One of the nation's largest and most prestigious outdoor art galleries is hidden among the cityscape, and nestled in the heart of Florida International University's Modesto Maidique Campus in Miami, Florida. Take a peek at a small sampling of all there is to offer on this university's landscape.
AUGUSTO SOLEDADE BRAZZDANCE will perform at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in the intimate Lab Theater on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. including a matinee performance on Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m.
The performance will include Altars and audience favorites, Kayala and Diaries of An Outlaw. In Altars, artistic director Augusto Soledade considers and abstracts aspects of the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomble in order to comment on divine presence in religious rituals and daily life. He juxtaposes his Afro-Fusion aesthetic with the Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the intention of bringing together the spiritual sense of two distinct worlds. The book How Night Came from the Sea, an Afro-Brazilian folktale, told by Mary-Joan Gerson was the inspiration for Kayala. It sparked the choreographer’s interest to draw ideas from some of the literary images in order to explore the concepts of Night and Day, and create a contemporary dance that is appropriate to all ages. Diaries of an Outlaw is inspired by the life of the legendary outlaw Maria Bonita of Brazil. The work investigates life as outlaws; the intrinsic limits and pressures of motherhood and love in such adverse environment. As in much of Soledade’s repertory, the blend of dance styles found in Diaries of an Outlaw yields a work that is at once athletic and nuanced, both percussive and fluid, as it captures the rhythms of the outlaw life.
Tickets for COLLAGE are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased through the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center box office by calling (786) 573-5300, or online at www.smdcac.org. Tickets are on sale now.
26: An Exhibit of Graffiti Art Lettering in Miami presenting 26 individual artists together, many for the first time. Each artist was asked to select a letter and create a piece of art showcasing their unique style. The result is a collection that forms a complete alphabet, A-Z
A recent study by Bankrate ranked Florida number 19th in the top states to retire. We discuss this and the health of Florida’s economy.
[Air Date: 5/10/2013]
Former U.S. Senator George LeMieux joins us on the program to discuss the winners and losers of the 2013 Florida Legislative session.
[Air Date: 5/10/2013]
Under the direction of Zoetic Stage's Stuart Meltzer, The New World School of the Arts High School students staged a production of the Laramie Project which explored the community reaction to the murder of Matthew Shepard.
Students from the production discuss what the play means for them and the power of the proedcution.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, Dania Beach Mayor Walter Duke, Marine Industry Cares Foundation Chairman Mole Telfer,Kids In Distress CEO Mark Dhooge, Founder and Executive Director of Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center Susan M. Widmayer and many others participated in the Marine Industry Cares 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon to help raise money for Kids in Distress and Childrens Diagnostic & Treatment Center.
Across the Universe (ATU) is not your typical Beatles tribute band! Here is an interview with Peter Maerz (Ringo Starr), who gives us an understanding of who ATU is in a sea of Beatles tribute bands.
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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.
Ernie Diaz has been climbing up the latter of success during his 28 years in the banking industry Mr. Diaz has held several executive-level positions which include having served as market president for TD Bank in South Florida, as president of the Mercantile Bank in Florida, as well as middle market executive for South Florida at Regions Bank. Now, as the new regional president for TD Bank in Florida, he is responsible for providing strategic direction and sales leadership to the bank’s retail, small business, commercial and specialty banking operations and lending services throughout a network of over 170 stores.
Despite his busy schedule and a demanding career, Mr. Diaz always makes time to unwind his busy mind by going fishing with his two sons, Ernie and Gabriel, who he says are much more skilled fishermen than he is.
Reporter Blanca Venegas interviewed Mr. Diaz in his office at Coral Gables.
The Florida Legislative session is coming to a close. We gathered a panel to discuss this year’s highlights.
[Air Date: 05/03/2013]
The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program hosted over 700 guests at its Annual Graduation Luncheon to award over $200,000 in college scholarships to more than 100 Mentees and honor the 2013 graduating seniors.
Melis Bilen performed a couple of songs together with Istanbul University State Conservatory Jazz Band.
Larry Herlth is an Islamorada-based artist known locally as "Lighthouse Larry." Herlth has taken his passion for lighthouses and the influence of six of these structures off the Florida Keys and fashioned that vision into exact scaled replicas of the historical beacons, three of which were built before the Civil War. Let's take a look at how this Keys resident turned his hobby into an artistic vision.
For Jimmy Tate, a new business venture is an exciting and rewarding, long-term commitment. His prolific career in real estate and working with troubled assets have taught him important business concepts that have paved the road to multiple business ventures in and out of South Florida, which even include an apparel company with an office in Shanghai and a building supply company.
But among his most important ventures currently in the works is a deal to purchase and recapitalize US Century bank.
He believes that his success has been genuinely achieved by keeping a positive mind, serving the community and surrounding himself with those who advise him best: his family and friends.
Miami Today reporter Blanca Venegas interviewed Mr. Tate in his office in North Miami.
Judge Jeri Beth Cohen, Betsy Kaplan, Sherryl Susan Evans, Marilyn Hoder-Salmon and Sonia Pressman Fuentes were recognized at the 17th annual Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards.