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Celebrating Black Music Month and Caribbean American Heritage Month

Flo Rida

South Florida Native, International Super Star, and Business Man

Kaci Fennell

Miss Universe Jamaica Honoring South Florida’s

Caribbean Silver Star Radio Personalities

Mike Gardner Entertainment Mogul South Florida’s Caribbean Events


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE helped me represent Miami during my freshman year in college, and then I also fell in love with Neo Soul thanks to Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Erykah Badu. My wedding reception was the celebration of this music history, walking in to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” and also bringing it current with my wedding party dancing to the likes of Usher, Lil Jon, and the Black Eyed Peas. What would our memories be without the Sound of Black Music? In this issue we pay tribute to Black Music and more specifically South Florida’s Black Music. You’ll get to hear from freedom of speech trailblazer Luther Campbell, current international recording star Flo Rida, as well as a few up and coming artists. We will also introduce you to South Florida’s Entertainment Mogul Mike Gardner, who has made Miami the party destination for celebrities around the world. Now what would South Florida be without Caribbean culture? Caribbean Culture has influenced our music, inspired our taste buds, smoothed the rotation of our hips, added flair to our fashion, and of course the islands have been our second Black Music has played an integral role home as we hop on flights to our favorite in the soundtrack of many of our lives. I Caribbean Destinations. MIA Magazine is remember growing up and hearing Frankie celebrating the music, food, festival, and Beverley and Maze, dancing to Morris Day beauty of the islands during Caribbean and The Time with my parents, and going American Heritage Month by showcasing: to see Michael Jackson in the Victory Tour. Caribbean music - South Florida’s Silver My elementary school memories are filled Star Radio Personalities; Caribbean food with singing along with Whitney Houston Chef Irie, the host of Taste the Islands - the to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. My first nationwide Caribbean cooking show; middle school dance is where I as well Caribbean festivals- Colors Caribbean as many of my fellow Generation X/Yers Festival and the Caribbean Village learned how to dance to Miami Bass, Caribbean beauty – The stunning Miss thanks to artist such as 2 Live Crew, Uncle Kaci Fennell, Miss Universe Jamaica, who Al, and the 69 Boys. Then there was singing we cheered on during the Miss Universe Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” religiously with pageant. You will also find a listing of my girls in high school. Trina and Trick Caribbean events taking place this month.

This month MIA Magazine is celebrating Black Music Month and Caribbean American Heritage Month.

An independent supplement by

MIA Media Group LLC Dexter A. Bridgman CEO & Founder “Providing News/Information and Connecting Florida’s Black Affluencers and Influencers”

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Erica V. Knowles-Nelson Publisher, MIA MAGAZINE Everett Hamilton Layout and Design Dr. Denise Munoz Bell Copy Editor

Kervin Clenance Group Publisher, Legacy Magazine

Back Cover – Kaci Fennell Photo credit: Courtesy of Miss Universe Jamaica Organization. Photographer Stuart Smellie Like us on facebook.com/MIALifeLuxEnt Photo - Gown by Uzuri International Designs Styled by: Karl Williams and Jacqueline Jackson Follow us at @MiaLifeLuxEnt #MiaLifeLuxEnt

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Luke Campbell: The Unlikely Free Speech Activist

The Book of Luke: My Fight For Truth,

hypeman for 2 Live Crew, started pushing

“I became a defender of free speech because

fell into an understanding – what free speech was all about – and at the end of the day, I became a defender of free speech I wanted to become a defender of free

because I wanted to become a defender of free speech”

a monumental precedent for free speech

First Amendment celebrated more in the

Flo Rida International Renaissance Man from the Heart of Carol City (The Netherlands), to Tyler Medeiros and to Ava Simone (Bahamas), about half of the -

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Kids, is where the Floridian puts the focus Youth Football League (FYFL), Strong Arm

“to have great music, you need to know what the lifestyle is like.”


