Last Friday was the last of the free concerts in DWTWN's summer concert series, featuring The Wailers and highlighting the local favorite Jahfé at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center. The four concerts this season were provided thanks to the Miami Downtown Development Authority and the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation.
Jahfé is a local reggae band that recently came off tour from Europe. They distinguish themselves as the only band with a lead female vocalist. They were all the rage in Europe as they played the longest live set: over two hours. Last Friday's performance was electrifying as they allowed the crowd to interact and be part of the live performance. The highlight of the night was to see The Wailers, new and original band members including Aston Barrett on bass, who's been with the band for over forty years. At times the singer's mic would cut off (perhaps from overheating the audio equipment). However, the crowed didn't miss a beat and filled in any voids of the audio.
My personal favorites were: "Is this love" and "Could you be loved". if you missed the series of concerts, don't fret (no pun intended)... more concerts to come in the fall, stay tuned with the Downtown Development Authority.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Miami International Art Fair at Seafair
All aboard! There's still time to board the Seafair, a 228-foot megayacht docked at the Intercontinental Hotel. A moving gallery, the Seafair was made specially to host events and art shows. With 28 galleries spread throughout more than 4 levels, this is one art show you won't want to miss! After navigating your way through the galleries, you can give some slack in the upper lounge and taste new caipirinha drinks in mint-lime and watermelon flavors while enjoying a breathtaking view of the city. Don't forget to take your "Titanic" classic picture at the bow! Fair runs until Monday with special events and artist talks, check out website for more info: http://www.mia-artfair.com/
Here are some pics from the opening night's VIP event:
With Lucinda Linderman, a local artist who created this beautiful piece out of trash floating in our bay. I can say this was my favorite piece. Her website: http://upcycledobject.com/Home.html
Other examples of "upcycled" art...
You can see a city if you look carefully
Guess what these are? Look Closely . . .
Does this make you feel old?
This is it!
On the top deck
One of the 30+ Sculptures at Bayfront Park
Sleepless Night in Miami
Over 100,000 people stayed awake for Sleepless Night, a 13-hour long party in the streets of Miami Beach charged with films, art works and live performances; where music and arts come together. There were even free shuttle buses between 4 main areas for visitors.
@ Vinyl Kai listening to Cone of Silence playing some classics!
On Lincoln Rd. leaving our mark.
EVL World Gallery