Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned unexpectedly this week after an investigation on internet cafes netted a group her public relations company had previously represented. What are internet cafes and why are they being targeted? If Lt. Gov. Carroll has not been charged with a crime, was her resignation necessary?
[Air Date: 3/15/2013]
Actress Carroll Baker received a lifetime acheivement award for her work in film, beginning with Hollywood productions such as Giant and Baby Doll.
Ms. Baker was honored at Cinema Paradiso as part of the FLIFF 2012.
Actresses Carroll and Blanche Baker are a formidable mother and daughter combination, Carroll became a star in the 1950s and has worked continuosly over the years appearing with many Hollywood legends. Blanche has appeared on Broadway, in film and won an Emmy for a supporting role in the TV miniseries "The Holocaust."
We had a chance to speak with both women at FLIFF 2012, where two of Blanche's films, Hypothermia na d ashort film (which Blanche also wrote) called "Ruth Madoff Occupies Wall Street," were being screened. Carroll was on hand for a screening of "But Not For Me" and to recieve a Lifetime Achievement Award from FLIFF 2012
Film Historian Foster Hirsch sat with Carroll Baker to discuss her career, which included working with James Dean, Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams.
The interview was conducted at Cinema Paradiso as part of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2012, prior to Ms. Baker receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from FLIFF
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County hosted an art-inspired version of its popular “Food Truck Friday” lunchtime event highlighting the 2012-2013 Broadway in Miami Season*, which kicks off with the worldwide party musical Rock of Ages. The Arsht Center also attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Air Guitar ensemble. Plus, guests enjoyed lunch from a variety of “Burger Beast Approved” gourmet food trucks including The Rolling Stove and Ms. Cheezious as well as a live rock ‘n’ roll installation.
Former Miami Assistant City Manager Frank Rollason joins us on the program to discuss South Florida stories such as the 6 candidates in the Miami-Dade Commission District 3 race, the building of a Wal-Mart in Midtown, and whether or not Burn Notice will stay in the City of Miami.
[Air Date: 8/03/2012]
Don't miss this story of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi and his wife Marie. The play takes place mostly in November of 1965, when a young journalist from New York City, Michael McCormick, comes to live with the Lombardi family in order to write a story.
"You don't need to be a football fan to enjoy Lombardi!" - ABC NEWS
"If you're a football fan, it's a no-brainer." - NBC SPORTS
"I know nothing about football, but Lombardi held my interest from start to finish. An extremely well-crafted piece of intelligent theater." - WALL STREET JOURNAL
RAY ABRUZZO (Vince Lombardi) LA Theater: Louis LaRusso's Vesper's Eve, Stooplife at the Cast Theater, Supreme Therapy at the Eygyptian Arene Theater, World Premier of John Patrick Shanely's Italian-American Reconciliation Gnu Theater. NY and other regional: Compliments of the House at Lincoln Center, The Flying Doctor and The Myth of Erysicthon at LAMAMA Experimental Theater. The Male Intellect: an Oxymoron, a one man play, in Chicago and Boston. For nearly 10 years, Ray was active as a director and actor for the Playwright's Kitchen Ensemble (a professional, weekly play reading series) Ray was also head writer and director for the Nickelodeon's Weinerville, here in Florida. Most recently, Ray played Sterling in the critically acclaimed West Coast Premier of Theresa Rebeck's MAURITIUS at the Pasadena Playhouse, as well as starred in CANNIBALS at the Zephyr theater and QUAKE at the Open Fist Theater. Television credits include guest spots for over 25 yrs, shows such as NYPD Blue, Law and Order, L&O SVU, NCIS, CSI:NY, HOUSE and numerous more. He was a series regular or recurring on LA LAW, DYNASY, NIGHT COURT, The PRACTICE, BOSTON LEGAL, and most notably as Little Carmine Lupertazzi for 4 seasons on HBO's groundbreaking, THE SOPRANOS.
