“Sunshine Jazz Series presents The Allen C. Paul Quintet” 6/3/22

“Sunshine Jazz Series presents The Allen C. Paul Quintet”
Friday, 06/03/2022-, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The 35th season of the Sunshine Jazz Concert Series continues on Friday, June 3rd featuring the spectacular pianist Allen C. Paul with his Quintet featuring on Sax: Melton Mustafa, Jr., Guitar: Ansen Andre, Bass: Nate Beneby, and Drums: Jon David Anderson. Mr. Paul is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Music and has performed with a myriad of top-tier artists including Betty Wright, Leon Foster Thomas, Mike Phillips, Jesse Jones, Jr. and many others. Enjoy world class Jazz in the Black Box Theater with fine acoustics and cool and comfortable seating. The theater offers free garage parking, cash bar and covid safety measures. You can reserve tickets at the SRT online or walk up box office. Seating is on a first come basis. Please share the love of Jazz, and we hope to see your face in the place!
SJO programming is presented with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Sunshine Jazz Series presents Leesa Richards 3/11/22

Sunshine Jazz Series presents Leesa Richards
Friday, 03/11/2022-, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
The Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue,
Liberty City/Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $16.00

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Sunshine Jazz Organization’s 35th Season Monthly Concert Series presents multi-talented Singer-Songwriter Leesa Richards. A Detroit native, Richards started her career as a dancer on a world tour with Whitney Houston. She continued to combine her love for music and dance, earning her the role of Mary Magdalene in the national tour of the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. She earned critical acclaim leading to featured performances throughout the US and Europe.

Leesa continued to develop her vocal prowess and, over the years, has performed with many name artists including Faith Hill, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias… and recorded backing vocals for the legendary Barbra Streisand! Leesa Richards’ sound taps into her deep roots of soul and the poetry of jazz. We invite you to join us for what will be a magical, musical experience on March 11th.

Sunshine Jazz Series presents Jim Berry & Benelovence with special guest Leesa Richards 1/28/22

Sunshine Jazz Series presents Jim Berry & Benelovence with special guest Leesa Richards
Friday, 01/28/2022-, 07:30 pm-10:00 pm
The Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The 35th Season of the Sunshine Jazz Concert Series presents “Jim Berry and Benevolence, with special guest Leesa Richards”. Widely known as a multi-tasking TV personality, CBS4 Sportscaster and broadcast journalist, Jim Berry is also a devoted singer and an accomplished lyricist who has composed several original tunes. The long-time Miami resident, originally from Chicago, is a Jazz singer with a smooth, soulful touch and his own contemporary style. As an extra bonus, Jim Berry and Benevolence will have fabulous songstress Ms. Leesa Richards as a special guest! We hope you’ll join us for a great evening of soulful music on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 7:30 PM – 10 PM. Tickets are available online at the Theater or onsite at the theater’s Box Office. The Concert will follow Covid-19 Safety Measures. Free Garage parking, Bar, Snacks available.

Voices of Our Community: Race, Risk, and Resilience – LIBERTY CITY 12/17/21

Voices of Our Community: Race, Risk, and Resilience – LIBERTY CITY
Friday, 12/17/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Carrie Meek Senior Center (Charles Hadley Park)
1350 NW 50 street,
Miami, Florida, 33142
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Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The two-hour Liberty City community event is a creative arts showcase of residents sharing their perspectives on race, risk, and resillence under the weight of the inequalities surrounding disaster and economics.
Community artists and residents will share their experiences and insights through oral histories, performances, and various art mediums. Refreshments will be served.

6:00 – 7:00 pm ARTWALK Featuring Liberty City Artists (appetizers served)
7:00-8:00 pm Creative Arts Program Featuring community groups, theater, and individuals artistically sharing their experiences.

FREE EVENT – FREE PARKING

10,000 Strong Black Leadership Conference 12/4/21

10,000 Strong Black Leadership Conference
Saturday, 12/04/2021-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $40

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The Circle of Entertainment, Encouraging Dreamers Breaking Barriers and Fantasy Theatre Factory present an exclusive networking event like no other!

Come together with a progressive business community. Learn more about establishing positive business acumen. Come enjoy panels discussing Social Activism, Finance, Religion, Medical Discrimination, Sports, Tech, Arts & Entertainment led by some of Miami’s finest business persons. Ijamyn Gray, Eric Knowles, Ed Haynes, Brandon Jones, T. Willard Fair, David Wilson, Ice Squad Entertainment just to name a few. Refreshments will be provided by Other Side of the Bridge!

There will be powerful Q&A’s after each panel, so come and be heard!

A Special Thank You to the Circle of Brotherhood, Natural Motions Studios, Encouraging Dreamers Breaking Barriers, Other Side of the Bridge, S.H.E.A.R. Inc, Arc of the City, The Urban League, The Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, Ice Squad Entertainment, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church., Haynes Security, Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency and Blackman Music Group.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks are recommended.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284- 8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents Maryel Epps! 12/3/21

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Presents Maryel Epps!
Friday, 12/03/2021-, 07:30 pm-10:30 pm
The Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: 16.00

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Love, Peace & Jazz! The Sunshine Jazz Organization is celebrating our 35th Season! Promoting America’s Precious Artform in South Florida Since 1986.

Join us for our monthly Sunshine Jazz Concert Series presented at the Sandrell Rivers Theater every 1st Friday from 7:30-10:30pm. On Friday, December 3rd, we are featuring The Maryel Epps Quintet! Ms. Epps is a true South Florida “Diva”. She originated her famous “Gospel Brunch” with great success in New York and, upon relocating to South Beach in the late ’90s, her popularity has continued with no end in sight. Maryel Epps has performed with many greats such as Billy Taylor, Bob Dylan, Chaka Khan, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and Patti LaBelle. A major musical dream came true having opened for Prince! Don’t miss Maryel Epps with her classy, Diva style and soul-bending band!

SJO programming is presented with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. SJO Events are ADA Compatible.

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Returns 11/5/21

The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series Returns
Friday, 11/05/2021-, 07:30 pm-10:30 pm
The Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: 16.00

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Sunshine Jazz Organization is celebrating our 35th Season of Jazz! The SJO is thrilled to finally be presenting live Jazz again. Please join us as we celebrate the birthday of SJO’s founding father, Jazz radio icon China Valles “The Mahj”, and featuring Grammy-nominated blues/jazz/R&B masters Mojo Ike and Lady Val Woods 7 pc Band.

SJO programming is presented with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It 12/12/21

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It
Sunday, 12/12/2021-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $15-$25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

1951 Productions LLC in partnership with Fantasy Theatre Factory present “The Short and Short of It” By Bruce Karp!

The Short and Short of It will combine several short comedies and dramatic plays that will touch on many facets of human interaction, family dysfunction embracing LGBTQ, social, family, HIV, homelessness, kindness, and friendship themes, and even some Hip Hop. Each play is different in approach and content, but all are meant to be thought-provoking, leaving the audience to think about the way they see the world.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It 12/11/21

Bruce Karps: The Short and Short of It
Saturday, 12/11/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $15-$25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

1951 Productions LLC in partnership with Fantasy Theatre Factory present “The Short and Short of It” By Bruce Karp!

“The Short and Short of It” will combine several short comedies and dramatic plays that will touch on many facets of human interaction, family dysfunction embracing LGBTQ, social, family, HIV, homelessness, kindness, and friendship themes, and even some Hip Hop. Each play is different in approach and content, but all are meant to be thought-provoking, leaving the audience to think about the way they see the world.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Melton Mustafa and Friends: Jazz and RnB Concert 11/12/21

Melton Mustafa and Friends: Jazz and RnB Concert
Friday, 11/12/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
MIAMI, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $15

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a night of Jazz, RnB, Funk and Soul featuring Miami’s own Grammy Nominated Music Educator and Recording Artist- Melton Mustafa Jr.!

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

Ada Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dentistry and Dental Practice 11/22/21

Dentistry and Dental Practice
Monday, 11/22/2021-11/23/2021, 09:00 am-06:00 pm

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Cost: $200

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

28th Edition of International Conference Dentistry & Dental Practice.
November 22-23, 2021, London
“International Conference on Dentistry and Dental Practice” During November 22-23,2021. Dental 2021 would lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims in accelerating scientific discoveries. The main theme of the conference is “Dentistry and innovations in the field of Dental practice “

Little Monster Tales- Live on Halloween 10/31/21

Little Monster Tales- Live on Halloween
Sunday, 10/31/2021-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
MIAMI, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Put on your Halloween Costume and join us for a Live Halloween performance of Little Monster Tales!

Don’t be afraid! LITTLE MONSTER TALES is the “trick” to make reading a “treat!”
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children, and other squiggly creatures- We bring these stories to life on stage! This show combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music -even a headless butler who can juggle! The show tickles your funny bone and sends everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors! Great FUN!

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and temperature checks are required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Film@Srt: Hocus Pocus 10/24/21

Film@Srt: Hocus Pocus
Sunday, 10/24/2021-, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a screening of the Halloween classic movie Hocus Pocus!
Doors and Concessions open @ 2pm- costumes encouraged!

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and Temperature Checks will be required.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Brenda Alford’s Birthday Concert 10/16/21

Brenda Alford’s Birthday Concert
Saturday, 10/16/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 am
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $20

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a magical night of live music with Brenda Alford and her Quintet at the Sandrell Rivers Theater!

Ms. Alford is joined in this concert by Venezuelan pianist and album producer, Antulio Mora, the renowned bassist, Paul Shewchuk, the brilliant drummer, J.D. Anderson, and the great Jesse Jones, Jr. on saxophone.
The Brenda Alford Quintet will have you tapping your toes to the swinging rhythms of some of the greatest jazz standards from her mentors and idols, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, and Billie Holliday.

You’ll hear the soulful jazz side of Aretha Franklin as well as some of the unique arrangements that were created by and for Brenda– a real testament to her artistry.
Music from Brenda Alford’s latest cd, “Messages…Songs for the Soul” will be included in this concert!

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read more at: Masks and temperature checks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: Thank you to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sur Aur Taal 9/18/21

Sur Aur Taal
Saturday, 09/18/2021-, 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $55

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

MAIACA, Miami Association of Indian Americans for Culture and the Arts, will host Sur Aur Taal, a live production exploring the evolution of melody and rhythm connecting centuries old Classical Indian music to Bollywood movie songs. The event is scheduled for September 18th at the revitalized Sandrell Rivers Theater in Liberty City beginning at 6pm EST. Sur Aur Taal will feature musicians and singers from the Asian Cultural Association of Central Florida. The troupe will perform a series of well-known musical ragas (classical patterns of musical stanzas) in both Classical and Bollywood melodies. This will be the first live, in-person performance for MAIACA in almost two years, due to the pandemic.

Little Monster Tales- Sensory Friendly 10/16/21

Little Monster Tales- Sensory Friendly
Saturday, 10/16/2021-, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Don’t be afraid! Little Monster Tales is the “trick” to make reading a “treat!”

Fantasy Theatre Factory presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children, and other squiggly creatures- We bring these stories to life on stage! This show combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music -even a headless butler who can juggle! The show tickles your funny bone and sends everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors! Great fun!

This is a Live Sensory Friendly Performance at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all with autism or with sensory sensitivities.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Masks and temperature checks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Unfold: The Pride Plays by Ricky J. Martinez 10/1/21, 10/2/21

Unfold: The Pride Plays by Ricky J. Martinez
Saturday, 10/01/2021-10/02/2021, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $25 & $35

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us on October 1st & 2nd for Unfold: The Pride Plays written and directed By Ricky J. Martinez!

A collection of three Latino-centric one-act plays unapologetically tackling charged issues within the Lgbtq2 community. Each twenty minute playlet contains controversial material to fuel conversation afterwards and a powerful night of theatre.

Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration 2021 8/14/21

Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration 2021
Saturday, 08/14/2021-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $10

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for our 4th Annual Sandrell Rivers Day Celebration!

In honor of our namesake Chief Sandrell Rivers’ birthday, Fantasy Theatre Factory is honored to present a spectacular evening of distinctly uplifting music, visual art, poetry, fashion and more! Local tastemakers from diverse backgrounds will pay tribute to the life and work of the late and beloved Chief Sandrell Rivers. The entire community is invited to join us for live arts performances, networking, and a cultural celebration in the name of our hometown icon.

FTF’s Sandrell Rivers Day will be recognizing a member of the Liberty City community who works to improve and enrich the lives of its residents. This year’s recipient is Latousha Daniels, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI).

Co-Hosting this wonderful night will be Ashlee Thomas, president of the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE), and renowned actor, aerialist and all-around entertainer Luckner “Lucky” Bruno. With performances by the Jesse Jones, Jr., Quartet; The Harden Project; dancers Alia and Emily Ricca; rap and spoken-word artist and community activist Blaze Carter; FTF’s Theater Summer Camp and many more!

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Sunshine Jazz Organization, The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

Film@Srt: Godzilla 8/1/21

Film@Srt: Godzilla
Sunday, 08/01/2021-, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a screening of the film “Godzilla VS Kong” on the big screen!
Rated PG-13

Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home. Along for the ride is Jia, an orphaned girl who has a unique and powerful bond with the mighty beast. However, they soon find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla as he cuts a swath of destruction across the globe. The initial confrontation between the two titans — instigated by unseen forces — is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the planet.

