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Picks of the Week: Music Mania

Picks of the Week: Music Mania

Music

Published 12/17/21

MIAMI NEW DRAMA: A WONDERFUL WORLD Through January 16thA world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, featuring songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opalocka-raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight), and co-author of Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy. More event details here.THE FRANK PEMBROKE PINES: JAZZ IN THE PINES WITH LIVE PAINTING BY ELA NEBULADecember 19th 3:00 pmLive painting will be featured with Jazz in the Pines from 3 pm to 5 pm! Watch and engage with artist Ela Nebula in this pop-up art studio visit. Witness the artist’s painting techniques as she shares her creation in process. Visitors will get to see the process of making a painting as layers of paint build on the canvas while the artist works toward completion. More event details here.(Photo: Art by Ela Nebula)CHOPIN FOUNDATION OF THE U.S.: CHELSEA GUO - CO-4TH PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL …

South Beach Jazz Festival Full Line-Up

South Beach Jazz Festival Full Line-Up

Music

Published 11/12/21

“The 6th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival is the realization of a dream, an inclusive music festival, of the highest caliber, in the city I love, Miami Beach,” David New, Founder, President and Artistic Director of Power Access and The South Beach Jazz Festival.Highlighted by multi-Grammy® award-winning legends The Blind Boys of Alabama in their exclusive Florida appearance on Friday, January 7, at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach. The evening will be enhanced by National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master 2022, Donald Harrison, with his quartet direct from New Orleans.The 2x Grammy® award and Latin Grammy® award winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba will be making his Miami debut as a duo with Latin Grammy® award winner Aymee Nuviola at the Faena Theater on January 6, 2022, together as “An Evening with Aymee and Gonzalo.” This extraordinary concert is a pre-festival event.The festival is also proud to offer two full days of exciting free concerts on Lincoln Road …

Picks of the Week: Cars, Music and More...

Picks of the Week: Cars, Music and More...

Music

Published 11/5/21

IS PROJECTS: DRINK & INK DATE NIGHT - SUMINAGASHI PAPER MARBLINGNovember 5th at 7:30 pmJoin the fun for IS Project's monthly Drink & Ink Date Night which pairs wine tasting with the Japanese art of Suminagashi Paper Marbling! Participants will enjoy tasting natural wines from their neighbors, Small Wine Shop, while marbling decorative papers using only ink, water, and wind. More event details here.DEERING ESTATE: 9TH ANNUAL VINTAGE AUTO SHOW November 7th at 10:00 amGuests can enjoy a relaxing day outdoors as they stroll down memory lane. Car enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a variety of vintage cars, from 1965 and older, displayed on the historic grounds of the Deering Estate. More event details here.FLAMINGO GARDENS: CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN WITH MATT TUCKERNovember 7th at 1:00 pmRising country star Matt Tucker will be performing solo from his new album “Where Did You Go?” on the Wray Lawn at Flamingo Gardens. Matt’s Tucker’s high-energy stage presence and …

2021-2022 WALLCAST® Concerts

2021-2022 WALLCAST® Concerts

Music

Published 10/19/21

The New World Symphony’s revolutionary WALLCAST® concerts bring audiences of all ages to SoundScape Park to enjoy live classical music performances broadcast straight from the stage to the 7,000-square-foot projection wall of the New World Center through stunning audio and visual technology. WALLCAST® concerts are free to the public and do not require a ticket.  This season’s WALLCAST® concert series features internationally acclaimed guest conductors and artists performing alongside the NWS Fellows. Audiences in SoundScape Park will enjoy live performances by NWS Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Michael Tilson Thomas; conductors Marin Alsop, Rafael Payare, Thomas Wilkins and Roderick Cox; NWS conducting alumni Teddy Abrams and Christian Reif, and current Fellow Chad Goodman; violinists Gil Shaham and Augustin Hadelich; pianists Aaron Diehl and George Li; cellist Zuill Bailey; and Latin ensemble People of …

Picks of the Week: Museums, Music and More...

