The Coconut Grove Cultural Arts Program presents: “A Labor of Love Concert” – WHOLESOME, FAMILY-FRIENDLY RHYTHM & BLUES, AND SOUL MUSIC sung by Soul Man Bobby Stringer, with The Special Touch Band; along with friends, The Ladies of Soul performing a Motown Review, and Mr. Jazz Pizzazz – Mel Dancy performing on the baby grand piano. Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., “with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”
08/30/13 - On the next South Florida Arts Beat, The Coconut Grove Black Heritage Music Series launches this weekend featuring two local music legends. Catch the details with Renita Samuels-Dixon. Producer extraordinaire, Doreen Marx, shares her excitement about Sunday Afternoons of Music’s new season. Director and Chief Curator, Dr.
08/28/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines the status of the South Florida housing market and mortgage rates. After the meltdown of 2008, banks say they’re issuing loans to only experienced and well-capitalized developers. The South Florida condo market is thriving, and residential properties have increased in value. Most property sells for close to asking prices.
08/26/13 - Join us for Monday’s Topical Currents. We discuss the digital revolution in regard to parents and children. We love our screens: be they smartphones, laptops or tablets and worlds of communication, information and games they offer. But how does this affect the new generation of children . . . and parents?
And more, in the second half of the program: Linda Gassenheimer’s annual “back to school” lunch program, with dietary chiefs from both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Tune in for Topical Currents Thursday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1.
08/20/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at what are termed “P3s” which are public/private partnerships for construction or remodeling public works projects. In Miami-Dade, examples of “P3s” include downtown’s Museum Park, the massive Port Tunnel project, the Arsht Center and the proposed redevelopment of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Private entities finance and construct public facilities, then run and collect revenues for a specific period of time. Guests include: Gillian Thomas, Pres.
08/19/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with health writer Jo Robinson. Her latest book discusses of nutrition, and the eons of time when humans subsisted on wild flora and fauna. Her latest book is EATING ON THE WILD SIDE: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. After generations of breeding more palatable fruits and vegetables, much of their original nutritional clout has been diluted. Robinson has tips to reclaim the nutrients and flavors lost.
08/16/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another live performance from our Miami studios. Two time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/musician, Elsten Torres, and his band perform original compositions from his latest recording, Waiting For Clouds, featuring beautiful, melodic tunes of life and love. Enjoy the multi-genre, original music of Elsten Torres Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.
08/15/13 - 1:30 -Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host Bonnie Berman interview author Mandy Baca. Her book is The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine: Cortaditos, Stone Crabs and Empanadas. She recounts the history of Miami cuisine from the Tequesta Indians to the present–day local food revolution. A Miami native, Mandy studied at the Hospitality School at Johnson & Wales University and holds a master’s degree in Italian gastronomy and tourism from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Colorno, Italy. On the second half of Topical Currents Thursday at 1:30pm.