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Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m.

Miami Dance Festival 2015, will continue 12th anniversary presentations with a Lecture & Performance by the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. This presentation is co-sponsored by Momentum Dance Company and Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Department of Arts and Philosophy. Admission is free.

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
Building 6, 4th Floor
300 N.E. Second Avenue, Downtown Miami
Tuesday, April 14 at 8 p.m.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall will be a notable addition to the Arsht Center’s 2014-2015 Live at Knight series when she returns with her “Wallflower World Tour.” Krall's original date to appear was December 2014 which had to be postponed because of illness. The “Wallflower World Tour” will feature Krall performing pop classics such as The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower,” which inspired the album's title track, among others. Tickets are $55, $75, $100 and $130.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

SOCIAL Manny: Episode 172

The stars are out in this latest SOCIAL Manny by Manny Hernandez. This edition features SI girl Hannah Davis at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne; opening of SoHo Bay in Miami Beach; Lacoste suite at the Miami Open; Andrea Bocelli at Miami Beach Centennial concert; and Miami Theater Center 10th anniversary gala.

Pictured: Josey Alois and Juan Luis Bentencort at the Miami Theater Center 10th anniversary gala
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SOCIAL Manny: Episode 172

Wednesday, April 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum will host the Opening Reception for Aesthetics & Values, an exhibition curated entirely by FIU Honors College students, part of a year-long course seminar led by artist and Honors Fellow John Bailly. Work by nine Miami artists will be displayed: Julie Davidow, Christian Duran, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Aramis Gutierrez, Alette SimmonsJimenez, Ruben Torres Llorca, Pepe Mar, Yolanda Sanchez and Robert Thiele. Free and open to the public. Pictured: "Multiplication of Erzule," Edouard Duval-Carrie, 2010, video.

The Frost Art Museum at F.I.U. Modesto A. Maidique Campus
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami
Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin will appear as part of the 2015 Broward College Speaker Series, presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates. A struggling economy. Two wars. A nation starving for leadership. While President Obama faces a myriad of complex issues, this is not the first time an American president has been forced to confront confounding problems. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin provides stories, insights and analysis of the men who have assumed the presidency and the difficult political, social and economic issues that they faced. Drawing on her award-winning biographies of Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson and her new book on Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft, Goodwin brings the past alive with stories of some of our most fascinating leaders. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Tickets are $65, $55 and $45.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
954-462-0222 Box Office

Hollub Homes 60th Anniversary Affair

Celebrating a 60-year tradition of building exceptional homes, Hollub Homes kicked off the anniversary alongside the unveiling of its recently completed residence at 10101 Lakeside Drive within Snapper Creek Lakes.

Guests enjoyed an evening of art, home designs and custom furnishings, expertly crafted by Helene Hollub in conjunction with Armani Casa, B Pila, Kelly Marie Interior Design, and Alicia Weaver Design.

Pictured: Helen Stephan and Suzy Sayfie
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April 15 at 8 p.m.

The BBC Concert Orchestra is one of the world’s finest orchestras, having performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the Proms in London, and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert. Since 2008 the orchestra has been led by Keith Lockhart, one of classical music's most vibrant maestros who is the current Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival and who continues to conduct with the Boston Pops. Considered to be one of Britain’s most versatile ensembles, the BBC Concert Orchestra, under the command of Maestro Keith Lockhart, continues to be a magnetic force in classical music. Performing with the orchestra will be pianist Charlie Albright, hailed as one of the most gifted musicians of this generation. Albright has performed with the Silk Road Project, San Francisco Symphony and revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma. He is a dynamic performer with the most flawless piano techniques of any young performer. The program at the Arsht Center will feature: Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture; Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody for Orchestra; Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2; Dvorák: Symphony No. 8. Tickets range from $50 to $130.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18

The 2015 New Playwrights' Festival will feature eight original short plays written by current New World School of the Arts High School and College students. This year there will be one student-directed and seven faculty-directed productions. The festival allows young student playwrights the unique opportunity to experience what it's like to workshop an original play. Performances are Friday at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $5.

Louise O. Gerrits Theatre
25 N.E. 2nd Street, 8th Floor, Downtown Miami
Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

FIU School of Music, the FIU Symphony Orchestra and FIU Concerto Competition Winners with guest conductor Neil Varon, will present an evening of Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn as part of this Orchestral Masterworks Series concert. The program includes Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 'Fingal's Cave.' Tickets range from $5 to $15. Parking is free.

FIU School of Music
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 S.W. 17th Street, Miami
Music.FIU.edu/Performances (Tickets)
Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m.

Renowned star of “Phantom of the Opera,” Lisa Vroman will be joined by an entourage of Florida Grand Opera Young Artists in a joyous performance of Broadway and opera music for the St. Martha-Yamaha Concert Series. Vroman, a frequent guest artist who performs with major orchestras here in the U.S. as well as around the world, just returned from starring in a world tour of “Master Class.” There will be a reception with the artists immediately following the concert. Tickets, available online and at the door, are $10 general admission and $20 for preferred seating.

Barry University
Broad Performing Arts Center
11300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
www.SaintMartha.Tix.com (Tickets Online)
Tuesday - Sunday, April 14 - 19

Ridiculously Fun! – New York Post. Sister Act is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look - a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to Rejoice! Performances at the Arsht Center are Tuesday - Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 and Sunday at 1 & 7 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Friday - Sunday, April 17 - 19

Miami City Ballet's Program IV Points of Departure will close MCB's 29th season with the Company premiere of "The Concert" (or, the Perils of Everybody), a delightful piece that so wonderfully captures the inner-thoughts of concertgoers, it is considered Jerome Robbins’ comedic work-of-genius, all set to the lively music of Chopin. Also on the bill is a world premiere of Heatscape, created specifically for MCB dancers by the vibrant young choreographer Justin Peck, who recently debuted the critically acclaimed Chutes and Ladders. Peck will create an original, large cast, 35-minute piece to Bohuslav Martinu’s imaginative Piano Concerto No. 1. For the new work Peck collaborated with Shepard Fairey, the celebrated street artist who garnered world-wide attention with his grassroots Hope poster. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2. Tickets start at $25.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
1-877-929-7010 (MCB Box Office)
Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m.

NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale and its AutoNation Academy of Art and Design will present a talk by David A. Ross, Chair of the innovative MFA program in Art Practice at New York’s School of Visual Art. A renowned lecturer, educator and widely published author, Ross has also served as Director of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Ross will discuss the need to re-imagine the purpose of art education, based on the notion that the true history of art is the history of the purpose of art. The talk is free with museum admission (free for members, NSU students, faculty, staff; $12 adults; $8 seniors, military, students). For tickets, call 954-262-0204 or visit NSUArtMuseum.org. Ross’s lecture is the inaugural event for The Art of Teaching Art conference that will take place in the Fall 2015.

NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
954-262-0204 (Tickets)
Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m.

Young opera singers from around the country will gather to take part in the Young Patronesses of the Opera 28th National Voice Competition. Ten finalists, chosen from a total of 25 semifinalists out of 116 initial applicants, will perform in a concert in front of a panel of illustrious jurors to earn $40,000 in prize monies to further careers in the field of grand opera. The program will include both popular and important arias by today’s brightest young talents. Awards are presented in two categories, with an $8,000 prize to the Senior Young Artist (ages 26–30) winner and $7,500.00 to the Junior Young Artist winner (ages 20 –25). An audience favorite award will also be given. Tickets are $25 and include an invitation to the Sparkling Winners Reception by La Fenice Prosecco to follow the award presentation.

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
305-434-7091 (Tickets)
Saturday, April 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.

With his HEART Series, Rubem Robierb strikes yet another nerve in contemporary American society by showcasing how human emotion often gets transferred to a plethora of external communicative objects like signs, emojis, words and symbols. The heart holds such strong emotional, symbolic value and, when juxtaposed with everyday signage and phrases, the underlying power of each emotion emerges more evident. The outcome is a collection of ironic, edgy, political and critical artworks that display Robierb's personal vision of the world. Both opulent and sophisticated, his artistic vision creates dramatic metaphors that highlight the swift changes in our culture and incites the viewer to reflect on the both universal and deeply personal question of what is love. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments at this free Opening Reception for the Heart Series, a benefit for “Enduring Hearts” whose mission is to increase the longevity of pediatric heart transplant receipients. The exhibition will be on view at Williams McCall Gallery through May 7.

Williams McCall Gallery
110 Washington Avenue, #CU-3, Miami Beach
Saturday, April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.

In honor of National Poetry Month, YoungArts will present Outside the Box: The Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia concert performance of Hughes' "Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz." Directed by YoungArts Master Teacher Ron McCurdy, this epic jazz poem suite in music and verse about the struggle for artistic and social freedom in the ‘60s will feature McCurdy’s quartet, YoungArts Alumnus Kenyon Adams (1997 YoungArts Winner in Theater and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and special surprise guests. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP please.

National YoungArts Foundation Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
OutsideTheBox@YoungArts.org (RSVP)
Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m.

For over 20 years America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy in over 40 states! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. Don’t miss their latest over-the-top musical, "America's Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild," which brings the group's firsthand knowledge of the reality show experience to bear but, of course, all in effortless 4-part harmony! This show boasts some of the group's best music - wicked parodies and objectionable originals - plus brilliant new songs about the ethics of stardom. Tickets at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center are $35 and $40.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 S.W. 211th Street, Cutler Bay
786-573-5300 Box Office
Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m.

The Idan Raichel Project, an ever-changing ensemble of multicultural performers from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and more, will return to the Arsht Center as part of the Center’s 2014-2015 Live at Knight Series. Led by Idan Raichel, internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer and musician, The Idan Raichel Project will perform hits such as “Mi'Ma'amakim” and “Boee,” as well as songs from his latest album Quarter to Six. Tickets are $35, $55 and $75; as well as a $145 VIP package that includes premium seats, post-show meet-and-greet and photo with the artist.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-949-6722 Box Office
Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m.

The Miami Dance Festival 2015, presented by Momentum Dance Company, will continue with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company's Florida Premiere of "Interior Designs," a work where art and technology meet to create an unforgettably human experience. The evening also includes "Narcoleptic Lovers," guest choreographer Doug Elkins’ electric and often hilarious full company work, and "The Klezmer Sketch" in which Dorfman mines the exuberant, yet soulful quality of Klezmer music that inspires her exploration of the Jewish gesture, expression, ritual, character and values. General admission tickets are $25, preferred tickets $40, VIP tickets $70, and student tickets $12.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188th Street, Aventura
Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.

When it comes to the Americas, music knows no bounds. Based on a piece of bold, spiritual art, Rodeo Queen blurs the lines of traditional technique with raucous energy. Ted Hearne, a young American composer and winner of this season’s New Voices commissioning project, makes a splash in a fantastic world premiere before Americana-guru Copland embraces Mexico-inspired fiestas with his rhythmic Sextet. In an unlikely spotlight, the bassoon (pictured: Frank Morelli) offers an evocative, hypnotic trance in the hands of Brazilian sensation Villa-Lobos, as a young Ginastera vibrantly evokes his homeland where a flute seems to take flight in the windy, Argentinean skies. End with a bang with a cantina-band homage to the Spanish poet packed with vibrant vigor. Chamber Music: North and South is a lead-in to the Sizzle Splash, a Symphony After Hours event being held at 4 p.m. at the Surfcomber for Friends of New World Symphony.

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach
Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m.

The 2014-2015 Free Gospel Sundays Series will close with Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, choir director and multi-instrumentalist, Tye Tribbett. Heralded as the “Elvis of Gospel,” Tribbett’s infectious energy and unique sound will captivate audiences of all ages as he performs his hits, including songs from his latest album "Greater Than" in the Knight Concert Hall. Hailing from New Jersey, Tribbett's powerful and energetic style garnered the attention of multi-Grammy producers and artists, including country superstar Faith Hill who asked the group to join her on tour in 2000. After four hit records with the group he founded, Tribbett decided to pursue a solo career and began collaborating with artists as diverse as Will Smith, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson and Stevie Wonder. The program will also feature performances by the Arsht Center’s resident ensemble Miami Mass Choir, under the direction of Pastor Marc Cooper. Admission is free. If you do not yet have a First-Access Pass, you can join the stand-by line beginning at 3 p.m. outside the theater. Stand-bys will be admitted at 3:45 p.m. based of availability.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m.

For the season finale, the Friends of Chamber Music Miami will present a rare opportunity to experience one of today's most exciting tenors in recital. Metropolitan Opera tenor Anthony Kalil (pictured) will join forces with acclaimed pianist Ken Noda for a program that includes: Verdi: "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto; Puccini: "È lucevan le stelle" from Tosca; Act 1 Duet from Madama Butterfly with special guest Vanessa Isiguen, soprano; plus selections from Brahms, Handel, Weill; and Vaughan Williams. Tickets are $40.

Temple Beth Am
5950 S.W. 88th Street
Sunday, April 19 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Friends of New World Symphony will gather at the legendary Surfcomber Hotel for Symphony After Hours: The Sizzle Splash Pool Party & BBQ to finish out the season in style. Enjoy "Chamber Music: North and South - and then watch the sun set poolside while enjoying BBQ, live rock funk Latin music by OIGO, curated by Suenalo's Adrian Gonzalez-Arrendondo, cocktails courtesy of Bacardi, and socializing with the next generation of South Florida leaders. Friends of NWS is an engaging group of passionate young professionals who advocate America’s Orchestral Academy, attend concerts and chic after-hours events in support of the New World Symphony. Sizzle Splash access is complimentary for all members of Friends of NWS. Interested in joining? Call or email Iva Kosovic. Tickets for non-members are available for $30 p/p.

Surfcomber, A Kimpton Hotel
1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-428-6734 (Iva Kosovic)

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