Aug 082017
pompano cultural arts center

The City of Pompano Beach is pleased to welcome Congressman Ted Deutch as he joins Mayor Lamar Fisher, the City Commission, and the City Manager to formally announce an award of the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant for the Pompano Beach Crossroads project.  Congressman Alcee Hastings will be represented by Community Outreach Representative Daniel Mulieri.   The Pompano Beach Crossroads project aspires to create and connect public art and performance art along a one-mile “trail” from the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Broward County Library, through historic commercial “Old Town Pompano” and along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to the Interstate-95 overpass. The multi-media project will create interactive connections between the Cultural Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) and Ali Cultural Arts (Ali) utilizing public art, performance art, “drop-in” activities, literary events and digital projections with built-in “augmented reality.”


The City of Pompano Beach is one of 89 organizations nationwide to be awarded the 2017 grant and will receive $100,000 in project funding from the NEA.  Pompano Beach Crossroads is a collaborative project of the City, the Creative Arts Collaborative, and the Pompano Beach CRA.  The program will kick off with community planning phases this fall, and the grant will fund activities through September 2019.


Since 2010, the City of Pompano Beach and its Community Redevelopment Agency have worked with the community and public/private sector partners to create economic development, including targeted Cultural Arts activity in its new Creative Arts District, an area totally within a half mile of a planned future commuter rail station on the historic Florida East Coast Railway.  Pompano Beach Crossroads will be a culmination of these efforts.

The project supports both the City’s Cultural Arts Master Plan and Public Art Master Plan.

The event will take place at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10:00am.  The event is free and open to the public and will include a brief program of live entertainment and refreshments. RSVP’s appreciated at


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Aug 062017

We’re not sure if the term “Music Under the Stars” is actually trademarked by anyone so we’ll just use it loosely to indicate outdoor concerts before or after sunset and in this case, within the city of Pompano Beach.  Here are a few choices taking place during the month of August:

3 Places to Dance Under the Stars in August

  1. The City of Pompano Beach with the help of Vista Motor Co. sponsors a monthly free concert on the corner of Atlantic Blvd and literally the beach at an area coined as “The Great Lawn” even though it’s really sand.  You can find it easily by searching for The Briny Pub in Pompano Beach since it’s within spitting distance.  The only “concert” taking place during the month of August will take place on August 11th at 7pm and feature a relatively new Heart tribute band appropriately titled “All Heart“.  For more details, call (954) 786-4111.
  2. The Pompano Beach Amphitheater, aka The Amp, also have only one concert during the month of August and you’ll need to buy tickets for this one.  The I Love the 90’s Tour consists of All-Star Acts Including Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Young MC.  (NOTE: Rob Base, Tone Loc & All-4-One are no longer scheduled to appear).   Read more on our earlier posting. Tickets: $25-$128 via or 954-519-5500
  3. Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio-Bar also offers free concerts on their outdoor stage every Friday and Saturday night.  Here’s their schedule for the month of August:
  • August 4 – AM12 (After Midnight) tribute to Eric Clapton
  • August 5 – Vertigo tribute to U2
  • August 11 – Spred the Dub (Reggae Band)
  • August 12 – Jimmy Stowe & The Stowaways tribute to Jimmy Buffett
  • August 18 – The Wildfire Band featuring Randi Fishenfeld on Electric Violin
  • August 19 – Jaded tribute to Aerosmith
  • August 25 – Smokin’ Aces (Rock Party Band)
  • August 26 – Shane Duncan (Rock Party & Country)

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Aug 012017
Jazz in Pines

The City of Pembroke Pines Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department invites the community to enjoy Free Jazz in the Pines concerts when they resume on a monthly basis from September through December at the Pembroke Pines William B. Armstrong Dream Park located at 1700 N.W. 160 Avenue (Dykes Road / South of Sheridan Street).

Residents will enjoy Jazz while relaxing in the serene, tree-shaded park and the beautiful lake view. There is plenty of room to set up lawn chairs and spread out a blanket. Refreshments will be made available for purchase. Please no pets. The Free concerts are held weather permitting and are sponsored by Memorial Hospital West.

For additional information, please contact the Special Events Office954.392.2116. For the most up to date special event information, please visit .

Fall 2017 Jazz in the Pines concert schedule:
September 24, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Band: Tito Puente, Jr.

