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Video Chat: Tony Succar — Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

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ANTONIO “TONY” SUCCAR (b. 1986) is a Peruvian-American musician, composer, arranger and producer. In 2010, Tony and his band were invited to perform al fresco at a Halloween party on Lincoln Road in the heart of South Beach. The invitation included a special request to play Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller. In considering how he would perform Thriller, Tony thought, “Why don’t I put it through a salsa filter.” And the moment provided a spark that ignited Succar on a five-year odyssey, culminating in the production and release of Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, featuring many of the world’s best Latin musicians and vocalists.

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Ivan Wilzig and his “UNSTOPPABLE” Father

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IVAN L. WILZIG is an American recording artist and songwriter who is best known for his pop-dance remakes of 1960s and early 1970s peace songs. He created The Peaceman Foundation, a non-profit organization that battles hatred, violence and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Wilzig’s father, Siggi B. Wilzig (1926–2003), came to the United States as a Holocaust survivor from Germany. Siggi B. Wilzig ultimately became Chairman, President and CEO of Wilshire Oil Company of Texas and Chairman, President and CEO of The Trust Company of New Jersey.

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Justin Trieger at the New World Symphony

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JUSTIN TRIEGER is an award-winning composer, sound designer and experienced multimedia engineer and producer. After formal training in the Music Technology department of the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, Justin relocated to Miami Beach, FL where he now manages all of the collaborative, internet-based projects of the New World Symphony. Justin currently serves as a Cultural Affairs Councilor for the Department of Cultural Affairs in Miami-Dade County.

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“Opera . . . From a Sistah’s Point of View”

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Angela Brown’s “The biggest misconception about opera is that it is only for an elitist audience,” Brown says. “Anyone can enjoy opera if they choose. Anyone can see themselves in the stories.” Along with the Florida Grand Opera, Brown will present two performances, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, at Miami’s HISTORIC HAMPTON HOUSE Strict COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions will be in place, including mandatory face coverings.

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Darlene Hope as Lucille Wilson

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Introduction to Darlene Hope. 0:49 sec.  Interview: Raymond Elman Editing and Production: Matthew Garcia. Recorded: 3/10/2020 at the...

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