South Florida Luxury Guide - Miami March/April 2017 : Page 140

social 47th Annual Golden Coconut Awards On Jan. 12, the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce presented the 47th Annual Golden Coconut Awards at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove , recognizing businesses, organizations and individuals that make a difference in the community. The event committee, led by Rebecca J. Smith and Wendy D. Zane, included Chamber President Liliana Dones, Vice President Curtis Crider and Director Lilia Garcia. The event was hosted by South Florida Luxury Guide Publisher Lynette Janac. coconutgrovechamber.com Congratulations to this year’s honorees: Entrepreneurial Start-Up Business of the Year: Kurz Real Estate; Service Industry Leader of the Year: Mercy Hospital; Locally Owned Business of the Year: H&H Jewels; Hospitality Industry Leader of the Year: Grove Bay Hospitality Group; Restaurant of the Year: Strada in the Grove; Chef of the Year: Ted Mendez, Spartico; Hotel of the Year: The Mutiny/ Providence Resorts; GM of the Year: Curtis Crider, Sonesta Coconut Grove; Retailer of the Year: Shell Lumber & Hardware; Business of the Year: Terra; Small Business of the Year: Riley Smith Group; 6PDOO1RQSURÀW2UJDQL]DWLRQ of the Year: Coconut Grove Sailing Club; /DUJH1RQSURÀW Organization of the Year: Coconut Grove Arts Festival; Outstanding Community Involvement: Major Manny Morales, City of Miami Police; Board Member of the Year Award: &E1SFMB[&#0d;$VTINBO8BLFmFME&#1c; President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement: Monty Trainer; Golden Coconut 47: Arquitectonica. Photography by Betty Alvarez Jay Miranda, Keith Jennings, Alicia Ortiz, Dale Alward and Michelle Bookout Francesco Balli and Monty Trainer Ed Prelaz, Lilia Garcia and Cornelio Tablada Lynette Janac, Rebecca Smith and Wendy Zane Curtis Crider and Rebecca Smith Liliana Dones and Santiago Villegas South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Übermensch (Superman) On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Broward Center and Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Adrienne Arsht Center , .BFTUSB4FCSJOB"MGPOTPDPOmSNFEUIFXPSME&#0e;DMBTT standing of the South Florida Symphony with the huge, ambitious Übermensch (Superman) program. Übermensch refers to Friedrich Nietzsche, who inspired Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra , the concert opener. This was followed by the NBHOJmDFOUXPSMEQSFNJFSFPG The Legend of Bird Mountain , composed by Fort Lauderdale’s Tom Hormel, which thundered with instrumentation punctuated by vocalization. Inspired by the Idaho landscape, the vibrant ballet, initially written as a GPVS&#0e;NJOVUFQJFDF&#0d;XBTFYQBOEFEUP
NJOVUFT&#0f; Virtuoso Tessa Lark, winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Competition and 2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition, masterfully played Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra POB4USBEJWBSJVTWJPMJO&#0f;5IF young artist concluded by passionately delivering bluegrass selections from her native state of Kentucky. VRXWKÁRULGDV\PSKRQ\RUJ Photography by Steven Shires Photography CEO Jacqueline Lorber welcomes audience to the concert. Maestra Sebrina Alfonso conducts Übermensch at the Arsht Center. Maestra Alfonso applauds the stellar orchestra performance. Tessa Lark performs Korngold’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Supporters from Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin P.A. enjoy the exceptional performance. Patrons Eric Koskoff and Beth Holland peruse the program book. 140 South Florida Luxury Guide

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47 th Annual Golden Coconut Awards

On Jan. 12, the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce presented the 47th Annual Golden Coconut Awards at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut G rove, recognizing businesses, organizations and individuals that make a difference in the community. The event committee, led by Rebecca J. Smith and Wendy D. Zane, included Chamber President Liliana Dones, Vice President Curtis Crider and Director Lilia Garcia.The event was hosted by South Florida Luxury Guide Publisher Lynette Janac. Coconutgrovechamber.com

Congratulations to this year's honorees: Entrepreneurial Start-Up Business of the Year: Kurz Real Estate; Service Industry Leader of the Year: Mercy Hospital; Locally Owned Business of the Year: H&H Jewels; Hospitality Industry Leader of the Year: Grove Bay Hospitality Group; Restaurant of the Year: Strada in the Grove; Chef of the Year: Ted Mendez, Spartico; Hotel of the Year: The Mutiny/ Providence Resorts; GM of the Year: Curtis Crider, Sonesta Coconut Grove; Retailer of the Year: Shell Lumber & Hardware; Business of the Year: Terra; Small Business of the Year: Riley Smith Group; Small Nonprofit Organization of the Year: Coconut Grove Sailing Club; Large Nonprofit Organization of the Year: Coconut Grove Arts Festival; Outstanding Community Involvement: Major Manny Morales, City of Miami Police; Board Member of the Year Award: Ed Prelaz, Cushman &Wakefield; President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement: Monty Trainer; Golden Coconut 47: Arquitectonica.

