some of Miami’s talented youth musicians, will be held on October 25 from 6-8pm at Open Stage Club. Admission is free, but donations will benefit Little Kids Rock Foundation, which donates instruments, curriculum, and supplies to low income schools so that all students can have a music education.

Event website: http://amplifiedmiami.weebly.com/events/come-to-our-first-event-on-october-25th

If one free concert isn’t enough, come out on October 26 for “A Spooky Symphony,” a free Halloween family concert by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Alhambra Orchestra. There will be excerpts from Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and Scheherazade, and more. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume to enhance the supernatural experience. The program will be held at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts- parking is $5 in College Station Garage.

Event Website: http://sweatrecordsmiami.com/events/a-spooky-symphony/

by Leah Bury

Where To Be: 16/10 – 23/10

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, October 17, 2014 8:00pm – 12:00am

Monster Masquerade

Miami Zoo

12400 SW 152nd St

Miami, FL

Cost: $60 (for members) | $65 (for nonmembers)

Tickets here!


Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:30pm – 7:00pm

Grovetoberfest

Peacock Park 

2820 McFariane Road,

Coconut Grove, Florida

Cost: $40­­

Eventbrite Link


Sunday, ­­October 19, 2014 10:30am – 11:30am

Yogamusic Master Class Fundraiser for Buzzy Kids 

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park (Community Center)

1725 NE 135th St,

North Miami, FL 33181

Cost: $15 – $60

Eventbrite Link


Monday, October 20, 2014 5:00pm

Insanity Live

Ocean Fitness LLC – Margaret Pace Park

1775 North Bayshore Drive

Miami, FL 33132

Cost: $10

Eventbrite Link

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:00pm

Inaugural Exhibition, “Amerika”

David Castillo Gallery

420 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL

Cost: Free

Miami News Times 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Effective Presentation Skills Workshop

TALK Miami Language Center

1390 Brickell Ave, Suite 105

Miami, FL 33131

Cost: Free

Eventbrite 


Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Wine Class: Rediscover Bordeaux, World’s Famous Wine Region

Total Wine & More

1470 Biscayne Boulevard

North Miami, FL 33181

Cost: $20

Eventbrite 

 

Civic Engagement Thursday: #PartyForACause for Jose’s Hands

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Welcome to the very first Civic Engagement Thursdays blog post! Every Thursday, we bring you the latest events that try to raise awareness and make Miami a better place. Tune in every Thursday to learn about how to get involved within our community.

Today from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, Jose’s Hands and TLS Lounge are teaming up to host #PartyForACause. Come down to TSL Lounge at the Wynwood Art District and help celebrate Jose’s Hands’ five year anniversary. All proceeds will benefit Jose’s Hands Medical Mission Trips. Jose’s Hands is a non-profit organization first created in 2009. Since it’s inception, has been raising money for medical trips to support those in need in the Caribbean and in Latin America. Thanks to generous donations, the organization has been able to attend eight medical mission trips and served thousands of people with no cost medical care. The theme of the night will be Latin Night and black attire is requested. So come, have a few drinks, party while raising money for those in need.

 

When: Thursday, October 16th from 7PM to 2AM

Where: TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Miami FL 33127

Dress code: Black Attire (not black tie).

Price: $20 (for those arriving after 10PM) – $50 (food, 2 drinks from 7 to 10PM)

 

Buy your tickets here!

Learn more about Jose’s Hands!

 

– Lina Fahmy

Civic Engagement Thursday: #PartyForACause for Jose's Hands

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Welcome to the very first Civic Engagement Thursdays blog post! Every Thursday, we bring you the latest events that try to raise awareness and make Miami a better place. Tune in every Thursday to learn about how to get involved within our community.

Today from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, Jose’s Hands and TLS Lounge are teaming up to host #PartyForACause. Come down to TSL Lounge at the Wynwood Art District and help celebrate Jose’s Hands’ five year anniversary. All proceeds will benefit Jose’s Hands Medical Mission Trips. Jose’s Hands is a non-profit organization first created in 2009. Since it’s inception, has been raising money for medical trips to support those in need in the Caribbean and in Latin America. Thanks to generous donations, the organization has been able to attend eight medical mission trips and served thousands of people with no cost medical care. The theme of the night will be Latin Night and black attire is requested. So come, have a few drinks, party while raising money for those in need.

 

When: Thursday, October 16th from 7PM to 2AM

Where: TSL Lounge, 167 NW 23rd St, Miami FL 33127

Dress code: Black Attire (not black tie).

Price: $20 (for those arriving after 10PM) – $50 (food, 2 drinks from 7 to 10PM)

 

Buy your tickets here!

Learn more about Jose’s Hands!

 

– Lina Fahmy

Music Monday: REVOLT Music Conference Coming to Miami!

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REVOLT Music Conference coming to Miami this October 16-19th!

This Thursday, October 16th through Sunday, October 19th, the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference led by Sean “Diddy” Combs will be coming to Miami. This event will be filled with a prestigious team of industry moguls with the goal of educating and shaping the future of up and coming music and arts industry professionals. The conference will be comprised of keynote speakers, nightlife events, diverse panels and artist showcases, and plenty of networking opportunities for attendees. It will help to bridge the gap between the music moguls of today and the music leaders of tomorrow.

Learn more, or purchase your own pass to attend: http://revoltmusicconference.com/

by Leah Bury

Where To Be: 10/10 – 16/10

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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, October 10, 2014 4:00pm – 11:00pm

Miami Carnival Foam Party

Club Seven

12 Northeast 40th Street

Miami, FL 33137

Cost: $31.74

Eventbrite Link


Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00am – 12:00pm

Miami Terminator – Trojan Race Series

Amelia Earhart Park

401 E 65th St,

Hialeah, Florida 33013

Cost: $40

Eventbrite Link


Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:00pm – 7:00am

Selectah Sundays – Boombap Classics Soul

Will Call Miami

700 NE 2nd Ave,

Miami, Florida 33132

Cost: FREE

Eventbrite


Monday, October 13, 2014 10:00pm

Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) Miami 2014

Venture Hive 

1010 NE Second Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33132

Cost: #26.62

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:30pm – 9:00pm

QS World MBA Tour

Hyatt Regency Miami 

400 Southeast 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33131

Cost: Free

Eventbrite

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm

Zaina Hart Workshop in Miami

The River Park Hotel and Suites 

100 SE 4th St

Miami, FL 33131

Cost: $47.12

Eventbrite


Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:00pm

Pause for A Cause: Party with a Purpose

Coral Gables Museum Young Associates

Kukaramakara

1250 S Miami Ave

Miami, Florida 33130

Cost: $16.82

Eventbrite

Music Monday: Flying Lotus Listening Party and Artist to Watch

It’s Music Monday, and this week, Miami will be full of some awesome (some free!) musical events. Let’s check it out

Are you a fan of Flying Lotus? Never heard of Flying Lotus?

