Author: Quentin Slade

Egg-A-Palooza 2018: How Barbara Sharief Is Blazing New Trails As a Mom, Politician and Philanthropist

On Saturday, March 31st Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief hosted the 9th Annual Egg-A-Palooza, sponsored by her company, South Florida Pediatric Homecare, Inc. The event was held at Miramar Regional Park and was attended by hundreds of children and their families. Egg-A-Palooza 2018 was created as a family celebration that endows children with a sense of belonging and provides families with a communal celebration of the Spring holiday. The event occurs on the Saturday before Easter Sunday every year. Ms. Sharief, former Mayor, is the current District 8 Commissioner of Broward County. Ms. Sharief debuted in politics in 2009 when...

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Review: Miami City Ballet’s Jerome Robbins Celebration at the Arsht Center

Jerome Robbins was indisputably one of the great choreographers and performers of American Dance. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and companies across the world are celebrating the year with a variety of programs and events dedicated to the genius behind West Side Story, The King and I, Peter Pan and many other spectacular shows. Mr. Robbins was one of those rare artists whose oeuvre crosses over from the rarefied air of classical ballet to the popular broadway theater with a variety of stops in film (notably directing, with Robert Wise, West Side Story, for which both...

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Exclusive Interview: Dr. Larry Fan on Beauty and Plastic Surgery Trends

Dr. Larry fan is an esteemed and award-winning plastic surgeon in San Francisco where he founded his nationally recognized boutique medical practice, 77 Plastic Surgery. Dr. Fan leads his medical team with the inspiration of the “beauty that surrounds and resides within all of us.” The Sophia News recently chatted with Dr. Larry Fan about beauty and plastic surgery trends and issues. This interview was inspired by Dr. Fan’s prominence in the world of cosmetic and plastic surgery. In the interview Dr. Fan shared his philosophy for helping people reach their realistic goals for beauty, and gain more self-confidence...

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91 Years Young Justo Gallego Is Building A Cathedral of Faith, Brick By Brick

photos by Gianfranco Tripodo for The New York Times “This is where my vocation has taken me and this is where I’m prepared to suffer, just as Jesus Christ taught us to suffer for others.” -Justo Gallego Faith and commitment take on a new meaning when you are a devout Catholic, 91 years-young and you decide to build a Cathedral – all by yourself! This is the story of Justo Gallego, a man who is basically a self-taught architect and builder who decides to build his personal Cathedral of Faith in his home town of Mejorada del Campo, Spain....

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Art | Basel Miami Beach 2017 Highlights: Deborah Tarr at LPH

Who says contemporary artists hate the past? Deborah Tarr’s new work on display at the LPH boot of the Pulse Miami art fair during Art | Basel Miami Beach was a uniquely pro-modernist look at painting by a contemporary artist who understands irony. Replete with subdued hues of earthy reds and yellow ochres, steely greys and somber blacks, Ms. Tarr’s paintings, mounted salon-style, represent a strange kind of fresh air in a current painting scene filled with scrawls, cartooniness and awkward attempts at camp and kitsch that never generate lift-off on the trajectory to novelty. I spoke with Lucasta...

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