Rockers in Recovery Free Music Festival 2/14/15

Rockers in Recovery FREE Music Festival
Saturday, 02/14/2015 – 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
RIR-FlyerCB Smith Park
900 N Flamingo Rd,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

Since 2008 Rockers In Recovery is dedicated to addiction recovery
through music, news, interviews, events, and festivals taking place
within the clean and sober community.

ROCKERS in RECOVERY Presents this FREE concert for all!

This event will be the Anniversary of the very first Rockers in Recovery
concert back in February 15, 2011.

It is also the 20th concert RIR have produced for the recovery community bringing an awesome Addiction Awareness & Prevention Message to our attendees.

Rockers In Recovery Music Festival is a Concert, and Art Festival for ALL people in recovery or supporters of the recovery movement.

It will be held February 14, 2015 at CB Smith Park 900 N Flamingo Road,
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33028, (20 Minutes From Fort Lauderdale Airport).
The entire festival will be open to the us at 954-826-5968


Musical Director: Lou Esposito-(Joe Walsh, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry)



Eliot Jacobs- (The Capris)
Greg Deppe- (Bruce Springsteen and Soul Cruisers)
John Gianoulis- (Earl Slick Band and Felix Cavaliere)
Jeff Ganz-Bass- (Johnny Winter and Lou Reed Bands)

Special Guests Appearing with The RIR Band:


David Shelley- (Cher ,Government Mule, David Shelley and Bluestone)
David Uosikkinen -(The Hooters)
Colin “Lizzard” McGuinness -(Lisa Marie Presley, Axl Rose,
and The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Tommy Conwell – (Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers)

More Special Guest Musical Contributors To Be Announced

Photographs of Key Biscayne Wine and Food Fest by Mr Q 305

The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation hosted the 10th Annual Rotary Club Key Biscayne Wine and Food Fest.
The primary beneficiaries included the ARC of South Florida and the Fundacion Manos del Sur. Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, the ARC, South Florida serves the over 60,000 Miami-Dade County citizens with  developmental disabilities. Fundacion Manos del Sur is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underprivileged children in Latin America in the areas of education, health and nutrition.
This year’s event was again themed after “New World vs. Old World. Wines from some of the top wine producing regions in the world competed to earn coveted awards for “Best Varietal”, “Best in Show-White Wine” and “Best in Show-Red Wine”. Please scroll to the last image to see the winner’s board

Guess also savored delicacies prepared by 14 participating restaurants from the Key Biscayne and general Miami area.
In collaboration with the ARC of South Florida a silent auction took place during the tasting. Auction lots consisted of more than 100 items, which included travel, restaurant, sports memorabilia and other goods and services, with an estimated market value of more than $40,000.


SunFest 4/29/15-5/3/14

Wednesday, 04/29/2015 – 05/03/2015 05:00 pm – 10:10 pm
SunFest-10West Palm Beach Waterfront
100 Evernia Street,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Webpage Link
Cost: $40

SunFest–Florida’s largest music, art, and waterfront festival is held along the scenic Flagler waterfront in West Palm Beach, FL. SunFest features 50 bands, on three stages, for five days.

One of the most well recognized events in the southeast, SunFest presents a range of music from legends to up-and-comers. 3 stages, 5 days, 50 bands. The Juried Fine Art and Craft Show (Friday-Sunday) showcases the work or more than 130 artists including paintings, sculptures, photos, and more.

Photographs of 7th Annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival on 11/15/14

7th Annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival featuring Asia on Saturday, November 15, 2015.

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Photographs of Mad Hatter Arts Festival 2014 at The Barnacle Historic State Park on 11/15/14

Mad Hatter Arts Festival 2014 at The Barnacle Historic State Park on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Art Show: The Mad Hatter Arts Festival is a fun, zany art and music festival, held each autumn in the historic village of Coconut Grove, located on lovely Biscayne Bay. “The Grove” has a deep Bohemian history of quirky artists and musicians. In fact, the name of the festival draws its inspiration from a popular 1970s song Coconut Grove written by John Sebastian of the internationally famous group, the Lovin’ Spoonful.

The two-day event celebrates its tenth year on Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16, with artists exhibiting on the grounds of The Barnacle Historic State Park and on the sidewalks along Main Highway. Other components of the Festival can be seen around the Grove. Bring your friends, bring your family, and join the fun “…in Coconut Grove.”

