(ELECTION NEWS)_Palm Tran is providing free transit service to anyone who is taking the bus to vote on Election Day (today - Nov. 6, 2018). Just let the driver know you're on your way to vote, or show a voter registration card. Polls close at 7:00 pm.
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI – Maestro Jeffrey Eckstein and Siempre Flamenco announce the return of Flamenco Sephardit Passion and Grace to Miami for the sixth consecutive year on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:00pm. Temple Emanu-El (1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139) once again hosts the performance. Featuring a cast of international opera stars, guitarists, flamenco masters, and distinguished classical musicians, Flamenco Sephardit promises audiences a deeply emotional and transcendent experience.
The show explores the connection between Ladino and Flamenco music, two distinct cultures born in Spain. Ladino originated from the Jews who were exiled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. It emerged from the songs these exiled Jews composed in their adopted homelands using their old Spanish from the 1400s. Similarly, Flamenco emerged from the cries and sufferings of the Moors, Gypsies, and Jews after they were banned from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. Flamenco Sephardit explores similarities and differences in these two cultures.
The producers are thrilled to welcome the father/daughter team of Jeff and Lakshmi Basile to the company. Jeff is a prominent bassist and composer and has written the string arrangements for the show since its inception. Lakshmi (La Chimi) is a world-renowned flamenco dancer who has spent much of her career in Spain. The cast also features mezzo-soprano Rebekah Diaz-Fandrei, vocalists Rabbi Marc Philippe and Paco Fonta, dancer Celia Fonta, guitarists Paco Fonta and Michel Gonzalez, and percussionist Adolfo Herrera. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
“The message of Flamenco Sephardit has always been to bring people of diverse cultures and religions together, to remind us that we all have similar origins, and therefore should live together in peace,” said Maestro Eckstein. “We are so excited to welcome the incredible Rebekah Diaz-Fandrei, Jeff Basile and La Chimi to this already phenomenal cast. Flamenco Sephardit is experiencing a full circle moment, with La Chimi having spent so much of her Flamenco career living in Spain, complementing Paco Fonta’s heritage from Andalusia, and Jeff having collaborated on all of our strings arrangements since 2013. We are also so pleased to welcome back our sound designer Cody Engstrom, who truly makes the space come alive!” said Eckstein.
Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased by visiting www.flamencosephardit.com or by calling 800.515.1831. Tickets purchased on January 27th online or at the door are $30. VIP tickets are $65 in advance and $75 on January 27th and include seats in the first 5 rows, a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, as well as a meet and greet with the company.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – In appreciation of the sacrifices our veterans have made to keep our country safe, Burger Bar will offer a specially priced holiday meal deal to all members of the U.S. armed forces on Monday, November 12. Military veterans will be able to enjoy an All-American Burger for $6.50 (reg. $13) and a complimentary beer of their choice, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The military appreciation offer is available for all veterans, including all active, retired, or former U.S. military. Military ID or proof of service is required.
“Every day should be Veterans Day,” said Burger Bar’s general manager Tom Elwood. “The staff at Burger Bar truly appreciates those who have selflessly served, and continue to serve, on behalf of the United States of America.”
For more information or to make a reservation, call (561) 630-4545 or visit burgerbar.com.
Burger Bar is located in Donald Ross Village at 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens.
Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
(NORTH PALM BEACH NEWS)_What's that camera on the golf course by the Parker Bridge? The Village welcomes the WPBF 25 News remote "Sky Camera," which extends up 20 feet to capture beautiful views of the golf course, the North Palm Beach Waterway, the bridge house and the Intracoastal Waterway to the east. It's temporary and is moved frequently to capture other scenic shots throughout WPBF's viewing area. Hopefully, they'll get a great view of the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Dec. 1, since construction has closed the grounds for public viewing this year.
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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