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Weekend Wrap-Up

Last Saturday Night Edison Farrow who produced the Sandra Barnhart show was nice enough to invite myself, Mark and Stephen to her 7:30 performance, and all I can say is that Sandra was on fire. She has been in the business for 30 years now and her wit and attitude is still on the pulse of what’s hot, and her performance is still top notch. So if you get the chance to see her, I recommend you jump at it. I would also personally like to thank Edison for his generosity; as is usually the case with his events it was a huge success (sold out)!!!

Later on that evening RuPaul made a long awaited return to the stage at the Coliseum. Promoting her new movie Star Booty, she performed three sets of songs including old favorites and new material from the soon to be released movie. The crowd was already pumped up and ready by the sounds of DJ Tracy Young. Congrats to Gary, Paul and Brett on another spectacular night. 

 

Bill's Filling Station's annual underwear auction took place Monday night and what a huge success for the community and Tuesday's Angels. Many local bars including Rosie's, Voodoo Lounge, Boardwalk, Sidelines, Georgie's Alibi, Smarty Pants, Bill's Filling Station and Steel sent their finest guys... and girls. Underwear went for as much as $800, with most bartenders getting over $300. Including the silent auction, all totaled over $8,000 was raised for Tuesdays Angels. Kudos to the Gang at Bill's!
En La Ciudad Con Vegas
Al comenzar de nuevo la semana ya todos esperamos ansiosamente el fin de semana, comenzando los Jueves en Discotekka, con un concurso que otorga $100 al que se atreva a enseñar la ropa interior, al igual de un derroche de nuevos talentos que se presentan en "DRAG WARS" donde tambien regalan un premio de dinero en efectivo y la oportunidad de participar en el elenco de "Life's a Drag at the Voodoo Lounge" los domingos. Esta noche se ha convertido en una noche prometedora y divertida con las ocurrencias de Gina D'Angelo y Erika Norell.

Pude el viernes visitar a Scott Holland y su "Noche Latina Fridays at STEEL", como siempre la casa llena con especiales de tragos y sus hermosos bailarines! Este proximo viernes 3 de Agosto será un éxito total, co el lanzamiento del sencillo "EL CANTANTE" de la pelicula que lleva el mismo nombre, que relata la vida de uno de los puertoriqueños pioneros de la salsa Hector Lavoe, protagonizada y producida por Marc Anthony y Jennifer Lopez. Para todos los latinos amantes de la música, es la oportunidad perfecta para obtener este sencillo que estarán obsequiando durante la noche. Yo no me lo voy a perder!

Al igual que no me voy a perder este miercoles 1ro de Agosto al 2do. Anual "MR. AZUCAR" en Club Azucar de Miami. Josue Santiago, Mr. Azucar 2006, cederá el titulo a uno de los 9 aspirantes a este reinado. Es por seguro que será una noche de buen entretenimiento, animado por "Marytrini y Las Divas del Jacuzzi" y sus invitadas. Les  deseamos la mejor de las suertes a todos los participantes.

Felicidades a Milancita y un nuevo éxito, Viernes Latinos en Discotekka. Me divertí un montón compartiendo el escenario con Mayte West y Karla Kier, artistas invitadas. Una nueva alternativa en Miami, todos los viernes, con DJ Juan Carlos.

Recuerden, mantenganse al tanto de todo y nos encontraremos aqui todas las semanas LATINeando un poquitico! Si me quieres escribir para algún anuncio, información, o simplemente un saludo, hazlo a  V.Dion@JumpOnMarksList.com  

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Sidelines Sports Bar presents two new indoor “sports”

