Jul 272017
 
Neighbors Night Out

The Margate Police Department is hosting its 17th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 1st beginning at 7 p.m. at the Margate Sports Complex, located on Banks Road between Copans Road and Coconut Creek Parkway. This award-winning event draws thousands of people who come out to learn more about the various services provided by the Margate Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

National Night Out Against Crime is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and to send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime. The National Association of Town Watch selected the City of Margate as a National Award winner 2004 through 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, refreshments and carnival rides will be available for the kids. There will be plenty of photo opportunities for adults and children alike. Visitors can meet Ronald McDonald and fan favorite Billy the Marlin of the Florida Marlins, both of which will be taking photos and mingling with guests.

Enjoy music, entertainment and performances on the stage. Come meet and mingle with the men and women of federal, state and local law enforcement and the military personnel who defend our way of life. Parking is free! For further information, please call Neighborhood Policing at (954) 972-1232.

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Jul 242017
 
pompano cultural arts center

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, which opened this past May, is proud to announce the newest additions to the performance calendar. The venue is featuring the finest regional companies, along with internationally acclaimed acts such as the Marcus Roberts Trio.  “We are off to a phenomenal first season,” said Alyona Ushe, President and CEO of The Creatives, which programs and manages the dramatically designed venue located on Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach. “We are so proud of our incredibly talented Cultural Alliance members. These outstanding resident companies bring a diverse and exciting series of programs to the venue. In addition, we will be showcasing dynamic performances by nationally recognized artists, creating special events and hosting world-class art exhibits.”

Symphony of the Americas presents Summerfest 2017
August 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tickets: VIP (Cabaret Table) $38.00 – Regular Admission $21.50
Show: 7:30pm

Florida’s longest running music festival is back! Symphony of the Americas, a Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution, presents its 26th Anniversary Summerfest, under the direction of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, featuring soloists from Switzerland, Italy, and Mexico along with musicians of acclaimed orchestras throughout Europe including Gewandhaus Orchester of Germany, Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra Symphonique du Mont Blanc, Europe’s Music for and more, representing over 10 different countries joined in cultural exchange by principal musicians of Symphony of the Americas.

Classical and popular music for strings includes Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Moncayo, Ravel’s Bolero and more. Piazzolla tangos, and a commissioned work by Italian composer Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. Soloists include acclaimed Swiss guitarist, Alessio Nebiolo, as well as David Pedraza of Mexico, and Valentin Mansurov of Russia.

Florida Classical Ballet 2017 Summer Gala
August 4 – August 5
Tickets: $35 Adult
Shows: Fri Aug 4 & Sat Aug 5 8:00 pm

florida classical balletFlorida Classical Ballet 2017 Summer Gala with Ballet Director Magaly Suarez’ Company will include performances from some of the most beloved ballets including:

Sleeping Beauty III act – Choreographed by Marius Petipa’ – Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

La Esmeralda – Pas de Six – Choreographed by Marius Petipa’ – Music Cesare Pugni

Wunderland – Choreographed by Edwaard Liang – Music Philip Glass String Quartet 2, 3 and 5

Melodie – Choreographed by Walter Gutierrez – Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Peter & the Wolf and the Music of Russia

August 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ticket Price: $15
South Florida Chamber Ensemble presents music by Russian composers including Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherezade.

American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy featuring Eugene Grey

August 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ticket Price: $40

Rootz of Music, Inc. is proud to present a historical musical extravaganza that chronicles the development of popular songs that were the foundation in both Jamaica and the Americas starting from the mid 1940’s to present time. Led by world class Jamaican guitarist, composer, arranger, music instructor Eugene Grey, the show will also feature singers and dancers performing the music of the popular artists of each era such as Louis Jordan, Harry Belafonte, Byron Lee and the Dragoneers . This innovative and entertaining musical presentation is staged to demonstrate the interconnectivity of American and Jamaican music and how two separate elements of two genres merged and became what is now known as Reggae and Hip Hop.

