Ciao, Francesco

Snaps for the fallen photographer

THU 2/12

Long before Janet Jackson shocked the world by baring her breast on international television, we had already spent many years besieged by racy cleavage-heavy images. A lot of those provocative shots were of supermodels on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, courtesy of fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo, the mag's cover king from 1965 to 1995. Known for discovering Brooke Shields, the acclaimed lensman created lively fashion images and compelling portraits of celebrities (see Lypsinka, right) over a 50-year career that included tons of magazine work, 6 books, and retrospectives at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and London's Tate Gallery. Last month 82-year-old Scavullo died suddenly of heart failure. At 7:30 this evening, Art+ Fine Art Gallery (Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables) will open "Francesco Scavullo: An Homage Photographic Retrospective," celebrating those familiar images that typified a bygone era. The show runs through Thursday, March 18. Admission is free. Call 786-497-1111. -- By Nina Korman

Voices Carry

THU 2/12They've performed for presidents, popes, and poet laureates, from China to the Czech Republic, in venues as vaunted as Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. And they've barely reached puberty. The Boys Choir of Harlem has maintained a world-class reputation for its 35-year existence, wowing crowds with a repertoire that spans classical choir to modern gospel and jazz. Like Latin boy band Menudo, there's an expiration date for its young members, but the rigorous music and college prep program has sent Boys Choir members on to great success as doctors, judges, and musicians. The choir commences its national tour in Miami as part of Black History Month with a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave. Tickets cost $25 and $35. Call 305-835-0321. -- By John Anderson Film

Buss Flicks

FRI 2/13 The organizers of the Pink Bubble Bath Film Festival want to enlighten you to a different point of view when it comes to relationships. With more than 7 independent films, the event has been traveling throughout the country shedding light on all kinds of love. There is mama love, papa love, pet love, love love, and self-love. You name it. Just remember, a kiss is still a kiss. The festival starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Miami Beach Cinemateque, 518 Española Way, Miami Beach. Tickets cost $10. Call 305-673-4567. -- By Juan Carlos Rodriguez

 
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