Prize money at the French Open will rise significantly for both singles champions and players who lose in some of the early rounds.Roland Garros organizers announced earlier this month that the overall total for the tournament will go from last year's $24.6 million to $28.7 million. The winners will now receive $1.96 million compared to $1.64 million in 2012. Players eliminated in the second, third and fourth rounds will receive 25 percent more than they did last year. The French Open aka Roland Garros gets underway May 21st-June 9th. For more info. visit the official site.
Volunteers with Women's Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate (WBHI) in Miami Lakes, will unveil a groundbreaking new awareness campaign in the fight against both Breast Cancer & Heart Disease. The initiative called, One in Three * One in Eight, will be introduced during its annual Open The Door Reception on May 10th at the Hotel & Resort Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Florida. The Women's Breast Health Initiative was founded by CNN Hero Andrea Ivory, a breast cancer survivor. Click to read more.
Miami native son Gelan Lambert is touring with the World Wide Production of FELA!. The dance-intensive Broadway musical is based on the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation.
Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, Fela defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.
FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony-Award® winner Bill Jones. Check out Gelan's new blog
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Jonathan Spikes (in red) and the cast of I Know What I Am and I Am Not What You Call Me after a powerful staged reading of the play at the Adrienne Arsht Center on February 24, 2013. Nearly 200 people came out to see the staged reading which touched on the often taboo subjects of sex abuse. The Arsht Center plans to produce the production as a full length play in 2014.