Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Barack the Vote Event, Fri. October 3rd‏

Be a part of this amazing campaign and have a blast at the same time. Together we can Barack the Vote!!

- Friday October 3rd, 8pm-11pm at Jazid in South Beach

- Open Bar 8pm-9pm and featured drink specials

- Jazz Quartet plays selections from Obama's Ipod, Live Band, and DJ

- Upstairs: Voter registration and information, volunteer booths, and Obama campaign merchandise for sale

YOU MUST RSVP *and* fulfill your pledge online in advance of the event.

$25 minimum donation at:


*All door proceeds benefit Obama for America

Forward to your contacts and spread the word.

FAIRCHILD PALMS HAPPY HOUR -- Wed Oct 1st @ 6.30pm‏

Please mark your calendar for this coming Wednesday, October 1st.

Fairchild Palms is a terrific group that holds several blow-out parties each year in the lush moon-lit setting of Fairchild Garden, as well as these networking/happy hour events every couple of months at local hotspots.

Proceeds support environmental education programs offered nationwide and in several foreign countries through the Fairchild Challenge.

As the new president of the Palms, which means the pressure is on and your support would really mean a lot to me.

Hope to see you there….and please invite some of your friends and co-workers to come along!!!

BIDEN ON THE BAY--Debate Watch Party--Thursday, October 2‏

teBiden on the Bay
Event Chairs
Fran & Bob Berrin, Risa Berrin and Noreen Gordon Sablotsky

Host Committee
Gail & Stewart Appelrouth, Barbara & Richard Bernstein, Roz Berrin, Stephen Bittel, Rabbi Terry Bookman,
Shelly & Steve Brodie, Vivi & Steve Brownstein, Barbara & Gary Davis, Miriam & Isaac Fisher,
Nadine & Steve Foldes, Larry Forman, Nancy & Bobby Gilbert, Jane & Amir Gold, Evan Goldman,
Kate & Rob Gould, Matthew Greer, Sandy & Jay Halpern Amy & Harry Hollub, Joe & Shelley Jacoby, MB Prusher,
Rebecca & Arnaud Karsenti, Diane Krieger & Bruce Kohrman, Susan & Richard Lampen,
John Lehman, Donna Levine, Barbara & David Lipman, Laura Malagon, Shari & Andrew Menachem,
Karen & Larry Michaels, Todd Michaels, Beverly & Michael Murray, Bari Norman,
Jodi & Bobby Orshan, Roberta & Marc Parness, Diane & Charles Patrick, Nadine & Sidney Pertnoy, Jacob Ratzan,
Judith Ratzan & Peter Cassileth, Carole & Burt Redlus, Marcia & Terry Reisman,
Monique & Donnie Rosenthal, Amy & David Scharlin, Mark Schnapp, Karyn & Jim Schwade,
Ronna & Mike Segal, Lily & David Serviansky, Marc Sheridan, Roberta Shevin, Sandi & Arnold Shevin,
Rosanne & Ben Shore, Holly Skolnick & Richard Strafer, Jo & John Sumberg, Janet Tralins,
Perri Young & Sean Simon, Laurie Turner, Mindy & Bruce Wilner, Meredith & Carlos Wolf, Susan & Richard Zinn

cordially invite you to join them to watch the
Vice Presidential Debate
in a beautiful setting overlooking
Biscayne Bay with

Eric Lynn
National Jewish Vote Director
Obama for America

Thursday, October 2, 2008
at the home of Noreen Gordon Sablotsky 3575 Stewart Avenue Coconut Grove, Florida

Minimum Contribution $250 per person
Benefiting the Obama Victory Fund

This event is intended to be both informative and entertaining. A primary goal is to provide you with the information and skills you need to make the case for the Obama-Biden ticket, particularly in the Jewish community.

RSVP required to risa berrin: theberrins at gmail.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Connect Florida Charity Networker

Please join the Board of Director's of Connect Florida for a wonderful fundraising event at The Capital Grille on Tuesday, October 7th from 6pm-8pm.

A recent study about volunteer rates in the United States shows that Miami has replaced Las Vegas in last place with a volunteerism rate of just 14.5 percent. There is no denying how far Miami lags behind, particularly compared with the No. 1 city for volunteerism, Minneapolis-St. Paul, with a 39.3 percent rate.

In an effort to change this upsetting, distressing and outrageous statistic, Connect Florida aims to increase volunteer rates among our South Florida young professionals. Come enjoy hors d’ oeuvres compliments of The Capital Grille and an open bar while you learn about some of our local charities. One hundred percent of your $20 donation will go to the participating non-profits (Amigos for Kids, Foster Care Review, Hands on Miami, Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Overtown Youth Center and Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center). There will also be a raffle with donations by Britto, The Biltmore Hotel, Alonzo Morning, Calder Race Course etc. Please come and show your support!

Miami's vice? City at bottom in volunteering

MIAMI (AP) - Blame it on the traffic. Or the number of new immigrants. Or the allure of the beach. Whatever the reason, Miami has secured the bottom spot - No. 50 among major U.S. cities - in new rankings of the percentage of adults who volunteer.

Nationally, the volunteer rate fell in 2007 for the second year in a row, to 26.2 percent, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is releasing its report Sunday. It showed Miami with a volunteerism rate of 14.5 percent, replacing Las Vegas in last place among major metropolitan areas. To be fair, the study found 620,000 volunteers were recruited in Miami last year, more than 60,000 over the previous year. And many local nonprofits say they have more volunteers than ever. But there's no denying how far Miami lags behind other cities, particularly No. 1 Minneapolis-St. Paul, with a 39.3 percent rate.
The study notes that Miami's poverty rate and average commute times are slightly higher than the national average, while other factors influencing volunteerism - home ownership and education level - are slightly lower. Robert Grimm, director of research for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), said another factor was at play, what he calls ``the leaky bucket'' of volunteerism. Nationally, about one in three people who volunteer in a given year do not do so the following year. In Miami, the rate is six in 10.

``There's interest in volunteering in a lot of people but they're just not staying with it,'' Grimm said. Rapid turnover is a problem across the country, and one of the reasons the national rate dropped again in 2007 after reaching 28.8 percent in 2005. In all, 60.8 million Americans 16 and older performed roughly 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service in 2007. On the bright side, the report concluded that ``volunteer intensity'' is increasing, with 34 percent of volunteers contributing more than 100 hours of service in a year - the highest rate for that category since 2002. On the worrisome side were mounting concerns that economic woes - including high gasoline prices and job insecurity - would be deterrents for some would-be volunteers.

``With more people in need - losing houses, losing jobs - there are more people to serve,'' said CNCS board chairman Stephen Goldsmith. ``You have fewer people helping and more people needing help.'' By region, the Midwest had the highest volunteer rate at 31.1 percent, followed by the West at 26.1, the South with 24.7 and the Northeast at 23.4. By state, Utah had the highest rate, 43.9 percent, followed by Nebraska, Minnesota, Alaska and Montana. Nevada had the lowest state rate, 17.7 percent; Florida and New York were the next lowest. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., were the highest-ranked big cities, while New York City and Las Vegas were the lowest-ranked after Miami. Among 25 mid-size cities, Provo, Utah, came first with a 63 percent rate - the highest of any jurisdiction in the report. The high volunteer rates in Utah and several of its cities are attributed in part to civic-mindedness among the state's many Mormons, but Bill Hulterstrom, president of the Provo-based United Way of Utah County, said other factors also were at work. ``I believe that people here really feel like they can make a difference,'' he said. ``We do not wait for others to 'fix' our problems or neighborhoods.''

The CNCS, an independent federal agency, used Census Bureau data to determine its state and city rankings, which are based on three-year averages for 2005 through 2007. In Florida, Harve Mogul, president and CEO of the United Way of Miami-Dade, said Miami's low ranking wasn't surprising because of the number of new immigrants. ``We have such a high number of recent immigrants who come from countries without the same organized philanthropy found in the United States,'' he said. ``We've found that as people spend more time in the United States and see the value of philanthropy and community service, they are more likely to donate their time and money.'' Still, Hands on Miami, which coordinates volunteer efforts for the local United Way, reported a marked increase in the number of volunteer hours: from 58,232 in its 2006-07 tally to 70,000 in 2007-08.
Lynn Heyman, who heads the volunteer program at Miami Children's Hospital, said she has 600 active volunteers at any given time, more than ever. But the hospital must hold orientations twice monthly to keep volunteers streaming in to replace departing ones. ``I don't think the days of people volunteering with an organization for years and years are still with us,'' Heyman said.

Volunteer coordinators at other agencies point to other possible reasons. Ani Olmeda Gonzalez at Mercy Hospital said the tough economy was forcing some would-be volunteers to choose paid work instead. Charlotte Donn at YMCA of Greater Miami noted the city is home to many transients. And Cathy Agosti of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care noted what many others repeated. ``Busy lives,'' she said. ``Busy lives.''

Matt Sedensky reported from Miami and David Crary from New York.

