Love Life and the 411 with Jill Tracey April 10 – April 17

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” —George Orwell

Good stuff on tap this week…

Tonight it’s billed as the biggest party of the year! Lose yourself in live music, fabulous food, cocktails, of course, and shopping. Have fun in the party photo book and mingle with Miami and South Beach celebrities. Who? Don’t know they are keeping it on the low but sounds like a good time. PUSH – Thursday, April 10, 6pm – 10pm at Macy’s South Beach ,1673 Meridian Ave. RSVP:

Meet author, May Reign, at the RL Rainbow Readers Book Club. May will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of her book, My Write to Live and Love. It’s a wonderful chance to talk and nosh with the author on her process. And What joy! The evening is a potluck dinner so bring your favorite dish and join the party. Get your copy of the book and join the Rainbow Ladies for a great night. Rainbow Ladies Readers Book Club night with May Reign Friday, April 11, 2014 7pm at 11892 SW 13th St., Pembroke Pines. To get a copy of My Write To Live and Love, call (305) 710-7386. Please RSVP at (305) 467-2639.

Ingrid B has turned Piano at Hard Rock into one of the hottest spots in Broward with not one but three great nights. The Soulcial, Ingrid B Presents FLOW FRIDAYS Live Music & Poetry Dinner Party featuring South Florida’s musical wonder woman MARYEL EPPS backed by ALLEN PAUL & FRIENDS, Hosted By INGRID B, POETTIS. Friday, April 11 join South Beach chanteuse Maryel Epps at 8pm – 12am at Piano Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Tickets $10 at

Sunday, April 27, 4PM – 6PM – Curator’s Tea Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Inc, 686 NE 56 St, Miami
Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator presents an afternoon to remember. Join us for our very first Curator’s Tea. We will be providing an atmosphere of fun, a sampling of exquisite teas, and a lecture by Diana Nawi, Associate Curator at PAMM.  General admission tickets are $50 at; sponsor tables are $500 and can be purchased at:

Living the Life your were born to Live. We will be sharing our personal stories of Grace and Miracle Time. 1pm Cost $20 includes lunch, glass of wine and an autograph copy of Everyday Grace Everyday Miracle. May 17

Miami Mystery Novelist and longtime judge, Barbara Levenson, will be among the acclaimed authors celebrated at the Footprints Foundation Jazz Brunch at The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove benefiting the Footprints Foundation. The Jazz Brunch Gala, which will feature an elegant brunch and music by the Les Haber Quintet along with New York Times best-selling author Patricia Schultz (1000 Places to See Before You Die), Betsy Chasse (Tipping Sacred Cows), Victoria Moran (Main Street Vegan), and Elsie Augustave (The Roving Tree) who will appear at the Footprints Foundation Jazz Brunch on Saturday, May 17, from 11 AM – 3 PM at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove (3300 SW 27th). Tickets are $130 in advance or $190 at the door.

A longtime Miami judge, champion of women’s issues, and acclaimed writer, Levenson is author of three Miami mystery novels, Fatal February, Justice in June, and Outrageous October. Levenson’s mystery series featuring plucky Miami lawyer Mary Magruder Katz, a half-Jewish, half-Southern Baptist criminal defense attorney, has earned high critical acclaim: “Full of humor and joie de vivre.” —Library Journal; “Lighthearted and frothy fun.” – The Deseret News; “A winning combination of mystery and legal intrigue.” —The Free-Lance Star; “A quick, fun read. Readers are sure to want more.” —Daytona Beach News. For more info on Levenson:  

About Footprints Foundation: An organization founded to reduce the mortality rates of mothers and infants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jamaica, and Somaliland. Founded by Lorna Owens, a renowned nurse, mid-wife, life coach and attorney, The Footprints Foundation works to train skilled midwives and traditional birth attendants in the essentials of maternal and newborn care. For more information, visit

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