Friday, August 31, 2007

From the desk of Gladys Palacio...

Dear Friends,

On August 20, 2007 Charter on the Beach opened its doors to 54 middle school children in white and green polo shirts. I was so excited to see this dream of mine become a reality. I can truly say it is incredible to be where I am at today. These 54 children represent every segment of society as it is with the population in Miami Beach. It is interesting and exciting to see them come together as a community and get to know each other and trust each other. That is what we are promoting here, a safe, nurturing learning environment where children can grow and learn.

Our building has not passed inspection, we had some delays and setbacks, these setback have cost us thousands of dollars, time and effort. The children are currently attending class at an alternative site. They are troopers and look forward to having class in their building.

This weekend we will be having another round of clean-up and final touches. Things still needed to be done include:

1. garbage pick up
2. lawn work
3. putting up lights in bathrooms
4, cleaning classrooms
5. cleaning windows
6. cleaning bathrooms
7. some carpentry work on some doors

If anyone is available this weekend at anytime we will be working away to get this place ready for the children.

In addition to helping with your hands, if anyone can contribute any type of monetary donation it would be greatly appreciated. Our expenses have been high and in order to finish this project we are looking at an additional $12,000.00 in expenses. Any amount of money would help, we are a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit corporation. Please this is an amazing place for children to learn for generations to come, if you can help with any type of donation. Pass this on to your friends and ask them to contribute to this cause.

I want to thank you all once again, for your support in the past and know that you are all a part of this.

Thank you,

Gladys Palacio
(786) 258-2505
Please send any donations to:

Charter on the Beach Middle School
1211-1219 Marseille Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33141

and come for a visit you will love thisplace!!!!!!
Charter on the Beach Middle School

Directions to:


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Apply Now for the 2008 World YWCA Internship Program!

The World YWCA is looking for young women between the ages of 22 and 30 who have interest and experience in advocacy and communications in areas like human rights, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and violence against women for their one-year internship and advocacy internship. Please see the information below for more information on the program and the application.
All applications must sent to the World YWCA and received by September 24, 2007. If you have questions, e-mail

One-Year Internship
The one-year program (January 14 to December 12, 2008) provides a special opportunity for two young women to work as part of the World YWCA staff and volunteer team in Geneva, Switzerland.

Advocacy Internship
Four young women will be selected to participate at either the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York or the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

***Please email with questions about the organization or if you apply so that I can inform the local YWCA chapter.

Bill Clinton Sept 6, Don't miss it!

Save the date for Bill Clinton Thurs Sept 6 eve. Come see the
charismatic former president and potential ground-breaking first
gentleman. Make a more informed choice in 2008. Reserve your tickets
now before they are gone.
Feel free to mark that I invited you and pass on to any friends.
Happy Labor Day!


Gwen Berlin • Elaine Bloom • Susie Catania • Amb. Steve Green

Alexander Heckler & Tiffany Zientz Heckler • Chris & Irene Korge • Tom Korge • Amb. Luis Lauredo

Ira & Cynthia Leesfield • Philip Levine • Brian May • Jared Moskowitz • Jorge Perez • Jaime Rubinson

Maria Ashemimry • Linda Bird • Tony Carfagno • Barron Channer • Rebecca Drucker • Melissa Fojtik

Sid Gersh • Lynn Gordon • Mayor Susan Gottlieb • Eric Gould • Ginger Grossman • Debbie Hagen • Monica Harvey

Patricia Ireland • Hon. Cindy Lerner • Michael McAllister • Joanna Popper

Vice Chair

Jose & Marcilla Aldrich • Ed Russell • Kelly Schild • Jorge Schcolnik • Winnie Tang • Ellen Mandler


Sandy Belkind • Emanuella Benavides • Vrenda Caine • Jennifer Enslein • Noemí Evans •Kimberly Hillery

Andrew & Maria Korge • Ivonne Marin • Ricardo Piereck • Aaron Resnick • Aldo Rosello • Seth Rotman • Sean Singletary

Mattew Switkes • Gracie Verdugo • Mark Zurada

cordially invited to join

President William Jefferson Clinton

For a reception in support of

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

In support of her Presidential Exploratory Committee

Thursday, September 6, 2007
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Dr.

Miami Beach, FL

Co-Chair: $2,300 (VIP Seating and VIP reception with Sen. Clinton)

Vice Chair: $1,000 (VIP Seating and Recognition)

Host: $500 (Priority Seating and Recognition)

Friend: $250 (Priority Seating)

General Admission: $50

Student Ticket: $25 (With valid student I.D.)

Please make personal checks payable to

“Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee”

For more information about becoming a Chair for this event, please contact Ben Pollara at

(305) 569-2888 or e-mail

For information about becoming a Co-Chair, vice-chair, or individual ticket sales, please contact

Jon Adrabi at (305) 569-2888 or email

To RSVP online, please visit:

Contributions to Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee

are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee

Daily Candy recommendations- Labor day weekend

August 30, 2007

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

Holy molé, it’s going to be a great one.

Rosa Mexicano
What: The upscale south of the border resto opens its first Miami locale.
Why: Guac and roll.
When: Opens Fri. Mon., 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Where: 900 S. Miami Ave., in the Mary Brickell Village (786-425-1001).

Novecento Winemaker Dinners
What: Argentine winery Michel Torino pairs selections with a five-course meal to celebrate the resto’s new Malbec Room.
Why: You could use some full-body action.
When: Thru Sun. 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1414 Brickell Ave. (305-403-0900).

Bunny & Chad New Arrivals
What: The local purse company now makes clutches and hobos.
Why: This is not a plastic bag.
When: Now — hop to it!
Where: Online at

Sushi Samba Peru Fund
What: Drop off monetary donations to aid earthquake victims.
Why: Sometimes you get handed a raw deal.
When: Thru Sept. 3.
Where: 600 Lincoln Rd. (305-673-5337).

Dump the Junk
What: Turn in an old beauty appliance at GBS for charity and get $20 off a new one from HAI.
Why: Philanthropy’s never crimped your style.
When: Thru. Sept. 30.
Where: Locations online at

Florida Grand Opera tickets


Starting today, for 5 days only, you can purchase single tickets in advance of the general public at

Tickets start at just $10!

To order your tickets, before the general announcement, click here. Buy 3 or more operas in Standard Seating* you get a 10% discount!

(*Standard Seating applies to all seats with the exception of Prime Orchestra, Orchestra Box and Grand Tier Box.)

