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CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA WINS EMMY AWARD
Frost School of Music faculty member Carlos Rafael Rivera won his first Emmy Award> for his theme music for Netflix limited series Godless. The awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles. Carlos Rafael Rivera is Assistant Professor and Director of the Musicianship, Artistry Development & Entrepreneurship (MADE) Program at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Marlins Park was the site for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's 4th Annual Alumni Reunion & Hall of Fame Induction. The positive impact of this year's inductees was celebrated at a special reception after which friends and supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs cheered on the Miami Marlins as they played the Atlanta Braves. This year's honorees are pictured with Alex Rodriguez-Roig, (far right): Larry Rentz (representing Carl Rentz, dec.); Gerald Tinker; Serge Martinez; Paul George; Layne Jackson; and George Nowicki
NEW PRINCIPAL NAMED AT NWSA HIGH SCHOOL
Jason H. Allen, Ed.S. has been named Principal of New World School of the Arts High School. An academic administrator and educator, Mr. Allen will be responsible for planning, organizing, administering and directing academic and operational activities at the high school level, which are essential to the operation of NWSA. He holds a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.S.) and two Masters Degrees - one in Psychology and the other in Curriculum and Instruction - from Nova Southeastern University. "As the new Principal at New World School of the Arts, I am excited and humbled to be a part of such an incredible partnership. The history and traditions provide the foundation of greatness that IS New World School of The Arts."
S.E.E.K (Seeking Education Empowers Knowledge) Foundation teamed up with the Miami Beach Police Athletic League, Chef by Nature and former Miami Hurricane and Miami Dolphin Bryant McKinnie for a fun filled afternoon of fitness activities including football drills and fitness tips, group fitness and cooking demonstrations, games and activities. Over 500 kids attended this free event.
JON JAY DONATES $50,000 TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
Jon Jay, Arizona Diamondbacks player, Miami native and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, presents $50,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, proceeds from the 7th Annual Jon Jay FMSBonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge. Pictured: Billy the Marlin; Cameron Maybin, Miami Marlins player; Justo Jay; Maria Jay; Alex Rodriguez-Roig, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade; Jon Jay, Arizona Diamondbacks player; Nikki Jay; Brooklyn Jay; Berkley Jay; Janelle Jay and Monsignor Pedro Garcia
Sponsored by the Knight Foundation, de la Cruz Collection and other donors, 21 NWSA visual arts BFA graduates (2018), traveled to Berlin and London accompanied by faculty member Fred Snitzer and dean of visual arts Maggy Cuesta. The group visited major museums in both cities, along with private collections, galleries and auction houses.
ONE MILLIONTH VISITOR AT FROST SCIENCE!
Gisel De Renzo and her family, were welcomed as the one millionth visitor to The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Gisel was surprised with a 7-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean International, along with other gifts, including "1 million minutes of science," a two-year Family Plus membership. The Museum, in Downtown's Museum Park, opened May 8, 2017, and has transformed the visitor experience with new exhibitions, special events and programming, along with new and exciting educational offerings. To celebrate Visitor #1 Million, all museum guests enjoyed complimentary donuts from Happy Place Donuts.
In keeping with its mission to support organizations and individuals who positively impact their local communities, Duffy's Foundation will host Girl Scout cooking classes. Four classes through the summer will be held at Duffy’s Sport Grill’s state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Studio. Led by Palm Beach resident, Duffy’s Foundation Chairwoman, and Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Board Member Geri Emmett, Girl Scouts will learn valuable cooking and teamwork skills and how to create healthy meals. Duffy’s Corporate Executive Chefs Eric Parker and Dave Hill will assist the group. Each Girl Scout will earn an exclusive Duffy’s Cooking Patch, along with the Girl Scouts USA Simple Meals Badge, and each will take home their prepared meals, a custom Duffy’s apron, jar openers, measuring cups, recipe cards and the skills to recreate these meals for friends and family.
A REDEVELOPED COCOWALK IN THE WORKS
CocoWalk is getting a facelift! One of Miami’s most iconic retail centers, CocoWalk, hosted a demo event and dinner for top brokers to showcase the ongoing redevelopment of the property. Plans include a new mixed-use development combining Class A offices, public spaces, and revamped retail including cafes, restaurants, boutiques, lifestyle, fitness, and entertainment offerings in the heart of Coconut Grove. Guests enjoyed dinner at Strada in the Grove, along with a presentation by Chris Weilminster, president of the mixed-use division for Federal RealtyPeter LaPointe, Michael Comras, Chris Weilminster, Chris Cobb
Northern Trust hosted a luncheon benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of South Florida where guests heard of exciting new therapies and customized treatment options that raise hope for finding a cure. Northern Trust President of Florida John Fumagalli, Senior Market Executive Miami/Dade County Alex Adams, and VP of Marketing Diane Cruz hosted THE LLS Light the Night Campaign Executive Committee and local business leaders at their Brickell office. Pictured: Bernard Lackner, Sissy DeMaria Koehne, Guenther Koehne and John Fumagalli
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