As 2014 ends with holiday celebrations, Episode 54 of Alive on South Beach opens with a shout out from Singer/Performer Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child fame), followed by the annual Lincoln Road lighting of the Chanukah Menorah. This year’s holiday event starred Hollywood Director Brett Ratner, Criminal Defense Attorney Alan Dershowitz, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, and Rabbi Zev Katz (Lincoln Road “Mitzvah-Tank Rabbi”), in a chorus line for an “only on South Beach” moment.
Roger Abramson and his 10-foot tall Chanukah Menorah.
At Henry Perez’s Birthday bash at City Hall the Restaurant, his “party-going” cohort Charlotte Libov talked about her favorite South Beach holiday celebrations.
The Miami Book Fair International gave Stewart an opportunity to talk to actress/writer Annabelle Gurwitch, (best known for her witty “Dinner and a Movie)” about her most recent endeavor, a book of essays about turning the big FIVE-O!
Then Stewart and Dena went behind the scenes of the Borscht Film Festival (nothing to do with beet soup) to talk to a Director, a Producer and a Driver.
The Adrienne Arsht Theater for the Performing Arts is now more than a theater for matinees and evening performances. You can now go to the Theater for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack, and read a book at the same time, thanks to the new Books & Books store and Café operated by renowned Executive Chef Alan Susser.
Finally, if you’ve ever wanted to be a professional Stage actor, hear what the two stars of Beauty and the Beast had to go through to win their roles.
A shout-out by Attorney Alan Dershowitz closes Episode 54 of Alive on South Beach.
And a shameless plug for “Inner Peace…It Isn’t Out There!” a novelesque memoire by Dena Stewart (available through SN.N, Amazon in print and Kindle, Barnes & Noble in print and Nook, and all other e-book sites).