Sep 012017
measure for measure

Measure for Measure Theatre proudly presents Ryan Scott Oliver’s invigorating rock song cycle 35MM: A Musical Exhibition! Using Matthew Murphy’s artful photographs to drive its premise and its music, 35MM’s songs intertwine with multimedia to lead the audience to figure out for themselves just what exactly the through-line behind these pieces of art may be. With a pulsating and sophisticated rock score, intriguing photography, and an A-grade cast of some of south Florida’s most exciting up-and-comers, 35MM reinvents contemporary musical theatre and snowballs it into an evening of thrilling, funny, moving, and head-banging entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!
Measure for Measure Theatre co-owners, Daimien J. Matherson and Kelly Johnson, are a well-greased team of director/choreographer that will be creating a production of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition that promises to be unique and exciting. Their cast is built on talents as diverse as the songs themselves are guaranteed to breathe new life into each of the characters.


35MM: A Musical Exhibition by Ryan Scott Oliver opens Friday, September 15th, and runs until Sunday, September 24th. (Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm) at The Abyss Theatre- 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. General Admission is $35 and Student Admission (with ID) is $25.

Tickets are available on Cash or credit will also be accepted at the door.


The Abyss Theatre

2304 N. Dixie Highway

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

 September 1, 2017  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 302017
Frank Ward

If what they say is true – that blues music is a doorway to the soul – then maybe you should listen. Starting on Tuesday, September 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Blue Tuesdays are back with award-winning blues at the legendary oceanfront hot spot Boston’s on the Beach.  “We are proud to celebrate our 10th season showcasing some of the finest acts in blues music today,” said “Famous” Frank Ward, the event’s host and organizer. “Every Tuesday night, guests can look forward to a memorable evening of great food and cocktails, and the best blues on the beach.”


Blue Tuesdays’ September performances:

Jason Ricci

Jason Ricci

September 19: Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind are in the house! One of the most respected harmonica players on the scene today, Jason Ricci has been electrifying the blues world with his revolutionary riffs for the past two decades. Ricci was a featured performer on Johnny Winter’s album Step Back, which won two awards in 2015: a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album and a Blues Music Award for Best Rock Blues Album. In April 2015, Ricci played harmonica on the song “Born in Chicago” with Zac Brown and Tom Morello at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.


Shawn Holt

Shawn Holt

September 26: Shawn Holt & The Teardrops are in the house! Son of the legendary blues master Magic Slim, Shawn ‘Lil’ Slim’ Holt is one of the most dynamic blues and soul artists on the scene today. Internationally recognized as a natural-born guitar talent with booming vocals, Shawn Holt and his band The Teardrops have garnered top accolades and awards, including two 2014 awards for the album Daddy Told Me: a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut and a Blues Blast Music Award for New Artist Debut Album.


Blue Tuesdays also feature outstanding food and drink specials, including the boozy Nucklebuster Smash cocktail, Boston’s very own A1A IPA, juicy burgers, jumbo chicken wings, and its signature, double-fisted lobster rolls.


Blue Tuesdays’ performances on the Boston’s stage are from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., every Tuesday evening. No cover. For more information on Blue Tuesdays’ performances, call 561.278.3328 or visit


 August 30, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 282017

This Friday morning, meet NBC 6 morning news hosts, enjoy free coffee and treats, along with a sneak peek of Bailey Contemporary Art’s newest exhibit, Frontiers and Beyond.  The TV news crew, along with representatives from radio station Y100, will be meeting and greeting Pompano Beach residents beginning at 9am.  The crew will be shooting b-roll of the exhibit during their visit on September 1st and then will go live on the 11 am news. *

“We are inviting everyone to enjoy this fabulous opportunity as NBC 6 visits our wonderful City,” said Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Executive Director of Bailey Contemporary Arts and Historic Ali Cultural Center. “This will be an exciting morning for our residents to meet some of their favorite news personalities, win concert tickets from Y100 and enjoy coffee with other residents in our emerging downtown.”

During the morning, artists will be setting up for the monthly Old Town Untapped event, which will also be the premier of the new exhibit, which is a collaboration with Ad Visual Arts Academy in Tehran, Iran. This global exhibit features ceramic and mixed media works that explores the idea of “Borders” versus “Frontiers.”

The first “Frontier” exhibition, from July 20, 2017 to August 3, 2017, was held in Khaneh-Honarmandan, Tehran, one of the most prestigious art centers in Iran. In addition to the Iran-based exhibit, four international curators were called to collaborate with a sub-theme of “Frontier,” and invite artists in their country to hold exhibitions. Sarah Benichou of BaCA was selected and has organized a prestigious array of artists to present.


“We are so honored that BaCA was chosen to be included in this outstanding global exhibit,” said Benichou. “I was asked by the Academy to put together an exhibit that shows how artists understand and grapple with the notion of “limitations,” be it physical or geographic borders, or material and medium.


Focusing on the characteristics of ceramics, the show looks to address the concerns of contemporary world, and how we are being limited, and at the same time challenged, to defy those limitations. The notion of borders is constraining, but in the United States the implication of “Frontier” is inspiring.”


Since the field of ceramics oscillates between art and craft with influences on painting and sculpture without a specific division between applied and visual arts, the Academy had decided that after its first ceramics-based exhibition “Breakable,” the theme for this year’s exhibition will be how artists can use ceramics.


Artists participating in the BaCA show include Linda Behar, Michael Boroniec, Giannina Dwin, Stephen Futej, Sibel Kocabasi, Anja Marais, Jessica Putnam Phillips, Cherie Saleeby, Anthony Stellaccio. In this exhibition, conceptual works will be comprised fully of ceramic materials, or from different media, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, performance and time-based arts, with ceramics integrated into the creation, and execution process.

Other countries participating in this global initiative include Japan, Turkey and France.

The Ad Visual Arts Academy, established in 2014, offers a wide variety of art classes such as theory of art, painting and ceramics in which the latter has been their area of expertise. The Academy has put this project out to galleries worldwide, in the hopes of connecting and uniting cultures through a theme that can be interpreted in many different ways

Broll is the extra footage captured to enrich the story you’re telling and to have greater flexibility when editing. Instead of featuring only talking heads on video, you want to have other images you can cut away to that will add dimension to your story. (source:



BaCA is located at 41 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

For more information, please visit or call 954-284-0141

 August 28, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 222017
check presentation

On Tuesday, August 22nd, The City of Pompano Beach welcomed Congressman Ted Deutch along with 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 was represented by Community Outreach Representative Daniel Mulieri. The event  took place at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center located at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd.  The program included live entertainment and refreshments for all who attended.

Pompano Beach Crossroads Project

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 only 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.

Images from Presentation courtesyof Weekend Broward

Mayor Lamar Fisher Congressman Ted Deutch Entertainment Tod the Painter Pompano Beach Arts Centercheck presentation

 August 22, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 182017
Thursday Night Live

CASH ONLY presents “Thursday Night Live,” an evening hosted by internationally recognized music producer Bigg D, featuring different celebrity co-hosts each and every Thursday. This new music night produced by “Bigg D and Da Band” highlights one of a kind intimate performances by some of the biggest names in R&B and Hip-Hop. You never know who will take the mic, from Grammy award winning artists, to the very best in up and coming talent.

Find out who’s coming on the Facebook Event Page:

Reserve a table online:

Live Show 9pm – 4am! 21+
Ladies free; Guys $10 at the door

CASH ONLY is located at:

15 West Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, FL 33301

 August 18, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 092017

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is looking to discover the next Class Clown! If your comments get lots of LMAO’s and you always leave a room smiling, then you just might have what it takes to open the November 25th concert featuring Tony! Toni! Toné! with Dru Hill and Sisqo at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Those interested in participating must submit a 3-minute YouTube video showcasing their comedy skills with an arts related theme.

UPDATE 8-24-2017: This contest has been canceled

“One of the missions we have set forth at the Cultural Center is to nurture and showcase the best regional talent,” said Alyona Ushe, President and CEO of The Creatives. “Today, comedy is one of the most competitive entertainment fields; Class Clowns will provide a tremendous opportunity for an emerging artist to bring their act to the big stage.”

The competition will be conducted in a similar format to Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre, with monthly showcases being held at the Cultural Center leading up to the November 25th concert.

“A committee will review the submitted videos, and the top contenders will be invited to perform at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center,” explained Sarahca Peterson, Creative Liaison. Audience reaction will be a strong component in judging the contestants. The winner will be invited to compete at the next month’s showcase leading to the final showdown where the winner will be selected.”

At each competition, those placing first, second and third will move to the next round of competition leading to the finals. In addition to the Grand Prize, there will be other prizes awarded including passes to shows and opportunities to host future Class Clown comedy nights and other special events.

The Grand Prize winner will open for Tony! Toni! Toné, whose contribution to music is most certainly legendary: regarded the world over as a talented, authentic group of musicians who made some of the best R&B music of the 80’s and 90’s. From fun, upbeat, smash hits like “Feels Good,” to blues-leaning classics like “The Blues” to their signature love ballads like “Anniversary,” the sound of Tony Toni Toné is soulful and organic. Their ability to create songs that perfectly married the stylings of the soul and funk gods of the 70’s with the technology and hip-hop infused R&B of the 90s made them icons of their generation.

Submission details can be found at

The first Class Clowns showcase will take place August 31th at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, followed by September 21, October 5 and the final round on October 26th. Tickets for the show are $15. The shows will be hosted by Fefe, the Comedian.

 August 9, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »