The Road to Afro Roots Travels through South Miami February 29

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All ages are welcome to a free evening of Puerto Rican Bomba by Zona de Bomba beginning at 9 p.m.

South Miami, FL – February 18, 2020 – At two years past two decades, Afro Roots Fest shows no signs of slowing down. Similarly, the Road to Afro Roots pre-festival series rolls on in South Miami on Leap Day. The Miami music and arts non-profit organization Community Arts and Culture (CAC) continues its 2nd decade plus of concerts on Saturday, February 29, 2020 with a free show at The Tonic (5701 Sunset Dr Suite 194, South Miami, FL 33143) beginning at 9 p.m. Afro Roots Fest, was named “Best Music Festival” in the 2019 Miami New Times “Best of Miami” edition.

Zona De Bomba sources explosive material from the Puerto Rican tradition of Bomba, which runs on the power of only two hard-hitting instruments; percussion and voice. This diverse collective that includes representation from Puerto Rico and Cuba, is led by Charley Rivas,whose goal is to transform the performance of Bomba into one that’s representative of the group’s collective musical experience.

For more details, visit the all-new AfroRootsFest.com or call 305.397.8499; more information is available at the newly redesigned CommunityArtsandCulture.org

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE

Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.

CAC has a track record of community collaborations which have earned the support of many other organizations and sponsors, such as the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the non-profit organization La FortunaGuanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami Beach, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the Moksha Arts CollectiveMiamiDade College, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, and the Rhythm Foundation. These harmonious relations help CAC fulfill their co-presenting mission to the community.

In 2018, Executive and Artistic Director Jose Elias was recognized by the Knight Foundation as a Knights Art Champion, which allowed him to donate $10,000 to CAC for the production of the 2019 season of events. In 2019, Afro Roots Fest was named “Best Music Festival” by the Miami New Times in weekly’s “Best of Miami” edition. 

For more information, please visitthe brand new website at CommunityArtsandCulture.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Stokoff Debuts at Carnaval on the Mile on First-Ever Country Stage March 7

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Coral Gables, FL — February 11, 2020 — Country music en Español artist Stokoff will play the annual weekend-long Carnaval Miami celebration known as Carnaval on the Mile on Saturday, March 7, 2020, on the new Publix Country Music Stage at 4:20 p.m. This will mark both the first time the event has dedicated a stage entirely to Country artists, and that the German-born, Colombia-raised singer, songwriter and producer will perform at the popular precursor to Calle Ocho. The location is the so-called Miracle Mile between Le Jeune Road and Douglas Road in the heart of Coral Gables.

Stokoff’s interest in music began while growing up in South America, where he spent many years trying on different lives for size, only to discover that he was meant to defy the conventions of music. When Stokoff (first name Octavio) discovered country music, the rest were put aside. He found the music that helped him relate to his roots and his culture, and it helped him feel real love. What he represents now, in America, is the unlikely hero who is following his dreams by being passionately and unabashedly being true to himself. 

View Stokoff’s latest release single “Embrujo” on his YouTube channel. He is currently in-studio working on a full-length of Country hits sung in Spanish, to be released in the spring. Learn more at www.Stokoff.com

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Michael Mut
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The Hip Abduction Live at The Kelsey Theater March 14 with Special Guests The Ellameno Beat

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St. Petersburg-based indie / alternative sextet touring in support of their fourth full-length release called To the Ends of the Earth

Lake Park, FL – January 30, 2020 – The Hip Abduction (THA) is a band fueled by African rhythms, dub spirit, and roots soul. About to embark on a tour that may not take them as far as their latest release implies (To the Ends of the Earth), they will be making a stop at The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Joining them will be local favorites The Ellameno Beat.