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Buskerfest Miami 2014 12/12/14

Buskerfest Miami 2014
Friday, 12/12/2014 – 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Buskerfest-2014-TeaseDowntown Miami
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Join us for the second annual Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival in Downtown Miami on Dec 12th! Beginning at 4pm, local artists will perform 45 minute sets at each of the Inner Loop stops of the Metromover. Grab an official Buskerfest Miami Passport at any stop to track your travels, select your favorite act of the night and cash-in on deals and discounts at nearby restaurants, bars and retailers. Wrap-up show at the Tina Hills Pavilion in Bayfront Park will feature the “3 Best Bands” of last year’s festival and more! The event is free and caters to all audiences.

It’s the party in the street that’s sure to move your feet!

For more information, visit or follow us (@BuskerfestMiami) on Instagram, Twitter and the golden oldie, Facebook.

Miami Book Fair International 11/16/14-11/23/14

Miami Book Fair International
miamibookfairNovember 16 – 23, 2014
MDC Wolfson Campus
300 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132
An Evening With events: $15
Street Fair: Fri., Nov. 21, FREE
Sat., Nov. 22 and Sun., Nov. 23, $8, $5 for ages 13-18 and 62+,
FREE for ages 12 and under
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The nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), a program of Miami Dade College’s MDCulture, will celebrate its 31st edition this year.

New to the Fair this year will be Playtime, an international children’s theatre festival presented by Teatro Prometeo, and The Swamp, a pop-up lounge featuring live music and writers whose works explore the beauty, contradictions, uniqueness and weirdness of life in the Sunshine State. Both are made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

The Book Fair this year will feature 6WordsMiami, a community project where all are invited to submit their six-word stories. Whether it’s a memoir, fiction, fantasy or other – all submissions are welcome, though the Fair hopes some are inspired by Miami life. A 6WordsMiami reading will take place at the Book Fair. Some stories will be paired up with original photography and published in a limited-edition postcard set. Submissions will be accepted in English, Spanish or Creole. There is no limit to how many stories one can submit. Submission dates are June 15 through October 1 at [email protected] and through social media using the hashtag #6WordsMiami.

The Miami Book Fair, one of Miami’s flagship cultural events, will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved Evenings With… series, the IberoAmerican Authors program, literacy and learning activities for children and teens during Generation Genius Days, and The Kitchen, demos and panels for food enthusiasts in partnership with the college’s Miami Culinary Institute. Fairgoers will also enjoy more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere and hundreds of authors reading and discussing new books during the weekend Street Fair.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 promises to be another exceptional literary event!