Sidelines Gay Lesbian Sports Bar Fort Lauderdale Wilton Manors FL

Sidelines Sports Bar presents two new indoor “sports” sure to ward off the intense summer heat of South Florida each year. Sidelines will host its first Dart Tournament, beginning on Wednesday, August 8th at 8:00 PM. On every Wednesday, throughout the summer, Sidelines Sports Bar will be the perfect place for “Cricket” enthusiasts to come and throw their darts out. Players should arrive at 7:30 PM to register and prizes will be given out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners. For more information, darters can contact Sidelines Sports Bar at (954) 563-8001. The Q Ball Pool League, Fort Lauderdale’s gay billiard league, open to gay men and women, has started its summer season with eighteen teams currently on the rosters. Games are played every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM at various bars, clubs and restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area - including Wilton Manors and Oakland Park. Sidelines Sports Bar has four (4) sponsored teams and is hoping to once again reach the playoffs at the end of the season in November. This is a social league which emphasizes friendly competition and hopes that everyone - regardless of skill - has a good time and makes new friends.

August Women's Business Networker

MDGLCC, in conjunction with Ultra/Pandora Events, presents the August Women's Business Networker on Thursday, August 2nd, for 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, 130 NE 40th Street, in Atlas Plaza, in the heart of Miami's Design District. Admission for MDGLCC members is $5.00 and potential members is $10.00 which includes a free glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres. For more information contact: 305-573-4000 or visit: gogaymiami.com. A great way to network and meet professional women in your community! Don't forget to bring your business cards. Don't forget to bring a friend.

Press Release Florida Storm Soccer – Holy Cross team Fundraising Game

On Sunday July 8th Florida Storm Soccer, South Florida Gay-Lesbian-Friendly Soccer Team, organized a game against Holy Cross Employees.  The game was designed to raise funds to help McCauley foundation.  This organization was funded by Holy Cross nuns. They have a program that helps employees with financial problems pay their electric, water, medical bills and even their mortgage payment. They also help poor communities around the neighborhood. Between players and supporters donations  almost $2,000 was raised. Florida Storm donated half of this money to the McCauley foundation, the other half will be used to support Florida Storm Players with their trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina to participate at IGLFA 2007 World Cup in September. Right now the Florida Storm Soccer team has a Jackpot raffle for $5 where the winner will get  $1,000 (cash), and the rest of the funds are going to be distributed, 50% to Tuesday Angels (organization that helps people with HIV), and the other 50% is going to help Florida Storm Soccer World Cup in September. Please check out our website at www.FloridaStormSoccer.com or reach us at GaySoccerFL@aol.com for any comment or request.

Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story

Leon Fleisher is the subject of the 2007 Academy-Award-nominated documentary Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story. This renowned classical pianist, conductor, and teacher was forced to "retire" when only 37-years old. It was the defining moment in his career until recently, when he began treatments that finally helped relieve focal dystonia: the neurological affliction that affected his right hand. Leon Fleisher recently made his first two-hand recording in 40 years, a sort of musical biography called Two Hands. The 2007 Summer Concert Series is privileged to present Leon Fleisher in recital. It's another memorable Summer Concert Series evening. August 2nd at 8:00 P.M. - $25 & $35 - visit: communityartsprogram.org for more information. CGCC, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-448-7421

