Sofia Vergara at Arsht

Latina Superstar Performs in Chicago

Photo by Manny Hernandez

Hispanic superstar, Sofía Vergara, will appear as Matron Mama Morton in the Miami engagement of Chicago at the Adrienne Arsht Center from May 26 through 31.

Vergara is currently performing on Broadway and flew to Miami on a dark night to kick-off Chicago’s Miami run in grand style.

The longtime Miami resident and Colombian native originally auditioned for the role of Roxy, the play’s ingénue; but because of scheduling conflicts that would have required the actress to learn the dance numbers in less than one month, Vergara was forced to pass on Roxy. The show’s producers, however, made a bold move by…

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Sonja Zuckerman and Tova Leidesdorf

Luncheon to Remember

The Alzheimer’s Care Committee/NOTABLES of Douglas Gardens annual Luncheon to Remember, featuring an exciting Las Vegas-style cabaret show, cocktail reception and silent auction. Chaired by Carole Wien Langer, the event will honor philanthropist Tova Leidesdorf, Shareef Malnik, and Delores and Michael Brandeis. Columnist Stephanie Sayfie Aagard joined Honorary Raffle Chair Laurie Riemer as guest emcees.

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Grimpa Brazilian Steakhouse

The dining scene downtown has been growing steadily over the past few years with new restaurants opening on US1 and in the Brickell Avenue area. One restaurant that is making headways with a growing lunch and dinner crowd, not to mention an evolving happy hour, is Grimpa Brazilian Steakhouse in Mary Brickell Village.

Grimpa’s executive chef Euzebio has been perfecting a style of cooking that blends traditional Brazilian cuisine with American flavors since moving to the U.S. 10 years ago…

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