Movies & Music
Jencarlos Canela is an American actor and award-winning singer-songwriting musician having won the Breakout Artist of the Year award at the Premio Lo Nuestro 2011. He is best known for playing the leading roles in the telenovelas Más Sabe el Diablo and Mi Corazón Insiste and most recently Pasión Prohibida.
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A group of talented and pioneering film and entertainment professionals debuted a series of short independent films they produced on location in South Florida at the inaugural “Bright Minds Film Festival”, at The Colony Theater on Lincoln Road. Guests joined for a screenings of six short films: “Alone”, “Eternal Emotions”, “Happiness”, “One Life”, “The Perfect Stroke” and “Cueva de Ilusiones”. The films were either in English, Spanish or Portuguese, with subtitles in English. The organizers goal is to create new annual independent short film festival platform that will showcase the talent of local, national and international professionals on a competitive basis; hoping that it will contribute to putting Miami in the map as a hub for the arts, culture and entertainment.
“We are incredibly fortunate to be able to share the work of our team with others in our community,” said Jose Alexzander, Bright Minds Film Festival Director and one of the featured film’s directors. “We hope to use this unique platform to showcase other budding filmmakers, producers and artists in the future,” added Alexzander.
All of the films share a common theme about human relationships and important life decisions. They were all either directed or produced by the festival co-founders and filmmakers, who not only share in common impressive backgrounds and talent, but also a passion for the art of filmmaking. The leading team includes: Jose Alexzander, Elda Medina, Omar Jimenez, Carola Parmejano, Gui Agustini and Christina Jolie Breza, all of whom played different roles in the production of the six films, which were made with budgets of under $3,000 each.
The third edition of the Recent Cinema from Spain Film Series returned to Miami to host a four-day film series showcasing seven of Spain’s most popular films of the year. Last Thursday, November 21st the series kicked off with an Opening Night Red Carpet Reception and VIP after party that took place at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. Following the movie screening of “A Gun in Each Hand,” guests were treated to a private Q&A with the star of the film, Javier Camara. VIP guests partied the night away at the VIP reception while enjoying Le Grand Saint cocktails, some notables include Amaia Salamanca (Actress, Hold Up), Director Jesús Monllao (Son of Cain), Miami’s General Consol of Spain, Cristina Barrios, Nacho Cano, Nicolas Vallejo Nagera “Colate”, Spanish Flamenco Dancer Primitivo, Spanish Singer Antonio Carmona and Actress Katherine Castro.
The Recent Cinema from Spain Series is produced by EGEDA (Audio-Visual Producers’ Rights Management Association) and the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. This event was also counted with the collaboration of the Miami Book Fair International 2013, CCE (Centro Cultural Espanol) and the Spain-Florida Foundation 500 Years.
October 10 – 15, Regal Cinema South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
Come celebrate the 11th anniversary of the award winning “Cinema Italy“, the Italian Film Festival in Miami, from the 10th to the 15th of October 2013. Ten new unreleased films will be screened at the Regal Cinema South Beach with after parties every night and more. Opening Night Film on Thursday, October 10th at 7:30pm at the Regal Cinema South Beach is exclusive advance screening of “Viva La Liberta`“, followed by After Party at the Pool of the Delano Hotel at 9:30pm. On Friday, October 11, at 7pm join Piola Restaurant, Miami Beach for open and free Cocktail Party for festival goers featuring Peroni Beer and a selection of appetizers “Aperitivo Italiano”from the chef at Piola, then come for a double feature at the Regal Cinema with “Un Giorno Speciale” at 8pm and “Pazze di Me” at 9:30pm. Right after the last screening join for an After Party at Mansion Night Club at 11pm. On Saturday, October 12, join for 4 film screenings at Regal Cinema, followed by After Party at Mokai at 11pm. $10 movie ticket includes entrance to Mokai. On Sunday, October 13, join for 4 more film screenings at Regal Cinema, followed by After Party at SET at 11pm. $10 movie ticket includes entrance to SET. On Monday, October 14, join the After Party at Mokai again and on Tuesday, October 15, is Closing Dinner at Bianca Restaurant at Delano Hotel Miami Beach. For the full information, schedule of films and events please visit cinemaitaly.com or call 305-864-0101.
EGEDA and Olympia Theater presented the first lineup of films for the 3rd Edition of the Recent Cinema From Spain and a special screening of Fernando Trueba’s Award Winning Classic Film “Calle 54″. The VIP reception started with wine and appetizers at 6:00 PM in the Olympia Theater’s lobby where guests explored the newest and best of Spain’s rich and vibrant films and celebrates the culture of Spain with two associated events in November 2013: The Miami Book Fair International presented and produced by The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College, in which Spain will be the featured country during their 2013 30th Anniversary celebration, and “A Tres Bandas” an exhibition covering the indigenous Hispanic cultural roots of American music presented by Centro Cultural Español de Miami. Screening of “Calle 54″ followed the reception.
Neither strictly a documentary nor a concert film, Calle 54 celebrates the richness of Latin Jazz in its many forms by simply letting us watch and listen to some of its greatest artists in performance. Timbalero Tito Puente (captured 10 weeks before his passing), arranger and bandleader Chico O’Farrill, father-and-son pianists Bebo and Chucho Valdes, pianist Michel Camilo and saxophonist Leandro “Gato” Barbieri are just some of the featured players in a series of 12 staged performances at the Sony Music Studios on 54th Street in New York. A love letter to Latin jazz.
Ocean Drive Magazine and Russian Standard Vodka hosted a celebration for Billy Corben, critically acclaimed documentary film director, with incredible cocktails courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka, including Moscow Mule, Rockette and Corben Concoction. Billy Corben directed “Cocaine Cowboys” documentary film that explores the rise of cocaine and resulting crime epidemic that swept the American city of Miami in the 1970s and 1980s. Cocaine Cowboys use interviews with law enforcement, journalists, lawyers, former drug smugglers and gang members to provide a first hand perspective of the Miami drug war.
Friends, celebrities and local talent got together for a private celebration to commemorate Natalia Cruz’s television career, hosted by Natalia’s husband, Jairo Cruz, BARÚ Urbano Doral, Aguila and publicist Jennifer Heegaard, president of JEJE Consulting. This award-winning journalist, reporter and host of Univision has worked for some of the most important media outlets in Colombia and the United States.
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, to journalist parents, Cruz got her start in radio, working on “Emisora Atlántico” while studying communications and journalism at Universidad del Norte. She began her television career at age 17 as a local news reporter for Telecaribe’s “CV Noticias.” Cruz’s debut on Colombian national television came in 1999 as a host and reporter for the variety show “Extra” on Canal Caracol. In 2000, she came to the United States with her husband, where she continued her career on Spanish public television. She later worked at Univisión’s “Despierta América” and “Sábado Gigante” before taking the desk as evening news anchor on Telemundo, New York. Cruz’s talent, training and high-quality work has earned her Emmy® Awards for Best News Anchor, Best Newscast and Best Series of Social Interest, among other awards. Cruz currently lives in Miami, where she works as a reporter for Univisión news magazine “Primer Impacto” and hosts “Noticiero Univisión” Weekend and “Al Punto.” She continues to contribute reports to “Despierta América”, “Primer Impacto” and “Noticiero Univisión.”
The Mistress of Ceremonies was Gina Ullmos and the evening featured international artists: Lil Duey, accordionist, singer and songwriter, is the grandson of legendary Colombian folk singer Maestro Lisandro Meza, Aneudy Lara musician, actor and Dominican model, formerly of the band Local 34, who became internationally known for his roles in several soap operas. Andrés Zapata, a Colombian singer based in West Palm Beach.
Poe Boy Music Group hosted the world premiere music video release event for electro-dance pop trio Kulture Shock, for their new single “Sweet Life.” Produced by The Oddictions, “Sweet Life” is a fun-filled, highly energetic song that embodies all the good things in life. The music video is directed and produced by Florida Film House, styled by Alessandra Gold and Michael Marchall, and makeup provided by Nina Arce of Nina’s Makeup. The song is available on iTunes and can also be found on their forthcoming album “Dance or Die”. Guests were sampling the new specialty drink “Sweet Life” as created by Don Julio Tequila and complimentary hors d’oeuvres sampling provided by The Hoxton.
Kulture Shock is group of three talented young artists: Stephie Lecor, Jase, and City. The trio continues to gain momentum – taking Miami by storm over the past few years while developing their sound and performing at major events across Florida. Since performances on the NBC Today Show and NBC Good Morning South Florida, Kulture Shock has been delighting fans at various music festivals, charity events, nightclubs, and fashion shows. Most recently, Kulture Shock was sought out by the press to be featured on Deco Drive, accompanied by label mate Flo Rida.
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Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Miami – Season 3 celebrated the VIP premiere party at Lou La Vie hosted by Warren Henry Auto Group, South Florida’s leading luxury auto group, and J. Milton & Associates, Miami’s premier real estate development company.
Housewives Lea Black, Adriana De Moura, Alexia Echevarria and Joanna Krupa along with special guest stars Marysol Patton and Ana Quincoces were all in attendance. The ladies pulled up to the red carpet in style in Range Rovers and Jaguars courtesy of Land Rover North & South Dade and Warren Henry Jaguar.
Romain Zago, Frederic Marq and Herman Echevarria turned out to support their ladies too. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment while mingling with “The Miami Housewives”. Season 3 of Real Housewives of Miami debuts on Monday, August 12th, 2013.
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Guests joined unofficial South Florida premiere soiree of “Hot Listings Miami” airing on the Style Network, featuring cast members David Pulley, Patricia Delinois, and Tomi Rose who engaged and interacted with supporters, fans and media.
The red carpet affair featured cocktails courtesy of Chambord Vodka, special performance by Karina Iglesias of “The Voice”, and viewing the first episode of “Hot Listings Miami” for all attendees including some popcorn!
Style Network is following Apprentice alum and Florida real-estate tycoon Katrina Campins as she navigates business, family and relationships in the highly competitive world of luxury properties in sun-soaked Miami.