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Adam Gopnik: The New Yorker Cometh to Miami.

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Award-winning author and journalist ADAM GOPNIK has been a staff writer for “The New Yorker” since 1986.

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Chana Budgazad Sheldon: Executive Director of Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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CHANA BUDGAZAD SHELDON became the executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (“MOCA”) in January, 2018.

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Remembering Gail Sheehy – Author & Journalist

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GAIL SHEEHY (1937-2020) was an iconic author, journalist, and lecturer. Sheehy is the author of seventeen books, including Passages (1976), named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our times. She has written biographies and character studies of major twentieth-century leaders, including Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

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The Historic Hampton House: Most Important Nexus in African American History

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In the 1950s and ’60s, when Miami Beach was still segregated and African-Americans were not allowed to sleep there, the Hampton House Motel was an oasis for African-American leaders, activists, performers, and professional athletes, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali.

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Vicki Gold Levi: Picture Editor, Author, Collector, Atlantic City Maven

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VICKI GOLD LEVI was born and raised in Atlantic City, the daughter of Al Gold, the city’s first official photographer. She has worn many hats including actress, picture editor, author, producer, historian, consultant to “Boardwalk Empire,” and collector.

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Orlando Jacinto Garcia: Contemporary Classical Composer, Conductor, Educator

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Through 200 works composed for a wide range of performance genres ORLANDO JACINTO GARCÍA has established himself as an important figure in the new music world.

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