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Artist Romero Britto: A Miami Success Story

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ROMERO BRITTO was born in Recife, Brazil in 1963. Growing up with his seven siblings in a poor community, he painted images on scraps of cardboard and newspaper. In 1988, Britto moved to Miami and emerged as an international artist. His work ranges from portraits of the British Royal Family to images on bottles of Absolut vodka. He dedicates a lot of his time and talent to international organizations such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the American Red Cross, and Best Buddies International.

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Michele Oka Doner: A Woman of Nature

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MICHELE OKA DONER is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades.  The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, furniture, jewelry, public art, functional objects, video, as well as costume and set design.  Whether large scale architectural objects or intimately scaled objects, Oka Doner’s work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary.

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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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The Remarkable Jonathan Plutzik

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JONATHAN PLUTZIK, with high-quality, hands-on support from his wife Lesley, his son Zach, and his sister Deborah has created a cultural Mecca in the heart of South Beach – offering chamber music, opera, jazz, poetry in many forms, writers’ breakfast salons, a writer-in-residency program, art exhibitions, a cappella festivals, and much more – all free of charge to the public.

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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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