Universe Miami Artist Premier featuring Edan Archer, Feness, Wolves and tigers, with special guest Poe Boy 10/2/14

Universe Miami Artist Premier featuring Edan Archer, Feness, Wolves and tigers, with special guest Poe Boy
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM
universemiamiWill Call Miami
700 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132
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Join us Thursday October 2, for great fun, music, food, drinks, atmosphere, live performances and more…

Special Guest Poe Boy Entertainment

Universe Miami is an internet television and radio station on Universe Network Television, SUPPORTING Miami and it’s under-served artist.

It encompasses music, lifestyle, culture, news, events, fashion, sports, entertainment, opportunity and charity.

Emerge Miami’s 100th Ride Celebrate Diversity Miami 10/11/14

Emerge Miami’s 100th Ride Celebrate Diversity Miami
Saturday, 10/11/2014 – 10:00 am – 02:00 am
10-11-14-Emerge-CDM-Ride-Event-Flyer-1200Government Center
111 NW 1st Street,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: Free

Emerge Miami’s 100th Bike Ride: Celebrate Diversity Miami, will be rolling through local communities on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, giving people a unique opportunity to learn more about several of our culturally diverse neighborhoods, and to connect with fellow greater Miami residents in a fun and interactive way.

More than 100 cyclists are expected to attend this family-friendly event that will be kicking off Celebrate Diversity Miami, a new large-scale community engagement initiative that aims to promote a deepened sense of connectivity between the culturally and ethnically diverse communities of greater Miami. The group, departing from Government Center in downtown Miami, will visit Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti before concluding with a celebratory picnic at the beautiful, waterfront Museum Park, which recently opened up to the public this summer.

Along the way, riders will first stop by Overtown’s Dorsey Park, where URGENT, Inc. has been working on several mural projects documenting the rich history of that community. The second stop is at the MCI KaBoom Playground in Liberty City, where the Miami Children’s Initiative has been taking a block-by-block approach to breaking the cycle of poverty by investing in the potential of every child. Then riders will make a third stop in Little Haiti to experience the Little Haiti Cultural Center’s recently opened Caribbean Marketplace, an entertainment venue for showcasing arts & crafts, culture, and food. Finally, everyone will make their way over to Museum Park, and come together to celebrate Emerge Miami’s 100th ride milestone.

Emerge Miami and Celebrate Diversity Miami are proud to have the enthusiastic support of the Urban Renewal Greater Enhancement National Team (URGENT), Inc., Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI), and Little Haiti Cultural Center.

More information on the participating organizations is available at www.emergemiami.com and www.facebook.com/CelebrateDiversityMiami. For additional info on Emerge Miami’s 100th ride route, please contact Adam Schachner at emergemiami@gmail.com. For further questions on Celebrate Diversity Miami, please contact Naomi Ross at celebratediversitymiami@gmail.com.

Busk Or Bust 10/10/14

Busk Or Bust
Friday, 10/10/2014 – 05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
1799631_1502274753364327_1166341228_aMiami Center for Architecture and Design
100 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: Free

Buskerfest Miami hosts a community forum to discuss a proposed model ordinance that distinguishes street performance from panhandling as a legal, protected act. Join us and other Downtown Miami stakeholders at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design for light snacks, drinks, live performance and a conversation about fostering a culture of street performance in Miami’s developing urban core. The event is free and open to the public. Limited space available – RSVP today!

Photographs of Miami Urban Music and Film Festival on 9/27/14

Miami Urban Music and Film Festival at Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

“The mission of the Urban Music & Film Festival is to foster the development and engagement of music, entertainment & film talent in Florida, and those that support the industry through musical expression and cinematic story-telling via the visual, and dramatic arts.”

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7th annual It’s All About the Kids event 10/4/14

7th annual “It’s All About the Kids” event
Saturday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
Individual tickets are $175 for members and $200 for non-members
purchase online
To follow the event conversation online, use the official hashtag: #FriendOfStJudeMiami.

Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, the young professionals group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, and chaired by Jeb Bush Jr., invites the South Florida community to the seventh annual International Dermatology “It’s All About the Kids” event, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation.

“We are excited to host another successful event, to ensure children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases can receive the treatment and care they need,” said Jeb Bush Jr., chair of FOSJ. “Thanks to our partners and South Florida’s ongoing support, Friends of St. Jude has raised more than $600,000 to help ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for their treatment, travel, housing or food.”

The event will feature a tasting menu and cocktails, as well as music performances by The Culture Band and DJ Troubles. This year’s hosts include award-winning journalist and anchor of Univision Network’s news-magazine show Primer Impacto Pamela Silva Conde and recording artist Jencarlos Canela.

“I’ve had the pleasure to witness first-hand, the great work that St. Jude does for their patients and their families,” said Silvia Trinidad, from International Dermatology Research. “I am wholeheartedly committed to St. Jude and their tireless work in the advancements of cancer research and treatment for the children.”

“In many cases, St. Jude is the last hope for children suffering from cancer, who have previously not responded well to standard treatments, because St. Jude is where doctors send their toughest cases as the hospital has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers”, said Andres Asion. “They are at the forefront of developing new treatment options that are then shared freely with hospitals around the world.”

International Dermatology will serve as the event’s title sponsor for the sixth consecutive year. Other sponsors include: Andres Asion Foundation, Stephan Gutierrez, Walmart, The Honorable & Mrs. Carlos Gutierrez and Family, Rana Furniture, LAAD, Richmond Global, Erik Fresen, Academica, Comcast, Cesar & Pamela Conde, La Carreta, Garrido Foundation, The Averhoff Family, Henry Parra, Braman Honda, Wolfington Companies, NCR – Local Florida, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Sazon, Promotional Party Sticks, Champion Companies, iBody, Google, Nuage Designs, Liquid Sky Laser, Lourdes Milian Productions, Bambini Soiree, Casa Diris, Randy Borges, Julien Diaz, Selecta Magazine, SocialMiami.com, Radio Mambi, Mix 98.3, Amor 107.5 and Univision America.

Pomona College celebrated Partnership with Posse Foundation By Betty Alvarez

Pomona College, a nationally renowned liberal arts college celebrated its expanded partnership with The Posse Foundation to provide 10 full-tuition scholarships to Miami-area high school seniors who are interested in STEM studies and careers. A cocktail reception was held at Tuyo restaurant located on the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus which was attended by educational leaders in Miami Dade County.

“We are happy to be partnering with The Posse Foundation in Miami for the first time. We know this is going to be a successful program for the students selected. This model provides not only placing them in supportive, multicultural teams, but also offers them small class sizes and easy access to faculty, which results in more opportunities for research and mentorship,” said David Oxtoby, president of Pomona College.

Pomona College began its partnership with the Posse Foundation in 2004 and has graduated five groups of Posse students with a nearly 100 percent four-year graduation rate. Deborah Bial, president of Posse Foundation stated, “The Posse Foundation appreciates Pomona College and their commitment to diversity in education they are true institutional heroes. Collectively, they send a clear message giving these young men and women the opportunity to become well educated leaders of tomorrow.

Pomona College, founded in 1887, is known for its distinctive liberal arts education, small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and opportunities for research and involvement on campus and in the community. It is the founding college of The Claremont Colleges.

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students.

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2 10/14/14

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2
Tuesday, September 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm
AWC24-FlyerWeb2Artisan Lounge
500 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132 – Map

Tickets: FREE with Registration
Click Here to Register
PARKING: Free in the Artisan Lounge lot.

Subject: The Affordable Care Act And You, Take Two
Mary Siaz, Insuring Sources, Inc.
Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits
Hashtag #ArtWorkCon

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is coming up again! Are you ready? While the penalty for being uninsured the first year is relatively small, it grows quickly each year. Even more important than the fine, though, is that being uninsured can be devastating for an artist or arts organization if anything happens. It is important to be aware of your rights and the benefits available, as well as the penalties.

Supporting Sponsors:
Health Council of South Florida
Arts & Business Council
Snacks courtesy of KIND Snacks
Coffee tastings by Mad Chiller

6:00-6:30, Registration
6:30-8:00, Panel
8:00-9:00, Q&A Social Hour

Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This panel covers all the aspects of the Affordable Care Act and helps you understand what your options are. This is crucial information for artists and art organizations. Participants also receive resources to help them navigate the world of health insurance. Following the seminar, there is social time with sponsored refreshments and an opportunity for personal questions to the presenters, as well as assistance signing up on the spot.

The evening’s program provides important information and support at one time and in one place; everything you need to know about the new law but were afraid to ask, as well as assitance signing up. Although this is the second year of the Affordable Care Act, many artists and non-profits remain woefully unaware of the details. Though the program is still confusing, there are many benefits and subsidies that could be available to artists and organizations. Come and learn how to navigate the system for your best results in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

About Mary Saiz , Insuring Sources, Inc.
Mary has over 25 years of senior management experience in health insurance and managed care organizations. She has worked for local and national carriers throughout her career and has been at the fore front of the Healthcare Industry and its’ evolution. Her responsibilities and knowledge have been in the areas of operations, product development, compliance, sales and marketing. She has held positions that ranged from Director of Claims to the V.P. of Commercial Marketing & Medicaid Business Development for Medica Health Plans of Florida, Inc. She is currently the President and CEO of Insuring Sources, Inc. a Healthcare Marketing and Consulting Firm in Miami, Fl

About Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Maura Shiffman is a Community Health Specialist for the Health Council of South Florida. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Policy and Administration from Florida State University and is currently focused on the Health Council’s Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. She continues to work with community partners to enhance the overall health and quality of life for the residents of District 11.

About Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits Insurance & Financial Services
My goal is to provide families and business owners with assistance in building their financial freedom. I have the skills, knowledge and experience required to help meet my client’s established goals. My personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client.

About Artisan Lounge
The Artisan Lounge was established in 2011 by Christ Fellowship Miami, as a studio space for local artists with 26 naturally lit studio spaces, three exhibiting galleries and two artist lounges that promote a collaborative and creative environment unlike any other Art Studio Space in the city. Open Studio Nights, Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks and Workshops throughout the year bring a unique mix of artists and art lovers alike. The Artisan Lounge provides opportunities for residents, artists and visitors, to create, build and strengthen relationships with the Miami Art community.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

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


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