Dear Miami Herald Subscriber,
Single tickets for Florida Grand Opera's new season will be available to the general public starting September 4, 2007. However, we are offering Miami Herald Subscribers the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance through our website starting today.
Order today for our 67th Season that includes:
Mozart's Così fan tutte Nov 17-Dec 15
Bizet's The Pearl Fishers Jan 26-Feb 16
Puccini's Tosca Feb 9-Mar 1
Puccini's La bohème Apr 12-May 10
Handel's Julius Caesar Apr 26- May 17
All operas will be performed both at Carnival Center and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and there are English and Spanish projected titles for every performance.
Order today on-line only for best available seating.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Antique and Classic Car Show , Sept 30

Don't Forget...


Antique and Classic Car Show

In Miami This Sunday!

Hello Joanna,

Don't forget to join us on Sunday September 30th at Cauley Square Historic Village when Bullseye presents their 2007 Antique and Classic Car Show featuring automotive models at least 25 years or older. The event is scheduled for 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and promises fun for the entire Popper family.

You can win dash plaques, goody bags, and several door prizes. There will also be music from the 1950's to the 1970's. Families will enjoy pony rides and face painting. Parking and admission to the event is free to the public.

See you at Cauley Square on Sunday!!


2006 Cauley Square Historic Village.

22400 Old Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33170 (SW 224th Street & US-1)


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Applying Law of Attraction to Your Life with Michael Losier

Applying Law of Attraction to Your Life with Michael Losier

Michael Losier
October 26–28, 2007
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York
Register Online or call 800.944.1001

You may not be aware of it, but a very powerful force is at work in your life. It's called the law of attraction and right now it is attracting people, jobs, situations, and relationships into your life–not all of them good!

In this workshop, expert law of attraction coach and practitioner Michael Losier teaches us how to apply the law of attraction through interactive sessions, small group discussions, two-person team assignments, and writing exercises. We also bring home strategies for maintaining good language, positive thoughts, and a 30-day assignment to help integrate the message of law of attraction.

Michael Losier, N.L.P., is a Neuro-Linguistic Programmer and author of the best-selling book Law of Attraction. He logs hundreds of hours as a talk radio and television show guest as well as teaching hundreds of seminars across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Australia.

Register online or call Omega at 800.944.1001
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

murder in miami!

Mystery On The Menu
An Interactive Murder Mystery Featuring Barbara Fox
And members of the Audience who receive lines to read during the presentation

Participate, Investigate,
Examine Clues, Share Information
Help Solve the Crime

Wednesday, Sept. 5
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
7 PM
$15 per person (includes mystery/wine/chocolate)

Telephone: 305-861-8605
Reserve early and receive An Extra Clue

You will have the Crime of Your Life
People are Dying to Attend

Barack wrap-up- I made the CBS footage

Barack was amazing! Thanks to all of you who came and learned more about him. He was super-high energy and fun. So inspiring!

For anyone who went and wants to blog about it...

I made CBS's (not NBC where I work) newscast. So did Jared's head for those of you who know him. Clips of Barack's speech here too :) See it here.

And if you got so inspired and want to donate more...
Contact Jessica L. Clark
Obama for America
Office (305) 442-7464

Coming soon.... Bill Clinton Sept 6 at Convention center. For tickets

And then Hillary Sept 9 and 10. Details TBD. Come and make an informed decision about the candidates!

Full Moon Party at Delano Tonight... Aug 28

Full Moon Party at Delano Tonight...

Telemundo Jobs August

Administrative Assistant, Telemundo Creative Services Dept. Hialeah
Director - Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Telemundo Hialeah
Jr. Production Accountant, Telemundo Studios Hialeah
Transportation Supervisor, Telemundo Studios Miami
Web Producer, Telemundo Digital Media Hialeah

Contact me

Miami Beach Cinemateque - Sept 2007 schedule

"The Dreamer and The Aesthete", and more!...
The on-going film festival where you don't just watch films, you experience them!

512 Española Way at Plaza de España (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)


"The Dreamer and The Aesthete: BERGMAN & ANTONIONI" (SAT 01, SUN 16, FRI 21 & 28)

(with an exhibition "Bergman and Antonioni IMAGES" from the MBC Archives)

XXII International Ballet Festival Dance Series (THU-SUN 06-09)

Jazz On Film #2: Queen Of Swing with NORMA MILLER in person! (SAT 15)

Gypsy Caravan Miami Premiere with "Siempre Flamenco" (WED 19)

Independent LENS 2007-2008 Season Premiere! (THU 20)

Miami Short Film Festival Preview (SAT 22)

"DOCUSPAIN" (New Series Season Premiere!) (SUN 30)

Silenced July 30, 2007: BERGMAN / ANTONIONI

“The Dreamer” and “The Aesthete”

“Before them, films were just movies...By an awful and uncanny coincidence—

the kind of occurrence that, in a movie, would have to be taken as symbolic

lest it seem altogether preposterous — Michelangelo Antonioni and

Ingmar Bergman died on the same day. Since Mr. Bergman was 89 and Mr.

Antonioni 94, neither man’s death came as much of a shock, but the

simultaneity was startling. Not only because they were both great filmmakers,

but more because, in their prime, Mr. Antonioni and Mr. Bergman were

seen as the twin embodiments of the idea that a filmmaker could be, without

qualification or compromise, a great artist.”—A.O Scott NY Times, August 2007

(read the entire article HERE)

Sept. 01 SAT 8:30pm: “The Dreamer” (1918-2007)

BERGMAN: The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan) (1960)

With Max Von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom

Cinematography by Sven Nykvist

Who would have thought

that Wes Craven would be the one to remake (or was it rip-off?) this classic

Bergman film (with Last House On The Left). The two films could not be further

apart in style, but both concern the same parental vengeance caused by murder

and rape of an innocent daughter. Bergman had catapulted to fame with The

Seventh Seal a few years earlier, and returns to a breathtaking medieval milieu

for this folk ballad of monumental emotional proportions. Max Von Sydow as

the father Töre also returns for another round in what is part of an incomparable

set of collaborations with a director, making this among the best films ever made

by a regular “family” of artists working together (Bergman, foremost, but also

always supported by his returning cast, cinematographers, art directors, and editors,

for decades). In Swedish with English subtitles.

WINNER: Academy Award Best Foreign Film, Golden Globes Best Foreign Film

Special Mention Cannes Film Festival: “Too good to be judged.”

XXII International Ballet Festival of Miami

Dance Film Series

Sept. 06 THU 8:30pm: Miami Premieres!

Babel (Peter Sparling, USA, 2005, 7min.)

A former member of Martha Graham Dance Company

returns in a solo that would only be possible on screen. Mirroring the voices in

Arvo Part’s score, he reveals four physical personalities. He transcends boundaries

of gender and character while charting a man’s struggle to embody his own metamorphosis.

Lucinda Childs (Patrick Bensard, France, 2006, 56min.)

