e-Veritas Archive | October 21st, 2010

Nestor Torres in concert at Temple Beth Shmuel – Cuban Hebrew Congregation on Saturday

8:00 pm

Temple Beth Shmuel – Cuban Hebrew Congregation, in cooperation with the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, presents Nestor Torres in concert (Lecuona, Classics, and Danzones) accompanied by pianist Paul Posnak, Danzon/Charanga Ensemble, Latin Percussion Ensemble and String Quartet. Attend this truly magical evening, which will include some of the best-known Cuban danzones, a danzon arrangement by Piazzola, the great Sonata for Flute and Piano of Poulenc, and haunting Canciones by Ernesto Lecuona.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m. at the Cuban Hebrew Congregation, 1701 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach. Parking is available in the temple’s parking lot at the Michigan Avenue entrance or at Municipal Parking across the street. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by check or credit card. To purchase tickets, visitwww.cubanhebrew.tix.com or call 1-800-595-4849.

General Adult Admission: $20

V.I.P. Section (Front Rows): $30

Student Admission: $10

Temple Office: 305-534-7213

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UM-NSU CARD to host Autumn Moonlight fundraising event

7:30 pm

Broward County community leaders who support the University of Miami–Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) and are dedicated to helping those who suffer from autism spectrum disorders will be honored at the initiative’s third annual Autumn Moonlight Cocktail Reception on Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie, Florida.

The event, which benefits UM-NSU CARD, will honor Wren S. Newman, associate dean for the Programs in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders of the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University, and the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to education, awareness, and research on behalf of children with learning and communication disorders.

Sports reporter Donovan Campbell, of WSVN Channel 7, will be the master of ceremonies and will host the live auction of items, which include a one-of-a-kind painting by artist Lisa Botto Lee, VIP ticket packages to Miami Dolphins football games, and vacation packages. Singer, songwriter, and pianist Kawan DeBose will perform, and attendees will include Autumn Moonlight Honorary Chairs Jeff and Rachel Ireland, Miami Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano and Jeanette Sparano, and NSU President Ray Ferrero. The event will feature an open bar courtesy of Bacardi USA and a variety of hors d’oeuvres and sweet nibbles.

The event is the signature fundraiser for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at Nova Southeastern University, and proceeds will fund free programs, services, and research initiatives for the more than 5,400 individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who serve them in the Broward area.

UM-NSU CARD is a South Florida nonprofit organization committed to providing free family support, outreach, and educational support services to children and adults of all levels of intellectual functioning. The center provides services for families throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties, which include technical assistance and consultation, parent and professional training programs, and public education activities. UM-NSU CARD supports research in a variety of disciplines to better understand the causes and potential treatments for the disorder.

Tax-deductible sponsorships and tickets are still available. For more information about the event, call 305-284-9126 or visit www.cardatutmnmoonlight.org.

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Critically acclaimed Irish poet Paul Perry returns to UM as part of Goran Reading Series


Irish poet Paul Perry, M.F.A. ’97, returns to the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus October 22-23 as part of the Goran Reading Series honoring professor Lester Goran’s 50-year teaching legacy.

Perry is the author and editor of a number of critically acclaimed books, including The Drowning of the Saints, Goldsmith’s Ghost, and The Orchid Keeper. A winner of the New Irish Writer of the Year Award, he most recently published a book of poetry, The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance, which was described by Dermot Bolger in The Sunday Business Post as “the work of a singular imagination.” He has also published 108 Moons, the selected poems of Jurga Ivanauskaite, which Perry translated into English with Ruta Suchodolskyte. He teaches creative writing at Kingston University, London, and University College Dublin and is Course Director in Poetry for the Faber Academy in Dublin.


Friday, October 22
• Master class for UM students at 3:30 p.m. in the Ashe Building, Room 427.
• Public reading at 7 p.m. at the CAS Gallery.

Saturday, October 23
• Community workshop at 1:30 p.m. at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables.

All Goran Reading Series events are free and open to the public. While the master class is primarily focused on UM students, the community is welcome to attend and observe. Those who are interested in attending the community workshop at Books & Books should RSVP to Creative Writing Director M. Evelina Galang at [email protected].

About the Goran Reading Series
Since English Professor Lester Goran arrived at the University of Miami in 1960, his teaching and leadership have reverberated far beyond the classroom walls. His former students include professors who teach in the United States and Europe, literary-journal editors, and New York Times best-selling authors. The 2010-2011 Goran Reading Series provides an opportunity for members of both the UM and greater-Miami communities to celebrate Goran’s 50-year teaching legacy through readings, master classes, and workshops with some of his most accomplished students. In addition to teaching more than 20,000 students during his career at UM, Goran has continued to publish novels and short-story collections. He was also instrumental in helping to establish the first creative-writing curriculum at UM in 1965 and the MFA program in 1991.

The Goran Reading Series will also feature UM alumni Chantel Acevedo and Terrence Cheng. For more information and dates of future readings and workshops in the series, click here.

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Bike to the BankAtlantic Center to benefit motorcycle safety and education

3:00 pm

On Saturday, October 23, support the Christopher Rodriguez del Rey Research Fund at the William Lehman Injury Research Center by participating in Bike to the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. A motorcycle ride from Ryder Trauma Center to BankAtlantic Center will start at 3 p.m. At the BankAtlantic Center, the fun continues with a viewing party for the Florida Panthers/New York Islanders game at 7 p.m.

The event also will include food, drinks, and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Christopher Rodriguez del Rey Research Fund’s continuous efforts to improve the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic injuries resulting from blunt trauma. Free parking will be available. To purchase tickets, please click here. If you have any questions, call Jill Graygo at 305-243-9454.

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