American Roots Jamaican Music

Marcus Roberts Trio

Marcus Roberts TrioSeptember 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ticket Price Range: $35-$50
Doors: 6:30pm • Show: 7:30pm

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis has hailed Marcus Roberts as “the genius of modern piano.”
Roberts amazing story has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley, NPR and more.

The Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style and entirely new approach to jazz trio performance. While most jazz trios have the piano front and center, all members of the Marcus Roberts Trio share equally in shaping the direction of the music by changing its tempo, mood, texture, or form at any time. And they do this with lightning quick musical reflexes and creative imaginations. The trio is known for having almost telepathic communication on the stage. And more than a few concert goers have been heard to say that it sounds like a lot more than three people up there on the stage!

Emoticoncert 1: SuffeRage

October 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ticket Price Range: $20-$25

 

Presented by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble. Resident artist Michael Moss Joins the SFCE in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s angry 4th Symphony paired with Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony immortalizing the suffering of Irish immigrants to the U.S. Watch Michael Moss paint the emotions live on stage during the concert.

Phantom of the Opera / Les Miserables in Concert
October 20 – October 29

Ticket Prices: Adults $24.50, Students $10, VIP $40 Opening Night
$20 for groups of 6 or more purchased at one time

Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse: Phantom of the Opera / Les Miserables in Concert
The haunting Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running musical & the poignant Les Miserables, Best Musical are dramatically set to music, with the singers performing favorites: Music of the Night, Think of Me, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, On My Own, I dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home and featuring dancers from Florida Classical Ballet.

Outré Theater Company presents American Idiot
November 2 – November 19
Ticket Price Range: $19-39

Outré Theater Company brings Green Day’s punk opera American Idiot to South Florida. Written as a response to the political climate of the era of “extraordinary rendition,” the Patriot Act, and “freedom fries,” American Idiot follows three friends as they struggle to choose between their dreams and the gray anesthesia of suburbia.

More information

For more information, please visit www.ccpompano.org

 July 24, 2017  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
Jul 062017
 

Pembroke Pines, FL…. July 6, 2017….ROCKIN’ attracted record crowds to the opening Art Exhibition and Reception at Studio 18 in the Pines. The Art Exhibition featuring the world’s most popular Rock Stars including Keith Richards, U2, Gloria Estefan, Eddie Van Halen, Roger Daltry, Kiss, and The Gibb brothers is open to visitors through August 2, 2017.

For the fourteen artists whose work is on exhibit, ROCKIN’ is far more than a simple nostalgic trip back to the mid to late twentieth century. Artists captured the art of music in images as the musicians from the 1960-90’s Rock n’ Roll Era were unknowingly on the verge of becoming musical icons.  In this ROCKIN’ review of history, the following artists used their skills in photography, oils, and mixed media to showcase the art of Rock n’ Roll:  Ana Aguerrevere, Lisa Botto Lee, Florencia Clement de Grandpre, Ken Davidoff, Gloria Estafan, The Gibb Family, Laurence Levine, Reinaldo Lozano, Larry Marano, Pamela Palma, Alicia Rodriguez, Larry Singer, Dawn V. and Maria Wieder.

“Artistic interpretations capture the heart and soul of a musical era. This is an opportunity to see legendary Rock n’ Roll performers sharing iconic and deeply personal moments of their lives. The Rock n’ Roll Era comes alive for the enjoyment of long-time fans and a new generation of music and art lovers,” commented Michael Edelberg, Curator / Community Engagement Coordinator for Studio 18 in the Pines.

The music of Peter Betan was the perfect complement to an evening filled with appreciation for the music of artists whose unmatched talent is responsible for revolutionizing the way audiences relate to music and the Artists whose contemporary talent captured the sheer enjoyment of Rock n’ Roll performers in their moments of growth, glory, thoughtfulness and excitement.

