Meet Author H.J. Zeger at History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories” 4/17/23

Meet Author H.J. Zeger at History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories”
Monday, 04/17/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present a free book signing and meet & greet with H.J. Zeger, author of “The Help of Angels,” on Monday, April 17, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. His appearance is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories,” a meet the author monthly series that offers literary and history enthusiasts a chance to speak with local authors, purchase their latest releases and have them signed.

The Help of Angels invites readers to view life in Europe before and during the Holocaust from a personal and highly unique perspective. The Help of Angels is a moving historical novel that takes readers on a journey through the time period of 1933 to 1945, showcasing the experiences of Benjamin Weiss, a young man who witnesses the atrocities of the Holocaust firsthand. The novel follows Ben’s life in a small Hungarian town, his family’s survival and loss during the Second World War, and his imprisonment in the Mauthausen concentration camp. The novel tells the fate of one family while highlighting the experience of millions who suffered at the hands of Hungarian and Nazi war criminals. The book is available on and at History Fort Lauderdale’s Museum Shop.

H.J. Zeger is a self-taught writer who established his independent publishing company, Sunbridge Books. He grew up in Newburgh, New York, and attended the Culinary Institute of America before pursuing a career in the catering, restaurant, and hotel business. The author’s first book, If Frogs Could Fly, is a satirical tale about a search for a lost tribe of Israel in the Amazon Jungle of Peru. Although it is currently unavailable in print, the novel is being made into an audiobook.

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History Fort Lauderdale hosts a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a visual narrative weaving the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of stories and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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Cocktails and Cabaret 4/17/23

Cocktails and Cabaret
Friday, 03/17/2023-, 08:00 pm-11:00 pm
katherine fleischman
901 south federal highway,
hallandale, Florida, 33009
Cost: $80

WHO: Entertainer, songwriter, and producer Sunni Stephens, African-American small business owner of Clubesque Productions, specializing in producing dinner cabaret shows and cocktail parties.

WHAT: An exclusive new immersive Gatsby-themed jazz cabaret at the Gulfstream Park and curated show called “Cocktails & Cabaret” – Previously held at prestigious venues as Faena Hotel, Fillmore Theater, Baoli Restaurant, and Kuba Cubana.

WHERE: Sport of Kings Theater, on the second floor of Gulfstream Park, where your evening begins with a lively cocktail reception when doors open.

WHEN: Enjoy live performances, curated cocktails and premium tapas from 8:00-9:00 pm.

Immediately following cocktail hour, the main show begins where Life is a Cabaret at 9pm. While enjoying specially curated cocktails and premium tapas, sing and swing, dance and prance, with performances by Grammy award-winning musicians, singers, dancers, and burlesque queens.

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Fueled by her ambition to be recognized as a multi-faceted entertainer and producer who stands apart from current music industry leaders, Sunni Stephens created Clubesque, a contemporary cabaret featuring Vegas style theatrics and choreography reminiscent of the old Broadway style musicals set in the landscape of today’s pop culture. Her approach as a producer is simple–take the great music of the past and re-invent it. She studies the greats and applies their entertainment styles to today’s generation of music and dance.

With its roots in Atlanta, GA; Clubesque made its debut in Miami Beach, Florida at the Fillmore Theater in 2018. One of the most sought out Miami events, this sold out live music show cemented their presence in Miami. Featuring a new Burlesque Queen each month, it currently has a monthly residency at – Kuba Cubana and Faena Hotel with expansion plans for the production to serve the Marriott Brand Hotels in Fort Lauderdale.

Featuring lush costumes, infectious music, and dazzling choreography let yourself be tantalized by the hottest music in the world and be transported to the Gatsby age Jazz era with the big band and showgirls.

Sunni says, “I started ‘Cocktails & Cabaret’ because I became bored with the one style of entertainment and the lack of diversity among current dinner shows in the Miami market. They are great performances, but very little shows in the structure of a real production. I am the only African-American female that has a full production in the Miami market, one of the few fully produced shows that has a live band and live music from start to finish, that celebrates the diversity of our culture that is intertwined in the storyline.”

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