2014 Confirmed Authors and Guests
Salar Abdoh, Annik Adey-Babinski, Rabih Alameddine, Andrew Albanese, Elisa Albo, Elizabeth Alexander, Rebecca Alexander, Larry Allan, David Altshuler, June Aming, Roberto Ampuero, Sergio Andricaín, María Teresa Andruetto, Alejandro Anreus, Molly Antopol, Donald Antrim, Katherine Applegate, Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, J. J. Armas Marcelo, Andrea Askowitz, Liz Atlan, Helene Atwan, Paul Austin, Judy Bachrach, Joaquin Badajoz, Robert B. Baer, Frank Báez, Matt Bai, Nicholson Baker, Ross K. Baker, Russell Banks, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Monica Bill Barnes, Lynne Barrett, Pablo Barrios, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, AnnaAnna Bass Bass, Tanya Batson-Savage, Megan Bayles, Charles Belfoure, Erin Belieu, David Bezmozgis, Mark Bibbins, Kai Bird, Joan Biskupic, Jennifer Bisram, Robin Black, Peter Blackstock, Vanessa Blakeslee, Richard Blanco, Charles M. Blow, Judy Blume, Cynthia Bond, Annette Bonnier, James O. Born, Catherine Bowman, Carole Boyce Davies, Peg Boyers, Joyce Brabner, Rick Bragg, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Box Brown, Charles Burns, Janet Burroway, Ismael Cala, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bella, Jim Camacho, Madeline Cámara, Harkaitz Cano, Lan Cao, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joe Cardona, Anne Louise “Missy” Carricarte, Jennifer Carroll, Wiley Cash, Soman Chainani, Cathleen Chambless, Vikram Chandra, Jeff Chang, Denise Chávez, Daína Chaviano, Alan Cheuse, Joan E. Childs, Michael Cho, C.M. Clark, James C. Clark, John Cleese, Joe Clifford, George Clinton, James E. Clyburn, Andy Cohen, Rachel Cohn, J.J. Colagrande, JaQuavis Coleman, Nathan Daniel Beau Connolly, Michael Connors, T Cooper, Robert Coover, Billy Corben, Enrique Córdoba, Patricia Cornwell, Maureen Corrigan, Dana Cowin, Richard C. Crepeau, Jessa Crispin, Maddie Crum, Marie-Laure Cruschi, Aaron Curtis, Farel Dalrymple, Edwidge Danticat, Aaron Davidson, Richard Dawkins, Uva de Aragón, Joachim de Posada, Rachel Deahl, John W. Dean, Michael DeForge, Michael Deibert, Anjanette Delgado, Denise Jacobs Denise Jacobs, Mark DeNote, Mario Diament, Fanuel Hanán Díaz, Jaquira Díaz, Eddy Díaz Souza, Phillippe Diederich, Angela DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi, Lou Dobbs, Jordi Doce, Tony Dokoupil, Beverly Donofrio, Caitlin Doughty, Nick Douglas, Ann Douglas, Kirstin Downey, María Dueñas, John Dufresne, Daniel Dugas, Denise Duhamel, Andrew Durbin, Paul Durham, Stuart Dybek, Sheila E., Barbara Ehrenreich, Jonathan Eig, Rob Elba, Tim Elfrink, Stephen Elliott, Marvin Elliott Ellis, Grace Ellis, Nora Erro-Peralta, Carlos Escamilla, Carlos Espinosa Domínguez, Mark Evanier, John W. Evans, Maggie Evans Silverstein, Scott Eyman, Nuruddin Farah, Joyce Farmer, Chris Farrell, Cristina Favretto, Ray Fawkes, Joshua Max Feldman, Cecilia M. Fernandez, Michael “Mike” B. Fernandez, Ramiro A. Fernández, Roberto G. Fernández, Teresa Fernández Soneira, Guillermo Ferrara, Liana Finck, Boris Fishman, Neil Flanzraich, Estrella Flores-Carretero, Rory Flynn, Franklin Foer, Jessie Ann Foley, Carolyn Forché, Richard Ford, Lauren Francis-Sharma, Jorge Franco, Lucinda Franks, Michael Fry, Oscar Fuentes, Maureen Fura, Jorge Galán, M. Evelina Galang, Hannah Gamble, Carlos Gámez Pérez, Kami Garcia, Alina García-Lapuerta, Rhonda K. Garelick, Nicholas Garnett, Linda Gassenheimer, Amina Gautier, Assaf Gavron, Rita Geada, Mark “Oz” Geist, Don George, Carrie Gibson, David Giffels, Peter Gizzi, Ira Glass, Allison Glock-Cooper, Kaiama L. Glover, Louise Glück, Laura Godwin, Chris Goldberg, Francisco Goldman, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Dana Goldstein, Fermín Goñi, Orlando González Esteva, Yara González-Montes, Mary Gordon, Jorie Graham, Ben Greenman, Nicholas Griffin, James Grippando, Annabelle Gurwitch, Gail Gutradt, Leigh Haber, Matt Haggman, Kimiko Hahn, James W. Hall, Jake Halpern, Barbara Hamby, Gabrielle Hamilton, Carlos Harrison, Kathryn Harrison, Lola