Friday, February 29, 2008

Tickets for Sale

Huey Lewis and the News
Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
Pompano Beach, FL
Fri, 04/04/08

on sale: 02/29/08

New York Dolls
Culture Room
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Tue, 04/08/08
on sale: 02/29/08

The Expendables
Culture Room
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sat, 03/15/08
on sale: 02/29/08

Salute To Vienna
Broward Ctr for the Perf Arts Au Rene Theatre
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sun, 12/28/08
on sale: 02/29/08

Twelve Angry Men
Broward Ctr for the Perf Arts Au Rene Theatre
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Tue, 04/22/08
more dates
on sale: 03/02/08

Deadstar Assembly
Culture Room
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sat, 03/29/08
on sale: 02/29/08

Comedy Explosion
Parker Playhouse
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sat, 03/15/08
more dates
on sale: 02/28/08

Lavallee's USA Blackbelt Champions
Parker Playhouse
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sat, 04/05/08
on sale: 03/01/08
Jake Shimabukuro with Future Man & BLK Mozart En
Broward Ctr for the Perf Arts Amaturo
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sun, 04/20/08
on sale: 02/29/08
Walenstein Symphony Orchestra Pres: a Romantic Evening with Tchaikovsk
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
Miami, FL
Fri, 09/19/08
on sale: 02/26/08

Miami International Film Festival: American Teen
Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Sat, 03/08/08
on sale: 02/26/08
A Romantic Evening with Tchaikovsky
Broward Ctr for the Perf Arts Amaturo
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Sat, 09/20/08
on sale: 03/01/08

Event in Miami/Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale Region - March 28th

FFR/Princeton BTGALA Presents...
An Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni Mixer at O'Hara's
Hollywood, FL

WHEN: Friday, March 28th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE: O'Hara's Jazz & Blues Cafe
1903 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood FL 33020 - (954) 925-2555
COST: No Cover, Cash Bar
RSVP: Requested, but not required. To help us plan, please fill out our
RSVP Form at

Join us in Hollywood, FL, as we bring back our alumni mixers to South
Florida! To reach O'Hara's Jazz Cafe from US95 take the Hollywood Blvd.
exit east and drive two blocks past N. Dixie Highway (S 21st Ave.) -
O'Hara's is on the north side of the street, just before Young Circle
Park. Driving time from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale should be 30 to 40
minutes, depending on traffic.

We welcome alumni from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, Duke,
UVA, Georgetown and their partners and friends that are over 21 are

Details can be found at:

Hands on Miami Voluntering March 2008

HOT Projects

Good Times at the Miami Bridge
Come spend an evening at the Miami Bridge shelter for runaway teens. Activities include ping-pong, board games, or arts and crafts. Your visit will truly make a difference in the lives of these teens! Volunteers must be 21 years and older. (6-7 volunteers) Project # 10

Neighborhood: Miami
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 4th · 7:00pm - 8:30pm
VL: Alicia Quillen 305-646-7460 (w)
Career Night at Regis House Do you have a great career and a story to go with it? Join us as we share details about our jobs at Regis House, a program for teens who have become involved with the juvenile justice system. Your story will brighten their future! (2-4 volunteers) Project #7

Neighborhood: Little Havana
Date & Time:March 5th · 6:00pm - 7:00pm
VL: Davika Moore 305-323-7979 (cell)

Fantastic Friday Fun!
The kids at Troy would love to spend an evening with you! Come out and enjoy some fun activities, including board games and acting. Liven up your Fridays and theirs! (7-15 volunteers) Project # 43

Neighborhood: Allapattah Liberty City
Date & Time: Friday, March 7th · 5:30pm - 7:00pm.
VL:Lucia Goyen 305-646-7462 (w)

Adopt North Shore Park
Put on your gardening gloves and join us at North Shore Open Space Park near Surfside, to restore the natural hammock. Mulch, rake, and plant your way to fun! Family-friendly: minimum age with an adult is 12. (8-15 volunteers) Project # 22

Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Date & Time: Saturday, March 8th · 9:00am - 11:30am
VL: Iris Bolanos 305-864-8557 (h)

Zoo Beautification
Help MetroZoo maintain the gardens and exhibitions at the park. After we're done, everyone is welcome to enjoy the zoo! Family-friendly: minimum age with an adult is 16. (20-25 volunteers)Project # 28

Neighborhood: West Kendall
Date & Time: Saturday, March 8th · 9:30am - 11:00am
VL: Carlos Perez 305-905-6476 (cell)

HHSB Arts & Crafts
Join HOM at the Hebrew Home of South Beach for a fun afternoon of arts and crafts with the seniors who reside at the home. Spanish-speaking volunteers especially welcome. Family-friendly: minimum age with an adult is 11.(8-10 volunteers)Project #37

Neighborhood: South Beach
Date & Time: Saturday, March 8th · 10:00am - 11:30am
VL: Tzeitel Sorrosa 305-282-0981 (cell)

Let's Play BINGO!
You're invited to a fun time at the Miami Jewish Home & Hospital for the Aged. Share your laughter, as we play BINGO with some terrific seniors. Family-friendly: all ages with an adult. (3-6 volunteers)Project #38

Neighborhood: Miami
Date & Time: Sunday, March 16th · 10:15am - 12:00pm
VL: Leila Chang 305-496-2408 (cell)

Citizen Academy

A Night at The Haitian Heritage Museum Do you enjoy art and music? Have you ever wanted to learn more about Haitian culture? Come to the Haitian Heritage Museum during the Second Saturday art walk for photographs of Haiti. Also, we will be featuring poetry from a local artist and a portion of Refugee, a play about Haitian life.
When: Saturday, March 8th at 7PM
Where: 3940 North Miami Avenue.
CA Coordinator: Sania Elshorbgy 305-646- 7293 (work)

*Film screening is free*
Silver Knight Recipients

Are you a Silver Knight award recipient or know a Silver Knight award winner? Working with the Miami Herald and the Knight Foundation, Hands On Miami is working to engage past winners in the community and provide a forum for future endeavors. If you are a Silver Knight recipient or know of one, please email
HOM: No-Show Volunteers Policy

Dear Volunteers,

In recent months, there has been an increase in No- Show Volunteers at calendar projects. Volunteers are considered "No-Shows" if they did not call or email the Volunteer Leader (VL) letting them know of their cancellation-no contact was made by the volunteer. Is is very important that volunteers inform their VL of their cancellation.

Not only do VLs highly depend on volunteers participating in their projects, the agency staff and clients especially miss you when you do not attend.

On behalf of Hands On Miami, we understand that things come up, but please be considerate.
The following is the consequence of being a No- Show Volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Cristin Forrest at
Consequences for a No-show Volunteer:
First Occurrence: A warning email will be sent to Volunteer
Second Occurrence: A follow-up phone call from HOM Staff.
Third Occurrence: A formal letter will be sent to the volunteers, suspending their participation in the calendar program for three months. Volunteers will be marked "inactive."
After 3 months, the volunteer will be contacted to confirm that they are still interested in volunteering with HOM to reestablish them as "active" or if not they remain as "inactive".
Thank you very much for your time and dedication to HOM! We hope to see you at a project soon!

Calling Volunteers: IDB 2008 Annual Meeting!

In a competitive national bidding process the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and the United States Government (Department of Treasury) selected Miami to host the bank's Annual Meeting in April 2008. The Inter-American Development Bank is the oldest and largest regional multilateral development institution, was established in 1959 to help accelerate economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Over 8,000 representatives from across the Western Hemisphere will attend this week-long event (April 4th to April 8th). This gathering has long served as the premier global forum on Latin American finance, trade, and development. Participating companies, universities, and institutions will connect with the Latin American community through publicity and through exclusive engagements with the finance ministers and central bank presidents who make up the Board of Governors. More than that, sponsors will gain a meaningful stake in the core mission of the Annual Meeting: promoting social and economic development in the Americas.

The IDB Miami 2008 Host Committee invites volunteers-locally and from across the state to participate in this grand event. Volunteers from ALL professional backgrounds are encouraged to lend a hand and support the IDB, welcoming honored representatives and organizations to the Miami community. The IDB Host Committee will particularly need volunteers beginning March 24.

If you are interested in this extraordinary volunteer opportunity, please feel free to contact Alicia Quillen at /305-646- 7460.

HOM is honored and excited to support IDB 2008 Annual Meeting.

What's YOUR Favorite Hands On Miami Story?

Do you have a favorite volunteer service experience with Hands On Miami? Tell us your story! Top entries will be featured on the Hands On Miami website with one winner and one runner-up to be awarded.

Each of the first 10 submissions will win a Starbucks Gift Card, with one selected randomly to win a fully loaded toolbox!

For more information, please visit the Hands On Miami website.
Special Volunteer Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: These are not Hands On Miami volunteer projects. You will not receive volunteer hours from Hands On Miami.
Farm Share Inc.
Farm Share Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery and distribution of food to families and agencies throughout Florida is once again teaming up with the Bob Marley Movement for the 15th Annual Bob Marley Movement Caribbean Festival.
For the second year in a row, Farm Share will assist in receiving the canned food donations required from each concertgoer.
When: March 1st from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Where: Bay Front Park Amphitheater 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. Downtown Miami, FL 33132
Available volunteer shifts for ages 15 and older only:
Volunteers must complete 4 hours of work in order to enter the festival free of charge.
To register please contact Yvette Rodriguez at (305) 246-3276 or
Miami International Film Festival (MIFF)
Join us for MIFF's Silver Anniversary, a premier event in the world stage of film. This year our organization will celebrate film and it's makers in a myriad of ways: featuring 163 films, 10 world premiers and 46 North American and U.S. premiers. There are many exciting events and opportunities that you can be a part of at MIFF as it will bring an unparalleled line-up of celebrities, top industry guests, in-depth panels and fabulous red carpet events. More than ever, we will rely on our volunteers to make this event one of the most dynamic festivals in the world.
The festival runs from February 28 through March 9.Volunteer tasks include:

Guest Services
Media Support
Merchandise Sales
Theater Captains
Theater Operations
Administrative Assistants
REEL Seminars

If you would like more information on volunteering , please call (305) 237-3884 or email Craig Fryer at

Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and operating historic railroad equipment.
Our annual fund-raiser event takes place March 7-9 and 14-16, 2008.
We will need help in setting up March 1-6 and breaking down March 17-20, in addition to volunteers needed during the event. Hours vary - event runs from 8am to 6pm but we will need some volunteers in early (i.e. 6:30) or at least to come in for a "training class" the week before the event.
Avaialable volunteer tasks for adults only:

Operating tattoo booth
Operating Bubble Blast
Operating gift shop
Train car attendants
Shifts have yet to be determined

For more information please contact Lori Tompkins 786-226-6964 or ltompkins@goldcoast-

Broward Start! Heart Walk
When:Saturday, March 8th
Where: Nova Southeastern University
Volunteer tasks include:

Friday, March 7th for set-up from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Removing supplies from trucks
Saturday, March 8th from 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linen set-up
Tent decorating
Food set-up

*We provide community service hours and would appreciate anyone who can help out!
To register please contact Jessica Irish at (954) 772-8100 or

Contact Information

phone: 305-646-7200

E-incubator Entertainment Newsletter

For the next week to ten days, all of you will be enveloped with the opportunity to attend the many wonderful workshops and films being offered by the Miami International Film Festival now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Check it out at and look at the Reel Seminars as well. There are some excellent offerings.

Entertainment Industry Incubator

Miami Beach, FL 33139


The Entertainment Industry Incubator, Inc. is a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization celebrating its 10th year dedicated to furthering the growth of local entertainment based businesses, organizations and individuals. The Incubator can be a fiscal agent and is a facilitator and clearinghouse for information and resources in order to help promote development of local talent for artistic and economic gain.



The Recording Academy® Florida Chapter Presents



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008, 5 P.M.

Want to break your band? Get them on stage and in front of industry players in the Florida music community!

Sign up today for the Florida GRAMMY Showcase!

Besides gigging in front of industry executives and music fans, finalists have a chance to win prizes including items from AmpliTube 2, Artist Relations, CAD, Dean Markley Strings, Epiphone, Gibson, Guitar Center, IK Multimedia, Morrisound Recording,

Miroslav Philharmonik Classic Edition, Sample Moog, SampleTank 2, Seymour Duncan, Skull Candy and Sonik Synth 2.

Event sponsors include Axis Magazine, FilMiami, Full Sail, GTC Media, Korg, KS Audio, Paradise Productions Services, Rag Magazine, SAE Institute, SESAC, SunTrust and Vox.




46 N. Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL 32801




1235 Washington Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

TO ENTER: Unsigned artists who are residents of Florida or Puerto Rico must submit an entry form, two tracks of original material on CD, lyrics, photo and bio. Print an entry form and official rules by visiting or requesting by email to or phone 305.672.4060.

Members receive discount entry - Not a member? Join The Recording Academy for only $150 or $25 for students.

GableStage at the Biltmore announces that the opening of BLACKBIRD by David Harrower will NOT take place this Saturday, March 1, 2008. The sudden power outage yesterday (February 26) contributed to serious problems with our lighting and sound equipment, making it impossible for us to complete technical rehearsals while we are waiting for repairs to be made. The matinee at 2pm on Sunday, March 2 is also cancelled.

The play will now open on Thursday, March 6 at 8 pm. We will continue with regular performances on Friday, March 7 at 8 pm, Saturday, March 8 at 8pm and Sunday, March 9 at 2 pm and 7 pm.

We will, of course, accommodate seating changes for everyone who has a reservation for a performance that was cancelled this weekend. We regret any inconvenience this may cause our patrons.

To change reservations or make new reservations please call 305-445-1119 or on-line at


WHO: Coral Ridge Concert Series
WHAT: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder in concert
WHEN: Friday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 North Federal Highway< Fort Lauderdale
TICKETS: Tickets are $30, $25, and $10 (students 18 and under). Pre-concert dinner/lunch is available for $15.
Church Concert Series Office Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 954.491.1103 or 800.897.9818 (out of area) to charge your tickets.



Open Friday @SoBe Music Institute

DATE: Friday, February 29, 2008

TIME: Classical Guitar Concert @ 7:00PM (Free Admission) -
Pre-Concert Free Introductory Guitar Lessons @ 6:00PM

LOCATION: SoBe Music Institute (Behind 21st Street Rec Center)

MORE: Wine & Cheese Reception with the artists following the concert





ABOUT THE RABBI: Rabbi Bruce Warshal was the founding executive director of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. He was also CEO of the South Florida Newspaper Network and the publisher of the Jewish Journal. Presently he is a weekly columnist in that paper and is the rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Temple of Coconut Creek. Rabbi Warshal is also a graduate of the Yale University Law School.

Rabbi Warshal has a special interest in the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. He has been national treasurer for Americans For Peace Now, the American support group for the Israeli peace movement. He has lived in Israel and has traveled there over 40 times.


MOSAIC THEATER presents A Dirty Story by John Patrick Shanley starting 2/28/08 AA
merican Heritage Center for the Arts, 12200 West Broward Boulevard, Building 3000
Plantation, Florida 33325, phone: (954) 577-8243MOSAIC THEATRE, 12200 West Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33325

ABOUT THE PLAY: Don’t miss this new comedy by Pulitzer, Oscar, Tony, Drama Desk award winner John Patrick Shanley! When an aspiring novelist seeks the advice of a successful writer she gets more than she bargained for. But when a dispute arises, her ex-boyfriend, a pistol-toting cowboy, sledgehammers the door and enters with his sidekick, a British bartender, at which point the story takes a surprising allegorical turn. From the famed writer of Moonstruck and Doubt this play is one you can't afford to miss!!!

Dirty Story runs February 28 - March 23, Thursdays through Saturdays @ 8:00 with a Saturday matinee at 3:00 and a Sunday matinee at 2:00. Ticket prices are $32 for adults, $27 for seniors and $15 for students. Parking is plentiful and absolutely free!



103.5 THE BEAT






Stephen “Ragga” Marley
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Julian Marley
Ky-mani Marley
With Performances By:

Capleton, Richie Spice, Gentleman and The Far East Band,

Junior Demus, Joseph Israel & Javaughn

Plus much, much more!


Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival presents

The new documentary - ALTERED BY ELVIS - March 1- 3, 2008

Comb your hair, curl your lip, swivel your hips .. and get ready for a course in Elvisology! Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival presents the acclaimed new documentary, ALTERED BY ELVIS from March 1 – 3 at Cinema Paradiso.

To kick-off the limited engagement, on March 1 at 6:00PM, attendees can gather in the Courtyard for fried peanut butter sandwiches and drink specials, while listening to some of Elvis’ greatest hits. After the reception, the action shifts to the stage where two of America’s top Elvis impersonators, including winner of the 2007 Tampa Bay Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest Scott Elvis Norton, will perform live followed by the feature film ALTERED BY ELVIS. Come dressed in the attire of your favorite Elvis Era for a chance to win prizes.

ALTERED BY ELVIS is an acclaimed 54-minute documentary that explores the lives of eight different people who have been impacted, mesmerized, fulfilled and permanently affected by Elvis Presley – the King of Rock 'n Roll. You’ll meet Elvis impersonator, Stingray; Vicki, a woman that moved from Milwaukee to Memphis to be closer to his grave; Dixie, his first girl friend; his hairstylist, Larry; Jimmy, the man who hates Elvis and why; and perhaps, Elvis’ biggest fan, Paul MacLeod, the owner/operator of Graceland.

Film Schedule

March 1, 7:00PM Party followed by the film.

March 2, 4:30PM & 5:45PM

March 3, 6:00pm, 7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $8.00 | Seniors and Students $7.00 | FLIFF Members $5.00

For more information

about the film:

about the event:, 954-525-3456

March 1 at 7:30 PM and March 2 at 3:00 PM: The Music of Woody Guthrie
American Folk Music Heritage – music, singing and head-over-heals dancing with

The internationally renowned Vanaver Caravan. Venue: The St. Martha Church, 9301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores. General admission: $10. For more information, call 1-800-595-4849

March 5, 2008 at 7:30 PM: Negotiate like a pro
Mary Greenwood walks us through the basics of great negotiating – skills you need when asking for a raise, buying a car or a home, discussing with your spouse or children – in fact, every time you want something.
March 14, 2008 at 7:30 PM: The Phantom of Liberty – the movie

The savage comedy by Luis Buñuel, one of film making’s greatest producers. Everything seems logic but isn't because if people want liberty, they shouldn't expect to be able to count on anything. After the screening, Dr. Jon Shaw, UM, will lead the discussion about the movie. This is a free event and it takes place at Mercy Hospital’s Bayside Pavilion. For more information, call 305.669.4353.

March 26, 2008 at 7:30 PM: The Silk Road
Prof. Steven Heine will outline the extraordinary importance of the 100 BC trading route between Far East, the Arab and the Mediterranean regions that became the conduit for cultural, religious, and financial exchanges.

Event and Location Info
Unless otherwise noted, our events are held at:

Abanico Theater - Arts and Minds Center
3138 Commodore Plaza
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

For additional information call 305.752.9595 or 305.374.0371

Details about our events . . .
Complimentary refreshments served at 7:00 PM, events begin at 7:30PM


General admission: $10, cash or check.

Arts and Minds Students with valid ID - Free Admission

Arts and Minds Parent (with student) - $5Students and

SFWA members half price with valid ID.

Code 33 cards honored, 10% discount.