Time Change/Daylight Savings
October 22, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.        Band: TBA
November 19, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Band: TBA
December 17, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Band: TBA

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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.

Jul 032017

Taking place every Friday night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  literally on the sand where Las Olas Boulevard meets A1A, Friday Night Sound Waves is a 36-week live music series that features a diverse mix of Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock performers.  The summer months of July and August will feature 8 more local bands, each with their own flavor of live music including Classic Rock, Pop, Caribbean, Disco, Latin, Country and more.  Use the summary below to help you decide which Friday night summons your presence on the beach and enjoy the experience with like-minded people who will be taking it all in with you.

July 7 – The Fabulons

The Fabulons present the best music from the rock era in their “Decades” tribute beginning with the 1950’s and making their way up to the80’s.  You may also hear genres ranging from Motown, 1950’s Doo-Wop & 60‘s classic rock, disco, R&B, Beach Boys, Beatles, The ‘Girl Groups’, & “Grease”.  Presented by Florida Power & Light


GoodnicksJuly 14  – The Goodnicks

“The Goodnicks” are a guitar driven pop, rock and country cover-band featuring melodic three & four part harmony vocals over infectious hooks. Their songwriting and musicianship has earned them the opportunity to open for such acts as John Fogerty, Gavin DeGraw, Avril Lavigne, Butch Walker & Joss Stone.


Othello-Molineaux QuintetJuly 21st  Othello Molineaux Quintet

Steel-Pan Drum extraordinaire, Othello Molineaux and special guest, Nicole Yarling bring a little bit of the islands to the Fort Lauderdale Beach Island for a truly spectacular-summer escape. Presented by: Southwest Airlines®


July 28 – Shauna Sweeney

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Shauna Sweeney, sets the tone for this mid-summer night with clever original songs and a unique blend of pop, alt-rock, folk and world music. Presented by Las Olas Association.


August 4 – Celebration

Enjoy a night of fun, high energy music and a family friendly evening with the Celebration Band, performing all your favorite sing-a-long tunes from the 70’s through today.

August 11 – Andrew Morris Band

A rising star on the Country Music scene, the Andrew Morris Band covers country classics, the latest hits, good-time southern and classic rock and original songs too. Sponsored by:

August 18 – Big Harvest

Big Harvest brings a fresh and energizing new reggae sound and mix of Latin, Reggae, and Roots that is sure to make you feel irie. Presented by Modelo Especial

Big Harvest Aug 18

August 25 – Grace & The Victory Riders


Grace and The Victory Riders are an internationally known band, combining a message-driven, passion-fueled style of music with a global perspective.  Grace & the Victory Riders combine world flavors and rhythms with pop songwriting and a message of social consciousness. Grace is a singer-songwriter who has been influenced by her travels all over the world; she has lived in Africa, India, Jamaica, North America and Europe. Her journey eventually brought her to Paris, where she first gained a following. Her band played more than 150 concerts in
France and her album Hall of Mirrors went Gold. [read more…]

Grace and Victory Riders

September 1st – Roll The Stones

Roll the Stones captures the power and excitement of the Rolling Stones legendary stadium tours from the 60’s,70’s and 80’s. Not to be confused with a tribute act,  Roll the Stones is a total rocking, get up and dance show comprised of classic songs from a great period in music sure to please casual and hard core Stones fans alike. Expect a full on high energy, top quality, rock and roll show, performing the music and songs of the Rolling Stones at the height of their prowess.[Read more…]


For more information and the complete schedule of performances and events, please visit or follow Friday Night Sound Waves on social media:,

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Jun 282017
music lessons

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is proud to present free music lessons to children ages ten years old and up. The Music is Your Ali program is being offered thanks to a partnership with the Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, which was formed by guitar legend, Joe Bonamassa. The program will offer classes in guitar, drums, piano and more, which will be offered on Saturdays starting July 1, from 10am-3pm.

Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation fuels the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire, but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within the music industry. Through generous corporate sponsorships by industry powerhouses Ernie Ball Strings, Guitar Center, J&R Adventures, and donors, KTBA has been able to fund music projects affecting over 30,000 students since 2013.

More information:

Please call Ali Cultural Arts at 954-786-7876 or visit for more information about specific class times.

music lessons

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