Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame
Star-studded ceremony to take place at New World Center
“I believe that the founding of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame is of extreme cultural importance,” said Grammy Award winning songwriter Rudy Perez from his North Beach studio. He and fellow songwriter, Desmond Child, will make history on April 23 when they bring some of the biggest names in music to the New World Center for the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame’s first induction gala.
For Perez, the Hall of Fame is a long-term endeavor with a goal of having a physical museum in Miami and then to expand to Buenos Aires, Mexico and Spain.
“Part of the tourism experience to Miami will be to visit the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame,” he said. “It’ll be an interactive museum where families and kids can learn about the craft of songwriting, as well as the concept of intellectual property and the laws surrounding it.”
Be A Kid Again: Chris & Mike Weinberg chair Blues Brothers-themed gala
This year’s Miami Children’s Museum’s “Be A Kid Again” gala will be chaired by Miami Beach natives, Mike and Chris Weinberg.
“We’ve been on the committee for several years and Debbie Spiegelman asked us to chair this year and we’re honored to do so,” said Chris.
This year’s theme, the Blues Brothers’ “We’re on a Mission” will celebrate exceptional educational programming and showcase a far out live auction hosted by Dave Barry and Paul Castronovo.
Tennis on the Key
The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, for the fourth consecutive year, held an intimate gathering of the world’s top tennis players including Andy Murry, Ryan Harrison Anna Ivanovich, Novak Djokovic and the Bryan brothers. The event – hosted by Grand Slam legend and Hall of Fame nominee Cliff Drysdale, Tennis Director Mark Chellas and ESPN tennis analyst Darren Cahill – gave just 24 locals the opportunity to enter a Round Robin qualifying tournament and included a champagne reception with passed hors d’oeuvres.
Pictured: Susset Cabrera and Tatiana Litman