Culture in the City is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Rhythms of Modernity

Contemporary Music with Cuban Roots

March 2, 2008 3-5PM
WHAT: Rhythms of Modernity:

The Inaugural Contemporary Music and Art Concert Showcasing Wifredo Lam in North America
Sponsored in Honor of Carl Randolph

WHERE: Miami Art Museum Auditorium, 101 West Flagler, Miami

WHEN: Sunday March 2, 2008, 3-5pm


Just as Wifredo Lam integrated the concepts of modernism and Afro-Cuban culture into his art, the composers whose work will be presented by the NODUS Ensemble at MAM also draw on their Cuban heritage in contemporary compositions. The concert will include:

Nengón Transformation 1 (2004) by Keyla Orozco

Momentum (1984) by Tania Leon

Tablao (2004) by Sergio Barroso

Flor invernal (2002) by Ileana Pérez Velázquez

Mistica (2003) by Tania León

silencios imaginados (2001) by Orlando Jacinto García

The NODUS Ensemble, initiated by Florida International University composer Orlando Jacinto García, is the professional contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at FIU's School of Music.

The MAM concert of the NODUS Ensemble is sponsored in honor of Carl Randolph.


$5 for MAM members and students with valid ID; $10 for nonmembers.

Secure garage parking $5 at 50 NW 2nd Avenue

Overflow parking at 270 NW 2nd Street

Metrorail Government Center Station

CONTACT: Mitchell Snow 305.375.1705


WHO: Delray String Quartet – Mei Mei Luo, violin; Laszlo Pap, violin; Richard Fleischman, viola; Ian Maksin, ‘cello.

WHAT: Sunday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m.
String Quartet #5: F. Mendelssohn
String Quartet #3: N. Paganini
Vocalise Op. 34: S. Rachmaninov

WHERE: Colony Hotel and Cabana Club, 525 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL Parking available at rear of hotel.

Series of Five Concerts for $150 per subscription, or Single Admission for $35.

Phone 561.213.4138 for reservations – seating is limited to 130, first come first served. <

WHO: Temple Israel Arts

WHAT: Sheba, A Jewish Chamber Music Ensemble

WHERE: Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 137 NE 19th Street, Miami, Florida 33132

WHEN: Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.

TICKETS: $15 for members, $20 for non-members

Contact: Dr. Alan Mason at the church, 305-573-5900 or email


Karen Peterson and Dancers Inc.

Invite You to Attend Two Very Special Performances in Miami Dade County

75 students bring their own special abilities together in a collaborative, creative classroom presentation in north and south Miami Dade locations

#1 Presentation by ESE Dance Students at Biscayne Academy 2785 NE 183rd Street, Aventura Wednesday, March 5, at 10:30 AM - Facilitated by Heather Maloney and Jennifer Smallwood

#2 Presentation by ESE Dance Students at Excello Dance Space 8700 SW 129th Terrace, Miami , Fl. 33176 Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 2 PM - Facilitated by Carol Kaminsky and Karen Peterson
Miami Beach Botanical Garden


Pairing: Photographs of the Pacific Northwest

by Peter Fromm

March 4 to 7

Opening reception:

Tuesday, March 4

5:30 to 7:30PM

Free to the Public

A pair of photos, by Peter Fromm,

the natural element of oak tree fungus

is paired with a wooden boat construction


Saturday, March 8, 8 pm



Visionary Music Making & Groundbreaking Theatre

SOLDIER’S TALE, Igor Stravinsky

a new dramatization by Ground Up and Rising


World Premiere, Steve Danyew, Resident Composer, Project Copernicus


Chamber Ensemble, “The Future of Classical Music”

Theatrical Performances by Miami’s Sizzling


Tix: $20 or $15 seniors/students/online

INFO: 305-613-2325

LOCATION: Arts at St. Johns, St. John's on the Lake, 4760 Pinetree Dr, Miami Beach (click here for map)

Bacardi Live April 19 2008

As someone who received tickets for the Bacardi B-Live show last year, we wanted to give you the opportunity of applying for Bacardi B-Live Miami 2008 tickets, before they are available to the general public. If you came to the show last year, we hope you had a great time, and we're sure that this year's event will be even better.

We're still finalizing the lineup, but Groove Armada will be appearing live, alongside Deep Dish and a supergroup featuring Dave Navarro, DJ Skribble, Questlove, and many more. To apply for tickets, click here.

See you on April 19th at Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami!

The B-Live Team




























$50.00 per person

Inclusive of Dale's Beer Selection
Non Inclusive of Tax and Service

Thursday, February 28, 2008

All Ivy Event Feb 29 2008

All Ivy Event
Texas de Brazil 300 Alton Road
South Beach
Feb 29 2008

Jobs February 2008

Senior Financial Analyst, USA Accounting Burger King Corporation
Director, BD Finance, Telemundo Network Group NBC Universal
Interactive Account Executive Miami Herald Media Co.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist NBC Universal
Manager of Online Lead Generation Carnival Cruise Lines
First Choice Roadmap & Method Manager DHL Fort Lauderdale, FL 02/20
Agents Sales Manager- Caribbean DHL

Daily Candy Weekend Guide

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

What’s that glorious smell? It’s your weekend.

International Orchid Festival
What: More than eight acres of brilliant buds, plus walking tours and a flower show.
Why: Stop and smell the orchids.
When: Fri.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651).

What: Glam up your pooch for a red carpet event, complete with gourmet (people) food, models, and DJs to benefit the Humane Society Adopt-a-Pet.
Why: It’s hard out there for a pup.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trl. Tickets at 305-749-1815.

What: Take advantage of fantastic vacation packages to Nassau Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island — like four days and three nights starting at just $299.
Why: Come on, pretty mama.
When: Book by Mar. 31, 2008, and travel between Apr. 1-Dec. 15, 2008.*
Where: Book now on
*Restrictions apply.

Lunchtime Experience
What: Bayfront Park’s farmers market sets up shop with tables, chairs, and midday grub including smoothies, wraps, salads, and shish kebabs.
Why: Afternoon delight.
When: Thru Apr. 3. Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. (305-358-7550).

What: Greek resto opens with classics like tzatziki, hummus, gyros, souvlaki, and baked sea bream.
Why: Opa!
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 6-11:30 p.m.; Sun., 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 940 71st St., Miami Beach (305-864-9848).

What: The luxe British boutique opens inside The Setai with wowzers like a purple croc-skin bar set with crystal martini glasses for $37,000.
Why: Say it; then Asprey it.
When: Mon. & Tues., by appointment; Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 2001 Collins Ave. (305-532-2990).

What: The hip salon just moved out of Base into its own spa-cum-gallery showing local artist Robin Hill.
Why: Get snippy with it.
When: Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 456 Arthur Godfrey Rd., Miami Beach (305-532-7333).

Art About Town with The Soul of Gershwin‏

"Living in a Glass House"
February 28 at 7 p.m.

Wolfsonian-F.I.U. presents a Public Talk featuring architectural historian Robert Rubin on the subject of "Living in a Glass House: The Maison de Verre in the Twenty-First Century." Rubin addresses the restoration of and family life in the Maison de verre, a private residence designed by modernist Pierre Chareau in Paris in the interwar period that has been described as a poetic, exquisite machine. The talk is free to members and students; $10 for all others.

1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

The Platters and The Coasters in Concert
February 28 at 8 p.m.

You and your date will want to jump into your '57 Chevy and take a spin after your hear The Platters and The Coasters in Concert at Alper JCC. Take a trip down memory lane as you remember the tunes that got The Platters into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame - "Only You," "Twilight Time," "The Great Pretender," "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown." The group starred in more than 20 hit movies, including "Rock Around The Clock" and "The Girl Can't Help it." The Coasters created a string of songs that have become classics, beginning with their first Top 10 single "Searchin'," followed by "Poison Ivy" and "Along Came Jones" and lots more. Preferred seating is $50; general admission $35; and JCC Members $30.

Alper JCC on The Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus
11155 S.W. 112th Avenue, Miami
305-271-9000, Ext. 268

Concert Association of Florida’s Gala - March 15

“Aurora’s Wedding,” the Concert Association of Florida’s Annual Gala, begins
as the curtain closes on American Ballet Theatre’s “The Sleeping Beauty,”
at the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. You’ll be whisked away to
Miami’s Freedom Tower for the fairy tale wedding of Aurora and
an evening of dining and dancing. Click for more info...

"The Earth, The Sky and The Sea"
February 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

An exhibition of recent work by renowned artists Kim Rody, Deborah Carfagno and Rhea Gary will open at Coconut Grove Gallery & Interiors in Coconut Grove. The landscapes of Rhea Gary show her passion for the environment and her particular interest in the fast-disappearing coastal wetlands. Debbie Carfagno, a painter since 1975, has developed a new medium. Her work converts precise drawings to the clean lines of laser-cut aluminum to create unique sculptural and "multiple originals." Kim Rody first picked up a paintbrush as a high school student and has taken classes ever since. When she painted her first fish, it appeared on the canvas seemingly with no effort. Now bringing life to these sea creatures is her passion. Join the artists at the opening reception. There's plenty of free parking at the Mary Street entrance.

Coconut Grove Gallery & Interiors
2884 Bird Avenue, Coconut Grove
305-445-7401, Ext. 217 (Michelle Morillo)

Viernes Culturales at Zu Galeria
February 29 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Viernes Culturales at Zu Galeria Fine Arts, meet the artists, pick up some pointers on collecting art or simply have a glass of wine and enjoy the art around you. See the Mayra Abo exhibition "El Lenguaje del Abanico" and other exhibiting artists. Pictured: Mayra Abo, "La Chaperona."

Zu Galeria Fine Arts
2248 S.W. 8th Street, Little Havana

Jazz at MOCA
February 29 at 8 p.m.