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Miss Universe Jamaica 2014, Kaci Fennell By Teriya Ogden

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014,

Kaci Fennell, is no Kingston, Jamaica in the 2014 Miss Universe pageant, Fennell was placed as 4th runner-

has a very successful partnership with the charity Style for Change (S4C), where she partnering with S4C, they have managed to

year is aggressively campaigning to raise the

also represented Sandcastles on August 30, contest, Fennell has earned her crown as a model, television host and beauty pageant South Africa where she was with Base

Fennell has some upcoming events she

will include Caribbean Fashion, Designers, during Caribbean American Heritage Month

featured in Buzz Magazine, SHE Caribbean

life, Fennell states that being a part of strengths, made her a stronger woman and

Kaci will also be a part of several events

Galleon Open Golf Classic (June 19, 2015),

Kaci Fennell, Miss Universe Jamaica

an understanding that this is the life she had

had one mission and one mission only, and

added that she gained many friendships because of the Miss Universe pageant where

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Pièce De Résistance

By HCIII

Michael Gardner, Founder and CEO Headliner MarketGroup

Jay-Z spends the average Joe’s entire mortgage for an album release party, while P. Diddy “tip drills” the crowd with Ben Franklin’s showcasing such extravagance in excess going down at “The World’s Greatest Party” at LIV on Sunday inside the Fontainebleau on Miami, Beach. Masterminded by “Global Spin Awards National Promoter of the Year” Michael Gardner CEO of Headliner Market Group (HMG). His empire only begins there, HMG sponsors undefeated Middleweight Champion Boxer “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin, DJ Stevie J, DIEM clothing line, and a restaurant “Prohibition.” In an indepth interview with MIA Magazine, we are allowed behind the velvet rope for an intimate look at a young man growing up in Illinois beating the odds to become the pièce de résistance King of Miami. Gardner was raised the youngest of three to a single-mother in search for the best life to raise her children that often entailed moving around to several cities throughout the Midwest before settling in Virginia. There he was named “McDonald’s AllAmerican”, his senior year of high school.

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“I was three years old when someone put a basketball in my hand and I still have that picture” according to Gardner. He was offered scholarships all over before deciding on the University of Miami (UM). Basketball was his world, it taught him discipline and focus, which he would go on to use as the Headliner Market Group Guru. But that road wasn’t so smooth when his career in basketball was suddenly cut short after a “suspension for violating curfew” killed his dream of becoming a legend in basketball like his Idol Michael Jordan. He returned home, then registered at Depaul University and majored in Marketing. Upon graduating, he moved back to Miami after his cousin, Muhammad, needed help running his barbershop “Headliner” (HMG’s namesake) with plans for expansion to multiple cutteries. “In the process of waiting for those to develop, we discussed the idea of putting on an event called ‘The Player’s Ball’.” Never having produced an event before, he ambitiously embarked on a 2-day soirée that he, in retrospect, admits being unprepared for the scale and magnitude of the event. Gardner describes the event as a

disastrous failure because he didn’t make the money he expected for the sponsors. Destruction is a form of creation, and in the aftermath Gardner had to make a quick buck to reimburse them, which forced him to promote more parties, and thus a career was born. “I didn’t have a role model or guidance,” he explains, but Gardner was determined to make up the losses with his next event by calling in some old friends from the UM days and held a “Miami Heat & Dolphins Party” which settled his debts and more importantly began his career. All of Gardner’s work didn’t go unnoticed, Peter Thomas of The Housewives Of Atlanta gave him his first big-break at Barcode an “it” club in the early 2000’s. “Peter Thomas gave me the opportunity to do a weekly party.” Gardner stayed hungry, on the grind, and took what he learned to revolutionize Miami’s entertainment industry. Gardner’s hard knock commandments begin with Rule #1 “A party isn’t a party, it’s an exercise in execution that you must see to the end.” Rule #2, “Preparation...every one respects hard work and it shows in your final product.” Lastly, Rule #3, “It’s all about the people, I need the people, they don’t need me. This industry eats up the weak so you have to stay focused in whatever you do.”

Michael Gardner’s determination equipped him with the prowess to produce “The Best Party in the World.” His sights are now set on an expansion across the nation and then around the globe. But it isn’t just about him, he is now heading the “Overtown Arts and Music Festival” (July 25, 2015) giving back to the community that gave him so much. In the coming months, Michael Gardner is re-opening a historic club The “Harlem Square” in Overtown that’s part of a bigger ambitious urban land use project mix of retail, hospitality, and residential “Miami Worldcenter”, then on to Headliner Market Group’s global expansion that is not only socially conscious but community driven. You only LIV once.