Either way, you should go to Sweat Records tonight at 7pm, for a listening party of “You’re Dead!”, the new EP by Flying Lotus before it’s release tomorrow, October 7th. While there, snag some stickers, posters, and limited edition art cards with album character design cards by Shintaro Kago. While there, you can also get your tickets to see Flying Lotus at III Points, a 3 day celebration of music, art, and technology held in the Wynwood arts district of Miami, from October 10-12. 

ARTIST TO WATCH: Check out Phresh James, a rapper born and raised in Miami who “brings the Southern beats without the Southern drawl.” Phresh will be performing on the Miami artist showcase stage titled “305 Live” at the A3C Festival in Atlanta. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlAgmApDHcw

by Leah Bury

Where to be: 8/29-9/4

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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 29, 2014 10:00am – 5:00pm

“Hurricanes” Category 5 Science

Miami Science Museum

3280 S. Miami Ave.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE- $14.95

Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:00am – 4:00pm

Mastering Your Mental Experience Retreat

Pamuya Healing Santuary

298 NE 87th Street,

Miami, Florida 33138

Cost: $100

Eventbrite Link

Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Brickwall Sessions Comedy Showcase

Moonchine Bistro Lounge

7100 Biscayne Blvd,

Miami, Florida 33138

Cost: $5 online

Webpage Link

Monday, September 1, 2014 10:00pm

Good Monday

Haven

1237 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9:30am – 4:30pm

Butterfly Conservatory

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road

Coral Gables, FL

Cost: $18 for seniors (65+) $12 for kids (6-17)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:00pm – 9:00pm

News Lounge Happy Hour

The News Lounge

5580 NE 4th Ct.

Miami, FL

Cost: $3 – $5

Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:00pm

Revisiting the Balsero Crisis and its Aftermath Twenty Years Later: A Symposium

FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus “Graham Center (GC)”

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, Florida 33174

Cost: FREE

Webpage Link

 

 

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

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

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

Where to be: 8/15-8/21

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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 15, 2014 6:00pm – 3:00am

A Caffeinated Friday Night

Cafeina Wynwood Lounge

297 NW 23rd Street,

Miami, Florida 33127

Cost: FREE

Facebook Link

Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Downtown Hollywood Monthly Artwalk

Downtown Hollywood

Art and Entertainment District that stretches for several blocks along Harrison Street, Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway,

Hollywood, Florida 33020

Cost: FREE

Webpage Link

Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:00am

Gables Bike Tour: Coral Rocks!

Coral Gables Museum

285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL

Price: $10

http://coralgablesmuseum.org

Monday, August 18, 2014

Magnum Mondays with DJ Obscene

STK Miami

2377 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00pm – 11:00pm

Samba & a Movie

Sushi Samba

180 Aragon Avenue – in the Westin Colonnade Hotel,

coral gables, Florida 33134

Cost: $39

Webpage Link

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:00pm

Ladies Night

Jazid

1342 Washington Ave.

Miami Beach, FL

Cost: FREE

Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00pm

Metal Meets Wood

Wood Tavern

2531 NW 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Belly Motions Dance Studio


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In 2005 Belly Motions was founded by Fitness Instructor and Belly Dance Performer Portia Lange. Belly Motions was designed to educate its students and the community on the art of Indian and Middle Eastern Dance. Belly Motions strives to teach its students about the origins and culture of Middle Eastern and Indian dance. They also focus on promoting health and fitness, while teaching their students positive ways to express their creativity through dance.

Belly Motions welcomes dancers of all levels, shapes, ages and sizes. Belly Motions allows its students to grow at their own pace while they learn about technique, dance posture and culture.

Interested in taking classes at Belly Motions? Follow this link for more information on classes and pricing! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates and check out their dancers and performances on YouTube.

 

 

-Samantha Wagner

Music Monday: FREE Concert Calendar

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It’s #MusicMonday and this week we are hooking you up with a list of some of the hottest FREE concerts!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

10:00pm

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

1445 Pennsylvania Ave.

Miami Beach, FL

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Yishka

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Bayside Marina Stage

401 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ladies Night with DJ Mike D

10:00pm

Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern

7221 SW 58th Ave.

South Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cava Jazz

8:30pm

Cava Flamenco Lounge Restaurant

3850 SW 8th St.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kim Bankston

2:30pm – 7:30pm

Bayside Marina Stage

401 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Know of any free concerts coming up? Let us know on Twitter at @Loop305 with the hash tag #MusicMonday for your chance to have it featured in our next #MusicMonday blog!

Where to be: 8/8-8/14

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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 8, 2014 5:30pm

Ladies Night Happy Hour

The Bar

172 Giralda Ave.

Coral Gables, FL

Cost: Free

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:00am – 2:30pm

6th Annual Family and Health Community Festival

Pompano Citi Center

1955 North Federal Highway,

Pompano Beach, Florida 33062

Cost: Free

Webpage Link

Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Brunch at Gigi’s

Gigi

3470 N. Miami Ave.

Miami, FL

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Monday, August 11, 2014 9:00pm

Rootsy Juicy Reggae

Purdy Lounge

1811 Purdy Ave.

Miami Beach, FL

Cost: Free

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Art/Work Connections Seminar 22

Kroma Gallery

3670 Grand Ave

Miami, FL 33133, Map

Tickets $10 at the door

Please pre-register

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Call To All Artist Open Call to Performing Arts Conservatory

Teatro Prometeo

300 ne second avenue

Miami, Florida 33132

Cost: $15

Webpage Link

Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Grove Green Market Famers Market

3496 Main Highway

Coconut Grove, FL

 
 

Music Monday: Spotlight on DJ Laura of Miami

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Miami is known for having some of the hottest nightlife in the country and now it is also known for having some of the hottest and most talented female DJs. Miami New Times recently ranked Miami’s Top Female DJs that are exploding onto the music scene.