"Cynthia Nixon on South Beach (you know, the smart lawyer on Sex and the City) for Obama

" Cynthia Nixon from Sex and the City will be joining at a fundraiser at Heathrow Lounge on South Beach this Saturday, September 27. General reception starts at 7:00, $50 general admission, $25 w/a valid student id. Private reception earlier for $250!". Event: Cynthia Nixon on South Beach (you know, the smart lawyer on Sex & the City"you know, the smart lawyer on Sex & the City"What: Cocktail PartyHost: Obama for AmericaStart Time: Saturday, September 27 at 6:30pmEnd Time: Saturday, September 27 at 10:30pmWhere: Heathrow Lounge To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=36596637924

This Week at The Wolfsonian-FIU‏


Thursday, September 25, 7pm
DESIGNED FOR THE PEOPLE—What impact did New Deal projects have on South Florida? Join us for a panel discussion among authors and editors of The New Deal in South Florida: Design, Policy, and Community Building, 1933-1940 (2008). Speakers, all affiliated with FIU, include the book's editors, John F. Stack, Jr., director, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies and John A. Stuart, professor of Architecture. Also speaking are Marianne Lamonaca, associate director for curatorial affairs and education, and Ted Baker, retired associate professor and landscape architect. Book signing follows. Free to members and FIU community; $10 all others.

Friday, September 26, 6pm
DECO AND DESIGN TOUR—This two-hour adventure begins with a walking tour of the Art Deco District, then moves inside to explore The Wolfsonian's collection. The tour focuses on New Deal architecture and the exhibition A Bittersweet Decade. Presented with the Miami Design Preservation League. Limited to 20. RSVP and one-week advance ticket purchase required: 305.535.2644 or education@thewolf.fiu.edu. Tour begins and ends at The Wolfsonian. $10
for members; $20 all others.

Free admission begins at 6pm. Join us for a guided tour at 6pm, and innovative programming at 7pm. Galleries remain open until 9pm.

Left: Print
Miner Joe, 1942
Elizabeth Olds (American, 1896-1991)
The Wolfsonian-FIU
The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jobs from careerbuilder.com

Revenue Partner Manager New! Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
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Telecommunication & Security Manager Sony Latin America, Inc.
Director Governance & Commercialization, Latin America Diageo North America Inc.
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Senior Analyst, Executive Compenstation Burger King Corporation
Marketing Director New! The Yachts of Seabourn

bilingual Spanish Online Sales Manager

am in the middle of a search for a bilingual Spanish Online Sales Manager, HOWEVER candidates do not need the online experience (its preferred, not mandatory). Must have 2-4 years experience in sales. Position is based in NYC, and my client will assist with relocation. Candidates must be bilingual Spanish and MUST know the ins and outs of soccer. Position is paying an 80k base, 20k bonus. Would you be so kind to refer me to qualified candidates?


Betsy Merlonghi

Betsy Merlonghi | Executive Recruiter

Email: bmerlonghi at loreleipersonnel.com

Website: www.loreleipersonnel.com

Save the Date: All Ivy + Season Opener‏

MARK your calendars for our next event at the ultra-luxe SETAI on Miami Beach.


BAJOFONDO : Oct 14th in Concert !! WILL SELL OUT !!‏

Tuesday, October 14th, 8 pm
Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Tickets through www.ticketmaster.com or (305) 358-5885 or the theater box office.
Rhythm Foundation members, call the office at (305) 672-5202 for direct ticketing.
Enjoy the new video clip of Pá Bailar: CLICK HERE

Gustavo Santaolalla
Juan Campodonico
DJ Supervielle and the full live band!
The Argentine-Uruguayan collective, made up of some of the most accomplished young artists from both sides of the Rio Plata, have just released a new masterpiece, Mar Dulce.

This is the nexus of a creative powerhouse - the tentacles of Bajofondo's individual components reach into all the coolest and most innovative aspects of Latin music and culture. Santaolalla is one of the top music producers in Latin America, and composer of soundtracks for films like Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Motorcycle Diaries, Brokeback Mountain and Babel. He is a singer, composer, producer, guitarist, and director of Surco Records and publishing company. The list of artists he has produced is pages long, but includes Juanes, Julieta Venegas, De La guarda, Juana Molina, Kronos Quartet, Antonio Carmona. With his project Café de los Maestros he has produced some of the most significant living legends of tango. Producers/Djs and keyboardists Campo and Supervielle have also enormous reach into the creative world of Latin music. They have recently worked with artists like Jorge Drexler, Ximena Sarinana.

But when the collective comes together to record and tour as Bajofondo, the sum is even greater than the whole of the talented parts. It is the sound of the hottest club in Buenos Aires late at right, and right now. A joyous, but complex mix of tango, dub, drum&bass, dance beats and jazz. Live, the show features the live projections of VJ Veronica Loza.

This concert has received support from Club Med, Business Centers International, Atlantic Broadband, the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, and Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Barack: Ambassador Dennis Ross at Discussion on Israel and the Middle East‏

This Sunday, September 21st, join Ambassador Dennis Ross, former U.S. Envoy to the Middle East, for discussions on Israel, the Middle East, and the 2008 election.

Come hear Ambassador Ross speak about important foreign policy issues in the Middle East and Barack's plan to bring the change we need.

Here are the details:

Discussion on Israel and the Middle East
with Ambassador Dennis Ross
at Temple Sinai

18801 N.E. 22 Avenue
North Miami, FL

Sunday, September 21st
3:30 p.m.


Seeking Private Equity/LBO Associate for Southeast Based Firm‏

doing a search for an Associate for an LBO shop in the Southeast (FL) and they want people from investment banking or consulting backgrounds who graduated from business school this last year on in the last couple of years. The b-school has to be top tier and the consulting firm has to be BCG, Bain, McKinsey, LEK or Monitor and they must have touched private equity firms at some point in their career. Please let me know if you know anyone or can refer me to anyone from your consulting firm who might know people.

This well-known, top decile performing, middle market private equity firm is looking to add a post-MBA investment professional (’06-’08 MBA graduates only) to its southeast office. The firm has a very strong track record of buyouts in traditional manufacturing and services businesses. Access to debt markets is not a problem for this fund and it is extremely active. The firm has a global footprint. The group has only two post-MBA titles (Associate and MD) and the promotional track is meritocratic and by level of responsibility. The group's culture is meritocratic but also very team oriented. Turnover is very low and potential compensation from carry is significant.

The ideal candidate will be a 2006 or 2007 MBA from a top 5 program (MBA absolutely required) and have 5 to 7 years of total work experience, including investment banking, traditional control LBO investing experience or management consulting. Ideally, consultants will come from top firms and have been exposed to financial sponsors.

Compensation will consist of a cash base and bonus, as well as carry and other long term equity incentives.

Thank you!


Katy Nishida


nishida at glocap.com

Daily Candy Weekend Guide

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

The weekend packs a punch. Kaboom! Pow! Bam!

Superheroes Exhibit
What: Local artist Ben Abounassif debuts his collection of mixed-media works depicting iconic heroes like Wonder Woman and Superman.
Why: With great power comes great responsibility.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: B1 Lifeshop, 6900 Biscayne Blvd., ste. 6 (305-917-3063).

Fall Fashion Show
What: Rumeur Boutique presents the season’s best styles, along with cocktails and apps to benefit the Lodge, a local shelter for domestic violence victims.
Why: It’s a Rumeur mill.
When: Fri., 9 p.m.
Where: Andú, 141 SW 7th St., Brickell (786-871-7005). R.S.V.P. to rumeurrsvp@hotmail.com or call 917-776-2458.

Ma Dame by Jean Paul Gaultier
What: The unique scent is full of energy, freedom, and joy with a fresh, floral scent that is brilliant, colorful, and smooth with notes of orange zest, sparkling rose, musk, and cedar wood.
Why: In other words: You’ll smell awesome.
When: Anytime you want to feel deliciously sassy.
Where: Buy it online at macys.com/madame.

Misha’s Cupcakes Opens
What: The local baker opens a storefront offering lattes, cakes, scones, and her famous cuppies.
Why: It takes the cake.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: 1548 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables (786-200-6153).

The Man of Two Havanas
What: Filmmaker Vivien Lesnik Weisman’s documentary explores her incendiary childhood in Miami, after her father, Cuban activist Max Lesnik, fell out with Castro’s regime.
Why: Discuss the Rubik’s Cuba.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-674-1040).

Slow Food Exotic Fruit Brunch
What: Nosh on mangos, mamey shakes, and baked banana French toast at this a.m. feast prepared by chefs from Le Cordon Bleu Miami.
Why: Taste the forbidden fruit.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651). R.S.V.P. online at slowfoodmiami.com.

Leona Naess’s Thirteens
What: The indie singer’s eleven new songs were whittled down from thirteen albums’ worth of music recorded with no budget.
Why: You’re 30 going on 13.
When: You feel misunderstood.
Where: At your local record store or online at amazon.com.

Sales Job

We are conducting the executive search for a SVP/VP of Sales to lead a 25+ sales team of a very successful, later stage SaaS company. (Title depends upon experience.) Candidates must have experience selling solutions (enterprise software, enterprise solutions, insurance, lease finance deals/equipment, etc) to General Contractors and the Construction industry. The company has developed a new, unique, patented, web-centered technology. Company culture is extremely entrepreneurial, collaborative, and creative. Company is headquartered in Ohio, but working remotely IS an option. Company has over 200 employees and has already closed its Series C. Company is growing 25-30% a year. This is an excellent opportunity to join a company in a pivotal leadership role before a potential IPO. Candidates must have experience managing a team quota as a SVP, VP or Director selling solutions (enterprise software, enterprise solutions, insurance, lease finance deals/equipment, etc) to General Contractors and the Construction industry.

Please let me know if you know someone that would be a good match for this opportunity. Whenever you refer someone to us that we place, we will send you a check for $1000 as a Referral Bonus. Please make sure the person you refer mentions your name so you can get credit for the referral. Or send me the person's contact info and we will contact the person directly. (Phone number and email address preferred.) We also have several other executive positions open with other clients, so please check out the list on our website: www.matchstar.com. Listed below my signature is additional information about this opportunity. Also, the complete job description is listed on our website, along with all of our other open positions.