Vocalist Debbie Orta performs favorites from the Great American Songbook and other jazz styles made popular by other singers such as Diane Reeves, Natalie Cole and Diana Krall. Orta's performances are infused with passion and emotion that comes from a lifelong love of great melodies and lyrics. She has toured extensively with Jose Luis Rodriguez "El Puma" and the Latin heartthrob Chayanne, and she appears regularly with the 16-piece Dana Paul's Real Deal Band and the well-known New York society orchestra, The Bob Hardwick Sound. Jazz at MOCA, sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company and the City of North Miami, is Miami's longest running free jazz concert series, held the last Friday of the month, rain or shine. The MOCA galleries will be open by donation from 7 to 10 p.m. so visitors may tour Jorge Pardo: House, featuring over 60 works, including photo murals, sculpture and paintings presented as actual rooms of a house. The exhibition closes on March 3.

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

Jose Gonzalez in Concert
February 29 at 8 p.m.

José González's low-voiced, serious and introverted music has been embraced across Europe and in the US by indie fans. Now the sensational young artist from Sweden makes his Florida debut in concert with special guest, Mia Doi Todd. The concert, co-presented by Poplife and the Rhythm Foundation, launches the 6th annual Heineken Festival. Reverb will assist Gonzalez in calculating and cancelling out the carbon emissions this Green tour produces, and a portion of the cost of each ticket goes to support Reverb's mission. Tickets are $16 purchased in advance and $21 at the door.

Manuel Artime Theatre
900 S.W. 1st Street, Miami

16th Annual "Art of Table Decorating"
Friday – Sunday
February 29 – March 2

A preview cocktail party on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. will kick off this year's Beaux Arts exhibition, "Art of Table Decorating." Be inspired by more than 25 uniquely designed tables created by Beaux Arts members and South Florida's top designers and event planners. Tickets for the cocktail preview party are $60 and include an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and live music and you view one gorgeous table after another. The exhibition continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and tickets are available for $7 per person. All proceeds go to community outreach and acquisition of new works for the Lowe's permanent collection.

Lowe Art Museum at UM
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables

Miami City Ballet Program III
Friday - Sunday
February 29 – March 2

Featured in Program III is the Miami City Ballet Premiere of Balanchine's "Bourrée Fantasque," - French to the max and pure pleasure - set to the music of Emmanuel Chabrier, staged by NYC Ballet soloist Susan Pilarre with costumes courtesy of American Ballet Theatre. Also shown on this program is "Serenade," performed by 28 dancers to the music of Tchaikovsky. The mostly female cast is dressed in long flowing neoclassical romantic tutus, set against a dreamy blue background. This ballet, choreographed in 1934 by George Balanchine, is based very simply on an evening ballet class and its moving choreography has stood the test of time. Also featured is "Pas de Dix," a set of dances in the grand manner dominated by a brilliant ballerina role yet inflected with Hungarian folk style. Tickets range from $19 to $125, and performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Pictured: Patricia Delgado and Carlos Guerra in "Bourrée Fantasque;" photo by Joe Gato.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

"Mad Forest" and "The America Play"
Final Weekend

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre presents two powerful theatre pieces in repertory through March 2. Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' comic-drama "The America Play" is a provocative play that focuses on race, history, aspiration and their role in shaping contemporary American identity. Caryl Churchill, a British playwright, took a group of students from the London School of Drama to Bucharest on the heels of the Romanian Revolution in 1989. "Mad Forest" was the result; a drama that combines the non-fictional insights of Romanian citizens with the fictional stories of 2 families connected by the wedding engagements of their children. Performances alternate Thurs - Sat at 8 p.m. and Sat and Sun at 2 p.m.

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at UM
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
305-284-3355 (Box Office)

"Levee James"
Final Weekend

"Levee James," directed by New York's Jerry Maple, Jr., is a powerful love story set in Georgia in 1923. Just in time for African-American History Month, M Ensemble Company's production portrays a hard working man's attempt to have and hold onto the American dream. Written by S.M. Shephard-Massat, the play explores love in a world and at a time when random cruelty and lynching are commonplace. When an Atlanta ladies' maid returns home to Senoia, Georgia for a visit, she finds more than she bargained for. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors.

M Ensemble Actors Studio
12320 West Dixie Highway, North Miami

Bach and the Baroque
Friday - Sunday
February 29 – March 2

He's Bach, ahem, back. And this time he's brought one of his sons with him. From Bach Senior's beloved "Air" to the more Classical-leaning symphonies of C.P.E., this program proves that genius runs in the family. Performed in authentic period style under the baton of Dutch master Ton Koopman, the intricate beauties of the Baroque style will enchant you. Performances by the New World Symphony are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $78 to $27.

Lincoln Theatre
541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

"Viagara Falls"
Final Weekend

The newly renovated Hollywood Playhouse presents the new hit comedy "Viagara Falls" as the opening production for its revival season. The show revolves around Charley Millhouse (Lou Cutell), who is about to celebrate his 77th birthday, with his Korean War buddy Moe Crubbs (Don Jacob). Wanting one last fling, Charley finds an internet call girl service run by Jacqueline Tempest (Janice Hamilton), and plans to further spice up the evening with the help of a "little blue pill," leading to multiple surprises and a twist ending. Carol Burnett remarked after seeing the show, "On a scale of one to ten, this show's a 12!" Performances are Thurs matinees at 2 p.m., Fri at 8 p.m., Sat at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sun at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $39 with reduced prices available to groups of 10 or more.

Hollywood Playhouse
2640 Washington Street, Hollywood

Mo's Loft Jazz
March 1 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Mo Morgen's Loft Jazz, at a great new spot in North Miami, switches to Saturday nights. Relax, take in some fabulous jazz, enjoy snacks, wine, soft drinks, and coffee, check out the art, mix and mingle - all in one incredible art space. It's jazz with Mo and Madofa, sit-in guests and jams. $12 gets you everything - plenty of parking. Just a little tricky to find - go South on N.E. 6th Avenue from 125th Street and turn right on 124th Street. Parking is across the street on West Dixie Highway. Use the side rear door on 124th Street (not front door).

SUYU Galleries
12399 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami
305-456-6460 (night of performance only)

Arts Ballet Theatre's "Doctor Ouch"
Saturday & Sunday
March 1 & 2

This performance is part of Arts Ballet Theatre's Family Series for the enjoyment of young audiences. "Doctor Ouch!" is a ballet in two acts based on children poems about a doctor who cures animals and goes to Africa to save monkeys who are ill. If there are hospitals for people, then why not have hospitals for animals? And in every hospital there must be a doctor. Who will prescribe eyeglasses for an owl or sew a new wing on a Flamingo? Good old Doctor Ouch, of course! To help his animal friends, Doctor Ouch sets out for faraway Africa and, together with his patients, fights with the devious pirate Barmalei and experiences many unbelievable adventures. It's a mischievous, hilarious ballet packed with pirates and chases, flying birds and dances. Performances are Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., and tickets are $25.

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

The Vanaver Caravan
Saturday & Sunday
March 1 & 2

The St. Martha-Yamaha Concert Series presents The Vanaver Caravan, a group that specializes in American and international folk music. "Pastures of Plenty," their special tribute to Woody Guthrie, will bring music, singing and head-over-heels dancing to The Atrium at St. Martha's, enhanced with a specially built stage and new sound system just in time for this performance. Meet the artists at a special post-performance reception included with your tickets. General admission is $10, and Blue Circle (preferred seating) is $20.

St. Martha Church
9301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores

Tom Wesselman
Throughout March

Noted art historian Lucy Lippard called Tom Wesselmann one of the five "hard-core" New York pop artists, joining Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Oldenburg. The phrase defines the brazen quality of Wesselmann's painted images of still lifes, nudes, and abstract landscapes. As a young art student, Wesselmann was strongly influenced by the work Willem de Kooning, and from this great abstract expressionist he gained a sense of filling a canvas and pushing images to the outer edges. Wesselmann explored collage and assemblages, and these designs were to be precursors to his famous 100-piece Great American Nude series of the 1960s. Flat, bright, billboard colors set against a clean white background - a style that hints at techniques used in advertising posters - have defined the artist's work. In addition to his paintings, Wesselmann created 3-dimensional pieces in aluminum, steel and enamel. The work of Tom Wesselmann is on exhibit the month of March at Opera Gallery Miami. Pictured: "Bedroom face with orange," 1987, #81/100, silkscreen, 58.7 x 65 in.

Opera Gallery Miami at Bal Harbour Shops #218
9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour

Happy 104th Birthday Dr. Seuss!
March 2 from noon to 6 p.m.

Meet your favorite Suess characters, enjoy Seuss performances, Seussical arts and crafts, ice cream and birthday cake, and play in "Oh Seuss! Off to Great Places." Admission is free for Miami Children's Museum members; $10 for non-members.

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami

Vintage South Florida
March 2 from Noon to 6 p.m.

Enjoy a fun-filled day celebrating history & architecture in historic Downtown Hollywood. Outdoor museum exhibits, book signings, live music and entertainment, vintage car show, antique & collectible market, children's activities & lots more! Free admission!

Downtown Hollywood in the ArtsPark at Young Circle and on
Hollywood Boulevard between Young Circle and 21st Avenue

Sheba, a Jewish Chamber Music Ensemble
March 2 at 3 p.m.

Sheba is a chamber ensemble comprised of 5 young music students from the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music in New York City. The members - Gabrielle Fink, violin; Talya Smilowitz, voice; Leat Sabbah, cello; Alicia Kravitz, flute; and Yoni Levyatov, piano - will perform a program of popular Jewish songs with an individual and modern twist. Joining the ensemble as guest artist is pianist Dr. Alan Mason, Director of Music at Temple Israel. Tickets are $15 for Temple members and $20 for all others.

Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 N.E. 19th Street, Miami

Trees Have AIDS - The Anti-Stigma Project
Through March

Take note of those bristling red puffs infecting trees on Biscayne Boulevard near the Design District. They are inspired by artist John DeFaro in response to a misinformed individual he met who fears living in southwest Miami because mosquitoes might transport the deadly HIV virus from infected farm workers. This unsettling connection of stigma and ignorance moved DeFaro to create a batch of bright red, viral puffs, much like the ones in his Art Basel 2003 installation, and tag trees to provoke curiosity and comment on the absurdity of many of the notions that persist about HIV and AIDS. It's his guerilla warfare campaign against ignorance. The project hits NYC next month to coincide with the Whitney Biennial and the Armory Show. See more of DeFaro's work at the current ArtSoBay Juried Art Show at the Deering Estate through March 31.

Biscayne Boulevard exit off Julia Tuttle Causeway
And Random Trees in the Design District, Miami

Rhythms of Modernity
March 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Just as Wilfredo Lam integrated the concepts of modernism and Afro-Cuban culture into his art, the composers whose work will be presented by the NODUS Ensemble at MAM also draw on their Cuban heritage in contemporary compositions. The concert will include Nengón Transformation 1 (2004) by Keyla Orozco; Momentum (1984) by Tania Leon; Tablao (2004 by Sergio Barroso; Flor invernal (2002) by Ileana Pérez Velázquez; Mistica (2003) by Tania Leon; and silencios imaginados (2001) by Orlando Jacinto Garcia. The NODUS Ensemble, the professional contemporary chamber music ensemble in residence at Florida International University's School of Music, was inititated by composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia. This MAM concert is sponsored in honor of Carl Randolph. Tickets are $5 for MAM members and students with ID; $10 for nonmembers.

Miami Art Museum Auditorium
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

"The Soul of Gershwin"
March 4 – 9

"The Soul of Gershwin," The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer, opens its exclusive South Florida engagement on Tuesday, March 4, with 8 shows only. Come see why this fascinating 23-song theatrical concert packed the house for four weeks running at Miami's Coconut Grove Playhouse. The original virtuoso-class cast of vocalists returns, backed by an incomparable klezmer band with George Gershwin himself acting as narrator. Together they demonstrate the musical and ethnic influences that stoked the Gershwin genius - popular songs and opera, the intrinsic rhythms of blues and jazz, Yiddish theater. Show business legend Jack Klugman opens every performance with onstage, pre-curtain remarks. Tickets are $30 to $65. Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 8 p.m., and matinees at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit the website for more information and musical sound bites. Presented by American Theater Festival and National Jewish Theater, Arnold Mittelman, Producing Artistic Director.

Parker Playhouse
707 N.E. 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Russian National Orchestra
March 6 at 8 p.m.

Prokofiev's Suite from the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" will be the highlights of the program when the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Claus Peter Flor, is presented by the Concert Association of Florida. The Grammy Award-winning orchestra has been in demand throughout the music world since its 1990 Moscow premier and was the first Russian orchestra to perform at the Vatican and in Israel. Accolades from around the world have paid the orchestra the highest tributes, including Gramophone magazine's listing of their recording of Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique" as the best in history. Tickets are $120, $81, $48 and $18 with a number of good seating locations offered in a special promotion at $20 and $10.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Opening Reception for "Eclipse of the Mind"
March 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Experience the diversity of light at Avant Gallery's "Eclipse of the Mind" exhibition featuring works by Amir Aziz, Arno Elias, Janne Kyttanen for Freedom of Creation, and Verner Panton. The mesmerizing designs on display range from new licensed re-issues of iconic lighting by Verner Panton, to advanced technology prototypes by Janne Kyttanen and his award-winning firm Freedom of Creation. Up and coming artists Amir Aziz and Arno Elias explore the realms of light and time with their cutting-edge multi-sensual pieces. Light and the interplay of installations take on new dimensions in this exhibition. At the opening reception enjoy music by DJ Danny Stern along with Arno Elias of Buddha Bar. RSVP via email or phone, please.

Avant Gallery
1680 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach
305-535-9935 (Carolina Márquez)

Gables Gallery Night
March 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Join the fun every first Friday when Gables Gallery Night attracts collectors and young professionals to the art galleries, sidewalk tapas bars, fine restaurants and clubs in safe, comfortable downtown Coral Gables. Whisked between galleries aboard free air-conditioned minibus limousines or the city's quaint trolleys, thousands of visitors join local residents at Greater Miami's liveliest monthly event. Enjoy complementary refreshments, stroll through exhibitions of contemporary and modern Latin American, North American, and European art, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, works on paper and photography, along with art books, in a downtown area chock full of fascinating boutiques. Top off your evening in one of Coral Gables' celebrated dining spots - all within easy walking distance! Click to view participating member galleries.

Throughout the Coral Gables Business District

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

International Women’s Day March 7 2008

I wanted you to be aware of a very exciting conference I am working on at the World Trade Center Miami. The half-day conference and awards program titled
International Women’s Day 2008
has been hosted for the past 5 years by the World Trade Center Miami and recognizes Florida’s most important and influential women who have inspired others to make major achievements in international business.
International Women’s Day has been celebrated by the United Nations (UN) since 1975. The UN’s annual commemoration serves to focus attention on the rights of women around the world. Also, it highlights women’s issues globally and focuses on their achievements.
A brochure of the conference and awards luncheon is attached.
Akerman Senterfitt, Antillean Marine, Consulate General of Canada, Commissioner Natacha Seijas, Enterprise Florida, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gulf Power, Gunster Yoakley, KSR, Seaboard Marine and UPS.
Table sponsors include: AsiaAmericana, BankAtlantic, Baptist Health South Florida, Consulate General of Canada, FedEx, Jay Malina International Trade Consortium, Miami International Airport, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg, World Trade Center Board and Victoriana LLC. Information about the conference, our speakers and our sponsors is available on our website
I hope you will be able to participate as an attendee and / or a sponsor at this very important global celebration of International Women’s Day.
I will call you next week to follow up.
Muriel Sommers
International Women’s Day
(305) 871-7910
Please join me at the International Women’s Day
Conference and Awards Luncheon and meet Florida’s most important and influential women executives.
Friday, March 7, 2008 | Hilton Miami Airport Hotel
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126 (305) 262-1000
8:00 a.m. Conference Registration
8:45 a.m. Official Opening and Welcome
11:30 a.m. Luncheon Registration
12:00 noon Awards Presentation and Luncheon
Please complete the following information and fax to the World Trade Center Miami at
305-871-7904 or send a check payable to the World Trade Center Miami and mail to:
World Trade Center Miami, Port of Miami, 1007 N. America Way, Suite 500, Miami, Florida 33132 by COB February 29th. No refunds for cancellations after Friday, February 29th.

Job in La/ Dallas

Contact VFranzoni @

POSITION: SeniorAccount Supervisor, Hispanic PR
LOCATION: Los Angeles
REPORTS TO: Director

The Senior Account Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day management of accounts, including work delegation and development of team members. The Supervisor also plays a key role in developing and carrying out initiatives for clients and is the point person for the client.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the ideal candidate:
• A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, PR or Marketing
• At least five years of public relations and account management experience, with at least half in the Hispanic market
• Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience
• Solid project mgmt skills; ability to develop and monitor work plans
• Strong presentation/selling skills
• Team leader; ability to lead, develop and motivate staff
• Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Spanish
• Contacts and experience pitching Hispanic media in the U.S.

Responsibilities include:
• Build and supervise account teams
• Draft strategic plans with budgets and timelines
• Supervise Hispanic PR campaigns and projects
• Provide coaching and support for campaign spokespersons
• Build client-agency relationships and serve as day-to-day client contact
• Work cooperatively with agency partners
• Schedule and, when appropriate, moderate client, account team and agency meetings
• Respond effectively to client concerns and account challenges
• Evaluate account activities and accomplishments regularly
• Draft updates and results reports
• Manage account budgets
• Meet internal and external deadlines
• Help grow existing accounts and develop new business, including contribute to proposals and participate in presentations
Director of Marketing and Channel Development

Reports to: President
Location: Ft. Worth, TX

Can you develop and execute marketing strategies that drive client acquisition and revenue growth from current and new vertical markets? Are you experienced in marketing an organization internally and externally to raise brand awareness, and promote increased business growth by identifying new vertical markets to penetrate? Also, can you identify potential customers, with their respective market share and penetration, as well as determine potential revenue streams and profitability for logistics and value added services from new vertical markets?

We are a proven market leader in outsourced logistics and electronics repair services for the wireless and high-tech industries, and we are recruiting for a Director of Marketing and Channel Development who can develop, implement and manage my client’s marketing strategy from a business, sales, and technical perspective. In fact, we deliver third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain services, while specializing in forward logistics, reverse logistics, asset recovery, test & repair, kitting & packaging and value-added services for high-value, serialized devices in the wireless, broadband and medical industries.

Job Description
• Develop strategic plans for new vertical market penetration that includes SWOT analyses, potential customers and competitors, legal requirements, potential revenues and profits, etc.
• Work closely with the Business Development and Operations teams to identify and design solutions for targeted markets
• Document Channel Development processes; continual refinement with experiential data
• Collaborate with key personnel to translate new vertical market initiatives into channel specific marketing activities
• Form and maintain strategic partnerships for co-marketing opportunities; Work with Operations to identify and qualify potential partners
• Develop Strategic plan, budget, and forecast for sales and marketing
• Create and execute marketing and PR plan
• Enhance company web site
• Market research and competitive analysis
• New Product development and launch design; Trade show strategy and execution
• Build the lead generation and qualification process; Ensure compliance with corporate image and identity, guidelines, company policy and procedures
• Direction and development for direct reports
• Direction to approved outside agencies
• Communication and planning with customers, vendors and executive management
• Contribute to company overall strategies and goals, training program, succession planning, staff career path planning, policies, and procedures.

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Job Qualifications:
• BA or equivalent in – related field – Marketing, Business, Logistics, Supply Chain
• 10+ years marketing experience with heavy customer contact in the third party logistics industry
• Experience with electronic/high tech, wireless, medical device/health care industries preferred
• Development of new marketing materials to include industry specific pieces
• Self managed
• Excellent organizational and planning skills
• Supervision – 3 to 5 direct reports
• Proficiency in analysis and problem solving
• High degree of computer literacy
• Communication – High degree of proficiency verbal and written
• English fluency

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, who is strongly encouraging Diversity candidates to apply, and this is a position that offers a competitive base salary, a total compensation plan with a 20% bonus, and a benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance with a 401(k) with a company match, along with relocation assistance for the right candidate.

With a customer roster including TomTom, Palm and Pantech, we raise the standard for quality, service and performance. To drive improved service, efficiencies and customer retention, we work closely with our clients to create a supply chain that is as unique as their company. Using continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, we put our people, processes and technology together to deploy smart, focused and complete solutions.

Chamber activities

Wed, Feb 27th @ 7:45 AM
Aventura Marketing Council SpeedBiz
BNY Mellon, 18841 NE 29 Ave, Aventura
One-on-One Networking..just like Speed Dating...only better.
No Cost. AMC members only
Note: if you’re not an AMC member, but would like to check this out, let me know, and you may attend as my guest.

Wed, Feb 27th from 6 PM – 8 PM
International Business Council of Florida Networking & Cultural Event honoring Belize
Big Fish Restaurant on the Miami River, 55 SW Miami Ave
Table Displays available from $150
No Cost for Admission. Space is limited
RSVP to “” or call 786-306-6650

Thursday, Feb 28th from 6 PM – 8 PM
Gr Miami Conv & Visitors Bureau and the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Networker
Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler St, downtown Miami
No Cost
RSVP by Feb 25th to 305-539-2929 or email

Thursday, Feb 28th from 6 PM – 8 PM
Miami Beach Chamber & Biscayne Corridor Council Networker
North One 10, 11052 Biscayne Blvd.
$10 members; $15 non-members
For more info and to RSVP call 305-695-6834

Thursday, Feb 28th from 6 PM – 9 PM
Lorna Owens book signing @ The Coffee Scene
15955 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines
No Cost
RSVP to 954-441-2364

Thursday, Feb 28th @ 6 PM
Aventura Marketing Council Networker @ Gallery Art
20633 Biscayne Blvd, Promenade Shops, Aventura
No Cost. AMC members only
Note: if you’re not an AMC member, but would like to attend, let me know, and you may attend as my guest.

Friday, Feb 29th from 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Miami Beach Chamber Champions of Business Luncheon
Ritz Carlton, One Lincoln Rd, South Beach
$75 members; $85 non-members
RSVP to Danielle Hirschfeld @ 305-695-6834

Tuesday, March 4th from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Miami Beach Chamber Panel Discussion: Guerrilla Marketing Matters
“Achieving conventional profits with unconventional methods”
1920 Meridian Ave, 3 Floor
$10 for lunch
Space is limited. RSVP to 305-695-6834

Sunday, March 9th from 1 PM – 4 PM
Cultural event @ Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
Featuring: Robert Montrose Waite, author of Haunted by Africa
4029 North Miami Ave, in the Miami Design District
RSVP 305-573-1819 or go online to

Wed, March 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Miami Beach Chamber, Miami-Dade Chamber, Aventura Mktg Council, Chamber South, Mt Sinai Young Professionals & American Mktg Assoc Networker
Aquasino Yacht, 390 Alton Road, Miami Beach Marina
No Cost
Must RSVP by March 14th
Note: This is an excellent opportunity to make contact with people from a number of other chambers and associations. If you’re a member of any of the above mentioned organizations, you RSVP directly to them. If not, let me know and you can attend as my guest.

Monday, May 5th @ 11 AM
Gr Miami & the Beaches Hotel Assoc Award Luncheon & Business Expo
Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 S.E. Second Ave
More info to follow

Saturday, May 10th @ 8 PM
Miami Beach Chamber 86th Annual Dinner Gala (Black Tie)
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins
Honorees: The Galbut Family, Jonathan Tisch & Lee Brian Schrager
Dinner, Dancing & Silent Auction
More Info To Follow
Note: Great exposure opportunities are available through sponsorships and auction items. I’m on the auction committee again this year; so contact me if you’d like to participate.


The Bushmen are ON this weekend - the countdown to St. Patrick's is also on.

Friday night at the Playwright Irish Pub on Miami Beach
1265 Washington Ave - Miami Beach, FL, 33139
10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Saturday night at John Martin's on Miracle Mile
Acoustic duet (Sergio and Carlos)
8 p.m. - 12 p.m.

Looking forward to having you there.

New restaurant- Badrutt’s Place- Daily Candy

February 27, 2008
Swiss Bliss
Badrutt’s Place Opens

You were going to jaunt off to the Alps for the weekend, but you couldn’t get a flight.

Because you’re broke.

No need to hop the pond. The real jet set will be converging at Badrutt’s Place, celebrating its grand opening today. It’s the first U.S. location of the Swiss palace, where royals have lazed since 1896.

The interior was designed by Alison Antrobus (of Philippe Starck); local craftsmen made the furniture by hand. The decor is first class: a raised V.I.P. lounge; colored lights adorning rounded, canvas walls; and creamy leather chairs. The crystal clear sound system is one of the country’s best.

The menu’s a direct flight to Europe: octopus carpaccio, terrine de foie gras, duck breast with orange sauce, striped seabass in light broth.

And for dessert, zabaglione or Napoleon with berries.

Now that’s the ticket.

Badrutt’s Place, 1250 South Miami Avenue (305-415-0070 or

New Times events

Dogs on the Catwalk!
Put your best paw forward! On March 9th, 2008 11am-2pm the dogs will take over the catwalk! Come out and enjoy a dog fashion show. Learn more about Pet Concierge, Pet Adoption, Cool Zone, Dog Obedience, Pet look - a - like, awards for the Best Trick, and more!!! Happening at Kennedy Park located at 2400 South Bayshore Dr. Call 305-642-1271 for more information. Or click here

Check us out! The street team will be handing out plenty of Springbac,
a great new drink that replenishes nutrients essential to an active lifestyle. Springbac contains no caffeine, no taurine and no guarana, so it's a really healthy way to rejuvenate your body. Springbac. Replenish Responsibly.

FRENCH GLAMOUR, RUSSIAN ELEGANCE & AN AMERICAN CLASSIC: Miami City Ballet presents Program III on February 29-March 2 at The Arsht Center (formerly Carnival Center). See the Company Premiere of Bourrée Fantasque, a high-spirited, French-styled dance. Plus the grand spectacle of Pas de Dix and George Balanchine’s first American ballet, Serenade. Performance tickets start at just $19. For tickets click here or call the MCB Box Office at (305) 929-7010.

A Little Splurge. A Lot of Style. Only the best for you! Come shop our huge sale and find exactly what you desire. From sofas to dinig room sets. Fabulous. Affordable. F Republik. Loacted at 15903 Biscayne Blvd N. Miami Beach, 305 948-0239. And at 219 Miracle Mile Coral Gables,305 460-6950. Click here to see the fabulous selection.

Art @ MIASCI: Happy Hour with Substance. This Thursday, February 28th from 6pm - 9pm. Join young professionals, science aficionados and art enthusiasts for a happy hour alternative in a non-traditional setting. Enjoy an open bar, hors d' oeuvres and our exhibits while listening to the sounds of renowned South Florida DJs. Every month our focus will change to include a short program dedicated to an art form, from dance to poetry to the visual and culinary arts. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave. Members: $6.00, General Public: $10.00. For more information call 305-646-4209 or click here.

Enjoy DIXIE ADULT MEGAPLEX, the #1 ADULT STORE in Miami. EVERYDAY SPECIALS for LADIES: sexy shoes, lingerie, novelties, toys, DVDs. Enjoy nonstop DVD movies playing at TWIN CINEMAS for only $8 or come and go as you please with a $10 ALL DAY PASS. Choose from over 50,000 and 100 new DVDs weekly. The only store with BUY 1 get 1 FREE; BUY 2 get 3 FREE, BUY 3 get 5 FREE!!! You can’t beat it! Come and enjoy the #1 place for fun. Dixie Adult XXX MEGAPLEX located at 27338 South Dixie Hwy. Naranja FL call 305-247-5127 for more information.

Come one, come all and come hungry to celebrate the newest addiction to Coral Gables, ARTFISH ON THE MILE. The cuisine is innovative and brilliantly designed so you can dine comfortalby within your budget while treating your tastebuds to delicacies that are simple yet elegant. Enjoy wine selections from around the world, excellent ceviche and the freshest seafood in town. CAUGHT TODAY, SERVED TODAY! Open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Located at 264 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Call 305-529-5044 for more information.

CLOSING SALE!! EVERYTHING MUST GO! Furniture Boutique is a contemporary store, featuring beautiful home furnishings in a modern design setting, all highly competitively priced. Please stop in to our storeroom for our low prices TODAY! For more information click here.

must-see while in Ft. Lauderdale. This striking Exhibition showcases
real human bodies, dissected and preserved through a revolutionary process allowing visitors to see themselves in a fascinating way like never before. BODIES...The Exhibition will enlighten, empower, and inspire.

Win free tickets to Starkiller and Austin Leed at Mansion on March 1st!
Click here to see what other free stuff you can win!

Looking to rent your place out?

I hope this email finds you well. For a variety of
personal reasons - not the least oh which is I can't
take the New England winter any more, I am looking for
a place to rent down south for the month of March. My
only requirements would be that there be two bedrooms
and broadband access (if in the Miami area, I am
flexible on this b/c I can work from Amex offices
there). Pet friendly would help though it's not a
deal breaker.

If you know anyone looking or willing to rent their
place in March, please let me know.


teresa_younger @

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

March at Miami Beach Cinematheque

at MBC!
The on-going film festival where you don't just watch films, you experience them!
512 Española Way at Plaza de España (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)

“Cinema and Beyond: Peter GREENAWAY”
A Retrospective in 92 ½ Parts. . .

The March MBC “Great Director” is the extraordinarily

independent British Director Peter Greenaway. His complex work as an artist is seen in his

stunning perfectionism in visual and conceptual style, displayed in his eccentric and controversial

cinematic works from his early shorts (which will screen throughout the retrospective) to the

remarkable new works in digital experimentation. At the moment when the remote control hit the

world’s living rooms (1983), he declared “the end of cinema” as we know it, and welcomed new

alternative technologies. He remains on the cutting edge of the “new cinema" and beyond, embracing

digital capacities, and the remarkable VJ experience to expand cinema horizons. The MBC

retrospective is a chance to see several decades-worth of Greenaway's legendary classic creations.

THANKS to all who made the officially sanctioned OSCAR® NIGHT a sold out success!

(and congratulations to the 2008 Oscar® Quiz winner: Wendy Mae Chambers!...

"possibly the world's foremost virtuoso of the toy piano"--New York Times)

Feb 29 FRI 8:30pm:

“Cinema and Beyond: Peter GREENAWAY”

The Falls (1980) 195min.

"I like to think of The Falls as my own personal encyclopedia Greenaway-ensis."

-Peter Greenaway

The complexity and profound intellectual stimuli found in any given Greenaway project

started as one big fat absurd kind of game (and remained that, to a degree, throughout

his career). So in order to fully understand the following Greenaway films of the MBC

retrospective (even though that is, of course, impossible) it is important to get a peek at

this root of the conceptual base (or is it the insanity?). The Falls is an epic faux-documentary

made up of 92 mini-biographies of people who are victims but survivors of the mysterious

“VUE”, or “Violent Unknown Event”. Each of the people interviewed here have last names

beginning with the letters F-A-L-L, making this investigation only part of the story, meaning

it actually could go on forever, depending on your calculations. For reasons unexplained but

exhaustively investigated, the VUE has something to do with birds, aviation, dreams about

water, and the sudden appearance of 92 new languages. So you can imagine that this

important collection of “documents” could lead to a whole host of similarly detailed films

that could not be made by anyone other than Peter Greenaway. He is the only person in the

world with the artistic audacity.

Official Selection: London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Chicago, Sydney Film Festivals.

WINNER: BFI Award, and “L’Age D’Or” Award, Brussels Int. Film Festival

01 SAT 8pm:

“Cinema and Beyond: Peter GREENAWAY”

The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)

With Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert

Peter Greenaway was launched into the forefront of global cinema with his second full

feature film-puzzle, The Draughtsman’s Contract, an astonishingly detailed and elegant

17th-century sexual romp; a meticulous art-house costume drama with a brain, and a

sense of humor. The aristocratic Mrs. Herbert commissions a handsome but arrogant

artist named Neville (Anthony Higgins) to produce a suite of twelve drawings of her

husband’s estate, and the agreement includes something for the draughtsman besides

finances: she agrees to exactly twelve sexual favors. Hidden in the drawings are clues

to the events that follow that eventually lead to. . .you guessed it. . .murder.

Official Selection: Edinburgh, Venice, Berlin, New York, Rotterdam Film Festivals

“****What we have here is a tantalizing puzzle, wrapped in eroticism and presented

with the utmost elegance. I have never seen a film quite like it. "The Draughtsman’s

Contract” seems to be telling us a very simple story in a very straightforward way, but

after it's over you may need hours of discussion with your friends before you can be

sure (if even then) exactly what happened. His movie is like a crossword puzzle for

the senses.”—Roger Ebert

With the Early Greenaway Short Film:Intervals (1969/6min.)

MBC recommends, as a follow-up to the MBC retrospective

“The Passion of Amos GITAI”, Gitai’s latest film:

Special Discount for MBC Supporters!

01 SAT 10:15pm:

Miami International Film Festival

Regional Premiere!

Gaza (Disengagement)(Amos Gitai/2007)

With Juliette Binoche and Liron Levo

Family secrets surface when a woman (Binoche) and her half-brother (Levo)

reunite in France after years of separation. Their emotional reunion, prompted

by their father’s death, eventually leads them to Israel, where the country’s 2005

disengagement from Gaza sets the stage for the siblings’ individual journeys.

At the Colony Theater

1040 Lincoln Road

Buy Tickets HERE and enter special DISCOUNT CODE MBCAmos

Miami International Film Festival


01 SAT 2-4pm:

PRODUCer Master Class

What does being a producer really mean? Learn about the process of taking material from

story to screen from one of the most experienced and prolific producers working today.

Highlights will include: choosing material, financing and selling your film.

Saturday Producer Master Class is $25 Purchase Tickets HERE

(Or MBC Members are $20 and can purchase tickets HERE)

01 SAT 4:30-6pm:


Saturday March 1st, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

How to finance your independent feature? Listen to packaging agents, independent

producers and financiers discuss their success stories, challenges and realities in the

world of independent production today.

This REEL SEMINAR is $20 Purchase Tickets HERE

(Or MBC Members are $15 and can purchase tickets HERE)

02 SUN 2-3:30pm:

Film PUBLICITY- Case studies

Publicity is the number one vehicle to promote films. Learn from industry veterans’

about strategies that have worked and why some have failed in promoting and publicizing

theatrical release films.

This REEL SEMINAR is $20 Purchase Tickets HERE

(Or MBC Members are $15 and can purchase tickets HERE)

02 SUN 4-5:30pm:

Marketing & Distributing Foreign Language Film

Marketing and distribution executives who specialize in foreign language releases discuss

strategies and opportunities available to foreign language filmmakers. Hear their

suggestions on how to find the broadest audience for your film.

This REEL SEMINAR is $20 Purchase Tickets HERE

(Or MBC Members are $15 and can purchase tickets HERE)

04 TUE 3-4:30pm:

financing Film Abroad

In today's marketplace film financing is put together from various sources around the globe.

Learn from financiers, co-producers and sales agents about ways to access soft money,

tax-credit financing, co-productions with other countries and other creative modes

to complete a budget.

This REEL SEMINAR is $20 Purchase Tickets HERE

(Or MBC Members are $15 and can purchase tickets HERE)

05 WED 3-4:30pm:

FROM ‘GREEN-LIght’ TO ‘GO’: Techniques for INSURING,


Explore some of the basics for obtaining bank financing, a completion bond, and an insurance

package that satisfies the typical two-party bank and insurance transactions. Learn what

holds up the process, and what common pitfalls producers fall into which may completely

halt the process, preventing a film from being made even though it is “green lit” (i.e. the money

and talent are committed). Meet experts in insurance, bonding, film legal and production who

will take us through the process of getting a picture into production.

This REEL SEMINAR is $20 Purchase Tickets HERE

(Or MBC Members are $15. Tickets are only available at rush-line.)

08 SAT 11am-12:30pm:


The big question: what do acquisitions executives look for when pre-buying projects, co-

producing and acquiring completed features? Hear from the industry pros that are reading the

scripts, covering film festivals and meeting with producers as to what piques their interest

and at what stage.

This REEL SEMINAR is $20 Purchase Tickets HERE

(Or MBC Members are $15 and can purchase tickets HERE)


(not open to the public, these meetings are exclusively for invited filmmakers)

07 FRI 8:30pm:

“Cinema and Beyond: Peter GREENAWAY”

A Zed and Two Noughts (aka Zoo) (1985)

With Andréa Ferréol, Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Frances Barber

Peter Greenaway has always had a fascination (no, make that obsession, as in

so many other obsessions) in the cycle of life, ending of course, you know where,

in death. It is how we get there, along with the many other creatures of the world,

that is the important and fascinating thing. Here we have a decidedly bizarre and

complex (no, make that mathematically and aesthetically precise) tale that explains

all that, and more: Former Siamese twins (which explains a lot to begin with), The

Deuce Brothers, begin a detailed investigation of life and death and evolution upon

the death of their wives in a car accident at a zoo. Alba Bewick, The driver of the

car, does not die, but looses a leg in the process. She becomes not only involved with

each of the twins in a sexual relationship, but becomes caught up in the mathematical

evaluations of life along with them, and decides her life needs to be as symmetrical

as theirs. Unfortunately, life is not as perfect as we all would like it to be.

Official Selection: London, Rotterdam, Berlin, New York, Tokyo Film Festivals

“The characters in Zed aren't convincingly human, but neither are they meant to be.

If you want the human touch, go cozy up with Mike Leigh.”—Village Voice

“The BOLDEST and arguably best of Greenaway’s fiction features. . .

Definitely a one-of-a-kind movie!”—Jonathan Rosenblum, Chicago Reader

With the Early Greenaway Short Film:Windows (1974/4min.)

Miami Underground Film Festival (MUFF)

08 SAT 8pm: Craig (Kim Sonderholm/Denmark/2008) 102min

Craig is left all alone when his parents die in a fire. His world slowly becomes

unraveled when he loses his medication and starts to lose his grip on reality.

Lonliness can be a dangerous thing.

10pm: Palace of Stains (Bob Moricz/USA) 70 min

There's a new family in the town of Lydiaville. The Griepers, rich off a television

ministry, move into the house on the hill, and the Cosgraves are not too happy about it.

Meanwhile, the Cosgrave's arch enemies, the Montomerys, have lost their entire fortune.

These three warring clans fight dirty. Palace of Stain has a cast of 56 and was shot in

one wild day. And the short film by Bob Moricz: The Lives of Doris Dolores.

09 SUN 8:30pm: Underground Short Films

A collection of the craziest, most offbeat, and just about the weirest things

you have ever seen. Show up and see for yourself.

14 FRI 8:30pm:

“Cinema and Beyond: Peter GREENAWAY”

Belly Of An Architect (1987)

With Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson, Sergio Fantoni

Oh, the woes of cultural differences!...In fact, in particular, an American living

and working in the European system. (Have you ever tried it?). Peter Greenaway

has always directed his liberal quantities of criticisms on his own kind, the British,

but here the subject of his attacks is the Roman culture of protective artists, and in

particular, architects. Brian Dennehy is Stourley Kracklite, an American architect

supervising an exhibition in Rome in memory of his French idol, architect Etienne-

Louis Boulee. His troubles communicating and succeeding are compounded by the

competitive, carnivorous, and territorial Romans, naturally, since their history is a

bit more involved and dramatic than his. The experience manifests and becomes

obsessively centered for us as well as the character (remember, this is Peter

Greenaway) on his belly, where an unknown illness is eating away at him, just

as his ego is being taken away.

Official Selection: Cannes, Edinburgh, Montreal, New York , Chicago Film Festivals

WINNER: Best Actor, Chicago Film Festival

“Dennehy fans. . .put down that “First Blood” disk and watch this! He achieves

Brando-esque emotional power. Greenaway wisely puts him in almost every frame—

the better, perhaps, to appreciate him as art.”—

With the Early Greenaway Short Film:H Is For House (1976/9min.)

15 SAT 8:30pm: OSCAR® SHORTS 2007!

The 2007 Academy Award nominated and winning

LIVE ACTION short films:

Miami Premieres!

Tanghi Argentini

At Night (Denmark, Oscar Nominees: Christian E. Christiansen & Louise Vesth)
Drama, 40 minutes, Danish w/ English subtitles
Three young women share their problems while spending the holidays in a hospital cancer ward.
Il Supplente (The Substitute) (Italy, Oscar Nominee: Andrea Jublin)
Comedy, 17 minutes, Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of an unusual newcomer galvanizes the students in a high school classroom.
Le Mozart Des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)


(France, Oscar Nominee: Philippe Pollet-Villard)
Comedy, 31 minutes, French w/ English subtitles
A pair of unlucky thieves find their fortunes have changed when they take in a deaf homeless boy.
Tanghi Argentini (Belgium, Oscar Nominees: Guido Thys & Anja Daelemans)
Comedy, 13 minutes, French w/ English subtitles
A man who must learn to dance the tango in two weeks asks an office colleague for help.
The Tonto Woman (UK, Oscar Nominees: Daniel Barber & Matthew Brown)
Drama, 36 minutes, English
A cattle rustler meets a woman who is living in isolation after being held prisoner for eleven

years by the Mojave Indians.

16 SUN 8pm: Cine-IMPROV!

A LIVE Comedic Jam served with cinema on the side!

photo: Greenaway's Drowning By Numbers inspires the "Model Citizens" of Cine-Improv!

Miami’s hottest improv actors Michael Murray and Sasha Weisfeld welcome some

of South Florida’s best improvisers... to perform unscripted theater based on your

suggestions, in the art of “long form improv," rather than the typical comedy you see

at the clubs and on TV. Including film dubbing, the "Armando Diaz Experience," and

a live improvised "movie" based on the life experiences of one of our audience members,

with stylistic parody, edits, comedic characters, and other scenic devices. Also featuring

a special improvised musical interlude" by the incomparable Sasha Weisfeld!

This month’s theme: GREENAWAY!

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

Florida exclusive previews of award winning documentaries

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

King Corn (Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis, and Ian Cheney/2007)

Have you been wondering why Americans are so overweight? Or why certain foods are

so cheap? Have you heard our average life expectancy is headed down, not up? Two

college friends set out with director Aaron Woolf in search of answers to these questions

and were surprised by what they discovered. You will be too as this film follows a crop

of corn from seed to your dinner plate.

"As important as Super Size Me and An Inconvenient Truth in the recent rash of

documentaries that challenge our perceptions of daily life in America"

--The Austin Chronicle

21 FRI 8:30pm:

“Cinema and Beyond: Peter GREENAWAY”

Drowning By Numbers (1988)

With Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson

This is a classic battle of

the sexes story of three generations of women: a mother, daughter, and niece

(all named Cissie Colpitts), who all decide enough is enough and kill their husbands

by drowning, all according to the rules and regulations of what comes first, second,

third, and. . .so forth, until 100 (of course). We are guided by a young innocent girl,

our navigator, who knows all the answers, influenced by old fashioned English

fables as well as Greek mythology, where air is masculine and water is feminine.

Again, this is Peter Greenaway, so we are concerned with not only each and every

detail, but the order of activities and the obsessive organization of those activities,

all for the sake of the tapestry of art, of course. Life and death is a game; at least

that is the way the English see it.

Official Selection: Cannes, Rio, Barcelona, Toronto

WINNER: Best Artistic Contribution, Cannes Film Festival

"The vistas of East Anglia provide the backdrop to a story that smacks of Agatha

Christie on LSD and a whiff of laughing gas, making this the director’s most

English film since The Draughtsman's Contract."

- Barbara Scharres Gene Siskal Center

With the Early Greenaway Short Film:Water Wrackets (1978/11min.)

22 SAT 8:30pm: ENCORE screening! “JUDAICA on Film”

An Evening with Marian Marzynski

Settlement (2008)

Ten years after the release of his classic film SHTETL, Polish filmmaker and

Holocaust survivor Marian Marzynski, who was responsible for the realist new wave

of filmmaking in Poland in the 1960’s along with others such as Roman Polanski,

returns to the subject with SETTLEMENT. This is not the story of a man discovering

his roots, but of a man connecting to his present, to a living family he knows nothing

about. Nor is it the story of the family he lost but rather of the family he never knew

he had and of his attempt, through film, to become a part of this family. This is the

story of one house in a Polish shtetl in the 1930s, a warm house of eleven children and

a thriving bakery business that vanished in the Holocaust, sending its inhabitants, those

who survived, to every corner of the earth in search of new homes. Marian Marzynski,

in the wake of his previous work, SHTETL, learned that there was indeed something to

search for, that the house of Kushner has become many houses and that he is not alone

in his search for home.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Marian Marzynski

Winter Music Conference Special Event

Presented with Power of Love Productions

26 WED 8:30pm: An Evening with Jesse Saunders

The First House Music Producer, and author/director of:

House Music: The Real Story (Jesse Saunders/2007)

Featuring Jessie Saunders, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Larry Levan, Pete

Tong, Donna Summer, Louie Armstrong, BB King, KoKo Taylor, Chuck Berry,

Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, The Go Go’s, Blondie, Devo, B-52’s, Madonna,

The Talkning Heads, and many more!

As first seen at PLANET HOLLYWOOD Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, this visually

dynamic documentary has captured the imagination of thousands of dance music

enthusiasts. It is an adaptation of the book House Music: The Real Story, written

by the amn who created the world’s first House record (ON & ON, 1984), Jesse

Saunders. It delves into and beyond the rave culture and where it’s left those who

were rudely put out by the passing of the Rave Act by Congress. It’s a trippy,

stimulating, visual experience (similar to attending a RAVE), mixed with DJ style

that will have you dancing in your seat.

The film will be followed by Q&A WITH JESSE SAUNDERS at MBC,

and autographed copies of his new book will be available for purchase.

28 FRI 8:30pm:

“Cinema and Beyond: Peter GREENAWAY”

8 ½ Women (2000)

With John Standing, Mathew Delamere

'If every man is supposed to think of sex once every nine minutes, what on earth does

he think of in the other eight?'

In Greenaway’s homage to

Federico Fellini, John Standing plays Philip Emmenthal, a banker who has just gained

control of some pachinko parlours in Tokyo. His odd son Storey is looking after them

in Japan, while Philip resides in his mansion in Geneva. When Philip's wife dies, he

tells Storey to return to Geneva to console him. While there, Storey takes Philip to see

Fellini's 8 1/2, and it gives them both an inspiration to use their mansion as a bordello.

They go back to Japan and bring an assortment of women back to the mansion.

Just like Guido would have.

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival

"Peter Greenaway's masterful meditation on grief, sexual indulgence and power

might just be his masterpiece... If 8 1/2 Women isn't the best film of Greenaway's

career, it ranks with anything this obsessive and utterly distinctive filmmaker

has ever done." --Andrew O’Hehir,

And the short Greenaway film:

Dear Phone (1977)

29 SAT 8:30pm: OSCAR® SHORTS 2007!

The 2007 Academy Award nominated and winning

ANIMATED short films:

Miami Premieres!

Madame Tutli-Putli

I Met The Walrus (Canada, Oscar Nominee: Josh Raskin)
5 minutes, English, 2D Animation, Documentary
In 1969, fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room with

his tape recorder and persuaded him to do an interview.
Madame Tutli-Putli

(Canada, Oscar Nominees: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski)
17 minutes, Silent, Claymation/CGI, Drama
A timid woman boards a mysterious night train and has a series of frightening experiences.
Meme les Pigeons vont au Paradis

(Even Pigeons Go To Heaven)

(France, Oscar Nominees: Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse)
9 minutes, French w/ English subtitles, CGI
A priest tries to sell an old man a machine that he promises will transport him to heaven.
My Love (Moya Lyubov) (Russia, Oscar Nominee: Alexander Petrov)
27 minutes, Russian with English subtitles, Drama
In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very

different women.
Peter & The Wolf


(UK & Poland, Oscar Nominees: Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman)
27 minutes, Silent, Drama
A young boy and his animal friends face a hungry wolf in Prokofiev's classic

musical piece.


Award winning, provocative documentaries in Spanish,

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

Presented by MAHOU, and PRAGDA Barcelona/New York,

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

the International Documentary Association, and Tapas y Tintos restaurant.

Bars In The Memory (Rejas en la memoria)

(Manuel Palacios/Spain/2004)

This groundbreaking documentary uncovers the forgotten history surrounding

Franco’s concentration camps and prisons created to deal with the Republican

resistance fighters from the Spanish Civil War in 1936.

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

featuring LIVE Flamenco, complimentary tapas and MAHOU beer for filmgoers!


FILMS: $10 or $6 MBC Members & Students

MIFF Master Class: $25 or $20 MBC Members

MIFF Professional Seminars: $20 or $15 MBC Members

MBC Filmmaking Workshop: $125 ($100 MBC Members)

Independent LENS: complimentary

Doors open 1/2 hour before screenings