Do you have an act people would pay money to see?
Are you a solo act or small group that can entertain a crowd? Are you a budding street performer or professional busker looking for gigs? If your answer is yes to one or both, keep reading.
Street performing has been around for more than 1,000 years and continues to be a viable, sought-after form of entertainment. MargateNews.net is seeking to promote the art form - commonly seen on the streets of New York, New Orleans, San Francisco and other major metropolitan areas - to South Florida fairs and festivals in the coming season. Some gigs may pay a flat fee while others may require busking.
To audition your act, e-mail an MP3 file or YouTube video to MargateNews@bellsouth.net, along with your e-mail address and contact number. The goal is to create a comprehensive list of performers eligible to work at seasonal fairs, street festivals, bazaars, private parties, conventions and special events in the area. The list will be made available to event promoters and will market the services in the media.
The project’s organizers are seeking exceptional acts - the more unique and “astonishing,” the better. Acts that are selected will be contacted. For more information, call 954-729-6164.
Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk takes place on the third Saturday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m. Future dates include September 21, October 19 and November 16, replete with live music, exceptional dining and opening exhibitions at more than a dozen participating establishments.
Commissioners Approve $60-million Bond for Amphitheaters and Other New Projects in Miramar
Excerpted from article By Heather Carney, Sun Sentinel (8/23)
Commissioners approved issuing a $60-million bond to pay for capital improvement projects including new public safety buildings, park improvements and infrastructure maintenance. This project will include two amphitheaters.
Commissioners who supported the cultural venues said that money from renting the theaters will help offset the city's cost to pay for its Cultural Arts Center. The arts center was built in 2008 but has had trouble making a profit because of its small size - it holds 800 people.
Commissioner Wayne Messam, who supported the bond, said the theaters will attract concerts, festivals and family events that will generate $1.4 million a year. The larger amphitheater at Miramar Regional Park is expected to hold 5,000 people and the smaller theater at Shirley Branca Park will hold 2,500 people.
"This allows projects under construction to be built, it allows new developments to be added to the tax roll - it'll be a big step in the right direction," said Messam.
Supporters, including promoter Eddy Edwards, said the theaters will give Miramar the opportunity to become an "entertainment center."
"We live in a beautiful city and I believe that an amphitheater would add to the culture of the city - it's something the city is lacking," said resident Tiffany Brown.
The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was a big winner at the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Conference this year with two awards. The Dania Beach CRA won in the category of Cultural Enhancement for its Creative Arts Council Master Plan and also in the category of Out of the Box application for its Community Garden. “The Dania Beach CRA continues to win both recognition and awards for all of its hard work, which would not be possible without the support of its members and the community,” says Elizabeth Wentworth.
Every year, the FRA Conference is attended by elected officials from across the State of Florida. In addition, Dania Beach has the added distinction this year of having one of its own be sworn in as the President of FRA, so there will be a lot of reasons to celebrate.
Downtown Hollywood Mural Project Reaches Milestone with 10th Tableau on
The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)’s Downtown Hollywood Mural Project (DHMP) celebrated its 10th mural with Tatiana Suarez. Launched in August 2012 under the helm of CRA Executive Director Jorge Camejo, this milestone coincides with the public art program’s one-year anniversary.
Suarez - a champion in the male-dominated street art genre - brought her decidedly girlish, enchanted beings to the Downtown Hollywood cityscape during August, joining an elite group of contributors including Jessy Nite, Eddie Mendieta, 2alas, Michelle Weinberg and Rob Robi.
Suarez portrays dreamlike interpretations of human qualities in her figurative paintings, often ornamented with icons such as plants and tropical insects from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian roots. She mixes rich colors to depict beings with soft features, made exceptional with wide glistening eyes and exaggerated features. Subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in stillness. At once innocent and eerie, these doe-eyed figures exude sexual overtones: beauty is presented with the exotic to create fantastical narratives.
The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project is centralized in the Live Music District, running along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street between 21st Avenue and Young Circle.