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Supermodel Niki Taylor mixed and mingled with guests at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills for the Shop & Dine event to benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. Guests were treated to a delectable fine wine & food pairing provided by the East City Grill and Libation The Love of Wine, as they shopped at The Colonnade’s elite designer stores.
In the midst of releasing his sixth studio album, rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer Armando “Pitbull” Perez visited Miami Children’s Hospital making a special stop to see 20 young patients as part of the Get Well Soon Tour. Previous celebrities to take time from their busy schedules to visit children include Will Smith, Britney Spears, Flo Rida, Jordin Sparks, David Archuletta and Emeril Lagasse.
Miami City Ballet took the City of Light by storm with full houses and standing ovations! Performing at the summer dance festival at the Theatre du Chatelet, the company’s Paris debut was a smashing success with sold-out audiences filling the 2500 seat theatre. Programs featured George Balanchine favorites, including Symphony in Three Movements, Square Dance, La Valse and The Four Temperaments, as well as dances by Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Paul Taylor.
Naturi Naughton, Terrell Owens, and hosts Regina King and Anthony Anderson are caught on camera by Meg Pukel in the VIP Grey Goose Lounge before the American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s dancers Jun Tanabe and Kaori Fukui won Silver Medals at the Korea International Ballet Competition. Both dancers were coached by ABT’s Artistic Director Maestro Vladimir Issaev.
Shake Shack, known for its beloved burgers, fries and frozen custard, recently introduced the Vice Crispy Treat to its Miami Beach menu. This new signature concrete (featuring vanilla frozen custard, marshmallow sauce and crispy crunchies) was created with Miami Children's Hospital in mind, as a portion of the proceeds benefits the hospital. To kick off the partnership, members of the Shake Shack team delivered tastes of this delicious frozen treat to patients and their families at Miami Children's Hospital, and young Jashua Alvarez (pictured) is really enjoying his treat!
Friends, students, board members and teachers of SoBe Institute of the Arts gathered in the Little Stage Theatre to show their appreciation to the LeRoy Schecter Foundation for its donation of $75,000 for a concert grand piano. The magnificent Steinway instrument was dedicated with a celebratory Mozart piano piece performed by student Angel Perez and a short concert of Liszt and Schubert piano music by professional faculty pianists Robert Chumbley and Adam Chefitz, followed by a champagne reception.
Miss Florida 2010 Jaclyn Raulerson (pictured left with Storms and Badazz volunteers) teamed up with Carol Storms, Founder of the Badazz Scholarship Foundation, and her team of Badazz volunteers to launch the Badazz Cribz Neighborhood Beautification Project. This new non-profit youth advocacy group is on a mission to inspire Miami's Inner-city youth through activism, volunteerism and scholarship. Its new project will help restore and renovate abandoned houses in Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood, transforming blighted houses into beautiful Badazz Cribz.
Ivan Toth Depeña’s light-based installation Reflect is being permanently installed in the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Downtown Miami. As a main stop in Miami’s MetroRail system, the space serves as a hub for commuters. Depeña uses sensors and light to focus on the communal nature and circulatory qualities of the lobby to incorporate the notion of daily circulation into his piece. The project was commissioned by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.
The WGirls, an international all female volunteer organization dedicated to bettering the lives of underprivileged women and children, launched its Miami Chapter with Hello Stiletto!, a sole-inspired fundraising event in support of Lotus House Shelter. Glamour and goodwill came toe-to-toe at this primp party held at the Roy Teeluck Salon with 150 high heeled humanitarians in attendance. Pictured: Sacha Smith; Silvia Salas; Susanna Coates; Shakti Ramdass; Angela Overton, Miss Florida Keys USA; Kendra Tal; Tamekia Brown; Laura Cosse.