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Feb
18 th
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13 th
B.A.S.E (Broward Art and Soul Experience) 12:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts Center
B.A.S.E (Broward Art and Soul Experience)

Today, in Artist Talk we speak Emmanuel George who curated the new exhibition, B.A.S.E. (Broward Art and Soul Experience) which features vibrant paintings offering a modern focus on Black Broward history--including its leaders and legacy.

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The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is happy to invite the public back to the art galleries by appointment only.


B.A.S.E. (Broward Art and Soul Experience)

B.A.S.E. (Broward Art and Soul Experience) is an exhibition curated by Emmanuel George that centers around Black Broward history. It aligns with his mission of bringing forth a Black History Museum to South Broward by highlighting the connection of all Broward’s black communities.

Participating Artists include: Kyle Harris, Dianna Dominque Seelal, Ne’Chelle Straughter (Kaspvr), Cherish Watson, Richard "Untamedink" Dubose, and JDRawtalent (Jean Denis)



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Mar
5 th
- May
27 th
Reset, Refresh and Ready Exhibition: new works by local ArtsUnited artists 12:00 am | Bailey Contemporary Arts Center - West Gallery
Reset, Refresh and Ready Exhibition: new works by local ArtsUnited artists

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is happy to invite the public back to the art galleries by appointment only.

Join us as we take a Sneak Peek at the newest exhibition of Pompano Beach Arts at the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center. "Reset, Refreshed, and Ready" features works from the artists of Arts United, one of Florida's most renowned LGBTQ arts organizations.

ArtsUnited, Inc., Florida’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) arts organization is pleased to present “Reset, Refreshed and Ready”, a mixed media visual art exhibit showcasing new artwork created by local artists. ArtsUnited is a 20 year old, non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to showcasing art from the LGBTQ Community.

No one can deny that 2020 was a dramatic year with the COVID-19 Pandemic, U.S. Presidential and Congressional Elections and community activism for social change and racial equality. The pandemic changed the way we work, shop and even gather. The elections changed who will lead us going forward. The community activism has already changed some hearts and minds and brought down some symbols from our past.

We emerge from it all, mindful of the lessons learned and the work still to be done. We are “Reset, Refreshed and Ready” for the future. This exhibition includes works created with a mindset of what should be and not what was, of possibilities and not obstacles, celebrating progress and not critiques of where we failed.



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Mar
8 th
- May
13 th
Artist Talk with Emmanuel George 12:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts
Artist Talk with Emmanuel George

Today, in Artist Talk we speak Emmanuel George who curated the new exhibition, B.A.S.E. (Broward Art and Soul Experience) which features vibrant paintings offering a modern focus on Black Broward history--including its leaders and legacy.

Learn more about the exhibition B.A.S.E. (Broward Art and Soul Experience)

May
1 st
- Jun
26 th
Virtual 20 Miles Run/Walk Challenge 12:00 am | Virtual Event
Virtual 20 Miles Run/Walk Challenge

Are you ready for the City of Pompano Beach virtual 20 miles challenge? Run or walk at your own pace in your own space. Safely join the community as we get fit. You will have from June 2-21 to complete the challenge. Try and get 20 miles in 20 days for a prize! Go a mile a day or do more a day, it doesn’t matter. We are here to have fun and get fit. Download the RaceJoy app or pick up a log to track your progress.

This is a free event and space is limited to only 300 participants, so register now?

To participate, you must be 11 years or older.

Occasionally take a picture of yourself running/walking and share it on the city’s Facebook.

May 1-21, 2021 – Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/Info/FL/PompanoBeach/CityOfPompanoBeachRunWalkChallenge

June 2, 2021- pick up -shirt, pedometer and log at the Emma Lou Olson Center 1801 NE 6th Street Pompano Beach, Fl 33064 from 10:00 am-6:00pm

June 2- 21, 2021- Walk anywhere anytime

June 26, 2021- Join us for a Drive-thru celebration to pick up awards for completing the challenge

May
1 st
- May
31 st
Virtual Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum - April 2021 12:00 am | Blanche Ely House Museum
Virtual Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum - April 2021

Story Time at Blanche Ely House Museum (BEHM) was designed with legacy of pioneering educators, Blanche and Joseph Ely, in mind. The Elys lifelong dedication to providing and extending high quality academic and cultural experiences to African-American students in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach is at the center of this program. Story Time at BEHM was developed to create an opportunity for even the youngest visitor to build a sense of community, participate in age appropriate learning and creative artmaking-- we read stories, create thematic projects and enjoy a healthy snack together. Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum aims to build a love of reading and storytelling while celebrating cultural heritage and a sense of community.

Although we can't be together for Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum, we are bringing these virtual programs to you through the magic of the internet!


May 2021 - Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month

My Name is Yoon

by Helen Recorvits

Getting to feel at home in a new country, Yoon's name means "shining wisdom," and when she writes it in Korean, it looks happy, like dancing figures. But her father tells her that she must learn to write it in English. In English, all the lines and circles stand alone, which is just how Yoon feels in the United States.


May
4 th
- May
27 th
Sneak Peek Reset, Refreshed and Ready Exhibition 12:00 am | Bailey Contemporary Arts
Sneak Peek Reset, Refreshed and Ready Exhibition

Join us as we take a Sneak Peek at the newest exhibition of Pompano Beach Arts at the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center. "Reset, Refreshed, and Ready" features works from the artists of Arts United, one of Florida's most renowned LGBTQ arts organizations.


The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is happy to invite the public back to the art galleries by appointment only.

May
8 th
Music is Your Ali 10:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd
Music is Your Ali

Cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

May
9 th
Soulful Sundays featuring Valerie Tyson 7:00 pm | Ali Cultural Arts Center
Soulful Sundays featuring Valerie Tyson

Soulful Sundays features South Florida's top performers and bands in various genres ranging from Soul, R&B, Neo Soul, Blues to Jazz and Funk. Merging local and national artist, organizations and vendors, this program creates an unforgettable monthly musical experience that enriches as well as celebrates the history and culture of the African American community in Pompano Beach.

Soulful Sundays - May 2021

N2 Nation - Sounds of Motown

This video will premiere on the City of Pompano Beach Facebook page on May 9 at 7 pm.

N2 Nation - Sounds of Motown

Let's give mom a very special musical bouquet filled with all her favorite songs! N2 Nation The Sounds of Motown and More is taking the stage tonight for a concert that will have the entire family up singing and dancing!

Soulful Sundays - April 2021

Jesse Jones, Jr.

The incomparable Jesse Jones, Jr. takes the stage for Soulful Sundays as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month.


Soulful Sundays - March 2021

Entourage

Entourage
Entourage

With homegrown talent from the Magic City, these “Wynwood Kids” have the energy to burn. Entourage takes you to the next level with smash hits from the old school to the new.

Soulful Sundays - February 2021

The ReaXtion Band covers all elements of the musical side of your day with a live performance of top 40 R&B, Soul, and Jazz Music. Fronted by a sensational female vocalist, this will be an event you won’t want to miss! Merging local and national artists, this program creates an unforgettable monthly musical experience that enriches as well as celebrates the history and culture of the African American community in Pompano Beach.


Soulful Sundays - January 2021

Sounds of Universal Love (S.O.U.L.) is an international collective of seasoned and experienced studio and touring musicians. Based in South Florida, S.O.U.L. has made a positive impacts on the music scene by playing top quality music ranging from Jazz, R&B, Soul Classics, Neo-Soul to World Fusion.


Soulful Sundays - December 2020

This month we feature the smooth and sultry-voiced singer who is acknowledged as South Florida’s own Queen of Soul, Valerie Tyson. Influences by Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaugh, and Otis Redding, Valerie has been described as having “flame-thrower vocals that threaten to burn the join down.”

About the Valerie Tyson Band

Valerie Tyson is one of those special performers, renowned and revered by audiences and musicians alike. As the leader of one of the most dynamic special event bands to come out of South Florida, Valerie Tyson fronts a stellar group of musicians and singers who create magic every time they take the stage.

This nine-piece band boasts an enviable repertoire of favorites including today’s Top 40 hits, smooth jazz, and soulful R&B classics, essential rock melodies, standards, and evergreens…even reggae and tropical staples! They are a dynamic, electrifying ensemble that packs the dance floor time after time, event after event.

For those clients looking to make that extra music statement, the Valerie Tyson Band also offers a thirteen-piece option with three horn players and a Latin percussionist to enhance the already impressive sound.