Doors open at 2pm- get your concessions!
Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Ada Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale 7/31/21

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale
Saturday, 07/31/2021-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for the Closing Day performance of Cinderella: A Fractured Fairytale! The hysterical show is finishing out it’s South FL tour at our home theater, The Sandrell Rivers Theater.

It’s a Cinderella Story– like you’ve never seen it before!
Take the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, music, acrobatics and magic, and you’ve got a new version of an old story that leaves kids (and adults) begging for more! The show is great for primary grades, and older students appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”.

Parking Garage- 6104 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Ada Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Covid-19 Practices & Protocols: Read our guidelines at sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Department, Young Arts Miami and in part by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

One@Srt: Luckner Bruno’s The Sovereign Show 7/3/21

One@Srt: Luckner Bruno’s The Sovereign Show
Saturday, 07/03/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave., Sandrell Rivers Theater,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a Stage-to-Screen one-person-multi-character Comedy Event!

Content not suitable for 13 years and younger. Viewer Discretion is advised.

You have been cordially invited to the Royal Estate of Future Versailles!
The year is 2647, and your Sovereign Ruler invites you to the premier of the Stage-to-Screen show “The Sovereign Show”.
You will be special guests of our Sovereign Ruler: Hermaphrodite-saurus Rex I- Future Leader of France. We will go on a journey where we will time shift through to the 2020’s: the Era of Revolution, Transparency and Change.
This is a show that shines a light on the upheavals and changes of that Historical Era. This will be a safe time traveling journey with no time paradoxes or mistaken meet-ups with your future mom.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

About One@Srt: This program was developed to provide a space dedicated to the staging and sharing of one-person shows. This initiative is part of Ftf’s plan to safely present cultural entertainment. This performance will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Ada Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Boys Will Be Boys 7/10/21

Boys Will Be Boys
Saturday, 07/10/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $25-$35

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

This event contains adult language & content. Viewer discretion advised.

The complexities of American masculinity and boyhood come to the stage in a theatrical, vulnerable, and powerful world premiere dance evening presented by international Choreographer Randolph Ward.

Boys Will be Boys is an emotionally charged evening that dissects toxic masculinity and American ideologies on manhood. In a “call and response” military style cadence, performers enter the theater space chanting and marching in formation. “Man up”, “boys don’t cry”, and “take it like a man”, can be heard and are vocalized by dancers as B-Boys, Eagle and Christian battle each other in the street style of dance called “breaking”.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

About Cap: Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater presents Cultural Arts Partnership (Cap). Cap seeks to form unique, program-driven partnerships with emerging and established cultural organizations or artists dedicated to the creation and presentation of innovative, thought-provoking, diverse, and/or new artistic work (theatre, dance, music, art, multidisciplinary) to be part of our season of the arts at the Sandrell Rivers Theater.​​​​

Sponsors: This show is made possible with support from the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs , Fantasy Factory Theater, Capital Arts Partnership Program, Sandrell Rivers Theater and MUCE, the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience.

Independence Day Unity Concert 7/2/21

Independence Day Unity Concert
Friday, 07/02/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $15

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for an Independence Day Unity Concert with vocalist Lauren Carter!

Featuring classic songs such as What the World Needs Now, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, With a Little Help from my Friends, This Land is Your Land, Ain’t That America and more- Lauren Carter’s soulful and versatile voice lights up the Sandrell Rivers Theater in this In-Person Concert!

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

5050 Raffle for the Animals 6/18/21

5050 Raffle for the Animals
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 am-11:59 pm
Website
Cost: See description for ticket prices

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Want to WIN BIG? The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 50/50 Raffle for the Animals is back! Purchase tickets online for your chance at winning 50% of the total cash jackpot. The other half will help give homeless animals a second chance. It’s a win-win for everyone!
With tickets starting at just $10 for 10 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets or $40 for 200 tickets, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win! Fetch the winning ticket online before June 18th ends.

Dear Dad – An Exploration of Fatherhood 6/19/21

Dear Dad – An Exploration of Fatherhood
Saturday, 06/19/2021-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Dear Dad – An Exploration of Fatherhood features 12 monologues that touch upon the topics of absent fathers, trying to please a father, new fatherhood and more.

These monologues were previously recorded and edited together to create a beautiful film production that will premier on the big screen at the Sandrell Rivers Theater on June 19th.

Suitable for people 16 years or older. Under 16 should view with an adult.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Starting June 20th, this production will run on Fantasy Theatre Factory’s Facebook and Youtube for one month!

Directed by: Marj O’Neill-Butler, Arianna Rose, Karen Stephens and Elizabeth Price.