Laura of Miami was ranked at number 1. Laura was born in Borgota and raised in Miami. She has put her heart and soul into spinning music for the city she calls home. Laura’s tracks are so catchy that everyone can find something they enjoy. Laura graduated from Frost School of Music with a double master’s degree. Today, Laura is the co-owner of Nightdrive and Music Director and Programming Director at Klangbox.fm and host of “Vamos a La Playa.

Listen to Laura’s music on Klangbox.fm every Monday from 2-4pm and on Radio Nightdrive on Thursdays from 2-4pm!

 

-Samantha Wagner

Where to be: 8/1-8/7

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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 1, 2014 8:30am – 9:45am

Trow Knows CEO’s

Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Avenue,

Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: Chamber Member Registration $25, Non-Member/Guest Registration $30

Webpage Link

Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:00pm

Fourth Dimension at Marina 84

Marina 84 Sports Bar and Grill

2440 West State Road 84,

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312

Webpage Link

Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:00am – 6:00pm

Lincoln Road Farmers Market

Lincoln Road Mall

Between Alton and the Ocean Miami Beach, FL

http://www.themarketcompany.org/lincoln

Monday, August 4, 2014 6:00pm

SkyRobics for Adults

Sky Zone Miami

5450 NW 82nd Ave

Doral, FL

Cost $10

Sky Zone Miami

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:00pm – 1:00am

Retro Martini Tuesday For a Good Cause

Vezzoli 69 Italian Martini Bar

6900 Biscayne Blvd,

Miami, Florida 33138

RSVP Link

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 9:00pm – 2:30am

Sizzling Salsa Wednesday at Martini Bar

Martini Bar at Gulfstream Park

601 Silks rd STE 2497

Hallandale, Florida 33160-2141

Cost: $5

Webpage Link

Thursday, August 7, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Pérez Art Museum Miami Presents Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot

Pérez Art Museum Miami

1103 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, Florida 33132

Webpage Link

 

 

 

 

 

Music Monday: Churchill’s Miami Jazz Jam

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Tonight from 9:00pm to 3:00am, head to Churchills’ Pub  and see The Miami Jazz Jam with the Fernando Ulibarri Group, Surprise Guests, The Mike Wood Trio, and on the patio stage it’s open mic with The Theatre De Underground Hosted by Benny!  This event is 18+ and costs only $5!  Don’t miss your chance to enjoy some live music at everyones favorite Miami music venue!

For more information regarding this event follow this link: Churchill’s Miami Jazz Jam

Know of any upcoming events you want to be featured on #MusicMonday ? Tweet us at @Loop305 with the #MusicMonday !

 

 

 

 

Music Monday: Elastic Bond

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Elastic Bond is a Miami based group of new generation multicultural Latinos, who incorporate music from the past in order to make music for the future. Their music has been described as alternative combined with an urban edge and a tropical twist. The band was created while doing a project for Venezuelan producer Andres Ponce. Andres met singer/songwriter Sofy Encato through mutual friends in 2004. They began collaborating and started working on tracks together which eventually led to the creation of Elastic Bond.

In 2006 Elastic Bond released an independent album called, “Madrugada.” The album has been described as a lounge electronica sound, which showcases Ponce’s instrumentals, Encanto’s vocals and features guest musicians from the Miami music scene. Not long after the release of this album Elastic Bond was performing all over town.  They collaborated with the guitar sounds of Buffalo Brown and David Burgos on the trumpet. In 2007 they released their second independent album called, “Excursion,” which featured artists such as, “Orion” and Livan Hernandez.

Their latest album, “REAL” is based on well-crafted pop songs with catchy melodies. The album has a unique style of urban tropical funk which is sung in English and Spanish.

Check out the music of Elastic Bond: Here!

For more information regarding Elastic Bond follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook!

Who are your favorite Miami based artists? Let us know on Twitter at @Loop305 with the hash tag #MusicMonday

 

-Samantha Wagner

Music Monday: Miami Raised Musicians

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Having a successful career in music can be a tricky task to accomplish, but the people of Miami have a special spark and flair that gives them the edge they need to succeed. Miami is a hot city filled with even hotter talent, especially when it comes to music!

Gloria Estefan, Trina, Luther Campbell, Trick Daddy and Jon Secada (to name a few) all grew up in Miami and have had tremendous success in the music industry.

Gloria Estefan attended St. Michael-Archangel School and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami. She also worked at the Miami International Airport as an English/Spanish/French translator in the Customs Department, prior to her success in music.

Trina grew up in Miami and attended the Miami Northwestern Senior High School. She began her career as a model and a rapper in Miami prior to her career taking off when she was featured on Trick Daddy’s second album.

Luther Campbell better known as Luke was born in Miami Beach. Prior to his music career Luke worked as a cook at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, while promoting concerts and bringing together the hottest rap groups in Miami. He also participated in an 8-week study program at the public radio station WDNA.

Trick Daddy, the well-known rapper and producer grew up in Miami as well. After being featured on one of Luke Campbell’s songs from his album, “Uncle Luke,” his career began to take off.

Jon Secada, known as the Cuban American singer songwriter was born in Cuba, but raised in Hialeah, Florida. Secada attended high school at South Florida’s Hialeah High School then went on to Miami Dade Community College before transferring to the University of Miami. He received his bachelors in Music and earned a Master’s in Jazz Vocal Performance.

This list just goes to show, being raised in Miami will give anyone that extra edge they need to conquer the music industry. Miami is due for a new music star! Who will be Miami’s next music sensation? Tweet us some of your favorite upcoming musicians in Miami at @Loop305 with the hash tag #MusicMonday

 

-Samantha Wagner

Where to be: 6/27-7/3

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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 hashtag!

6/27/14 6:00pm-11:00pm

Sagamore, The Art Hotel

1671 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Beats N’ Bubbles Spectacle Recordings Launch Event

RSVP: Facebook

6/28/14 1:00pm-2:00pm

Pérez Art Museum Miami

1103 Biscayne Blvd,

Miami, Florida 33132

PAMM Art Storytime

More info: Webpage Link

6/29/14 11:00am-5:00pm

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33132

Social Media Day Miami 2014

Register: Website

6/30/14 9:30am-4:30pm

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road

Coral Gables, FL

Butterfly Conservatory

More info: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

7/1/14 7:00pm-10:00pm

The Cabaret South Beach

233 12th Street

Miami Beach, FL

Ricky Williams

7/2/14 8:30pm

Intercontinental at Doral Miami

2505 NW 87 Avenue

Doral, Florida 33172

Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas Comedy

More info: Facebook Link

7/3/14 8:00pm

John Martin’s Irish Pub

253 Miracle Mile

Coral Gables, FL

Team Trivia Thursdays

Music Monday: Concerts

Live-Music

Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate! The best way to celebrate the arrival of summer is with some LIVE MUSIC! For this weeks #MusicMonday we are hooking you up with some of Miami’s best FREE concerts going on this week!