THANK GLAAD IT’S FRIDAY:  Ft. Lauderdale Presented by Absolut Vodka
TGIF is a monthly happy hour in South Florida which will be held on August 17, September 21, and October 19 GLAAD is looking for Host Committee Members in South Florida. What does it mean to be a Host Committee Member? You need to Purchase a TGIF Pass and attend the three events (each event provides two hours of hosted ABSOLUT drinks),  market the event by agreeing to forward the TGIF Event Evites to a minimum of 10 friends and colleagues to help support ticket sales for each event,  maintain regular communication with GLAAD’s Membership Event Coordinator regarding event details and logistics, and keep bringing friends and telling people!! As a Host Committee member you become a critical force behind the success of the TGIF events and help GLAAD to stay in the forefront of the media. If you are interested in becoming a Host Committee member, please contact Paul Backlund at www.glaad.org
MALA NOCHE
MALA NOCHE posterThe Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival presents a special retrospective screening celebrating the re-release of MALA NOCHE on Wednesday, August 29th at Byron-Carlyle Theater 500 71st Street, Miami Beach at 7:30 PM.  The first feature from acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Drugstore Cowboy, Last Days ) , Mala Noche is a hauntingly beautiful black-and-white meditation on lust, love, obsession, and class. Stuck behind the cash register of a convenience store in Portland’s skid row, young-ish Walt (Tim Streeter) becomes infatuated with Johnny (Doug Cooeyate), a Mexican teenager and illegal immigrant who is willing to reciprocate Walt's attentions to a point. Although Walt subsequently turns to Johnny's friend Pepper (Ray Monge), he is unable to shake his fixation, and finds his crush becoming an all-consuming amour fou. Screened intermittently since 1985, but never given a proper theatrical release, foreign and classic film distributor Janus Films presents a new 35mm print. The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is proud to bring you this seminal work of cinema from one of the art forms most important living artists. To purchase tickets call 305-534-9924.
Auditions Scheduled for Ft. Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus 22nd Season 

The Ft. Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus will hold auditions for new singing members on Tuesday, August 7th at 7:30PM and again on Saturday, August 11th at 1:00PM.  Auditions will be held in the Music Suite (second floor, education annex) of The Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave, in Ft.Lauderdale. “Persons interested in joining thechorus should arrive at the start time of the audition and bring a piece of music with which to audition. An accompanist will be provided or you can bring tracks. It can be as simple as happy birthday or as complex as an aria but our Director will need to hear you sing” said Bradley Bush, FTLGMC Vice-President Membership. To pre-register for the auditions or for full details on the audition process visit the chorus website at www.ftlgmc.org and click on Join the Chorus – Auditions. The chorus is preparing for its first show of the season, An Evening with Barbara Cook, which will be presented in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, on October 22.. “Coming off a successful season with sold out performances, we are delighted to be kicking off our new season with Tony award winning guest artist Barbara Cook” said FTLGMC Artistic Director Todd Wiley.  “Few artists can fill venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, and London’s Albert Hall. Fewer still attract the fanaticism of fans that is generally reserved for pop stars.” For a complete listing of upcoming chorus events, to purchase tickets, or for additional information visit the chorus website at www.ftlgmc.org. This organization is funded in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division.

Letter from the Law Offices of Robin L. Bodiford, P.A.

“Prior to 1995, gays and lesbians in Broward County had no legal rights, at all. We were afraid to identify ourselves as gay at work, when applying to buy a home, or condo:  it took real nerve to check into a hotel and ask for one king size bed.  We were afraid because we could lawfully be excluded from places of public accommodations, denied housing, and fired for no reason other than our sexual orientation. Many of us remember vividly how it was, and how happy we were when we passed the amendment adding protections for gays and lesbians to the Broward County Human Rights Ordinance.  And, in 1999, we passed the Domestic Partnership Ordinance, allowing us to register as domestic partners.  The rest is history:  an openly gay mayor of Wilton Manors, an openly gay Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner and now, an openly gay County Commissioner; gay open air cafes like Rosie's, the New Moon and Georgie's, guys and girls walking hand in hand down Wilton Drive.  No more hiding behind windowless walls like Chardees with parking and entrance in the back.  We have arrived in Broward County.  But, wait....Now, a handful of GLBT activists, only some actually living in Broward (and none of whom worked with us in the past campaigns) are in the process of risking the entire GLBT community's rights to protection in employment, housing and places of public accommodation line with a proposed amendment to add transgender as a protected category, which may go before the Broward County Commission Agenda in early September. Based on prior experience, we expect an immediate effort to repeal all of our hard won rights.  If passed now, our rights will go before the voters on the 2008 ballot.  A disaster in an election year, for many reasons, not the least of which there have been no preparations to fight a campaign of this kind on short notice. The proponents of this ill conceived plan are completely unwilling to agree to postpone the commission vote until May, 2008, and thereby avoid a vote before 2010.  If we do not act now, all of our hard won rights may be lost.  This group has moved forward behind all of our backs, with no outreach to Broward's GLBT community (other than the small insider circle of gay politicos).  Contrary to the mistruths that have been circulated, no one is questioning whether gender identity should be protected. We are only urging a strategic change in timing to avoid the 2008 ballot. Please join us on Wednesday, August 1st, at the meeting at the GLCC (at 7 p.m. at the Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 1717 N. Andrews Ave., 1 mile south of Oakland Park Boulevard) to discuss the issue, and learn what all of us, acting together, can do to forestall this pending disaster. 

