Miami Grands – Presented by Miami Piano Circle and Barry University 4/27/14

Miami Grands – Presented by Miami Piano Circle and Barry University
Sunday, 04/27/2014 – 04/27/2014 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4829MaimiGrand3-25revBarry University – Ruth K. & Shepard Broad Auditorium
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20.00 General Admission; $100 VIP with Reception and Preferred Seating

Presented by the Miami Piano Circle and Barry University, ten world-renowned pianists and Barry University professors will take the stage and simultaneously play on ten grand pianos. An original concert piece, composed by Michael Torke and inspired by Miami will feature an arrangement of movements that will highlight the “Magic City’s” diverse landscapes, culture, and people.

Georgi Danchev will conduct pianists Mia Vassilev, Kristin Camacho, Dionisio Camacho, Jamila Tekalli, Stepan Rudenko, Alan Ngim, Daniel Manoiu, Asiya Korepanova, as well as Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition winning duo Stephanie Ho, and Saar Ahuvia.

The evening’s repertoire will include selections arranged for a 10-piano ‘orchestra’ such as: “The Everglades,” “South Beach,” “Star Island,” “Mojitos & Stilettos,” and “Coconut Grove,” among others.

Composer, Michael Torke has been commissioned by organizations such as the Walt Disney Co., the New York Philharmonic, PBS, and the International Olympic Committee. The pianists have played around the globe including Carnegie Hall, Teatro di Marcello in Rome, and New York’s Lincoln Center.

The event is sponsored by Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, Miami Piano Circle, Piano Music Center, and Miami-Dade County, Miami Shores Community Alliance, Bank of America.

Tartuffe: Born Again 4/10/14 – 4/13/14

Tartuffe: Born Again
Thursday, 04/10/2014 – 04/13/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
PrintBroad Auditorium at Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Produced by Barry University’s Department of Fine Arts, this modern adaptation casts Tartuffe as a deposed televangelist who rooks Orgon and his family of their money and property and nearly compromises Orgon’s wife. The action takes place in a religious television studio in Baton Rouge where the characters cavort to either prevent or aid Tartuffe in his machinations. Written in modern verse, Tartuffe: Born Again adheres closely to the structure and form of the original. Moliere’s legendary comedic characters are delightfully at home in this modern day version that played at New York’s Circle in the Square.

April 10 to 12 7:00 p.m.

April 13 2:00 p.m.


Children In Action Hosts 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament / Silent Auction 2/28/14

Children In Action Hosts 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament / Silent Auction February 28 in Miami Shores
Friday, 02/28/2014 – 11:30 am – 06:00 pm
1939776_1423062007932759_719578303_nMiami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: 175.00

Local golfers and philanthropers alike are being sought to participate in the upcoming annual Children In Action (NCA) charity golf tournament to be held at the Miami Shores Country Club on Friday, February 28, 2014. Registration opens and lunch will begin being served at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. Entry fees are is $175.00 per player or $650.00 for a foursome.

“We’re excited about hosting our second-ever golf tournament and are looking forward to building on the momentum created by last year’s successful event,” says event organizer and NCA President Zoe Prieto. “The NCA is all about helping local children as well as those in neighboring countries who need it most. We are grateful that this year’s sponsors, including Hialeah Park, State Representative Eddy Gonzalez, City of Hialeah Gardens Mayor Yioset De La Cruz, the Hialeah Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Vital Graphics, have all really stepped up and helped make a difference.”

A registered 501(c)3 established in 1996, Children In Action’s focus is to help needy locals as well as those in the Caribbean and Central America with clothing, goods and food. The tournament registration cost includes lunch, greens fees, cart rental, range balls, entry to the “closest to the pin” and “longest drive” contests, beverages and snacks on the course, as well as a take-home goody bag.

