Cultural Events


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A group of Tibetan Monks offered chants. This was part of the Sacred Art Tour which has been taking place at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Eight Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monestary visited the Coral Springs Museum of Art. They offered presentations on culture, teachings and artistic expressions. The Drepung Gomang monks travel worldwide sharing their art and culture through the Sacred Art Tour. Their monastery is in India.

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A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration took place in Pompano Beach. Many community leaders, churches, civic organizations and businesses participated. Following the parade a celebration event was held in the Blanche Ely High School Gymnasium.

Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher was pleased to see people enjoying the event. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most important community activists. He unified people of all faiths and colors. He is truly missed,” said Fisher.

Nora Rupert, a member of the Broward County School Board said, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a beacon of light in a troubled time. He encouraged people to not be afraid to stand up for right even if it meant being unpopular,” Rupert.

Pompano Beach Commissioner Ed Phillips said that Dr. King brought people together and encouraged people to believe in hope for a better time. “Dr. King brought people together in a spirit of harmony,” he said.

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument was dedicated on January 16. The event was attended by Coral Springs leaders and area residents. The monument is in front of the Northwest Regional Library. The Florida Memorial University Choir performed “Lord, You are Holy.”

Coral Springs Mayor Walter Campbell spoke on the importance of promoting peace and respecting the work Martin Luther King.

The guest speaker was Alphonso Jackson, a First Data Executive. He participated in the Civil Rights March at Selma in which African Americans were attacked by local leaders who wanted to keep racial segregation in place.

“It is the hater who suffers, not the hated,” he said. Jackson described the abuses suffered by people who fought for civil rights and encouraged members of the audience to love on another. Members of the Committee that brought the monument to Coral Springs read statements by Martin Luther King. Then the monument was unveiled.

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J.P. Taravella High School’s award winning theatre department is proud to present their newest production, Legally Blonde The Musical!

It is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwin-Mayer motion picture , Legally Blonde The Musical follows the evolution of Elle Woods as she takes on stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal with her strong ambitions. This dynamic musical explodes on stage with unforgettable songs and energizing dances. Legally Blonde is so much fun, one has to ask, is it even legal?

With a script written by Heather Hack and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, this exhilarating production teaches us to never judge a book by it’s cover (no matter how pink).

Performances will be January 28th and 29th at 7:00PM and January 30th at 1:00PM and 7:00PM. Presale tickets are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students/seniors and are available now at www.seatyourself.biz/jpt. Tickets are also available at the box office one hour prior to the show for $15.00.

Now, after 25 years of honoring Dr. King, the Coral Springs MLK Monument Committee is excited to unveil the magnificent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument on Friday, January 15, 2016. The ceremony will take place at the Northwest Regional Library at 4 p.m.

This Monument is the first of its kind in Broward and Miami/Dade Counties. This site will hopefully foster understanding, peace and love to all those who visit.

Everyone is invited to visit the Monument at any time at the Northwest Regional Library, located at 3151 N. University Drive. 

 

Thousands of people participated and watched the Coral Springs Holiday Parade. Many Coral Springs, schools, bands, businesses, faith groups and civic groups participated.

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The Coral Springs Museum of Art introduced art exhibits by Sandra Muss, Daniel Itzler and Tom De Vita during a reception.

De Vita enjoyed being a part of the event. He brought a model named Ari Magner that was part of the painting in the above photograph.

De Vita specializes in realism and creative and open ended art.

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