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Rhythm Foundation’s new Board President Bob Plessett is a music lover, and a big fan of the music of French gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. He introduced us to the Django Festival All-Stars, a band who take you back to 1930s Paris, when Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli created Hot Club jazz. The Django Festival… Read more »

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Longtime Rhythm Foundation member John Sowell shared a story from this weekend’s New York Times, about the time-capsule home in Paris of French musician/producer/provacateur Serge Gainsbourg. We are #tbt remembering that most amazing concert from 2003, when the divine Jane Birkin arrived with an ensemble of top Moroccan musicians for a concert… Read more »

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By now you must know Angie Bell, the multi-tasking young Haitian-American dynamo who helps coordinate Big Night in Little Haiti. Multi-tasking in the word for her – Angie is a TV and event producer, a published poet, a jewelry maker, she produces a monthly Atizan craft fair, she hosts Boukan club night, and… Read more »

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This Member Monday we spoke with Rhythm Foundation Member Celeste Fraser Delgado who directs Carnival Arts, a collaborative service project with Florida youth crisis shelters through which PACE students join local artists in teaching drumming, dancing, and mask making of the Caribbean and Latin America. Since 2007, Carnival Arts has introduced these traditions… Read more »

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June 1 marked the beginning of the 2015 Hurricane Season, so let’s check in with our favorite weatherman, Rhythm Foundation Member John Morales, NBC6 Chief Meteorologist.  Rhythm Foundation Member and Award-winning meteorologist John Morales is the longest tenured broadcast meteorologist in South Florida, serving as a reassuring presence for nearly 25 years. His accurate weather… Read more »

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This Member Monday we spoke with long time Rhythm Foundation Member Stephen Pearson who is the director of The Gifford Arboretum of the University of Miami. The Gifford Arboretum a collection of important trees and plants assembled for the purposes of education and research, and is run by the Department of… Read more »

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Jason & Carrie Wiesenfeld with Marco Benevento

Meet a very cool pair of Rhythm Foundation members on this Member Monday… Last weekend, the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center recognized Carrie and Jason Wiesenfeld for their long-term commitment to the community. In support of the gorgeous new MBJCC facility, Jason was involved in the multi-year fundraising efforts, serving… Read more »

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Raphael Wagner, also known as Hoffa, is a music lover and very dedicated Rhythm Foundation Member. When our shows go on sale, he never wastes a minute and almost always gets front row seats. The Brazilian native was such a huge Marisa Monte fan that he started the Marisa Monte… Read more »

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Get to know a local hero – Rhythm Foundation Board Member Dr. Rigo Rodriguez.  Long time Rhythm Foundation supporters, Rigo and his wife Judy attend so many of our concerts and special events, we might have mistook them for ‘people of leisure.’  That would be wrong, because Rigo is a very… Read more »