LAURA TURNBULL (Marie Lombardi) is delighted to return to the Mosaic Theatre where she was last seen in Tom Stoppard's Rock'N'Roll. This past season she was fortunate enough to be in the critically acclaimed production of August: Osage County (Actors' Playhouse), the hugely popular, A Round-Heeled Woman, starring Sharon Gless, (GableStage), and the hit, world premiere, of Motherhood, the Musical (Miniaci Theatre). Her other recent credits include: The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider (Florida Stage), Distracted (Caldwell Theatre) and Equus (New Theatre). Laura was honored with the Silver Palm award for her body of work in 2010. She has worked in every professional theatre in South Florida and has been nominated for, and won, numerous Carbonell awards. Prior to making Florida her home, Laura performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, toured nationally, and worked regionally. She is proud to be a member of Actors Equity Association and even more proud of her two incredible daughters.
ANTONIO AMADEO (Michael McCormick) is thrilled to be back at Mosaic where he was last seen in Completely Hollywood (Abridged). A proud AEA member, Antonio recently completed a critically acclaimed run of A Round-Heeled Woman starring Sharon Gless at GableStage. Previous roles include John Merrick in The Elephant Man (Carbonell nomination), Jan in Rock 'n' Roll, Dwight in Dead Man's Cell Phone and Kenneth Waters in Guest Artist (Mosaic Theatre), Katurian in The Pillowman (2007 Carbonell Award Winner), Mr. Marks in Intimate Apparel and Laith in Betrayed (GableStage), Adam in the World Premiere of Steven Dietz's Yankee Tavern and Ahmed in the World Premiere of Carter Lewis' The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider (Florida Stage), Terry in the World Premiere of Michael McKeever's Unreasonable Doubt (Actors' Playhouse), Elliot in Nerve, Valene in The Lonesome West and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (The Naked Stage), Ensemble member in City Theatre's Summer Shorts Festival (2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008). He is also a 2-time Carbonell nominated set designer for the Naked Stage. All praise to God, thanks to friends & family and all love to his beautiful wife Katie and daughter Lara.
PBS recently sat down with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready in the group's Seattle warehouse to talk about the upcoming AMERICAN MASTERS Pearl Jam Twenty documentary, directed by Cameron Crowe. The film airs as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival on Friday, October 21st at 9pm. See more at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/pearl-jam-twenty/about-the-d...
Directed by John Lavin
On the fumes of a dream, twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane have written a script with a plum roll for one of their idols, Dolly Parton. Having had no luck getting the screenplay into her hands, they embark on a cross-country journey to personally deliver it to her
FLIFF 2011 - http://www.fliff.com
Recording star Alison Hinds is the reigning Queen of Soca! The Bajan "Roll It Gal” singer joins us on the program to talk about soca culture in the caribbean and beyond.
[This is a special preview. Watch the program on WPBT2 Sunday, October 23rd at 12:00 PM and Thursday, October 27th at 7:30 PM]
SIDE EFFECTS by Michael Weller
September 15 - October 9
Mosaic's 11th Season will open in with an intense, beautiful play which is a harrowing and unique journey, expertly plotted by playwright Michael Weller, author of Loose Ends and the seminal masterpiece Moonchildren.
Hugh and Lindy's marriage seems picture-perfect, a beacon in their microcosmic Midwestern world of dinner parties and fundraisers. But behind closed doors-doors they can barely keep shut-they're falling apart, and Hugh's rising political star is suddenly imperiled.
"One of the best plays of the year! This is a play that is a must see!." - TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLE
"The beauty of Weller's work is that neither party is the bad guy; the play is a piercing study of a couple who are equally drawn to and repelled by each other, altogether different from Fifty Words." - BACKSTAGE
"Weller's intense new drama is filled with emotional twists and turns." - Associated Press
Jim Ballard (HUGH) is excited to be working with the Mosaic again. He was last seen here in Dead Man's Cell Phone. Other credits include: The Adding Machine (Best Supporting Actor Carbonell Award) and In the Next Room at Gablestage; The Voysey Inheritance and Tuesdays with Morrie (Caldwell Theatre); Urinetown (Best Supporting Actor Carbonell Award) and 1776 (Actor's Playhouse), Dinner with Friends (DramaWorks); Leading Ladies and Deathtrap (Blowing Rock Stage Co.); Beauty and the Beast (Little Theatre on the Square and WSCT), The Sound of Music (National and Asian Tours) TV: "Burn Notice", "Sports Desk", "Law and Order - SVU". Film: Eyeborgs, Vorago, Eddie. Thanks to Chrissy and our three problem children (Italian Greyhounds - PMM, BBB, and Capt. Skylar the Terrible). Semper Fi.
Deborah L. Sherman (LINDY) is thrilled to return to the Mosiac Theatre after appearing here in Rock 'n' Roll as Candida and as the drunken wife Hermia in Dead Man's Cell Phone. Her most recent credits include her work at Florida Stage in the world premiere of Goldie, Max and Milk for which she was honored with the Best Supporting Actress Carbonell Award. She also garnered a nomination in the same catagory for her work in Naked Stage's No Exit. Ms. Sherman has appeared in productions all over South Florida including her work at GableStage in Carbonell Award winner Farragut North (Best Ensemble), Shining City and Ten Unknowns. Other Credits: Two Sisters and a Piano (Carbonell Award Best Ensemble) at The Promethean Theatre; Othello, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Macbeth, Dumb Show (Carbonell Nomination Best Supporting Actress 2010), So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah at Mad Cat Theatre; Red Tide world premiere at TPT. Ms. Sherman originated the role of Conchita in the world premiere of Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. She is the co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Promethean Theatre, the professional theatre company in residence at Nova Southeastern University.
The Dade Heritage Days 2011
The African American Committee of Dade heritage Trust presented the Voices from The Graves of the Miami City Cemetery on March 14, 2011.
Dr Enid C. Pinkney, Chair African American Commitee.
Mrs. Leome S. Culmer, Program Chair
the Reverend Jesse Martin, Chaplain, African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust
Opening prayer by Reverend Jesse Martin
Mistress of Ceremonies: Ms Maud P. Newbold
Welcome and Occasion by Cecilia Stewart
Solo by Bea Hines
Greetings by Becky Roper Matkov
In this week's episode of What's Up? we feature several music specials including: Rolling Stones Live from the Max, Les Paul live in New York and Louis Prima. We're also featuring Fort Lauderdale's Light up the Beach holiday event and Michelle Bernstein holiday recipes.
Performance of "How High the Moon" at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. Join Jeff Beck and his special guests as they play tribute to the legendary Les Paul in New York City, filmed on what was to be his 95th birthday. This intimate concert features an invite-only, star studded audience, incredible musicianship and powerful songs that make for an unforgettable evening. Premiering November-December 2010 on most PBS stations (check your local listings at pbs.org/tvschedules). Support your local PBS station now -- you make it possible for your PBS station to offer amazing performances and the opportunity to discover something new every day, whether on TV or online. To donate to your local PBS station, visit http://www.pbs.org/support.
Doing for American History what Spinal Tap did for rock and roll, this 'documentary' tells the story of the most pivotal engagement of the American Civil War - an against-all-odds battle in which an opium-addicted gay Colonel, a geriatric Chinese expat, a nerdy escaped slave, and a sociopathic one-armed teenaged prostitute saved the Union in its most dire hour. Battle of Pussy Willow Creek premieres at FLIFF on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:10pm.
Now in its 25th year, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will reel out over 200 films from around the globe. Filmmakers and celebrities will attend many of the screenings and events over the 21 day fest, October 22 - November 11. Parties and gatherings at area "hot spots", on board yachts, and on the beach will provide audiences an opportunity to hob knob with film talent and other movie buffs.