This Monday check out…

The Eric Vick Band

8:00pm 6/23/14

Tobacco Road

626 S. Miami Ave. Miami, FL

This Tuesday check out…

Metro Sound

7:00pm 6/24/14

Bayside Marina Stage

401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL

This Wednesday check out…

JD Dawkins

10:00pm 6/25/14

The Cabaret South Beach

233 12th Street Miami Beach, FL

This Thursday check out…

Winston & Co

2:00pm 6/26/14

Bayside Marina Stage

401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL

This Friday check out…

#Coleworld with DJ Jared Cole

11:00pm 6/27/14

Jada Coles

2845 Coral Way Miami, FL

This Saturday check out…

Motel Mel

7:00pm 6/28/14

The Fish House

10000 SW 56th St. Miami, FL

Have you heard of any great music events going on in Miami this week? Let us know on twitter! Tweet us at @Loop305 with the hash tag #MusicMonday

 

-Samantha Wagner

MIA Music Summit 3/24/14

MIA Music Summit
mmsMarch 24th, 9am-9pm
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website

Tickets are available until March 9 for $199; $299 thereafter.
Students with a valid ID can purchase tickets for $99.
www.mms.co

The MIA Music Summit will bring together innovative music and tech entrepreneurs, record executives, music journalists, hackers and musicians to share and build new ideas in the digital music space. MIA Collective will host the event with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The inaugural event will be held at New World Center in Miami Beach. The conference aims to establish Miami as a hub for digital music startups by connecting the South Florida technology and music communities with each other and global leaders. In addition to Knight, the event is supported by Gold Sponsors Senzari and Choose Digital, and Silver Sponsors .CO, SESAC Latina and Mobile Roadie.

“The MIA Music Summit is another reflection of the diversity of budding entrepreneurs contributing to the momentum of Miami’s startup community,” said Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation program director for Miami. “By showcasing and fostering local talent, the event provides an incentive for further growth, while attracting new ideas to this emerging space.”

The summit will host speakers from prominent companies including Cory Ondrejka, vice president of engineering at Facebook; Martin Varsavsky, founder of Fon; Eric Sheinkop, co-founder and CEO of Music Dealers; Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of Rap Genius; Marc Zimet, Viacom vice president of music and talent; and Alfonso Perez-Soto, senior vice president at Warner Music. Discussions will address topics at the intersection of music and technology, such as crowd funding, Big Data, social media, music and branding, music licensing and next generation music hardware. Some of the hottest music startups from around the world, such as Splice, Wahwah Networks and Jukely, will also demo their projects. In addition, there will be high-tech music performances by Nagual Sounds, winners of Midemlabs 2014, and Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.

“We are beyond thrilled to have been able to gather such an amazing lineup of speakers in the first edition of the MIA Music Summit,” said Demian Bellumio, a partner at MIA Collective. “I’ve been developing Senzari into a globally recognized digital music leader from Miami, so it is very important to do everything I can to help this ecosystem evolve. There are a lot of building blocks in the community already, from tech entrepreneurs looking for big ideas, to record executives searching for talented engineers, and the MIA Music Summit could be the place where the right collisions can take place to spark creation of other future startups.”

The MIA Music Summit will also host the MIA Music HackDay from March 22-23, which is open to technologists, engineers and programmers. The music hackathon will be held at The LAB Miami in Wynwood, which is a co-organizer of the event. Special prizes for the best use of APIs will be awarded from Choose Digital, MusicGraph, Senzari and 3scale. The hackathon will close with Miami’s first “Startup Battle of the Bands,” in which local startups will showcase their digital musical talents. Live music performances from a variety of Miami artists and others can be expected throughout the weekend.

Derrick Ashong of Fusion, the Miami-based Univision-ABC channel, will emcee the event. Ashong has joined forces with “Made in the Lab,” a new Miami-based advisory service for tech startups, and Stan Jakubowicz, an award-winning filmmaker, to create THINC (Technology in Harmony with Narrative and Creativity), a multiplatform series of town-hall conversations with leaders, artists and innovators. THINC’s first guest will be Cory Ondrejka, who will be interviewed by Ashong at the event in a town-hall conversation format, which will be webcasted live. In addition, THINC will document Ondrejka’s experiences as he visits Miami—from judging the hackathon and interacting with the local developer community, to the in-depth town-hall conversation.

Support for the MIA Music Summit forms one part of Knight Foundation’s efforts to attract talent and create new opportunities by strengthening Miami’s emerging community of entrepreneurs, startups and makers.

About MIA Collective
MIA Collective is comprised of a group of Miami entrepreneurs, angel investors and professionals active and committed to fostering the growth of Miami’s media, art and technology ecosystem. The goal of MIA Collective is to develop thought-provoking events that support the growth of this ecosystem by educating, inspiring, and facilitating networking opportunities for members of the community.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.

Photos of the Bird Road Art Walk by Mr Q 305

There’s nothing like a cool Miami night to enjoy a stroll around the Bird Road Art District. No matter what style of art you enjoy the Bird Road Art District has it all. Add to that wine, hors d’oeuvres, Capoeira demonstrations, Cuban Rap music (raw, uncensored protest songs at their best; sung with the pain that only living under oppression can project)…and did I mention the coolest rolling art gallery you ever saw…
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Problem Kids Win Ultimate Miami Band 2013

Super Talented Problem Kids are the 2013 Ultimate Miami Band

Let us set the f*cking record straight: Miami has a fantastic local music scene! If you are unaware of this it is because your musical taste blows or you do not frequent awesome local music venues like PAX and The Stage to experience these kick-ass bands. TheProblem Kids or (PK) are an incredibly talented band that symphonically intertwines hip-hop, roots rock and Caribbean salsa into sick tunes. This past Thursday November 7th, PK ruled supreme at the Ultimate Miami Band Contest at Magic City Casino and took home the $5,000 prize. They played their new addictive single  “My Ami”, which has a great chance of becoming the official 305 Anthem. They also rocked out with superb renditions of Oasis’s “Wonderwall” and a new take on Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” called ” Bitch Don’t Kill My HIGH”, which we believe is waaaaaay better than the original. Sorry, Lamar. PK had the whole venue bumping and sincerely deserved the title they took home, Congrats Kids!