Lucinda Childs' work dates back to the sixties,

the period in which New York’s “downtown” circle of artists pushed each other to

explore and experiment beyond convention. Now, after decades based in Paris, Lucinda

lives in Martha’s Vineyard where she takes time to reflect between choreographic

assignments around the world.

Sept. 07 FRI 8:30pm: Miami Premieres!

Opium (Miles Lowry and David Ferguson, Canada, 2006, 24min.)

Suddenly Dance Theatre’s narrative is inspired by a three-month

episode in the life of the French artist Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). OPIUM imagines

Cocteau’s harrowing stay at a clinic near Paris in 1929, where he hoped for a cure for

his addiction to opium.

Georgians In Maryinski (Zurab Inashvili, Georgia, 2003, 47min.)

Manana Kvachadze produced this documentary rich with

information, interviews and archival footage. A treat for ballet lovers with

background on George Balanchine, Vakhtang Chabukiani, and others.

Sept. 08 SAT 8:30pm: Miami Premiere!

Serge Lifar Musagete (Dominique Delouche, France, 2005, 88min.)

Produced by Les Films du Prieuré, this documentary is a

tribute to the lasting legacy of the French-Russian dancer/choreographer Serge Lifar

(1905-1988) who carried on the Diaghilev tradition of the Ballets Russes.

Sept. 09 SUN 8pm: Miami Premieres!

One Flat Thing, Reproduced (Thierry de Mey France 2006 26min)

William Forsythe carved a formidable career in Europe

with infrequent returns to NYC. His collaboration with Thierry de Mey, acclaimed for

his screen adaptations of works by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, brings us insights

into his ingenious choreography.

Dido and Aeneas (Barbara Willis Sweete, Canada, 1995, 55min.)

An adaptation by choreographer Mark Morris and his

Mark Morris Dance Group, of the Henry Purcell baroque opera. Dido, the noble

queen of Carthage has fallen in love the Trojan prince, Aeneas. While the court

celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil sorceress with her

coven of witches, plots their downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy.

Sept. 15 SAT 8:30pm: JAZZ on Film #2:

Queen Of Swing (John Biffar/2007) Miami Premiere!

The documentary

Queen of Swing is the life story of the remarkable and inspiring entertainer

Norma Miller. Her story spans a generation of cultural changes, challenges

and African American heritage. At a time of civil strife in America, the birth

of jazz music and new black dance forms played an important role in breaking

down the barriers to racial equality. Norma Miller was at the center of that

cultural revolution. She danced her way out of the ghetto and right into the

hearts and minds of a world wide audience.

“As you make your bed so will you lie. This is what you do before you die.

Before I die there’s just one thing, I’ll do my thing, and swing, baby, swing.”

...Keep on swingin’ and it’ll keep you going. Duke Ellington said it.

It had to be true.”—Norma Miller

Meet the legendary Norma Miller! She will join director

John Biffar who will introduce the film and be present for Q&A!

Sept. 16 SUN 8:30pm: “The Aesthete” (1912-2007)

ANTONIONI: Blow-Up (1966)

With David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, Jane Birkin, Veruska

In one of the most

influential films in history, Antonioni’s English debut is his up-to-the minute version

of “through a glass darkly” where everyone sees only what they want to see in

individual worlds that may or may not collide, the *image* is the most important

thing. Aesthetically, Antonioni presents a surface point of view, but underneath is

where the real secrets lie. David Hemmings is the hottest fashion photographer in

swinging 60’s London, (based roughly on the legendary David Bailey) and he

accidentally discovers a possible murder while working (influenced roughly on the

then recent JFK assassination). Like our lives, the puzzle is inevitably missing a

few pieces, and the solution is up to us without ever finding all the clues, or even,

ultimately, the characters.

“It emerges as a great film, if not the one we thought we were seeing at the time”

—Roger Ebert

WINNER: Palm d’Or Cannes Film Festival

National Society of Film Critics Best Film, Best Director

19 WED 8:30pm: Miami Premiere!



When The Road Bends:

Tales of the Gypsy Caravan

(Documentary/ Jasmine Dellel/2007)

With Fanfare Ciocarlia, Taraf de Haidouks,

and Johnny Depp (as himself)

“You cannot walk straight when the road bends”—Romani proverb

Shot by legendary cinematographer Albert Maysles, this dynamic musical

documentary follows five Gypsy bands from four countries who unite for the

Gypsy Caravan as they take their show around North America for a six-week

tour, astounding every audience they meet. Their musical styles range from

flamenco to brass band, Romanian violin to Indian folk. They celebrate the

best in Gypsy culture in an explosion of song and dance.

WINNER: Audience Award San Francisco Indepenendent Film Festival,

Flanders Int’l Film Festival, Jeonji Korea Int’l Film Festival

Impact Of Music Jury Award Nashville Independent Film Festival

“It would be great if by experiencing the Romani people and their music,

people can learn more about them and understand that—what you’ve

believed about these people has been a lie your entire life”—Johnny Depp

With LIVE music by Paco Fonta and Friends,

and reception with tapas afterwards!

$15 or $12 MBC Members

Sept. 20 THU 8:30pm: Independent LENS 2007-2008

Florida exclusive previews of award winning documentaries

before they air on PBS...Presented with HANDS ON MIAMI

Season Premiere! Florida Premiere!

Please Vote For Me (Weijen Chen/2007)

Want to find out how democracy really

works? Then head to China. Three eight-year-old students—a charismatic

challenger, a ruthless incumbent, and a thoughtful outsider—all campaign

for the coveted position of class monitor in a third grade classroom in Wuhan,

China. Hot debates. Backstabbing. Alliances.

Move over Little League, real sport is coming, and it’s called democracy.

COMPLIMENTARY Screening (donations welcome!)

Sept. 21 FRI 8:30pm: “The Dreamer” (1918-2007)

BERGMAN: The Silence (Tystnaden) (1963)

With Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Jörgen Lindström

Cinematography by Sven Nykvist

Ester (Thulin): “...The forces are all too strong. I mean the forces,

the horrible forces. You need to watch your step among the ghosts and memories.”

The last film in Bergman’s

“Faith Trilogy” (comprised also of Through A Glass Darkly and Winter Light),

The Silence focuses on the inability to communicate with both human or heavenly

presences, and desires of the physical rather than spiritual. In his lifetime wrestle

with religion and human emotion, Bergman was at the pinnacle of his very

personal experimental voyage in the 1960’s, creating one of the most searing,

controversial, and mysterious portraits of his career. Ester (Thulin) and Anna

(Lindblom) are sisters who decide to rest on their way home from a vacation home,

due to Ester’s unexpected illness. The town they stop in is as foreign as their

connection to each other, and the profound experience there will be unforgettable

for both, as well as for Anna’s impressionable son. In Swedish with English subtitles.

