Valentine's Day is just around the corner and SocialMiami has assembled a great array of events, and even a few gift ideas, to ensure that your special someone is pleased. Check it out!
Carmen Lundy Quintet Comes to Pinecrest Gardens
Pinecrest Gardens' South Motors Jazz Series continues with the Carmen Lundy Quintet on Saturday, February 13.
Carmen Lundy began her professional career in Miami as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Over four decades later, she is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation. Lundy's 14th album, “Soul to Soul,” features all original compositions and has been met with great fanfare. She travels to the Pinecrest Gardens’ stage from Los Angeles along with her world renowned quintet for an evening of some of the best jazz this city will ever hear.
M’Angaje Makes its World Premiere at the Arsht Center
As part of its 10th Anniversary Celebration, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presented the world premiere of M’Angaje, a new piece created and performed by Haiti’s premier dance troupe Ayikodans. The piece was inspired by the Center’s ongoing alliance with the company which originated when they found a home at the Arsht Center following the devastating 2010 earthquake. On the night of the premiere, Ayikodans’ community of supporters in Miami gathered to toast to the magnificent new work on the steps of the Arsht Center’s plaza.
Pictured: Arsht President & CEO John Richard, Ayikodans artistic director Jeanguy Saintus with the cast.
The Book of Mormon @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts
For the easily offended, the word ‘blasphemous’ may very well apply to “The Book of Mormon.” For everyone else, it’s likely to be viewed as a welcome breath of fresh air – one that Miamians are very fortunate to have make its way to South Florida for the third time since 2013, this time at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Written by “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, “The Book of Mormon” is very much the toe-tapping Broadway equivalent of the duo’s crass, long-running cartoon series. But instead of foul-mouthed Colorado grade-schoolers, Stone and Parker tackle a different sort of crowd: Mormons.
Miami International Film Festival Announces Line-Up
This morning the Miami International Film Festival announced the line-up for their 33rd edition, which is to take place on March 4-13, 2016. Featuring 129 films, the line-up includes numerous important premieres, with 12 World Premieres, 16 North American Premieres, and 13 U.S. premieres, all debuting in Miami.
As previously announced, the Festival will open with Alex de la Iglesia's “My Big Night” at the historic Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami, with Spanish superstar Raphael in attendance.