Problem Kids jammed out against Cuban fusion band Barrioactivo, Latin Cranberries style Odas and ska/reggae fusion band Stop The Presses. After the four bands competed, the 2012 Ultimate Miami Band winner Magazine Society performed. The Gin Blossoms lit up the stage after with their classic hits and the Problem Kids were then crowned the victors. It was a great night of new and old musical talents blended into a cool competition that gave locals the chance to become aware of some very talented Miami bands. Good Luck Problem Kids.You talented ninos deserve to blow up.

Check out Problem Kid’s dope tunes with this clickable link. 

Meet Grammy and Billboard Winners at IDA Pre-Gala Reception 7/17/13

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Meet Grammy & Billboard Winners at IDA Pre-Gala Reception
idaWednesday, July 17th, 2013, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Will Call
700 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
Investment: Free

Tickets Online
RSVP: [email protected]

Parking: $5
Dress Code: Business Attire

Join Miami Brickell Chamber as we host the Pre-Gala Reception for the IDA Program. Fun Starts @ 7:30pm. Amazing Music Talent Showcase & Meet IDA’s Grammy & Billboard Award Winning Mentors (Jon Secada, Rudy Perez, Mark Hudson & David Frangioni). Enjoy some Lite Bites & a Welcome Drink. Free Chamber Event.

Remember the IDA Program Official Gala will take place on Thursday (next day) @ AVENUE D Downtown Miami.
For more info regarding the IDA program, please visit www.IDAprogram.com

After 38 Years, Henry Stone returns to Booty Shakin’ with Booty Shakin’ Time by Jake the Dog

Henry Stone is back with the Booty! The newest release from Henry Stone Music – “Booty Shakin’ Time” – recalls the first “Shake Your Booty” almost 40 years ago.

Word from Henry Stone: 38 years ago, I was sitting in the office with KC and the Sunshine Band and had to pick up a third album after two #1 worldwide hits. We were talking about “Shake Your Booty” and everyone thought it was too dirty. But I told them we were going with it. Three weeks later, it was another #1 hit. Now, 38 years later, we are still shaking our booty with “Booty Shakin’ Time”!

Jake The Dog was raised on the heavy boom of Miami Bass and the booty shake of the Goombay beat. Booty Shakin’ Time is his tribute to the sounds of rap and bass that he grew up on. The record is executive produced by dance music pioneer Henry Stone, features Miami Bass pioneer Joe Stone, and is produced and engineered by George “Chocolate” Perry, the bass player from the Bee Gees. Now, that’s a lot of bass!

EP CD available at henrystonemusic.com, Downloads available on iTunes and many other services.
Facebook Link

Booty Shakin Time EP

Havana Fusion Underground at PAX by Bob Quesada

The sound is flawless. The melody emanating from the twelve musicians known as: Charanga Tipica Tropical is as good as good will ever get. This is a cohesiveness which can only be achieved after nearly forty years of playing together. It is the fusion that we know as “salsa”, being played the way it was meant to be played; with violins, flute, piano, trombones, bass, and of course: percussion, plenty of percussion.

On the dance floor some of the best dancers anywhere are going all out. Now, this is not the watered down stuff that you see on some tv shows, nobody here is dancing for ratings, they are dancing for the sheer enjoyment of moving their bodies to the rhythm of the music, and the moves are simply amazing. The dance floor is big enough to accommodate pros and amateurs alike, everybody has a smile on their face.

“Havana Fusion Underground” is the brainchild of Rene Gueits, a salsa dancing master himself and owner of “Salsa Lovers”, Miami’s premier salsa dancing school (98,000 students so far…and counting). Gueits has brought together the band, cigar rollers, a dance art exhibit, a dance showcase by the salsa lovers student team and even a latin food truck to make this an unforgettable event in what could easily be described as the most eclectic place to party.

We are at the Performing Arts Exchange or “PAX”, a venue preferred by some of the best known international artists such as Ricardo Arjona, Chino y Nacho and Gaby Moreno just to name a few. There’s reason for these artists to want to perform here. Roxanne Scalia, one of the founders explains it this way: “PAX is about finding the authenticity in art…everything we book at PAX is very scrutinized…we are an independent performing arts center…we focus on latin and world music …we have over 740 yards of acoustic sound” she adds: “My whole intention of opening this place is I want every customer to walk out with something more… when you give good art, you walk out that much smarter”.

 

To find out about Salsa Lovers:  www.salsalovers.com

To find out about events at PAX:  www.paxmiami.com

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CALL TO ARTISTS! DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 30th. Fundraiser benefitting Camillus House is seeking artwork for display.

The Miami Artists Exchange is proud to announce “Covers for the Cold”, a fundraiser benefiting Camillus House at Will Call Miami, Friday Dec 14th.

The purpose of the event is to collect warm clothing/ food

donations as well as cash donations to feed and clothe our city’s

homeless population during our winter months, when temperatures

unexpectedly dip.

The night will feature live local bands performing cover songs as well

as original music, visual art displays, comedians, a raffle, and

silent art auction.

We are seeking artwork with themes of :

hope

community

peace

love

generosity

kindness

for display and sale during the show. Please let us know if you would like to donate a piece for the silent auction.

We are also seeking live painters and body painters.

There is no commission for any artwork sold. Donations benefiting the fundraiser will be at the artists discretion and greatly appreciated.

Please send images of the pieces you would like to submit to:

[email protected]

or

[email protected]

http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-miami-artists-exchange/call-to-artists-deadline-is-november-30th-fundraiser-benefitting-camillus-house-/238770006250199

Thank you so much for your support!

Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge 2012

Last night I went to the Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge at The Blackbird Ordinary in Miami. Five bartenders had to create two drinks each and do so based on the inspiration of a particular song.

I’ve already written a detailed and more personal account of the evening on my blog, but I wanted to do a recap here to show you tons more pictures. Also, you know, because my bosses James and Annette were there and they are very demanding about my performance!

Local bartenders Cricket Nelson, Ben Clemons, Nick Nistico, Richie Petronzi and Rob Ferrara each created two unique cocktails featuring Appleton Reserve. The drinks were very complex and creative, and all of the competitors really went all out with their performances. My favorite drink on the night was Richie Petronzi’s Die Die My Darling, though I enjoyed all of them.

In the end, the judges voted to send Ben Clemons to New York for the US Finals, with that winner going to Jamaica for an international competition. I met a lot of fun people, stumbled into some old friends, and drank rum with Rum Royalty.

I hope you enjoy these photos. They are about 10% of the ones I took. The rest are blurry and/or terrible. If you are giving free photography classes, please contact  me!

 

Brazilian Carnaval in Doral – Brazil in 60 minutes – Feb 11th

City of Doral and The Cultural Affairs Advisory Board brought to the residents of the City of Doral the first ever Brazilian Carnaval in Doral

At the Ronald reagan High School theater, it was an amazing show, a tour around Brazil’s sound and traditions.

Presented by Paulo Gualano and the Brazilian & Latin Sounds, Co.

Pictures by Fabiano Silva

Miami Music Television Showcases South Florida


Miami Music Television show serves as a platform to feature musicians, bands and performers from the South Florida and international markets performing all genres and styles of music. The program will also include celebrity guest appearances and interviews from the music and entertainment industries. Miami Music Television targets the very desirable 18 to 39 year old demographic with strong numbers in older 65+ demographics as well.

ABC Television Saturday night on WPLG Channel 10 Miami Florida, Atlantic Broadband, Comcast Cable, Dish Network, Direct TV at 1am.
MCB Network Houston Texas Channel 55.4 Saturday night at 8 pm.
Hot TV Network, New York, Seattle, Dallas and Ft. Worth Saturday night.
Tele max 5 Haiti, Saturday night at 8pm on the #1 TV station in Haiti and .5 million online in Miami.

Any artists or musicians interested in appearing on the show go to www.MiamiMusicTelevision.com and send your information.

Dear Bar 721, I Love You.

Bar 721
721 Lincoln Lane North
Miami Beach, FL
www.bar721.com

By Talmage Thornhill
Please bear with me while I get very excited. Bar 721 makes me unreasonably ecstatic. It is the best bar in Miami Beach, hands down. My enamorment with this establishment is fueled by several crucial factors I shall outline here.

Smoke free? Check!
Amazing happy hour? Check!
Friendly staff and clientele? Check!
Appealing, full liquor cocktail menu with exotic drinks? Check!
Comfortable couches? Clean venue? Nice Decor? Check, Check, Check!
WELCOMES MY DOG!?!?!?!? CHECK!!!!!

So while I calm myself down I’ll also point out that while this is a gay friendly establishment, there has been a mixed crowd every time I’ve visited. It’s large enough to feel spacious but small enough to be manageable and cozy. Music differs from night to night but at times they bring in DJs in the later evening hours. TVs are there and usually on if you would like to watch sports, but no food is served. Friendly staff usually allows you to bring in to-go stuff from local eateries, though.

721 is in the space that used to be the “Laundry Bar.” Please do not let this scare you. There is not a hint of this venue’s former self present any more. Everything has been gutted and it doesn’t resemble the old dive at all. Cheers!

This is a shot of some friends and me celebrating Halloween 2010 at Bar 721, our favorite neighborhood hangout.

ECOMB Opens a One-Stop Shop Recycling Drop-Off Station

ECOMB Opens A One-Stop Shop Recycling Drop-Off Station For Electronic Waste, Batteries, Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and all other recyclables.
Miami Beach Center for the Environment
210 Second Street and Collins Court (alley between Washington & Collins Ave.)
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

· General Recyclables = Single Stream (glass, plastic, metal, paper, etc): 24 Hours A Day
· Electronics, Batteries, CFLs: from 10 am to 5 pm, but call us first to make arrangements.

ECOMB HAS JUST MADE IT A LOT EASIER FOR EVERYONE TO RECYCLE!

The Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches, ECOMB, in partnership with the City of Miami Beach, eTronic eWaste (www.etronicewaste.com), EcoBatt (www.ecobatt.net) and Smart At Bulbs (www.smartatbulbs.com) is pleased to announce the opening of Miami-Dade County’s first One-Stop Shop Recycling Drop-Off Station for all types of electronic waste, batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs at its new Miami Beach Center for the Environment.

The Center will also accept all other types of Single Stream Recyclables – glass, plastic, metal, paper, cardboard, magazines, junk mail, phone books, etc – for those businesses and residents that do not have a recycling program, thanks to an agreement established between the City of Miami Beach and our local waste haulers: Choice Recycling, General Hauling, Waste Management and WSI.

With ECOMB in the “hood”, its now easy to be part of the green movement. All you have to do is call ECOMB’s office or stop by to visit us.

Why: Because the average American throws out seven and a half pounds of trash each day! And it all end up at the landfills, where it just sits, compacted, buried, taking up space … forever. Recycling is important because it helps keep our resources plentful, not only for us but for our future generations: our children, grandchildren, and so on …

ECOMB is dedicated to the promotion of environmental sustainability and the preservation of our community’s ecology. We are a 501 (c) (3) founded in 1994.
Educating People. Engaging our Community. Effecting Environmental Change.

Ecco Lounge Earns A Few New Fans!

Ecco Lounge
168 SE 1st St # 1A-2, Upstairs
Miami, FL
Website.

By Talmage Thornhill
There’s a new night life venue on the Miami scene, and it made quite an impression on this young woman.

Enter the venue from a downtown Miami street where a bouncer shows you through a small lobby and to a large stairway leading up and into the night’s adventure. Scope the room and note Ecco Lounge is small, though not cramped and feels quite comfortable. The drinks are strong and almost cheap by this sobe girl’s standards. The bartenders and other staff do their job competently and with a smile. On the night of my visit, the music was outstanding so props to the events staff for booking awesome electronic music talents Kate Simko and local Sebastian Cariaga.

The set up of the room lends itself to drinking, dancing and relaxing. The DJ booth is slightly raised and in front of a window facing the dance area and bar behind it. To one side are couches if you prefer to relax and on the other is what I like to call the Washroom VIP. Yes, technically it is just a bathroom, but it’s freakin great! Lovely decor, quite clean, ample stalls, sinks, and supplies, and an adorable seating area. Guys, don’t get suspicious about your girl’s party habits if she lingers too long in the ladies’ room. She’s probably just chatting up her friends in a quiet environment.