Warm regards, Robin”

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En La Ciudad Con Vegas

Oakland Park City Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue has introduced a proposed ordinance (agenda item no. 18) to include "gender identity" and "gender expression" as part of the city's non-discrimination policy. The item must first come before the Oakland Park City Commission as a discussion item then again, in approximately one month, as an actual motion. Please support equality and fairness by attending Oakland Park's City Commission meeting on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 at City of Oakland Park City Hall Commissioner Chambers 3650 NE 12 Avenue Oakland Park, FL 33334.

Boardwalk Gay Go-Go-Boy Stripper Bar All Male Fort Lauderdale FL3 Year Anniversary "Tea Cruise" is on Sunday, August 5th. Call Peter at 954-649-1107 to reserve tickets, and hurry cause this cruise is sure to sell out!!!

This Monday August 6th at 7pm the Boardwalk presents a benefit for one of their own, Annie. Annie has been with the boardwalk from the beginning and recently was hospitalized for cancer. The night will star Nikki Adams, Electra, Justice Royale, Nicole T. Phillips, Daisy Deadpetals, Aunti Mame, Champagne Bourdeaux, Nina St Marcos, Victoria Michaels, and many more. In addition 100% of the door will go to Annie. We all know Annie from her smiling face and I urge the entire community to come out for this very worthy benefit.

Upcoming Events

On Wednesday August 1, Georgie’s Alibi and Barry Browder invite you to celebrate the release of “Factory Girl.” Then on Friday August 3rd they invite you to celebrate the release of “Are You Listening” the debut solo album from Dolores O’Riordan’s. Then on Saturday August 4th they present a car wash from 11am to 4pm to benefit the “Alibi Achievers.” This money is going to help the employees of the Alibi who want to continue their education and go back to school.

Score Gay Lesbian Nightclub Miami Beach SoBe FloridaOn Friday August 3rd Evolution at Score presents *69 DJ Remixer Producer Hector Fonseca (Out Magazines Hottest DJ) on the main floor and DJ Ruben in the Crème Lounge. Then on Saturday August 4th they present No Cover Saturdays with DJ Michael Tank.

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The following bars and nightclubs support Mark's List and keep it free for you. We hope you will return the favor and support them above all others.
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This Friday August 3rd Noche Latina Fridays at Steel celebrates the release of Mark Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s new movie “El Cantante.” The first 300 people receive a scratch and win cards to for the possibility to win a trip for 2 to New York or a t-shirt. In addition there will be FREE Single CDs of Mark Anthony's Noche Latina Fridays Latin Night Fort Lauderdale Wilton Manors Florida single from the soundtrack ... MI GENTE. They feature 2 DJ’s - DJ Lannier (formerly of O’Zone) spinning the best mix of Latin sounds (Raggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, and Samba) and some Top 40 on the main floor and DJ Surreal spinning Hip-Hop and dance in the Video Lounge with performances by Misty Eyez. Doors open at 9pm, and they feature FREE WELL, DOMESTIC & DRAFT from 9 till 11pm, FREE Parking and the Hottest Latin Go Go Papi’s from 11pm till close. Noche Latina Fridays is now held at Steel Multiplex Nightclub which is located at 1951 NW 9th Avenue (powerline). For more information go to www.nochelatinafridays.com

Coliseum Gay Laesbian Nightclub Fort Lauderdale FL College Night DJ Dance ClubOn Saturday August 4th the Coliseum presents the anniversary to The Adventures Priscilla Queen of the Desert starring direct from the movie recording artist Ce Ce Peniston performing her hit Finally.” They will Steel Gay Nightclub Dance Fort Lauderdale FLalso be starring DJ Chad Jack and celebrating the birthdays of Shawn Manning and Foxy Angel.

Circuit Saturday at Steel presents, back by popular demand, Joe Gauthreaux. Admission is only $3 all night long.

Fahrenheit Saturdays at Uncles presents DJ Wendy Hunt this Saturday August 4th. The  lounge opens at 7pm with $5 you call it’s from

Uncles Gay Lesbian Nightclub Fort Lauderdale Florida FL 9pm till 11pm. Admission is $5 and includes a free well or domestic drink. They also invite everyone to stop in and register for tickets for the Kathy Griffin concert at Hardrock Hotel and Casino on August 16th. 

On Saturday August 4th Pandora Events presents “la descarga” a Latin party for women who love women at Yuca Lounge. The night features DJ Alex H, Go-Go Girls, Live Entertainment and drink specials all night long. For more info go to Pandoraevents.com 

Due to recent popular demand Peter Burke has decided to add a "Glass Bottom Boat" Party Cruise this Sunday, August 5th as an alternative to the "Tea Cruise" exclusively for gay men. Sailing from 5:30 - 8:00 from Bahia Mar, Ft Lauderdale. "Parking ($5) is behind south side Bahia Mar Hotel. Sailing to one of South Florida’s most popular coral reefs! View tropical fish from glass bottom, clothing optional swimming, snorkel free or just party! Great music, 2 free drinks (wine or beer), Free Vodka Drinks, BYOB OK (mixers, setups & snacks included). BYO Snacks OK. Space is limited. Admission is $40 P.P. Call Peter 954-649-1107. They now feature "Big Pecker" wines! "Big Pecker" Chardonnay & Cabernet can be found at Cellars Warehouse, 1739 W. Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale.  

Voodoo Lounge Babylon Gay Lesbian Bar T Tea Dance Fort Lauderdale FLBabylon T and Noche Latina T at Voodoo Lounge present “SIN” their monthly erotic event on Sunday August 5th starring Video Star Jason Hawke. They will also be celebrating the birthday of Manager Lil Jeff. There is FREE DRINKS (call brands) from 4-6pm. The night will also feature DJ Spinsky in the main room, DJ Miik on the Patio playing classic disco and DJ Roque spinning the hottest Latin sounds in the Noche Latina Room, with special shows by Vegas Dion, and Amanda West. And as Always don’t forget the Best Butt Contest at 8:30pm in the Noche Latina Room. In addition they just added Valet parking for only $5.  

Click Dek23 Miami Beach SoBe South Beach Florida OAG Productions Omar Gonzales GonalezClick at Dek 23 presents the return of South Beach Icons behind the turntables every Sunday. This Sunday August 5th features DJ Roxx, and DJ Bill Kelly. They also feature Michael Stanley at the door, and performances by Adora, Chyna Girl and Elaine Lancaster. Dek 23 is located at 655 Washington Avenue. 

Halo Lounge Bar Nightclub Miami Beach SoBe South Beach Florida Gay LesbianStarting this Sunday, August 5th, Halo, South Beach’s newest Gay Hotspot features my buddy DJ Pride spinning from 4 till 11pm with ½ price drinks till 6pm. 

The Stonewall Library and Archives' Book Club will meet on Thursday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m.  Moderator Jesse Monteagudo ("The Book Nook") will lead a freewheeling discussion of "When You Were Me," Robert Rodi's newest and funniest gay comedy.  Membership in the Stonewall Library Book Club is free and Club meetings are open to the public.  The Stonewall Library and Archives are located at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida, 1717 North Andrews Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale.  For more information phone the Library at (954) 763-8565.

Emergency Alerting System Pilot Program

MIAMI-DADE ALERTS - Registration begins for Miami-Dade County's Wireless Emergency Alerting System Pilot Program. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and C. Douglas Bass, Miami-Dade County's Director of Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, are pleased to announce that Miami-Dade Alerts!, Miami-Dade County's Wireless Emergency Alerting System Pilot Program, is open for registration.  Residents in Miami-Dade County who participate in the Miami-Dade Alerts! test pilot program can receive - for free - text alerts to cell phones and other mobile devices advising them of emergency information, including severe thunderstorm, tornado, tropical storm and hurricane warnings.To register, residents can go to www.miamidade.gov and sign up by entering their cell phone, e-mail and/or pager number, city and zip code.  For more information, contact Jaime Hernandez, Public Information Officer, Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at 305-468-5451.

Jazz Vocalist and Pianist Freddy Cole
Carnival Center for the Performing Arts presents jazz vocalist and pianist Freddy Cole, a member of America’s royal family of singers, with the Freddy Cole Quartet for two evening performances in the Studio Theater on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6. The younger brother of Nat “King” Cole, he is hailed as “the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive” (The New York Times). Cole’s vocals are suave, elegant, formidable and articulate and are among the most respected in jazz. This performance is presented by Chivas Regal and sponsored by Lexus. Beginning at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. each night, the Freddy Cole Quartet, which includes guitarist Royce Campbell, drummer Curtis Boyd and bassist Elias Bailey, will mesmerize the audience with a collection of jazz standards, pop tunes and smooth ballads. The Studio Theater will be transformed into a cozy jazz club with cocktail tables arranged around the stage and food and drinks available to enjoy during the performance. A master vocalist, Cole grew up in a musical household in Chicago where he learned to play music at the early age of five. Friends Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and Billy Eckstine were amongst early musical influences. Cole moved to New York in 1951 and released his first hit single, "The Joke's on Me" in 1952. Cole has since recorded 18 albums and developed a loyal international following. In the mid 1970s, Cole built an international fan base with a series of European recordings. His album, One More Love Song went gold in Brazil where he was embraced due to his intimate singing style that resembled that of many Brazilian balladeers. Tickets for the Freddy Cole Quartet are $25 and are general admission. Tickets are available through the box office at (305) 949-6722 or online at www.carnivalcenter.org. For group tickets 15 or more), contact (786) 468-2326.

 

Poverello's 17th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

The Poverello Center will hold it's 17th Annual Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday August 18. Have Fun & Be Proud that Poverello is able to support over 3000 clients with much needed food, clothing and household items. Forty Teams of Bowlers will come together at Manor Lanes Bowling Center, along with their friends and families totaling over 300 Poverello Supporters. Plan now to attend. Admission is FREE. Raffle prizes are great with over $10,000 in prizes, 50/50 raffle, win dinners tickets, gift certificates for travel, and house decorating, bowlers only raffle, the high five raffle, all kinds of great prizes. They are reaching out once again to the generous community of South Florida and asking you to help make their "17th Annual Bowl-A-Thon" a success. The Forty Bowling Teams are competing for the new "Highest Dollar Award" This new award and trophy will stay with the team that raises the most donations for the next twelve months. Join them at Smarty Pants after the bowling where they will be awarding prizes and trophies with Food, Fun & Entertainment! The "17th Annual Bowl-A-Thon" is the longest running fund raisers the Center has, 100% of the money raised goes to purchase food for the  Poverello Food Bank  "Serving the Nutritional Needs of People Living with HIV /AIDS". For more information call Sam or Tom at 954-561-3663.

 

New Theatre presents George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”

SAINT JOANIn the final production of its 2007-2008 Shakespeare & Friends Festival, New Theatre presents George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan,” August 16 through September 9.  The production is adapted and directed by Patrick Flick, under the artistic direction of Ricky J. Martinez. George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” is a tempestuous retelling of the mighty tale of Joan of Arc, the young girl who led the armies of King Charles of France against the British occupiers and their collaborators in the great wars of the 1400s in France.  Believing she is chosen by God, Joan rallies her armies to victory until she is finally taken by the Burundians and sold to the British to go to trial for sorcery and heresy. Listening only to the voices of her beloved Saints, Joan stands against the bureaucracy of the Holy Inquisition of the Catholic Church, confessing, and then recanting her guilt as a heretic just before she is put to the flames. Adapter/director Patrick Flick is a four-time Emmy Award-winning producer and is currently Director of New Play Development/Casting Director at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (OST).  He also is a recipient of the Dean Goodman Award for “Best Actor in a Comedy,” at Marin Shakespeare Theatre, and for “Best Ensemble,” at TheatreWorks.  At OST, Patrick has directed Into the Woods, Twelfth Night, A Little Night Music, Private Lives and numerous readings for PlayFest.   Previously, Patrick worked as producer, motion-capture specialist and talent for TechTV television network in San Francisco.  He has worked as a director and performer at regional theatres across the United States, including TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Sacramento Theatre Company, Marin and Wisconsin Shakespeare Festivals, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Alliance Theatre of Atlanta, Riverside Shakespeare and the Independent Theatre in New York.  Patrick also worked with Andrew Lloyd Weber at the Really Useful Theatre Company during the London opening of Sunset Boulevard and the Los Angeles opening of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Flick’s adaptation of “Saint Joan” ignites New Theatre’s stage with the passion of Joan of Arc, and veteran performer Annemaria Rajala portrays Joan with the greatness, humor and sorrow of history’s favorite heroine from 15th century France.  Three members of New Theatre’s Apprentice Program, which provides practical experience for students training as actors, directors and/or other stage production, are also involved in the production. Performance Times / Prices:   Thursday, August 16 Preview at 8 pm - $20, Friday, August 17 at 7pm - $55 Includes Pre-Show Reception,  Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm - $40, Sunday Matinee at 1 pm - $40. Following the performance, the audience is invited to participate in a discussion with the actors, director and playwright (when available) Sunday, August 26 at 6 pm - $40, Sunday, September 2 at 6 pm - $40.  Student Rush: $15 at the door, 1/2-hour prior to curtain for those under 25 with a student ID; upon availability. Under the artistic direction of Ricky J. Martinez, New Theatre’s 2007-2008 season remains true to its mission to provide a forum for new works by American playwrights, often making their world premiere at the innovative theatre.  The main season schedule, beginning on September 27, introduces four world premieres:  Likeness by David Caudle, For Better… by Eric Coble, Fill Our Mouths by Lauren Feldman and The Mission by Jules Tasca.  A final production, scheduled to begin on April 3, 2008, will be announced soon. The most economical way to enjoy New Theatre’s 2007-2008 season is through the purchase of a Flexible Season Pass for $175, allowing for later selection of show dates and a savings off the single ticket price.   Other flexible season packages are available.   For tickets and further information, please call (305) 443-5909 or visit www.new-theatre.org. New Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Shakespeare & Friends Festival by The Funding Arts Network, Bresaro Suites, Catering by Lovables and Via Quadronno.

 

Interesting News about Bottled Waters 

PepsiCo Inc. will spell out that its Aquafina bottled water is made with tap water, a concession to the growing environmental and political opposition to the bottled water industry. According to Corporate Accountability International, a U.S. watchdog group, the world's No. 2 beverage company will include the words "Public Water Source" on Aquafina labels. Pepsi's Aquafina and Coca-Cola Co's Dasani are both made from purified water sourced from public reservoirs, as opposed to Dannon's Evian or Nestle's Poland Spring, so-called "spring waters," shipped from specific locations the companies say have notably clean water.

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