General admission and VIP tickets are on sale – click bit.ly/THAKelsey2020 to purchase now. All ages welcome, doors open at 7 p.m. The VIP experience ticket gives you early access to the show, a custom signed poster, plus a meet and hang with the band prior to the show, which is being presented by Roots Music, Inc. (RMI)  

To the Ends of the Earth is a sonic expedition that shatters genre barriers and aims to guide listeners towards anthemic bliss. It stands as the band’s fourth full-length independent album, and was recorded in Tampa and New York. THA, featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone and tenor saxophone), Cody Moore (keyboards), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals), and Justino Walker (guitar), call St. Petersburg, FL home; they have mined an expansive well of local and global influences to sharpen their signature style on this record.

New describes the sound best as, “an ethereal journey to the ends of the earth,” after which the album was named. The band, along with producers Jackson Hoffman and Ryder Stuart, set out to create a timeless record, remembering back to their early days of informal jam sessions. “It helped us come to terms with who we are as a band, defining our sound. We weren’t trying to sound like anything but ourselves,” says New. To the Ends of the Earth is available online now.

The Ellameno Beat is a band of twenty-somethings hailing from Jensen Beach, Florida. Founded and produced by lead singer Reggie Froom, the group channels an original progressive reggae / roots sound and presence that is the product of a life-long passion for soulful expression through music and the ocean. The band also includes James Rosenblit on drums, Dylon Hixon (bass), and Walker Brantingham on (keys). Their latest release is 2017’s Surface.

Located at 700 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403, in the heart of a budding art district and downtown corridor with a rich history, The Kelsey Theater is known for showcasing national talent, and offers one of the most intimate venues in all of South Florida. Their mission is to be a place where the community by large can experience the finest in music, burlesque shows, live reggae music, cabarets, comedy and various other performing arts alongside conventions, weddings and more.

Bringing the best live music to South Florida, Roots Music specializes in event production, artist development, and promotions. With more than 20 years experience consulting in the music industry, RMI is a leader in the area music scene.

For more information, visit www.thehipabduction.com or call 561.328.7481.

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Third Wheel Debut at Hole19 Scratch Kitchen + Bar February 8

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Veteran Miami-based band to play rock and alternative covers at Miami Springs bar and restaurant


Miami Springs, FL – January 28, 2020 –  Hole19 Scratch Kitchen + Bar will host cover band Third Wheel for the first time on Saturday, February 8, 2020, beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover and all ages are welcome to attend. Hole19 is located on the grounds of the Miami Springs Golf & Country Club, at 650 Curtiss Pkwy, Miami Springs, Florida 33166. The band’s repertoire consists of well-known and recognizable 70s, 80s, and 90s rock and alternative staples.
 
Founded in 2017, Third Wheel unites a trio of musicians with a long musical history together, featuring guitarist / vocalist Tony Medina, drummer / vocalist Monchy Coruguedo, and bassist / vocalist Michael Mut. Medina and Mut played in the Sony Discos-distributed Pawnshop Drunks in the 2000s, and Coruguedo and Mut have been the Birdman’s Clambake rhythm section since 2014. They are becoming an in-demand cover band playing bars, lounges, breweries and private parties throughout South Florida.
 
Hole19 is owned by HRS Management, whose goal is to manage / own multiple concepts in specific ways that cater to their markets. The team has a combined experience of more than 65 years in the industry, specializing in turning properties around and producing efficient and effective outcomes. They have worked concepts that range from $4 million – $25 million / year, from boutique to large scale venues. Learn more at hrsmgmt.org.
 
For more information, please visit www.ThirdWheelMiami.com or call 305.893.8000.
 
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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
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The Road to the 22nd Annual Afro Roots Fest Begins at Guanabanas February 8

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All ages are welcome to a free afternoon and evening of world music highlighted by performances by Zona de Bomba, Morikeba Kouyate and the Antilles Music Ensemble beginning at 4 p.m. 

Jupiter, FL – January 28, 2020 – The Miami music and arts non-profit organization Community Arts and Culture (CAC) will kick off its 22nd annual series of concerts on Saturday, February 8, 2020 with a free concert in Jupiter at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar beginning at 4 p.m. Afro Roots Fest, the tri-county travelling festival named “Best Music Festival” in the 2019 Miami New Times “Best of Miami” edition, will for a third year in a row start up in Palm Beach County at the award-winning waterfront venue. 