Haskins, Felecia Hatcher, Ben Hatke, Peter Heller, Michael Nolden Henderson, Smith Henderson, Ted Henken, Cristina Henríquez, Ran Henry, Bob Herbert, Daisy Hernández, Andrés Hernández Alende, Adriana Herrera, Michael Hettich, Joan Hilty, Kirsten Hines, Edward Hirsch, Tony Hoagland, Michelle Hodkin, Ron Hogan, Bob Holman, Ann Hood, Dave Horner, Fanny Howe, Lindsay Hunter, Siri Hustvedt, Leon Ichaso, Gwen Iffil, Elena Iglesias, Enrique V. Iglesias, Walter Isaacson, J. Courtney Sullivan J. Courtney Sullivan, Tracey Jackson, Marlon James, Jeffrey C. JBarnett, Van Jensen, Tory Johnson, William Johnson, Marilyn Johnson, Steven Johnson, Ashley M. Jones, Ellen Jaffe Jones, Saeed Jones, Jen Karetnick, Bill Kartalopoulos, Ben Katchor, Kate Christensen Kate Christensen, Amanda Season Keeley, Daniel Kehlmann, Cristina Keller, Christopher Kenneally, Randall Kennedy, Todd Kessler, Kazu Kibuishi, Russ Kick, Laura Kipnis, Denis Kitchen, Phil Klay, Sarah Klein, Aidan Koch, James Kochalka, Charles Kochman, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Peter Kornbluh, Nicholas D. Kristof, Talia Kurlansky, Mark Kurlansky, James A. Kushlan, Robin LaFevers, Laila Lalami, Dave Landsberger, Michael Largo, David Lawrence Jr., Gloria Leal, Norman Lear, David “Lebo” LeBatard, Valerie LeBlanc, William M. LeoGrande, Kate Leth, Yiyun Li, Eric Lichtblau, Chely Lima, Ricardo Siri Liniers, Sara Lipton, Steven P. Locklin, Sandra Tsing Loh, Manuel Adrian Lopez, Alfred J. López, Michael Love, Jessica Machado, Nathaniel Mackey, Kellie Magnus, Vanessa Manko, Phillip Margolin, Melissa Marr, Ann M. Martin, Guillermo Martínez, Pablo Martínez Burkett, Luis Martínez-Fernández, Esther Martinez-Kenniff, Steve Martorano, Petra Mason, Gustavo Matamoros, Oliver Mayer, Jacob Maymudes, Paula Mazur, Alexander McCall Smith, Marva McClean, Anne McCrary Sullivan, Conor McCreery, Laura McDermott Matheric, Maureen N. McLane, Larry McMurtry, Heather McPherson, Pedro Medina León, Peter Mehlman, Judy Melinek, Brad Meltzer, David Menasche, Maruchi Mendez, Daphne Merkin, Carlos Mesa Gisbert, Larry Bud Meyer, Ben Mezrich, Betty Milan, Kathryn Miles, Valerie Miles, Adrian Miller, Lauren Miller, Laura Miller, Lydia Millet, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Susan Minot, Bob Minzesheimer, Deborah Mitchell, Cecly Ann Mitchell, T.J. Mitchell, Marlene Moleón, Gary Monroe, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Arturo Morell, Mervyn Morris, Bradford Morrow, Walter Mosley, Jennifer Moxley, Verónica Murguía, Azar Nafisi, Ted Naifeh, Ramita Navai, William Navarrete, Julia Navarro, Manuel Navarro Seva, Geoff Nicholson, Anders Nilsen, Dr. Robert A. Norman, Elizabeth Nunez, Pat O’Brien, Joyce Carol Oates, Achy Obejas, Dianne Ochiltree, Libby O’Connell, George O’Connor, Mari Jose Olaziregi, Kate Olesin, Lauren Oliver, Lee Olsen, Theodore B. Olson, Andrés Oppenheimer, Diana Ossana, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Emily Parker, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, Ann Patchett, Anita Paul, Pamela Paul, Derick Pearson, Ana Sofia Peláez, Otto Penzler, Yaddyra Peralta, Willie Perdomo, Rick Perlstein, Carl Phillips, Charles U. Phillips, Charlie Pickett, Eveline Pierre, Vanessa Pierson, Susan Pinker, Steven Pinker, Camilo Pino, Carlos Pintado, Ed Piskor, Craig Pittman, Valerie Plame, Stanley Plumly, Adam Plunkett, David James Poissant, Robert Polito, Mimi Pond, Elena Poniatowska, Catherine Prescott, Steven Pressman, Francine Prose, Trevor Pryce, Ana Quincoces, Joanna Rakoff, Antonio Ramírez Almanza, Claudia Rankine, Martha Raoli, Ron Rash, Chelsea Rathburn, Paige Rawl, Cristina Rebull, Roger Reeves, Andres Reynaldo, Anne Rice, Jenn Risko, Ryan Rivas, Beatriz J. Rizk, Dr. Judith Rodin, Antonio Orlando Rodríguez, Arturo Rodríguez, Orlando Rojas, Dave Roman, Karen Romano Young, Dr. Nicholas Romanov, James Romberger, Roger Rosenblatt, Hanna Rosin, Elizabeth Rosner, Orlando Rossardi, David Rothkopf, Jess Row, Emma Ruby-Sachs, Alberto Ruy Sánchez, Clara Sánchez, Howard Sanders, Cristina Saralegui, Caleb Scharf, Jesse