More Photos: Photo Galleries · SocialEyes Other Blogs: Charity Chat · Foodie Finds
GATES SCHOLARSHIP TO NWSA STUDENT SEBASTIAN ROJAS
Miami-born Sebastian Rojas, a 2018 graduate from the New World School of the Arts high school music program, was among the 300 students nationwide chosen to receive The Gates Scholarship this year. As a recipient, he will receive funding for the full cost of college attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid. Sebastian was selected from an initial pool of 28,700 applicants and 600 finalists from across the nation. With a nearly perfect SAT score and an impressive 5.1 weighted GPA, Sebastian has received more than $1.5 million in other scholarship offers from prominent U.S. universities including Emory, Northwestern, Brown, Princeton, Fordham, University of Miami among others. Rojas – a Baritone in the NWSA high school music division, will be attending Harvard University to pursue a career in the STEM field, although music and the arts will continue to be an integral part of his life. “I have always loved singing and listening to music, so I will forever try to be involved in the arts."
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade announced new appointments to the organization’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Andres “Mo” Guilarte, formerly with Allstate Insurance in Coral Gables, has been named chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors. Guilarte will serve in the position for a two-year term. He takes over from Peter L. Bermont, who recently completed a two-year term.
The Bass Honors Silva Family
The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach announced the naming of the Riccardo and Tatyana Silva Gallery on the museum’s first floor, following a $500,000 gift from the couple. Riccardo and Tatyana Silva are long-time supporters of The Bass and have a long-standing interest in art and culture. The Silvas have a wide-ranging record of supporting a number of causes and institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Africa.
Rachel Sapoznik, Founder, CEO & President of Sapoznik Insurance, based in North Miami Beach, was recently named the 2017 Silver Stevie® Awardwinner for Women in Business, in the category Female Entrepreneur of the Year — Business Services — 11 to 2,500 Employees — All Other Industries. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.
Amigos for Kids' Broken Crayons Exhibit VIP Night
On Wednesday, December 6, Amigos For Kids unveiled its full sensory art experience, Broken Crayons. Using Miami's largest art showcase as its platform, Amigos For Kids will display an exhibit with a hidden twist. The seemingly average installation will expose unsuspecting visitors to real drawings from real children, which later turned out to be troubling signs of abuse. The VIP event was attended by Pamela Silva Conde and Jomari Goyso.
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege closed out Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami with a takeover weekend at Dream Nightclub & Cafe Iguana hosted by Amara La Negra, with guest appearances by cast members of the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop Miami. DJ Epps of 103.5 The Beat & DJ Berdugo of 106.7FM EL ZOL
ARTEFACTO CELEBRATES 15 YEARS IN THE U.S.
Paulo and Lais Bacchi welcomed the stars of Artefacto’s annual Design House for cocktails and a rooftop dinner to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the luxury Brazilian furnishings brand in the U.S. The intimate evening took place in the 5,522-square-foot, $12.5 million penthouse in the coveted Grove at Grand Bay condominium, fully staged in Artefacto’s new anniversary collection that just arrived from Brazil. Design House stars included Pepe Calderin, Monica Souza, Myrna Porcaro, Cary Fernandez Brena, Jessica Jaegger, Adrian Stancati, Javier Soto, Stanley Matz and Mirtha Arriaran.
Hotel Beaux Arts, located on the 38th, 39th and 40th floors of the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami, celebrated its conversion into a Marriott International's Autograph Collection Hotel with an intimate open house. Guests enjoyed art curated by Artscape who has partnered with the hotel to offer hotel guests an elevated art experience with works from Julio Le Parc and John Henry. Henry (pictured [center] with guests and a maquette of his work, Cathedral Columbia) was in attendance. Bites and cocktails were provided by Hotel Beaux Arts' signature restaurants, L'Atelier and db Bistro Moderne.
MARC ANTHONY CELEBRATES AT MAGNUS ALL-STAR BASH
Global music icon Marc Anthony joined Latin Superstars Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom from Gente de Zona to celebrate one of the biggest nights in baseball at the Magnus Media All-Star Bash. The event, held at Seaspice in Miami after the All-Star Game, also gathered some of baseball’s best, including NY Yankees Gary Sanchez and former MLB player Luis Figueroa. Guests enjoyed specialty Johnnie Walker cocktails, including Marc Anthony, who was gifted a personalized bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the most exclusive blend in the portfolio, to commemorate the occasion. Pictured: Felipe Pimiento (COO Magnus); Marc Anthony; and Michael Vega (CEO Magnus).
American singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow, member of the iconic folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, will be featured in upcoming appeals for support of WPBT Public Television. Shown here on the WPBT set with Babette Davidson.
PREVIOUS 10 LISTINGS