“Preparation... every one respects hard work and it shows in your final product.”

Carol City’s Living Legend Gunplay Gives Us Raw Music That Is True To His World By Danielle R. Stedman

of the raw and gritty “Trill” sound that He is not interested in putting out music that follows trends, nor will he make records this Carol City native is most known for. Working with young hungry producers strictly for radio spins, Gunplay aka on the majority of his upcoming Don Logan, is a home grown album, while still managing “Miamian” and a Def Jam/ to pump out a hot track MMG recording artist. produced by Hip-Hop He makes it known hit maker DJ Mustard that he is a guy who called “Wuzhanindoe” doesn’t pretend featuring fellow to be from the rapper YG, he lifestyle he raps continues going about, in his own against the grain. words “I walked With his eyes set on that walk before carrying the baton I talked that talk” that his comrade and has been and label mate Rick through a lot to Ross holds, Gunplay get here. Gunplay’s looks to keep his music new album “Living real and authentically Legend”, set to release from the heart. For more in mid-July, is filled with info on the Gunplay visit music that chronicles his life GunPlay http://www.mmgselfmade.com/ experiences and is representative


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The Silver Stars – South Florida’s Pioneer Caribbean Radio Personalities At 25 years of marriage one celebrates a Silver Anniversary. It is in that spirit that the relationship between an audience and their favorite Caribbean On-Air personality is commemorated. When one migrates from the Caribbean to the States, that on-air personality can be the first person you will “meet” on the radio. It is a connection to home, and a refreshing familiar voice (accent still strong and bold). That is same person that will help you understand what’s happening to your island before, during, and after a hurricane. They will also share their political views with you. Whether it be Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Ska, or Quadrille, music is the medium on which the relationship rides. After 25 years an unbreakable bond is formed. Listed here, are some of the Silver Stars who have been South Florida’s Caribbean Radio Personalities for 25 years or more: Denver Cornel Clayton Silvera AKA “Jamusa” • Career launched 53 years ago playing at house parties in Kingston Jamaica • Opened Studio 44, the first black owned club, in South Miami in 1980 • On air career: 99 JAMZ; WRBD; AND WDNA • Instrumental in launching the Caribbean format on WAVS

Denver Cornel Clayton Silvera

C. ‘Eddy’ Edwards

C. “Eddy” Edwards • Producer/host of Caribbean Riddims, a popular radio program, currently aired 3-6 p.m., Saturdays on WZAB 880 AM • Voted “Best AM Radio Personality” in 2007 by New Times Magazine • Recognized in 2009 by HOT105 FM as a Caribbean American Heritage Month Honoree Cleve Osborne • Miami-Dade County Public School teacher, who taught television production, broadcasting, video, and film production for twenty-four years before retiring. • Hosted The Caribbean Radio Magazine Show on WAVS 1170AM for twenty-four years • Continues to produce such segments as “Calypso Gems”, “Pandemonium”, and the “Narrative” for various radio programs

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Winsome “Lady C” Charlton • The first woman and the first black person ever to spearhead and establish a 24 hours Caribbean formatted Radio Station in North America. • Owner of Hi-Class Promotions (along with her partner Anthony Blair), the largest broker on WAVS • Promoters of The Annual Children’s Fun Day Christmas Treat, and Fashion Cabaret • Founder of the internationally known ReggaeSoca Music Awards – The Caribbean Grammys Mike Andrews • Graduated from New York University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and graduated from the University of Miami in 1983 with an MBA in Finance. • In December of 1987, Mike started the

“Caribbean Connection Radio Show” (CCRS) on WVCG AM 1080. The program features an adventurous mix of music (calypso, reggae, jazz, chutney), information, call-ins, and interviews. • After almost 28 years, the CCRS (now on WZAB 880 AM from 12 noon to 3 pm on Saturdays), continues to be a reliable source of information and entertainment Howard “Flagga” Duperly • Host of The Reggae Ride Saturday 12PM -3PM on WDNA • Worked as a journalist, contributing to several international publications, including Caribbean Today, where he served as Music and Entertainment Editor • A graduate of the University of Miami, who has spent his career in sales and marketing as an account executive for a hand full of South Florida stations whose formats included big band, classical, jazz, news, rhythm & blues, and adult contemporary. We’d also like to recognize the following individuals as Silver Stars: Ron Burke, Don Daly, John “John T” Hodgson, Pat Montague, Winston Barnes, Michael “Mikey B” Brown, and Bevin “Duke of Earle” Earle.


