Bet that got your attention! The Miami Bach Society kicked off it's 9th annual Tropical Baroque Music Festival last night with a wonderful concert in South Gables. This coming Wednesday (March 5th), the group Mala Punica will be performing at St. Theresa's church in Coral Gables. If you enjoy classical music, I cannot recommend this concert highly enough. You will hear music that you've never heard before, and will probably never hear again (unless you buy the CD). Mention "classical music"...Continue Reading!
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The SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale's scenic Riverwalk. Listen to the soulful sounds of outstanding local jazz artists on four stages from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Picnic by the river or purchase fabulous food and beverages from area restaurants and vendors. 2008 is the 18th anniversary of the acclaimed SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch, produced by the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored...Continue Reading!
"Go Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale" the official magazine of downtown Fort Lauderdale, in its Volume 5-Number 1-February 2008 in the article "Moving the downtown economy forward" by Kate Sheffield, defines downtown Fort Lauderdale's economy as "an intricately layered tableau of diverse services and commercial activity. While the area has retained its small town roots, it has also embraced the global economy. Downtown's competitive edge in this global context is ensured through advancements in infraestructure and city services. Over the years improvements...Continue Reading!
Sometimes a wrong cannot be righted, but at least the shameful days of beach segregation are over and Virginia Beach, once a "Colored Only" beach has been restored to its original beauty and will open to all on Friday, February 22, at 10:00 am. The 2-day festivities will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the historic areas and a speech by the dean of the U.S. civil rights movement, the Rev. Joseph Lowery. A big thank you to the preservationists, historians...Continue Reading!
Miami Beach is hosting its annual International Boat Show taking place between February 14-18. With perfect "chamber of commerce" weather, we are preparing for the multitude of boat enthusiasts to descend upon our beautiful city. The local marinas are overflowing with shiny new boats, ranging from small skiffs to luxury yachts. The Miami Beach Convention Center is filled with most of the 2,200 exhibitors and a crowd of 150,000 is expected to attend. For more information click on this link, visit...Continue Reading!
The Grand Dame of Football is history.The Orange Bowl is on its last legs, being dismantled and prepared to be sold by the piece to the highest bidder. Every seat, urinal and patch of grass is being offered for sale at auction on February 9th, at 11:00 am. The City of Miami plans to use the profits from the auction to pay for the costs of demolition, which will take place later this year.The Orange Bowl was host to...Continue Reading!
SATURDAY 12/29 • Miami's Junior Orange Bowl Parade: Although the Orange Bowl will not be played in the Orange Bowl, the Junior Orange Bowl Parade will be the same good wholesome fun it always has been! Marching bands from across the county, including the Miami Springs Senior High, St. Andrew's Bagpipe Band, North Miami Beach High and the Drew Middle School Marching Barracudas strut their stuff, and you can always count on seeing the Shriners in their little cars....Continue Reading!
Laugh in the New Year with Lewis Black . . . Fans of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will recognize Lewis Black from his hilarious rants on the "Back in Black" segments. (Check out the "pantheon of nothingness" for a taste of Black's cutting commentary.) Read the Miami Herald interview for more of Black's entertaining views. 9:00 p.m. at The Fillmore (Jackie Gleason Theater) 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. Ticketmaster Cost: $58.50-$87.50 . . . Or see Gary Owen at the Miami...Continue Reading!
Why we love life in South Florida: The Chongalicious Girls are the King Mango Strut Grand Marshalls!
Full Moon Dinners at at Ritz Carlton • Key Biscayne Dec. 22nd & 23rd Enjoy a romantic 3- or 4-course moonlit dinner on the outdoor terrace at the Ritz Carlton's award-winning Tuscan Cioppino Italian restaurant or beachside at their Cantina Beach Mexican restaurant. Dinner begins in time to witness the full moon rising. Live acoustic music Seating is limited and reservations are required 4-course dinner on Cioppino terrace is $55 per person / $85 with wine pairing (tax and gratuity not included) 305-365-4286 3-course dinner at the...Continue Reading!
Winter Wonderland Dance :)Join in the fun with Deejay Music, Dancing, Refreshment & Socializing Friday, January 11, 2008 Quiet Waters Park SHELTER #10 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Price: Free Venue: Quiet Water Park, Broward County, Florida Audience: For adults, Ages 18 and older With Developmental Disabilities Category: Special Populations This event will be held outdoors. Please dress appropriately considering the weather. You may want to print and bring this form with you to present at the park. Click here for directions For more information, call the Special Populations Section at...Continue Reading!