Thursday, September 27, 2007

Personal Assistant to Entertainment Personality

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity: We have a very Hot Job and we need to fill it ASAP! The person we placed in this position has received a promotion and is moving on!

Top Executive/Personal Assistant to support prominent high-profile sports personality in Miami. Base Salary $50-60k plus performance bonus and full benefits

We are looking for an experienced top Personal Assistant to be the eyes, ears and second brain to a very successful and very prominent sports personality and compassionate philanthropist in south Miami. This is a once in a life time opportunity for someone extremely competent, organized and well suited to be a personal assistant! This position needs someone who understands the nuances of being an excellent personal assistant and loves every aspect of that role. As the personal assistant you will be a prominent force behind organizing the details of events, parties, philanthropic endeavors, as well as managing personal/private staffs and business accounts and a slew of day to day family activities. This position requires someone who is extremely professional, discrete, ethical, organized and outstanding at anticipating needs. We need someone who anticipates needs, who thinks situations through, who has critical thinking skills, who can handle a multitude of task at any given moment. Our client is often traveling and has multiple operations on both coasts. The assistant will work closely with the estate-managers and staff, outside vendors, business managers and accountants. We will be looking for excellent communication skills both verbal and written as well as excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. This position will be relied upon to deal with international celebrities and officials and high net worth individuals with the greatest of care, deference and discretion. Everyone you will deal with will need to be dealt with as a VIP. Office hours are stable and after hour needs and requests are numerous.
Candidates must have previous experience supporting C-level executives or prominent individuals. Candidates must love the tasks associated with being a personal assistant and the flexibility that is needed in both functionality and in time allocation.
Must also be proficient and experienced with Windows based programs including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and EXCEL

Base Salary $50-60k plus performance bonus, full benefits and perks!

If you have seriously considered all the aspects of this position and this sounds like you or someone you know, please send resumes to:

Melody Santiago


Bay Elliott

The Farwell Group, Inc. 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 710 Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(305) 529-4811
Nightscape is Returning to
TITANIC Brewery & Restaurant
Saturday, Sept 29th 9:30pm to 1:30am
School is in: here is your homework: Come kick up your heels and party with

TITANIC Brewery & Restaurant 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33146 Call 305-667-ALES (2537) for more Titanic info. :-)WWW.TITANICBREWERY.COM

Think American, Drink American - Support your Local Brewery!!!

Nightscape (nit’skap’) n 1. A R&B/ blues/ jazz group that improves a person’s outlook, view or vista of night scene. 2. A group of wonderfully spirited and eccentric professionals achieving proper balance between corporate and bohemian pursuits whenever playing music together. 3. A state of mind, esp. a mindset achieving joy in life through the appreciation of and occasional practice of joint musical expression resulting in random acts of dance. –v –scaped, -scaping. To enhance or improve the mental framework of a group of people by coloring night with exuberant and infectious music. To be moved to spontaneous dance by the infectious music of ‘Nightscape’ –night’scap’er n A beloved member of or a supporter of the R&B/blues/jazz band ‘Nightscape’.
night’scap’er comments and quotes:

Harald Neuweg, Owner Fritz & Franz Bierhaus
“Booking Nightscape is a sure thing for a really great night. The music is terrific. They always bring a lot of people and the sales when they play are better than any other band in South Florida. People get into the grove with Nightscape. It's always a party and the crowd is staying to the end.”

Denis Renuart, President, Full Sail Marketing
“Nightscape is the best damn blues/ Rock/ R&B band in the South East! Natty has the voice of an angel dressed in blue-jeans and the bluesy soul of Coco Taylor with the heart wrenching emotive tonality of Bonnie Raitt and Eva Cassidy wrapped into one”.

Hiram Norman, Director, America Online"Whenever I'm in town I always try to catch a Nightscape show. Their energy and enthusiasm is infectious. They always deliver a great evening" Megan Marconi, Producer, Las Vegas Little Blackbook”Nightscape's rhythm section of Goldberg and Norman hold down a steady beat that packs a one-two punch. They lay down tracks for some great music.”

Andy Hooper, Director Human Resources, Burger King
"Nightscape's cool grooves and powerful vocals will have you on your feet, and maybe on the tables before the night's over. Their sets are sure to make you groove - with cool jazz to classic rock 'n roll, the band knows how to get the house on its feet"

Kate Kindarski, Consultant, Global Merchant Investment Group
“Nightscape knows how to really make the blues come alive; they pick up the pace, make it really lively and run themes that are gritty in their truth but always make you smile in relating…like their version of Copeland’s “I Always Get My Man” or Newman’s “Leave Your Hat On”.

Salvador Sanlley, President, G-Star Airlines, Santiago Chile
"Nightscape’s music is an infectious time machine and it transports me back to some of the happiest times of my life ... life at its best. I love being transported and love watching those guys playing the transporter."

Sherry Mitchell-Bruker, Ph.D. Research Hydrologist Everglades National Park
"Whenever Nightscape plays, we get a group of our friends together and come for a good time. We enjoy the mix of blues, jazz and rock. They are a great band!"Stacy VanBuren, Sales Representative Brava, breast enhancing systems
“I love Nightscape. I love going to see them because they love what they do, you can always see and sense that they are having a blast and that joyous energy just spills out to the crowd. It is great entertainment and it is always so much fun.”

Jaime Escandon, President, Renata Productions
“I mark my calendar for all of Nightscape’s “public” gigs. I try not to miss them.Natty is an angel and the band is the best! I get a lot of pleasure out of watching them play and listening to their music.”

Al Arostegui, Real Estate Broker.
“As a Miami Native who has been in and around the local music scene, even as a drummer, for over 40 years, I can tell you that “Nightscape” has put together some of the best entertainment in the local Blues/ R&B/ Rock/ get your ass up and dance genre that I have ever seen. I am a huge fan and have asked them to notify me for every gig they ‘play out’. I am always looking forward to the next time I see them play.”

Spencer Jones, Entrepreneur
“Nightscape is a great band, but I have yet to understand how they got such a cute girl to sing (so well) with a bunch of old farts.”

Social Miami Art events- end of Sept-Oct 2007

Opening of "A Place to Call Home"
September 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The concept of "home," a place of attachment and identity or the loss of home or homelessness, is the subject of this exhibit that runs through October 12. It's co-presented by Arts at St. Johns and Rhythmic Raptures as part of an arts intervention program called H.E.A.L. View the exhibit free of charge Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fri 10 to 7. In addition to the visual arts, a film documentary will be shown on October 5, and a panel discussion and closing reception is on October 12. View more information.

Soya & Pomodoro
120 N.E. 1st Street, Downtown Miami

Jazz at MOCA
September 28 at 8 p.m.

Jazz at MOCA headlines pianist Mike Gerber, a mainstay in the South Florida jazz community for over 30 years. Gerber, a classically trained jazz pianist, is known for his outstanding technique and masterful musicality. He's admired for his flourishing improvisations and lyrical handling of complex pieces. On the jazz scene since the early 70's, Gerber recently appeared at the Van Dyke Café and Arturo Sandoval's Club. Jazz at MOCA is a monthly free outdoor concert held on the front plaza of the Museum. On these special Friday nights MOCA galleries stay open till 10 p.m. so visitors may tour the current exhibition, "Karen Kilimnik." Jazz at MOCA is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company and the City of North Miami.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami

Gala Opening Night: Frost Symphony Orchestra with Gabriela Montero
September 29 at 8 p.m.

Festival Miami kicks off its 24th season with world renowned pianist Gabriela Montero who joins the Frost Symphony Orchestra with conductor Thomas Sleeper. The program features Sergei Rachmaninoff's passionate Piano Concerto No. 2, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and the world premiere of Lansing McLoskey's Chanson pour cordes. Presented in collaboration with the Miami Civic Music Assn., and sponsored by Adrienne Arsht and TotalBank. Tickets range from $60 to $15. Festival Miami - through November 10 - enjoy symphonic concerts, chamber music presentations, jazz performances and much more.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at University of Miami
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables

"Subversive Cabaret"
September 29 at 8:30 p.m.

FIU Dance presents South Florida performance artist Octavio Campos in Subversive Cabaret, a combination of dance, theater, music, circus, visual arts and science. General admission is $5.

FIU University Park Campus VH-100
11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami

Alhambra Orchestra Season Opener
September 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Alhambra Orchestra, Miami's community orchestra, opens its 18th season in dramatic style with Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony and the lively Raymond Overture by Thomas. Featured soloists will be Miami Symphony principals, trumpeters Robert Keating and Jean-Claude Misset performing Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets, and flutist Carol Naveira Nicholson performing Borne's virtuosic Carmen Fantasy. Reginald Nicholson is Artistic Director and Conductor. This concert is free to the public.

Ransom-Everglades School
3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove

Friends of Art Membership Party
October 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.

If you're thinking about joining Lowe Art Museum's Friends of Art, now is the time! Members and those interested in learning more about Friends of Art will be the guests of distinguished art collectors in their home. The party is complimentary for new members and $75 for all others. Call for more information.

Private home
305-284-6756 (Nthenya)

LoweDown Happy Hour
October 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.

October's monthly LoweDown Happy Hour at the Lowe Art Museum celebrates the Potamkin African Gallery. There will be a guided tour of the gallery, live music, light hors d'oeuvres, a full bar, courtesy of Bacardi and a special pomegranate liqueur tasting, compliments of PAMA Spirits. Admission is free for Lowe members and $10 for non-members.

Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables

Cuartetango Show: New Tango from Argentina
October 4 at 8 p.m.

World-renowned composer Astor Piazzolla launched a new tango culture for the 20th century by infusing the old form with the unpredictable rhythms and harmonies of jazz and classical music. Nuevo Tango celebrates its rich musical culture and opens limitless possibilities for musical expressions that speak of our time. An innovative group at the forefront of Nuevo Tango genre, the Cuartetango String Quartet "conveys all the tango rage and the aggressive nuances of tango with the mere aid of two violins, a viola and a cello." It's led by Cuartetango's creator Leonardo Suarez Paz, billed by the press as "tango royalty." Experience the world of Argentinean tango with the quartet accompanied by four dynamic dancers who showcase traditional and new tango. A Festival Miami presentation, tickets are $15 to $30; all seats reserved.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall on UM Campus
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables

NWSA High School Choir Concert
October 5 at 7 p.m.

The New World School of the Arts High School Choir performs its Fall Concert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online.

Trinity Cathedral
464 N.E. 16th Street, Miami

Art in the Park Concert Series
October 5 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Complementing the already popular Gallery Nights in Coral Gables, the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, in cooperation with the City of Coral Gables and local businesses, is sponsoring an exciting musical addition to the evening. At Ponce Circle Park there will be artists demonstrating their art forms and exhibiting their work. As for the musical entertainment - it's a musical mix-‘em-ups! Locos por Juana combine the sounds of Latin funk and Latin jazz with blends of cumbia, reggae and rumba. The Suenalo Sound System adds its rhythms of Western, Latin and Pan-African styles, and Lanzallamas Monofonica adds the percussion instruments of cajon, steel pan and timbalitos. Come out, see wonderful art and hear terrific sounds!

Ponce Circle Park
2800 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables

Altar Egos/Mirror Images: A Workshop
October 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Artists Dinorah Rodriguez and Michelle Weinberg teach the artistic and technical processes used by artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Her exhibition, "Everything is Separated by Water," is currently on view at the Bass Museum of Art. Using the terrain of the museum, courtyard, café, reflecting pool and park, participants will focus on ritual and identity to create altar-like arrangements with paint, fabric, braids, beads, twine and natural elements. A scanner, digital still and video cameras will be available to experiment with imaging. You can bring your own camera or laptop, as well as snapshots, costumes and any other objects of personal significance. Works will be produced and printed or transferred to flash drives to take home at the end of the workshop. This is open to adults and teens, novices and artists. Cost is $15.

Bass Museum of Art
2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach

"Home is Where the Art Is"
October 6 at 7 p.m.

Art at St. Johns previews the upcoming season's offerings with an eclectic showcase of talent, including Ray Yanez, Kristen Fox, Jude Parry, Jean Villamizar, Project Copernicus, Nydia Noriega, Maria Letona and Melissa Lesniak. Join the cast following the performances on the back patio for refreshments and live jazz with Julie Silvera. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors or if purchased online.