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa Flamenco on My Own 6/5/21

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Saturday, 06/05/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a one-person show featuring the Flamenco work of Ilisa Rosal! Choreographed and Directed by Ilisa Rosal in collaboration with Melissa Cruz. Original and traditional Flamenco music composed and arranged by Jose Luis. This Stage-To-Screen show will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simultaneously simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals.

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

One@Srt: Allen Michael’s The Vintage Classic Experience 5/1/21

One@Srt: Allen Michael’s The Vintage Classic Experience
Saturday, 05/01/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Allen Michael curates a selection of Latin American classical guitar music performed for the first time on the electric guitar. Allen’s storytelling connects his audience to the finest music of Brazil, Cuba, Argentina and more, creating a unique concert that touches the mind, heart and soul. His interpretations on the electric guitar connect with a wide audience and maintain the highest interpretive standards of his classical training.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

About One@Srt: This program was developed to provide a space dedicated to the staging and sharing of one-person shows. This initiative is part of Fantasy Theatre Factory’s plan to continue to safely present cultural entertainment. This performance will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Messages… Songs for the Soul 4/24/21

Messages… Songs for the Soul
Saturday, 04/24/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $40

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Messages…Songs for the Soul- The Concert features a professionally shot video of renowned jazz vocalist Brenda Alford and her Quartet performing the songs of her newest album, “Messages… Songs for the Soul”. This will be an in-person viewing of the Stage-to-Screen concert, with a live introduction and post-show talk-back with Brenda Alford herself!

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127
Tickets: $40. Includes an autographed CD, introduction & post-show talk-back with Ms. Alford and a percentage of all concert ticket sales will benefit the Homestead Soup Kitchen.
$20 tickets available now for online-viewing of the show from April 25th-May 9th. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Feeding America.

On the 25th, you can also enjoy an interview with Brenda and Wendy Pedersen, co-host of Miami Jazz Collective at 6:30 pm! Fantasy Theatre Factory Facebook Live at 6:30pm on April 25th

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: Patrons will undergo a temporal scan upon arriving, the use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals.

May I Have This Dance 3/27/21

May I Have This Dance
Saturday, 03/27/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $15

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

A wonderfully funny yet powerful musical about fathers, daughters and a dance.
Hosted by Avenues of Excellence in conjunction with Cherades Youth Theater Project, this musical production is based on the children’s book “A Night on the Red Carpet” by Rose Hedgemond, is an artistic creation focusing on the importance of the father-daughter relationship, and how time is truly more valuable than riches.

Parking Garage- 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127
Tickets: $15. 305-284-8872

This will be a Live In-Person performance at the Sandrell Rivers Theater with Covid-19 protocols in place. This performance will also be recorded and each ticket holder will receive a private invitation-only YouTube link on April 10th, which will provide online-viewing access through May 8th. The online-viewing link can also be purchased separately at any time for $15, with the same viewing access from April 10th – May 8th.

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

One@Srt: O’Neil Delapenha’s A Day in the Life of Kidney Man 4/3/21

One@Srt: O’Neil Delapenha’s A Day in the Life of Kidney Man
Saturday, 04/03/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Fantasy Theatre Factory
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

A charmingly whimsical Stage-to-Screen story of being true to oneself in the face of adversity.
An opportunity too good to be true…An artificial intelligence program with a sinister agenda…And an announcement that could change everything. Finding himself at the forefront of fame, local superhero Kidney Man must now face his biggest challenge yet: Using his powers to save himself!

Tickets: $1. https://tickets.ftfshows.com, 305-284-8872
Virtual Streaming Links: https://facebook.com/ftfshows
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dBLv9GNfiBu9w2O3_UzrA

About One@Srt: This program was developed to provide a space dedicated to the staging and sharing of one-person shows. This initiative is part of Fantasy Theatre Factory’s plan to safely present cultural entertainment. This performance will premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theater while simulcasting on Facebook & YouTube.

Covid-19 Protocol & Practices: The use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing are required for all individuals. Read more at: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

Sponsors: This program was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Broward County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

I Wanna Dance with Somebody: A Celebration of Black Icon’s from the 80’s 2/26/21

I Wanna Dance with Somebody: A Celebration of Black Icon’s from the 80’s
Friday, 02/26/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Join us for a Virtual Concert as we explore the iconic music created by African American artists in the 1980s. A plethora of icons released hit after hit that topped the charts across the US and around the world, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Billy Ocean, Anita Baker, Patti Labelle and many more!

