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Gloria and Emilio Estefan are working with the Nederlander Organization to bring their life story to Broadway. The musical would detail their journey from Cuba to their rise to stardom.

Pamela Dearden has been appointed to the Broward Cultural Council Cultural Arts Advisory Committee. Dearden is currently Executive Director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society. Prior to that she worked for the Florida Philharmonic in education, outreach, and grants management.


A system of Copyright Alerts has been launched by major Internet service providers, including AT&T and Comcast. Under the voluntary system, content partners will notify ISPs of alleged copyright infringement, and the ISPs will in turn contact consumers. Consumers will first receive warnings intending to educate them on piracy concerns. Repeated offenders will receive repeated warnings and may be subject to slowdowns in their Internet service.

Miami resident Marlow Rosado has won a Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album for his salsa album, "retro."


The Palm Beach Symphony has received $200,000 in donations. Patrick Park and the Park Foundation have donated $100,000 to underwrite the Symphony's gala concert at Mar-a-Lago in March, and Beverlee and John Raymond Jr. have donated $100,000 to underwrite the April concert at the Kravis Center.

The next exchange between the Florida Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been delayed. Florida orchestra concertmaster Jeffrey Multer was to perform in Cuba in February, but the U.S. Department of the Treasury was unable to process the required paperwork in time. Multer was to perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the orchestra.


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