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1. Miramar Cultural Center, Arts & Parks.
2. First Annual Breakfast with Santa
3. Art Exhibit & Cocktail Reception. (Laurenceau)
4. Buena Vista, Home Shaow Case & Pine Apple Festival.
5. Art Basel In Miami Buena -Vista
6. Miami Haitian Community Meeting
7. Pikliz @ WDNA

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Miramar Cultural Center/ Arts & Parks
Jul 29, 2008

Photos By Rachel Moscoso Denis.

Famed Actors Tour Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark.

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y, July 29th, Tony Award Winner Melba Moore, Actress JoMarie Payton and JEBA Media Group, Inc., were welcomed to the City of Miramar with a reception, Proclamation, and Keys to the City.

Famed Actors Tour Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark

On Tuesday, July 29th, Tony Award Winner Melba Moore, Actress JoMarie Payton and JEBA Media Group, Inc., were welcomed to the City of Miramar with a reception, Proclamation, and Keys to the City.

JEBA founders Julia E. Brown and Ed Haynes were honored as a result of their success in bringing the bi-annual Urban Theatre Festival Awards to South Florida and the possibility of bringing this event to the new Miramar Cultural Center in 2010. Ms. Moore and Ms. Payton were honored as the hosts of this year’s festivities.

The Center, which includes an 800-seat Theater, a banquet facility, full-service kitchen, a botanical garden with a commissioned piece by New York Public Artist Alison Sky, and two art galleries, is scheduled for completion in the Fall.

Specially invited guest, Rachel Moscoso Denis was welcomed by Miramar Mayor Lori Moseley, Project Manager Michel Magloire, and Marketing Manager

Edna LaRoche. As a special correspondent, Ms. Denis was given additional access to the honored guests.

Following the ceremony and reception, guests were invited to tour the Cultural Center and see the splendor that will debut shortly. Programming is already underway with the Florida Sunshine Pops and Gold Coast Opera presentations of Gershwin, a Pavarotti Tribute, AIDA, and La Boheme scheduled. Children’s entertainment is planned with the Family Fun Series which includes Cinderella, School House Rock, The Great Alphabet Adventure and Junie B. Jones. Also not to be missed--the political satire Capitol Steps and illusionists, The Spencers.

For more information about the Miramar Cultural Center, log on to
www.MiramarCulturalCenter.org

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First Annual Breakfast, 2007 with Santa!
Dec 23, 2007

Photos by Rachel Moscoso Denis
Santa & his crew having breakfast with the children of Miami.

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a child's face I see how the world should be, and when he smiles at me I know I've answerd a plea. May I always listen with love in my heart, may I choose to glisten with every dream I start...
It's the time of the Year to Share with Our Community.

About 300 Boys and Girls ages 5 to 10 years were invited to share breakfast with Santa at the beautiful J W Marriott on Brickell Avenue in Miami, sunday December, 2007 at 10am.
The J W Marriott one of the main sponsor presented a delicious and hot breakfast . Each child received a new toy, and had a picture souvenir with Santa and his elves.

The kids had fun with their faces painted by the two clowns.They enjoyed a live show by Snow Man, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and Anna Montana the lead singer.

The kids enjoyed the beautiful event and went back home with a wonderful memory of Christmas.

This event was sponsoredby: The JW Marriott, Le chic Event Planning, HACCOF, HALO, HANA, Dr Rudolph Moise, Dr Ranley Desir, Dr. Reginald Perreira, Dr Joseph Lemaire, Dr Herold Merisier, Dr Marie Denise Gervais Merisier, Dr Bernard Miot, Dr Gislaine Marcellin, Dr Paul Henry Telson, Dr Cassandra Blot Simmons, Myriam Nader Fine Art, Anthony Box Esq.,Tamara Beliard (Art Space Production) Ginou Pelissier, Munir Mourra, Gaith Jean for (Gospa Rehabilitation) Rachel Moscoso Denis from RD Event Consultant & Pikliz.Com.plus Over the Top Party Rentals.

The Chairs and Co-Chairs donated 10 toys placed under the Christmas tree and distributed to the children by Santa. Below is the list of the chairs and the Co-Chairs of the event.

Event Chairs:
Judith Joseph
Josette Cantave
Kathleen Pilorge
Dr Dominique Saliba

Co-Chairs
Judith Audain
Michele Baker
Mrs Fred Beliard
Tamara Beliard
Anssie Blot
Beatrice Cazeau, Esq.
Carine Desir
Marie May Gousse
Elizabeth Gardere
Loydie Lemaire
Dr Gislaine Marcelin
Dr Marie Denise Gervais Merisier
Carline Moura
Dr Myriam Pereira
Ginou Pelissier
Dr Winnie Robin
Lisa Rhodes Ryans
Manoucheka Thermitus/ FANM
Sabrina Salomon, Esq.
Bolina Salomon.

Together this group made it possible and started a wonderful tradition!!!!

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Art Exhibit & Cocktail Reception for Lyonel Laurenceau.
Dec 8, 2007

Photos by Rachel Moscoso Denis
@ Guilene G. Chevallier and Anthony D. Box's private residence.
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group of prominents professionals from the Haitian American Community was invited to an Art Exhibit and a Cocktail Reception with the assistance of PR Rachel Moscoso Denis President of RD Event Consultant and Planning Corporation.

This wonderful art night was held on Saturday December 8th, 2007 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM
This show featured the very well known Haitian Artist Lyonel Laurenceau who was present to sign autographs for all the guests and also presented his new book.
Other featured artists at this night was: Claude Dambreville, Jean-Claude Legagneur, Gesner Armand, Jacques Enguerand Gourgue, Guerda Louizor, Lucson Guerrier and Carel Blain.
Contact info: Anthony Box 305-944-0943
Rachel Moscoso Denis 786-290-9718

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Buena Vista/ Home showcase & Pineapple Festival
Dec 7, 2007

Photos by Rachel Moscoso Denis

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Art Basel in Miami-Buena Vista
Dec 7, 2007

Photos by : Francois Adrien for pikliz.com
East Artist/Home Showcase and Pineapple Festival
Buena Vista East celebrates its past
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The Buena Vista East's historic association celebrated Art Basel with exhibits in old homes and an homage to their neighborhood's logo, the pineapple.

BY LAURA MORALES
llmorales@MiamiHerald.com
A century ago, visitors traveling south into Miami had to trek past acres of spiky pineapple plants. In the 1920s, those fields became Biltmore and Shadowlawn, two of Miami's first -- and toniest -- suburbs.

By the 1980s and '90s, the beauty of Buena Vista East gave way to blight -- abandoned buildings along with faded, crumbling houses.

But in recent years those old homes jump-started the area's rebirth, drawing people who value historic preservation.

This weekend, members of the Buena Vista East Historic Neighborhood Association will celebrate the area's agrarian past -- and current renaissance -- during their first Artist/Home Showcase and Pineapple Festival. It kicks off Friday with a tour of those houses.

For Saturday's main event, several local restaurants including Pasha's, Sheba, One-Ninety and Grass will be offering creative cuisine incorporating the pineapple in some way.

Artists will set up tents to sell their work and live bands, including the Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Troubadours, will perform on First Avenue.

The festival, which members of the neighborhood association and officials from the city's Little Haiti NET office have been planning for months, also includes a walking tour of eight homes built in the 1920s -- and one from the '50s -- featuring the barrel-vaulted chimneys of Mission and Pueblo, the porte-cochères of Bungalow and the simple geometric lines of Art Deco architecture.

While the houses are works of art in their own right, festivalgoers also can see the works of local artists such as Maria Aquilar, Sophia Lacroix and Jay Lonewolf Morales during the tour, which premieres Friday.

Schiller Jerome, who joined the association's board in March, came up with the idea for the festival.

''With Art Basel coming up, I said, we need to do something art-related,'' he said. ``I checked some books and came up with the pineapple, which is our logo.''

In the 1920s, T.V. Moore, son of an agriculturally inclined North Carolina clergyman, helped develop the Biltmore and Shadowlawn subdivisions, two of the city's first suburbs, where once he had owned acres of pineapple fields.

The Moore family also helped pave the way for the Design District, said historian Paul George, who often has led Dade Heritage Days tours into Buena Vista East.

''They started the Moore Furniture Company in the Moore Building on 40th Street,'' George said. ``That was the beginning of Decorator's Row.''

Susana Baker, who bought T.V. Moore's old Mediterranean Revival manse on First Avenue, said that when she arrived in 1995, the area was ``dirty and gray, lots of poor families, and people just overlooked it.''

''But when I looked at this house, I saw the potential for something right out of The Great Gatsby,'' she said.



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Miami Haitian Community Meeting
Aug 1, 2006

Photos by Rachel Moscoso Denis

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WDNA & Pikliz (88.9 FM, Miami; WDNA.org) 2005
Dec 17, 2005

Photos by: Manny Ardouin