3rd Annual “CAROLE AWARD” Presented at Seniors Ceremony

The third annual Carole Taran Award for Excellence in Performing Arts at Miami Beach Senior High School was presented to senior Stephany Arbelaez, a superbly talented performer who was selected for the award by the faculty of the Fine Arts Academy at Beach High. “Stephany is an extremely talented music student and performer, with a wonderful voice,” said Nina Duval, Lead Teacher and Fine Arts Chair at the high school. Stephany will be attending the New World School of the Arts at Miami Dade College Read more…

“No Refunds” – New Ex Norwegian Live Album

Ex Norwegian are done with their #PureGoldTour and have a limited live release titled “No Refunds“. The digital album comprises of 12 songs recorded on their March 2016 tour which sees the band completely rearranging many of their classics as well as revved up versions from their latest studio album, “Pure Gold“. Check it out on BandCamp. No Refunds (Live March 2016) by Ex Norwegian

Concert For Burris at North Beach Bandshell

Please join Ex Norwegian, The Velocity Gospel and friends for a celebration of love, music, and devotion to dedication to a man who changed and influenced so many of our lives and left the world a better place than which he found it, Clark Douglas Burris. SUNDAY, April 3rd at the North Beach Bandshell 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL FREE EVENT, starts 7PM The event’s lineup represents four decades of performers born through Burris’ Read more…

An Inspirational Woman of Valor: Mickey Novack

The woman who gave birth in a bomb shelter and ran a South Florida city Mickey Novack huddled with her family in a bomb shelter as the Nazis launched their air assault, known as the London Blitz, on Sept. 7, 1940. Novack’s challenges inside that shelter in Bethnal Green, a Jewish section of London, were just beginning. “She gave birth to my sister in the bomb shelter during the air raid,” her son, attorney Paul Read more…

Clark Douglas Burris—A Tribute

A unique, incredible human being. An inspiration larger than life. A tune, and a beat, that will be heard forever. FEATURED VIDEOS “For fifteen minutes, Freebird built to a cresendo with so many repeats of the chorus that I began to onder if anyone would, or even could, cue the ending! Someone finally did and the Freebird extravaganza ended with group bows to a standing ovation, and plenty of hugs onstage. In high school I Read more…

Walk And Roll – The Story of Doug Burris

1308 would like to congratulate Miami Beach Sr. High School Rock Ensemble founding director Doug Burris on his brand new book Walk & Roll, released October 2015. Walk & Roll chronicles the remarkable life of Clark Douglas Burris, a pioneer in music education who founded the Miami Beach Senior High School Rock Ensemble in 1972, among the first programs of its kind in the world. With exquisite detail, humor, and uncanny insight, Doug recounts the Read more…

1308 PRODUCTIONS AND NEW PARTNER PREPARE ANOTHER KIDS MUSIC PROGRAM IN HAITI

After another successful school year of supporting music education programs in South Florida, 1308 Productions and new Haiti partner Torch of Hope are preparing for the commencement of a new kids music program in Fauge, Haiti.  Kids in the remote area of Fauge will have the opportunity to participate in beginning music classes, mainly in guitar and flute.  The instruments are being provided by 1308 Productions and the teachers are being provided by Torch of Hope.  Kids Read more…

Friends and Neighbors: Students honored with Bob Novack Student Music Awards

from the Miami Herald Community Voices, June 4, 2015 Today, I want to say congratulations to all the 2015 graduates — whether you are stepping up from kindergarten to the first grade, or from college to grad school. This is a very important time in your life and my blessings on you all for a great future. In keeping with that, it’s also “Hats off” time to the winners of the annual Bob Novack Student Read more…