Thursday, March 9, 2006
Style File: Cultural Happy Hours
Miami's known for its flamboyant parties and fabulous art. But what do you get when you combine the two... In tonight's style file, we found a cultural connection for the in crowd.
WSVN--No doubt, Miami is hot, hot, hot.
From restaurants to nightclubs -- the scene can be over the top.
But now the arts are helping paint a new picture for South Florida.
Esther Park: "It's a hot city everyone wants to move down here. I mean everyone says New York is played out, Los Angeles is played out Miami is the place to be, and why not have the same idea for art."
Miami Beach's new world symphony is on the right track. The orchestra's started a unique group called friends of the symphony which support this world-class conservatory.
Aaron Resnick: "People that appreciate the arts and people that appreciate music, and there's all different concerts that are going on all throughout the year, that have all different influences."
For $250 a year, members enjoy some high notes at the symphony. And invitations to their private monthly soirees where the musicians put their melodies to the test.
Aaron Resnick: "We had an event there where some of the fellows of the new world created their own music that was a Balinesian inspiration and we had about 400 people attend it, it was fantastic."
If you like to dance to the beat of your own drum -- check out the museum of contemporary art in North Miami.
The last friday of the month the museum hosts what it calls Jazz at the Moca.
Esther Park: "It's the longest running free jazz concert here in Miami, and pretty much we feature some of the best jazz artists."
Bring out your artsy side by having a peek at some of the most cutting edge exhibits from around the world then enjoy an outdoor concert from renowned musicians.
The best part: It's all free.
Esther Park: "Jazz at MOCA appeals to everyone, everyone loves music and jazz is a great way to introduce the museum to a whole range of people."
This event -- a great way to get your weekend started and see what's going on around town.
Kevin Burns: "You look at the art galleries that are open, you look at the restaurants the cafes, you listen to some great music and you stroll and see what happens."
Belkys Nerey: "The next Jazz at the Moca is Friday, March 31st. But Moca's having another free outdoor concert march 19th at 2:00 pm with the Florida Grand Opera. Friends of the New World will host their next event sometime in April."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
New World Symphony
541 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 N.E 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161