Zona de Bomba sources explosive material from the Puerto Rican tradition of Bomba, which runs on the power of only two hard-hitting instruments; percussion and voice.This diverse collective that includes representation from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, and Venezuela is led by Charley Rivas whose goal is to transform the performance of Bomba into one that’s representative of the group’s collective musical experience.

Kouyate is a seventh-generation Jali (Griot) and has performed professionally for more than thirty years. He plays around the country as a solo artist, enticing audiences young and old with exciting music and engaging stores. He performs in his traditional Mandingo language, providing translation in English. Additionally, Morikeba can translate into French.  

Representing the days of early 20th century Caribbean dance music, and exploring both the diversity and commonality of Caribbean dance music, the Antilles Music Ensemble brings to life a score of traditional songs that have long inspired people  the world over.A creation of guitarist Jose Elias, (Spam AllstarsNag ChampayonsCortadito), the  Antilles Music Ensemble showcases a variety of music from countries such as Martinique, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, and more.

Road to Afro Roots Jupiter
Saturday, February 8, 4 p.m.
Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar – 960 Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477
Acts:
Antilles Music Ensemble 
Morikeba Kouyate
Zona de Bomba

www.Guanabanas.com

For more information, visit the all-new AfroRootsFest.com for updates; more information is available at the newly redesigned CommunityArtsandCulture.org

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE

Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.

CAC has a track record of community collaborations which have earned the support of many other organizations and sponsors, such as the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the non-profit organization La FortunaGuanabanas Island Restaurant &Bar, the FloridaDepartment of State’s Division of CulturalAffairs, the City ofMiami Beach, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the Moksha ArtsCollectiveMiamiDade College, the MonroeCounty Tourist Development Council, and the Rhythm Foundation. These harmoniousrelations help CAC fulfill their co-presenting mission to the community.

In 2018, Executive and Artistic Director Jose Elias was recognized by the KnightFoundation as a Knights Art Champion, which allowed him to donate $10,000 to CAC for the production of the 2019 season of events. In 2019, Afro Roots Fest was named “Best Music Festival” by the Miami New Times in weekly’s “Best of Miami” edition. 

For more information, please visitthe brand new website atCommunityArtsandCulture.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Community Arts and Culture Announces 22nd Annual Afro Roots Fest

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Tri-county world music festival adds new venues and areas, runs February 8 through June 6 in Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties

Miami, FL – January 21, 2020 – The Miami music and arts non-profit organization Community Arts and Culture (CAC) has now released it’s full schedule of Afro Roots Fest events. For a 22nd consecutive year, the series of concerts named “Best Music Festival” in the 2019 Miami New Times “Best of Miami” edition will begin with a free concert in Jupiter at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar on February 8 and wrap in Key Largo on June 6 at the Murray Nelson Center. In between and along the way, new stops in Miami, Doral and South Miami are planned, as is a gem of a collaborative presentation with the Rhythm Foundation on Miami Beach. 

“We are very excited about our new season of performances and look forward to going back to the places where we’ve been recently, as well as forging new relationships,” says festival founder and musical curator, and CAC Executive Director Jose Elias. “We appreciate the support of new partners the Doral Yard and The Tonic Miami, as well as our continuing sponsors.” Elias is also the co-founder and tres player in the Cuban folk group Cortadito and Caribbean traditionalists the Antilles Music Ensemble, two of the festival’s featured performers.

The festival is being generously underwritten by: Guanabanas, the MiamiDade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Department of StateFlorida Keys Tourist Development Council, the Green Parrot, the Ambrosia House, the City of Miami Beach, the Broadmoor HotelNational Endowment for the ArtsAfropop WorldwideFlorida Keys Brewing CompanyMorada Way Arts & Cultural DistrictKeys ICE, the Tank Brewing Company, and the Friends of Key Largo. Sponsorship opportunities are available – interested parties can email info@CommunityArtsandCulture.org

The full schedule is as follows:

Road to Afro Roots Jupiter
Saturday, February 8, 4 p.m.
Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar – 960 Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477
Acts:
Antilles Music Ensemble 
Morikeba Kouyate
Zona de Bomba

www.Guanabanas.com 

Road to Afro Roots South Miami
Saturday, February 29, 9 p.m.
The Tonic – 5701 Sunset Dr Suite 194, South Miami, FL 33143
Act: Zona de Bomba
www.TheTonicMiami.com


Road to Afro Roots South Miami
Saturday, April 4, 9 p.m.

