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ISSUE # 12 | 03.22.18 DINING DELICIOUS: VILLA AZUR

FRENCH MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

ARTS NEWSIE PICKS: SYMPHONY CONCERT, JAZZ ROOTS, GEORGE LOPEZ OUT & ABOUT: DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS REACH FOR THE STARS

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8. DINING DELICIOUS: VILLA AZUR

Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge offers delicious French Mediterranean cuisine in European elegance.

14. COVER STORY: MEET MODEL DEVIN FLANERY

Enjoy Wire Magazine's chat with handsome model Devin Flanery, and his beautiful photos by celebrated photographer David Vance.

20. ARTS NEWSIE PICKS: SPRING SHOWS

Wire Magazine previews a concert by Symphony Of The Americas, a Jazz Roots concert at the Arsht Center, and George Lopez's The Wall World Tour new comedy show.

24. OUT & ABOUT: DISNEY ON ICE

Wire Magazine sat down with Disney on Ice presents Reach for the Stars performer Antonella Ross to preview the upcoming show.

26. GOING OUT: PLAN YOUR OUTINGS

The week's rundown of nightlife, dining and cultural events.

PHOTO BY DAVID VANCE. DAVIDVANCEPRINTS.COM

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DINING DELICIOUS

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By Rafa Carvajal

FRENCH MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE IN EUROPEAN ELEGANCE illa Azur Restaurant & Lounge offers delicious French Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful restaurant setting that will remind you of an elegant French villa – including a courtyard perfect for dining under the stars. I recently visited Villa Azur for a lovely dinner al fresco during a cool Miami night. The food was excellent and dining in their courtyard made for a very memorable culinary experience. After my dinner, I sat down with Executive Chef Philippe Ruiz to learn more about Villa Azur, and the mouth-watering marriage of classic and modern cuisine in a European elegance setting reminisce of a grand French Villa. Rafa Carvajal: Describe the cuisine at Villa Azur for our readers who enjoy dining out. Executive Chef Philippe Ruiz: Villa Azur is a French Mediterranean restaurant. I strive to marry both classic and modern cuisine, working mainly on the alliance of flavors and textures. RC: What differentiates Villa Azur from other fine dining establishments in Miami Beach? PR: Upon entering into Villa Azur, you are transported to a world of European elegance, like stepping into a grand French Villa. This stunning backdrop cannot be found in any of Miami's restaurants and that sets the tone for a charming dining experience.

RC: What do you think guests enjoy the most about dining at Villa Azur? PR: The unique convergence of French modern cuisine, romantic design and exclusive musical and art talent collaborations across numerous genres that creates a restaurant and lounge concept where the setting has something for everyone. From an intimate and romantic environment to the ideal venue to keep guests dancing late into the night, guests love the versatility of our venue.

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RC: Describe Villa Azur in 3 words. PR: Relish, elegant and sultry.


RC: What are the three most popular dishes with diners at Villa Azur? PR: The Provencal Octopus (pan seared octopus, fingerling potatoes, parsley, capers, cherry tomatoes, garlic, taggiasca olives and basil); the Ravioles (french raviole de Romans, truffle sauce, truffle carpaccio); and the Snapper (whole roasted snapper, lemon, thyme, crispy parsley and roasted tomato). RC: Why do you think diners love those dishes the most? PR: Patrons like those dishes because each one has multiple flavors. They bring an abundance of taste and texture to the palate, and are always highlighted in the feedback from our guests. RC: What are your personal top 3 favorite dishes at Villa Azur? Why? PR: 1) The Colorado Lamb Chop (lamb chop, apricot sauce, caramelized carrots, mashed french peas, mint and almonds) because I love the combination of the sweet and sour, and I adore meat. 2) The Scallops (pan seared scallops, chorizo crust, sautÊed zucchini and mussels). I like the combinations here – the seafood and the chorizo make it an intense dish. 3) The Baby Artichoke Carpaccio (baby artichokes, parmigiano, baby arugula and lemon dressing) because I like simplicity. The artichoke carpaccio is simple but just right with its fresh lemon dressing.

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RC: Tell us about the cocktail program at Villa Azur and your wine selection. PR: Villa Azur has received the Wine Spectator's 2017 Award of excellence. Our menu is innovative, seasonally appropriate, and evolving. We strive to provide an experience where food, wine and cocktails all intertwine to invoke a truly remarkable dining experience.

"WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE WHERE FOOD, WINE AND COCKTAILS ALL INTERTWINE TO INVOKE A TRULY REMARKABLE DINING EXPERIENCE." - CHEF PHILIPPE RUIZ

RC: Do you have any special nights or ongoing parties at Villa Azur that you would like to tell our readers about? PR: Every Monday, Villa Azur offers 50% off on food and beverages for women. On Thursdays, Villa Azur hosts its "Original Thursday Night Dinner Party" with live entertainment, costumed greeters and a DJ. Fridays and Saturdays are busy with patrons looking for delicious cuisine and celebrating life, while sipping champagne and dancing on the tables.

RC: What makes Villa Azur so popular with tourists and locals? PR: Villa Azur pairs gastronomy and art to the highest level of perfection. Guests are not look- RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers about ing to just dine but are actually looking for a full Villa Azur? entertainment venue. PR: The enchanted open-air courtyard is one of the most distinguishing features of the restaurant that enables guests to dine and dance under the stars, creating an atmosphere sans rival.

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(tru-VAH-dah) MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRUVADA FOR PrEP Before starting TRUVADA for PrEP: • You must be HIV-1 negative. You must get tested to make sure that you do not already have HIV-1. Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 unless you are confirmed to be HIV-1 negative. • Many HIV-1 tests can miss HIV-1 infection in a person who has recently become infected. Symptoms of new HIV-1 infection include flu-like symptoms, tiredness, fever, joint or muscle aches, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, night sweats, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had a flu-like illness within the last month before starting TRUVADA for PrEP. While taking TRUVADA for PrEP: • You must continue to use safer sex practices. Just taking TRUVADA for PrEP may not keep you from getting HIV-1. • You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Get tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you think you were exposed to HIV-1 or have a flu-like illness while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. • If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time. • See the “How To Further Reduce Your Risk” section for more information. TRUVADA may cause serious side effects, including: • Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. TRUVADA is not approved to treat HBV. If you have HBV, your HBV may suddenly get worse if you stop taking TRUVADA. Do not stop taking TRUVADA without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to check your health regularly for several months.

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DEVIN FLANERY BY DAVID VANCE By Rafa Carvajal | Photos by David Vance. davidvanceprints.com

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ire Magazine sat down for an interview with model Devin Flanery after his recent photo shoot by celebrated photographer David Vance. Besides modeling, Devin works as a wedding and event planner in Missouri. Enjoy our chat with Devin and his beautiful photos by David Vance. Rafa Carvajal: Where are you originally from, and where do you live? Devin Flanery: I was born, raised, and currently live in Kansas City, Missouri. RC: Describe yourself in three words. DF: Loyal, kind and determined RC: What do you do for a living? DF: I am currently working as a wedding and event planner out of the heart of Kansas City. RC: Who is the professional icon that inspires you most, and why? DF: I would have to say that the professional icon that inspires me most would have to be Elon Musk, because he has revolutionized both transportation on Earth and space. Also the things that he has overcome and accomplished in this lifetime are just seriously impressive.

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"EVERYTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, UNTIL SOMEONE DECIDES TO DO IT." - DEVIN FLANERY

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RC: How do you stay in such great shape? DF: 1) Drink at least a gallon of water every day. 2) Never go more than three days without going to the gym or getting some form of exercise. 3) Keep a decent diet. RC: What do you enjoy the most about modeling for photography? DF: The thing I enjoy most about modeling for photography is getting to meet and work with amazing people, and getting to see the different perspectives of myself that each photographer portrays. RC: Boxers or briefs? DF: Boxers. RC: What is your favorite food? DF: Chicken and waffles. RC: What is your favorite pastime? DF: Spending time with family and loved ones. RC: Where would you travel if you could go anywhere, and why? DF: I would love to visit Peru to see the cities of ancient civilizations and to help the locals by growing organic farms, and building self-sustaining communities. RC: What is your current struggle? DF: Hmm, this is a hard one. I would have to say that my current struggle is knowing that I have the potential to positively affect the lives of many, but not knowing how to or in what way. RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? DF: Everything is impossible, until someone decides to do it.

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ARTS NEWSIE PICKS By Rafa Carvajal

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Heralded by Forbes in its "Top 10 under 30," Conrad Tao is set to fittingly finish the Symphony Of The Americas' 30th Anniversary Season. The spectacular pianist, composer and violinist will be performing a work of his own composition with the Symphony, as well as the Prokofiev 2nd Piano Concerto for a truly magical gala celebratory evening.