TO APPLY FOR A POSITION, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE: http://www.matchstar.com/job_listings_open.html

** CLICK ON THE POSITION: SVP/VP of Sales - SaaS Company

Thank you very much for your time.
Sincerely, Carolyne

Carolyne P. Connor, Founder & President
MATCHSTAR VENTURE SEARCH {!http://www.matchstar.com/}
1395 Piccard Drive, Suite #180
Rockville, MD 20850
415.520.4600 (direct)
415.276.1900 (fax)

POSITION: SVP/VP of Sales. (Title depends upon experience.) This is a management position. You will be part of the core executive team that includes the CEO. Need someone that can be very hands-on, roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to build revenues while leading and building the sales team. Need someone that is very strategic and hungry. Someone with a passion for winning. Someone who will make sure the reps hit their numbers. Someone who leaves the ego at the door. Need someone that knows how to work smart. Need someone experienced at creating AND executing a strategic sales plan. You will be inheriting a sales team of approximately 25 people. You will be fully in charge of your numbers, growth and hiring plan.

COMPANY: SaaS company. The company has developed a new, unique, patented, web-centered technology. Company culture is extremely entrepreneurial, collaborative, and creative. Company has over 200 employees and has already closed its Series C. Company is growing 25-30% a year. This is an excellent opportunity to join a company in a pivotal leadership role before a potential IPO.

LOCATION: Company is headquartered in Ohio. Prefer candidates that already live in Ohio or are flexible to relocate, but would consider candidates that work remotely.

COMPENSATION: CEO is willing and able to put together the right package for the right candidate. The compensation package will include a base salary, commission/bonus plan, and stock options. A full benefits package (health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, etc.) is included. Client wants someone who is very hungry and confident in their sales abilities.

MANAGEMENT STYLE/CORPORATE CULTURE: This position will report directly to the CEO. He is very big on delegation. He believes in hiring the best people, then providing them with clear incentives and responsibilities. Focus is on results. He believes in trust and likes to debate and encourage. He is committed to maintain and expand a sales culture throughout the company. Sales people get a lot of support from him. He needs a strong sales leader. However, he is there to provide all the resources (financial, hr, etc) that you will need to grow and maintain a successful sales culture in the company. You will have a lot of latitude at the tactical level and you will need a lot of creativity to drive volume.


Must have someone with recent and significant experience managing a team quota as a SVP, VP or Director selling solutions (enterprise software, enterprise solutions, insurance, lease finance deals/equipment, etc) to General Contractors and the Construction industry.
Must have significant experience selling solutions to General Contractors and the Construction industry.
You will benefit from the fact that the Company’s team is stable and mature, with capable management in product development, customer support, and finance. You will also “have plenty to work with,” thanks to an excellent product that generates quantifiable results for major General Contractors and Construction companies who are pleased to provide references. Company has an established pipeline and strong lead generation department. Having a strong rolodex is NOT important. However, having a strong track record as a sales leader and helping to manage and close deals with our target market is VERY important.
Must have a consultative sales approach. Must do your research and learn about your customers and their specific market and use every angle possible. Be able to help customers evaluate their business and needs. Be able to chart their needs and show customers all their options. You must really understand the deal and can do a pitch from many different angles. Must be able to walk and talk the deal. You need to be able to rearrange your pitch on the fly. You have to know your material. You must be fully up to speed on your business, your company’s products/services and competitors. Must be technically savvy and comfortable using spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Salesforce.com, etc.
Must have someone with the energy and ability to identify and create the solutions necessary to be successful in different markets. Need a true sales leader to get the team excited and motivated about the same things. Need someone with an entrepreneurial streak. Someone who can listen to the customer, learn what they need and creatively come up with the tactical elements that are needed to close the deal. Someone who is strategic about the market (i.e. the market in San Diego is very different than Boise.) Need someone accustomed to modifying their sales tactics depending on the target market.
Must have someone who can build and lead a top grade sales team. Someone who can ensure that the team has the best possible talent (A players) at each level. Structure comp & incentive plans. Coach and keep top talent and remove non-performers efficiently. Also establish sales processes, tracking and visibility. You will be inheriting a sales team of approximately 25 people. You will be fully in charge of your numbers, growth and hiring plan.

"The Jewish Museun of Florida & Temple Emanu-El's Young Lea...‏

Event: The Jewish Museun of Florida & Temple Emanu-El's Young Leadership Division "Present a Special Preview of the Exhibit Florida Jews in Sports
"What: Fundraiser
Host: Nicole Amiel
Start Time: Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00pm
End Time: Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00pmWhere: Jewish Museum of Florida To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=26868375679

SAVE THE DATE: Barack the Vote at Jazid October 3rd!‏

Save the Date for this fundraising event Dave and Dara are organzing!!

Friday October 3rd, 8pm-11pm at Jazid in South Beach
Open Bar 8pm-9pm and featured drink specials
Jazz Quartet plays selections from Obama's Ipod, Live Band, and DJ
Voter registration, volunteer booths, and Obama merchandise for sale

RSVP with minimum $25 donation at:

*please help to spread the word!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College presents Fall 2008 Creative Writing Workshops‏

Creative Writing Workshops

Starting September 16 & September 22

For more information on workshops and instructors and to register
please visit www.flcenterlitarts.com, or call 305.237.3940.
All workshops take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus unless otherwise specified.


NEW! Critique Group
Fourteen sessions starting Monday, September 22-Monday, December 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$70, MDC students and staff $40
Want to get together with other writers to discuss works-in-progress and the writing life? For the first time, the Center will offer writers a place to meet outside of the formal workshop environment. Share your work -- including novel chapters, memoirs, poems, essays, or song lyrics -- with peers, and learn and apply the rules of constructive criticism. This Center offering is not a traditional workshop, and writers should not expect to be taught skills to improve their writing.
Group Facilitator: Claudia Forestieri

Crafting Place Through Poetry
Eight Wednesdays, September 23-November 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$170, MDC students and staff $120
Though we will examine the work of published poets, the focus of this workshop will be the work of the participants who will be asked to generate poems (or revise old ones), which will be discussed in a supportive environment.
Instructor: Sandra M. Castillo

Storytelling for Social Impact
Eight Tuesdays, September 23-November 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$170, MDC students and staff $120
A well-crafted story can do more than entertain. Stories can shape policy debates, empower disenfranchised populations and spur its audience to action. This innovative course, co-taught by a psychotherapist and a journalist, will borrow from a variety of disciplines to teach students how to shape the elements of a true story for maximum effect.
Instructors: Gretchen Beesing and Dan Grech

Blog On!—Writing for the Web
Eight sessions beginning Thursday, September 25-Thursday, November 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$170, MDC students and staff $120
These days, a writer without a website or a blog is like a politician without a platform. Learn the technical aspects of launching a web presence, building content and marketing. By analyzing other successful sites as they build their own, students will acquire the tools to become cyber-savvy.
Instructor: Kemila Velan

Eight Tuesdays, September 16-November 4, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
$170, MDC students and staff $120
This class is ideal for those with the desire to turn their idea for a script into reality. The curriculum will cover character development, dialogue, theme, and plot structure, with special emphasis on how to market scripts and break into the screenwriting business.
Instructor: Alberto Veloso

Advanced Fiction Workshop
Eight Wednesdays, September 17-November 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$170, MDC students and staff $120
This class is intended for students who have taken at least one creative writing class and/or already have a work of fiction in progress. We will build on your foundation of narrative strategies through focused discussions of craft and form, and offer ideas and solutions for developing a work of fiction.
Instructor: Patricia Engel

Does anyone know any friends or neighbors who have had the value of their property plummet recently?

For the Florida folks-- Does anyone know any friends or neighbors who have had the value of their property plummet recently? Have had a bastard of a time trying to sell their house? Had to drop their asking price dramatically? Took out a big equity loan, and now the tables have turned? Yes, I know, lovely happy times, these. It's for the Today show, for a series of stories on the battleground states. We have Florida. And would treat their stories with the utmost respect. Also, they can't be too super wealthy, or folks ain't gonna much care about their plight. 10 million dollar homes that dropped to 5 need not apply.

MEMBER PRESALE - The Wizard of Oz‏

The Wizard of Oz
October 28 - November 2
Ziff Ballet Opera House

The Broadway season begins with a brand new production of The Wizard of Oz! Travel with Dorothy and Toto down the yellow brick road to a glittering art deco Oz, complete with munchkins, flying monkeys, and a wicked witch! There's dazzling choreography, lavish special effects, and those classic songs introduced in the beloved MGM movie are guaranteed to send you over the rainbow!

and use promo code DOROTHY to order your tickets today, or call the box office at 305.949.6722. Member presale ends September 19.

Presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America - Miami.

from an article in philly inquirer...

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the
Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified
to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's.

If you're husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.

Mobile & Social Media Marketing Workshop - September 19‏

You are invited to "Mobile & Social Media Marketing –1-Day Workshop in South Florida" on Friday, September 19 at 8:00 am.

Event: Mobile & Social Media Marketing –1-Day Workshop in South Florida
What: Workshop
Host: South Florida Interactive Marketing Association (SFIMA)
Start Time: Friday, September 19 at 8:00am
End Time: Friday, September 19 at 5:00pm
Where: Nova Southeastern University

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

The SFIMA Group on LinkedIn

eXtreme Miami Archery!!!

eXtreme Miami
Location: Everglades Archery Range
17415 SW 264th St. (Bauer Dr.), Homestead, FL US
When: Saturday, October 4, 1:00PM
Hey all! This is the OFFICIAL eXtreme Miami Kickoff event for the season! Please try to attend!

Come and shoot with new, old, and soon to be made friends at the Everglades Archery Range! Siri set up a great deal: $25 per person; and that includes bow rental, arrows, practice, and instruction by Archery instructor, Shelly Mascaro. (National Field Archery Association Certified Master Coach. National Archery Association Level 3 coach. Fish and Wildlife Commission Hunter Education Instructor)

There is no fitness prerequisite. Just come on down and shoot. It's a blast, so feel free to bring a friend, comfortable shoes and clothes - (its an outdoor range). Just don't bring your American Express. Leave home without it, cause the archery instructor only takes cash or checks. (But really, go to the ATM - It's only $25 yo). After shooting we will do a guided everglades nature walk. hopefully see some gators!
Can't wait to see you all shooting!

Many more events are coming your way, we need help though! I need event planers. Please let me know if you can plan an event in the future.

eXtreme Miami Sports Club

Friends of New World Symphony event this weekend

Be with us as we kick off the season with our first concert on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30pm. The night begins with a little String Fever at the Lincoln Theatre, and once the music fades and the lights go up, it’s time to head over to the after-party at SET!

“For more information on becoming a Friend of the New World Symphony, call Stacey Glassman. stacey.glassman at nws.edu
direct: 305-673-3330 x 230

Already a member? Email friendsrsvp@nws.edu to rsvp for the kick off String Fever event.”

HBO marketing job in NYC

HBO Manager, Advertising & Promotion Posting Job Description COMPANY PROFILE It's Not TV. It's HBO America’s most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour premium television services — HBO and Cinemax — to nearly 40 million U.S. subscribers. International joint ventures bring branded services to more than 50 countries around the world, and HBO’s programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending and transportation reimbursement accounts, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, and cable reimbursement. OVERALL SUMMARY Manage the development and execution of consumer advertising and promotion plans to drive brand image, awareness and tune-in for HBO Original Programming, including Series, Mini-Series, Films, Comedy, and Documentaries. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Supervise multiple external agencies in the development of creative advertising, media planning and high-impact promotions (e.g. guerilla/viral marketing, event sponsorships, etc).• Write marketing strategy/creative briefs to establish program positioning and strategic direction. Develop marketing partnerships with media partners, retailers, organizations, and like-minded brands to drive viewership and broaden the reach of brand/program messaging.• Serve as a liaison between all internal departments to ensure cohesive strategies and integrated campaigns.• Manage the production process for all off-channel marketing materials (i.e. project timelines, technical specs, etc.).• Effectively supervise a Coordinator and Assistant, providing direction, managing workflow and overseeing skill development.• Manage and maintain a multi-million dollar annual media and production budget, ensuring effective and economical allocation of resources. Requirements: • 5-7 years of brand marketing experience (3+ as a manager) at an entertainment company (this is a must).• Outstanding creative judgment and familiarity developing advertising creative in all forms of media.• An ability to think both creatively and strategically.• Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills.• The ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, perform under pressure and pay close attention to detail while staying focused on the big picture.• Strong working relationships within the advertising and media industry.• Knowledge of the digital media space and new technology platforms (e.g. broadband, wireless, VOD).• A passion for entertainment and popular culture. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a salary requirement.
Carol Leone Human Resources
Home Box Office 1100 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036
carol.leone at hbo.com

Business Affairs Director role for Entertainment company

As for the Director of Business Legal Affairs-The comp Is up to 135k and room for rapid growth for Executive Director Position. This candidate can reside in Los Angeles or Miami.

5-7 years Business Affairs experience in TV Production.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills, both written and spoken. Portuguese is a plus.
Experience writing and negotiating Production contracts.
Bachelor's in Business Administration and JD Degree.
Membership in CA and/or FL Bar is desired.
Position is to be based in either Miami or Los Angeles
This position will be negotiating, reviewing & drafting

(a) all manner or development and production agreements, including (for example) writer, rights, consultants, producer, director and actor agreements, all key crew and below the line agreements, location agreements, clearance agreements, and product placements

(b) format acquisition and licenses agreements, production/exhibition and co-production deals with international networks all related to international scripted and unscripted projects,

(c) managing negotiation and drafting of agreements with the appropriate divisions with respect to ancillary rights exploitations.

Cori Ridley

Toll Free: (800) 780-2232 ext. 1460

cridley at genesis-global.com

Wharton Club events

Upcoming Events:

Speed Networking Event in Ft. Lauderdale
Tuesday, 10/14/08 at 06:30pm
Save the Date! Join the Wharton Club of South Florida at our next Speed Networking Event. Alumni of the Wharton School participate in a fast paced event with the goal of making connections and networking.

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Wharton Full-Time MBA Admissions Presentation
Tuesday, 10/7/08 at 07:00pm
Wharton MBA Admissions officers will be in Miami recruiting for the upcoming year. We encourage MBA graduates to both attend and share their experience as well as encourage colleagues and friends who might be considering an MBA to attend this event.

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HBS Behind the Scenes Tour & Presentation of Arsht Center for Performing Arts
Wednesday, 9/17/08 at 06:00pm
Join the HBS Club of South Florida and other All Ivy for a behind the scenes tour of the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts featuring a special presentation presentation by Ricky Arriola, Chairman and Larry Wilker, Chief Executive Officer.

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MIT Enterprise Forum Global Broadcast
Wednesday, 9/24/08 at 06:30pm
Join the MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida at a presentation of a worldwide broadcast from MIT, followed by a Live Panel Discussion with South Florida entrepreneurs, Q&A and Networking Event.

Genart Special Advance Screening & Party: Towelhead‏


Directed by:
Alan Ball

Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi and Summer Bishil

Tuesday, September 23rd

South Beach Regal
1100 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

After-Party Buck 15
1661 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Above Miss Yips Chinese Café)
10:00pm - 12:00am
* Sounds by Keen One

Complimentary beverages to be provided
Roberto Cavalli Vodka

* Gen Art Members: 2 complimentary tickets RSVP Here!
* Non-Members: $15/ticket Purchase Tickets Now!

* Become a Gen Art Member, (or call 305-695-8200)

Click here to view complete event info and get your tickets now!

How 'Bout a Free Movie? ...from Michael Moore‏


As you may have heard, I've decided to make my new film, "Slacker Uprising," available for free to everyone in the United States and Canada. It is the first time ever that a major feature-length film is debuting as a free download on the internet -- legally. I am doing this for two reasons:

1. Next year it will be 20 years since my first film, "Roger & Me," so I'd like to give those of you who've supported my work over the years a thank you gift in the form of a brand new movie; and

2. I hope the release and wide distribution of this new movie will help to bring out millions of young and new voters on November 4th.

"Slacker Uprising" takes place in the wake of "Fahrenheit 9/11," during the run-up to the 2004 election, as I traveled for 42 days across America, visiting 62 cities in a failed attempt to remove George W. Bush from office. My goal was to help turn out a record number of young voters and others who had never voted before. (That part was a success. Young adults voted in greater numbers than in any election since 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. And the youth vote was the only age group that John Kerry won.)

What I encountered during the tour and the filming was both inspiring and frightening, so I thought, hey, this might make for a funny and enlightening movie! Each night, thousands would show up to volunteer in the Slacker Army against Bush. This drove local Republicans nuts. In one state they tried to have me arrested. At two colleges, rich donors offered to donate more money to the college if they would ban me from campus. Nearly a half-dozen universities kept the Slacker Uprising tour off their campuses. But there was no stopping this movement. By the time we got to Florida, 16,000 people a night were showing up.

It was clear that young people were the ones who were going to save the day -- just as they are in this year's election.

On Tuesday, September 23rd, you will be able to stream, download, or burn a DVD of "Slacker Uprising," free of charge. The distribution is being organized by Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films (they're the great people behind "OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" and "WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price").

To sign up for the download of "Slacker Uprising," click here. You have my blanket permission to share the movie with your friends, to set up screenings in your communities or theaters, to show it on your campuses -- all at no charge. I encourage you to rally voters with it, to raise funds for your favorite candidates, to air it on your local cable access channels or web broadcasts. You can also click here to request a free DVD of "Slacker Uprising" for your school or university library.

As I said, this is a movie for you, my fans -- a little 97-minute digital treat that I think you'll really enjoy. I hope you'll check out SlackerUprising.com and download it a week from today, next Tuesday, September 23rd.

Thanks again for coming to my movies all these years. It's meant a lot to me. I feel very privileged and blessed, and I am honored to be in this "virtual" community with you as we try to reclaim our beloved country.


Michael Moore

P.S. The world premiere of "Slacker Uprising" will take place in one of the great slacker capitals of this country, Ann Arbor, Michigan, this Thursday at 5pm at the historic Michigan Theater. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. If you're in the neighborhood, hope to see you there!

P.P.S. If you live outside the U.S. and Canada, I'm sorry that I don't own the rights to make this film available to you for free. But it will be coming to a theater, video store or television network near you soon.

P.P.P.S. If you are not part of the "downloadable" generation, I am making a low-cost DVD of "Slacker Uprising" available at Amazon, Netflix and your local stores in October.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MEMBER PRESALE - Frost School of Music Opening Night Gala‏

Frost School of Music
October 9 @ 8 p.m.
Knight Concert Hall

Festival Miami celebrates its 25th season with its Opening Night Gala!

