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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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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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Marcela Sardi & Michael Rubin: Immersive Design & Architecture

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Architect MARCELA SARDI is a designer and producer of environmental multi-media systems and immersive, experiential settings. Architect MICHAEL RUBIN has been involved in the conceptualization and execution of destination developments and place branding for over 30 years.

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AnaMaria Correa: Building Bridges from NYC to MCB

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AnaMaria Correa is Miami City Ballet’s senior director of community engagement.

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Jane Leavy: Author of the 3 Best Baseball Biographies — Sandy, Mickey, & Babe

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JANE LEAVY is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers ‘The Big Fella, Babe Ruth and the World He Created;’ ‘The Last Boy, Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood;’ ‘Sandy Koufax, A Lefty’s Legacy;’ and the comic novel ‘Squeeze Play,’ which Entertainment Weekly called “the best novel ever written about baseball.”

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