Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays in Little Havana 4/30/10

Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays
April 30th, 2010

Historic Walking Tour – 7:00pm
The tour features architectural details, cultural history and other interesting tidbits from the mind of South Florida’s most respected historian. Meet in front of the Tower Theater.
Learn of the Ball and Chain Restaurant and Grill and its daring flouting of the “race rules” of an earlier era. Observe the home of Enola Gay Tibbetts at the time of Hiroshima. See Charlie’s fabled market in the heart of Old Riverside. View El Padrón Cigars, a text book example of the Mediterranean style of architecture, Lament the loss of the beloved Orange Bowl, but hear its story. Observe the path of the late, lamented trolley coursing through Riverside. View buildings hosting, in an earlier time, a Jewish youth center and a synagogue.

Michel Calvo
Michel will be performing at the Domino Plaza from 7:30pm-10:30pm
Born on August 24, 1974 in the town of Guines, Havana, Cuba; Calvo started his career at the age of 16 in the city of Matanzas, Cuba. Michel was part of bands such as DAN DEN, SELLO L.A., BACOLUYE, HAVANA BAND, among others. His music genre had the influence of the Latin music, including timba, salsa and son. Just recently Michel recorded his first single with the Timba group EKILATERO, in addition to the experience in the studio he did a number of interviews and presentations in radio stations along Miami. At the moment he has his own group called “Michel Calvo and his POWER BAND”, which performs every Saturday at “La Bodeguita del Medio”.

Armengol Sevilla
Mr. Sevilla will be performing at the corner of 16th Avenue and 8th Street, from 7:30pm-10:30pm
Armengol Montenegro Sevilla was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua; however, he currently resides in Miami where he has developed a many works interpreting traditional boleros. Armengol made his debut with the quartet “Perla” during 1966 then sings with the Northern Jazz, climbing quickly to become part of, The Jazz Matagalpa. In 1968 he starts in the “Nuevo Valores Radio Mundial” as lead singer. Then, in 1980 integrates the “Mariachi Mexico” and travels to Ecuador, to later on integrate the “Mariachi Guadalajara”.

Miami’s Jewel: The Tower Theater
To all those cinema lovers we would like to invite you to discover one of Miami’s best kept secrets, the historic Tower Theater. Enjoy a great foreign movie, independent film or art exhibition since the programs at the theater are exquisitely catered for people interested in cultural life. Bringing a refreshing oasis among the popular mall multiplexes, one can find cycles of new independent Spanish cinema, revelations from the Middle East and great works from European masters. And to top it off screenings have English subtitles and prices are just $6 for general public and $5 for students and seniors, can it get any better than this?

The Tower Theater is currently screening two films that recently achieved international success: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; and The secret in her eyes, from Argentina and Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film this year.
For more information click here!

Make sure to visit
The Grand opening of Galeria Adelmo this Friday, April 30th 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Complimentary Wine & Cheese
1165 S.W. 6th Street, Miami, Florida 33130.

Sociedad Actoral Hispanoamericana presenta “El Romancero Gitano”
El Romancero Gitano es una obra poética de Federico García Lorca, publicada en 1928. Está compuesta por dieciocho romances con temas como la noche, la muerte, el cielo, la luna. Todos los poemas tienen algo en común, tratan de la cultura gitana. El autor hace muchas descripciones al mundo de los gitanos.
Presenta una gran síntesis entre la poesía popular y la alta, transcurre entre dos motivos centrales, Andalucía y los gitanos, tratados de manera metafórica y mítica.
La obra refleja las penas de un pueblo perseguido que vive al margen de la sociedad y que se ve perseguido por los representantes de la autoridad, y por su lucha contra esa autoridad represiva. El libro tiene mucha sensualidad y muchas metáforas que marcan la historia.
Este Romancero será interpretado por el PREMIADO Actor Puertorriqueño Miguel Sahid el mismo estará complementado con los bailes de la bailaora española de flamenco Leandra “La Greca” que entre cuerdas y bailes le darán vida a este popular Romancero Gitano.
Esta puesta en escena estará dirigida por Director Puertorriqueño Edwin Pabellón.

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