Weddings, corporate events, and social galas…the Valerie Tyson Band has made its name performing for many of the most notable clients in South Florida and is now sought after throughout the country. Valerie and her band guarantee to keep the party rocking all night long – no exceptions!


Soulful Sundays - November 2020

This month, is a special Soulful Sundays as we closeout with the celebration of the 100th birthday of Esther Rolle through poetry, dance, and a concert by the Old Skool Gang. The Old Skool Gang is the brainchild of Entertainment Executive, and former KC and the Sunshine Band Member, Paul Lewis. Paul’s musical career has spanned four decades and his smooth first tenor voice is just the right flavor to make you remember artists like Smokey Robinson, El Debarge, The Stylistics, Switch, Eddie Kendricks, O’Bryan, Sam Cooke & Enchantment. The Old Skool Gang stay on top of the Best Music of Yesteryear.


Soulful Sundays - October 2020

This month, Soulful Sundays features the incredible music of the Gypsy Lane Band! Two of the Gypsy Lane Band members were the backing musicians for such groups as the Village People, the Ritchie Family and Instant Funk and performed with Patti La Belle, Cindy Lauper and Lou Rawls. If you loveGospel, Jazz, Motown and Reggae...this is one event you won't want to miss!!!


Soulful Sundays - September 2020

Get ready for a high-energy concert as Remix takes the stage for Soulful Sundays. For over 10 years, the band has ruled the South Florida club scene, playing an extensive list of hits from every genre. Remix has also played private events for LeBron James, The Royal Family of Monaco, Chaka Khan and many more! Tonight, you get to enjoy them in the comfort of your home. So get ready to dance and sing for an hour of non-stop fun!

Soulful Sundays - August 2020

The ReaXtion Band covers all elements of the musical side of your day with a live performance of top 40 R&B, Soul, and Jazz Music. Fronted by a sensational female vocalist, this will be an event you won’t want to miss! Merging local and national artists, this program creates an unforgettable monthly musical experience that enriches as well as celebrates the history and culture of the African American community in Pompano Beach.

May
13 th
Virtual A Taste of Jazz 7:00 pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
Virtual A Taste of Jazz

Our very popular A Taste of Jazz program continues in virtual mode and features entertaining and educational encounters by Gold Coast Jazz Society musicians as they explore the origins of jazz, how it became the music it is today and the basis for the popular music of the past and present.


A Taste of Jazz -- May 2021

This video will premiere on the City of Pompano Beach Facebook page on Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm.

Wendy Pedersen and Jim Gasior


A Taste of Jazz -- April 2021

Renowned guitarist Martin Hand returns to A Taste of Jazz for a high energy jam session with noted musicians Nicky Orta and Matt Calderin. Join us for this lively performance brought to you in conjunction with the Gold Coast Jazz Society.


A Taste of Jazz - March 2021

Acclaimed Jazz singer and violinist Nicole Yarling returns to A Taste of Jazz for another extraordinary performance that will have you singing along! She is joined by renowned musicians Lindsey Blair and Nicky Orta for this month's event!


A Taste of Jazz - February 2021

Enjoy the smooth sounds of husband and wife duo Nanami Morikawa and Jamie Ousely as they take you on a jazz journey with an array of romantic standards, along with a famed Latin classic performed with a Japanese twist!

So, break out the bubbly a little early and join us for our Valentine's Edition of A Virtual Taste of Jazz.


A Taste of Jazz - January 2021

Join us for A Taste of Jazz as the incomparable Nicole Yarling takes the stage with the acclaimed guitarist Lindsey Blair. Yarling's myriad of influences have created a product that begs attention across the board. Her chosen instruments are her voice, violin and fiddle. In January's show, she brings us an intimate concert of new classica that will have you singing along and feeling good!


A Taste of Jazz - December 2020

Sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy "A Taste of Jazz" as Davis & Dow perform a festive set of holiday hits that are sure to bring you cheer, even though we can't be together here!

A Taste of Jazz - November 2020

Davis and Dow features outstanding selections from the Great American Songbook was filmed live and captures the multi-award-winning duo's incredible jazz stylings.

