February 27, 2013
Broward Cultural Division and Business for the Arts of Broward are proud to announce Master Chorale of South Florida as the first organization to reach its funding goal through the new online initiative power2give.org/broward. Within 21 days of posting their project, Choral Celebration! A Decade of Distinction - celebrating the company's ten-year anniversary, the goal of $8,512.21 was met. It includes a 50 percent match from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.
Choral Celebration! A Decade of Distinction is one of many projects listed on power2give.org/broward. All former conductors will be returning to help celebrate this special occasion. Jo-Michael Scheibe will come from Los Angeles to conduct selections from Mozart’s Requiem, the first piece ever performed by the Master Chorale. Josh Habermann will fly in from Dallas to conduct Rutter’s Mass of the Children, with the Girl Choir of South Florida and soloists joining the Master Chorale. Karen Kennedy, now at University of Miami, will conduct two pieces by Vaughan Williams. And Alec Schumacker, the group’s interim conductor, will direct his own composition, a piece called Sanctus: My Cathedral. The Master Chorale will be accompanied by the Symphony of the Americas.
Some other projects making their way through this new online fundraising process include Paintbrushes for the Young Rembrandts in our Community, with Museum of Art ¦ Fort Lauderdale-Nova Southeastern University; The Hip Hop Symphony, with Pablo Malco Foundation and TM Sisters Curate Environmental Art Projects with Girls' Club Foundation. Through the website, donors are able to give directly to arts and cultural projects seeking up to $10,000 in funding in Broward County. There is no charge for these organizations to post on the site.
with Local Filmmaker Mark Moormann
TOMORROW NIGHT, Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:00pm until 10:00pm, Sundance Award-Winning Filmmaker and South Florida Cultural Consortium recipient Mark Moormann will review and discuss excerpts from 10 documentaries and videos about legendary musical starts, creative professionals and music used as therapy and ministry mostly in the South Florida community. The event is free to the public.
"Music-in-the Movies" is a discussion series at Grace Cafe and Galleries and Arts Center with live music from local musical guests. Light refreshments available for purchase.
Arrive at 7:00 PM to be entertained by Artist and Musician Aaron Fishbein with live music and light refreshments followed by the series of documentary and video clips with Q/A by Mark Moormann beginning around 7:30PM.
I SEE THE MUSIC (2007)Director/Director of PhotographyA video portrait featuring BARON WOLMAN, original photographer of Rolling Stone Magazine,
highlighting his images taken during San Francisco's psychedelic music scene of the 1960s.ELECTRIC REVOLUTION (2008)Director/Producer/D.P.Introduces Gage Brewer and a lost musical legacy. Forgotten and unappreciated,
the film tells the story of Brewer’s 1932 performance in Wichita, Kansas,
debuting the electric guitar to the world.• 2008 Tallgrass Film Festival Audience Award• 2009 Miami International Film Festival's Florida Focus AwardAMY WINEHOUSE LIVE @ SXSW (2007)Director of PhotographyMulti-camera shoot of Island Records’ showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX,
includes the premiere U.S. performance by AMY WINEHOUSE.KLANDESTINE MAN (2013 release date)Co-Director/Producer/CinematographerThe life story of legendary Florida folklorist and civil rights pioneer Stetson Kennedy
who waged a lifelong war against racial inequality and social injustice.
Stetson was a long-time running buddy of WOODY GUTHRIE and RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT.FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE (2011)Co-Director/CinematographerFollows mentally and physically disabled workers from Goodwill Industries in
Miami who make American flags and perform in a one-of-a-kind musical group.
Premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and played on PBS’ Independent Lens series.• 2011 International Documentary Association Best Music Doc Award• SXSW, Nashville, Sarasota, Heartland Film Festival Audience AwardsShort Q&A with Mark MoormannINTERMISSIONBLINDSIDED (2005)Director of PhotographyAn intimate portrayal of a child with a rare degenerative blindness and
the role music plays in his struggle to cope, includes a performance by SHINEDOWN. Featured on HBO.TOM DOWD & THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC (2004)Director/Producer/Cinematographer/EditorProfiles the life and work of legendary producer and recording engineer Tom Dowd.
Sundance Film Festival premiere, Toronto Int’l Film Festival international premiere,
limited theatrical distribution and worldwide DVD and television release.
Includes appearances by Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, The Allman BrothersBand, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Les Paul, Ahmet Ertegun, Phil Ramone, Jerry Wexler, Joe Bonamassa and more.• 2005 Grammy nomination for best long-form music video• Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nomination• Winner Nashville, Sidewalk, Jacksonville Film Festival Audience Awards• Louis Wolfson Florida Moving Image Archive Film & Video AwardROCK YOUR BABY (work-in-progress)Director/ProducerProfiles legendary Miami-music man HENRY STONE, including the rise and fall of famed TK records.REBIRTH: ANDREW + 20 (2012)Director/Producer/D.P./EditorVideo artwork produced in conjunction with the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
presenting the regeneration, revival and reincarnation of southern Dade County,
20-years after the devastation of Hurricane Andrew.• 2012 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship WinnerWHEN THE DEVIL TAKES HER (2012)Director/Producer
|Slow Art Day is April 27th|
Broward Cultural Division invites all County art locations to participate in Slow Art Day, a global all-volunteer event with the simple mission to help more people discover the joy of looking at art, slowly.