Photo by Francis Vernhet. Provided by Adrienne Arsht Center

George Lopez The Wall World Tour

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Symphony Of The Americas: Conrad Tao April 10 Broward Center 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale browardcenter.org

May 26 Hard Rock Live 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale seminolehardrockhollywood.com Get ready to laugh hysterically at The Wall Jazz Roots: Cubismo! Chucho Valdés: Irakere 45 April 20 Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami arshtcenter.org The most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés heads to the Arsht Center for an incredible night of music. A six Grammy and three Latin Grammy Awards winner, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger will be celebrating Irakere – a band he founded back in 1973, marking a before and after in Latin jazz with a bold fusion of Afro-Cuban ritual music, popular Afro-Cuban music styles, jazz and rock. 20 WIREMAG.COM #12 2018

World Tour, comedian, actor and producer George Lopez's latest comedic venture at Hard Rock Live. As a Mexican-American, George Lopez has a lot to say about the man in the White House, and I'm sure the title of the show is not a coincidence. Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the magic and energy of watching stand-up in person.


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OUT & ABOUT By Michael Bustamante

ce skating was top of mind for many members of the LGBTQ community during the recent Winter Olympics, thanks to Adam Rippon. His performances on the ice reminded many of us about the beauty and precision of this sport. If you like ice skating, you have an opportunity to see some very talented ice skaters performing at the BB&T Center during the South Florida stop of Disney on Ice presents Reach for the Stars. Wire Magazine sat down with Antonella Ross, who will be performing the role of Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid, to preview the show and learn about her career and love of ice skating. Michael Bustamante: Tell our readers about Disney on Ice presents Reach for the Stars. What should they expect to see at the show? Antonella Ross: Disney on Ice presents Reach for the Stars is such an exciting show! Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy take you on an adventure to find all your favorite and talented Disney characters. You can see Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel from Tangled, Belle from Beauty and The Beast, and Anna and Elsa from Frozen. 24 WIREMAG.COM #12 2018

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DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS REACH FOR THE STARS

MB: Who was your favorite Disney character growing up, and why? AR: My favorite Disney character growing up was always Pocahontas, because I loved how free and connected she was with nature, which I related a lot to when I was younger. MB: How did you end up playing Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid? AR: I worked really hard and always had so much love for Ariel. When you have a dream you want to come true, you have to work hard to accomplish it. MB: What's your favorite part of the show, and why? AR: My favorite part of the show is "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid section. It is a beautiful, colorful and energetic number that makes you want to start clapping and singing along. MB: What do you hope audience members take away from their show experience? AR: I hope audience members can enjoy the show fully by bringing family and friends together and leaving the show with so much excitement, talking about all the amazing things they saw, and Disney on Ice presents Reach for the Stars really will give you that joy.


"IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE GOALS AND REALLY WORK HARD TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! " - ANTONELLA ROSS

MB: Tell us about your career so far with Disney on Ice. AR: So far, my career with Disney on Ice has been nothing but exciting. To perform in the shows every day, work hard each day and travel around the world has been amazing! MB: What do you most enjoy about your work? AR: I most enjoy interacting with the audience members. It is an incredible feeling to look out into the crowd and know you are providing so much happiness to others. Seeing the children smiling and singing along with me is so beautiful.

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MB: Why do you think audiences like to see Disney on Ice shows? AR: It's a fun time! They can really connect with their friends and family and have a show they will be talking about for a while. It brings out the child in the adults and the children are always excited to see the next surprise in the show. MB: What was your initial inspiration to ice skate? AR: My initial inspiration to ice skate was a friend of mine who took me with her to skate one day, and I never stopped since that day. It was an amazing feeling to be on the ice! MB: What's the greatest challenge for you in this role? AR: The greatest challenge for me in this role is to perform at a high standard every night. I must really choose the healthiest foods to give me all my nutrients and keep me energized throughout all the shows, so I can give my best performance and bring to life a much loved princess. MB: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? AR: I would like the readers of Wire Magazine to come and see the show, which will be at the BB&T Center for nine performances from March 28 to April 1, and at the American Airlines Arena for seven performances from April 5 to 8. Tickets are available at disneyonice.com. In The Little Mermaid section, we have an impressive aerial act, where I am portraying the role of Ariel and transforming into a human. This takes place on a rope hanging about 35-feet up in the air, and I am spinning and performing tricks. I was very afraid in the beginning while learning this new routine and a little afraid of heights. However, after some time, hard work and learning, I ended up loving to do it every day. It's important to have goals and really work hard to make your dreams come true! #12 2018 WIREMAG.COM 25


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Wire Magazine 12.2018 Meet Handsome Model Devin Flanery by David Vance  

In this week's issue, we bring you a cover story interview of model Devin Flanery with a photo essay by notable photographer David Vance. De...

Wire Magazine 12.2018 Meet Handsome Model Devin Flanery by David Vance  

In this week's issue, we bring you a cover story interview of model Devin Flanery with a photo essay by notable photographer David Vance. De...