The Tonic – 5701 Sunset Dr Suite 194, South Miami, FL 33143
Act: Antilles Music Ensemble 
www.TheTonicMiami.com


Afro Roots Fest Key West
Thursday, April 16, 8 p.m.
The Green Parrot –  601 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Act: Tomas Diaz and Friends
www.GreenParrot.com
Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. 
The Key West Theater – 512 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040
Acts: 
Cortadito 
Antilles Music Ensemble
David Feder

www.TheKeyWestTheater.com

Afro Roots Fest Miami Beach
Saturday, April 25, 6 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell – 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Acts:
Sinkane
Alsarah and the Nubatones
DJ Le Spam VW Bus Experience 

Tickets: bit.ly/ARFMB2020
www.NorthBeachBandshell.com

Afro Roots Fest Doral
Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m.
Doral Yard – 8455 NW 53rd St, Doral, FL 33166
Acts: 
Zona de Bomba
Grupo Barrio Abajo
Venezonix

TheDoralYard.com

Afro Roots Fest Miami  – Closing Party
Sunday, May 10, 6 p.m.
Oak Garden – 791 NW 20th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Acts:
Johnny Dread
Nag Champayons
Tomas Diaz and the Sound Boutique

KulchaShok.com

Afro Roots Fest Islamorada 
Sunday, May 24, 3 p.m.
Florida Keys Brewing Company – 81611 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
Acts: 
Electric Kif
Cultivation Reggae
JUke
The Swayzees 

www.FloridaKeysBrewingCo.com

Afro Roots Key Largo
Saturday, June 6, 3 p.m.
Murray Nelson Cultural Center – 102050 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
Acts:
Cortadito 
Tomas Diaz and Sound Boutique
Zona de Bomba
DJ Le Spam VW Bus Experience

bit.ly/ARFKL2020

Check out the all-new AfroRootsFest.com for updates; more information is available at the newly redesigned www.CommunityArtsandCulture.org

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ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE

Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities for individuals of all ages and social backgrounds.

CAC has a track record of community collaborations which have earned the support of many other organizations and sponsors, such as the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the non-profit organization La FortunaGuanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami Beach, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the Moksha Arts CollectiveMiamiDade College, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, and the Rhythm Foundation. These harmoniousrelations help CAC fulfill their co-presenting mission to the community.

In 2018, Executive and Artistic Director Jose Elias was recognized by the Knight Foundation as a Knights Art Champion, which allowed him to donate $10,000 to CAC for the production of the 2019 season of events. In 2019, Afro Roots Fest was named “Best Music Festival” by the Miami New Times in weekly’s “Best of Miami” edition. 

For more information, please visitthe brand new website atwww.CommunityArtsandCulture.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com 


Arroz Con Mango Returns to Bar Nancy in Little Havana January 26

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Little Havana, FL – January 13, 2020 – Bar Nancy will host the first 2020 incidence of recurring local marketplace event Arroz Con Mango on Sunday, January 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. All ages are welcome and there will again be a selection of area-based vendors selling crafts, jewelry, edibles, oils, and more, to go along with craft cocktails, bar fare by Monsieur Poutine and live music by Birdman’s Clambake. No cover, presented by Popup Girl Events. Location: 2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135. Those interested in a vendor spot can contact popupgirlevent@gmail.com

Confirmed vendors include:

Guavette (apparel)

Jay’s Beard Oil

House of Petali (flowers)

Lexyairinc (jewelry)

Powerful Divine (crystals / Reiki)

For more information, call 305-397-8971, visit www.Nancy305.com or Instagram @__ArrozConMango_.