“BERGMAN AT HIS MOST POWERFUL! A sexual frankness that blazes

a new trail. Wonderful, marvelous, shuddering performances.”—A. Winston NY Post

WINNER: Swedish Film Institute Academy Awards Best Film, Best Director,

Best Actress Ingrid Thulin

Sept. 22 SAT 8:30pm:

Miami Short Film Festival Preview:

“The Best of Student Short Films”

The best examples of student short films from this year’s Miami Short Film Festival

will be screened at MBC. The film titles and directors will be announced soon,

just after the final selection process takes place. The 6th Annual MSFF will take place

on November 26 through December 02 at various venues including the Bill Cosford

Cinema, the Tower Theater, Miami Museum Of Science, and MBC!

Sept. 28 FRI 8:30pm: “The Aesthete” (1912-2007)

ANTONIONI: Zabriskie Point (1970)

With Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor

Music by Pink Floyd, Jerry Garcia

Exploding with a European artistic

sense that went too far for most Americans--besides the acclimated cinephiles who

clamored to defend it as it shocked the establishment, and formed a cult status around it--

Antonioni followed Blow-Up with an anti-war, anti-consumerist visit to Death Valley

USA. Using young non-actors Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin as his representatives

of the new generation amidst a corrupt society, they wander and ponder throughout

Antonioni’s cinematic canvas. Mark is a dropout fugitive (not unlike his tragic real life),

and Daria is a teetering pro-developer anthropology student. As an Italian in America,

he saw the American situation with his undiluted austere sense of visual style and

sensibility, making this film one of the most debated examples of a foreigner’s point of

view, along with the upcoming Blueberry Nights by Wong Kar Wai, and Bruno Dumont’s

Twentynine Palms (coming soon to MBC!).

“All of Death Valley erupts with life and love...”—Vincent Canby New York Times

“The films (of Antonioni) pose a subject (only to compromise it), constitute objects

(only to dissolve them), propose stories (only to lose them)...but in such a way that

the surface takes on a fascination, becomes a "subject" all its own.”

--Sam Rhodie –from his book Antonioni

Sept. 30 SUN 8pm: “DOCUSPAIN” Season Premiere!

Award winning, provocative documentaries in Spanish,

produced with Spanish support...once a month at MBC!

Presented with MAHOU, and PRAGDA Barcelona/New York,

with support from the Embassy of Spain, the Spain Foreign Cultural Corporation,

and the International Documentary Association

MAHOU, PRAGDA and MBC present a series of provocative and brilliantly conceived Spanish

documentaries that have revived the genre with new forms of expression. The program will tour the

U.S. during 2007 and 2008. Included is the winner of the prestigious Joris Ivens Award at IDFA and

this year’s Academy Award® qualifying My Grandmother's House; Oliver Stone's remarkable and

highly controversial study of Fidel Castro, Comandante; the spectacularly powerful document about

a Brazilian favela that uses music for social change The Miracle of Candeal; Academy Award®

nominated Balseros; "The most controversial Spanish film in decades." as per Fiachra Gibbons

from The Guardian--The Basque Ball by Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia); the humorous and very touching

piece of Spain Seville Southside; the taboo subject of Franco’s concentration camps in Bars In The Memory;

and the emotionally turbulent Memory Train.

La Casa de mi Abuela (My Grandmother’s House) Adan Alaga/2005

How does a pop duet

work out for impulsive and irreverent six-year-old Marina and 75 year old Marita?

Cheeky Marina plays to the camera, ignoring the chiding of her aged grandmother,

Marita. Marita's crumbling house was built by her long-dead husband. She moved in

when they married, over 53 years ago, and nothing much has changed since. Now her

home is under threat; the neighborhood is being torn down, replaced with charmless


WINNER: Joris Ivans Award, Miami Film Festival Special Grand Jury Mention

Toronto Hot Docs Grand Jury Prize, Chicago Int’l Film Festival Silver Gen Award

Belgrade Int’l Film Festival Best Documentary

Every DOCUSPAIN film will be followed by an afterparty at Tapas y Tintos,

featuring complimentary tapas and MAHOU beer for filmgoers!


512 Española Way at Plaza de España (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)

FILMS: $10 or $6 MBC Members and Students

Gypsy Caravan premiere $15 and $12 MBC Members

Independent LENS: complimentary admission

Exhibition complimentary and viewable before and after screenings.

Doors open 1/2 hour before screenings

MBC is supported by the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural

Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

Social Miami events August 27 to Sept 4

August 29 through September 4

Connect Florida Kick-Off

Wednesday, August 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn how you can make a positive impact on Florida! Come out for an evening of networking, fun, food and spirits and hear more about an innovative program created by Leadership Florida. This is a statewide young professionals' organization that connects Florida's young leaders in the 21 to 35 age range to each other, their local community and the community of Florida. Get in on the ground floor and make a difference! RSVP.

Romo the restaurant
1444 S.W. 8th Street, Little Havana

Caribbean "Team" Up Night

Wednesday, August 29, 6 to 10 p.m.

Join Equinox Fitness Club and Sandals Resorts for an evening of fitness, food, fun and frolic to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. Your $15 donation includes refreshments, a fitness class and the use of the club's state-of-the-art fitness equipment. There will be raffles throughout the event with great prizes, and a special raffle for a weekend getaway to any of Sandals' luxury resorts in the Caribbean. So get in the spirit and come on out—a prize goes to the best Caribbean-inspired fitness outfit!

Equinox Fitness Club
The Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables
786-473-5708 (Olivia)

Hot, Hot, Hot Summer Luncheon & Boutique

Thursday, August 30, 10:30 a.m.

Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the first female Hispanic state attorney in Florida, will be honored as Woman of the Year by the Latin Auxiliary of Douglas Gardens at The Miami Jewish Home & Hospital during the group's annual "Hot, Hot, Hot" Summer Luncheon & Boutique. Rundle was appointed Miami's state attorney in 1993 and re-elected four times. The boutique will offer a vast collection of fashion and home accessories. Lunch begins at noon, and kosher dietary laws are observed. All proceeds from the event fund the salaries and equipment for the Music Therapy Program at Douglas Gardens. In conjunction with the University of Miami music therapy program, this program has become an effective tool in reaching patients with dementia, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. The minimum donation is $45 per person and valet parking is available.

Douglas Gardens at the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital
5200 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami

Showcase of Artworks from the Ann Storck Center

Thursday, August 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Art is helping adults with severe and multiple developmental disabilities at the Ann Storck Center discover their unique abilities and gain independence in everyday tasks. See this exhibition of their exceptional artworks, all of which will be available for sale, and enjoy the hospitality of Grumpy Dick's. A portion of the proceeds from the entire evening at the restaurant will go to the Center.
Pictured: "Chef 5" by Mindy S.

