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Meet Curious George at the City of Coral Gables 2010 Holiday Spectacular

 Tree Lighting

The City of Coral Gables kicks off the holiday season with the 2010 Holiday Spectacular on Friday, CGcolor1 December 3, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at City Hall/ Merrick Park on 405 Biltmore Way.  Guests can enjoy food, carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, face painting, live entertainment and more. Guests will also have a chance to meet Curious George courtesy of WPBT2/KidVision.

The annual tree lighting ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a welcome from Mayor Slesnick and the arrival of Santa Claus.

For more information, call 305-460-5600 or visit

Discover New Music at the Miami Music Festival!

Female VocalBW Have you ever caught yourself searching endlessly for new music to add to your library?  Do you want to discover new artists and tunes? Well, Miami has a treat for you.  The Miami Music Festival will be in town from Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14.  The event will showcase all genres of music from hip-hop to jazz and will feature acts from all around the world including emerging local artists.

223bw There will be a special showcase on Saturday, November 13 at Flavour in Coconut Grove from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  This showcase will be hosted by Jessy Schuster, host of Pulse, a WPBT2’s original production.  New artists such as Mosiah, Honorebel, Mixed Culture, Jahfe and Fully Loaded Band will perform.

Keyboard2copyBW All access tickets to the festival are only $25 and can be purchased in advance.  For locations, times and ticket information, visit  Isn’t it time you discovered that new tune you have been searching for?



Where was WPBT2 this week?

It has been a busy one, with stops at  the Arsht Center for the Fall For The Arts street fair, we hit the ground running this week, including stops at Sun Life Stadium, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, The Kravis Center and Norton Museum of Art.

Here is some video from the week that was courtesy of WPBT2's uVu Video site:





David Garret 's "Rock Symphonies" on WPBT2

World acclaimed musical violinist David Garrett returns to WPBT2 with a new one-hour special featuring the hit-songs from his newest album, “Rock Symphonies” on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 7:30pm on 133190 WPBT2 .  This concert was taped in HD on June 8th, 2010 at Wuhlheide Amphitheater, in the woods outside of Berlin, and before a sold-out audience of 18,000 fans, "David Garrett - Rock Symphonies" represents the virtuoso violinist’s second public television event, following on the heels of the highly successful "David Garrett Live In Berlin" PBS special, a recent sold-out U.S. tour, and appearances on Oprah, E! News and Fox & Friends.

The concert showcases David Garrett's symphony orchestra and band, including special guest guitarist Orianthi, who was prominently featured in Michael Jackson's "This Is It". The one-hour concert includes the following songs and classical pieces: Kashmir, Schubert Serenade, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Mission Impossible, Walk this Way, M. Jackson Medley(Billie Jean/I'll be There), I'll Stand By You, Peer Gynt, Asturias, Child's Anthem, Adagio (Albinoni), Zorba and Hey Jude.

During the WPBT2 broadcast, viewers will be offered a special ticket and a meet and greet opportunity for David Garrett’s upcoming live performance at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts on February 25, 2011.  For more information, please call 800.222.9728 or visit

Antiques Roadshow Comes to Miami Beach

I never understood what the big “hype” was about with Antiques. Antiques Roadshow is the #1 hit PBS show and it’s coming to the Miami Convention Center this Saturday, July 10.  For over 15 years WGBH a Show image 4 Boston PBS station has produced this show, and its getting a larger and larger following each year. With seven Emmy awards under its belt, the show proves to have some strong appeal.

I always thought “Antique” was just a nice way to say something was “old”. However, after much research, I’ve come to understand a bit more as to why people like the Antique phenomena.
For some it’s because it connects you to the past. Perhaps a place and time when you weren’t alive to see or be apart of, but this object (a piece of jewelry, or a household item) gives you the ability to connect with that particular era. Or with a relative (great-great-grandmother) the connection to the loved one, whom you only heard about through stories your mother told you.
Other people love antiques because of the treasures they find. For example one woman from Florida’s Gulf Coast who had a pair of sperm whale teeth with decorated scrimshaw designs. This woman paid only twenty cents (yep, you got it right 20¢) for these teeth, and they were worth an estimated $25,000 (can you say….OMG). With the money she received she was able to fix her house, which was damaged after hurricane Katrina. 

People love antiques for many reasons and while I still haven’t jumped on the Antiques bandwagon completely, I will look twice before walking away from a garage sale. 

Show image 6 So before throwing anything away, just think… Could this be worth something one day? If the answer is yes, you just might want to hold on to it.

If you don’t have tickets to this Saturday’s WPBT2’s Hosted Antiques Roadshow event, don’t worry WPBT2 has you covered, just check out or the week of July 12th and you can see behind-the-scenes video of the event.

Let us know your thoughts on Antiques. 

Natalia Villega/WPBT2





From the opening night reception for the exhibition, the audience is
welcomed by Executive Director Marcia Jo Zerivitz, Dr. Isidoro Morjaim (part 1), Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz and exhibition photographer, Randi Sidman-Moore (part 2)

Lox  The Cuban Jewish community in South Florida began with the 1959 communist revolution in Cuba; most Jews fled and started new lives. The 30 large format candid photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore include brief oral histories. They reflect the daily lives and life and holiday cycles rituals of a people and how they are different or similar to the larger society. These "Jewbans" are examples of diversity within one cultural landscape.
About 12 years ago, Miami photographer Randi Sidman-Moore was on a trip to Israel when she ended up in a bus with Cuban Jews from Miami. ''They had me in tears they were so funny,'' the photojournalist recalls. "The other Jews were so quiet, but they were having a party on the bus. They introduced me to the whole subculture.'' Sidman-Moore says she knew immediately that she wanted to explore the lives of Cuban Jews, to tell in photographs the story of what makes them different from other Jews, and different from other Cubans. The project took five years to complete, funded with grants from the Palm Beach Community Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Florida Atlantic University, which first exhibited the photographs.
Sidman-Moore, who grew up in New York, studied photography at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. She moved to Florida in 1995. Her work has appeared in Elle, Life, Time, Cosmopolitan, Ocean Drive and The Miami Herald. 

Living the ñ Life

Mel Say Hello America, as once again WPBT2 launches a new weekly program for the "Que Pasa" generation.  From our friends at the Generation ñ website comes ñ Life.

And better yet, the program follows the return of the classic "sitcom" Que Pasa, U.S.A.? on Friday nights.

Catch Que Pasa, USA? at 11 pm and ñ Life with Melissa Hernandez at 11:30 pm. (pictured host Melissa Hernandez)

Here is a sneak peak from the first episode

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