Studio 18The community and tour groups are welcome to visit the ROCKIN’ Art Exhibition through August 2, 2017 at Studio 18 in the Pines located at 1101 Poinciana Drive in Pembroke Pines. Admission and parking are free. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Michael Edelberg at 954.961.6067.  For additional information about
Studio 18 in the Pines, please visit Studio 18 in the Pines.

Upcoming Art Exhibitions:
Out of Many, One: 
“A Celebration of Cultural Heritage through Abstract Art”.
Opening Reception:  August 11, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  August 11 to September 20, 2017.

Thirteenth Annual Art Competition:  
Submission Deadline:  TBA.
Opening Reception:  Friday, October 6, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  October 6 to November 8, 2017.

Studio 18 Artist’s Show / Holiday Art Sale:  
Unique Artwork and Gifts created by Studio 18 artists, plus holiday drawing for prizes.
Opening Reception:  November 17, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Show Dates:  November 17, 2017 to January 4, 2018.

May 242017
 
Mizner Park Music Summer Series

The City of Boca Raton, once again, presents Music and Movies Under the Stars at The Mizner Park Amphitheater all summer long starting Friday, June 9 through Saturday, August 12, 2017. The public is invited to bring their own blankets and chairs and pick a spot in front of the spacious stage located at Mizner Park in Boca Raton.  Folding chairs can also be rented for $5.  Food & Beverages will be available for sale. Take note that outside food and beverages and pets are not permitted. (All bags are inspected at entrance)

JUNE

Friday, June 9 @ 7:30 pm* Zoso’s Tribute to Led Zeppelin 

All the way from California, Zoso’s nationwide tour stops in Boca Raton this Summer. Known as “The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience”, Zoso formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. (Update 6-25-16: Photos can be found at https://www.facebook.com/weekendpalmbeach/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1183457471674477&hc_location=ufi)

Friday, June 16 @ 7:30 pm* The Long Run’s Tribute to The Eagles 

Based out of Fort Lauderdale, this South Florida tribute band has grown in popularity to have traveled throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.  Much of their success can be attributed to the musicians who have an amazing resume.  Some of them have performed and worked with: Herb Reed and the Platters; The Flamingos; The Shirelles; The Coasters; The Tokens; Trisha Yearwood; Gary U.S. Bonds; The Dixie Cups; Bobby Lewis; Epcot’s British Invasion; Roger McGwinn of the Byrds; Mike Pinera of Blues Image; John Stewart’s Legends in Concert; The Romantics; Julio Iglesias, Jr; Pattie Loveless; Louise Mandrell; Brian and Dennis Wilson, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, America, Peter Frampton, Eddie Money, Michael Bolton, Dion, and Meat Loaf (who coincidentally also appeared in past performances at Mizner Park).

Sunday, June 18 @ 7:00 pm FAU Old Time Concert in Park

Continuing an  annual tradition, Mizner Park hosts a Father’s Day Celebration featuring the FAU Summer Concert Band following the Mizner Park Downtown Drive car show from 11am-5pm.

Friday, June 23 @ 8:00 pm Movie: Harry Potter’s Fantastic Beasts with Magic pre-show 7:30 pm

JULY

Friday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm* Liverpool Live’s Tribute to The Beatles

Liverpool Live presents a note for note copy of the Beatles music. The band uses authentic equipment, costumes and amplifiers that were used by the original Fab Four.  True Beatles fans will not be disappointed.

Friday, July 14 @ 7:30 pm* Turnstiles’ Tribute to Billy Joel 

Turnstiles tribute to Billy Joel sings and recreates the songs of the Piano Man with so much authenticity, you’ll forget that it’s only a tribute band!

Friday, July [email protected] 7:30 pm* The Petty Hearts’ Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

You’ll hear all your favorite Tom Petty hits as recreated by T.J. Cronin and his band-mates from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  It’s always a fun time when The Petty Hearts come to town!