Davis and Dow are two strong halves of one BIG sound; a culmination of performing and touring together for 25 years. They tackle jazz and pop standards with a daring sense of abandonment. While their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition, they enjoy weaving different genres of music into their repertoire. A Bossa Nova sung in French or a jazz standard with a Bach Interlude. Julie Davis is everything from scat-singer to balladeer. She grew up listening to the music of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald among others on her parent's vinyl collection. Singing jazz came naturally to Julie from a young age.

An alum of the University of North Texas, Kelly Dow is a world-class seven-string guitarist who considers himself a perpetual student of the instrument. His primary influences are Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery. He blends all styles from Be-Bop to Classical to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity and creativity. “Simply orchestral in support" “Swinging” and “Multi-hued” are how critics have described his performance.

A Taste of Jazz - October 2020

In this episode of A Taste of Jazz, Martin Hand introduces us to the differing styles of jazz guitar. Martin demonstrates interesting techniques and shares music clips from legendary artists including Wes Montgomery, Ted Greene and Sylvain Luc.

A Taste of Jazz - September 2020

This month, A Taste of Jazz will showcase several iconic jazz guitar players tonight, including the legendary Joe Pass, who played a historic 1975 concert with Ella Fitzgerald. The magnificence of their combined instruments still leaves us in awe.


A Taste of Jazz - June 2020

Our very popular Taste of Jazz program continues in virtual mode as Martin Hand of the Gold Coast Jazz Society welcomes us into his home to share insights into the evolution of the electric guitar and some of the early influencers who elevated it to an artform.

A Taste of Jazz - May 2020

Tonight, while we cannot supply the wine as we typically do, we can still bring you the music! So pour your own glass of wine and press play as Martin Hand invites us into his home to learn about the history of the jazz guitar, providing some fascinating insights and great rhythms.

May
15 th
Music is Your Ali 10:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd
Music is Your Ali

Cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

May
15 th
Tony Succar’s Latin Phunk Project (Unity Project) hosted by Nestor Torres 8:00 pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Tony Succar’s Latin Phunk Project (Unity Project) hosted by Nestor Torres

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Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Division is proud to introduce the Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Music Series featuring powerhouse performances by award-winning, globally-acclaimed artists.

This show is not to be missed! The program contains a mix of Latin-Influenced arrangements of classic Jazz and pop numbers as well as original material. Versatile musician Tony Succar was nominated for a Latin Grammy in four categories winning for best Salsa Album and Best Producer of the year

Succar has worked with artists Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Ed Calle, Tito Nieves, La India, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Tito Puente Jr. Growing up in Miami—a multi-cultural “Melting Pot”—molded him into a versatile musician, prompting him to make the most of his prodigious talent.

Genre: Latin Fusion, Salsa, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Tropical

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May
15 th
Pompano Beach Arts Music Series 8:00 pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Pompano Beach Arts Music Series

Third Saturdays from March – August from 8:00 - 9:30 pm

Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Division is proud to introduce the Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Music Series featuring powerhouse performances by award-winning, globally-acclaimed artists including Nestor Torres, Ed Calle, and Allan Harris along with other international artists. Enjoy from the comfort of your home as the Pompano Beach Arts Music Series launched in March with the first of six, livestreamed concerts. Enjoy these dynamic, 90-minute virtual music events COMING LIVE from the Pompano Beach Cultural Center.

Three-Concert Package - June 19, July 17 and August 21
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May 15, 2021

Tony Succar’s Latin Project hosted by Nestor Torres

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This show is not to be missed! The program contains a mix of Latin-Influenced arrangements of classic Jazz and pop numbers as well as original material. Versatile musician Tony Succar was nominated for a Latin Grammy in four categories winning for best Salsa Album and Best Producer of the year

Succar has worked with artists Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Ed Calle, Tito Nieves, La India, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Tito Puente Jr. Growing up in Miami—a multi-cultural “Melting Pot”—molded him into a versatile musician, prompting him to make the most of his prodigious talent.

Genre: Latin Fusion, Salsa, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Tropical

WSFL - Inside South Florida

The Pompano Beach Virtual Music Series was featured on Inside South Florida on The CW. Enjoy this segment with acclaimed percussionist Tony Succar and programming manager Jody Leshinksky as they discuss the incredible artists taking the stage for this series. Get your tickets at www.pompanobeacharts.org and use the code PBARTS for a 50% discount.