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Michael Mut
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Guanabanas Hosts New Year’s Eve Bash Featuring Guavatron, Tand, and Of One Mind

Award-winning waterfront venue ends 2019 with a free performance by a trio of acts beginning at 8 p.m. for 21 and over

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Jupiter, FL – December 16, 2019 – Drop the ball under the palms on New Year’s Eve 2020 at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar. Jupiter’s premier live music venue rocks out with jam band heavyweights GuavatronTand, and special guests Of One Mind. The evening kicks off at 8 p.m. with drink specials, great food, and live music sponsored by Sailfish Brewing Company and Roots Music. 21 and over welcome; and no cover. Location: 960 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. 

Since 2013, Guavatron has been fusing dance, rock, electronica and funk into a unique and hard-hitting sound. Leaning on improvisation and smooth jams, the group has quickly come into its own, opening for national touring bands such as Perpetual Groove and TheHeavy Pets. Stunning performances at Suwanee Hulaween helped propel the band to the forefront of Florida’s jam band scene. Based out of West Palm Beach, Guavatron features Roddy Hansen on keys, Conor Crookham on bass, Adonis Frangiskakis (guitar / vocals), and drummer Casey Luden. The band have become regular performers at Guanabanas’ annual Jerry Garcia Bash. Learn more at Guavatron.com

Tand’s funky, high-energy rock and roll leans heavily on the collective’s improv skills. In the nearly two years that drummer Ali Nassar, guitarist Taylor Godsey, keyboardist Daryl Wolff, and bassist Peter Krause have been together as a group, they have established themselves as a band whose sum is greater than its parts. Tand tour the state of Florida extensively and made their Jerry Bash debut at Guanabanas earlier this year. Check Tand.Band for more details.     

Of One Mind are Adelin Jabrayan on vocals and violin, and Cory Ricardy on drums and percussion. The eclectic duo’s music is an amalgamation of violin, electronic synth samples, female vocals, powerful conscious lyrics, intricate percussion and unique drum rhythms. A fusion of electronica, trip-hop and R&B out of Delray Beach, Of One Mind perform extensively around the Palm Beach County area. NYE will be the duo’s premier at Guanabanas. More info about them can be found here: OfOneMindMusic.com.

“I can’t think of a better way to close out an amazing year of music than with these three killer bands at Guanabanas,” says talent buyer Matt Cahur. “We invite music fans from J-Town and the surrounding area to celebrate the great music scene of South Florida.” Through Roots Music, Cahur has been bringing outstanding music acts to Jupiter for more than 20 years. Learn more at RootsMusic.com.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open-air restaurant, bar and live music venue with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead, and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays.

Guanabanas also offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages Guanabanas section of the community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol. Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and money where needed, as well as donating stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaitiRelief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

The live music venue has hosted some legendary artists in its 10+ year history, including the likes of Michael FrantiJulian MarleyTurkuazInner CircleThird World, and Zach Deputy. Live concerts are held 3 to 4 nights a week from national, regional and local touring acts. Solo artists can be heard Saturday and Sunday mornings during brunch. On Saturday afternoons, matinee shows from 4 to 7 p.m. offer some of the region’s finest musicians. 

More info and the full schedule available at  Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277



Everglades Activists Plan Two-Day Loop Road Prayer Walk December 7 and 8

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Historic route once heavily populated by indigenous and non-indigenous families; walk seeks to educate and uphold agreements made during creation of the Big Cypress Preserve

Ochopee, FL – November 22, 2019 – Betty Osceola and Rev. Houston R. Cypress are two well-known Everglades educators / conservationists. They are now leading the charge to protect the Big Cypress National Preserve and the rights of the indigenous and non-indigenous families who live among it, organizing a prayer walk along the historic Loop Road (50940 Loop Road, Ochopee, FL 34141), which sits just off the Tamiami Trail, closer to the west side of the trans-Everglades part US Highway 41. The walk commences on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 8 a.m. and will last through the evening of Sunday, December 8, 2019.

