In Manhattan's Washington Heights, Usnavi courts Vanessa, and dreams of opening a bar back home in the Dominican Republic. Nina love Benny, but her father is against their union. He wants Nina to complete her education at Stanford University. In the meantime, Abuela wins $96,000 in a numbers game. Go behind the scenes of this Broadway sensation, the little play that could will soon be taking south Florida by storm.
Miami City Ballet Regains Live Orchestra; Wynwood Gets Arts Incubator; Indie Record Store Expands Community Programming
MIAMI (Nov. 30, 2009) – Emerging from 1,562 applications,
20 winners today received $3.7 million in the 2009 Knight Arts
Challenge, a community-wide contest by the John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation to find the best ideas for the South Florida arts. The
winners' projects include:
Putting an orchestra back in the pit during Miami City Ballet's 2010-2013 seasons;
Creating an incubator for arts groups in Wynwood by opening a
communal office, performance and gallery space at The LightBox at
Launching an online site for selling locally-produced music and
expanding community programming at Sweat Records, a store and center
for independent music in Little Haiti.
Knight Foundation created the five-year annual contest in
2008 to help bring the South Florida community together through the
NOTE: Schedule changed due to Presidential Address
Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Capture the powerhouse entertainer Liza Minnelli at the peak of her form, performing her legendary hits. Coming to Las Vegas after a triumphant New York run the show features material performed on Broadway, including "New York, New York," "Maybe This Time," "Teach Me Tonight" and the "Palace Medley."
If you were among the throngs of Americans out shopping and buying a bunch of items marked down from their original marked-up prices, then you might have missed these news items that are (arguably) interesting but have little-to-no impact on your life.
1) The FAA released the recordings from Northwest Flight 188. If you recall, the pilots of that flight were out of radio contact with air traffic controllers for more than an hour and flew 150 miles past their destination, all because of "cockpit distraction."
Leonard Pitts Jr., nationally syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald, was in town for the Miami Book Fair International, where he presented two books including his first published novel, "Before I Forget."He discussed his writings and the challenges present with writing both fiction and nonfiction
I know, I know. You're feeling so triumphant after crashing the mall at 5 a.m. and getting a $2.98 computer and a free soft pretzel. But face it, by Saturday night you'll be broke, exhausted and quasi-suicidal after 36 hours of continuous shopping. Happily, if you live in South Florida, there's a way to erase it. A legal way, I mean. (For the other ways, you're reading the wrong blog.) I'm referring to an opportunity to wallow insomebody else's misery -- specifically, Ed Sullivan's.
From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, the greatest music talent inthe world was seen by millions of viewers of all ages each Sunday night on The Ed Sullivan Show. Now, “My Music” presents a special of classic song performances spanning the years 1963-1968 on ED SULLIVAN – THE SIXTIES.
From The Beatles’ American television debut in 1964 to The Doors’ infamous one-time only appearance, The Ed Sullivan Show served up an unparalleled roster of timeless artists. ED SULLIVAN – THE SIXTIES focuses exclusively on full-length music performances – no plate spinners or dancing elephants – that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement, including its connection to San Francisco and the summer of love and peace.