WSFL - Inside South Florida

The Pompano Beach Virtual Music Series was featured on Inside South Florida on The CW. Join famed musician Nestor Torres and programming manager Jody Leshinsky as they talk about the world-renowned talent that is being featured in this series. Get your tickets at pompanobeachsarts.org and use the code PBARTS for a 50% discount.

WTVJ - Six in the Mix

The Pompano Beach Virtual Music Series was featured on Six in the Mix on NBC 6 Miami. Enjoy this entertaining segment with world-renowned musician, Nestor Torres, who is also one of the series' hosts, as he talks about the amazing performers who are taking the stage.

June 19, 2021
Karina Iglesias and the NU THANG hosted by Tamara G of WLYF 101.5

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A Post Modern Re-Imagining of Current and Classic American, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian Pop Music

In 2013, Karina was a contestant on NBC's #1 Hit TV Show, The Voice. She made it to the Top 16 on the live shows. She was originally on Adam Levine's team but was later stolen by Shakira after her epic performance of "Its a man's, man's, man's world" which turned into a YouTube sensation. With her highly-focused artistic vision, rich cultural background and proclivity for harnessing a wide range of production techniques, Karina Iglesias brings forth a strong element of innovation and heralds a much-needed return to the authenticity of pure soul music.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Honduran parents, Karina Iglesias’ sound mirrors the diverse musical and cultural influences that have shaped her character and forged her individuality as an artist. With a style equally informed by rhythm and blues, boleros, gospel and hip-hop Karina delivers her performances with the intimacy of a deep soul crooner and the conviction and drive of a dauntless female singer/songwriter.

A veteran of the Miami live music scene, Karina began writing songs during the time she started working extensively with local bands. It soon became apparent that through composing original material, her true artistic identity had emerged. Her emotionally charged and deeply personal lyrics now revealed a depth of character and vulnerability that can only be conveyed when a singer truly connects with their song.

Genre: Pop, Jazz R&B, Funk, Soul

July 17, 2021
Allan Harris “the Jazz Vocal King of New York” hosted by Tamara G of WLYF 101.5

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Allan Harris performs songs from his new release Kate’s Soulfood, plus Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook.

Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Aptly described by the Miami Herald as an artist blessed with, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King' Cole,” the ample and aural evidence of Harris’ moving and magisterial artistry can be heard on his fourteen recordings as a leader; his far-flung and critically-acclaimed concerts around the world, from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, to the 2012 London Olympics, and a many prestigious bookings in Europe, The Middle East and Asia.

Genre: American Songbook, Soul/Jazz

August 21, 2021
Leesa Richards hosted by Tamara G of WLYF 101.5

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This Soulful Songstress will mesmerize you with her renditions of popular and timeless music, she sings with a core-resonating soulfulness that draws you in and allows you to experience the songs as a participant instead of a spectator.

Singer-songwriter Leesa Richards is a storyteller, a soulful voice offering a soundtrack to the narratives of life. The Detroit native’s sound taps into the deep roots of soul and the poetry of jazz.

Richards has performed with a slate of powerhouse artists including Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Julio Iglesias and Oleta Adams and has recorded backing vocals for Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz. Her debut solo album, Mother’s Child, is a rich blend of soulful ballads, rock and R&B showcases her gifts as a songwriter. it is a universal story of love and loss.

She began honing her vocal chops with soul greats Gerald Austin and Peabo Bryson and contemporary soul maverick Dionne Farris. Her first world tour was as a dancer with legendary singer Whitney Houston after which she combined her love for music and dance to earn the role of Mary Magdalene in the national tour of the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, earning critical acclaim which led to featured performances throughout the US and Europe.

Genre: Potpourri of Soul, Rock, R&B and Jazz

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May
18 th
Virtual Lunch with Art – Music Edition 12:15 pm | Ali Cultural Arts Center
Virtual Lunch with Art – Music Edition

Join us virtually and take a break from your day and let music soothe your soul! These informative and relaxing sessions will introduce you to various forms of music, followed by a group discussion. Each melody becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds us how music is a universal language that we can all understand.

Lunch with Art - Music - November 2020

Lunch with Art - Music - October 2020

What does Lounge Music mean to you? Today, we explore this fascinating genre, looking at the old school definition and exploring the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Vinton, Dooley Wilson, and Wayne Newton. We also look at who made the Top 5 all-time best Lounge Artists.