My only disappointment is that smoking is allowed inside, but such is the status quo in Florida so my gripe would probably be more useful were it correctly directed to our fair state’s public health department, but I digress.

I hope Ecco Lounge continues to book DJs and plan unique events, because it is quite possibly perfect for my current after dark desires. Volume, lighting, staff, drinks, and even temperature were all on point. Now when was the last time you could say that about a night life venue?

Kaskade Artist Album Dynasty Out Now

Kaskade “Dynasty” Out Now
Kaskade artist album ‘Dynasty’
Buy Dynasty CD on Amazon

Out Now on iTunes with bonus track
Kaskade & Tiësto - Dynasty (Bonus Track Version)
This 12 track journey features collaborations with heavy hitter Tiësto, indie darling Martina from Dragonette, Haley, EDX and more. With tunes like “Dynasty”, “Fire In Your New Shoes” and “Only You”, this album will ignite and inspire your senses.

Amazon Description

Kaskade is the country’s top ground breaking house music DJ. Ultra Records is proud to release his newest artist album “Dynasty”! Considered one of the hottest breakthrough artists in this genre, Kaskade’s sixth album offering follows his stellar previous releases “Bring The Night”, and “Strobelite Seduction”. “Dynasty” is a shimmering collection of lush house tracks infused with vocal-laden melodies and addictive interludes. “Dynasty” delves into a new direction with acoustic elements, while still incorporating his trademark sultry sounds.

Erykah Badu 2010 North American tour dates

Erykah Badu has confirmed dates for her 2010 North American tour, Out My Mind, Just In Time.
Buy Tickets Now.
The tour takes its name from the closing track on the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, director, and actor’s new album, NEW AMERYKAH PART TWO: RETURN OF THE ANKH which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Digital Albums chart and No. 4 on the Top 200 chart

The “Out My Mind, Just In Time” tour begins on May 22 in Baltimore

The tour will feature a revolving cast of opening acts that vary by city, including
N.E.R.D., Bilal, Janelle Monae, and drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson from The Roots

Buy Tickets Now.

By New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh now at Amazon

Laura Bell Bundy Achin’ and Shakin’ In Stores Now

Buy Achin & Shakin at Amazon

Annette Recommends Jamie Cullum The Pursuit

Jamie Cullum just released  his new CD The Pursuit.  This is an awesome CD, great jazz music, one of my favorites is the first track “Just One of Those Things” , I love the big band sound of this one.  I really enjoyed every track, each one has a different style and sound.   This was my first introduction to Jamie Cullum and I look forward to hearing his other CD’s.
-Annette

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JAMIE CULLUM LAUNCHES “ONE MAN BRITISH INVASION” OF AMERICA
GOLDEN GLOBE & GRAMMY NOMINEE ANNOUCES MARCH TOUR DATES AND RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM THE PURSUIT ON MARCH 2, 2010

English singer/songwriter/pianist/multi-instrumentalist Jamie Cullum, who has been dubbed “a one man British invasion” (Hollywood Reporter), has announced a series of US tour dates to coincide with the U.S. release of The Pursuit on March 2, 2010. The album is Cullum’s third for Verve Records and his first in four years. It follows last year’s Golden Globe nomination for Cullum and Clint Eastwood of “Gran Torino” as Best Original Song. Cullum’s prior album releases Twentysomething and Catching Tales were international crossover smashes selling more than 4 million combined copies worldwide. Already released to great critical and commercial success in Europe and the U.K., The Pursuit has garnered Top 10 digital debuts on the ITunes Top Album Chart in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain and ten other countries. The album is currently #14 on the Billboard European Top 100 Album Chart.

Like the exploding piano on its cover, the long-awaited new album The Pursuit blows away audience preconceptions with 14 smoldering tracks that seamlessly run the gamut from swinging standards and yearning singer-songwriter confessionals to 125 BPM house dance tracks and resurrected Broadway ballads. The album features nine Cullum originals and five cover songs that showcase Cullum’s unique voice and iconoclastic interpretive skills. The self-penned gems include the buoyant first single “I’m All Over It,” the cheerfully apocalyptic “Wheels,” the animated swing of “You and Me Are Gone,” Cullum’s love song to music “Mixtape” and his love song to love “Love Ain’t Gonna Let You Down.”

I’m All Over It video

Elsewhere on the album, Cullum reinvents 1930s jazz standards (Cole Porter’s “Just One Of Those Things” and “Love For Sale”), brings the dance floor into the bedroom (Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop The Music”) and cleans the pancake off the Great White Way (Leslie Bricusse’s “If I Ruled the World” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Not While I’m Around”).

Don’t Stop The Music video

Since the release of Cullum’s last album, he has seen an ever-growing courtship with Hollywood blossom: beginning with 2007’s animated Disney feature Meet The Robinsons in which Jamie was the singing voice of Frankie The Frog, continuing with his vocal on the Golden Globe-nominated “Best Original Song” from the John Cusack film Grace Is Gone, and culminating in his co-writing and performing with Clint Eastwood the Golden Globe-nominated “Best Original Song” from 2008’s Gran Torino. Cullum was also recently featured in the Clint Eastwood executive-produced documentary Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s On Me celebrating the 100th anniversary of the great American songwriter’s birth.

Free Album Download C-Ride The Arab Store


C-Ride Releases New Album Titled “The Arab Store” Virally Through Cool & Dre’s Imprint Epidemic Music!
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Direct link to download ZIP Album file for FREE (right-click and “Save As…”)
Artist collaborations include Gucci Mane, Gorilla Zoe, Rick Ross, Lloyd, Bow-Wow just to name a few
Miami Based chart-topping, super producing, Grammy Nominated duo Marcello “Cool” Valenzano and Andre “Dre” Lyon also know as Cool & Dre and their Epidemic Music imprint are gearing up for the release of C-Ride’s sophomore album “The Arab Store” which is being released virally for FREE today via www.c2daride.com.
The title of the album is a nod to all the convenience stores that can be found on almost every corner in Miami. Says C-Ride, “Down here in Miami, whatever you need is in the Arab store-a toothbrush, cereal, a tire. My album is just that. If you need it now, whatever you need, whatever you want, whenever you need it, it’s gonna be right there.” The first single is the Cool & Dre banger “What’s Hood” featuring Gorilla Zoe. Cool and Dre along with Real Big Management and Stacks Entertainment are executive producers on this album.
In regards to releasing the album for free C-Ride says, “I grew tired of waiting for the album to be released through my major label. I couldn’t let such amazing music just sit on a shelf and my fans were growing impatient as well. The Music Industry is changing and artists are releasing their music via the internet to give their fans what they want and that’s what I decided to do. I rather have hundreds of thousands of downloads and have people listen to my music than none at all.”

