Venus Rising: Women’s Drum and Dance Ensemble Headlines the 3rd Annual Miami World Festival from around the World 10/25/14

Venus Rising: Women’s Drum & Dance Ensemble Headlines the 3rd Annual Miami World Festival from around the World
Saturday, 10/25/2014 – 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Venus-Rising-MMFW-2014-flyerWertheim Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: $25

Last year, Venus Rising Women’s Drum & Dance Ensemble made their debut at the Miami World Festival from around the World with their performance of an “An Afro Roots Rhythmic Journey.” The presentation earned them a standing ovation and an invitation to return this year for a repeat headline slot. This year, Venus Rising will present “One Pulse – Many Beats” on October 25, 2014 at the Florida International University’s Wertheim Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199). The musical celebration begins at 7:30 p.m.

“We’re honored and thrilled to be performing once again at the Miami World Music Festival,” says troupe founder and leader Zeva Soroker. “Last year’s presentation focused on the rich traditions of our African roots. This year, we will be focusing on our group’s diversity through our continued exploration of the traditional music of Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil and the Middle East.” The Connecticut-born Soroker began playing drums in Jamaica and continued her studies in Guniea, West Africa. She is currently a drum instructor at the The Goddess Store in Hollywood.

The Miami World Music Festival, under the artistic direction of Dr. Adolfo Vidal, was created by the South Florida Friends of Classical Music, a non-profit organization to encourage and support classical music performances and the musical heritage of countries around the world. The annual festival features academic, traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures performed by acclaimed world-class artists. In addition, the 2014 festival will also be presenting Michael Linville and Vidal with percussionist Fellows from the New World School of the Arts performing Two Pianos & Percussion, featuring the music of Argentina (Astor Piazzola) and Hungary (Bela Bartok).

Tickets for the event at Wertheim Center for the Performing Arts cost $25, $35 and $45 and are available for purchase online at http://bit.ly/MWFW14 or by phone at 786.581.7746.

Aesthetics and Values Art Exhibition 2/12/14

Aesthetics and Values Art Exhibition
Wednesday, 02/12/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 Southwest 17th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: Free

Florida International University’s Aesthetics & Values Art Exhibition

A&V 2014 Artists: Ray Azcuy, Carlos Betancourt, Tony Chirinos, Maritza
Molina, Ralph Provisero, Carol Prusa, Onajide Shabaka, Kyle
Trowbridge, and Michelle Weinberg.

MIAMI, FL (February 04, 2014) – QR codes painted with acrylic on
canvas, to prints redefining the idea of women roles in society, to
constructed domes holding the idea of the universe. This year’s 2014
Aesthetics & Values Exhibition (A&V) will have the guests in awe when
they attend the show with the different varieties of artwork being
portrayed. Curated, funded and presented by 39 Florida International
University (FIU) Honors college students who put plenty of hours in
order to make this exhibition possible. The exhibition features works
by nine local South Florida artists with works that are mostly
contemporary. The exhibition will run from February 12th, 2014 through
March 9th, 2014 at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum located
on 10975 Southwest 17th Street, Miami, Florida 33199. The exhibition
is free and open to the public. The reception is on February 12th,
2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

“A&V has taught us that Art makes a difference in society and
challenges our ideas. In our exhibition, we want to keep stimulating
this conversation and continue to push the boundaries,” said Alisa
Pazos, Advertising major. A&V is a class like no other. There is no
other class at FIU that the student’s sole responsibility and grade is
to curate an art exhibition. That means finding the artist, fund for
the event, organize for the reception, and curating the exhibition.
The 2014 A&V Exhibition will feature the works of Ray Azcuy, Carlos
Betancourt, Tony Chirinos, Maritza Molina, Ralph Provisero, Carol
Prusa, Onajide Shabaka, Kyle Trowbridge, and Michelle Weinberg.

“The A&V honors course offers great opportunity for students to engage
in art as well as provides tremendous service to the community as it
promotes interest and knowledge in art for participating students who
become our community leaders. Art education it critical in for
maintaining a dynamic and vibrant community,” said artist Carol Prusa.
As a visual artist, she is known for her contemporary and large-scale
use of silverpoint. Her pieces consist of acrylic hemispheres, and
then she uses the technique of silverpoint drawing to create the
design on the dome.