St. Johns on the Lake
4760 Pinetree Drive , Miami Beach

Frost Concert Jazz Band
October 6 at 8 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning composer and UM alumna Maria Schneider joins forces once again with her alma mater's Concert Jazz Band, conducted by Dante Luciani. Schneider's highly original music, often praised as "heart-stoppingly gorgeous" and "arresting," falls elegantly between avant-garde jazz and modern classical. Come experience Schneider's truly novel approach to big jazz band composition for the new century. Tickets for this Festival Miami concert range from $15 to $30. All seats are reserved.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at UM
1314 Miller Road, Coral Gables

October 6 – 7

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the artistic direction of Vladimir Issaev, opens its season with Petrouchka set to music by Igor Stravinsky and book by A. Benois. Taking place at a Russian fair, the ballet's principal characters are three puppets: the Ballerina, Petrouchka and the Moor, all commanded by the Charlatan. Also on the program are "The Seasons," choreography by Issaev, music by Verdi, and the spectacular "Spring Waters," choreography by Asaf Messerer, music by Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Performances are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

"The Love of Three Oranges"
Through October 14

This beloved comedy, inspired by Prokofiev's Opera, has now been adapted for children. Appropriate for ages 6 and up, this story of the play follows a young prince, cursed by a wicked witch and forced to voyage into distant lands in search of three oranges, each of which contains a princess. By Carlos Gozzi, adaptation by Stephanie Ansin. PlayGround Theatre performances of "The Love of Three Oranges" continue through Sunday, October 14. See full schedule. Tickets are $15 each. Discounted group tickets available.

The Playground Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores

Ajax Upcoming Cultural Events, Social Events and Support Local Charities

Upcoming Cultural Events, Social Events and Support Local Charities:

The Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section hosts a Brazilian Bar-B-Que and Happy Hour at Grass Lounge, Friday night, September 28, 2007 (invite below) with complimentary cocktails from Cachaca Moleca from 6-7:00 pm and two for one drinks starting at 7:00 pm. You must rsvp to

On Saturday night, September 29, 2007, you are invited to the "SOUNDS OF LIFE" dinner and cocktail party at Social Miami at the Sagamore Hotel. You must RSVP for entrance to this event at
Check out the 2007 Annual Season Kick-Off for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, on Thursday night September 27, 2007. For more information call 305.375.1614 or visit

Join Friends of the New World Symphony, Miami’s premiere cultural group supporting the arts, for the 2007-2008 Season with nine (9) private events (for you and a guest all costs included),, Please call Stacey Glassman at 305.673.3330 ext. 230 to join Friends.

Support Project Sunshine,, a nondenominational, nonprofit organization that provides free programs and services to children and families who are affected by serious medical challenges. The organization is looking for volunteers to help the Children’s Home Society in Miami. Please contact Rob Sena at for more information on how you can help.

New Eco-Chic Green Spa Open on South Beach

Eco-Chic Green Spa, Products from Around the World

From the paint on the walls to the nail polish that adorn its guests everything about the new Uhma Spa & Shop (726 6th Street, South Beach), makes Earth Day everyday. (Uhma pronounced ‘ooh-mah’)

In a time of inconvenient truths the environment is on everyone’s mind, but for Uhma’s creator Debora Leia Almeida eco-consciousness has been a way of life for more than two decades.

“I have been into an organic way of life since I was 17 and I felt the time was right to share my knowledge and love of this lifestyle with the community in which I now live,” said Brazilian-born Debora Leia Almeida, creator/owner of Uhma along with her husband Marco Almeida. “I want guests who enter Uhma to be delighted when they walk through the doors, feel pleasure while they are there, and a bit of regret upon departing – in hopes that I have created an experience were they will want to come back and do it all over again.”

Greening from the inside out
Uhma, which comes from the Portuguese word uma (one), is part spa and part retail (1,750 square-feet total) combining wellness for the body and the environment in which one lives. The interior design, an international collaboration between Brazilian architect Roberto Pedreira and French designer Maxime Dautresme (designer of Grass Restaurant & Lounge in Miami’s Design District), utilizes Biophilic principles, where elements from nature are taken indoors to create a relaxing, non-toxic and eco-friendly environment.

The Shop
Upon entry into Uhma, guests experience elements of the outdoors. The retail space features an expansive wall of hand-carved American walnut (a sustainable wood), resembling tree bark, with leaf-like green shelves holding fine modern and fair-trade unique gifts, natural organic skin care and bath and body products, as well as exclusive accessories from all over the world. The Shop even has its own signature jewelry line by Brazilian artist Adriana Bittencourt.

Uhma Spa-ahhh
As guests enter the spa, with its bamboo floors and ambient lighting mimicking natural sunlight, they are transported to another place that’s beyond pampering. This is a spa for those who are in the know and know better – think high-end spa with boutique spa prices. Face and body treatments use only 100 percent natural, organic and cruelty-free products. Highly-trained therapist meld contemporary techniques, the sacred traditions of Ayurveda and the art of European aromatherapy with ancient treatment practices from Australia Africa, Asia, and Native American cultures.

The spa facilities include a comfortable waiting area, two manicure/pedicure thrones complete with head-to-toe massage, silent and private treatment rooms with shower, including a couple’s room and a wet room equipped with a pipeless whirlpool bath tub and Vichy shower. Uhma offers an array of massages, facials, Ayurvedic treatments, healing baths, wraps, and body polishes.

The spa offers two signature massages – the Sabai Herbal Ball massage, a relaxing Thai massage where the therapist carefully applies warm herbal ball compresses to energy points on the body and the Tian Di Bamboo massage that uses warm bamboo sticks to apply deep pressure and heat to the body to promote healing and help dissipate accumulated toxins.

The products featured in the Shop and the ones used to carry out the treatments in the spa vary from Uhma’s signature organic bath and body line Uhma Nagri, Jurlique and Jane Iredale skin care products and Art of Shaving products for men.

The manicures and pedicures all use nontoxic polishes and unlike most spas are waterless – instead of soaking hands the technician uses a specialty conditioner to get at unwanted cuticles.

Treatments range in price from $22 for a manicure to $120-$290 for a range of massage therapy, wraps and masques. Uhma has also partnered with next door neighbor Miami Life Center to offer guests two hour yoga and massage packages that include a 50-minute private Ashtanga yoga class and 60 minute full-body Uhma Primal Relaxation Massage ($175).

How Green It Is
Upon constructing Uhma Spa & Shop everything that was already in place was recycled (old sinks and toilets were replaced with new low flow ones), reused or donated. The original ceiling was incorporated into the current design to maximize insulation therefore minimizing energy use.

Uhma’s walls and cabinetry are all made from American walnut, a sustainable resource where each tree that is cut down is replaced by another. All paints used are VOC free (e.g. they don’t use harmful pollutants). The epoxy floors in the Shop are water based. The lighting used throughout the space uses a mixture of efficient compact fluorescents, LED and metal halide. All appliances used are EnergyStar, gas is used instead of electricity for water heating, all shower water is filtered and all cleaning products are phosphate free, biodegradable and VOC free. As guests depart, they are sure to be thinking Uhmahhhh.

Uhma Spa & Shop is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Located on South Beach at 726 6th Street (between Euclid and Meridian Avenues). Metered parking available. Residents living on South Beach can either arrive by bicycle or by using the South Beach Local (25 cents a ride) which picks up every 10-15 minutes along Washington Avenue and Alton Road Monday-Saturday from 7:45 a.m.-1 a.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Garage parking is also available at 6th Street and Washington Avenue (4 min walking, 2 blocks) or at 7th Street and Washington Avenue (5 min walking, 2.5 blocks).

For questions or to book a treatment please call 305-695-0996 or visit

Regional Sales Manager – Lending Background!

We are currently searching for a Regional Sales Manager for our client a national Commercial Real Estate Lending company.

The Regional Manager will be based in the greater Miami area and will manage an outbound sales team in South Florida. They will have will have hiring and firing authority and will be directly involved with teams on a daily basis.

This person will manage, coach, and provide further training to lead these sales teams to success. They will be required to travel about 30% - 40% of the time throughout the territory developing their staff, territory includes West Palm Beach/Naples to South Miami and the Keys.

The ideal candidate will have At least 10 years of either business banking or commercial real estate lending experience.
At least 5 years of sales management with multiple teams across a region is expected.
• Strong Lending background is required.
• Candidate must also have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proven problem solving and decision making skills are also required.
• Ability to travel in regional market approximately 50% of the time.
• Commercial mortgage experience is required.


Salary Range is $100-$110K depending on experience, plus override commission.

Please send all resumes and salary requirements for consideration to Victoria Vaccaro at

Algonquin Dinner Monday, October 10th - The Food Gang @ 7:30 p.m.‏

Monday is 10/01.

On this palindrome* our group of gastronomist will venture just north of South Beach to Surfside's recent addition, The Food Gang. The Food Gang opened in early 2007 and is home to Executive Chef Howard Kleinberg (aka Howie) of Top Chef Miami.

We will enjoy a special night as the restaurant is normally NOT open on Monday—but for us they're opening their doors. Let's be grateful and show up in droves.

RSVP as soon as possible and no later than Noon on Monday, 10/01.

I hope you can be at the table,


PLACE: The Food Gang

ADDRESS: 9472 Harding Avenue, Surfside, Florida 33154 (there is metered parking on the street throughout and a few small parking lots on the street behind the restaurant)

PHONE: 786.228.9292

TIME: 7:30 pm for cocktails; dinner at 8pm

There are two price options : a) one glass of wine included with the meal ($35 includes tax & tip); or b) The meal with no glass of wine ($30 includes tax and tip).

Please let me know when you RSVP which you will be opting for. If I do not hear from you, I will assume that you are taking the wine and paying $35.

Additional social lubricants (aka cocktails) can be purchased separately at the bar. Please bring CASH or if you wish to use your credit card, let me know on the RSVP and I will send you an email with a link to PayPal to be paid before Noon on Monday.

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To discuss: how many palindromes are in your life? My very own DOB is one, 3/13. This makes me think we should be dining at the Foof Ganag instead, but no such place exists.

*pal·in·drome –noun

A word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as Madam, I'm Adam or Poor Dan is in a droop.

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Cantaloupe Gazpacho

French Onion Soup

Petit Crustacean plate with fresh clams butter white wine

Legumes Crudités with razor vegetables and sauces

Grilled Cesar Salad, rosemary chicken breast


Local Grouper, seared with fennel, homestead vegetable, cauliflower purée

Pan Seared Tuna Niçoise, heirloom tomato vinaigrette

Hanger Steak, grilled corn, finger link potatoes, watercress, wild mushrooms, chimichurriu sauce

Duck Leg Confit, Yukon smashed potatoes, roasted peaches, dijon vinaigrette


Choc Crunch Torte

Caged Ice Cream

Travelzoo Top 20 list

The possibilities are endless. Just take a look at this week’s Top 20® list.

$459 and up — All-inclusive, five-night Caribbean winter getaways

$29 — Oceanfront room in Myrtle Beach with free breakfast
Crown Reef Resort

$279 — London from Milwaukee (round-trip)
Air Canada

$83 and up — D.C. and Baltimore from dozens of cities

$169-$199 — Three- and four-night cruises with $75 onboard credit
Royal Caribbean

$99 — Palm Springs four-star resort at 50 percent off
Parker Palm Springs

$39 and up — Fall sale on routes nationwide; ends Thursday
AirTran Airways

$499 — Riviera Maya all-inclusive, four-night vacation with air

$51.99 — Two-day pass for Universal Hollywood at 60 percent off
Universal Studios Hollywood - California

$899 — Greece three-city tour package with air
Gate 1 Travel

$100 — Colorado hotel with $100 credit for meals and drinks
Millennium Harvest House - Boulder

$149 — Key West resort on private beach (regularly $299)
Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club

$751 — Thanksgiving in Prague: five-star hotel and flights

$89 — Texas four-diamond hotel with breakfast
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

$349 — Seven-night Caribbean cruise this December

$55-$65 — Las Vegas four-star hotel with extras
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

$1,377 — Kuala Lumpur and Vietnam, including flights and six nights
Malaysia Tourism Board

$129 — Florida four-diamond resort with golf, including weekends
Amelia Island Plantation

$419 and up — Switzerland and 40-plus European destinations (round-trip)
Swiss International Air Lines

$1,499 — See Antarctica: eight-night cruise over New Year’s

Watch NU play UM and WIN!!‏

Hi Northwestern Alums!

Believe it or not, the University of Michigan Alumni Club of
Miami-Fort Lauderdale has invited the Northwestern Club to join in the fun this Saturday
for a football viewing party.

In other words, if you want to watch our Wildcats whip the Wolverines,
head over to Upper Deck (906 E. Hallandale Blvd.) at noon. No need to

Questions? Riki Altman, Young Alum Chairman,

Go 'Cats!

Northwestern Club news


The NU Club of Palm Beach and the NU Club of South Florida are merging!!

We need your help to make this a success.

Over the last several years the two NU Clubs in Southeast Florida have been working together on programming and events while keeping separate memberships. This year the two clubs will merge memberships to form one larger club with programming and event emphasis spread out across the counties encompassed in this region of Florida.

On Wednesday, October 17, join fellow alumni, current NU Club board members and Amanda Sloan, Assistant Director of Clubs, to learn about volunteerism with Northwestern.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., we will meet at the home of John and Mary Gannon:
2148 W. Maya Palm Drive
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Wine and cheese will be provided

Information will be shared about the past and future of the alumni clubs in Southeast Florida, how to join your local club and what membership has to offer, and about serving on the local board.

