At the end of 2013, we attended the opening of South Beach’s popular new hotspot The Cabaret South Beach. Back then, we sat down with the owner Edison Farrow and, additionally, had a chance to meet some of the great voices who frequently perform there [see here]. At the time, we were introduced to singer and songwriter Erica Sommer. All the performers at The Cabaret South Beach have their own brand of talent, but Erica’s ability to make you feel emotion, while she sings, is one of a kind. With over 20 years performing, as a solo artist and also as a lead singer for various rock bands including Raging Geisha, Ms. Sommer’s performances are both intimate and lively. Many of today’s biggest music stars have background singers. Erica got the chance to show off her talent for the Celine Dion song Right in Front of You. On the business side of the music industry, she also used to work for Gloria and Emilio Estefan. There are many layers and stories to her musical journey, but for now she is focused on solo performances. To close 2014, we went back to The Cabaret South Beach on December 27th as Erica gave a special two hour performance. She performed for the first time in 18 years with musician and fellow soloist Carlos Gonzalez.
Tag: South Beach
Tennis Great, Martina Navratilova Tells Us What She is Up to During the Art Basel, IWC Schaffhausen Watch Event on South Beach: The Court Legend is Getting Married, More
Martina Navratilova is one of the greatest tennis players in history. With 18 singles, 31 doubles and 10 mixed doubles major championships, her grand slam championship total of 59 makes her the winningest major champion in American history, male or female, and second overall worldwide. Major championships consist of tennis’s four major tournaments which are the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Few have contributed as much to the sport of tennis as Ms. Navratilova. Last week, during the IWC Schaffhausen watch event on South Beach, we had a chance to catch up with the tennis legend about what is going on in her life and how often she is now getting out onto the court.
Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis at IWC Schaffhausen Event, During Art Basel, on South Beach: Talks About State of Boxing, Up and Comers, Floyd Mayweather, More
In 2004, Lenox Lewis retired from boxing as the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. With a record of 41 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, Lewis has one of the greatest resumes in the history of boxing’s heavyweight ranks. Today, the pugilist lives in Miami Beach, Florida with his family. Last week during Art Basel at the IWC Schaffhausen watch event on South Beach, we had a chance to speak with the former champ about what he is up to today, as well as getting his thoughts on the state of boxing.
Stunning Samantha Hoopes Walks Swimwear Like It’s Meant to be Done; Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Wows at Miami Swim Week
The last year has been an exciting one for Samantha Hoopes. The 23 year old, Pennsylvanian model on the rise made her first appearance earlier this year in the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The blonde beauty also worked for Guess. Last month, Ms. Hoopes walked for the first time in Miami Swim Week. Fellow Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Nina Adgal and Hannah Davis were in the front row cheering Samantha on, as she debuted in that big week of swimsuit fashion shows.
Venue Magazine Party Honoring Roselyn Sanchez; Devious Maids Actress on Cover; Party Took Place at South Beach Hotspot Cavalli Miami
In 2001 actress Roselyn Sanchez made her presence known in the movie Rush Hour 2. Playing an FBI agent, alongside actors Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, she portrayed a woman both alluring and tough. Ms. Sanchez has gone on to successful roles in TV series Without a Trace, Kojak and, is currently on the hit show Devious Maids. The 41 year old actress, singer-songwriter, producer and writer recently appeared at the new South Beach hotspot Cavalli Miami, for a Venue Magazine party, where she was honored for being on the cover of the magazine. Cavalli Miami is a restaurant and nightlife venue which opened earlier this year and is, as the name would suggest, a collaboration with famed designer Robert Cavalli. Ms. Sanchez is the Venue Magazine’s July/August cover girl.
Beach Bunny Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim: CYInterview on Hand; Our Conversation with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Samantha Hoopes on Tap
This is arguably the biggest week in the swimsuit world. Buyers, global media, models and fashion enthusiasts partake of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Also known as Miami Swim Week, there are lots of other swimsuit events beyond Mercedes-Benz, taking place. This is also one of the busiest weekends of the year on South Beach. This year’s events are running from Thursday July 18th to Monday July 21st. Yesterday evening, we had a chance to attend Beach Bunny’s swimsuit show. Numerous models walked the catwalk, showing a set of original designs by Phillipe and David Blond. It was Beach Bunny’s 2015 spring collection presentation.
Michael Costello Fashion Show – Miami Fashion Week: CYInterview Catches up with Real Housewives of Miami Stars Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria
This past weekend, we spent some time with Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria of The Real Housewives of Miami. We saw the Bravo stars at the Michael Costello fashion show at The Temple House on South Beach. Last month we attended Alexia’s Venue Magazine Party, which featured actress/singer/TV personality Adrienne Bailon, at Adore Nightclub on South Beach [see here]. The beautiful and charming Ms. Echevarria is the Editor of Venue.
CYInterview Catches Up with Adrienne Bailon on the Red Carpet of the Venue Magazine Party at New South Beach Nightclub Adore
This past weekend, Venue Magazine hosted a cover party for its March/April issue at Adore Nightclub on South Beach. The publication is run by editor Alexia Echevarria of The Real Housewives of Miami fame. See Ms. Echevarria’s past appearances on CYInterview [here] and [here]. The cover girl for the March/April edition of the magazine is actress, singer, songwriter and television personality Adrienne Bailon. Many will recall her as a Cheetah Girl in the Disney movie trilogy which kicked off with the film The Cheetah Girls in 2003. The movie was about a female music group. She was also the lead singer of the music group 3LW. At the end of 2013, audiences saw her with rapper Ja Rule in the movie I’m in Love with a Church Girl. This fall viewers will see Ms. Bailon when she co-hosts the syndicated daytime talk show The Real.
Powerhouse Attorney Gloria Allred Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Trial Lawyers Summit; Meets CYInterview; Discusses Award, More
For almost seven years, powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred has been a CYInterview regular, providing us with legal analysis and perspectives on a variety of compelling topics. In 2012 Ms. Allred joined us, along with former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson for an important discussion concerning the fairness of the presidential debates [see here]. Recently, the civil rights attorney was on South Beach to receive a lifetime achievement award at the National Trial Lawyers Summit. Throughout her legal career, Attorney Allred has been fighting for the underdog. Her tireless work in the areas of women’s rights, gay rights and helping those who have been discriminated against, among other things, led to her receiving the President’s Volunteer Award at the White House. That award was presented to her by then President Ronald Regan. Speaking of Presidents, last year President Obama stated that Gloria was one of the best attorneys in America.
A Light Bulb Went Off For This Promoter: Edison Farrow Opens The Cabaret South Beach; Club Seeks to Brighten Miami Beach Nightlife
Edison Farrow, a long time promoter, has opened his first venue. Along with partner Ed de Caso, Mr. Farrow has brought his take on musical evening entertainment to Miami Beach. With the opening of The Cabaret South Beach, in the middle of December, the public has come to know a group of singers, who happen to be the venue's staff. One minute, they are bartenders and servers, the next they are on stage singing and covering the likes of Adele and Barbra Streisand. Located between Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue, The Cabaret South Beach offers entertainment for the audience, who might not be interested in the typical club scene.