Friday, July 28 @ 8:00 pm Movie: Moana Polynesian Dance pre-show 7:30 pm

AUGUST

Friday, August 4 @ 7:30 pm*  Dreams: Crystal Visions of Fleetwood Mac

Experience an amazing tribute to Fleetwood Mac and the sweetheart of Rock, Stevie Nicks complete with lights, costume and sound that will bring back memories of the past 5 decades of hit after hit accomplished by few other bands.

Friday, August 11 @ 7:30 pm* A Tribute to Bob Marley Ruffhouse

You’ll be “Jammin'” to the sounds of reggae legend Bob Marley as covered by the Ruff House reggae band, complete with backup singers and dancers – a fun time guaranteed!

Saturday, August 12 @ 8:00 pm The Symphonia Boca Raton A Space Odyssey 

To finish off the Summer Concert Series, the Boca Raton’s Symphonia presents their rendition of A Space Odyssey.

Attendees of all ages can enjoy games starting at 6:30 pm. Hollywood Brewery’s Beer Garden open to those 21 and over at 6:30 pm. Beer Garden open during Tribute Band Concerts only. *School of Rock @ 7:30 pm; Tribute Band @ 8:00 pm

TICKETED CONCERTS AT MIZNER PARK THIS SUMMER

Sunday June 25 @ 7:00 pm John Mellencamp with special guest Emmylou Harris (Presented by AEG)

Saturday July 29 @ 7:30 pm Bar Sertanej Joao Bosco & Vinicius (Presented by Arkeo Events)

Tuesday August 1 @ 7:30 pm Straight No Chaser and Postmodern Jukebox Double Feature (Presented by Live Nation)

BEER GARDEN

During tribute band performances, visit the Beer Garden to sample a variety of craft beers, learn how to make your own, play games, and meet experts from Hollywood Brewery starting at 6:30pm. (21+ only)

Visit MiznerAmp.com for all ticket information or call (561) 544.8600



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Apr 222017
 
Family Friends Freedom

The Friday Night Sound Waves concert series will help the Ford Lauderdale Air Show fly into Fort Lauderdale Beach this year! On Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday Night Sound Waves will host the official Air Show kickoff party with a performance by local rising country music stars, the Shane Duncan Band.  In addition to the Shane Duncan Band performance, a proclamation will be presented by County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, in recognition of May 6, 2017, Hurricane Battalion Day in Broward County. More than 860 Hurricane Battalion Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment will be welcomed home on Friday, May 5, 2017 after being deployed to the Horn of Africa, and based out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in April 2016.

“We are extremely proud of these brave men and women, who provided more than 7,000 hours of continuous security without incident or serious injury,” Glassman said. “We encourage everyone to join us on Friday, May 5 to recognize these defenders of our freedom and welcome them home from a successful mission.”

Throughout the evening, Ford Lauderdale Air Show sponsor, Yuengling will be on site, and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau will air a portion of the concert live on HelloSunny TV and on Apple TV 4th generation TV.  Southwest Airlines®, the official airline sponsor of Friday Night Sound Waves, will activate its Southwest® Lounge offering concertgoers comfortable seating, beach umbrellas and mats, and signature Southwest snacks.  Radio personalities from media partners, 104.3 The Shark and 102.7 The Beach FM, along with Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jack Seiler and other City officials, will act as the proclamation and military tribute MC’s.

“This is our second year partnering with Friday Night Sound Waves to extend the exciting Air Show weekend on Fort Lauderdale Beach,” said Phil Mauro, from the Ford Lauderdale Air Show.  “With the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds leading the pack, as well as dozens of talented performers, this is sure to be an unforgettable weekend.”

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District (BID), comprised of many of the businesses located along A1A, is the series’ major funding partner. New and returning sponsors include the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Visit Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, It’s Better On the Beach Restaurant Group, Modelo Especial, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Bahia Mar Resort Fort Lauderdale Beach, Bahia Mar Marina,  and Modera Port Royale.