Please join us October 17, to learn more about volunteering for NU. If you are able to attend, please reply to Jo Jablonski at 954.757.8681 or by October 13.
We look forward to seeing you.

Directions from I-95
* Exit at Hillsboro Blvd in Deerfield Beach and proceed east to Route 1 (a little more than 1 mile). There will be a Shell gas station on your left at this intersection.
* Turn left on Route 1 and proceed to the second traffic light (Royal Palm Way).
* Turn right and after passing the guard house (no need to stop) proceed 6 houses to W. Maya Palm Drive.
* After turning right the Gannon's are the third house on the left. Please park either in the driveway or on one side of the street so that cars will be able to pass.

Breast Cancer Event Oct 13

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

AmeriCorps*VISTA position at HSC

Human Services Coalition (HSC) seeks qualified candidates to fill the position of AmeriCorps*VISTA, beginning November 2007.

This is a 12-month position. Job duties include the following:

Recruiting and training service-learning students
Maintaining partnerships with local secondary education institutions and other nonprofit organizations
Supporting the expansion of HSC’s Prosperity Campaign through the outreach partner program and special events
Supporting the Access through Action study circle program
Qualified candidates will be self-starting, motivated, share the social justice values of HSC, and desire to improve the economic and social standing of low-income people at the local and national levels. Writing and oral communication skills are a must, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Relevant experience is a plus, candidates must be 18 years of age or older.

$960 monthly living allowance
Housing stipend
$4,725 Education Award or $1,200 stipend following completion of service
Health Coverage
Child care if eligible

For information on how to apply for this position, contact Paola Pierre – For more information about HSC visit or

This email was sent by the Human Services Coalition, 260 NE 17th Terrace, Ste. Miami. If you have any questions, please email

Sr. Financial Analyst - Aerospace Industry

The most exciting, fast paced division of this NYSE-traded company is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Financial Analyst. This organization’s high-energy culture focuses on harnessing the most talented professionals and developing them for future leadership positions. Their “work hard, play hard” approach creates a dynamic environment that continually challenges their team members to perform their best.

Forbes Magazine has ranked this exciting organization as one of the 200 “Best Small Companies” and 200 “Hot Shot Stocks”

In this position, the Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for:
  • Interface with the division’s subsidiary Controllers, Group Controller, and Group VP to review and analyze each of the subsidiaries Cognos Monthly Operating Report and additional supporting schedules
  • Assist with and facilitate the preparation of the annual subsidiary Budgets.
  • Work closely with the VP Finance in analyzing financial data, looking for trends, correlations, and drivers necessary in making strategic decisions.
  • Develop managerial reports and analyses that help drive Sr. Management decision making.
  • Participate in ongoing and anticipated acquisition due diligence and special projects with the Senior Management Team.
  • Work closely with Corporate IT staff to roll out a custom ERP application that will be installed during 2007-2010 (with particular emphasis on the financial modules).
  • Work with Corporate HR staff in analyzing compensation strategies and insurance/ retirement benefits, to ensure we negotiate the lowest cost, most competitive benefit programs.
  • Work on special projects for the SVP Finance & Administration, VP Finance, and VP of HR/OD.

This position reports to the VP of Corporate Finance.


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Excellent analytical ability and a strong work ethic.
  • Must have solid computer skills, particularly with Excel and database query tools
  • Experience building financial models and analyses. Work well with others and be flexible in handling multiple tasks
  • Must be able to learn new tasks quickly
  • Experience working in a large Corporate Finance department a plus.
  • Familiarity with Cognos Finance/Consolidation a plus
    ERP systems implementation and/or design experience a plus

*Job is based in Hollywood, FL. No relocation provided

This is a great position for someone who loves challenges, a chance to learn an exciting business, and looking for an opportunity to move up in a successful company. Corporation offers competitive compensation, an excellent 401K plan, tuition reimbursement, and medical, dental, life, and disability insurance.

Compensation is in the $65k - $75k range, depending on experience, with a 10% - 15% bonus potential.

For immediate consideration, forward your resume and salary requirements to Catherine Roman at

Nueva York at Tobacco Road‏ Sept 29, 2007

Great original band, Nueva York, will make an appearance this saturday night at Tobacco Road, Miami's oldest bar and music venue. We'll be doing a long set of my original tunes in addition to a few funky classics starting around 11PM.
Nueva York is:
Darren Bruck Guitar,Vocals
Darren Gordon Bass
Dan Fulford Drums

Nueva York live at
Tobacco Road (upstairs room)
Saturday Sept 29, 11 PM-1AM
626 S Miami Ave, Miami


See Bruce Merwin’s latest web film "Forgotten Kids" at:

Aging Out: The Facts
Nationally, more than 20,000 youth age out of foster care each year

Oktoberfest for those celebrating in the US :) Oct 6

St. Johns County Democratic Executive Committee proudly announces our third annual


October 6th, 2007 -- 4-7 PM
St. Augustine Rod and Gun Club

US 1 and Gun Club Road
(Just north of the St Augustine Airport)

Special Guest Speaker

Leonard Joseph

Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party

$35.00 advance sale-$40.00 at door

New Menu!

Roast pork dinner

Silent Auction

"Oompah Band"

For directions and ticket information, call 904-543-9696 or email us at

Funds raised will be used to prepare for the 2008 elections and to fund our campaign headquarters.

Travel deals from Daily Candy

Sales, Sales, Sales
Travel Deals and Discounts

You’re itching to go far, far away to a magical place where you don’t have to pay full price. Off you go …

Four Seasons Resort, Costa Rica
The offer: Stay four nights and the fifth is free. More time for the two unspoiled beaches, an indigenous spa, golf, and a tropical forest.
Bottom line: That’s 20 percent off. Thru Nov. 16, 2007. Details.

Hotel Habita, Mexico City
The offer: Three days at a super-cool hotel (in a super-cool town), with a free room upgrade and a personal shopper to take you around.
Bottom line: $525 based on double occupancy. The upgrade is worth $210. Thru Dec. 31, 2007. Mention DailyCandy when booking.

Halloween at 70 Park Avenue, New York City
The offer: $299 Drop Dead Rate for trick-or-treaters gets you a room on Halloween and a pumpkin full of candy.
Bottom line: That’s 40 percent off the regular room rate. Valid on Oct. 31, 2007. Use booking code DDR when reserving.

One&Only Kanuhura, Maldives
The offer: Insane luxury, with lagoon and dive centers. Honeymoon alert: Book five nights and get two free nights; book ten nights and get four free.
Bottom line: Savings of 30 percent. Valid Dec. 1-19, 2007. Must book by Oct. 1. Details (select “Specials,” then “Kanuhura Specials,” then “Holiday Breaks”).

Jumby Bay, Antigua
The offer: Just for DailyCandy readers, a complimentary fifth night in a courtyard suite.
Bottom line: Save $700 on the fifth night. Rates from $800 a night, including meals and drinks. Valid Oct. 1-Dec. 15, 2007 (except Nov. 17-25). Details.

The Everglades Hotel, South Africa
The offer: If you happen to be in the Midlands, spend the weekend at this mountainside resort. An exclusive DailyCandy offer gets you a canopy tour though Karkloof forest and a high-wire slide above the forest. That’s ecotastic.
Bottom line: $199 Fri.-Sun.; 30 percent off regular rates. Mention DailyCandy when booking.

Democratic meetings Sept 25-Oct 8

Meet noted constitutional law authority and The Nation magazine reporter John Nichols - Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 5:00 PM, Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Young Democrats Elections - Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 7:00 PM, Gordon Biersch ( 1201 Brickell Ave ).

Biscayne Corridor Democratic Club - Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 7:30 PM, 6445 NE 7th Ave, Miami

Coral Gables Area Club meeting and UNITY RECEPTION - Thursday, September 27, 2007, 7:00 PM, 60 Edgewater Drive, #9C

Campaign kickoff for Michael Calderin - Thursday, September 27, 2007, 7:30 PM, Hooligan's Bar and Grill, 9555 South Dixie Highway

Javier Betancourt Fundraiser - Friday, September 28, 2007, 6:00 PM, 4055 NW 97 Avenue, Doral

DEC General Membership Meeting - Monday, October 01, 2007, 7:00 PM, American Legion, 6445 NE 7th Ave, Miami

The Miami Beach Democratic Club - Monday, October 01, 2007, 7:30 PM, 650 West Avenue

The Miami Beach Democratic Club - Monday, October 01, 2007, 7:30 PM, 650 West Avenue

Hugh Rodham speaking at the Arnold Klein Democratic Club of Sunny Isles Beach - Monday, October 08, 2007, 7:00 PM, Denny's (17550 COLLINS AVE.SUNNY ISLES BEACH)

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Action Alerts

Despite Sanctions, Primary Stands! -
Despite threats from the DNC, the Florida Democratic Party said yesterday that they are moving ahead with a January 29th Primary date. We believe that Florida is too important to be pushed to the side in this primary season. If you feel the same, visit our donate page and show your support at the local level.


ORGANIC GRACE Mobile Spa Treatments - Launches!

Pamper yourself with an Organic Grace luxury in-home spa treatment! Using only 100% organic ingredients, our spa menu includes chamomile body wraps, lavendar & oatmeal masques, and soothing, revitalizing massages of all types.

Signature treatments are 2 1/2 hours of pure relaxing decadence in the comfort of your own home. Or give an amazingly thoughful gift of spa treatments to that someone special.

Serving homes and condos in South Beach, Star/Palm/Hibiscus/Sunset/Venetian Islands, and Brickell.

Contact: Erin Lavan
786 768 2173

Positive Parenting Series for Parents of Children with Special Needs‏

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Pre-kindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities & The Parent Academy present Positive Parenting Practices for Young Children with Autism and Other Developmental Delays or Learning Disabilities, a series of nine workshops for parents of young children.

Topics include:

The ABCs of Behavior

Teaching Children to Follow Directions

Introduction to Reinforcement

How to Use Reinforcement

Planning Activities to Increase Desired Behaviors

Responding to Undesirable Behaviors

Deciding What to Teach

Encouraging Communication

Teaching New Skills

Please share the fliers with pre-k – 3rd grade teachers, other organizations that work with parents, or with parents you know who may be interested in participating in the workshops. The workshops are free. To register, please call Dolores Mendoza, Supervisor, 305 271-5701 or email at


Sandy Moise

The Parent Academy

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Phone No.: 305-995-2680

Fax No.: 305-523-0505

HomeGrown: A Celebration of Florida Poetry Oct 5, 2007

The Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College

HomeGrown: A Celebration of Florida Poetry

Friday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.
Florida—its flora and fauna, climate, seascapes, cultural mix, urban haunts and people—
provide rich inspiration to the poets among us.

Including: Sandra Castillo, Adrian Castro, C.M. Clark, Scott Cunningham, Lola Haskins, Carolina Hospital, Michael Hettich, Campbell McGrath,
Reginald Shepherd, Patricia Warman, and others!

Experience some of our own “HomeGrown” poets and their poetry in person.
Visiting poets will read from their work, mix, mingle and celebrate poetry with a decidedly local slant.

HomeGrown Music too!
Popular South Florida bandleader Eddy Balzola and his Afro-Cuban Jazz fusion band, Oriente,
is known for soulful melodies, vivid poetry and rhythmic drive.
Friday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.
Books & Books 265 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables Free & open to the public
For more information, please call 305.237.3023 or visit the Center online at

Be the DJ Tuesday nights

Be the DJ takes place Tuesday nights at Bin No. 18, 1800 Biscayne Boulevard (786-235-7575)

Tomorrow...LAST SHOW, B-Day and farewell

If you never saw my amazing band, this is IT! After that, is off to South America.
Come celebrate with me my B-Day and DO say goodbye to me.
Hire a baby- sitter, ask your friends for a ride, bring your dancing shoes.
Hope to see you there!
You can also read about this event here

If you can't on the 27th, you'll have another chance on September 26th. I'll be performing on Lincoln Rd and Euclid (right across Parmalat and Nexxt) from 8pm to 10pm. (This event is weather permiting)

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

THE CITY BEAUTIFUL Historic Bike Tour Saturday, October 27, 2:00PM

Coral Gables, THE CITY BEAUTIFUL, is home to many historic landmarks: the largest tropical botanical garden in the continental United States, a spring-fed grotto swimming pool made of native coral rock with underwater caves, tree-lined bike paths and walking trails, and more.

* Sat, Oct 27 @ 2:00pm sharp

* comfortable bike
* water
* camera
* smiles

* pending

* Lush Shaded Scenic Roads
* Magnificient Architectural Homes
* Biltmore Hotel
* DeSoto Fountain
* City Hall
* Venetian Pool
* Alhambra Water Tower
* Univeristy of Miami
* & more

vhnieves @

Antique and Classic Car Show , Sept 30 2007

Antique and Classic Car Show

Sunday, Sept. 30 2007

10:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Admission is FREE... Parking is FREE

Cauley Square Historic Village presents their 2007 Antique and Classic Car Show featuring automotive models at least 25 years or older. This show and promises fun for the entire family.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy:

- 1980 and older cars

- All year Corvettes welcome

- Music from the 50's & 60's

Food and beverages will be available at:

- The Tea Room restaurant

- The Village Chalet restaurant

See you here!

Cauley Square Historic Village

22400 Old Dixie Highway,

Miami, Florida 33170

(Intersection of SW 224th Street & US-1)

Shops open:

Tues. to Sat. / 10am to 5pm

Sun. 12pm to 5pm

Market Grill- new restaurant- Daily Candy

High Steaks
Market Grill Opens

Price of a round-trip ticket to Buenos Aires to see Evita P’s balcony, sip malbec, and load up on bargain-priced leather goods? About the same as your maxed-out credit limit.

Price of a drive to newly opened Market Grill, an Argentine-style boutique meat market and gourmet food shop? Uh, how’s your gas mileage?

Take comfort in the joys of staying home by hosting a parrillada, or Argentine barbecue. Tell the butcher how many guests you expect, and you’ll leave with the right number of premium cuts — individually wrapped in a thermal bag, which will keep them cool for up to three hours.

While it’s being packed, stock up on freshly baked breads, artisan cheeses, pastries made from original recipes, and pantry goodies: specialty olive oils, teas, paella spices, and snacks.

It’ll still run way less than the cost of a plane ticket, and the natives (i.e., the owners) are friendly, food-loving enthusiasts.

So no need to cry for you-know-who.

Market Grill, 1539 Alton Road, Miami Beach (305-722-1855 or

BIG 10+ HAPPY HOUR Oct 10, 2007

It's time for another happy hour!! Our location will be the Cheesecake Factory at 600 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing all of you!!

The following is what I'm posting on our website:

October 10th, 2007, Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Cheesecake Factory, 600 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
Enjoy a great evening socializing and networking with your fellow Big 10 alums!
Please RSVP to by October 8th.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007



MIAMI BEACH, FL – (September 25, 2007) – By popular demand, Vix at Hotel Victor, Miami’s leading boutique hotel located on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, will extend its $35 spice journey menu prepared by executive chef Vincent Muraco throughout the month of October.

Following Miami’s sixth annual “Miami Restaurant Month,” Vix will be continuing the reduced price menu featuring some additional selections to choose from.

Appetizer options to choose from include:

Mediterranean palette

Whole hearts of baby romaine with creamy garlic dressing, cous cous salad, braised fennel, and preserved citrus

Latin palette

Ceviches served with tostones and citrus and ginger marinated grouper and spicy prawn with Spanish olives and olive oil

India/Middle Eastern palette

Crispy soft-shell crab tempura with buckwheat soba noodles, tomato-tamarind sauce and coriander

Main entrees to select from include gourmet dishes such as:

Mediterranean palette

Herb marinated and grilled “line caught” swordfish with heirloom tomatoes and citrus-fennel salad

Latin palette

Argentinean mixed grill: skirt steak, short ribs and chorizo with house chimichurri

India/Middle Eastern palette

Choice of three curries with spinach paneer, basmati rice and pickles

▪ chicken makhani, cilantro leaves and ginger ▪ Sri Lankan chicken, coconut and cashews ▪ goa shrimp, coconut milk and chilies ▪

Lamb korma, almonds and tomatoes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a post entrée treat of white chocolate flan with passion fruit, caramel sauce and mango cocktail.

Indulge in Chef Vincent Muraco’s legendary spice journey among the glow of the restaurant’s world famous jellyfish tank at the award-winning restaurant Vix at Hotel Victor.

Vix at Hotel Victor is located at 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL. Breakfast is served daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and dinner from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling (305) 779-8888

In February 2005, VIX opened within the chic 90-room HOTEL VICTOR, as one of the most exclusive new establishments on Miami’s infamous Ocean Drive. Designed by internationally renowned Paris-based designer Jacques Garcia, VIX perfectly embodies the culinary philosophies and style that it resembles in its legendary spice journey of the four flavor palettes from the Middle East, Latin America, The Mediterranean and India. VIX offers innovative culturally inspired cuisine that truly appeals to all the senses.


Media Contact:

Jackie Mailhe/Shazeen Shah

TARA, Ink.

305.864.3434 ext. 120/157

GREEN IS GLAM Oct 20, 2007

10. 20. 07
7 - 10 pm
Invitation to Come

Social Miami - Sep 25-30 2007

"The Tribe" Kick-Off

Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Connect with The Tribe, a new organization seeking to cultivate an open, supportive and stimulating environment for young Jewish professionals in South Florida. Join interested and interesting professionals for this inaugural networking event. The Tribe will be providing unique opportunities for professional and social networking, community service and intellectual and spiritual events. Meet the new Board of Directors and develop new relationships with like-minded young professionals. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served; admission is $10 at the door.

Touch Restaurant and Lounge
910 Lincoln Road, South Beach
305-532-2604 (Helena)

"Barks and Books"

Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Sociable dogs and their masters and mistresses are invited to join Camillus House Young Leaders and PetNet for an evening of literary mingling under the stars. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Browse the bookshelves - for 20% of any purchases made during the evening will benefit the two charities. A dog is not necessary to attend, but if you do bring your pet, please keep them leashed and behaving to ensure a good time for all. Admission is $20 at the door.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
305-374-1065 (Marcy Belfi)

Golden Angels Dinner and Chanel Fashion Show

Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m.

Jackson Memorial Foundation's Golden Angels Recognition Society presents an elegant evening of cocktails, dining and fashion in the midst of a private airplane hangar. A first for Miami! Fashions shown will be the 2008 Chanel Resort and Cruisewear Collection. Chair of this unique event is Platinum Angel Marisa Cisneros Rizzon; Honorary Chair is Nora Bulnes, publisher of Selecta Magazine. Saks Fifth Avenue and Chanel are hosts of the show.

A private hangar at Miami Executive Airport
15001 N.W. 42nd Avenue, Miami

Latinbiz 2007 Women of Virtue Awards

Thursday, September 27 from noon to 2 p.m.

Take your hats off to the exceptional professional women selected by Latinbiz for their contributions to bring about social and economic change and to demonstrate outstanding performance within their professions to further advance women in their fields. Guest speaker is Diana Jordan, lauded by Oprah as "one of the funniest people on the planet." Tickets are $45; luncheon presented by Eastern Financial Credit Union.

Hyatt Regency Hotel
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables

Annual Season Kick-Off

Thursday, September 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate with the Historical Museum of Southern Florida as it hosts its annual season kick-off event with food, drinks, entertainment and a preview of the upcoming exhibits, programs, and events. Get a Sneak Peek of the 2007 - 2008 Season, "A Year of Art & History." HMSF members and children under 12 free; $5 for non-members.

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Preview Private Sale Benefit

Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m.

Young Patronesses of the Opera will be the beneficiary of ten percent of all purchases made during this event at Bloomingdales. Enjoy a specially hosted wine and cheese reception and then shop till you drop! It's for a good cause, after all. To insure credit towards YPO donation, please stop by Customer Service on Level 3 (close to gift wrap) to log in purchases.

Bloomingdale's Furniture Gallery, Level 3
The Falls, Miami

Heal A Heart Cocktail Reception

Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Here's a happy hour with a cause. Kristi House, Miami-Dade's Children's Advocacy Center, and Touch Restaurant & Lounge invite you to enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. The event benefits Kristi House's mission to provide a healing environment for all child victims of sexual abuse and their families. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Touch Restaurant & Lounge
910 Lincoln Road, South Beach
305-547-6826 (Bianca Fernandez)

6th Annual Sunset Tavern Golf Classic

Friday, September 28, 9 a.m.

Deli Lane Café and Sunset Tavern are hosting a tee-rific event to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Your player fee includes 18 holes of championship golf on one of South Florida's most beautiful and challenging par-72 courses, box lunch, beverages on the course and a post-event party at Deli Lane. Join Miami Heat Sunshine Network's Jason Jackson and the Heat's Pat Delany for a fun and rewarding day on the course.

Crandon Park Golf Course
6700 Crandon Boulevard , Key Biscayne
Deli Lane Café: 305-665-0606

6th Annual "Wine on Harvest Moon"

Friday, September 28, 7 to 10 p.m.

The golden light of the "harvest moon" sets the stage for the Deering Estate Foundation's sixth annual wine tasting event. Embrace Charles Deering's love and appreciation for fine wines, fine food and the fine arts as you journey through the historic Richmond Cottage, Carriage House and Stone House with a special tasting in Deering's wine cellar. Savor the fine wines from America's great northwest and delicious delicacies prepared by a choice group of Miami's top chefs, and enjoy art exhibitions "Out of Eden," a collaboration with the Bakehouse Art Complex, and "The Colors of Wine" and musical performances featuring the Florida Classical Orchestra. General admission is $75 ($60 for Foundation members). VIP tickets are also available for a 6 p.m. reception with a special VIP tour and tasting and reserved parking and seating for the performances. VIP tickets are $150 ($120 for Foundation members).

Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay
305-235-1668, Ext. 263

Pisco Montesierpe Benefit for Peru

Friday, September 28, 8 to 11 p.m.

Moved by the 8.0 earthquake in Peru, Pisco Montesierpe and the Kuyayky Foundation have joined forces to raise money for "Un Techo Para Mi Pais," an organization dedicated to building and rebuilding communities and improving the quality of life in poverty-stricken areas of Latin America. The quake killed at least 540 people with nearly 80,000 suffering from the impact through the loss of loved ones or destroyed homes. This event will raise funds specifically for the town of Chincha where 50% of the area crumbled to the ground. . Join in this all-community effort and help tens of thousands of people affected by the quake. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, traditional Peruvian music and entertainment. Fabulous silent auction includes items donated by Romero Britto, Spirit Airlines, Doral Golf Resort & Spa, to name a few. Tickets are $50 on-line and $70 at the door (cash only, please). Valet parking available.

Collins Building in the Miami Design District
139 N.E. 39th Street, Miami
305-818-3778 (Herbie Loebl)

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America

September 28 – 29

Joining other cities across the nation, Miami hosts The James Beard Foundation's Taste America with two exciting events. On Friday a group of top toques headed by host chef Clay Conley of Azul (pictured) host cocktails and a 4-course dinner with a pairing of fine Italian wines. The group includes two James Beard Award-winning chefs, Mark Militello and Norman Van Aken, along with South Florida's rising star chefs. Dinner is limited to 100 and costs $240 p/p, all inclusive, with a portion going to charity. On Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Williams-Sonoma hosts Clay Conley, Norman Van Aken and Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms for cooking demos. There will also be culinary-oriented children's activities offered throughout the day.

Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami (305-913-3840)
Williams-Sonoma at Village of Merrick Park (305-446-9421)

Hollywood Beach Clambake

September 28 – 30

Savor a sumptuous South Florida feast of fresh clams, oysters, shrimp, fish, lobster, conch and crab cakes up and down the Broadwalk throughout the weekend. Festival vendors and local restaurants will present their hottest seafood recipes and coolest drink concoctions for hungry revelers at the Hollywood Beach Clambake. There will be nonstop live music on two stages, including Grammy-winning Indie-Rock icons Soul Asylum, Detroit power-pop group The Romantics, New Orleans favorites Porter Batiste Stoltz of the Funky Meters, and trombone brass band Bonerama. World Music Sunday features Marijah & the Reggae All-Stars, Latin jazz veterans Oriente, and Grammy nominated Cuban dance band Conjunto Progreso. It's a festival for the whole family with a classic car show, a sand-sculpting exhibition, the annual Best Chowder Contest and eco-friendly arts & crafts for the kids. Presented by the Hollywood Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the festival is free of charge. Open Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday Noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday Noon to 9 p.m.

On Hollywood Beach's Broadwalk

O You! Oprah Magazine Event

Saturday, September 29 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spend the day with O, The Oprah Magazine and some of the magazine's most popular contributors, including Suze Orman, Dr. Martha Beck, Gayle King and others. As a participant you'll choose one of a variety of special workshops - Body Wise, Comfort Zone, Dream Big and Love That! - to help you "Live Your Best Life."

Miami Beach Convention Center
1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

Chanel Eyewear Trunk Show

Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Edward Beiner is proud to host the first ever South Florida Chanel Eyewear Trunk Show at his South Miami store. This is a rare opportunity to view and try on all of Chanel's latest eyewear styles for the fall. Chanel Representative Tracey Murphy will be on hand for an exclusive personal fitting of your Chanel eyewear selection.

Edward Beiner South Miami Store
5817 Sunset Drive, South Miami

Blueprint for Prosperity

Saturday, September 29 from 7 to 11 p.m.

"Mill" around Shell Lumber with friends and supporters of Human Services Coalition for their "Blueprint for Prosperity, Laying the Foundation for the Future" event. Cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m., Paella, award presentations and special guest speaker from 8 to 9:30. Being honored are Bernard Zyscovich of Zyscovich, Inc. with the "Truth Award;" UM's Dr. Astrid Mack with the "Clay Hamilton Memorial Hope Award;" and Mitch Kaplan of Books & Books with the "Lifetime Achievement Award." Dress is real casual. Tickets are $100 p/p.

Shell Lumber
2733 S.W. 27th Avenue, Miami
305-576-5001, Ext. 32

4th Annual "Be a Kid Again Gala: Tropical Twenties"

Saturday, September 29

This year's Be a Kid Again Gala is all about the glamour and decadence of the twenties. Miami Children's Museum welcomes you to an evening at its home on Watson Island for pure fun to benefit arts and educational programming at the Museum. The place will be crawling with gangster types and dancing flappers amid sultry jazz music and art deco decor. Nonstop music and entertainment, fabulous treats and drinks, and a swanky silent auction await you! Put on your glad rags and don't miss the fun. Tickets cost $200.00 - $225.00.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway
Watson Island, Miami

3rd Annual Poker & Casino Night

Saturday, September 29 at 8:30 p.m.

Join the Young Leadership Division of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces for a night of games, food and drinks, fun and camaraderie. For poker players there will be a 240-player tournament with a $10,000 entry ticket into the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas as the prize. For your gaming enjoyment, there will be blackjack, craps and roulette. Plenty of prizes and all for a good cause! Casino tickets are $60 in advance; $80 at the door. Poker seats are $200 or $250 at the door. VIP tickets also available.

The Trump Int'l Sonesta Beach Resort
18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach

Nike Swim Miami 2007

Sunday, September 30 beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Miami's beautiful downtown skyline is the backdrop for Swim Miami, an open water competition for all ages. Swim stroke for stroke with the world's best in the 800 yard Sprint, the Miami Mile, the 5K Swim and the 10K Olympic Distance Swim. There's even the K-9 Krawl World Championships so bring your pooch along too. Registration includes T-shirt, swim cap and participant pack. You must be registered at least one hour prior to your competition.

City of Miami Aquatic Sports Park
3601 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

Domino con los Dolphins

Sunday, September 30 at 11 a.m.

Amigos for Kids invite you to the all-new Dolphin Stadium for dominos, mojitos and a Latin-style buffet in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Meet former Dolphin player Fuad Reveiz, participate in the dominos tournament for a chance to win autographed merchandise and other great prizes. Then at 1 p.m. watch as our Dolphins take on the Oakland Raiders. Limited to the first 250 people so call today! Tickets are $100 p/p.

Dolphin Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Boulevard, Miami
305-623-6141 (Margie Martinez)

Sunday BBQ

Sunday, September 30 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon poolside at a private, waterfront home with The Tribe, a young professionals group being formed under the auspices of Temple Beth Sholom. Meet members and other interested young professionals in a casual atmosphere. The Tribe's mission is to cultivate an open, supportive and stimulating environment for young Jewish professionals by providing opportunities for professional and social networking, community service, and intellectual and spiritual events. Address and directions will be provided when you RSVP.

Private home in Sans Souci Estates
North Miami
305-532-2604 (Helena)


Starting Oct. 10
La Marea presents “La Notte”

October 13
“The Green Ball”

October 13
Masquerade Ball

Oct. 20 – 21
Hollywood Festival of the Arts

October 20
Magnolia Gala

October 27
Halloween Bash

November 3
Sleepless Night

November 7
Pre-Opening Benefit Performance of Rockettes

Upcoming Events

What When
La Marea presents “La Notte” Wednesdays, starting October 10
“The Green Ball” Friday, October 13
Masquerade Ball Friday, October 13
Hollywood Festival of the Arts Saturday - Sunday, October 20 – 21
Magnolia Gala Saturday, October 20
Halloween Bash Saturday, October 27
Sleepless Night Saturday, November 3
Pre-Opening Benefit Performance of Rockettes Wednesday, November 7

Volunteer with Project Sunshine at CHS

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 here 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

Monday, September 24, 2007

IAA and FIU Invitation to Communication Challenges in the 21st Century: Russ Klein of Burger King Oct 11, 2007

Florida International University School of Journalism
North Campus, WUC Ballroom
Oct 11, 2007 9 am

Designated Free Parking area for attendees

Continental breakfast included

Call Jennifer Torres de Navarra now at
786-346-7264 to reserve your space.

$50 non-members
$30 for IAA
FREE for students
with ID

The 21st century is upon us and like previous new centuries, many paradigm shifts in the world of communications are underway. Come interact with three major movers in their fields as they relate how they are meeting new challenges such as: new competitors, media convergence, changing demographics, viral marketing, PR management in a world of instant information access and, for marketing heads, the pressure to produce immediate results or get booted.

Continental Breakfast

Santiago Hinojosa, President and CEO,
Latin America Burson-Marsteller Miami
With over 25 years experience in the Americas, Santiago leads all key public relations efforts in Latin America & Caribbean with major clients such as: Visa, Mexico Tourism Board, Goodyear, SAP and Symantec. As one of Florida’s leading business executives, he has also held senior positions at DMB&B and McCann-Erickson. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Thunderbird.

Lee Maicon, Director of Strategy for Strawberry Frog
Lee heads up strategy development for Strawberry Frog, a growing global ad agency with edgy creative inspired by consumer insight. Lee is an expert at creating cultural movements for brands like Coke, Heineken, Pfizer, MTV, Ikea, StarMedia, Old Navy and many more. He has lived and worked throughout the Americas.

Russ Klein, President Global Marketing,
Strategy & Innovation for Burger King Corporation
A member of the Burger King Executive Team, Russ oversees consumer insight, branding and all marketing and communications globally for the brand. He has held top marketing positions with McDonald’s, Gatorade, United Airlines, 7-Eleven and FCB among others. Russ is a graduate of Ohio State University and Harvard Business School.

Continental breakfast included.

Call Jennifer Torres de Navarra now at
to reserve your space.

$50 non-members, $30 for IAA, FREE for students with ID

FIU North Campus, WUC Ballroom,
designated free-parking area for attendees.

New Theatre: "Strokes of Seduction" September 27 - October 28, 2007

"Likeness" is a world premiere by a local but now nationally known playwright: David Caudle whose "Sunken Living Room" was so well received last year. Please turn out in support of the New Theatre, the arts, this wonderful and talented young playwright and yes yourself. See you at the Theatre.

Since 1986
At the Burstein Family Stage
Ricky J. Martinez, Artistic Director • Eileen Suarez, Managing Director

4120 Laguna Street, Coral Gables, Florida 33146

"Strokes of Seduction"

September 27 - October 28, 2007


by David Caudle

Set in Colonial Boston, an idealistic young painter must create an idealized portrait of a tyrannical Loyalist's daughter. Though loathe to tell a lie with his brush, he desperately needs the gig. His subject, meanwhile, believes herself beyond improvement. Within that rectangle of canvas, an artist struggles to define his identity, and a girl struggles to protect hers, as the earliest rumblings of revolution rattle the studio walls.

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 1 pm, plus Oct. 7, 14 and 21 at 5:30 pm
Preview, Thurs., Sept. 27 $20
Pre-opening Reception & Show, Fri., Sept. 28 at 7 pm $55
(Reception courtesy Catering by Lovables)

Call 305-443-5909 now for tickets!

New Theatre is a non-profit 501c3 organization
Fully tax-deductible contributions are always welcomed and appreciated.

Travel agent recommended by Daily Candy

This October, venture to Alba, Italy, for the annual truffle festival. First, you’ll learn all about the frou-frou fungus while staying at area wineries, then it’s off to Academia Barilla, where you’ll learn to cook like the Italian grandmother you never had.

Make wine in Bordeaux, take a gourmet barge through Burgundy, cook with lavender in Provence, or design your own gastro good time.

Stale pan in Pamplona isn’t an option.

Five Senses Culinary Tours (305-733-8171 or

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Telemundo Jobs September

Associate Producer, Telemundo, Al Rojo Vivo, Weekend Edition Miami
Director, Standards & Practices and Ad Compliance, Telemundo Hialeah
Driver, Telemundo Studios Miami
Mailroom/Facilities Clerk, Telemundo Network Hialeah
Maintenance Assistant, Telemundo Facilities Department Hialeah
Novela Director, Telemundo Studios Miami
Program Editor, Telemundo Program Editing Department Hialeah
Writer, Telemundo, Al Rojo Vivo, Weekend Edition Miami
Editor Staff Specialist
EHS Manager, Telemundo Studios Miami
Sports Anchor Hialeah
Technical Support Analyst Miramar
WTVJ Producer 11PM Miramar

And in NYC
JOB OPENINGS: DIR. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/(Telemundo) NBC UNI/NY: Develop new business and expand existing business with advertisers reaching out to US Hispanics. Degree w/ min 7 yrs related exp.
ACCOUNT MANAGER/(Telemundo NSO) - NBC UNI/NY: Liason between advertising agencies and Telemundo owned television stations. Degree w/ minimum 2 years related experience

Feel free to pass on and contact me if you're interested!

And other entertainment jobs:
JOB OPENING: PRICING AND PLANNING ANALYST/FOX/NY: Inventory management & clearance; make goods, availability reports, ad hoc reporting.Media sls exper & knowledge of sls inventory mgmt syst pref. (9/29)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR / NY: Oversee the E. Coast and M. West Ad Sales territory. Must have strong presentation skills and 5+yrs of online sales exp. Resume to: (9/29)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASSISTANT/BET, NY: Detailed-oriented, organized, multi-tasker, exc comm & math skills. Prof w/excel, Bachelors degree req. Email resume: (9/29)

JOB OPENING: PA's /Showbiz Tonight/NY Must: live news, hands-on experience searching, logging, editing videotape, graphics coord, passion for pop culture & entertainment news. Not entry level. Resumes: (9/29)

JOB OPENING: IMG MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST / NY: Provide detailed TV rating analyses for various media divisions. Min. 2yrs media research, Nielsen exp req., TV exp., Send resume to (9/29)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH DIR/ABC Family & SOAPnet/Burbank: Degree, 6 yrs synd/bcast/cable exp; Mastery of Nielsen/TV software, outstanding writing/Excel skills req, prev mgr exp. pref. Visit : (Req ID 110118) (9/29)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC SPRVSR/BBC NYC: Sched, trffc, validate transmission logs & materials for brdcst. 2 yrs exp in traffic or net/bcast ops, exp w/ traffic management systems. Apply: (9/28)

JOB OPENING: INVENTORY & FIN ANALYST/BBC/NYC: manage ops, work w/ buyers and marketing, manage inventory. Provide analytical and financial analysis to marketing and merch, ensure best biz pract. Apply: (9/28)

JOB OPENING: MKT COORD/BBC NYC: Support mktg team w/ execution nat'l campaigns & prog, supprt nat'l & local sales team. Multi-task, org skills, coord daily activity. Apply: (9/28)

JOB OPENING: EDITORIAL ASST/BBC/RI: Coord trade releases, process contracts, negotiate art rights, monthly copyright doc assembly. Maintain record for titles, exc comm. Skills. Apply (9/28)

JOB OPENING: MANAGING EDITOR/BBC RI: Traffic product, compile, edit & track copyright data. Manage freelancer & vendor relationships. Apply (9/28)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASST/BBC/NYC: research/dev new biz, prob solve, exp in sales, asst VP w/ daily ops. Motivated problem solver. Apply (9/28)

JOB OPENING: SALES ACCT EXEC/BBC Motion Gallery/NYC: Mng adverts, corp & new mediabiz, grow assigned mkt, 4 yrs exp media rltd sales. Biz dvlpmnt, cld call, dirct cust acct mngmnt, sales targets. Res: (9/28)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR/TV Land Research/NYC: Ratings analysis expert. 5+yrs TV exp. Strong analytical/numeric skills/detailed knowledge Nielsen systems. Brand/consumer qual/quant studies experience. EOE/M/F/D/AAP (9/28)

JOB OPENING: ADVERTISING SALES MARKETING DIRECTOR/ Hearst Digital Media/NYC: Min 7-10 years exp in marketing or related area. Other media experience (print/TV preferred). Apply to: (9/28)

JOB OPENING: DIR. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/(Telemundo) NBC UNI/NY: Develop new business and expand existing business with advertisers reaching out to US Hispanics. Degree w/ min 7 yrs related exp. keyword job#619014 (9/28)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT MANAGER (NSO) - NBC UNI/NY: Liason between advertising agencies and NBC owned television stations. Degree w/ minimum 2 years related experience. keyword job#616254. (9/28)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT MANAGER/(Telemundo NSO) - NBC UNI/NY: Liason between advertising agencies and Telemundo owned television stations. Degree w/ minimum 2 years related experience. keyword job#589929 (9/28)

JOB OPENING: DIR, MEDIA RIGHTS, CLEARANCES/VOOM/NYC:8-10 yrs entertainment/legal exp.Negotiate agreements w/ production co's, libraries, agents, etc. Track/ report usage & support programming sales. (9/28)

JOB OPENING: MKTG/SALES PROMO COORD/Fox/NY:dvlp & execute sponsor partnerships (in-show integration, promotions, events) for FOX reality programming incl American Idol; 2+yrs ad sales mktg or agency exp pref; (9/28)

JOB OPENING: CREDIT/COLLECTION SPECIALIST/FOX/NY: Acct.reconciliation/collection; create monthly reports; monitor post air log and identify problems to expedite payment process. 2+yrs exp. agency exp. pref; (9/28)

JOB OPENING: PRICING AND PLANNING ANALYST/FOX/NY: Inventory management & clearance; make goods, availability reports, ad hoc reporting.Media sls exper & knowledge of sls inventory mgmt syst pref. (9/28)

JOB OPENING: SALES/MARKETING COORDINATOR/Entertainment research company: Provide administrative support to client development. Degree & 2 yrs exp. pref.Attention to detail & excellent org skills a must. Email (9/27)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, COMM/NY/Bravo: Min 7+ yrs exp/Comm. support for Bravo programming, mktg, broadband and digital/wireless initiatives. Must have consumer & trade PR exp. press contacts. Apply: job# 626727. (9/27)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Food Network & Fine Living/NY: Work closely with AE's to create proposals, maintain accounts and internal reports. Min 3-5yrs relevant exp req. Email: EOE (9/27)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/NY/McKinsey & Co: Bus. researcher w/expertise in Media & Ent to support consultants. View info & post res/covr letter: (9/27)

JOB OPENING: TEMP RSRCH MGR/NYC: Primary& market research to support programming & sales for NBC News broadcast & cable properties. Qual/quant skills & exp req'd. Non-staff/contract position. Apply: researchtempjob (9/27)

JOB OPENING: AFFIL SALE & MKTG/ACCT EXEC DIGITAL VIDEO DIST/Bristol CT: Participate in identifying & cultivating relationship w/ online distr. Negotiate affiliation agreements w/ these distributors. (9/27)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA SALES PLANNER/FUSE/LA: 2-4 yrs cable TV experience. Must have a minimum of 2 Upfronts and Gabriel exp pref. Resumes to #3887BR (9/27)

JOB OPENING: ADMIN DIST/Chicago: 2 yrs exp. min. in TV/media; some travel req. MS exp. Budget, mkt rsrch, trade show event coord, etc. Res/Cover Letter w/ sal hist. to: Admin-CH in subject for immed consid. (9/26)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT DIRECTOR (AFFILIATE SALES).MTV Networks, NY NY: 5yrs Exp in Affiliate/Cable Sales & Mktg/Manage & Coach Direct Rpts./apply on-line EOE/M/F/D/AAP (9/26)

JOB OPENING: PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR/Classic Media, NY: Min 2-3 yrs exp in Mkting/Promos/Licensing/Adver. Youth/family exp a plus. Strong interpersonal, communication, organization. Send resume to (9/26)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH MGR/Screenvision Cinema/NY: 6-8 yrs media rsch, Nielsen exp req., primary rsch a plus, TV bkgnd pref, 2-3 yrs mgmt exp req. Apply online at (9/26)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF NEW MEDIA/New England Sports Network/Boston: Newly-created position to lead the dvlpmnt, mngmnt & strategic dir of and NESN's other new-media ventures. See full posting and apply at (9/26)

JOB OPENING: JR POST PRODUCTION/XSAN ENGINEER/iN DEMAND Networks/NY: Asst in maintaining/building out post prod facility. Req: Engineering/Post Prod degree, 1-2 yrs eng exp, Final Cut Pro, Xsan exp. Apply at: (9/25)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR DIGITAL PROD/AD SALES/ 4+yrs Online Producer,1 yr Ad Sales exp, Strg communication/org skills, Ability to multi task in high pressure deadline env EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (9/25)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, LICENSING/MTVN/NYC: 2+yrs consumer prod lic. exp, Strng written/oral skills. Knwldge of finance & acct. Strng Microsoft office prgms skills, BA/BS A+ EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (9/25)

JOB OPENING: SR DIR COMMUNICATIONS/VH1/NYC: 7yrs Entertainment/Programming PR exp, Strg written/oral skills, experience in troubleshooting, Strng Leadership/Teamwork role. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (9/25)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER MARKETING 2 (SPOTS)/MTV/NYC: 4+yrs marketing in Media or Ent, Strg Nego & Writing skills, Knwldge of TV landscape/Internet/Online mkting, MediaBuy exp A+. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (9/25)

JOB OPENING: SR PRODUCER, PRODUCT DEV/ 5+yrs exp in Ent/TV industry w/in digital media, Strng Proj Mgmt exp, Knwldg of current digital products, Inventing digital prod A+ EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply (9/25)

JOB OPENING: Seeking top notch SR AE for Channel One News-NYC:Must have min. 7+ yrs consultative sales,proven Biz Dev exp; ideally in Broadcast/TV, and/or non-traditional space. see full desc and apply: (9/25)

JOB OPENING: DIR OF PARTNERSHIPS/FOOD NETWORK/NY Seeking strategic thinkers w/ 5-7 yrs of ent and/or integrated mktg exp to dvlp alliances w/ nat'l advertisers & others to support FN's brand mktg goals. Email: (9/25)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/ABC O&O/Chicago: Develop new business partnerships, sell & execute internet & digital projects, promotions, sponsorships & packages. Self starter & highly motivated. Apply at

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Werner Erhard film clips

Werner Erhard clips…

Emmy-nominated movie “Sex Slaves”

The Emmy-nominated movie “Sex Slaves” is a gripping documentary exposé inside the global sex trade of women from the former Soviet Bloc. The film takes viewers into the shadowy, multi-billion dollar world of sex trafficking. The film focuses on the remarkable story of Viorel, a Ukrainian man on a mission to find his pregnant, trafficked wife in Turkey. Hidden cameras follow Viorel as he tries to find the pimp who “owns” Katia, his wife.

Come and watch this powerful film and join us for a complimentary wine reception and hors d'oeuvres sponsored by Premier Beverage, as director Ric Bienstock describes her journey into the sex slave trade industry. Free area parking. For more information and to see the trailer, call 305.653.9700. or click this link below:


Laughing Gas Comedy Improvisation Theatre Company

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Laughing Gas Comedy Improvisation Theatre Company, Miami's longest running comedy improv troupe, has extended their early evening performances through the end of the month! We'll be appearing on Fridays and Saturdays at the Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main Street, in Miami Lakes, at 9 PM and 11 PM.
Plenty of seats available, reservations are not required. Admission $10, no age restrictions, no minimums. Box office opens 15 minutes before showtime.
305-461-1161 or

Screenwriting class month of Oct 2007

Chaos Films in cooperation with The Broward Alliance Creative Economy and Film Commission and The Arts Academy of Hollywood Present

The Professional Scriptwriting Workshop & Clinic

Any writer, who is serious about his/her Script Writing career, needs to attend the upcoming Professional Scriptwriting Workshop & Clinic at the Arts Academy of Hollywood.

For four weeks you’ll get the opportunity to interact and study under the guidance of South Florida’s top screenwriting teacher, a man who has been recognized as 'one of the best screenwriting lecturers in the country, multi-award winning scriptwriter, Alyn Darnay."

The 4 evening intensive workshop and clinic is designed to help every struggling, discovered or undiscovered screenwriter, enhance their ability to develop and execute a superior script while striving to improve their ability to create imaginative an emotionally layered characters, expressive and dynamic dialogue, controlled and pivotal plot twists and turns, and the all important creation of sequences that generate a life experience of their own.

The Professional Scriptwriting Workshop & Clinic is being held on four consecutive MONDAY NIGHTS, OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22 FROM 6:30-9:30 At the Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020, 954-923-1950. The cost is only $210



Screenwriting group Oct 8, 2007

From Javier Jacomino:

There's a new screenwriting meetup group


Monday, Oct 8, 2007, 7:00 PM 2,007


Borders Bookstore Cafe

19925 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33180

(305) 310-0132


Seeking actresses Sept 24 2007

THE WOMEN'S THEATRE PROJECT Auditions for the 2008 season on September 24th from 6:00-9:00 PM. Women 20’s to 60’s. You must make an appointment to be seen. Email audition request to (Phone 954-462-2334 if not online) Give name, email address and phone number and mention Season Auditions. Prepare a one-minute monologue, and bring headshot and resume.
THREE FITTINGS by Stephanie Walker - Southeastern Premiere
contemporary comedy featuring brides, and their mothers
all ethnicities
April 25 - May 18, 2008
TRUE BLUE by Marj O' Neill-Butler - World Premiere
five undercover cops deal with grief and loss with humor, love and new insight
5 Caucasian actresses
August 8 – 31, 2008
SILENT HEROES by Linda Escalera Baggs - Southeastern Premiere
six wives of Marine fighter pilots wait to discover whose husband will not be coming home
5 Caucasian actresses; one African-American actress
October 3 – 26, 2008

Contact: Marjorie O'Neill-Butler
Phone: 954-462-2334

Britains Got Talent clip

Phone Salesman Amazes Crowd
A great story from the show Britains Got Talent. The audience has little expectation for this cell phone salesman until he brings them to their feet with an incredible performance of an extremely difficult song

Mary Brickell Village restaurants

Grimpa Brazilian Steakhouse, a modern Churrasco-style restaurant boasting the largest private reception room in Miami with over 200 seats on its second floor; Oceanaire Seafood Room known for its fresh seafood selections, an oyster bar and an oversized daily printed menu; and PF Chang’s China Bistro, which quickly has become one of the chain's busiest locations.

The impressive roster of restaurants is enhanced with the opening of Rosa Mexicano, the authentic Mexican restaurant made popular in New York City, and Blue Martini, a popular lounge that includes live music and an outdoor patio bar. Abokado Sushi, Kuva Cuban Cuisine, Trattoria Blu will follow in October along with a bevy of retailers including Sowinski Jewelers, Edward Beiner Eyewear, and Studio LX, a high-end women’s boutique. A major supermarket and health club could also be announced shortly, according to Freire.

Cost Effective Marketing

Learn the essentials of networking, marketing, sales and organizational skills at the new Business Skills Workshops. The programs are led by Ed Gorin, president of Gorin Communications, and Pat Morgan, executive and life coach of Smooth Sailing.

Sept. 28. "Cost Effective Marketing,"
Oct. 5. "Networking Success: How to Work a Room."
Oct. 12. "Success Secrets for Time Mastery."

The Business Skills Workshop are at 11:30am Fridays at the Chamber South Conference Center, 6410 SW 80 Street, South Miami.

Attendance is limited to the first 35 who register.

Cost, including lunch, is $15 for chamber members and $20 for others.
RSVP by calling 305.661.1621 or online at

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Argentine Tango in Tango Undressed

From sizzling Argentine Tango in Tango Undressed to the thought-provoking athletic movement in Your Blood, My Blood: AIDS in Africa Project, to the World Premiere of the 2nd act of La Muerte de García Lorca, to the beauty of Love Without Permission, and a stunning performance by our Italian international exchange partner Il Balletto dell Esperia, each Program delivers raw, passionate dancing, an exciting experience not to be missed!
Our last performance at the Colony SOLD OUT! Buy your tickets now!
COLONY BOX OFFICE 305-674-1040
Colony Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 5 PM

History of Burning Man


1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996
1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006

Height of Man: 8 feet
Location: Baker Beach, San Francisco
Participants: 20

Larry Harvey conceives first Burning Man. Larry and Jerry James construct improvised wooden figure and burn it.
Crowd instantly doubles as figure ignites.
Bystander clasps figure's hand as it burns — first spontaneous performance.
Built in honor of Summer Solstice.

Height of Man: 20 feet
Location: Baker Beach, San Francisco
Participants: 80

As Man is expanded in size, triangular face remains as part of image.

Height of Man: 30 feet
Location: Baker Beach
Participants: 150-200

Harvey names statue "Burning Man."
Figure now assembled from component parts.

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Baker Beach
Participants: 300+

As Burning Man is lifted into place by participants, the legs and pelvis break away. The figure is burned in a semi-erect position.
Park police arrive, "Who's in charge here?" — local TV station videos their ineffectual attempt to stop Solstice ceremony.

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Baker Beach (Burn Location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada)
Participants: 800

Society of Carpenters now join Larry and Jerry to construct the Man.
Larry Harvey designs the contemporary form of Burning Man and drafts blueprints from which the figure is built from year to year.
Dan Miller becomes the Man's man — chief engineer in charge of construction and erection of figure.
Park Police arrive and ban burning. A compromise is reached, allowing the statue to be assembled and elevated, BUT not burned on beach site.
Proposal to move Burning Man to Black Rock Desert made during discussion with San Francisco Cacophony Society (see the First Year in the Desert). Event relocated in both space and time: to Black Rock on Labor Day weekend.
Three weeks prior to burning, Burning Man is vandalized — reduced to kindling by chain saws, the result of an accident. The figure is rebuilt in San Francisco with two hours to spare before being transported to desert and destroyed.
90 participants attend desert burning.
The Burning Man is ignited by David Warren, a retired carnival worker and veteran fire breather.
Official video documentary is produced and edited by Larry Harvey, filmed by Judith Iam.

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Participants: 250

Larry Harvey is awarded grant by Capp Street Project for an installation of the completed statue at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
Burning Man is built and installed on a barge which floats between two docks at Fort Mason. John Law creates a neon outline of Burning Man that is installed on the exterior front of the figure's wooden frame.
The first desert survival guide is produced for participants attending the Burning Man event.
Burning Man is ignited by fire performance artist and dancer, Crimson Rose.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requires a recreation permit and files an environmental impact report regarding the condition of the camp site, post-celebration: "After the event was over, within a week of inspection, no trace of the burning ceremony or the camp site can be found."

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 600 attendees

Burning Man is transformed into the Black Rock Arts Festival.
Burning Man culture expands to include a fashion show, an art festival, and an "Exploding Man" (Kimric Smythe).
Danger Ranger founds the Black Rock Rangers.
Java Cow first appears on the playa.
Danger Ranger edits and prints the first edition of the Black Rock Gazette.
Burning Man is loaded with fireworks that create a spectacular crown that hovers over the flaming statue.
The first Donner Award is given to a pilot who manages to land his Cessna upside down just south of camp.

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 1,000

Burning Man culture continues as the camp site is laid out in direct relation to the Man. The camp convenes in a circle in front of Burning Man, with a main avenue lined with lanterns leading to him. The lanterns are lit each night, illuminating the way to Burning Man. Camp layout and lamp post are designed by Larry Harvey.
Burning Man establishes community media services with a radio station onsite.
Danger Ranger brings the first art car, the "504 PM Special," to the Black Rock Desert.
Peter Doty creates the first theme camp by dressing as Santa, giving away free fruitcake and eggnog at "Christmas Camp."

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 2,000

Burning Man acquires an online presence with a website on the WeLL, a Sausalito-based Internet provider.
A documentary is filmed by Australian TV. The event is covered by print media from France, Germany and Great Britain.
Larry Harvey and Pepe Ozan found Burning Man's annual San Francisco performance art show.
Distinctive art installations at event include Chris De Monterey's Camera Obscura, Pepe Ozan's 30-foot lingam fire tower, Greg Schlanger's interactive shower, and Ric Louchard's musical installation, "Four Directions."
A performance by San Francisco percussion group Sharkbait highlights the night of the burn.
The Man is lit by Crimson Rose and Will Roger.

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 4,000

Burning Man becomes most populous settlement (albeit temporary) in Nevada's Pershing County. Camp is now known as "Black Rock City."
Burning Man's Internet presence expands to include multiple interconnected Web sites.
An email discussion list is established.
The onsite daily newspaper, the Black Rock Gazette (edited and published by Stuart Mangrum), is uploaded to the World Wide Web each day of the festival.
Theme camp culture grows to dominate central camp design (superintended by Harley K. Bierman). Camps include: Algonquin Roundtable Camp, Tiki Camp, Bigfoot Shopping Maul and Croquet Camp.
Cacophony Societies from Portland, Los Angeles and San Francisco make contributions.
Festival comes under intense scrutiny of local and federal authorities. After the event, participating law enforcement and land management officials give Burning Man project across-the-board "A-plus" ratings for safety, organization and cleanup.
Major installations include Pepe Ozan's fire lingam and Ray Cirino's "Water Woman."
CNN begins yearly coverage.
Dust, wind, lightning and rain provide a dramatic shower.
Large numbers of "mud people" take part in impromptu celebrations under a full double rainbow.
After a jet car drive-by (piloted by Dezso Molnar), the Burning Man is lit with a flame-thrower.

Height of Man: 50 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 8,000

Burning Man becomes Internet phenomenon, attracting participants worldwide. Activity begins to spread beyond event, spawning troupes and performances across U.S.
Villages, micro models of the macro whole, begin to spontaneously form.
A pyramid, designed by Dan Miller, now extends height of Man to 50 feet.
Chris Campbell becomes chief designer of Burning Man, introduces curving ribs and modified face.
Art pageant features machine art by San Francisco's "Seemen" troupe. This year's theme: the Inferno. HELCO, a supra-national conglomerate, attempts to buy out Burning Man and fails.
Pepe Ozan's lingam becomes a full-scale pageant and opera.
Other art includes "Mudhenge," the "Piano Bell," the "Stupa of Limbo," and Jim Mason's "Forest of Fire and Ice."
Larry Harvey founds committee to manage Burning Man event.
Infrastructure strained by increasing influx of attendees. Plans begin to relocate Burning Man to Hualapai Playa.

Height of Man: 50 feet
Location: Hualapai Playa
Participants: 10,000

Event moves to private land.
Attendance hurt by difficult permit process.
Burning Man LLC '97 has seven members.
Despite stunted attendance, theme camps are three-fold, and art installations are four-fold the numbers of the previous year.
Major installations: Michael Christian's "Bone Tower", Hendrik Hackl's "Ammonite" (from Germany), Pepe Ozan's "Daughter's of Ishtar," Jim Mason's 10' iceball/sundial, "Temporal Decomposition."
Onsite media included: CNN, ABC's Nightline, NBC, Time, Washington Post, and a German television crew, and publications from England, France, Japan and Brazil.

Height of Man: 50 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 15,000
Theme: Nebulous Entity

Event moves back to BLM managed land on the Black Rock Desert.
Burning Man volunteers form the Burning Man Earth Guardians to help the BLM manage the desert.
Burning Man LLC '98 has 8 members.
City has 4 village circles.
Streets are numbered and include street signs on each corner.
Large installations include: Pepe Ozan "Temple of Rudra", "The Chapel of the Burning Book", Dan Das Mann "The One Tree".

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 23,000
Theme: Wheel of Time

Street signs incorporate the theme of time. Annular Streets run from 2:00 - 10:00 and Radial Streets are named after the planets.
The Man was the center of a giant clock face with an art installation at each hour mark. On Friday night, a grand procession traveled around the Wheel of Time, led by Dana Albany's Bone Tree, which played eerie music and was the focal point of a performance at the 6:00 mark, led by Father Time, perch high atop the Bone Tree. From there we moved around the clock, viewing performances at each hour mark, including 7:00; Woodpussy "Burial In Space", 8:00; LA Cacophony "Small After All World", 9:00; Kal Spelletich and Seemen "Industrial Zone", joined by Austin Richard mobile Tesla Coil "Electrobot", and Christian Ristow's flaming machines, 10:00; Kunst Stoff Dance Theatre, 11:00; Mark McGothigan "Rome Built-in-a-Day", 12:00; Kymric Smythe "Big Bang", 1:00; Mr. Bear "Battle of the Millenium", 2:00; Steve Heck "2", 3:00; Pepe Ozan opera "la Mystere de Papa Loko", 4:00; Peri Pfeninger's, 5:00; Steven Raspa "Futura Deluxe Bubble Fountain and Porta-Temple".
Many theme installations occupied the inner Wheel, including Chris de Monterey's "Pyramid Camera Obscura", Bob Stahl's "Flying Dinosaurs", Larry Breed's "Chaotick", Troy Van Berry's "Hestia 2525", Robert Becker's "Chronoschizophilia", Ismist's "IDIOM", EErik Alschuler's "Janus", StephanieAndrew's "Hall of Possible Selves" and Antenna Theater's "Sands of Time".

Height of Man: 40 feet
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 25,400
Theme: The Body

Street layout again corresponds with the theme: annular streets again run 2:00 to 10:00, with radial streets named for body parts. "Head Way" is at the center; "Feet Street" is the outer road.
Over 140 members of the worldwide media register to cover the event.
"Loud Side/Quiet Side" designation is replaced with a new sound policy that places large-scale sound installations at the top of the "U" shape, at 10:00 and 2:00, facing out onto the playa. New policy is a success and far fewer noise complaints roll in after the event than in previous years.
Theme Art area continues to grow. Defining the area is an installation called "Laser Man" by Russell Wilcox of Lawrence Livermore Laboratories; projected by towers 30 feet above the playa, green lasers form the body of the Man in the shape of the logo. Along the "spine" of this pictogram are placed major works of art inspired by the human body, including the Burning Man at the Solar Plexus. Among these works: WHISPER by Christopher Carfi — a pair of parabolic dishes situated at the "ears" of the man — the tinest whisper into one dish could be heard at the other hundreds of feet away; RIBCAGE/BIRDCAGE by Jenne Giles and Philip Bonham, a 17 foot high 'birdcage' shaped like the human ribcage, complete with a swing where the heart would be; HEARTH by Sidney Klinge and Charles Smith, a popular 20' iron and steel heart which pulsed with fire and warmed participants at night; and ANUS by David Normal and Max Hunter, a sculpture of a 12' sphincter and two mighty squatting legs, through which participants could crawl.
Theme camp participation continues to increase, with over 460 camps registered.
The Center Camp Cafe grows to a stunning 34,000 square foot structure, and incorporates an expanded cafe staff, four beautifully decorated themed areas, and a stage for musical or spoken word performances.
A new policy is successfully implemented which ceases ticket sales at the gate after Friday to discourage last-minute visitors.

Height of Man: 70 feet - Man stands upon the Tower of Enlightenment
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: Monday: 6,758; Saturday: 25,659
Theme: Seven Ages

The Gate staff had a new problem this year: counterfeit tickets. They caught an estimated 99% of the counterfeit tickets and assisted the box office in the collection of information about the perpetrators from distraught and angered participants who still had to buy full-price tickets.
During the event, the portable toilets (long a scandal among participants) remained clean, and, when everyone departed, exodus was smooth and we had to clean up far fewer burn scars and trash.
After selling 6 truckloads of ice in 1999 and 7 truckloads in 2000, in 2001 the CampArctica staff distributed 13 45' semi trucks loaded with ice.
In addition to the normal work building Black Rock City, DPW launched an ambitious plan to develop a better base of operations. Those operations are centered at the Work Ranch—the bone yard formerly known as 80 acres—a leased property located in Hualapai Valley about 13 miles from the present location of Black Rock City. At the peak of the work season in August over 200 DPW workers inhabit the Work Ranch.
For the first time every artwork was marked with GPS (global positioning station) wavepoints, which facilitated tracking of placement and cleanup.
Asylum, the first New York based Village is organized with over 250 participants seven theme camps and a 48 foot truck container that was hauled from New York City to Black Rock City and back!
Upgrades in the already fabulous center camp café distribute 70,000 beverages over the course of the week—a 40% increase over 2000—with very few lines until exhaustion overtook the shift schedules post-Burn.
One of the warmer, drier events on record. Lack of rain in the winter and spring lead to a more crusty, powdery playa than in previous. Thin tire bikes were almost useless in the powder.
There were approximately 220 registered media for 2001, down slightly from the estimated 250 in 2000. Largest decrease was in the webzines, many of which Dot-bombed between BM2000 and BM2001.
The international media began discovering Burning Man. About 30 percent of the registered media in 2001 were international.
The Media team is spending an increasing amount of time doing more work copyright protection or Burning Man images—getting auctions pulled from eBay, telling people they can't associate products with the Burning Man name. There is also a heightened sensitivity about the rights of individuals when it comes to being photographed. This is extending to the regional events as well, which are working with Media Mecca to establish their own camera policies.
Inspection of the site in spring of 2002 revealed the best clean-up effort yet! We passed the inspection with flying colors, and thank all of you for your outstanding efforts to leave no trace!

