Photographs of the Summer Art Series by Miami’s Independent Thinkers at The James Royal Palm on 8/20/14

Miami’s Independent Thinkers presents Summer Art Series  featuring local artist Ted VanCleave and Dan Schneiger at The James Royal Palm on  on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. We enjoyed amazing complimentary bites and cocktails fromFlorida Cookery.

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KCC Productions presents Jsalsa & Orch. Expression 8/27/14

KCC Productions presents Jsalsa & Orch. Expression
Wednesday, 08/27/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
jsalsaNorth Shore Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Jorge Santiago (“Jsalsa”) is a native Puerto Rican salsa musician. In 1996, Orq. Expression was born in the Bronx, performing in many local events in New York City. This group of youths played salsa dura in New York’s streets where the NY Salsa style started. Jsalsa relocated to Miami when he was 28 years old, and has promoted his New York Latin flair ever since. His salsero attitude and rhythm are evident in all of the salsa shows he performs. His latest project unlocks and defrosts those great musical numbers that have brought so much dancing fun to all of us. “Bringing back Orq. Expression to play back the memories and rhythms of salsa dura” is his latest mission.
“Music is the soul of a person and the memory of lifetime”

Photographs of Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art 17 Pop-Up Social at Tongue & Cheek on 8/19/14

Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art #16 Pop-Up Social at Tongue & Cheek on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Featured Artists: Monique Lassooij, Judith Mistor, Alejandro Cuadra and Prince Aderele.

Featured Charities: Indie Film Club and Whereby.US

About the River Of Art Program:

The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

About Life Is Art
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.

Supported by Supported by Sweat Records – Fabulous Miami – Tony Major Events – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – PARK Project – You and I Are Love –  Soul Of Miami

Next month River of Art is September 23rd at Cocktail Collection at Tobacco Road so save the date!

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Patpong 1 Year Anniversary 8/23/14

Patpong 1 Year Anniversary
Patpong_1YRSaturday, August 23, 10pm-2am
1661 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Enter through the alley
No cover

Sexy house sounds by Goosebumps.

Free drinks before midnight.

Wall Lounge – This Weeks Lineup 8/19/14

Wall Lounge – This Weeks Lineup
Tuesday, 08/19/2014 – 08/23/2014 10:00 pm – 04:00 am
Wall-week-Aug-18Wall Lounge (W Hotel)
2201 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

Wall Lounge has events all week long that you wont want to miss! Tuesday,Ruen. Blaze & Reid Waters. Thursday, Tony G. Friday, Brooke Evers & Brito. Saturday, Pierce Fulton. Come dance the night away!

Pink Flamingo Awards 9/23/14

Pink Flamingo Awards
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pink-Flamingo-Logo-2014Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: $75

The 2nd Annual “Pink Flamingo Awards” will honor the people and places that have made Miami Beach a top 10 destination for travel as well as a world-class city in which to live. The “People’s Choice”-style awards recognize individuals and companies in 20 hospitality-related categories and are voted on by members of the community and tourists who visit here. Celebrity comedian ANT will emcee the Awards Ceremony, which will undoubtedly be full of ANTics and surprises. In addition to what promises to be an ANTastic evening, the 2nd Annual “Pink Flamingo Awards” will include an open bar cocktail reception; a silent auction; a three-course, seated dinner; and additional live entertainment. Proceeds from the “Pink Flamingo Awards” benefit the LGBT Visitor Center which welcomes thousands of international visitors throughout the year and serves as a major hub of activity for the local community. The Visitor Center is funded and operated by the MDGLCC Foundation, Inc., the non-profit foundation of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Guitars Over Guns to Hold First Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert 8/23/14

Guitars Over Guns to Hold First Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
Saturday, 08/23/2014 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CYS-elec-flyer-FINALGleason Room backstage at the Fillmore in Miami Beach
1700 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $100

Guitars Over Guns, a Miami-based nonprofit that provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance, announced today that it will hold its first annual Choose Your Sound benefit concert on Saturday, August 23rd from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Gleason Room backstage at the Fillmore in Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave). Tickets are available for $100 at

Guitars Over Guns (GOGO) president and co-founder Chad Bernstein launched the organization in 2008 to formalize the ad-hoc mentoring that he and other members of the Miami band Suénalo were providing to local middle-schoolers. In partnership with Communities in Schools, the country’s largest dropout prevention organization, GOGO delivers a results-based, scalable model for bringing the joy and discipline of music-making to young people facing adversity in high-risk environments. Through its weekly programs, professional musicians forge positive relationships with students through one-on-one mentoring and instruction in music theory and performance.

“In addition to developing musicianship skills and strong relationships with local mentors, students who participate in Guitars Over Guns programs do better in school: 96 percent of GOGO students have improved their grades in math and reading,” said Bernstein. “The Choose Your Sound benefit concert will raise money to support our programs so that we can bring the transformative power of music to more students and schools in South Florida and beyond. We are thrilled to have a great lineup of bands and some of our community’s most prominent artists lending their support to our mission and joining us for what promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment.”

Sponsored by Matusalem, Tito’s Vodka and Bombay Sapphire, the Choose Your Sound benefit concert will feature performances from local bands Suénalo, the Spam Allstars and Tomas Diaz as well as student musicians from the GOGO program. Roxanne Vargas of NBC’s 6 in the Mix will host the event, and singer and actor Jencarlos Canela will make a special appearance. There will also be a fine art exhibition featuring work from internationally renowned artist LEBO (who will create a one-of-a-kind painting to be auctioned that evening), Krave, Bhakti Baxter, Alvin Hernandez and Eva Ruiz, and a silent auction of unique gift packages and donated prizes.

“If I weren’t in GOGO I’d probably be susceptible to gang violence, street fights and drug abuse,” said Amelio Joseph, former student of the Guitars Over Guns Program. It’s just a way for me to express myself, to just get my feelings out there. Life without music is not life at all.”

For more information on Choose Your Sound and to purchase tickets, visit To inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the event, please contact Chad Bernstein at or at 847.420.6327. Follow GOGO on Twitter @guitarsoverguns and join the conversation by using #chooseyoursound.


Guitars Over Guns is a Florida-based non-profit organization that was launched in 2008 by musician Dr. Chad Bernstein to formalize the ad-hoc mentoring he and other members of the Miami band Suénalo were providing to local at-risk middle-schoolers. Our mission is to help young people living in negative and dangerous environments to discover the life-changing power of music through a structured program of music instruction and strong mentoring relationships with professional musicians.

For more information, visit and follow @guitarsoverguns.


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