A special performance of our acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Night. "GIRLS WITH GUITARS and the infamous "FEW FINE DUDES". The show created by Cindy Kalmenson from Nashville comes to Miami!!

Seen at the Scene: Randy Singer, SJ Acoustic, Marie Delphine, Joanna Holstein, Julia Kroat, Carolina Rainer, Elizabeth La O, Bikini Jazz, Arthur Besser, Davidsound Jorge

Event took place at: 
The Van Dyke Cafe846 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-360

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Miami Beach Convention Center and Centerplate Catering invited us to enjoy the 2nd Annual Miami Spice Kickoff Event & Fundraiser, featuring tastings from a selection of participating Miami Spice restaurants and celebrity chef cooking demos. 
Featuring a live performance by renowned flautist Nestor Torres.
Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength, Madison’s Wish and Education Fund’s Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative. 
Miami Spice 2011 is a mouth-watering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine.
During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals (Lunch $22, Dinner $35) featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Discover the tropical fusion of ingredients that makes Miami dining so wonderfully out of the ordinary. An epicure’s paradise awaits you in Greater Miami and the Beaches! 

Full list of participating restaurants you can find here: http://ilovemiamispice.com/participants.htm
Alison Thompson "The Third Wave" second books signing event in Miami, took place at Coral Gables Books and Books. With a full house Alison with a lot of emotion and passion was reading her book and was sharing her stories. Guests that attend to the event   had they own volunteers stories to share with gathered crowd. 
Alison book "The Third Wave" is now available at select book stores around the country.

To read more about Alison's movie and the book , please visit: http://www.thethirdwavebook.com/

To see how you can help and get more information about foundation WE ADVANCE, please visit:

“The process of helping people is often a complicated task but at the same time, anybody can do it and no experience is required. Through common sense and the wish to help others I hope to encourage people to reach inside to pull out ‘the best in themselves.”
-Alison Thompson
Alison Thompson is a humanitarian and disaster relief veteran. She is a nurse, math teacher, investment banker and filmmaker. Following the Asian tsunami 2004 disaster, she travelled to Sri Lanka for two weeks to volunteer and ended up staying for two years running a refugee camp and field hospital at Peraliya Village. Upon her return from Asia, Thompson directed an award-winning documentary called "The Third Wave" about the volunteering tsunami experience (thethrdwavemovie.com). Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Thompson set out with a group of doctors and volunteers to establish Petionville IDP Camp which cares for over 60,000 people. As part founder, Thompson continues to develop and support WE ADVANCE, which aims to create a grassroots movement empowering Haitian women to collaborate toward making healthcare a priority, and putting an end to GBV within their communities. 

Van Dyke La Nueva Onda Latina Series, hosted by Adrian Guerra showcasing the finest in latin rock and pop. It was night of great music and energy. Day before 4th of July Holiday, place was filled till the roof with locals and tourists visiting for a long weekend. Artists performing: ODAS, Monica da Silva, Trudy Michelerena, Jesse Leon, Daniel de Free Like Me and host of the evening Adrian Guerra. We are looking forward for the further series and performing artists.