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2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

Opening with the powerful tenor voice of Rolando Polo, Jazz diva Maryel Epps and crooner Rick Jazzed, hundreds of South Florida’s elite were treated to music, dance, food, drinks and glitz at the 2014 LEGENDS BALL, and once again setting the bar for all other parties and how to truly celebrate the Arts with PRIDE. Held at the historic Jackie Gleason Rehearsal Hall, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida – The first & only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) Community – advancing Equality since 2002, honored allies of the LGBTQ community, present & past that have made a positive mark & contribution and celebrate the good, noble & outstanding within our community.

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

This year’s recipients were a stellar list of the who’s who of South Florida Theatre and the Arts. The list of honorees includes South Florida Symphony conductor Sebrina María Alfonso, Broadway Producer/Director Richard Jay-Alexander, choreographer & producer Pedro Pablo Peña and acclaimed theatrical director David Chacón-Perez. They will each receive the Legends Honor Medal at the annual LEGENDS BALL, set for Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at the Jackie Gleason Rehearsal Hall in Miami Beach.

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees
2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

Guests entered a theatrical fantasy setting, filled with towering tropical floral arrangements, twinkling purple lights and impromptu performances by Circ X, Jordynn Lurie, House of Milan Vogue troupe Brazil’s celebrity DJ, ROMULLO AZARRO spinning, and much more, all while being treated to premium drinks courtesy of BACARDI BRANDS, amazing delicacies from MIXTURA Restaurant, TEQUILA CHICAS, ANA PAZ Cakes & STORK Café & Bakery and were presented with a generous gift bag from DeFabulous hair care products.

Leaders, Legends & Lovelies Series | PRIDE in the ARTS Exhibit & Lectures | Sunday, April 13th, 10am-6pm.

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

Celebrating the good, positive & outstanding within our LGBT community, the Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida (UC|CU) LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Lectures, Exhibits & Legends Ball strive to focus on just that – Bringing lecturers from all walks of life in the LGBT & friends of community, the events focus on the similarities rather than the differences we all share, and how we can inspire others to do good, excel, be proud of who they are & just be better people. Our work is 100% funded by events & private donations, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming, leading & assisting our LGBTQ community.

As part of our exhibit at the Art Deco Welcome Center (of original theatre & Broadway costumes, memorabilia, etc…), working with exquisite costumes and designs from the Broadway Costume Museum, Wick Collection and Peter Lovello designs, we are celebrating the Theatres of South Florida – Past & Present.

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

Wometco and Miami Beach Theatre Culture – 3pm-FREE

A fun and informative lecture on the history of Wometco Enterprises & its theatres commissioned for Miami Beach, by MARVIN AGUILAR, Miami Art & Architecture writer

Art of Illusion| Make Up, the Theatre & Fantasy – 5pm-FREE

A fun & informative lecture on workshop on theatrical make up, application, and how to look your best – ALWAYS, by JENNIFER PEREZ, Celebrity Make Up Artist & M.A.C Cosmetics Specialist

Exhibit & lectures are free & open to the public April 12-13, 2014 from 10am-6pm at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

Images: Cortesy of Monika Photo Life

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees


2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees

2014 UC|CU Legends Ball Once Again Impress With a Star-Studded Evening of Opera, Dance, Theatre and Legend Honorees