January 2020 - NFL Alumni Legends Party with Global Sports Management
  Global Sports will be hosting the NFL Alumni Association along with its affiliates Global Travel and Global Tickets,  are excited to announce The NFL Alumni Legends Party, a hospitality event designed around Super Bowl LIV. The Legend Party will be held in South Florida at The Costa Hollywood Beach Resort, located at 777 N. Ocean Drive Hollywood Beach, FL on January 31, 2020.  The party provides four hours of premium open bar, food, and entertainment. It also includes brand recognition to its sponsors which includes the NFL Alumni Association and Mercedes Benz. This event incorporates an open-air roof top venue with bars, dance floors, and a private roof top VIP area. Attendees can rub elbows and mingle with celebrities and professional athletes in a modern setting.

Global Sports will be hosting the NFL Alumni Association and their mission of "Caring for Kids" as their strategic partner at the Legends Party to assist them in giving back in their local communities by raising funds for youth-related charities through their 35 regional chapters which raises funds and spreads awareness. Ron Foster, CEO of Global Sports Management, proclaims "We are delighted that the NFL Alumni Association and their "Caring for Kids" mission has allowed us to help them increase visibility into their organization through our annual events.  This is just the type of affiliation and long-term relationship Global Sports has been looking for to further our charity fundraising efforts. In addition to the Legends Party, we are also supporting our new partner Captain Tickets, the Full Hou5e, and the Ladies Love Football event in Miami January 30th, 2020.

Global Sports Management has designed, promoted, and produced top quality celebrity fundraisers with some of the world's foremost entertainers and sports figures. We have dedicated professionals that work behind the scenes, without recognition, to accomplish our mission and purpose. For more information and details please visit www.legendsparty.com
The NFL Alumni Legends Party
The Lillian S. Wells Foundation has donated a $5 million gift  that will provide capital improvements to the iconic Parker Playhouse
parker playhouse south florida - $5,000,000 renovation 2019 donation by Lillian Wells Foundation
  “The Wells family continues to leave an indelible mark on our community and for that, we are incredibly grateful,” said Kelley Shanley, president and CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which has managed the Parker since 2005. “With their support and the support of all our donors, the reimagined Parker will serve as a cultural, entertainment and education venue for generations to come.”

The Lillian S. Wells Foundation has provided institutional support to the Broward Center for three decades. The Foundation’s first gifts were to the capital campaign that built the theaters 30 years ago. In 2014, a donation from the Wells Foundation created the Lillian S. Wells Backstage Plaza to provide access to excellence in entertainment and education at the Broward Center; and, most recently, its gift to the Campaign for the Parker brought that fundraising effort to its goal and named the hall at Parker Playhouse, the Lillian S. Wells Hall.

“My grandmother Lillian was so shy, I don’t know what she would think about having her name on so many buildings today,” said Barbara Wells, president of the Lillian S. Wells Foundation. “I will always honor the desires of my grandparents and father. I try to support everything they liked. But now, the Parker is for me, and I am really excited about it!” Parker Playhouse will be transformed with upgrades, renovations and new spaces that will take the popular entertainment venue to the next level. The classic elegance of the Parker and popular continental seating configuration of the theater will be maintained. Many original architectural features will remain intact and the original façade of the building will come to life in the stunning new lobby. Upgraded systems, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced acoustics, and new hospitality experiences, with private donor and premium lounges and a signature bar area in the lobby, will elevate the Parker to a new standard. “The heritage of the Parker and the legacy of the Wells family have been woven into the cultural fabric of Fort Lauderdale for more than 50 years,” said Richard Welch, chairman of the Board of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. “Through their contributions, they have made our community better. Their spirit lives on in the Parker and the Broward

After receiving funding from the City of Fort Lauderdale to kickstart the Campaign for the Parker, the lead gift came from S. Donald Sussman in whose honor the Sussman Grand Lobby will be named. JM Family Enterprises, Inc. donated $1 million and will be recognized with the naming of the Parker stage. Other million-dollar gifts came from The Peck Foundation, Milwaukee, and Linda Haller and they will be honored with the naming of the Bar in the Sussman Grand Lobby and the VIP Lounge, respectively. Bank of America, through its community development grant program, provided a grant of $500,000 and will be recognized with the naming of the Guest Services area in the new main lobby. Other major gifts came from; Deborah and Gary Wendt, Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust, Dr. Nile, and Bette Lestrange and the Slattery Family Foundation.