Musical Missionary a label for charity


Musical Missionary is a nonprofit charity and electronic music record label dedicated to providing music and arts education to underprivileged youth. Musical Missionary accepts donated music from accomplished electronic music producers and releases it under the Musical Missionary label to raise money for this cause. According to founder David Collado, “Musical Missionary was born from a passion to promote quality electronic music artists and to feed that energy back into the development of future artists.”

To date, Musical Missionary has received dozens of donated tracks from talented EDM producers such as Chris Fortier, Stryke, Alland Byallo, Pointbender, Darren DuVall, and MikeZ among others. The label’s debut release, “Between the Streets EP” by Darren DuVall was released on January 26th, and can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, Traxsource, Juno Download, Stompy and other online music outlets. Musical Missionary’s second release, “Left Brain EP” by Pointbender, will be available April 6th and releases by Chris Fortier, MikeZ and Alland Byallo will follow soon after.

Profits from label sales will be used to sponsor music lessons for deserving students who would otherwise be unable to afford the lessons. Musical Missionary has established a relationship with SoBe Institute of the Arts, an after-school music and arts program that allows members of the community to sponsor students who need financial assistance. Musical Missionary sponsored a student during the program’s Fall 2009 season and plans to expand sponsorship activity for this upcoming Summer season and beyond.

Musical Missionary is seeking electronic music producers interested in donating original unreleased tracks and/or remix work for future releases. For information on how to contribute, or for more information about Musical Missionary’s music, mission and people, visit www.musicalmissionary.com.

Erykah Badu Part Two: Return of the Ankh release date 3/30/10


As you may have heard, Erykah Badu drops on March 30th … and they’re being very secretive about the artwork per Erykah’s request. It will be revealed by her prior to the album’s release, but for now, they’re keeping it locked down tight!

Jazz & Blues Florida Weekly List 4/20-26/09

Monday, April 20:
The Fish House, Miami: Stormy Monday Pro-Open Mic Blues Jam Feat. Papa Joe, George Caldwell, Darrel Raines, Steve Stacey and Curmit “The Frog” Sibert

Tuesday, April 21:
Boston’s on the Beach, Delray Beach: Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank Ward w/ Capt. Reese & John Harris

Wednesday, April 22:
Grill Club, Coral Gables: Rose Max and Ramatis
Da Vittorio Restaurant, Coral Gables: “Giants of Latin Jazz” hosted by BeBob Grabowski & Rodolfo Zuniga; jazz at 8pm and Latin jam starts at 9:30pm
Eleven Leprechauns, Coconut Grove: Andrew Atkinson Quartet
Titanic Brewery , Coral Gables: Blues Jam w/Chris Cosner Blues Band Featuring Maurizio.

Thursday, April 23:
The Ashley, Stuart: The Nouveaux Honkies hosts WE-BE GOING TO WANEE ENTRY NIGHT – Come out and enter to win $300 tickets to the Allman Bros. 40th Anniversary Party!

Friday, April 24:
Northwood Village, West Palm Beach: Davis & Dow

Saturday, April 25:
Lake Worth Cultural Plaza, Downtown Lake Worth: 2-8pm 8th Annual Lake Worth Music Festival
Web Radio: Stu Grant Hosts “Jazz Impressions” 6-9pm WXEL.org
The Orange Door, Lake Park: 3 Guitars XXXIII Featuring Famous Frank Ward, Eddie Gregg & Galo Rivera

Sunday, April 26:
Web Radio Morning: Ed Blanco Hosts “Jazz Cafe'” 7-9am WDNA.org (live)
Mrs. Murphey’s, Ft. Lauderdale: Jazzberry Patch jam w/Ben Champion, Danny Burger, Martin Hand & Nicky Orta plus a cast of thousands
The Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach: Chris Botti

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Baldwin Piano And Alejandra Guzman Join Forces

126 BALDWIN PIANO AND ALEJANDRA GUZMAN JOIN FORCES EMI Music Latin superstar Alejandra Guzman has emerged as one of the most impressive hit makers in the history of the Latin recording industry. For the last 15 years, Ms. Guzman has been releasing albums almost yearly and enjoyed a large, enthusiastic and dedicated fan base throughout Latin America. Guzman numerous Latin Grammy Awards and is known as the “Queen of Rock” in the Hispanic music circuit.Alejandra Guzman took home the award for “Artist of the Year” in the latest Premio Lo Nuestro 2009. She was also one of the hottest performers of the evening. In this picture, we see her lying on a beautiful Baldwin Piano alongside Mexican superstars Camila as they performed on stage. LOS PIANOS BALDWIN Y ALEJANDRA GUZMAN SE UNEN Alejandra Guzmán es una de las cantantes más talentosas, energéticas y atrevidas que ha dado México. Ha grabado trece discos en quince años y hasta ahora su mayor éxito ha sido el disco “Eternamente Bella”, el cual vendió más de un millón de copias en un año. Guzmán, quien es mundialmente conocida como “La Reina del Rock”, ha sido ganadora de múltiples Grammys Latinos y premios ASCAP, entre otros, y es uno de los miembros de la familia Gibson más leales en América Latina. Alejandra Guzmán recibió el premio a la “Trayectoria Artística 2009” en la reciente ceremonia de Premio Lo Nuestro 2009. También brindó uno de los shows más calientes de la noche. En la foto, la vemos recostada en un hermoso piano Baldwin durante su performance junto al trío mexicano Camila. Gibson Latino se enorgullece de tener de su lado a esta genial y talentosa artista y la felicita por su merecido premio. Contacts: Caroline Galloway, Gibson Guitar 440 338 3469, [email protected] Juan Lopera, Gibson Guitar 305 573 3523 ext 17, [email protected]

Five New Smokin’ R&B Re-Releases From LP to CD

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Henry Stone invites you! Come check out five new smokin’ digital re-releases of R&B from the 1970s from LP to CD!

Milton Wright

Friends and Buddies

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Paulette Reaves

All About Love

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Clarence Reid

On The Job

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REID, inc.

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Fats Gallon

Funky and Tough

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All albums and tracks available through most major digital download services.