Photography by Betty Alvarez

South Florida Sym phony Orchestra Presents Ubermensch (Superman)

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Broward Center and Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Maestra Sebrina Alfonso confirm ed the world-class standing of the South Florida Symphony with the huge, ambitious Ubermensch (Superman) program.
Ubermensch refers to Friedrich Nietzsche, who inspired Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, the concert opener. This was followed by the magnificent world premiere of The Legend of Bird Mountain, composed by Fort Lauderdale’s Tom Hormel, which thundered with instrumentation punctuated by vocalization. Inspired by the Idaho landscape, the vibrant ballet, initially written as a four-minute piece, was expanded to 23 minutes. Virtuoso Tessa Lark, winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Competition and 2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition, masterfully played Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra on a 1683 Stradivarius violin. The young artist concluded by passionately delivering bluegrass selections from her native state of Kentucky. Southfloridasymphony.org

Photography by Steven Shires Photography

The Humane Society of Greater Miami 2017 Pawpurrazzi Gala

The Humane Society of Greater Miami's 2017 Pawpurrazzi was a sparkling affair to remember, which eloquently paid tribute to the late Patricia Wallace, a legend in the philanthropic world and an avid animal lover who helped put Pawpurrazzi on the Miami social map. The event was led by co-chairs Milton Wallace (Patricia’s husband) and Bunny Bastian, with Penny Stamps as honorary chairperson. As guests entered, they headed over to the photo studio to have their pictures taken and to peruse over 100 items in the silent auction.

The highlight of the evening was the “Great Pets Who Walk in Front of Great People” runway show, which was emceed by Cynthia Demos and Eliott Rodriguez, and included many animals from the shelter, looking for forever homes. Happily, six of these dogs were adopted. Overall, more than $500,000 was raised to help the over 400 animals cared for by the Humane Society. Humanesocietymiami.org

Photography by Yamila Lomba

Housing Works Hosts Second Annual Design on a Dime

From Feb. 4-5, Housing Works, a leading AIDS service and advocacy organization, hosted its second yearly fundraising event, Design on a Dime, at the Moore Building in the heart of Miami's Design District. Participating interior designers and taste makers created over 25 one-of-a-kind room vignettes with designer furniture, art and home decor, which was donated directly from top brands and sold for up to 80 percent off during the ticketed event on Saturday. The preview sale was followed by the Chairman's Dinner, where philanthropist Criselda Breene and photographer Iran Issa- Khan were honored. The shopping carried over through Sunday, when the event opened to the public. The star-studded benefit raised $320,000 in support of the organization’s “AIDS-FREE USA 2025” campaign, which plans to end the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. by the year 2025. Housingworks.org

Photography by Larry Marano and World Red Eye

Miami City Ballet 31st Annual Gala

On Saturday, Jan. 28, more than 400 guests helped Miami City Ballet celebrate its 31st annual gala at Faena Forum , raising more than $1 million to support the com pany's work, both on stage and within the community. The theme of this year's ball— an ice -kissed fairy tale — was inspired by the ballet’s world premiere commission of Alexei Ratmansky's The Fairy's Kiss, which debuted in February at the Arsht Center. During cocktail hour, guests sipped Bacardi cocktails from frozen shot glasses while child prodigy pianist Brandon Goldberg played jazz tunes. For the main event, the dramatic ballroom was furnished with an ice bar and centerpieces featuring pointe shoes frozen into them. Company dancers dined at each table before hitting the dance floor for an unforgettable party that included a surprise flash mob as “snow” fell from the balconies. Miamicityballet.org

Photography by World Red Eye

Miami Cancer Institute Opens Its Doors

On Thursday, Jan. 26, the $430 million, 445,000-square-foot Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, officially opened its doors. It is the third full member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, an initiative designed to guide community providers toward state-of- the-art cancer care. The facility is home to one of the most comprehensive and advanced radiation oncology programs in the world, and includes South Florida’s first proton therapy center, one of less than 25 in the nation. The clinical research building, set to open later this year, will house the Center for Genomic Medicine, where researchers will create personalized treatments designed to interrupt the ability of cancer cells to multiply. “ Even in its infancy, Miami Cancer Institute has transformed cancer care in South Florida,” says Dr. Michael J. Zinner, founding CEO and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute. “As it matures, the institute is well-poised to serve as the catalyst for making South Florida a true, world-class medical destination that benefits patients and the community at large— here, and around the globe.” baptisthealth.net

Photography courtesy Baptist Health South Florida

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