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First '4’ likes on INYBN's FB Page Win: 2 tickets to WDNA's Markus & Mads Fine Arts Concert, 2 Tickets to Orchestra Miami's Holiday "Pops" Concert, 2 Tickets to Gables Art Cinema's screening of romantic comedy "Metropolitan", & 2 Tickets to MDC Tower Theater's drama/romance "Brooklyn" ! ! !



The genre-bending Nu Deco Ensemble


for the Singapore Symphony 11 years ago. Both are American, play brass and won positions with the Singapore Symphony. They be‐ came roommates and best friends – two strangers in a strange land.



Nu Deco Ensemble musicians


o‐founders of Nu Deco Ensemble Jacamo Bairos and Sam Hyken have been friends and musical cohorts for years. They met in Singapore when they were both auditioning


Photos courtesy of Ana Chavez

But that time in Singapore was the incubator that molded the founda‐ tion for the Nu Deco Ensemble. The two talked in length about the future of classical music – what does it look like? What is

happening in the world of orches‐ tral music? Why are orchestras struggling? “These are the ques‐ tions we were asking ourselves in SEE NU DECO ENSEMBLE | P.4




t was the best of times, it was the worst of times – a phrase all too familiar during the holiday season. As we prepare for out‐of‐town relatives, make that hopeful (or hopeless) last‐minute trip to the grocery story, and spend hours researching recipes upon recipes in hopes of preparing that perfect meal, the holiday excitement can quickly mani‐ fest into chronic exhaustion and severe stress. Rest as‐ sured, you are not alone. I’m Not Your Boring NewspaSEE HOLIDAY STRESS | P.5


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Travel & Tourism


Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Yara Zakharia, Esq. (Key Biscayne, FL)

Creative Art Director Jaime Millan (Miami, FL)

English Language Columnists Charlotte Miller (Miami, FL) Edyna Garcia (Miami, FL) Cheryl Lawko (Key Biscayne, FL) Kimberly Hutchinson (Pembroke Pines, FL) Mirjam Walker (Bern, Switzerland) Pau Casals (Miami, FL) Sarah Mason (Philadelphia, PA) Aphrodette North (Roanoke, VA)

Spanish Language Editor Saida Santana (Miami, FL / Madrid, Spain)

Spanish Language Columnists Gloria Góngora Lopez (Miami, FL) Minín Arévalo (Culter Bay, FL) Saida Santana (Miami, FL/Madrid, Spain)

Guest Columnists Dr. Carmen J. Ortiz-Butcher, M.D. Fernando Montes de Oca (Key Biscayne,

According to travel search engine GoEuro, the world’s most expensive passport belongs to Turkey, with a price tag of $251. This is followed by Australia and Switzerland, whose passports cost $206 and $159, respectively. In fourth place is Mexico, whose passports run for $155- the equivalent of 266 hours of work at that country’s minimum wage. At $135 and tied with Italy, the American passport is the fifth priciest passport. At 10th place is the British passport which costs $110 or £72. Equivalent to two hours of minimum wage, the United Arab Emirates’ passport is the least expensive passport in the world ($14). Beginning early 2016, United Airlines passengers will be able to apply their MileagePlus awards to pay for inflight Wi-Fi on domestic flights. By next summer, the program will also be available on long distance flights. United currently offers internet services on just 20% of its flights and lags behind all other carriers on overall Wi-Fi availability, reports Travel + Leisure. To save money, travelers can book their Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi in advance and pay $5 for a one-hour pass (as opposed to $12 if the request is made onboard).

FL/ Acapulco, Mexico) Michèle Fontanière (Miami, FL)

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Gastronomy & Spirits UK company Deliveroo, which recently launched in Belgium and whose motto is “Proper Food, Proper Delivery”, is offering a delivery service from over 60 high end restaurants and chains to homes and offices in and around Brussels. The company, which is presently operating in more than 35 cities worldwide, continues to expand and plans to launch an IOS application in the coming week. Meals are delivered by bicycle, and customers place orders and make payments online. They enter their address and the desired time of the delivery and choose from a list of restaurants offering delivery in their area. On average, customers wait approximately half an hour, which includes the 7- minute maximum for delivery by the cyclists. Deliveroo’s managing director, Belgium- Mathieu de Lophem- told Food and Wine Gazette- that ‘Bruxellois love to eat out at some of the best restaurants in the city but sometimes, either because of work or family, they cannot. The service is also convenient for a night in or a proper lunch at the office.”

Education In England, top-notch law schools are

offering e-learning law courses, enabling students to work at their own pace and from the comfort of their home and making the legal profession increasingly accessible. As reported in the U.K.’s The Independent, one such leading law school- BPP- which partners with over 50 leading law firms to provide training- has introduced two online programs. BPP law school’s dean Peter Crisp explained to The Independent: “Everyone learns in a blended way now,” Most of our students do prefer a high level of face-toface contact but we make all of our lectures available online, which they can use if they miss a lecture or want to consolidate their learning.” E-learning, which is effectuated through Adobe Connect, offers a live classroom experience. “You can create a very energetic and vibrant online learning community,” pointed out Crisp. At the same time, e-learners can also attend face-to-face sessions on the weekends and in the evenings that can accommodate their schedule. Additionally, e-distance learners pay a fraction of the cost; for instance, tuition for the LLB program (law degree) at The Open University is £16,200, as opposed to £27,000- the typical cost for full-time students enrolled at most universities. The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives offers remote learning programs for the following occupations: chartered legal executives, solicitors, legal administrators, legal secretaries, legal support staff and paralegals.

Health & Wellness As reported in The Wall Street Journal, the Silicon Valley, as well as some law firms, are embracing standing desks as the healthy alternative. Between 200 and 250 of Facebook’s 2,000+ employees use standing desks, and the company is experimenting with treadmill desks, which offer workers the option of walking while working.

Law & Regulation Frank Sullivan, lead guitarist and founding member of legendary rock group Survivor, filed a copyright infringement suit against Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and his campaign organizers. Plaintiff contends that defendants performed, without authorization, the song “Eye of the Tiger”, which he cowrote, at an event celebrating controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ release from jail. As reported in the ABA Journal, Sullivan is requesting a court order prohibiting future performances and damages for willful


copyright infringement.

Economy & Finances Accelerating Pathways, a new study commissioned by the Citi Foundation, ranks Toronto as the top economy for young people (ages 18-25) among 35 cities across the globe, which were rated on the basis of entrepreneurial opportunities, educational institutions, government programs and youth job programs, among other criteria. Toronto placed first in “human and social capital” and second in government support and employment, outpacing global powerhouses such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and London, in a study that included cities from various regions, including the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America and both emerging markets and developed countries. Citi Foundation president Brandee McHale told The Star that: “Ultimately, the cities that get it right for young people are going to be places that people want to live, businesses want to locate, and really will be seen as the cities of tomorrow that others aspire to be.” In the survey, Toronto scored best for civic engagement, while cities such as Casablanca and Delhi boasted higher scores for start-ups. As reported in The Star, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s global director of public policy, Leo Abruzzese, global director of public policy at The Economist Intelligence Unit, praised Toronto’s programs aimed at helping the youth find jobs and its commitment to equal pay, as evidenced by the city’s smaller wage disparity between women and men as compared to other cities.

Enviroment & Ecology South Africa, which relies heavily on coal to fuel its electricity, is launching innovative projects in an effort to put an end to regular power cut and to diversity its energy sources. Throughout the country, wind and solar energy plants are multiplying as the government undertakes to expand nuclear power. According to The Japan Times, the latter plans to pump an additional 9,600 megawatts of nuclear power into the national grid by erecting eight new reactors at a projected cost of $50 billion. Bidders for construction of the plants include the U.S., South Korea, Russia, France and China.

Full Steam Ahead and Happy Thanksgiving to our readers, Yara Zakharia, Esq.


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SOUTH FLORIDA HEARTBEAT Jacomo Bairos conducting Nu Deco Ensemble

Nu Deco Ensemble musicians

Deering Estate, Biscayne Bay


this faraway land,” said Bairos. “We had all these ideas, and we’d go back and forth ex‐ changing these ideas.” Later on, the two took slightly different musical tracks, and their travels extended in two different directions, but they stayed in touch and met up whenever their sched‐ ules allowed. “We were always best friends,” said Bairos. Together, they hashed over the idea: “What if we just put together a small, fresh, slick ensemble with music that we love, while at the same time will sustain itself through the fact that it’s a very small group with low overhead.” As time went by, the idea became clearer and clearer. “This is the right time to really move this along,” said Bairos. “So after this relationship that began 11 years ago, we found ourselves coming up with a concept of what we wanted, which was an ensem‐ ble.” They received a $75,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, which helped make the dream come alive. “Once it got started, it took off into this really wonderful thing,” Bairos said. Their debut performance in April fea‐ tured 23 musicians at the Light Box Theatre at Goldman Warehouse. Building on that success, they decided to put together a sea‐ son. The Knight Foundation grant is struc‐ tured to self‐produce concerts, but once Nu Deco took off, other organizations reached out to represent them. Their flexibility al‐ lows them to function as a chamber orches‐ tra or as a string quartet. “We’re very flexible,” said Bairos. “In fact, one of our greatest strengths is our flexibility.” Nu Deco Ensemble’s season will kick off with a 4 p.m. concert entitled “Water Music” at the Deering Estate. The season features four more programs – Nu Deco at the North Beach Bandshell with the Spam Allstars on January 28, followed by back‐to‐back con‐ certs at the Light Box, March 3 and 4. The Concert Against Hate presented by the Anti‐ Defamation League at the New World Cen‐ ter is March 5, when the ensemble will return for the last two concerts of the sea‐ son at the Light Box April 29 and 30. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Hyken grew up in the New York/New Jer‐ sey area; Bairos is originally from Home‐ stead. Both are graduates of Julliard. From Julliard, Hyken went to London for a year at the Royal Academy of Music, and

then at 22‐years old, auditioned for the Sin‐ gapore Symphony. The symphony offered him a trial. He was there for two years. He met Michael Tilson Thomas when the New World Symphony was in Switzerland. “I said to myself, ‘I have to go work with him.’ It was amazing and so inspiring that I ended up coming to Miami to work with the New World Symphony.” Hyken ended up produc‐ ing some concerts for late night events and doing a lot of arranging and dabbling in composing. “I felt there were other aspects of the music industry that I wanted to get involved with, and other genres of music I wanted to explore,” he said. He went back to school and earned a masters degree at University of Miami in media and produc‐ tion and started working almost immedi‐ ately in the music industry. “Jacomo has played my music all over the country, and I’ve had my music played by many world‐ renowned symphony orchestras. He has produced concerts at the Arsht Center and New World Center with different popular artists, and produced a concert for the Knight Foundation. Currently, he is on the faculty of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, a trumpeter, producer, arranger and composer. Bairos has travelled extensively with his career and is an international conductor who regularly works with some of the country’s top orchestras including the Na‐ tional, St. Louis, Atlanta, and San Diego sym‐ phonies. He is also musical director of the Amarillo (Texas) Symphony. “With all these different experiences, like Jacomo said, we knew the time was right to create our own group,” said Hyken. “We started seeing the model of the small groups start to take off – a collective that was flexible; and not just new music but all genres of music,” he said. “We knew the kind of music we wanted to perform and the artists we wanted to feature – not in terms of who we wanted to collaborate with but with whom we wanted to arrange expe‐ riences in all parts of the world to merge and create this new group.” “Our tastes are very eclectic,” added Bairos. “We just love high‐quality music. It doesn’t matter what style it is.” And that eclectic nature becomes the unique twist in the foundation of Nu Deco Ensemble. “Part of our mission is to genre‐ bend the pop world, the jazz world, the clas‐

sical world, the electronic world and stylize it for a classically‐trained orchestral ensem‐ ble,” said Bairos. “This is an interesting thing because no one else is doing that.” Nu Deco Ensemble finds classical young composers who have a voice. “Young com‐ posers today have an unbelievable amount of information about styles. “One of the most interesting things about our country is its jazz roots, and its tradition of import‐ ing European factors,” said Bairos. “America is amazing with all its traditions and styles. Therefore, young composers today – the under 35 crowd for sure – they just know the technology and popular music and jazz, and all these idioms combined with a clas‐ sical platform.” Nu Deco hand picks selections from a range of classical tunes by, say, Johann Se‐ bastian Bach and Aaron Copeland, scales them down, and rearranges them in new and exciting ways for the ensemble. “At the same time, we do genre‐bending where we take something you would never hear at a symphony (like Daft Punk, the French elec‐ tronic music duo) – and make it work,” said Bairos. “It’s a whole bunch of things we’re doing, but it is definitely based off what we believe is great music and great art.” As a 21st century orchestra, the co‐ founders agree that it is important to stay

extremely relevant and vital to their com‐ munity in today’s society. “That’s our goal – to represent today’s society – not yester‐ day’s – not tomorrow’s but today’s in the artistic and social worlds,” underlined Bairos. And for both Hyken and Bairos, musical education is paramount. “A very important part of our mission is giving back to the community and plan to focus on south Miami‐Dade,” said Bairos. “We feel the area has been a bit underserved with musical re‐ sources.” The Nu Deco Ensemble will be playing concerts at local schools. “I believe in Miami and want to help build a cultural city,” added Hyken.

Charlotte Miller, an Adirondack Mountain native, is a freelance writer living in Miami. She is a former English adjunct professor and news writer.


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per took to the streets of Miami in search of the best coping tips when dealing with holiday�related stress. What we found were hilarious points of views, advice and stories. Take a break from your turkey day re� sponsibilities and start your holidays off with a little laugh — here’s what your fel� low Miamians had to say: “Keep the wine or beer stocked up for annoying relatives; don’t get ingredients the days before because you won’t find them. You live in Miami; traffic is as natu� ral to you as crying is to a baby, so try and avoid driving unless it’s to a relative’s house where turkey will be waiting for you. On that note, never sit close to the rel� atives that will annoy you — picture the dinner table as a game of musical chairs and muscle your way in to where you want.� – Alexis Miguez “My brother had just told me the other day something like: nothing like Thanks� giving to remind you why you moved away. He now lives in Gainesville.� – David Ramirez “I am barely coping with work stress, nonetheless the holidays. I would happily curl up into a ball and roll off the face of the Earth and wake up with my face in a plate full of Thanksgiving food.� – Paul Thomas “I cook with wine, sometimes I even use it on the turkey! But seriously, don’t sweat the small stuff. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks. The food, while good, is not really what it’s about. My favorite strategy is, if I host, then I make the turkey and rice and guests bring a side dish or dessert. Makes my life easier.� – Aris Mariela Gonzalez “You’ve never bought a fryer with this 10 year old kid excitement for your first fried turkey. Then you get to Publix or Winn Dixie or Presidente, buy the most beautiful bird – this thing is Food Network beautiful. You thaw it out and inject the adobo with the precision of a surgeon,

leaving every inch covered. You pour that glass of Merlot knowing that the last stage has come, the Frying! Then you walk out� side to the fryer and proceed to lower the Turkey — in your head it’s like the New Year’s ball drop and then it happens! You’ve regressed back to the preschool days, your turkey has become the Square block and your Fryer is the circle hole.� – Cid Fernandez “Last year, I made a “dish� and no one touched it so I drank it all. My dish was al� cohol. Actually, a big batch of special cock� tails.� – Carlos Eduardo Rubio “Want to deal with the stress of Thanks� giving dinner? Just explain that it could be worse — we could be watching a Dolphins game.� – Cid Fernandez “One of my most stressful thing is that I can never find Yukon gold potatoes. It’s a mission and those are the best for the mashed potatoes.� � Ileana Miranda “One time, too many people were in my house and I needed quiet time and I hid in the bathroom. Eventually, that didn’t work and I hid in the car.� – Gabriela Alejandra Ferrer “I actually attended Butterball Turkey University �online� back in 1999 when I cooked my first turkey so I could learn how.� – Joe Gonzalez “Wine, wine and more wine!! Frequent trips to the bathroom...because wine. If stuck in traffic, blast the radio and have a karaoke party in your car then count how many other drivers/passengers start star� ing at you! Improvising when you’re miss� ing ingredients can be a fun game... because wine!� – Amanda Wilmot “With so much in life you can’t control, there’s no need to stress a holiday created to ‘give thanks’ for all you have. If you’re celebrating big (or small) do your home� work and plan ahead. Do any little bit you can before the big day, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy with family and friends.� – Yeimilyn Lorenzo


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hanksgiving is a holiday to cele‐ brate being thankful for the things life has to offer . . .or is it to celebrate Pilgrims and Native Americans working peacefully together for common goals? Why do we eat turkey on Thanks‐ giving? Was it even served during the first thanksgiving dinner? Do you know where and when the first thanksgiving took place? For a holiday that we celebrate every year with close family and friends, there are a lot of unknowns. So, here is a list of 10 facts for you to impress your family and friends with during this No‐ vember holiday: 1. The Founding Fathers Had Differing Opinions on the Holiday: Though our first president, George Washington, hailed the celebration, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson weren’t keen on the holiday. Thomas Jefferson is quoted as viewing the holiday as “the most ludicrous idea”. Franklin was very fond of the turkey and tried to make it the national bird instead of the eagle. 2. Only one Native American tribe at‐ tended the First Thanksgiving: Most Amer‐ icans know that the pilgrims had dinner with Native Americans, but that’s about all they know. With so many Native American tribes prevalent during colonial times, most retellings of the story tend to leave out that the Wampanoag Indian tribe was the one present at Plymouth. 3. The First Thanksgiving wasn’t in No‐ vember: Though we celebrate the holiday in November, the first dinner in Plymouth

in 1621 took place during the end of har‐ vest season. In New England, that would not have been well into November, but more than likely at the end of September or sometime in October. 4. The Attire Depicted in Pictures Today isn’t Historically Accurate: Have you been to New England in October? It’s not Miami, and Native Americans weren’t just wearing loincloths around their waists. They would have had furs and full skins to cover themselves from the elements. And the pilgrims? Black and white were signs of wealth in those times; hence, the major‐ ity of pilgrims would have been wearing earth tones such as browns and greens. Oh, and those funny buckled hats were not a trend until several years later either. 5. FDR Played a Role in Setting the Date for Thanksgiving: Franklin D. Roosevelt not only tried to postpone Thanksgiving’s date a week in 1939 to increase retail sales during the Great Depression (which the media dubbed “Franksgiving”), his ac‐ tions led Congress, in 1941, to declare the holiday the fourth Thursday in November. 6. Thanksgiving was once Held in West‐ minster Abbey: A lot of notable things happened with Thanksgiving during WWII, an unusual and one‐time occur‐ rence being a dinner held at Westminster Abbey in 1942. In the church’s 900 year history, this marked the first time a for‐ eign army was invited to inhabit the grounds. I suppose after almost three cen‐ turies, England finally forgave those who were seeking religious freedom. 7. Turkey wasn’t Served During the First Thanksgiving: Clearly, it seems like a holi‐ day staple today; however, that wasn’t al‐

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ways the case. During the first Thanksgiv‐ ing, the menu was more likely to have been goose, duck, assorted seafood, nuts, corn, pumpkin (though not in pie form), and car‐ rier pigeon. All of these fowls might have led to the later creation of the Turducken. 8. The First TV Dinner consisted of Thanksgiving Leftovers: That’s right, the first frozen meals came about because C.A. Swanson & Sons was stuck with an ex‐ treme excess of frozen turkeys. What was their master plan with all the leftovers? Package it with some side dishes to try out a frozen meal concept ideal for your mi‐ crowaves to heat up at your convenience. It was first available in 1954. 9. Turkey Does Not Make you Tired During Thanksgiving: While it is widely believed that the tryptophan in turkey triggers lethargy, it is only a myth. The tryptophan levels found in turkey are not

so much higher than those present in other foods that it would induce a coma‐ like state. Furthermore, the tryptophan would need to be digested on an empty stomach to create the sense of tiredness, something most of us are unlikely to have on Thanksgiving Day. 10. The First Thanksgiving Day Football Game was in 1876: So many Americans sit down to watch the Detroit Lions (who play every Thanksgiving) and other teams compete on Thanksgiving Day, but the for‐ mer did not play in the first holiday game. In 1876, Princeton played Yale in the first football game played on Thanksgiving Day after it was declared a holiday. Bust a few of these facts out at your next trivia night or take a moment to appreci‐ ate the truer details of the holiday as you dive into your delicious turkey, cranberry, mashed potatoes, and pies.


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Ingrédients 1 whole turkey (13lb) 2/3 pack sliced bacon 1 lb ground beef 8 ounces ground pork 3 cup sliced mushrooms 1⁄2 cup onion, finely chopped 5 garlic gloves, finely chopped 4 slices of bread 1⁄2 cup milk 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoon Cognac liquor 1 tablespoon truffle oil 1 cup butter (softened) kitchen twine (to tie Turkey) Aluminum foil

Pre-heat oven to 325°F Chop Onion and Garlic and mix together. Combine beef, pork, mushrooms, onion, garlic in a bowl and mix well. Marinate bread without the crust in milk and add to the meat mixture. Pour the cognac and truffle oil in the bowl. Add the salt and pepper and mix well. Re-

move giblets and neck from Turkey. Rinse turkey with cold running water and drain well. Blot dry with paper towels. Stuff the meat mixture into Turkey. Tie up the Turkey’s wings, legs, and drumsticks with Kitchen Twine as desired. Rub Butter under the skin and over the skin of the Turkey. Salt and pepper Turkey to taste. Place uncooked, Bacon slices all over the skin of the uncooked Turkey. They will stick onto the buttered Turkey. Insert an Oven-Safe Meat Thermometer into the inner thigh area near the breast of the Turkey but not touching the bone. Place Turkey in a roasting pan and use Foil to tent the uncooked Turkey. Remove foil tent for last hour of cooking Turkey. Continue to let bacon cook on Turkey for an additional 15 minutes, then remove. Remove Turkey from oven once 160 degrees is reached internally in the Turkey. Allow Turkey to rest for 20-30 minutes, then carve (during the rest period, Turkey will continue to cook to 165 degrees). Born and raised in Lyon, France, Michèle has been recognized on both television as well as in print media for her exceptional ability to create unique culinary masterpieces. Her rare combination of warm personality and culinary skills propelled her to recognition as the best cook in Lyon, renowned as France’s capital of gastronomy. As a private cook, Michele has worked with several of the world’s most recognized culinary masters, including Georges Blanc, and Philippe Le Chat. Michèle has also offered private cooking lessons to international celebrities.



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ONDA HISPANA | BRUJULA CULTURAL Image courtesy of Imaginart

Joaquín Torres García, Bodegón con tetera, 1920, gouache on cardboard, 14,25 x 16,61 in, 36,2 x 42,2 cm

Elsa Bolivar, Rooster and snail, 1957, Oil on canvas, 20,5 x 12,5 inches

Lara Campiglia Dispensador de Imágenes Marble and recycled objects 2015

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INTA Miami es considerada una plataforma internacional de ex‐ posición y promoción de arte Lati‐ noamericano, Español y Portugués con la participación de cincuenta prestigiosas galerías de los Estados Unidos, Lati‐ noamérica y Europa. Con un enfoque en los movimientos de arte abstracto, con‐ creto, neo‐concreto, kinético y conceptual, ésta feria cuidadosamente curada permite un diálogo más amplio entre artistas, cu‐ radores y coleccionistas. Este año PINTA Miami se realizará en MANA Wynwood, una alianza que permi‐ tirá colaboraciones culturales con organi‐ zaciones internacionalmente reconocidas incluyendo la Fundación Frederick R. Weisman con artistas como James Turrell y Ed Ruscha, La Orquesta Sinfónica de Miami y el International Center of Photog‐ raphy (ICP). Secciones: PINTA Modern Curaduría de Osbel Suarez Hay un discurso moderno en América Latina que debe asociarse par‐ ticularmente a la geometría, al arte con‐ structivo y al concreto. La historia de esta

voluntad moderna se sitúa originalmente en el cono sur del continente a finales de la primera mitad del siglo XX. La otra mitad americana, aquella que tiene cuenca al Pacífico también se hizo eco de este movimiento, si bien con un ligero des‐ fasaje general. PINTA Modern insiste en su interés y su apuesta por este apasionante relato que presenta a un continente lejos de su estereotipo habitual, mucho más próximo al orden de lo racional y de la utopía moderna. PINTA Contemporary Curaduría por el Comité Curatorial Ésta sección está cu‐ rada en conjunto por el Comité Curatorial de la feria, dando prioridad a la exposición de arte contemporáneo de Latinoamérica, España y Portugal y a su vez incorporando artistas de otros paises de Europa y los Es‐ tados Unidos. El Comité es responsable de investigar, evaluar y seleccionar proyec‐ tos, teniendo como objectivo, crear un diálogo entre artistas emergentes y artis‐ tas ya establecidos que compartan un mismo interés en su entorno y contexto. PINTA Photography Curaduría de José Antonio Navarrete & Rodrigo Alonso Esta

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es una sección especial dedicada a la fo‐ tografía latinoamericana de interés artís‐ tico producida por fotógrafos y artistas emergentes entre los años veinte‐treinta y los setenta del siglo pasado. Este período cubre un amplio espectro de propuestas, desde aquellas que se ubican en las corri‐ entes de la fotografía moderna hasta las que, como parte de las prácticas concep‐ tuales de los años sesenta‐setenta, forman parte de los orígenes de la sensibilidad contemporánea. Este es un largo período de la fotografía latinoamericana que ha tenido poca visibilidad internacional y cuya investigación ha progresado en el in‐ terior de la mayoría de los países de la región sólo en los últimos años. PINTA Drawing Curaduría de Roc Laseca PINTA Drawing buscará conocer las prácticas del dibujo que se han desar‐ rollado en Latinoamérica, España y Portu‐ gal en los últimos años como formas radicales ‐no necesariamente vinculadas al papel‐ y que entran en contacto con otras disciplinas como la instalación, la es‐ cultura, el video o la performance. El dibujo expandido da cuenta hoy día, y más

que nunca, de la enorme variedad de aproximaciones críticas que la nueva práctica artística tiene en torno a esta dis‐ ciplina tradicionalmente informada por la pintura y la escritura. PINTA Project: Time Sensitive Cu‐ raduría de Jesús Fuenmayor Esta sección presentará una serie de propuestas que indagan en la incorporación del tiempo dentro de la obra, enfocándose en obras sensibles a la relación entre lo temporal y lo espacial. También se quiere que la in‐ corporación del tiempo en la obra fun‐ cione como un detonador que sensibilice al público de la feria a reflexionar sobre las condiciones mismas de su percepción y las paradojas que este contexto trae con‐ sigo. La selección de artistas estará además animada por cuestionar las distin‐ ciones geopolíticas reduccionistas que pretenden proyectar sobre el arte una condición identitaria a priori. PINTA Forum Organizado por Roc Laseca, ésta sección consiste de una serie de charlas que permiten que PINTA Miami sea utilizada como una plataforma que une a artistas, curadores y coleccionistas.

Giulietta is a full-time Realtor and a “Top Producer” recipient at EWM Realtors. Born in Peru, she holds a degree in marketing from the Universidad de Lima. Giulietta lives on the Key with her husband and children.


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Year Up Leads Young Urban Adults to Success

Young adults from Year Up Information Technology Track participate in weekly skills building seminars at Miami Dade College.



ear Up, in partnership with Miami Dade College since 2012, operates with the sole purpose of closing the opportunity divide between the “haves and the have‐nots” among young urban adults. By equipping young adults with skills, ex‐ perience and support, the organization helps them reach their full potential. Year Up is a national program and has been ex‐ tremely successful in South Florida accord‐ ing to interim executive director Betty Jeremie. “Across the county, there are nearly six million young adults out of work, out of school and without access to the eco‐ nomic mainstream,” she said. “At the same time, these young people have a lot of tal‐ ent.” There are also several million jobs re‐ quiring post‐secondary education that will go unfilled until the next decade. That’s where Year Up steps up. “We support this mission through provid‐ ing a high support and a high expectation model,” said Jeremie. It’s sad but true – a lot of young adults face social and economic in‐ justice. “Despite talent and motivation, they lack access to higher education and careers that provide them with a living wage. At the same time, the economy needs help,” she said. “Businesses are calling for more and better‐trained talent to compete on the global stage, but there may not be enough skilled workers to meet that demand.” By combining marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits, young adults at Year UP have the opportunity to meet their full potential. Year Up offers students a holistic ap‐ proach that focuses on professional and personal development, thereby, setting them on the road to economic and social self‐sufficiency. “That relationship pays div‐ idends to the local economy,” noted Jeremie, who has served as interim executive director since April. She knows first hand what an impact Year Up can have on the career and future prospects of the young adults who participate in the program. In fact, her story is similar to many of the students who are drawn to the life‐changing potential of a Year Up experience. Jeremie was born in Haiti and emigrated to the United States in the late 1980s. “Not only did I have to learn to operate within a new social culture, I needed to identify, build and integrate marketable job skills to achieve financial stability in an unfamiliar and often unforgiving world,” she said. Before coming to Year Up in Miami, Jere‐ mie had joined the Year Up community in Boston and has been a long‐standing and well‐respected member of the organization. During her years of service with Year Up, she has worked with more than 900 young adults in Boston, Atlanta and now Miami. Prior to Year Up, she spent several years in the financial industry at Fidelity Invest‐ ments in Boston. After changing her career to information technology, she worked and

partnered with many community colleges as a trainer and curriculum designer, while continuing in the financial and manage‐ ment sectors. Jeremie, a graduate of University of Mas‐ sachusetts Boston and the University of Phoenix, is fluent in French, Creole and Spanish. Year Up success story David Frederick comes from a family of Haitian immigrants. Before enrolling in Year Up, Frederick and his family were all work‐ ing but struggling to make ends meet. Fred‐ erick was working retail and would take three buses to meet his assigned schedule. He really wanted to continue his education by attending college, but knew he would never be able to afford tuition. He cau‐ tiously took out a student loan knowing that chances he would ever be able to pay it back were slim. Still, he remained positive, responsible and ambitious. He enrolled in Miami‐Dade College and immediately became involved not only helping himself but also others. Frederick served as president of MDC Wesley and Mi‐ nority Students for College Success. He be‐ came involved in local politics and helped organize a walk from Miami to Washington, DC to support undocumented students and spoke on behalf of Haitian youth in front of the White House. “I heard about Year Up at a campus event,” said Frederick. “Time management was my greatest challenge since I was full‐ time in school and still had my retail job.” Year Up taught Frederick how to make a positive first impression, deliver an effective pitch, and take quality notes, but most im‐ portantly, noted Frederick, was to follow the Year Up contract. “Everything counts – from not turning in an assignment to being one minute late,” he said. “The only way to manage my way through the year was to focus on the big goal: to graduate and hope‐ fully be the [commencement] speaker of the class.” “As part of Year Up, I interned at AT&T with the Core Installation and Maintenance department,” he said. “My job was to do in‐ ventory on the trucks, ride with the techni‐ cians to do safety checks, and complete weekly audits on the technicians’ perform‐ ance. At AT&T, I learned to never give up, no matter how difficult a situation might be. Most importantly, seize every opportunity, especially our challenges because it’s the obstacles that teach us the most.” Today, Frederick works as a retail sales consultant for AT&T. “I like helping my cus‐ tomers. Every day, I adopt the attitude, I can help you with that.” Frederick has been rec‐ ognized as one of the top ten percent sales‐ person in his district and was recently selected to participate in a leadership pro‐ gram with AT&T. Frederick is now a husband and a father and has purchased a home. “I am now more capable of helping my family in ways I

couldn’t before,” he said. Next, Frederick would like to earn a Master’s degree in In‐ ternational Relations or International Law, “and someday, I want to be an ambassador to Haiti so I can showcase Haiti to the world as a resilient nation,” he said. Frederick succeeded in becoming the commencement speaker for Year Up for his graduating class. “I told the incoming class that if their determination is stronger than their doubt, and their courage is more re‐ silient than their fear, then the doors to suc‐ cess will be wide open,” shared Frederick.

Year Up South Florida's interim director, Betty Jeremie

“I dared them to dream of a better world for themselves, their family and their commu‐ nity.” Big thumbs up to Year Up!


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Carlos Fraga

El Gurú Hispano del Bienestar Emocional BY: MININ AREVALO-PARODI | MININ@INYBN.COM


eriodista y Profesor de Literatura a todo el mundo: “El Mapa del Tesoro, de profesión y coach de vida por puedo gritarlo y firmarlo, es cien por convicción, este también actor de ciento efectivo, pues en él no hay nada telenovelas se ha convertido en el punto de esotérico, ni mágico, simplemente par‐ encuentro de aquellos que quieren conocer tiendo de la base de que todo lo creado fue mejor el camino por dónde transitan. Él los antes pensado, y esto no tiene discusión lleva a puerto seguro y además lo hace de alguna: el Mapa nos permite darle forma a ese pensamiento y permitir crearlo en una forma muy divertida Mucha gente lo recuerda porque parti‐ papel, para que luego lo veamos materia‐ cipó en telenovelas muy exitosas que re‐ lizado en el tiempo y espacio real”. Y así es. Pero Fraga va mucho más allá. Tiene corrieron el mundo entero y su puerta de entrada a los dramas televisivos fue nada una colección de títulos muy útiles, que no más y nada menos que el maestro José Ig‐ de “autoayuda”. Son textos y audiolibros nacio Cabrujas. Pero desde esa época con los cuales las personas reflexionan, hasta ahora ha corrido mucho agua de‐ aprenden, internalizan, se ríen, lloran… bajo del puente y ahora Carlos Fraga des‐ aprenden a vivir. Hasta ahora, se cuenta entre sus obras: taca por otra faceta que nada tiene ver con El Derecho a la Felicidad, Consciencia de Rilos culebrones. Aunque no le gusta que le digan Gurú, queza, Viaje Íntimo de la Mente al Corazón porque se autoprocalama “un simple mor‐ y Qué Pasó con Nuestro Amor? Mi Vida Pide tal” igual a cualquier otro, este hombre es Cambios ‐que también es una exitosa capaz de cambiar la vida de las personas, charla que va dando por el mundo entero‐ Mi Relación Conmigo, porque en su frondosa Eres el Amor de mi trayectoria como coach Vida Pero…, y Duelo y de vida se ha dedicado Perdón, entre muchos a hablar claro y hacer otros. que todos entiendan Además de sus ya por qué les pasa lo que mencionadas charlas, les pasa o por qué no Fraga hace coaching reciben lo que al uni‐ empresarial con un verso le piden. Desde éxito arrollador. Y por hace más de 21 años, si fuera poco, son se monta todos los muy famosos sus reti‐ lunes en una tarima ros espirituales en caraqueña, su ciudad donde la gente con‐ natal, a explicarle a vive hasta 4 días con todo aquel que quiera él aprendiendo y des‐ oirlo que aunque “nos cubriéndose para re‐ educaron para ser res‐ gresar a su rutina ponsables y no para como nuevos. Y su ser felices”, es mucho histrionismo no se más importante lo se‐ acabó con su faceta gundo que lo primero, de coaching, porque ya que cuando se está El Mapa del Tesoro, una de sus pubsu monólogo teatral: en paz y contento con licaciones más emblemáticas Hombres, Mujeres, uno mismo, todo el Sexo sin Guerra es resto viene por añadi‐ casi ya una pieza de culto; que retrata a dura. Fraga utiliza cualquier trinchera para carbón por qué tienen éxito o fracasan las adoctrinar a la gente en la felicidad, el parejas y ofrece un abecé para lograr una buen camino, la comprensión y la falta de vida de dos placentera y hasta sabrosa. miedo. Todos están pendientes cada ma‐ Pero hay un Fraga más intimo en sus con‐ ñana de su programa de televisión en Ve‐ ferencias en cualquier parte del mundo. nezuela “La Vida es Hoy” –que también Cátate Conmigo puede verse online‐ o de “Casos y Cosas de En esos periplos por el mundo, pues Fraga” por radio en las tardes –igual que el otro es posible disfrutarlo por internet‐ confiesa que su mayor afición es viajar, para encontrar respuestas desde para lo hará un alto en Miami este 23 de Noviem‐ más sencillo hasta para lo más complicado bre a las 7:00 de la noche, para presen‐ tarse en el Hotel Aloft de la Ciudad de en este tránsito que se llama vida. Doral, en una propuesta novedosa e im‐ perdible: Cátate Conmigo, Vinos entre Se‐ Haz un mapa y encuentra un tesoro Uno de los primeros en hablar en Amé‐ ducción y Reflexión. Una puesta en escena única que mezcla rica Latina del Mapa del Tesoro fue Fraga. Pero no solo habló, publicó un libro hace una auténtica cata de vinos y entre caldo más de 10 años con este tema y que aún y caldo, sus más profundas reflexiones, hoy en día se vende como pan caliente. Y anécdotas, ocurrencias y lo mejor de su en sus palabras explica por qué esto ayuda histrionismo versando sobre el amor, la

Minín Arévalo, periodista venezolana con más de 30 años de trayectoria en medios de su país. Máster en Comunicaciones Corporativas de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Actualmente, maneja su propia agencia de PR con su nombre en Miami y es CEO del portal periodístico para hispanos en Estados Unidos

Todos los días sus seguidores pueden encontrarse con él en radio y TV Foto cortesía de Corporación Televen

pareja y la vida. Así es Fraga No es religioso, tampoco hace esote‐ rismo, no se disfraza con mantas largas o lee en bolas de cristal. Es un hombre común y corriente. Profundamente obser‐ vador y con un sentido del humor tan agudo que resulta una delicia. Habla de frente. Dice lo que la gente quiere oír pero

también lo que no quiere escuchar. Acon‐ seja, ayuda a planificar, atiende y guía. Hace reír de lo lindo y llorar amarga‐ mente. Sabe casi de todo y no se le escapa nada. Este hombre es una potencia mag‐ nética de la que conviene rodearse, por‐ que al hacerlo queda el alma tocada y el corazón latiendo en la dirección correcta. Fraga es simplemente el Gurú Hispano del Bienestar Emocional.


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he Coral Gables Museum, which celebrates, investigates and ex‐ plores the civic arts, is pleased to welcome nationally‐acclaimed and cele‐ brated photographer Clyde Butcher on Thursday, December 3, for a book signing event from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables. Admission is free and books will be available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop. For more infor‐ mation, please call 305‐603‐8067. The book‐signing event will introduce The Natural World Along Tamiami Trail exhibit that will open on Friday, December 4th at the Museum and is in conjunction with Art Basel 2015. A solo exhibition by Clyde Butcher, this exhibit encourages vis‐ itors to open their eyes and see the natural beauty that exists along the ‘trail’. Clyde has lived in the Big Cypress National Pre‐ serve for 20 years and as he drove back and forth along Tamiami Trail, he carried a camera in order to capture those special moments of light along the road, with the hope that visitors will see the beauty and remember that it is up to us to see that it remains healthy for the next generation. Butcher’s photographs, which have earned him recognition as the foremost landscape photographic artist in America today, will be on exhibit through February 28, 2016. The Clyde Butcher book signing event and exhibit are being presented to complement the current exhibit: Trailblazers - The Perilous Story of the Tamiami Trail curated by Jon Ullman on exhibit from October 2, 2015 - May 22, 2016. The Tamiami Trail’s history, culture, its devastating impact on the Everglades and plans to mitigate that damage are all featured in this multi-media interactive exhibit featuring images, artifacts, historic documents and film.. Clyde Butcher’s wife and artist Nikki Butcher also have work related to the Tamiami Trail displayed within the Trailblazers exhibit. Butcher’s illustrious photography ca‐ reer was first inspired by an Ansel Adams

exhibit at Yosemite National Park. He began photographing black and white landscapes of California, Oregon, Wash‐ ington, Wyoming, Ohio, and Hawaii. After a successful career, Butcher arrived in the Sunshine State in the late 1970s. He was introduced to the “interior” of the Big Cypress National Preserve and the Everglades by Florida native Oscar Thompson and was then inspired to take black and white photographs of the Big Cypress Swamp. Since then, Butcher’s work has been exhibited in museums across the United States, as well as at the National Gallery of Art in Prague, and, at the request by the United Nations, he pho‐ tographed the mountains of Cuba to cele‐ brate The Year of the Mountains. The award‐winning Butcher has been honored by the state of Florida with the highest award that can be given to a private citizen: the Artist Hall of Fame Award. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photogra‐ phy Association and was honored as the In‐ ternational University Humanitarian of the Year in 2005. Additionally he received the 2011 Distinguished Artist Award from the Florida House in Washington, D.C., and Ansel Adams Conservation Award from the Sierra Club given to a photographer who shows excellence in photography and has contributed to the public awareness of the environment. Butcher has completed six public broad‐ casting programs on the environment of Florida, three of them award‐winning doc‐ umentaries. Much of his work can be seen in his books. His most recent publication “America the Beautiful,” is a table top col‐ lection of his work from across the United States. “Big Cypress Swamp ‐ The Western Everglades,” features images from the Big Cypress Swamp and “Portfolio II ‐ Florida,” is a collection of images from the Sunshine State. For more information about educa‐ tional programs or volunteering, visit

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Chopin Foundation of the U.S. and the Southern Wine & Spirits of America present outstanding young pianist, George Li December 5 & 6, 2015


n December 5 & 6, 2015, the Chopin for All Free Concert Series will feature George Li, the Silver Medalist of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competi‐ tion, which he won only three months after capturing the Third and Sonata Prizes at the National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami. “In addition to jaw‐dropping virtuosity, prodigious feats of memory, and consistent

performance under intense scrutiny and pressure, George’s transcendent interpre‐ tations ranged from powerful to poetic, ten‐ der to volcanic.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer (re: 2015 Tchaikovsky Compe‐ tition) The Chopin for All Free Concert Series continues monthly through May 2016. This year’s “Season of Winners” will see also other awardees of the 2015 National


ST. AGNES THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE St. Agnes has been working on its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, also known as the “Miracle on Harbor Drive.” Each student is asked to bring at least one grocery bag full of Thanksgiving food items to donate to needy families at the Redlands Christian Mi‐

grant Association (RCMA). We are looking forward to reaching our goal of 600 grocery bags, to provide a Thanksgiving feast for 600 families! This JOYful effort is the result of the commitment and cooperation of the entire St. Agnes community!

Photo courtesy of The Chopin Foundation of the U.S.

Chopin Piano Competition (held every 5 years in Miami) including Joshua Wright (in January) and top prize winner, Eric Lu (in May). The February concert will introduce Kate Liu who created a sensation at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competi‐ tion in Warsaw by winning the Bronze Medal and the Best Mazurkas Prize. When & Where: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM,

Broward County Main Library, 100 S. An‐ drews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 Univer‐ sity Drive, Coral Gables What: Piano recital featuring George Li performing works by Beethoven and Chopin FREE ADMISSION; No Tickets Required More at


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BUSINESS HUB Centralized valet runners, along with Marina Foglia, Executive Director of the BID, in their new uniform

Coral Gables City Commission Reduces Centralized Valet Parking Rates from $8 to $5 to Support the Streetscape Improvement Project Valet Runners Have New Uniforms New Rates Take Effect Saturday, November 28 The Coral Gables City Commission has unanimously voted to approve a reduction in centralized valet parking rates to support the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID)’s Downtown Coral Gables marketing efforts and the upcoming Streetscape improvements project where construction is expected to begin the first quarter of 2016. Taking effect on Saturday, November 28, 2015 just in time for Small Business Saturday, the flat rate has been reduced to $5 for day and night from the previous rate of $8. “This concierge valet service with re‐ duced rates for Miracle Mile will simplify the parking experience for visitors and make it more affordable,” said Marina Foglia, Executive Director of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID). “As we prepare for the Streetscape con‐ struction in a few months, our goal is to make the shopping experience in Down‐ town Gables pleasurable and minimize the disruption to merchants and their cus‐ tomers.” Valet runners can now be easily identi‐ fied, as they will have new uniforms that in‐ clude red shirts. The shirts will have the BID’s Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile logo on the front, the Valet logo on the

sleeve and Centralized Valet on the back. Centralized Valet Parking is for Miracle Mile only and allows patrons to drop off their vehicles at one of five valet stations on Miracle Mile and pick them up at the station of their choice: between Hillstone and JohnMartin’s, in front of Tarpon Bend, between Benihana and Ortanique, be‐ tween Morton’s and Ale House, and in front of Seasons 52 and Bellmont. Valet fees and tip can be paid either in cash to a valet parking attendant or with a credit card through the Curbstand mobile app on smartphones. Valet parking is free for dis‐ abled patrons with permits. The approximately $20 million Streetscape project on Miracle Mile and Gi‐ ralda Avenue, will among other things, widen sidewalks, plant trees, create garden areas and add outdoor dining along newly landscaped curbs. The plan also calls for benches, kiosks, mid‐block parks, intimate public spaces, and plazas for events and gatherings. The City of Coral Gables is plan‐ ning construction starting the first quarter of 2016, in half‐block increments. The goal is to minimize disruption to merchants and customers. For more information and a directory, visit


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Paul Franscella and Betty Brody

L to r: Dennis Campbell, Debbie Campbell, Barbara Reese, and William Reese

Dan and Trish Bell

Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO) Sparkle & Shine Their Philanthropic Prowess at their 60th Diamond Jubilee Gala at the Ritz Coconut Grove

L to r: Kathy, Bennett Feldman, and Dr. Paula Petry


wo hundred and fifty of Miami’s leading philanthropists and opera lovers gathered at the Ritz‐Carl‐ ton Coconut Grove to celebrate Young Pa‐ tronesses of the Opera’s 60 Diamond Jubilee “Diamonds & Divas” Gala chaired by Co‐Presidents, Barbara Reese and Deb‐ bie Campbell. Guests bid on a dazzling assortment of auction items including African Safaris, European River Cruises and fabulous dia‐ monds while sipping on sparkling liba‐ tions donated by Bacardi. Justin Moss, Florida Grand Opera’s Broward Director of Productions, was the Master of Ceremonies. The Gala’s Dia‐ mond Divas sponsors were Betty Brody,

Bunny Bastian, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Bell, Brenda Nestor Castellano and Mr. and Mrs. Paul DiMare. Additional sponsors for the event included, Bacardi, Dr. and Mrs. Phillip George, Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust, Morris Broad Foundation, and List Family Foundation. Guests were wowed by the performance by Broadway sensation and opera star Lisa Vroman. YPO honored its Past Presidents at the Gala for their dedication to promoting opera education in the community. Funds raised from the event support YPO’s nu‐ merous educational programs in elemen‐ tary schools throughout Dade and Broward County.

L to r: Lesli Brown, Bronwyn Miller, and Swanee DiMare


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The 2015-2016 Aventura Foreign Film Continues on December 8 with the Award-winning Film The Verdict




George Li A prize winner of the 2015 National Chopin Piano Competition & Silver Medalist of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition

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RSVP Required: 305-868-0624 The Verdict at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Courtesy of Chris Feeley


ripping and award�winning film The Verdict will be screened at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. This critically acclaimed courtroom drama portrays a Belgian man, Luc, who exposes a serious flaw in his country’s ju� dicial system after a procedural error fa� cilitates the release of his wife’s murderer and forces him to take matters into his own hands. Though there is much public outrage after Luc’s wife’s killer is set free, the out� come remained the same. Luc’s fury causes him to stalk his wife’s murderer, whom he eventually kills. Luc then admits all responsibility and demands his case go to trial – facing off with and challenging a court system that already failed him so egregiously. The Verdict premiered in 2013 at the Montreal International Film Festival, where it garnered the award for Best Director. The film also was awarded a Special Jury Prize at the Chicago Film Festival. Rave reviews include Clarence Taul of The Hollywood Re-

porter who wrote, “Belgian filmmaker Jan Verheyen’s (riveting) courtroom drama challenges the viewer.â€? Dennis Harvey from Variety called the film “Compelling, and acâ€? complished,â€? while Mark Adams, Screen Daily, described The Verdict as “A clever and tense courtroom drama.â€? Shelly Isaacs, founder/programmer and commentator for South Florida’s popular CafĂŠ Cinematheque International proâ€? grams, will introduce the film and lead a postâ€?screening discussion. The Verdict is presented in Dutch with English subtitles. Other films in the series include About Elly (January 12), Phoenix (February 9), The Dinner (March 1) and Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (March 29). Buy tickets online at; by phone at 877â€?311â€?7469; in person at Ticketmaster outlets or at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is loâ€? cated at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura.


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Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival Downtown Miami Friday, December 11th. From 4-8pm


uskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival returns to Downtown Miami on Friday, December 11th. From 4-8pm, local musi‐ cians, theater groups, comedians, acrobats, dancers and more will be showcasing their talents at ground level of the Metromover Inner Loop stations and select satellite lo‐ cations. The final performance and wrap‐ ‐up party begins at 8pm at the Tina Hills Pavilion in Bayfront Park, featuring an ex‐ plosive performance by JUke, Miami’s post‐ ‐blues, harmonica rockin’, barn‐burning band known for high‐energy shows. The event is FREE for attendees and of‐ fers a unique opportunity to meet the local performance community and revel in the

diversity of Miami’s culture. Attendees can pick up a Buskerfest passport at any stop to track their travels, select their favorite act of the night, enter a raffle and cash in on deals and discounts offered by downtown businesses, restaurants and bars. Buskerfest Miami is a collaborative or‐ ganization dedicated to improving civic life through public street performance. The Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival 2015 is generously supported by the Knight Foundation, the Miami Downtown Development Authority and Tiliarts, part of the Tilia Family of Compa‐ nies. For more information, please visit



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dazzling night of jazz benefiting the Miami Children’s Initiative December 12th, 2015 South Florida’s BMW Centers are hon‐ ored to sponsor the Third Annual Winter Concert hosted by award‐winning, jazz recording artist, Nicole Henry, on Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8 p.m., at the historic Miami Beach Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139). This warm and merry concert is targeted to raise funds and awareness for the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) – a non‐profit organization focused on transforming Liberty City into a more prosperous community. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., for sponsors and VIP ticket holders. As the inaugural sponsor for this year’s concert, a consortium of BMW Centers – including South Motors BMW, Braman BMW, Lauderdale BMW of Fort Laud‐ erdale, Lauderdale BMW of Pembroke Pines, Vista BMW in Coconut Creek, and BMW Pompano Beach – will have the all‐ new BMW 7 Series vehicle on display out‐ side the Colony Theatre. The lovely Nicole Henry, a Miami resi‐ dent and an internationally renowned vo‐ calist, has toured in more than fifteen countries and was awarded the 2013 Centric Soul Train Award for ‘Best Traditional

Jazz Performance.’ Ms. Henry is a board member of the Miami Children’s Initiative and a passionate supporter of giving back. “Since beginning this annual concert tra‐ dition, I’ve become more and more anx‐ ious for the holidays…almost like a child! It’s a thrill to have such support from con‐ certgoers and sponsors, and the bonus is being able to extend the spirit and grace of the season to Miami Children’s Initia‐ tive,” said Henry. President and CEO of Miami Children’s Initiative, Cecilia Gutierrez, ex‐ presses gratitude for Henry’s continued support. “Joining Nicole Henry, an incred‐ ible advocate for children, is a beautiful, inspiring and joyous way to spend the evening for a cause making a difference for kids in Liberty City,” said Gutierrez. “We have organized ourselves around the well‐being of children in Liberty City, where poverty and unemployment are many times higher than national averages, education and student achievement fall well below U.S. and Miami‐Dade levels and crime is one of the highest in the state.” VIP tickets are $125, which includes ad‐ mission to the pre‐concert reception. Re‐ served tickets are $30‐$45. Tickets are available at the Colony Theatre Box Office, Online or by phone (305) 434‐7091.


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Alex Rodriguez-Roig's trip to NC

Photos courtesy of Louise Hendry

‘Tis the Season for Christmas Trees! Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Continues Over 35-Year Tradition of Selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths


or more than 35 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami‐Dade has been selling Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer into many South Florida households. The or‐ ganization continues this festive tradition this year at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami‐ Dade’s Hank Kline Club, located at 2805 SW 32nd Ave., Miami, FL 33133. The tree lot will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. until the trees sell out. One hundred percent of proceeds from the tree and wreath sales will benefit

Boys& Girls Clubs of Miami‐Dade, which serves thousands of boys and girls in Miami‐Dade County with positive pro‐ grams year‐round. The trees, gorgeous Fraser firs hand‐se‐ lected in North Carolina by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami‐Dade’s President Alex Ro‐ driguez‐Roig, stand 5 to 14 feet tall with prices starting at $55. Plain and hand‐dec‐ orated wreaths are also available starting at $35. For more information, please visit


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75th Anniversary of the Ramble at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden


airchild celebrated its milestone 75th anniversary of the Ramble, a fall garden tradition held since 1941. Visitors enjoyed antiques and

books sales, autumn cooking and gar‐ dening demonstrations, a tea garden, artist and guild displays, and plant sales.



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TABERNACLE OF THE STARS Celestial Insights - Fortnight Edition | November 11 - November 24, 2015! Celestial Insights - Fortnight Edition Happy Birthday, Sagittarius! November 25 – December 8, 2015! 540.400.0110 Fortnight Catalogue of Aspects and Celestial Events Even if you do not feel the energy directly, those around you will! (Energetic indicators felt for 3 days prior and following the culmination of the angle.) LUNATIONS The Full Moon in Gemini occurs on November 25, 2015 at 05:44:12 PM EST. The Moon forms a trine to Mars in Libra and a square to Neptune in Pisces as it opposes the Sagittarian Sun, Mercury and Saturn! Time literally flies with these aspects! Weather can prove to be an obstacle; so, if you are traveling with children, be sure to pack snacks and games! Much camaraderie and humorous storytelling are seen! Enjoy the entertainment! Indulgence in food and drink can get a little out of control! Self control will not be easy because this is a delicious and festive time of year! It is all about balance! STATIONS Uranus stationed retrograde in Aries on July 26, 2015 at 06:38 AM EDST and remains so until December 25, 2015 at 10:53 PM EST. This cycle is interesting and can help us to re‐ examine who we really are and what we are about. Which facets of our nature have we abandoned and is it possible to reclaim our growth and inspiration as we move forward? Processes more than events are honored in this cycle, Pace yourself, knowing that it often takes time for dreams to come to fruition! CELESTIAL EVENTS FOR ALL! On November 20, 2015, Venus in Libra is in square to Pluto in Capricorn! Obey all traffic laws and be careful coming in and out of festivals or events in the parking area. Know that there may be increased security precautions in public places and simply deal with it! On November 23-26, 2015, there is much energy in the Heavens! The Full Moon is clear but other planets are playing important roles now. Venus in Libra is opposing retrograde Uranus in Aries. Mercury is conjoining Saturn in Sagittarius and they both are in square to Neptune, now direct in Pisces! The family dynamic is very challenging! Whether you are near to or far away from family members, expect some surprises! Trying to keep a semblance of order in a crowded room this Thanksgiving is, indeed, a mammoth task! Just do your best! On November 29, 2015, The Sagittarian Sun is conjoining Saturn, and they are both in square to Neptune in Pisces! Yes, you are feeling spent! Thank goodness it is Sunday! You have has much fun but now, you will feel as if you simply need to relax and probably sleep like a baby! Go ahead and snore! On December 1, 2015, Mercury in Sagittarius is both in trine to retrograde Uranus in Aries and in square to Chiron in Pisces. It is good to do research to find ways to live healthier and recharge our energy field. Look to what motivates you mentally, emotionally and physically now. Reclaiming the fountain of youth is more personal than most think! Listen to the advice of others but custom create your own design! Go! On December 4 - 6, 2015, Mercury is in Sagittarius in square to Jupiter in Virgo and Mars in Libra is in square to Pluto in Capricorn! Misunderstandings seem to pop up everywhere! Ask for clarification before you jump to conclusions. Responsibilities seem harsh and you may feel you under the yoke of an elusive oppression. Combat fatigue by taking more breaks and getting a good night’s sleep. Breathe through! On December 8 - 11, 2015, the Sagittarian Sun forms a Mutable T‐Square to retrograde Uranus in Aries and Chiron in Pisces. Mars in Libra opposes Uranus, and Venus in Scorpio is in trine to Neptune in Pisces! What a mixed bag! You will need to be fast on your feet as

circumstances change momentarily! Go with the flow and prioritize what can wait for best productivity. Love can be blissful and deep now. Share your dreams with those you love and laugh a bit! The New Moon in Sagittarius loves good humor!

INSIGHT FOR EACH SIGN! This fortnight begins on the Full Moon! Your power lies in completion! ARIES MAR 20 ‐ APR 20 This Full Moon is in Gemini and in trine to Mars, your ruler, as it forms a triple sextile to the Sun, Saturn and Mercury which form a stellium in Sagittarius! This is an optimistic and productive cycle. Cooperation and camaraderie seem present wherever you may roam! Ideas and actions are highly synchronized now! Step up the pace and bump up the volume! Choose activities and adventures that embrace nature and fill your heart with wonder! Shine!

TAURUS APR 20 ‐ MAY 21 On the Full Moon, Venus, your ruler, is in Libra and is opposing retrograde Uranus in Aries! Move away from any unnecessary drama in your life and find kindred souls to share with. Life may not seem as exciting as you might like, but there is a deep and tender joy and fulfillment that seeks you in this cycle. Be grounded and profound in your natural wisdom. Beautify your environment and allow yourself realistic ideals. Hermitize and escape into a good book or a creative project! Take time for you! Cheers!

GEMINI MAY 21 ‐ JUN 21 On the Full Moon, Mercury, your ruler, has moved on into Sagittarius and is part of a trillium with both Saturn and the Sun. This configuration is in square to Neptune in Pisces and opposes the Full Moon in your sign! Be the teacher and the student. Be imaginative in your delivery whether you are speaking one on one or to a group! The results are nothing short of fabulous! Speak up, speak out! Showcase your intellect as well as your wit! Draw in the light‐hearted! Play!

CANCER JUN 21 ‐ JUL 22 The Full Moon is in Gemini and opposes a trillium including the Sun, Saturn and Mercury in Sagittarius, is in square to Neptune in Pisces and in trine to Mars in Libra! Revelations can come in quickly now and may contradict that which you have been taught by others. Stand with inner peace as you embrace your personal truth! Embrace your inner child with simple and sincere honesty! Rest in the glow! There is an International flavor to your social sphere now! Enjoy the festivities!

LEO JUL 22 ‐ AUG 2 On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, has moved on into Sagittarius and is part of a trillium with Saturn and Mercury. These three

oppose the Full Moon in Gemini, are on square to Neptune in Pisces and are in sextile to Mars in Libra! Radiate the spirit of optimism at every opportunity! Be the life of the party! Chase the shadows away with your radiant Light! Time simply disappears now! Enjoy each moment but be sure to keep close watch on your schedule!

VIRGO AUG 23 ‐ SEP 22 On the Full Moon, Mercury, your ruler, has moved on into Sagittarius and is part of a trillium with both Saturn and the Sun. This configuration is in square to Neptune in Pisces and opposes the Full Moon in Gemini! You will be moving in all directions and exercising mental calisthenics at this time! Be as flexible as you can be in body, mind and spirit. Share your ideas but be sure you do not lose others with your lickety‐split conversation! Say again? Yes! And elaborate! Radiate your charm!

LIBRA SEP 23 ‐ OCT 22 On the Full Moon, Venus, your ruler is in your sign and is opposing retrograde Uranus in Aries! This is the perfect time to look at all the crises you have experienced in the past and all those you have helped others through. Take a good, long look! You will feel that every breath you take is full of gratitude and relief. Those who know and love you are happy to let you know how greatly they value your loving heart! Some of the stress from earlier this month melts away! Smile!

SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 22 On the Full Moon , Mars, your ruler of event, has moved on into Libra and forms a triple sextile to the Sun, Saturn and Mercury, all in Sagittarius and a trine to the Gemini Moon! You are positive, philosophical and entertaining in this cycle! Go out and play and share your insights freely with others! Stand strong! Pluto, your planet of process is simply in square to retrograde Uranus in Aries. You can avoid most confrontation – but only by a hair! Be alert!

SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 ‐ DEC 20 On the Full Moon, Jupiter, your ruler, simply remains opposing Chiron and you may want

to share some of your tips on good diet and exercise with others. A healthy attitude is the most profound element that will pervade all conversations. You will also be looking at your home and working environment to see how you can make it not only more healthy but more efficient! Others may tease you! If you are celebrating your birthday, simply live it up! Take the time to laugh and play! Others stimulate you with their wit! Allow yourself to be entertained!

CAPRICORN DEC 21 ‐ JAN 19 On the Full Moon, Saturn, your ruler, is cushioned between the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius. This trillium opposes the Full Moon in Gemini and forms a triple square to Neptune in Pisces. Saturn and Mercury form a double sextile to Mars in Libra as well! DO rock the boat! Put your dreams into action! Stir up interest in progress and enlightenment as we move toward the New Year! Be the leader now! Your itinerary seems quite ambitious, but you miraculously make it happen! Thank me later!

AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19 On the Full Moon, Uranus, your ruler, is in square to Pluto and now is in opposition to Venus in Libra. You want both peace and freedom, and it is a difficult balance. Some of your ideas are revolutionary but it is best at this time to exercise tact when dealing with those in authority. Honor the founders who have come before you knowing that change is imminent as we move forward. Family and friends may have different political views; so proceed with caution if you want the day to end well! Ouch!

PISCES FEB 19 ‐ MAR 19 On the Full Moon, Neptune, your ruler, has stationed direct and forms a triple square to the Sun, Saturn and Mercury ‐ all in Sagittarius! It is in square to the Full Moon in Gemini and forms a quincunx to Mars in Libra! DO join a group that shares your vision for the future DO travel to places and individuals that can open your mind to new ideas and ideals. Not all that you share will bring you peace but it will propel you to be part of the change you wish to see in the World! Step up and step out! Be brave!

Aphrodette North is the founder of Inner Mysteries Profiled, a full spectrum astrological entity as well as an organization devoted to enlightenment through metaphysics. INNER MYSTERIES PROFILED is dedicated to research and development of the unique Spiritual gifts inherent in everyone. Aphrodette is ever inspired to offer guidance to those who seek direction and development in the true unfolding of a fulfilling and prosperous life.


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Preview Reception for “Divergent Illusions� An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by an acknowledged master and five highly accomplished mid-career artists from five countries, scheduled to open Friday, Dec. 4th from 6-10 p.m. at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in the Gables.

Alejandra and Alberto Poza with Virginia Miller

Mysora Garcia, Gustavo Orta, and Virginia Miller

Virginia Miller, Luis and Julie Estrada, and Sofia Estrada

Photos courtesy of Virginia Miller

Recent Cinema From Spain Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary in Miami

Photo Credit: Manny Hernandez;

Photo Credit: Thomas Mikusz

Photo Credit: Thomas Mikusz

Photo Credit: Manny Hernandez;

Photo Credit: Manny Hernandez;

Photo courtesy of Thomas Mikusz


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Thursday, Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Dinner @ Fontana at the Bilt-

more @ The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anasta‐ sia Ave. 3‐course dinner prepared by Chef Galazzi $85/pp; 855.311.6903


Friday, Nov. 27:

Daughtry 8 PM @ Hard Rock Live!, 1 Seminole Way, Holly‐ wood $39 | $49 | $64 954.797.5531; Viernes Culturales Arts and music festival 7‐11 PM @ Domino Plaza, at SW 15th Ave & 8th St. MBB vs. Northeastern 4 PM @ BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables bankunit‐ Special Spa Sale @ The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anasta‐ sia Ave. 855.311.6903 Noche de Rumba/Flamenco Live Music @ Barmeli Miami, 725 NE 79th Street Miami; 305.308.5253


Ave.,Miami Beach $99 ‐ $129; 538‐ 2000.

Tuesday, Dec. 1: Art Miami VIP Preview Benefiting PAMM 5:30 PM‐ 10 PM @ The Art Miami Pavilion Midtown | Wynwood Arts District 3101 NE 1st Av‐ enue Miami.


U.M. School of Businesss Presents: Let's Talk the Art of Business 11 AM‐ 7 PM @ ArtMiami 2015

Thursday, Dec. 3:


Health Seminar 11:30 AM @ Key Bis‐ cayne Community Cen‐ ter's Adult Lounge 305.365.8900; free Cibo Sociale Happy Hour 1/2 price vino...birra...cocktails; free drinks for the ladies 4 PM‐ 8 PM @ Cibo Wine Bar, 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables305.442.4925


Friday, Dec. 4:

Saturday, Nov. 28:

Jazz Roots: Kenny G 2015 Holiday Show 8 PM @ Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305.949.6722; tick‐

Shop Small, Shop Local 9 AM‐ 5 PM @ Mer‐ chants throughout Downtown Coral Gables

Kansas 8 PM @ Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street Fort Lauderdale $59+; 954.462.0222

Hall & Oates 8 PM @ Hard Rock Live!, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood $67.10 +. 954.797.5531; Cafe Quijano Concert 8 PM‐ 10 PM @ Olympia Theater 174 E Flagler St, Miami 305.448.9677; WDNA's Markus & Mads Fine Arts Concert An all‐inclusive affair with compli‐ mentary refreshments, and catered cuisine. $50 Gen. Adm./$25 WDNA Members Reservations: 305.662.8889 Free Wine Tasting 1 PM‐ 3 PM @ Happy Wine Calle Ocho, 5792 SW 8th Street , Miami Melissa Etheridge 8 PM @ Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins

Adults: $16 + $4 fee. UM Students Free with ‘Cane ID, subject to avail‐ ability on the night of the perform‐ ance

Juanes- Loco de Amor U.S. Tour 7:30 PM @ American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. 800.745.3000; Seminar-Introduction to Screenwriting 5:30 PM @ Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd St., Miami. Estudiantes: US$ 180 In Spanish. Registration: 954.594.3948; General: $240 KBCC Thursday Movie Matinee 1:30 PM @ KB Community Center's Adult lounge (2nd floor) 305.365.8900; free


Saturday, Dec.5:

Frost Studio Jazz BandPlays the Blues! 8 PM @ U.M. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr, Coral Gables Seniors: $11 + $4 fee;

A Christmas Carol: Family Fun Series @ Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts $18; Microtheater for Kids 3 PM‐ 6 PM @ CCEMiami, 1490 Bis‐ cayne Blvd, Miami $5. microtheater‐; MBB vs. Charlotte 4 PM @ BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables

Sunday, Dec. 6:


Winter WonderfulFrost School of Music Holiday Dinner Annual holiday candle‐ light dinner featuring carols and holi‐ day favorites performed by over 200 stellar choir and instrumental stu‐ dents. Includes glittering cocktail re‐ ception and a sumptuous three‐course dinner. 6:30 PM @ J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami Tickets: $125/person; 305.284.6486 The Trial of Ebeneezer Scrooge 3 PM @ Actors' Playhouse, Balcony Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables Chopin For All Concert SeriesGeorge Li 3 PM @ Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables. Free; Winterfest Family fun, kids' entertainment and carnival rides. Local restaurants will be on hand selling food and refreshments. 4‐ 7:30 PM @ Village Green, Key Bis‐ cayne 305.365.8900


Monday, Dec. 7:

Constellations by Nick Payne 7 PM @ Gablestage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables $45 (adult)/ $42 (se‐ nior)/ $15 (student);web.ovation‐


Tuesday, Dec. 8:

Kinky Boots This joyous musical cel‐ ebration is about the friendships we discover, and the be‐ lief that you can change the world when you change your mind. 8 PM @ Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305.949.6722; Florida Panthers vs. Ottawa Senators 7:30 PM @ BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise $20‐$250; ticket‐ Symphony of the Americas: Sounds of the Season 8:15 PM @ Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Southwest 5th Avenue , Fort Lauderdale $20‐$85; Florida Licensing on Wheels‐ By Appointment Only!@ Key Biscayne Community Center's Adult Lounge (2nd floor); (305) 365‐8900


Wednesday, Dec. 9:

Flicks at Five 5:30 PM‐ 7:30 PM @ Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St.; 305‐442‐8706






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