A beautiful story…..Hon. Billy Joel and Officer Rodney Napier
Officer Rodney Napier from the South Miami Police Department was the winner of the Community Policing award and Det. Billy Joel heard the name “Napier” and just couldn’t believe he heard right. I went through the Academy, and I was so fortunate to have South Miami Police Chief Rene Landa as the keynote speaker at the Academy graduation ceremony. Working here at the South Miami Police Department has given me the most unbelievable life experience I’ve ever had!”. As for Billy Joel, he said simply, “I am so happy that I met Rodney seven years ago and had the opportunity to help him achieve his lifelong dream.”communitynewspapers.com
Twyla Tharp, nearing 80, isn't slowing down. Next question?
NEW YORK – The new PBS documentary on dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is called “Twyla Moves.” In retrospect, that sounds a bit weak. AdGiven all that, it would seem obvious that something like a global pandemic wouldn't force Tharp off course, or keep her on the sofa binge-watching Netflix. Tharp explains it simply: "Part of the adventure for me has always been a physical challenge." In one old clip, TV host Dick Cavett asks Tharp what she does to relax after a long period of work. Tharp didn’t want the film, directed by Steven Cantor and part of the American Masters series, to feel like a biography.
Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May
(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON – Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. The centerpiece event for Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts normally happens in December, but it was postponed last year amid the pandemic. But even with COVID-19 vaccines gradually rolling out across the country, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter knew the usual concert would not be possible in May. “It's normally such a festive event, and I'm sure that will come across.”Brooks is no stranger to the Kennedy Center Honors process. Trump and first lady Melania Trump generally stayed away from Kennedy Center events, but Rutter hopes to get President-elect Joe Biden involved this year.
“Life goes on…grin and bear it” says Jules Cooper, 100 years young
With his Gucci shoes and gabardine slacks, Julie Cooper is all dressed up and ready to go out for lunch and dinner. Originally from New York and a Florida snowbird, Julie and his wife permanently moved to South Florida in 1995. We talk every day and he has this truly wonderful outlook on life. Ask Julie about his life today in South Florida, and he has plenty to say. I played tennis for 25 years and now, I love watching my best friends play tennis.communitynewspapers.com
"Rise Up New York!": Star-studded virtual telethon raises $115 million for New Yorkers
Tina Fey hosted a "virtual telethon" Monday night that raised $115 million for those in New York impacted by the coronavirus, which has killed nearly 15,000 people there since the outbreak began. A-listers from across the entertainment world made appearances during the one-hour broadcast put on by Robin Hood, the state's largest poverty-fighting organization, and iHeartMedia. Local TV stations, including WCBS-TV, and radio stations simulcasted "Rise Up New York!" #NY4NY https://t.co/0gkVaS73Jx Robin Hood (@RobinHoodNYC) May 12, 2020New York State had 488 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours along with 161 deaths related to coronavirus-related illness. Donations to Robin Hood can still be made online here.cbsnews.com
State of the City meeting hosted by KW Property Management and Waste Management
It is exceptional because the group of people that founded this city ensured that it was built on strong ethical and moral values. You are all familiar with our K-8, ACES (Aventura City of Excellence K 8) and Anthony Tyrkala, their new Principal this year. In August, we opened Don Soffer Aventura High School and Principal David McKnight. Opening a high school is extremely complex its kind of like building a bike while youre trying to ride it. But in seven short months Soffer High is making a name for itself.communitynewspapers.com
FIUs Biscayne Bay Campus awards $300,000 in Golden Gift First Generation Scholarships
On January 26th, 2020 the fifth Annual Golden Gift First Generation Scholarships totaling $300,000 were awarded to sixty deserving students who are the first generation in their families to attend college. The Golden Gift First Generation Scholarship program was created at FIUs Biscayne Bay Campus specifically for first generation students who live in a five-mile radius of the Biscayne Bay Campus. Those who received the awards were honored at a special reception and ceremony surrounded by friends, family, members of the Vice Provosts Council and donors to the Golden Gift First Generation Scholarship Fund. Jonathan Evans, Chair of the Vice Provosts Council stated: There are so many wonderful feelings associated with this celebration. For more information on the Golden Gift First Generation Scholarships and the Vice Provosts Council, please contact Annick de Bruyne at 305-919-4008.communitynewspapers.com
Demi Lovato to sing national anthem at Super Bowl LIV
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Demi Lovato will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The NFL announced Thursday that the Grammy Award-nominated singer will take part in the nationally televised pregame festivities Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium. Lovato, 27, follows in the footsteps of other performers like Carrie Underwood, Billy Joel and Cher to sing the national anthem at a South Florida Super Bowl. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have already been tapped for the Super Bowl LIV halftime show. List of other performers to have sung national anthem at Super Bowls in South Florida
Billy Joel Delivered Music, Personal Touch to Sold-Out Hard Rock Live
Billy Joel was at his quintessential New York best Friday night at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Billy Joel brought his best chops and signature brand of self-deprecating humor Friday night to a sold-out crowd at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. There seemed to be a bit more of Joel to love this year an issue he addressed early in the show. EXPAND Billy Joel, at 70, knows how to please his audience at Hard Rock Hollywood on Friday night. Joel funked out on piano while prodigious bongo/tambourine/saxophone player and singer Crystal Taliefero shined so brightly, she almost eclipsed Joel.browardpalmbeach.com
The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend
Joel is set to kick off the decade this Friday, January 10, with a show at Hard Rock Live. 8 p.m. Friday, January 10, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; seminolehardrockhollywood.com. EXPAND Lando & the Infinite Sadness brings audacious sounds to Space Tapes. As is its wont, the Miami record label Space Tapes is venturing out into sounds it has previously left unexplored. Miami experienced that for itself when she last visited South Florida in 2016 for a stop at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach.miaminewtimes.com
Billy Joel Begins the Decade With a Show in South Florida
The last time Billy Joel played South Florida was New Years Eve 2017 at the BB&T Center. Joel is set to kick off the decade this Friday, January 10, at Hard Rock Live. He took the lonely piano-player route through New York City bars until his first hit song, 1977's "The Stranger, garnered acclaim. Let's deal with the impending apocalypse the Billy Joel way and get to Miami fast. 8 p.m. Friday, January 10, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; seminolehardrockhollywood.com.browardpalmbeach.com
Billy Joel Begins the Decade With a Show in South Florida
The last time Billy Joel played South Florida was New Years Eve 2017 at the BB&T Center. Joel is set to kick off the decade this Friday, January 10, at Hard Rock Live. He took the lonely piano-player route through New York City bars until his first hit song, 1977's "The Stranger, garnered acclaim. Let's deal with the impending apocalypse the Billy Joel way and get to Miami fast. 8 p.m. Friday, January 10, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; seminolehardrockhollywood.com.miaminewtimes.com
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95-year-old Joe Joel celebrates birthday in a special way
Reaching 95 is a great milestone, and Aventuras Billy Joel wasnt going to have his brother, Joe Joel, celebrate with just a cake and good wishes from his family. My brother Joe was not only a hero in the Army, but he is a hero to our entire family, said Billy Joel. Great stories were told and re-told about Uncle Joe and how he single-handedly saved his Army troop by stopping an enemy attack with a Bazooka in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. My love and thanks to all of you!Billy Joel said, Family is everything! But this celebration was very special to memy brother has been my hero and the entire family adores him!communitynewspapers.com
Billy Joel Live at Hard Rock Live!
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - The legendary Billy Joel returns to the Hard Rock Live for the first time in 11 years when he performs there on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020! Fans will be sure to hear classic hits like "Piano Man", "You May Be Right" and "She's Always A Woman"! The concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.For tickets or more information click here. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.