You are invited to attend Steppin’ Out With the Innocence Project of Florida, honoring Florida DNA exonerees -men who served 259 years in prison for crimes they did not commit, and their families, who lost their loved ones for decades.Â Betty Anne Waters, whose life inspired the movie Conviction, with performance by William Michael Dillon, DNA exoneree and recording artist. The theme for this year is Wrongful Convictions: A Family Matter.Â They recognize the reality that wrongful convictions impact more than just those who were sent to prison. Not surprising, it can be devastating for the family â€“ losing their son, brother or dad to a wrongful conviction, often for decades.Â Steppin’ OutÂ will begin the evening with cocktails with the exonerees, special guests and award recipients followed by dinner and the program. Throughout the eveningÂ they will highlight the inspiring stories of the 13 Florida DNA exonerees, pay tribute to their families, and present the Frank Lee Smith Innocence Award to Ms. Betty Anne Waters, whose true story inspired the movie Conviction. You’ll hear from Ms. Waters how her brother’s wrongful conviction significantly altered her life.Â This event isÂ privileged to have William Michael Dillon, Florida DNA exoneree and recording artist, withÂ them for the evening. He will perform several original songs that were written during his wrongful imprisonment. General admission isÂ $200Â and Â Judges, Public Interest Lawyer and Student areÂ $150.
Thursday, February 9, 6pm -Â The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne,Â 455 Grand Bay Dr.,Â Key Biscayne You are cordially invited every second Thursday of the month to the glamorous era of Old Havana with a Noche de Nostalgia. As the sun sets over Miami, four-piece Latin band Grupo Nostalgia clad in white dinner jackets and bowtiesm hearkens back to […]
Friday, October 25, 6:30pm-11pm – Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood 13th Annual Bubbles & Bones GalaÂ will be honoring Mark & Robin Levinson and benefiting Here’s Help. Enjoy world class champagnes and wines provided by Southern Wine & Spirits, gourmet chicken wings, a luxurious sit down dinner and a live performance […]
Friday, September 13, 10pm-3am – Bongos Cuban Cafe, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami DM Promotions and DJ Charun presentÂ Latin Flavor Fridays, hosted by Don Mecca and DJ Charun. Bongos welcomes all salseros to the new Latin Flavor Fridays with David Lucca and Orchestra performing live. Get ready for some of the most salsa you have ever […]