Picks of the Week: Museums, Music and More...

Music

Published 7/30/21

KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN: ART IN THE GARDEN 2021Through July 31stMeander over Garden Boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade cast by fresh greenscape, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot….sculpture! Nature has been benign in recent months with spring rains bringing renewal and the return of “Art in the Garden” with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including recycled and natural material) and themes. More event details here.DEERING ESTATE: CABARET CONCERTJuly 31st at 8:00 pmThe Summer Cabaret Concert Series features musical performances inside the historic Great Hall at the Deering Estate. The 2021 series kicks off this weekend with multi-award winning pianist, singer and composer Fanni Sárközy. More event details here.HISTORIC VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK: ZIMI SEH BEACH BRUNCHAugust 1st at 12:00 pmGet ready to enjoy yourself and live it up the …

‘AN EVENING WITH JULIAN MARLEY’ TO SOOTHE THE SOUL

‘AN EVENING WITH JULIAN MARLEY’ TO SOOTHE THE SOUL

Music

Published 7/29/21

During troubled times, several South Florida organizations hope to offer some comfort and soul soothing — hosting a free outdoor concert by Julian Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley.The July 31 show, produced by Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) and The Rhythm Foundation, was originally intended to be a ticketed event at Miami Beach’s North Beach Bandshell. The fundraiser was meant to benefit an award for a rising artist, at a time when the entertainment industry is still reeling from the effects of the pandemic.And then the Surfside building collapse happened nearby, and organizers made some changes.“In the face of all of the tragedy, sadness and just melancholy, we are doing the concert for free,” said DVCAI founder and president Rosie Gordon-Wallace. They also moved it to the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood.The concert is now being presented by the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency as part of the Hollywood ArtsPark Experience Concert …

ARTURO SANDOVAL TO KICK OFF BLUE NOTE SERIES IN MIAMI BEACH

ARTURO SANDOVAL TO KICK OFF BLUE NOTE SERIES IN MIAMI BEACH

Music

Published 6/2/21

The Blue Note Jazz Club, a New York institution with branches around the world, is expanding its reach to South Florida with a Miami Beach concert series starting with Arturo Sandoval on June 5 and 6.The Cuban-American jazz trumpeter’s story is the makings of a movie, literally. A chance meeting with jazz superstar Dizzy Gillespie took Sandoval from his native Cuba to the world stage and ultimately to a new home in the United States. You may know the tale from the 2000 biopic, “For Love or Country,” which starred Andy Garcia as Sandoval.Having hunkered down for the past year-plus like the rest of us, Sandoval, 71, is eager to get back on stage: “I’m happy that I’m finally … next month we’re gonna start working, oh my goodness!” he said.The two nights at the North Beach Bandshell will mark his first performances since the pandemic, but he’s hardly been idle. Sandoval has been working on scores for a couple of movies – though he couldn’t disclose which ones – …

NWS celebrates the return of the WALLCAST to SoundScape Park!

NWS celebrates the return of the WALLCAST to SoundScape Park!

Music

Published 2/16/21

NWS originally performed this Opening Fanfare concert on October 15, 2011—MTT and NWS Fellows musically heralding the first full season in the New World Center.With Michael Tilson Thomas as the conductor and Javier Perianes on the piano, the program for the evening is:Smetana - Overture to The Bartered BrideSchumann - Piano ConcertoLee - Sukkot Through Orion’s NebulaJanáček - SinfoniettaAdditional WALLCAST dates and programs will be announced soon.The February 19th Encore WALLCAST® Concert will be an in-person event in SoundScape Park. Seating opens at 6:00 PM and will be first come, first served with limited capacity. Please arrive with your complete party to guarantee seating together. All attendees, including children, must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking, and practice social distancing from other guests. Chairs and blankets are allowed, but not tables or large set ups.

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