When: Feb 26th, 2021 at 8:00pm
Where: https://facebook.com/ftfshows

Sponsored by: The Miami-Dade County of Cultural Affairs, the Broward County County Cultural Division, Funding Arts Broward, Florida Department of State Division of Culture Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts

One@Srt: Emily Ricca Dance Through Time 1/16/21

One@Srt: Emily Ricca Dance Through Time
Saturday, 01/16/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $1

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

An engaging, informative and inspiring Stage-to-Screen dance performance that elegantly shows how dance has evolved from Ancient Greek to Contemporary Times. Suitable for all that love the Arts, Dance, Music, and History!

In this performance you will see beautiful costumes with equally beautiful music ranging from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake to Gershwin’s Who Cares.

Emily Ricca has danced professionally for Ballet de San Juan, Florida Dance Theatre, Boca Ballet Theatre, and the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, with teaching experience at Miami City Ballet. Now working with Albany Berkshire Ballet in Upstate New York and directing her new dance company Emily Ricca Dance Theatre, she pours her heart & soul into each dance.

$1 Tickets!
tickets.ftfshows.com

Sat. Jan. 16th at 8:00pm-9:00pm.

Sandrell Rivers Theater: 6103 NW 7th Ave. Miami, FL 33127
Parking Garage: 6104 NW 6th Ct. Miami, FL 33127

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Luckner Bruno 1/5/21

Random Questions with Larry Fields: Luckner Bruno
Tuesday, 01/05/2021-, 08:00 pm-09:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Random Questions with Larry Fields is FTF’s newest virtual program! Critics are saying “It’s the Show nobody’s been waiting for…”

Just as the title suggests the show is a fun, off-the-wall take on a talk show based around a series of rapid-fire random questions. Guests are all FTF alumni—both past and present, featuring performers, directors, designers, etc.—all the kinds of people who make FTF possible.

This episode features FTF alumni & local Miami talent Luckner Bruno!

This show is our way of celebrating our great and talented artists both on stage and off—and it’s a gig in the pandemic!

The show is 1 hour long and is broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube at 8pm on Tues. Jan 5th.

FILM SRT: The Grinch 12/19/20

FILM SRT: The Grinch
Saturday, 12/19/2020-12/19/2020, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $5

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

Join us Sat. Dec.19th at 2pm for a $5 screening of The Grinch!

The Grinch (PG) 2018 The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbours in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realises there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all.

Tickets are $5 AND add a Meet and Greet with Santa for an additional $2.00!
https://tickets.ftfshows.com or call 305-284-8872

Sandrell Rivers Theater: 6103 NW 7th Ave., Miami FL 33127
Parking Garage: 6104 NW 6th Ct., Miami FL 33127

Face coverings are still required on all individuals with social distancing requirements.

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Free Workshops for Arts and Culture Grantseekers 1/5/16, 1/19/16, 1/27/16

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Free Workshops for Arts and Culture Grantseekers
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6 PM
South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211 Street, Suite #104
Miami, FL 33189
Register via email: RAHELW@miamidade.gov
Co-hosted by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava
This workshop will focus only on the Department of Cultural Affairs grants programs.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10 AM
Arts Ballet Theatre
15939 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Register Online

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 3 PM
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, FL 33142
Register Online

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs invites artists, cultural and community non-profit organizations to a series of free workshops introducing and demystifying the County’s cultural grant programs. The Department’s professional staff team will provide detailed information about the competitive funding opportunities offered through the Department, offer examples of strategies and best practices that have proven to be successful in the competitive environment, and suggest other helpful resources available for the cultural community. In addition, staff from Miami-Dade County’s Office of Management and Budget, Grants Coordination Division will share important information regarding other grant opportunities available through the County, highlight the County’s Grants Website, and discuss grant resources for non-profit organizations.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of the Unveiling of THUNDER & ENLIGHTENING, the One United Mural

On July 11, 2015 OneUnited Bank hosted the unveiling of the mural, Thunder & Enlightening, painted by internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker. The OneUnited Mural Project has run in conjunction with an internship program sponsored by the Miami Children’s Initiative and OneUnited Bank which included 21 inner city youth apprentice from 9 local high schools in Miami, FL working with Mr. Parker. The youth each made a mural rendering on a small piece of plywood to bring forth awareness and unity in the local community. However The Mural conveys a more controversial message of Freedom and Hope.

Thunder & Enlightening expounds on social and economic unrest – using media icons like Trayvon Martin, Christina-Taylor Green, Mike Brown, local and national law enforcement and the 343 firefighter heroes from the aftermath of 9/11. The mural serves as a global bipartisan exchange to unite the world on a plateau of peace. It also acts as the artistic blueprint for the documentation of truth and a sincere approach for equal justice. This is a unique time in history to bear witness to such a monumental testament written from the pages of innocent blood. Thunder & Enlightening speaks to this truth because this awakening must be shared with the community to undertake a more perfect civilization. The time is now to see through eyes of painted voices!

PRESS RELEASE
After 4 months of suspense, this past Saturday, July 11, 2015 OneUnited Bank and the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) unveiled “Thunder & Enlightening,” a 550 square foot thought-provoking mural by Miami artist Addonis Parker. The massive public art project was erected on the façade of the Miami branch of OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank. The unveiling concluded the OneUnited Mural Project – an apprenticeship-based program using public art works, youth development and a community beautification program providing arts enrichment through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education. Before the unveiling, the inside of the bank served as an art gallery to display individual paintings from the 21 teen apprentices who assisted Parker.

Parker made his remarks about this experience and working with teens then dramatically cut off the black drape to revealing the mural. Guests were mesmerized and speechless. Parker then received a standing ovation for the depth of images revealed about the urban experience. The mural in its entirety touches on on racism, bigotry, protest, the confederate flag, the massacre in South Carolina, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown to name a few.

Before the unveiling, Teri Williams, President & COO of OneUnited Bank, expressed her gratitude to the sea of people and partners for supporting the idea of using the bank as a canvas to add art to Liberty City as she has personally witnessed the impact art can have on the community. “The OneUnited Mural Project and the unveiling of the mural, Thunder & Enlightening, helps us bridge the divide between the banking industry and urban communities by recognizing their struggles and hopes for the future,” said Williams. “It is important for us to speak in our authentic voices so that OneUnited Bank can better share financial literacy, attract the unbanked or under-banked customers and help develop the communities we serve.”

During the program, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) Vice Chair Larry Feldman awarded Teri Williams; Addonis Parker, creator of Thunder & Enlightening; Cecelia Gutierrez, President & CEO of MCI; Carla Rowe, Mural Program Director; Hopi Morton, Center for Social Justice; and Suzan McDowell, President & CEO of Circle of One Marketing with medallions as a token of appreciation for the noble accomplishments in the community. Encouraging words about Liberty City’s future, youth and education were spoken by District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon, MDCPS Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall and MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Photographs of Launch of the OneUnited Mural Project on 3/11/15

Launch of the OneUnited Mural Project on Wednesday, March 11, 2105.

OneUnited Bank and the Miami Children’s Initiative have partnered to present the OneUnited Mural Project in conjunction with the Liberty City Renaissance   – a public art works, youth development, community beautification program providing arts enrichment through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education.

The Project is an apprenticeship-based program catered to the youth of Liberty City, the bank’s neighborhood. A select cohort of teens will work under the guidance of established local artist and muralist Addonis Parker, in an effort to research, design, and create a public work of art utilizing OneUnited Bank as its canvas.

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Photographs of Divinity Revealed Opening Reception at African Heritage Cultural Art Center on 3/5/15

Divinity Revealed Opening Reception at African Heritage Cultural Art Center on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Divinity Revealed Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition, March 5th – 30th 2015: Curated by Mikhaile Solomon, Divinity Revealed will premier works by national artists, LaToya Hobbs, Sheena Rose, Martin Nyarko, and Amber Robles -Gordon. This exhibition explores femininity from the artist’s perspective within the context of their community and the world.

The Divinity Revealed exhibition is part of “Sankofa: Looking Back, Going Forward,” a year-long series of events and performances that bring alumni back to the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center to inspire the next generation of talent, in celebration of the Center’s fortieth anniversary with funding support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge

 

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Clinton Global Initiative University Day Of Action 3/8/15

Clinton Global Initiative University Day Of Action
Sunday, March 8th
Liberty City,
Miami, FL

President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton will be hosting the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, which will bring together more than 1,000 college students from around the world on March 6-8 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

In partnership with Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in Liberty City and the University of Miami, on Sunday, March 8th, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the Clinton Global Initiative University Day of Action, a day of volunteering to give back to the community.

More than 700 CGIU students will work on neighborhood and school improvement projects ranging from urban agriculture to revitalizing basketball courts and painting murals. More than 30 projects are expected to be completed. MCI has designated 29 blocks in Liberty City as their “Impact Zone”. CGIU Day of Action will officially expand MCI’s Block-by-Block strategy, within the Impact Zone, from four blocks to eight. These blocks are home to Charles R. Drew K-8 Center, early learning centers, single family homes, public and low income apartments. MCI’s “cradle-to-college-to-career” strategy is focused on intentionally investing in children and their families. We are determined that the future of Liberty City’s children will not be defined by their zip code.