Grumpy Dick's Seafood & Grill in the Fountains Shops
801 S. University Drive, Plantation

South Beach Fights Poverty with Fashion

Thursday, August 30, 7 to 10 p.m.

Style and Image Network and The United Nations Association of the Greater Miami Area's Young Professionals for International Cooperation invite you to an ethical fashion event to raise awareness about global poverty. See the stunning collection of Orangia's Janelle Funair of Miami. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members and can be reserved online.

The Bentley Hotel
510 Ocean Drive, South Beach
786-262-8555 (Patrick Valme)

"Summer Thursdays"

Thursdays through September

"Summer Thursdays" are still drawing in crowds at The Sports Club LA/Miami. Through September bring a guest - or get a member to bring you as a guest - for a workout on any Thursday. Afterwards, relax, socialize and enjoy the summer breeze at the Four Season's Bahia Bar. Sports Club LA/Miami Members and their guests will enjoy a special drink promotion just for them poolside on the 7th floor.

Sports Club LA/Miami
Four Seasons Tower, 1441 Brickell Avenue, Miami

The Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show

August 31 – September 4

South Florida's largest home-products event will bring an international showcase of home improvement and design to Miami Beach over the Labor Day weekend. The event fills 230,000 square feet with over 1,200 displays of interior design, furniture and accessories and a variety of home improvement ideas for indoors and out. Meet this year's special guest Wanda Colon, designer on HGTV's "24 Hour Design." Informative seminars will be presented throughout the weekend by interior design and home improvement experts with thousands of ideas of interior updates, outdoor beautification projects and home renovations featured. The Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show is open Fri 6 to 10:30 p.m.; Sat & Sun noon to 10:30 p.m.; Mon noon to 7:30 p.m.; and Tues 6 to 10:30 p.m. Pictured: Room design by Conrad Bonet (one of the featured designers in this year's designer room vignettes).

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach


September 2
The Guava Rugelach Festival

September 7
An Evening of Russian Splendor

September 8
Sacco Gallery's Inaugural Exhibition

September 8 – 10
6th Annual Miami International Wine Fair

September 26
Chanel 2008 Resort & Cruise Show for the Golden Angels

September 28 – 30
Hollywood Beach Clambake

September 28
6th Annual “Wine on Harvest Moon”

September 29
MCM “Be a Kid Again Gala”

Upcoming Events

What When
Guava Rugelach Festival: Tropical Jewish Sound Sunday, September 2
An Evening of Russian Splendor Friday, September 7
Sacco Gallery's Inaugural Group Exhibition September 8
6th Annual Miami International Wine Fair September 8 through 10
Chanel 2008 Resort & Cruise Show for the Golden Angels Thursday, September 26
Hollywood Beach Clambake September 28 – 30
6th Annual “Wine on Harvest Moon” Friday, September 28
4th Annual “Be a Kid Again Gala: Tropical Twenties” Saturday, September 29

Monday, August 27, 2007

Daily candy- travelzoo website

On the Road Again

Your travel to-do list:

1. Plan Julie’s bachelorette weekend. (Vegas, baby!)
2. Book a romantic getaway with boyfriend. (Mexican Riviera?)
3. Arrange Dad’s 60th birthday with your hippie sister. (Irish eyes are smiling.)

Thank goodness for Travelzoo’s Top 20® list. The Top 20 is the definitive list of the week’s best travel deals. Every week, their team researches, evaluates, and recommends hundreds of airfare, hotel, vacation package, cruise, and rental car deals. Only the most competitive make the Top 20. The Test Booking Center confirms the accuracy and availability of every deal before the list goes out.

Don’t keep the hot deals to yourself. Have a friend sign up, too, and maybe they’ll front half your trip to Cabo.

$299 — Caribbean all-inclusive getaway: four nights and air

$99 — Orlando one-bedroom suites, $100 off
Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn

$299 — Eight-night South American cruise

$64 and up — Fly to Florida from across the U.S.

$89 — Cabo all-inclusive beachfront resort, 50 percent off

$49 and up — See six NYC Broadway shows, up to half off
Multiple Broadway Shows

$35 — Las Vegas hotel on the strip with extras
Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

$369 — Seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise
Royal Caribbean

$199 — Los Angeles from D.C. (round-trip) over Labor Day
American Airlines

$89 — All-suite Washington, D.C., hotel, regularly $189
The Quincy

$499 — Upscale Ireland package when four travel together
Aer Lingus Vacation Store

$18.95 and up — Last-minute car rentals in 40-plus cities
Alamo Rent A Car

$69 — Bahamas from New York (each way)
JetBlue Airways

$99 — B&B package at coastal California inn
Pelican Cove Inn

$79 and up — Fly to San Francisco Bay Area, two-day sale
Frontier Airlines

$95 — Ohio Waterpark Package, thru September
Cherry Valley Lodge

$248 and up — Hawaii in fall from across the U.S. (round-trip)

$162.50 — Luxurious Jamaica all-inclusive resort, 50 percent off
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club

$99 — San Francisco boutique hotel by Union Square
Handlery Union Square Hotel

$79-$119 — Las Vegas from the Midwest (round-trip)
Worry-Free Vacations

Bill Clinton @ Books & Books Sept. 6th!


MIAMI, August 24, 2007–Former President Bill Clinton will visit Books & Books on Thursday, September 6, 2007 as part of his national book tour for Giving. imagePresident Clinton will be signing copies of his new book for readers beginning at 9:00am.

Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World (published by Alfred A. Knopf) is an inspiring look at how individual endeavors can save lives and solve problems, and it offers compelling examples of citizen activism at work in the world today. A portion of President Clinton's proceeds from the book will be donated to charities and nonprofits that are doing their part to change the world.

GUIDELINES FOR PURCHASING A BOOK/VOUCHER: We are working hand in hand with the publisher and President Clinton's staff to ensure a smooth event. In order to accomplish this goal, we are asking that you please READ CAREFULLY and adhere to the following guidelines:

• President Clinton's appearance is a signing only, not a talk or reading. It will take place at 9am at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables.

• All Books & Books locations (Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Bal Harbour Shops) will be selling vouchers for the book, beginning at the time of this announcement and WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

• You must come into one of our stores to purchase this voucher. We WILL NOT be taking reservations for the voucher by phone or online.

• This voucher must be presented (along with a copy of the receipt) to enter the autographing line. Books & Books has printed a limited amount of vouchers and has every expectation that you will be able to have your book signed, however, this voucher DOES NOT guarantee that you will be able to have your book signed by President Clinton. Because of the huge demand, we CANNOT promise that everyone's book will be signed.

