The Maverick Artist in Paradiso 8/16/14

The Maverick Artist in Paradiso
Saturday, 08/16/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cinema Paradiso Hollywood
2008 Hollywood Blvd,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
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Cost: Free

Cinema Paradiso Hollywood, the second FLIFF Art House Theater ( the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival), presents The Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo, one of our ages’s most controversial and provocative living artists. Meet the creator of “Modern Art Gonzo Journalism” wherein Victor-Hugo Vaca Jr fuses the journalistic style of Hunter S. Thompson and the cryptic visual clues of a Salvador Dali to manifest his ” Diary of the World on Canvas” in an era of weak mainstream media.

A Contemporary Abstract Expressionist, called “The Modern Day Andy Warhol” by Fox News and by ABC’s Club TV: “The Howard Stern of the art world”, The Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo will show recent MAMM JAM works created live at Modern Art Music Movement live, mixed media events. Affordable reproductions can be signed by the artist in this Special Personal Appearance.

Downtown Hollywood Monthly Artwalk 8/16/14

Downtown Hollywood Monthly Artwalk
Saturday, 08/16/2014 – 08/16/2014 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
AWFlyer_2014-08Downtown Hollywood
Art and Entertainment District that stretches for several blocks along Harrison Street, Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
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Cost: Free

The next Downtown Hollywood Artwalk will take place Saturday, August 16th from 7-10pm. During the monthly event, participating Downtown Hollywood galleries and shops stay open late, offering complimentary drinks and appetizers for visitors while hosting artwork from an array of artists who display their work on-site for the night’s special event. Don’t be surprised to hear the sounds of a harp, a harmonica or a trio of ukuleles as live music on street corners complement the event, adding magical sounds to the eclectic scene.

During July’s ArtWalk, ArtCenter 2020, located on Harrison Street, featured artist Daniel
Pontet, who, by popular demand, has become an ArtWalk staple. Pontet entertained the
on-looking crowd with his impulse art, a fusion of music and painting, accompanied by
the rhythmic beats of performers from Hollywood’s own Resurrection Drums. The
dynamic team will excite on-lookers again with fresh work on Saturday, August 16th.

This month’s upcoming Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk features many exciting artists
including Victor- Hugo Vaca II, showing at the Cinema Paradiso Theater on Hollywood
Boulevard. Victor- Hugo Vaca II will be present and will be available to answer any
questions about his art. Internationally acclaimed artist Jose Rementeria will be featured
at the ArtsPark Gallery in Young Circle. Rementeria is best known for his work “Human
Beans,” traveling around the globe as part of the Coexistence Collection by the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem. The artist will be present to discuss and show his new work.

Gallery 2014 will feature “Nature in Another Perspective” by Mago’z. Several artists will
be painting live in the gallery during Artwalk for visitors to watch.

“The Downtown Hollywood monthly Artwalk provides another opportunity for the
community to visit the Downtown Hollywood businesses, meet working artists and
purchase affordable artwork. This event has a great vibe and pulls in a nice crowd
including art lovers, locals and visitors who enjoy a night out,” comments Lisa Liotta,
Redevelopment & Operations Manager for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA).

The event continues to grow and is complemented by The Downtown Hollywood Mural
Project, another Hollywood CRA place-making initiative, where contemporary outdoor
murals are painted at key locations in Downtown Hollywood in an effort to enhance and
enrich the existing cultural fabric of the Downtown Hollywood community, thereby
attracting more art related activities, businesses and events. During the monthly
ArtWalk, mural artists can often be seen painting their murals live. This is a very cool
enhancement that has been noted throughout the South Florida arts community.
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11th Annual Fairy Tale Ball: Mary Poppins 11/8/14

11th Annual Fairy Tale Ball: Mary Poppins
Saturday, 11/08/2014 – 07:00 pm –
JDCH-Diamond-Angels-Lo-Res-LogoThe Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
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Cost: $250 per person

The annual Fairy Tale Ball is a popular fundraising event hosted by the Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The 11th Annual Fairy Tale Ball, themed “Mary Poppins,” features a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, and spectacular silent auction. There will also be a musical performance by ‘90s pop/rock giants Gin Blossoms. Gin Blossoms is best known for their debut album, “New Miserable Experience.” The Title Sponsor is The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.

The Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation is a volunteer organization that advocates for the hospital and its pediatric programs Event proceeds benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Since 2004, the Diamond Angels have raised more than $3.2 million for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation Established in 1994, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation raises funds to assist patients and their families and to underwrite the cost of programs, facilities, and equipment at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the leading children’s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

For Fairy Tale Ball tickets and sponsorship information, contact Kate Rodriguez at (954) 265-3454 or email

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood 17th Annual Cuisine for Art 5/29/14

17th Annual Cuisine for Art
cuisineforartThursday, May 29, 2014, 6 – 10 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom
One Seminole Way
Hollywood, Florida
Tickets $125
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The Center’s Cuisine for Art fundraiser features elected government officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters for an exciting and entertaining evening.

The evening begins at 6 pm with a cocktail reception, in which wine, vodka, and beer are served while ticket buyers bid on fabulous silent auction items such as incredible vacation packages, beautiful gift baskets, and more.
Dinner begins at 7 pm for more than 300 people with the “March of Celebrity Waiters,” followed by a three-course meal, musical entertainment, a live auction, and the presentation of this year’s honoree, WLRN radio host Ed Bell.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the presenting sponsor for Cuisine for Art. This year’s Cuisine for Art features special musical performances by 13-year-old singing sensation Julia Dale – the Miami Heat’s “good luck charm” – and classically trained electric violinist Randi Fishenfeld. Fantastic experiences, such as being “Sheriff for the Day,” a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, and a VIP California Wine Tour, will be auctioned in the exciting live auction.
Seminole Paradise and the Galleria Mall Fort Lauderdale will award gift certificates and other prizes to guests at the two tables who raise the most gratuities in honor of their Celebrity Waiter. An after-party for ticket buyers occurs at a Seminole Paradise hot spot for those who want to keep the party going following this fun-filled fundraiser.

This Year’s Honoree: Ed Bell
Now in his 43rd year as a radio producer and host on the South Florida airwaves, WLRN’s Ed Bell has devoted his broadcasting career to exposing and elevating the arts for South Florida radio listeners. Getting his start on WVUM while attending the University of Miami in the early seventies, he regularly presented the recordings of local musicians on WBUS andWTMI, as well. He joined WLRN in 1977. For his dedication to America’s music Bell was honored as Best Local Jazz Advocate by New Times in their June 1995 Best of South Florida issue. Other production credits include co-founding and co-producing The Hollywood Jazz Festival (1983 – 1986) and co-founding The Sunshine Jazz Organization, a Jazz support not-for-profit. He was honored with a Visionary Award from The Miami Beach Arts Trust (2009) and an Arts Hero Award from The Arts and Business Council (2010). His work on his radio show South Florida Arts Beat was honored in 2009 with a Society of Professional Journalists Award. His mission continues every Friday at 1:00pm on WLRN’s South Florida Arts Beat.

Celebrity Waiters
State Senator Eleanor Sobel
State Rep. Joe Gibbons
State Rep. Shevrin “Shev” Jones
State Rep. Elaine Schwartz
Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger
City of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober
Hollywood Vice Mayor Patty Asseff
Hollywood Commissioner Kevin Biederman
Hollywood Commissioner Dick Blattner
Hollywood Commissioner Traci Callari
Hollywood Commissioner Peter Hernandez
Hollywood Commissioner Linda Sherwood
John Benz, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer, Memorial Healthcare System
Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman
Victor Green, President, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Alan Koslow, Partner, Becker & Poliakoff
Kristi Krueger, WPLG Anchor and Medical Specialist
Armando Leighton, CEO, CRS Jet Spares
Mike Long, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Melissa Milroy, Senior Marketing Manager, The Galleria Mall
Kimberley Russell, Administrator, America’s Quality Care Services
Lisa Scott Founds, President/CEO, Winterfest

Colors of the Caribbean Kids Zone 6/14/14

Colors of the Caribbean Kids Zone
Saturday, 06/14/2014 – 06/14/2014 04:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Press-PhotoArtsPark at Young Circle
1 Young Circle Hollywood Blvd. and US 1,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
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Cost: Free

The Children’s Services Council Of Broward And The YMCA Of Broward County To Create Colorful and Fun Landscape For The Kids Zone At The 3rd annual Colors Of The Caribbean

Hollywood, Florida-The 3rd annual Colors of the Caribbean is proud to announce that their YMCA Kids Active Zone will be powered once again by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood, Florida. The kids zone will offer an array of activities dedicated to enriching the children’s experience at the festival for children ages 2-15 from 4pm-8:30pm. Activities include:
·         Outdoor Wilderness & Fishing: Simulated fishing and archery
·         Arts and Crafts: Eco-friendly art projects.
·         Tony tots Sports: Y sports for children age 3 -5
·         Diva Camp dress up and play station
·         Gymnastics Camp Demos
·         YFit sports and games
·         Pre-School camp experiences
·         Aquatics play area
·         Animals of the Caribbean educational Experience
·         Fun Flicks photo station
Kids Zumba 4:00-6:00
Steel Drum Performance 6:30-8:30

Colors of the Caribbean is a staple event within the community that is held annually in June to celebrate National Caribbean Heritage month. The event showcases delectable dishes, infectious music of the Caribbean and a colorful heritage of the Caribbean.