One day each year – April 27 in 2013 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art, slowly. The Slow Art Day website advises hosts to invite their friends, colleagues, board members, elected officials and residents to visit a museum or gallery to look at five works of art for five to ten minutes each and then, as a group, discuss their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.
If you would like to be a host,visit the Slow Art Day website and sign up. So far there are 13 venues in the State of Florida, none in Broward County! Keep in touch with the website as venues develop in Broward.
If you host a Slow Art Day event, please let us know about it. Broward Cultural Division will include your information and photographs in press releases, E-newsletters and our social media sites. Be sure to take plenty of photographs and/or videos! We look forward to hearing from you if you host a Slow Art Day event.
|Fort Lauderdale Partnership Combines |
Airport Sun Trolley Service, Cultural Excursions and Public Art
Fort Lauderdale visitors can make every minute count, thanks to a new airport transportation and baggage storage service that aims to provide convenient access to area attractions and businesses.
With the Fort Lauderdale Excursion, visitors who have a few extra hours to spare can securely store their baggage at the airport and enjoy hassle-free transportation on the Sun Trolley or Water Taxi to explore the City's best cultural attractions, sites, dining, shopping and entertainment. The service is ideal for tourists and business travelers who have a few hours to spare before scheduled departures.
The Fort Lauderdale Excursion includes luggage storage at Bags To Go Enterprises, located at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Sun Trolley transportation between the airport and downtown, an all-day ticket for the Sun Trolley and/or Water Taxi, sightseeing opportunities and an array of special offers and discounts.
The excursion is available daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday through Sunday. The last departure from downtown is at 3:30 p.m. The downtown drop off and pick up point is located at the Fort Lauderdale History Center near area attractions and Las Olas Boulevard. The ticket price includes admission to several attractions, including the Historic Stranahan House, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.
For more information, visit www.suntrolley.com or call 954-761-3543.
|Blue Star Museums Program Provides Free Admission|
to Active Duty Military Personnel and Families
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, active duty miliatry personnel and their families are invited to attend six museums in Broward County, free of charge! National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have partnered to promote the Blue Star 2013 Museum Program to say Thank You to these dedicated men and women who are risking their lives on behalf of all Americans.
The Broward museums participating are;
Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Historic Stranahan House Museum
International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
Museum of Art l Fort Lauderdale
Last summer the program was a huge success. With 1,882 museums across the country, from fine arts museums to science and nature centers to historic sites (Click here to see a list of participating museums by state), and attendance by more than 475,000 active duty military personnel and their families, Blue Star Museums has grown larger and given the gift of an outstanding museum experience to thousands of deeply appreciative military families. Blue Star Museum simultaneously strengthens both the museum and military community.
|Broward County Public Schools Student Winners|
of Black History Month Essay Contest
On Saturday, February 16, 2013, prizes were awarded to three Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students for their winning essays in the Black History Month essay contest held annually at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). Friends of the AARLCC sponsored the contest, with prizes (two e-book readers and a notebook PC) provided courtesy of Best Buy.
The subject of this year’s essays was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The winners of the 2013 Black History Month Essay Contest are:
Category: Grades 4 – 6
Janay Oliver, 4th Grade, Welleby Elementary School
In her essay, Janay says, “There are many issues that we have in America today that I think we need to solve. An example is gun violence in schools. Too many young people are being killed because it is so easy to get guns. We need to stop this violence by making gun laws more strict. Beyonce and Jay Z have both spoken out about this issue. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have also tried to help with gun control. If we had a march today, I think that Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Oprah Winfrey should lead the march for making gun control laws more strict.”
Category: Grades 7 – 9
Christina Francois, 7th Grade, McNicol Middle School
Christina writes that, “Some issues our generation fight for are gay and lesbian rights and against modern racism. For example, in 2007-2008 students at the local high school in Charleston Mississippi were still having segregated proms and young students are being harmed every day because of their sexuality.”
Category: Grades 10 – 12
George C. Bellinger III, 12th Grade, West Broward High School
In his essay, George remembers asking, “’Mom, why do they keep talking about stuff that happened so long ago?” He says, “I asked that question four years ago as we were watching President Obama’s first inauguration and repeated references were made to Dr. King. My question drew a glare from my mother. She immediately called to my two younger brothers, ‘get here now’. My mother was clearly agitated by my question and she explained to us that absolutely nothing that we do today stands on its own. "Every achievement, every opportunity, and every broken barrier stands on the shoulders of another person’s sacrifice."