October 21, 2017

Florida A&M University Marching Band Headed For 2019 Rose Bowl Parade


When you have built an institution that has lasted well past 100 years, it is very hard for it to go away without a fight. Many HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) around the country remain in place, while struggling economically, because many see the importance of their existence. In the city of Tallahassee, Florida lies one of the most storied of the HBCU’s, Florida A&M University.

September 21, 2017

SoBe Arts Tells Story Of Tesla


Last month I had the pleasure of speaking with Carson Kievman of SoBe Arts. He and playwright Thomas Babe created the production that will open September 28th at the Colony Theatre of Miami Beach called Tesla.  Kievman took a few minutes out of a schedule that cries for every second of attention, therefore I appreciate the opportunity to speak with him about his “labor of love”. The story is about the life and experiences of inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla. Kievman explained that he was drawn to the story of Tesla over 30 years ago. Nikola Tesla was a gifted inventor that realized a responsibility toward the environment, to the ire of many corporate investors who basically wanted him to continue with promised inventions. 

Kievman feels that the story of Tesla will be of great interest to today’s audience. The show itself had incorporated much of what Tesla envisioned many years ago - electrifying scenic design, mapped digital projections and more. These features will make the production something that will interest both young and old. 

Edward Reid

August 21, 2017

All Aboard At Hard Rock Cafe Miami


Have any of you ever been on a cruise? I’m sure many of you have at one time or another boarded a large luxury liner and headed out for an enjoyable vacation. Most of you possibly made your way to South Florida and then visited ports throughout the Caribbean. One of the perks of living in South Florida has been the opportunity to cruise several times. I must say that every one of them has been relaxing and wonderful in various ways.