Schenker, Barb Schmidt, Howard L. Schnellenberger, Danniel Schoonebeek, Ariel Schrag, Lee Brian Schrager, Eliot Schrefer, Heidi Schulz, Joanna Scott, Jon Secada, Lisa See, Jason Segel, Gary M. Segura, Colleen Selvon-Rampersad, Vijay Seshadri, Doree Shafrir, Fatima Shaik, Don Share, Solmaz Sharif, Nancy Sharp, Tom Shroder, Ana María Shua, Ketchy Shuby, Hampton Sides, Ira Silverberg, Jared Silvia, Joel Simon, Pablo Simonetti, Mona Simpson, Mary Simses, Michael Slosek, Tavis Smiley, Danez Smith, Skip Snow, Stephen Snyder-Hill, Nick Spencer, Ilan Stavans, Garth Stein, Darcey Steinke, René Steinke, Caryl M. Stern, Bryan Stevenson, Maggie Stiefvater, Sara Stites, Robert Stone, Mark Strand, Emma Straub, Sean Strub, Daniel Suarez, Tom Swick, Natalia Sylvester, Margaret Talbot, Mariko Tamaki, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Adam Tanner, Astra Taylor, Mervyn Taylor, Phyllis Taylor, William Taylor, Oren J. Teicher, Raina Telgemeier, Victoria Tennant, AaronThier Thier, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Helen Thorpe, John “Tig” Tiegen, Merrit Tierce, Josh Tierney, Adam D. Tihany, Tim Dorsey, Héctor Tobar, Chuck Todd, Ezequiel Torres, Emma Trelles, Gaby Triana, Julio Trujillo, Brian Turner, Katia D. Ulysse, Thrity Umrigar, David Unger, Nick Vagnoni, Amanda Vaill, José Ignacio Valenzuela, Daisy Valls, Nicole Valls, Reed Van Brunschot, Marguerite Van Cook, Jeff VanderMeer, Roxanne Vargas, Maria Venegas, Hernán Vera Álvarez, Lu Vickers, José A. Villar-Portela, Fabio Viviani, Ocean Vuong, Lynn Waddell, Julie Marie Wade, Ayelet Waldman, Leslye Walton, Jesmyn Ward, John Warley, John Waters, Tom Watson, Roland Watson-Grant, Bruce Weber, Robert Weil, Sarah Weinman, Kim Weiss, Dr. Cornel West, Lucie Whitehouse, Wayne A. Wiegand, Michelle Wildgen, Sarah Wildman, Deborah Wiles, Alec Wilkinson, Neville Williams, Paul Williams, Cinda Williams Chima, Charles Wright, Duncan Wu, Tiphanie Yanique, Joann Yarrow, Morowa Yejidé, José Antonio Zabalgoitia, Cynthia Zak, Jorge Zepeda Patterson, Mark Zingarelli, Gary Phillip Zola, Alicia Zuckerman, Todd Zuniga

Miami Book Fair International, widely considered the largest and finest literary event in the U.S., is the premier event of The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College, a part of MDCulture, the Cultural Affairs Department of the College. The Center promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all. Its Generation Genius programs for children and teens promote literacy and learning. Its creative writing program has national appeal, and courses are taught by local and visiting authors. It is also home to Prometeo Theatre, the nation’s leading Spanish language, conservatory-style program offering training for actors, and featuring performances throughout the year. In 2012, the Center celebrated its tenth year with a renewed commitment to the advancement of literary and theater arts.

Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners.

MDCulture is the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami Dade College (MDC). Comprising the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater, the Center for Literature and Theatre, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design, MDCulture is committed to providing everyone the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDCulture offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences. For more, visit

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings through MDCulture, it’s cultural affairs department, including the Miami Book Fair International, the Center @ MDC, the Miami International Film Festival, MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and Theatres, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 165,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s seven campuses and two outreach centers offer more than 300 academic pathways leading to baccalaureate degrees, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. MDC has served more than 2,000,000 students since it opened its doors in 1960.