Height of Man: 80 feet - Man stands upon a 40 foot Lighthouse
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: Monday: 7,328 — Saturday: 28,979
Theme: The Floating World

In March, Burning Man rolled over its volunteer management tool to a new database called the People's DB. Created specifically for Burning Man's purposes, the new DB added greater functionality and scalability to the database and created a more customized volunteer management environment.
The Regional Contacts program gains more momentum than ever before, as more and more Burners reach out to connect in their own communities all year long. For the first time, three regional communities are featured in the Burning Man summer newsletter.
The hard-packed, cracked playa surface returned, along with some of the most delightful weather in the history of the event. With the exception of a short whiteout on Friday night, BRC enjoyed warm, mild, and clear weather all week, right up until Tuesday after the event, when a five-day dust storm rocked clean up crews and greatly impacted their ability to clean up and tear down the city.
A new ticket vendor is selected prior to the start of ticket sales in January. The new company is a smaller, burner-owned operation, which allowed us to develop better relationships with them overall. A new system was developed which was highly specialized to the needs of Burning Man, and the ticket process improved enormously.
The counterfeit ticket issue was almost completely obliterated, as the new vendor offered a foil-stamping technique that made counterfeit tickets extremely difficult and expensive to reproduce. As a result, not one confirmed counterfeit ticket was presented at the gate. The new tickets also had artwork on their face, creating a perfect Burner keepsake.
In the year leading up to the 2002 event, the media team dealt with and resolved roughly 100 issues relating to trademark infringement.
Nearly 300 media outlets attended the event — the largest number ever. About 30 film proposals were rejected in an effort to reduce the number of film crews on the playa.
More participants than ever chose to create and be a part of theme camps, with a total of 445 camps registering for placement.
Burning Man goes to court: in an attempt to stop the sale of unauthorized nude videos shot in Black Rock City, Burning Man has entered a suit against Voyeur Video requesting an injunction against the distribution of their unauthorized footage from the event.
In response to the growing number of motorized vehicles over the years, the standards for art cars were greatly strengthened and enforced, out of concern for dust abatement and public safety.
For the first time, the Burning Man Technology Team webcast the event and the burn without contracting an outside company, instead using in-house resources and an ad-hoc public networking infrastructure, constructed largely by The Oregon Country Fair crew and by PlayaNet, which exists for the benefit of all Black Rock City participants. This allowed for complete control of the presentation of the stream, delivered within pages designed by the Burning Man Web Team.
The BRC Airport was larger than ever before, and about 70 airplanes and helicopters spent at least one night.
The "ancestors" returned to the burn in the form of towering whirls of flame and smoke that spun off the base during the burn. Five hundred members of the Fire Conclave spun in the procession before the burn, some on elevated platforms to increase the visibility for the viewing audience.

Height of Man: 32 feet, standing upon a 47-foot, pyramidal Temple
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 30,586
Theme: Beyond Belief

Burning Man organizers successfully met the challenge of new stipulations in the event permitting processes in order to allow Black Rock City to become a reality once again. The initial response to the ticket sales announcement far exceeded experience from previous years. We knew early on that we would see high enthusiasm and turnout.
The creation and launch of the Extranet in 2003 revolutionized the way volunteers and participants share and access information throughout the Burning Man community around the world.
The Regional Contacts program continued to expand, as new regional groups continued to organize and started to put on their own events and to communicate with each other. A Regional Summit was held on the playa, and the Regional Contacts were all brought together for the first time.
Black Rock City saw the addition of a new street and additional port-a-potties, as interest in the event continued to grow and population increased to the highest numbers ever.
Two new spire-lined walkways connected the 3 and 9 o'clock plazas with the Man. These avenues gave Black Rock City a new look, aided nighttime navigation, and created a new challenge for the Lamplighters, who are responsible for lighting the streets each night. This addition was the first major change to the Lamplighter workload since the addition of the walkway from the Man to David Best's Temple of Tears in 2001.
The city contained 504 theme camps in 2003, up from 487 in 2002. The space allotted to theme camps remained the same as previous years, while the population density of mapped areas grew immensely — 12,000 to 15,000 participants camped in mapped theme camps that comprised approximately 30% of the city.
For the second year in a row, we were blessed with beautiful weather, except for a small storm during set-up and a white-out storm on Sunday. For the first time in years, the clean-up crew was not lost in a several-day-long white-out storm.
At 12:15 p.m. on October 10, 2003, Burning Man passed the Bureau of Land Management's clean-up inspection with flying colors!
According to the Bureau of Land Management, Burning Man is the largest Leave No Trace event in the world.
The winter Town Hall meeting took place on December 14, 2003 after a year absence. Participants were invited to this open forum to ask questions about issues of interest. For the first time, the Town Hall session was accessible over the web, so Regional Contacts and others could view and participate in the event.
Nearly 300 media outlets sent representatives to Burning Man — the largest number ever. About 30 film proposals were rejected in an effort to reduce the number of film crews on the playa.
For the first time in 2003, dogs were not permitted to attend the event.
Recycle Camp collected more than 96,000 cans, then crushed them and donated them to Gerlach High School. The high school received $800 for the cans, which will help fund programs and projects at the school.

Height of Man: 40 feet, standing upon a 40 foot geodesic dome
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: 35,664
Theme: The Vault of Heaven

Black Rock City contained 503 theme camps, about the same number as the previous year, and over 220 artworks dotted the open playa. Many of these works explored things celestial and scientific, in participation with the theme.
Around 40 art projects registered but did not show up on the open playa. Many of these artists reported difficulties with the weather early in the week, which brought periodic dust storms and high winds.
The Man stood atop a geodesic dome which housed 11 scientific and celestial artworks, and which was ringed by ten interactive stages, imagined as “alternate universes” where individuals and troupes staged various performances.
The hard-working DPW built the perimeter fence surrounding Black Rock City in a record two days.
Due to a still-pending permit status, setup crews were not able to camp at Black Rock Station, Burning Man’s work ranch. Early work crews instead were housed in rented trailers at the Gerlach Estates Trailer Park.
271 spires lined the major streets and promenades, supporting 700 lanterns arduously lit each night by the Lamplighters.
At Center Camp, participants were encouraged to bring their own cups for coffee, thanks to a new development in Health Department cooperation at the Café. Trash cans were eliminated and any paper cups used were instead spiked onto the new “Shish-Cup-Bob” for burning.
Approximately 95,000 cans were crushed at Recycle Camp, once again raising nearly $800 for the students of Gerlach High School.
Biodegradable products were used to serve meals at the staff commissary, and the Project tested the first biodiesel generator to be used in its infrastructure.
A new preregistration requirement may have taken some art car enthusiasts by surprise: 420 licensed mutant vehicles roamed the playa, down from 560 in 2003.
The Regional Contacts program continued to thrive year-round, boasting 85 local contacts at the end of 2004. Early in the year, the program was further established with the launch of the Regional Network, a formalized relationship between Burning Man and the Regional Contacts.
The Regional Network has a Center Camp presence for the first time, with the Regional Information Center, constructed and staffed by Burning Man’s Regional Contacts.
Los Angeles held the second-largest Decompression event post-Burning Man, held once again on several city blocks near downtown.
In the 2004 census, approximately 30% of participants polled responded that they had attended a local regional event.
Burning Man once again registers over 300 members of the press, including many international outlets.

Height of Man: 40 feet, standing (and rotating) upon a 32-foot tall Funhouse containing an interactive maze.
Location: Black Rock Desert
Participants: Saturday: 35,567
Theme: Psyche — The Conscious, Subconscious & Unconscious

Great weather, more art and smooth operations combined to create what many dubbed "the best Burning Man yet."
The San Francisco Chronicle created "Burning Man At 20" — a feature series commemorating the twentieth burn. During the months leading up to the event, the paper published a series of articles about all things Burning Man.
The Funhouse, the most complex Man-base to date, was completed ahead of schedule. The structure contained a maze with 41 rooms-each with a different work of theme-related art. Participants who found their way through the maze could climb to the second level and rotate the Man.
The Burning Man Project increased funding for art projects to support 32 artists. In total, 275 art projects took their places on the playa.
A group of Burning Man participants calling themselves "BORG2" made a public challenge of the Burning Man Project to an "art duel" with a bet that BORG2 would raise $250,000 for art. However, because BORG2 raised only $25,000, Chicken John ended up in a dunk tank at SF Decompression.
A team of staff and volunteers from multiple departments redesigned the layout of Black Rock City. The new layout distributed Theme Camps radially into the city reducing the separation between the esplanade and streets farther back in the city.
Theme camp registration processed 508 applications, and 485 theme camps were placed in Black Rock City.
The Department of Mutant Vehicles registered 455 mobile artworks, including 297 daytime vehicles, 33 nighttime-only vehicles, and 125 that roved the playa both day and night.
Black Rock City's FAA-approved airport landed 92 planes with no problems or accidents.
The Regional Contacts program grew to 80 regional groups worldwide, with an additional 35 interested applicants pending. The Regional Information Center was in Center Camp for the second year in a row. Burning Man hosted a regional summit in First Camp during the event.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) developed a more stringent cleanup standard and inspection protocol for all permitted events within the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area. The standard allows no more than 1 square foot of debris per acre. Burning Man passed the inspection on October 4, 2005. In 15 years of site inspections and monitoring, the BLM has discovered no significant long-term environmental effects caused by the Burning Man event.
A delegation of board members traveled to Washington, D.C., for the third year in a row to meet with legislators and BLM officials. This year, the delegation also met officials from the Department of the Interior, who oversee all BLM operations.
Embodying the principles of community, a group of dedicated participants, volunteers, and Burning Man staff organized their own independent relief effort on playa for the victims of hurricane Katrina. The efforts continued after the event ended and included raising and donating funds, entertaining refugees, and rebuilding communities. A crew from the Department of Public Works (DPW), Rangers, and temple crew volunteers set up operations in Biloxi. Calling themselves "Burners Without Borders," they worked to rebuild a Buddhist temple destroyed by the hurricane.
A new version of the "plone"-based Burning Man extranet was rolled out with improved features enabling staff and volunteers to communicate and share files from anywhere on the globe.
Participants created PlayaNET, a public WiFi system covering all of Black Rock City.

Height of Man: 40 feet standing on a 32-foot tall Art-Deco Pavilion containing an interactive maze; Man elevates up and down, based on the collective hopes & fears of Black Rock City citizens.
Location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Participants: Saturday (September 2, 2006): 38,989
Theme: Hope & Fear

Great weather, minimal dust, more art and smoother operations again led to what many call, "the best Burning Man ever."
The Burning Man Project increased funding for art projects to support artists. In total, 260 registered art projects took their places on the playa.
A group of artists from Belgium known as Uchronia created the largest art piece ever built on the playa, which subsequently was burned in the largest playa conflagration on record.
"Art In America" magazine featured Burning Man in its June/July 2006 issue with the article, "Report From Black Rock City."
A major city redesign that began in 2005 proved even more effective in 2006 by distributing Theme Camps radially into the city, thereby integrating more interactive camps throughout Black Rock City.
Black Rock City's FAA-approved airport landed 123 planes (including one jet) and a hot air balloon with no problems or accidents.
In 2006 the Regional Network numbered over 100 Regional Contacts at 85 locations worldwide. The Regional Information Center was located in Center Camp for the third year in a row. Burning Man hosted a regional celebration in First Camp during the event for the sixth year in a row, welcoming almost all its regionals together in one place for one moment in time.
A delegation of officials from the Department of Interior and BLM in Washington, D.C. visited Black Rock City to observe the largest Special Recreation Permit in the United States. The delegation met with event organizers and toured Black Rock City on a mutant vehicle.
Black Rock City, LLC completed a Five-Year Operations Plan as part of the application for a multi-year Special Recreation Permit (SRP) from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM granted a Five-Year SRP to operate the Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert.
For the first time since 2000 Black Rock City was relocated to a new site about one mile northeast of the previous site in order for the BLM to continue researching whether there are any significant long-term effect of the event. So far, the BLM has found none.
The number of arrests and citations reduced while population increased, demonstrating that the Black Rock City demographic is maturing and becoming better educated at what is acceptable.
A group of volunteers from the Black Label Bike Club in Reno introduced a pilot Yellow Bike program in Black Rock city. The program provided free community bikes and is refurbishing lost and stolen bikes to have an even larger program in 2007.
The Black Rock Arts Foundation created an interactive community garden known as Scrap Eden in Black Rock City, where participants contributed to the garden by creating art onsite from scrap materials.
Google Earth added a satellite image of Black Rock City to its free online imagery of the Black Rock Desert.
Current TV, founded by Al Gore, created TV Free Burning Man - Black Rock City's first TV station. The station produced onsite news clips, including full coverage of the Burn, that were beamed back to the default world via the Inteernet.
By forging a new relationship with the City of San Francisco, the Special Events Team put on the first annual Fire Arts Expo at Monster Park.
The theme for 2007 was rolled out earlier than ever before. On burn night, the Green Man theme was announced on the Burning Man website.
Greening activities had already begun at Burning Man 2006 with efforts of "Cooling Man" and Burners Without Borders (BWB). The Cooling Man project raised carbon credits that offset the burning of the Man. BWB collected unused lumber from participants in Black Rock City and in turn gave the largest donation of lumber ever received by Habitat for Humanity in Reno.
Burners Without Borders also rallied in the spring of 2006 when the Golden Gate National Recreation Area declared that it would no longer allow fires on Ocean Beach in San Francisco. In an effort to keep community fires alive (much like the very first Burning Man on Baker Beach in 1986), BWB began a grassroots effort, which resulted in beach cleanups, Park Service and artist collaboration, community burn platforms designed and executed by artists, and consensus approving of community fires on Ocean Beach.