At the opening reception for "The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography" the attendees heard from Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Goerge Hanbury II, Presiedent and CEO, Nova Southeastern University, Mike jackson, Chairman and CEO, Autonation, Robert J. Brown, Chairman and CEO, B&C Associates, Inc., Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. Senior Fellow Martin Luther King Center, Atlanta, Shirley Baker, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc., Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta and Bob Adelman, photographer.
Actress Ann-Margret discusses her career in film, TV and stage before recieving a lifetime Achievement Award from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2013.
Paul Osborne, director of the film Favor which played at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival discusses the film during the Chairman's Cruise, part of the opening weekend for FLIFF 2013.
Shana Betz, director of the film Free Ride which opened the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, discusses the film with her mother Christina. The film is based on her personal story growing up in Ft. Lauderdale in the 1970's drug culture.
AIRIE – ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE IN THE EVERGLADES – IS A PROGRAM THAT OFFERS ARTISTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE AND WORK IN THIS UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT.
ART LOFT HAD A CHANCE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH HARUMI ABE, A HOLLYWOOD ARTIST, DURING HER MONTH IN RESIDENCE, LET’S HEAR HER STORY.
ABE’S DEEPLY PERSONAL WORK "134 DAYS AND 21 HOURS" IS CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY AT FORT LAUDERDALE – HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT HER PAINTINGS BY VISITING HER WEBSITE Harumiabe.com.
Author M. Evelina Galang reads from her latest novel "Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery" a coming of age novel set against the backdrop of the 1986 Philippine People Power Revolution.
Ms. Galang will be at the 30th Annual Miami Book fair International in November to discuss her book.
Mayi de la Vega was born in Cuba but has lived in South Florida since such a young age that she considers Miami her home.
An entrepreneur from the start, with her father she co-founded Intercontinental Metals, a distribution company that sold aluminum sheet and plate to the aerospace industry. They sold the business in 1992 and she stayed on board with the new owners until she decided to pursue a career in real estate.
After forming Stewart de la Vega Group, a real estate firm specializing in luxury sales, Ms. De la Vega acquired the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty brand in South Florida and launched it in late 2008.
In five years the company has grown from 30 to 300 agents and has eight offices in Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Miami Beach (two offices), Sunny Isles, Aventura and Fort Lauderdale. Sales numbers reached $1.2 billion last year.
Now the company is looking at development, while keeping its luxury sales focus.
Miami Today reporter Vanessa Zambrano interviewed Ms. De la Vega in her office in South Beach.
Tivaughn Lettsome taught hip hop choreography at the last community class at DRUMS.
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Actress Sally Kellerman talks about her new book, her films and receives an award from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival during her recent visit to Cinema Paradiso
This young & talented ensemble, Kevin & Kristen Seto as violionists and Stephen Seto playing the piano will delight all with a Mother's Day special concertat Cinema Paradiso
about THE SETO TRIO:
Kevin Seto, a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, is majoring in violin performance. He has also studied violin at the Boston Conservatory. Kevin began his violin studies at the age of 3 and joined the Florida Youth Orchestra in third grade. During his time at F.Y.O. Kevin enjoyed many performance opportunities including performing in America’s 400th Anniversary celebration with the Virginia Symphony and playing in Carnegie Hall in New York City. In May of 2009 the Florida Youth Orchestra presented him with the prestigious Joseph Leavitt Award. During his high school years, Kevin participated in the All County and All State Orchestras, was concertmaster of the Flanagan High School Orchestra, and in his senior year was nominated for the Miami Herald’s Silver Knights Award in Music. At FGCU, he was chosen to participate in the Florida Enhanced Learning Through Music programs in Collier County teaching the pre-k violin literacy program, recognized by Florida’s Department of Education, at the Guadalupe Early Childhood Center in Immokalee, Florida. Recent accomplishments include winning third place in the Big Arts Concerto Competition, first place in the Young Artists Awards and first place in the Jillian Prescott Music Awards in Fort Myers.
As a violin performance major at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, Kristen Seto is currently studying with Mrs. Carol Cole and previously studied with Huifang Chen and Thomas D. Moore. Kristen was selected among the nations greatest to play in the National High School Honors Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia. As a member of the Florida Youth Orchestra for 11 years, Kristen had the opportunity to serve as assistant concertmaster of the Principal Orchestra and first violinist of the Aurora Strings Quartet, where she was awarded the prestigious Joseph Leavitt Music Award. In 2012, Kristen was awarded honorable mention in the New World Symphony concerto competition and was selected as concertmaster for their Side-By-Side Concert. In high school she participated in All-County, All-State, and Florida Federation of Music Clubs Finals where she won first place in violin solo and honorable mention in violin concerto. In 2007, Kristen performed in America’s 400th Anniversary in Jamestown, Virginia where she was one of the 400 musicians chosen from around the country to play her violin with the Virginia Symphony for the President of the United States. Recent accomplishments include winning first place in the Ars Flores Young Artists Concerto Competition, honorable mention in the Miami Herald’s Silver Knights Award in Music and second place in the Big Arts Concerto Competition.
currently pursuing a Professional Performance Certificate in Piano Performance at Lynn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Roberta Rust. He recently completed his Master’s Degree from Lynn Conservatory of Music at Lynn University and received his Bachelor of Music with honors from the University of Miami where he studied piano with Tian Ying and harpsichord with Frank Cooper. Stephen has participated in piano master classes with pianists Ory Shihor, Jon Kimura Parker, Santiago Rodriguez, Luis Ascot, Louis Lortie, and Margarita Shevchenko. He was first place winner of the Fourteenth Annual Scholarship Competition presented by the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association and has participated in the Florida Federation of Music Clubs State Convention where he was awarded 2nd place in Piano Solo and 2nd place in Piano Concerto. In 2006 Stephen was among 11 outstanding pianists performing for the Chopin Festival Concert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His music has been played on local and national public radio stations. Stephen accompanies students of all instruments but enjoys making music with his brother Kevin and sister Kristen, who are violinists. He has also accompanied student’s participating in the Florida Orchestra Association music ensembles of Broward County Schools. Recently, he was the pianist for the award winning musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Nine to Five” at West Boca High School. Stephen balances out his time with the ukulele, guitar, composing, recording, astronomy, nature, spear fishing, and surfing.
Susan E. Bergh, Ph.D., Curator of Pre-Columbian Art and Native North American Art at Cleveland Museum of Art provides a broad overview of the Wari and their art production, with emphaisis on the textiles that were at the heart of Wari value systems with a preview of Wari: Pre-Inca Lords of Peru on display at the Museum Of Art | Fort Lauderdale
Dr. Milton Ruben Laufer, dean of music at NWSA, will debut in Miami with an exuberant piano recital highlighting masterpieces from Spanish composers Isaac Albeniz and Manuel de Falla as well as from the French piano virtuoso Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
The exhilarating afternoon program will feature Sevilla, Asturias, Cuba and La Vega by Isaac Albeniz; Manuel de Falla's First Spanish Dance, Danza del Terror and Danza del Ritual; Claude Debussy's L'Isle Joyeuse; and Alborada del Gracioso by Maurice Ravel.
Dr. Laufer, whose playing has been hailed as "fanfare-like... vividly colored..." by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, is a seasoned educator and respected pianist whose Fulbright Scholarship propelled his research in Spanish piano music. He has been nationally and internationally acclaimed as a leading performer and scholar in this musical genre.
January 27; 3:00 PM
Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami
4104 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Free and open to the public
MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 was the OFFICIAL BEAUTY DAY Cinema Paradiso with our fundraiser "HELLO GORGEOUS" . Raffel winners won make overs from a team of make up artists and hair stylists from Encore Salon. Health and beauty tips were given and there was even a botox demonstration!
From the WPBT2 screening of the series 3 premiere of Downton Abbey at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale
Jeremiah Jenner's level four photography class choose their favorite black and white photos from the photography course and showed them off at Galerie Jenner in Ft. Lauderdale. It was quite a party and Jeremiah was very proud of his students.
From the "Where The Boys Are" brunch at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, a confluence of the "Andy Warhol and Cars" exhibition meets a new initiative "foto fort lauderdale" we get hear from Eric Shiner, Director of the Warhol Museum. Also a few classic cars and models in Bunny Yeager inspired swimwear. Bunny Yeager was there as well.
The cliché is that accounting is dry and boring, but Cecelia Garber would tell you otherwise.
In her line of work, she can change lives with numbers. She can influence the welfare of a child by calculating what support payments should be. She can enhance the value of someone’s lifelong work by knowing how to tabulate what his or her business or company is worth. She can ease the pain and suffering of the injured or victimized by helping to decide what their compensation should be. And, in some cases, she can even keep someone from going to jail.
Ms. Garber calls her profession a cross between science and art. The science comes from familiarity with the myriad laws and regulations of accounting and all of the fields to which it applies. The art is that sort of creativity that only can flow from experience.
Like other successful accountants, she is well-paid for her work. She applies her skills in ciphering through records and such and, in the end, making it matter for her clients. A lot of what she does is called “forensic” because of its in-depth and investigatory nature. Think of it as picking something apart through paperwork.
She grew up in South Florida, the daughter of a Jewish deli owner who she calls “probably the greatest man I’ve ever known.” As a young girl, her interest in accounting was first piqued by an uncle who was an accountant and “always seemed to be the most affluent side of the family.”
She is married and has two daughters, one with a degree in hospitality management from Johnson and Wales University and who is now studying locally for a second degree in the field, and another studying corporate communications at Boston University.
As Marcum’s partner-in-charge for the Florida region, Ms. Garber typically splits her time between the firm’s offices in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Based in New York City, Marcum is one of the country’s largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms.
Over the past 20 years, Ms. Garber has handled matrimonial litigation support, bankruptcy, fraud investigation, personal injury damage calculation, commercial business calculation and business valuation. She has represented individuals and businesses in tax income matters, income tax planning and compliance, personal financial statements, business consulting services, and IRS criminal and civil cases.
She has been hired by lawyers to represent “high net worth” clients in divorce cases, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, diversion of assets and income, and child support calculations. She has testified as an expert witness and has experience with mediations.
Ms. Garber discussed her career with Miami Today reporter Scott Blake at Marcum’s Fort Lauderdale offices.