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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

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A Culinary Experience featuring Chef Brad Kilgore, Chef Antonio Bachour, and Executive Chef Antonio LePapeto

February 5, 2021

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The Ritz – Carlton, South Beach will be hosting the Culinary Experience featuring Chef Brad Kilgore, Chef Antonio Bachour, and Executive Chef Antonio LePapeto benefit the SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund. 

Taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach’s signature restaurant, Fuego y Mar, this collaborative experience marks the first time Chef Brad Kilgore and Chef Antonio Bachour will be working together in over a decade. 

The ticketed dinner will run for $350 per person, with $100 going towards the relief fund. The menu will be pre-fixed and will consist of the following:

Cocktail Hour

Canapé
Puffed Truffle Cannoli
Smoked Rabbit Mousseline, Fennel Pollen, Black Truffle Yogurt

Peppercorn Merengue
Caviar, Local Clam Emulsion, Buttermilk, Nori Salt

Foie gras black truffle arancini
mornay sauce and micro shiso

Amuse Bouche
Scallop crudo, blood orange, citrus lace, borage flower

Appetizer

Dumpling
Foie Gras “Hummus”, Matcha Tea, Pistachio-Miso Broth, Indian Lime Pickle

Main Course
Halibut, Sancocho broth, baby vegetables, Jamon Iberico croquetas, espelette

Dessert 

Bachour “Rocher” chocolate hazelnut cremeux, hazelnut caramel, hazelnut cake, crunchy chocolate

Petit Fours
Chocolate Bonbons and Macarons 

Fuego y Mar is located at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. The event will take place February 20, 2021 with a Cocktail Reception at 6:30 p.m. Followed by Dinner – 7:15 p.m. The night will be topped off with an Afterglow Cigar Lounge – 9:00 p.m.

Click HERE to reserve your space on Opentable

Food

Chick-fil-A to give away free Chocolate Fudge Brownies this month

January 14, 2021

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It’s fudgy, flavorful, and free. As a way to say “thank you” to customers, Chick-fil-A is giving away a sweet, little treat: a Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Available from Jan. 11 to Jan. 23 at participating U.S. restaurants, Chick-fil-A One® members can redeem the offer for a free brownie* on their Chick-fil-A One® account by scanning or placing a mobile order via the Chick-fil-A® App in the drive-thru, via curbside delivery, or inside the restaurant, where available. 

“Whether it’s a smile behind a cow print mask or a surprise treat, we’re always looking for ways to show our guests how much we appreciate them,” said Kevin Purcer, senior director of customer digital experience at Chick-fil-A, Inc. “We’re excited to add a little sweetness to our guest’s day.” 

Newly added to the menu in fall 2020, the Chocolate Fudge Brownie features rich semi-sweet chocolate melted into the batter along with tasty, fudgy chunks. Each decadent treat comes individually wrapped or can be purchased by the tray. 

Safe Service remains the first priority at all Chick-fil-A restaurants. Ordering and paying for meals through the Chick-fil-A App offers guests a convenient, contactless ordering experience. Guests can also enjoy their favorite Chick-fil-A menu items without leaving home by using one of the delivery options available from select restaurants (minimum order requirements, higher menu prices, and additional fees may apply). For more information on the Chick-fil-A Safe Service standards, visit chick-fil-a.com/safeservice

For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the company’s food, people, and guests across the country, visit thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com

Arts & Entertainment

Doggie Day Afternoon with Pet Supermarket

September 26, 2020

Join Pet Supermarket for “Doggie Day Afternoon,” a free afternoon of fun with the Pet Experts from the store and other furry friends. Customers are invited to bring their pets to their local Pet Supermarket on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for fun, in-store activities and learning opportunities, as well as a chance to safely socialize with other pets and pet lovers.

During “Doggie Day Afternoon,” guests will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one grooming appointments and learn more about the in-store grooming services available at Grooming Tails. Additionally, Pet Experts will be hosting a Q&A session about reptiles and fish all day. There will also be a local animal rescue, Saving Sage, on site for pet adoptions throughout the day if you’re looking to take home a new furry friend. There will also be raffles to enter to win prizes and light refreshments will be offered.

Hand sanitizer and other sanitation equipment will be available for the safety of all guests. Face masks must be worn at all times and CDC social distancing guidelines must be followed. This event is free and open to the public.

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Rosalia’s New M·A·C Lipstick Launched

September 26, 2020

M·A·C VIVA GLAM ambassador, international superstar Rosalía joins M·A·C to launch VG26. The all-new, limited-edition, fiery-red M•A•C VIVA GLAM Lipstick shade celebrates 26 years of giving back 100%.

Influenced by flamenco, urban rhythms, electronic beats — and a feminist ethos — the 27-year-old from Barcelona embodies passion, courage and originality that inspires her fans across the world.

“It’s an honour to be the face of VIVA GLAM 26 and to champion a cause that is inclusive, supports individuality and gives back 100%,” says Rosalía when asked about becoming our newest M•A•Ctivist. “The incredible charisma, energy and strength of Rosalía is the perfect incarnation of
this vibrant, saturated red,” says Director of Makeup Artistry Baltasar González Pinel. “Taking its roots in flamenco, Rosalía’s art mixes genres and emotions — it takes risks, it is full of generosity, it is pure brilliance.”

Since ’94, M•A•C VIVA GLAM has raised over $500,000,000 globally — and counting. Every cent of the selling price of M•A•C VIVA GLAM Lipstick is donated to the M•A•C VIVA GLAM Fund, supporting healthy futures and equal rights for all. Get the Lipstick that gives back 100%.

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“We are beyond proud to join forces with the incomparable Rosalía, who will elevate the M•A•C VIVA GLAM campaign to new levels this year. Aside from her epic voice and coveted style, Rosalía is deeply committed to improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS around the globe, especially those most vulnerable, including women, girls and the LGBTQIA+ community,” says John Demsey, Chairman of the M•A•C VIVA GLAM FUND & Executive Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

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People en Español’s Festival Returns En Casa

September 26, 2020

People en Español’s Festival, traditionally held in New York annually, returns en case this year, kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month. The prized cultural event will bring multiple generations of Latinos together during the virtually interactive weekend. With participation from singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan, actress Julissa Calderón, actress and entrepreneur Elizabeth Gutierrez, and musicians Gian Marco and Aymee Nuviola, among many others, this year’s Festival will be gratis and is scheduled for October 10th and 11th. 

Stars from various Netflix productions – David Castañeda (The Umbrella Academy), Julissa Calderón (Gentefied) and Julio Macías (On My Block; Selena: The Series) – will be discussing what it means to be Latino in Hollywood today. As we strive for more inclusive and diverse representation on screen, these actors allow those watching to see themselves reflected in television and films in a way they haven’t seen before. Additionally, Netflix will debut never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming Selena: The Series.

Amazon Prime, The Clorox Brand, Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk: The Estefans, Netflix, and Prime Video join as sponsors for the event.

“Clorox is delighted to partner with People En Español during their ‘Festival en Casa’ to celebrate Hispanic culture, community and entertainment,” said Magnus Jonsson, Vice President of Cleaning at The Clorox Brand. ” As a leader in public health we are dedicated to creating a cleaner and safer future where we all can thrive, so we are especially proud to sponsor ‘Healthy Families are Happy Families,’ a discussion around emotional and physical wellbeing during these uncertain times.”

As Meredith Corporation’s largest consumer-facing virtual experience, Festival People en Español will honor history and culture through live content and remarkable experiences curated by our editors. The final event programming and talent lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. Performers will include Adrian Vadim, Lenier, Ingrid Contreras, Gian Marco, Drizmali Lyanno, and Aymee Nuviola. Join the conversation @peopleenespanol. 

This is a free event. To join us at Festival, please quickly register by clicking here.

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Islas Canarias Celebrates 43 Years of Serving Croquetas

September 25, 2020

Islas Canarias Restaurant & Bar, the miami-based food and beverage company, is celebrating their 43 year anniversary. The restaurant was established by the late Raul and Amelia Garcia in 1977 and is currently run by their daughter Nancy Andrade and her husband Luis Andrade. Islas Canarias continues to preserve Raul’s secret family recipe for the Islas Canarias Croqueta. The restaurant’s croquetas have been an iconic favorite in Miami-Dade County for decades.