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You Can Now Eat Your TropiChops® at the FTX Arena

December 5, 2021

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Starting in January 2022, fans of Pollo Tropical® and the Miami HEAT will be able to enjoy their Pollo favorites while watching their home team play at the FTX Arena. Through a licensing partnership with Levy Restaurants, the brand will offer their famous TropiChops®, Original Cuban Sandwich and signature sides and sauces, during Miami HEAT home games and other arena events.

Photo Courtesy of Pollo Tropical

“As the official Pollo of the Miami HEAT, we’re excited to partner with Levy Restaurants to bring our fresh ingredients and bold flavors to the fans at the FTX Arena. Having concessions at the arena is yet another way for us to be a part of the HEAT game experience we all love,” said Hope Diaz, Chief Marketing Officer of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Parent Company of Pollo Tropical.

“A generation of HEAT fans have grown up enjoying all of Pollo Tropical’s signature meals,” said Glen Oskin, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Miami HEAT. “For those staples to be available in FTX Arena brings just the right touch of South Florida home cooking our fans will surely love.”

“At FTX, we like to bring our Fan Favorite food to our concessions offerings,” said Rufino Rengifo, Area Vice President of Hospitality Strategy for Levy Restaurants. “Pollo Tropical is arguably the most recognizable food brand in South Florida, delivering classic Latin flavors of slow-cooked food in a fast-paced environment. This is consistent with what we want to bring to our Miami HEAT Fans.”

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Music Guide to Art Basel Festivities

December 2, 2021

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FTX PRESENTS WYNWOOD STUDIOS: WHERE METAVERSES, NFT ART MARKETS & MUSIC WORLDS COLLIDE, December 1-4th

Crypto Trailblazer, FTX, Showcases its NFT Marketplace, Exhibiting 30+ Burgeoning Artists, Presented by Entertainment Leaders, Hurry Up Slowly & ABRACADABRA

TICKETS: 

$100 for individual events 

$350 for festival 4-day pass 

Tickets here.

Pretty Sessions Curated By Bonnie Beats at Oasis Wynwood, December 2nd

The special thursday art basel edition event will take place on Thursday, December 2th, 2021 at Oasis Wynwood (Courtyard). Located at 2335 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127. 

Special performances by:  @andrekza, @reallyriela, @Kennedi, and @keeanakee

With sounds by: Negra Fabulosa

RSVP HERE.

Cheetos & Rock The Bells, December 4th

In the spirit of bringing art, self-expression, and the Hip-Hop community together, Rock The Bells will be featuring “The Art of the Cheetle” gallery for public viewing and attendees will enjoy live DJ sets from Just Blaze, DJ Mille, DJ Stevo, and DJ C-Stylez from 1-6 PM. RSVP HERE.

FLUF HAUS, Art Basel, 9pm, The Freehand Hotel, December 4th

Step inside, and join us for an immersive experience like no other. A night of art, music, and revelry, with an incredible line-up of artists, installations, and night-long entertainment. The first of many real-world experiences by metaverse & NFT project FLUF World, our mission is to give artists and creative communities spaces to thrive, collaborate and create together. Ready to party?

FLUF Haus highlights include a headline set from German DJ Boys Noize, followed by performances by  “Life on Planets”, “Midnight Magic”, Nii Tei, Dude Skywalker, and a world-first metaverse set from Angel Baby. FLUF Haus will also showcase industry-leading artwork from creators like Max Steiner, Alejandro Glatt, Eric Lavato (Dark Knight), and Adam Thomspon (Abstract Miami). https://flufhaus.com/

Beatport x Microsoft Surface Art Basel event at the 1 Hotel – Thursday, December 2

Originals² kicks off on December 2nd at Art Basel with the launch of the new ‘Party Mode’ feature on the Beatport DJ app, optimized for touchscreen on Surface. Beatport LINK and Surface will connect Jamie Jones at Art Basel in Miami, and Loco Dice in Berlin to perform a world’s first remote back-to-back set on the Beatport DJ app. RSVP.

Elrow, December 4

The global immersive roaming party purveyor elrow makes its triumphant return landing on planet earth! And as if their events weren’t otherworldly enough, elrow is debuting ‘RowsAttacks!’ – their most in-demand sci-fi pop-culture-themed party in Miami on December 4

OneOf, December 2

Join us on December 2 at OneOf World to celebrate the legacy of Whitney Houston and her exclusive NFT collection designed by Diana Sinclair! Enjoy an evening of cocktails, DJ set by DJ MoMA, and a special drop announcement that you won’t want to miss! Visit site here.

