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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)

New Vision Florida/Brazil: See Thursday.
November Home Show: See Thursday.

saturday
november 16
Miami Book Fair International: Arguably Miami's most outstanding cultural event, the twelfth annual Miami Book Fair International kicks off this year with a series of "Evenings With..." Tonight the series begins with famed television journalist and author Bill Moyers discussing Genesis: A Living Conversation, the companion book to his most recent public television series, at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami (609 Brickell Ave.). Tomorrow the events move to Miami-Dade Community College's Wolfson Campus auditorium (300 NE Second Ave.) as Japanese Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe reads from his latest novel, A Quiet Life. On Monday Emmy Award-winning Saturday Night Live comedy writer and rapier wit Al Franken reads from his latest, Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. On Tuesday journalist and novelist Pete Hamill reads from and discusses his new book, Piecework. And on Wednesday former Planned Parenthood Federation of America president and reproductive freedom activist Faye Wattleton discusses her book Life on the Line. All "Evenings With ..." events begin at 8:00. Admission to all Book Fair events is free. See next week's issue of New Times for more events, or call 237-3258 for a complete schedule. (GC)

Fire on the Swamp: The Seminole Tribe of Florida hosts its fourth annual two-day country music festival this weekend at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation (about one hour west of Fort Lauderdale off I-75 at Exit 14B). Country superstar Tracy Lawrence headlines the fest, which also features singer Tracy Byrd and Cherokee country star Joe Nichols tonight, plus celebrated songwriter David Allen Coe, entertainer Bobby Bare, and wildman fiddler Doug Kershaw performing tomorrow. Other artists on the bill are former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member John McEuen, Mexico City's Aztec Fire Dancers, bluegrass band Endless Highway, fiddle legends Vassar Clements, Johnny Gimble, James Kelly, and George Custer, and Seminole chief Jim Billie. Besides the music, festgoers can enjoy swamp buggy and airboat rides and traditional foods. Admission is ten dollars for adults (or $15 for a two-day pass), one dollar for kids under age thirteen. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. both days, with music running till 10:00 tonight and till 8:00 tomorrow. Call 800-535-2228. (GC)

New Vision Florida/Brazil: See Thursday.
November Home Show: See Thursday.
Hollywood Jazz Festival: See Friday.

sunday
november 17
Elevator to the Gallows: "You see the world much better through a camera," said Louis Malle. Judge for yourself as the Cinema Vortex film series continues with what just might be the first film of the New Wave movement. Late French director Malle's first feature film Elevator to the Gallows (1958), screening today at noon at the Alliance Cinema (927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), is a richly ironic, archetypically Hitchcockian film noir masterpiece, starring Maurice Ronet and Jeanne Moreau as an aging war hero and his boss's wife, who contrive to murder her husband; Miles Davis's soundtrack adds an extra atmospheric dimension. Admission to each screening is four dollars. Call 531-8504. (GC)

November Home Show: See Thursday.
Hollywood Jazz Festival: See Friday.
Miami Book Fair International: See Saturday.
Fire on the Swamp: See Saturday.

monday
november 18
Moscow Soloists: Critically lauded violist-conductor Yuri Bashmet leads an ensemble composed of some of the world's most gifted chamber musicians tonight at 8:00 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Cellist Lynn Harrell joins Bashmet and 21 Moscow-based instrumentalists to perform Shostakovich, Telemann, Haydn, and Schubert. Tickets range in price from $20 to $70. Call 954-462-0222. (GC)

Latino Hassidic Music Festival: Chabad of the Grove, Chabad of Kendall, and the L'Chaim Society team up to present the first-ever Latino Hassidic Music Festival, featuring Israel's leading Latino Chassidic entertainer Yehuda "Julio" Glantz, tonight at 7:00 at the Gusman Concert Hall (1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables). Glantz's sound can best be described as Yiddish salsa blended with Hassidic music and Latin rhythms, played on a variety of traditional South American instruments including the charrango, sikkus, and pincuyo. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $4 for kids under age twelve. Call 445-5444. (GC)

November Home Show: See Thursday.
Miami Book Fair International: See Saturday.

tuesday
november 19
Deathtrap: Seasoned stage and screen actors Elliott Gould and Mariette Hartley star in multifaceted playwright Ira Levine's cleverly crafted roller-coaster ride of a comedy-thriller, opening tonight at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). One of Broadway's longest-running productions (since 1978), the Tony Award-nominated Deathtrap moves from drama to murder mystery to chucklefest as the plot careens with hairpin twists and turns. Ticket prices range from $20 to $35. Performances run tonight through Saturday at 8:00 and Sunday at 7:00, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00, through November 24. Call 673-7300. (GC)

Miami Book Fair International: See Saturday.

wednesday
november 20
Roaring Twenties Cigar and Jazz Night: The Speakeasy Lounge at Les Deux Fontaines does the Charleston all the way back to the Roaring Twenties with a cigar-smoke gala to benefit Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. Sip glasses of ten-, twelve-, and eighteen-year-old scotches and puff on an array of fine cigars while enjoying vintage jazz music -- all for a good cause. Admission is by donation (ten-dollar minimum). 1230 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 636-3511. (GC)

Miami Book Fair International: See Saturday.
Deathtrap: See Tuesday.

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