Michael Stock of WLRN-FM (91.3), will emcee the event, which will include a costume contest with prizes for best adult, best child, and best duo/group. Advance tickets are available online at o-cinema.org or at the door on the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit the Fine Arts Commission. Call David Traupman at 305-758-3067 for more information.
Music ed program to continue
Young music lovers will be happy to know that the music education program started last September at Virrick Park and the Barnyard Community Center in Village West, will be extended for at least the next five years.
The project started when city of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff partnered with the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music to provide the opportunity for children to explore the world of music.
The program was originally only to be from September 2012 to May 2013. It has been extended for at least the next five years, and will be managed by graduate students from the UM Frost School of Music.
In a press release Sarnoff said, "The Virrick Park Music Room is the culmination of an initiative to bring a world class music education program that will benefit the children and families of Coconut Grove and provide a wonderful opportunity for the University of Miami to give back to the community."
Frost School of Music graduate students Joy Adams and Zach Piper created a curriculum unique to each program site with the assistance of undergraduate mentor Najjah Thompson.
"The partnership in the Grove will continue to provide the opportunity for the children to explore the world of music," said Stephen Guerra Jr., Director of Outreach for the Frost School of Music. "Through this program they will not only learn musical skills, but life skills as well, such as teamwork, creativity, expression and discipline."
In the spring, children in the music program can learn to play traditional string instruments such as violin, viola, and cello, and will meet with their mentors twice a week at each site. They will also perform concerts throughout the length of the program.
For information on how enroll your child in the program, call Alexandra Bassil at 305-284-1092 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cantor Julie Jacobs and her Latin Band will perform at the monthly Shabbat Pasion service at 7 p.m. Friday at Beth David Congregation 2625 SW Third Ave in Miami.
You don’t have to be Jewish or know about prayer, to enjoy such traditional prayers as "Hashkeiven," as they are sung and played with musical instruments such as a tres (Peruvian guitar), and a conga beat drum in "Mi Khamoka."
An Oneg Shabbat will follow services and there is no admission charge.
Call 305-854-3911 for more information, or go to www.bethdavidmiami.org.