Dean Shelly Berg invites you to an evening of music by Academy Award®-winning composer John Corigliano. Violinist Jennifer Koh, acclaimed by The Strad as "a risk-taking, high octane player," will perform Corigliano's "Red Violin" Concerto with the Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Yongyan Hu, music director of the EOS Orchestra in Beijing.

Joshua Habermann will direct the Frost Chorale in Corigliano's lush setting of L'Invitation au voyage on poems of Baudelaire, and Gary Green will conduct the Frost Wind Ensemble in the Florida premiere of Corigliano's groundbreaking Circus Maximus.

Musicians positioned throughout the hall will conjure up a sometimes joyous, and sometimes sinister noise - a rousing conclusion to a spectacular concert.

Get tickets for this performance before they go on sale to the general public.
and use promo code FROSTGALA to order your tickets today,
or call the box office at 305.949.6722. Public sale begins September 12.

Storytelling for Social Impact - sign up now‏

Gretchen and I are teaching a brand new class this fall at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts in downtown Miami. The class is geared to anyone interested in learning how to use their storytelling skills to effect social change.

No reporting experience is required, there are no grades, homework is optional. So what's stopping you? Please sign up! Classes begin next week.

You can write me at dangrech at gmail.com if you have any questions.

Dan Grech and Gretchen Beesing


Gretchen Beesing and Dan Grech
Storytelling for Social Impact
8 weeks: Tuesdays, September 16-November 4, 2008, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$170 (Current MDC faculty and credit students: $120)

Workshop will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Want to register? Click here for instructions and registration form.

A well-crafted story can do more than entertain. Stories can shape policy debates, empower disenfranchised populations and spur its audience to action. This innovative course, co-taught by a psychotherapist and a journalist, will borrow from a variety of disciplines to teach students how to shape the elements of a true story for maximum effect.

Students participating in this course will learn best storytelling practices from a variety of perspectives, including narrative theory, oral history and citizen journalism. Students will then employ those
practices in the field, as they gather community stories that will be workshopped in class.

No prior writing or reporting experience is necessary for this course. Students will be able to work in the medium of their choice, be it print, audio or video. The stories students produce will be added to
the Human Services Coalition Story Bank, an archive of Miami stories about the policies that impact us every day.

Limited to 15 participants.

Gretchen Beesing is a social worker, community organizer, and psychotherapist. She works as the Community Engagement Director for the Human Services Coalition and as a psychotherapist for Care Resource. She holds a masters degree in social work from New York University.

Dan Grech is the Miami-based Americas correspondent for Marketplace, the daily business radio show produced by American Public Media. He is a former staff writer at The Miami Herald, and served for two years as its Argentina correspondent. Grech is a Princeton graduate and a Fulbright scholar. He has taught courses in multimedia writing and interviewing at FCLA, Florida International University, and the
Poynter Institute.

Date and Time
September 16 - November 4, 2008
6:30-8:30 p.m.

$170, pre-registration required
(Current MDC faculty staff and students: $120)

This is a Community Education (non-credit) course.

Haiti help

As many of you know, Hurricane Ike, a category 4, has completely devastated the already impoverished island of Haiti.

Most, if not all, structures/homes are destroyed and people are living/sleeping on the streets. The TV images are horrific and sad. Children including newborns are starving.

Please help in any way you can by donating water, canned foods, and clothing for all ages (new or used)....these items can be dropped off at the following location:

Notre-Dame D'Haiti Catholic Church
110 NE 62 Street
Miami, FL 33138
Tel (305) 751-6289

Win Free tickets to Earthdance, VIP at Spirits & More‏

Sat. SEPT. 13 10a- 4pm

The show features: 90 Vendor Tables- 10,000 sq feet, Reptiles- Exotic Mammals i.e.: Monkeys -Carnivorous Plants- Birds- Supplies- Crickets - etc. Free Games - Prizes. Fabulous Kool Gadget Giveaway From our Sponsor Lucky Lure Cricket Farm, Magellan 4000 GPS ( $349 Value) . Also, A.R.F. of So. Fl will be hosting a barbeque lunch & have animals for adoption.

For more info - photos- directions from I-95 visit our Web Site www.apshows.com or call Lauren 561 433-8437

W.P.B. National Guard Armory
3193 Gun Club Rd. Zip 33406.
www.apshows.com or www.apshows.net
Adults $7 Kids ( under 10) $4

Now Open in the Grove, Cita's Italian Chophouse. Gourmet Italalian focusing on prime cuts of meat, fresh from the market seafood, and homemade pasta. An extensive selection of wines from around the world enhance the bold flavors of this Italian cuisine. A candlelit garden patio compliments the elegant interior creating the perfect setting for romantic dinners, family gatherings, or business lunches. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Cita's Italian Chophouse 3176 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove (305) 446-2207 www.CitasItalianChophouse.com

A Spa for Your Skin! Join us for Happy Hour every Wednesday from 5pm-8pm for drinks and appetizers! Get expert advice from our professionals on how to pick out the right products for your skin type, while getting a mini facial! To top off the night, enjoy a free make-up lesson from a TRUE MINERAL Make-up artist! Please RSVP at 305-403-1562. www.centerforbeautifulskin.com

Fall Specials - 20% off your first facial and Highlights, haircut and blow-dry only $150! Valid through September 30, 2008.

Design and create your own jewelry! Learn how to make necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with string, wire, or chain! We carry semi-precious stones, sterling silver and gold-filled findings, Swarovski crystals, glass beads, and many beads from around the world. Set up your appointment today! Bijoux Design Creations, Inc. 4776 SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33155. 305.740.3442. www.bijouxdesigns.com

Best Danceclub 2008!! Spirits Nightclub this Friday Sept 12th DJ Affect! Ladies get in free all night & drink free until 12am! Saturday Sept 13th DJ Roctakon & Agua Clara Bikini Fashion Show! Ladies get in free until 12am!

“Lincoln Road’s best kept secret” Located: 529 Lincoln Rd (Lincoln and Pennsylvania next to the New World Theatre) Miami Beach, Fl Get prepared to dance like you were 18 again!!!! The music playing will be such an amazing open format, it’s a definite can’t miss. From Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Stevie B., to Chromeo, the White Stripes, the strokes, and even the Ramones. This Venue is top of the line, with a beautiful decor that’s second to none. Gemma also has a great 2nd floor balcony patio to sit, relax, and take in the open air. Trust me when I say, this is what a Saturday Night on the beach should be.

New Times presents Iron Fork 2008
Hey Iron Fork-ers, just wanted to share we are glad to see that Hurricane Ike breezed right by us (and yes, pun intended).

Having noted that, we also wanted to take a quick moment to, again share, that Iron Fork has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 30th from 6 to 10pm...thus, we will keep you up-to-date about all the changes and keep an eye out as we tie-in a little Halloween fun. The event location will remain the same. If you have already purchased your tickets your name will be at will call on the new event date of October 30th. Purchase Tickets

Rent a Hybrid and get 10% off!

Benefits include : *45 miles per gallon *500 miles on one tank of gas *reduce carbon emissions

Rates: $59 plus tax per day and $350 plus tax per week.

Additional services: *Pick up and delivery *Optional Navagation system *Hybrid membership club

RENT TO OWN at Midtown Miami!
Apply 100% of first year payments towards your purchase. 1BR's from $1500. 2BR's from $1900. 3BR's from $2800. Penthouses available. Incredible amenities. Call 305-757-0001 3301 NE 1st Ave, 7th Floor, Miami, FL 33137


Join us for FOOTBALL SEASON! ESPN Game Day College Plan and NFL Sunday Ticket! Football Buffet Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy homemade chilli on Sundays! Happy Hour Buffet Monday - Friday. New weekend hours 12noon - 5am. Sandbar Lounge, 6752 Collins Ave., Miami Bch., 305-865-1752.

Check out our advertiser's online with the Miami New Times Ad Index! Find out where to eat, shop and play with one click!

Laurenzo's 305.945.6381. 16385 W. Dixie Hwy. North Miami Beach. Open 7 Days a week. Farmer's Market 305.944.5052. 16445 W. Dixie Hwy. Open 7 Days a week. www.laurenzosmarket.com

Crema di Balsamico (Balsamic Cream) - 500ml $17.99

Emulates 25 year $200.00 3.3oz. Balsamico

Crema di Balsamico is a syrupy reduction of Balsamic vinegar and grape must, the same juice of the Trebbiano grape used in the production of balsamic vinegar. This "Balsamic Cream" has a wonderful sweet-and-sour, fruity character, with tangy notes of ripe grapes, plums, and sun-ripened raisins. Those familiar with Italian Cuisine will recognize the affinity to "Saba", the traditional reduction of grape must, now taken to a higher level. Packaged in an easy-to-use squeeze bottle for drizzling and plate decoration.

Employment Guide JOB FAIR

Meet with employers ready to hire you! Wednesday September 17, 2008 10am-2pm at the Sheraton Miami Mart 711 NW 72 Ave Miami FL 33126

If you can't be there, let your resume be there! Email to: southfloridajobs@employmentguide.com

For more info call 305-261-3800 or 877-442-7774

LIVE! At Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
Alejandra Guzman, Friday September 12th and Paulina Rubio, Saturday September 13th.

Click here for more info. Reserve Now! Or call 1-800-ATLANTIS

Win tickets to Earthdance Miami --- This is a global event. Do something significant on Saturday, September 13 at Soho Studios in Wynwood. GLOBAL PEACE PRAYER at 7PM EST Earthdance Miami is NOT an EVENT. It is an EXPERIENCE. Sign up now!

Sign up to win a VIP table for you and 5 of your friends with a complimentary bottle! (tax and gratuity not included, must be 21 and dressed appropriately).

Even if you don’t win, you will still receive free admission before 12am on the NEW TIMES GUEST LIST!

Sign up to Win tickets to Super Saturdays with the Florida Marlins as they take on Washington! Join new Times and the Marlins for Super Saturday. Enjoy America's pastime in the Florida fall. Eat hotdogs, win prizes and check out a great concert afterwards!

New Times & Pangaea - A Night Time Affair

Are you on the list? New Times & Pangaea is giving you and your friends FREE ADMISSION and OPEN Three Olives vodka bar from 10pm-12am on Friday, September 19. Sign-up Now to get on the Guest List.

Win tickets to see Fergie Live!!

Hard Rock International is getting “Fergalicious,” as its worldwide Ambassadors of Rock Tour heads to Hollywood, Fla. Fergie, known for her sexy style and unique brand of hip-hop, will perform at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, on Friday, September 26th at 8 p.m. Click here to sign up and win!!

Win tickets to New Times Iron Fork 2008 Annual Iron Fork presented by Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association! Iron Fork will be held on October 30th at the Miami Science Museum from 6pm-10pm. Iron Fork event will showcase some of Miami's most popular chefs as they face off in a head-to-head cooking competition that will be judged by local area celebrities.

Don't miss this tasty event! Register to win tickets now! Sign-up here.

This week at MBC: "Film Chile Miami" & Florida Film Fest WINNER!‏

This Week at the MBC:

In Search of a Midnight KISS! “A MASTERWORK!”—Indiewire

The ongoing HD film festival where you don't just watch, you experience!

512 Española Way at Plaza España, 3 blocks from the beach (305) 67-FILMS (673-567)


“BEST ARTS UPGRADE...an absolute playground for the true film

aficionado. HD is sure to make one cool destination even better."

-Miami Sunpost BEST OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2008


-Miami Sunpost BEST OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2008,"Personal Best", Octavio Campos


Film Chile Miami (THU, FRI Sept 11, 12)

In Search of a Midnight Kiss (SAT-MON Sept 13-15)

Directed by PAUL NEWMAN (Sept 18, 25, Oct 02)

Cine-IMPROV! (this month's theme: NEWMAN) (Sept 17)

GONZO: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S Thompson (Sept 19)

Man On Wire (encore screening!) (Sept 20)

SILENTS PLEASE!: The Wind, with LIVE accompaniment (Sept 21)

The Man of Two Havanas (Sept 22-24)

Monsieur Verdoux (newly restored) (Sept 26, 27)

HD OPERA! Aida (Sept 28)

Film Chile Miami (Sept 11-12 at MBC)

presented by ProChile, Chile's Trade Commission

Sept 11 THU 8:30pm: Program I Miami Premiere!
Desierto Sur (South Desert)
(Shawn Garry, Chile, 2008, 100 min.)

With Marta Etura, Carolina Varleta, Alejandro Botto, Ernesto Malbran

Sofia is a young Spanish girl who loses her mother to an illness. An enigmatic letter falls into her hands, one that her mother sent to Chile when she was still alive. The letter is returned by the post office when the recipient could not be found. While reading it, Sofia gets a stunning glimpse of her mother’s hidden past: a love she had never forgotten, and a desire to have her ashes scattered in the Atacama Desert. Impulsively, Sofia decides to travel to Chile to deliver the letter personally, and thus shed some light on her mother’s past. She carries the letter along with a pair of plastic bottles containing her mother’s ashes in a back- pack. Her destination: An unknown and remote town called Desierto Sur. In Spanish with English subtitles

WINNER: Viña del Mar Film Festival, Best Director, Special Jury Award,

Audience Award

The film will be introduced by filmmaker/actress Carolina Varleta,

followed by a Q&A, after the film.

Film Chile Miami

presented by ProChile, Chile's Trade Commission

Sept 12 FRI 8:30pm: Program II

Calle Santa Fe
(Documentary by Carmen Castillo, Chile/France/Belgium, 2007, 163 min.)

“The title refers to the street in Santiago where Miguel Enriquez, the leader of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR), was gunned down by secret police in 1974. After three decades in exile, Enriquez’s widow, Carmen Castillo, returns to that haunted address and embarks on a soul-searching journey into her conflicted past, and into the unresolved modern history of her homeland. The result is less a documentary than a testament, as Castillo re-establishes contact with the neighbor who saved her life, the parents of deceased MIR activists, and her own family. A moving meditation on revolutionary fervor and the landscape of memory.” -New York Film Festival

In Spanish with English subtitles

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard

New York Film Festival

“Much more than simply an exploration of the Chilean junta's legacy, Calle Santa Fe

is a personal tour through populist revolt”—Variety

“GRIPPING, SWEEPING mix of personal memoir and political history that, despite the odd longueur, works wonderfully precisely thanks to the embracing of the personal angle and the contradictions it brings.”-The Flickering Wall

13 SAT, 14 SUN, 15 MON 7:50 & 9:30pm:

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Florida Film Festival Grand Jury Prize WINNER!

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

(Alex Holdridge/USA/2008) 90mins

With Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds, Brian McGuire, Twink Caplan

From the producer of Before Sunset and Dazed and Confused, In Search of a Midnight Kiss is a rollicking comic ride and tender journey though love, sex, and modern romance in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. Wilson (Scoot McNairy), a twenty-nine-year old guy who has just had the worst year of his life, is new to Los Angeles, has no date, no concrete plans and every intention of locking the doors and forgetting the last year ever happened. That is until his best friend, Jacob (Brian McGuire), browbeats him into posting a personal ad on Craig’s List. When Vivian (Sara Simmonds), a strong-willed woman hell bent on being with the right guy at the stroke of midnight responds, a chaotic, sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching journey through the black and white streets of L.A. begins.

WINNER: Grand Jury Prize Florida Film Festival

Best Editing Woodstock Film Festival

Official Selection: Tribeca, AFI, Chicago, Edinburgh Film Festivals

“A MASTERWORK!”—Indiewire

“A beautiful Lo-Fi romance!—The Observer

“EFFECTIVE, ATTRACTIVE, and PROMISING! Holdridge aspires to a Woody Allen style romantic comedy in the vein of Manhatton”—Hollywood Reporter

17 WED 8:30pm: “Cine-IMPROV!”
A LIVE Comedic Jam served with cinema on the side!

Miami’s hottest improv actors perform unscripted theater based on your suggestions, in the art of “long form improv," rather than the typical comedy you see at the clubs and on TV. Including film dubbing, the "Armando Diaz Experience," and a live improvised "movie" based on the life experiences of one of our audience members, with stylistic parody, edits, comedic characters, and other scenic devices.

This month’s theme: PAUL NEWMAN directs!

“The Cine-Improv troupe works at a higher level than even the pros you see on Comedy Central, late-night TV, and at clubs. Their improvised take on film removes the middleman and leaves him (rolling) on the cut-up room floor (in this case that's the Miami Beach Cinematheque).”--Greg Baker New Times

18 THU 8:30pm:

Directed by PAUL NEWMAN #1:

Rachel, Rachel (1968)

With Joanne Woodward, Estelle Parsons, James Olson, Kate Harrington

In Paul Newman’s powerful directorial

debut, he casts his wife Joanne Woodward in the role of Rachel Cameron, a 35-year-old

spinster schoolteacher, who feels that her life has been meaningless. She lives in a small New England town with her simpering widowed mother in an apartment over the funeral parlor that once belonged to her father. Haunted by memories of her childhood and her father, Rachel spends each frustrating day taking care of her mother and working with the schoolchildren.

Her pent-up frustrations (sexual and otherwise) are released when a visiting preacher urges her

to give expressions to her repressed emotions. . .

“Newman decided to direct himself. "What the hell," he said, "I majored in directing at the Yale Drama School." Disdaining the usual directorial flourishes, he told his crew, Rachel-style: "I'm a virgin and I need your help." He coached Actress Woodward—his wife—in whispers and in a sort of private language. . . Joanne Woodward inhabits her part as a soul does a body”--TIME

WINNER: Best Director, Best Actress New York Film Critics

Best Director, Best Actress Golden Globes

“**** Highest Rating. Every year, hundreds of movies are released to audiences around the world. Only a handful of the smaller budget features obtain classic status, and this is one of those rare gems”—New York Daily News

19 FRI 8:30pm: ONE NIGHT only!

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Gonzo,The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

(A film by Alex Gibney/USA/119 mins/2008)

With Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Jimmy Carter, Pat Buchanan

Gonzo is the definitive film biography of Hunter Thompson, a mythic American figure, a man that Tom Wolfe called our "greatest comic writer," the man that launched a thousand sips of bourbon, endless snorts of cocaine and a brash, irreverent, fearless style of journalism - named "gonzo" after an anarchic blues riff by James Booker. Gonzo is directed by Alex Gibney, the director of Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room and the Academy Award winning Taxi to the Dark Side. While Gibney shaped the screen story, every narrated word in the film springs from the typewriters of Thompson himself.

"Gonzo is a MUST-SEE for everyone."--Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

"Accessible, entertaining and hugely kinetic..."--Tasha Robinson, Chicago Tribune

20 SAT 8:30pm: ONE NIGHT only!

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Man on Wire (James Marsh/2008)

Documentary of the story of Philippe Petit

BACK by popular demand!

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York’s twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of the coup. James Marsh’s documentary brings Petit’s extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as “the artistic crime of the century”.

WINNER: Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize World Documentary

And Audience Award World Documentary

"EXHILIRATING--Stephen Holden, New York Times


"It's too electric and gripping to be called a mere documentary"

--Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere

Classic silent films with LIVE accompaniment!

The Wind (Victor Sjöström/USA/1928) 73mins.

Starring Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love

Swedish master director Victor Sjöström was assigned at MGM the daunting task of creating a film from the Dorothy Scarborough novel, The Wind. It would be the last work of this master in the USA, just as 1928 would be the end of the silent artistic achievements for many directors, due mainly to the advent of “talkies”. The film is an artistic creation for an American studio, in fact considered one of the most beautiful silent films ever made, so when MGM demanded a happy ending, that ending would be symbolic of the difference in European and American product. Legendary silent actress Lillian Gish plays Letty, who moves to West Texas where the unrelenting wind always blows and the sand gets into virtually everything. Life would get worse, forcing her to make desperate decisions. Filmed in the blazing Mojave desert, Lillian Gish recalled that it was the most difficult film (of all the difficult films) she ever made.

Recipient of National Film Preservation Register in 1993

“No one would deny that The Wind is a work of art or, after seeing it, cavil much at the opinion of a French critic, who said that Sjostrom was capable of making "the most beautiful films in the world."—The Guardian


The film’s score will be supplemented by a LIVE performance by

Jessey Howard on flute and other instruments.

$12 and $10 MBC Members/Students/Seniors

22 MON, 23 TUE, 24 WED 8pm:

Miami Premiere Theatrical Run!

The Man of Two Havanas

(A documentary film by Vivien Lesnik Weisman/2007/97mins.)

"OK. Here’s the situation. I was born in Havana. That makes me Cuban. But, I was raised in little Havana, which makes me Cuban-American. However, since I don’t see Castro as the root of all evil in the universe, nor would I strangle him with my bare hands if given the opportunity, I am a little out of step with my tribe. And I really don’t care. But my father does care. He cares a great deal. . . -Vivien Lesnik Weisman, Director

With a childhood filled with bombings and assassination attempts on her father, the filmmaker explores her relationship with him and the Cuba he left behind. Through the prism of a daughter we explore the past, the present, and the nature of social responsibility and personal sacrifice.

“A deeply personal and finely-felt documentary”—Nathan Southern New York Times

Director Vivien Lesnik Weisman will be in attendance for Q&A

on the Monday and Tuesday screenings.

25 THU 8:30pm:

Directed by PAUL NEWMAN #2:

Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)

With Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrizan

Based on the Novel by Ken Kesey

In a multi-faceted American classic of tough decisions

and emotions written by Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest) Hank Stamper (Newman) and his father Henry Stamper (Fonda) operate a logging business in Wakonda, Oregon. The town comes to grips of economic despair, due to the local union's strike against a large lumber combine. When the Stampers are asked to join the strikers, they refuse and are considered traitors. However, Hank continues to push his family on cutting trees, despite Hank's wife (Remick) wishes for him to give up the businesss. This drama in the Northeast leads to even

more family tragedy and unrest, beautifully directed by Paul Newman.

Academy Award Nominee Best Supporting Actor Richard Jaeckel

“Newman starts tunneling under the material, coming up with all sorts of things we didn't quite expect, and along the way he proves himself as a director of sympathy and a sort of lyrical restraint.”—Roger Ebert

“As he showed in Rachel, Rachel, Mr. Newman knows how to direct actors, and he has obtained amazing performances from the entire cast”—Vincent Canby, NY Times

Here's "a little news flash":

This is BANNED BOOKS WEEK (Starting Sept 27)

Celebrate the freedom to read and visit the local library!

26 FRI, 27 SAT 8:30pm:

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Restored Version Miami Theatrical Premiere!

Monsieur Verdoux “A Comedy of Murders”

(A film by Charles Chaplin/USA/124 mins/1947/restored 2008)

Charlie Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux is widely considered one of his best works (this one is well past the silent era), and his most political. Chaplin immodestly proclaimed it "the cleverest, most brilliant film of my career." Originating from a true story, this self-described "comedy of murders" was based on an idea by Orson Welles, which Chaplin reportedly bought for five thousand dollars in a refusal to be directed by anyone but himself. Verdoux stars Chaplin as the mustachioed bluebeard whose charming manners cloak a deep-seated, murderous hatred. Plagued with censorship problems, and temporarily pulled from distribution at the height of the Cold War Hollywood witch-hunts, Verdoux was initially vilified for its risqué societal critique.

"IT IS A MASTERPIECE! SEE IT"-- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

"A mordant satire that exemplifies the fine line between comedy and tragedy, Verdoux transcends the borders of genre, and deserves to be seen multiple times.”– Dave Kehr


28 SUN 8pm: HD OPERA! A New Series!

See the best Operas in the world. . .in HD. . .

Right in your own neighborhood!

An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!

In collaboration with Emerging Pictures

Aida An Opera in Four Acts with one intermission

Performed at: Teatro alla Scala, Milan Date of performance: Dec. 2006

Approximate running time: 2 hours 37 minutes and one intermission

Music: Giuseppe Verdi, Italian libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni

Conductor: Riccardo Chailly, Staging and sets: Franco Zeffirelli

Performers: The King, bass: Marco Spotti, Amneris, mezzo-soprano: Ildiko Komlosi, Aida, soprano: Violeta Urmana, Radames, tenor: Roberto Alagna, Ramfis, bass: Giorgio Giuseppini, Amonasro, baritone: Carlo Guelfi

Set in ancient Egypt during the reign of the Pharaohs, AIDA conforms to the notion that

in the game of love and war, all is fair. Perhaps. Political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion, and vengeance conspire in a tragic love triangle that pits three people conflicted by their love for country, family, and each other. One of opera’s most revered classics, AIDA delivers an intense, compelling drama highlighted by spectacular theatrical pageantry.

Don’t know much about Opera? Now is your chance to experience the theatrical

drama of a world class opera in HIGH DEFINITION projection. You will be

provided a full written synopsis of the story, And you can discuss with opera

enthusiasts at intermission. Try it! You’ll like it!

$18 and $15 MBC Members/Students/Seniors for this Special Event

OCT. 02 THU 8:30pm:

Directed by PAUL NEWMAN #3:

The Effect of Gamma Rays on

Man in the Moon Marigolds (1972)

With Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts (Elinor Newman), Roberta Wallach

“Life's been a real bitch to Beatrice Hunsdorfer. And vice versa.”

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, this is another critically acclaimed joint effort of husband and wife team Newman and Woodward. Produced and directed by Newman, Woodward portrays the eccentric young widow who is raising her two disparate daughters in an atmosphere of bitterness, hatred and over-protection that threatens their very growth and development. The title of the movie reflects the mothers’ anger at her daughter's science teacher, when her daughter’s experiment shows how radiation kills marigolds, but sometimes causes them to grow more beautiful. This experiment becomes a metaphor for her own life, as she struggles to bloom in a household deadened by her mother's alcoholism and her sister's lethargy.

~All Movie Guide

Official Selection Cannes Film Festival

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Best Actress

“The talents of everyone connected to this film are unmistakable, including Mr. Newman, a director of sensitive and straightforward style”—NY Times

“Newman has gotten it all together here as a director, letting the story and the players unfolds with simplicity, restraint and discernment.”--Variety


FILMS: $10 or $7 MBC Members / Students / Seniors

SILENTS...PLEASE! $12 or $10 MBC Members / Students / Seniors

HD OPERA! $18 or $15 MBC Members / Students / Seniors

Doors open fifteen minutes before screenings

Where the Design Lies: Recreating MIAMI Exhibition: complimentary


The ongoing HD film festival where you don't just watch, you experience!

512 Española Way at Plaza España (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCINEMA.com

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 5th Annual "Beauty and the Best" Fundraiser at Jungle Island‏

On Friday, September 19th, 2008, the 5th Annual “Beauty and the Best” event benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held at Miami’s exotic Jungle Island. The event starts at 8:00 pm. South Florida’s most outstanding professionals, who exemplify leadership qualities, volunteerism, and excel in business, will be honored. The evening will include an open bar, food, music, dancing and a silent auction.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Andrew Felix at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at (954) 739-5006 or online at http://www.cff.org/.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. CF is a genetic disease that can lead to life-threatening lung infections and digestive problems. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds CF research, has more than 80 chapter and branch offices throughout the country, and supports and accredits a nationwide network of CF care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families.

If you cannot attend, but want to donate, please go to http://www.cff.org/LWC/dsp_DonationPage.cfm?idEvent=8088&idUser=276974

2008 Honorees

Aaron Resnick

Ashley Aronowitz

David Maurice Aelion

Nick Boariu

Maggie Cueto

Ann D’Auria

Frank Fernandez

Rachelle Ginsberg

John Lopez

Kalai Mathee, PhD

Erin Newberg

Olivia Ormos

Rodolfo Padilla

Sandra Pelaez-Munsey

Albert Santalo

Katy Stoka

Lance Tinkler

Armando Trabanco

Richard Welch

Obama in Miami Sept 19

Senator Barack Obama will be in Miami on September 19th. We will have two events; invitations attached.

The first one is at the Biltmore where general admission is $1,000 dollars and VIP is $3,000 per person. For the VIP admission you will get a picture with the Next President of the United States and the opportunity to chat with him as he works the room.

The next event is at Chris Korge's home in Pinecrest. For this one, we are asking $30,800 dollars. This amount of money includes any and all other Obama events until the election.

Panty Dropper Cookbook - request for recipes!‏

I am creating a cookbook called "The Panty Dropper Cookbook, Proven Recipes For Seduction." It's all about meals/drinks/desserts/appetizers/anything that people would make if they were trying to seduce someone. The best part is that anyone can participate. Do you have a meal that successfully got you laid? More than once? Where it literally knocked your socks (and undies) off? If you've been on the receiving end of a "panty dropper" recipe, let your seducing chef know they should be in this book! PLEASE, forward this email freely! Simply fill out the "form" below and I will compile the recipes and pass them off to the newly appointed editor of the book, the lovely and brilliant Mona. No coincidence that she is my wife, and swears that my vegan version of vodka pink sauce is what solidified our relationship! So if you want to participate, here's what we need. The recipe names/titles. List of ingredients, measurements for each course of themeal. Steps to prepare each item/course of the meal. An anecdote about how this meal has worked in the past (I seduced 3 people with this etc.), or a testimonial from someone the meal "worked" on, i.e. "Suzie said once the desert hit," I was all his! Or "Bobby said I knew she was the mother of my children after I tasted her roast beef." If you have one, a photograph of the meal and yourself. Answer this following list of yes/no and short answer questions. a) This meal contains meat Y/N? b) This meal contains fowl Y/N? c) This meal contains seafood Y/N? d) This meal contains dairy Y/N? e) This meal contains only vegetarian ingredients Y/N? f) This meal contains only vegan ingredients (no animal products of any kind) Y/N? g) Skill. On a scale of 1-10 where 1 takes no more skill than boiling water, and 10 is making a soufflé. h) Cost. On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is the cost of a package of Ramen noodles, and 10 is fresh Maine lobster flown in that morning. i) Spice/Heat. On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is no spice/heat and 10 is call the fire department it's a three alarm blaze. j) Specialty items needed for this recipe that can only be found in certain specialty stores is/are _____. k) Approximate preparation time of this meal is _____. We would also welcome any input regarding how to distribute this book. I was thinking we could use it to benefit The Multiple Sclerosis Society, so ideas about how best to do that are also welcome. Also if you would like to participate in any way please let Mona or myself know. --Craig NiskerDirector/EditorThe Green Goddesswww.greengoddessmovie.com

Contact canhockey at gmail.com

Jourmaling / Journeying workshops

About Reverend Audrey Bloom, MSW
Audrey holds a Masters in Social Work from Florida International University, and was Ordained as an Interfaith Minister by One Spirit Seminary and Learning Alliance. She provides Interfaith Services (weddings, funerals and other life passage rituals) to the South Florida community as well as counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Audrey will be offering the following workshops and classes at “five sisters”:

GUIDED JOURNALING for Personal Self Discovery and Spiritual Deepening
DATE: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 TIME: 6:45-9:00PM FEE: $20.00
This inner experience includes an increased awareness of the activity of the mind, emotions and body. Underneath, around and throughout these 3 systems is the ever quiet, ever present Spirit. When journal writing is a guided process, the activity of the Spirit, mind emotions and body are perceived in a manner that reveals significant and useful personal information and increased awareness of Spirit.

DATE: Friday, October 10, 2008 TIME: 6:45-9:00PM FEE: $20.00
The word shaman refers to a person who enters into a heightened spiritual state
in order to journey in “non-ordinary” realms for the sake of gaining information that can heal their own self and/or heal another. Entry into a ‘non-ordinary” state of being is achieved by simply focusing on the repetition of a sound. Shamanic journeying is the oldest form of spiritual communion and is easily learned and practiced. Shamanic journeying yields instant results. Please bring 2 blankets and a bandana.

DATE: Friday, November 7, 2008 TIME: 6:45PM-9:00PM FEE $35.00 (with materials)
The relationship between prayer and prayer beads is both ancient and mystical. The use of beads while praying aids to move the prayer into body and soul! This workshop will
explore the origins of prayer beads, include practice of prayer with beads and culminate in the making a string of personalized prayer beads for individual use. The fee includes all materials.

DATE: Friday, December 5, 2008 TIME: 6:45PM-9:00PM FEE $35.00 (with materials)
The relationship between prayer and prayer beads is both ancient and mystical. The use of beads while praying aids to move the prayer into body and soul! This workshop will
explore the origins of prayer beads, include practice of prayer with beads and culminate in the making a string of personalized prayer beads for individual use. The fee includes all materials.

To Register: 305-251-9642 12265 South Dixie Hwy www.fivesisters.biz
To contact Audrey Bloom 305-202-1995 audreybloom@bellsouth.net

DATE: Friday, October 10, 2008 TIME: 6:45-9:00PM FEE: $20.00
The word shaman refers to a person who enters into a heightened spiritual state
in order to journey in “non-ordinary” realms for the sake of gaining information that can heal their own self and/or heal another. Entry into a ‘non-ordinary” state of being is achieved by simply focusing on the repetition of a sound. Shamanic journeying is the oldest form of spiritual communion and is easily learned and practiced. Shamanic journeying yields instant results. Please bring 2 blankets and a bandana.

DATE: Friday, November 7, 2008 TIME: 6:45PM-9:00PM FEE $35.00 (with materials)
The relationship between prayer and prayer beads is both ancient and mystical. The use of beads while praying aids to move the prayer into body and soul! This workshop will
explore the origins of prayer beads, include practice of prayer with beads and culminate in the making a string of personalized prayer beads for individual use. The fee includes all materials.

DATE: Friday, December 5, 2008 TIME: 6:45PM-9:00PM FEE $35.00 (with materials)
The relationship between prayer and prayer beads is both ancient and mystical. The use of beads while praying aids to move the prayer into body and soul! This workshop will
explore the origins of prayer beads, include practice of prayer with beads and culminate in the making a string of personalized prayer beads for individual use. The fee includes all materials.

To Register: 305-251-9642 12265 South Dixie Hwy www.fivesisters.biz
To contact Audrey Bloom 305-202-1995 audreybloom@bellsouth.net

Take Stock in Children Charity Event at the Peter Lik Gallery hosted by The Tommy Knapp Group‏

Peter Lik Gallery Event Summary

There were approximately 150 people who attended the event on August 26th.

Many thanks to:

Violeta, David, Dave and the entire staff at the Peter Lik Gallery. The setting was perfect, the newly unveiled piece spectacular, as are all of the works in the gallery, and the space ideal for casual yet sophisticated networking. Peter Lik Gallery Website Link

Kerry Perl from BNY Mellon, representing and speaking on behalf of Take Stock in Children, the charity beneficiary. Nearly $1,700 was raised for the charity from the generous donations and items auctioned off during the event. BNY Mellon Website Link

Lidia Picado, Marta Gutierrez, Madeline Pumariega and the group from Take Stock in Children. Take Stock in Children Website Link

Jorge Parra for offering his generous support and talent as the evening’s photographer: Jorge Parra Photography Website Link

Event Photos - Click Here

Auction Items and Sponsors

Steve Sabatino from The Chef’s Table: Chef's Table Website Link

James Harris & Edward Levy from Remy Cointreau: Remy USA Website Link

James Butler from CroBar: Crobar Website Link

Kurt Lehmann from The Kurt Lehmann Group: Kurt Lehmann Website Link (Kurt had the winning bid for the Peter Lik piece in the Silent Auction!)

Logan Real from Logan Real: Logan Real Website Link

Terron Hill from Serenity Spa: Serenity AVEDA Day Spa Website Link

Kasmira Maldonado & Karina Aguirre from Extenda Andalucia: Extenda Andalucia Website Link

Anna Roig from Evian: Evian Website Link

Hope to see you at the next “Thursday’s with Tommy” event (because I have received a number of requests, I have attached a list of former guests from the past few months of TwT) or The Halloween Event benefiting Take Stock on Friday, Oct. 31st!

Enjoy a powerful, prosperous, passionate week! I hope to see you soon – Tommy

A Big PS – I am currently scheduling interviews for the TKG Video Network. The focus/spotlight is on business, entertainment, the arts and community leaders. The segment, to be launched with the new website on Oct. 1st, will be called “Conversations with Tommy”. Please let me know if you would be interested in discussing this further.


It’s Who You Know!

Tommy Knapp


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Senator Barack Obama in Miami September 19th‏

Our Host Committee
Judy & Michael Adler, Rachel & Jeremy Alters, Mitchell Berger, Barbara Garrett
Nancy & Mark Gilbert, Tiffany Zientz & Alex Heckler
Heather Urban Holtzman & Max Holtzman, Irene & Chris Korge
Amarilis Moran Osorio & Claudio Osorio, David Crouch & Lynn Overmann
Abigail & FJ Pollak and FL Finance Chair Kirk Wagar
*Committee in formation

Cordially invite you to join them for a reception honoring
Senator Barack Obama
benefiting the Obama Victory Fund

Friday, September 19, 2008

At the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida

Host Reception – Laguna Ballroom
Begins at 5:00PM
Raise or Write $15,000 (Includes Photo)

General Reception – Country Club Ballroom
Begins at 5:30PM
Preferred Admission: $3,000 per person
General Admission: $1,000 per person

RSVP REQUIRED by Thursday, September 18th
RSVP now: http://my.barackobama.com/Biltmore
Or contact Georgette Brammer at (305) 442‐7464 or gbrammer@barackobama.com

Obama Victory Fund does not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists,
registered foreign agents, political action committees, or minors under the age of 16.
Federal law prohibits the acceptance of corporate contributions.
Contributions and gifts to the Obama Victory Fund are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Paid for by Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Obama for America and the
Democratic National Committee.