Lunch with Art - Music - August 2020

Get ready to dance! Fun with Art takes us back to the birth of Garage House Music with our Ali Cultural Arts Cultural Affairs Leader, Dexter. The term Garage is derived from the famed New York City Club, The Paradise Garage. The iconic home of the legendary DJ Larry Levan, this nightclub is notable in the history of modern dance, pop music and LGBT culture. This fun-filled look at Garage Music also touches on the influences of Club Zanzibar and Chicago House Music.

Lunch with Art - Music - June 2020

Join Pompano Beach Arts Dexter Smith for a Virtual Lunch with Art music edition as we celebrate African American Music Month!



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May
19 th
Virtual Lyrics Lab – All Arts Open Mic 8:00 pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
Virtual Lyrics Lab – All Arts Open Mic

Lyrics Lab for May

Video will premiere on Facebook on Wednesday, May 19 at 8 pm


Lyrics Lab Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Pompano Beach Arts invites you to join them and Spoken Word Artist & Host Erick Carter for a special Lyrics Lab featuring the incredibly talented artists Florenza Campos, Natasha Nappo, Helen Exner, Carl Schmidt, and the house band for a night of poetry and music in the City of Pompano Beach.

Lyrics Lab Celebrates Women's History Month

This month Lyrics Lab honors women singers and women songwriters. Join host Erick Carter and the Lyrics Lab Band -- Beto Rubineli on guitar, Marcelo Pizzotti on keyboard and Fred Pereira on drums -- as we welcome three fabulously creative and talented South Florida artists-- Johanna Jordan, Yasmeen Matri and Cleo J'Adore.


Lyrics Lab Celebrates Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month on Lyrics Lab. Get ready for a night of song and thought-provoking poetry featuring our host Erick Carter and spoken word artists Eccentrich, JonKel, Radi and Lady Brion.

Please note, some of the themes covered in these poems include sensitive content that is intended for a mature audience.


Lyrics Lab Celebrates Broadway

This month's Lyrics Lab celebrates Broadway. While the Great White Way is still dark, South Florida stars shine brightly in Pompano Beach sharing their love of musical theatre. Join us as host Devin Tupler shares some of her favorite Broadway tunes and introduces two of the region's most talented performers, Tommy Paduano and Aaron Atkinson who will be singing classics from Man of La Mancha, Chess and more. The evening also features a special tribute to one of the theatre community's most beloved performers, Ben Solmor, who recently passed from cancer.

Lyrics Lab: The Holiday Edition

Join us for a special Virtual Edition of Lyrics Lab, brought to you as part of the Pompano Beach Arts Virtual Series! They are mixing it up this month with festive songs, blues, poetry, Broadway tunes, and sing-alongs...all in one fun-filled hour! Join host Chris O'Neil, performers Meagan the Poet, Robin McIntosh, Devin Tupler, and Artist Louiv Art!

Lyrics Lab: The Garden of My Mind Honoring Esther Rolle - November 2020

Lyrics Lab - October 2020

Lyrics Lab - September 2020

Lyrics Lab - August 2020

Lyrics Lab - July 2020

Lyrics Lab - June 2020

May
21 st
- Aug
11 th
Jazz Legends at the Ali Exhibition 12:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts
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The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is happy to invite the public back to the art galleries by appointment only.

Jazz Legends at the Ali is an exhibition that showcases historic photos of jazz legends curated from the open domain photographs from the William P. Gottlieb Collection from the Library of Congress. Gottlieb’s “Golden Age of Jazz” publication is an acclaimed documentation of American Culture in Washington D.C. and New York City from 1938 to 1948, a time where jazz music thrived, featuring photographs of jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Thelonious Monk, Stan Kenton, Ray McKinley, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald, and Benny Carter.

Showcasing this exhibition at The Ali Cultural Center is especially significant for the Pompano Beach community as popular oral history states that renowned jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Ali when they were booked to perform in Miami Beach.

While there is no photographic evidence of these visits, the folklore is widely accepted, and with this exhibition, these legends are brought back to be honored and celebrated.

