The New World Music Band: Caribbean Salsa, Live at the Museum!

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Modernism Museum Mount Dora will be hosting the New World Music Band, led by flute and saxophone virtuoso Gabriel de David! The concert will take place in the museum gallery on Saturday, January 26th at 7:00pm. A sparkling and white wine reception is included, which begins at 6:30pm.

The New World Music Band plays Caribbean salsa and will feature a quartet of guitar, drums and percussion, all led by Gabriel de David on flute and saxophone. Gabriel de David has been a professional musician and teacher for more than 25 years. He holds a master’s degree in music education and has played with many renowned Puerto Rican salsa groups.

Tickets are $20 for 3MD members and $30 for nonmembers and includes the sparkling and white wine reception which precedes the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by visiting https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez4189.

The Mistletones– Live at the Museum!

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Set the tone for the Christmas season with this live concert – packed full of carefully chosen selections of Christmas music we all love! Listen as The Mistletones transport you with holiday classics sung in the intimate atmosphere of the museum, in the heart of downtown Mount Dora, among its millions of twinkling Christmas lights.

Doors open for a wine reception at 6:30 p.m and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Ticket Price is $20.00 for Museum Members/ $30.00 for Non-members, including complementary wine reception.

Tickets can be purchased online at: https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3934

For more information, call the museum at: 352.385.0034, or email us at info@modernismmuseum.org.

Lauren Mitchell – Live at the Museum

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Modernism Museum Mount Dora will be hosting the Lauren Mitchell Band. The concert will take place in the museum gallery on Saturday, September 8th at 7:00pm. A sparkling and white wine reception is included, which begins at 6:30pm.

Described as “a mesmerizing performer with a voice for the ages,” Lauren Mitchell performs a bold mix of her own original material, songs hand-picked from the repertoires of her friends, and covers of classic tunes performed by Etta James, Bettye LaVette, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis. Mitchell tells a blues story that’s been a lifetime in the making. It’s a powerful and stylistically story with a voice to match.

Tickets are $20 for 3MD members and $30 for nonmembers and includes the sparkling and white wine reception which precedes the performance.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by visiting www.ezticketapp.com/?s=ez3851

Exhibition Opening Reception and Performance

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The Florida Holocaust Museum is pleased to present the exhibition The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles. The exhibition opening reception will take place on Saturday, September 9th at 5:30 p.m. and in conjunction with Keep St Pete Lit and the Second Saturday ArtWalk, nine writers will perform their short stories, poems, and imaginings inspired by this exhibition.

The paintings, drawings, prints, and artist’s books by Murray Zimiles are graphic statements meant to engage and propel the viewer into a whirlwind of fire and devastation. In these powerful works, Zimiles deals with the perceived absence of God and the absence of civilization during the Holocaust.

The exhibition opening reception and performance is free and open to the public. Complimentary beer, wine, and snacks will be served. To reserve your seat, please call 727.820.0100, extension 301.

Wedding Bells at Watermark: Mark Badley and Jason Newkirk

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Mark Badley and Jason Newkirk

Photo by Castaldo Studio

“Mark is wonderful and will go along with all the crazy schemes and everything I come up with – and he’s always there beside me, loving me and supporting me no matter how crazy my little mind can go,” Jason says.

When Jason Newkirk, a writer and office manager for a production company, first met Mark Badley, a pharmacy buyer, he was at a loss for words, which isn’t like Jason, being a person who always has something to say.

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Cleveland give a warm reception to Gay Games 2014

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Cleveland (AP) – Nick Gill says he was warned by a teammate on his indoor volleyball team about what Cleveland might be like before they left Portland, Maine, for the Gay Games this week.

“He was telling us horror stories about growing up here,” Gill said Thursday while watching the beach volleyball tournament at a lakeside park just outside downtown Cleveland, which is staging the Games with nearby Akron.

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NCLR Cocktail Reception

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After partying hard at the pool party, the girls calm downed at the Zest restaurant for the National Center for Lesbian Rights cocktail reception.

Singer and guitarist Melissa Crispo performed in front of more than 60 people. With her angelic voice and acoustic guitar in hand, she covered popular oldies such as “The Joker” from the Steve Miller Band, Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive,” Dixie Chicks’ “Landslide” and many more including Crispo’s own song “Running in Circles.”

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