Renovations to the Parker have begun. As the project will be completed in phases, the
entertainment venue is anticipated to remain operational during the renovation. For more
information, visit https://www.parkerplayhouse.com/support.

IL VOLO Announce New Album 10 Years - The Best Of, To Be Released November 8

September 23rd, 2019

 IL VOLO announce the global release of their new album 10 Years – The Best of (Sony Music) on November 8.  Available for preorder now, the new album celebrates the trio's 10-year anniversary and pays homage to the career of three unique voices that have crossed national borders, selling millions of records, and climbed rankings worldwide.  The album arrives in the wake of Il Volo's hugely successful summer tour, which took them to the most iconic Italian locations, from the Cava del Sole in Matera to the Teatro Antico in Taormina.  Following the album's release, the trio will head out on the road once again on a 23-date North American tour, tickets for which will be available Friday, September 27.  VIP packages, including meet & greet and exclusive merchandise, will be available on September 24.

he new album, 10 Years – The Best of, offers all the best of Il Volo's repertoire, from "O Sole Mio" to "My Way" to "Grande Amore." The track list is comprised both by songs recorded in the studio and by new live recordings such as the June show in Matera, Italy which was filmed and will be broadcast later this year. Il Volo: Ten Years will make its premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning November 30. Check your local listings for airdates & times.

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary, the group has also embarked on a world tour, which kicked off this past May in Japan, continues in Latin America beginning October 3, and arrives in North America on January 28.  The 23-date North American tour will include stops at iconic venues like Radio City Music Hall, Chicago Theatre and Microsoft Theater.  Tickets for the tour will be available everywhere Friday, September 27 – for the latest in touring news and ticketing information, please visit ilvolomusic.com. 



1.) Il Mondo   

2.)'O Sole mio (Live in Matera)*

3.) Surrender (Live in Matera)*   

4.) Smile (Live in Matera)   

5.) Caruso (Live in Pompei)   

6.) Un amore cosi' grande   

7.) Granada (Live)

8.) My Way (Live)

9.) Grande amore   

10.) Nel blu, dipinto di blu (Volare)

11.) Turandot: Nessun Dorma (Live)

12.) La Traviata - Libiamo ne`lieti calici (Live)

13.) People

14.) Arrivederci Roma

15.) Musica che resta (Live in Matera)*

16.) O Holy Night

17.) A chi mi dice

18.) El Triste

19.) Be My Love

*Denotes previously unreleased version





January 28, 2020

Toronto, ON

Meridian Hall

January 30, 2020

Montreal, QC

Place Bell

February 1, 2020

Mashantucket, CT

Foxwoods Casino

February 3, 2020

Boston, MA

Boch Center Wang Theatre

February 6, 2020

New York City, NY

Radio City Music Hall

February 8, 2020

Atlantic City, NJ


February 9, 2020

Washington, DC

MGM National Harbor

February 11, 2020

Bethlehem, PA

Wind Creek Event Center

February 13, 2020

Detroit, MI

Fox Theater

February 15, 2020

Chicago, IL

Chicago Theatre

February 17, 2020

Atlanta, GA

Cobb Energy Center

February 20, 2020

Orlando, FL

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

February 22, 2020

Fort Lauderdale, FL

BB&T Center

February 24, 2020

Tampa, FL

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

February 27, 2020

Dallas, TX

Winspear Opera House

March 1, 2020

Mesa, AZ

Ikeda Theater

March 3, 2020

San Diego, CA

Copley Symphony Hall

March 5, 2020

Los Angeles, CA

Microsoft Theater

March 7, 2020

Indio, CA

Fantasy Springs Casino

March 9, 2020

San Jose, CA

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

March 11, 2020

San Rafael, CA

Marin Center

March 13, 2020

Fresno, CA

Saroyan Theater

March 15, 2020

Las Vegas, NV

The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

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Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Updates: Education Activities include two concerts for Miami-Dade County Public School students and four Music Explorers concerts at area elementary schools  READ MORE >>>