“Even though the federal government, thru the Army Corps of Engineers, has abandoned this WERP project, the potential for a federal land grab is still a part of any future restoration actions even if the WERP projects are picked up by the State of Florida,” says Cypress, co-founder of the Love The Everglades Movement. “It’s also an environmental travesty that the federal government would walk away from an important Everglades Restoration project without clarifying serious land concerns.”

In addition to prayer, the goals are to educate and call attention to the plight of indigenous families and non-indigenous landholders who may be at risk to lose their lands in the Big Cypress Preserve as a result of the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP). Walkers will be able to camp overnight, and an evening chat led by the participants is set to happen Saturday evening.

Those camping are encouraged to arrive and check in on Friday, December 6. The entrance for campers and walkers will be clearly marked ahead of the event. The group is seeking volunteers to help set up and check participants in. For those planning to camp overnight and walk one day only on Sunday, check in begins Saturday December 7 at noon. This is an alcohol / drug free, family-friendly event.

Cypress adds: “There’s still discussions going on between all the stakeholders — the feds, the state, the tribes, and landowners — about restoring Big Cypress / WERP, but the fear of a federal land grab still hasn’t been alleviated and that’s why we’re bringing attention to this matter.”

The pair believes that the healing of the environment doesn’t require the removal of indigenous people from their lands nor requires violations of agreements made to them in the beginning of the creation of the Big Cypress Preserve. Their Facebook event page states: “As we pray over the landscape we will also pray for the protection of indigenous communities and their rights to exist in their ancestral homelands and also advocate for honoring the congressional agreements made to our non-indigenous neighbors who will also be impacted.”

As the two did during a prayer walk of Lake Okeechobee earlier this year, each morning the prayers will be webcast on Facebook Live in an attempt to envelop and embrace Mother Earth in a global healing prayer. Supporters who cannot join the walk are encouraged to tune in.

For more information, visit www.LoveTheEverglades.org

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MOUSE KING Returns to Miami for a Seventh Holiday Season

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Family-friendly holiday tradition plays at The Mandelstam Theater, Miami’s best kept secret, December 13 – 15 and 20 – 22, 2019


South Miami, FL – November 19, 2019 – With all of the holiday bustle, travel, and Christmas shopping,It’s easy to forget the reason for the season. Fortunately, MOUSE KING is here again to remind us that the “Key to Christmas” – and all of the holidays, really – is love. MOUSE KINGis written by Sesame Street and Jim Henson Company veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning singer / songwriter Jim Camacho. The musical will play at The Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, 33143) for two weekends during the height of the holidays.

“I feel lucky and grateful that this show is still such an exciting adventure that kids continue to look forward to,” says Camacho. “We invite people to share in the positive message of hope that the show offers, and learn about what the true key to Christmas really is.” Jim also wrote the musicals Fools’ Paradise, which enjoyed a run off-Broadway, The Cavie Islanders and the Troll, as well as many others.

MOUSE KING revisits the story of The Nutcracker as told from the point of view of the mice. With master puppeteers and guest artists from New York City, some of whom appear regularly on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Mystery Science Theater 3000, along with a cast of talented child actors from the Miami area, MOUSE KING brings an imaginative twist on the Nutcracker to life. Due to six consecutive years of sell outs and by popular demand, this year’s production will enjoy a second weekend of performances.

The performance schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 13th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 14th, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th, 2 p.m.
Friday, December 20th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 21st, 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 22nd, 2 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Camacho, who co-founded 1990s garage / alternative rock band The Goods, has released four full-length solo albums, more than two dozen videos and singles, and created a web series called Adventures in Songwriting. He’s also been writing music for other artists, including Canadian superstar Johnny Reid and Ana Cristina Cash.

Tickets for MOUSE KING start at $25 on mousekingtickets.com; reserved seating is available. Pre-sale tickets highly recommended, as shows will sell out.  Special media passes and access is available. The original soundtrack is available at mousekingmusic.com

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com or call 800.838.3006.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
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786.426.2277