Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is a community choir celebrating its tenth anniversary. Here's a few minutes with Executive Director Beth Clark and Artistic Director D. Shawn Berry about the choir and its mission in the community. For more information, visit yspb.org.
Many have taken the recent closing of Barnes and Noble in Aventura and the general dearth of bookstores in Miami as an omen, a portentous sign that the city is somehow culturally headed in the wrong direction.
And the easy takedown of South Florida, both nationally and from locals, is that a lack of bookstores is representative of a stupid populace, or an uncultured mass mostly focused on booze and partying.
But bemoaning the death of the bookstore is missing the point. It’s happening everywhere. And it’s not just a South Florida issue.
In 1887 Marcus Weinkle’s loving parents buried him alive. That act likely saved the 13-year-old’s life and certainly set in motion an odyssey that took him from his native Russia to, eventually, Central Florida.
His story – and that of countless other Jewish immigrants with a Florida connection – comes alive in the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU on Miami Beach.
Amelia Peláez, "Autorretrato" (Self-Portrait), 1935, Graphite on paper on board, Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, partial and promised gift of Jorge M. Pérez, Courtesy of the Amelia Peláez Foundation