The organization is still accepting donations for the silent auction and raffle prizes. Also, a limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. All donations, including tournament registration fees, raffle, silent auction and bag giveaway items, are tax deductible. To register for the tournament or donate prizes, please contact Prieto at 786.554.9090 or via email at

The Miami Shores Golf club is located at 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138. For more information or to donate to the organization online, visit

Italian Wine Specialist Immersion Course 3/30/14 – 5/4/14

Italian Wine Specialist Immersion Course
Sunday, 03/30/2014 – 05/04/2014 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
JQI-Promo-MedThe Big Fish Restaurant
620 NE 78th St.,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: $650
Online Registration.

Diego Meraviglia, Vice President and Director of Education of the North American Sommelier Association (NASA) and Gold-Pin Sommelier, returns to Miami to head the Southeastern US presentation of the Italian Wine Immersion Course. Designed for either wine enthusiasts or professionals, the classes deeply and fully explore all 20 wine regions of Italy, their wine laws, regulations, grape varietals, traditions, trends, history, and a brief overview of the cuisine and culture. This 4 day course plus certification exam is produced by NASA and sponsored by Just Quality Importer Inc. (Miami Beach.) Classes begin on March 30, 2014 at the Big Fish Restaurant located in Miami’s Upper Eastside and continue March 31st, April 1st and 2nd, and conclude with an exam on May 4th.

The cost is $650.00 and includes all texts, wine colors charts, tastings that cover 30 wines representing all Italian wine regions, and a NASA promotional membership. For information, call 305.244.8272 or email

17th Miami Jewish Film Festival 1/23/14 – 2/3/14

17th Miami Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, 01/23/2014 – 02/03/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
9806 NE 2 Avenue,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $9 – $40

Expect the unexpected with over thirty internationally acclaimed dramas, documentaries and shorts that feature such stars as Isabella Rossellini and Patrick Stewart. Thirty films are World, North American and Florida premieres, and highlights include the hilarious opening night documentary When Comedy Went to School, with rare interviews by Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, and Jerry Seinfeld; a 30th anniversary tribute to Woody Allen’s classic Broadway Danny Rose; and Bethlehem, Israel’s Academy Award entry, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Special live musical and dance performances compliment select screenings, along with guest filmmakers, critics and arts editors who lead discussions following the films. Screenings are held throughout Miami-Dade during the Festival’s 10 days.

A Musical Gift –Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Cuban Maestro Ernesto Lecuona 11/23/13

A Musical Gift –Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Cuban Maestro Ernesto Lecuona
Sunday, 11/23/2013 – 11/23/2013 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
BarryLecuonaFlyer2Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center at Barry University Main Campus
11300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami Shores, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Barry University Department of Fine Arts and Institute for Hispanic/Latino Theology and Ministry pay tribute to famed Cuban Composer Ernesto Lecuona with performances by Barry’s Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, Repertoire Dance Ensemble, and classical vocalists. The evening will also include a performance of selections from Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass. The concert is directed by Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios and features Guest Conductor Maestro Alfredo Munar and surprise guests. Admission is free and open to the public.

Free Shakespeare at Barry University 10/23/13-10/27/13

Free Shakespeare at Barry University Directed By City Theatre Artistic Director John Manzelli And Summer Shorts Director Antonio Amadeo
romeoOctober 23-27, 2013
Shepard and Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts
11300 NE2nd Ave
Miami Shores, FL
PRICE: Admission is free and open to the public
For information call: 305-899-3420 Or e-mail:

Two of South Florida’s most critically acclaimed professional artists, City Theatre’s John Manzelli & The Naked Stage’s Antonio Amadeo Direct!

October, 23 Wednesday 7pm
October, 24 Thursday 7pm * (Post Show Discussion)
October, 25 Friday 7pm
October, 26 Saturday 7pm
October, 27 Sunday 2pm
A Post Show Discussion on the relevant philosophical and artistic issues surrounding the production will be held immediately following the October 24th performance. The discussion will be lead by Dr. Ruth Tallman- Assistant Professor of Philosophy and John Manzelli- Assistant Professor of Theatre. Reservations and tickets are not required.


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