Clinton Global Initiative University:
The Eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) brings students, innovators, thought-leaders, and civically-engaged celebrities to make a difference in CGIU’s five focus areas: education; environment and climate change; peace and human rights; poverty alleviation; and public health.

University Of Miami:
Since the first CGI U meeting, attendees have made 4,800 Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable plans to address challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. This growing community of young leaders represents over 875 schools, 145 countries, and all 50 states.

This year, through the CGI University Network, the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge, and other opportunities, more than $900,000 in funding opportunities will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their ideas into action.

The University of Miami first hosted CGI U in 2010 and is the first school to host the event twice. Throughout the meeting, students will engage in various topic-and skill-based sessions, which will empower them to take action in their communities and around the world.

Plenary session topics at CGI U 2015 will include:
Fast Forward: Accelerating Opportunity for All, which will explore how students and universities, in partnerships with the public, private, and civil society sectors, can expand access to opportunity worldwide;
The Power of Big Data, which will examine how CGI U students can harness big data as a tool for addressing global challenges and scaling their existing commitments, as well as expanding access to big data for all; and
The Future of Energy, which will explore how young entrepreneurs can most effectively meet the rising demand for affordable renewable solutions, design the next generation of low-carbon energy technologies, and bring energy efficiency best practices to existing buildings, vehicles, and industrial processes.

CGI U Schedule:
On March 5 and 6, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Clinton Foundation Codeathon in the lead up to the CGI University meeting. The Codeathon will challenge developers and designers to build unique digital prototypes inspired by CGI U Commitments to Action in the areas of Education, Global Health, and Environment & Climate Change. The Codeathon, supported in part by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will culminate with team presentations to a panel of expert judges working in the fields of technology and social innovation.

Featured Participants:
Featured participants at the CGI U 2015 meeting include: Karim Abouelnaga,Founder and CEO, Practice Makes Perfect Inc.; Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, Members, Pussy Riot; Jack Andraka, Founder and CEO,Andraka Technologies; Aloe Blacc, Grammy nominated artist; Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, The Elders; Abigail Disney, Filmmaker, Fork Films; Paul Farmer, Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health and Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard Medical School;America Ferrera, Actor, Producer, Activist; Ryan Jenson, Chief Executive Officer, HoneyComb; Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Women Journalists Without Chains; Jaime Lerner, Chairman, Arquitetos

Associados, Founder, Instituto Jaime Lerner; Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health and Edutainer, Karolinska Institute and Founder, Gapminder Foundation; University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services; Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer,Corporation for National and Community Service; Larry Wilmore, Host, Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”; and more.

About Clinton Global Initiative University
The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a program of the Clinton Global Initiative, brings together college students to address global challenges with practical, innovative solutions. CGI U participants do more than simply discuss problems – they take concrete steps to solve them by creating action plans, building relationships, participating in hands-on workshops, and following up with CGI U as they complete their projects. Since 2008, students have made more than 4,800 Commitments to Action. Previous CGI U meetings have taken place at Tulane University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, the University of California at San Diego, the George Washington University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Arizona State University, and have convened more than 6,500 students from over 875 schools, 145 countries, and all 50 states. To learn more, visit cgiu.org.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,100 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter@ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

About the University of Miami
University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. www.miami.edu

About Miami Children’s Initiative:
Miami Children’s Initiative is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on transforming Liberty City, one of South Florida’s most challenging and promising neighborhoods, into a more prosperous community. Like the Harlem Children’s Zone project, Miami Children’s Initiative takes a block-by-block approach to breaking the cycle of poverty by investing in the potential of every child. In partnership with Liberty City’s residents, youth, religious centers, schools, businesses and non-profit organizations, Miami Children’s Initiative provides a unified continuum of support, education and care that begins before birth and continues through college and career. More information about Miami Children’s Initiative is available at www.miamichildrensinitiative.org.

Photographs of Northwestern High School Pavac Bulls Eye Art Gallery Grand Opening on 10/1/14

Northwestern High School Pavac Bulls Eye Art Gallery Grand Opening on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

“This is a unique art space – shared student and community gest artist… Great Vibe … Good Energy … Special place with a purpose… Guest Artists: Edouadr Duvall Carrie, Eleazar Delgado, Baye, Luis Valle, Monique lassooij , Robert McKnight, Jude Papaloko and Anthony Lumpkin. “

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