The Honors College professor and artist that started it all, John
Bailly, has been teaching this program for nine years. The Aesthetics
and Values project is for the students to get a understanding of how
art plays in our society and the controversial issues. The vast
majority of the students in the A&V class are not art majors; they
range from Finance to Biology majors. Each student, throughout the
course, gets to meet local artist, explore the art phenomenon that is
known in Miami today, work with a selected artist, and curate an art
exhibition. “The A&V student-curators solicit the artists, curate the
works, install the artwork, fundraise and produce the catalog, and
promote this exhibition entirely themselves. Their success in
organizing this exhibition reminds us that contemporary art is a
relevant and integral part of our lives,” said Professor John Bailly.

FIU Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty 11/8/13-11/17/13

FIU Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty
November 8-10 & 13-17, 2013 | Wednesday-Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM
Sleeping-Beauty-Postcard-frontPNGHerbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St.,
University Park, Florida 33199
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Cost: $10-15

FIU Theatre presetns: Sleeping Beauty
by Rufus Norris, Guest Director Margaret M. Ledford

This adaptation of the classic fairy tale is a wildly irreverent treat that will delight children and grown-ups alike. It focuses on Goody, the fairy who puts the famous curse on Beauty and spends the rest of the play trying to make everything turn out all right. Yes, there is a princess who pricks her finger and falls into a magic sleep, but there is also a vicious ogre mother-in-law, and ungrateful queen, and, in the center of it all, a grumpy fairy whose magic comes with stinky gas.

Directions at: wpac.fiu.edu or email: [email protected]

Tickets: $10 Students, $12 Seniors & Faculty/Staff (with ID), $15 General Admission.
Available at wpac.fiu.edu or 305-348-0496.

Sleeping Beauty Special Events:
– Opening Night Reception: Friday, November 8 – Pre & post-show refreshments beginning at 7PM.
– Theatre of the Mind: Sunday, November 10 – A 45-minute post show panel discussion of the ideas and topics of the play.
– Inside Scoop: Wednesday, November 13 – A 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show led by select members of the cast and production teams.

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Santa’s Arrival at Dolphin Mall 11/7/13

Santa’s Arrival at Dolphin Mall
Thursday, 11/07/2013 – 12/24/2013 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 Nw 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

Santa arrives at his second home at Dolphin Mall on November 7, 2013. Throughout his stay, he will greet children and their parents as he ushers in the holiday season. Children can find Santa at the 2nd Floor Ramblas area.

Ice Palace at Dolphin mall 11/7/13

Ice Palace at Dolphin mall
Thursday, 11/07/2013 – 12/24/2013 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Dolphin Mall
11401 Nw 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

Featuring a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show, and interactive fun. A 360-degree arctic immersion will showcase footage from BBC Earth.

Dolphin Mall’s Annual Magical Snowfall 11/27/13

Dolphin Mall’s Annual Magical Snowfall
Wednesday, 11/27/2013 – 01/05/2014 07:00 pm –
Dolphin Mall
11401 Nw 12th St,
Miami, Florida 33172
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Cost: Free

Marvel at a winter wonderland and watch flurries fall onto the Ramblas Plaza. Children can receive magical wands 30 minutes prior to the show, courtesy of Dolphin Mall. They can wave their wondrous wands to unleash the snowstorm.

“French Weeks Miami”: FIU presents a viewing of “Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles” 11/4/13

“French Weeks Miami”: FIU presents a viewing of “Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles”
Monday, 11/04/2013 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Florida International University – MMC Graham Center
11200 SW 8th St (Room GC 140),
Miami, Florida 33174
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Cost: Free

“French Weeks Miami” highlights the rich partnership of France and Miami through cultural programs, economic networking, festivals, economic organizations, cities, and schools. The European Center of Excellence (MEUCE) at Florida International University invite you to participate at the screening of a series of French-language films. At the Graham Center—GC 140 in FIU, enjoy “Un long Dimanche de Fiançailles” of well known French Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

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