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Hollywood’s Colors of the Caribbean Touts Cultural Pride and Prosperity

Asa P. Sealy

Hollywood’s Colors of the Caribbean touts cultural pride and prosperity. Held on the Saturday of Father’s Day Weekend since 2012, Colors of the Caribbean celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month with music and flavors of the islands. Produced for the Hollywood CRA by Aifos Agency, Caribbean American Heritage Florida and The Rhythm Foundation, Colors of the Caribbean takes place Saturday June 20th, 4p.m. to 11p.m., at the downtown Hollywood ArtsPark at Young Circle (1 Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020). Aifos Agency chief, Asa P. Sealy, is focused on cultivating a unified and culturally diverse atmosphere. “We want people to experience a spirit of togetherness, because we—all islands--are one,” Sealy revealed. “There are so many benefits to being unified. It is important to demonstrate our collective economic and cultural impact. The faster we do that, the more respect and resources we can secure to better our community.” Live performances include: Inner Circle, reggae’s top selling “bad boys”; Trinidadian

Soca Monarch Rikki Jai; Young Antigan star Ricardo Dru; and diplomat of Caribbean music Kevin Lyttle. Other artists include local favorites Camille Kaye, popular DJ Majestic, and RSPK. This festival will be hosted by local news celebrities, Local 10 ABC-TV Weekend Anchor Neki Mohan and NBC 6 Weekend Anchor Sharon Lawson. “We take pride in showcasing all of the islands of the Caribbean. We want to give the small and large islands their opportunity to shine,” Sealy revealed. “Come and enjoy a taste of the Caribbean. Experience the food, the arts and crafts, and possibly a preview of a future vacation to a Caribbean destination.” ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: 1) Children’s Services Council of Broward County YMCA Kids Zone 4 p.m. – 8p.m. 2) Colors Caribbean Food Village boasts various tastes from across the Caribbean region from the Bahamas

to Trinidad. 3) Verizon Wireless Corporate Village showcases businesses offering great deals to participants. 4) The Caribbean Airlines Travel Expo is your ticket to great travel deals, learn more about the different islands, and maybe even win a trip for two to Jamaica. For more information on the event, log on to www.colorsofthecaribbean.com. Go to www.hollywoodcra.org for more details about the Hollywood CRA.


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Miami has most recently become a city known for Luxury, be it in the imagery that the Media displays of our fanciful nightlife, chic restaurants, or our exotic beaches. However, a problem occurs when trying to find diversity and culturally defined luxury. MIA Magazine made it a point to seek out products and services that cater to “Everyone” but that were founded and run by some of the most talented and ambitious Men and Women of African American and Caribbean origin who live and work right here in Miami.

All Things Taj Introducing “All Things Taj” by blogger and international interior designer Taj Hunter Waite. Taj is a graduate from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, B.A. and Nova Southeastern University, MBA. Having well over a decade of design experience and carving out a niche for herself, Taj created a business model unlike any of her competitors. With packages like the virtual design service that she has tailored to the “design-savvy homeowner on a budget,” which allows her clients to make smart but guided decisions on a room-by-room basis. Although she enjoys working with clients who have a lot more spending room, she still puts in the

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Cultural Luxury same amount of enthusiasm and panache to the clients who are more constricted and knows how they can achieve contemporary luxury with a flare that supersedes expectations. http://allthingstaj.com Taj Hunter White

Cuffed Design When you combine years of leather works experience and a long career with luxury leather brand Coach, you come up the dynamic design duo “Cuffed Design” by Winston Lee and Manuel Marroquin. These two extraordinary leather accessory designers

have made a name for themselves in luxury leather works. With organic handmade products that are not mass produced, the proof is in the pudding with merchandises that supersede all structural and composition standards in the industry. With hand-died creations made from veggie leather and in some cases ostrich, the varying items such as Bow ties, Belts, Cuffs, Pocket Squares, Duffel and Messenger Bags, Cuffed Design cover a core of a luxury while lending it’s aesthetic to anyone with a taste for sophistication. http://www.cuffeddesign.com.

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James and Barbara Jacques

Jacq’s Organics Founded in 2012, Jacq’s Organics was formed by a young Haitian couple, James and Barbara Jacques, who had just become new parents and were dealing with the aftermath of an ovarian cancer scare. “I discovered the many environmental toxins used in baby and beauty products. I saw a need for products that were all natural, organic, family-friendly, environmentally safe, and skin moisturizing”. The Jacques family prides themselves on providing gentle, luxurious, and rejuvenating products that truly enhance all skin types and help solve any clarity or blemish issues. “We know what’s in every batch … and we take pride in creating products made with ethically sourced pure, raw and organic ingredients. That’s our mission”. With their product selections, Jacq’s Organics sells everything from cleansing soaps, face serums, to candles, allowing customers of different genders, ages and ethnicities to all use their line. http:// www.jacqsorganics.com/


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Thought, Culture, and Community Wellness within the Africana community.

and engage discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape and challenge the late-night gatherings with live music by that helped shape Key West and its island-

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A Sallute to South Florida Musicians

Ghost Town

Gunplay

Herman Kelly

Jason Derulo

KC and the Sunshine Band

Disco Rick

Nicole Henry Micheal Sterling Brisco Ace Hood

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Flo-Rida

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Inaugural Caribbean Village Offers Trifecta of Culture, Heritage, and Humanity On Sunday, June 14, the grounds of

ceremony with State Rep Hazelle Rogers, Dale Holness, Barbara Sharief, and Commissioners Berger, Benson, and Thurston from City of Lauderhill 4pm Miss Jamaica Diaspora Swimwear

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Stumpa - Jamaica Julian Believe - Bahamas 12 noon - Gates open 12 - 5 pm Snypah - Trinidad Wellness Pavilion Shelly Sweet Shells - Trinidad with Florida Medical Center Bella Blair - comedian -Jamaica 2pm - Parade with State, County and Islands in costumes, with Kaci Fennell and the contestants of Miss Jamaica Diaspora 3pm - Opening


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Caribbean Culinary Seduction By Chandy Pratt

delights that were influenced by his Jamaican background, which intrinsically includes a worldly pallet. “Jamaica’s motto Recently, is ‘Out of Many, One People’. I believe this MIA has given me the perfect opportunity to Magazine showcase the true diversity of Caribbean had the culinary culture. opportunity I’m able to cook and highlight Indian, to catch up Chinese, Lebanese, African, European and with the all the flavors that make up the myriad of Jamaican people that reflect the true colors of the born, Taste of Caribbean, ” said Chef Irie. Upon arrival, I the Islands TV Chef Irie was served the Chef’s refreshing Cucumber Show Host, Photographer Nicole Hylton Lemonade with “South Bay” Rum – it was international Photography so flavorsome that flavor influenced, I had to remind gourmet cuisine myself not to drink provider, Chef it too fast because Irie’ at his “Food there was alcohol on Fiyah” tour in it. at The Hidden All of the 7 Kitchen on plus courses South Beach. Chef prepared An intimate were paired with group of 16 rum, whiskey, guests attended or a scotch the fine dining cocktail. Each experience and of the selections enjoyed Chef’s The Amuse Bouche: Chargrilled “Ponzu & Mirin” marinated and served were gastronomic glazed octopus over green guava salsa

tantalizing escapes to the Caribbean that were prepared with gourmet precision and displayed with beauty that reminds you why some may call it cooking but that this is truly a culinary art. You might be thinking I’ve had Caribbean food before, and thinking about your favorite jerk chicken, curry goat, salt fish, or ackee, and are wondering what can be so different about Chef Irie’s food. Get those traditional dishes out of your head! At “Food onFiyah”, I dined on appetizers such as deep fried “Jerk Oysters with Jackfruit Relish and Rum Gastrique”. The oysters were impeccably fried and marinated with the perfect amount of jerk seasoning that provided the kick that you anticipate, the Jack Fruit Relish was a wonderful contrast in flavor with its naturally sweet notes, and the Rum Gastrique was so divine and creamy that it made your tongue beg for more. The dinner continued with its planned 7 courses and added surprises such as Octopus Amuse Bouche. My favorite dish of the evening was the 5th Course - Guiness Braised Short Ribs with Spanish inspired Sofrito Style Grits. This meal was a superb combination of tastes and textures made of the gravy that was ever so slightly sweet and

