Hollywood Gazette August 2017

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A&E in your city Kent Wallace's 'B-Scene'

Photo by Eduardo Schneider

BY KENT WALLACE ART & ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT Horray for Trolley-Wood: Oh yeah, the Hip Hamlet of Hollywood has the best bargain for folks without wheels, Uber, Lyft or cab-fair! The Hollywood Trolley runs sevendays a week (starting at 7am Monday thru Friday–10am on weekends). You don’t need a bouquet of greenies to live like the gentry and dig the dunes the Broadwalk and beach provide. For one dollar (each-way), folks can catch the Trolley (at any number of stops—check out floridashollywood.org/ trolley). Pack a snack, a bottle of water, a book, newspaper or simply read signs in the occasional clouds. The sand is free, the salt water too. Talk about bang-for- the-buck—this is it folks! Howz about a hallelujah for the Hip Hamlet of Hollywood! The New Times Best of Miami 2017 series is out and giving a mega shout-out

Sons of Mystro: Malcolm McNeish and Umoja McNeish to Downtown Hollywood! Yep, we’ve been named both Best Art Walk and Best Mural. Props are in order to the CRA and Jill Weisberg for their unceasing energy and to all the artists, aficionados and businesses that support our up-and-coming bursting Burg. The New Times piece says “the art faithful have turned their attention [from Wynwood] north to a burgeoning hot spot for both imagination and inebriation: downtown Hollywood.” The piece goes on applauding our “revitalized” scene, mix of humanity and the variety of our store fronts. Regarding Best Mural, why that honor belongs to Nice ‘N Easy (mentioned right here in bscene a few months back). New Times lauds the “bird’s-eye view of a swimming pool,

Recent art by Juan Carlos at the 2017 Miami art Basel spectrum 10

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Brenna Baker fell in love with glassblowing as a 14-year-old, and went on to study the art in Italy before pink floaties and all.” opening Hollywood Hot Glass in 2013. Hollywood’s the stories of artisans from around the kickin’ kids—let’s keep it going. country who continue to make incredIn other Art News: There are some ible items by hand”). major-domos in the midst of the Hip The episode featuring our very own Hamlet of Hollywood. Exhibit 1—the Brenna airs at 8:30pm on September 1 Sons of Mystro—two brothers, born and st! raised here in Hollywood--Malcolm and Of course we here in Hollywood Umoja McNeish. Violinists, the both of have monthly musts—Art Walk (3rd Satthem and these cats have chops. They’ve urday of each month) and The Dream performed at Miami Heat games at the Car Classic (1st Sunday of each month). ESPN/BCS Championship party, Sunfest Speaking of Art Walk, during the and Jazz in the Gardens (where they July blowout I ran into visual artist Juan shared a stage with such notables as Carlos and his Planet 3arth Animal Earth, Wind and Fire, Kenny “Babyface” Rescue pop up exhibit. Edmonds and Najee—to name but a few). Juan Carlos’ studio is in Hollywood These cross-genre geniuses have also and in his own words: “In NY I went to performed at the Grace Jamaican Jerk school for Pre-Med, then changed to BiFestival, Legends Easter Fest, One Love ology, then Zoology, then FINALLY setReggae Fest and the Reggae Dancehall tled in the Veterinary Field. Since then Awards event. These award winning have independently cared for, rehabbed, sibs—deserve our love (www.sonsofmysre-homed, 30+ critters, including dogs, tro.com)... cats, squirrels, raccoons, turtles, rabbits And howz this for another local star etc. My dream/goal is to at some point shines story! Brenna Baker (Hollywood have enough land where I can build a Hot Glass) will be featured on the INSP sanctuary and have 100s of critters runaward-winning series, Handcrafted ning around! My animal care endeavor America (in its third season “of telling is solely funded by my

Congratulations to Nice'n Easy for having their mural created for Downtown Hollywood Mural Project chosen as BEST MURAL of 2017 by Miami New Times

Art sales...” (Saatchiart. com/JuanCarlosPaintings). In Closing: My advice for the tired, poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free—take the trolley to the beach! One dollar each way— sand and salt water gratis! Hang on Hollywood—Hang on to your Groove…

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