• The voucher guarantees that you will receive one (1) copy of his new book, GIVING, on the day of the event, and a very good chance of having it signed by the President.

• This voucher (with attached receipt) allows you entry into the autographing line. Once in the line, wristbands will be issued, on a first-come, first-served basis. You must show your voucher (with attached receipt) in order to receive a wristband. NO EXCEPTIONS. A limited supply of wristbands will be issued, while supplies last. One wristband, equals one signing.

• In order to accommodate as many people as possible, President Clinton will sign only ONE copy of Giving, PER PERSON. He will try to accommodate everyone with a voucher, but if for some reason he cannot, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

• No photography of any kind will be allowed. This means no cameras, video recorders, or cell phones will be allowed in the store for the duration of the visit.

• President Clinton will not be personalizing any books.

• We strongly suggest that you do not bring purses, bags, cellphones, cameras, pens, photos, other books, gifts, or any other personal items to the signing, as these items will need to be held at our bag check station. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

“I’ve done my best in this book to demonstrate what I’ve seen firsthand through my Foundation's work in Africa and around the world: that all kinds of giving can make a profoundly positive difference,” said President Clinton. “The amount of good that so many individuals and NGOs [nongovernmental organizations] have been able to do has proven to me that almost everyone—regardless of income, available time, age, and skills—can do something useful for others and, in the process, strengthen the fabric of our shared humanity.”

To coincide with the release of the book, readers are being asked to share their personal stories of giving both at this event and at a special Web site,

In Giving, President Clinton highlights the work of a number of extraordinary people and organizations that shows that giving time, skills, objects, and ideas can be just as important as giving money. President Clinton writes about the life-changing aspect of giving—of men and women who traded in their corporate careers and the fulfillment they now experience through their new efforts and associations.

President Clinton alsoexamines, in a chapter on organizing markets for the public good, progressive companies that do well by doing good: going green, opening markets for the underserved in disadvantaged communities, hiring people who were once on welfare, and promoting fair wages and decent working conditions for all. He addresses the role of government, suggesting that when it works well, citizen service can reinforce and supplement its efforts; when it doesn’t, citizens need to harness time, money, knowledge, and skills in an effort to change, improve, or protect government policy. President Clinton outlines what we as individuals can do, the steps we can take, how much we should consider giving, and why our giving is so important.

President Clinton’s previous book, My Life, was published by Knopf in 2004. It remains one of the best-selling memoirs of all time.


• Media is welcome to attend the signing.

• All media the day of the event MUST be pre-registered and credentialed.

• Please send a WRITTEN request to via email to with copy to

• Check-in will be at a table outside the store. Credentials will be checked.

• Due to space limitations, press will be led as a group by staff/volunteers to a press area inside of the signing where they will be able to cover the event for a brief period of time. Press must remain in the press area for the entire period they are attending the signing. They will then be escorted out of the signing by staff and will not be allowed to remain in the store once their photo opportunity has ended.

• No interviews will be done on-site; including no TV interviews.

• The print & radio will only be phone-ins, if there is time to schedule.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Voluteer with Children

Project Sunshine is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization that provides free programs and services to children and families who are affected by serious medical challenges.
Project Sunshine sends volunteers to visit hospitalized children and their families to provide arts and crafts, tutoring, entertainment and special events. Our volunteers are corporate executives, lawyers, artists, students and people of all ages and backgrounds who donate their time and resources to improving the lives of children and families in need.
Project Sunshine has 190 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and Kenya. In the last year, 10,000 volunteers have participated in our programs.
The Children's Home Society (CHS) in Miami

CHS shelters children ages 1-12 who have been removed from their parents due to poor domestic issues and are placed there on a temporary basis.
This is not a hospital setting, this is a shelter for children with emotional/ psychiatric challenges as they have experienced abuse, neglect, etc. Even though the setting can be challenging at times, the children enjoy our interaction and our Project Sunshine activities are greatly appreciated. The children couldn't be happier to see our group and all the volunteers’ walk away feeling a sense of intrinsic satisfaction.

Volunteering would require just 2 hours of your time once or twice a month.

For more information contact
Rob Sena

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Miami Beach Cinemateque - end of August 2007

August 29 WED 7:30pm:

A special screening presented by MGLFF,

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival...

Gus Van Sant’s first feature! Mala Noche (1985)

Presented in a newly restored 35mm print!

With its low budget and lush

black-and-white imagery, Gus Van Sant's debut feature Mala Noche heralded an

idiosyncratic, provocative new voice in American independent film. Set in Van Sant's

hometown of Portland, Oregon, the film evokes a world of transient workers, dead-end

day-shifters, and bars and seedy apartments bathed in a profound nighttime, as it follows

a romantic deadbeat with a wayward crush on a handsome Mexican immigrant. Mala

Noche was an important prelude to the New Queer Cinema of the nineties and is a

fascinating time capsule from a time and place that continues to haunt its director's

work. The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is proud to bring you this seminal work

of cinema from one of the art form’s most important living artists, and this is a perfect

follow-up to the recent MBC retrospective on Van Sant. Don’t miss this rare opportunity

to see his first work, completely restored!

At the BYRON CARLYLE THEATER 501 71st Street, Miami Beach

MGLFF has invited MBC Members to have a special DISCOUNT!

(Non-members are $13, but as an MBC supporter you can enter the code “MBC”

HERE, and get the special price of $10)

August 31 FRI 8:30pm:


Little Dieter Needs To Fly (Documentary/1998)

(The documentary that Herzog’s latest feature, Rescue Dawn, is based on.

See Rescue Dawn, and then see the real thing!...)

“Men are often haunted...they seem to be normal, but they are not”

With Dieter Dengler

Before his latest film Rescue Dawn, which was based on the true harrowing

experiences of German-American pilot Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog made

this documentary about his life. Dieter Dengler re-enacts for Herzog the grueling

trek from captivity he endured in Vietnam, as well as the thoughts and emotions

associated with it—the real ones.

Special thanks to the Werner Herzog Film Office, Munich Germany

“Inspiring, charming, sad and all but tragic, in a Greek-literary sense —

and a character that might have sprung from the brow of Herzog, if not Zeus.”

– John Anderson, Newsday.

“Positively is not to be missed!” –-Time Out New York

COMING in September!...

"The Dreamer & The Aesthete: BERGMAN & ANTONIONI"

Starting Saturday, September 01!


512 Española Way at Plaza de España (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)

FILMS: $10 or $6 MBC Members and Students

"FRAMING STAGE" $12 and $10 MBC Members

Doors open 1/2 hour before screenings

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Save the Date: Sept 15 New World Symphony

Our first event is Saturday, Sept. 15 and features roughly 50 New World Fellows in a Strings Concert at the Lincoln Theatre, followed by an After Party at a South beach hotspot
To join and be able to come to this event and many other very cool events throughout the year, contact Stacey at or you can make your gift through our website ( or print out Friends brochure and e-mail or fax back, or by calling 305-673-3330, ext. 230 to process your contribution by phone.