thick, tender short ribs and balanced with the tang of sofrito, and grainy fully seasoned grits. So throw away your traditional notions of Caribbean food and dinner pairings with wine. When you have the pleasure of countering “Food on Fiyah” be prepared for “total seduction through the explosion of flavors. It’s pure orgasmic food pleasure,” says Chef Irie. I couldn’t agree more! I definitely sat back and closed my eyes to savor the moments. Chef Irie preparing snapper with pumpkin and gandules ragu

Caribbean Heritage Month Events By South Florida Caribbean News http://sflcncom Taste of the Caribbean– Caribbean Culinary Festival and Cultural Showcase Each year notable chefs from Caribbean hotels and restaurants represent their islands in a culinary competition. When: June 12 - 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida Cost: Various – see website Contact info: www. CHTATasteoftheCaribbean.com ICABA Business at Breakfast Forum: “Building African and Caribbean American Partnerships to Grow Our Businesses” When: June 13, 2015 at 7:30 AM Where: Tower Club 100 SE Third Ave. Regions Bank Bldg. 28th Floor Ft. Lauderdale Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at door Contact info: icabaworld.com Caribbean Village and Parade Featured on page 13 of MIA Magazine When: June 14, 2015 at 12:00PM Where: Central Broward Regional Park Cost: Adults $10, kids $5 Contact info: 954-306-8668

Caribbean Jazz Matazz Performing live, Jamaica’s First Lady of Jazz, Myrna Hague, vocalist A. J. Brown, and guitarist Eugene Grey. When: June 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM Where: Broward Center for The Performing Arts 201 SW Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 Cost: $40-$60 Contact info: www.afuwi.com

Association with Evi present Ol Fyah Stick Dahlia Harris Romantic Comedy Play When: June 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM Where: Miramar Cultural Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025

The Galleon Open Golf Classic Charity Golf Tournament hosted by Kaci Fenell, Miss Universe Jamaica 2014, will include a great day of golf at Shula’s Golf Club. When: June 19, 2015 at 7:30 AM Where: Shula’s Golf Club, Miami Lakes Cost: $750 foursome or $200 per player Contact info: 954-306-8668

When: June 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM Where: Richmond Heights Middle School 15015 SW 103rd Ave., Miami

Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption Capture Land US Tour 2015 When: June 20, 2015 at 8:30 PM Where: Filmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Cost: $40-$60 Contact info: 800-745-3000 Ol Fyah Stick Dahlia Harris Romantic Comedy Play The Sunshine Theatre Company in

When: June 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM Where: Coral Springs Center For The Arts 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs

Culture in the Night Concert Series Caribbean-American Heritage Event The City of Miramar will celebrate the Caribbean-American culture through music and dance. When: June 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM Where: Shirley Branca Park, 6900 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL Cost: Free Contact info: 954-602-3319

Caribbean American Art Exhibit When: June 25, 2015 Where: Forre Fine Art Gallery 1007-1009 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale When: June 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM Where: Royal Palm Beach High School 10600 Contact info: Phone: 954-463-0011 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach Caribbean Style Week Featured in Kaci Fennell article on page 5 of Cost: $35-$45 MIA Magazine Contact info: 786-237-5493 When: June 25 – 28, 2015 Where: Westfield Broward Mall and various locations Colors of the Caribbean Festival Contact info: http://www.caribstyleweek. Featured on page 9 of MIA Magazine com/ When: June 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM Where: Hollywood Arts Park at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood, FL Tag @mialifeluxent when you Cost: Free share your Caribbean event Contact info: http://www. colorsofthecaribbean.com photos!


FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

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Celebrating Black Music Month and Caribbean American Heritage Month

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2015 Celebrating Black Music Month & Caribbean American Heritage Month  

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