Visit or follow on Twitter, Instagram @colorsofcarib and on Facebook @colorsofthecaribbean for more information. Hash tags #Colors2014 and #ColorskidsFun

“The CSC is happy to partner with the YMCA of Broward County and the Caribbean Heritage Foundation to provide the KidZone at the annual Colors of the Caribbean – one of the fastest growing Caribbean cultural events in Broward County”,states Sandra Bernard-Bastien, Chief Communications Officer. Family friendly, top notch Caribbean entertainers, all at no cost to families in our part of the world. It allows us to spread the message of the work and worth of the CSC to a new audience.”
The Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) provides the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children’s lives and empower them to become responsible productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care. For more information on the CSC visit

“The YMCA of Broward County is committed to providing kids and families with fun, healthy activities that keep their minds and bodies active,” states Sheryl A. Woods, CEO & President, YMC of Broward County. Partnering with Children’s Services Council of Broward County and the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation to host the Kids Zone is a great opportunity for us to expand our reach to those in the Caribbean American community. We’re proud to be able to do this again for the second year.”
“We are happy to have this partnership with both CSC and YMCABC that will provide an engaging experience for our young attendees”, states Executive Director, Asa Sealy. “We are certain that the children will have just as much fun as the adults”.

Sponsors include: Hollywood CRA, City of Hollywood, The Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Aifos Agency, Island 360, 88th Films, Hot 105FM, Verizon Wireless and Caribbean Airlines.

Colors of the Caribbean Event Details
Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: Colors of the Caribbean
Presented by the Caribbean American Heritage Florida Inc., The Rhythm Foundation, City of Hollywood, Hollywood CRA, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Caribbean- Inspired, Art, Music, Travel, Culture, Entertainment, Food and Drinks
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 from 4pm-11pm
Produced by Aifos Agency

For Interviews and Media Credentials- Harris Public Relations– 786.897.8854 or


Cinco De Mayo at Taco Beach Shack 5/5/14

Cinco De Mayo at Taco Beach Shack
Sunday, 05/04/2014 – 05/06/2014 12:00 pm – 02:00 am
tbs_cincodemayo_enflyer-1Taco Beach Shack
334 Arizona Street,
Hollywood, Florida 33019
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Cost: Free

The Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Taco Beach Shack in Hollywood will be celebrated this year with a 2-Day Celebration, May 4th-5th from Noon-2AM!!

-$5 for 3 Mini Tacos (Beef or Chicken)

-$3 Modelo Drafts & $15 Domestic Beer Buckets

-Corona Girls in the Shack giving away freebies!

-Taco Eating Contest: Winner receives a 1 Night stay at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

-Live Music & Entertainment: Mariachi Band, Free Pony Rides, Face Painting & Appearance by Jack the Donkey!

Johnson Street International Music, Food & Art Festival Aka Party On The “J” 3/16/14

Johnson Street International Music, Food & Art Festival Aka Party On The “J”
Sunday, 02/16/2014 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
party-on-the-j-dj-oskiJohnson Street Hollywood Florida • from 56th to 59th Avenue
Johnson Street Hollywood Florida • from 56th to 59th Avenue,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
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Cost: free

Johnson Street International Music, Food & Art Festival known as the “Party On The J” is going down Sunday March 16th, 2014 on Johnson Street in Hollywood Florida between 56th and 59th Avenue. The FREE Festival starts at noon and keeps rocking till 6pm with bounce houses, kids fun zones, raffles, demonstrations and non stop entertainment for the whole family showcasing International Music, Food and Art with live performances by the Latin jazz sounds of Electric Piquete, the surf rock funk band Behind The Houses, Latin reggae fusion by Cafe, American folk and rock with Ric Zweig & Fresh Air, the amazing violin virtuosos Sons Of Mystro, the Florida Keys classic rock band Misery Loves Company and is hosted by DJ Oski.


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