10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens 3/20/15

10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens
Friday, 03/20/2015 – 03/22/2015 12:00 pm –
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: $67

Jazz in the Gardens:
The City of Miami Gardens presents the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) food and music festival at Sun Life Stadium, March 20-22, 2015. The three-day, weekend festival will kick off the spring season in South Florida with a Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon and evening Pre-Party on Friday, March 20, and continue with star-studded line-ups, featuring artists Maxwell, Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Brian Colberson, and Men of Soul’s Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Freddie Jackson, on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22; other artists to be announced. Comedians and nationally syndicated radio personalities D.L. Hughley and Rickey Smiley will co-host the festival.

Address: Sun Life Stadium – 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Phone: (305) 576-3790

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.jazzinthegardens.com; #JITG10

Price: Tickets start at $67. Please visit website for more ticketing information.

Faces of HIV Mobile Art Exhibit 12/1/14

Faces of HIV Mobile Art Exhibit
Monday, 12/01/2014 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Miami-copySt. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave.,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

Faces of HIV depicts the lives of Florida residents living with HIV and AIDS through larger-than-life portraits, accompanied by thought-provoking video stories and powerful intimate journals. Participants of the project address how they became infected with HIV and dealt with their diagnoses, as well as their personal relationships, effects of HIV on the body and more.

Pamela Z at Art of Transformation 11/12/14

Pamela Z at Art of Transformation
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts
15800 NW 42nd Avenue,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
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Cost:

Date/Time/Performance/Address:
WED NOV 12
PAMELA Z (Performance)
7-9 PM
Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Pamela Z is an African-American sound and performance artist who uses technology to create visual and aural narratives with gestural movements, pushing her performance to the edge of dance and evoking the extensive experience of human emotions. She has extensively exhibited and presented her works internationally; is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and ASCAP Music Award; and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles.

Lets Listen: Lets Talk Forum 10/11/14

Lets Listen: Lets Talk Forum
Saturday, 10/11/2014 – 08:30 am – 10:30 am
We-Care-Network-flyer-picHoly Family Episcopal Church
18501 N.W. 7 Avenue,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
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Cost: Free

The We Care Network will host its first Community forum, under the auspices of Father Horace Ward of Holy Family Church, the Episcopal Archdeacon Fritz Bazin & Suzanne Ferguson of the DOSEF Social Justice Commission as well as Carol Hope of the Village of Hope. ” Let’s Listen, Let’s Talk” will provide an open forum for people (community leaders, community members and other interested parties) to speak about how to empower, build and improve the Miami Gardens community.

5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens 1/24/15

5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
2014-DMF WALK ABOUT LOGOSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: $25.00 Suggested Donation per Family

Join us for the 5th Annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, brought to you by Walgreens, taking place on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from 9am-1pm at Sun Life Stadium. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children in the United States have autism. Motivated by individuals with autism, their families and friends, this historic fundraising effort generates awareness and crucial funds for autism services. All proceeds raised through this event stay in our local community and benefit The Dan Marino Foundation, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County Schools, and non-profit autism service providers who participate with WalkAbout Teams will receive 25% of the money raised by their team to support special needs programming. Register today at: www.dmfwalkaboutautism.org

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, presentado por Walgreens 1/24/15

Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo, presentado por Walgreens
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
2014-DMF WALK ABOUT LOGOSun Life Stadium
2269 Northwest 199th Street,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
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Cost: La donación sujerida por familia es de $25.00

Por un quinto año consecutivo, la Fundación Dan Marino invita a la comunidad a participar en la CAMINATA DE LA FUNDACIÓN DAN MARINO, a beneficio de escuelas y organizaciones locales que se dedican al estudio, cuidado y tratamiento del autismo en el Sur de la Florida , incluyendo la Fundación Dan Marino.

Únete a nuestros esfuerzos, camina con nosotros y apoya esta gran causa. Escuelas y organizaciones participantes del sur de la Florida, recibirán 25% del dinero recaudado por sus equipos para proveer servicios que benefician a niños y jovenes con autismo y necesidades especiales.

Para más información, por favor comunicarse con la Fundación Dan Marino, llamando al 954.368.6000, o a través de [email protected]

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna 12/11/14

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with Amaluna
Thursday, 12/11/2014 – 07:30 pm –
Cerceau_Water-Bowl_1468_RSun Life Stadium
2269 NW 199th S,
Miami Garden, Florida 33056
Webpage Link
Cost:

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S AMALUNA PREMIERES DECEMBER 11 2014 UNDER THE BLUE AND YELLOW BIG TOP AT SUN LIFE STADIUM

EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR CIRQUE CLUB MEMBERS. TICKETS ONSALE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS OF AUGUST 25 2014

After the remarkable success of TOTEM in 2013, Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with one of its newest touring shows, Amaluna, which will premiere on December 11 under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at Sun Life Stadium.

Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are now available for existing Cirque Club members. To sign up for complimentary membership visit cirquedusoleil.com/cirqu…; giving members access to the best seats under the Big Top, promotions with our partners and a chance to experience never-before-seen exclusive Cirque du Soleil content.

Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public as of August 25 2014 by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/amalu… or by calling 1-877 9 CIRQUE.

The New York Times urges; “The display of female strength is a lovely thing”. New York Post boasts; “gorgeous visuals and dazzling circus acts”, and San Francisco Chronicle described Amaluna as; “sumptuously designed and invigoratingly female-powered”.

AMALUNA

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men washes ashore the island, triggering an epic and emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test and the couple must face numerous demanding trials before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK AND VOICE OF WOMEN

For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% all-female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective”, he adds. Writer and Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and recently named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says; “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show, including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Some 30 years ago, Cirque du Soleil was but a dream. It was the dream of a small community of travelling performers who would do anything to share their love of the stage, of circus and the of the world. The family has since grown and now includes thousands of dreamers – creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Quebec pride, an international entertainment company that has brought 35 large-scale shows to life – 20 of which are still in operation. The company, which celebrated it’s 30th anniversary in June 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees worldwide, including 1,300 performers from more than 50 different countries.