RedEye Goes BEYOND at ArtServe

Annual art festival raises $20,000 for the award-winning nonprofit


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 23, 2018) – ArtServe, South Florida’s award-winning arts services organization, recently welcomed more than 1,200 guests for its annual underground art extravaganza, RedEye.


Featuring the theme of BEYOND, RedEye took guests on an unbridled journey to the beyond with live music, indie films, spoken word, dance, body art, stand-up comedy, video games, “killer robots” and more.  READ MORE>>>

Colombians Make a Big Splash at Miami Swim Week with Network Big
July 2018 - 'Network Big,' powered by ProColombia, is the Swimwear Fashion & Beauty concept event of the summer. It will showcase new inspirations in a tropical Lifestyle, from exclusive designs with high-tech innovation shaping your abs to brands inviting to empower ecofriendly sustainable practices that impact and support single mothers, all this combined make this pop-up unique. It will take place at the newly announced Faena Bazaar at 3400 Collins Ave Miami Beach during Miami Swim Week on July 13th . The Colombian Swimwear ambassadors featuring their exclusive designs are: Leonisa, Waimari, Touche, Palo Rosa, Mola Mola, Martin Pescador, Laura SAS, Kibys, Eterno Verano, Estivo, Awa Clothing, Airavata, Hemali / Agridulce, Maygel Coronel, Ancora, Elissa, Aqua, La Valentina, Estefania Turbay, Irgus, among others.
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2018 and 2019 Sneak Preview of the Florida Grand Opera's Studio Artists
Isaac Frishman, Tenor  Sean Gal  ligan, Baritone    Zaray Rodriguez, Mezzo-soprano Dominick Corbacio, Tenor  Benjamin Dickerson, Baritone  Simon Dyer, Bass  Jessica E. Jones, Soprano  Mariya Kaganskaya, Mezzo-soprano  Evan Kardon, Soprano  Rafael Porto, Bass-baritone

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has chosen three new singers for the 2018-19 FGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive studio programs in the nation, the FGO Studio, led by Artistic Directors Diana Soviero and Bernard Uzan, provides comprehensive career development to emerging artists who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera:

First-year FGO Studio Artists:

Isaac Frishman, Tenor

Sean Galligan, Baritone

Zaray Rodriguez, Mezzo-soprano

Returning FGO Studio Artists:

Dominick Corbacio, Tenor

Benjamin Dickerson, Baritone

Simon Dyer, Bass

Jessica E. Jones, Soprano

Mariya Kaganskaya, Mezzo-soprano

Evan Kardon, Soprano

Rafael Porto, Bass-baritone

The FGO Studio received applications from over 500 singers; of those, close to 200 were heard in live auditions in Miami and New York. For singers, the audition process begins with a prescreening process that includes a resume plus audio and/or video recordings.

During a residency of up to two years, FGO Studio Artists receive specialized training in voice, acting, movement, language, repertoire development, and style across the traditions of composers. Studio Artists are afforded numerous performance opportunities in major and supporting roles in mainstage productions allowing them to work with world-renowned singers, directors, and conductors. They also participate in a series of concerts, recitals, and educational outreach events, performing in numerous venues across Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

“We have a lot in store for the Studio next season!” said Mitch Roe, Studio Manager. “Not only will the artists will be spending a lot of time on the mainstage, but with seven returning artists, one new artist originally from Miami, and two newcomers to South Florida, we will really be able to collaborate and innovate to connect our audiences to opera.”

Founded in 1984, the FGO Studio was established to help emerging artists transition from their academic training to careers in opera. Members commit to an intense, individualized study program while living in Miami from September through May.

2018-19 FGO Studio Artist biographies:

Dominick Corbacio, Tenor, performed Normanno in Lucia di Lamermoor and4th Jew in Salome during the 2017-18 Season at Florida Grand Opera. In 2018, Mr. Carbacio received third place in the Gulf Coast region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. During the summer of 2018, he made his debut as Monostatos in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with The Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, MN. In 2015,  Mr. Carbacio was lauded by the New York Times as having given, “one excellent performance after another of the sublime ‘Du bist die Ruh,’” after being featured in Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Other recent credits include: Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff, The King of Venice in Glass’ The Witches of Venice, Prince Sou Chong in Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns, Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Steven Todd/Arnold Murray in Chen’s The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, and The Sailor in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Opera Saratoga, Venture Opera, Manhattan School of Music, and American Lyric Theatre. Mr. Corbacio returns to Florida Grand Opera for a third season as Alejandro/Trotsky in Frida, Schmidt in Werther, and to cover Rodolfo in La bohème. For more information about Mr. Carbacio, visit www.dominickcorbacio.com.

Benjamin Dickerson, Baritone, performed 1st Jew in Salome during the 2017-18 Season at Florida Grand Opera. A winner of the 2015 Marilyn Horne Song Competition, Mr. Dickerson has recently been seen in recital on the stages of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Caramoor Center, Greene Space/WQXR, and Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara. In the summer of 2018, he performs Count Almaviva under the baton of James Conlon in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro directed by James Darrah at Music Academy of the West. In the 2017 season, he returned to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist, performing roles in SalomeThe Grapes of Wrath, and Ariadne auf Naxos. A native of Vermont, Mr. Dickerson enjoys frequent collaboration with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and the Burlington Choral Society, recently appearing as soloist in Haydn’s The Seasons, Handel’s Messiah, and François-Joseph Gossec’s Messa di Requiem. Other recent roles include the title role in Don Giovanni, Dandini (La Cenerentola), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Valmont (Dangerous Liaisons), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Gaudenzio (Il signor Bruschino), and Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea). Mr. Dickerson returns to Florida Grand Opera this season as Schaunard in La bohème, Mr. Rockefeller/Mr. Kahlo in Frida, and Albert in Werther. He will study-cover Marcello in La bohème and Count Almaviva inLe nozze di Figaro. For more information about him, please visit www.benjamindickersonbaritone.com.

Simon Dyer, Bassperformed Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and 2nd Soldier (Salome) in the 2017-18 Season at Florida Grand Opera. Previously, he was a 2016-17 Emerging Artist at Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) while completing his studies at Boston Conservatory. He was seen at BLO as Keeper of the Madhouse (The Rake’s Progress) and Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro). Mr. Dyer has also participated in summer training programs at the Glimmerglass Festival and Santa Fe Opera. Recent appearances include Giorgio (La gazza ladra) at Glimmerglass; Luka (The Bear) and Mr. Grinder (The Zoo) at Odyssey Opera; Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring) with the Boston Opera Collaborative; and Prophet/King (Dark Sisters), Melisso (Alcina), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Immigration Officer (Flight), and Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress) while at Boston Conservatory. In concert, he recently appeared in Grammy-nominated composer Orlando Jacinto García’s Una marea creciente at Faena Forum in Miami Beach. In recital, he has been seen at the Museum of Fine Art (MFA) in Boston and as curator of John Cage’s Song Books, also at the MFA. Mr. Dyer received his undergraduate training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in his native London, England. He returns to Florida Grand Opera this season as Colline in La bohème, Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro, and Calavera #3 in Frida. For more information about him, please visit  www.simondyeropera.com.

Isaac Frishman, Tenor, is already making a name for himself with quick-witted stage antics and a voice described as “truly sweet and graceful” (Broadway World). His performance as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola was praised as “a true Rossini tenor with fine coloratura and great high notes” (St. Louis Post). In the 2018 summer season, he made his Spoleto Festival debut as Ghino in Donizetti’s Pia de’ Tolomei. He has appeared with Kentucky Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Merola Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Chautauqua Opera. His role credits include: Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), and Henrik (A Little Night Music). He holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from Michigan State University and is a student of Metropolitan Opera tenor Richard Fracker. Mr. Frishman makes his Florida Grand Opera debut this season as Basilio/Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Mr. Ford in Frida, and will study-cover the role of Schmidt in Werther. For more information about him, visit www.isaacfrishman.com.

Sean Galligan, Baritone, is a native of West Des Moines, Iowa. In the summer of 2017, he returned to Des Moines Metro Opera as an Apprentice Artist covering the role of Mr. Redburn in Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd. In the summer of 2018, Mr. Galligan joins Opera Saratoga as an Apprentice Artist, performing the role of Basset in the American premiere of Gareth Williams’Rocking Horse Winner and covering the role of John Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul. Other operatic roles include: Germont cover (La traviata) with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, the title role inEugene Onegin, Joseph De Rocher (Dead Man Walking), and Herr Fluth (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor) with Boston Conservatory Opera; Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), the title role inThe Mikado and Sam (Our Town) with Drake Opera Theater, and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) with the Tuscia Operafestival. Mr. Galligan received his master of music degree at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and his bachelor of music degree from Drake University. He makes his Florida Grand Opera debut this season as the Barker in Frida and Brühlmann in Werther. He will study-cover Schaunard and Marcello in La bohème and Albert in Werther.

Jessica E. Jones, Soprano, is quickly establishing herself as a leading American soprano. Her repertoire includes Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Elvira (L'italiana in Algeri), Desdemona (Rossini’s Otello), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims), Chrisann Brennan in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice)Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Musetta (La bohème)the Governess (The Turn of the Screw), Beatrice (Catán’s Il Postino), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Lightfoot McClendon (Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree), Lulu (Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry), and Rosasharn (Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath). She has performed with Opera San Antonio, Santa Fe Opera, American Lyric Theater, Sarasota Opera, Utah Opera, Utah Symphony, Opera Idaho, Sun Valley Opera, Opera Saratoga, Opera in the Heights, Sugar Creek Symphony & Song, and Crested Butte Music Festival. She was an audience favorite and regional finalist of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions and holds a master’s degree in performance from the Moores School of Music. Ms. Jones returns to Florida Grand Opera this season as Musetta in La bohème and Cristina in Frida. She will study-cover the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. For more information about her, please visit www.jessicaejones.com.

Mariya Kaganskaya, Mezzo-soprano, performed the roles of Paula (Florencia en el Amazonas) and Page (Salome) in the 2017-18 Season at Florida Grand Opera. She was recently an Apprentice Singer at the Santa Fe Opera, where she premiered the role of Teacher in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, covered the roles of Amelfa in The Golden Cockerel and Wowkle in La fanciulla del West, and was featured in Justice at the Opera, hosted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As a Studio Artist at Arizona Opera, Ms. Kaganskaya appeared as Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), and Third Wood Sprite (Rusalka). Her other recent roles include Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Serse (Serse), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Hostess (Boris Godunov), Marta (Iolanta), la Nourrice (Milhaud’s Médée), Mexican Woman (A Streetcar Named Desire), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), and Julia Bertram (Mansfield Park). Mariya earned her master of music degree and postgraduate diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Catherine Cook. Ms. Kaganskaya returns to Florida Grand Opera this season as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Mrs. Ford/Natalia in Frida, Kätchen in Werther, and will study-cover Charlotte in Werther. For more information about her, please visit www.mariyakaganskaya.com.

Evan Kardon, Soprano, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, performed the roles of Slave (Salome) and Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice) in the 2017-18 Season at Florida Grand Opera. In the summer of 2018, Ms. Kardon will be volunteering at the animal shelter in Doral, Florida, and will be traveling to San Francisco to study at the Goethe Institute and to sing Act II of Die Fledermaus as Adele with the Festival Opera of Walnut Creek. In June of 2017, Ms. Kardon was honored to receive First Prize and Top Audience Choice in the 2017 Lois Alba Aria Competition in Houston, Texas. Last summer, Ms. Kardon returned to the Middlebury Language Institute to continue pursuing fluency in the German language, as well as to sing Susanna in a condensed version of Die Hochzeit des Figaro. Ms. Kardon has participated in numerous young artist programs, including Opera Saratoga, Des Moines Metro Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and IVAI in Montréal, Canada. In January of 2016 she was a district finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Kardon returns to Florida Grand Opera this season as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Mrs. Ford in Frida, and Sophie in Werther. She will study-cover Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. For more information about her, please visit www.evanlaceykardon.com.

Rafael Porto, Bass-baritone, performed Capitán in Florencia en el Amazonas with internationally acclaimed soprano Ana María Martínez and 1st Nazarene in Salome in the 2017-18 Season at Florida Grand Opera. In 2018, Porto made his debuts at Lincoln Center singing Grenvil (La traviata) and at Nashville Opera singing the Sacristan and Jailer (Tosca). He also returned to Indianapolis Opera in the role of Carrasco (Man of La Mancha). This season, Porto makes his debut at the Northern Lights Music Festival as Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and returns to Nashville Opera to sing Crespel and Luther (Les contes d’Hoffmann). He has been a regional encouragement award winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, grand prize winner of the Orpheus National Music Competition for Vocalists, and a semi-finalist at the Eleanor McCollum Competition with Houston Grand Opera. Porto earned a master of music degree from Indiana University, a bachelor of music degree from Butler University, and trained as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival. Mr. Porto returns to Florida Grand Opera this season as Bartolo inLe nozze di Figaro and Johann in Werther. He will study-cover Colline in La bohème and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro. For more information about him, please visit www.rafaelwporto.com.

Zaray Rodriguez, Mezzo-soprano, is quickly making her mark as an emerging artist in operatic and concert work. Ms. Rodriguez has been a recipient of multiple grants and competitions including Career Bridges, the Heida Hermanns International Vocal Competition, Society of Arts and Letters National Competition, and most recently, a regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Recently performed roles at the Boston University Opera Institute include Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande). Aunt Hannah Watkins (Emmeline), and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro). Other favorite roles include Carmen (Carmen)Mezzo (Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox), L’enfant (L’enfant et les sortilèges), and Federico García Lorca (Ainadamar). In the summer of 2018, she performs the role of Dinah in Bernstein’s iconic opera, Trouble in Tahiti, at Aspen Music Festival. Zaray holds a bachelor of arts degree in music from Palm Beach Atlantic University, a master of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Miami, and a certificate in opera performance from the Boston University Opera Institute. Ms. Rodriguez makes her Florida Grand Opera debut this season as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and Dimas’ Mother/Lupe Marin in Frida. She will study-cover Frida in Frida. For more information about her, please visit www.zarayrodriguez.com.

George Nemethy Exhibit Opens At Findlay Galleries on Worth Ave  March 17th

This exhibition features recent works by American Contemporary Marine painter, George Nemethy.  Greatly inspired by the Persian miniatures of his youth and by his studies during his travels abroad, Nemethy's paintings embody the essence of tranquility with his pastel waters and billowy clouds.  His works are defined by his devotion to a balance of size and color to create intimacy and solitude.
Findlay Fine Persian Inspired Marine Art - Palm Beach, Florida

George Nemethy - Fair Winds - Oil on Panel, 13 X 10 at Findlay Galleries of Palm Beach

Son of highly regarded Hungarian-American Marine artist Albert Nemethy Sr.George Nemethy was born in New York in 1952.  Inspired by his father's world of classical music, fine art and antiques, Nemethy was destined to become an artist.

Today, George Nemethy's works are rarely found in any depth.  Sailors, curators and collectors worldwide have followed him from country to seaport, to beach resorts, to isolated islands, all in the hopes of collecting his most recent colors of the sea.  Findlay Galleries has previously shown Nemethy's works in our 2006 Palm Beach exhibition, Seabreeze, Contemporary and 19th and 20th Century Marine Artists, our December 2006 exhibition, Majesty of the Sea, and our 2010 group exhibition, The Tides of Time.

Sail Away on view at Findlay Galleries: March 17–April 30.


George Nemethy Exhibition Opening.  Open to the public.


Saturday, March 17, 2018


Findlay Galleries, 165 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480


Juan Pretel, juan@findlayart.com, 561-655-2090

For more information, visit www.findlaygalleries.com.


South Florida Entertainment and Events

Entertainment News

2018 Oscar Nominees in Every Category - In conjunction with South Florida Celebrity Fest and Luxury Chamber; South Florida Magazine is attempting to compile a list of Oscar Nominees from our region including actors, writers, producers, visual effects gurus and makeup artists.  Please scroll through the list and if you notice that any of them are from or have went to school in or acted in: Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Lee or Collier counties please contact us at once so that we can reach out to them and extend an invitation to Celebrity Fest 2018.  If interested in attending yourself tickets are still available at celebrityfest.org

Best Picture:

“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Lead Actor:

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Lead Actress:

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, "The Post"

Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress:

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”


"Dunkirk," Chistopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
"Lady Bird" Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro

Animated Feature:

“The Boss Baby,” Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito
“The Breadwinner,” Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
“Ferdinand,” Carlos Saldanha
“Loving Vincent,” Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman

Animated Short:

“Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
“Garden Party,” Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon
“Lou,” Dave Mullins, Dana Murray
“Negative Space,” Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
“Revolting Rhymes,” Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer

Adapted Screenplay:

“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory
“The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
“Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
“Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin
“Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Original Screenplay:

“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh


“Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins
“Darkest Hour,” Bruno Delbonnel
“Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema
"Mudbound" Rachel Morrison
“The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen

Best Documentary Feature:

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“Edith+Eddie,” Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright
“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” Frank Stiefel
“Heroin(e),” Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon
“Knife Skills,” Thomas Lennon
“Traffic Stop,” Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Best Live Action Short Film:

“DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk
“The Eleven O’Clock,” Derin Seale, Josh Lawson
“My Nephew Emmett,” Kevin Wilson, Jr.
“The Silent Child,” Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
“Watu Wote/All of Us,” Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen

Best Foreign Language Film:

“A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
“The Insult” (Lebanon)
“Loveless” (Russia)
“On Body and Soul (Hungary)
“The Square” (Sweden)

Film Editing:

“Baby Driver,” Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
“Dunkirk,” Lee Smith
“I, Tonya,” Tatiana S. Riegel
“The Shape of Water,” Sidney Wolinsky
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Jon Gregory

Sound Editing:

“Baby Driver,” Julian Slater
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mark Mangini, Theo Green
“Dunkirk,” Alex Gibson, Richard King
“The Shape of Water,” Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood

Sound Mixing:

“Baby Driver,” Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill
“Dunkirk,” Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo
“The Shape of Water,” Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick

Production Design:

“Beauty and the Beast,” Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer
“Blade Runner 2049,” Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
“Darkest Hour,” Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
“Dunkirk,” Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
“The Shape of Water,” Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau

Original Score:

“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer
“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood
“The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell

Original Song:

“Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” Mary J. Blige
“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens
“Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” Diane Warren, Common
“This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Makeup and Hair:

“Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
“Victoria and Abdul,” Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
“Wonder,” Arjen Tuiten

Costume Design:

“Beauty and the Beast,” Jacqueline Durran
“Darkest Hour,” Jacqueline Durran
“Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges
“The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira
“Victoria and Abdul,” Consolata Boyle

Visual Effects:

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