Gutter Cat Gang Presents Social Bites with Diamond Supply Co. X Reef Technology x Lot 11, Friday, December 3, 2021

REEF Technology will host an exclusive and private late-lunch featuring its limited-time-only “Bling Wings” from “Another Wing” by DJ Khaled and burgers with vegan options at the Diamond Supply Co. x Reef Technology x Lot 11 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET with sounds by DL Los de la Vega.

Bob Moses at Hyde Beach (Hyde Beach – SLS Sobe), Friday, December 3rd

Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach at 10 pm

Tickets: Click here

Palladium Boots Presents Uniform of The People at Miami Art Basel, Saturday, December 4th

Event starts at 2 p.m.

Open bar + food

DJ Set by Shane One Live boot customization by artists: Tragek and Cyst

Curated by Carlos Mare

Portraits by Ryan Hattaway

Complimentary Boots by Palladium Boots 

RSVP HERE.

Happy Basel-ing!

Arts & Entertainment

Influencers Are Drinking Fun Wine, Here’s Why

December 2, 2021

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Influencers have taken a liking to the Fun Wine Company’s assorted variety of Fun Wine Flavors. The brand provides a low caloric ‘Better for You,’ option with only 59 calories per 5 oz pour. 

The Fun Wine Company’s low ABV (alcohol by volume) beverage, made with REAL monk fruit, is lightly carbonated. 

Bloggers and Influencers have been stocking up on the brand’s fun flavors including Peach Passion Moscato™, Cafe Graffiti Collection: Cappuccino Chardonnay™, and Espresso Cabernet™ & Original FLAVORS now with bubbles: Coconut Chardonnay™, Strawberry Rosé Moscato™, and Sangria. 

With Miami Art Week in full force, bloggers and influencers can pick up bottles at local shops to take home a piece of Miami’s cultural art on a bottle. As the bottle is designed by Miami local Miguel Paredes. 

Miguel Paredes is an artist and urban realist who combines the exhilarating sense of New York graffiti art with the skill and perceptiveness of a truly exceptional artist. His studies at Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and Art, New York City’s prestigious arts school, immortalized in the musical and movie FAME, coincided with the explosion of street culture in the city. Paredes drew inspiration from notorious pop artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, and plunged headlong into the world of graffiti and pop art, taking the name “Mist” as his moniker. Paredes left New York for the art scene of Miami Beach, where he became one of their most prosperous artists, focusing on mixed media and conceptual art.

Moreover, FUN WINE is built on four pillars: flavor, innovation, price, and art. Focused on eliminating the pretense often associated with traditional wine, Fun Wine makes wine fun for every drinking age while keeping prices affordable for mass appeal.

FUN WINE is now available in the US and is growing overseas.

Arts & Entertainment

CHEETOS HOST HIP-HOP INSPIRED ART EXHIBIT DURING ART BASEL MIAMI FEATURING ORIGINAL WORKS MADE ENTIRELY OUT OF CHEETOS’ ICONIC ‘CHEETLE’ DUST

November 30, 2021

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Rock The Bells, the global lifestyle brand and preeminent voice for classic and timeless hip-hop founded by LL COOL J, is partnering with Cheetos® to present a one-of-a-kind, hip-hop-inspired art exhibit during Art Basel in Miami Beach. “Yacht The Basel: The Art of the Cheetle” will feature eight vibrant and dynamic original art pieces created from Cheetos’ iconic orange dust, also known as Cheetle®, curated by renowned artist Lefty Out There.

Known for leaving his ‘mark’ anonymously on the streets of major cities around the globe, Lefty Out There has built a loyal following through his bold and intricate style, leading to collaborations with brands and musical artists including Nike, Adidas, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny, Chance the Rapper, and many more.

“Creativity and expression have always been central to the hip-hop movement, which is why we are thrilled to team up with Cheetos, a brand that is all about celebrating self-expression in all its forms,” said James Cuthbert, president of Rock The Bells. “We’re also excited to have Lefty Out There on board for this special event and can’t wait to see his bold and dynamic style brought to life in an entirely new way.”

“Over the years, fans have used Cheetos as inspiration for so many different things – from fashion to beauty to culinary and more,” said Jessica Spaulding, senior director of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. “Now, we’re excited to see how Cheetle – the orange dust that our fans wear proudly on their fingertips – is brought to life at Art Basel through the incredibly talented Lefty Out There’s artwork.”

The exclusive one-day event will take place Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on the iconic SeaFair – a 220-foot, four-story megayacht docked at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, where fans can view the full “Yacht The Basel: The Art of the Cheetle” exhibit and enjoy live DJ sets from Just Blaze, DJ Millie, DJ Stevo, C-Stylez and others while reservations last. After sunset, the SeaFair will set sail for an unforgettable invite-only experience around the Miami harbor complete with luxury Cheetos-inspired cuisine, cocktails, and a live performance from Kaash Paige. 

“This event will be one for the books. New techniques, a unique venue and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to take on a new challenge. Should be one hell of a party!” said Lefty Out There.

During the run-up to the event, fans will be able to follow Lefty’s creative journey of bringing his Cheetos-based artwork to life with Cheetle through a series of behind-the-scenes videos that will be released across Rock The Bells’ social media.

Fans can visit www.yachtthebasel.eventbrite.com/ to reserve their spot for the exhibit. For more information, follow Rock The Bells on social media handles.

DiningFood

Shoma Bazaar is Coming to Doral

October 5, 2021

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Award-winning real estate developer Shoma Group is set to debut a new drinking and dining destination this fall, Shoma Bazaar, where culinary worlds collide in a hub of unique flavors and flair. Shoma Bazaar  will bring a vibrant pulse to Doral, featuring 16 of South Florida’s top food venues including Pubbelly Sushi, Ash Pizza, Eating House and Ella’s Oyster Bar, plus a Biergarten and, at the center, The Bar, showcasing an expansive cocktail selection. Located at 9420 NW 41st St, the stunning indoor and outdoor 13,000 sq ft venue perfectly merges delicious cuisines, cocktails and entertainment with a seat for all.  

“Shoma Bazaar is so much more than just food, it’s our community’s gathering place,”  said Shoma Group president and co-creator of Shoma Bazaar, Masoud Shojaee. “When you’re here, you’ll discover a culinary adventure around every corner, beckoning with the allure of cuisines and cultures from around the world. The aromas, vibrancy and ambiance are truly a feast for the senses.” 

Created by husband and wife duo Masoud and Stephanie Shojaee, the pair plan to make Shoma Bazaar the heart of Doral, setting the scene to further position Doral as a culinary destination in South Florida. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed by two adjacent, larger than life sculptures of a dog and a woman, designed by Dr. Simon Ourian. The artist was inspired by Stephanie Shojaee and the husband and wife duos’ dog, Pebbles, sits at the entrance of the building. Once inside Shoma Bazaar, guests will enjoy various elements of color, art and craftsmanship throughout, including an overhead flower sculpture designed by The Plant Guy, colorful murals throughout, a shipping container framing the Biergarten and floor to ceiling windows allowing for flexible, openair seating and woodwork accents. 

Shoma Bazaar will house a diverse blend of cuisines including American, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean and more led by some of South Florida’s best chefs, as well as a cocktail bar and a cafe that will offer grab and go experiences. John Hart, Vice President of Development and Operations, former Director of Operations for the Prime Restaurant Group, will lead the Shoma Bazaar team. Notable concepts include:

  • Italian food from Ash Pizza and Trattoria Dal Plin Italian Eatery
  • BFF Burgers, Franks, Fries
  • The Market Milkshake Bar 
  • Asian cuisine from Pubbelly Sushi, InRamen and Poke MIA 
  • The Bakery/Café featuring Juice & Java, Sweet Manifesto and Tintto By Tributto 
  • Street food featuring Doce Provisions, Eating House and Shahs of Kabob 

In collaboration with the Miami-based master mixologists from Bar-Lab, The Bar at Shoma Bazaar is the focal point of the destination. Offering an extensive cocktail menu, The Bar will showcase specialty drinks to complement the food and offer nightly happy hour in addition to weekly live music programming and a calendar of events. The on-site Biergarten will house 20 draft handles featuring local craft beers and international drafts to seamlessly pair with the various food venues. 

Shoma Bazaar is located at 9420 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178 and will be open from 11:00am through 10:00pm from Sunday to Wednesday, 11:00am through 11pm on Thursdays and 11:00am through midnight on Fridays, with both takeout and delivery options available. Breakfast will be available daily starting at 6:30am from The Bakery/Café. For more information visit https://shomabazaar.com and follow along on Instagram @shomabazaar for updates. 

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Marsha Taylor Launches Beauty Map App to Easily Locate Beauty Service Providers

August 26, 2021

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Beauty Map, an app created by South Florida-based beauty influencer, Marsha Taylor (known online as: Marsha Daily), has officially launched. Beauty Map is an easy-to-use directory to find beauty professionals with services near you. Services include oral care, med spas, and plastic surgeons – all within your area.

“I’m someone who doesn’t shy away from talking about the different procedures I’ve had done,” says creator, Marsha Taylor. “On top of that, I’ve lived in many different places, so it became important to me to see who was the best to work with in my local market.”

From finding make up artists to eyebrow threaders, Beauty Map is a centralized hub for anyone looking to properly locate the best in the industry. Beauty Map helps decrease the research searching for beauty experts and centers for your favorite services.

Beauty Map features recommended doctors available and includes photos, scores, and reviews. Once you have visited your favorite beauty professional, the participating location will then give you a QR code to scan. You scan the code and it prompts you to leave a verified business review.

Taylor is a beauty influencer who has been active on social media for the past five years. Her company, ShampooMeKids (which launched one year ago) sells mats, brushes, and wraps to help kids with getting their hair washed. The company has gained a large following and a whopping revenue from both viral videos and internet campaigns.

Beauty Services offered by Beauty Map include:

Oral Care: Dental Exam, Teeth Cleaning, Teeth Whitening, Braces, Dental Implants, Laser Gum Treatment, Gum Bleaching, Laser Periodontal Therapy, Wisdom Tooth Removals, Veneers and More.

Med Spas: Facials, Fillers, Botox, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peel, VI Peel, Vitamin B12 Shots, Glutathione Shots, Vampire Facial/PRP Skin Treatment, Diamond Facial, Oxygen Facial, Tattoo Removal, Cellulite Reduction, Cellfina, Velashape, Cellulaze, Zimmer Wave, Acne Treatment, Micorodermodrasion, POD Threading, Under Eye Treatment, Ingrown Hair Treatment, Dermaplaning, Spectra Peel/Hollywood Laser Peel, Keloid Removal, Halo Laser, Wood Therapy, Vajacial and More.

Nail Salons: Full Set Acrylic, Acrylic Overlay, Dipping Powder, Manicure, Pedicure, Gel Polish, Nail Design, and Waxing.

Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation, Lipo, BBL, 360 Lipo, Rhinoplasty, Tummy Tuck, and Bio Gel Removal.

Hair Salons: Blow Outs, Hair Coloring, Natural Hair treatment, Extension Sewing, Braids, Micro Links, and Hair Cuts.

Brow Boutiques – Lash Extensions: Mink Lashes, Eyebrow Threading, Eyebrow Tinting, Waxing, and Microblading.

Eye Care – Ophthalmologist: Eye Exam, Lasik Eye Surgery, Crosslinking Eye Surgery, PRK Eye Surgery, Glasses, Oculoplastic Surgery, and Refractive Surgery.

Users can download the app in iOS or Android app stores now.

Arts & Entertainment

Beyond Van Gogh Extends through August 14th 2021

June 3, 2021

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Primo Entertainment is excited to announce the continuation of its wildly celebrated Miami production of Beyond Van Gogh at The Ice Palace Studios (1400 N. Miami Ave.) through August 14th, 2021 (one extra month past its original 3 month period). Due to popular demand after a very successful initial 2 months in Miami, the traveling experience plans to lay deeper roots in South Florida to continue welcoming guests of all ages from all corners of the globe. Adding to the show’s already unique and innovative format, Primo Entertainment is adding more unique whimsy to its Ice Palace festivities. Beginning immediately, ticketed guests will enjoy extra-sensory elements that truly bring the noteworthy works of Vincent Van Gogh to life:

  • YOGA FLOW WITH VAN GOGH: Thursdays (8:30 am – 10 am) – Led by Miami’s talented Tifftopia Wellness (@tifftopia)marrying 300+ of iconic Vincent Van Gogh’s most celebrated works with a guided mindfulness practice of meditation and yoga! Miami’s own Tiffany Levy has one-upped her creative community programs by designing a weekly program that allows attendees to breathe, flow, and get inspired by the beautiful art surrounding you the entire class.
  • CRAFTING FOR THE KIDDOS: Wednesday (mid-afternoon) – Led by Primo Entertainment, families and kiddos alike will enjoy the simple art of crafting. Using traditional art elements like drawing, clay, and painting, children will be able to express their creativity following the show outdoors in the Van Gogh garden.
  • WEEKEND KICK-OFF HAPPY HOURS: Thursday & Friday (4:30 pm – 7:30 pm) – Usher in the weekend with art and music. Join local DJs weekly in the Van Gogh garden for Happy Hour with colorful beats and appearances by iconic Van Gogh Recreation Artist Daniela Viotti (@danielaviottiofficial). Snap pics and dance alongside the Van Gogh-inspired looks and sounds all evening long.

Beyond Van Gogh, Miami has proven to be the breakout community hit of the season, proving how the power of art can pull people together in a safe and comfortable way. Because of this example set, Primo Entertainment is expanding its artful Van Gogh production to places like AustinSan DiegoSalt Lake City, and Latin America.

For tickets, and more information about “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience,” visit VanGoghMiami.com and follow the Miami show’s creativity and programming on Instagram @VanGoghMiami

Music

VIBRA URBANA MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PHASE ONE ARTIST LINEUP AND ADDS SECOND DAY FOR ORLANDO DEBUT, JULY 31 + AUGUST 1

May 11, 2021

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Vibra Urbana Music Festival announced its biggest artist lineup to date, bringing a diverse array of Latin music’s brightest stars and respected veterans to the stages for the festival’s Orlando debut. Following a sold-out presale in just a matter of hours, the festival organizers have delivered on the demand from fans across the Sunshine state, proudly adding a second day to the summer festival to further solidify Vibra Urbana’s presence as a top Latin and Reggaeton music festival in the United States. Ahead of its flagship multi-day event in Miami this December, Vibra Urbana Orlando 2021 will now showcase the sounds of one of the world’s fastest growing music genres at the Orlando Amphitheater on July 31 + August 1. 

Bringing the vibes to the entertainment capital of the world, the 16 artists included on the phase one lineup combine for nearly 130 million monthly Spotify listeners. Leading the group is 2021 Latin Grammy nominee for Best New Artist and Puerto-Rican breakout star Rauw Alejandro, accompanied by Panamanian superstar singer Sech and iconic Reggaeton duo Zion y Lennox. Vibra Urbana Orlando will also feature some of the genre’s leading ladies including Mariah, whose collaboration with Karol G titled “El Makinon” was recently voted by fans as Billboard’s favorite Latina team-up of 2021 (so far), and leading Argentinian vocalist Emilia. The two-day, outdoor festival will also boast performances from Mora, Dalex, Alex Rose, Boza, and Eladio Carrion, among many other artists to be announced this Summer.  

The full Vibra Urbana Orlando phase one lineup includes: 

Alex Rose

Boza

Dalex

Eix

Eladio Carrion

El Prefe

Emilia

LATENIGHTJIGGY

Marconi Impara

Mariah

Mario Duran

Mora

Omy de Oro

Rauw Alejandro

Sech

Zion y Lennox

As one of the very last live music festivals to have taken place in the United States prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural, sold-out edition of the festival held in February 2020 at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center was the result of a multi-year pursuit by the festival’s founders to bring a Latin music festival to the city of Miami. Turning a passion into the ambition of drive and business, the founding group of Miami natives are close knit with familial roots present all throughout the community. Vibra Urbana will return to Miami later this year at the Miami Dade County Fair & Expo Center on December 18-19, 2021. 

“After over a year since our last show as a result of the pandemic, our team wanted to make sure we delivered the most exciting and energetic festival for our fans. Being able to bring our Vibras to a second city in the Sunshine State makes us beyond excited,” says Javier Caso, Founder and Partner of Vibra Urbana. “We wanted to make sure we honored the multi-faceted essence of the genre as well as the diverse cultures by selecting a lineup that featured artists from different countries and provided varying sounds such as dancehall, reggaeton, trap, and dembow. Orlando and Miami, we can’t wait to party with you all!” 

“I am beyond excited to be a part of this festival and putting together one of the biggest Reggaeton lineups of the year,” says Kirk Taboada, Head of Talent and Vibra Urbana Partner. “We are honored to be bringing some of the biggest and brightest names in the genre with Rauw Alejandro and Sech, along with one of the legendary groups in reggaeton, Zion Y Lennox. It has always been a dream of mine to do a reggaeton festival here in my home state. Orlando, I hope you’re ready for us!” 

Tickets for Vibra Urbana Orlando go on sale beginning this Friday, May 14 at 10 AM EST. Additional lineup news for the festival will also be shared in the coming weeks. Fans can visit www.vibraurbanafest.com to sign up for updates to be the first to receive the news.

Be sure to follow Vibra Urbana on Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using the hashtag #VibraUrbana. 

Food

POLLO TROPICAL® AND THE MIAMI HEAT ARE COMING IN HOT, LAUNCHING A SPICY CHICKEN LINEUP AS PART OF THEIR ICONIC PARTNERSHIP

February 24, 2021

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Starting today, fans of Pollo Tropical® and the Miami HEAT are sure to be fired up over the spicy new “HEAT Lineup at Pollo Tropical” launching in restaurants across the state. As part of this first-ever menu collaboration between the two Miami brands, the offering will feature a Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich, a Spicy Tostón Sandwich and a Spicy HEAT Sauce.

The Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich is the latest addition to the brand’s successful Cuban Pressed Sandwich lineup. The sandwich includes hand-breaded, crispy chicken served on a Cuban roll with Swiss cheese, potato sticks, mayo and the signature Spicy HEAT Sauce. It will have some competition to be the lineup MVP, as the Tostón sandwich offers the same crispy chicken, Swiss cheese and Signature Spicy HEAT sauce, but layered between two tostones. And for those who want an extra kick on any of their Pollo favorites, the Spicy HEAT sauce will be offered a la carte.

“As the official Pollo of the Miami HEAT, we’re thrilled to spice up our menu with the HEAT lineup and bring new, bold flavors to our guests. We knew teaming up with the Miami HEAT to launch these spicy sandwiches would be the perfect way to get fans of both brands excited,” said Hope Diaz, Chief Marketing Officer of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Parent Company of Pollo Tropical.

“I can’t tell you how excited the Miami HEAT are to be on the menu at Pollo Tropical,” said Glen Oskin, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Miami HEAT. “Since 1988, the HEAT and Pollo have been synonymous with South Florida. Now, we get to provide a little HEAT to the menu. We can’t wait for our fans to get their hands on these incredible sandwiches.”

The Miami HEAT lineup is now available in restaurants and online for curbside, in-store pick-up and delivery through the new MyPollo® App for a limited time.

Arts & Entertainment

How the program Show Your Glow Helps Provide Tools for Parents and Educators

February 10, 2021

Woman Founder Shelby Herman, created a 360 program Show Your Glow, to help children build confidence. The program is equipped with a curriculum, Shimmer the Glow Worm Finds Her Inner Glow, an Interactive App, downloadable lessons and activities, as well as a full Stage Production. 

The need for content that helps children reconnect with the core values that live inside of them, driving them to be socially competent and empowered is on the rise. A program such as Show Your Glow will provide the level of confidence and self-esteem that children need to maneuver through turbulent times. The Show Your Glow brand has shown rapid growth through its various program components and now Herman wants to share this brand with more breadth across the world.

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“At first, most of our supporters were local. Recently, we’ve been receiving an incredible amount of support from consumers across many states,” says founder and writer, Shelby Herman. Herman recognized the need for children’s activities and programs that would allow them to learn how to tap into their self-confidence, align their moral compass and make meaningful decisions. As COVID 19 cases continue to be a challenge in the US, more schools have shifted traditional learning programs into hybrid learning scenarios and therefore in-person interactions have diminished. The pandemic has affected children who are stuck indoors and have lost a sense of self-awareness. As a result, Herman has been further inspired to promote and sell her curriculum that includes five modules, which resonate
with a multitude of parents and educators.

The book Shimmer the Glowworm by Shelby Herman is focused on the idea that we all have a light that can shine bright for ourselves and others if we embrace it. Throughout the story, themes of self-esteem, relationship building, sociability, emotional awareness, goal setting, empathy, and decision making are unveiled through the various characters. This book is a must read to be purchased by libraries, parents, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers to read aloud to their children. The artwork is enticing with both color and detail. As part of the brand’s reach, the Show Your Glow program is currently being used as part of the curriculum in a youth center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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The effects of this program are so impactful. “A special needs five-year-old surprised me by remembering the names of all of the animals in this story. He was excited and asked for the story again.” says Dorothea McArthur PhD, ABPP, Clinical Psychologist.

Elementary school educators can make the curriculum come alive by bringing Show Your Glow to their school’s stage. Shimmer the Glowworm: The Musical is an interactive way for children to participate in their fundraisers and booster clubs. The stage production comes equipped with books, t-shirts, bags, stickers, and posters for the show. This play has already been performed in schools in California, as part of a test pilot and is well received by parents and educators in that location.

Herman is currently working on an exciting new character. Show Your Glow offers worldwide shipping and licensing options. The Shimmer The Glowworm Finds Her Glow Book is available for purchase on Amazon, and Barnes & Nobles. For more information, visit: ShowYourGlow.com