6th Annual American Way Road Warrior Search

Time is running out to enter the 6th Annual American Way Road Warrior Search! And there are so many reasons to win – the fame (being featured on the cover of the special American Way Road Warrior issue), the glamour (jet setting to the photo shoot for the aforementioned cover), but most of all it's the PRIZES that lure you into entering!

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
• 2 Million Hilton HHonors® bonus points, which can be used at
more than 2,800 participating Hilton Family hotels worldwide

• 1 Million AAdvantage® bonus miles
• A 2-year Admirals Club® membership

One Second Prize winner will receive:
• One Bose® Lifestyle® 48 home entertainment system
• One Bose® SoundDock® digital music system
• A pair of Bose® QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones
• A 4-night trip for two to Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort from American Airlines VacationsSM
• A 1-year Admirals Club® membership

Three Third Prize winners will each receive:
• A 4-night trip for two to Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort from American Airlines VacationsSM
• A 1-year Admirals Club® membership

Plus, All Five Winners will receive a Panasonic Toughbook® W5 laptop computer – equipment all real Road Warriors should have!

Visit to enter the 6th Annual American Way Road Warrior Search today! Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on August 31, 2007.

Eat, Pray, Love Author Sept 7, 8

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love will be speaking at the Standard on September 7th and 8th!

Wharton Speed Networking Sept 17

The Wharton School Club of South Florida
is pleased to invite you to a

Speed Networking Event

Monday, September 17, 2007
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

at the

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, Florida 33314

Enjoy Light Hors D’Ouevres and Cash Bar

Cost for this event:
Wharton Club Members: $25 (includes one drink)
Non-Members and Guests: $35 (includes one drink)

RSVP is required. Please visit our website at to RSVP to this event.
Space will be limited to the first 50 registrants.

For detailed driving directions, visit

Special Note: Our 2007-2008 membership year begins on September 1, 2007. If you haven't already done so, we urge you to support the club and join or renew your membership online today and take advantage of the Discounted Member Rate!


What is Speed Networking?
A Wharton take off on Speed Dating. Alumni of the Wharton School participate in a fast paced event with the goal of making connections and networking. Meeting new people can lead to employment, investments, knowledge or even new friends.

How does it work?
When you register, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about yourself. This information will be used to organize the event as well as be distributed to each attendee at the beginning of the evening. The event includes three segments:

6:30 – 7:00: a 30 minute cocktail reception with hor d’oeuvres to start meeting fellow alumni in a non-structured manner

7:00 – 7:45: “Speed Networking” – how to efficiently meet 9-15 people in only 45 minutes!

Think speed dating – without the date part. Folks will be paired 2 per table for 3-5 minute intervals (depending on number of attendees). At the end of each interval, a bell will ring and people will rotate in a pre-determined manner. The result will be that each person will meet between 9 and 15 people in this structured event.

As everyone will answer a brief questionnaire, you will not need to exchange business cards. Instead, everyone will receive contact information for all the attendees of the event.

7:45 – 8:30: a 45 minute cocktail party so attendees can follow up with the interesting people they met or meet more people.

John Edwards August to September

and if you want to check out another democratic candidate to help decide you like ...
John Edwards

August 28 Miami-Dade Time

Fundraising Breakfast Museum Tower 9:00 am


Orlando The Citrus Club 5:00 pm

August 29 Broward

Reception Coral Springs 6:00 pm

September 17 Palm Beach

Reception Boca Raton TBD

September 18 To Be Determined TBD

Matthew J. Gotha
Florida Deputy Finance Director
John Edwards for President
350 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(954)849-4142 cell
(954)523-2872 fax

Friday, August 24, 2007

Erotic Signature : Art Undressed Sat Aug 25

Oliver Geddes, Gerry Kelly & The Fifth Family

in association with 944 Magazine

invites you to

Erotic Signature : Art Undressed

The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today-Vol 1

Publication Release Party

Saturday August 25th 11pm

guest list or 305 538 9898

table reservations 305 300 3922

Ricky Martin to Open Renovated Fillmore Miami Beach

Ricky Martin to Open Renovated Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater With His Acclaimed Black & White Tour Returning to Miami for a Three Night Stand

Live Nation Continues to Expand on the Fan-Centric Fillmore Music Venue Concept with Opening of the Sixth North American Fillmore-branded Venue

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Live Nation Miami announced today that GRAMMY & LATIN GRAMMY winning superstar Ricky Martin has been scheduled to perform at the highly anticipated opening of the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater, bringing his highly-acclaimed "Black & White Tour" back to Miami for a three night stand on October 10th, 11th and 12th.


Having already played to a sold-out arena audience in Miami earlier this year, The Miami Herald described Martin's "Black & White Tour" as a "spectacular production ... that showed [Martin] not only kept his star status, he's deepened and solidified his artistry ... he puts on a hellaciously good show... [and is] more in command of the stage than ever." In addition to sold-out stadium and arena concerts across the world, this past year has seen Martin's most recent album: Ricky Martin: MTV Unplugged reach platinum sales status in the U.S. Latin market and numerous countries throughout Latin America. The album's smash single "Tu Recuerdo" has also been declared "the #1 charting Latin single of the year" thus far by Billboard. Later this fall, Martin is set to receive a star on the iconic "Hollywood Walk of Fame" and plans to release a live CD/DVD from the "Black & White Tour."

Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, took over the storied Jackie Gleason Theater earlier this year, and is in the process of making $3.5 million in renovations to the 2,700 capacity music venue.

When doors open to Ricky Martin's 3-night stand, Miami Beach music fans will notice a difference. Upon entering the venue, there will be fresh apples for hungry live music aficionados and a greeter to let them know about upcoming shows. Five new sparkling chandeliers will shine light on red walls which will be hung with posters, pictures and newspaper articles reflecting the local history of the Jackie Gleason Theater as well as that of the original Fillmore San Francisco. Fans will also notice that the floor of the main music hall is terraced with hardwood floors to allow for both seated and standing configurations and the carpet has been removed from the lobby to make room for rich ceramic tile flooring. After the show, a collectible poster commemorating the evening will be distributed to concert goers, a tradition that will continue for select shows throughout the year.

To devotees of the Fillmore in San Francisco, which was founded by legendary concert promoter Bill Graham in 1965 and is one of contemporary music's most respected and enduring live concert venues, these traditions will seem familiar. So while it's no easy task to improve upon Miami Beach's Jackie Gleason Theater, local music fans will undoubtedly appreciate the new traditions and aesthetic that will infuse the refurbished venue, which, upon Ricky Martin's christening concert, will be known as The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater.

"We are thrilled to be re-opening the Jackie Gleason Theater under the Fillmore banner," said Neil Jacobsen, President of Live Nation Miami. "We have worked hard to make significant improvements to the theater that will enable us to draw world class talent to The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater for many years to come. We are confident that music fans are going to love the renovated venue and we couldn't be happier that an artist of Ricky's stature will be kicking things off for us."

The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater joins five other Fillmore-branded venues across the United States, including San Francisco, Denver, New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, which complement the company's 11 House of Blues clubs.

Like the Fillmore, the Jackie Gleason Theater has a rich history as one of South Florida's most celebrated venues, hosting some of the entertainment industry's brightest stars including of course, the legendary Jackie Gleason, who filmed his successful television variety show at the theatre beginning in 1964. Over the years, many musical greats have graced the stage at the Theater as well, including Marc Anthony, Lenny Kravitz, Seal and Elvis Costello.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 24th at 10:00a.m.

Come see Bill Clinton Sept 6

Gwen Berlin • Elaine Bloom • Susie Catania • Amb. Steve Green

Alexander Heckler & Tiffany Zientz Heckler • Chris & Irene Korge • Tom Korge • Amb. Luis Lauredo

Ira & Cynthia Leesfield • Philip Levine • Brian May • Jared Moskowitz • Jorge Perez • Jaime Rubinson

Maria Ashemimry • Linda Bird • Tony Carfagno • Barron Channer • Rebecca Drucker • Melissa Fojtik

Sid Gersh • Lynn Gordon • Mayor Susan Gottlieb • Eric Gould • Ginger Grossman • Debbie Hagen • Monica Harvey

Patricia Ireland • Hon. Cindy Lerner • Michael McAllister • Joanna Popper

Vice Chair

Jose & Marcilla Aldrich • Ed Russell • Kelly Schild • Jorge Schcolnik • Winnie Tang • Ellen Mandler


Sandy Belkind • Emanuella Benavides • Vrenda Caine • Jennifer Enslein • Noemí Evans •Kimberly Hillery

Andrew & Maria Korge • Ivonne Marin • Ricardo Piereck • Aaron Resnick • Aldo Rosello • Seth Rotman • Sean Singletary

Mattew Switkes • Gracie Verdugo • Mark Zurada

cordially invited to join

President William Jefferson Clinton

For a reception in support of

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

In support of her Presidential Exploratory Committee

Thursday, September 6, 2007
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Dr.

Miami Beach, FL

Co-Chair: $2,300 (VIP Seating and VIP reception with Sen. Clinton)

Vice Chair: $1,000 (VIP Seating and Recognition)

Host: $500 (Priority Seating and Recognition)

Friend: $250 (Priority Seating)

General Admission: $50

Student Ticket: $25 (With valid student I.D.)

Please make personal checks payable to

“Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee”

For more information about becoming a Chair for this event, please contact Ben Pollara at

(305) 569-2888 or e-mail

For information about becoming a Co-Chair, vice-chair, or individual ticket sales, please contact

Jon Adrabi at (305) 569-2888 or email

To RSVP online, please visit:

Contributions to Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee

are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee

Hands On Miami Volunteer Opportunities and Jobs- end of August

HOT Projects

Here's Hope
Free on a Wednesday night? Play games and enjoy after dinner refreshments with the residents of Here's Hope at the Salvation Army! Here's Hope serves clients living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers must be 21 years and older. (10-12 volunteers) (project #42)
Neighborhood: Miami
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 29th · 6:00pm-7:30pm
VL: Becky Custer 305-646-7255 (w)
Service with a Smile at CPH
Do you enjoy making everyone feel at home? Come on down to Community Partnership for Homeless! We need your smiling face, as we serve a Sunday lunch to the men, women, and children at CPH. (6-8 volunteers) (project #32)

Neighborhood: Downtown Miami
Date & Time: Sunday, September 2nd · 11:00am - 1:00pm
VL: Carolyn Nelson-Goedert 305-710-3719 (cell)

Miami Rescue Mission
Dish up some cheer and a hearty lunch to the men, women, and children who call the Miami Rescue Mission home. Volunteers will also help with kitchen set up and clean up. Family-friendly: minimum age with an adult is 13. (4-6 volunteers) (project #31)

Neighborhood: Miami
Date & Time: Sunday, September 2nd · 11:15am - 1:00pm
VL: Robert Hubbard 305-773-4440 (cell)

Sponsor HOM Day 2007!

Be The Change by Lending A Hand!

Interested in making a significant change in Miami-Dade County?
Don't mind having fun getting dirty, working hard, meeting new people from your community all while making a difference?

Then register to be a Hands On Miami Day Site Manager or Project Coordinator and make a difference in YOUR community this November 3rd!
Hands On Miami Day is a fun, exciting day where over 3,600 volunteers paint, plant, and revitalize over 20+ agencies and schools while raising critical funds to support Hands On Miami, Miami-Dade County's leading volunteer organization.

HOM needs volunteers to serve as Site Managers and Project Coordinators for HOM Day 2007. For more information, please contact Tessie Alvarez at


Take the Lead. . .

Become a HOM Volunteer Leader for Calendar Projects!
Become a super volunteer, a Volunteer Leader with Hands On Miami!
On behalf of the Flexible Program, we will be offering Volunteer Leader training for all volunteers interested in becoming a HOM representative at our calendar projects and lead a group of volunteers in service.
Neighborhood: United Way-Downtown
Wednesday, September 5th · 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Interested volunteers can sign up online under Course or R.S.V.P. with Cristin Forrest at 305-646- 7204 or

Special Volunteer Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: These are not Hands On Miami volunteer projects. You will not receive volunteer hours from Hands On Miami.
The Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida, Inc. is looking for volunteers!
Girl Scouts are in need of volunteer troop leaders to work with a group of girls; you choose the age-level and meet with the girls weekly for one hour. They are also in need of volunteers (male or female) in helping plan events, coordinating recognitions, recruiting members, fundraising, and much more. All volunteer opportunities are close to home at local schools and community centers.
Volunteers must be 18 years and older and a background check is required.

This is a great opportunity for college students to gain experience through service work and a special chance for parents to work directly with their child.
For more information, call (305) 253-4841 and/or visit
Contact Information

phone: 305-646-7200


JOB OPENING: SR MGR PROGRAMMING & ACQUISITIONS/Animus Group/MIA: Exp on Sales, TV Prod & Ad Agency: pitching TV ideas, licensing activities, branded ent shows, negotiate content, prod shoots etc: 5+yrs min. (8/31)