Friday Night Sound Waves is a free 36-week live music series that runs March through November. Each week, locals and visitors are encouraged to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend to enjoy local and regional musical talent perform Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9

p.m. at The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub on the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A. To view the complete performance line up, offers from series sponsors, and special tribute and awareness nights, visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, please email [email protected]

About the Shane Duncan Band

Shane DuncanThe Shane Duncan Band is a high-energy country quintet hailing from South Florida, that writes, records and performs all their music. From supporting huge country acts such as Luke Bryan to performing at preliminary events for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, the Shane Duncan Band delivers non-stop energy throughout their entire set leaving crowds wanting more.

About the Beach BID

The Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District’s (BID) primary focus is to market Fort Lauderdale Beach as a premier destination to locals and visitors from around the globe. Through private investment by businesses and residents between its governing boundaries along A1A from Harbor Drive to Sunrise Boulevard, they aim to enhance one’s experience. To learn more about the different places to “Dine, Discover, Stay and Play” on the beach, visit the BID sponsored website www.MyFortLauderdaleBeach.com, or connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest.

Apr 032017
 

ENTERCOM Alternative WSFS (104.3 The Shark) is bringing the Undertow Music Festival 2017 to the Pompano Beach Amp during the Memorial Day weekend. The alternative music festival will feature Grouplove, K.Flay, Milky Chance, Dreamers, Coin, The Unlikely Candidates and The Heydaze.  The day-long festival begins at Noon on May 28th and continues till 10pm at The Amp (Pompano Beach Amphitheater).

Grouplove, the indie rock back formed in 2009, will headline the festival. The band features Hannah Hooper (vocals, keyboards), Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Sean Gadd (bass), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), and Ryan Rabin (drums). The band will be singing all their hits including “Colours,” “Tongue Tied,” “Ways to Go,” and “Welcome to Your Life” from their current studio album, Big Mess.

Milky Chance is a German folk group featuring lead vocalist and guitarist Clemens Rehbein, DJ, producer Philipp Dausch, and guitarist Antonio Greger. Having appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live, the band’s style integrates elements of Folk, Reggae and Jazz.

Los Angeles trio Dreamers consists of Nick Wold (vocals/guitar), Nelson (bass/vocals), and Jacob Wick (drums). The band was chosen over 500 other acts to open for Stone Temple Pilots in 2015. Currently the band is touring North America performing top hits including “Wolves,” “Drugs,” and “Sweet Disaster.”

Coin is an American Indie pop band formed in 2012 in Nashville and features Chase Lawrence (lead vocals, synthesizers), Ryan Winnen (drums), Joe Memmel (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Zachary Dyke (bass guitar). Top songs include “Run,” “I Would,” and “Talk Too Much.”

Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, The Unlikely Candidates is an alternative rock band initially formed as an acoustic duo by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male, then expanded to include guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek, and drummer Kevin Goddard.  Building from strength to strength in recent years, The Unlikely Candidates signed to Another Century Records in 2016 and crashed Alternative Rock radio with two infectious singles, “Your Love Could Start a War” and “Ringer.”

New York-based group The Heydaze features vocalist Jesse Fink, guitarist Andrew Spelman, drummer Tyler Matte, and bassist Alexander. The band notes that their apparent camaraderie is imperative to their studio experience and live show. But their chemistry also translates into the music itself, allowing The Heydaze to create and hone a unique blend of pop and alt-rock, with messaging that truly resonates.
Tickets: $30-$95   www.1043theshark.com
For more information www.theamppompano.org or call 954-519-5500

Other upcoming shows at The Amp:

5/19 George Thorogood (8pm)  Tickets: $29-$79 via  www.ticketmaster.com
7/15 Pure Prairie League, Poco and Firefall
8/19 I Love the 90’s with Salt n Pepa, Vanilla Ice and Coolio
9/16 Clint Black
Undertow Grouplove
 April 3, 2017  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »