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thursday
november 14
New Vision Florida/Brazil: Tigertail Productions continues its second annual Florida/Brazil arts exchange festival this weekend with a number of dance and music concerts, lectures, and video screenings. First up is a dance lecture and video screening with Brazil's premier dance writer and critic Helena Katz, who will be discussing the evolution of contemporary dance in Brazil at noon at the Graham Center Ballroom at the University Park Campus of Florida International University (SW Eighth Street and 107th Avenue) and at 8:00 p.m. at the South Florida Art Center's Ground Level gallery (1035 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). Admission is free. Tonight and tomorrow the festival explodes with three different performances at the Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). Tonight at 8:00 Brazilian dancer-choreographer Renata Melo presents Bonita Lampiao, a dance-theater piece based on the Cangeceiro (cowboy) romance myth of the Northeastern Brazilian desert. Tonight and tomorrow night at 10:30 at the Colony, rock musician/poet/visual artist/Renaissance man Arnaldo Antunes and collaborator Zaba Moreau present O Nome (Name), a multimedia performance event; also on the bill is composer-singer Marlui Miranda, who will perform music from her latest disc Ihu: Todos Os Sons, in which she combines native Brazilian music with the music of Brazilian jazz greats Rodolfo Stroeter, Benjamin Taubkin, and Caito Marcondes. Tomorrow at 8:00 at the Colony, Brazilian dancer-choreographer Susana Yamauchi presents a Japanese-inspired dance program entitled A Face Oculta. Tickets to each performance are $15 and $25. The festival wraps up on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the SFAC Ground Level as S‹o Paulo Secretary of Culture Ricardo Ohtake leads a roundtable discussion about contemporary visual arts projects in Brazil and Florida. Admission is free. Call 324-4337 for more information. (GC)

The Guitar Trio: Guitarists extraordinaire Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola, and John McLaughlin team up again to present an evening of classical-, flamenco-, and jazz-inspired music tonight at 8:00 at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). The Guitar Trio formed in the late Seventies when McLaughlin and de Lucia spent time working with blues-jazz-rock fusion guitar pioneer Larry Coryell; Di Meola joined in 1980 to record a tune on McLaughlin's The Promise and for a subsequent tour that spawned their collective debut, 1981's Friday Night in San Francisco (recorded live at the Warfield Theater). The recently released self-titled disc on Verve Records is their first collaboration in more than a decade since the release of the acclaimed 1983 album Passion, Grace, and Fire. Tickets cost $29, $37, and $47. Call 673-7300. (GC)

November Home Show: Everything you need to make your house, apartment, or trailer into a sparkling home will be under one roof this weekend at the Coconut Grove Convention Center (2700 Bayshore Dr.). The 45th annual November Home Show not only features the latest innovations in home decor and improvement for every room and for your back yard, but showcases holiday decorating ideas. Tomorrow, the Home Show remembers the fabulous Fifties with music, cars, and food prices from that decade of old, plus an appearance by Jerry Mathers of Leave It to Beaver. Admission is five dollars (although tomorrow a spouse and any children under age sixteen can get in free with one paid adult). Show hours are 5:00 to 10:00 today and Monday, and 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 tomorrow through Sunday. Call 666-5944. (GC)

friday
november 15
Hollywood Jazz Festival: Not much to complain about in the lineup for this three-day shebang, which is loaded with heavy hitters. Tonight you've got onetime guitar phenom Stanley Jordan and tenor sax giant Stanley Turrentine, whose full-bodied tone has graced the work of Ray Charles, Lowell Fulson, and Earl Bostic, as well as his own slew of fine solo albums. Saturday's bill is headed by banjo-playing eccentric Bela Fleck and his genre-spanning Flecktones, along with Kurt Elling and others. Sunday, though, is the night, with neoclassicist tenor man Joshua Redman and Latin-jazz masters Arturo Sandoval (performing with the FIU Jazz Band) and Tito Puente, in his first South Florida appearance in some time. Concerts are being held at Young Circle Park (Hollywood Boulevard and U.S.1, Hollywood). Showtimes are 7:30 tonight, and 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tickets cost $5 for general admission, $15 for bandshell seating, and weekend passes are available for $40 (children under age twelve are admitted free). Running concurrently at the park is the first annual Taste of Hollywood, featuring foods from fine local restaurants such as Oasis, Try My Thai, Christina Wan's Mandarin House, and many others. Festival hours are 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. today through Sunday. Admission is free with Hollywood Jazz Festival admission. Call 954-924-8175 for more info. (JF)

Paralamas: The Brazilian pop trio known as Paralamas bring the dance-driven cocktail of their native samba, coco, and baiao rhythms as well as rock, ska, and reggae elements to Rezurrection Hall at Club Nu (245 22nd St., Miami Beach). After ten chart-topping albums (beginning with the 1983 debut Cinema Mudo) and several successful Brazilian tours, the band has become a presence in much of Latin America and Europe; their latest disc 9 Lunas, recorded in Spanish, was recently released in the U.S., where Paralamas is making its dent in the Latin market. Tickets cost $23. Showtime is 10:00. Call 864-7578. (GC)

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