About William P. Gottlieb

"The collection consists of jazz photographs taken by writer-photographer William P. Gottlieb, from 1938 to 1948, the "Golden Age of Jazz" when swing reached its peak and modern jazz developed. While on assignment for the Washington Post, Down Beat magazine, and Record Changer, Gottlieb photographed and interviewed jazz pioneers primarily in Washington, D.C., and New York City. A skilled craftsman, the self-taught photographer captured the personalities of jazz musicians in a sensitive, storytelling manner. The collection is an important contribution to the documentation of American culture during a time when jazz music thrived. Gottlieb's photographs are perhaps the most widely reproduced images of jazz musicians, such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Thelonious Monk, Stan Kenton, Ray McKinley, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald, and Benny Carter." ~From the collection of the Library of Congress.

May
22 nd
Music is Your Ali 10:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd
Music is Your Ali

Cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

May
27 th
Montage Virtual Film Series - 3-25-2021 7:00 pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center
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Featured Film -- Noventa

Directed by Bryan Thompson

When you register for this event, a Zoom link will be sent to you.

Join us on May 27 at 7 pm as we introduce you behind the scenes to the talented Director of "Noventa", Bryan Thompson for an open discussion via Zoom.

Noventa synopsis - Three Cubans engage in a risky maneuver to secure the freedom that they have always desired. It is only a matter of time before their circumstances take a turn for the unexpected.

Montage a Virtual Film Series is a program designed to link communities and people through the art of filmmaking and culture. Through thematically curated film screenings, industry networking events, professional development workshops, screenings, artist talks and discussion panels the City of Pompano Beach’s Cultural Arts Department will provide a platform for emerging filmmakers to engage and cultivate a local following on the Last Thursday of the month. Aspiring filmmakers, industry professionals, film lovers, and the general public are invited to participate in candid discussions intended to build a community of support for emerging filmmakers.

Montage is curated and hosted by Cathleen Dean of Black Cat Media

Upcoming Events Schedule

June 24, 2021

African American Music Month & Men’s Health Month

Film: Standing Ovation

Director: Chase Gutzmore

Synopsis: : A boy must prove himself worthy to the father of the girl he loves by facing a series of challenges.

July 29, 2021

Film: Sam + Terry

Director: Eritria Pitts

Synopsis: When Sam finally takes the plunge and moves in with Terry, signs quickly reveal that she may have made a mistake.

August 26, 2021

Film: TBD

September 30, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Film: Grandpa’s Quest

Director: Miguel Angel Tamayo

Synopsis: A boy must prove himself worthy to the father of the girl he loves by facing a series of challenges.



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May
29 th
Music is Your Ali 10:00 am | Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd
Music is Your Ali

Cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 and up are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion!

May
29 th
Jazz on the Boulevard 7:00 pm | Ali Cultural Arts
Jazz on the Boulevard

Jazz on the Boulevard Virtual Concert Series

Last Saturdays
March – August @ 7 pm

Join us as we celebrate the Black art form of Jazz in all its’ glorious syncopations during our newest show, Jazz on the Boulevard! From standards to swing, bebop to fusion, some of South Florida’s best musicians are going to jam at the historic Ali Cultural Center. Once a famed hotel for entertainers in the 194Os to the 1960s,The Ali is now a stunning cultural venue, uniting the Northwest community through art, history, music and food, while creating bonds with residents and tourists from all around the globe.

EJ's Company Legacy Jazz Band

Video will premiere on Saturday, May 29 @ 7 pm on the City of Pompano Beach Facebook Page

EJ Jones Legacy Band

Eddy Balzola and Oriente

Join us for Jazz on the Boulevard at Ali Cultural Arts Center as Eddy Balzola and Oriente take the stage to perform an exciting mix of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Blues and Rhythm-n-Soul. Eddy, a guitarist, composer and arranger was born in Guanabacoa, Cuba, known for its Afro-Cuban folklore and culture, and was deeply influenced by the elegant, melodic voice of his mother.

Raised in Miami Beach, he had the good fortune of studying music with exceptional teachers at Miami-Dade college. He began touring with a wide variety of bands and soon developed his signature sound - a melodic fusion of blues, jazz and soul seasoned with Afro-Cuban & Caribbean rhythms.

Past Concerts

Eric and the Jazzers


Upcoming Concerts

May 29 -- EJ's Company Legacy Jazz Band

EJ Jones Legacy Band

June 26 -- Yvette Norwood Tiger Jazz Band

Yvette Norwood Tiger

July 31 -- Randy Langione Band

Randy Langione Band

August 28 -- Brenda Alford



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